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#1 Admin


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Posted 07 January 2011 - 23:54

Dearest members and visitors of this little, extended, (fountan pen) nut house on the digital prairie,

Apologies for rather unexpectedly pressing forward with some major maintenance today, but unfortunately there was no other option in order to prevent the equivalent of a "blue screen of death" for our board installation. As some may have experienced, the first signs were that of a non-functional IP.Mobile skin.

Fortunately, we were prepared, and with some hard work by the Admin Team today, all is well again. A few pieces of software aren't active yet, but it took too long to insert all the remaining pieces, while the board in itself is functional again.

If you do notice a glitch over the next few days, this may well be because the last few parts of the puzzle are still being added. However, if you do have any questions, do not hesitate to send us an email. We'll answer all in order of receipt. Alternatively, pose a question in the Community Feedback forum.


Warm regards,
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This account is unmanaged.
Please direct questions and comments to FPN Admin email, or directly to admin Wim (wimg).
Thank you very much in advance.
Warm regards,
The FPN Admin Team

#2 welfvet


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Posted 07 January 2011 - 23:56

A heartfelt thanks to the Admins from one of the addicts.

#3 FarmBoy


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Posted 08 January 2011 - 00:01

I like the new clean look with no pop-ups.


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Posted 08 January 2011 - 00:15

A grateful "Thank You!" to the admins. :)
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#5 watch_art


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Posted 08 January 2011 - 00:16

pop ups? when were there popups?

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Posted 08 January 2011 - 00:47

Admins - thanks for all your great work. Much appreciated!!!

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Posted 08 January 2011 - 01:02

In one of my many former lives I had brushes with death doing just what you're doing now. :bonk:

I do not envy you your task.

Well done!!!!

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Posted 08 January 2011 - 01:04


No 'Thumbs Up'?

And something ate the dancing bunny.

It is the Year of The Rabbit in the Chinese calendar.

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Posted 08 January 2011 - 01:34

Fixed already. That's the small stuff we may walk into over the next few days. We actually did a reinstallation from scratch, which requires tryign to figure out which stuff from th eback-ups has to go back and which not, which sometimes is hard to determine (plusminus 100,000 files in about 5,000 directories, and that excludes the database).

In order to prevent a meltdown, we had to be quite rigorous :D. Sometimes too rigorous it seems :D.

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Posted 08 January 2011 - 02:00

Thank you!



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Posted 08 January 2011 - 02:22

A sincere Thank You from one who would need many years to reach your level of e-bility.


#12 mholve


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Posted 08 January 2011 - 02:24

Right on, Wim and the admin team! :notworthy1:

I've been doing battle with my own server demons today, so I know how frustrating it can be - yet very satisfying when man eventually beats machine. :D

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Posted 08 January 2011 - 02:26

pop ups? when were there popups?

hahaha exactly what I was going to write.

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Posted 08 January 2011 - 02:32

Thanks for the maintenance. I was able to get some work done today without constantly clicking "View new content" :)

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Posted 08 January 2011 - 02:35

Thank you admins and thank goodness its over. I was starting to have withdrawals.

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Posted 08 January 2011 - 03:16

Well, thanks to your changes, which are apparently secret agents whose security level goes so high that even some admins don't have high enough security clearance, I got addicted to Nethack. Yet another stupid death.

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Posted 08 January 2011 - 03:27

great job, wim + admins! :thumbup:

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Posted 08 January 2011 - 04:02

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Posted 08 January 2011 - 04:26

:thumbup: + :thumbup: = :bunny01:

Many thanks for refurbishing the asylum vortex FPN board.


Edited by Sandy1, 08 January 2011 - 05:20.

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Posted 08 January 2011 - 10:26

Not having emails from my watched topics to wake up to, nor having the ability to thoroughly, leisurely spend a LOT of time on this site was a bit of an eye-opener.
A little 'twig' of recognition of my new addiction. I did take the sage advice and write a couple actual letters ;)
Thanks for all your hard work behind the scenes that I know nothing of, but appreciate when I can just 'click and enjoy'.
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Posted 08 January 2011 - 11:34

A BIG thank you to all the Admins
who were involved. It was worth the

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Posted 08 January 2011 - 12:10

Thanks very much to all involved. :notworthy1: I missed you yesterday and am glad you're up and running again. :thumbup:
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Posted 08 January 2011 - 12:15

As someone who in a previous life worked in computer operations and in user support, I have a glimmer of the hard (and often invisible) work you people do.

I do not apologise for repeating what people have already said in this thread - many thanks for your efforts.

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Posted 08 January 2011 - 21:50

Y'all rock! Thank you! :bunny01:

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 01:58

Thank you! :thumbup:
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Posted 12 January 2011 - 19:03

I have had to migrate a wiki at work and I most assuredly empathize with your pain.

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 04:25

thanks yet again to the admin team :bunny01::bunny01::bunny01:
Warm Regards, Miranda

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 11:51

Many thanks for your hard work, which I personally do not envy, as I am always setting up computers for my wife and daughter and for myself when ever upgrading, so I know what problems might arise, and about the fear of leaving anything out. Accessing articles on the site seems even quicker now than before.