Dearest Members & Visitors to the little Fountain Pen Nut house on the digital prairie,
We have had a few problems lately, as you have all noticed.
After rebuilding the site completely, on a new server, from scratch, well, from a few backups, with a rebuild of the entire topics set and member base, we appear to be back in business. Appear is the keyword here, because after what we have gone through one never can be sure anymore. As mentioned in the status updates: Murphy's Law squared and then some.
Most third party add-ons we use, especially the major ones, like Classifieds and Upload, have been enabled again, and over the next few weeks we will carefully monitor and enable any other ones when we are sure they won't affect performance negatively. BTW, we made Classifieds slightly more usable, and will continue to do so as we start using some of the new features available for it. Obviously, getting everything up and running again is priority 1.
If you do run into weird problems, like redirects, please notify us straight way by email: Admin email. Any questions as to the renewed interface: please do share those with us in the Community Feedback Forum.
We recently started with premium accounts, and quite a few members subscribed to those. Obviously, as we have been out of the air for quite a bit of time, the FPN fans who subscribed to these accounts, haven't been able to profit from them. We therefore will extend the length of all premium accounts for one month, free of charge. We think it is the least we can do for the support the premium account holders have given us in the first place.
As to what happened and what measures we took, this will be discussed in a separate topic or blog post - our first priority right now is indeed to get back online asap.
We also would like to thank all of our forum friends and fans, who offered comfort, solace, and a helping hand throughout this entire episode - it was very, very much appreciated.
Without all of you, this wouldn't have been possible. Thank you!
We sincerely hope we can now finally continue to enjoy our community, friends, and discussions here!
The FPN Admin and Moderator Team