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#91 Korybas

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 07:20

Ah, this proves to be a great day: FPN is back! YAY!!!!  :cloud9:

Seems that Murphy's law applied on this end as well: I got my hands on a Pelikan 100N that needed repair and, alas, the one place I could get advice from regarding this project was offline!  :wallbash:

 

A big  :thumbup:  :thumbup: to all the team for doing their best against the odds to have FPN online and kicking once more! THANK you!


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#92 Mikeambergris

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 07:43

A big PHEW and a huge THANKS to all involved, great to have you back!



#93 Moondust

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 08:32

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#94 inkypete

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 09:26

Bravo! And to the dirtbags losers who started the whole avalanche with their actions well, you know....


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#95 Lorna Reed

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 10:27

so glad FPN is back. :bunny01:  :bunny01:  :bunny01: In the words of Joni Mitchell, you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone!

A while back I had a fractured pelvis and was housebound for a time, and FPN was a constant source of education, information, fun and friendship. These few days without FPN have really made me appreciate it. I have just made my first donation.


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#96 Steve43

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 11:28

I missed the forum, great job on the repairs.
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#97 JLS1

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 11:56

Like everyone else - a BIG thank you to Wim, the tech admins and partners in helping get FPN back online! I'm only now beginning to recover from my FPN-withdrawl...



#98 Russ

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 12:10

Thank you so very much for all your hard work.  FPN is singularly unique and it is wonderful to have it back online.  Thank you!!!



#99 Pelikan_FP

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 12:26

I echo what has been said and thank you FPN Admin team for getting the site back up and revamped.  I missed this site.


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#100 fountainbel

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 12:33

A warm "Thank  you !" for the hard work of Wim and his team, surely missed FPN....

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#101 ko6

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 13:09

I thank the admin team very much for the extraordinary effort to resume the Fountain Pen Network.



#102 Third Gen

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 13:56

Many thanks for the efforts in getting FPN up & running again!

You have our gratitude!

#103 cuza

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 14:39

Glad to see you back up and running better then ever. I miss the forum and was beginning to display withdrawal symtoms. It was ugly.

 

But I seem to okay now! Thank again.

 

 

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#104 Avalonia

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 15:13

Yay, we're back! :D Thank you, Admin team! It was really weird to not have FPN as part of my daily visits. 


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#105 GeeTee

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 16:10

Glad you are back, but the site is horribly slow. I'm sorry to say it but i'm not sure FPN is doing the right things. After introducing paid accounts the site goes down for a week.  Upgrades are slow. If FPN thinks it's mature enough to ask for payment they als need to think about availability, you can't expect people to pay for a site that goed down for a week after a software update. But for now i'm glad the site is back. 



#106 Gcouch

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 16:39

Good to be back! I was so bored without FPN!


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#107 Otter1

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 16:56

My thanks as well.

The bits of the site I use regularly all seem to be working fine, and response time (east coast USA)  has been good--certainly better than the days  before the site went down.

Great job team.


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#108 amberleadavis

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 17:46

I'm not an FPN addict .... I didn't check the site every ten minutes....  Uh, maybe several times a day, but that's different.  -- Thanks FPN and FPNers for being here and I've sure missed all ya'alls.  ("All ya'alls is plural for ya'll incase you didn't know).


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#109 janelle

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 18:37

Thank you for fixing our site!  

 

Lurking around in the real world was nowhere near as much fun.

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#110 zquilts

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 19:02

Amazing, patient work! Thank you all for the amazing job that you did, under extremely trying circumstances. 

Funding needs for the new system? Can we donate?



#111 dunhamsa

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 19:08

I am feeling gratitude for the board being brought back!



#112 fojeremiad

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 19:41

Thanks, Google cache was only so good...



#113 runguy

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 22:05

Had no idea how much I loved this site until it went down.



#114 ethernautrix

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 22:05

Glad FPN is back online! Can't read it on my phone, so had to wait until today.... Wow, look what you've done with the place. Still looking around, getting my bearings.

 

Nice.

 

Admins and mods, congrats on getting back up and running!


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#115 nafi

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 22:58

So glad to have FPN back! I really missed the board more than I would have imagined. Thank you for your dedication and hard work! :thumbup:



#116 Bisquitlips

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 23:14

So glad we are back, but sloooooowwwww!

 

:wub: :yikes:



#117 pakmanpony

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 01:53

Slow?????? You must have missed the really slow time. It's screaming fast to me right now.  Also you may need to clear your cache to get rid of old FPN stuff!



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Posted 07 May 2013 - 02:11

I'd like to add my thanks to the rebuilding team.  Great work!   You never miss the water till the well runs dry!  Glad to be back and able to slake my thirst.


Edited by pakeo, 07 May 2013 - 02:14.

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#119 dfollett_98

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 04:12

Many thanks to all of you who worked so hard to fix our site.  Your efforts are sincerely appreciated.

 

Enjoy your pens and inks.

 

Don



#120 inkstainedruth

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 04:38

+1 (and then some) to what others have said already. :notworthy1:

I had no idea just how utterly addicted I was to this site and the amazing information, advice, and assistance I have gotten over the past year and a quarter until it was down.  Not to mention the comaraderie from kindred souls that I feel that I know in spirit, if not actually in person.

I can barely imagine the amount of effort the admin people exerted in order to get things ported, fixed, rebuilt, and tested -- and I'm *married* to a software developer.  It was an extraordinary undertaking and we, the beneficiaries of all your sleepless nights the past couple of weeks are in your debt.

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