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Fpn Is Back And Here To Stay....

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#1 wimg


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Posted 31 December 2013 - 10:36

Dearest Members and Visitors of our Little Fountain Pen Nut House on the Digital Prairie,


As it says in the title, we are back and here to stay.


Apologies for the unplanned downtime. Unfortunately, we had no other option with the restrictions imposed on our old server and its resource problems, and making sure everything we did was done in a secure way.


We are now on a server with tons of capacity, significantly faster and better equipped, and also easily scalable for a change if the need arises, funds permitting. BTW, all this at the same cost as the old server.


We would like to thank you all for your support received backchannel. It was most appreciated during the long hours we made to get the new server up and running as quickly as humanly possible. My thanks particularly go to our own Salman, who spent several days and nights setting up some very nifty and advanced security measures and generally assisting with other stuff. Without him, this would have taken quite a bit longer, and that is an understatement. I can't thank him enough.


We are back right in time to celebrate the New Year with all of you, and what a wonderful way to start the New Year for FPN too! Things can only improve from here onwards, with all signs auspicious too, with interesting new developments coming our way too ;).


Let's all relax, sit back, partake in and enjoy this wonderful community, which we all built together. 


Finally, slightly belated, but hoping you all had a great time, with more to come:




Thank you all, and may 2014 be your best year yet!


Warmest regards, Wim

On behalf of the entire Moderator and Admin Team 



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#2 daintydimsum


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Posted 31 December 2013 - 10:38

thank you and happy new year! very glad FPN is back :)

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 10:57

Great to see this place back! I didn't know if it was lost forever.

Happy New Year.

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 11:20

Great job.
Happy new year.

#5 Tas


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Posted 31 December 2013 - 11:33

Thanks for all your hard work.

I missed you lot . . .  :mellow:

#6 The Blue Knight

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 11:37

It's great to have FPN back!


But it's also been nice to have been able to finally get around to setting up an FP geeks account in the down to keep the obsession brewing.

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 11:46

Great , Thanks Wim and team !


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Posted 31 December 2013 - 11:58

Glad you're back for the new year,


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#9 Lyander0012


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Posted 31 December 2013 - 12:07

I was going through the early stages of withdrawal when the FPN finally got back online, haha. Glad to know all's well now, and sorry to hear that you all went through such difficulty. Thanks for all the trouble, Mods & Admins!


And yeah, 2014 is about four hours away on my end, so I'll be saying this in advance: Happy new year, all!



Cheers, and glad to be back!



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Posted 31 December 2013 - 12:19

Welcome back, and thank you!  Happy New Year!



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Posted 31 December 2013 - 12:19

Thank you for bringing this resource back! Happy New Year!

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#12 Strombomboli


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Posted 31 December 2013 - 12:52

Thank you, thank you, thank you!


And a very happy new year for everybody.


P.S.: The FPN is really much faster now! What a pleasure.

Edited by Strombomboli, 31 December 2013 - 12:54.


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Posted 31 December 2013 - 13:04

Thank you for all the hard work getting things back up and running  :notworthy1:

I really missed the site in the days it was down so it's great to see it back   :thumbup:

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 13:05

Nice to see FPN up and running much much better. :)

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 13:08

Wow did I miss you!

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 13:13

Great to have FPN back online.  Thanks for all the hard work!

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 13:21

The sites looks and functions very nicely. Thanks so much. Happy New Year!

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 13:27

Thank you all for your great and hard work! You did a fantastic job.




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Posted 31 December 2013 - 13:29

It's great to see FPN back on-line. Many thanks to all involved in the successful move to a new server.

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 14:24

Glad you are back. I, too got an account at FP Geek(I didn't know of their existence) to slake my thirst for knowledge.

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