Forum moving-sorry for any hiccups

Thought it would be nice to let you lot know what is going on and any future plans etc.
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Forum moving-sorry for any hiccups

Post: #276622 Dave
Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:38 am

Hello, you may have noticed the forum is acting a little funny and the site is a co.uk at the moment. This is all due to the moving of the server.

One of the hiccups has been that any member joining after 28th September to yesterday may have to join again and posts made since that time will have disappeared. :oops: This is slightly embarrassing and I am really sorry to anyone posting or joining in that time.

The database for the forum is huge and unwieldy as it has been going for a long time. We had to take the database at a certain date (28th September) then move it over to the new server, this took time, negotiation with the new hosts and a few unforeseen problems (like every search ever made since 2007 being saved in it's own hidden but enormous file!).

The searches are also currently down as a new method of searching is put in place but all should be running smoothly as soon as possible!

Sorry folks - Dave

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Post: #276651 Crickleymal
Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:39 am

Search still not working.
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Post: #276666 Dave
Fri Nov 01, 2013 3:42 pm

Tell me about it! Am trying to juggle looking after a toddler and fixing this!

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Post: #276667 Dave
Fri Nov 01, 2013 3:50 pm

Okay, fiddled around and fixed it for now but it doesn't seem to want to do any searches before the end of October, you can at least look for active topics. Email me if it goes down again dave (at) selfsufficientish.com

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Post: #276668 Dave
Fri Nov 01, 2013 4:32 pm

Nope bust again. Dan is away doing firework displays so it looks like things won't be back to speed until monday :banghead:

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Post: #276671 diggernotdreamer
Fri Nov 01, 2013 6:06 pm

Have you not got a 10 year old knocking around, they can usually fix these type of problems

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Post: #276674 Dave
Fri Nov 01, 2013 9:02 pm

:lol: might make life easier!

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Post: #276684 tosca
Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:26 am

diggernotdreamer wrote:Have you not got a 10 year old knocking around, they can usually fix these type of problems


Haha, yes they can!

I thought it was just me, I was thinking of giving up. Will now learn to be patient till things are running smoothely again. :iconbiggrin:

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Post: #276695 doofaloofa
Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:03 pm

Thanks Dave

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Post: #276706 Dave
Mon Nov 04, 2013 3:25 pm

It's Dan you need to thank, he's put in the hard work despite being up against it from the start.

There might be a couple more bumps on the way yet but it will get there.

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Post: #276709 doofaloofa
Mon Nov 04, 2013 6:49 pm

So modest
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Post: #276738 Crickleymal
Sat Nov 09, 2013 9:00 pm

Any idea when the search will be functioning again?

It worked briefly yesterday but is down again this morning.
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Post: #276798 Dave
Fri Nov 15, 2013 10:39 am

No modesty at all-I make calls and email people Dan does the work :)

So, update - we need to update the forum software and move server again. The present server isn't up to the job, the forum is MASSIVE and with the software it runs on is really out of date.
You may notice all the topics are still active even the ones going back to over five years. The present software can only delete old posts and not archive them. This is crap as it means years of ISHers post will vanish overnight - I don't really want that to happen so it needs a lot more work.

Basically, the forum is a big ball of knotted string and the more we unravel it the more those knots come undone! It might take time but it should be sorted soon.

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Post: #276804 doofaloofa
Fri Nov 15, 2013 6:03 pm

Then what do you do with the string?
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