THE FUTURE OF ISH

Thought it would be nice to let you lot know what is going on and any future plans etc.
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THE FUTURE OF ISH

Post: #279800 MKG
Thu Jul 10, 2014 8:47 am

OYEZ, OYEZ, OYEZ.

Lookee, lookee, lookee.

ISH TO UNDERGO CORRECTIVE THERAPY.

Whether you're an old hand or a total newbie, you've probably noticed that our dearly beloved Ish has not been behaving itself of late. The site is not at all well and members have been drifting away. However, help is at hand.

Most of you are probably aware that, around about last October, Andy Hamilton (one of the two people who started the whole thing off) moved on to more pressing things, not the least of which was being a father. His brother (and twin brother to boot and the other of those two people) Dave took over. Dave migrated the database to a server closer to home but, in the process, it suffered major corruption. Unfortunately our long-suffering Site Geek John Headstrong - he who had given a home to Ish on his own server since its inception - was left behind in that process and so couldn't do anything to help. Dave, in the way of twin brothers, also became a father and so simply could not spend as much time and effort on the site as he would have wished. The upshot was what you see - logging-in problems, site breakdown, loss of archive information, measles ... you know the stuff. Finally, Dave has also felt it necessary to call time on his Ish involvement.

Huge congratulations, then, to the two Hamilton families, and grateful thanks for everything the twins have done for Ish. You'll be missed, although I'm sure we'll see you popping in from time to time.

Which brings us to the present and its attendant problems. I needn't list what those problems are as you've all probably suffered from them to some extent. But we thought that you might like to know that something positive is being done. The Ish site is returning to the tender care of John Headstrong, and he is going to take on the somewhat frightening task of repairing it. But he's the only person who can do that so it's going to take time, and it's going to mean occasional downtime for the site. We will do our utmost to give you warnings in good time if any such thing is about to happen, and any absence of Ish will be kept to the minimum possible.

We do not yet know exactly when the changeover to John will happen, but it should be in the very near future. Please bear with us as the site goes through these changes. We will keep you all informed of events and, fingers crossed, we will soon have Ish back, stronger than ever, running smoothly, being the nice place to be it always has been in the past.
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Re: THE FUTURE OF ISH

Post: #279802 WhiteWolf
Thu Jul 10, 2014 9:22 am

Thanks for the update Mike. where's the like button when you need one :icon_smile:

Only just back after going AWOL, life and all that. So missed all the problems.

Good luck to John with the migrate of the database, hope it all goes well.

Oh and congratulations to the Hamilton brothers on their new arrivals.

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Post: #279831 bonniethomas06
Thu Jul 10, 2014 3:58 pm

Thanks so much John Headstrong, so much appreciated you have no idea!
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Post: #279903 Marc
Sat Jul 12, 2014 6:43 am

Thanks for the info - I seem to be able to log in again now so that's a great improvement :iconbiggrin:
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Post: #279905 RunnerBean
Sat Jul 12, 2014 8:02 am

Hello,

I'm still too new to know who everyone is, but thanks for taking on the site and keeping it going. I'm learning a lot just from reading the old threads. :icon_smile:

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Post: #279995 MuddyWitch
Sun Jul 13, 2014 8:57 pm

Good to know we're in safe hands, thank-you xxx

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Post: #280016 Millymollymandy
Mon Jul 14, 2014 12:57 pm

Great news and good luck to the new Admin team. :iconbiggrin:
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Post: #280051 Pumkinpie
Tue Jul 15, 2014 7:12 am

Yes good luck to the admin team.
You all do a good job.

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Post: #280349 Andy Hamilton
Tue Jul 22, 2014 11:10 am

Only just seen this Cheers Mike and good luck to you and everyone involved in the future of the site. Treat her well, have fun and hope you stay on top of all those spammers!
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Post: #280360 MKG
Tue Jul 22, 2014 3:00 pm

Andy Hamilton wrote:Only just seen this Cheers Mike and good luck to you and everyone involved in the future of the site. Treat her well, have fun and hope you stay on top of all those spammers!


Thanks Andy. I'm sure I speak for everyone when I say that what we all want is that the site returns to what it used to be. And of course, anyone called Hamilton (with the exception of anyone called Neil) will, I'm sure, be eternally welcome. This forum would never have existed without you two and, no matter how things turn out, the famous TWINS will always be the DADDIES.

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Post: #280379 Millymollymandy
Wed Jul 23, 2014 6:37 am

Yes we do need a LIKE button. Got so used to it from... elsewhere :wink: ....... sometimes you don't want to actually say anything, or can't think of anything to say, but are in agreement and want to acknowledge it, and liking does that for you.
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Post: #280383 Green Aura
Wed Jul 23, 2014 7:59 am

Thanks, MMM, I've been saying this for ages. :iconbiggrin: (You see, I could have just "liked" this).
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Post: #280392 boboff
Wed Jul 23, 2014 3:42 pm

Maybe a "like" bottom with an extra smiley as well?
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Post: #280393 MKG
Wed Jul 23, 2014 4:22 pm

A like bottom? :lol: :lol:

Now how Freudian is it possible to get?
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Post: #280394 Zech
Wed Jul 23, 2014 4:26 pm

A smiley bottom - that is definitely what we need! :lol:
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