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Offline 4-barrel Mike

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Re: Forum rebuild beginning 3 June '19
« Reply #15 on: June 05, 2019, 12:20:36 PM »
Welcome back!

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Re: Forum rebuild beginning 3 June '19
« Reply #16 on: June 05, 2019, 12:40:28 PM »
Well, we're baaaaack..... but not done.  After a zillion tries and fails, it looks like the bottom line is the database is too big for the host. 

So I'm going to scratch my head a bit and figure some way around it.  I'm thinking next Monday morning, I should be ready to try again.  Probably break it apart into Current Topics and Archives... like Speedweek 2013 isn't getting a lot of activity. :-D

Thank you all for your patience, and it'll be up for Stupid Joke Friday!

BtWE


Bob, Thanks for taking care of the site.   :cheers:
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Re: Forum rebuild beginning 3 June '19
« Reply #17 on: June 05, 2019, 01:02:27 PM »
Y're welcome!

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Re: Forum rebuild beginning 3 June '19
« Reply #18 on: June 05, 2019, 01:16:13 PM »
All of your work is appreciated.

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Re: Forum rebuild beginning 3 June '19
« Reply #19 on: June 05, 2019, 01:42:16 PM »
Well, we're baaaaack..... but not done.  After a zillion tries and fails, it looks like the bottom line is the database is too big for the host.  

So I'm going to scratch my head a bit and figure some way around it.  I'm thinking next Monday morning, I should be ready to try again.  Probably break it apart into Current Topics and Archives... like Speedweek 2013 isn't getting a lot of activity. :-D

Thank you all for your patience, and it'll be up for Stupid Joke Friday!

BtWE

It sounds like most major projects, once you get into them there are lots of stumbling blocks along the way. The only way you find them is to start working at it.

Thanks for approaching it such that you could bail and take another approach without sacrificing what was already there. I'm sure you have a much better idea of what's required to make the conversion a success.

We appreciate the effort to ensure the integrity of the site and keep it moving forward. Thanks Bob C.  :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

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Re: Forum rebuild beginning 3 June '19
« Reply #20 on: June 05, 2019, 09:56:43 PM »
Pete,

I really liked a KLR Kawasaki motorcycle forum, I think the guy hosted it at home.  Anyway, the server died, and the backup was corrupt.  The whole thing died.  Totally.

So, I'm really really careful about this!   :-o

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Re: Forum rebuild beginning 3 June '19
« Reply #21 on: June 05, 2019, 11:09:16 PM »
BobC,

Thanks for the web work. :cheers:

Did you go to NMSU in Las Cruces?

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Re: Forum rebuild beginning 3 June '19
« Reply #22 on: June 06, 2019, 08:49:35 AM »
Not NMSU, but UNM.That was in the early to mid 80's.  Finally graduated at the tender age of 40.  Before that, it was Montana, Michigan, and Utah.  Turns out, both Jon Wennerberg (Seldom Seen Slim) and I went to Michigan Tech a couple years apart.
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Re: Forum rebuild beginning 3 June '19
« Reply #23 on: June 06, 2019, 09:59:55 AM »
Don't worry Bob, we won't hold your Alma Maters against you.... and yes it does come as a surprise that Slim learned all those English language rules at Michigan Tech  :roll: didn't realize it was a Comma Cop school  :wink:
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Re: Forum rebuild beginning 3 June '19
« Reply #24 on: June 06, 2019, 10:45:41 AM »
My senior adviser was Dr. Burton Fryxell, Humanities Dept. head guy, and he'd be rolling in his grave if he thought I was cutting youse guys any slack. :cheers:
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Re: Forum rebuild beginning 3 June '19
« Reply #25 on: June 13, 2019, 07:56:59 PM »
Well, this sucks.  After spending a big chunk of 8 days working on it, fixing one problem, getting a little further in the "upgrade", running into another..... I find that some forums can't be successfully upgraded on some servers.  It has to be rebuilt locally, then the whole upgraded thing uploaded.  I can't do it, and am looking into help from someone who can.  No details yet, and the pain ain't over!    :dhorse:

Many thanks to everybody for your patience.  I had to keep it shut down so when I was upgrading the database (trying to) folks wouldn't be adding to the old version, and lose their stuff.

So... thanks again!   :cheers:
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Re: Forum rebuild beginning 3 June '19
« Reply #26 on: June 13, 2019, 08:09:26 PM »
Thanks for caring and taking care Bob. We do understand when things don't always go as planned. Most of us have gone through some of those types of issues ourselves.

Pete

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Re: Forum rebuild beginning 3 June '19
« Reply #27 on: June 13, 2019, 08:14:06 PM »
Thanks, Pete.  "Tar Baby" isn't enough to describe this thing.   :-o
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Re: Forum rebuild beginning 3 June '19
« Reply #28 on: June 14, 2019, 12:14:01 AM »
Weird, my avatar disappeared.

It doesn't appear that anyone else's that posted today did.

No big, just weird. 

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Re: Forum rebuild beginning 3 June '19
« Reply #29 on: June 14, 2019, 04:03:48 AM »
Keep on the good work!!!!

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