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Title: SERVER UPDATE
Post by: Gray Wolf on September 24, 2012, 07:45:50 PM
Everyone - Just a quick heads up to let you all know that in the next day or so our host will be updating the server on which the Forum and website operate.  This is not a Forum update.  They are updating the server on which we run.  There may be a gew hours during which the Forum becomes glitchy ( grooaannnn... )  

Be cool, be calm and don\'t go into a tail-spin if your screen momentarily flickers.  Give it a day or so ( I don\'t know when they are going to begin )

Thanks for understanding!
Title: Re: SERVER UPDATE
Post by: starrt on September 25, 2012, 07:39:19 PM
Thanks for the heads up.
Let us know when the server update has been done so we will know when to start complaining again about things    :lol:  :lol: (it\'s a joke...)

Thomas
Title: Re: SERVER UPDATE
Post by: Gray Wolf on September 25, 2012, 10:23:16 PM
Will do, Tom!  I got a response this morning, but all it said was that they were still updating.  I hope this makes some positive and noticeable changes in our operation.  I\'ll keep everyone informed.

Thanks for understanding, folks!   :)
Title: Re: SERVER UPDATE
Post by: Gray Wolf on September 27, 2012, 11:50:10 PM
Just so everyone knows...  I know... the Forum is messed up.  If you haven\'t noticed it yet, if you click on the Index tab, you\'ll probably see only 14 topics listed.  

I\'ve already fired off a WTF? letter to all those individuals associated with our server, our management team as well my Co-Admin for the LinP website and Don\'s Administrative Assistant.  

I\'ve already gone to the Administration control panel and can find nothing out of place.  This is obviously something outside my area and beyond my control.  But I do have a large voice in this and as already noted have fired off my query to those that control other aspects of our operation.  

One thing I did do was to remove some inactive tabs, so you\'ll no longer see a Rules tab (it wouldn\'t even redirect to the rules page), No Replies ( a category for posts with no replies?? ) and the Help tab.  What you should see is Index, Recent Topics, New Topic, My Topics (sop you can manage your personal topics), Profile (still not functioning, I know) and Search, which I\'m pleased to say actually appears to function correctly.   :)

I\'ll post more info as I get answers or make further changes.  Hang in there, gang!   :)
Title: Re: SERVER UPDATE
Post by: meylou on September 28, 2012, 04:20:56 AM
Thanks a lot for the update and keeping us informed.  :)
Title: Re: SERVER UPDATE
Post by: Steve & Myrlita on September 29, 2012, 11:46:15 AM
Ty Jack...God Bless...
Title: Re: SERVER UPDATE
Post by: Art, just a re(tired) Fil-Am on September 29, 2012, 02:11:22 PM
Now, even the \"recent topics\" button doesn\'t work!
Title: Re: SERVER UPDATE
Post by: Gray Wolf on September 29, 2012, 10:12:06 PM
Yes, I just discovered that myself.  I\'ve reported it and will keep working on that as well as the other glitches.

If you get stuck in that loop where it takes you back to the website, just click on the \"Forum\" tab on the website.  It will take you back to \"Recent Topics\".

I need an aspirin and a Red Horse.   :S
Title: Re: SERVER UPDATE
Post by: Steve & Myrlita on September 30, 2012, 01:12:42 PM
Quote from: \"Gray Wolf\" post=47520
Yes, I just discovered that myself.  I\'ve reported it and will keep working on that as well as the other glitches.

If you get stuck in that loop where it takes you back to the website, just click on the \"Forum\" tab on the website.  It will take you back to \"Recent Topics\".

I need an aspirin and a Red Horse.   :S
So Jack, what do ya think? Back to SMF?
Title: Re: SERVER UPDATE
Post by: richardsinger on September 30, 2012, 11:10:02 PM
Quote from: \"Gray Wolf\" post=47520

I need an aspirin and a Red Horse.   :S


Take care Jack, aspirin isn\'t good for you!

Richard
Title: Re: SERVER UPDATE
Post by: starrt on October 01, 2012, 07:18:03 PM
Notice

    Warning: Using direct link to Kunena component. Redirected to menu item in /forum (ItemID=674).
    Warning: Using direct link to Kunena component. Redirected to menu item in /forum (ItemID=674).
    Please check your Joomla menus: Infinite redirect loop detected in /index/index.php/Forum/?func=entrypage
    Kunena Menu is missing: You cannot have menu in direct links pointing to Kunena component. You need to create menu item matching to this page.

That is what I am now getting on top of every page today.
I just wanted to let you know...

Good luck with the updating and server issues...have a few red horses ;) lol it looks like you may need them...

Thomas
Title: Re: SERVER UPDATE
Post by: Westernman on October 02, 2012, 02:08:48 AM
Getting the same thing Thomas, so it’s just the site acting up. I sure it will get worked out soon; I know Jack is on it and I wouldn’t want him on my back 24/7! :P
Title: Re: SERVER UPDATE
Post by: Gray Wolf on October 02, 2012, 06:15:43 AM
Quote from: \"steve326m\" post=47524

So Jack, what do ya think? Back to SMF?


Steve,

Don\'t I wish!!  I just went to the administration page for the whole shebang (website and forum) and discovered several settings have been changed without my knowledge or consent.  Seems someone has been playing around in an attempt to persuade Google indexing to once again pick up on our Froum.  
 :unsure:   :S   :pinch:   &%#$#!!
Title: Re: SERVER UPDATE
Post by: RUFUS on October 02, 2012, 06:50:29 AM
I didn\'t do it...lol  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
Title: Re: SERVER UPDATE
Post by: starrt on October 02, 2012, 06:15:28 PM
Jack,

My condolences on your frustrations and fury at somehow managing this site. I for one do not envy you in your job.
My suggestion for you is to leave it dfor 24 hours, go chill, relax, decompress...with or without a few Red Horses ;) lol
You deserve a break from all of this, and I for one will not begrudge you it.

Best of luck in getting this all straightened out.

Thomas
Title: Re: SERVER UPDATE
Post by: jmauser on October 03, 2012, 10:47:39 AM
Keep up the good work Jack. If you find yourselves in So. Leyte, stop in, I will buy a RH for you!
Thanks again,
John
Title: Re: SERVER UPDATE
Post by: Gray Wolf on October 06, 2012, 07:12:51 AM
Thanks John!  I\'ll be certain to notify you the next time I\'m within shouting distance, bro!   :)

Well, we\'ve reduced the number of warning messages at least.  Now, to get our tabs back.  
Shaking the weeds here, boss!   ;)    :)
Title: Re: SERVER UPDATE
Post by: Art, just a re(tired) Fil-Am on October 06, 2012, 08:46:12 AM
Jack,

Everyday I come on-line and scroll this one single page from top to bottom and see only 1 or 2 new posts once in a while!
Hope you get it back up and running to normal soon or hope members just continue to post even though it\'s still the way it is! It\'s just a little inconvenient, but the format the way it is, is still working somewhat!

Art
Title: Re: SERVER UPDATE
Post by: Gray Wolf on October 07, 2012, 12:40:23 AM
Doing the best I can, Art.  But yes, everyone please continue posting as much as possible.  I know it\'s a pain in the a**, but it\'s also vital we continue to post to maintain the flow of info.

Thanks everyone!   :)
Title: Re: SERVER UPDATE
Post by: RUFUS on October 07, 2012, 03:57:11 AM
Its not that big of a pain...
After I read each topic, I just hit the bookmark for the forum and it takes me right to the Recent Topics page.
Walang problema...

Now trying to do anything else...different story  ;)
Title: Re: SERVER UPDATE
Post by: BudM on October 07, 2012, 04:00:38 AM
Man, am I starting to get lazy at work.  January 31st is right around the corner.   It amazes me since never in my life before have I ever had a short-timer attitude but yet I feel like this now.  Maybe, I am just tired of the constant pounding.

Just doing my part right now to maintain the flow of info.
Title: Re: SERVER UPDATE
Post by: Gray Wolf on October 07, 2012, 04:05:20 AM
And you\'re doing a fine job, Bud!  Thanks!   :)   :)
Title: Re: SERVER UPDATE
Post by: Gray Wolf on October 07, 2012, 11:56:54 PM
Kudos to Gerl my partner in crime and co-Admin for the website for all her hard work in fixing many of our issues with the Forum.  Everyone should note that now our menu tabs appear once again, allowing us to navigate the Forum more easily.  Also, everyone\'s Profile should be functioning as designed, allowing everyone to edit their profile as desired.  You may add a new avatar, set your email to be shown or not, and whatever other info you deem in need of changing.

Gerl is Don\'s Administrative Assistant and works primarily on our parent website.  But when we began to have major issues with the Forum, she jumped in and worked very hard to resolve our problems.  I can\'t thank her enough for her help and hard work.  So everyone help me and post a \"Thank You!\" message to Gerl for the work she did for us here.  Frankly, we would be lost without her.  She\'s a true gem!   :)
Title: Re: SERVER UPDATE
Post by: Art, just a re(tired) Fil-Am on October 08, 2012, 12:21:37 AM
Gerl,

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
Title: Re: SERVER UPDATE
Post by: Steve & Myrlita on October 08, 2012, 01:54:11 AM
Double that. Thank you. God Bless.....
Title: Re: SERVER UPDATE
Post by: BudM on October 08, 2012, 02:09:15 AM
Thanks Gerl
Title: Re: SERVER UPDATE
Post by: RUFUS on October 08, 2012, 02:42:42 AM
Jack and Gerl, Awesome work!
As i posted on the other thread...
Don needs to double the pay of both of you... :silly:  :silly:  :silly:
Title: Re: SERVER UPDATE
Post by: meylou on October 08, 2012, 02:54:45 AM
Thank you Gerl and Jack.  :)
Title: Re: SERVER UPDATE
Post by: Lee2 on October 08, 2012, 02:57:38 AM
Thank you Gerl for fixing the issues and thank you Jack for all the time and effort you always put into the forum.