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Site transfer imminent!

Postby Emrys » Fri Dec 05, 2014 9:16 pm

We'll be kicking off the transfer of the GnATTERbox to the new hosting this weekend (6th/7th December).

So that no posts are lost in the process, I'll be switching off the current forum around 9pm GMT tomorrow evening (6th).

You'll know when the transfer's gone through because the updated forum software looks slightly different to the current style (but not worryingly so).

Don't panic - everything's going to plan.
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Postby Nevadablue » Sat Dec 06, 2014 12:41 am

Thanks for everything you have done.

Thanks for the heads up!

Thanks to Tom for saving the forum!

:D :D :D
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Postby Tomo » Sat Dec 06, 2014 3:21 am

Good luck with an easy transfer!

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Postby chris stockdale » Sat Dec 06, 2014 7:40 am

Emrys,

Many thanks for creating the Gnatterbox and allowing us so much fun over the years.

I suspect I'll hear a big sigh of relief from Norfolk as the transfer occurs.

And Tom, thank goodness you have the skills and will to keep us going into the future. A big thank you to you too.

cheers,

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Postby Chris18 » Sat Dec 06, 2014 8:21 am

The best news I've ever heard in this crazy world!
Thanks for everything you have done. :D :D :D
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Postby Trevor Coburn » Sat Dec 06, 2014 8:48 am

A big thankyou from me too Emrys. Although my modelling Mojo is currently in the doldrums - I'm still a daily visitor!

Thanks also to Tom for taking on the task.


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Postby fatmac » Sat Dec 06, 2014 9:02 am

May I also add my appreciation for having hosted such an interesting site, & my thanks to those who will continue to host it.
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Postby Chris18 » Sat Dec 06, 2014 12:54 pm

And what's going on for this service :?:

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Postby Emrys » Sat Dec 06, 2014 1:22 pm

Chris18 wrote:And what's going on for this service :?:

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Everything's being transferred, Chris, including the picture hosting.
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Postby Broadoak » Sat Dec 06, 2014 1:58 pm

Thanks Emrys for all you have done in the past.

Thanks Tom for carrying on with this excellent site.

Best wishes to you both regards Peter M
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Postby MickT » Sat Dec 06, 2014 2:35 pm

I echo the best wishes and appreciation that others have already shown. Thanks to Emrys for your work in running such a successful forum for a long time and to Tom for "stepping up to the plate".

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Postby tebee » Sat Dec 06, 2014 2:59 pm

Just to let you know it will probably be Sunday morning at least before service is resumed - it took over 4 hours to run the conversion program to change the site to the new software on my test and I have to download the current database and upload it to the new server before I even start this.

Other technical things ( DNS caching) may mean some people may not see the new site at first so be patient - indeed it may take a day or so for this to catch up with the changes we make.

When the forum come back up there will be a few things missing at first - I've been ill and and badly behind on my own work, so not been able to do everything I hoped first - some of the extras we have on this forum are not supported on the new version of the software.

So will put it up with a few warts and all, then at least it is safe and out of Emrys's hair. Will try to get the other bits sorted and the rest of the main site back working over the next few weeks, but can do that at my leisure.

See you all on the other side......

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Postby Nevadablue » Sat Dec 06, 2014 4:04 pm

Watching from here Tom. Take care of your health, then the business, then the playing trains part. We will be here (IM)patiently waiting :D . (just teasing about the IM part you know...

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Postby stoke_ferry » Sat Dec 06, 2014 4:41 pm

Thanks to you all for keeping the Forum alive.
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Re: Site transfer imminent!

Postby tebee » Sun Dec 07, 2014 9:51 am

Well it should be back as soon as the new address propagates out everywhere

Let me know what problems you find !

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Re: Site transfer imminent!

Postby RoGNer » Mon Dec 08, 2014 10:19 pm

Three cheers to all involved! Looks all shiny and new - brilliant work

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Re: Site transfer imminent!

Postby Tomo » Tue Dec 09, 2014 2:59 am

Glad to see things are back up and running!

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Re: Site transfer imminent!

Postby jacko » Tue Dec 09, 2014 11:17 pm

cant seam to log on to pictures at my.gn15. info user name ok but password not accepted
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Re: Site transfer imminent!

Postby Mark Goodwin » Wed Dec 10, 2014 12:57 am

Dear Emrys and Tom,

Firstly a great big thank you to you both which echoes what others have already said. There is no need to say more other than I felt as if I had lost my right arm until the site was back up and running.

Emrys, thank you for starting the site and keeping it running - part of what keeps me active in the hobby is the amount of creativity and interest shown on this site and the friendly help and banter that goes with it.

Tom, thank you for taking over from Emrys and keeping the site going.

Well done to both of you.
Kind regards,
Mark


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