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Board Changes

Postby monchavo » Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:09 am

Hello folks. A few messages for you that you may be interested in.

The recent outage was caused by a malicious attack on the server hosting this board. This resulted in the board being taken down by the hosting provider.

The board admin is changing. monchavo will be taking over from Frank as the host and provider of the board
The changeover has begun; the new board is already up and running with a new skin, latest version of PHPBB3 and is now smartphone and tablet friendly, with a responsive layout. I would appreciate your feedback as and when we move
The switchover will retain user accounts, password, private messages and all data posted on the board up until Midnight BST on April 11th 2014, when the board will be closed and the database shifted to the new provider
The new board will open on (or possibly even before!) Monday 14th April 2014 at the same URL

I'd like to thank Frank for his part in creating this place, for hosting the platform and for his considerable generosity in allowing me to repair and bring back the board after the malicious attack. I very much hope that I'll be able to keep the conversation going on this marvellous, disfunctional and crazy place long into the next decade.

--monchavo


Update:

The board has been moved successfully. I believe most things are intact. The domain will follow next week, so for now the test domain "clitar.com" will remain. Enjoy.

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Re: Board Changes

Postby Not_Karl » Thu Apr 10, 2014 1:20 am

:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Congrats and thank you! :D
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Re: Board Changes

Postby 3WE » Thu Apr 10, 2014 1:32 am

monchavo wrote:...monchavo will be taking over from Frank as the host and provider of the board...


Are you drunk?
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Re: Board Changes

Postby 666 » Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:55 pm

Long version: see first post.

Short version: da monch attacked server, p3wnd franks passwordz, now all you airdisasterz are belong to us.

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Re: Board Changes

Postby flyboy2548m » Sat Apr 12, 2014 1:18 pm

New skin looks great!
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Re: Board Changes

Postby Not_Karl » Sat Apr 12, 2014 4:34 pm

flyboy2548m wrote:New livery looks great!

Fixed and concur!
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Re: Board Changes

Postby ZilogMan » Sun Apr 13, 2014 2:40 am

Hey, already feel at home!
Thanks!!!
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Re: Board Changes

Postby Ancient Mariner » Sun Apr 13, 2014 8:16 am

Good stuff, well done Monchie!
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Re: Board Changes

Postby 3WE » Sun Apr 13, 2014 4:36 pm

...and a rare serious moment- Thank you Monchavo for keeping us up and running.

Here's to continued, sluggish discussions of aviation issues...
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Re: Board Changes

Postby Sir Gallivant » Mon Apr 14, 2014 6:40 am

Thank you, monchavo. I will take a look around and let you know if I find anything to worry or whine about
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Re: Board Changes

Postby tds » Fri Apr 18, 2014 3:53 pm

Nice work, Monchavo. Might be time to update the moderators in the aviation fora - many of them are no longer involved. I don't know if DMMoore was retained as a tribute, but since there is a permanent subforum devoted to remembering Don I don't personally see a need.

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Re: Board Changes

Postby monchavo » Fri Apr 18, 2014 5:40 pm

Thanks guys. I haven't really kept up to date on who's involved and who's not - I did a mail shot to the existing mods, nobody replied.
I don't want to put people's noses out of joint. I would like to put out a flag asking for volunteers for moderation.

I had thought of doing a full mailshot once the airdisaster.info domain is properly transferred (4 days?) and then starting some judicious pruning.

Any thoughts on driving traffic to the site would be useful too.

Cheers

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Re: Board Changes

Postby el » Mon Apr 21, 2014 7:01 am

monchavo wrote:Thanks guys. I haven't really kept up to date on who's involved and who's not - I did a mail shot to the existing mods, nobody replied.
I don't want to put people's noses out of joint. I would like to put out a flag asking for volunteers for moderation.

I had thought of doing a full mailshot once the airdisaster.info domain is properly transferred (4 days?) and then starting some judicious pruning.

Any thoughts on driving traffic to the site would be useful too.

Cheers


Never got a mail, at least I got the second one (about moving the board) this morning. Good to see that the board is still alive. :clap:

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Re: Board Changes

Postby Sickbag » Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:37 pm

May David walk with you in righteousness.
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Re: Board Changes

Postby Riptide » Wed Apr 23, 2014 12:16 pm

Sickbag wrote:May David walk with you in righteousness.


Not wearing those sweaters he won't. Back to the Zoo :clap: Now I hear IGSPOTM
is still AWOL for over a year now . He must come back. Can anyone bribe him with a cheap gold watch, a moderator's post whatever it takes . Or has he indeed left this earth and gone to play harps while dodging cheap composite crackerboxes up there.?

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Re: Board Changes

Postby flyboy2548m » Thu Apr 24, 2014 1:08 pm

Riptide wrote:
Sickbag wrote:Now I hear IGSPOTM is still AWOL for over a year now . He must come back. Can anyone bribe him with a cheap gold watch, a moderator's post whatever it takes . Or has he indeed left this earth and gone to play harps while dodging cheap composite crackerboxes up there.?


I'll see what I can do. I have some VW parts laying around that he may be in need of.
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Re: Board Changes

Postby Riptide » Thu Apr 24, 2014 5:20 pm

flyboy2548m wrote:
I'll see what I can do. I have some VW parts laying around that he may be in need of.

Fantastic and I can add a bucket load of moped parts to that. That has to mean something to him. Wait. I think I just heard the strumming of a banjo down in Deep Monkey River just stop mid chord and a door open on a tear drop trailer :shock:

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Re: Board Changes

Postby tds » Sat Apr 26, 2014 3:41 pm

Looks like the domain's switched over now, nice work again Monchavo.

Not a huge deal, but this URL which was my bookmark for the old site, and may have been used by others too - forums/ - now 404s. Might give the impression that the forum is down.

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Re: Board Changes

Postby monchavo » Sat Apr 26, 2014 11:21 pm

tds wrote:Looks like the domain's switched over now, nice work again Monchavo.

Not a huge deal, but this URL which was my bookmark for the old site, and may have been used by others too - http://airdisaster.info/10/forums/ - now 404s. Might give the impression that the forum is down.



Gotcha bro. Putting an .htaccess in there now to force a permanent redirect to the root - http://airdisaster.info/10

Thanks!

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Re: Board Changes

Postby Gabriel » Sun Apr 27, 2014 2:44 am

monchavo wrote:
tds wrote:Looks like the domain's switched over now, nice work again Monchavo.

Not a huge deal, but this URL which was my bookmark for the old site, and may have been used by others too - http://airdisaster.info/10/forums/ - now 404s. Might give the impression that the forum is down.



Gotcha bro. Putting an .htaccess in there now to force a permanent redirect to the root - http://airdisaster.info/10

Thanks!

Better now.

Now it's not longer a 404. Now it's a 403 :shock:

Error 403 - Forbidden

You tried to access a document for which you don't have privileges.

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Re: Board Changes

Postby Not_Karl » Sun Apr 27, 2014 8:47 am

Gabriel wrote:Now it's not longer a 404. Now it's a 403 :shock:

I blame Peugeot.
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Re: Board Changes

Postby blueblack » Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:13 pm

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Re: Board Changes

Postby Mr. Snappy » Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:01 pm

Thank you for your kind and diligent efforts Mr. monchavo

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Re: Board Changes

Postby capslock » Mon May 05, 2014 3:37 pm

...forums kept grating me, so good riddance!

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Re: Board Changes

Postby capslock » Mon May 05, 2014 3:38 pm

Wow, that's one smooth transition. I didn't even have to log in to post, it recognized the cookie from my last visit ages ago. Some fora will require my to log in to post even if I haven't vistited them for half a day only.


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