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Old Apr 6 2006, 01:51 PM   #201
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Korin, why don't you ask one of the people who CAN get in to tell her to log in here and PM you her addy again? And you never know, she might find this site a nice place to visit! Most of US have!
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*throws a new tantrum*

Hey... it IS a new day, so I'm allowed another tantrum.

I miss my EBA... and the PCX thread... and Spam... and the art forum!! I'd LOVE to be able to post more of my NaNo story for people to read who have been following it, but I can't get in!

Ah well...
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But it would be great if things were perfect regarding the CPU usage...
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What a long drawn out mess this has been. Basically here's the story as I see it. I realize that some members feel like they haven't been given any information as to what is going on, but honestly we didn't know for sure ourselves up until about a day ago that it is pretty much that the server we are currently using "doesn't like" running vB boards. In a nutshell, here's a time line. We got an email from the server AFTER THE FACT, that we were being moved to an "abuse" server (read: crappy) because we were using too much CPU or something. (Am I getting too technical?!) At that time they gave us one week to figure out the problem and fix it. Their options at the end of that week were:

1) we have things fixed to their satisfaction and they return us to our original spot on their shared servers

2) we don't get things fixed and they dump us

3) we don't fix things but they would "generously" put us on a "dedicated" server for "only" $99 a month. *faints*.

Shortly before the end of the week they gave us an extension so we could upgrade the vB to the latest version. Later they did say that as long as we were trying to get our CPU usage down, they'd keep our account available but it would stay on the abuse server until we actually got the numbers down. They are monitoring our usage. Are we pissed off enough yet?!

Add to all this mix the fact that the only two people who know what they are doing with computer stuff are Wolfe and Ian, both of whom work full time in very different time zones so that they have about 1 to 2 hours a day when both of them are on the computer at the same time so they can talk to each other. Include in that the problem that a good part of the time Wolfe hasn't been able to GET to the site to do anything.

So, here's where we come to what we believe is a solution. We're currently looking into switching to a different server. However, unlike the last one which we hopped onto very fast without much research (since we were desperate, in not having any place at the time) we are trying not to make the same mistake again. Which takes a tiny bit more time. There have been anonymous offers to pay for the first year on a new server, so this will NOT come out of current site funds. Sigh. I swear we have the stubbornest bunch of hosts on earth. Most other people would have given up long ago, but we just keep beating our heads against walls.
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Holy hell!!

Talk about problems... and yes, I'm pissed at the stupid server people.

I'm sorry you wonderful Hostie type people are having to deal with all of that. *hugs for all the hosties*
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Wow. That's a lot going on for you hosts. What I'm getting from that is that the server people are sucky and their forum service is faulty. Are we getting the new server and what happens if we get dumped? Will our data be saved or will we have to start from scratch?
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Wow. That's a lot going on for you hosts. What I'm getting from that is that the server people are sucky and their forum service is faulty. Are we getting the new server and what happens if we get dumped? Will our data be saved or will we have to start from scratch?
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Oh, good, I was worried that I'd lose my critters. At least my creations are posted elsewhere, though.
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Old Apr 7 2006, 12:12 AM   #209
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We have the database backed up, and will do so again before anything is moved to hopefully prevent any loss.
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Old Apr 7 2006, 12:19 AM   #210
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Old Apr 7 2006, 09:21 AM   #211
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We learn from experience!!!!
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Old Apr 7 2006, 11:45 AM   #212
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Leah, I hadn't thought of that, but then I am only male and not blessed with REAL intelligence LOL

If anyone can get word to ditzy_faerie at AMCF and pass on my need for her to PM me via MoM, I will be grateful and most pleased...
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Old Apr 7 2006, 11:54 AM   #214
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ty ty ty ty ty

Oh and did I mention... TY
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Old Apr 7 2006, 04:07 PM   #215
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Which y'all have had plenty of, unfortunately.

Stupid server.
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Old Apr 7 2006, 08:55 PM   #216
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Thanks for update. It really sucks what they (the server people) are doing. I will be content to sit back and patiently wait for y'all to say "We're back".
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Old Apr 8 2006, 01:21 AM   #217
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I still see the forum, but occasionally get the "server busy" flag. I
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Same here Granath. Bloody annoying!
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*starts sobbing* After 2 1/2 weeks of undisturbed access, it's finally not letting me in Well, I guess it's only fair

*goes to try out those proxy servers*
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Only started getting the server busy thing today. :P Did manage to post a few times before it started coming up every single time I clicked a link rather than every few minutes.
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i can't get in at all today - and i'm not even getting an error message. I haven't had ANY trouble with it until today.
Of course, only 12 hours before I started trying to get in, I was in both KT and KTL.
My first thought was that it was the fact that i'd gone into the chat room that might be the problem as it was the first time in at least a month or two that I'd gone into the chat room. It's more than likely just a coincidence though! (and whaddya know, I have no trouble getting into chat)
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It be down 4 me.
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Old Apr 8 2006, 11:04 PM   #223
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Don't worry, guys. You'll get over the withdrawal sooner or later. Thank goodness (and Cheryl) for the MoM. It's my methadone.

At this point, I shall be patient, sit in my corner, and twiddle my thumbs. Be warned, though. When I get back on the KT, I'll undoubtedly be going on a necroposting binge.
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somehow I'm there and have been for perhaps half an hour now if not more. catching up with some critter post ... oooo I just got a lovely new dragon
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Yeah, now it's permanent, and I had to reboot and now my computer won't even find the website. Oh, well, there's always MoM!
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Old Apr 9 2006, 08:58 AM   #227
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Yep, there's always MoM and sometimes there's also AMCF I think

Oops, shouldn't laugh about other one's misfortune. I do feel for wolfe, ian and the rest of the bunch and sincerely hope all will be OK as soon as is humanly possible!
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Good news everyone! After much research we have found a webhost that will suit our needs. Sometime over the next 24-48 hours the board will be down for everyone while we move to our new webhost. The cost is higher than our previous webhost, now US$20 per month, but the first year will be paid in full by anonymous donations and will not detract from our current site funds.

We will be doing a backup of the database before we move the site, and shut the board down so nothing else is lost, while we make the transfer.

Please bear with us, it will hopefully only be a little while longer before we are up and running again!
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That is serious GOOD NEWS to hear, Jax. Uncork te bottles of bubbly or have a beer (in case of C_ris: or two, three or four)

I wish amcf all the best of luck with the move and the new webhost and sincerely hope that the rest of the year be uneventful in relation to the events you can usually miss like toothaches!

NOW LOOK HERE what the easter bunny has brought...

A brand new webhost for amcf!

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That is great news Jax! Thank you for posting the update here.
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That is serious GOOD NEWS to hear, Jax. Uncork te bottles of bubbly or have a beer (in case of C_ris: or two, three or four)

I wish amcf all the best of luck with the move and the new webhost and sincerely hope that the rest of the year be uneventful in relation to the events you can usually miss like toothaches!

NOW LOOK HERE what the easter bunny has brought...

A brand new webhost for amcf!

Try five or more

And good news it is!
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Eeeeeeeeeeeeeee! This just gets better and better!

Last night I was able to get on (for the VERY first time ) using an anonymizer, and now it looks like soon I won't even have to use one, and the rest of the people might be able to get on too!

Congrats to the Host team for your unwavering efforts. Not every forum is this lucky.
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Eeeeeeeeeeeeeee! This just gets better and better!

Last night I was able to get on (for the VERY first time ) using an anonymizer, and now it looks like soon I won't even have to use one, and the rest of the people might be able to get on too!

Congrats to the Host team for your unwavering efforts. Not every forum is this lucky.
Very off topic, but Monkeys? Do you have a full picture of your avatar? Every time I see it I think a green firelizard is trying to eat a gold dragon.

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Very off topic, but Monkeys? Do you have a full picture of your avatar? Every time I see it I think a green firelizard is trying to eat a gold dragon.

On topic - that's great news. Hopefully the idiots who have the server you've been on will go out of business due to their wonderful customer service skills.
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Yippee!!!! I can't wait!!!!
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Wonderful news Jaxie!
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Finally.
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