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Forum: The Library Café Jun 6 2021, 02:43 PM
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Posted By Cheryl
Re: Say Hello and Be Welcomed to the Library Café on MoM!

Shani! It's great to see you! How's the family?
Forum: The Library Café May 22 2021, 12:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By Cheryl
Re: Testing!

Phew, all better!
Forum: The Library Café May 22 2021, 12:24 PM
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Views: 336
Posted By Cheryl
Re: Testing!

I fixed it! Go me!

Of course at the same time I broke the site background graphic without touching it...
Forum: The Library Café May 21 2021, 09:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By Cheryl
Re: Testing!

Ha ha ha! This is a pain in the butt to figure out. It may take days for me to have the time to dig into it. I thought it would simply display but it's buried deep in the code, bits I haven't messed...
Forum: Announcements May 21 2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 62,457
Posted By Cheryl
Re: Gender profile field change

So I've made some changes again. I was realizing recently that the whole reason I created the gender field in the first place was so that members would know the correct pronouns to use for each...
Forum: Announcements May 21 2021, 08:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 319
Posted By Cheryl
Re: Forum email

Forum email has been fixed! You can use the Contact Us form successfully again, and newly registered members should now get email confirmation/activation mailings. I'm going to resend the confirms...
Forum: The Library Café May 21 2021, 07:48 AM
Replies: 3,628
Views: 550,213
Posted By Cheryl
Re: Say Hello and Be Welcomed to the Library Café on MoM!

Welcome to Reverse Airwolf and Bristol!
Forum: Announcements Apr 24 2021, 09:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 319
Posted By Cheryl
Exclamation Forum email

It seems the forum isn't able to send email at present. I will sic support on it soon, but in the meantime new users needed to be activated, and anyone trying to contact me through the "contact us"...
Forum: The Library Café Apr 19 2021, 08:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 211
Posted By Cheryl
Re: Artist Robin Wood has died

I remember meeting her at a con, she was a lovely cheerful woman.
Forum: The Library Café Apr 19 2021, 08:44 PM
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Views: 211
Posted By Cheryl
Artist Robin Wood has died

Robin Wood, known by many Pern fans as the artist who created the portraits in The People of Pern, has died.

The sad news was shared on Twitter earlier today:
...
Forum: Announcements Jun 24 2020, 02:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 9,447
Posted By Cheryl
Re: Forum spam issues

New user registration is open and the Contact Us for is enabled, and the spammer seems to have lost interest.

However, new members are still always dropped into automatic moderation of their...
Forum: The Library Café Jun 4 2020, 03:46 PM
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Views: 550,213
Posted By Cheryl
Forum: The Library Café Dec 2 2019, 11:43 AM
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Views: 1,579
Posted By Cheryl
Re: Happy birthday to us

I missed it too! :O
Forum: Announcements Aug 16 2019, 01:07 PM
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Views: 9,447
Posted By Cheryl
Thumbs down Forum spam issues

For several weeks now this forum has been subjected to a spam campaign. Luckily due to previously implemented security measures, none of the spam posts have gone live to members, but there's been a...
Forum: Crystal Singer and Brainships May 21 2019, 10:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 26,248
Posted By Cheryl
Re: meaning of the name 'The Heptite Guild'

I can't believe we didn't think of this before, but another obvious iteration of seven that relates to Ballybran crystal: 7 musical notes on the diatonic music scale, e.g. C–D–E–F–G–A–B. Given the...
Forum: Book Collector's Meeting Room May 14 2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 18,200
Posted By Cheryl
Re: Crystal Singer 'Fanzine'

While digging online for some other Crystal Singer information, I came across a great site that gives details on fanzines, and can say definitively that there were 14 issues. More details here:...
Forum: The Library Café May 7 2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 3,628
Views: 550,213
Posted By Cheryl
Re: Say Hello and Be Welcomed to the Library Café on MoM!

Welcome, Elcreative! That is quite a long time in SFF fandom!

This forum is pretty quiet these days; it's heyday was before social media took over everyone's online time. But I hope you enjoy...
Forum: The Library Café Jan 27 2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 20,063
Posted By Cheryl
Forum: The Library Café Jan 19 2019, 07:38 PM
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Views: 20,063
Posted By Cheryl
Re: Database errors

I've had my spouse teach me how to fix it, so assuming I can remember I can get it fixed much faster now. Feel free to email me at cheryl @ srellim.org to let me know when it's down.
...
Forum: The Library Café Dec 1 2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 20,063
Posted By Cheryl
Re: Database errors

Is anyone still having random database errors?
Forum: The Library Café Oct 3 2018, 04:34 PM
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Views: 20,063
Posted By Cheryl
Re: Database errors

Aha! I seem to have found how to fix it myself, without having to call in the big tech guns. Huzzah!

Please let me know if you have any further issues.
Forum: The Library Café Oct 3 2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 20,063
Posted By Cheryl
Re: Database errors

We did some system maintenance this weekend, which I hoped would resolve this problem, but it seems it did not. We'll investigate further and hopefully get it fixed soon.
Forum: The Library Café Mar 12 2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 3,628
Views: 550,213
Posted By Cheryl
Forum: The Library Café Feb 22 2018, 12:39 AM
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Views: 550,213
Posted By Cheryl
Forum: The Information Desk and Suggestion Box Feb 22 2018, 12:36 AM
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Views: 71,382
Posted By Cheryl
Post Input on change to gender profile field

Repeating the announcement of the change:
Forum: Announcements Feb 22 2018, 12:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 62,457
Posted By Cheryl
Post Gender profile field change

I finally made a change tonight that I've been meaning to for a while to the profile field for gender. For years it only had the option of M or F, and as I've become more educated about gender as a...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 27 2017, 03:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,085
Posted By Cheryl
Verse of Pern

I received an email as follows:

i would like to find the complete poems. all i can find are the snippets at the beginning of each chapter. the fire lizard song seems so beautiful but i can't seem...
Forum: The Library Café Jan 3 2017, 05:11 PM
Replies: 5,869
Views: 1,068,934
Posted By Cheryl
Re: What is happening

When this thread hits 100 pages (two to go!), let's start a new one.

I'm glad we got back up finally, and hope that everyone had happy holidays!
Forum: Announcements Jan 2 2017, 11:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,987
Posted By Cheryl
Thumbs up Back up!

The forum is finally back up and running, after an extended down period. We had to move servers, and unfortunately I was not able to give warning before we went down -- and then getting back up...
Forum: The Information Desk and Suggestion Box Oct 12 2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 31,048
Posted By Cheryl
Re: Inactive Members - FYI

I've just shunted a lot of accounts into the Inactive category, members that have not logged in for a full year, and members that have one post or less that haven't logged in for 6 months.
...
Forum: The Information Desk and Suggestion Box Jan 13 2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 30,062
Posted By Cheryl
Re: to the administrators

Can you link me to an example where you see it, Peter?
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Aug 17 2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,070
Posted By Cheryl
Re: 2014 Hugo Award winners from LonCon

I haven't read this year's best novel but it's on my to be read pile - I've heard great things about it for months now, and it has swept all the major SFF awards this year - Hugo, Nebula, and Clarke....
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Aug 17 2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,070
Posted By Cheryl
2014 Hugo Award winners from LonCon

This year's Hugo Award ceremony is just wrapping up at the London WorldCon. I enjoyed following along for part of it on Twitter.

Here are the winners:

Best Novel: Ancillary Justice by Ann...
Forum: Book Collector's Meeting Room Aug 12 2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 13,578
Posted By Cheryl
Re: Warner Bros. options The Dragonriders of Pern

There's more than that, SpaceCowboy. There are two different tv series in the works for books by John Scalzi, Redshirts on FX and his Old Man's War series on Syfy. I'm hoping both come to fruition...
Forum: Exhibit Hall May 13 2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 9,179
Posted By Cheryl
Re: Winning photos

Great photos Hans! Congrats on winning two months in a row, well-earned recognition for your efforts.
Forum: The Library Café May 13 2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 5,869
Views: 1,068,934
Posted By Cheryl
Re: What is happening

((((((Moonlady)))))) Love and support and prayers for all you are going through with your son. I hope the professionals around him can help him deal with all the hurt he's holding on to.

...
Forum: The Library Café Apr 2 2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,682
Posted By Cheryl
Re: Fandom Memories

I went to my first DragonCon in 1999, which was also Anne's first DragonCon. My memories are a bit fuzzy and as I went to several D*C in a row after that, they are all jumbled together, but I...
Forum: The Library Café Apr 2 2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 5,869
Views: 1,068,934
Posted By Cheryl
Re: What is happening

Wow, congrats Hans! That is quite a milestone, and it sounds like it was celebrated in proper style!


Here in MD we're still waiting to see if winter is truly gone or just slumbering. As...
Forum: The Library Café Apr 1 2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,825
Posted By Cheryl
Re: Happy birthday anne

Tor.com has a lovely little tribute to Anne up today:

http://www.tor.com/blogs/2014/04/anne-mccaffrey-gave-us-all-our-own-dragons-to-ride
Forum: The Library Café Mar 8 2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 5,869
Views: 1,068,934
Posted By Cheryl
Re: What is happening

Cilla - that is rough. I hope something gets worked out to a more sensible schedule and that the trip happens for the family.

We've used our snow days, plus one extra now, and I think the plan to...
Forum: The Library Café Mar 3 2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 5,869
Views: 1,068,934
Posted By Cheryl
Re: What is happening

Congrats to your sister, Moonlady! Nice for your family to have something so wonderful to celebrate!


My son is on a stronger antibiotic for strep throat now - I'm glad that I didn't second...
Forum: Events Board Mar 3 2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 39,404
Posted By Cheryl
Re: Worldcon 2014 in London: Loncon3

I know already that I can't make it, though I wish I could! Medical expenses plus orthodontia for my elder kids have wiped out the travel budget for the year. And any time I can scare up sans my...
Forum: Exhibit Hall Mar 2 2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,614
Posted By Cheryl
Re: graphic novel

I'm glad you didn't overpay Mawra! Unless that first seller had had the 3-in-1 hardcover limited edition of the Dragonflight graphic novel, it certainly wasn't worth that price!
Forum: The Library Café Feb 27 2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 5,869
Views: 1,068,934
Posted By Cheryl
Re: What is happening

Mawra - kudos to you and Kibby, she and her centaur costume look fantastic! I'm glad you guys got to go have fun at a convention.


My son is still struggling with migraines, and we've been...
Forum: The Library Café Feb 27 2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 3,628
Views: 550,213
Posted By Cheryl
Forum: The Library Café Feb 13 2014, 10:10 PM
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Views: 1,068,934
Posted By Cheryl
Re: What is happening

The day is ending better than it started. Just when I think I'm at the end of my rope, I discover it's longer than I thought.

G's headache has stayed at a moderate level, I got the first wave of...
Forum: The Library Café Feb 13 2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 5,869
Views: 1,068,934
Posted By Cheryl
Re: What is happening

This week has been an adventure so far and the adventures are continuing. Because the new meds hadn't broken my son's headache after a week, his neurologist sent us to the ER on Monday to try a new...
Forum: The Library Café Feb 7 2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 5,869
Views: 1,068,934
Posted By Cheryl
Re: What is happening

Delia - That is scary! I'm glad there was someone in earshot when you yelled for help. And good job being the squeaky wheel to get what you need as soon as possible. I hope your recovery is...
Forum: The Information Desk and Suggestion Box Feb 7 2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 30,062
Posted By Cheryl
Re: to the administrators

Hmm, I'd say it's fairly unlikely. But it's possible Pam has something set aside that she worked up for one of the romance books a while ago. Will check!
Forum: The Library Café Feb 4 2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 5,869
Views: 1,068,934
Posted By Cheryl
Re: What is happening

We made it to the dr, despite rain changing to freezing rain on the way there, snow on the way home. His diagnosis is an extended migraine (not chronic migraine, which has specific meaning and...
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