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Re: Admin Machinations

Postby Roachtench » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:33 am

JAA wrote:
Roachtench wrote:Super stripes ****** - you are certainly finding some perch this season.

Please bear in mind it is a member's privilege NOT to use their actual name here - and if GDPR becomes reality, it can actually be construed as a breach of privacy. Before anyone does so, please check with the named member, that they are OK with it.

'I'm not' before anyone asks. Ta. :text-hat-tip: :I am the Law:



Apologies Mr Admin; I ave been back in and corrected my error

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Re: Admin Machinations

Postby DaceAce » Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:54 pm

My name is Mark and I don't mind if anyone uses it. Anyway, Dave, why does everyone call you Rodney?

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Re: Admin Machinations

Postby JAA » Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:08 pm

'ng10' has never posted since joining, so the account is suspended. :I am the Law: :text-hat-tip:
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Re: Admin Machinations

Postby JAA » Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:34 pm

These accounts are suspended as they've never posted or haven't for over a year. :text-hat-tip: :I am the Law:

Bob2504
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Re: Admin Machinations

Postby JAA » Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:33 pm

I'm going to suspend every account that hasn't been active in the last year...so you know. :text-hat-tip: :I am the Law:

...And I'm going to do it every month...
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Re: Admin Machinations

Postby JAA » Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:00 am

JAA wrote:I'm going to suspend every account that hasn't been active in the last year...so you know. :text-hat-tip: :I am the Law:

...And I'm going to do it every month...

...so four more accounts have been removed this month. :text-hat-tip: :I am the Law:
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Re: Admin Machinations

Postby JAA » Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:20 am

JAA wrote:
JAA wrote:I'm going to suspend every account that hasn't been active in the last year...so you know. :text-hat-tip: :I am the Law:

...And I'm going to do it every month...

...so four more accounts have been removed this month. :text-hat-tip: :I am the Law:

I had an email from a member this week asking me to reinstate their account. Coupla things:

I've no idea who a member is from their email address or their actual name (except in a very few cases). The only way for me to match an email to the 'member' is to open the 'member' management page, one member at a time, and cross-check the email. There's still 80 odd of those, so I'm not gonna. If you email in, do please let me know your non d'forum.

The second thing: if you've found yer account locked as you're not using it and haven't for long period...I'll reinstate once, but if it's not used to post on-going, it'll be deleted.

I'm happy to keep the place going for those who post from time to time, even if other people sing songs about "the quietest forum on the whole internet", and if ends up with just those active posters and no-one else...I'm fine with that. :text-hat-tip:

As I've previously intimated, it's like a small syndicate where the only entrance fee is 'doing some of the work'. [text: busy-bee]
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Re: Admin Machinations

Postby maggotdrowner » Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:39 pm

Fair enough, JAA. It might be quieter than most but its a nicer place to be than most!

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Re: Admin Machinations

Postby satt2006 » Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:36 pm

maggotdrowner wrote:Fair enough, JAA. It might be quieter than most but its a nicer place to be than most!



I definitely agree on that!

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Re: Admin Machinations

Postby JAA » Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:01 pm

I'm getting rather too many invitation for 'hot sexy babes' via the site contact email - someone bothered to crack through all the security questions a couple of months back and then register 38 made up names... [insert 'dickhead' smilie here]

The site contact email will change in the next few weeks as it works best to remove the email on 'the naughty list' and use a new one for a bit. I'll keep you posted, and worst case I might just post an image of it. Just so you know. :text-hat-tip:
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Re: Admin Machinations

Postby Barbulus » Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:30 pm

I've been absent for a while but I absolutely agree, this is a delightful place for some quiet reflection and considered posts. I am really grateful to those who invest their effort in running PBTW: an oasis. :text-hat-tip: ,

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Re: Admin Machinations

Postby JAA » Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:50 pm

Barbulus wrote:I've been absent for a while but I absolutely agree, this is a delightful place for some quiet reflection and considered posts. I am really grateful to those who invest their effort in running PBTW: an oasis. :text-hat-tip: ,

Nice to hear from you Barulus; "those" Heh.

Just me :cool: :text-hat-tip:
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Re: Admin Machinations

Postby JAA » Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:25 pm

I'm going to 'move' the forum to a back-site page on 'anotherangler.net' unless this causes any (technical) problems.

My plan is to move the forum and leave a divert in place on this web-page (http://www.thepathbythewater.net/) until the that domain renews in June, at which point it'll vanish into the ether.

There's nothing nefarious behind this, it's simply that there is no point in me paying out for the domain name registration on top of the others I manage, when I can put the forum onto another domain name.

Fear not, I'll keep you posted and if for some reason it all goes wrong, they'll be some link/note on anotherangler to where it ends up.

Unless it doesn't work, it'll almost certainly be be 'www.anotherangler.net/tpbtw/'

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Re: Admin Machinations

Postby GarryProcter » Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:49 am

Hope the move goes without any problems JAA, and that it doesn't take too much of your time.

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Re: Admin Machinations

Postby JAA » Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:21 pm

GarryProcter wrote:Hope the move goes without any problems JAA, and that it doesn't take too much of your time.

It should take about 60 seconds.....
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Re: Admin Machinations

Postby GarryProcter » Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:44 pm

I hope it's not the sort of 60 seconds that I experience when Mrs GP says, "Yes, I'll just be a minute..." lol

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Re: Admin Machinations

Postby JAA » Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:16 pm

GarryProcter wrote:I hope it's not the sort of 60 seconds that I experience when Mrs GP says, "Yes, I'll just be a minute..." lol

That's what I'm afraid of...

It's often the case that stuff that should 'just work', 'doesn't. In theory I move the files, first telling the forum it's own forwarding address and all will magically 'just work'...Hm.

The forum code is over two years out of date. Just over a year ago I 'upgraded it'. Twice. It failed both times. The restoration broke several of the add-ons (that was a late night) :angry: . It's suggested on the help for the phpBB that it will work fine...uh-huh. If security becomes an issue and reversing a backup of this forums files into a 'fresh up to date' set of BBcode doesn't work, we might end up with a 'live' version and a locked archive. Annoying. We'll have to see how it pans out. :text-tumbleweed:
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Re: Admin Machinations

Postby JAA » Sun Jan 26, 2020 4:28 pm

If you're reading this, then the forum 'moved home' OK and you've followed it. Well done. :text-hat-tip:

Phew. I spent an hour or two backing stuff up, but in the end 'it just worked'. :cool: :I am the Law:
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Re: Admin Machinations

Postby satt2006 » Sun Jan 26, 2020 4:29 pm

Works perfectly, thank you! :thumbs-up:

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Re: Admin Machinations

Postby JAA » Sun Jan 26, 2020 4:44 pm

satt2006 wrote:Works perfectly, thank you! :thumbs-up:

Good to know! Hope you're well. :text-hat-tip:
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