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Re: The Great Crash of 2017!
« Reply #30 on: September 18, 2017, 11:51:43 PM »
Wow! I'd be lost without this forum!!! 

I don't thing I've posted since 8/24 since I've been dealing with the great flood from Harvey down here in TX... 

Glad to see it's up, and we appreciate all the mods hard work at preserving our history!! Thanks!!
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Re: The Great Crash of 2017!
« Reply #31 on: September 19, 2017, 05:25:10 AM »
After Irma, I was in the dark figuratively and literally whatever was going on here. It was working fine til we lost power Sunday evening (and thanks again MB for your concern about us down here), then when we got power back up Tuesday,

So, apparently you were affected by the storm, but all right now.  I hope all's well (or reasonably so) now!!
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Re: The Great Crash of 2017!
« Reply #32 on: September 19, 2017, 06:05:39 PM »
(and thanks again MB for your concern about us down here)

I'm very happy you all made it through safely.  [hall2_smiley]

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Re: The Great Crash of 2017!
« Reply #33 on: September 19, 2017, 06:10:51 PM »
As you may or may not have noticed, all the forum's posts, with the exception of the ones we lost from those 18 days, are back on the forum. However, all the attachments, particularly on the Games boards are not working correctly yet because I have to reinstall a mod the forum was using for attachments back before our host lost a third of the database on us. Hopefully I won't have any problems reinstalling the mod, but we'll see. However, I won't be attempting it until a bit later this afternoon...

I'll post once attachments are behaving normally again...

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Re: The Great Crash of 2017!
« Reply #34 on: September 19, 2017, 11:59:13 PM »
Most of the attachments seem to be working - but some are not. I have no idea why.  [hall2_undecided]   But then I had no idea why the current hoDS topic wasn't allowing directly quoting or modifying or new postings until I stumbled upon the reason today. Hopefully I'll be as lucky when it comes to figuring out why only some attachments are glitching...

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Re: The Great Crash of 2017!
« Reply #35 on: September 20, 2017, 04:48:55 PM »
Most of the attachments seem to be working - but some are not. I have no idea why.  [hall2_undecided]

As some of you have discovered, it seems like all that attachments that are actually attached to a post are working - it's the copies that I and others have made for other posts (using the code like
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[img width=320 height=240]http://www.dsboards.com/SMF/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=27735;attach=43815[/img]that aren't working for some very odd reason). But hopefully the answer to fixing that will hit me eventually...

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But then I had no idea why the current hoDS topic wasn't allowing directly quoting or modifying or new postings until I stumbled upon the reason today.

And speaking of the hoDS topic, as I posted in it today (well, actually modified a test post to now say) I will be going back to recreate my missing posts. So don't fear that everything I did during the lost 18 days is gone forever...

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Re: The Great Crash of 2017!
« Reply #36 on: September 21, 2017, 10:15:34 PM »
ded·i·ca·tion [dedəˈkāSH(ə)n/]

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Thanks again MB!! I (we) appreciate all your efforts!! [salute]
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Re: The Great Crash of 2017!
« Reply #37 on: September 22, 2017, 04:57:26 AM »
Well, if this were Facebook, I could click on "Love" for Robot_Quentin's post - that's great!!
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Re: The Great Crash of 2017!
« Reply #38 on: September 22, 2017, 06:37:10 PM »
 [pointing-up]  Thanks to everyone who has expressed their appreciation for the forum.  [hall2_smiley]  Things are probably close to being 90% back to normal, but there are still a few things that need fixing. But all in good time...

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Re: The Great Crash of 2017!
« Reply #39 on: September 26, 2017, 09:26:25 PM »
I haven't posted any new set ups in the Games boards yet because I still don't know why posting copies of attachments isn't working. However, if I can't figure that out sooner rather than later, I'll simply begin posting brand new attachments, which is how things have been most of the time on the Games boards anyway...

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Re: The Great Crash of 2017!
« Reply #40 on: September 27, 2017, 10:01:08 PM »
Well, if this were Facebook, I could click on "Love" for Robot_Quentin's post - that's great!!

Thanks Josette!

In my younger days I gave my girlfriend a mock dictionary page from a Merriam-Webster I had Xeroxed.... I'd cut and pasted a typed entry for the word 'beautiful' with her name in it.  [love10]
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Re: The Great Crash of 2017!
« Reply #41 on: October 01, 2017, 05:47:56 AM »
I haven't posted any new set ups in the Games boards yet because I still don't know why posting copies of attachments isn't working. However, if I can't figure that out sooner rather than later, I'll simply begin posting brand new attachments, which is how things have been most of the time on the Games boards anyway...

The light finally went on [idea2] and I figured out what was wrong. I have no idea how it got changed because as far as I can tell all the forum's other permissions (which are stored in the database) were transferred intact. But no matter, I've corrected the problem and now all copies of attachments that have been added in posts other than the ones they're specifically attached to should be displaying. (But if you come across any that aren't, please point them out.)

And the best news is that I will be posting new set ups in the Games boards sooner rather than later...

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Re: The Great Crash of 2017!
« Reply #42 on: October 01, 2017, 01:44:46 PM »
What a nice surprise to wake up to this morning. The Halloween theme is always a favorite. And it appears that we're just as about back to normal as well!! 👍👍👍👍👍
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Re: The Great Crash of 2017!
« Reply #43 on: October 02, 2017, 05:06:57 PM »
The first new batch of set ups/captures have been posted to "Complete This Phrase / Fill In The Blank(s) - 1840/1841" and "Caption This! - 1840/1841".

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Re: The Great Crash of 2017!
« Reply #44 on: October 09, 2017, 06:43:55 PM »
The "stay logged in" seems to be back up and running.
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