YAY!!!!! IT"S BACK!!!!

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Heath
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Re: YAY!!!!! IT"S BACK!!!!

Post by Heath » Fri Dec 29, 2017 1:19 am

Hi all,

Sorry for the delay getting the site back up. I'll need to bring it down again at some point for updates, but for now at least it's running again. PayPal is nice on my end because it makes it easy for me. However, if you need to use physical mail, a moderator can provide my address if they are willing.

Wishing everybody a Happy New Year.

Heath

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Re: YAY!!!!! IT"S BACK!!!!

Post by NiceAft » Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:59 am

The Admiral and I are in Shanghai, China, for New Years, and I now see the site is up and running. PayPal works for me. I was just now able to send a donation from the other side of the world from where I live. :)

Thanks Heath!

Ray

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Re: YAY!!!!! IT"S BACK!!!!

Post by dlandersson » Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:54 am

And my paypal donation is done. Hope eveyone does this. 8)
Heath wrote:Hi all,

Sorry for the delay getting the site back up. I'll need to bring it down again at some point for updates, but for now at least it's running again. PayPal is nice on my end because it makes it easy for me. However, if you need to use physical mail, a moderator can provide my address if they are willing.

Wishing everybody a Happy New Year.

Heath

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Orkia
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Re: YAY!!!!! IT"S BACK!!!!

Post by Orkia » Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:55 pm

I am glad to see the site back. I have missed it so.

That being said, I am not familiar with how the site operates. What are the details. I feel the need to donate, but would like to know more about what I am donating to.

Thanks again for being up and running,

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Re: YAY!!!!! IT"S BACK!!!!

Post by kmclemore » Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:08 pm

Orkia wrote:I am glad to see the site back. I have missed it so.

That being said, I am not familiar with how the site operates. What are the details. I feel the need to donate, but would like to know more about what I am donating to.

Thanks again for being up and running,
Well, this is the leading (and many say, best) forum for Mac and Tat boats, Orkia, and it provides not only the ongoing conversations which do an amazing amount to help owners with their boats, but also contains an over 15 year searchable history of owners' mods, questions, suggestions and general information. In addition, it provides copies of all of the owners handbooks and provides the only all-Mac selling platform. In addition, it has begun numerous friendships and collaborations that have lasted, in some cases, decades.

So... is that worth donating to?

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Re: YAY!!!!! IT"S BACK!!!!

Post by Starscream » Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:47 pm

kmclemore wrote:

So... is that worth donating to?
Yup...done. I confirm that the credit card link works, for those who don't use paypal.

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Re: YAY!!!!! IT"S BACK!!!!

Post by RussMT » Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:16 pm

Heath,
Great news that you have it back up. I'm sure it was quite an ordeal. I've seen all the MySQL databases involved. They are all tightly linked.

Going forward, do you have a backup provider? There are plenty of phpBB backup plugins that work well. Or simply do an auto FTP to another cloud backup.

Maybe also update the Website news and announcements from 2014.

Donation coming after this post.

Sigh...so nice to see it back online.

--Russ

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Re: YAY!!!!! IT"S BACK!!!!

Post by kmclemore » Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:57 pm

Starscream wrote:
kmclemore wrote:

So... is that worth donating to?
Yup...done. I confirm that the credit card link works, for those who don't use paypal.
Good lad.

I should note that all of us who are admins work for free - all funds go directly to Heath to help defray the costs of running the forum servers, the domain registration, etc.

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Re: YAY!!!!! IT"S BACK!!!!

Post by Jeff L » Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:33 am

Hi Kevin,
A post from Heath said to ask a moderator for address for where to send a check or money order,
and I assume to whom to address the check or money order. Could you get me that information
please? I would like to get some funds to him soonest. Also what is a normal amount one sends?
Thanks much for your help.
Jeff L

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Re: YAY!!!!! IT"S BACK!!!!

Post by Ixneigh » Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:12 am

Oh. I thought This site had bit it. Nice to see it back.
No one seemed to know what happened even on other sailing sites.
Ix

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Re: YAY!!!!! IT"S BACK!!!!

Post by kmclemore » Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:02 pm

Ixneigh wrote:Oh. I thought This site had bit it. Nice to see it back.
No one seemed to know what happened even on other sailing sites.
Ix
 ! kmclemore:
I posted a couple of updates on the FB sites to let folks know there was a problem.

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Re: YAY!!!!! IT"S BACK!!!!

Post by kmclemore » Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:05 pm

Jeff L wrote:Hi Kevin,
A post from Heath said to ask a moderator for address for where to send a check or money order,
and I assume to whom to address the check or money order. Could you get me that information
please? I would like to get some funds to him soonest. Also what is a normal amount one sends?
Thanks much for your help.
Jeff L
I'll send you a PM, Jeff.

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Re: YAY!!!!! IT"S BACK!!!!

Post by Neo » Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:08 pm

So great to see you all again :) .... It's like I was lost without this community.
Donation done .... worth every Cent and so much more lol!

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Re: YAY!!!!! IT"S BACK!!!!

Post by Bilgemaster » Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:34 pm

dlandersson wrote:First thing I did was click on "donate" and make a contribution.

This is a really great site and the moderators put in a lot of thankless effort. :wink:
Same here. I'll admit I experienced a warm fuzzy gushy feeling all over when I got that email update just now about some thread update or other...

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Surely that's worth a Tubman for pizza and beer (or Excedrin) for the "resurrectionists", yes?

Seriously, I missed you guys.

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Re: YAY!!!!! IT"S BACK!!!!

Post by Gazmn » Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:18 pm

"Ca Ching!!"

I'm in :)

Thanks Guys for your selfless hard work! What in the World would we do without this Site??!!! :?
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