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PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2017 4:25 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote

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Why would it be a shame to loose threads going way back? I don't get it Badge. It's just forum nonsense, and that's coming from somebody who has propped this place up and contributed on a regular basis in plenty of periods when others haven't been arsed. And that latter comment isn't aimed at you bud. Even old Sheepster has gone dark for weeks on end only for him to pop his lovely ancient wrinkled head up like a tortoise looking for some discarded vegetable after fallow periods of him not posting. There have been plenty of occasions when this place needed saving and people haven't done nowt about it, especially taking the time to post anything for others to read and enjoy. So I don't get everybody all of a sudden being arsed about STR (Save The Reg)

Scrap the lot and start again if you ask me.......I know you won't.


I find this to be quite a revelation, that someone would quite happily discard a communal archive of posts.

I had previously assumed that "everybody" would like to have the opportunity to preserve a sense of history that they had been part of creating (assuming there had been no negative impacts on their life), especially when it had no impact on the physical clutter in their lives.

Clearly I was wrong in my assumptions.

Heyho - given that you appear to be the only sentient person to deal with the transition, and assuming that we get confirmation that the forum is to close, what is your opinion regarding our best options, assuming that either we want to retain old posts, or to start again?


Sorry if I'm coming across as flippant about it. I should respect that some people want to keep all the posts. It's just that I personally wouldn't delve back into older threads. It doesn't interest me. I tend to just post on a thread or do a review post, or be a bit daft and then move on to whatever new threads are happening. I'm in the moment then I'm gone..........a bit like a fart. I'll go with whatever people want, and if that means giving a few quid to those of you who want to keep all the gazillions of old posts just pm me and I'd be glad to help out. But just dosh though, no technical expertise. I've only just mastered our Ferguson Videostar. It's a VHS don'tcha know.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is there a date when all this has to be done by?

If so, does it make sense to simply divide whatever costs there might be by the number of posters willing to contribute?

I suppose that it wouldn't be a total disaster to lose everything and start again, but this is where I routinely keep track of my (admittedly stupid) football competitions so, as already said, I'd be happy to contribute (maybe via Paypal?) if there's someone with more interweb skills willing to take it on.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 11:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll chip in a few quid if you do paypal. As for keeping old stuff, not really my place to say what you should or shouldn't do on here as I'm only an occasional poster.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Happy to contribute to any cost involved.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let's see what cost implications there are to release our years of data. I think this should be given free of charge given that the original service was not chargeable. Me thinks this whole shut sown is a bit of a fund raiser. I mean the service was free and there are plenty of alternatives.

I am currently talking to the site owners of the site I mocked up to see what is involved regarding data transfer as well.

I think it would be a shame to lose some of the epic threads on here but we can't be held to ransom
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

May I add my two pennyworth?

If the cost of the transfer of data is reasonable - I am sure the regular posters here will be happy to contribute a few quid (whether they want it themselves or not) to keep all members happy. The more that contribute, the less the individual cost.

That is what a society does. And that is what Reg is.

If the cost is extortionate, our society will collectively decide not to fund it and will start again afresh. Again, that is what a society does. And that is what Reg is.

People on here - tech savvy or not - know a reasonable cost when they see it.

Do we have a cost of transfer yet?

(And, by the way, hats off to those who do know what they are talking about tech-wise. i am happy to leave it to those who do know the ins and outs. Just let me know what is happening)

Cheers (from South of France this week!)

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm getting up to 16666 (The Number of the Beast, well, ish) posts then I might leave it on here for a while. Seems like a good number to finish on until summat new happens.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dalek - I think asking us to pay to have our data released is a bit cheeky. The site owners would have made any money by advertising. Don't think they will have made enough bucks to be sat next to you on a deck chair in the south of France mon ami but I feel we are being held to ransom a bit.

I've not heard back from the new site regards the ability to take that data and upload it it into the new site either so that may be our deciding factor here.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just had this reply from the new forum:

Hi there,

Our team has been in discussions with MyFreeforum, and while not finalized yet, the discussions are going well and it is looking good to have a solution in place soon. Bottom line is, your original forum will not be lost so for now I’d stay put and look for any future announcements.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been looking through the posts made in response to the request for crowd funding to prevent the forum being closed.

Good news. There may be a reprieve, in the form of a new site owner.

Incidentally, who is the registered owner of this site? We would have needed to know, so they could have requested the export file. "I'm afraid we can't export to a non owner. The rules of dues process are still valid here. Try and get the owner to authorise a change in ownership."

The new forum will probably use  phpBB3 rather than the current phpBB2. The information  below may be useful in future, though we need do nothing at this time:

Quote:
Go into your admin control panel. Then click on the link for 'forum owners control panel' and log in there.

Under the 'Phpbb3/Phbbb2' tab, you should see an option to "Create/upgrade a phpbb3 version of your forum."

Click on this and follow the instructions through. If all goes well, you will now see two links in the forum owners control
panel - one for your existing phpBB2 forum and the other for a phpBB3 version of it. Dont panic here - your phpBB2 forum
is still the default version your users will see.

At the bottom of the forum owners control panel page you'll see something like this:

phpbb3 forum link: http://{your.forum}.wonko3.myfastforum.org
phpbb2 forum link: http://{your.forum}.wonko.myfastforum.org

If you click on the link to the phpBB3 version it will take you to a basic version of your forum in phpBB3. You can then
login as admin and begin the process of altering templates, forum colours, etc. This is the bit that will take the most
time. The good news is, there's plenty of help for simple problems on phpBB3 on Google.

When you've finalised editing, then you return to the 'forum owners control panel' and select 'Make forum link' phpBB3
from the dropdown box. That'll set your forum to be phpBB3 by default.


also: http://howtodoit.myfreeforum.org/...component=content&topicid=726
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry i cant get excited about technical things but will certainly contribute with any funds required. Id like to keep the existing stuff because when we get back into the Prem and are once again Champions of Europe it will be interesting to read about the dark days on here. Not only that there is some good reference stuff about books, places music etc. Great work PM and Heyho though, thanks for getting into it for us
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Plastic Man wrote:
I've been looking through the posts made in response to the request for crowd funding to prevent the forum being closed.

Good news. There may be a reprieve, in the form of a new site owner.

Incidentally, who is the registered owner of this site? We would have needed to know, so they could have requested the export file. "I'm afraid we can't export to a non owner. The rules of dues process are still valid here. Try and get the owner to authorise a change in ownership."

The new forum will probably use  phpBB3 rather than the current phpBB2. The information  below may be useful in future, though we need do nothing at this time:

Quote:
Go into your admin control panel. Then click on the link for 'forum owners control panel' and log in there.

Under the 'Phpbb3/Phbbb2' tab, you should see an option to "Create/upgrade a phpbb3 version of your forum."

Click on this and follow the instructions through. If all goes well, you will now see two links in the forum owners control
panel - one for your existing phpBB2 forum and the other for a phpBB3 version of it. Dont panic here - your phpBB2 forum
is still the default version your users will see.

At the bottom of the forum owners control panel page you'll see something like this:

phpbb3 forum link: http://{your.forum}.wonko3.myfastforum.org
phpbb2 forum link: http://{your.forum}.wonko.myfastforum.org

If you click on the link to the phpBB3 version it will take you to a basic version of your forum in phpBB3. You can then
login as admin and begin the process of altering templates, forum colours, etc. This is the bit that will take the most
time. The good news is, there's plenty of help for simple problems on phpBB3 on Google.

When you've finalised editing, then you return to the 'forum owners control panel' and select 'Make forum link' phpBB3
from the dropdown box. That'll set your forum to be phpBB3 by default.


also: http://howtodoit.myfreeforum.org/...component=content&topicid=726


That's good to know PM.

Will also read up about the differences of phpbb3. Maybe we get stereo or 3D posts. Imagine that - Dock in 3D.

Maybe not.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The banner requesting donations has gone. I wonder if we will get confirmation of what is happening.

For future reference, does anybody know who the owner of this site is?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where's Bearing? He ought to know.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Plastic Man wrote:
The banner requesting donations has gone. I wonder if we will get confirmation of what is happening.

For future reference, does anybody know who the owner of this site is?



Not 100 per cent but i think that Butts may have something to do with it all.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

smiling badger wrote:
Plastic Man wrote:
The banner requesting donations has gone. I wonder if we will get confirmation of what is happening.

For future reference, does anybody know who the owner of this site is?



Not 100 per cent but i think that Butts may have something to do with it all.


Butts has something to do with everything. Last I heard he was collaborating with the Russians FACT!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Butts made the call on the general election.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And made the last home game of the season a sell out.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I certainly don't own it. I coughed up a few years back to get rid of the adverts but that was it. Edited to add - also more than happy to contribute to a whip round if it comes to that.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Butts wrote:
I certainly don't own it. I coughed up a few years back to get rid of the adverts but that was it. Edited to add - also more than happy to contribute to a whip round if it comes to that.


Rumour has it Butts has bailed out one or two third world countries with monetary difficulties.

So the rumour goes.


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