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Posted by Melvin England (Member # 5270) on July 30, 2019, 03:35 AM:
I have not been able to access this site over the weekend and Monday. Suddenly it is back, thank goodness. Was the problem with me / UK / or worldwide?
Any comments please, Doug or Brad ?
Posted by Brian Fretwell (Member # 4302) on July 30, 2019, 03:43 AM:
As it seems there were no new posts over the weekend I would assume it was global.
Posted by Steve Klare (Member # 12) on July 30, 2019, 04:46 AM:
We have had a server problem.
-the problem is without the Forum it was kind of hard to tell anyone about it!
I'm very glad to be here right now, the amount of content we would lose if this was fatal is just spectacular: everything from "Your Day in Pictures" to the photo essays after 19 CineSeas!
Posted by Terry Sills (Member # 3309) on July 30, 2019, 05:03 AM:
No server problem. It was due to a software upgrade for the forum. Will be interesting to see the benefits. Personally I hope that posting pics/photos will be easy now.
Posted by Douglas Meltzer (Member # 28) on July 30, 2019, 08:19 AM:
I apologize that we were offline. I know that during this time I was experiencing "Forum withdrawal" symptoms.
Yes, there were (and still are) server issues. Basically, a band aid has been gently placed on the server to keep us going until we switch to a new server with new software. That process will take a bit of time as this also affects other Film-Tech sites. Brad and myself will keep you updated on the progress.
Thanks so much for coming back!
Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on July 30, 2019, 09:33 AM:
Thank you Brad and Doug for doing what you do to keep this going.
Life would be very different without it
Posted by Leon Norris (Member # 3151) on July 30, 2019, 09:40 AM:
Its good to know the 8MM Forum is up and running again!
Posted by Paul Adsett (Member # 25) on July 30, 2019, 10:03 AM:
Great to see the forum back on line! I had thought it would be down for a considerable period of time, and hit the link out of habit this morning - and what a pleasant surprise!
Posted by Steve Klare (Member # 12) on July 30, 2019, 10:06 AM:
I had to delete the icon.
It was like a light switch in a blackout: I couldn't stop myself from clicking on it!
Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on July 30, 2019, 10:51 AM:
Good to see the forum back !
Posted by Joe Caruso (Member # 11) on July 30, 2019, 11:05 AM:
We're ALL back - Shorty
Posted by Janice Glesser (Member # 2758) on July 30, 2019, 11:35 AM:
Hi guys! It was a lonely weekend without the Forum So glad it's back. I'm looking forward to the upgrade.
Posted by Paul Adsett (Member # 25) on July 30, 2019, 11:57 AM:
Shows what a significant part of the day a visit to this forum is for many people.
Posted by Rob Young. (Member # 131) on July 30, 2019, 12:45 PM:
Great to see the forum back on line.
"We have had a server problem.
-the problem is without the Forum it was kind of hard to tell anyone about it!"
You are "in the know", then?
I didn't think you were a moderator?
Unless I am mistaken.
Posted by Steve Klare (Member # 12) on July 30, 2019, 12:53 PM:
I have tremendous respect for the job Doug does as moderator, and glad HE is the one doing it!
Doug wanted help getting the word out, so he contacted me.
-So I was in the know because I stood informed.
Posted by Rob Young. (Member # 131) on July 30, 2019, 01:04 PM:
I also have nothing but the utmost respect for Brad and Doug in running this forum.
As I have personally expressed many times.
Also, I am very glad that "HE" in italics is in charge. Whatever ridiculous undertones that insinuates.
If I may, your post infers that you are very much a part of the orchestration of the forum. "We".
If I may be so bold, I'd rather that you were a contributor.
If I am wrong, then please allow an administrator to scold me.
Posted by Steve Klare (Member # 12) on July 30, 2019, 01:21 PM:
This Forum is a community, if somebody feels themselves a part of it (-aren't "we" called "members"?), isn't "we" the correct pronoun?
I was given a chance to help, so I did.
Posted by Rob Young. (Member # 131) on July 30, 2019, 01:40 PM:
Steve, yes indeed you are right. Although, in the context of your comment, I felt as though a degree of ownership had been made over this forum.
My grief, if you'll permit me, is that we all contribute to this forum with experience and knowledge to help film fans like ourselves.
We've all gathered a lot of experience using film and as we know, sometimes there isn't a definitive way forward.
I'd like to think that we are all here to help each other, mistakes and all, without trying to find ownership.
That means, in essence that we are all part of this community, as you say, and as soon as someone insinuates owner ship, it doesn't bode well.
Steve, you agree that isn't your intention and that you are here to help, and I respect you as an engineer.
Here's to a happy super 8 forum. It is after all, only a hobby.
Posted by Steve Klare (Member # 12) on July 30, 2019, 01:55 PM:
I think it's reasonable to say we all had a server problem, even if nobody but Brad actually owns the server!
I'm glad to say It's NOT my server: I've bought six tires this month! (-two cars!)
I don't need a server: I have enough troubles of my own!
Posted by Douglas Meltzer (Member # 28) on July 30, 2019, 02:00 PM:
I'm so glad we're up again...I really missed this part of moderating.
Rob, I took Steve's use of the personal pronoun "we" to include himself along with every member of this Forum. "Our" Forum had a server problem... "We" had a server problem. Same thing to me.
While we were offline, I did not have access to the email database so I sent out notifications to those members I had recently exchanged emails with. I asked Steve for his assistance and I also asked Terry Sills in the UK to help spread the news around.
I'm very glad both of you are part of the "we" that makes up the 8mm Forum.
Posted by Rob Young. (Member # 131) on July 30, 2019, 02:04 PM:
All right, peace.
Posted by Douglas Meltzer (Member # 28) on July 30, 2019, 02:10 PM:
Thank you. By the time I finish writing a post, three more have been added!
Posted by Graham Ritchie (Member # 559) on July 30, 2019, 02:21 PM:
Glad to see it back ….expecting snow today yuk, not like the heatwave up there in the Northern hemisphere
Posted by Rob Young. (Member # 131) on July 30, 2019, 02:22 PM:
Steve and Doug, it's a hobby guys, sorry for getting so wound up!
Posted by Maurice Leakey (Member # 916) on July 30, 2019, 02:56 PM:
quote:Perhaps Brad and Doug could explain what differences may be seen when the new work has been completed.
... until we switch to a new server with new software ...
Posted by Douglas Meltzer (Member # 28) on July 30, 2019, 03:10 PM:
Would July be the middle of winter in New Zealand?
Brad would have that answer. I'm looking forward to it, however I've been told that there will be a learning curve (on the administrative end) to figure it all out before the new Forum goes live.
Posted by Larry Arpin (Member # 744) on July 30, 2019, 04:20 PM:
Unfortunately, when checking I hopped on the film tech forum and was reading about Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and someone spoiled the ending. It did say spoiler alert but the the spoiler was right in plain sight.
Posted by Graham Ritchie (Member # 559) on July 30, 2019, 04:41 PM:
Spring...Sept, Oct, Nov.
Summer...Dec, Jan, Feb.
Autumn...March, April, May.
Winter...June, July, Aug.
PS....A couple of weeks ago it did rain quite a bit plus cold winds at Grandson Conner rugby game, but it did not deter them from playing.
Posted by Mathew James (Member # 4581) on July 30, 2019, 08:23 PM:
Many thanx to Brad and Doug to keep this forum afloat!
Miss it the last couple days and y'all folks!!
Posted by Joe Taffis (Member # 4) on July 31, 2019, 08:02 AM:
Glad the forum is back online! Hopefully the new version will be even better! Thanks to Brad Miller and Doug Meltzer for all they do
Posted by Mike Spice (Member # 5957) on August 05, 2019, 07:41 AM:
I couldn't log in for around 4 days in UK.
Very glad to see it back, as were it not for this forum, I wouldn't have the opportunity to hook up with Stan Jelavic in the wolverine thread.
The work he has done modding the scanner is truly amazing and his generosity in sending two of us the circuit board so we can at last, produce high quality image sequences of scanned film, is something quite remarkable.
Keep up the good work behind the scenes.
Is it worth considering submitting an email address to a list so that we could receive an email if this happens again, or would that be too much work for someone to cope with?
Just a thought.
Posted by Brad Miller (Member # 2) on August 09, 2019, 05:24 PM:
Sorry guys, we have a continuing issue with the forum as it is now keeping it running, but will continue to put band-aids on it to keep it running. If it should disappear for a number of days don't worry, it's not shutting down. We are simply in the middle of a very large move and theater installs which is taking priority at the moment.
You will know when the new server goes live. It will be very much obvious.
Posted by Maurice Leakey (Member # 916) on August 10, 2019, 03:34 AM:
You will know when the new server goes live. It will be very much obvious
How will we know?
Will it be just trying to access the Forum every day when it's down to see when it's back?
Posted by Terry Sills (Member # 3309) on August 10, 2019, 05:45 AM:
I think what Brad means is that it will keep running in its present format, until one day the Home Page will be different,making it obvious that it has been updated?
Posted by Douglas Meltzer (Member # 28) on August 10, 2019, 12:39 PM:
I think Mike Spice's suggestion of an an email notification list is a good one. Yes Mike, it is more work for me, however I will indeed cope!
So....if members would like me to notify them when the Forum's online status is in question, please click on my email link to send me an email (not a PM) with the subject "Forum Notification List" and you'll be added to this very prestigious group.
This list will only be used for the stated purpose.
Posted by Bill Brandenstein (Member # 892) on August 13, 2019, 12:10 PM:
The Internet is just such a strange "place." One of your favorite "locales" to visit, and the people there to hang with, can just vanish with out a trace.
Thank you, Brad, for hosting the remarkable Film-Tech communities. Good success in your move and installations. Hope there's still some actual film involved somewhere!
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