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by theOptom
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Give us feedback
Topic: Another crash
Replies: 59
Views: 12851

Re: Another crash

Hi mtp, barryd, feel free to post (or pm me) a better worded message that you feel is more persuasive. It can always be used in the next mailshot.
by theOptom
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Give us feedback
Topic: Responding to adverts..
Replies: 6
Views: 2508

Re: Responding to adverts..

Please note destructive posting is against the forum rules. If a member is reported for this then action can be taken. If no report, no action taken (Unless I happen to read the post. I don't read every post on the forum). Large commercial chains should see here: https://theoptom.com/viewtopic.php?f...
by theOptom
Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Give us feedback
Topic: Another crash
Replies: 59
Views: 12851

Re: Another crash

The old host's company policy was to be carbon-neutral so it was not related to the server (unless they used renewable energy to power it but even then I think its unrelated). The main issue seems to have been their setup/capacity which deteriorated over time. As I mentioned previously it's not a bi...
by theOptom
Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Give us feedback
Topic: Another crash
Replies: 59
Views: 12851

Re: Another crash

A mailshot in the new year is planned.
by theOptom
Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Give us feedback
Topic: Another crash
Replies: 59
Views: 12851

Re: Another crash

tronaghan wrote:
Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:02 pm
Ah for fuck sake, and I don't give a shit about using profanities, what kind of bloody security............ This forum is obvouusly run on crap servers. Time to bug out, bye all
How you finding the new host servers? :D
by theOptom
Thu Dec 26, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Give us feedback
Topic: Another crash
Replies: 59
Views: 12851

Re: Another crash

The host takes a daily offsite backup at 2am UK time (that was another reason I chose them). I take my own backup also but it'll probably be once a week.
by theOptom
Thu Dec 26, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Give us feedback
Topic: Another crash
Replies: 59
Views: 12851

Re: Another crash

I forgot to say the latest software update apparently corrects some "authentication issues" so it might be related to login issues some users here reported. Might not make any difference however. You can try it by clearing browser cache and delete cookies (see bottom of page).
by theOptom
Tue Dec 24, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Give us feedback
Topic: Another crash
Replies: 59
Views: 12851

Re: Another crash

We will be moving hosts within 48hrs. I went with one of the top rated UK hosts on trustpilot 365hosts (61 reviews, all of which gave them 5 stars!).
The forum software has also been updated to the latest version. Let me know if any probs,
by theOptom
Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Give us feedback
Topic: Another crash
Replies: 59
Views: 12851

Re: Another crash

The problem is they all can kind of look as good as each other. Yeah it's a problem. I have no experience with Azure/AWS. Just had a chat with these guys and was impressed: https://uk.trustpilot.com/review/webhost.uk.net Has everything I'm looking for except the green credentials but I can simply o...
by theOptom
Mon Dec 23, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Give us feedback
Topic: Another crash
Replies: 59
Views: 12851

Re: Another crash

by theOptom
Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Give us feedback
Topic: Another crash
Replies: 59
Views: 12851

Re: Another crash

tronaghan - I find it frustrating also. We were moved to another server, which also meant changing domain name servers (this is related to how your computer finds this site on the internet). This process usually takes 1-3 days to complete for everyone. If anyone has issues try clearing your browser ...
by theOptom
Sat Dec 21, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Give us feedback
Topic: Another crash
Replies: 59
Views: 12851

Re: Another crash

Couldn't get on yesterday - didn't try too many times but certainly up til afternoon was off... Now seems lots of posts have disappeared again AFAIK posts from Dec 18th onwards were lost and since it was down almost all of yesterday that means 2 days worth. It may run slower than normal for 1-3 day...
by theOptom
Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Give us feedback
Topic: Logging on
Replies: 31
Views: 7978

Re: Logging on

Nothing has been updated on the forum but there may have been a server modification by the host.

As a side note there is a link/button at the bottom of the forum which you can click to delete cookies. Easier than having to delete browser cache/cookies.
by theOptom
Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Give us feedback
Topic: Forum image upload options
Replies: 14
Views: 4877

Re: Forum image upload options

Yes the limit is 2MB.

As a side note for everyone, try not to go crazy with the image attachments (i.e. use where relevant) as it just means the data backup file will get huge which means the server will run slower.
by theOptom
Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Give us feedback
Topic: Forum image upload options
Replies: 14
Views: 4877

Re: Forum image upload options

You can now attach pictures directly to posts. :D See image below for where this option is located. Once uploaded it offers the option of "place inline" which displays it inside your post rather than at the end. It makes little difference. Probably easier not to select this option. You can also add...