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by theOptom
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Give us feedback
Topic: Recent outage - we were under attack
Replies: 15
Views: 557

Re: Recent outage - we were under attack

Further investigation has revealed it was a false positive from the updated server security module. They initially thought a hack (changing the site) triggered the module to block traffic (to prevent further damage) hence advised restoring the site from an older backup, which we did. When that didn'...
by theOptom
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Give us feedback
Topic: Recent outage - we were under attack
Replies: 15
Views: 557

Re: Recent outage - we were under attack

The site went down approx 24 hours ago. Host investigated and found a server security module was triggered (probably due to some attempted hack) hence the security programme stopped traffic to the site. Backup from 18th June restored. If anything happens again in future please check our facebook pag...
by theOptom
Tue May 28, 2019 8:16 pm
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Topic: Recent outage - we were under attack
Replies: 15
Views: 557

Recent outage - we were under attack

From an IP address in China apparently.

Probably an attempt to steal our secret to predicting election results, or maybe they just confused us with a nuclear reactor.
by theOptom
Thu May 09, 2019 2:52 pm
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Topic: Cookies?
Replies: 1
Views: 194

Re: Cookies?

I'm unaware of such an issue. Try clearing your cache/cookies again to see what happens. Failing that, try another browser and let us know the result.
by theOptom
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Swap
Topic: Wanted child's trial frame
Replies: 7
Views: 812

Re: Wanted child's trial frame

Sorry for delay in reply. I checked this and if you are referring to the metal lens clips on the front they may just need widened with a little manual pressure. It worked for me.
by theOptom
Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Swap
Topic: Wanted child's trial frame
Replies: 7
Views: 812

Re: Wanted child's trial frame

Terry wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:49 pm
The Optomshop one, the back cells take the 38mm lens, but the front cells are smaller?
Can you clarify which frame are you referring to? I'm not aware of such an issue but I can check.
by theOptom
Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:31 pm
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Topic: Topic headings
Replies: 2
Views: 2315

Re: Topic headings

michel le curie wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:44 am
What criteria do you use to keep a topic alive & at the head of the list?
A combination of usefulness, importance, laziness etc.

I have demoted the banking thread to a normal thread. Apparently they are implementing the separation of retail and investment banking.
by theOptom
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:18 pm
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Topic: Site restored - backup from yesterday
Replies: 33
Views: 9853

Re: Site restored - backup from yesterday

Embed media link extension now active (simply paste the link to the youtube/tweet/etc into your post and it will automatically display in your post, as below):



and so is open links in external window by default.
by theOptom
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Give us feedback
Topic: Site restored - backup from yesterday
Replies: 33
Views: 9853

Re: Site restored - backup from yesterday

There is a like/+1 type modification but it's not simple so unlikely to be implemented. I'm still looking into the extensions.
by theOptom
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:13 pm
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Topic: Site restored - backup from yesterday
Replies: 33
Views: 9853

Re: Site restored - backup from yesterday

Host said it was an unrelated (to the server) network hardware issue which has now been fixed.
by theOptom
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:52 pm
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Topic: Site restored - backup from yesterday
Replies: 33
Views: 9853

Re: Site restored - backup from yesterday

lad_from_leeds wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:53 am
offline again last night and this morning - all ok?
Do you mean it was down continuously from last night till this morning?
by theOptom
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Give us feedback
Topic: Site restored - backup from yesterday
Replies: 33
Views: 9853

Re: Site restored - backup from yesterday

For some reason the Ad tabs don't display properly in mobile. I will look into it.
by theOptom
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:38 pm
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Topic: Site restored - backup from yesterday
Replies: 33
Views: 9853

Re: Site restored - backup from yesterday

Pritesh wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:04 pm
There's this https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/mod/thanks_for_posts

Which seems decent but slightly complicated.
Says its for version 3.0.x. This forum uses the latest 3.2.x
by theOptom
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Give us feedback
Topic: Site restored - backup from yesterday
Replies: 33
Views: 9853

Re: Site restored - backup from yesterday

MTP wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:51 pm

Is there a +1 or thank or like post option?
No idea hence posting the link for people to check.

Quick reply is done now.