Started by Opus106, January 30, 2009, 07:17:55 AM
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Quote from: admin on January 31, 2009, 10:29:11 AMThe database still exists (and the data is still there), but I do not have the database skills to repair it. (anyone??)
Quote from: admin on January 31, 2009, 10:29:11 AMThe forum was very rudimentary, with very few features. It had a single "board" and members of guests could post a message and get replies, but that was about it. No PM's, no images, no moderators, and a very garish colour scheme (hey, I still like it).
Quote from: Herman on January 31, 2009, 05:32:06 AMRob's original GMG was mainly a board for newbies, as I recall. Then - I'm not sure whether it was 2003 or 2004 - a whole bunch of refugees from CMG moved to GMG. (Gurn, Todd, Lilas, Tony / Ezodisy, DavidW, me, many others) Since these guys were a little more sophisticated GMG changed a little, and the board got subdivided into the three or four sections of the Music Room, as I recall. There was a huge increase in traffic, too. There were enormous threads on Haydn, Chopin, and of course Beethoven, with a very high level of information and (kindly) passion. A bunch of guys from the NYT music forum joined (Karl among others), upping the chatter level and the Diner was created. There was a brief period ACDouglas graced our boards. Eric, at that point was a psychotherapist with a peculiar sense of smell, I seem to recall. (And a love of Debussy's Faun, obviously.) After long debates moderators were instituted, which only seemed to make matters worse. I think it's fair to say GMG is a much more peaceable kingdom now than three years ago.
Quote from: B_cereus on January 31, 2009, 11:19:23 AMi also remember that Steve Molman, another on the roll call of knowledgeable sophisticates, was also a forum member for a brief period when GMG started out..
Quote from: DavidW on January 31, 2009, 01:05:10 PMWe came over by the dozens back then. Only a few of us are still here posting.
Quote from: Herman on January 31, 2009, 10:49:56 AMRob, please be assured I wasn't blaming you or anyone / anything for the loss of archives. It's just one of those things that happen over time. I think in the beginning (2003 / 2004) we were just exhilarated and assumed we were writing these posts for eternity or its internet equivalent. By now most people are wiser, but certainly not sadder.Thanks for those pics!
Quote from: Gurn Blanston on January 31, 2009, 01:11:38 PMYes, probably a dozen or so. Even so, 5-6 years is a long time for a core group in the Internet society nowadays. Hell, a year or two is a long time!
Quote from: admin on January 31, 2009, 01:12:43 PMI didn't think you were blaming me. But, as I recall, the fault was caused by a sloppy database upgrade by me, so I do take responsibility for the loss of the old forum.I am sure it is still recoverable, because the data is all there. All I need is someone with mySQL skills to help me repair the database. Then I could make the old forum a read-only archive, and have this forum still active.I have tried repairing it myself, but the fault is beyond my skill level.Volunteers - submit resume below.cheersRob
Quote from: Kuhlau on January 31, 2009, 02:03:17 PMMay I tentatively suggest you request the help of a very talented chap at the R3OK forum? He's the rather ecentric member going by the name of Sydney Grew, and he has single-handledly effected a working offline recovery version of an SMF forum which would otherwise have disappeared forever into the cyber-ether following the collapse of the hosting firm. To give you an idea of what Mr Grew pulled off, read this thread.
Quote from: karlhenning on January 31, 2009, 03:09:33 PMEccolo.
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