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Announcements => GMG News => Topic started by: Dungeon Master on January 12, 2011, 02:28:43 AM

Title: We're back
Post by: Dungeon Master on January 12, 2011, 02:28:43 AM
I'm on the roof of my house as I type this, with flood waters lapping at my precious iMac - so I hope you appreciate this....

I have restored the forum, and upgraded to SMF 2.0 RC4, the most recent version of the forum software.

Hopefully this means that the recent glitches have been ironed out. Logging-in and logging-out should no longer be a problem. The Fatal Error screen for those members who were caught logged out is now a thing of the past. All that remains to repair is a few image icons.

It seems that there was an attempt to hack into the forum by someone using malicious code in an attachment. Nasty and sneaky.

For now, I have disabled the uploading of new attachments by regular members. Subscribers continue to have attachment uploading privileges. Until some way is found of securing attachments, this situation will be unchanged.

Those of you who wish to post pictures on their posts can still do so by using the "Insert Image" (http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/Themes/default/images/bbc/img.gif) tag in the posting page, or for Amazon CD/book covers, by using the "Amazon ASIN" (http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/Themes/default/images/bbc/asin.gif) tag. (See here (http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,17786.0.html) how to use).

Otherwise, apologies for the downtime, but we now have again a robust forum.

As usual, please post bugs or concerns in the "Report Bugs" thread.

cheers, with flippers and snorkels
Rob

Title: Re: We're back
Post by: Brian on January 12, 2011, 02:37:21 AM
Thanks Rob, but really, best of luck to ye. You'll be fine, you're the kind of frood who knows where his towel is.
Title: Re: We're back
Post by: Lethevich on January 12, 2011, 03:02:43 AM
As usual, your selfless support of this forum is much appreciated!
Title: Re: We're back
Post by: Dungeon Master on January 12, 2011, 03:07:56 AM
Thanks Rob, but really, best of luck to ye. You'll be fine, you're the kind of frood who knows where his towel is.

Brain the size of a planet....


 ;D
Title: Re: We're back
Post by: Wanderer on January 12, 2011, 03:14:11 AM
Once again, thanks for everything, Rob!
Hope the waters will subside soon.
Title: Re: We're back
Post by: Henk on January 12, 2011, 03:20:20 AM
Heroical, Rob! Thanks.
Title: Re: We're back
Post by: Harry on January 12, 2011, 03:34:22 AM
Thanks Rob, I am sure we appreciate your efforts. I hope that the floods will not destroy all that is dear to you.

Title: Re: We're back
Post by: mc ukrneal on January 12, 2011, 03:44:30 AM
Wow!! That is real dedication! Thanks - and best wishes to you and your in this difficult (and wet) time!
Title: Re: We're back
Post by: Luke on January 12, 2011, 03:45:45 AM
My goodness, Rob, this goes way beyond the call of duty (even though I was starting to get jumpy without my GMG fix...)

The very very best of luck to you - and thanks a million for your efforts
Title: Re: We're back
Post by: SonicMan46 on January 12, 2011, 04:15:31 AM
Rob - first, best of luck w/ your own personal problem - wish all there in your situation well!

Second, thanks for getting the forum back into working order - I'm sure that we all missed the companionship!  Dave  :)
Title: Re: We're back
Post by: karlhenning on January 12, 2011, 05:05:15 AM
Many thanks, Rob! To what address do we send new flippers?  Do you like sequins?
Title: Re: We're back
Post by: George on January 12, 2011, 06:15:18 AM
Much thanks for your heroic efforts, Rob!

I am digging the new widescreen view.  :)
Title: Re: We're back
Post by: Opus106 on January 12, 2011, 07:24:10 AM
Great work, Rob! And nice touch on the Amazon covers with the note.
Title: Re: We're back
Post by: Brahmsian on January 12, 2011, 07:35:10 AM
I love the new look, Rob.  It's terrific!  :)  Thank you for all your hard work once again, and making this the best place for classical music lovers to gather round.

Best of luck to you and yours in Australia, may everyone in your circle at home be safe and secure.
Title: Re: We're back
Post by: George on January 12, 2011, 07:55:27 AM
I love the new look, Rob.  It's terrific!  :) 

Indeed.  :)

Hey, Ray!!
Title: Re: We're back
Post by: Marc on January 12, 2011, 08:06:17 AM
Thanks, mr. admin, and wish you ATB down under!

(Luckilly we still had the old forum .... ;).)
Title: Re: We're back
Post by: Mirror Image on January 12, 2011, 08:56:55 AM
I appreciate your dedication to this forum and many thanks for keeping this thing up-to-date.
Title: Re: We're back
Post by: Brahmsian on January 12, 2011, 09:01:34 AM
Indeed.  :)

Hey, Ray!!

Yo, George.  I was in such GMG withdrawal, I went over to the sister ship.  :-[ ;D
Title: Re: We're back
Post by: Brewski on January 12, 2011, 09:02:26 AM
I'm on the roof of my house as I type this, with flood waters lapping at my precious iMac - so I hope you appreciate this....

"Appreciation" seems inadequate, given what you write here.  :o  Never mind the forum--hoping you and your family are all right.  I hope to hear that the waters have receded soon. 

(But of course, thanks for your heroic effort spent restoring this little community.)

--Bruce
Title: Re: We're back
Post by: Hollywood on January 12, 2011, 10:22:44 AM
Rob, you're a star!

(http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ_aeIr1YtJDlEiVvXJDvtiP9xwpCQAtHXXp3HS19k8_cD2Scg)

Title: Re: We're back
Post by: Papy Oli on January 12, 2011, 10:46:06 AM
Many thanks Rob !!!  :)
Title: Re: We're back
Post by: Holden on January 12, 2011, 11:11:19 AM
Hello Rob

Whereabouts are you? I'm on the Gold Coast and not too far from all this flooding. It appears that the Gold Coast is about the only part of SE Queensland that hasn't been affected by all this so I hope you are alright.

Thanks for the effort you've made

Cheers

Holden
Title: Re: We're back
Post by: Brahmsian on January 12, 2011, 11:13:57 AM
Hello Rob

Whereabouts are you? I'm on the Gold Coast and not too far from all this flooding. It appears that the Gold Coast is about the only part of SE Queensland that hasn't been affected by all this so I hope you are alright.

Thanks for the effort you've made

Cheers

Holden

I wonder how Conor71 is, and whether he has been affected by the flooding?
Title: Re: We're back
Post by: George on January 12, 2011, 11:15:25 AM
And I thought Rob was now in Canada.  :-[
Title: Re: We're back
Post by: Dungeon Master on January 12, 2011, 11:49:31 AM
Hello Rob

Whereabouts are you? I'm on the Gold Coast and not too far from all this flooding. It appears that the Gold Coast is about the only part of SE Queensland that hasn't been affected by all this so I hope you are alright.

Thanks for the effort you've made

Cheers

Holden
Hi Holden

I'm glad to hear the Gold Coast is flood-free - my sister's family is on holidays there.

I'm actually in Canberra - its wet (very unusually so) but no danger of flooding yet. My Mac and I are quite safe.

George - I was in Canada for 18 months, but have been back in Australia for the past year.

And for those wondering what all this talk of Noah is about, Queensland, one of the states of Australia, is undergoing torrential flooding, a Hurricane-Katrina size disaster, (though not as newsworthy, as its not the USA  ::) ). See coverage: Brisbane Times (http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/)

cheers
Rob
Title: Re: We're back
Post by: Brewski on January 12, 2011, 11:57:44 AM
Rob, so happy to hear you are all right.  And thank you again for taking time out from more urgent matters to deal with things here. 

And by the way, I like the subtle new look of the forum, too. 

--Bruce
Title: Re: We're back
Post by: Gurn Blanston on January 12, 2011, 12:06:16 PM
And by the way, I like the subtle new look of the forum, too. 

Speaking of subtle new looks, I note that the "Reply" button on every page I've looked at so far has what appears to be a worn spot right where I click, and where my finger would touch it if it was a real button. If that is universal and not just a product of narcotic-induced dementia, that's pretty cool... :)

8)
Title: Re: We're back
Post by: karlhenning on January 12, 2011, 12:10:32 PM
Don't knock dementia, Gurn: take the amusement where you can!
Title: Re: We're back
Post by: Brian on January 12, 2011, 12:19:21 PM
Speaking of subtle new looks, I note that the "Reply" button on every page I've looked at so far has what appears to be a worn spot right where I click, and where my finger would touch it if it was a real button. If that is universal and not just a product of narcotic-induced dementia, that's pretty cool... :)

8)

Oddly enough, I noticed that this morning but now it's gone!
Title: Re: We're back
Post by: George on January 12, 2011, 12:22:54 PM
Oddly enough, I noticed that this morning but now it's gone!

I re-painted it an hour ago. (http://www.myemoticons.com/images/entertainment/other/painter-1.gif)
Title: Re: We're back
Post by: SonicMan46 on January 12, 2011, 03:27:36 PM
Oddly enough, I noticed that this morning but now it's gone!

Rob - for a long time I've noticed that Brian is listed as a subscriber, but many of us in the past who were also tagged as such are no longer labeled as subscribers - is this just an anomaly; if not have our subscriptions expired?  If so, I have not problem in contributing but there seems to be no easy understanding of this process at present - I'm sure many of us would like to help w/ a few bucks (or whatever currency applies) - Dave  :) 
Title: Re: We're back
Post by: Sid on January 12, 2011, 04:38:31 PM
Thanks for your work. I really missed being able to visit this site for the past week or so. The floods here in Australia have been unprecedented within my lifetime, although older people remember th 1974 floods. It hasn't affected us here in Sydney, but North of our state of New South Wales & Queensland, ACT (Canberra) & Western Australia. I hear now that the army have been called out to pick up the pieces where the floods are subsiding in Qld. It's going to be difficult, as there are still many missing (possibly dead) and cut off from their homes...
Title: Re: We're back
Post by: Florestan on January 13, 2011, 02:05:25 AM
Thank you, Rob, for your truly heroic efforts. Your committment to this forum is amazing.