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Old 02-28-2013, 02:07 AM
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Default PW Back Up...And Renewed!

The weirdest thing in my time as an owner of a website...

You know why the forum went down for about four hours?....

Because I renewed our subscription with the host!...

OBVIOUSLY, it's not supposed to work that way...

After GENEROUS donations from our dedicated members, I was able to renew the website...One would THINK that means "don't go down"...

But that's exactly what the host did to us...For some dumb reason, when the renewal went through, it took the whole damn site offline...

I was on the phone with the techs twice...They were apologizing profusely and trying to figure out what happened...

Apparently, around 12:340 AM EST, they figured it out and we were back up...

Of course, considering the issues I've been having in the real world, it LOOKED like the site was down for good when, in reality, it wasn't even close to that...

So I apologize on my host's behalf for taking us down, but if you were concerned about long term, have no worries...Not only are we back up, but the license has been renewed and we're not going anywhere for quite some time...

It's been over five years and my motivation for keeping us chugging along is still as vibrant as ever...Yes, real life is making it much harder, but thanks to our members, we've pulled through our darkest days and the forum is as rock solid as ever...

We're up...We're not going away...And we'll keep it that way...

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Old 02-28-2013, 02:16 AM
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The weirdest thing in my time as an owner of a website...

You know why the forum went down for about four hours?....

Because I renewed our subscription with the host!...

OBVIOUSLY, it's not supposed to work that way...

After GENEROUS donations from our dedicated members, I was able to renew the website...One would THINK that means "don't go down"...

But that's exactly what the host did to us...For some dumb reason, when the renewal went through, it took the whole damn site offline...

I was on the phone with the techs twice...They were apologizing profusely and trying to figure out what happened...

Apparently, around 12:340 AM EST, they figured it out and we were back up...

Of course, considering the issues I've been having in the real world, it LOOKED like the site was down for good when, in reality, it wasn't even close to that...

So I apologize on my host's behalf for taking us down, but if you were concerned about long term, have no worries...Not only are we back up, but the license has been renewed and we're not going anywhere for quite some time...

It's been over five years and my motivation for keeping us chugging along is still as vibrant as ever...Yes, real life is making it much harder, but thanks to our members, we've pulled through our darkest days and the forum is as rock solid as ever...

We're up...We're not going away...And we'll keep it that way...



Right after logging in here for a while earlier, it went blip! briefly.
That must have been when the renewal went through.
Glad it did, Redd.
I love this forum.
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Old 02-28-2013, 02:34 AM
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I'm happy.
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Old 02-28-2013, 03:19 AM
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Grrrrreat..
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Old 02-28-2013, 05:24 AM
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A huge heartfelt thank you for those who were able to step up and keep this community alive and well.
And thank you cnredd for all you continue to do despite your real world woes.
Know that there are people praying for you.

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Old 02-28-2013, 06:32 AM
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I thought we lost you for sure last night, especially when I got, "page not found," message. Whew! I'm so glad everything worked out, now all we need to do is get redd back on his feet and all will be right with the world.

praying for ya redd.
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Old 02-28-2013, 06:43 AM
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Old 02-28-2013, 06:49 AM
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My thanks also to those who helped out, even though I couldn't at this time.

Sincere appreciation to you all, and to 'redd, who gives this merry band of misfits a place to call home.
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Old 02-28-2013, 07:27 AM
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I received one of those google warnings not to go to the site because it was mean or something like that. Then the geniuses tell me if I still want to go to it, to go ahead, but still it won't let me. So I went to Bing, and I received a notice telling me they apologize, but they cannot detect the site. This was last night. I'm glad PW was able to get back on. Good luck, everybody!
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Old 02-28-2013, 08:42 AM
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My heart sank when It wouldn't come up D:

How long does the subscription last? One month or one year? If it is $500 a year, I am sure we can raise more than enough to cover it within the next 12 months.
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