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Trefoil
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First- I am not blaming anyone for our problems.  That said, we need to change or we will lose this resource that I , at least, have depended on forever.  I don't have the skills to even suggest a solution, but with all of our members there must be some of you who can help. 

From my point of view, sometime in the last year or two the forum got F'ed up and suddenly I could no longer log on or access the forum.  I finally called Pat and she somehow got me straightened out, but it took time, it was a long time before I was able to access the forum, It had happened before and I was able to just register again, this time it wouldn't let me.  I think the problems were widespread because I notice that the posts are few and far between.  As a result I, at least don't come here nearly as often as I used to and its not just me, which means that when someone does post with a problem they aren't getting help or sympathy in a timely manner which is causing less use of the the forum.  Its a self perpetuating problem, that keeps getting worse and worse.  I know you people are smart enough to come up with suggestions to help solve this issue. 

This forum has always had its (used to be seasonal) ups and downs,but has always been a dependable source for information and help and it can be again, I just don't know how to help make it so.

 

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Topic starter Posted : September 5, 2020 7:30 pm
TamanduaGirl
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The board was down for months last year. I made this one just to save the information with Pat's permission. People just needed their passwords reset because passwords are encrypted and can't be transferred over.

Beyond that I don't post much here any more for personal reasons but I still keep an eye out for trouble and update the board and such as needed so Pat can have something that works since she doesn't know the new board mechanics.

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Posted : September 6, 2020 12:39 am
pat
 pat
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I know my old board was down, I can only guess the files were outdated.  I know Mary meant well, which I appreciate.  I really don't like the format either. I try to post, but been so busy with other stuff.

I plan on putting the original name sybilsden.com/bb/  I started it awhile ago, and found out later my hosting company changed the password on the database.  That is probably the reason I could not get the message board to accept the data on the updated board.

I will post when it is done. Thereafter I will forward this domain to the original one. 

 

 

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Posted : September 7, 2020 5:55 pm
Trefoil
Member Admin

@pat.  Thanks, after I posted above it occurred to me that I should have talked to you first.  My intention was not to offend anyone, I just thought we all benefit from having this forum available and hoped to get people involved again-.  I think it was after I talked to you last that I ended up in the hospital and am still trying to get healthy again, so much of delay in being able to access the forum is on me.

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Topic starter Posted : September 7, 2020 6:34 pm
pat
 pat
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Trefoil,  I know you didn't mean to offend anyone.  When I get my bb done, I will email everyone.  I might have a problem converting
the data from this board to the new one.  I will figure it out.  The data one  on Mary's board is a completely different forum than what I had before.

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Posted : September 9, 2020 12:52 am
Peacefulward
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Pat, I see that on the Sybil’s Den website the “message board” widget/button at the top still tries to link to the old board which is down, and gives an error. I think it would be super helpful if it links here instead, it would help people find the board. Right now the board is pretty hard to find and I think a lot of new people can’t find it. 😥 

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Posted : March 22, 2021 9:01 am
hecate
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I'm embarrassed to admit I only stumbled on this working URL last week.  I've been checking the old links every day and getting 403's ever since the old board broke.

Perhaps an email campaign to notify list members could be of benefit.  Sendgrid has a free plan that allows up to 100 emails to be sent per day at no cost.  With 3,838 current members it would take a while to get everyone, but if we start with the historically more-active members and work our way down we could get the word out in a reasonable amount of time.

I'm willing to handle the email campaign if we can generate a prioritized list of members' email addresses.

Thanks.

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Posted : April 10, 2021 1:21 pm
TamanduaGirl
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@hecate The old address was made to point here but Pat removed the forward around a year ago because she was going to find a way to make the old board work and would rather it point there.

I also did send an email to all members to let them know of the new address before the forward got put in place but not again after she removed it.

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Posted : April 27, 2021 11:52 pm
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