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May 2008 UPGRADE COMPLETED!
« on: May 31, 2008, 10:38:42 AM »
I am sure that a lot of you noticed that we were in maintenance mode for the last 36 hours or so.  We were "hacked" last weekend, despite our security system. As a result, we needed to protect the server better, and at the same time upgrade the Forum software for better security, better screening out of spammers, and generally faster and better functionality.

Walt, our IT guru/wizard/genius/go to hero spent literally the entire 36 hours working to have us up and running as soon as possible.  He originally said it would take all weekend, but thanks to his AMAZING efforts and skill, he had us back on on just a day and a half instead of four days!!!

A big THANK YOU and hugs to WALT for his work!  I hope that you all take a moment to appreciate how much time and effort went into this upgrade, and appreciate Walt for  his dedication and generous volunteering of this time to make this happen for us all.

KUDOS WALT!

Please let me know if you find any glitches, bugs or gremlins lurking in the new software.


Thanks for YOUR patience, users, while we were down.

Rob
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Re: May 2008 UPGRADE COMPLETED!
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2008, 10:44:30 AM »
A  big YEAH to Walt...and to Bob and FA.

Thank you guys.

Louise

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Re: May 2008 UPGRADE COMPLETED!
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2008, 01:40:18 PM »
THANK YOU so much WALT! Truly!

I never noticed how much time I spent on this forum until it went down! I was going through withdrawal! LOL.

Thank you so much Walt, FA, and Bob for getting the forum back up and running!

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Re: May 2008 UPGRADE COMPLETED!
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2008, 01:50:53 PM »
I know what you mean by withdrawel, Laura.  Thanks to Walt for getting this back up so fast!  :)  I am so glad to have the forum back.

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Re: May 2008 UPGRADE COMPLETED!
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2008, 03:01:08 PM »
Hi,

I was getting worried! Do not know what I would now do without the forum as it keeps me alive and thinking

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Re: May 2008 UPGRADE COMPLETED!
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2008, 07:59:28 PM »
It's great to know this establishment is so well protected and cared for. AP is a real treasure.
All the best, Kitt

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Re: May 2008 UPGRADE COMPLETED!
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2008, 02:06:35 AM »
Every office has a Walt.  From time to time they make miracles.

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Re: May 2008 UPGRADE COMPLETED!
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2008, 09:42:29 PM »

Aloha from Kaua'i!

Wow - I'm so glad that you were just "updating" - my computer crashed a few days ago and when I finally got it back up - the FIRST thing that I bookmarked was this forum - but horrors, it said I had an error and
after fiddling around for awhile, I decided that I was doing something wrong with my sign-in!  Finally figured it out when you came back online!  :D

So glad to have the forum back - like Laura and others, I never realize how much I depend on it until it isn't here - let's not ever take it for granted! 

Mahalo for everything - and I do mean everything!  :)

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Re: May 2008 UPGRADE COMPLETED!
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2008, 06:47:02 AM »
I remember when I tried to visit the forum and I do remember an outrageous page coming up announcing that it had been hacked...

Thank you for bringing the forum back up! ... and thank goodness it didn't take as long as imagined.

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Re: May 2008 UPGRADE COMPLETED!
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2008, 03:22:49 PM »
FA - thank Walt for everything he did.

I am getting notification of postings again.  I don't know why it stopped but Walt and his miracle have started it up again!


Yay!