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Balloon Chat New Server PROBLEMS
« on: May 08, 2015, 09:41:27 AM »
The forum unfortunately was moved over to a new server yesterday, I had little warning about this and suggested it was not a good idea to move.
I was sent an email at 8pm that it would be moved from 10pm.
But alas my web guy took no notice and just decided off his own back to move it over, at the moment all the posts from yesterday have disappeared and many if not the majority of pictures have gone as well. We did have this problem once before and they were all recovered except for a couple of days worth of posts. At the moment not sure what is happening.
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Re: Balloon Chat New Server
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2015, 10:53:20 AM »
A lot of pic's in the picture of the month game are missing too.
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« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2015, 02:00:12 PM »
I noticed some of the entries into the April competition have disappeared too, it might be worth postponing your draw a few days until you have them back? unless you can remember who they were, Kevin was one of them I think.
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Re: Balloon Chat New Server
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2015, 02:28:15 PM »
Grrrr.......must be a nightmare for you Graham, and so frustrating as you told your guy not to make the change, bur he did anyway

Lots of pics you click on the black cross and it says they don't exist anymore  :o

Hope it can be sorted, and hope you have a good weekend despite the stress :D
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Re: Balloon Chat New Server
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2015, 04:45:48 PM »
And the other thing is for some reason I'm unable to log in to balloonchat or balloonartwholesale main page from my main computer or laptop from home.

http://www.balloonartwholesale.co.uk/

When I look via my phone all the pictures are still there as well, well they were this morning.

I'm using my dongle at the moment to write this from the laptop, all posts from yesterday were deleted when the site moved over so at the moment the technical term
is I have no clue what is going on, perhaps I should go into politics as many there seem to have no clue as well :D
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Re: Balloon Chat New Server PROBLEMS
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2015, 10:53:00 PM »
Why has there been so many server changes?

I'd be pretty annoyed with my host if they moved our business website and then broke it.
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« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2015, 11:02:00 PM »
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Why has there been so many server changes?

I'd be pretty annoyed with my host if they moved our business website and then broke it.
The other server was down on a regular basis. The forum is a pretty complicated, it is phpbb and then it has had some seo added and on top of that the front page blends in to look like the rest of the pages. It is also 6 years old and technology moves on pretty quick. Once we get all the pictures back up and sorted we are looking to change it again to a completely new format, it is either that or just pull the plug on it all.
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« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2015, 05:32:08 PM »
I've installed and run a phpbb forum before when I was heavily into PC gaming, but haven't used it for a good few years now. Saying that though, it was just a base install with minimal modification. We had a standard HTML site with the forum in the background, not merged like yours but used similar colours so it looked ok.


It'd be a real shame if you pulled the plug, it has been a good help to me and I do come and visit at least every other day.
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« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2015, 05:54:18 PM »
Well, the question you have to ask yourself now Graham is....Is it worth keeping this forum going?
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« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2015, 09:22:49 AM »
Well the photos are still down as I am sure everyone is aware of so I have a suggestion.  How about posting some photos on various topics to give the site a helping hand.  After all its there because we contribute and then we can all dip into the pool for ideas.  I have made a start by posting a collection or Elsa balloons.  What a phenomenon that is.   I think Elsa and Spiderman are the biggest hit balloons I have ever had.  I keep re-inventing them so I don't get bored.  So maybe I will post some Spiderman balloons too later today.
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Re: Balloon Chat New Server PROBLEMS
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2015, 09:28:06 AM »
I actually went back to some of my recent posts and actually re uploaded all the photos so that they would show again, I'm not saying that is a solution as there are 1000s of photos on here however I didn't like it that my pics were not showing so decided to do something about it. I really feel sorry for Graham as he puts so much hard work into this forum and he is kind of stuck at the moment trying to sort things out.
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Re: Balloon Chat New Server PROBLEMS
« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2015, 09:48:35 AM »
we are still trying to sort it out, Michael is having a look for us. If we get it sorted we are moving the forum to a more up to date one that people hopefully will know how to fix.
I'm still smiling though  :)  
The other thing is that once we do get the pictures loaded then the pictures posted since the problem might not show up so you may have to load them again Rob  :(  Best thing at the moment I think is to wait a while and lets see if I can find someone who knows the system.

But that was nice of you to do, so thanks.
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« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2015, 10:15:51 AM »
Before on forums I've used things like photobucket to upload photos and then just linked them in here (like my welcome thread, the photos are hosted on my website). This will lighten the resources you will need for your site (webspace and bandwidth).


Good idea Rob, I'll do the same to mine. Saying that, the little black box might be an improvement!!!!
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« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2015, 11:54:13 PM »
We are having some work done on the forum this weekend, fingers crossed we get the pictures back.

I'm hoping it gets sorted.
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« Reply #14 on: May 28, 2015, 06:24:50 PM »
Goodness the technical jargon I get about why the pictures are not showing on the forum, I have no clue and keep passing the info on.
Still have no clue if or even when we will get the pictures back up if at all.
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