Forum-misery IS OVER ******* YEAHHH ***

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Forum-misery IS OVER ******* YEAHHH ***

#1 Post by RealBlackStuff » Mon Jan 06, 2014 1:57 pm

Thought I'd delete the original post about the old forum-hosting.
The new forum is stunning, astonishing, superb!
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Re: WHEN is the forum delay-misery going to end?

#2 Post by jayton4 » Mon Jan 06, 2014 6:11 pm

Perhaps switching over to nginx from apache httpd would help with the high connection count?

Also, are you really using the Microsoft Frontpage extensions for anything? Not that it is causing the problem, but clearing out old unnecessary stuff might help, too.
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Re: Forum-misery NEARLY OVER ******* YEAHHH ***

#3 Post by RealBlackStuff » Fri Jan 10, 2014 3:57 pm

For those of you who can see this:

Bill Morrow has asked me to notify you all, that he is moving the Forum from the crappiest of all crappy hosting outfits (imwebd.com) to a new hosting company (hostmonster.com).
Strange things are going on at the moment, because of that.
After you have read this, flush your DNS cache to get rid of the old pointers.
Click on Start, type CMD and once in a DOS-window, type in: ipconfig /flushdns and hit enter.
To propagate the new DNS-servers throughout the Internet may take between 24-48 hours.
Depending on your location, it might be sooner.

Some people may see the forum working in IE and failing in Firefox, or something different, whatever.
Do NOT despair, once it's done things should fly once more.

Thank you all for waiting.

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Re: Forum-misery NEARLY OVER ******* YEAHHH ***

#4 Post by Neil » Tue Jan 14, 2014 2:57 pm

Looks like the new forum is now on-line! Is the move now complete?
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Re: Forum-misery NEARLY OVER ******* YEAHHH ***

#5 Post by jayton4 » Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:36 pm

Neil wrote:Looks like the new forum is now on-line! Is the move now complete?
It looks like the rest of the boards are still locked. They will probably be opened up soon enough.
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Re: Forum-misery NEARLY OVER ******* YEAHHH ***

#6 Post by 91011 » Tue Jan 14, 2014 4:45 pm

Everything seems to be working for me - for a short time there was no Post Reply button in some threads but all seems normal now.

Thanks to everyone.
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Re: Forum-misery NEARLY OVER ******* YEAHHH ***

#7 Post by emeraldgirl08 » Tue Jan 14, 2014 4:49 pm

Nice nice nice! Good job guys :thumbs-UP:
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#8 Post by rkawakami » Tue Jan 14, 2014 5:11 pm

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Re: Forum-misery IS OVER ******* YEAHHH ***

#9 Post by Cigarguy » Tue Jan 14, 2014 5:53 pm

Excellent thanks!

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Re: Forum-misery IS OVER ******* YEAHHH ***

#10 Post by wolfman » Tue Jan 14, 2014 7:11 pm

Great job everyone, thanks!
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Re: Forum-misery IS OVER ******* YEAHHH ***

#11 Post by Neil » Tue Jan 14, 2014 7:25 pm

Yay! :banana: And the boards DO seem fast! I've been missing my TPF fix...
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Re: Forum-misery IS OVER ******* YEAHHH ***

#12 Post by dorronto » Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:04 pm

Thank you to Bill, Ray and Dominic and everyone involved!!

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Re: Forum-misery IS OVER ******* YEAHHH ***

#13 Post by Medessec » Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:40 pm

Absolutely loving it.

Great work on those involved- the transition was seamless other than the downtime. Here's to a new, better server!
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#14 Post by rkawakami » Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:49 pm

Well, it could have gone a little smoother. Some of the stuff I was doing was more reacting to something I saw, than anticipating what could happen. In any event, "The Great Migration" seems to be over and I think the forum is much better off than before. My main problem was with the search function. For the few queries I made earlier today, it looks like I won't have to rely on the Google "site:forum.thinkpads.com" option as much.
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Re: Forum-misery IS OVER ******* YEAHHH ***

#15 Post by ajkula66 » Tue Jan 14, 2014 11:19 pm

Neil wrote:Yay! :banana: And the boards DO seem fast! I've been missing my TPF fix...
Indeed.

Thanks for everyone's effort in getting our beloved forum back up.
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#16 Post by Summilux » Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:05 pm

Glad to see the forum back online, thanks for the hard work!
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Re: Forum-misery IS OVER ******* YEAHHH ***

#17 Post by AllTPedOut » Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:29 pm

Big round of applause to Billl and company for making the switch! Thank you very much! :bow:

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#18 Post by emtee3511 » Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:46 pm

Thank You to Bill, Mods and all who assisted in moving our Forum -- it's BEAUTIFUL :D
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#19 Post by Saucey » Wed Jan 15, 2014 4:52 pm

Hahtjshfkagdlf!!!! :banana: :thumbs-UP: :mrgreen: :bow: :bow:

That stands for yes! Thank the heavens, galaxies, all of the Internets that this thing is back!!
I had four days off work and no TPF to read upon, I started to go to headfi for my information fix! xD

Happy that it is back, it felt like being stuck in a cellar waiting for the 3 day long tornado to clear.

Many thanks to all who fixed the forum!
Thank you Bill for fixing the inconvenience!
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#20 Post by ilakast » Wed Jan 15, 2014 4:59 pm

It flies! Hats off
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Re: Forum-misery IS OVER ******* YEAHHH ***

#21 Post by Dos3.1 » Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:14 pm

Wow, the new forum is fast! And solid! Really great, even insanely great! ;) Thank you for the improved forum!!!
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#22 Post by Tasurinchi » Thu Jan 16, 2014 3:03 am

The (new) speed is AWESOME. Well done guys!! :thumbs-UP:
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#23 Post by underclocker » Thu Jan 16, 2014 7:04 am

Amazing performance now! Welcome to 2014! Great job!
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#24 Post by JohnD. » Thu Jan 16, 2014 7:55 am

Thank you Bill and everybody for getting the data moved to the new server. Like someone indicated in an earlier post, I need my thinkpads.com fix on a daily basis and multiple times if possible. I am very grateful that this forum exists.

Does anyone know when the forum came to be? I thought I started to come in the mid 90s to late 90s when I had my 701c machine.

Thank you again for this excellent web site.

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#25 Post by Brad » Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:39 am

In a word "spectacular".

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Re: Forum-misery IS OVER ******* YEAHHH ***

#26 Post by A31 » Thu Jan 16, 2014 3:16 pm

I've only been using the forum for about 5 minutes and already it's so much better. So much faster at loading pages and no more connection errors (yet!)

Well done guys! :thumbs-UP:
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#27 Post by Majestic » Sat Jan 18, 2014 12:10 pm

I thought for a minute I was accessing the wrong forum. :lol:

Great job folks on a beautiful and much needed upgrade! :bow:
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Re: Forum-misery IS OVER ******* YEAHHH ***

#28 Post by Orclas » Sat Jan 18, 2014 12:22 pm

It seems this awesome community is now served on a correspondingly good hardware.

Grrrrrrrreeeeaaaat job everyone involved!!!! :thumbs-UP:

Say, does this up the operation costs of the forum or is it far better service and performance for the same buck?
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#29 Post by no_man » Sun Jan 19, 2014 9:34 pm

Whoa!!! My X230 is 10 times faster on this new forum!
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#30 Post by BillMorrow » Wed Feb 12, 2014 4:27 am

just so everyone knows, this new server does a daily backup of everything, which hogs resources and slows the forum down..
about 2:00 AM eastern US time zone..
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