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chlamor
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Just Noticed

Post by chlamor » Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:11 am

The original Bell is up and running- at least at this moment. Strange?

Would be nice to salvage those archives- some have been saved here some have not it seems.

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Re: Just Noticed

Post by blindpig » Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:14 pm

Chlams, it's been up since July. There's a link on the current front page. It's all there though access is more laborious. I've been linking to it.

At least that's what I thought, am I missing something?
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Re: Just Noticed

Post by kidoftheblackhole » Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:43 pm

I intend to fully restore The Bell but I don't think it makes sense to do it on this webhost for a couple reasons.

1. It appears that the vbulletin software license that we have is a security hazard (resulting in the initial hacking/takedown of The Bell)

2. It takes up a LOT of space (relatively speaking), meaning that a VPS is not the ideal spot to park it

Fortunately, neither of these issues appear to be a big deal. I would imagine I can find a space for the Bell for ~$10/mo. I have the mySQL database and I don't *think* it will be hard to get things running, but I also don't have any experience doing so.

What I set up with the archive is (still..) intended as a stopgap measure until the full site is available: this will include logging in, private messages, site searches, and all other accoutrements you might be looking for

To be honest, I've been occupied with a bunch of personal issues that have sidetracked my time and energy but fully restoring The Bell remains a priority even though I don't have a timetable to report at the moment.

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Re: Just Noticed

Post by choppedliver » Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:32 am

Thanks KBH, MF (it worked!)

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Re: Just Noticed

Post by kidoftheblackhole » Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:52 am

I anticipate the old Bell could be back up as soon as tomorrow. I won't have server access to it so its in the hands of tech support right now.

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Re: Just Noticed

Post by choppedliver » Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:45 pm

Hi, I can see the old bell in the archives section, and it looks like it's still active? can't seem to reply there. I'm sure it's an issue being worked on?

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Re: Just Noticed

Post by kidoftheblackhole » Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:46 pm

Mary F wrote:
Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:45 pm
Hi, I can see the old bell in the archives section, and it looks like it's still active? can't seem to reply there. I'm sure it's an issue being worked on?
that's a mirror which means you can read but can't log in, search, or post. I'm working on getting the real thing back soon.

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