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    Service interruptions

    1. Our ISP has let us know that the Forum will likely be offline for about 20 minutes for a hardware upgrade to the server.
    That should resolve the problems we've been having with the board slowing down.
    A specific time was not given.

    2. The forum will also be taken offline temporarily for a software upgrade: this will happen on Sunday 18 December, around 10 AM GMT, and will last for about 1 hour.
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    Today, the forum was offline for about 6 hours due to a technical glitch that prevented the web server from communicating with the database server.
    Our apologies for that.


    Please note that on Sunday 22 January 2012, i.e. tomorrow, an upgrade of the software is scheduled.
    Around 10:00am GMT (approximate time), the board will go offline for about an hour.
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    The forum went down twice today for a short period of time because of a problem at the server farm.
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    The forum will be taken offline today, Monday 26 March, for one to two hours for a software upgrade.
    An opinion should be the result of thought, not a substitute for it.
    - Jef Mallett

    Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garuda View Post
    The forum will be taken offline today, Monday 26 March, for one to two hours for a software upgrade.
    Due to unforseen circumstances no upgrade was performed today, so, the forum will now be taken offline on/around 09:00 AM GMT on Tuesday 27th March for a software upgrade

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    The forum was offline today for about half an hour for a planned software upgrade.
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    The forum was down part of Sunday 11/13/2016 due to an ISP database problem (many sites, not just TOP Forum). We are assessing damage.
    It appears a DB backup may have been installed to complete the recovery, and the last few postings are missing.
    Please bear with us as we evaluate recovery options.
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    UPDATE ON FORUM RECOVER, AFTER THE SUNDAY Nov 13, 2016 FAILURE
    The database restore has been completed by the forum's Hosting Service, following the failure/replacement of their DB server.

    Web Host:
    The database restores have all completed now. Once again, our apologies for the inconvenience caused...
    It appears the restore rolled back the Forum posts approximately 24Hrs +/-.
    We did lose something under a dozen posts made on Saturday, that were made after the last known good backup completed.
    Apologies if your post was one of the lost ones, but please feel free to re-enter.

    Thank you for understanding.
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    THE SERVER FARM WAS OFFLINE for a few (5-6) hours today, Jan 17, 2017,
    with "Technical Connectivity Issues".

    Thank you for your patience during the repair process.

    We seem to be in business, it does not appear any posts were lost.
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    The Forum software update was completed this Sunday morning. Lots of moving parts. Thanks to all staff involved. 😎

    The erroneous Google "Deceptive Site" flag should be history. If not, you may want to clear your browser cache. Or give it a day as the internet "Black List" is updated and propagates.

    And a thank you to all members for your patience, while we worked out the problems.
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