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    #76
    Quick update - Ivy found that if you use capital letters they get changed back to lower case. That is actually the forum software preventing what it sees as shouting! I've turned that off now, so you can USE AS MANY CAPITAL LETTERS AS YOU LIKE!!
    Cheers,

    Mark.

    www.pologlover.co.uk

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      #77
      BIG SHOUT: I HAVE ALWAYS USED CAPS. FOR MY BIRTHDAY GREETINGS. DIDN'T IT NOTICE BEFORE?
      He he! See if that turns out OK.
      But seriously, Mark, I know you pleaded some while ago for someone else to take on the job of keeping the software going, sorting out the tangle of bewildering little glitches that it keeps throwing up, as well as dealing with the terrific task of the upgrading. For a long time now you have smoothed things out, repairing each problem so that unless someone had actually encountered it they hardly noticed anything was wrong. As to the upgrading, well, again we hardly noticed apart from a very brief period offline. Then off we all went again with the improved version. (improved??? well, yes & no!).
      But you have your own onerous job in the tin hut, not to mention Polunnio, etc.. Tin hut is obligatory - you have to keep the larder stocked, after all - but the rest is your personal life and you should be free to enjoy it, not stealing time from it to look after our capricious software. Funny thing about computers. In my innocence I always used to think that they were yes/no, true/false, once having been given instruction they kept to it. I never will get used to the idea that they start off fine, then without warning and without anyone doing anything, they suddenly go beserk.
      Is there no-one in CVF willing and able to help out?
      Ivy

      "To thine own self be true.......
      Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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        #78
        Welcome back world. That was a fairly fundamental crash of our system that has taken us down for a few days.

        Looks like a problem with our database managed to do quite a lot of damage, but I've found how to overcome this - and on this occasion our web providers, webhuset.no were helpful.

        Let's see if the system stays up and stable for a while, and whilst I've got the nice man in Bergen talking to me, I'll also try to find out why the mails aren't getting sent.

        Had I mentioned that we need someone else to take on some of what I do - I'm struggling to find the time to do everything I'm committed to.

        UPDATE: You should no longer get annoying security notices when you log in - the site is now protected by an SSL certificate which should protect anything you send to it being intercepted, and which is increasingly necessary to get search engines to notice our existence. Site fell over for a few minutes whilst upgraded, just to cause me distress. Will try to overcome the lack of emails in the next few days.
        Cheers,

        Mark.

        www.pologlover.co.uk

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          #79
          Thank you for a job well done!
          The main change for me, is that the message in the website address/link line (or what it's called) no longer start with IKKE SIKKER (NOT SECURE).
          So I guess the link to CVF is secure then..., finally.
          "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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            #80
            This was a "major" crash of our system, and I am so thankful for the valuable assistance of PoloUK to get this up and running again.

            To be honest, if it hadn't been for him, the forum would now have been "dead".

            There is no way in heaven I would have been able to sort out this crash.... it was all Greek to me! I used to be fairly "good" at this, but that was back when the forum was "simple" to run.... it's not like that anymore.

            I'm terribly worried about our future if we don't have people like PoloUK to help us out... he is a genius and understands this way better than I probably ever will.

            But, I also understand and respect that his time is also limited. We really need to find someone else that is also capable to take on the huge task that is on his shoulders.

            With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

            Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
            Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

            Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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              #81
              thank God for those nerds like PoloUK.
              those damned computers are getting smarter and smarter,but harder and harder to maneged.

              count me out for helping out, i'm already happy that i can type some words and places images.
              best regards Thijs

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                #82
                Originally posted by janihudi View Post
                thank God for those nerds like PoloUK.
                those damned computers are getting smarter and smarter,but harder and harder to maneged.

                count me out for helping out, i'm already happy that i can type some words and places images.
                LOL

                I agree, I remember when the forum was an easy to do thing... I could run it by myself, and I understood how to do it... Now, the forum has become way above my level of knowledge, I'm nowhere near understanding how to run the back of this massive thing.
                With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                  #83
                  Thank you very much Polo for sorting out all the bells and whistles.
                  I am too in the same business: having far too many things to attend to during my free time.

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                    #84
                    last night the forum was out again fo a while.
                    al numbers was one x and at the top line where stands new topics members list etc etc stands nav topics ,nav list etcetc

                    i send the leftovers of the task force a mail about it if more members had it too.
                    there are just 6 members,7 including myself left of the taskforce, (i thought we started with some 12 a 13 members)
                    and i got a post back of 3 members that the mail couldend be delivered as adress onknown.
                    not to be delivered was Seagull, Ombugge and Sterkoder.
                    best regards Thijs

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                      #85
                      Dunno Thijs. I looked several times yesterday and it was fine, including around 9pm, 10pm and 11pm UK time. Things do bounce occasionally and it can be to do with the way that the 'caches' work (the storage in several different places around the internet). There's very little more I can do. I did do a full back up yesterday, and I will endeavour to do an upgrade at some stage, but I'm struggling to do everything at the moment, and the things that pay the bills will have to take priority. Sorry.
                      Cheers,

                      Mark.

                      www.pologlover.co.uk

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                      • janihudi
                        janihudi commented
                        Editing a comment
                        it was between 8 and 9 pm cet. somewhere. i made the task force mail at 8.35pm
                        but mayby that the laptop was playing games with me,but only cvf was playing up that time.
                        but after it didn't had any problems

                      #86
                      Peeps - I think that the emails should be sending properly now again.

                      If you have trouble logging in - you may need to put https in front of the website address to guarantee that it works for a while, https://www.captainsvoyage-forum.com - that's all to do with the security certificate we now have.
                      Cheers,

                      Mark.

                      www.pologlover.co.uk

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                        #87
                        Thank you very much PoloUK for a fantastic job you are doing to keep the forum going.
                        Best wishes from Bengt Domben

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                          #88
                          "Had I mentioned that we need someone else to take on some of what I do - I'm struggling to find the time to do everything I'm committed to."

                          Dear Polo, i can not promise to be all the time on "stand-by", very often there are phases of being away. I also don't have the slightest knowledge of all this stuff. But if there should be any simple, but time consuming maintenance things to do like putting dust off, sorting things out, searching and erasing old data junk, please let me or us know.

                          Send a to do list, including instructions and we will see what happens. I think we should it just give a "go")
                          Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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                            #89
                            Thanks Ralf - I'll drop you an email in the next couple of days with an indication of the sort of thing that has to be done. You can then decide whether that would work for you. Unfortunately a lot of the work is relatively complex and needs some knowledge of the way that the server works, but we can talk about that.
                            Cheers,

                            Mark.

                            www.pologlover.co.uk

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                            • Ralf__
                              Ralf__ commented
                              Editing a comment
                              Thanks, received, just typing an answer...

                            #90
                            How can I be logged in and at the same time, under 'What's going on', read "0 members online" ?

                            Edit: Anyway, looks ok now.
                            Last edited by Sterkoder; September 17th, 2019, 16:13.
                            "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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