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New Secure Web Server Is Online

Skye Nott   Webmaster CAN — Posted on The Kappa Registry
Thursday February 22, 2018 3:06 PM

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Rated 10 out of 10 based on 3 ratings
2018-02-22 18:57:59 # 48632
Comment by Bryan Lever
Thank you!I know what kind of effort is involved - and I'm sure I speak for all here when I say we appreciate your hard work!
2018-02-22 19:05:06 # 48633
Comment by Skye Nott
It's definitely not the most relaxing way to rebuild your server architecture when everything is down All in all though, it seems to have gone pretty smoothly and the new setup should be VERY reliable. Thanks for the encouragement!
2018-02-22 19:05:32 # 48634
Comment by Eric Russell
Thanks for all the work you put into providing us this web forum.
2018-02-22 19:06:57 # 48635
Comment by Marc F.
Nice to be back up and running but you may indeed have a few bugs to work out. I just tried to post a new thread but it failed.....
2018-02-22 19:22:11 # 48636
Comment by Joseph Baba
2018-02-22 19:33:56 # 48637
Comment by Skye Nott
Posting in the forums should be fixed now. If you have any further problems, please scroll to the bottom of any page and click "Website problem? Send us a message" to open a support ticket. I've also added a list of "known issues" that I'm actively working on at the top of this journal post.
2018-02-22 19:33:59 # 48638
Comment by Steven Hanegan
THANK YOU Skye! Your efforts and skills are very much appreciated.
2018-02-22 19:35:45 # 48639
Comment by Peter Gilvarry
Rating: 10/10
Thank you Skye
2018-02-22 19:39:25 # 48640
Comment by Ahmed EL Abasiry
Many thanks Skye. Truly appreciated -D
2018-02-22 19:41:38 # 48641
Comment by Will Ring
Skye how about a VMware cluster of two Physical severs, and you will never lose a web front end ever again...I am an expert in this technology and would be willing to build the environment for you.
2018-02-22 19:41:39 # 48642
Comment by Mike Brand
Good Job Skye!! ...A DASD Box I was working on went Belly-Up...so much for N+1 redundancy. Took the entire IRS Tax Filing System down...on 15 April. S#it Happens!"No data was lost"..That is the Golden Phrase. Your efforts are certainly appreciated my many, you can be assured.
2018-02-22 19:53:21 # 48643
Comment by P.J. Lenihan
thanks Skye, I hope we can meet up again one day as we did in Corvallis a few years ago.pj
2018-02-22 20:04:44 # 48644
Rating: 10/10
Thank you for everything you do, Skye... its very much appreciated!!!
2018-02-22 20:11:17 # 48645
Comment by Chris Fisher
Thanks so much, Skye. Your service and dedication is truly remarkable!
2018-02-22 20:19:27 # 48646
Comment by Hap Waldrop
Thanks Skye.
2018-02-22 20:47:11 # 48648
Comment by Brett Evans
Thanks so much for your hard work!!!!!!!
2018-02-22 21:43:38 # 48649
Comment by Douglas Gaither
I think I'm addicted to this site. Thanks for your hard work!!
2018-02-22 21:46:46 # 48650
Comment by Everett Thompson
Good to see things back and running. Appreciate all your hard work.
2018-02-22 21:57:13 # 48651
Comment by Marcus Tetzlaff
Skye,Were would we be with out you and your hard work.......Thank you for all that you do..
2018-02-22 21:59:25 # 48652
Comment by Joe Otero
Awesome.. glad we're back online.. Thanks Skye! Maybe the outage was a blessing in that the realized upgrades took less time then perhaps a planned effort... Much more stress for sure!!!Thanks again... very appreciative!CheersJoe O
2018-02-22 22:09:21 # 48653
Comment by Mike G.
Skye, your hard work and dedication is greatly appreciated!
2018-02-23 02:06:50 # 48659
Comment by Rob Zucca
Thanks Skye. Now get some sleep!
2018-02-23 02:07:58 # 48660
Comment by Rhys Nolan
Thanks Skye, you provide a whole lot of entertainment.
2018-02-23 05:45:53 # 48663
Comment by Thomas McLeod
Thanks, thanks, thanks! Good thing it wasn't a Lotus!Tom McLeod
2018-02-23 08:42:13 # 48666
Comment by Andy Lincoln
Rating: 10/10
Thank you Skye, I really appreciate all your hard work. MGexp is a great resource!
2018-02-23 10:44:48 # 48667
Comment by William M
Thank you Skye! Much appreciated!
2018-02-23 12:50:06 # 48671
Comment by Giovanni Delicio
Vielen Dank ! Mille Grazie ! Merci beaucoup ! Thanks a lot !You did a great Job !Gio
2018-02-23 13:41:08 # 48674
Comment by Dave H.
Skye, thank you so much. You - and the site - are tops!Dave
2018-02-23 13:54:22 # 48675
Comment by David Bassett
Thanks for the update. I was worried a PM to a buyer of my parts had gone missing. In the time it took for you to fix the site, he received the goods and was already installing. Thumbs up.
2018-02-23 14:04:27 # 48676
Comment by Mike S
Thanks Skye. Realizing what you've put in I became a gold member! I've gotten at least that much in tech support by being a free member. Keep up the good work.
2018-02-23 18:56:30 # 48677
Comment by Bob B
Thanks for making this site happen.
2018-02-23 18:59:08 # 48678
Comment by Bob B
Thanks for making this site happen.
2018-02-23 22:40:13 # 48689
Comment by Karin B
Thank you !
2018-02-24 00:22:46 # 48692
Comment by John Mills
Thanks for your dedication to this site, and our love for these cars!
2018-02-24 02:25:57 # 48693
Comment by Chris Howells
Way down here in the Antipodes Barrie (MGB567) and I were both lost. Resorted to using the phone to talk....chuckles. Well done Skye, and it's good to see all the comments and know that it is not a thanklesss task.
2018-02-24 09:45:06 # 48699
Comment by Steven Stockham
Definitely a BIG Thank You! I didn't realize how badly I needed my daily "MG fix" until the site wasn't available! Great to hear of all the improvements too!
2018-02-28 19:52:59 # 48789
Comment by Ryan H
Awesome that you HTTPS'd the site!
2018-03-05 13:14:46 # 48867
Comment by Ole S
Can you add a category for Factory Five Racing vehicles?

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Back Online After Database Failure

Skye Nott   Webmaster CAN — Posted on The Kappa Registry
Tuesday December 5, 2017 10:59 AM

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Rated 10 out of 10 based on 5 ratings
2017-12-05 11:21:06 # 46674
Comment by Wyatt W
good job, and thanks....W
2017-12-05 11:25:36 # 46675
Comment by Joe Reed
It's amazing how much stuff you can get done around the house when the forum is down!
2017-12-05 11:54:10 # 46676
Comment by Grube Guy
Panic averted - nice job Skye
2017-12-05 12:05:29 # 46677
Well done...the world MG community can stop pacing...A
2017-12-05 12:26:22 # 46678
Comment by Chris Fisher
Thanks, Skye!!! Another masterful recovery!
2017-12-05 12:29:50 # 46679
Comment by Randy R
Thank-you Skye!
2017-12-05 13:42:18 # 46683
Comment by Andrys Posthuma
Thanks Skye!
2017-12-05 14:02:32 # 46684
Comment by Chris Roop
You da man!
2017-12-05 14:12:15 # 46685
Comment by Dave H.
Thank you Skye...you are much appreciated!
2017-12-05 14:22:29 # 46686
Comment by Hartley M
Appreciated! Thank you very much!
2017-12-05 15:03:20 # 46687
Comment by Tom Morehouse
About 15 years ago I had to restore a failed database server for an entire university. Not fun - and it took several days to reload files and users, and assign new passwords and access rights.Congratulations on getting things back to normal so quickly.Tom M.
2017-12-05 15:21:08 # 46688
Comment by Ian Williams
Thanks Skye!
2017-12-05 16:24:38 # 46690
Comment by Doug Hirt
Thanks for all your work, Skye. I was beginning to go into withdrawal. ;-)
2017-12-05 17:46:59 # 46692
Comment by Shaun Laughy
Well done, Skye!
2017-12-05 18:12:02 # 46694
Comment by Mike Brand
......."with no posts or other data lost". That's the GOLDEN Statement there! NICE Work!!!
2017-12-05 18:16:15 # 46695
Comment by Jim Tice
Skye, thanks for all you do!
2017-12-05 19:42:39 # 46697
Comment by Steven Stockham
This "crisis" was virtually seamless! Bravo and well done Skye!
2017-12-05 20:04:57 # 46698
Comment by Jim Tice
Rating: 10/10
Didn't scroll down far enough, Skye gets a 10+
2017-12-05 23:26:10 # 46704
Comment by Jim Lema
Fantastic work Skye!!! Thanks
2017-12-05 23:30:01 # 46705
Comment by Malcolm Millard
Thanks from all of us down under
2017-12-06 02:59:41 # 46707
Comment by Michael Caputo
Mirror... Mirror...What are we going to do when the great wrecker comes for your last tow?
2017-12-06 07:19:55 # 46710
Comment by Charlie Tynan
And I didn't even notice, seamless recovery. Good job that man.
2017-12-06 10:42:18 # 46714
Comment by Brian Woods
I didn't realize how lost I would feel, until I was without it for those few hours.Thanks so much for this wonderful Forum.Good RoadsBrian
2017-12-06 12:27:48 # 46716
Comment by David P
Great job. Next up: better backups, disaster recovery plan, and disaster recovery testing!
2017-12-06 18:16:41 # 46722
Comment by Josh L
The amount of work you do to keep this site going is outstanding. Thanks for doing such a great job.
2017-12-06 20:04:14 # 46745
Comment by James S
Rating: 10/10
Thanks for all you do Skye!
2017-12-06 21:24:40 # 46753
Comment by Edmund Schultz
Rating: 10/10
Thanks Skye for all you do!
2017-12-06 21:45:20 # 46754
Comment by Sal Gonzalez
Thanks for taking care of us Skye!
2017-12-07 00:52:33 # 46757
Comment by Albert Lies
2 thumbs UP Thanks!
2017-12-07 04:26:30 # 46758
Comment by Joseph M
Great job Skye!
2017-12-07 10:10:07 # 46760
Comment by Ed B
Rating: 10/10
Thanks Skye! The added "snowfall" in the title banner is a nice touch too!

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Private Message Limits Increased

Skye Nott   Webmaster CAN — Posted on The Kappa Registry
Sunday April 2, 2017 3:29 PM

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Rated 10 out of 10 based on 2 ratings
2017-04-02 16:51:47 # 41355
Comment by Doug Hirt
Thanks Skye!Doug
2017-04-02 19:22:48 # 41357
Comment by Dick Moritz
Rating: 10/10
Thank you kindly, Skye, for continue to enhance this wonderful sandbox in which we get to play... Dick
2017-04-02 20:40:31 # 41360
Comment by Wayne Tate
Rating: 10/10
Thank you very much. Wayne
2017-04-02 21:06:38 # 41361
Comment by David P
Thank you for keeping things running!
2017-04-04 01:01:06 # 41404
Comment by Michael Caputo
2017-04-05 12:24:44 # 41441
Comment by Andrew Mace
Great; thanks!
2017-04-18 06:04:42 # 41692
Comment by Paul J
Skye, have we been hacked? I'm getting a bunch of Chinese writing and symbols?
2017-04-24 02:10:57 # 41866
Comment by Karin B
Thank you Skye ! Very generous upgrade.

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Next Database Upgrade Feb 17 2017

Skye Nott   Webmaster CAN — Posted on The Kappa Registry
Thursday February 9, 2017 3:53 PM

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2017-02-09 19:19:05 # 40209
Comment by Chris Fisher
Thanks for the continued improvements, Skye!
2017-02-10 17:47:12 # 40236
Comment by Zach Dorsch
Thanks Skye!

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Emergency Database Upgrade & What's Next

Skye Nott   Webmaster CAN — Posted on The Kappa Registry
Wednesday January 4, 2017 8:41 PM

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Rated 9.2 out of 10 based on 5 ratings
2017-01-05 00:05:28 # 39470
Comment by Don Scott
Thank you, Skye, for providing the MG community this great website. You deserve a lot of credit for helping to keep our MG hobby alive.
2017-01-05 01:07:10 # 39473
Comment by Bryan Dickerson
Awesome work Skye! Thank you so much for what you do. I hope this venture pays well enough to keep it going for years to come.
2017-01-05 02:10:06 # 39474
Comment by Chris W
I hate to mention this but, what happens if you get hit by a bus tomorrow?
2017-01-05 04:13:01 # 39475
Comment by Ed M
Thank you for this service! I would not have taken on a Herald restoration without knowing that this forum existed. I have also met two people from posting questions who have generously offered their expertise and helped me in countless ways. I consider them very good friends and this would not have been possible without your selfless dedication to this project. Again, thank you.
2017-01-05 05:32:06 # 39476
Comment by Hap Waldrop
Boss, as always you rock !!!!, If there is anything I can do to help, don't hesitate to ask.
2017-01-05 05:41:06 # 39477
Comment by Eric O
Thanks for all the hard work you do behind the scenes! Regards, Eric
2017-01-05 05:50:26 # 39479
Comment by Royce Burnett
Thank you Skye for all you do.
2017-01-05 06:40:13 # 39481
Comment by Julian L
You're Da Man, Skye!
2017-01-05 07:58:00 # 39485
Comment by andy martin
Great work very much appreciated
2017-01-05 09:05:23 # 39489
Comment by Dave Headley
X2 to all of these comments!
2017-01-05 09:07:28 # 39490
Comment by Denny Brodbeck
Thanks Skye!This is the best forum on the Web!
2017-01-05 09:29:26 # 39491
Comment by Bruce Hopgood
Rating: 9/10
SkyeYou are a marvel. As we say here in Quebec, 'l'ache pas". Having said that being a 'one man show' has the benefits you point out but is also exposed to peril. I know you know this but getting back up help will go a long way to maintaining & realizing this group of sites you offer. I for one support you, and will continue to as long as the 'nay sayers' behave themselves.Thanks & and I wish you healthy times ahead.B
2017-01-05 09:32:10 # 39492
Comment by J. Guy Isabelle
Now that is dedication. I appreciate the service and appreciate the story behind the site.
2017-01-05 09:38:43 # 39493
Comment by Wayne Tate
Thanks for keeping us in the know. You are the best.Wayne
2017-01-05 09:41:54 # 39494
Thanks Skye for your dedication and expertise. I strongly suggest that anyone using your forums on a regular basis to become a $ contributing member. It's the right thing to do.
2017-01-05 10:58:41 # 39496
Comment by Keith Lewis
Thank you Skye for all you do for this community. I'm glad I finally became a paying contributor and encourage all fence sitters to do the same.
2017-01-05 11:17:06 # 39497
Comment by Steve Kaufman
Thanks again, Skye for this awesome website. Hopefully you can keep it going for many years to come
2017-01-05 14:00:28 # 39500
Comment by Albert Viator
Great work Skye! It seems every British car enthusiast I run into knows about your website. A great resource for all of us.
2017-01-05 16:50:54 # 39503
Comment by P.J. Lenihan
Rating: 10/10
Thank you Skye, I do appreciate all that you do for us.
2017-01-05 16:53:30 # 39504
Comment by Terry Nydeen
Thanks Skye, I use this website often because it provides such an incredible amount of information about MGB's. I am still learning even though I have owned and maintained MGB's since 1967. Along with the Hayne's manual and Astley's electrical book, this is the best source on MGB's available.
2017-01-05 17:53:58 # 39505
Comment by Robert Clare
Thanks Skye for all you do for the MG community (and others I hear). I use this website more than just about any other so after some gentle reminders from other members thought it was high time to become a supporting member. Robert
2017-01-05 18:05:16 # 39508
Comment by Jim Macaulay
Thank you, thank you!!! This is without doubt the best Mg site! Very best regards, Jim Macaulay
2017-01-05 20:27:21 # 39512
Comment by Michael Lippmann
Thanks Skye REALLY appreciate all the hard and dedicated work you Do! Awesome website!THANK You! Mike L
2017-01-05 21:46:47 # 39530
Comment by Austin T
I didn't really know this was a one man show. Thanks so much for all you do for MG enthusiasts.
2017-01-06 12:54:48 # 39541
Comment by John Deikis
Rating: 9/10
Only an occasional visitor to the site, but it is like no other for our MG world. If support Wikipedia and Mozilla, I can support MGExp too. Count me in and thanks for the hard work.
2017-01-06 15:30:55 # 39547
Skye I got a new iPhone and can't seem to find the MGExp app on the Apple app store anymore? I have it on my iPad but can't load it on my new phone. Is that still available?
2017-01-06 20:08:00 # 39550
Comment by Skye Nott
Thanks for the support, everyone! George: There never has been an MGExp app, but if you load mgexp.com in Mobile Safari on your phone and tap the share button (arrow out of a square) you can "Add to Home Screen" which mimics the behaviour of having a dedicated app on your phone by providing quick access.
2017-01-07 13:43:03 # 39559
Comment by Bill Taylor
Thank you Skye. Not much I can add but ditto to all of the above.Bill
2017-01-07 17:21:40 # 39563
Thanks Skye! I could have sworn there was an app but that works too! Love the site and what you do for us!
2017-01-08 11:04:43 # 39572
Comment by Kevin Dick
Thanks Sky! as a software engineer myself I know the effort is much more than anyone on the outside knows. Thanks for all you do
2017-01-09 22:25:46 # 39607
Comment by David Blair
Am concerned about the dozens of lines of Chinese style writing that preceeded this email posting. Seem to be from universities all over the world. Could this be a problem or is it something to do with the above mentioned changes?Thanks,David
2017-01-10 00:35:04 # 39608
Comment by Skye Nott
It's just a single spammer from China, I'm deleting it all now. Nothing to worry about, just annoying.
2017-01-10 10:40:57 # 39615
Comment by Paul J
Skye, Since the upgrade, every time I try to click on a link in the forums, the pre info writing when putting the courser over the "last post" blocks the link instead of putting it under or over the link and won't allow me to click on it as the information is blocking it. Any setting to rectify this? Paul
2017-01-10 13:55:30 # 39618
Comment by Skye Nott
Thanks for letting me know about the bug Paul, I'll try to fix that today. Bug reports can be sent to me directly by using the "Email the webmaster" link at the bottom of any page.
2017-01-11 23:14:31 # 39649
Comment by Terry Nydeen
Skye, Since the changes, I have not been able to use my history marker(IMAC) to return to the last page I was on. Is this a bug or how do I now return to specific pages?
2017-01-12 06:26:38 # 39655
Comment by David Lake
Rating: 10/10
Skye you are a very hard working man and have been a member on your forum for 9 years.Thanks for your efforts. David
2017-01-14 11:35:40 # 39702
Comment by John Bulmer
Rating: 8/10
Bang up job Skye. I am just getting back to the Triumph Experience after a couple of years being absent working on multiple 'life projects'.I do not recall you mentioning the details of any vehicles that further your interest in this hobb, errr, addiction.Thanks again
2017-01-15 08:53:29 # 39714
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Testing New Photo Manager

Skye Nott   Webmaster CAN — Posted on The MG Experience
Wednesday November 11, 2015 2:19 PM

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