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Hi all - Welcome back for the second time this month!

I apologize for the inconvenience of the site being offline. The site was down for technical reasons, but it didn't help that I was of offline for two weeks (camping and travel). Once I got back, it took a while to get things sorted out. That's resolved, and the site is now back up. Huzzah!

Please take a minute and read the Site News thread I've posted in the General section, and feel free to comment. Thanks!

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« on: July 06, 2017, 11:17:19 PM »

Hi all - Welcome back! The site was down due a software configuration issue. It took a while to get things sorted out, but the site is now back up. Huzzah, and thanks for your patience!

Within the month, I will be working with my web host to migrate the site to new backend software (current versions of PHP, MySQL, the SimpleMachines forum software we run our forum on, etc.) The look may change, but I expect the feature set will improve. That should keep the site stable for the foreseeable future.

Sorry to be an absentee landlord of late, but my truck motivation has mellowed a lot in the last few years. I kinda did my dance with this thing and am pretty much done w/modding mine. Too many blown head gaskets, coupled with California's strict emission laws have sucked the joy from this project for me, and my interest had moved on. So it goes...

That's me, though, and not you. Just because my own interest has died down doesn't mean you have to leave.

In late June I renewed the 22rte-trucks.com and 22rtetrucks.com domain names for another 3 years, and will shortly migrate this site to new backend software, as mentioned above. Once the upgrades are complete I'll go back to being a quiet hand in the background again.

Looking to the future, I think it will be up to you, the members, to determine if you want to keep this site functioning. I don't mind being its caretaker, but I will probably want to hand it off to someone in a few years. Something to think about.

Thanks for being members of the forum!

Cheers,

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« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2017, 01:56:01 AM »

Hi mosk glad to see the site is back up and operational. I know what you mean by losing interest . I have gotten quite caught up in work myself . There are times I wonder why I even bother.
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« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2017, 10:24:31 PM »

Can't be said enough, thank you for all you do to keep this site up and running smoothly!!
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« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2017, 03:34:11 AM »

I figured it was something wrong with my equipment. It's not uncommon to have issues when your puter is an old Close And Play hooked up to an Etch-A-Sketch.
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« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2017, 04:45:01 PM »

As you can probably see, I have begun the process of updating the site's software, the back end and the user facing forum software.

Be patient - it could take a few days to work out the bugs Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2017, 09:27:28 AM »

Ever have that feeling of deja vu? Well, here we are again.

I apologize for the abrupt way in which the site went down again. Blame GoDaddy, our host.

The site is mostly back up. The major backend upgrade migration worked, but the attempt to upgrade the forum software from version 1.21 to 2.x failed, and I need to figure out why, etc. In the mean time, the site is back up.

Some known issues:

* The old theme may not survive - I am still working on that.
* Some image links still broken.
* Some fonts and font sizes are wrong.
* Probably other things, too.

I will continue to work on these issues. At some point I will make another attempt to upgrade the forum software, but I'll give some notice.

Thanks for anyone still reading this - thank you for hanging in there.

Best,
mosk
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« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2017, 03:35:16 PM »

Jeff, it is all Greek to me, but I am happy to see the site up and running again!

Thank you for your efforts!

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« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2017, 06:32:47 PM »

Jeff,

I appreciate the work you put into this.

THANK YOU!!!

Bruce
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« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2017, 04:55:09 AM »

Jeff,
Thanks for all your work. Lots of good info on this forum.
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« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2017, 05:46:44 AM »

Hi all,

The site is back up now. Sorry for the unexpected down time. The site host (GoDaddy) discovered an issue with the older version of the forum software we use that caused a log file to balloon to 2.5GB in size and eat up all of our free space, forcing the site offline. Sheesh.  Roll Eyes

I have addressed that as best as I can for now, but the site will need some upgrades to fix this issue long-term. The newer version of the SimpleMachinesForum (SMF) forum software fixes this issue, and has some other nice features as well. I hope to upgrade to the newer version before the end of the year, and sooner if I can. I tried upgrading in July but encountered some errors that kept the upgrade from completing. I will be trying again, as the older software will stop working at some point, and I don't want to wait until the bitter end. I will keep you guys informed.

Thanks for your patience!

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Jeff
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