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Author Topic: Site News - the site is back up, plus thoughts about its future  (Read 165 times)
mosk
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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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mosk
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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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