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Title: forum website issues?
Post by: floyd111 on 28 July 2020, 05:46 AM
Am I the only one to see half a page of weird code on top of  every page? ::)
Title: Re: forum website issues?
Post by: nathan on 28 July 2020, 06:45 AM
I dont know what you are talking about...
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Title: Re: forum website issues?
Post by: Berggreen on 28 July 2020, 07:04 AM
Quote from: floyd111 on 28 July 2020, 05:46 AM
Am I the only one to see half a page of weird code on top of  every page? ::)

I see it too....
Title: Re: forum website issues?
Post by: daantjie on 28 July 2020, 10:10 AM
Yup same here
Title: Re: forum website issues?
Post by: ptashek on 28 July 2020, 10:49 AM
I think Mforcer is one of the owners of the site, you guys may want to let him know. I'd happily help tracing the bug, but I've no such privileges here :)
Title: Re: forum website issues?
Post by: nathan on 29 July 2020, 08:27 AM
Mforcer is THE owner and creator, but admittedly, I think he may have moved his 116 long ago!  hats off to him for funding the site ongoing. 
Title: Re: forum website issues?
Post by: ptashek on 29 July 2020, 09:58 AM
I've offered to help keeping the lights on a couple of times, for free, but never heard back. I guess  whoever runs the site is OK with the way things work, or just doesn't want some random schmuck from a far-away country on the wrong side of the globe involved :)
Title: Re: forum website issues?
Post by: UTn_boy on 29 July 2020, 05:43 PM
In addition to the code writing everyone is seeing I can no longer see any pictures, either. 
Title: Re: forum website issues?
Post by: robertd on 29 July 2020, 08:39 PM
IS THIS THE END?
Title: Re: forum website issues?
Post by: goldacre on 30 July 2020, 01:25 AM
QuoteIS THIS THE END?

Hope not  :'(

Was having logging in issues due to Hotmail not accepting redo password email (amen to GMail) issues so definitely around last year  :-*

G

Title: Re: forum website issues?
Post by: UTn_boy on 31 July 2020, 03:54 AM
Are the people that created this forum site even still alive and/or well? 
Title: Re: forum website issues?
Post by: daantjie on 31 July 2020, 11:54 AM
If it's a case of $ to make the site get up to full speed again I would be willing to make a Paypal contribution to whomever needs the funds to upgrade the site.  I know other forums use "Xenforo" or such as their platform, like for example the 500e board, they run a tight ship over there as well.
Unfortunately I have 0 tech skills so cannot help there ::)
Title: Re: forum website issues?
Post by: UTn_boy on 01 August 2020, 10:06 PM
Quote from: daantjie on 31 July 2020, 11:54 AM
If it's a case of $ to make the site get up to full speed again I would be willing to make a Paypal contribution to whomever needs the funds to upgrade the site.  I know other forums use "Xenforo" or such as their platform, like for example the 500e board, they run a tight ship over there as well.
Unfortunately I have 0 tech skills so cannot help there ::)

The 500E board needs to lighten up.  They run that forum like a communist country.  If they're not careful they'll fold like the M-100 forum did. 
Title: Re: forum website issues?
Post by: PosedgeClk on 01 August 2020, 10:08 PM
My guess is that this forum is run on a machine that runs several other websites. It is likely that someone upgraded some packages and got a new version of PHP which doesn't work with this version of SMF.
Title: Re: forum website issues?
Post by: ptashek on 02 August 2020, 08:18 AM
Your guess is most likely right, given the site is hosted by an Australian hosting provider called Synergy Wholesale (and runs on top of Amazon AWS).  They're also the official registrar for the w116.org domain. The registry seems to be valid until March 2029, so at least that won't be an issue for a while :)

Title: Re: forum website issues?
Post by: PosedgeClk on 02 August 2020, 09:45 PM
Aaron, any idea what happened to the m-100 cc site? Their forum went down, and I can no longer find any traces of the site after searching for it for a few minutes.
Title: Re: forum website issues?
Post by: UTn_boy on 03 August 2020, 08:35 AM
Quote from: PosedgeClk on 02 August 2020, 09:45 PM
Aaron, any idea what happened to the m-100 cc site? Their forum went down, and I can no longer find any traces of the site after searching for it for a few minutes.

Several things happened.  The founders have all died or become too old to care or stay involved, the mixing of old blood and new blood on the board was disastrous, they tried to run the site like a corporation, (fees, asinine rules and regulations, micro managing), they expected the website maintenance people to be at their beckon call for free, the majority of the members haven't ever touched a car....much less looked under their own bonnets, yet they knew everything, and if you corrected their inaccuracies they reported you to the board, at which point you'd be severely scorned, the yearly M-100 meets were always at places that most of us couldn't even dreams of affording to stay at or even make the time to drive/fly to.  It essentially became too "cliquey", and it folded due to non interest and condescending traits.  Myself and many others (some even on this forum) tried to help, but they just wouldn't listen, and they never really accepted the W116 and an thoroughbred M-100 car.  It's probably a good thing that they've folded.  Though, I do miss conversing with the people on my leather restoration thread.  Before they changed everything that post had thousands of views, so you know people enjoyed it or appreciated it being there.  Oh well.  It's out of my hands. 
Title: Re: forum website issues?
Post by: rumb on 03 August 2020, 10:10 AM
I saw a post on different forum from long time member. He said when they switched to new forum host they didnt realize that only paid members could see posts. It took them months to figure that out and the damage was already so severe they could not recover. They probably did not have enough paying members to afford it.
Title: Re: forum website issues?
Post by: tcj on 03 August 2020, 01:47 PM
yes, after changing to the different forum only paying members got access.
So I became a member more than a year ago which lead to a new forum nick so I lost
the connection to all my posts.
As a paying member it took me months to get back my forum nick but the connection
to my old posts is still lost. After some more moths of trying I gave up and did not renew
my membership.
In all the time I never got in contact with someone who seems to be able to administrate
the forum.
I am not quite sure about exact numbers, but from memories there were 2-3 posts a month.
So nothing to miss for the future, but the knowledge that was hidden in the old forum is probably lost.

regards,
Thomas

Title: Re: forum website issues?
Post by: daantjie on 03 August 2020, 03:51 PM
Yes my views on the m100 board/club are well known I'm sure.  They definitely saw the 6.9 than "less than", and now here we are, a dead forum with no interest.  I even floated the idea of an affiliation with the org, but of course that went over like a lead balloon.  They were hell bent on having an exlusive club feel to the whole thing, and that kind of approach simply does not work in the modern era.  If you want longevity you need to stay relevant and have inclusivity, 2 things that were severly lacking on the M100 board and now they are history.  Sad but true ::)
Title: Re: forum website issues?
Post by: Jed on 03 August 2020, 07:21 PM
Yes Thomas, I think the biggest loss is the knowledge base in the old posts.  There was a wealth of information in there...hopefully not lost for ever...

Title: Re: forum website issues?
Post by: floyd111 on 06 August 2020, 03:13 AM
In the meantime I sense that something may give, in regards to this forum. I sure hope not, but all the pics are already gone. I am starting to do copies/backups of pages already.  :-\
Title: Re: forum website issues?
Post by: raueda1 on 06 August 2020, 10:09 AM
The M-100 site isn't entirely gone:  https://m100forums.clubexpress.com/ (https://m100forums.clubexpress.com/)  For some reason I decided to pay up - maybe in hopes of future improvements? - and I have access.  There were even a couple posts back in June.
Title: Re: forum website issues?
Post by: ptashek on 06 August 2020, 10:44 AM
I've messaged the "admin" user again, but haven't heard anything back yet. Whoever runs the site has always been very stealth.
It would be a pity if the Org ended this way.
Title: Re: forum website issues?
Post by: rumb on 07 August 2020, 08:12 AM
I emailed Zuver which is the website provider to forward an email to the owner. Waiting to hear back.
Title: Re: forum website issues?
Post by: admin on 07 August 2020, 01:16 PM
Sorry all for the mess but hopefully it is fixed now.

I assure everyone that neither I nor this forum are going anywhere.

The issue was that the website host changed a setting without notifying me. I also didn't see your messages and emails notifying me of the issue until now.

Thanks for your patience.
Title: Re: forum website issues?
Post by: daantjie on 07 August 2020, 01:23 PM
Beauty, thanks ;D
Title: Re: forum website issues?
Post by: ptashek on 07 August 2020, 01:45 PM
Thanks :)
And I'll follow-up via PM as well.
Title: Re: forum website issues?
Post by: floyd111 on 08 August 2020, 02:06 AM
Yeah, thanks indeed.  :D Was already looking for a life-raft here.. Looks so stable now.
Title: Re: forum website issues?
Post by: UTn_boy on 08 August 2020, 05:50 AM
I'm happy the issues have been resolved.....but who is/are the administrators?  Why is it such a secret?!
Title: Re: forum website issues?
Post by: raueda1 on 08 August 2020, 10:44 AM
Quote from: admin on 07 August 2020, 01:16 PM
Sorry all for the mess but hopefully it is fixed now.

I assure everyone that neither I nor this forum are going anywhere.

The issue was that the website host changed a setting without notifying me. I also didn't see your messages and emails notifying me of the issue until now.

Thanks for your patience.
Thank you, thank you!