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  • #16
    Thanks Bruce.

    Fingers crossed.
    Alan Smith
    SCI Owner.
    www.scaleracing.com
    www.slotcarillustrated.com
    www.facebook.com/scaleracingcenter
    www.132slotcar.us

    1-253-255-1807

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    • #17
      No rest for the weary...soldier on Alan, we greatly appreciate it.

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      • #18
        Thank you for your dedication and hard work Alan. Greatly appreciated!

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        • #19
          Here's hoping. Thanks Alan.

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          • #20
            I'm not going to say good luck or here's hoping or other possible maybes because they're negative.

            Instead I'll say - fantastic news, really looking forward to the improved forum

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            • #21
              Bad news is ...

              Apparently the hard drive crashed while work was being done; we've lost at least the last 48 hours of posts and this probably isn't recoverable.

              There's also a probability that when the pending upgrade to the V-Bulletin board takes place, a lot of the links and other prior tweaks won't work any more.

              What a pain, and particularly so for Alan as all of these Server issues have been seriously affecting his business as well as the SCI Forums. Stay tuned.
              Last edited by Wet Coast Racer; 01-17-2019, 11:55 PM.

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              • #22
                I saw that the board was down for much of the day yesterday. I was hoping that a fix was in progress, but when I checked in the evening things seemed to be unchanged.

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                • #23
                  Hosting Company lost the hard drive on our dedicated Server.

                  As mentioned by Paul our Sites went down due to a hard drive crash.
                  We are now running on a new hard drive and were only able to recover data up to mid morning Jan 15th.

                  This is frustrating for SCI readers but very damaging for www.132slotcar.us my Store that finances SCI.

                  There have been a few tweeks on SCI by the Hosting Company but nothing yet from Vbulletin.

                  I will check in with them today to see what the schedule is.

                  Please be aware this will dramatically change SCI as much of the look is from the creative work done by LSintegra94 (Mike) and that will be broken in this update

                  No mods or plug ins will work.

                  This is part of why I have resisted changing SCI for years.

                  I tried to find someone who could help keep the amazing work Mike did intact but no one ever came forward.

                  So we will now start( soon I hope ) the update.

                  I am not looking forward to this as I am sure much will be lost.

                  But SCI is too broken now, we need to have secure log in open to all members to be able to join, change passwords etc. That has not been possible for many years now.

                  Well here goes, contacting Vbulletin in about an hour to see what is happening with the update paid for in November 2018.

                  Wish me well, wish SCI well.
                  Last edited by Wet Coast Racer; 01-18-2019, 07:16 PM.
                  Alan Smith
                  SCI Owner.
                  www.scaleracing.com
                  www.slotcarillustrated.com
                  www.facebook.com/scaleracingcenter
                  www.132slotcar.us

                  1-253-255-1807

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                  • #24
                    Good luck Alan. A pity about potentially losing some look/functionality but I suspect that will not a train smash for most of us: I think it is far more important to get the site stabilised and the basic essential functions working properly. Hopefully the upcoming work will do that.

                    Alwyn

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                    • #25
                      Alan
                      We hope it went well. All of us do not want your livelihood threatened. You have supported this hobby in so many ways and we want the best for you
                      Aloha
                      Dale

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                      • #26
                        SCI seems to be working better right now.

                        No way perfect, but able to easier post.

                        But soon they will update the software then not sure what happens
                        Alan Smith
                        SCI Owner.
                        www.scaleracing.com
                        www.slotcarillustrated.com
                        www.facebook.com/scaleracingcenter
                        www.132slotcar.us

                        1-253-255-1807

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                        • #27
                          I am keeping my fingers crossed! Just being able to stay logged on would be a big step forward. You may have noticed that I have continued to post things on a regular basis. I have found a number of workarounds, but those have not worked consistently. I don't mind as much having to go through some arcane ritual if it works every time.

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                          • #28
                            So far no problems for me using Firefox on my Mac.

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                            • #29
                              Question Richd

                              Are you having to enter in your password and log in info. Or does the Site right now remember that but you have to click on log in?
                              Last edited by Scaleracing; 01-21-2019, 12:12 PM.
                              Alan Smith
                              SCI Owner.
                              www.scaleracing.com
                              www.slotcarillustrated.com
                              www.facebook.com/scaleracingcenter
                              www.132slotcar.us

                              1-253-255-1807

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                              • #30
                                Update has not started yet, spoke with Vbulletin Friday.

                                The only changes to date are attempts to get the Server to work better.

                                Update should happen soon.

                                I expect the Site to look different after that but if all our problems are due to outdated software they should be fixed.

                                Then to see what can be modified to achieve a better SCI.
                                Last edited by Scaleracing; 01-21-2019, 12:20 PM.
                                Alan Smith
                                SCI Owner.
                                www.scaleracing.com
                                www.slotcarillustrated.com
                                www.facebook.com/scaleracingcenter
                                www.132slotcar.us

                                1-253-255-1807

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