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Offline Jeff Hansen

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Forum back up and running
« on: May 15, 2010, 06:57:38 PM »
All,

As you can see, the forum is back up and running.  During the outage, I upgraded the forum software and its underpinnings.  Hopefully the automated bots (which seemed to be causing all of the connection issues previously) will leave us alone for awhile.

One change to the software of note:  I have modified the 'reply with quote' feature: you can use that button, but no quote will appear in your reply.

Further, guests cannot search the forum and statistics have been disabled for all users.  These are very process intensive functions that the bots were taking advantage of.

Please let me know if you encounter any issues with the software by posting in the Forum Tips and Help section.

Thanks for your patience!!

Jeff
Jeff Hansen
1941 6019S Sixty Special
1942 7533 Imperial Sedan

Offline Brett Cottel

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  • 1955 Cadillac Meteor Combination Hearse
Re: Forum back up and running
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2010, 07:07:50 PM »
thanks for the hard work!
Brett
1955 Cadillac Meteor Combination Coach
CLC #27535
Pic's at http://s981.photobucket.com/albums/ae293/brettcottel/

Misfit

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Re: Forum back up and running
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2010, 07:24:59 PM »
Thanks Jeff. Your ROTY was well deserved.

It's hard to keep those spammers away, while still allowing unregistered guests.

I guess that means more active financial participation, or you just turn off all but 1 or 2 boards to guests. Sometimes, you do what you gotta do.

Fins

Offline Bill Hedge CLC 14424

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Re: Forum back up and running
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2010, 07:37:14 PM »
We all owe Jeff a big thank you.  Jeff does all of this for free while working full time and balancing life's usual hassels.  Thanks Jeff.

Offline Bob Kielar

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Re: Forum back up and running
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2010, 08:31:23 PM »
Thanks Jeff:
 
                 Your hard work is really appreciated.
 
                                                          Cadillac Kielar
Keep Cruzin
1955 Cadillac Fleetwood

Offline 35-709

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Re: Forum back up and running
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2010, 09:32:46 PM »
Thanks, Jeff!
Geoff N.
1935 Cadillac Sedan resto-mod "Big Red"
1973 Cadillac Caribou - Sold - but still in the family
1950 Jaguar Mark V Saloon resto-mod - Sold
1942 Cadillac 6269 - Sold
1968 Pontiac Bonneville Convertible
1935 Glenn Pray - Auburn Boattail Speedster, Gen. 2

Offline markl

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Re: Forum back up and running
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2010, 10:11:41 PM »
Jeff,
Thanks for getting the board up and running again, and thank for re-setting my Email.  This has become an important part of my life, and I realized that once it was out of reach! 

Thanks Again, MarkL, CLC #25216

Offline Dave Ventresca

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Re: Forum back up and running
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2010, 10:49:28 PM »
John what does ROTY mean? Dave

Offline Jim Stamper

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Re: Forum back up and running
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2010, 11:13:55 PM »

     Thanks from here too.   Jim Stamper, Grantham, NH

Misfit

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Re: Forum back up and running
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2010, 03:31:39 AM »
Dave. It's an in-house thing. It means Redneck of the Year. He qas presented this at the Grand National in Cherry Hill in 2008 by theat Tassie Guy, Bruce.

It started as a piece of painted plywood in the shape of the Cadillac crest, with some Cadillac jewelry on it. From there it just took off. If you did redneck style modifying to your Cadillac and did it well, you were awarded one of these.

Here is an example.   :o

Fins

Misfit

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Re: Forum back up and running
« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2010, 03:37:20 AM »
I knew I had this picture somewhere. Do you remember this Jeff??   :D

A true master and 'puter wizard.

Fins 

Offline The Tassie Devil(le)

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Re: Forum back up and running
« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2010, 05:25:21 AM »
And here is Jeff and the award, just after receiving it from yours truly.

Bruce. >:D
'72 Eldorado Convertible (LHD)
'70 Ranchero Squire (RHD)
'74 Chris Craft Gull Wing (SH)
'02 VX Series II Holden Commodore SS Sedan
(Past President Modified Chapter)

Past Cars of significance - to me
1935 Ford 3 Window Coupe
1936 Ford 5 Window Coupe
1937 Chevrolet Sports Coupe
1955 Chevrolet Convertible
1959 Ford Fairlane Ranch Wagon
1960 Cadillac CDV
1972 Cadillac Eldorado Coupe

Offline Joe Manna

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Re: Forum back up and running
« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2010, 08:59:48 AM »
Jeff,thanks so much for doing this.I know it was a lot of hard work.Hope you can make it to our show.
1951 Chevrolet Bel-Air-50's Style Custom
1963 Cadillac 4 Window Sedan deVille
1991 Cadillac DW69 Brougham,All original and used daily
2015 Cadillac SRX

Offline Jeff Hansen

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Re: Forum back up and running
« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2010, 11:48:37 AM »
Bruce and John,

Yes, I remember those photos and I still have the award on my garage wall right where I put it after getting home from the '08 GN.  I was (and still am!) honored to receive that award.

Thanks to all for the kind words.

Jeff
Jeff Hansen
1941 6019S Sixty Special
1942 7533 Imperial Sedan

Misfit

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Re: Forum back up and running
« Reply #14 on: May 16, 2010, 02:44:43 PM »
Ladies and Gentlemen, I have failed to mention the originator of the ROTY-A. My email box overflowith.   :P

So let's give a big round of applause to "Porter". He was the originator and craftsman of the award presented to only the highest of us in the Cadillac world.   :D

Jeff
Stampie
Bruce (Tassie)
John Washburn
Me
The Doc
Guidematic

And a host of others that have proved our worth to the Cadillac world. Yea!!!!!!   ::)

Fins

Offline Chris Bryant #19358

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Re: Forum back up and running
« Reply #15 on: May 17, 2010, 12:56:05 PM »
Great work Jeff. Glad to see the Forum back! All the best and I'll see you at the Tent in Hershey this autumn.

Chris Bryant

Offline EAM 17806

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Re: Forum back up and running
« Reply #16 on: May 17, 2010, 01:01:04 PM »
Once again Jeff has come through for the club's forum to make it workable as it is. THANKS JEFF!   EAM
Ev Marabian

1976 Cadillac Coupe DeVille, 1989 Chevrolet Caprice Classic, 1990 Pontiac Bonneville and 1996 Buick Skylark

Offline Guidematic

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Re: Forum back up and running
« Reply #17 on: May 18, 2010, 08:40:18 AM »

 Excellent work, Jeff. I really hope that I don't have this problem on my board, but so far it's small and quite quiet. That part I hope to change. We all appreciate your hard work in getting it all up and running. It's the only real contact many of us have with eh CLC.

 As for the ROTY, it indeed is Porter that has done all the work in making them and distributing them. Hats off to him and his efforts to make them. And you are indeed a lucky soul to receive one. I also am one of the lucky ones.

 Each one is tailored to it's respective recipient. Mine is green with Fleetwood lettering.

 I think it all started when I went to Porter's to pick up my '85 Eldo back in November 1994. I took a plaque that I had made for him, but it was a mahogany board with some Cadillac jewelery. I titled it the Redneck Cadillac Garage of the Year Award. It gave him the idea for the subsequent awards.

 Mike
1970 Fleetwood Brougham 68169
1985 Eldorado Coupe 6EL57
1988 Eldorado Biarritz 6EL57
1990 Brougham d'Elegance 6DW69
1994 Fleetwood Brougham 6DW69

Offline Coupe

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Re: Forum back up and running
« Reply #18 on: May 19, 2010, 08:45:26 AM »
Thank-you Jeff for all the effort you have invested in this forum. It is not only the best tool a Cadillac owner ever had it is a fun stop every day to see what's happening in our hobby.
1957 Coupe de Ville
1962 Sedan de Ville (4 window)
1993 Allante
1938 Chevrolet Business Coupe (Sold)
1949 Jeepster VJ-2

Offline STDog

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Re: Forum back up and running
« Reply #19 on: May 22, 2010, 12:23:36 PM »
Quote
One change to the software of note:  I have modified the 'reply with quote' feature: you can use that button, but no quote will appear in your reply.

Why would you do that? It makes no sense.

Quote
Further, guests cannot search the forum and statistics have been disabled for all users.  These are very process intensive functions that the bots were taking advantage of.

Can you not just set it to disallow the bots?

Turning of the search, especially for guests means even less people using it and asking questions that have been answered multiple times.

Not sure how the statistics was an issue either. And what stats did you turn off?
I still see my posts per day, and total time logged in, and the stats page comes up.



 

 

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