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Title: FlashlightNews Forums Update
Post by: nightcrawler on July 20, 2010, 12:55:24 AM
I hope the mods here don't mind me posting this here ...if it's a problem just remove it.

I'm trying to let some of the members at FlashlightNews Forums know that we were hacked again last night/early this morning and the forum is currently offline while I fix all the problems it caused. I'll be out of town tomorrow and may not have the site back up by then, but I'm trying my best. I want to make clear that the hacking is not related to any other forum or any known flashlight-related entity. It appears to be from a certain overseas country that makes lots of flashlights though.

If anyone has any questions or issues, just PM me or email me at steve (at) flashlightnews.org.

Thanks for your understanding.
Title: Re: FlashlightNews Forums Update
Post by: CRESCENDOPOWER on July 21, 2010, 03:03:32 PM
Me Sepultura. Me hack forum. Me do again if not more Surefire speak. Me from Brazil. Me serius FNF. :protest:
Title: Re: FlashlightNews Forums Update
Post by: CRESCENDOPOWER on July 25, 2010, 04:19:23 PM
Hey! When are you guys coming back on? I miss lumenary's bashing of Surefire, Eagletac, and McGizmo. What about Handy, and his 4Sevens and Fenix hate? The flashlight world can get boring without you folks! :D
Title: Re: FlashlightNews Forums Update
Post by: CRESCENDOPOWER on July 27, 2010, 03:06:49 PM
Hey! Hey FNF! :D What do you think about ARC mania getting busted? Do you think he is guilty? There seems to be a lot of evidence against him. :o Hey! Hey FNF! When you guys coming back online?  :blinking:
Title: Re: FlashlightNews Forums Update
Post by: nightcrawler on July 28, 2010, 02:15:00 AM
Just another update...

I got stuck out-of-town the last two days, and haven't been able to get with the server host to straighten out everything enough to get the forum back online. That should happen either tomorrow or Thursday. I'll post here if that time estimate changes. I want to thank everyone for their patience, and hope to see all of you soon back on FNF....

....even you, CP.  :blob10:
Title: Re: FlashlightNews Forums Update
Post by: Groundhog66 on July 28, 2010, 10:56:20 PM
Hey! Hey FNF! :D What do you think about ARC mania getting busted? Do you think he is guilty? There seems to be a lot of evidence against him. :o Hey! Hey FNF! When you guys coming back online?  :blinking:

GUILTY as charged  :thumbup:

I got perma banned over on MJ's forum, apparently their mentality is "DOWN WITH THE HATERS"  :'(
Title: Re: FlashlightNews Forums Update
Post by: Groundhog66 on July 28, 2010, 10:57:09 PM
Just another update...

I got stuck out-of-town the last two days, and haven't been able to get with the server host to straighten out everything enough to get the forum back online. That should happen either tomorrow or Thursday. I'll post here if that time estimate changes. I want to thank everyone for their patience, and hope to see all of you soon back on FNF....

....even you, CP.  :blob10:

Hopefully you get it figured out soon  :confused2:
Title: Re: FlashlightNews Forums Update
Post by: WillM on August 04, 2010, 09:19:24 AM
Any update   ?
Title: Re: FlashlightNews Forums Update
Post by: CRESCENDOPOWER on August 04, 2010, 02:07:56 PM
Hey! Hey FNF! :D What do you think about ARC mania getting busted? Do you think he is guilty? There seems to be a lot of evidence against him. :o Hey! Hey FNF! When you guys coming back online?  :blinking:

GUILTY as charged  :thumbup:

I got perma banned over on MJ's forum, apparently their mentality is "DOWN WITH THE HATERS"  :'(

That's too bad particularly when he is the guilty party. He has made some stellar lights in the past, and maybe someday he can be trusted again.
Title: Re: FlashlightNews Forums Update
Post by: Vic303 on August 04, 2010, 09:28:24 PM
Hey NC, thanks for the email, and the update.  I let those FNFers know, with whom I have regular contact.  At least now I have a second light forum to poke around in!

--Vic303
Title: Re: FlashlightNews Forums Update
Post by: nightcrawler on August 06, 2010, 06:49:35 PM
Sorry I haven't posted an update to my earlier posts...

Seems like all hell breaks loose when a forum goes down. I've had some family issues that have required me to drive frequently to Seattle and back (about a 450 mile round-trip) for the past couple of weeks now, and this has put me away from the computer and unable to get everything fixed and FNF back up and running. I'm back home for the next few days and will work with the hosting company to get everything back online. But at this point, we're looking at Monday at the earliest for the forum to be back up.

Sorry again for any inconvenience this has caused the FNF members.
Title: Re: FlashlightNews Forums Update
Post by: metatron on August 09, 2010, 05:17:34 AM
Hey! Hey FNF! :D What do you think about ARC mania getting busted? Do you think he is guilty? There seems to be a lot of evidence against him. :o Hey! Hey FNF! When you guys coming back online?  :blinking:

GUILTY as charged  :thumbup:

I got perma banned over on MJ's forum, apparently their mentality is "DOWN WITH THE HATERS"  :'(
i have both bike lights in my possession, one the stock standard and two the other with the upgraded LED. chalk and cheese. Rumor has you were banned for sending the owner of CLF an email threatening his life. happy to publish it here on request. :thumbup:
Title: Re: FlashlightNews Forums Update
Post by: Groundhog66 on August 18, 2010, 09:17:25 PM
Hey! Hey FNF! :D What do you think about ARC mania getting busted? Do you think he is guilty? There seems to be a lot of evidence against him. :o Hey! Hey FNF! When you guys coming back online?  :blinking:

GUILTY as charged  :thumbup:

I got perma banned over on MJ's forum, apparently their mentality is "DOWN WITH THE HATERS"  :'(
i have both bike lights in my possession, one the stock standard and two the other with the upgraded LED. chalk and cheese. Rumor has you were banned for sending the owner of CLF an email threatening his life. happy to publish it here on request. :thumbup:

Threatening his life, gimme a break  :yawn: I responded to him the same way he responded to Scott. He was the one telling people he was going to break their necks.....What a joke he is. I was just banned when all this s**t hit the fan, I sent him that PM months ago. Feel free to post it, and also add any little tidbits that might make it juicier for the readers  :binkybaby:

Oh, BTW, are you back to sticking up for him now? You were the one who blew the whistle on him over on CPF, but I guess you are just the kind of guy to do that to your friends huh?
Title: Re: FlashlightNews Forums Update
Post by: CRESCENDOPOWER on August 22, 2010, 04:53:30 AM
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Title: Re: FlashlightNews Forums Update
Post by: Groundhog66 on August 22, 2010, 05:10:21 AM
Nah, it's not that serious...He's just another guy talking out of both sides of his mouth  :sad2:
Title: Re: FlashlightNews Forums Update
Post by: metatron on August 27, 2010, 10:22:46 PM
Hey! Hey FNF! :D What do you think about ARC mania getting busted? Do you think he is guilty? There seems to be a lot of evidence against him. :o Hey! Hey FNF! When you guys coming back online?  :blinking:

GUILTY as charged  :thumbup:

I got perma banned over on MJ's forum, apparently their mentality is "DOWN WITH THE HATERS"  :'(
i have both bike lights in my possession, one the stock standard and two the other with the upgraded LED. chalk and cheese. Rumor has you were banned for sending the owner of CLF an email threatening his life. happy to publish it here on request. :thumbup:

Threatening his life, gimme a break  :yawn: I responded to him the same way he responded to Scott. He was the one telling people he was going to break their necks.....What a joke he is. I was just banned when all this s**t hit the fan, I sent him that PM months ago. Feel free to post it, and also add any little tidbits that might make it juicier for the readers  :binkybaby:

Oh, BTW, are you back to sticking up for him now? You were the one who blew the whistle on him over on CPF, but I guess you are just the kind of guy to do that to your friends huh?
not exactly Timmy, if i was the one to have caused Mikes banning on CPF i would be banned on CLF, fact is DM51 fabricated everything, oh and one other thing, Calebra is my sons account, not mine. Now back to business, where is FNF?
Title: Re: FlashlightNews Forums Update
Post by: BraddahBill on August 27, 2010, 11:04:08 PM
Please remember to keep  it civil..........


Carry on.
Title: Re: FlashlightNews Forums Update
Post by: Groundhog66 on August 28, 2010, 12:26:19 AM
Hey! Hey FNF! :D What do you think about ARC mania getting busted? Do you think he is guilty? There seems to be a lot of evidence against him. :o Hey! Hey FNF! When you guys coming back online?  :blinking:

GUILTY as charged  :thumbup:

I got perma banned over on MJ's forum, apparently their mentality is "DOWN WITH THE HATERS"  :'(
i have both bike lights in my possession, one the stock standard and two the other with the upgraded LED. chalk and cheese. Rumor has you were banned for sending the owner of CLF an email threatening his life. happy to publish it here on request. :thumbup:

Threatening his life, gimme a break  :yawn: I responded to him the same way he responded to Scott. He was the one telling people he was going to break their necks.....What a joke he is. I was just banned when all this s**t hit the fan, I sent him that PM months ago. Feel free to post it, and also add any little tidbits that might make it juicier for the readers  :binkybaby:

Oh, BTW, are you back to sticking up for him now? You were the one who blew the whistle on him over on CPF, but I guess you are just the kind of guy to do that to your friends huh?
not exactly Timmy, if i was the one to have caused Mikes banning on CPF i would be banned on CLF, fact is DM51 fabricated everything, oh and one other thing, Calebra is my sons account, not mine. Now back to business, where is FNF?

 :yawn:
Title: Re: FlashlightNews Forums Update
Post by: metatron on August 28, 2010, 05:54:01 AM
Hey! Hey FNF! :D What do you think about ARC mania getting busted? Do you think he is guilty? There seems to be a lot of evidence against him. :o Hey! Hey FNF! When you guys coming back online?  :blinking:

GUILTY as charged  :thumbup:

I got perma banned over on MJ's forum, apparently their mentality is "DOWN WITH THE HATERS"  :'(
i have both bike lights in my possession, one the stock standard and two the other with the upgraded LED. chalk and cheese. Rumor has you were banned for sending the owner of CLF an email threatening his life. happy to publish it here on request. :thumbup:

Threatening his life, gimme a break  :yawn: I responded to him the same way he responded to Scott. He was the one telling people he was going to break their necks.....What a joke he is. I was just banned when all this s**t hit the fan, I sent him that PM months ago. Feel free to post it, and also add any little tidbits that might make it juicier for the readers  :binkybaby:

Oh, BTW, are you back to sticking up for him now? You were the one who blew the whistle on him over on CPF, but I guess you are just the kind of guy to do that to your friends huh?
not exactly Timmy, if i was the one to have caused Mikes banning on CPF i would be banned on CLF, fact is DM51 fabricated everything, oh and one other thing, Calebra is my sons account, not mine. Now back to business, where is FNF?

 :yawn:
exactly right mate, just looking at the threads about me there, amazing that there are members who actually 'know' how many children i have! and all this without ever meeting me, weird i tell u, to say the least, but for the record i have 3 kids, 2 adults one minor:) never swim shark infested waters they attack when ur back is turned.
what is even more amazing is that i have around 300 paypal transaction for lights bought and have made only one claim, now when mash.m decided to try and burn me there, i just see a sh1t load of cowards enjoying my money and not one putting in a word for me. not a man amongst them. apart from Griff, sorry mate!  my 2 lumens:)
Title: Re: FlashlightNews Forums Update
Post by: Groundhog66 on August 28, 2010, 02:43:18 PM
Hey! Hey FNF! :D What do you think about ARC mania getting busted? Do you think he is guilty? There seems to be a lot of evidence against him. :o Hey! Hey FNF! When you guys coming back online?  :blinking:

GUILTY as charged  :thumbup:

I got perma banned over on MJ's forum, apparently their mentality is "DOWN WITH THE HATERS"  :'(
i have both bike lights in my possession, one the stock standard and two the other with the upgraded LED. chalk and cheese. Rumor has you were banned for sending the owner of CLF an email threatening his life. happy to publish it here on request. :thumbup:

Threatening his life, gimme a break  :yawn: I responded to him the same way he responded to Scott. He was the one telling people he was going to break their necks.....What a joke he is. I was just banned when all this s**t hit the fan, I sent him that PM months ago. Feel free to post it, and also add any little tidbits that might make it juicier for the readers  :binkybaby:

Oh, BTW, are you back to sticking up for him now? You were the one who blew the whistle on him over on CPF, but I guess you are just the kind of guy to do that to your friends huh?
not exactly Timmy, if i was the one to have caused Mikes banning on CPF i would be banned on CLF, fact is DM51 fabricated everything, oh and one other thing, Calebra is my sons account, not mine. Now back to business, where is FNF?

 :yawn:
exactly right mate, just looking at the threads about me there, amazing that there are members who actually 'know' how many children i have! and all this without ever meeting me, weird i tell u, to say the least, but for the record i have 3 kids, 2 adults one minor:) never swim shark infested waters they attack when ur back is turned.
what is even more amazing is that i have around 300 paypal transaction for lights bought and have made only one claim, now when mash.m decided to try and burn me there, i just see a sh1t load of cowards enjoying my money and not one putting in a word for me. not a man amongst them. apart from Griff, sorry mate!  my 2 lumens:)

Why are you being such a drama queen?
Title: Re: FlashlightNews Forums Update
Post by: metatron on August 28, 2010, 10:28:50 PM
perhaps. had to laugh when my partner, bless her, said she was surprised those members weren't on the barbie doll forum as well...now its time to say cheers folks off to see the northern lights.
Title: Re: FlashlightNews Forums Update
Post by: The_LED_Museum on August 30, 2010, 03:42:46 PM
I've been attempting to get on the forum for over one month, so I decided to Google "flashlightnews.net forums" and that landed me in this thread.

It's terrible that you've been hacked :thumbdown: but I'm relieved to learn that the "outage" is not permanent. :thumbup:
Title: Re: FlashlightNews Forums Update
Post by: BraddahBill on August 31, 2010, 04:57:29 AM
Hey! Hey FNF! :D What do you think about ARC mania getting busted? Do you think he is guilty? There seems to be a lot of evidence against him. :o Hey! Hey FNF! When you guys coming back online?  :blinking:

GUILTY as charged  :thumbup:

I got perma banned over on MJ's forum, apparently their mentality is "DOWN WITH THE HATERS"  :'(
i have both bike lights in my possession, one the stock standard and two the other with the upgraded LED. chalk and cheese. Rumor has you were banned for sending the owner of CLF an email threatening his life. happy to publish it here on request. :thumbup:

Threatening his life, gimme a break  :yawn: I responded to him the same way he responded to Scott. He was the one telling people he was going to break their necks.....What a joke he is. I was just banned when all this s**t hit the fan, I sent him that PM months ago. Feel free to post it, and also add any little tidbits that might make it juicier for the readers  :binkybaby:

Oh, BTW, are you back to sticking up for him now? You were the one who blew the whistle on him over on CPF, but I guess you are just the kind of guy to do that to your friends huh?
not exactly Timmy, if i was the one to have caused Mikes banning on CPF i would be banned on CLF, fact is DM51 fabricated everything, oh and one other thing, Calebra is my sons account, not mine. Now back to business, where is FNF?

 :yawn:
exactly right mate, just looking at the threads about me there, amazing that there are members who actually 'know' how many children i have! and all this without ever meeting me, weird i tell u, to say the least, but for the record i have 3 kids, 2 adults one minor:) never swim shark infested waters they attack when ur back is turned.
what is even more amazing is that i have around 300 paypal transaction for lights bought and have made only one claim, now when mash.m decided to try and burn me there, i just see a sh1t load of cowards enjoying my money and not one putting in a word for me. not a man amongst them. apart from Griff, sorry mate!  my 2 lumens:)

Why are you being such a drama queen?
Title: Re: FlashlightNews Forums Update
Post by: CRESCENDOPOWER on August 31, 2010, 02:42:16 PM
Why is lumenary a guest? Throws metatron an orange!

(http://i908.photobucket.com/albums/ac286/CRESCENDOPOWER/bigorange.jpg?t=1283265704)
Title: Re: FlashlightNews Forums Update
Post by: Groundhog66 on August 31, 2010, 05:07:25 PM
Those oranges are scary...lol
Title: Re: FlashlightNews Forums Update
Post by: lambda on September 03, 2010, 08:01:33 AM
NC - any update?
Title: Re: FlashlightNews Forums Update
Post by: CRESCENDOPOWER on September 05, 2010, 01:44:37 PM
NC - any update?

No joke! He better get back here and let us know whatís up! If he doesnít Iím going to post video links of me singing Juice Newton cuts in my signature. :fingerdance:
Title: Re: FlashlightNews Forums Update
Post by: Groundhog66 on September 05, 2010, 03:33:38 PM
NC - any update?

No joke! He better get back here and let us know whatís up! If he doesnít Iím going to post video links of me singing Juice Newton cuts in my signature. :fingerdance:

I think you should do that anyway...
Title: Re: FlashlightNews Forums Update
Post by: CRESCENDOPOWER on September 05, 2010, 03:37:34 PM
NC - any update?

No joke! He better get back here and let us know whatís up! If he doesnít Iím going to post video links of me singing Juice Newton cuts in my signature. :fingerdance:

I think you should do that anyway...

 :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke:
Title: Re: FlashlightNews Forums Update
Post by: WillM on September 12, 2010, 05:37:29 PM
I was wondering if there has been any updates lately. I have been traveling the last couple weeks...
Title: Re: FlashlightNews Forums Update
Post by: lambda on September 14, 2010, 04:12:36 AM
I see FLN hasn't been updated for some time either. So NC must have some stuff going on more important right now.

We'll just have to wait and hope all is well soon...
Title: Re: FlashlightNews Forums Update
Post by: nightcrawler on September 14, 2010, 05:06:58 AM
Hi guys,

Very sorry for the lack of communication over the past several weeks. My medical issues have resolved themselves (mostly) and I'm feeling really good, but have been staying with my Mom the past few weeks as she recovers from some surgical procedures. She has no real internet access (dial-up and a very slow and old computer) so I've ended up taking a sabbatical of sorts from internet stuff (which has been really, really weird.) The days I have been able to get home I've been very busy with personal stuff as well, and have had to put the forum, as well as FN, on the back burner.

It does look like I'll be able to get back to work this week, as my Mom is now ambulatory and mostly self-sufficient. I got back home yesterday and will try to catch up on emails some of the members have sent me over the past couple of weeks. I also will get with our forum ISP to straighten out the back-end issues that kept me from getting the forum back up previously. I also need to make time to update FN and email some of that site's sponsors, so it might be a few days until I get a chance to post another update here (or better yet, get FNF back up and running.)

Thanks to everyone for the emails and for your continued support, as I really do appreciate it. I feel badly that all this personal stuff has had me overwhelmed and that the web site and forum have suffered for it, but I can honestly say that in some ways the down time has rejuvenated me. My interest/motivation for flashlights and the web in general have really suffered for most of the past six months or so, but I finally feel excited about getting things back to normal, both at home and here in the virtual world.

(....and yeah...I know you've all heard this before. Hopefully this time around my plans for the forum and FN will actually pan out!)



Steve
Title: Re: FlashlightNews Forums Update
Post by: lambda on September 14, 2010, 11:21:45 AM
Hi NC, Thanks for the Update!

Figured you must have something going on, as I say "in the real world", that required your attention.

Glad to hear that twinge of excitement in your writting again. Sometimes a break does us all good.

FNF is still the first link I click every morning in hopes it is back up and operating...
Title: Re: FlashlightNews Forums Update
Post by: Groundhog66 on September 15, 2010, 12:37:47 AM
Glad to hear things in your personal life are getting back to normal, that is always what is most important.
Title: Re: FlashlightNews Forums Update
Post by: The_LED_Museum on September 21, 2010, 04:21:59 AM
I just went there and was presented with this:

(http://ledmuseum.candlepower.us/30/fnfhack.gif)

 :thumbdown: :(  (http://ledmuseum.candlepower.us/30/cry.gif) :( :thumbdown:
Title: Re: FlashlightNews Forums Update
Post by: nightcrawler on September 21, 2010, 05:22:35 AM
Doh!!!

I have a support ticket in to my web hosting provider and will let you all know what's going on as soon as I get a response.
Title: Re: FlashlightNews Forums Update
Post by: nightcrawler on September 23, 2010, 03:01:32 AM
Just a quick update here....

I've regained control of both the forum server and the DB after this latest exploit, but am having issues with the forum software and have discovered some issues with the forum DB. I'm working to fix both but have hit a roadblock that might take a while to work around.

But I am actively working to get us back up and running.... :thumbup:
Title: Re: FlashlightNews Forums Update
Post by: lambda on September 23, 2010, 01:28:03 PM
 :thumbup:
Title: Re: FlashlightNews Forums Update
Post by: nightcrawler on October 02, 2010, 01:05:24 AM
Another quick update for everyone...

I've been dragging my feet for the last few days over a decision that I don't really want to make. The forum DB through the July 19th hack is really messed up...to the point that it is keeping me from having admin control over the forum software. It seems the easiest (but perhaps not best) solution is to simply load a known 'good' copy of the DB and go from there. The problem is, that would be a DB copy from October of last year, meaning we would lose about 7000 posts that were made from Oct '09 to July '10. Bummer, eh?

So, can you guys give me some feedback on this? Should I just pull the trigger and restart things from October of last year? Or should I try to continue to see if I can recover everything? Is a functioning forum better than none at all?

I should note that it is possible that I might be able to manually restore selected threads from the corrupted database (as well as member info)...no guarantees and it would be a slow process, but it might be possible.
Title: Re: FlashlightNews Forums Update
Post by: CRESCENDOPOWER on October 02, 2010, 05:39:55 AM
Another quick update for everyone...

I've been dragging my feet for the last few days over a decision that I don't really want to make. The forum DB through the July 19th hack is really messed up...to the point that it is keeping me from having admin control over the forum software. It seems the easiest (but perhaps not best) solution is to simply load a known 'good' copy of the DB and go from there. The problem is, that would be a DB copy from October of last year, meaning we would lose about 7000 posts that were made from Oct '09 to July '10. Bummer, eh?

So, can you guys give me some feedback on this? Should I just pull the trigger and restart things from October of last year? Or should I try to continue to see if I can recover everything? Is a functioning forum better than none at all?

I should note that it is possible that I might be able to manually restore selected threads from the corrupted database (as well as member info)...no guarantees and it would be a slow process, but it might be possible.

No since putting yourself through all that with the family issues you have had recently. It's just flashlight information that will be missing, and most likely those topics will come up again. What is most important is getting the site back online.
Title: Re: FlashlightNews Forums Update
Post by: lambda on October 02, 2010, 11:37:28 AM
I say pull the trigger and forget the missing posts; you've lost enough hair over this :thumbup:

And don't forget to disable avatars.....
Title: Re: FlashlightNews Forums Update
Post by: CRESCENDOPOWER on October 03, 2010, 10:40:34 AM
I say pull the trigger and forget the missing posts; you've lost enough hair over this :thumbup:

And don't forget to disable avatars.....

(http://i908.photobucket.com/albums/ac286/CRESCENDOPOWER/theorange.jpg?t=1286102382)
Title: Re: FlashlightNews Forums Update
Post by: Vic303 on October 05, 2010, 02:35:35 PM
Purge it all.  No telling really how far back the corruption runs, or what other probs might result from a questionable copy.  I might load a member list, just so the known folks can get back in w/o reregistering, but look at this as an opportunity to prune the database and 'clean house'.

Vic
Title: Re: FlashlightNews Forums Update
Post by: nightcrawler on October 10, 2010, 04:03:34 AM
Another update...

I've deleted the damaged and virus-infected database and successfully replaced it with the last known good copy. However, I still have some minor DB issues to fix that resulted from a normal forum software update (so that we don't get hacked again.) If you visit the forum it will appear to be running, but upon log-in you'll get a error message. I'm awaiting some guidance on how to fix the issue, so hopefully sometime tomorrow things will be back up. I'll still have to restore some of the functionality of the old forum (like the sidebars), but dammit anyway...we're nearly there.

I can't thank you all enough for your patience... :thumbup:
Title: Re: FlashlightNews Forums Update
Post by: WillM on October 10, 2010, 05:26:18 AM
Thanks for your effort on this - don't worry about missing posts over the last year...

will
Title: Re: FlashlightNews Forums Update
Post by: Vic303 on October 11, 2010, 12:16:34 AM
We're still here, NC.  We haven't forgotten the forum!
Title: Re: FlashlightNews Forums Update
Post by: nightcrawler on October 11, 2010, 01:40:05 AM
Thanks guys!!

I'm still waiting on some advice from the SMF community as to how to fix the DB error(s) we still are getting, but at this point it looks like it may be tomorrow before I get an answer. I have a running post to their support forum over there, but no answer as of yet.

In the meantime, if any of you have any MySQL database experience or PHP/forum software experience, let me know. Since the problem I'm having is DB-related, we might be able to figure out an answer to things on our own...not likely, but possible.

BTW...I really feel badly about the lost posts, but the whole DB was so virus-infected that it was not practical for me to repair it. Like someone said, better to have a running forum than not, eh?
Title: Re: FlashlightNews Forums Update
Post by: Hatchet Jack on October 11, 2010, 04:01:25 PM
Many, many thanks for the colossal effort, Steve.  I have missed the place, and the people.  The lost posts are a very small price to pay--
Title: Re: FlashlightNews Forums Update
Post by: lambda on October 11, 2010, 10:38:49 PM
Hey, at least we can read FNF..

Thanks NC!

 :)
Title: Re: FlashlightNews Forums Update
Post by: nightcrawler on October 12, 2010, 12:12:13 AM
And if you log-in, you can send PMs!!...but then you can't read the year-old posts, so you'd have to log out again.

I call it, "CPF Gold!"


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Title: Re: FlashlightNews Forums Update
Post by: nightcrawler on October 12, 2010, 09:38:38 PM
WE'RE BACK!!! (And yes, I'm shouting about it!)

I still need to restore some site features, but it looks to me like all is operational. If you encounter any issues, either PM me or post about them here and I'll attend to them.
Title: Re: FlashlightNews Forums Update
Post by: KMA on October 12, 2010, 11:07:51 PM

Thanks for your efforts!   :thumbup:

Been posting a bunch of stuff, no issues at this time!
Title: Re: FlashlightNews Forums Update
Post by: CRESCENDOPOWER on October 19, 2010, 03:31:09 PM
BLACK AND BLUE! :wav: :wav: :wav::wav: :wav:
Title: Re: FlashlightNews Forums Update
Post by: nightcrawler on October 25, 2010, 07:50:46 PM
Just a temporary billing / servicing issue...we should be back online in the next couple of hours or so.
Title: Re: FlashlightNews Forums Update
Post by: Hatchet Jack on October 25, 2010, 07:58:32 PM
Whew!  I thought it was just my account.... :P