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2000 AD => Announcements => : NikolaiDante 14 January, 2003, 06:53:25 AM

: IMPORTANT: Emergency Message Board now available
: NikolaiDante 14 January, 2003, 06:53:25 AM
Hi All,

In an effort to cut-down on the time it takes to sort out an outage on this site and to reduce the onset of ThrillSucker infestation, I have created (with Wake's assistance) an Emergency Message Board.



You can access this at : http://www.shergold.org:2000



Please use this ONLY in an emergency as ALL posts are not just displayed on the page but are emailed to me and I also get an SMS sent to my phone.



If there is an outage or other serious problem please consult the board to see if :


You use the message board in exactly the same way as normal, using your username & password. Please note these are case-sensitive.



We have tested it! (thanks to Mecha-Bou & garywilkinson for sending some messages)



Any feedback on the usefulness would be helpful.



Barny Shergold
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: karne 14 January, 2003, 07:59:23 AM
Crikey Barny! That's a biggun!
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: Wake 14 January, 2003, 03:15:11 PM
How about setting it so that we both get emailed if the gap between the current post and the most recent previous post is at least a day, but not otherwise. That would mean that during outages people could post on it without feeling guilty for clogging up your phone.



Wake
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: Wake 14 January, 2003, 03:22:10 PM
And I'll take a dim view of anyone who starts playing about with html in thread titles, just because they can.



Wake
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: Wake 14 January, 2003, 05:52:22 PM
Sorry for deleting your message on the Test thread, Oddboy.

I've just disabled html from thread titles and created a new admin category which automatically gives a larger title. Only 7 users can access it, 2 of which have only ever posted 1 message between them on the board.

Wake
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: Oddboy 14 January, 2003, 05:55:11 PM
That's okay.
But watch out, it could be the thin edge of the Starlin shaped wedge.
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: El Spurioso 14 January, 2003, 06:12:05 PM
Doesn't it cost Barny money every time he gets sent a text, and therefore every time someone posts a message?

[eeevil grin]
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: Jared Katooie 14 January, 2003, 07:09:24 PM
See, see? Everyone thought I was the evil one and I never did that sort of thing!

Also, what would qualify as an emergency? Nuclear war? I'm not exactly going to do a post to see if anyone else has noticed while the bombs are falling around me ears...

JK.
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: Mk13 14 January, 2003, 08:02:02 PM
>the Starlin shaped wedge.

So you're a member of the proletriat, but youre having trouble keeping the doors in the commune from swinging shut. Then you need...
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: Oddboy 14 January, 2003, 08:43:57 PM
Wake - the heading stays glowy on the message index even when you've read the messages...
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: Wake 14 January, 2003, 08:56:53 PM
Yes it does.

That's a feature, not a bug.

Wake
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: NikolaiDante 15 January, 2003, 05:21:30 AM
>Doesn't it cost Barny money every time he gets >sent a text, and therefore every time someone >posts a message?

>[eeevil grin]

No. Free service from Genie
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: NikolaiDante 15 January, 2003, 05:21:49 AM
>Doesn't it cost Barny money every time he gets >sent a text, and therefore every time someone >posts a message?

>[eeevil grin]

No. Free service from Genie

[angelic grin]
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: Wake 15 January, 2004, 09:46:25 PM
Time to bouce this back to the top I think. The site has been down for much of the afternoon.

Wake
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: ukdane 15 January, 2004, 09:53:26 PM
Trouble is, if the sites down, no one can read this message.
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: Wake 15 January, 2004, 09:56:35 PM
That's why they need to read it now and bookmark the emb.

Wake
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: Queen Firey-Bou 15 January, 2004, 10:06:04 PM
phew ! well at least its not my computer, with all my javascript woes i was questioning my computers sanity today...
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: judge dreddd 15 January, 2004, 10:12:09 PM
relax..i am sure we can live for a few days,,or even weeks without the board if it goes down man...its not like a critical life support or somet is it

or is it ?
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: Oddboy 15 January, 2004, 10:16:21 PM
A year & a day later... spooky huh?
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: ukdane 18 January, 2004, 03:10:20 AM
Do we know why these outages keep happening? Anything to do with the weather on the East-coast of the USA?
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: Queen Firey-Bou 18 January, 2004, 06:46:13 AM
& why the emergency board doesnt like my username?  & when will this emergency status end ?  
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: Wake 19 January, 2004, 03:49:02 AM
The emergency message board has an out-of-date copy of the 2000AD Online register, so if your current username/password doesn't work, a previous one might.

Alternatively, you could ask Barny to update his database.

Cheers,

Wake
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: Queen Firey-Bou 19 January, 2004, 07:07:14 AM
thats what i get for mucking around with my name too much.. and password, its a nightmare trying to remember which password goes where & which ones need changing & which ones have numbers in ... then theres pin numbers ? don't get me started
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: Smiley 24 January, 2004, 04:15:43 PM
Any feedback on the usefulness would be helpful.

Noticed in the past few days the emergency board has gone down in tandem with this one, making it useless. What gives, daddio?
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: Smiley 24 January, 2004, 04:22:01 PM
And how has my previous message ended up as a reply to jaredkatooie's post when I was replying to Barny's original post, from which I was able to cut-and-paste a quote?
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: Wake 24 January, 2004, 05:41:30 PM
Noticed in the past few days the emergency board has gone down in tandem with this one, making it useless. What gives, daddio?

As far as I can gather from Barny, the problems with the EMB have been an unfortunate coincidence.

Wake
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: W. R. Logan 26 January, 2004, 03:47:05 PM
>Please use this ONLY in an emergency as ALL posts are not just displayed on the page but are emailed to me and I also get an SMS sent to my phone.

So if we post something at 3am will your phone wake you up 8-)

Logan