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  • #169461
    Mike
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    James,

    Has the website crashed?

    Nasty storms over Tampa, 2.5 million people without electricity. Hope Robert is ok.

    Regards Mike

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  • #169476
    James
    Keymaster

    Hi Mike,

    No, the website wasn’t down. But the forum was. I believe the software had a vulnerability and notice that their website was down. So I just started from scratch. So the website didn’t crash.

    Florida is really getting hit. I’m hoping that everyone is alright.

    #169557
    Mike
    Participant

    Thankyou James,

    I am so relieved it didn’t crash so it should be fully recoverable within time.

    I imagined poor Robert operating the computer wearing his snorkel and mask! Even so conditions in Florida look really bad with 23 deaths, floods and devastation everywhere even highways are closed, communications cut.

    Hope Robert and his family are safe and well.

    #170487
    Robert Dempsey
    Participant

    We servied only tree damage no house problems here at all and we did not get any floods

    #170495
    Mike
    Participant

    Hey Robert,

    What a relief, we were so worried about you, so lovely to hear from you again, you have made my day. If you want me to mow your lawn just let me know!

    Warm wishes to DI and family.

    (I will now sleep well tonight) write any time, you have my email. 🥰

     

    #171251
    benja
    Participant

    Hello 🙂

    Did the old posts disappeared? I can only see 24 about lighting and came to check one of them and it shows me the message: Error 404 – Page Not Found.

     

     

    #171253
    Mike
    Participant

    All the old archives from the previous forum have disapeared but James is still working on this new forum so it’s possible she could retrieve them. The old archives contained a wealth of technical information going back 10 years or so so I hope they can be found.

    I understand Roger and James are still running about promoting their new book and film so have limited time rectifying the new forum.

     

    #171309
    Max A.
    Participant

    Hello Mike, Mr. Deakins, Mrs. James, and all the people that follow this fantastic platform.
    I don’t know if I have understood correctly, but are you a forum moderator (Mike)?
    Last week I “open” a new post on the lighting session but the topic is still pending moderation. I don’t know if it is a Forum issue, or if is Mrs. James who control all the topics to avoid spam and uncontrolled topic and of course I know they are very busy with the ‘By Ways’ promotion.

    For what concerns the old forum(s) for everyone like me that are addicted to the Mr. Deakins Forum, I have found an archive thanks to one of the best websites since the Internet was opened (in my opinion).

    The archive doesn’t contain all the posts and images as if the original forum was still there, but I recovered a lot of things and there is also a “backup” of the “old” website (Deakins Online).
    As I said before there are not all the posts because it depends on the backup date that the “machine” did.

    If you want (and I can) I can share the links. But if Mrs. James is working to recover the “full and the original version” of the forum I don’t want to appear impatient, my “suggest” was only a safe option.

    I wish you all a peaceful day.
    Max

    #171345
    Mike
    Participant

    Hi Max,

    Thankyou for your email.

    I been the moderator for Roger and James forum for the past 6 years although I  held membership for nearly 8 years. The forum then was controlled by Robert in Tampa Florida who in my opinion did a splendid of overseeing the operation but last June Roger and James decided to economise and started this new version of the forum. I understand that it was put together in a rush but is still being fine tuned so is still a bit rough around the edges, I must admit I preferred the old one as it was more user friendly. I’ve had very little communication from  James and Roger as they were busy with their promotion activities. So I am waiting to see what they have to say when they return from their travels.

    So by  all means download what you have.

     

    #171373
    Mike
    Participant

    Sorry about spelling mistakes but I also have editing issues too. We will have to wait until James gets back to tweak the computer.

     

    #171385
    Max A.
    Participant

    Hello Mike and all the forum members. Here are the two links with the various pages. Every page was saved on a certain date that you can find in the “calendar”.

    As I said before there are not all the topics and some of those are without attached images, but in a scenario where everything is lost, this was a great rescue for me.
    There are more saved pages on the ‘Deakinsonline’ old Forum.

    Last Forum:
    web.archive.org/web/*/https://rogerdeakins.com/lighting-2*

    ‘Old’ Deakin online:
    web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.deakinsonline.com/forum2/viewtopic.php*

    I hope this can help.

    I wish you all a peaceful Sunday,
    Max.

    Ps. I had to remove the HTTP etc. because the forum block the reply (I think it is a safety reason for hacking and virus)

    #171387
    Mike
    Participant

    Thankyou Max,

    Thats a good start to begin with, perhaps we can rekindle the old site.

    #171542
    halfgrain
    Participant

    I’m sorry for maybe missing the obvious, but how exactly can I navigate through the “backup” on web.archive.org ? All I can see is a list of URLs saved, but clicking on it seems to only reveal statistics but not the actual content. Would you be able to guide me in the right direction? Thanks!

    #171556
    Max A.
    Participant

    Hello Halfgrain,

    So, when you click on a link in the list, the website shows you a series of dates (years pattern), Then you have to ‘pick’ the last date where you see there is the ‘vertical line’. Then in the months’ list below, you have to find the date (that I think is when the backup was made) and then open the link that shows up.
    Sorry for my bad English, I hope it is a bit clear now.

    Have a nice day.

    Max.

    #171564
    halfgrain
    Participant

    Thanks, Max! Got it. That means it isn’t possible to actually use the forums search or structure, correct? Just clicking on the individual links without really knowing what content to find?

    #171617
    Max A.
    Participant

    Hello Halfgrain,

    Yes, unfortunately, isn’t possible to use the forum in the correct way. The links to the pages in the list are the only ones that the website has saved.

    Have a nice day.
    Max.

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