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Forums and Websites Status update

Post by AdminJeff » Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:32 pm

Here's where we are as of noon today:

First - why did we do this? Most of our club's servers were down last week for almost a week. And Chris and I called for help and nobody could help us.
So, after a TON of due diligence including test calls to their support line before we moved all the sites, we now have a new, single web hosting company called "Liquid Web" that we are using. When we (or even Susan now) call them for help, a live support rep answers usually within about 60 seconds and they *almost always* can fix the problem while on the phone. So we transferred all our MTFCA website business to a professional web hosting company.

Where does that leave us now? Whats left to do.

- All transfers are done. If you're reading this, you are on the new site. Nothing more to do.

- Your old bookmarks should work now.

- Links on the MTFCA.COM website have been updated and should all work except Museum and that is being worked on now.

- password resets now limit the passwords you can use to 10 letters instead of 70 or 80. That was an obscure setting and caused nothing but grief, but it's fixed.

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Post by my1914t » Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:00 pm

Jeff both you and Chris deserve metals for what you do of your own free will. Next board meeting you should ask for and get DOUBLE your pay!!

Thank you both! it's a great tool.

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Post by RajoRacer » Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:02 pm

You Da Man, there Buddy - thanks for all your perseverance to help us "Old Guys" (mostly) out !!!

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Post by NorthSouth » Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:11 pm

Hello Jeff.

THANK YOU !!!

You are a Rockstar.

-Your grateful club members.


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Post by tdumas » Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:21 pm

Chris,

Thanks for all you have done and continue to do.

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Post by Angmar » Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:23 pm

Thank you to both of you for putting in the time and effort to help us have a better experience with the model T site, you are appreciated.
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Post by tdumas » Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:24 pm

Oops!

Thank you Jeff for all you have done and continue to do.

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Post by TonyB » Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:32 pm

Thanks Jeff and Chris for all you do regarding the web site and especially the forum. It’s a great resource and we would really miss it without you guys.
Special thanks to Chris who helped me with my password problem, he fixed using my phone at the Billings car show. 😊😊
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Post by wayne sheldon » Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:43 pm

Jeff, and Chris, and Susan, et al,
Thank you so very much. I can relate to all you said, and understand what you are talking about. I did that sort of work for some years myself, and burned out on other's incompetence and "don't care" attitudes. We are having problems with phones right now in my family, Verizon, Comcast, manufacturers, programmers and applications, all finger pointing and saying it isn't their fault. It is the way businesses are run these days, and it is infuriating to deal with.
Sorry you needed to deal with all that, and thank you all so very much for doing so.
Hopefully, the new host will make your job easier from now on.

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Post by AdminJeff » Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:17 pm

All,
thanks for the kudos folks, much appreciated. To think how much I could have done to my T by now... And worse yet, here I am at the coast in Pacifica CA on vacation, and my wife keeps asking me "why are you spending so much time on the phone w/ tech support? Don't you get enough of that at work?" and the dreaded "shouldn't you go take your dog for a walk so he can poop?" I hate that question.

Here's proof I'm at the coast AND that images are working. I'll spare you the pic of my dog and his business :)

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Post by Ruxstel24 » Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:42 pm

First login here, so far so good.
Maybe there should be another notification on the 2018 forum, or a new link.
I found the MTFCA home page let me in and my old link was no good.
I was unable to get anything for 2 days before I tried that.
I was just about ready to browse a MOPAR forum... :lol: :shock:

Keep up the never ending good work all !! :D


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Post by Herb Iffrig » Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:43 pm

Thanks everyone that works on this.
I was getting the jitters wanting to get on the forums.
I had no idea what was going on and decided to email some forum members just to see if it was my problem or everyone was having difficulties.

It's good to be back.

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Post by Hap_Tucker » Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:03 pm

Jeff,

Thank you so much for all you have done and are doing!!!

And thanks to Chris, Susan and others that are helping. The forum and website provide a lot of information and literally connection for many of us. Thank you!

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Post by AdminJeff » Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:16 pm

Ruxstel24 wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:42 pm
First login here, so far so good.
Maybe there should be another notification on the 2018 forum, or a new link.
I found the MTFCA home page let me in and my old link was no good.
The old site isn't accessible any longer, thankfully... Im now eternally thankful that nightmare has ended.

The old links you and everyone else has should all work now. you can update your bookmarks or not....it shouldn't matter, by design. That took some doing, trust me!!!

Yeah, I updated all the outdated home page links. that was long overdue!!!

I'm finally on the home stretch. The homecoming link is about all that remains to be fixed and our new host is working on it. Not me. I'm drinking. Heavily...
after all, I am on "vacation".

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Post by Hap_Tucker » Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:17 pm

Dave -- I posted a note on the old forum saying the 2019 forum was up and running. I included the link to the 2019 Forum index.

Jeff -- thank you again for all your help and support!

Thankfully submitted,

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Post by Duey_C » Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:15 am

Yesss! I'm back in!
Gentlemen, thank you. From the bottoms of so many hearts!
Those of us that will see, know the scope is far beyond what you fellas play in to keep this great site going.
Thank you. :)
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Post by RustyFords » Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:20 am

Ditto to all the "thank you"s above. Your hard work is sincerely appreciated.
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Post by dykker5502 » Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:21 am

As being in the business, I understand all the grief.

Good job, Jeff!
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Post by Hap_Tucker » Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:08 am

Summary: Jeff, there is no blame for you -- the ship sank and you brought it back up so we can use it again. Thank you!!!

Longer version:

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”

― Theodore Roosevelt

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Post by It's Bill » Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:20 am

Jeff, I have been through this sort of thing, and many thanks and congratulations for seeing it through. What Teddy Roosevelt said. Cheers, Bill

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Post by AdminJeff » Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:03 am

Teddy had some good words.

Today is a good day.... I get to kill the other sites!

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Post by KWTownsend » Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:28 am

Jeff and Chris-
Thank you for all your hard work in keeping this site alive and well. Your long hours, hard work and difficult decisions do not go unnoticed. You are both to be commended for your due diligence.

Thank you to Susan who sees the website for the valuable contributions it makes to the MTFCA family.

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Post by Terry_007 » Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:22 am

Thanks for your hard work but still having trubs loggin in. It tells me my password is incorrect. Thought I had it fixed yesterday! Will I need to go through the "forgot password" drill everytime I attempt to log in? When I try to change the password via my profile I get a message indicating that my user name is already being used by someone else. We're almost there but it's still more difficult that it should be.
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Post by AdminJeff » Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:03 pm

Terry_007 wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:22 am
Thanks for your hard work but still having trubs loggin in. It tells me my password is incorrect. Thought I had it fixed yesterday! Will I need to go through the "forgot password" drill everytime I attempt to log in? When I try to change the password via my profile I get a message indicating that my user name is already being used by someone else. We're almost there but it's still more difficult that it should be.
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Post by Terry_007 » Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:30 pm

I was able to log in using the temp password you sent me and managed to change to a new password on my profile page. The link you sent though does not work. It leads me to a menu of lots of different topics but when I attempted to click onto the link from that page it tells me "Page not found." I'm still logged in on the temp password you sent and will log out and see what happens when I try to log in again using my newly changed password. Appreciate all your help, you guys must be going nutz over this. Think you deserve a pay raise!
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Post by Terry_007 » Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:35 pm

I think the "remember me" function is operating correctly as I was able to get back on instantly. Appreciate your help.
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Post by Matt in California » Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:01 pm

Thanks so much!!!

I have nothing but kind words for you.

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Post by Tim Rogers » Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:48 pm

Boy, I sure do hope there are no Model T clubs in India. If there are any Indian or Indian Americans on the forum and/or club members please accept my apologies on behalf of the hobby. I guess only "real English speaking" folks allowed?

Got to be all inclusive if our hobby is going to survive...

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Post by BuddyTheRoadster » Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:25 am

Tech support is odious work. Thanks for fixing all the bugs for us!

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Post by Roger Byrne » Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:34 pm

A big THANK YOU to those who have the board now working for those of us that have been block with that "Trojan" issue for the last six months! There were a lot of guys in the same boat as me and it's GREAT to be back.
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Post by DLodge » Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:42 pm

Tim Rogers wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:48 pm
Boy, I sure do hope there are no Model T clubs in India. If there are any Indian or Indian Americans on the forum and/or club members please accept my apologies on behalf of the hobby. I guess only "real English speaking" folks allowed?
Got to be all inclusive if our hobby is going to survive...
"vir·tue sig·nal·ing
noun
noun: virtue signalling; noun: virtue signaling
the action or practice of publicly expressing opinions or sentiments intended to demonstrate one's good character or the moral correctness of one's position on a particular issue."

I assume that includes presuming the right to apologize on behalf of an entire group for something said by someone who doesn't regret in the least saying it, thereby wrapping oneself in righteousness. Virtue signaling is different from turn signaling. The latter is good and encouraged, the former more often than not tiresome.... :D

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Post by Tim Rogers » Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:15 pm

Good, got your attention...thank you.
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Post by DLodge » Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:36 pm

Tim Rogers wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:15 pm
Good, got your attention...thank you.
Well, yeah, kinda. You appear to be arguing that "inclusiveness" requires hiring tech support call center staffers who don't speak intelligible English, so we don't discriminate against people who speak unintelligible English. That certainly fits into the current understanding of "inclusiveness" (gotta love political correctness) but doesn't seem to me to be very much help to the people who need tech support. I hope you never need help from any of them! Sort of like hiring blind people to evaluate color charts. "Yes, but we're very inclusive...." :D

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Post by DLodge » Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:42 pm

By the way, I'll see your woman in a sari and raise you my son's wedding last month.... (I'm on the left.)

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You can spare me any further Indian snark.... :D

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