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idgadmin
29-04-2010, 02:52 PM
Hi,

We are moving to a fatter pipe & doing some server maintenance / upgrades.

As always thanks to chilling silence & jen for their hardwork.

Karl
Digital Ops Manager

well, we switched over but 'provider' difficulties meant we had to switch back. they promise it's all sorted for another attempt tonight.

At least we upgraded the server & other things last night as planned.

Thanks for your patience.
Karl

pcuser42
29-04-2010, 04:58 PM
Fatter pipe? Excellent! :D

idgadmin
30-04-2010, 04:08 PM
FRI update: Server fibre switch delayed until next week.

disappointing outcome - have a great weekend all.

Zippity
30-04-2010, 04:14 PM
Technicians. You can never trust them :(

idgadmin
04-05-2010, 06:51 PM
Ok. It's Tuesday night, 17:30(ish), and the switch over to the 10 meg fibre link has worked (fingers crossed).

Enjoy.

James McNickel

KarameaDave
04-05-2010, 07:05 PM
Thank you for the updates James.

GameJunkie
04-05-2010, 09:05 PM
i must say that the forum does load a lot faster now.

good stuff admin people, keep up the good work :thumbs:

Jen
04-05-2010, 09:20 PM
That switch over must have been quick, I didn't even notice any connection outages on the forum. :thumbs:

pcuser42
04-05-2010, 09:25 PM
I noticed some slowness, but it was brief.

bevy121
05-05-2010, 03:23 PM
Can I make a suggestion to help combat some of the spam that seems to be increasingly prevalent.

On a couple of vBulletin forums I manage, I installed
vbStopForumSpam (http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=176481) quite some time ago, and it has been very good at stopping a high percentage of potential spammers even getting past the registration stage.

Jen
05-05-2010, 06:49 PM
On a couple of vBulletin forums I manage, I installed
vbStopForumSpam (http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=176481)I normally manually check out all new registrations that don't have a NZ ISP email address. This is only done once a day, so if a spammer posts straight away (most often they don't) they slip through the net. I am familiar with the www.stopforumspam.com website as it is a quick way to confirm a known spammer.

Bevy121, do you have any figures on how many registrations are blocked via the stopforumspam filter and how many still get through on your websites?

bevy121
07-05-2010, 12:38 AM
Hi Jen - PM sent with some info

:spam


argh! no - well hopefully not lol