Monday, March 03, 2008

Lose the new bookmark for now, we're back online at

First of all, I want to apologize for the downtime we've had at the forums. I know you all miss posting there and staying close with the community.

I understand that it's been frustrating for many of you, and I'm sure that's why the forums were reactivated sometime during the last 24 hours. However, I just wanted to let you know that the reason the forums remained deactivated despite being fully functional under the old design is because during the upgrade the better part of 2007's posts and none of 2008's posts for ::The TMNT St0RM GRATE:: survived. I believe I do have them in a backup file, but these past few days I've been unable to restore them.

I wanted to have the most up-to-date version of the forums available before they were made available to the public again because once the forums are active, we can no longer restore old posts without losing the new ones.

So I guess it comes down to what you think is more important: Old threads with established dialog, or new threads dealing with current issues. Are there missing threads that you can't live without, or do just want to get back to posting? Either one is fine with me. But if you really want the old threads back, the forum will go down for a while again, and your current posts will be deleted.

I'd love to hear your feedback... Feel free to use the comment link at the bottom.

As for the spiffy new 2008 version of the forums... Well, let's just pretend that didn't happen for now. For some reason, PHPBB3 doesn't like my database -- even though, technically, they should work fine together. Unfortunately, when those forums went down, we lost everything that was posted there.

So, anyway, I'd just like you all to know that I'm sorry for the problems. It seems like every time we go through a forum upgrade, something goes awry. But never fear, we always bounce back. I want everyone to have fun, and PLEASE let me know whether you prefer to continue with the current forums, or if you'd like the old Storm Grate threads back.

Ciao for now!


Splinter's Iroonna said...

I can live without anything except Mikey's. If we lose stuff, we lose stuff. 'Sides, I have plenty of copies of my stories... >.>

I'm also sorry you can't change/keep the boards like the homepage-- it was very nice!

Anyway, this is Cynlee, logged in as a different name, and I approve this message.

~ tOkKa said...

-->> ..mike i had to disable Auto memberships.. i 'm sorry.. but the spam - bots were posting and it was getting out of hand.

We now have to ..again .. manually add new members. >v<