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Well Stuart is fast approaching the date when he is happy enough with his script and beta testing to import the users and posts back on to the site :)

In fact he has progressed so well that we are now confident of being able to do an almost transparent import back to how the forums and users used to be.

If you want to be credited with your old posts and also making it easier for users to contact you regarding them etc, then please go into your profile here:-
http://www.motorhomefacts.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=profile&mode=editprofile and ensure that your email address is the same one you used before the crash. If you have access to more than one email account and you used a different one last time, then change it back to your old one until after the import is complete.

All the users from the old site will be imported :) any duplicates will be discarded ;)

The timescale for the import we are looking at will be at the forthcoming weekend, so hopefully all fingers and sweaty palms crossed we will suddenly jump from around the 1000 mark up to around 7,000 users by Monday :)

The forums posts are good news as well, Stuart has resolved any issues and can at present import them into a seperate forum with them linked to their original poster etc as before, but even better he is looking into modifying the script to put the posts back into their original forum section as well, so basically if the tests work out and the import into the test database goes well then the site would pretty much be back to exactly the same as before the crash :)

On a seperate note i have almost finalised a couple of mh related manufacturers/shops who look likely to offer our subscribers a discount )
If anyone knows of any firm who would be able to offer discounted products of interest to our subscribers then please let me know asap.
 

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Hang on a bit, My user name has changed from last time, and theres a posibility that some one else was using my present name last time as it wouldnt accept it when I first joined. does this mean someone else gets my posts? etc. "Explain please!!!!
 

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Hi Badger,

The username itself will be ignored when we import the posts. What actually ties a post to a user on the import is the email address. As long as the email address you have registered with this site is the same as the email address you had registered with the old site then all your posts should still have your name on them, ;)

We will ask for a few volunteers to check a test site before we do this for real so that you can check it has worked ok but that will be closer to the weekend,

Hope this helps...

Stuart
 

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Hi

I just found out i used a differant email address, by checking the old news letters i had received.

If you have saved any old mail from before the site went down (Sat 7th - sunday 8th May ?). If you use outlook or outlook express, right click on the mail before its opened and click on properties. you should see a line that says X-Envelope-To:

Your previous email address will be on that line.

If you use gnu mail or any of that sort of stuff - i'm sure you don't need help 8)

Well done Dave and Stuart (now with a really fishy avatar :lol: )

Dave
 

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Big well done to both of you, cannot imagine how much sweat and blood this has taken except it must be a huge time commitment from both of you, and at the end of the day for very little tangible reward, apart from the thanks from us all on here.
A donf guys as us sailors say 8)
 

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Great news and a huge thank you to you both.
There'll be very few of us who can appreciate the huge amount of work which must have gone in to bring you to this point.

As we will be off on our travels tomorrow :vivalafrance: I cannot be on-line to see the completion of the rebirth but for all that a glass will be raised to you! :) I will make a point of including the long suffering Julie who's life must also have been totally disrupted in the last 4 weeks.

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Great work Stuart and Dave very pleased all is not lost. I assume the gallery is not being imported so any posts with pics from them will be minus the pics?

Pity I will have to wait to see the results but we are also off this week. I look forward to seeing the results on our return , will keep a look out for you Gillian.

Safe travelling

peedee
 
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