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Fiddlerman.com down for almost 12 hours
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Fiddlerman
Fort Lauderdale
January 17, 2012 - 9:05 pm
Member Since: September 26, 2010
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I regret to announce that Fiddlerman.com was down today due to a severe conflict with our beloved shoutbox. The shoutbox has been causing errors since Jan 12th, not sure what upgrade I made at that time, and finally created an error that could not be corrected. The site was pointing to an empty delimiter line and I couldn't even get access on the back-end. I was able to analyze the error enough to know which plug-in had created the problem but no solution was found except to restore the site from yesterdays back-up.

Because of this I regret to say that I had to remove the shoutbox. I have been searching plugins that might be appropriate for this site and am pretty sure that I have found a far superior chat which can be hidden completely for those who are not interested and overs unlimited options for those interested. Among other things we can have video and audio chats, private chat rooms, smileys (for Naska), share a white-board, share the chat with Face-book, customize where you have it on your screen... Much much more. I do want to make sure that it will work with all my present plugins though and that it does not drag down the site speed.

It will also not be a free plugin which means that I better be satisfied after making the purchase but also that I should expect support if we get a problem. I am planning on purchasing the light version since I am not interested in getting too complex at this point but we can discuss our options later. All opinions are very welcome. For those of you that are interested in seeing what this plugin does, you can check it out here.

Sorry about the downtime.

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but the one who needs the least."

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suresh
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January 17, 2012 - 9:25 pm
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I think you can go for it.  This forum is very dear to me.

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Give me excess of it ..(William Shakespeare in Twelfth Night)

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January 17, 2012 - 9:32 pm
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12 hours It seemed like 12 days! dazed( As he shows a causious  smile of relief!)

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Oliver
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January 17, 2012 - 9:48 pm
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Was certainly interesting while it lasted  smilesmilesmilesmile

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Fiddlerman
Fort Lauderdale
January 17, 2012 - 10:09 pm
Member Since: September 26, 2010
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Thanks for your patients. I was a wreck for most of the time, believe me. At times responsibility can be very heavy.

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

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January 17, 2012 - 10:10 pm
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Thanks for all the hard work of getting the site up and keeping it up!

I really appreciate it.

 

THANKS!!cheerleader

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Samuel L Boogie
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January 18, 2012 - 5:47 am
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Barry you beast!

I was going to say it must have been my avatar lol!

 

Good Job Pierre, it can certainly feel like the world is pressing down on you when a services you provide to others is not up! My work email system has certainly caused me a few sleepless nights in the past! 

 

I'm going to take a look at the proposed chat app now

 

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Fiddlerman
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January 18, 2012 - 9:08 am
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Darn Barry. I suspected it but didn't want to accuse anyone.
You ever see that video "I'm sexy and I know it" Not sure what the title is...

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Mad_Wed
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January 18, 2012 - 4:02 pm
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Barry said

well, ya know I uploaded that gravatar pic of me, maybe the software just couldnt take my rugged good looks and the whole dam system went done...Im sorry ya'll, its a curse

 

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roflol I thought that happened because of my Twinkle - i've just pressed the save button - aaand....voila! the site is down.. i was thinking if i should toss my violin out of the window after that duncecap   had to repost it later XD =)))

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Oliver
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January 18, 2012 - 4:15 pm
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The real problem is that people are not paying their dues on time.

See DONATE location top right.

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Fiddlerman
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January 18, 2012 - 7:25 pm
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LOL Oliver. If only. LOLOLOL

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January 18, 2012 - 9:25 pm
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Hey, I forgot all about that donate button!  Glad you reminded me. cheers

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Fiddlerman
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January 19, 2012 - 6:46 pm
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That is typical Oliver. Always looking out for me. Thanks for the donation Kevin and Erich (LB). clapdancinbunnyclapdancinbunny

For me money comes last. I've always had everything I need. It's of course nice to be able to cover some hosting costs and such. The last two donations came exactly as I was buying CometChat. If I see any reason I can upgrade it later on though I am thrilled with how fast the site is since the switch.

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