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matt.wu
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Post by matt.wu » Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:03 pm

Huge thanks and 100% of the credit to ANDREW, our SDRM with the IT responsibilities for getting us up and running through a busy couple of work days.

The brief summary of what happened is that GoDaddy shut us down for being too big for a shared hosting service. And they did so without any form of warning. So turning lemons into lemonade, we used this opportunity to migrate to a new hosting service and upgrade all the forum software. Andrew did all the research on the services, did all the migrations and testing, and has done it all while keeping everyone's post count intact.

Yes, the one big change is that the forum skin had to change. The old one we were using was no longer supported on the new forum software, so you'll have to get used to it. We'll continue to test and play with other options over the next few days.

Again, this never would have happened without Andrew, as I'm far too stupid to figure this stuff out, especially this quickly. Thanks again to him and to all the members who reached out offering help (including Steve who offered his own forum as a temporary gathering place).

Well, fellas - as you were. :salute: :cheers:
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Post by GregBe » Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:06 pm

Thanks Andrew!! I was going through withdrawals

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Post by ikkoku » Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:07 pm

Great job Andrew!

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Post by 93 Turbo » Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:08 pm

Thanks Matt and big thanks Andrew. Thank F DWC is back up and running. Beers are on me Andrew… J
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Post by T. Wong » Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:00 am

I sure missed the forum being closed! You guys here are one of the best watch forums around ...and I have been a watch collector since 2004. Keep up the good work! and thanks to Andrew and Matt!

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Post by Henryj » Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:03 am

I'm old and I'm scared of change.









Ok, now that's out of the way, well done. Sucks there was no warning from Go-Diddleyourself, but we'll all get used to our new home soon enough. Thanks guys.
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Post by 1watchaholic » Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:36 am

Home sweet home!
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Post by jaw » Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:48 am

Welcome Back - Thank You!

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Post by mikeylacroix » Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:01 am

Sup ladies

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Post by bedlam » Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:14 am

Will the new server help me type faster?

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Post by logan2z » Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:28 am

Enjoy guys, I'm glad to have the forum back too!

In terms of the new skin, I know it may be a bit polarizing but the previous one is not supported on the new forum software. We're looking at making a few layout tweaks that will hopefully make things a bit more familiar.

We've got the latest version of the Tapatalk plugin on the server too so those who access the forum that way should enjoy a better experience.

Post or PM one of us if you run into any issues.

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Post by mfxr » Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:37 am

Thanks Andrew and Matt!
I have got lots of work done, talked to my wife, spent time with my kids and even went outside once or twice over the last couple of days.
Thank Fk that is all over :lol:
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Post by spring-diver » Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:38 am

Fuck yeah!!! Thanks Andrew :salute:

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Post by Marjak » Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:42 am

Great job Andrew! I was going nuts and almost ordered crack instead of straps from Terry.
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Post by Rackness » Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:46 am

Thanks for all the hard work. Getting my watch fix from other forums just felt dirty, so... dirty.

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Post by stonehead887 » Thu Feb 02, 2017 2:03 am

Great to see forum back up, I was wondering what happened to it. And a big thanks to all those who made it happen

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Post by dukerules » Thu Feb 02, 2017 2:54 am

Thanks, Andrew!

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Post by manitoujoe » Thu Feb 02, 2017 2:56 am

Thank you Andrew!


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Post by giosdad » Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:20 am

Thanks Andrew and Matt. Funny that I missed checking in to see what was going on but had no desire to go to another forum. I just got my fix from posts on IG and checked my searches on Watchrecon. That would not have lasted long. I am Glad DWC is back. Now to get used to the new format.
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Post by giosdad » Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:21 am

Thanks Andrew and Matt. Funny that I missed checking in to see what was going on but had no desire to go to another forum. I just got my fix from posts on IG and checked my searches on Watchrecon. That would not have lasted long. I am Glad DWC is back. Now to get used to the new format.
Regards
Barry

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Post by mattcantwin » Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:25 am

Thank you Andrew and Matt!
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Post by Ryeguy » Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:29 am

Great job, Andrew!

Appreciate all the hard work!

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Post by Chocodove » Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:32 am

Excellent. Thanks, guys. :thumbsup:
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Post by mrneddles » Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:38 am

Thanks fellas! Great to be back up and running.
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Post by ChuckW » Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:39 am

Great job, Andrew! It is nice to know that the chatroom is there.
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