Didn't mean to terrify anyone but in process of setting up the NEW board, I changed the database password I thought just for the new db but turned out I changed it for them all. That meant suddenly Cavaliertalk was down for a bit a short while ago.
Anyway I realised pretty quickly what the problem probably was (believe me I am proud of this -- it has been a steep learning curve over the past two years to feel this comfortable with digging round in code files given that I am not a programmer and barely knew any html even back then) and it is back up.
The GREAT information is: I have the new board up in its basic form and am so excited about this! Today and tomorrow I will work on the design, which will stay relatively close to this board as I like the colours and simplicity of design. And also I will practice (as they advise) doing some database transfers of a backup of the board so that this board will continue, business as usual. If as I hope those work smoothly -- then we will be ready to go! I will aim to do the transfer very quickly so that most will not even notice the board has been offline briefly.
More info on what is going on, here:
I have a basic design to use for the Cavaliertalk main site as well so this will be my next project.
Thanks for being part of the board as we expand and try some new things.
I think you will all really like this next board -- you can have a personal profile pic, you can have an 'ignore' list so that you don't have to read posts or receive PMs from those that bug you, if there are such folks! (except, sad to tell you, me and the mods!!! We can't be set to 'ignore'... ); you can have buddy lists that you can group PM or auto-PM; your avatar will be autosized; you can follow threads that interest you more easily; you will be able to spot the threads you have posted in... etc etc.
One safety element of the software is to NOT allow html in signatures so while you can type in a url if you want, it won't link automatically to a website as happens now. Likewise you won't be able to have an image of any sort in a signature -- but are free to put any image you'd like in your profile, doesn't have to be of you personally. You can have website links in your profile.
There are SOOOO many options that it will take me a while to figure out all the things you'll and I'll be able to do!