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    Default sorry folks!

    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:

    http://www.cavaliertalk.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=7369

    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!
    Karlin
    Cavaliers: Jaspar Lily Tansy Libby Mindy
    In memory: Lucy Leo
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    Whew! It was down when I tried to access it earlier this morning.
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    I didn't even think to check whether the board was up while I worked on the other board... Only noticed when I went to check in normally. I thought I'd just given a new password to one database but guess it was for the whole lot! That means going back and editing some files to make it work again and voila.
    Karlin
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    Default Re: sorry folks!

    Quote Originally Posted by Karlin
    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
    I know what you mean! I had to get rid of a virus even Norton couldn't do it's magic on today. I don't rate the Norton 2007

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    WOW this is so excting Karlin - thank you for all your hard work, it's very much appreciate

    It's been a very steep learning curve for you...but SO worth it!!
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    I feel sure that all will turn out well in the end. But I know about those learning curves - the older I get the steeper they seem to be!!

    Can I tell you one revision I personally would like to see? I wish the "Introduction" for newbies was placed closer to the top. I seem to get hung up in the Dog and Bone or General Info and forget to scroll down and greet people. Or maybe I should just work on my memory curve for that! (It's that mental-pause thing!)
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    Mom to JoJo, Roxie & Linguini (Cavaliers)
    and my birds Moji (Senegal) and Walter (Blue Front Amazon)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crittercall
    But I know about those learning curves - the older I get the steeper they seem to be!!
    Tell me about it

    Just got to grips with all this lot and now there's MORE to learn!

    Well Done Karlin, we know how hard you work on here.

    Alison.

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    Karlin--You are ambitious!
    Sounds like a great new board! Lots of nice options!
    Good for you
    I admire your tech abilities!


    Nancy

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    Sure, the intros can go higher up. There are literally so many changeable things that I am only working on appearance and colours etc at the moment, then need to move the old board with existing forums and posts, then after that, I can reorganise the forums themselves.
    Karlin
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    Well done you

    Just an idea is there a chance that you could put up a link as to how people can make a donation to Cavalier Rescue???

    An aside; what do you think of the new Windows Vista? is it worth investing in???

    Claire
    Once owned by Rudeepoohs
    then rescued by CaraMia and Minnie Moo.
    Missing all my girls every day....

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