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Josh

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Today I ordered a new server for Tortoise Forum. It won't be up and running until sometime tomorrow (Wednesday). Once the host sets up the new machine I will need to take the site down for a bit to move everything over. Our downtime should be no more than a couple hours, but I'm not sure exactly when it will begin. I will do my best to give as much notice as possible.
This move should be our last for a while. It should also directly address (and solve!) problems we've had with slow page load times and also the dreaded "Loading... Please wait" issues. As a bonus, this new machine is a little bit more affordable than our last! [That NEVER happens!]
Thank you all for your continued support!
 

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Your breaking my heart !!

All my fun going away just like that!!
 

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I don't know what I am gonna do now?
 

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That's good news. Unfortunately I haven't even started on Tortoise Forum yet. I'll try to push it so it's late tonight when things go down.
 

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Yah I saw a message earlier about it being down..
 

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I took the site down last night for a bit to upgrade our adserver. Within the next 48 hours I will be moving the database and files to the new server. I'm projecting at least a couple hours of downtime - four at the most.
 

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FOUR HOURS???!!! What am I supposed to do with out the forum for FOUR hours? Can you please do it from 1am to 5am, so as to inconvenience me as little as possible?



Haha, just kiddin'. :)

Really, thank you Josh for continually making our fantastic forum better.
 

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Tom said:
FOUR HOURS???!!! What am I supposed to do with out the forum for FOUR hours? Can you please do it from 1am to 5am, so as to inconvenience me as little as possible?



Haha, just kiddin'. :)

Really, thank you Josh for continually making our fantastic forum better.
You could always go over and play at SW like some others are doing :D.....or you could play with all those great animals you have.
Yes, Josh, you are doing a wonderful job here. Thank you.
 
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gosh, what am I gonna do with all that time??? Thanks Josh, for all your hard work
 

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OK folks, tonight's the night. We're gonna go dark here in an hour or so. Just as soon as I finish my dinner. The site should be up and running on the new server before midnight, if all goes as planned.

Wish me luck!
 
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