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Postby Dhruv » Fri Sep 08, 2006 9:56 am

Hi all,

Sorry for the outage last week.  About 20-30 computers at the data center where this site is hosted were hacked late last week.  I was on vacation, without my laptop, and so could not do very much about restoration work until earlier this week.  (although I did know about the outage thanks to a frantic text message from SKS about 3am my time I think :-) ).I "think" I have restored most of the site back to the way it was but a few things are still not working.

I still have to re-upload all the photo albums and also have to install the chat and do a few more things with images/avatars etc etc.  I might be able to get to it this weekend but no promises.  I have to travel to the US for a couple of days and then a couple more places for work this coming week/weekend so life is busy as well.

For most of the normal users the site should be working, but for the moderators/authors etc this will still take some time.

As I am reconstructing a lot of this from the ground up if you want any additions/changes now would be the time to let me know.  Blogs, more detailed player/sports info pages (but we need your help for that) etc. any and all suggestions are welcome.

Also, if any of you are computer literate (php, MySQL, css etc) and would like to help out let me know.  Once again sorry for the inconvenience.

Cheers,

Dhruv

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Re: Repairs/Changes to the site

Postby PKBasu » Fri Sep 08, 2006 11:23 am

Dhruv,

Thanks for all the work that must no doubt have been involved in putting all this back together. The vandals really got to us this time.

Boy, was it tough not having the forum to turn to! I actually had to start digging around for tennis results elsewhere (and started watching a good deal more TV again!!).

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Re: Repairs/Changes to the site

Postby jaydeep » Fri Sep 08, 2006 12:32 pm

Thanks Dhruv !!!

U must had very hectic rework after ur vacation ... For me this was very unwelcome break for our forum ... Great to see its back and messages r flooding.

Jaydeep.

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Re: Repairs/Changes to the site

Postby gbelday » Fri Sep 08, 2006 1:15 pm

Good to be back!!  Thanks Dhruv for all your work!!  It was rough to be cut off from everyone here!!

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Re: Repairs/Changes to the site

Postby Dhruv » Sat Sep 16, 2006 3:41 pm

OK.

As things stand, I have had to do a complete reinstall of one of the databases so we have lost all the articles written so far. :-(  The gallery and the chat should also be installed by the end of this weekend. So other than all the articles which I had to trash due to the hackers messing around with the database, the rest of the systems should be all go.

I hope that you guys will help us repopulate the news.  All those who would like to submit news/match reports to the front page please reply to this post and I will make the neccessary changes to the permissions.

Thanks,

Dhruv

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Postby Dhruv » Sun Sep 17, 2006 9:04 am

Hi,

I have now restored pretty much all the basic functions of the old site.  The various new categories are back and you should be able to access
  • The Chat Room
  • The Forums
  • The PhotoAlbum
(although I haven't restored the photos yet)
  • Submit News
(if you could earlier)
[/list]

Please check this and let me know if all is well in the world.  Also please respond in this thread so I know that is the case.  I have made various sections such as
  • Tennis
  • Football
  • ......
  • Other Sports

These sections can and will have player pages/profiles/information press releases on them as well. I need help with two different things....
  • Suggestions of players to put in there
  • Volunteers to help maintain those particular player pages

All responses can be put in this thread.

Thanks once again.

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Re: Repairs/Changes to the site

Postby meyyis » Sun Sep 17, 2006 11:34 am

Dhruv,

Why are the 'Economic & General Development', 'Buy,Sell & Trade', 'General Chit Chat', 'Archived Threads' sections appaearing under the Indian Football.com sub section??

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Re: Repairs/Changes to the site

Postby Dhruv » Sun Sep 17, 2006 12:59 pm

Fixed.  There were some database error that I have been fixing.  Though these ones have been around for a looooong long while.(from when I initially changed boards) No-one had mentioned it :-).  It should be fine now.  The DB is sorted as well.

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Re: Repairs/Changes to the site

Postby Dhruv » Sun Sep 24, 2006 4:07 pm

The site was down late last night/early morning UK time as making some changes to hopefully make stuff a bit more secure.  will give advance notice next time :-)

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Re: Repairs/Changes to the site

Postby Dhruv » Sun Sep 24, 2006 10:41 pm

I have uploaded all the galleries and the site should now be pretty much complete.  There are things still missing like the wiki, blogs etc but no-one ever used them after the first couple of days :-(

Also if anyone wants to write news articles for the front page please let me know and I will add you to the authors list.

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Re: Repairs/Changes to the site

Postby PKBasu » Sun Oct 15, 2006 4:53 pm

I am no longer able to post sports news on the front page of the forum, as I was able to do in the past. How does one get this ability back, Dhruv? I notice your last post mentions this: yes, I'd like to be registered again as a potential author. Thanks!

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Re: Repairs/Changes to the site

Postby Dhruv » Sun Oct 15, 2006 9:49 pm

Hi PKB. You should be able to do so by clicking on manage content in the menu.  The menu description has changed and (I think) the process has been made easier.  However, I could be wrong.  You should be able to see the menu item.  If you don't see the menu item let me know.

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Re: Repairs/Changes to the site

Postby BSharma » Mon Oct 16, 2006 5:50 am

I posted my golf news but I am not able to publish it.  Earlier I could click on unpublished news and click OK but I don't see the OK button anymore.  Can someone publish the golf news for me?  Thanks.

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Re: Repairs/Changes to the site

Postby Dhruv » Mon Oct 16, 2006 6:26 am

Done although you should see a published/unpublished drop down box when you are typing up the articles on the second tab at the bottom. (If you have permissions).  Its in the same place where you choose if it goes to the frontpage or not, so if you can see that you should see the published/unpublished button as well.

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Re: Repairs/Changes to the site

Postby BSharma » Mon Oct 16, 2006 6:35 am

Thanks Dhruv and I will try to look it up when I write my next news report.


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