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Datsun510.com - Downtime

Postby rnorrish » 01 Nov 2010 11:42

FYI:

Hi Folks,

It's been about 2 years since the last major software integration.
Many, many things do not work properly on datsun510.com, including
simple things like the banners on the list archive and even the
crappy formatting. Well, it's time for a major overhaul.
Unfortunately, I can't create a new instance with the old one running
as the database has grown completely out of hand and needs to be
scrubbed. Lots of fake users pushing the user count from a fairly
accurate 2500 up to almost 10,000. That is, of course, unless we
somehow got 5000 Datsun 510 people in Russia.

Needless to say, the software is out of date, not secure, and not
really supported anymore. But, as the cars we drive are the same way,
we'll modify and make better.

If I can scrub the database within the next two weeks, I'll put the
Photopost portion back online and will just disable new registrations.

Lots of good things to come and sorry for the downtime.



Now, you're likely wondering, "What does that have to do with me and the Realm?"

Well, notice most of the pictures are missing from you're favourite projects and posts?
That's right - this includes the photopost.

I don't think it's worth everyone trying to find another place to put pictures... They haven't gone anywhere. The sever is just going through some maintenance.
If this effects you, just upload them here as attachments if you must share, as they won't go anywhere either. These are the two best places, and have the least hassle.
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Re: Datsun510.com - Downtime

Postby indy510 » 21 Nov 2010 16:11

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Is it ever coming back???? ................ .. I'm glad I saved most of my pics.... (but I have 2 build threads with no pics now).... :cry:


I guess it's time to support photobucket........ (google picasa pics are too small ........ any better upload sites for big pics?)

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Re: Datsun510.com - Downtime

Postby qwik510 » 22 Nov 2010 08:08

All my classifieds are without pics too. I just opened a shutterfly account. I miss the Datsun510.com photopost!
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Re: Datsun510.com - Downtime

Postby indy510 » 22 Nov 2010 12:14

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I've been searching google images for Datsun pics......... and at least 20% of the thumbnails are NLA..... lots of good pics that are only thumbnail size now

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Re: Datsun510.com - Downtime

Postby okayfine » 06 Dec 2010 13:54

rnorrish wrote:Well, notice most of the pictures are missing from you're favourite projects and posts?
That's right - this includes the photopost.


Spoke with Derek, and he's looking at late January to early February before Photopost is back up. And I'm contemplating patching up the pictures in my build thread somewhere else :(
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