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Move to a new server

Posted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:10 pm
by bahua
Apologies for the unannounced downtime.

I just updated the forum software to the latest version, and copied the backups to the new server where kcrag will live for the foreseeable future.

You may experience some missing content, as the name propagation pixies make their way around the internet. The data in the forum, in its new home, is dated from about 4:30pm CDT, 10/3/2019.

I also want to add SSL through Letsencrypt, but we'll cross that bridge when we come to it.

You are reading this on the NEW server.

Re: Move to a new server

Posted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:22 pm
by DaveKCMO
bahua wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:10 pm
You are reading this on the NEW server.
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Re: Move to a new server

Posted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:30 am
by shinatoo
DaveKCMO wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:22 pm
bahua wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:10 pm
You are reading this on the NEW server.
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That made me laugh this morning. Thanks.

And thank you for all you do Bahua. Let us know how we can help.

Re: Move to a new server

Posted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:03 am
by missingkc
Bahua, a question that perhaps you can answer. Remember before the rag when the forum was on KCSkycrapers? At that time there was another side to the site for uploading images. Just wondering, were those all lost somewhere along the way?

Re: Move to a new server

Posted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:08 am
by scooterj
Hah... I was wondering why it seemed like I'd traveled back in time a little bit when I got on the site just now. (Also explains why I had to log in again.)

Re: Move to a new server

Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:25 am
by bahua
missingkc wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:03 am
Bahua, a question that perhaps you can answer. Remember before the rag when the forum was on KCSkycrapers? At that time there was another side to the site for uploading images. Just wondering, were those all lost somewhere along the way?
Sorry I missed this until now.

KCPowercat operated the KCS site, and maintained a number of additional features, including a searchable and sortable database of the city's tallest buildings, which is what first attracted me to the site in the first place, back in 2003. But over time, the forum's influence overwhelmed the rest. KCP asked me to take it over for him, as he never liked the hassle of managing the forum, and preferred the other site features, so I happily obliged. In 2006 I registered kcrag dot com, and moved the forum there. But life happens. KCP's stewardship of the site's other features languished, and now even the original KCS site is gone, and the domain name appears to be glomming around godaddy's disgusting slimy hands now. If you'd like to see some of those features again, I recommend asking KCP about it. He probably has them on a zip disk somewhere.

Re: Move to a new server

Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:02 am
by smh
zip. disk.

I see you.

Re: Move to a new server

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:28 am
by mean
For what it's worth, which is probably about nothing, I picked up kcskyscrapers.com in spring of 2018 or something after noticing it was available. So it's in my slimy hands, but registered to keep my deets out of the whois, because I don't want random internet terrorists who got mad that I said a thing online burning my house down.

Re: Move to a new server

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:57 am
by bahua
Ah, cool! Well maybe KCP would be willing/able to restore some old features.

Re: Move to a new server

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:30 am
by scooterj
Has anyone else found themselves needing to log back in every visit since the move? I click "Remember me" each time and it never does.

Re: Move to a new server

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:44 am
by earthling
Try clearing out cookies. See 'Delete cookies' at the bottom of this page. If that doesn't work, clear rag related cookies manually in your browser.

Re: Move to a new server

Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:03 am
by bahua
scooterj wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:30 am
Has anyone else found themselves needing to log back in every visit since the move? I click "Remember me" each time and it never does.
That was definitely the case for me before the move to https, but now my logins persist on all my devices. Though also, if it does idle me out, my browser will dutifully store my credentials, now that it's https, and verfied https. So the worst I ever have to do is hit "login" on a filled form.