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    DeLorean Historian / Administrator Tamir A.'s Avatar
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    Forum Outage Update

    Apologies for the large forum outage. My hosting company had a really crazy catastrophic scenario occur. I'm pasting a link to an explanation below for anyone who cares to read it. But I might explore finding a different place to host the site moving forward as this was pretty nuts.

    https://forums.mddhosting.com/topic/1582-major-outage-092118-09222018/
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    But I might explore finding a different place to host the site moving forward as this was pretty nuts.
    I will readily admit that I was freaking out a little bit inside, especially after the 2011 .com loss.

    Whatever it takes to keep this site hosted, I will gladly pitch into help pay for it. I think I recall that proposal arising last time, too. I’m sure plenty of other regular users would be willing to do the same. DMCTalk has been here 24/7 (minus that .com loss/restart) for me the last 9 years as an owner, and I’ve took it for granted until this weekend. I don’t want to be ungrateful.
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    Thanks for the update.

    While we're fixing things, is it possible to also get HTTPS working correctly so that logins are better secured/protected (as well as other traffic to/from the site)?
    Currently when trying to view the site via HTTPS, everything south of the top banner gets all jacked up.


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    DeLorean Historian / Administrator Tamir A.'s Avatar
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    Is this https issue new since the outage? Or was this an issue you were having before as well?

    T.

    Quote Originally Posted by novadmc View Post
    Thanks for the update.

    While we're fixing things, is it possible to also get HTTPS working correctly so that logins are better secured/protected (as well as other traffic to/from the site)?
    Currently when trying to view the site via HTTPS, everything south of the top banner gets all jacked up.

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    DeLorean Historian / Administrator Tamir A.'s Avatar
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    I understand your concern, but rest assured, nothing like the 2011 .com loss will occur again. I do my own personal backups of the site independent of the hosting company, and so this outage should be a big anomaly. In the event the hosting company were ever to lose the site, I have it on multiple drives.

    I appreciate your offer to help, but no need. Happy to provide the site and to continue doing so ad free.

    Best,
    T.


    Quote Originally Posted by jackb View Post
    I will readily admit that I was freaking out a little bit inside, especially after the 2011 .com loss.

    Whatever it takes to keep this site hosted, I will gladly pitch into help pay for it. I think I recall that proposal arising last time, too. Iím sure plenty of other regular users would be willing to do the same. DMCTalk has been here 24/7 (minus that .com loss/restart) for me the last 9 years as an owner, and Iíve took it for granted until this weekend. I donít want to be ungrateful.
    Fan of all things DeLorean!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tamir A. View Post
    I understand your concern, but rest assured, nothing like the 2011 .com loss will occur again. I do my own personal backups of the site independent of the hosting company, and so this outage should be a big anomaly. In the event the hosting company were ever to lose the site, I have it on multiple drives.

    I appreciate your offer to help, but no need. Happy to provide the site and to continue doing so ad free.

    Best,
    T.
    And I, among others, appreciate you providing the forum to so many of us that use it. And ad free. Good grief... I try to get on the Pontiac G8 forum every so often and that thing is one big distracting advertisement. Very thankful that is not what this one is like. Thanks again, Tamir.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan View Post
    And I, among others, appreciate you providing the forum to so many of us that use it. And ad free. Good grief... I try to get on the Pontiac G8 forum every so often and that thing is one big distracting advertisement. Very thankful that is not what this one is like. Thanks again, Tamir.
    X2, its something you take for granted. Ads really do clutter up any sort of website.

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    Thanks Tamir, for providing this forum to the Delorean community. Its invaluable!

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    I'll add my thanks too. It's nice not to get badgered by ads or weird underlined hyperlinks any time someone types the word "tires".

    I've been on here for 10 years and its still the #1 place for technical help and DeLorean resources.
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    Site outage...

    Thanks for all your efforts. This is such a valuable site and your work is appreciated "DownUnder"

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