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Malcolm
Malcolm

HOP admin
Location: HOP
Member Since: 18th Nov 2003
Total posts: 995
Posted:Hi all,


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We now have lovely Nell, a new Office Manager here at HOP HQ.
Nell has made an Introduction thread and will be working hard to keep HOP functioning smoothly and answering any questions you may have.

She has joined the team because George has moved on to better things selling airport bits and bobs. Like Radars, ATC etc...
We thank George for all the service he has given us over the past two years. And wish him well in his new vocation hug.

We also have been working on a new server in which we will be running PHP5. This current bulletin board is 6years old and will not run on PHP5 so we have been busily converting everything over to the new version of the forum software.

I had thought it would only take a couple days, however the new forum software is sooooo different in the way it handles logging in and tracking that we have had to convert every other part of the site to be able to talk to, track and update the user tables.
We have now been working on it for 6 weeks, with the help of Carl our professional programmer.

Basically, and hopefully, the site will not look too much different and it should function as per normal.
The forum software has a number of extra functions plus we have transferred across many of our own hacks.

Although we are testing as much as possible we may still miss some errors. We would appreciate you letting us know after the change.

Hopefully we only have another week of coding and fixing and then we will be able to transfer all the live data across to the new server.

Due to the massive size of the databases we need to transfer, HOP will be down for about 8 hours

During that time we will have a simple one page website saying that the transfer is under progress.

We appreciate your patience as we undergo these changes.

hug

Kindest regards

Malcolm


"May your balls always burn"

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Rouge Dragon
Rouge Dragon

Insert Champagne Here
Location: without class distinction
Member Since: 21st Jul 2003
Total posts: 13215
Posted:She's pretty ubblove

i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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Pink...?
Pink...?

Mistress of Pink...Multicoloured
Location: Over There
Member Since: 6th Apr 2002
Total posts: 6140
Posted:ditto

I was just about to say the same thing!

She's really pretty!! ubbangel

And a big THANK YOU to Malcolm and the team for working so hard to keep things running smooth for us. hug


Never pick up a duck in a dungeon...

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Mr Majestik
Mr Majestik

coming to a country near you
Location: home of the tiney toothy bear
Member Since: 9th Mar 2004
Total posts: 4693
Posted:oh noe! will george still drop by? wow, it didnt seem like two whole years. time flys.

:waves: t'ello nell.


"but have you considered there is more to life than your eyelids?"

jointly owned by Fire_Spinning_Angel and Blu_Valley

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georgemc
georgemc

Sitting down facing forward . . .
Location: Christchurch
Member Since: 16th Oct 2006
Total posts: 2387
Posted: Written by :Mr Majestik


oh noe! will george still drop by?


*ker-thunk*

ummmm - yep! biggrin

Not sure if "better things" is the best choice of words - after all, what could be better than HoP?!! Seriously - HoP is such a great place it is really hard to leave hug But yes, moving on as Malcolm said in a good opportunity for me and my family. I will still drop by on occasion however as once you HoP you know you can't stop! So I may be leaving HoP HQ, but I certainly aren't leaving HoP.

See you at the birthday party for those who are coming!
And thanks Malcolm for the great opportunity, and everyone else for the support grouphug


Written by: Doc Lightning talking about Marmite in Kichi's Intro thread

I have several large jars of the stuff. I actually like it... a little. And don't tell anyone I admitted to it.
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_Clare_
_Clare_

Still wiggling
Location: Belfast
Member Since: 22nd Oct 2002
Total posts: 5967
Posted:frown

Bye George.... twas great to meet you, and thanks so much for everything...

hug

take care, and happy adventures smile

(I mailed you, I think Nell passed it on...)

Have fun x


Getting to the other side smile

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Spanner
Spanner

remembers when it was all fields round here
Location: in the works... somewhere...
Member Since: 27th Feb 2003
Total posts: 2790
Posted:Welcome, Nell! hug and thank you so much for everything George, good luck! hug

"I thought you are man, but
you are nice woman.

yay,

:R"

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Richee
HOP librarian
Location: Prague
Member Since: 15th Jan 2002
Total posts: 1841
Posted:All right,



I will run well known, basic XSS and SQL injection

attack vectors against the forum target.



you know,



:R


POI THEO(R)IST

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Mr_Chutney
Mr_Chutney

Tosser
Location: Herefordshire
Member Since: 18th Apr 2003
Total posts: 1711
Posted:Richee.



WTF?!?!



I'm not sure even videos will ever help us.



Whatever, HOP is richer (no pun intended)with you around, even if it's getting us all guessing at what you're on about.


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_khan_
_khan_

old hand
Location: San Francisco, California, USA
Member Since: 17th Nov 2004
Total posts: 768
Posted:congrats on the life-change George; best of luck in your new endeavor. beerchug we will miss you 'round these parts. hug



and welcome Nell!


taken out of context i must seem so strange
~ ani di franco

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PyroWill
PyroWill

HoP's Barman. Trapped aged 6 months
Location: Staines
Member Since: 4th Aug 2004
Total posts: 4437
Posted:8 hours!!

Bye bye George!! Hey Hey Nell! bounce

Keep up the good work Malcolm!

hug


An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind

Give a man a fish and he'll eat 4 a day hit a man with a brick and you can have all his fish and his wife

"Will's to pretty for prison" - Simian

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Mr Majestik
Mr Majestik

coming to a country near you
Location: home of the tiney toothy bear
Member Since: 9th Mar 2004
Total posts: 4693
Posted: Written by :Mr_Chutney


Richee.

WTF?!?!

I'm not sure even videos will ever help us.



ubblolubblolubblolubblolubblol

gotta love mr rich.


welcome nell, when do we get to see a video of you hitting yourself with poi!?!?!


"but have you considered there is more to life than your eyelids?"

jointly owned by Fire_Spinning_Angel and Blu_Valley

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IgnisLeo
Member
Location: lower saxony, Germany
Member Since: 25th Aug 2005
Total posts: 13
Posted:Good luck for your future, George! Thank you for the time with HoP. bye

And welcome Nell. May you always enjoy your work at HoP. wave

And thanks to all of you at HoP for the excellent job you are doing. Keep on with it! biggrin


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FireTom
Stargazer

Member Since: 20th Sep 2003
Total posts: 6650
Posted:You're just a STAR, Malcolm hug

George - I'll be missing you and your personality here on HoP, I hope you'll bounce back occasionally and let us know how you are, please.... smile But even if not, I'll always remember you in a good way. Good Luck, ol' chum bye

Hellooooo, Nell welcome wave welcome to HoP smile


the best smiles are the ones you lead to wink

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LazyAngel
LazyAngel

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Cambridge UK
Member Since: 29th Jul 2004
Total posts: 2895
Posted:Aww george is going frown will miss you dude! hug

Welcome Nell! wave hug


Because ActiveAngel sounds like a feminine deodorant

Like sex, I'm much more interesting in real life than online.

'Be the change you want to see in the world around you' - Ghandi

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Valura
Valura

Mumma Hen
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Member Since: 25th Apr 2002
Total posts: 6391
Posted:hello Nell, you look like a super happy person and its lovely to meet you.

See you around the boards George, I know you couldnt leave! smile
Thanks for all your input and hardwork into HOP... Take it easy


TAJ "boat mummy." VALURA "yes sweetie you went on a boat, was daddy there with you?" TAJ "no, but monkey on boat" VALURA "well then sweetie, Daddy WAS there with you"

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newgabe
newgabe

what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
Location: Bali
Member Since: 3rd Mar 2005
Total posts: 4030
Posted:Hello Nell!
AND crikey once again I realise how much effort time and presumably money you put up ,Malcolm, just so as us can go bounce and stuff!

Thanks!
And see you round George! I hope they are nice peaceful airplane bits!!!


.....Can't juggle balls but I sure as hell can juggle details....

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georgemc
georgemc

Sitting down facing forward . . .
Location: Christchurch
Member Since: 16th Oct 2006
Total posts: 2387
Posted: Written by :Mr_Chutney


Richee. WTF?!?! I'm not sure even videos will ever help us.



biggrin I think Richee is talking about testing the new site code that Malcolm mentioned... Thanks Richee. hug

For everyone else - thanks guys and girls. I shall indeed (am!) checking in every now and again.


Written by: Doc Lightning talking about Marmite in Kichi's Intro thread

I have several large jars of the stuff. I actually like it... a little. And don't tell anyone I admitted to it.
grin

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aston
aston

Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
Location: South Africa
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2007
Total posts: 4061
Posted:Cool.

So everything on the forum will be moved?


'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

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faith enfire
faith enfire

wandering thru the woods of WI
Location: Wisconsin
Member Since: 27th Jan 2006
Total posts: 3556
Posted:oh I shall miss george

but hi, miss nell


Faith
Nay, whatever comes one hour was sunlit and the most high gods may not make boast of any better thing than to have watched that hour as it passed

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fNi
fNi

master of disaster
Location: New York
Member Since: 8th Mar 2004
Total posts: 3354
Posted:bye bye george, we'll miss you frown

welcome nell smile


kyrian: I've felt your finger connect with me many times
lou kitten: sneaky little meatball..
ezz: please corrupt me more

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bender
still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Member Since: 14th Nov 2001
Total posts: 6979
Posted:lol @ rich's 1337ness

thanks for all the fish, george!


Laugh Often, Smile Much, Post lolcats Always

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georgemc
georgemc

Sitting down facing forward . . .
Location: Christchurch
Member Since: 16th Oct 2006
Total posts: 2387
Posted:bender - wibble!

FIF & FNI - no need to miss me - I'm still here biggrin


Written by: Doc Lightning talking about Marmite in Kichi's Intro thread

I have several large jars of the stuff. I actually like it... a little. And don't tell anyone I admitted to it.
grin

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Malcolm
Malcolm

HOP admin
Location: HOP
Member Since: 18th Nov 2003
Total posts: 995
Posted:Hello this is a test. 1...2...3 can you hear me? weavesmiley

"May your balls always burn"

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Malcolm
Malcolm

HOP admin
Location: HOP
Member Since: 18th Nov 2003
Total posts: 995
Posted:OK the images upload in the gallery do not work. We will work on that tomorrow. Desperately needing some sleep now

"May your balls always burn"

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Malcolm
Malcolm

HOP admin
Location: HOP
Member Since: 18th Nov 2003
Total posts: 995
Posted:Yay we're live again.

Goodnight read about the errors in the morning.
We lost some of the forum styles (other-colours.css) but will get them back after I have a sleep.


"May your balls always burn"

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Pyrolific
Returning to a unique state of Equilibrium
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Member Since: 10th Jan 2001
Total posts: 3288
Posted:wow! new site seems much faster!

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Help! My personality got stuck in this signature machine and I cant get it out!

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Malcolm
Malcolm

HOP admin
Location: HOP
Member Since: 18th Nov 2003
Total posts: 995
Posted:Sorry we have had some permission issues where people could not post or see the introductions forum. I think I have finally got this resolved.

"May your balls always burn"

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Lurch
Lurch

old hand
Location: Oregon
Member Since: 1st Nov 2003
Total posts: 929
Posted:Soooo any way we can tie into the IRC room or get us a web-based chat live chat room back now that we've got an updated board/server?? laugh

#homeofpoi -- irc.newnet.net Come talk to us we're bored frown

Warning: Please Do Not Jump On The Seals

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Malcolm
Malcolm

HOP admin
Location: HOP
Member Since: 18th Nov 2003
Total posts: 995
Posted:IRC room can be added after we fix all the errors. Could take a while.

"May your balls always burn"

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Rouge Dragon
Rouge Dragon

Insert Champagne Here
Location: without class distinction
Member Since: 21st Jul 2003
Total posts: 13215
Posted:Glad the intros are back. I was worried they'd been dumped for the seniors lounge.

i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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