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    It's Been a Long Time

    Type of Help Needed: Problem
    Where: Main Site

    Can someone please explain why it is taking so long to get the website fixed? As contributors (in content and money), we'd like to have a meaningful update. I don't believe it's asking too much.

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    Re: It's Been a Long Time

    Mike I am not currently on the BOD but I have been on the BOD and a site Adnin / Moderator for many years. NCWW had no paid staff. Our Webmaster works for a living and working on the site as he can. Our other programmer,Ethan, is also a volunteer. The hosting company blind sided use and has done next to nothing to help. Sure that is research going on to find another hosting service but that takes time and resources. We are all frustrated. Give the BOD time.
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    Re: It's Been a Long Time

    I believe that patlaw (Mike) was voicing a concern and not a complaint. I also understand that things take time to research and also working w/a vendor is frustrating and time consuming.

    A status update was all that was being asked for. All of the volunteer work to keep this site up and running is VERY MUCH APPRECIATED.

    Many thanks to the BOD.

    Dan C.
    And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.-- Abraham Lincoln

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    Re: It's Been a Long Time

    We will have a Board of Directors meeting within the next three weeks. Even holding a meeting is difficult when several of the key members have full time jobs and have to travel long distances to attend.

    Soon after this meeting we will have the answer to your question.

    But the short answer is that our only programmer was deep into customizing the new software when the server was moved without notice. That move caused the ip addresses to be changed. Meanwhile the host also upgraded their security also without notice. I believe we now have access to the control panel and links are being updated.

    Recovering from the disruption took away from installing the new system.

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    One machine can do the work of 50 ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man." -Elbert Hubbard

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    Re: It's Been a Long Time

    As for our past server, are they a bunch of blithering idiots, or do they just hate us that much? From everything I've seen on NCWW they have been the most unhelpful bunch I have heard of. They have taken our money, but when it comes to providing help to fix THEIR SCREW-UP nothing. to quote Daffy Duck "there's got to be legalities in here somewhere".

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