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Re: Server Maintenance Downtime
« Reply #15 on: May 08, 2008, 10:02:34 am »
Hi. Just a quick question. If someone tries to access my forum when the transfer is happening will they get a message about it or just cant find the webpage ?

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Re: Server Maintenance Downtime
« Reply #16 on: May 08, 2008, 10:04:13 am »
Hi. Just a quick question. If someone tries to access my forum when the transfer is happening will they get a message about it or just cant find the webpage ?

Brendan

I think there will be a white page with a notice saying the server move is in progress.   Something to that effect.

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Re: Server Maintenance Downtime
« Reply #17 on: May 08, 2008, 10:11:26 am »
Ok thnx ive put a notice on my forums just incase.

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Re: Server Maintenance Downtime
« Reply #18 on: May 08, 2008, 10:11:33 am »
Since this is scheduled downtime you have time to send an announcement to your members to advise them that you are gonna be off the air.   I have already done so to my members and posted another announcement on the portal.  You do what you can do and hope everyone reads it.


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Re: Server Maintenance Downtime
« Reply #19 on: May 08, 2008, 10:37:37 am »
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Re: Server Maintenance Downtime
« Reply #20 on: May 08, 2008, 10:39:24 am »
Is there anyway to send a mass email to users about it to ensure they get it ?

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Re: Server Maintenance Downtime
« Reply #21 on: May 08, 2008, 10:42:10 am »
Is there anyway to send a mass email to users about it to ensure they get it ?

Brendan

Make an Announcement topic on your forum.  Click on the Additonal Options link and click on Announce Topic. It will give you a place to checkmark all the membergroups you want it to email a message to with the announcement you typed up.  

Other things you can do:
Put something in your news.
If you are using the Portal make an html block and put something there.

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Re: Server Maintenance Downtime
« Reply #22 on: May 08, 2008, 10:42:27 am »
You could set up all your members e-mail addresses in your e-mail contact list and send it that way.  There is no way to do that through the forum itself.
« Last Edit: May 08, 2008, 10:44:27 am by LaundryLady »


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Re: Server Maintenance Downtime
« Reply #23 on: May 08, 2008, 10:43:34 am »
Can't you make a post, and under additional options, select Announce? Won't that send the announced topic to the membergroups you choose?

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Re: Server Maintenance Downtime
« Reply #24 on: May 08, 2008, 10:43:59 am »
Can't you make a post, and under additional options, select Announce? Won't that send the announced topic to the membergroups you choose?

I posted about that 2 posts back  ;)

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Re: Server Maintenance Downtime
« Reply #25 on: May 08, 2008, 10:45:49 am »
<--offers to share extra strength coffee with Gordie(no guarantees on improving comprehension)  I've been about 4 seconds too late on posting all day.


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Re: Server Maintenance Downtime
« Reply #26 on: May 08, 2008, 10:46:23 am »
lol LL

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Re: Server Maintenance Downtime
« Reply #27 on: May 08, 2008, 10:46:50 am »
Thanks Sibyl done it now. Ive also added it to the news section of the portal and the News at thye top.

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Re: Server Maintenance Downtime
« Reply #28 on: May 08, 2008, 10:47:36 am »
Brendan.. there ya go.
I did the announce topic thing and added a notice in my portal.

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Re: Server Maintenance Downtime
« Reply #29 on: May 08, 2008, 10:50:04 am »
We're just posting too fast...just look at the post times. Now everyone fingers off the mouse and back away nice and slow...
except you LL...can you pm that coffee to me, I could use it.

I also have announced the topic, but I have yet to receive the announcement in my own email.

 

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