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Mark
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Posted: 24 Jul 12 19:24
Hello all,

I'm going to have to close down the writers desk on early-ish Saturday morning (UK time) while I move The Spoof to a new server. At the same time, I'm going to be changing The Spoof's DNS server too.

I hope to keep disruption down to a minimum. The writers desk will be shut down for quite a few hours on Saturday, but the forum and the rest of the site will be kept running (but might need to be turned off for 20 minutes or so).

When I swap the DNS records you might lose connectivity to The Spoof for a while, but this will depend on your system, and should only be for a few minutes. (The DNS is the thing which tells your computer where it can find "www.thespoof.com" on the internet.) Once I've done the DNS swap you should be routed through to the new server, barring any caching that's occurring in your system.

Once you're connected to the new server, your writers desk will be open and you'll be able to post your spoofs again. It's probable that it will take time for people to be redirected to the new server, but hopefully not. I'll be able to access the old server and the new server, so I can keep you updated if you're stuck in limbo. I'll have to move over your points from the old server to the new server too, so you might notice a dip in your points, followed by a spike when I do that.

Fingers crossed everything goes to plan. I'll keep you updated if anything's going to change in the meantime, and try my best to get things sorted.

If things do go tits up on Saturday and The Spoof goes totally offline, I'll post my screams to Twitter (@thespoof).

Many thanks,

Mark

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Posted: 24 Jul 12 19:36 - Edited By: Ellis Ian Fields, 24 Jul 12 19:36
My god man! I get nervous trying to connect me Kindle!!!

Hope it all goes well - good luck.

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Posted: 24 Jul 12 19:48
Dont cut the red wire!!!

Good luck mate, thank you, for everything you do.

Best regards


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Posted: 24 Jul 12 20:11
Good Luck Mark, don't get sucked into the server, damned hard to get back out again.

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Posted: 24 Jul 12 21:11
Good luck Mark!

Is the new server like those seen at Hooters?

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Posted: 25 Jul 12 08:24
Just like the Railways - work on weekends when people go places

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Posted: 26 Jul 12 08:25
Having done this in the past for the Stalybridge Celtic site, can I just offer my condolences for a lost weekend now?

I've just been in Clintons, and there is a range of cards available:
Welcome to your new server
Congratulations on moving server
Condolences on losing everything you ever loved.

Any gap in the market :rolleyes:

Is it worth downloading my story collection?

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Mark
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Posted: 28 Jul 12 05:12
Good morning folks. The process will begin shortly and I'll be turning off the writers desk in approximately 10 minutes.

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Mark
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Posted: 28 Jul 12 10:12
If you're reading this, you're on the new server

Please let me know if you come across something that looks broken and I'll try and fix it.

In the meantime, keep calm and spoof on!

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Posted: 28 Jul 12 11:00
everything looks 5 by 5, nice job!

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Posted: 28 Jul 12 12:54 - Edited By: Sidney Bollocks, 28 Jul 12 12:54



Disruption? I'm sick to death of it.

I waited 40 minutes for a bus today.




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Posted: 28 Jul 12 17:07

Mark your avatar turned white as a ghost for about 5 seconds then returned to normal.




Quote: Mark

If you're reading this, you're on the new server

Please let me know if you come across something that looks broken and I'll try and fix it.

In the meantime, keep calm and spoof on!


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Posted: 28 Jul 12 18:30
Big round of applause for the guvnor! Did a great job and no disruption. Why is everything in Cantonese? Did you buy the new server from a bloke named Del Boy in Peckham?



Thank you Mark.


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Posted: 28 Jul 12 20:45
I thought that somebody had stolen all the funny bits from my articles.

Then I remembered, I didn't put them in when I wrote them.

So it's all good.

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Posted: 28 Jul 12 20:46 - Edited By: Philbert of Macadamia, 28 Jul 12 20:50
Mark:

Great going, but my screen keeps coming up in Swahili script. (Just kidding!)

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Posted: 28 Jul 12 22:40
Just had a look, and everything seems okay. Thanks Mark - if that was anywhere near as frustrating as dealing with my missus when she's in one of 'them' moods, you could probably do with a cold one right now.

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Posted: 29 Jul 12 00:14 - Edited By: CaptainSausage, 29 Jul 12 10:05
Works ok for me now.

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Posted: 29 Jul 12 02:38
Captain - the link worked fine for me. I had the same problem earlier, but now it seems okay. UK side of things appears to be back up and running.

Happy Spoofing!

Regards

Skoob

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Posted: 29 Jul 12 12:27
After being up and down yesterday, everything is super duper today.

It's difficult to portray in text, but I'm doing a one-man Mexican wave in celebration.

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Posted: 29 Jul 12 13:10
Make that a two man Mexican wave Iain. In spirit at least.

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Posted: 29 Jul 12 14:43
Now seems an appropriate time to put on my Herb Alpert CD.






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