Regarding the long down time for the forums, I'm sorry for the extended delay. Ben the Awesome Tech Guy and I both work for the same company for our regular jobs and we've had a major project that's due to launch today. That's taken up all our time, but I'm hopeful that maybe this weekend we can turn our attention back to the forum issue.
We've found a replacement for SimplePress (the current blog software) that we hope will put less of a load on the server. We've run one sample import and it looked good but we haven't had time to really dive into it to make sure, since data integrity and the preservation of peoples' character images is the most important thing.
Thanks for your patience, I know it's super frustrating.
It’s ok dude, we can be patient. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t miss the forums and I know that goes for a lot of other ‘machiners, but real life comes first and you guys have to make a living. It’d be a bit unfair of us to be demanding you sort out the forums immediately when you’re obviously busy with something else. Just as long as it works when it’s back up, I don’t mind how long it takes to put back up, ’cause I’m not going anywhere any time soon.
Thanks JR, that’s very kind of you to say. The good news is, all the data (and images!) are safe.
Just started actually commenting on this site as soon as the forums went down, so I admit I’m kind of curious to see what they’re like when they’re back up. But take your time! Though many of us internet dwellers hate to admit it, there is a real life out there and it does take precedence.
Thanks for all the wonderfulness that is this site! I’ve been using it to do character images for an RPG for awhile now and I think I finally got the hang of it. Woo hoo!
“The good news is, all the data (and images!) are safe.”
That’s all that matters 🙂
We all appreciate the tremendous work you’ve put into both the HroMachine and the site. I’m pretty damn sure we can manage without the forums for a while.
I’m looking forward to seeing your creations on the forum once it’s back up.
Thanks for the update, Jeff! If my images are safe I am totally happy. And I am certain that once you have figured things out, we will return to normal. I guess a lot of forum-users will have tons of characters to share by then… hopefully.
@Sabrina: you are so welcome to the forums and you’ll find a very friendly community there.
@Jeff and Ben: Thanx for the update; I was worried you guys might’ve been crushed in a freak comic book server accident or something. What was it Edna Mole said in ‘The Incredibles?’
“GO, FIGHT, WIN–and do come by again; I so love our little visits.” Good luck with that project.
@ Sabrina: There IS a real life out there? You’ve seen it? ;^>
Once or twice I think I caught a glimpse. I’m not entirely sure though.