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Caused by people NOT CLICKING on the ads as they should. Try CLICKING on an interesting ad, you'll like it!
I've made some good purchases with that ads link. It follows what you have been searching anyways. So...yeah, it's great if one actually uses it. Or, clicks on it just to benefit the forum.
 

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I often lurk and creep on other websites, and during the downtime I stumbled upon another B-Nutter to ask what’s going on
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Maybe it was @Adair M , maybe it was an impostor with the same name who’s also into bonsai.
 

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Anybody here remember when BonsaiTalk, the most popular bonsai forum on the net a decade ago, went down one day and never came back up? I probably tried to log in 40 times there before I finally gave up. By last night, I was beginning to get that same feeling. Thank God the Red Sox were there to distract me Sunday.... but yesterday at work SUCKED because B'nut wasn't there to distract me! Glad B'nut is back on!
 

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Anybody here remember when BonsaiTalk, the most popular bonsai forum on the net a decade ago, went down one day and never came back up? I probably tried to log in 40 times there before I finally gave up. By last night, I was beginning to get that same feeling. Thank God the Red Sox were there to distract me Sunday.... but yesterday at work SUCKED because B'nut wasn't there to distract me! Glad B'nut is back on!
I wasn't around then...but have heard ones talk about it. I assumed since Greg hadn't warned us...it was a server issue. Just goes to remind us all the hidden hours behind the scenes that goes on. And how much we really do appreciate that dedication he puts into it.
 

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2 days! I thought you'd kicked the bucket @Bonsai Nut :p
I visit the site so often, I don't recall the last time I visited it on Sunday. Usually I check it before I go to bed at night, and visit it again first thing in the morning. However yesterday my daughter didn't have school, and we got up early to visit a college campus that was a couple of hours drive away, so I didn't turn on my PC.

These things always happen when you glance away for a nano-second. It took me less than five minutes to fix the database and get the site back up and running :)

In the future, if the site is down and you can't use the "contact us" link, you can send me an email directly to bonsainut "at" cox.net.
 
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I often lurk and creep on other websites, and during the downtime I stumbled upon another B-Nutter to ask what’s going on
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Maybe it was @Adair M , maybe it was an impostor with the same name who’s also into bonsai.
No, it was me, on Facebook.

But, as usuall, I was clueless.
 

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Glad to see all! Good grief that was excruciating.
 

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Glad it's back up. Donated to keep it running. Didn't realise how much I'd miss it until it was gone!
 

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I visit the site so often, I don't recall the last time I visited it on Sunday. Usually I check it before I go to bed at night, and visit it again first thing in the morning. However yesterday my daughter didn't have school, and we got up early to visit a college campus that was a couple of hours drive away, so I didn't turn on my PC.

These things always happen when you glance away for a nano-second. It took me less than five minutes to fix the database and get the site back up and running :)

In the future, if the site is down and you can't use the "contact us" link, you can send me an email directly to bonsainut "at" cox.net.

Bad Admin, Bad, Bad,Bad!!!!










But a good dad, so we will let it slide this time.
 

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Glad B'nut is back on!
In addition to rolling database backups on the server, I also keep manual database backups on my network at home. To be on the safe side, I always manually back up the database before I work on it... just in case :) Worst scenario I can imagine (in the event of a bad hack or technical crash) has me deleting the entire site, reinstalling all the software with new files from the vendors, and restoring the database from an archive... which should be no older than 24 hours.
 
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