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A Fresh Start
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Hi Everyone,

As a lot of you know the forum hasn't worked correctly for a few years now after a virus attack. A friend did a repair for me but I lost a lot of admin control, and then the forum was bombarded by spammers (around 200 a day) so i closed the forum to new users as i couldn't keep up with the workload of trying to work out if new members were spammers or genuine collectors. I tried to upgrade to the newer version of the forum but the virus attack and repair made it so it wouldn't auto update.

Then my website server informed me that from June they would no longer support PHP4 and I had to change to PHP5 or pay extra. They also said that it may mean certain things wouldn't work... Well I tested the site and that seemed ok but the forum had big issues.

So I had two options, scrap the forum altogether or start a new one... Well here it is... a new one.

I've managed to merge the old forum over to the new one so old threads aren't lost.

The look of the forum right now is VERY basic and bland, there are no flashy bits, the member ratings are naff, there are no user pics so you will have to upload a new one yourself and there are hardly any smilies but this can all be adjusted in time.

When you try to log into the new forum you may have to do a password reset request before you can fully log in but after that it will be just like the old forum.

PLEASE NOTE: During this period there may be short periods of time where the forum is closed while i do some tweaks
(This post was last modified: 02-06-2014 01:04 PM by marvin the martian.)
02-06-2014 12:33 PM
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RE: A Fresh Start
Quick "skin"/"theme" put in place to make the forum fit in a little better.
02-06-2014 04:09 PM
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RE: A Fresh Start
I just found this site the other day love the info, i have several pieces from Hap Henrikson. i'm currently overseas would love to show my collection. Will update pics when i get home around june 20-2014. Anyone selling Land of Legend pieces please give me first crack. Thanks.
03-06-2014 08:53 AM
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RE: A Fresh Start
Hiya Smile Welcome to the forum, hope you enjoy the site, when you get back you could email me photos of your collection and I will add them to the website, you could also add a little profile if you'd like Smile you can see other profiles here: http://www.thesorcererslibrary.com/TSL/I...s_main.htm

The forum is quiet right now since it's quiet in the fantasy market and also the forum was neglected after the old version suffered problems. I'm hoping things will pick up again though.

Hap Henriksen was one one of the main reasons i started collecting fantasy Smile
03-06-2014 01:43 PM
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RE: A Fresh Start
Hello, the new forum looks cool!

Looking forward to seeing lots of new members now Smile
03-06-2014 07:53 PM
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Thanks Smile I really hope we can build up membership again and get the chat back to how it was
04-06-2014 02:10 PM
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Hi everyone so pleased that you decided to open a new forum Marv Smile
04-06-2014 08:17 PM
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It's a good start Marv. I'm glad to see it's still here.

Hi everyone...been a looong time since I've been around.
05-06-2014 02:45 AM
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Hi! I'm new, I've been trying to join for ages, but the gremlins wouldn't let me! Really pleased to be here!

Leigh
05-06-2014 05:35 AM
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Hi Drose Smile

Hi Cerb, good to see you're still around Smile I was SO close to just deleting the forum after the latest problem, but seeing a couple of new folk and some old faces i'm thinking it may have been the right decision to keep it going Smile

Hi Leigh, I'm glad you managed to join now Smile I was going through old emails related to this forum account and spotted yours, I was going to reply today to let you know if you were still interested that i'd opened a new one... no need to now as you've found it Big Grin
05-06-2014 06:29 AM
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A few things that need sorting on the Forum

1. Get all the smilies replaced and upload most of the ones from the old forum (This will take a long time)
2. Make new user rankings (the built in ones suck)
3. Replace the ranking stars with the dragon eyes i had on the old forum
4. Sort out the New/Unread/Read/Locked pics at the beginning of threads in the sub sections (this forum has loads of variations that the old one didn't have and it's more confusing, I need to try and simplify it
5. Make a new header/logo for the top of the forum.

Can anyone else think of anything to add to that list?
(This post was last modified: 05-06-2014 07:34 AM by marvin the martian.)
05-06-2014 06:56 AM
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RE: A Fresh Start
Hi Marv
Good to see the site updated, Still keep looking on a regular basis, even though no longer collecting.

Well done, Just keep smiling

Les
05-06-2014 01:40 PM
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Hi Les, So great to hear from you Big Grin

i'm no longer collecting either, moved back to my photography love more than anything but the site is still in my bones Smile
05-06-2014 03:38 PM
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RE: A Fresh Start
I'm still collecting but to a far lesser extent!!!
05-06-2014 03:51 PM
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I think the lack of new stuff affects collecting, if we were still getting new releases it gets you excited anticipating new releases but when all goes quiet you just move on to other things
05-06-2014 03:55 PM
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Although there is bugger all being made, when Andy does release a dragon, it makes all the more special.:cool
Saying that, the only dragon I bought last year was the haunted oak special painted by Tina.
05-06-2014 09:44 PM
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