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Email all your msn buddies or friends the new link and lets make this the BEST MG site on the net once more!! =D> =D> =D>
 

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is that you over on xpower forums ???


this site is great if people need to talk about general stuff - so what , let off steam - so what ,talk about their cars - so what. the members are what make a site . the basis the site was started on was to talk about the zr -steve did a fantastic job, credit where credits do , but we have moved on ,the site has developed into what it was and most likely what it will be again . friendship , is the solid backbone of this site and in some cases ,mentioning no names develops further because they are here, here on this forum . theMGZR.co.ukis not in fact dead but is reborn and will develop into whatever we let it .social gatherings are what friends do every day of the week ,we are no different to anybody else in that respect. there got that off my chest. comment if you need to it is afterall a community that values there friends comments
 
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is that you over on xpower forums ???


this site is great if people need to talk about general stuff - so what , let off steam - so what ,talk about their cars - so what. the members are what make a site . the basis the site was started on was to talk about the zr -steve did a fantastic job, credit where credits do , but we have moved on ,the site has developed into what it was and most likely what it will be again . friendship , is the solid backbone of this site and in some cases ,mentioning no names develops further because they are here, here on this forum . theMGZR.co.ukis not in fact dead but is reborn and will develop into whatever we let it .social gatherings are what friends do every day of the week ,we are no different to anybody else in that respect. there got that off my chest. comment if you need to it is afterall a community that values there friends comments


how true bud.........................keep um peeled :-$ :grin: :wink:
 

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Sorry bout all the probs peeps, but i will explain the down time.
First off the site has never been "down" or offline. The problem was with a timeout error a http code 403 i belive. The server is protected from Ddos attacks (Ddos is where a hacker uses a single computer or multiple computers (even) your own you are on, using a trogen horse etc, this posts a packet to the server asking for a request from a given "spoof" ip, since the server can never actually process the request (because its a spoof ip etc) it gets bombarded with these requests all of which it cant procces because theres no actual reply) So since this is a HUGE problem in America (FBI are notified of every attempt mostly) they have installed a script on each serer, when you timeout (for whatever reason) it blocks your IP protecting itself thinking you are an attacker with a fake IP. Now after resetting your Comp sometiime you can access the site again (because you have a New Ip). And for some they have no timed out anyway. You could also access the site by switching your Proxy, but in the end you will get a "server denied request" message,

This problem has permanatly fixed, i paid for a dedicated IP address, of which this is not a problem.

The next downtime we expirenced was DNS, since theMGZR.co.uk had resolved to the old server ip, Shared not dedicated, the site we are now on has an IP address, this will shortly resolve back to theMGZR.co.uk, however since the company switched server, they transfered the DB from the old forum, this was 3 days ago, so some were complaining of Why posts were delete, this was because new people were not using this site but the old one as the DNS was still set up for that. Hence why when we switched it seemed like your posts were deleted, they havent they were just on a different server (the old one).As fer smilies and why they were compressed this was in the code nothing we cud do. Mark (thank you no end) Has uploaded the new site to the mySQL database (which is local host on the new server (otherwise we wouldnt have had this prob)) has fixed it so nice one Mark =D>

Long Story short:- Once theMGZR.co.uk resolves to the IP address of the new server with a dedicated IP: 216.180.235.181

there will be no problems.

Sorry for the Delay peeps but it seems computers are turning against me ever since i spilt beer over my keyboard ](*,) (The server at Colledge locked me out (gonna take down their internet connection tommorrow, its run by a woman! so naturally she blocked all our login names at once =D> played love)

Feel free to post this else where if they want to know, allways frustrating when you dont know, there should be no more errors from now on, sorry for any inconvinice caused.

ok mr wide smile is comming back. :grin:
 

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Long Story short:- Once theMGZR.co.uk resolves to the IP address of the new server with a dedicated IP: 216.180.235.181 there will be no problems.
Sooooooooooooooo. We "WILL" be able to access the site using theMGZR.co.uk link in future, or will we have to use 216.180.235.181 from now on?

Cheers. Ewan.
 

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hob said:
Long Story short:- Once theMGZR.co.uk resolves to the IP address of the new server with a dedicated IP: 216.180.235.181 there will be no problems.
Sooooooooooooooo. We "WILL" be able to access the site using theMGZR.co.uk link in future, or will we have to use 216.180.235.181 from now on?

Cheers. Ewan.
It will revert back soon :grin:
 

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OK listen up people!!!!.............Firstly Thank you to Tony fer starting this thread ....& A big thanks to everybody that has moved over with us & posted here and fer bearing with us as we iron out the problems ...............

i was "looking" at another forum yesterday......and (as you quite rightly say) some people have bin Slaggin us off fer one thing or another ....What I find "unusual" is that the people doin this "Slaggin" were once(& in some cases still are)....regular posters on here .....They go on about how they wern't made to feel welcome coz they did,nt have a Zed .......that (quite frankly) its just BOLLOCKS!!......We are talking MG/Rover here....just coz it don't say ZR on the boot lid don't mean to say that that person cannot be made to feel welcome on here or take an active part in posting or advising other members ...........When you lift the hood of a Rover these days, they aint a lot of difference between whats under there & whats under an MG badge

If it wasn't for the Rover BRM ..none of us would be here now !!..It is very nice to see Members & Mods alike defending the MGZR.co.uk on other forums.....And for that We really do thank you ..Perhaps Jay Jay is right & some people are jealous of what a "real Community Spirit" we have built up here ......we are NOT cliquiy.....If YOU think your face don't fit here then thats YOUR opinion not necessarcellery everybody else's.

Yeah i know some of you (and I know who !!!!!) just luv to Spam seeing that post count rise ........gives you a Buzz .......thats ok just don't go nuts over it ...usin 1 smilie as an answer that too has bin critisised on other forums ......when your talking to friends sometimes the ONLY answer is a nod or a giggle ......as long as YOU feel comfortable being here then thats what we all want !!!!
 

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I for one certainly dont feel as welcome here as before. I have been misquoted, have had false assumptions made. Obviously this is a public forum and everyone is entitled to thier say as they are on any other forum. To deem them "ignorant" and "unintelligent" for doing so is bigoted and small minded.

I admit, I have made comments on another forum(s) but not particulary derogatory or slating.

I was a member of this forum when it was just into double figures and have seen it go from a site where the foremost interest was in the ZR to one where the main interest is now off topic threads with the interests in the ZR taking a secondary role. That is in no way a criticism just an observation. I still have a huge interest in the ZR, in modifying, meeting and exchanging ideas and will always (despite what some people think) be here to help people if they want.

I may not post as much now, but I am still here if only now in the background.

Anyway, that is my rant over and the things I had on my chest off.

Please feel free to flame me or criticise me, that is what forums are for!
 

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for fuck sake

are we still on this


can we all not just get on - im so sick of reading page after page of threads about woe is me

Were all good mates - we all know each other - my attitude has not changed towards anyone - so why the fuck are we still ranting over this
 

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If people want to come back they will, if they dont - its there loss I have had certain people tell me, "senior members will not be coming back" - well as far as i can see - all the "senior members are virtually back anyway"

so lets change the fucking record - im bored
 

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Agree with ya Keith \:D/

Mark
 

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Please feel free to flame me or criticise me, that is what forums are for!
Thats not what we're here for!

I just think people were getting tetchy when people were dissing efforts of the new owners (who were working very hard to fix problems) and also the members of the site who love to be here!!

No body forces anyone to be here or to read whats posted, we all do it because we want to!

I for one, will welcome back with open arms any old or new members if they WANT to be here!!

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