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Everything posted by neil

  1. Server Upgrade

    Less 'hops' to the datacentre (about half) from most UK ISPs combined with the faster server makes all the difference
  2. Server Upgrade

    The server move went ahead smoothly in no time but the update to the global DNS records will take 24 hours. At the moment if you go to http://forum.stirton.com you will be taken to the direct IP address - this is to try and prevent you posting on the old server and then losing posts when the DNS (global domain name server) records update. When I'm convinced the records are updated it will appear as http://forum.stirton.com again I also hope you notice the speed increase Faster server overall and less time to connect to it (almost half the time for me) than the old server. :D
  3. Site Downtime

    Last nights downtime was caused by some nasty people performing what is known as a DoS (Denial of Service) attack against the data centre where the servers are. This is basically an orchestrated attack where lots of computers are used to send massive amounts of "rubish' data towards the datacentre, thus remdering the centre pretty much useless and unable to serve our web pages Even worse is, it is very difficult to do anything to stop this from happening. Anyway, it's back in operation now and I can only apologise for the disruption. Regards, Neil
  4. As above, I have two M(ulti) P(rocessor) Athlons for sale if anyone is interested? Here they are on EBuyer: http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/prod...oduct_uid=43355 @ £239.39 for 2 of them delivered. I have 2 of them, still in their boxes and thought I would give fellow forum users the first chance to snap these up. Looking for offers around £180. (Or I might just have to use them myself and have a stupidly fast machine) If you are interested, then give me a shout. Thanks Neil
  5. Two Athlon Mp 2200+ Processors (retail)

    Don't worry Peter, if I do decide to keep them then it would likely be the Asus that I go for. I was hoping that they might come out with an improved bus speed, AGP, etc, version soon
  6. Two Athlon Mp 2200+ Processors (retail)

    Which m/b did you use then because I always swear by Asus but there is only one to choose from for dual proc. Athlons?
  7. Search Engines

    I see that thanks to the increasing number of members and links to the site, it is now ranked at/near the top of Google for "target shooting forum" and "shooting forum" - thanks people
  8. Logged In As Someone Else

    One of our users opened their browser and was automatically logged in as someone else. If anyone else has had this problem could you please let me know ASAP. To cure the problem, log out with should removed the cookie on your machine and then log back in. Many thanks Neil
  9. Sql Errors

    I am aware that there have been some SQL errors appearing recently and that at least one thread has been damaged as a result of it, as I had to repair the database. Please bare with me, as I believe there could be a problem with the current version of CPanel and MySQL. I apologise for any posts/threads that may have been lost. Regards, Neil
  10. Faq File Availability

    Well spotted Graham, that was from the old forum
  11. Air Rifle?

    Check your PM's
  12. Air Rifle?

    It is a good air rifle but I think it's a decent price for what it is... Should be down at Bisley 6-8 June.
  13. Air Rifle?

    Hi Emma, I believe one of the guys in my club is selling his air rifle - I'll check if he's sold it or not. I know it's just under 600miles away but I should be down at Bisley in a few weeks time. Neil
  14. Left-handed Rifles

    Graeme, Ewen is selling one of his left handed rifles I believe, give him a shout. u01efb@abdn.ac.uk Neil
  15. Number Of Topics (trivial)

    No probs and no the old forum didn't do that. The reason I haven't removed anything is if people want to use the search to find an old post. If space becomes an issue then I will remove old posts
  16. Number Of Topics (trivial)

    Hey Mairi, Did you show all topics from the beginning rather than just the last 30 days which is the default?
  17. Save your posts offline first

    Hi Robert, Sorry for the delay in replying... You say you looked at the help. Were you not able to use the back button to get back to what you had typed - I just tried and had no problems but it is not a fail safe method. If you are writing a long post, write it in a text editor (e.g. Notepad, Xemacs, Ultraedit), spell check it if you want and then copy and paste it into a message. As for the smilies, you can insert them anywhere in a post by either clicking on the "Clickable Smilies box to the left of where you enter your message OR you can use the shortcut characters (if you know them) e.g. ": D" gives , ": )" gives (there should be no space inbetween the colon and "D" / ")" Oh and pinned messages are ones that are deemed important and are thus placed at the top of the forum so as to be easily seen. Cheers Neil
  18. New Software - IPB

    Strange I shall have a look sometime mate.
  19. New Software - IPB

    Yeah I have noticed this too
  20. New Software - IPB

    Yeah that was one of the first things I noticed too
  21. Headspace gauge

    Richard sent me the file and I have it down to a 15kb .gif file which I believe shows in just as much detail as the original I was sent
  22. I know JV, I was really pointing out that you have to watch which sight you get if you get the periscope style i.e. one that has no form of magnigication (if you plan on shooting in ISSF run comps)
  23. You can get a periscope sight, which are legal in some comps but not all, certainly not international shooting.
  24. Butt Hook

    I think he might but I will let Ken confirm it
  25. Connection

    Apologies for the intermittent connections today - being worked on...