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Moving goalposts
« on: August 20, 2020, 10:06:27 PM »
Hey !

Who moved the August goalposts  ???

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Re: Moving goalposts
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2020, 09:40:06 AM »
Bachmann ?
There may be spelling and grammatical errors in my posts, I am Dyslexic so just think yourself lucky you can actually read what I have written.

I am also in the early stages of Alzheimer's and Vascular dementia so sometimes struggle with basic communication.

You don't need to point out my errors.  Thanks

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Re: Moving goalposts
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2020, 09:43:56 AM »
Non comprende.

Forum?  ???
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Re: Moving goalposts
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2020, 09:52:28 AM »
The Donations target has gone up is what I think he is referring to.
Iíll get round to fixing it drekkly me Ďansome.

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Re: Moving goalposts
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2020, 09:54:30 AM »
Think he means the August Forum donations presumably to fund the updates.

Edit. Martin beat me to it.

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Re: Moving goalposts
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2020, 09:55:28 AM »
Think he means the August Forum donations presumably to fund the updates.

Edit. Martin beat me to it.

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Iíll get round to fixing it drekkly me Ďansome.

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Re: Moving goalposts
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2020, 09:57:17 AM »
Oh, ok, that had me flummoxed for a minute.

I'll check with @Tank
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Re: Moving goalposts
« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2020, 11:32:18 AM »
Updates cost a lot of money.....!  :(  Every time there is an error there are £££'s to pay.

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Re: Moving goalposts
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2020, 11:54:07 AM »
Updates cost a lot of money.....!  :(  Every time there is an error there are £££'s to pay.

Hi

Upgrades I can understand but surely errors (bug fixes, etc) are covered by your maintenance contract.

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Re: Moving goalposts
« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2020, 11:59:32 AM »
We have a maintenance contract?!?!  :D  No, we don't have one.  I just pay out when problems occur which I don't understand.  Thankfully these are rare!

Are above, we're seeing a huge influx from 'bots' which are slowing down the server, but the forum and database are the ones that are taking the brunt.  It looks like we'll have to block certain parts of the world to get around it...   :(

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Re: Moving goalposts
« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2020, 12:44:49 PM »
That fits in with my recent experience. Our home internet slowed to a crawl, with many sites timing out. Investigation showed that our home server was being targeted - they didn't get in, but the overhead of the router dealing with constant attempts was enough. Apart from one attempt from Rumania and a small number from Vietnam, all of them came from China.

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Re: Moving goalposts
« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2020, 01:58:08 PM »
It looks like we'll have to block certain parts of the world to get around it...   :(

Hopefully not Lancashire :worried:

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Re: Moving goalposts
« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2020, 03:48:35 PM »
It looks like we'll have to block certain parts of the world to get around it...   :(

Hopefully not Lancashire :worried:

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Re: Moving goalposts
« Reply #13 on: August 21, 2020, 06:19:06 PM »
It looks like we'll have to block certain parts of the world to get around it...   :(

Hopefully not Lancashire :worried:

He's talking about BOTS not BAPS  :D

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Re: Moving goalposts
« Reply #14 on: August 21, 2020, 06:34:02 PM »
It looks like we'll have to block certain parts of the world to get around it...   :(

Hopefully not Lancashire :worried:

He's talking about BOTS not BAPS  :D

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