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Great to be back!!!

Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:09 am
by WaxfordSqueers
Thanks, Kayaker, for all the work you did to get us back online.

Re: Great to be back!!!

Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:52 am
by Kayaker
Thank Woodmann for being generous enough to continue to host the site and wanting to preserve the 20+ year legacy for a while longer. There is still some work to be done but we'll try to make it worthwhile.

The old vBulletin forum was converted to this new phpBB format for stability, most everything migrated over successfully though there might be a few things like old bbcode tags that aren't perfect.

Unfortunately the passwords couldn't be converted so all previous Members will have to reset their password by choosing "I forgot my password" using the email address they initially registered with. They will be sent an email with a link to change their password. This might be a problem for some, but they can always re-register under a new username.

Hopefully we get to see some old members coming back and even some new members showing interest as we go forward.

Re: Great to be back!!!

Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:37 am
by WaxfordSqueers
Kayaker wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:52 am Thank Woodmann for being generous enough to continue to host the site and wanting to preserve the 20+ year legacy for a while longer. There is still some work to be done but we'll try to make it worthwhile.
Thanks, Woody. Hope everything is good with you.

And let's not forget Fravia. May he rest in peace. I had the good fortune to communicate with Fravia a couple of times and I remember his site well with the fancy photos and the microdot (hidden) links.

Re: Great to be back!!!

Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:24 pm
by blabberer
Yeah It is good to be back

Hi To Everyone

Welcome back

Re: Great to be back!!!

Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2021 4:47 pm
by TQN
Great to be back.
Welcome Woodmann RCE forum return
Thanks Kayaker and all old forum members. Long time no see.
Best regards,

Re: Great to be back!!!

Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2021 10:50 pm
by zahara
Sounds Good
Hi to everyone

Welcome Woodmann RCE forum return.

Re: Great to be back!!!

Posted: Fri Apr 30, 2021 6:24 pm
by TBone
It lives!

I still have the t-shirt Woodmann sent me for finding that painting.

So, uh...does that make this the RCE Messageboards Regroupment Regroupment?

Re: Great to be back!!!

Posted: Sat May 01, 2021 12:56 am
by Kayaker
Hi TBone,

I think the first Regroupment was probably the Fravia/Sandman transition. Maybe this is more of a Realignment?

It's funny, I was rereading that thread not too long ago when I was working on converting the forum into its current format. I am still impressed how you solved that search challenge. It's kind of cool how so many people spent so many hours working on this old Fravia challenge, just for the pure intellectual pleasure of doing so.

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Re: Great to be back!!!

Posted: Mon May 03, 2021 11:56 am
by TBone
Yep, that's the exact one.

My only regret is that the solution turned out to be as mundane as "I just google image searched it", but I was happy to finally have an answer anyway. I still haven't solved the other half of that challenge -- the one with the figurine? statue? of a man peering into the trashcan full of toys. Every now and then I still think about it and do some more searching, but I've never gotten anywhere with it. I still can't even decide what he's made out of.

A funny thing about that image: at one point in time, it had a high page rank (well, image rank I guess) for the term "searching". You could find the image scattered around in random places where someone wanted an infographic for "searching" and just grabbed whatever came up in GIS for "search(ing)". But these days, google doesn't even find it in a reverse search. I guess it's dropped of their radar as more and more of the searchlores mirrors have bitrotted away.

Edit:
TInEye does a little better, but nothing exciting. Not a bad way to find functional Fravia mirrors, actually...

Re: Great to be back!!!

Posted: Tue May 04, 2021 9:15 am
by justEvaluator
created this new user; can't signin in old yaho account, nor can reset; did they reset password?
btw, can't we inject in this BBforum DB new mail address?

Re: Great to be back!!!

Posted: Tue May 04, 2021 8:07 pm
by Kayaker
Hi Eval,

Patch injected. I updated your old account with the new email address and sent out a Reactivation email. Log in again with your old name and say "I forgot my password" to reset a password for your original account. I can tell it's you from the information.

It's really nice to see some old members coming back here, I don't feel quite so all alone now :p

Cheers

Re: Great to be back!!!

Posted: Wed May 05, 2021 10:56 pm
by rahulmks
Hi Great Guys,
nice to see you all the great guys and some still to come
thanks to woodmann and for Woodmann RCE forum return
i have learn alot from RCE and i want to learn alot
i love woodmann two words Learn Or Die.
thanks alot guys welcome back
thanking you woodmann,foxb,kayaker,WaxfordSqueers,johnvb
RahulMks

Re: Great to be back!!!

Posted: Thu May 13, 2021 9:20 am
by evaluator
Kayaker! you are great! got it back

Re: Great to be back!!!

Posted: Sat Jul 10, 2021 10:03 am
by ElDaR
ah little late for me, but good to see woodmann forum alive :loveu: :yay: