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Retirement and forum shutdown (17 Jan 2022)

Hi,

John Howell who has managed the forum for years is getting on and wishes to retire from the role of managing it.
Over the years, he has managed the forum through good days and bad days and he has always been fair.
He has managed to bring his passion for fish keeping to the forum and keep it going for so long.

I wish to thank John for his hard work in keeping the forum going.

With John wishing to "retire" from the role of managing the forum and the forum receiving very little traffic, I think we must agree that forum has come to a natural conclusion and it's time to put it to rest.

I am proposing that the forum be made read-only from March 2022 onwards and that no new users or content be created. The website is still registered for several more years, so the content will still be accessible but no new topics or replies will be allowed.

If there is interest from the ITFS or other fish keeping clubs, we may redirect traffic to them or to a Facebook group but will not actively manage it.

I'd like to thank everyone over the years who helped with forum, posted a reply, started a new topic, ask a question and helped a newbie in fish keeping. And thank you to the sponsors who helped us along the away. Hopefully it made the hobby stronger.

I'd especially like to thank John Howell and Valerie Rousseau for all of their contributions, without them the forum would have never been has successful.

Thank you
Darragh Sherwin

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23 Mar 2018 23:34 #1 by nomad (pat murphy)
As above i used to have it in my taskbar on my computer to go directly but now theres nada,googled it and someone said click on forum then theres a three dot and stripe,click on that and you have 3 choice,one is recent past.Tried that and sometimes theres only 2 options,no recent topics but another time recent topics showed up but when i click on it i got know were.All started when went to access the website and this came up,500 internal server error,FATAL ERROR WAS DETECTED Please contact the site owner....go back.I get the same error message when i try to access ITFS on my phone too ..

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24 Mar 2018 00:35 #2 by JohnH (John)
Please see this post from the day after the error started appearing (I left it for a day to make sure it wasn't just the server doing maintenance - but they weren't).
www.irishfishkeepers.com/forum/553-forum...ust-wondering#195820

As stated, it has been reported so hopefully it will be remedied soon.

Again, apologies for the inconvenience.

John

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24 Mar 2018 01:04 #3 by nomad (pat murphy)
Cheers John hav,nt been on in a while because it seems like the site just ceased to exist and when i do i,m confronted with this situation,its a shame and regrettably feeling like its another nail in the coffin,hopefully things can turn around ....

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24 Mar 2018 12:22 #4 by JohnH (John)
I very much agree with you, it's a huge inconvenience all round and at such a tenuous time for the Forum it's not really what we need.

As before, I can only offer my most sincere apologies.

John

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26 Mar 2018 16:09 - 26 Mar 2018 16:14 #5 by JohnH (John)
I realise this is a far--from-ideal compromise, but if you look at the Forum 'Home' page there is a list of the ten most Recent Posts on the right-hand side - underneath the 'Log In' and 'Who Is Online' sections.
Hopefully this might help in the interim.

John

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Last edit: 26 Mar 2018 16:14 by JohnH (John). Reason: omission corrected

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27 Mar 2018 10:28 #6 by darragh (Darragh Sherwin)
Recent posts should be fixed now, needed to update forum software.

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27 Mar 2018 10:53 #7 by JohnH (John)
Thanks very much Darragh - your invaluable ongoing help is very much appreciated.

John

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27 Mar 2018 16:02 #8 by nomad (pat murphy)
Fair play Darragh,John, with a bit of luck now onwards and upwards : )

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27 Mar 2018 18:33 #9 by nomad (pat murphy)
Its back to what it was before,i click on forum and it brings up the GERERAL page then i click on the the 3 square and stripe drop down menu and nothing.The only way i can get into it is to click the link that i recieved from ITFS in my yahoo email....

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27 Mar 2018 19:05 - 27 Mar 2018 19:17 #10 by JohnH (John)
.I just tried the path Home>Forum>Index>Recent Topics which brought me straight to the afore-mentioned Recent Topics.

I also tried it from both my saved bookmarks (Firefox) and also from my Menu bar (where it's also saved) and both options brought me to Recent Topics (as it always used to before the hiccup).

I'm wondering if something might be different when using a smartphone? - I only use a PC for access.

John

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When you reach the General Page don't scroll down - select Index (above) which should bring you to the Index page. Now select Index again (never could see why we need to select it a second time, but still...) then when the page changes the bar of tabs appears allowing you to choose which of them you would like (Recent Topics being the second one along).
I hope this clears up the slight muddle. Please let me know if it doesn't.

Location:
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Last edit: 27 Mar 2018 19:17 by JohnH (John). Reason: Addition

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27 Mar 2018 21:28 #11 by nomad (pat murphy)
That worked for me John this time but does,nt always sometimes the drop down menu shows nothing and sometimes 3 options with recent topics being number 2.Another time it showed 5 or 6 options,i wonder would this have something to do with the site going so quiet because of this really wierd round about way you have to go and not knowing how.I had this website saved on the recent topics page so had no hastle on my pc or phone but now its only when i left the page to another on the site that i couldnt get back to recent topics untill now by doing that mega run around solution ......

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