If you have any questions, post them in this or any of the other existing topics. They will be read by me and other board administrators and you will receive a reply. You can also send a PM (personal message) to "Board Administrator" or to me, "Dearest" if you have a problem.
These new Power Surge message boards have been up for about a month. Many of you have had no problems with them at all, while others have been unable to log in after they've registered. Sometimes, when people have written to me saying they couldn't log in, the board administrator has successfully logged in with their name and password. On the main screen it shows that over 450 members have signed on already, so it's apparent that not everyone is having problems.
I realize that many of you became accustomed to the old boards, but, unfortunately, those boards had over 25,000 messages and it was causing a strain on the server the Web site is on, which is why these boards were installed on a different server. I was told if I left the old boards on the old server, I risked losing the entire Web site. I don't think any of you want to see that happen.
For those of you who have asked why we couldn't have boards without registration, the registration is necessary for the purposes of maintenance and organization. It's also easier to log in once and not have to retype your name for each message, plus these boards have many more features than the old boards.
So, for those of you who've had difficulty registering and/or signing onto the new boards, please be advised that we're working on correcting the problem. I have received your E.mails. I have responded to as many as I can. The last resort will be to install an entirely new board, while preserving all your messages and registration information.
I appreciate your cooperation and patience. This has been very trying on all of us, but I promise the problem will be resolved one way or the other next week.
In the event this board ever goes down, I've set up a temporary board here.I strongly recommend bookmarking the temporary board once you get there.