Dear LCGB Members,
It is with great regret that following a short
period of interruption on the server hosting both our web site and
forums, we suffered a fatal crash which resulted in total loss of data.
Following the server crash, everything possible that could be done, was
done in order to retrieve the situation and restore some, if not all of
the data stored within it. Unfortunately, after every effort was made,
it became clear that the crash had indeed damaged the storage facility
of the server and both our web site and forums were lost.
responsible web builders, we had in place a full back up (off-line) of
our web site almost to the day and were able to replace this as soon as
we had a stable platform on which to host it. Some of the data stored,
such as the shop and newsblog were created ‘on the fly’ and as such,
were gone for good. We have also taken steps to ensure this never
happens again and have a new system for bringing members the latest LCGB
news as well as access to shopping with our club.
regret however, is that many many thousands of contributions to our
forums have also gone forever. This is heartbreaking. Not only for us as
a club, but also to the people who made those contributions and the
many thousands who benefit from them.
On a brighter note, work
has been on-going, behind the scenes to install brand new forums, with
the latest software, super usability and loads of features previously
not available on the old forums. This task has been carried out by those
involved in their own time, without charge and at great pains to ensure
this time, it is right. The forums will soon build up again and we hope
you enjoy using them even more than before.
apologise for the time spent off line but can assure you we did
everything possible to keep this period as short as we could. And for
your patience, we thank you.
A personal thanks to those involved
in restoring what we could, particularly Martin Weeks and especially Rob
Devlin in building what will be a better system going forward and who's
effort was exceptional in getting us back and keeping us organised
Paul Slack - LCGB Committee