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1/22/2020 12:12:56 PM
Posted: 7/31/2009 5:52:43 PM EST
Too bad they are off line right now there were a couple of threads I was following.

Anyone know what's going on with that site these days?

Does Jen in Houston still run it?
Link Posted: 7/31/2009 6:05:16 PM EST
Jen is the owner and head administrator.

I do a lot of the heavy lifting with regard to killing spam bots, approving new members, refereeing fights in the play pen, and cleaning up when somebody poops on the sliding board.

I'm not a computer tekkie though.
I have no idea what is up with the database.
Seems to crash quite a bit.
Link Posted: 7/31/2009 6:28:24 PM EST
Well I do appreciate all your efforts and I really enjoy the FALfiles and have for a long time.

Cheers,

EMSflyer
Link Posted: 7/31/2009 6:38:56 PM EST
I re-barreled one of my FAL's today. Ground a locking shoulder down too far. Drank some tequila. Good day! I miss the Files!
Link Posted: 7/31/2009 6:52:44 PM EST
The Files are back up!!!
Link Posted: 8/9/2009 11:11:15 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/9/2009 11:12:32 AM EST by Whisper44]
I've never seen a site down so many times in a short period of time as FalFiles.

It's kinda like when my wife forgets to pay the cell phone bill.....soon as the payment gets made....I'm able to call and text again.....

The FalFiles is one of my favorite sites, but there has been some strange drama surrounding Jen's administrative ablity.
Link Posted: 8/9/2009 4:12:05 PM EST
that is putting it mildly......
Link Posted: 8/21/2009 4:57:02 PM EST
Originally Posted By EMSflyer:
Too bad they are off line right now there were a couple of threads I was following.

Anyone know what's going on with that site these days?

Does Jen in Houston still run it?


And yet again.....down again.
Link Posted: 8/21/2009 5:16:39 PM EST
Yep, been down a while. Gets old, doesn't it?

Davesrb
Link Posted: 8/21/2009 5:57:28 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/21/2009 9:49:12 PM EST by Whisper44]
Yep...here we go again.....I guess the FalFiles could be nearing an end(I hope I'm wrong) . What a tragedy that would be all those good people over there and all the great data.


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Forum Backups are Running. Back Shortly.

The Database Crashed and I am attempting to repair the User account tables which were seriously damaged. The Forums are temporarily offline while we perform database maintenance and backups. This should take about however long it damn well takes - deal with it.

DO NOT Keep hitting your refresh button as it won't get you on to the site any faster.

The AKFiles Forums are online at AK Files Forums
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Users are welcome to register at either site while we're working on this issue.




What A Load of Crap !! How many times is this same lame "canned" message going to show up. We want the truth not a freakin' cover up !!
I'd fire the f*ctard in charge of this .....
Link Posted: 8/22/2009 1:55:38 AM EST
It's back up.
Link Posted: 8/22/2009 5:35:36 AM EST
Just FYI, I just re-configured the registration requirements there.

I had to ban gmail entirely as a registration email address.

You can no longer register on the FAL Files with a gmail address.

We were getting hammered with spam-bot registrations using gmail email addresses.

Anything but gmail can still register.

If you originally registered using gmail, this change should have no effect on you.
The intent is for it to ONLY affect NEW registrations.
Link Posted: 8/22/2009 7:35:18 AM EST
Thanks W_E_G! Nice to know what was causing the problem and that something is being done to fix it!
Davesrb
Link Posted: 8/22/2009 7:43:23 AM EST
WEG is a good guy but he's taken on a FUBAR situation as long as JEN is a part of picture.

I think this latest plug in the leaking dike is a short term solution to an on going long term problem.

Anyways, good job WEG on getting the Files back up......for now.
Link Posted: 8/22/2009 8:17:40 AM EST
I'm not sure my banning gmail registrations has anything to do with the database issue.

But I'll do what I can with what I've got to work with –– which aint much when it comes to internet database management skill.

I have no background in computers, and I don't get paid one red cent for the work I do at the FAL Files.
Link Posted: 9/12/2009 11:56:28 AM EST
Down again....big suprise ...
Link Posted: 9/12/2009 12:49:52 PM EST
Originally Posted By Whisper44:
Down again....big suprise ...


AKfiles too, must be a really bad this time.
Link Posted: 9/12/2009 2:05:39 PM EST
I can't get in.
Link Posted: 9/12/2009 4:57:22 PM EST
I see some Files regulars are slumming here..

What ya think is the prob this time WEG??
Link Posted: 9/12/2009 5:04:59 PM EST
Even the old board isn't working for me, I can view but no posting.
http://www.fnfal.com/falfiles/wwwboard/
Link Posted: 9/12/2009 5:10:11 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/12/2009 5:11:01 PM EST by tankdriver]
We REALLY need someone to own it who give a flying F**K about the site........
Link Posted: 9/12/2009 7:09:37 PM EST
Originally Posted By DYNOMIKE:
I see some Files regulars are slumming here..

What ya think is the prob this time WEG??


Nothing that isn't obvious, and something that should be obvious.
Link Posted: 9/13/2009 12:30:47 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/13/2009 3:03:01 AM EST
Originally Posted By W_E_G:
Originally Posted By DYNOMIKE:
I see some Files regulars are slumming here..

What ya think is the prob this time WEG??


Nothing that isn't obvious, and something that should be obvious.


Obviously...

Least it's fixed fer now...

Link Posted: 9/14/2009 1:27:08 AM EST
hello Mike!!
Link Posted: 9/14/2009 10:34:32 AM EST
Originally Posted By El_Ron:
http://i28.tinypic.com/2rm09k8.jpg


Link Posted: 9/14/2009 6:07:39 PM EST
Originally Posted By Gary_P:
hello Mike!!


HEY!!!
How are you?? I hope all is well with you and yours...

Link Posted: 9/15/2009 3:16:48 PM EST
absolutely


Good to see you man!!

still got that 7.3L???
Link Posted: 9/15/2009 7:44:06 PM EST
I haven't been back to the Files now for a few months. The place became less about relaxation and discussion, more about aggravation and frustration. I don't bother beating my head against the wall nearly so much these days. Such is life.

I do remember fondly the heyday building times, though, when I was a wee noob in my mid 20's. A $99 kit, a $199 PAC receiver, and $100 in US parts, and you could twist together a battle rifle in your own garage.

Oh well. On to the next stage in life. My FAL phase is fading behind me...That Win 70 .338 WinMag shoots nice, by the way, Jeter. A real thumper. I'm even circling back to ARs (thus, my post on the dreaded ARF). I'm planning an A2, maybe an A4, on a Doublestar lower I picked up a while ago.

Best,
John Bear Ross
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 2:54:37 AM EST
Originally Posted By Gary_P:
absolutely
Good to see you man!!

still got that 7.3L???


YUP sure do, 127K I think and hopefully LOTS more.. Had to do a little repair myself last winter, the O-Rings in the Fuel drain valve up by the fuel filter went bad and she was leaking quite a bit.. Not a terrible job but a lot easier if I was a little dude and could get up inside there better..
Looks like I'm real glad I got the 7.3, still hearing complaints about the 6..


Looks like the FILES are DOWN AGAIN!!
I don't get it??
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 4:58:52 AM EST
Here we go again....yep it's down.... again
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 7:45:33 AM EST
Looks like its back up now..
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 9:51:46 AM EST
Wow ! What a roller coaster ride the Files have become...I think I'll just chill out here a bit ....now where's those motion sickness pills at ?
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 4:25:12 AM EST
Originally Posted By DYNOMIKE:
Originally Posted By Gary_P:
absolutely
Good to see you man!!

still got that 7.3L???


YUP sure do, 127K I think and hopefully LOTS more.. Had to do a little repair myself last winter, the O-Rings in the Fuel drain valve up by the fuel filter went bad and she was leaking quite a bit.. Not a terrible job but a lot easier if I was a little dude and could get up inside there better..
Looks like I'm real glad I got the 7.3, still hearing complaints about the 6..


Looks like the FILES are DOWN AGAIN!!
I don't get it??



6..... .0 and .4 take your pick


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