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#1301 2024-03-29 06:57:02

NewMarsMember
Member
Registered: 2019-02-17
Posts: 1,280

Re: Recruiting expertise for NewMars Forum topics:

NewMarsMember@gmail.com portal is open for business.

There was/were one incoming traffic item(s) at the Portal this morning. No outgoing message(s) was/were sent.

Occasionally vendors send updates on software or new features on offer.  That WAS the case today.  NewMarsMember has opened an account to try Microsoft Azure using a free 1 year trial. The purpose of the account is to provide a place for upgrade of the FluxBB software currently running the forum, thanks to the generous support of the Mars Society.

Update: With the assistance of ChatGPT4, the installation of a working LAMP system into an empty Linux Ubuntu Virtual Machine is complete. The package is working, with active links to the Apache test page, and the PHP information display. Loading the database is complete. We are ready for a test of the updated forum software.

Dropbox is offering to increase free disk storage to 16 Gb in return for enlisting friends to use Dropbox. 
That is a hefty increase from current 2 Gb. If a NewMars member decides to open a DropBox account please let us know so we can apply for the offer of increased storage.

Google announced that they have extended their policy on inactive accounts. Now they will wait two years before deleting an account.

NewMars.com is back online after an unscheduled outage for extended maintenance. Work is under way to maintain the site.

An Email Outreach campaign to former NewMars members is on hold. One member will be reviewed per day, for 3+ years.

Recordings of the 25th Anniversary Mars Society Conference are now available on YouTube.

We are happy to welcome former members back into the active community.  It has been brought to my attention that a number of former members are marked as "banned".  In many cases, this marking is a limitation of FluxBB, which is the forum software.

Because of the onslaught of thousands upon thousands of spammers over 20+ years, the decision was made to close off access to inactive accounts.  Unfortunately, the only mechanism available is the "banning" tool.  If you are an older member and you find your account has been banned, it may have been locked to prevent hacker access.  You can ask SpaceNut to reactivate the account. See the procedure below.  Those who were banned for inappropriate behavior may also apply.  SpaceNut will then have the opportunity to evaluate your application.

Read Post #2 of this topic for procedures to apply for membership.  Mention specific assistance you wish to provide.

***

We have 18,370 freshly refurbished User Id's ready for new members.

A quality assurance run is finished, to find any posts not accessible upon lookup.
Current stopping point is 220000 - the next scan will be run at 221000 <<== tomorrow should put us beyond 221000
Current active post is 220989

Read Post #2 of this topic for procedures to apply for membership.  Mention specific assistance you wish to provide.

For existing registered members who have lost your password ... If you remember the email address you used to register, you can request a recovery email at that address.  If you no longer have the email available (as could happen over 20+ years) just write to NewMarsMember@gmail.com  email address. Your request will be forwarded to SpaceNut, who has the tools available to assist as needed.

For all ... we really ** are ** looking for members who want to make a difference by helping others with projects, or providing leadership on new projects.  We have a ready supply of folks who can and will make comments and offer suggestions.  We don't need more folks in that specialty.  We ** do ** need folks who can and ** will ** help project leaders already trying to achieve something in the real world.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

(th)

Last edited by NewMarsMember (2024-03-29 06:58:56)


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#1302 2024-03-30 07:39:41

NewMarsMember
Member
Registered: 2019-02-17
Posts: 1,280

Re: Recruiting expertise for NewMars Forum topics:

NewMarsMember@gmail.com portal is open for business.

There was/were one incoming traffic item(s) at the Portal this morning. No outgoing message(s) was/were sent.

Occasionally vendors send updates on software or new features on offer.  That WAS the case today.  NewMarsMember has opened an account to try Microsoft Azure using a free 1 year trial. The purpose of the account is to provide a place for upgrade of the FluxBB software currently running the forum, thanks to the generous support of the Mars Society.

Update: With the assistance of ChatGPT4, the installation of a working LAMP system into an empty Linux Ubuntu Virtual Machine is complete. The package is working, with active links to the Apache test page, and the PHP information display. Loading the database is complete. We are ready for a test of the updated forum software.

Dropbox is offering to increase free disk storage to 16 Gb in return for enlisting friends to use Dropbox. 
That is a hefty increase from current 2 Gb. If a NewMars member decides to open a DropBox account please let us know so we can apply for the offer of increased storage.

Google announced that they have extended their policy on inactive accounts. Now they will wait two years before deleting an account.

NewMars.com is back online after an unscheduled outage for extended maintenance. Work is under way to maintain the site.

An Email Outreach campaign to former NewMars members is on hold. One member will be reviewed per day, for 3+ years.

Recordings of the 25th Anniversary Mars Society Conference are now available on YouTube.

We are happy to welcome former members back into the active community.  It has been brought to my attention that a number of former members are marked as "banned".  In many cases, this marking is a limitation of FluxBB, which is the forum software.

Because of the onslaught of thousands upon thousands of spammers over 20+ years, the decision was made to close off access to inactive accounts.  Unfortunately, the only mechanism available is the "banning" tool.  If you are an older member and you find your account has been banned, it may have been locked to prevent hacker access.  You can ask SpaceNut to reactivate the account. See the procedure below.  Those who were banned for inappropriate behavior may also apply.  SpaceNut will then have the opportunity to evaluate your application.

Read Post #2 of this topic for procedures to apply for membership.  Mention specific assistance you wish to provide.

***

We have 18,370 freshly refurbished User Id's ready for new members.

A quality assurance run is finished, to find any posts not accessible upon lookup.
Current stopping point is 220000 - the next scan will be run at 221000 <<== The next scan of 1000 posts is scheduled
Current active post is 221068

Read Post #2 of this topic for procedures to apply for membership.  Mention specific assistance you wish to provide.

For existing registered members who have lost your password ... If you remember the email address you used to register, you can request a recovery email at that address.  If you no longer have the email available (as could happen over 20+ years) just write to NewMarsMember@gmail.com  email address. Your request will be forwarded to SpaceNut, who has the tools available to assist as needed.

For all ... we really ** are ** looking for members who want to make a difference by helping others with projects, or providing leadership on new projects.  We have a ready supply of folks who can and will make comments and offer suggestions.  We don't need more folks in that specialty.  We ** do ** need folks who can and ** will ** help project leaders already trying to achieve something in the real world.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

(th)

Last edited by NewMarsMember (2024-03-30 07:40:55)


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#1303 2024-03-31 06:40:35

NewMarsMember
Member
Registered: 2019-02-17
Posts: 1,280

Re: Recruiting expertise for NewMars Forum topics:

NewMarsMember@gmail.com portal is open for business.

There was/were two incoming traffic item(s) at the Portal this morning. No outgoing message(s) was/were sent.

Occasionally vendors send updates on software or new features on offer.  That WAS the case today.  NewMarsMember has opened an account to try Microsoft Azure using a free 1 year trial. The purpose of the account is to provide a place for upgrade of the FluxBB software currently running the forum, thanks to the generous support of the Mars Society.

Update: With the assistance of ChatGPT4, the installation of a working LAMP system into an empty Linux Ubuntu Virtual Machine is complete. The package is working, with active links to the Apache test page, and the PHP information display. Loading the database is complete. We are ready for a test of the updated forum software. The Apache index.html was simplified to point to the list topic test script.

Dropbox is offering to increase free disk storage to 16 Gb in return for enlisting friends to use Dropbox. 
That is a hefty increase from current 2 Gb. If a NewMars member decides to open a DropBox account please let us know so we can apply for the offer of increased storage.

Google announced that they have extended their policy on inactive accounts. Now they will wait two years before deleting an account.

NewMars.com is back online after an unscheduled outage for extended maintenance. Work is under way to maintain the site.

An Email Outreach campaign to former NewMars members is on hold. One member will be reviewed per day, for 3+ years.

Recordings of the 25th Anniversary Mars Society Conference are now available on YouTube.

We are happy to welcome former members back into the active community.  It has been brought to my attention that a number of former members are marked as "banned".  In many cases, this marking is a limitation of FluxBB, which is the forum software.

Because of the onslaught of thousands upon thousands of spammers over 20+ years, the decision was made to close off access to inactive accounts.  Unfortunately, the only mechanism available is the "banning" tool.  If you are an older member and you find your account has been banned, it may have been locked to prevent hacker access.  You can ask SpaceNut to reactivate the account. See the procedure below.  Those who were banned for inappropriate behavior may also apply.  SpaceNut will then have the opportunity to evaluate your application.

Read Post #2 of this topic for procedures to apply for membership.  Mention specific assistance you wish to provide.

***

We have 18,370 freshly refurbished User Id's ready for new members.

A quality assurance run is finished, to find any posts not accessible upon lookup.
Current stopping point is 221000 - the next scan will be run at 222000
Current active post is 221141

Read Post #2 of this topic for procedures to apply for membership.  Mention specific assistance you wish to provide.

For existing registered members who have lost your password ... If you remember the email address you used to register, you can request a recovery email at that address.  If you no longer have the email available (as could happen over 20+ years) just write to NewMarsMember@gmail.com  email address. Your request will be forwarded to SpaceNut, who has the tools available to assist as needed.

For all ... we really ** are ** looking for members who want to make a difference by helping others with projects, or providing leadership on new projects.  We have a ready supply of folks who can and will make comments and offer suggestions.  We don't need more folks in that specialty.  We ** do ** need folks who can and ** will ** help project leaders already trying to achieve something in the real world.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

(th)

Last edited by NewMarsMember (2024-03-31 06:42:47)


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#1304 2024-04-01 08:29:15

NewMarsMember
Member
Registered: 2019-02-17
Posts: 1,280

Re: Recruiting expertise for NewMars Forum topics:

NewMarsMember@gmail.com portal is open for business.

There was/were two incoming traffic item(s) at the Portal this morning. No outgoing message(s) was/were sent.

Occasionally vendors send updates on software or new features on offer.  That WAS the case today.  NewMarsMember has opened an account to try Microsoft Azure using a free 1 year trial. The purpose of the account is to provide a place for upgrade of the FluxBB software currently running the forum, thanks to the generous support of the Mars Society.

Update: With the assistance of ChatGPT4, the installation of a working LAMP system into an empty Linux Ubuntu Virtual Machine is complete. The package is working, with active links to the Apache test page, and the PHP information display. Loading the database is complete. We are ready for a test of the updated forum software. The Apache index.html was simplified to point to the list topic test script.

Dropbox is offering to increase free disk storage to 16 Gb in return for enlisting friends to use Dropbox. 
That is a hefty increase from current 2 Gb. If a NewMars member decides to open a DropBox account please let us know so we can apply for the offer of increased storage.

Google announced that they have extended their policy on inactive accounts. Now they will wait two years before deleting an account.

NewMars.com is back online after an unscheduled outage for extended maintenance. Work is under way to maintain the site.

An Email Outreach campaign to former NewMars members is on hold. One member will be reviewed per day, for 3+ years.

Recordings of the 25th Anniversary Mars Society Conference are now available on YouTube.

We are happy to welcome former members back into the active community.  It has been brought to my attention that a number of former members are marked as "banned".  In many cases, this marking is a limitation of FluxBB, which is the forum software.

Because of the onslaught of thousands upon thousands of spammers over 20+ years, the decision was made to close off access to inactive accounts.  Unfortunately, the only mechanism available is the "banning" tool.  If you are an older member and you find your account has been banned, it may have been locked to prevent hacker access.  You can ask SpaceNut to reactivate the account. See the procedure below.  Those who were banned for inappropriate behavior may also apply.  SpaceNut will then have the opportunity to evaluate your application.

Read Post #2 of this topic for procedures to apply for membership.  Mention specific assistance you wish to provide.

***

We have 18,370 freshly refurbished User Id's ready for new members.

A quality assurance run is finished, to find any posts not accessible upon lookup.
Current stopping point is 221000 - the next scan will be run at 222000
Current active post is 221217

Read Post #2 of this topic for procedures to apply for membership.  Mention specific assistance you wish to provide.

For existing registered members who have lost your password ... If you remember the email address you used to register, you can request a recovery email at that address.  If you no longer have the email available (as could happen over 20+ years) just write to NewMarsMember@gmail.com  email address. Your request will be forwarded to SpaceNut, who has the tools available to assist as needed.

For all ... we really ** are ** looking for members who want to make a difference by helping others with projects, or providing leadership on new projects.  We have a ready supply of folks who can and will make comments and offer suggestions.  We don't need more folks in that specialty.  We ** do ** need folks who can and ** will ** help project leaders already trying to achieve something in the real world.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

(th)

Last edited by NewMarsMember (2024-04-01 08:29:58)


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#1305 2024-04-02 08:25:09

NewMarsMember
Member
Registered: 2019-02-17
Posts: 1,280

Re: Recruiting expertise for NewMars Forum topics:

NewMarsMember@gmail.com portal is open for business.

There was/were two incoming traffic item(s) at the Portal this morning. No outgoing message(s) was/were sent.

Occasionally vendors send updates on software or new features on offer.  That was NOT the case today.  NewMarsMember has opened an account to try Microsoft Azure using a free 1 year trial. The purpose of the account is to provide a place for upgrade of the FluxBB software currently running the forum, thanks to the generous support of the Mars Society. Today's email was a copy of authentication emails that were required by Microsoft when I logged into the Azure account from a new machine.

Update: With the assistance of ChatGPT4, the installation of a working LAMP system into an empty Linux Ubuntu Virtual Machine is complete. The package is working, with active links to the Apache test page, and the PHP information display. Loading the database is complete. We are ready for a test of the updated forum software. The Apache index.html was simplified to point to the list topic test script.

Dropbox is offering to increase free disk storage to 16 Gb in return for enlisting friends to use Dropbox. 
That is a hefty increase from current 2 Gb. If a NewMars member decides to open a DropBox account please let us know so we can apply for the offer of increased storage.

Google announced that they have extended their policy on inactive accounts. Now they will wait two years before deleting an account.

NewMars.com is back online after an unscheduled outage for extended maintenance. Work is under way to maintain the site.

An Email Outreach campaign to former NewMars members is on hold. One member will be reviewed per day, for 3+ years.

Recordings of the 25th Anniversary Mars Society Conference are now available on YouTube.

We are happy to welcome former members back into the active community.  It has been brought to my attention that a number of former members are marked as "banned".  In many cases, this marking is a limitation of FluxBB, which is the forum software.

Because of the onslaught of thousands upon thousands of spammers over 20+ years, the decision was made to close off access to inactive accounts.  Unfortunately, the only mechanism available is the "banning" tool.  If you are an older member and you find your account has been banned, it may have been locked to prevent hacker access.  You can ask SpaceNut to reactivate the account. See the procedure below.  Those who were banned for inappropriate behavior may also apply.  SpaceNut will then have the opportunity to evaluate your application.

Read Post #2 of this topic for procedures to apply for membership.  Mention specific assistance you wish to provide.

***

We have 18,370 freshly refurbished User Id's ready for new members.

A quality assurance run is finished, to find any posts not accessible upon lookup.
Current stopping point is 221000 - the next scan will be run at 222000
Current active post is 221264

Read Post #2 of this topic for procedures to apply for membership.  Mention specific assistance you wish to provide.

For existing registered members who have lost your password ... If you remember the email address you used to register, you can request a recovery email at that address.  If you no longer have the email available (as could happen over 20+ years) just write to NewMarsMember@gmail.com  email address. Your request will be forwarded to SpaceNut, who has the tools available to assist as needed.

For all ... we really ** are ** looking for members who want to make a difference by helping others with projects, or providing leadership on new projects.  We have a ready supply of folks who can and will make comments and offer suggestions.  We don't need more folks in that specialty.  We ** do ** need folks who can and ** will ** help project leaders already trying to achieve something in the real world.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

(th)

Last edited by NewMarsMember (2024-04-02 08:25:29)


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#1306 2024-04-03 12:27:00

NewMarsMember
Member
Registered: 2019-02-17
Posts: 1,280

Re: Recruiting expertise for NewMars Forum topics:

NewMarsMember@gmail.com portal is open for business.

There was/were no incoming traffic item(s) at the Portal this morning. No outgoing message(s) was/were sent.

Occasionally vendors send updates on software or new features on offer.  That was NOT the case today.  NewMarsMember has opened an account to try Microsoft Azure using a free 1 year trial. The purpose of the account is to provide a place for upgrade of the FluxBB software currently running the forum, thanks to the generous support of the Mars Society. Today's email was a copy of authentication emails that were required by Microsoft when I logged into the Azure account from a new machine.

Update: With the assistance of ChatGPT4, the installation of a working LAMP system into an empty Linux Ubuntu Virtual Machine is complete. The package is working, with active links to the Apache test page, and the PHP information display. Loading the database is complete. We are ready for a test of the updated forum software. The Apache index.html was simplified to point to the list topic test script.

Dropbox is offering to increase free disk storage to 16 Gb in return for enlisting friends to use Dropbox. 
That is a hefty increase from current 2 Gb. If a NewMars member decides to open a DropBox account please let us know so we can apply for the offer of increased storage.

Google announced that they have extended their policy on inactive accounts. Now they will wait two years before deleting an account.

NewMars.com is back online after an unscheduled outage for extended maintenance. Work is under way to maintain the site.

An Email Outreach campaign to former NewMars members is on hold. One member will be reviewed per day, for 3+ years.

Recordings of the 25th Anniversary Mars Society Conference are now available on YouTube.

We are happy to welcome former members back into the active community.  It has been brought to my attention that a number of former members are marked as "banned".  In many cases, this marking is a limitation of FluxBB, which is the forum software.

Because of the onslaught of thousands upon thousands of spammers over 20+ years, the decision was made to close off access to inactive accounts.  Unfortunately, the only mechanism available is the "banning" tool.  If you are an older member and you find your account has been banned, it may have been locked to prevent hacker access.  You can ask SpaceNut to reactivate the account. See the procedure below.  Those who were banned for inappropriate behavior may also apply.  SpaceNut will then have the opportunity to evaluate your application.

Read Post #2 of this topic for procedures to apply for membership.  Mention specific assistance you wish to provide.

***

We have 18,370 freshly refurbished User Id's ready for new members.

A quality assurance run is finished, to find any posts not accessible upon lookup.
Current stopping point is 221000 - the next scan will be run at 222000
Current active post is 221296

Read Post #2 of this topic for procedures to apply for membership.  Mention specific assistance you wish to provide.

For existing registered members who have lost your password ... If you remember the email address you used to register, you can request a recovery email at that address.  If you no longer have the email available (as could happen over 20+ years) just write to NewMarsMember@gmail.com  email address. Your request will be forwarded to SpaceNut, who has the tools available to assist as needed.

For all ... we really ** are ** looking for members who want to make a difference by helping others with projects, or providing leadership on new projects.  We have a ready supply of folks who can and will make comments and offer suggestions.  We don't need more folks in that specialty.  We ** do ** need folks who can and ** will ** help project leaders already trying to achieve something in the real world.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

(th)

Last edited by NewMarsMember (2024-04-03 12:27:33)


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#1307 2024-04-04 08:50:33

NewMarsMember
Member
Registered: 2019-02-17
Posts: 1,280

Re: Recruiting expertise for NewMars Forum topics:

NewMarsMember@gmail.com portal is open for business.

There was/were one0 incoming traffic item(s) at the Portal this morning. No outgoing message(s) was/were sent.

Occasionally vendors send updates on software or new features on offer.  That was NOT the case today.  NewMarsMember has opened an account to try Microsoft Azure using a free 1 year trial. The purpose of the account is to provide a place for upgrade of the FluxBB software currently running the forum, thanks to the generous support of the Mars Society. Today's email was another login authentication.

Update: With the assistance of ChatGPT4, the installation of a working LAMP system into an empty Linux Ubuntu Virtual Machine is complete. The package is working, with active links to the Apache test page, and the PHP information display. Loading the database is complete. We are ready for a test of the updated forum software. The Apache index.html was simplified to point to the list topic test script.

Dropbox is offering to increase free disk storage to 16 Gb in return for enlisting friends to use Dropbox. 
That is a hefty increase from current 2 Gb. If a NewMars member decides to open a DropBox account please let us know so we can apply for the offer of increased storage.

Google announced that they have extended their policy on inactive accounts. Now they will wait two years before deleting an account.

NewMars.com is back online after an unscheduled outage for extended maintenance. Work is under way to maintain the site.

An Email Outreach campaign to former NewMars members is on hold. One member will be reviewed per day, for 3+ years.

Recordings of the 25th Anniversary Mars Society Conference are now available on YouTube.

We are happy to welcome former members back into the active community.  It has been brought to my attention that a number of former members are marked as "banned".  In many cases, this marking is a limitation of FluxBB, which is the forum software.

Because of the onslaught of thousands upon thousands of spammers over 20+ years, the decision was made to close off access to inactive accounts.  Unfortunately, the only mechanism available is the "banning" tool.  If you are an older member and you find your account has been banned, it may have been locked to prevent hacker access.  You can ask SpaceNut to reactivate the account. See the procedure below.  Those who were banned for inappropriate behavior may also apply.  SpaceNut will then have the opportunity to evaluate your application.

Read Post #2 of this topic for procedures to apply for membership.  Mention specific assistance you wish to provide.

***

We have 18,370 freshly refurbished User Id's ready for new members.

A quality assurance run is finished, to find any posts not accessible upon lookup.
Current stopping point is 221000 - the next scan will be run at 222000
Current active post is 221340

Read Post #2 of this topic for procedures to apply for membership.  Mention specific assistance you wish to provide.

For existing registered members who have lost your password ... If you remember the email address you used to register, you can request a recovery email at that address.  If you no longer have the email available (as could happen over 20+ years) just write to NewMarsMember@gmail.com  email address. Your request will be forwarded to SpaceNut, who has the tools available to assist as needed.

For all ... we really ** are ** looking for members who want to make a difference by helping others with projects, or providing leadership on new projects.  We have a ready supply of folks who can and will make comments and offer suggestions.  We don't need more folks in that specialty.  We ** do ** need folks who can and ** will ** help project leaders already trying to achieve something in the real world.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

(th)

Last edited by NewMarsMember (2024-04-04 08:50:54)


Recruiting High Value members for NewMars.com/forums, in association with the Mars Society

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#1308 2024-04-05 09:24:34

NewMarsMember
Member
Registered: 2019-02-17
Posts: 1,280

Re: Recruiting expertise for NewMars Forum topics:

NewMarsMember@gmail.com portal is open for business.

There was/were one0 incoming traffic item(s) at the Portal this morning. No outgoing message(s) was/were sent.

Occasionally vendors send updates on software or new features on offer.  That was NOT the case today.  NewMarsMember has opened an account to try Microsoft Azure using a free 1 year trial. The purpose of the account is to provide a place for upgrade of the FluxBB software currently running the forum, thanks to the generous support of the Mars Society. Today's email was another login authentication.

Update: With the assistance of ChatGPT4, the installation of a working LAMP system into an empty Linux Ubuntu Virtual Machine is complete. The package is working, with active links to the Apache test page, and the PHP information display. Loading the database is complete. We are ready for a test of the updated forum software. The Apache index.html was simplified to point to the list topic test script.

Dropbox is offering to increase free disk storage to 16 Gb in return for enlisting friends to use Dropbox. 
That is a hefty increase from current 2 Gb. If a NewMars member decides to open a DropBox account please let us know so we can apply for the offer of increased storage.

Google announced that they have extended their policy on inactive accounts. Now they will wait two years before deleting an account.

NewMars.com is back online after an unscheduled outage for extended maintenance. Work is under way to maintain the site.

An Email Outreach campaign to former NewMars members is on hold. One member will be reviewed per day, for 3+ years.

Recordings of the 25th Anniversary Mars Society Conference are now available on YouTube.

We are happy to welcome former members back into the active community.  It has been brought to my attention that a number of former members are marked as "banned".  In many cases, this marking is a limitation of FluxBB, which is the forum software.

Because of the onslaught of thousands upon thousands of spammers over 20+ years, the decision was made to close off access to inactive accounts.  Unfortunately, the only mechanism available is the "banning" tool.  If you are an older member and you find your account has been banned, it may have been locked to prevent hacker access.  You can ask SpaceNut to reactivate the account. See the procedure below.  Those who were banned for inappropriate behavior may also apply.  SpaceNut will then have the opportunity to evaluate your application.

Read Post #2 of this topic for procedures to apply for membership.  Mention specific assistance you wish to provide.

***

We have 18,370 freshly refurbished User Id's ready for new members.

A quality assurance run is finished, to find any posts not accessible upon lookup.
Current stopping point is 221000 - the next scan will be run at 222000
Current active post is 221370

Read Post #2 of this topic for procedures to apply for membership.  Mention specific assistance you wish to provide.

For existing registered members who have lost your password ... If you remember the email address you used to register, you can request a recovery email at that address.  If you no longer have the email available (as could happen over 20+ years) just write to NewMarsMember@gmail.com  email address. Your request will be forwarded to SpaceNut, who has the tools available to assist as needed.

For all ... we really ** are ** looking for members who want to make a difference by helping others with projects, or providing leadership on new projects.  We have a ready supply of folks who can and will make comments and offer suggestions.  We don't need more folks in that specialty.  We ** do ** need folks who can and ** will ** help project leaders already trying to achieve something in the real world.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

(th)

Last edited by NewMarsMember (2024-04-05 09:25:00)


Recruiting High Value members for NewMars.com/forums, in association with the Mars Society

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#1309 2024-04-06 08:09:51

NewMarsMember
Member
Registered: 2019-02-17
Posts: 1,280

Re: Recruiting expertise for NewMars Forum topics:

NewMarsMember@gmail.com portal is open for business.

There was/were no incoming traffic item(s) at the Portal this morning. No outgoing message(s) was/were sent.

Occasionally vendors send updates on software or new features on offer.  That was NOT the case today.  NewMarsMember has opened an account to try Microsoft Azure using a free 1 year trial. The purpose of the account is to provide a place for upgrade of the FluxBB software currently running the forum, thanks to the generous support of the Mars Society.

Update: With the assistance of ChatGPT4, the installation of a working LAMP system into an empty Linux Ubuntu Virtual Machine is complete. The package is working, with active links to the Apache test page, and the PHP information display. Loading the database is complete. We are ready for a test of the updated forum software. The Apache index.html was simplified to point to the list topic test script.

Dropbox is offering to increase free disk storage to 16 Gb in return for enlisting friends to use Dropbox. 
That is a hefty increase from current 2 Gb. If a NewMars member decides to open a DropBox account please let us know so we can apply for the offer of increased storage.

Google announced that they have extended their policy on inactive accounts. Now they will wait two years before deleting an account.

NewMars.com is back online after an unscheduled outage for extended maintenance. Work is under way to maintain the site.

An Email Outreach campaign to former NewMars members is on hold. One member will be reviewed per day, for 3+ years.

Recordings of the 25th Anniversary Mars Society Conference are now available on YouTube.

We are happy to welcome former members back into the active community.  It has been brought to my attention that a number of former members are marked as "banned".  In many cases, this marking is a limitation of FluxBB, which is the forum software.

Because of the onslaught of thousands upon thousands of spammers over 20+ years, the decision was made to close off access to inactive accounts.  Unfortunately, the only mechanism available is the "banning" tool.  If you are an older member and you find your account has been banned, it may have been locked to prevent hacker access.  You can ask SpaceNut to reactivate the account. See the procedure below.  Those who were banned for inappropriate behavior may also apply.  SpaceNut will then have the opportunity to evaluate your application.

Read Post #2 of this topic for procedures to apply for membership.  Mention specific assistance you wish to provide.

***

We have 18,370 freshly refurbished User Id's ready for new members.

A quality assurance run is finished, to find any posts not accessible upon lookup.
Current stopping point is 221000 - the next scan will be run at 222000
Current active post is 221423

Read Post #2 of this topic for procedures to apply for membership.  Mention specific assistance you wish to provide.

For existing registered members who have lost your password ... If you remember the email address you used to register, you can request a recovery email at that address.  If you no longer have the email available (as could happen over 20+ years) just write to NewMarsMember@gmail.com  email address. Your request will be forwarded to SpaceNut, who has the tools available to assist as needed.

For all ... we really ** are ** looking for members who want to make a difference by helping others with projects, or providing leadership on new projects.  We have a ready supply of folks who can and will make comments and offer suggestions.  We don't need more folks in that specialty.  We ** do ** need folks who can and ** will ** help project leaders already trying to achieve something in the real world.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

(th)

Last edited by NewMarsMember (2024-04-06 08:10:41)


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#1310 2024-04-06 10:22:42

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Posts: 7,213

Re: Recruiting expertise for NewMars Forum topics:

Just letting you know that when I type in www.newmars.com, I get a 404 message about not found.  Quote:

404 Not Found
CIPI CIPI CAPA CAPA DUBI DUBI

A query of that phrase gave this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEDXB2bAr9o

But was able to get in by asking the question "What happened to newmars.com?" then scrolling down to a answer that included newmars.com and so then clicking on it got me here.

Weird. 

Done

More:
https://knowyourmeme.com/editorials/gui … -explained

Delete this post as you may like.

Done

Last edited by Void (2024-04-06 10:29:36)


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#1311 2024-04-07 07:06:28

NewMarsMember
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Posts: 1,280

Re: Recruiting expertise for NewMars Forum topics:

For Void re #1310


Thank you for this report!  I have seen the same thing. The failure seems to be limited to the level above the forums.

Hopefully our webmaster will be able to investigate to see what might have happened.

NewMars.com has been running for 20+ years as an unprotected http site. We may be forced to upgrade to https.

The hacker/scammers who put 19000+ fake accounts in our database are still pounding on the door.

Another forum that has not shut off the registration option (as SpaceNut has done) has accumulated over 20,000 fake accounts, and more worrisome, at least one of the hackers has found a was gain posting admission to the forum. That should not be possible, but obviously is ** is ** possible. There must be a bug in the 2012 era forum software.

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#1312 2024-04-07 07:07:44

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Posts: 1,280

Re: Recruiting expertise for NewMars Forum topics:

NewMarsMember@gmail.com portal is open for business.

There was/were two incoming traffic item(s) at the Portal this morning. No outgoing message(s) was/were sent.

Occasionally vendors send updates on software or new features on offer.  That was the case today.  NewMarsMember has opened an account to try Microsoft Azure using a free 1 year trial. The purpose of the account is to provide a place for upgrade of the FluxBB software currently running the forum, thanks to the generous support of the Mars Society.

Update: With the assistance of ChatGPT4, the installation of a working LAMP system into an empty Linux Ubuntu Virtual Machine is complete. The package is working, with active links to the Apache test page, and the PHP information display. Loading the database is complete. We are ready for a test of the updated forum software. The Apache index.html was simplified to point to the list topic test script.

Dropbox is offering to increase free disk storage to 16 Gb in return for enlisting friends to use Dropbox. 
That is a hefty increase from current 2 Gb. If a NewMars member decides to open a DropBox account please let us know so we can apply for the offer of increased storage.

Google announced that they have extended their policy on inactive accounts. Now they will wait two years before deleting an account.

NewMars.com is back online after an unscheduled outage for extended maintenance. Work is under way to maintain the site.

An Email Outreach campaign to former NewMars members is on hold. One member will be reviewed per day, for 3+ years.

Recordings of the 25th Anniversary Mars Society Conference are now available on YouTube.

We are happy to welcome former members back into the active community.  It has been brought to my attention that a number of former members are marked as "banned".  In many cases, this marking is a limitation of FluxBB, which is the forum software.

Because of the onslaught of thousands upon thousands of spammers over 20+ years, the decision was made to close off access to inactive accounts.  Unfortunately, the only mechanism available is the "banning" tool.  If you are an older member and you find your account has been banned, it may have been locked to prevent hacker access.  You can ask SpaceNut to reactivate the account. See the procedure below.  Those who were banned for inappropriate behavior may also apply.  SpaceNut will then have the opportunity to evaluate your application.

Read Post #2 of this topic for procedures to apply for membership.  Mention specific assistance you wish to provide.

***

We have 18,370 freshly refurbished User Id's ready for new members.

A quality assurance run is finished, to find any posts not accessible upon lookup.
Current stopping point is 221000 - the next scan will be run at 222000
Current active post is 221467

Read Post #2 of this topic for procedures to apply for membership.  Mention specific assistance you wish to provide.

For existing registered members who have lost your password ... If you remember the email address you used to register, you can request a recovery email at that address.  If you no longer have the email available (as could happen over 20+ years) just write to NewMarsMember@gmail.com  email address. Your request will be forwarded to SpaceNut, who has the tools available to assist as needed.

For all ... we really ** are ** looking for members who want to make a difference by helping others with projects, or providing leadership on new projects.  We have a ready supply of folks who can and will make comments and offer suggestions.  We don't need more folks in that specialty.  We ** do ** need folks who can and ** will ** help project leaders already trying to achieve something in the real world.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

(th)

Last edited by NewMarsMember (2024-04-07 07:08:13)


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#1313 2024-04-08 08:24:58

NewMarsMember
Member
Registered: 2019-02-17
Posts: 1,280

Re: Recruiting expertise for NewMars Forum topics:

NewMarsMember@gmail.com portal is open for business.

There was/were one incoming traffic item(s) at the Portal this morning. Several outgoing message(s) was/were sent.

Today's email was from an editor of the Wikipedia article on the Mars Society.

Occasionally vendors send updates on software or new features on offer.  That was the case today.  NewMarsMember has opened an account to try Microsoft Azure using a free 1 year trial. The purpose of the account is to provide a place for upgrade of the FluxBB software currently running the forum, thanks to the generous support of the Mars Society.

Update: With the assistance of ChatGPT4, the installation of a working LAMP system into an empty Linux Ubuntu Virtual Machine is complete. The package is working, with active links to the Apache test page, and the PHP information display. Loading the database is complete. We are ready for a test of the updated forum software. The Apache index.html was simplified to point to the list topic test script.

Dropbox is offering to increase free disk storage to 16 Gb in return for enlisting friends to use Dropbox. 
That is a hefty increase from current 2 Gb. If a NewMars member decides to open a DropBox account please let us know so we can apply for the offer of increased storage.

Google announced that they have extended their policy on inactive accounts. Now they will wait two years before deleting an account.

NewMars.com is back online after an unscheduled outage for extended maintenance. Work is under way to maintain the site.

An Email Outreach campaign to former NewMars members is on hold. One member will be reviewed per day, for 3+ years.

Recordings of the 25th Anniversary Mars Society Conference are now available on YouTube.

We are happy to welcome former members back into the active community.  It has been brought to my attention that a number of former members are marked as "banned".  In many cases, this marking is a limitation of FluxBB, which is the forum software.

Because of the onslaught of thousands upon thousands of spammers over 20+ years, the decision was made to close off access to inactive accounts.  Unfortunately, the only mechanism available is the "banning" tool.  If you are an older member and you find your account has been banned, it may have been locked to prevent hacker access.  You can ask SpaceNut to reactivate the account. See the procedure below.  Those who were banned for inappropriate behavior may also apply.  SpaceNut will then have the opportunity to evaluate your application.

Read Post #2 of this topic for procedures to apply for membership.  Mention specific assistance you wish to provide.

***

We have 18,370 freshly refurbished User Id's ready for new members.

A quality assurance run is finished, to find any posts not accessible upon lookup.
Current stopping point is 221000 - the next scan will be run at 222000
Current active post is 221528

Read Post #2 of this topic for procedures to apply for membership.  Mention specific assistance you wish to provide.

For existing registered members who have lost your password ... If you remember the email address you used to register, you can request a recovery email at that address.  If you no longer have the email available (as could happen over 20+ years) just write to NewMarsMember@gmail.com  email address. Your request will be forwarded to SpaceNut, who has the tools available to assist as needed.

For all ... we really ** are ** looking for members who want to make a difference by helping others with projects, or providing leadership on new projects.  We have a ready supply of folks who can and will make comments and offer suggestions.  We don't need more folks in that specialty.  We ** do ** need folks who can and ** will ** help project leaders already trying to achieve something in the real world.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

(th)

Last edited by NewMarsMember (2024-04-08 08:25:21)


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#1314 2024-04-09 07:45:17

NewMarsMember
Member
Registered: 2019-02-17
Posts: 1,280

Re: Recruiting expertise for NewMars Forum topics:

NewMarsMember@gmail.com portal is open for business.

There was/were several incoming traffic item(s) at the Portal this morning. Several outgoing message(s) was/were sent.

Today's email was from an editor of the Wikipedia article on the Mars Society. We also heard from a member reporting on the Eclipse.

Occasionally vendors send updates on software or new features on offer.  That was NOT the case today.  NewMarsMember has opened an account to try Microsoft Azure using a free 1 year trial. The purpose of the account is to provide a place for upgrade of the FluxBB software currently running the forum, thanks to the generous support of the Mars Society.

Update: With the assistance of ChatGPT4, the installation of a working LAMP system into an empty Linux Ubuntu Virtual Machine is complete. The package is working, with active links to the Apache test page, and the PHP information display. Loading the database is complete. We are ready for a test of the updated forum software. The Apache index.html was simplified to point to the list topic test script.

In related news, a small script to perform updates of the database was installed and tested with success. The installation is ready for a forum package, if one becomes available.

Dropbox is offering to increase free disk storage to 16 Gb in return for enlisting friends to use Dropbox. 
That is a hefty increase from current 2 Gb. If a NewMars member decides to open a DropBox account please let us know so we can apply for the offer of increased storage.

Google announced that they have extended their policy on inactive accounts. Now they will wait two years before deleting an account.

NewMars.com is back online after an unscheduled outage for extended maintenance. Work is under way to maintain the site.

An Email Outreach campaign to former NewMars members is on hold. One member will be reviewed per day, for 3+ years.

Recordings of the 25th Anniversary Mars Society Conference are now available on YouTube.

We are happy to welcome former members back into the active community.  It has been brought to my attention that a number of former members are marked as "banned".  In many cases, this marking is a limitation of FluxBB, which is the forum software.

Because of the onslaught of thousands upon thousands of spammers over 20+ years, the decision was made to close off access to inactive accounts.  Unfortunately, the only mechanism available is the "banning" tool.  If you are an older member and you find your account has been banned, it may have been locked to prevent hacker access.  You can ask SpaceNut to reactivate the account. See the procedure below.  Those who were banned for inappropriate behavior may also apply.  SpaceNut will then have the opportunity to evaluate your application.

Read Post #2 of this topic for procedures to apply for membership.  Mention specific assistance you wish to provide.

***

We have 18,370 freshly refurbished User Id's ready for new members.

A quality assurance run is finished, to find any posts not accessible upon lookup.
Current stopping point is 221000 - the next scan will be run at 222000
Current active post is 221572

Read Post #2 of this topic for procedures to apply for membership.  Mention specific assistance you wish to provide.

For existing registered members who have lost your password ... If you remember the email address you used to register, you can request a recovery email at that address.  If you no longer have the email available (as could happen over 20+ years) just write to NewMarsMember@gmail.com  email address. Your request will be forwarded to SpaceNut, who has the tools available to assist as needed.

For all ... we really ** are ** looking for members who want to make a difference by helping others with projects, or providing leadership on new projects.  We have a ready supply of folks who can and will make comments and offer suggestions.  We don't need more folks in that specialty.  We ** do ** need folks who can and ** will ** help project leaders already trying to achieve something in the real world.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

(th)

Last edited by NewMarsMember (2024-04-09 07:45:59)


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#1315 2024-04-10 07:16:59

NewMarsMember
Member
Registered: 2019-02-17
Posts: 1,280

Re: Recruiting expertise for NewMars Forum topics:

NewMarsMember@gmail.com portal is open for business.

There was/were several incoming traffic item(s) at the Portal this morning. No outgoing message(s) was/were sent.

Today's email was an  invoice from Microsoft in the amount of $0.00, for use of the Azure test facility.

Occasionally vendors send updates on software or new features on offer.  That WAS the case today.  NewMarsMember has opened an account to try Microsoft Azure using a free 1 year trial. The purpose of the account is to provide a place for upgrade of the FluxBB software currently running the forum, thanks to the generous support of the Mars Society.

Update: With the assistance of ChatGPT4, the installation of a working LAMP system into an empty Linux Ubuntu Virtual Machine is complete. The package is working, with active links to the Apache test page, and the PHP information display. Loading the database is complete. We are ready for a test of the updated forum software. The Apache index.html was simplified to point to the list topic test script.

In related news, a small script to perform updates of the database was installed and tested with success. The installation is ready for a forum package, if one becomes available.

Dropbox is offering to increase free disk storage to 16 Gb in return for enlisting friends to use Dropbox. 
That is a hefty increase from current 2 Gb. If a NewMars member decides to open a DropBox account please let us know so we can apply for the offer of increased storage.

Google announced that they have extended their policy on inactive accounts. Now they will wait two years before deleting an account.

NewMars.com is back online after an unscheduled outage for extended maintenance. Work is under way to maintain the site.

An Email Outreach campaign to former NewMars members is on hold. One member will be reviewed per day, for 3+ years.

Recordings of the 25th Anniversary Mars Society Conference are now available on YouTube.

We are happy to welcome former members back into the active community.  It has been brought to my attention that a number of former members are marked as "banned".  In many cases, this marking is a limitation of FluxBB, which is the forum software.

Because of the onslaught of thousands upon thousands of spammers over 20+ years, the decision was made to close off access to inactive accounts.  Unfortunately, the only mechanism available is the "banning" tool.  If you are an older member and you find your account has been banned, it may have been locked to prevent hacker access.  You can ask SpaceNut to reactivate the account. See the procedure below.  Those who were banned for inappropriate behavior may also apply.  SpaceNut will then have the opportunity to evaluate your application.

Read Post #2 of this topic for procedures to apply for membership.  Mention specific assistance you wish to provide.

***

We have 18,370 freshly refurbished User Id's ready for new members.

A quality assurance run is finished, to find any posts not accessible upon lookup.
Current stopping point is 221000 - the next scan will be run at 222000
Current active post is 221596

Read Post #2 of this topic for procedures to apply for membership.  Mention specific assistance you wish to provide.

For existing registered members who have lost your password ... If you remember the email address you used to register, you can request a recovery email at that address.  If you no longer have the email available (as could happen over 20+ years) just write to NewMarsMember@gmail.com  email address. Your request will be forwarded to SpaceNut, who has the tools available to assist as needed.

For all ... we really ** are ** looking for members who want to make a difference by helping others with projects, or providing leadership on new projects.  We have a ready supply of folks who can and will make comments and offer suggestions.  We don't need more folks in that specialty.  We ** do ** need folks who can and ** will ** help project leaders already trying to achieve something in the real world.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

(th)

Last edited by NewMarsMember (2024-04-10 07:17:23)


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#1316 2024-04-10 19:22:20

Void
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Registered: 2011-12-29
Posts: 7,213

Re: Recruiting expertise for NewMars Forum topics:

Just letting you know that a query for New Mars Forums, or https://newmars.com/forums/ and other attempts could not find this web site on the search engine bing.

But I had an old reference in my browser that worked: https://newmars.com/forums/index.php


Just letting you know you can kill this post.

Done

Last edited by Void (2024-04-10 19:23:54)


Done.

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#1317 2024-04-11 07:01:25

NewMarsMember
Member
Registered: 2019-02-17
Posts: 1,280

Re: Recruiting expertise for NewMars Forum topics:

NewMarsMember@gmail.com portal is open for business.

There was/were no incoming traffic item(s) at the Portal this morning. No outgoing message(s) was/were sent.

Occasionally vendors send updates on software or new features on offer.  That was NOT the case today.  NewMarsMember has opened an account to try Microsoft Azure using a free 1 year trial. The purpose of the account is to provide a place for upgrade of the FluxBB software currently running the forum, thanks to the generous support of the Mars Society.

Update: With the assistance of ChatGPT4, the installation of a working LAMP system into an empty Linux Ubuntu Virtual Machine is complete. The package is working, with active links to the Apache test page, and the PHP information display. Loading the database is complete. We are ready for a test of the updated forum software. The Apache index.html was simplified to point to the list topic test script.

In related news, a small script to perform updates of the database was installed and tested with success. The installation is ready for a forum package, if one becomes available.

Dropbox is offering to increase free disk storage to 16 Gb in return for enlisting friends to use Dropbox. 
That is a hefty increase from current 2 Gb. If a NewMars member decides to open a DropBox account please let us know so we can apply for the offer of increased storage.

Google announced that they have extended their policy on inactive accounts. Now they will wait two years before deleting an account.

NewMars.com is back online after an unscheduled outage for extended maintenance. Work is under way to maintain the site.

An Email Outreach campaign to former NewMars members is on hold. One member will be reviewed per day, for 3+ years.

Recordings of the 25th Anniversary Mars Society Conference are now available on YouTube.

We are happy to welcome former members back into the active community.  It has been brought to my attention that a number of former members are marked as "banned".  In many cases, this marking is a limitation of FluxBB, which is the forum software.

Because of the onslaught of thousands upon thousands of spammers over 20+ years, the decision was made to close off access to inactive accounts.  Unfortunately, the only mechanism available is the "banning" tool.  If you are an older member and you find your account has been banned, it may have been locked to prevent hacker access.  You can ask SpaceNut to reactivate the account. See the procedure below.  Those who were banned for inappropriate behavior may also apply.  SpaceNut will then have the opportunity to evaluate your application.

Read Post #2 of this topic for procedures to apply for membership.  Mention specific assistance you wish to provide.

***

We have 18,370 freshly refurbished User Id's ready for new members.

A quality assurance run is finished, to find any posts not accessible upon lookup.
Current stopping point is 221000 - the next scan will be run at 222000
Current active post is 221626

Read Post #2 of this topic for procedures to apply for membership.  Mention specific assistance you wish to provide.

For existing registered members who have lost your password ... If you remember the email address you used to register, you can request a recovery email at that address.  If you no longer have the email available (as could happen over 20+ years) just write to NewMarsMember@gmail.com  email address. Your request will be forwarded to SpaceNut, who has the tools available to assist as needed.

For all ... we really ** are ** looking for members who want to make a difference by helping others with projects, or providing leadership on new projects.  We have a ready supply of folks who can and will make comments and offer suggestions.  We don't need more folks in that specialty.  We ** do ** need folks who can and ** will ** help project leaders already trying to achieve something in the real world.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

(th)

Last edited by NewMarsMember (2024-04-11 07:02:09)


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#1318 2024-04-12 07:15:10

NewMarsMember
Member
Registered: 2019-02-17
Posts: 1,280

Re: Recruiting expertise for NewMars Forum topics:

NewMarsMember@gmail.com portal is open for business.

There was/were no incoming traffic item(s) at the Portal this morning. No outgoing message(s) was/were sent.

Occasionally vendors send updates on software or new features on offer.  That was NOT the case today.  NewMarsMember has opened an account to try Microsoft Azure using a free 1 year trial. The purpose of the account is to provide a place for upgrade of the FluxBB software currently running the forum, thanks to the generous support of the Mars Society.

Update: With the assistance of ChatGPT4, the installation of a working LAMP system into an empty Linux Ubuntu Virtual Machine is complete. The package is working, with active links to the Apache test page, and the PHP information display. Loading the database is complete. We are ready for a test of the updated forum software. The Apache index.html was simplified to point to the list topic test script.

In related news, a small script to perform updates of the database was installed and tested with success. The installation is ready for a forum package, if one becomes available.  An attempt to install phpBB3 is in progress.

Dropbox is offering to increase free disk storage to 16 Gb in return for enlisting friends to use Dropbox. 
That is a hefty increase from current 2 Gb. If a NewMars member decides to open a DropBox account please let us know so we can apply for the offer of increased storage.

Google announced that they have extended their policy on inactive accounts. Now they will wait two years before deleting an account.

NewMars.com is back online after an unscheduled outage for extended maintenance. Work is under way to maintain the site.

An Email Outreach campaign to former NewMars members is on hold. One member will be reviewed per day, for 3+ years.

Recordings of the 25th Anniversary Mars Society Conference are now available on YouTube.

We are happy to welcome former members back into the active community.  It has been brought to my attention that a number of former members are marked as "banned".  In many cases, this marking is a limitation of FluxBB, which is the forum software.

Because of the onslaught of thousands upon thousands of spammers over 20+ years, the decision was made to close off access to inactive accounts.  Unfortunately, the only mechanism available is the "banning" tool.  If you are an older member and you find your account has been banned, it may have been locked to prevent hacker access.  You can ask SpaceNut to reactivate the account. See the procedure below.  Those who were banned for inappropriate behavior may also apply.  SpaceNut will then have the opportunity to evaluate your application.

Read Post #2 of this topic for procedures to apply for membership.  Mention specific assistance you wish to provide.

***

We have 18,370 freshly refurbished User Id's ready for new members.

A quality assurance run is finished, to find any posts not accessible upon lookup.
Current stopping point is 221000 - the next scan will be run at 222000
Current active post is 221658

Read Post #2 of this topic for procedures to apply for membership.  Mention specific assistance you wish to provide.

For existing registered members who have lost your password ... If you remember the email address you used to register, you can request a recovery email at that address.  If you no longer have the email available (as could happen over 20+ years) just write to NewMarsMember@gmail.com  email address. Your request will be forwarded to SpaceNut, who has the tools available to assist as needed.

For all ... we really ** are ** looking for members who want to make a difference by helping others with projects, or providing leadership on new projects.  We have a ready supply of folks who can and will make comments and offer suggestions.  We don't need more folks in that specialty.  We ** do ** need folks who can and ** will ** help project leaders already trying to achieve something in the real world.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

(th)

Last edited by NewMarsMember (2024-04-12 07:15:37)


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#1319 2024-04-13 06:44:05

NewMarsMember
Member
Registered: 2019-02-17
Posts: 1,280

Re: Recruiting expertise for NewMars Forum topics:

NewMarsMember@gmail.com portal is open for business.

There was/were one incoming traffic item(s) at the Portal this morning. No outgoing message(s) was/were sent.

Occasionally vendors send updates on software or new features on offer.  That WAS the case today.  NewMarsMember has opened an account to try Microsoft Azure using a free 1 year trial. The purpose of the account is to provide a place for upgrade of the FluxBB software currently running the forum, thanks to the generous support of the Mars Society. Today's email was about an AI seminar Microsoft is offering.

Update: With the assistance of ChatGPT4, the installation of a working LAMP system into an empty Linux Ubuntu Virtual Machine is complete. The package is working, with active links to the Apache test page, and the PHP information display. Loading the database is complete. We are ready for a test of the updated forum software. The Apache index.html was simplified to point to the list topic test script.

In related news, a small script to perform updates of the database was installed and tested with success. The installation is ready for a forum package, if one becomes available.  An attempt to install phpBB3 is complete, and the test web site is running.

Dropbox is offering to increase free disk storage to 16 Gb in return for enlisting friends to use Dropbox. 
That is a hefty increase from current 2 Gb. If a NewMars member decides to open a DropBox account please let us know so we can apply for the offer of increased storage.

Google announced that they have extended their policy on inactive accounts. Now they will wait two years before deleting an account.

NewMars.com is back online after an unscheduled outage for extended maintenance. Work is under way to maintain the site.

An Email Outreach campaign to former NewMars members is on hold. One member will be reviewed per day, for 3+ years.

Recordings of the 25th Anniversary Mars Society Conference are now available on YouTube.

We are happy to welcome former members back into the active community.  It has been brought to my attention that a number of former members are marked as "banned".  In many cases, this marking is a limitation of FluxBB, which is the forum software.

Because of the onslaught of thousands upon thousands of spammers over 20+ years, the decision was made to close off access to inactive accounts.  Unfortunately, the only mechanism available is the "banning" tool.  If you are an older member and you find your account has been banned, it may have been locked to prevent hacker access.  You can ask SpaceNut to reactivate the account. See the procedure below.  Those who were banned for inappropriate behavior may also apply.  SpaceNut will then have the opportunity to evaluate your application.

Read Post #2 of this topic for procedures to apply for membership.  Mention specific assistance you wish to provide.

***

We have 18,370 freshly refurbished User Id's ready for new members.

A quality assurance run is finished, to find any posts not accessible upon lookup.
Current stopping point is 221000 - the next scan will be run at 222000
Current active post is 221735

Read Post #2 of this topic for procedures to apply for membership.  Mention specific assistance you wish to provide.

For existing registered members who have lost your password ... If you remember the email address you used to register, you can request a recovery email at that address.  If you no longer have the email available (as could happen over 20+ years) just write to NewMarsMember@gmail.com  email address. Your request will be forwarded to SpaceNut, who has the tools available to assist as needed.

For all ... we really ** are ** looking for members who want to make a difference by helping others with projects, or providing leadership on new projects.  We have a ready supply of folks who can and will make comments and offer suggestions.  We don't need more folks in that specialty.  We ** do ** need folks who can and ** will ** help project leaders already trying to achieve something in the real world.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

(th)

Last edited by NewMarsMember (2024-04-13 06:45:56)


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#1320 2024-04-14 07:56:15

NewMarsMember
Member
Registered: 2019-02-17
Posts: 1,280

Re: Recruiting expertise for NewMars Forum topics:

NewMarsMember@gmail.com portal is open for business.

There was/were no incoming traffic item(s) at the Portal this morning. No outgoing message(s) was/were sent.

Occasionally vendors send updates on software or new features on offer.  That WAS NOT the case today.  NewMarsMember has opened an account to try Microsoft Azure using a free 1 year trial. The purpose of the account is to provide a place for upgrade of the FluxBB software currently running the forum, thanks to the generous support of the Mars Society.

Update: With the assistance of ChatGPT4, the installation of a working LAMP system into an empty Linux Ubuntu Virtual Machine is complete. The package is working, with active links to the Apache test page, and the PHP information display. Loading the database is complete. We are ready for a test of the updated forum software. The Apache index.html was simplified to point to the list topic test script.

In related news, a small script to perform updates of the database was installed and tested with success. The installation is ready for a forum package, if one becomes available.  An attempt to install phpBB3 is complete, and the test web site is running.

Dropbox is offering to increase free disk storage to 16 Gb in return for enlisting friends to use Dropbox. 
That is a hefty increase from current 2 Gb. If a NewMars member decides to open a DropBox account please let us know so we can apply for the offer of increased storage.

Google announced that they have extended their policy on inactive accounts. Now they will wait two years before deleting an account.

NewMars.com is back online after an unscheduled outage for extended maintenance. Work is under way to maintain the site.

An Email Outreach campaign to former NewMars members is on hold. One member will be reviewed per day, for 3+ years.

Recordings of the 25th Anniversary Mars Society Conference are now available on YouTube.

We are happy to welcome former members back into the active community.  It has been brought to my attention that a number of former members are marked as "banned".  In many cases, this marking is a limitation of FluxBB, which is the forum software.

Because of the onslaught of thousands upon thousands of spammers over 20+ years, the decision was made to close off access to inactive accounts.  Unfortunately, the only mechanism available is the "banning" tool.  If you are an older member and you find your account has been banned, it may have been locked to prevent hacker access.  You can ask SpaceNut to reactivate the account. See the procedure below.  Those who were banned for inappropriate behavior may also apply.  SpaceNut will then have the opportunity to evaluate your application.

Read Post #2 of this topic for procedures to apply for membership.  Mention specific assistance you wish to provide.

***

We have 18,370 freshly refurbished User Id's ready for new members.

A quality assurance run is finished, to find any posts not accessible upon lookup.
Current stopping point is 221000 - the next scan will be run at 222000
Current active post is 221825 (90 posts yesterday)

Read Post #2 of this topic for procedures to apply for membership.  Mention specific assistance you wish to provide.

For existing registered members who have lost your password ... If you remember the email address you used to register, you can request a recovery email at that address.  If you no longer have the email available (as could happen over 20+ years) just write to NewMarsMember@gmail.com  email address. Your request will be forwarded to SpaceNut, who has the tools available to assist as needed.

For all ... we really ** are ** looking for members who want to make a difference by helping others with projects, or providing leadership on new projects.  We have a ready supply of folks who can and will make comments and offer suggestions.  We don't need more folks in that specialty.  We ** do ** need folks who can and ** will ** help project leaders already trying to achieve something in the real world.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

(th)

Last edited by NewMarsMember (2024-04-14 08:10:08)


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#1321 2024-04-15 08:10:30

NewMarsMember
Member
Registered: 2019-02-17
Posts: 1,280

Re: Recruiting expertise for NewMars Forum topics:

NewMarsMember@gmail.com portal is open for business.

There was/were two incoming traffic item(s) at the Portal this morning. No outgoing message(s) was/were sent.

Occasionally vendors send updates on software or new features on offer.  That WAS the case today.  NewMarsMember has opened an account to try Microsoft Azure using a free 1 year trial. The purpose of the account is to provide a place for upgrade of the FluxBB software currently running the forum, thanks to the generous support of the Mars Society.

Today's email were again from Microsoft, about Azure. The decision to change to Pay-As-You-Go is risky (from my perspective) but it apparently triggers new email from Microsoft.  These were about how to save money. 

Update: With the assistance of ChatGPT4, the installation of a working LAMP system into an empty Linux Ubuntu Virtual Machine is complete. The package is working, with active links to the Apache test page, and the PHP information display. Loading the database is complete. We are ready for a test of the updated forum software. The Apache index.html was simplified to point to the list topic test script.

In related news, a small script to perform updates of the database was installed and tested with success. The installation is ready for a forum package, if one becomes available.  An attempt to install phpBB3 is complete, and the test web site is running.

Dropbox is offering to increase free disk storage to 16 Gb in return for enlisting friends to use Dropbox. 
That is a hefty increase from current 2 Gb. If a NewMars member decides to open a DropBox account please let us know so we can apply for the offer of increased storage.

Google announced that they have extended their policy on inactive accounts. Now they will wait two years before deleting an account.

NewMars.com is back online after an unscheduled outage for extended maintenance. Work is under way to maintain the site.

An Email Outreach campaign to former NewMars members is on hold. One member will be reviewed per day, for 3+ years.

Recordings of the 25th Anniversary Mars Society Conference are now available on YouTube.

We are happy to welcome former members back into the active community.  It has been brought to my attention that a number of former members are marked as "banned".  In many cases, this marking is a limitation of FluxBB, which is the forum software.

Because of the onslaught of thousands upon thousands of spammers over 20+ years, the decision was made to close off access to inactive accounts.  Unfortunately, the only mechanism available is the "banning" tool.  If you are an older member and you find your account has been banned, it may have been locked to prevent hacker access.  You can ask SpaceNut to reactivate the account. See the procedure below.  Those who were banned for inappropriate behavior may also apply.  SpaceNut will then have the opportunity to evaluate your application.

Read Post #2 of this topic for procedures to apply for membership.  Mention specific assistance you wish to provide.

***

We have 18,370 freshly refurbished User Id's ready for new members.

A quality assurance run is finished, to find any posts not accessible upon lookup.
Current stopping point is 221000 - the next scan will be run at 222000
Current active post is 221874

Read Post #2 of this topic for procedures to apply for membership.  Mention specific assistance you wish to provide.

For existing registered members who have lost your password ... If you remember the email address you used to register, you can request a recovery email at that address.  If you no longer have the email available (as could happen over 20+ years) just write to NewMarsMember@gmail.com  email address. Your request will be forwarded to SpaceNut, who has the tools available to assist as needed.

For all ... we really ** are ** looking for members who want to make a difference by helping others with projects, or providing leadership on new projects.  We have a ready supply of folks who can and will make comments and offer suggestions.  We don't need more folks in that specialty.  We ** do ** need folks who can and ** will ** help project leaders already trying to achieve something in the real world.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

(th)

Last edited by NewMarsMember (2024-04-15 08:13:40)


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#1322 2024-04-16 06:19:13

NewMarsMember
Member
Registered: 2019-02-17
Posts: 1,280

Re: Recruiting expertise for NewMars Forum topics:

NewMarsMember@gmail.com portal is open for business.

There was/were one incoming traffic item(s) at the Portal this morning. No outgoing message(s) was/were sent.

Occasionally vendors send updates on software or new features on offer.  That WAS the case today.  NewMarsMember has opened an account to try Microsoft Azure using a free 1 year trial. The purpose of the account is to provide a place for upgrade of the FluxBB software currently running the forum, thanks to the generous support of the Mars Society.

Today's email were again from Microsoft, about Azure. The decision to change to Pay-As-You-Go is risky (from my perspective) but it apparently triggers new email from Microsoft.  These were about how to save money. 

Update: With the assistance of ChatGPT4, the installation of a working LAMP system into an empty Linux Ubuntu Virtual Machine is complete. The package is working, with active links to the Apache test page, and the PHP information display. Loading the database is complete. We are ready for a test of the updated forum software. The Apache index.html was simplified to point to the list topic test script.

In related news, a small script to perform updates of the database was installed and tested with success. The installation is ready for a forum package, if one becomes available.  An attempt to install phpBB3 is complete, and the test web site is running. The site is starting with a clean database, for testing purposes.

Dropbox is offering to increase free disk storage to 16 Gb in return for enlisting friends to use Dropbox. 
That is a hefty increase from current 2 Gb. If a NewMars member decides to open a DropBox account please let us know so we can apply for the offer of increased storage.

Google announced that they have extended their policy on inactive accounts. Now they will wait two years before deleting an account.

NewMars.com is back online after an unscheduled outage for extended maintenance. Work is under way to maintain the site.

An Email Outreach campaign to former NewMars members is on hold. One member will be reviewed per day, for 3+ years.

Recordings of the 25th Anniversary Mars Society Conference are now available on YouTube.

We are happy to welcome former members back into the active community.  It has been brought to my attention that a number of former members are marked as "banned".  In many cases, this marking is a limitation of FluxBB, which is the forum software.

Because of the onslaught of thousands upon thousands of spammers over 20+ years, the decision was made to close off access to inactive accounts.  Unfortunately, the only mechanism available is the "banning" tool.  If you are an older member and you find your account has been banned, it may have been locked to prevent hacker access.  You can ask SpaceNut to reactivate the account. See the procedure below.  Those who were banned for inappropriate behavior may also apply.  SpaceNut will then have the opportunity to evaluate your application.

Read Post #2 of this topic for procedures to apply for membership.  Mention specific assistance you wish to provide.

***

We have 18,370 freshly refurbished User Id's ready for new members.

A quality assurance run is finished, to find any posts not accessible upon lookup.
Current stopping point is 221000 - the next scan will be run at 222000
Current active post is 221902

Read Post #2 of this topic for procedures to apply for membership.  Mention specific assistance you wish to provide.

For existing registered members who have lost your password ... If you remember the email address you used to register, you can request a recovery email at that address.  If you no longer have the email available (as could happen over 20+ years) just write to NewMarsMember@gmail.com  email address. Your request will be forwarded to SpaceNut, who has the tools available to assist as needed.

For all ... we really ** are ** looking for members who want to make a difference by helping others with projects, or providing leadership on new projects.  We have a ready supply of folks who can and will make comments and offer suggestions.  We don't need more folks in that specialty.  We ** do ** need folks who can and ** will ** help project leaders already trying to achieve something in the real world.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

(th)

Last edited by NewMarsMember (2024-04-16 06:20:52)


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#1323 2024-04-18 07:54:45

NewMarsMember
Member
Registered: 2019-02-17
Posts: 1,280

Re: Recruiting expertise for NewMars Forum topics:

NewMarsMember@gmail.com portal is open for business.

There was/were one incoming traffic item(s) at the Portal this morning. No outgoing message(s) was/were sent.

Occasionally vendors send updates on software or new features on offer.  That WAS the case today.  NewMarsMember has opened an account to try Microsoft Azure using a free 1 year trial. The purpose of the account is to provide a place for upgrade of the FluxBB software currently running the forum, thanks to the generous support of the Mars Society.

Today's email were again from Microsoft, about Azure. The decision to change to Pay-As-You-Go is risky (from my perspective) but it apparently triggers new email from Microsoft.  These were about how the reporting is changing.

Update: With the assistance of ChatGPT4, the installation of a working LAMP system into an empty Linux Ubuntu Virtual Machine is complete. The package is working, with active links to the Apache test page, and the PHP information display. Loading the database is complete. We are ready for a test of the updated forum software. The Apache index.html was simplified to point to the list topic test script.

In related news, a small script to perform updates of the database was installed and tested with success. The installation is ready for a forum package, if one becomes available.  An attempt to install phpBB3 is complete, and the test web site is running. The site is starting with a clean database, for testing purposes.

Dropbox is offering to increase free disk storage to 16 Gb in return for enlisting friends to use Dropbox. 
That is a hefty increase from current 2 Gb. If a NewMars member decides to open a DropBox account please let us know so we can apply for the offer of increased storage.

Google announced that they have extended their policy on inactive accounts. Now they will wait two years before deleting an account.

NewMars.com is back online after an unscheduled outage for extended maintenance. Work is under way to maintain the site.

An Email Outreach campaign to former NewMars members is on hold. One member will be reviewed per day, for 3+ years.

Recordings of the 25th Anniversary Mars Society Conference are now available on YouTube.

We are happy to welcome former members back into the active community.  It has been brought to my attention that a number of former members are marked as "banned".  In many cases, this marking is a limitation of FluxBB, which is the forum software.

Because of the onslaught of thousands upon thousands of spammers over 20+ years, the decision was made to close off access to inactive accounts.  Unfortunately, the only mechanism available is the "banning" tool.  If you are an older member and you find your account has been banned, it may have been locked to prevent hacker access.  You can ask SpaceNut to reactivate the account. See the procedure below.  Those who were banned for inappropriate behavior may also apply.  SpaceNut will then have the opportunity to evaluate your application.

Read Post #2 of this topic for procedures to apply for membership.  Mention specific assistance you wish to provide.

***

We have 18,370 freshly refurbished User Id's ready for new members.

A quality assurance run is finished, to find any posts not accessible upon lookup.
Current stopping point is 221000 - the next scan will be run at 222000
Current active post is 221962

Read Post #2 of this topic for procedures to apply for membership.  Mention specific assistance you wish to provide.

For existing registered members who have lost your password ... If you remember the email address you used to register, you can request a recovery email at that address.  If you no longer have the email available (as could happen over 20+ years) just write to NewMarsMember@gmail.com  email address. Your request will be forwarded to SpaceNut, who has the tools available to assist as needed.

For all ... we really ** are ** looking for members who want to make a difference by helping others with projects, or providing leadership on new projects.  We have a ready supply of folks who can and will make comments and offer suggestions.  We don't need more folks in that specialty.  We ** do ** need folks who can and ** will ** help project leaders already trying to achieve something in the real world.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

(th)

Last edited by NewMarsMember (2024-04-18 07:57:02)


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#1324 2024-04-19 08:32:46

NewMarsMember
Member
Registered: 2019-02-17
Posts: 1,280

Re: Recruiting expertise for NewMars Forum topics:

NewMarsMember@gmail.com portal is open for business.

There was/were one incoming traffic item(s) at the Portal this morning. No outgoing message(s) was/were sent.

Occasionally vendors send updates on software or new features on offer.  That WAS the case today.  NewMarsMember has opened an account to try Microsoft Azure using a free 1 year trial. The purpose of the account is to provide a place for upgrade of the FluxBB software currently running the forum, thanks to the generous support of the Mars Society.

Today's email was again from Microsoft, about Azure. The decision to change to Pay-As-You-Go is risky (from my perspective) but it apparently triggers new email from Microsoft.  This one was about planning growth of a business using the cloud as anchor for web services.

Update: With the assistance of ChatGPT4, the installation of a working LAMP system into an empty Linux Ubuntu Virtual Machine is complete. The package is working, with active links to the Apache test page, and the PHP information display. Loading the database is complete. We are ready for a test of the updated forum software. The Apache index.html was simplified to point to the list topic test script.

In related news, a small script to perform updates of the database was installed and tested with success. The installation is ready for a forum package, if one becomes available.  An attempt to install phpBB3 is complete, and the test web site is running. The site is starting with a clean database, for testing purposes.

Dropbox is offering to increase free disk storage to 16 Gb in return for enlisting friends to use Dropbox. 
That is a hefty increase from current 2 Gb. If a NewMars member decides to open a DropBox account please let us know so we can apply for the offer of increased storage.

Google announced that they have extended their policy on inactive accounts. Now they will wait two years before deleting an account.

NewMars.com is back online after an unscheduled outage for extended maintenance. Work is under way to maintain the site.

An Email Outreach campaign to former NewMars members is on hold. One member will be reviewed per day, for 3+ years.

Recordings of the 25th Anniversary Mars Society Conference are now available on YouTube.

We are happy to welcome former members back into the active community.  It has been brought to my attention that a number of former members are marked as "banned".  In many cases, this marking is a limitation of FluxBB, which is the forum software.

Because of the onslaught of thousands upon thousands of spammers over 20+ years, the decision was made to close off access to inactive accounts.  Unfortunately, the only mechanism available is the "banning" tool.  If you are an older member and you find your account has been banned, it may have been locked to prevent hacker access.  You can ask SpaceNut to reactivate the account. See the procedure below.  Those who were banned for inappropriate behavior may also apply.  SpaceNut will then have the opportunity to evaluate your application.

Read Post #2 of this topic for procedures to apply for membership.  Mention specific assistance you wish to provide.

***

We have 18,370 freshly refurbished User Id's ready for new members.

A quality assurance run is finished, to find any posts not accessible upon lookup.
Current stopping point is 221000 - the next scan will be run at 222000 <<== a scan is scheduled for this weekend
Current active post is 222000

Read Post #2 of this topic for procedures to apply for membership.  Mention specific assistance you wish to provide.

For existing registered members who have lost your password ... If you remember the email address you used to register, you can request a recovery email at that address.  If you no longer have the email available (as could happen over 20+ years) just write to NewMarsMember@gmail.com  email address. Your request will be forwarded to SpaceNut, who has the tools available to assist as needed.

For all ... we really ** are ** looking for members who want to make a difference by helping others with projects, or providing leadership on new projects.  We have a ready supply of folks who can and will make comments and offer suggestions.  We don't need more folks in that specialty.  We ** do ** need folks who can and ** will ** help project leaders already trying to achieve something in the real world.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

(th)

Last edited by NewMarsMember (2024-04-19 08:34:37)


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#1325 2024-04-20 07:38:00

NewMarsMember
Member
Registered: 2019-02-17
Posts: 1,280

Re: Recruiting expertise for NewMars Forum topics:

NewMarsMember@gmail.com portal is open for business.

There was/were no incoming traffic item(s) at the Portal this morning. No outgoing message(s) was/were sent.

Occasionally vendors send updates on software or new features on offer.  That WAS NOT the case today.  NewMarsMember has opened an account to try Microsoft Azure using a free 1 year trial. The purpose of the account is to provide a place for upgrade of the FluxBB software currently running the forum, thanks to the generous support of the Mars Society.

Update: With the assistance of ChatGPT4, the installation of a working LAMP system into an empty Linux Ubuntu Virtual Machine is complete. The package is working, with active links to the Apache test page, and the PHP information display. Loading the database is complete. We are ready for a test of the updated forum software. The Apache index.html was simplified to point to the list topic test script.

In related news, a small script to perform updates of the database was installed and tested with success. The installation is ready for a forum package, if one becomes available.  An attempt to install phpBB3 is complete, and the test web site is running. The site is starting with a clean database, for testing purposes.

Dropbox is offering to increase free disk storage to 16 Gb in return for enlisting friends to use Dropbox. 
That is a hefty increase from current 2 Gb. If a NewMars member decides to open a DropBox account please let us know so we can apply for the offer of increased storage.

Google announced that they have extended their policy on inactive accounts. Now they will wait two years before deleting an account.

NewMars.com is back online after an unscheduled outage for extended maintenance. Work is under way to maintain the site.

An Email Outreach campaign to former NewMars members is on hold. One member will be reviewed per day, for 3+ years.

Recordings of the 25th Anniversary Mars Society Conference are now available on YouTube.

We are happy to welcome former members back into the active community.  It has been brought to my attention that a number of former members are marked as "banned".  In many cases, this marking is a limitation of FluxBB, which is the forum software.

Because of the onslaught of thousands upon thousands of spammers over 20+ years, the decision was made to close off access to inactive accounts.  Unfortunately, the only mechanism available is the "banning" tool.  If you are an older member and you find your account has been banned, it may have been locked to prevent hacker access.  You can ask SpaceNut to reactivate the account. See the procedure below.  Those who were banned for inappropriate behavior may also apply.  SpaceNut will then have the opportunity to evaluate your application.

Read Post #2 of this topic for procedures to apply for membership.  Mention specific assistance you wish to provide.

***

We have 18,370 freshly refurbished User Id's ready for new members.

A quality assurance run is finished, to find any posts not accessible upon lookup.
Current stopping point is 221000 - the next scan will be run at 222000 <<== a scan is scheduled for this weekend
Current active post is 222105

Read Post #2 of this topic for procedures to apply for membership.  Mention specific assistance you wish to provide.

For existing registered members who have lost your password ... If you remember the email address you used to register, you can request a recovery email at that address.  If you no longer have the email available (as could happen over 20+ years) just write to NewMarsMember@gmail.com  email address. Your request will be forwarded to SpaceNut, who has the tools available to assist as needed.

For all ... we really ** are ** looking for members who want to make a difference by helping others with projects, or providing leadership on new projects.  We have a ready supply of folks who can and will make comments and offer suggestions.  We don't need more folks in that specialty.  We ** do ** need folks who can and ** will ** help project leaders already trying to achieve something in the real world.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

(th)

Last edited by NewMarsMember (2024-04-20 07:40:11)


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