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#201 2021-06-10 11:10:03

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Re: Recruiting expertise for NewMars Forum topics:

For SpaceNut ..;.

GW Johnson wrote back with more information about the posting problem.

I offered three activities to try.

One of those would involve you.  This post is intended to confirm that you are willing to assist with problem diagnosis if asked.

What you would be asked to do (If GW Johnson decides to proceed) is to change the password for GW Johnson and log in as him.

In order to change the password, you would follow the procedure given below:

1) Record the email address GW Johnson is currently using
2) Change the email address to a new one you have available. (eg, family member willing to permit temporary use)
3) Ask FluxBB to send you a recovery password via the new email address
4) Log in as GW Johnson and perform a post
5) Log out and restore the original email address for GW Johnson
6) Notify us that GW Johnson may proceed to recover access to his account using the password recovery procedure

In this scenario, you would perform a test post while logged in as GW Johnson.

If your theory of the situation is correct, you will be able to perform the post without difficulty.

That action will confirm the server itself is not the site of the problem.
If you are NOT able to perform the post, then we will have more information with which to work.

To restore the account for GW Johnson, you would restore his original email.

At that point, GW Johnson would use the password recovery procedure to restore his preferred password.

Reminder: This post is just an advisory and request for your participation in the problem diagnosis.

No action is required at this time, other than reply to this post.

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#202 2021-06-10 17:45:48

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Re: Recruiting expertise for NewMars Forum topics:

For SpaceNut ....

We have received an all-Clear from GW Johnson, if you would like to confirm that his ID can post.

Gary Johnson
5:00 PM (2 hours ago)
to me

Spacenut has my permission to investigate.  Y'all let me know what you need.

GW

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#203 2021-06-10 20:45:49

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Re: Recruiting expertise for NewMars Forum topics:

Ok had my own difficulties getting back on after giving up my web cell phone to the wife and going out and getting another since she only wanted the one which had gone bad.
I am on but have some questions.

When a person is not logged in the color of the web page as well as the user information are hidden.
There is also web log in location and I have seen that you need to log into both to clear some issues of getting connected back when we had registration open.

ill test for a not logged in first for myself logged out and see if I get some insight...

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#204 2021-06-10 20:55:47

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Re: Recruiting expertise for NewMars Forum topics:

Ok appearance does change and no box to post a reply or reply to a topic is present or possible while logged out.

Did GW check the keep me logged in box at the log in page as it would cause it to lose the session cookie and would revert back to a not logged in state.

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#205 2021-06-10 21:12:46

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Re: Recruiting expertise for NewMars Forum topics:

Finally found a topic id that yields the message in the time frame of the great crash.

http://newmars.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=6008

http://newmars.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=6010

http://newmars.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=6015

I am sure that there are more

another is the old forums software links which used the tid command

http://newmars.com/forums/viewtopic.php?tid=9363

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#206 2021-06-11 05:02:46

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Re: Recruiting expertise for NewMars Forum topics:

For SpaceNut and GW Johnson,

Because of the smart phone challenges, I ran the experiment I had proposed.

The results were not helpful.  I received the alternate password, but was unable to log in using it.

I restored the original email address to the GW Johnson account.

A complication is that I had forgotten I had used the temporary email for FriendOfQuark1.

I received a temporary password for both GW Johnson and for FriendOfQuark1.

This is a complication I had not anticipated.

I'll ask GW Johnson to try logging back in on a different computer.

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#207 Yesterday 06:10:57

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Re: Recruiting expertise for NewMars Forum topics:

For SpaceNut ...

GW Johnson wrote back with more information about McGregor, Texas.

For all ...

The NewMarsMember * gmail.com portal is open for business.

We have 6,700+ freshly refurbished User Id's ready for new members, and Id's through 8,600 are waiting for SpaceNut to add finishing touches.

We have multiple initiatives underway that can use assistance, or you can create your own initiative.

Read Post #2 of this topic for procedures.

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 this 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!

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#208 Yesterday 08:16:10

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Re: Recruiting expertise for NewMars Forum topics:

Do you know if the topic was
This was the last post GW Johnson was able to make and edit. or was it another topic as we may have discovered a forum software topic post limit?
The older software when it reached that limit would crash the topic and we would need to recover it from log or back up files and then close it from adding further posts.

I was curious about the post counter and if the front page were the same....

Total number of posts: 176,918 is at the bottom of the first page and before this post is was 176,917.
you post above mine was that last increment and my post was 180,940 to which since the crash we have the difference of count that had not been recovered.

Checking to see if the topic counter was on also Total number of topics: 7,606 from the front page and the last topic id was 9908 that was used or pretty close as I think it was Europe's long term vision & future ideas Medium-class missions. by Mars_B4_Moon yesterday.

The user table is also of since the restore as well....

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#209 Yesterday 09:12:12

tahanson43206
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Re: Recruiting expertise for NewMars Forum topics:

For SpaceNut re #208

Thanks for doing the research reported in the post.  I'll continue in Housekeeping.

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#210 Today 06:27:14

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Re: Recruiting expertise for NewMars Forum topics:

For SpaceNut ...

GW Johnson wrote back with more information about Texas, with side bar about Maryland.

For all ...

The NewMarsMember * gmail.com portal is open for business.

We have 6,700+ freshly refurbished User Id's ready for new members, and Id's through  9,000 are waiting for SpaceNut to add finishing touches.

We have multiple initiatives underway that can use assistance, or you can create your own initiative.

Read Post #2 of this topic for procedures.

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 this 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!

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