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Harrison
8th September 2009, 12:04
This evening Amibay.com will be moving home and joining us here on the classicamiga.com servers.

This move has been planned for some time now and finally it is taking place tonight at 11pm GMT.

The move is due to the existing Amibay server host no longer being able to keep up their original level of service quality. Their servers are now over subscribed and slowing down under the weight of the number of different user hosting accounts on each of their servers. This has caused issues with Amibay slowing down at random times of the day for certain users, and the server failing to always send out automated email notifications to site users.

Fingers crossed the server move goes smoothly this evening. If all goes well Amibay.com will be up and running on the classicamiga servers by midnight tonight! :)

Buleste
8th September 2009, 14:30
Cool. I'll have to start looking on it for bits for my newly acquired C64C (I'm not sure whether to get an MCC Replay or a Ultimate 1541).

xpect
8th September 2009, 14:59
Yep good news. :) Amibay was getting slower by the day.

Harrison
9th September 2009, 16:49
I'm pleased to say that the Amibay server move went smoothly and Amibay.com is now sharing its home with us on here at classicamiga.com.

Amibay is now running much faster with much better page load times and site access.

Now that this is complete it might open up some exciting cross site possibilities in the future.

Demon Cleaner
9th September 2009, 17:18
I didn't visit Amibay for at least a year now.

Puni/Void
13th September 2009, 19:33
I'm pleased to say that the Amibay server move went smoothly and Amibay.com is now sharing its home with us on here at classicamiga.com.

Amibay is now running much faster with much better page load times and site access.

Now that this is complete it might open up some exciting cross site possibilities in the future.

Great work mate. Looking forward to see what the future has in store for both sites.

You should pop by Amibay more often, Demon, as there's quite a lot of good stuff to be found there. Many funny and interesting discussions as well.

Harrison
10th November 2009, 17:38
I'm pleased to announce that the migration of Amibay from phpbb3 over to vBulletin 3.8 (same as this forum) went smoothly towards the end of last week, and the final template updates and mod installations are nearing completion.

Everyone seems happy with the move to vB. The site is noticeable faster than phpbb ever was, and the moderation tools in vB make administering the site so much easier and nicer.

Pop over and have a look when you get chance, and let me know what you think.

Into the future, once vB4 is released I want to look at how Amibay and classicamiga can more closely share some resources. Such as knowledgebase for hardware upgrading and fixes. All that is to come in the future though.

sarek2k
16th November 2009, 12:27
I am a Member of Amibay sarek2k and neither of my email accounts are recognised anyone any ideas? i can't get in at all!

Demon Cleaner
16th November 2009, 14:04
I got a friendship request on AmiBay from Harrison, but when I try to log in, it says that either my password or username is wrong, but it isn't. Were usernames deleted some time ago?

Harrison
16th November 2009, 14:13
There is a notice on the front page of Amibay explaining that all passwords were reset when the site was migrated to vBulletin. You should have received an email from the server with a link to reset your passwords.

@Sarek2K

You have a couple of PMs. I reset your password and fixed your registered email address on amibay.

sarek2k
16th November 2009, 15:34
@Sarek2K

You have a couple of PMs. I reset your password and fixed your registered email address on amibay.

Thanks m8 going to try logging in now:)

Demon Cleaner
16th November 2009, 15:36
You should have received an email from the server with a link to reset your passwords.No.

Buleste
16th November 2009, 15:53
:tease::tease::tease: I did. And I read them and now every day I login to Amibay and mark 100's of posts as read without reading them.;)

Harrison
16th November 2009, 16:18
DC, you can request to reset your password from the login page. If that doesn't work let me know and I can reset your password for you.

Demon Cleaner
16th November 2009, 16:40
I log in once in 3 month or something like that.

yorkie4
14th January 2010, 08:00
so who runs amibay now it has been so long since ive been there i prolly won't recognise anyone :lol:

Harrison
14th January 2010, 15:06
The following senior members currently run Amibay:

Mega Amimods (frontend admin and senior moderators)
Merlin
The Corfiot

AmiDev (backend admin and site development)
Myself
Zetr0

Plus a team of excellent staff moderators.

Kin Hell stepped down from the staff some time ago, and DazzaBoy and Sarek2K can no longer help, but these members are all now in a special VIP group on the site to show they were a valued part of the team in the past.

All 4 senior staff members share the ownership of the 4 amibay domain names pointing at the site. The site's vBulletin software license was group purchased from donations made by staff and members of Amibay, and the site hosting is currently paid for and provided by myself.