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Offline Mark / Ohio

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Re: Welcome to all former members of the discontinued VWS forum!
« Reply #75 on: September 10, 2008, 12:25:39 AM »
Hi!  I'm here to help with ImageSalsa and MovieSalsa questions.

Regarding the avatar and username:

A few years ago, I finally got around to registering a fictitious business name for ImageSalsa and MovieSalsa's parent company.  Hence, Data Crunch Technologies.  The web site has been a long time under snail-pace development, but hopefully this will provide the catalyst for me to get some work done on it :)

Welcome to the forum Jason!   UU
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Re: Welcome to all former members of the discontinued VWS forum!
« Reply #76 on: September 10, 2008, 12:27:50 AM »
I've set up a new ImageSalsa/MovieSalsa board in the VWS/Ambient set.

Welcome to the forum Jason!!

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Re: Welcome to all former members of the discontinued VWS forum!
« Reply #77 on: September 10, 2008, 08:00:40 AM »
VERY Glad to have you aboard Jason.
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Re: Welcome to all former members of the discontinued VWS forum!
« Reply #78 on: September 10, 2008, 03:20:09 PM »
Hey you all are back...

I dont care what drama went down but I know all the valuable info that was lost will quickly be reborn with all the great helpers that I see here ...

Thank you for helping me a ton in the past and as always I hope to help someone in the future here...

mdelisi...

I am using a new name now...

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Re: Welcome to all former members of the discontinued VWS forum!
« Reply #79 on: September 11, 2008, 12:17:59 AM »
Welcome to the forum mdelisi!   UU
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Re: Welcome to all former members of the discontinued VWS forum!
« Reply #80 on: September 12, 2008, 01:02:55 AM »
I'd just like to thank Ed and John and the rest of the crew that made for a fine forum @ AmbientWx.  It's sad to see it go, but with the assistance of WXForum, I think we're on the road to recovery.  Ed, Thank you for the endless, tireless devotion to making your products what they are today.  God bless all in your endeavors!  -Trevor

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Re: Welcome to all former members of the discontinued VWS forum!
« Reply #81 on: September 13, 2008, 02:54:52 AM »
I am here as well.

Is there a topic in this forum where you can add your website address and location? It used to be there in ambient.

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Re: Welcome to all former members of the discontinued VWS forum!
« Reply #82 on: September 13, 2008, 03:44:20 AM »
I am here as well.

Is there a topic in this forum where you can add your website address and location? It used to be there in ambient.


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Re: Welcome to all former members of the discontinued VWS forum!
« Reply #83 on: September 14, 2008, 04:35:30 AM »
Has the Ambient board DB been dumped?

If not, is there any chance to retrieve and import some of those threads that had tips and reference information?

 
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Re: Welcome to all former members of the discontinued VWS forum!
« Reply #84 on: September 14, 2008, 07:27:03 AM »
I'm guessing that the board is the property of Ambient, and that Ed is unlikely to release it.

Maybe a call to Ed can answer that question.
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Re: Welcome to all former members of the discontinued VWS forum!
« Reply #85 on: September 14, 2008, 08:23:51 AM »
Has the Ambient board DB been dumped?

If not, is there any chance to retrieve and import some of those threads that had tips and reference information?

The Ambient forum has been closed and is gone.



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Re: Welcome to all former members of the discontinued VWS forum!
« Reply #86 on: September 14, 2008, 08:26:31 AM »
Has the Ambient board DB been dumped?

If not, is there any chance to retrieve and import some of those threads that had tips and reference information?

The Ambient forum has been closed and is gone.

Bob

I understand it's closed, but that doesn't mean the entire MySQL database of posts has been dumped.  Has anybody bothered to ask?

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Re: Welcome to all former members of the discontinued VWS forum!
« Reply #87 on: September 14, 2008, 10:26:10 AM »

I understand it's closed, but that doesn't mean the entire MySQL database of posts has been dumped.  Has anybody bothered to ask?


I'll ask...

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Re: Welcome to all former members of the discontinued VWS forum!
« Reply #88 on: September 14, 2008, 10:33:38 AM »
Has the Ambient board DB been dumped?

If not, is there any chance to retrieve and import some of those threads that had tips and reference information?

The Ambient forum has been closed and is gone.

Bob

I understand it's closed, but that doesn't mean the entire MySQL database of posts has been dumped.  Has anybody bothered to ask?



Closed and GONE is what I said.  :roll:

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Re: Welcome to all former members of the discontinued VWS forum!
« Reply #89 on: September 14, 2008, 10:39:04 AM »
Has the Ambient board DB been dumped?

If not, is there any chance to retrieve and import some of those threads that had tips and reference information?

The Ambient forum has been closed and is gone.

Bob

I understand it's closed, but that doesn't mean the entire MySQL database of posts has been dumped.  Has anybody bothered to ask?



Closed and GONE is what I said.  :roll:




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Re: Welcome to all former members of the discontinued VWS forum!
« Reply #90 on: September 14, 2008, 11:32:17 AM »
Has the Ambient board DB been dumped?

If not, is there any chance to retrieve and import some of those threads that had tips and reference information?

The Ambient forum has been closed and is gone.

Bob

I understand it's closed, but that doesn't mean the entire MySQL database of posts has been dumped.  Has anybody bothered to ask?



Closed and GONE is what I said.  :roll:




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Well Bill, what did you expect.  ](*,) :roll:

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Re: Welcome to all former members of the discontinued VWS forum!
« Reply #91 on: September 14, 2008, 11:45:40 AM »
It's starting to feel a lot like winter around here...
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Re: Welcome to all former members of the discontinued VWS forum!
« Reply #92 on: September 14, 2008, 12:06:35 PM »
Has the Ambient board DB been dumped?

If not, is there any chance to retrieve and import some of those threads that had tips and reference information?

The Ambient forum has been closed and is gone.

Bob

I understand it's closed, but that doesn't mean the entire MySQL database of posts has been dumped.  Has anybody bothered to ask?



Closed and GONE is what I said.  :roll:




CaPesha!!!!!!!!!!! ](*,) ](*,) ](*,)

Well Bill, what did you expect.  ](*,) :roll:



The note was with regard to "Has anybody bothered to ask?"  and your "Closed and GONE is what I said.  :roll:"

Nothing else was implied  :lol:




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Re: Welcome to all former members of the discontinued VWS forum!
« Reply #93 on: September 14, 2008, 01:01:56 PM »
I know of an archive service (maybe others exist) that saves a snapshot of web pages.  I did a Google search and found it here:
http://www.archive.org/index.php

I entered www(.)ambientweather(.)com and got some results.

This link shows a list of dates when the ambient weather page was archived.
http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.ambientweather.com/

I used the links in the most recent archived web page to find the Ambient Weather forum login page.  That page is here:
http://web.archive.org/web/20080202171206/ambientwxsupport.com/smf/index.php

I don't remember my login/password so I did not attempt to log in to this archive page. 
I have no idea if it will work - but someone that remembers their login might try.
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Re: Welcome to all former members of the discontinued VWS forum!
« Reply #94 on: September 14, 2008, 07:27:58 PM »
I too looked in the Google search cache and archive services, but to no avail -- the Ambient forum required member login in order to view the content, so all the archived pages (irrespective of topic) will contain the Login page contents .. just the way it worked.  Attempting login to a cached page in the archive or on Google will not work.. there's nothing for the page to connect to in order to process the request.

My understanding is that the DB for the old Ambient forum is not available and there is really no benefit to anyone in mourning (or decrying) it's unavailability. 

It's time to start building a new KB here.

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Re: Welcome to all former members of the discontinued VWS forum!
« Reply #95 on: September 14, 2008, 08:10:21 PM »

My understanding is that the DB for the old Ambient forum is not available and there is really no benefit to anyone in mourning (or decrying) it's unavailability. 


Yup. Verified that with WXWP today. It's all been deleted. Time to let it go.

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It's time to start building a new KB here.


Agreed. I'll start a thread of things people want to know, or contributed over time, so we can all figure out what we have to contribute.

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Re: Welcome to all former members of the discontinued VWS forum!
« Reply #96 on: September 14, 2008, 11:32:02 PM »
WOW - I haven't visited this forum or the Ambient Forum for quite some time and had the same feeling as many others about the demise of the Ambient Forum. At first I thought I had entered the wrong URL. After several attempts I actually read what had come up and then quickly switched over to this one to see if there was any news.

I am sorry to see the Ambient Forum gone (and the loss of so much good information) but really happy that there is now a single weather forum that covers all of the software offerings. It really makes it easier for everyone to go to one source for information.

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Re: Welcome to all former members of the discontinued VWS forum!
« Reply #97 on: September 15, 2008, 01:20:21 AM »
Has the Ambient board DB been dumped?

If not, is there any chance to retrieve and import some of those threads that had tips and reference information?

The Ambient forum has been closed and is gone.

Bob

I understand it's closed, but that doesn't mean the entire MySQL database of posts has been dumped.  Has anybody bothered to ask?



Closed and GONE is what I said.  :roll:




CaPesha!!!!!!!!!!! ](*,) ](*,) ](*,)

Well Bill, what did you expect.  ](*,) :roll:




Considering the events over there and reason for the shutdown, don't you think a better response would have been "Yes, we've checked and the database has been deleted so we are unable to import anything from there." ?
 
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Re: Welcome to all former members of the discontinued VWS forum!
« Reply #98 on: September 15, 2008, 11:13:38 AM »
Has the Ambient board DB been dumped?

If not, is there any chance to retrieve and import some of those threads that had tips and reference information?

The Ambient forum has been closed and is gone.

Bob

I understand it's closed, but that doesn't mean the entire MySQL database of posts has been dumped.  Has anybody bothered to ask?



Closed and GONE is what I said.  :roll:




CaPesha!!!!!!!!!!! ](*,) ](*,) ](*,)

Well Bill, what did you expect.  ](*,) :roll:




Considering the events over there and reason for the shutdown, don't you think a better response would have been "Yes, we've checked and the database has been deleted so we are unable to import anything from there." ?
 

Nope, not in the least. Why? Because I didn't have to check. I knew beyond a doubt it was gone. Even if it wasn't, I knew things wouldn't have been allowed to be imported here. As for the reasons why it was shut down, the ones that brought the demise that hang here, you know who you are, and so do I. We will just leave it at that.



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Re: Welcome to all former members of the discontinued VWS forum!
« Reply #99 on: October 15, 2008, 01:02:36 AM »
I was Superduty over there and am Superduty over here.  Whenever I had an issue a search usually solved my problems......glad you guys are here, now.

 

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