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Daddy J

How Do i Re-enable our forum, main Admin has left

http://sharabyarmy.myfastforum.org/

Above is the link to our forum, Admin has left the group, only Admin used he's to register the forum, any help would be apriciated.

Regards
J
Daddy J

Admin or Mods please help.
myff admin

That is most unfortunate, but we have limited power to override a decision by the forum owner.

Forum owners should not leave their members in the lurch like that.

I will email them with a link to this thread.
Daddy J

cheers
Daddy J

admin - any news on this?
myff admin

Since there was no response at all. I have re-enabled the forum.
Daddy J

Thank you so much admin,

can i be set as forum admin? Since there is no admin on the forum.
myff admin

That is very problematic, we need to see wholesale support from the forum membership to allow that to happen.
Daddy J

Oh i see, Can i get few forum members to e mail you to confirm?
Daddy J

Admin - please help.

Thank you.
Vachola vish

Hi Admin i was a member of this forum and i woud like to see it back up and running with J as the Admin of the forum. Please can you give him administrators rights to that forum?
viks

Hi Admin - Can you please give daddy j full administrator rights, i was also part of the sharabyarmy.myfastforum.com forums.

Thanks for your help
Nick(NR)

Daddy J can you please make a post on that forum, now it's open basically detailing your wish to takeover the forum and get it going again, also add a poll with for and against options, we will need the topic to be in a guest readable section of the forum also.

From there admin will be able to guage the response from any members left that check in from time to time.
Daddy J

Hi Admin,

Poll is up in the cricket section.

Cheers
Daddy J
Nick(NR)

This is gonna go well, the forums private with not even an intro section able to be seen by guests
myff admin

Well I can get passed that, but nonetheless this needs to be given a lot of time for people to make their opinion known. I would also point out that the thread must link back to here, so if people feel their negative opinion will be disregarded/deleted then they know where to go to voice it.

I'd also appreciate more background and information to justify the change of ownership. This is not something we do lightly, and as far as there is precedent the chances are pretty even as to whether it will be allowed.
Daddy J

Hi Nick,

Privious admin did the work, we dont have any rights on it, this is why we want the rights so we can do some cleaning up, would be be eaier to delete the forum and re-registerd? please advice?

may be i can give you my log in details so you can see the forum?

cheers
Daddy J
myff admin

Restarting is the "cleaner" option. A forced change of ownership is not something done quickly or easily.
Daddy J

Ok may be its the best options:

so how do we get this name: http://sharabyarmy.myfastforum.org/ we would like to keep the same name.
myff admin

I have tagged "old" onto the forum name.

Currently both names will access the forum, but this does mean you should be able to create a new forum with the name.
Gurj

FAO Admin

As per the correspondance started by my friend and trusted colleague Daddy J, I am writing to explain ( as you requsted ) for further clarification as to why we want to take ownership of
http://sharabyarmy.myfastforum.org.

Basically, the previous administrator decided that he no longer wished to carry on with this and despite many pleas from other members of our group/forum, he did not hand over ownership prior to leaving. As I believe you have found out too, he is now no longer contactable. - although, we have since found out from a third party that he has started a new forum....but its definitely one we do not wish to be part of !

Unlike his " new " forum, ours is intended to be a small, close knit forum, not one thats going to actively pursue a vast membership.  As its stands we have quite a few people who are just awaiting your approval to hand over the reins to Daddy J as forum admin and thus hope that this post and the ones that have already been written, mean you can do this sooner rather than later.

Hope this clarifies the issue for you.

Many thanks for your help thus far.

Rgds

Gurj
myff admin

The "small close knit thing" does help us cop out here and do the new forum same name route

I know that is not ideal, but you must appreciate why we have issues here.
viks

Hi Admin

With all due respect to your comments, all the memebers who are currently part of this group want to get the old forum going again. The previous admin who has left the group disbaled the forum without our permission which was not fair on the rest of the memebers. We have tried to contact to give us the login details to do this but not had any luck. Hence we have not been able to do anthing about this, until we thought lets try to ask you for help.

We are a small group and it would help for j to be the admin as he is the only person within the current memebers who is able to manage the forum, rest have very minimal skills to do the job.

I understand that we could easily signup again but do you think we would be able to signup as sharabyarmy? The thing is we have done alot of work on this forum and there have been very intresting posts which we dont want to lose. I know its hard on your side to change the ownership but we are willing to do whatever it takes to change this, as we just want to re-use the forum again.

Please please help us....we want admin rights for this so we can get the members posting again its been so difficult without the forum.
Gurj

Of course Admin...I appreciate you have to tread very carefully here. Definitely understand that but we really dont want to lose the history of posts we built up previously hence why we want to re-establish the old forum rather than start a new one, albeit with same name.
myff admin

As I have said I have changed the name allowing you to do this.
Daddy J

admin- which name have you changed?

I cant log on to forum now: http://sharabyarmy.myfastforum.org/login.php?redirect=
myff admin

Presumably someone has created a new forum with that name. As I said I renamed the forum add "old" on the end of the name so you could create the forum again.
viks

I see, admin do you think its possible to copy the content and info from the old forum onto the new one? i.e. all the threads etc and the settings?

I am not sure if j can do everything from scratch? like the colors etc...would be good if there is a way to get the content across at the very least?
viks

hi admin

http://sharabyarmyold.myfastforum.org - i can login here fine...so thanks for giving the info ....

as i mentioned above is there a way we can copy the threads etc across for this old one onto the new one?
Daddy J

Admin are you referring this:
http://sharabiarmy.myfastforum.org/index.php
can you please delete this....since we have our original name forum back.
myff admin

All I have done is rename:

sharabyarmyold.myfastforum.org from sharabyarmy.myfastforum.org
Daddy J

BUt when user is registering it goes to old forum, any chance you can delete it, and will just carry on and build the new one.
viks

hi admin

we have created the new forum but it appears that it wont allow us to signup to http://sharabyarmy.myfastforum.org with the same user which we have on http://sharabyarmyold.myfastforum.org.

the thing we want to do is now allow anyone to signup ... when i signed up it said the admin will need to activate the account but the admin has not recieved any requests to do this.

i am not sure if this is linked to the fact that the old forum (http://sharabyarmyold.myfastforum.org ) is tagged to the new one (http://sharabyarmy.myfastforum.org)????
Daddy J

Admin - also couple users have re-registed but im not getting the e mail to activate them?
Gurj

Admin

I am having problems in getting into  http://sharabyarmy.myfastforum.org/ when I try to do it on my phone.

It just takes me into a page which has a Blue header with XABB Template..... and it says this forum is currently disabled.

Yet when  I try on my PC using same URL it goes through fine to our forum

Any ideas ?
myff admin

The disabled one is the real forum of that name now. Between a server move and a rename a situation arises where you are able to see the old forum still.
Gurj

Thanks for that admin, so using my mobile how do i get into our forum as it stands now rather than the disabled page ?
myff admin

The new version is at:

http://sharabyarmy.ford.myfastforum.org/

the old version is:

http://sharabyarmyold.trillian.myfastforum.org/

but there was a copy also at:

http://sharabyarmy.zaphod.myfastforum.org/

Confusing isn't it   All caused by renames and forum moves going on at the same time.

I have made the rogue copy get to the new version.

sooner or later the original link will propagate and get people to the new version.
Gurj

Thats great, many thanks admin. Its the ford one i cud not get into previously but all sorted now . Cheers !
Daddy J

Hi Admin,

I'd like to thank you for all your help you have given to us.

can you delete old forum now since we have new one going.

old forum - http://sharabyarmyold.trillian.myfastforum.org/

cheers
J
myff admin

Old forums get deleted over time. We will not pre-empt that process.
Gurj

admin (no pm's please) wrote:
The new version is at:

http://sharabyarmy.ford.myfastforum.org/


I have made the rogue copy get to the new version.



Hello Admin, has something changed today with the settings/format ?

I used to be able to view this forum in exactly the same manner on my phone as I can online but as of today, the view has changed. None of my phone settings have been altered ?
myff admin

1. You must give the (myfree/myfast/myfine)forum.org link/address of your forum. A link should be given to the problem if at all possible. Do this whether you think it is important or not. DO NO GIVE YOUR OWN DOMAIN LINK IT MUST BE THE NAME YOU CREATED HERE.
  2. Search on the forum and on howtodoit for your problem before posting. 90% of the posts we get have easily found answers if you search on a couple of key words from your post. If this is not the case report the keywords you searched on and we will make sure search works for the next person to try the same search terms. Each time someone doesn't bother to use the search, questions accumulate in the forum making it harder for people to actually find answers! as people searching will end up finding the question and not the answer.
  3. Keep it to one support question per thread, if you have another question start a new topic. This will help others using "search" to find answers.
Gurj

http://sharabyarmy.ford.myfastforum.org/

http://sharabyarmy.ford.myfastforum.org/
myff admin

3. Keep it to one support question per thread, if you have another question start a new topic. This will help others using "search" to find answers.
Nick(NR)

Re: http://sharabyarmy.ford.myfastforum.org/

Gurj wrote:
http://sharabyarmy.ford.myfastforum.org/


Forum admins should keep themselves aware of the announcements section as changes like this will almost certainly be posted there, please in future remember to check there: http://forum.myfreeforum.org/about18265.html

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