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Tom L.

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@Indian Summer About your question asking how this website could be improved... I can't think of anything- I'm quite happy with this one! I still go to VeggieBoards for old times' sake, but most of the members there whom I was more familiar with are apparently gone- when I log on there, I usually recognize maybe only 1 or 2 names in the "recently active" register. I formerly went to 3 other boards, 2 of which were started by VB members, but they folded. (gone the way of the 🦕 )
 
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@Indian Summer About your question asking how this website could be improved... I can't think of anything- I'm quite happy with this one! I still go to VeggieBoards for old times' sake, but most of the members there whom I was more familiar with are apparently gone- when I log on there, I usually recognize maybe only 1 or 2 names in the "recently active" register. I formerly went to 3 other boards, 2 of which were started by VB members, but they folded. (gone the way of the 🦕 )
Thanks Tom! I'm glad we still have a few members from the VB era here, such as yourself, on this forum!

Re: improving the forum: Nothing revolutionary, but I've just installed a new add-on - it's been a while! - which displays a little "OP" badge in the top left corner of the thread starter's avatar.
 

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Thanks Tom! I'm glad we still have a few members from the VB era here, such as yourself, on this forum!

Re: improving the forum: Nothing revolutionary, but I've just installed a new add-on - it's been a while! - which displays a little "OP" badge in the top left corner of the thread starter's avatar.
I like that! Too often posts get all hacked up because the OP's thoughts get all lost
 
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I've started some work to set up a new server for the forum. Don't worry, this won't change anything on the front-end, although I will at some point inevitably break something, but hopefully not for long ...

I'm excited because we're moving from a Linux server to FreeBSD, which is similar to Linux, yet different. Both are Unix-like OSes, but FreeBSD is arguably more Unix-like ... It has a fascinating history, with its early source code developed by the legendary Computer Systems Research Group at University of California, Berkeley. ('BSD' stands for Berkeley Source Distribution.) I have used Linux for more than two decades and know it quite well, but I've spent some time over the last year to learn FreeBSD. It's a brilliant OS, at least for servers - very light on resources, it comes with a lot of the same software as Linux, but it also has some of its own.
 
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We were offline for a while earlier tonight (UK time) due to a power issue at the data centre.
 
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Yes, I had a momentary episode of panic lol. It didn’t seem to last long though.
 
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