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Aimoo forum
« on: November 12, 2007, 02:36:22 PM »

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(in the News forum that, it appears, you cannot post replies in) The old forum at aimoo.com is missing completely this morning.  Aimoo had announced that they were converting all their boards to a new version of their software with effect from today.  The aimoo.com front page still loads, but carries no message about the site being down for planned maintenance, so I'm assuming they are having technical problems. 

Phew, glad we are are now here.

Actually the old forum is now online and it looks a lot better, and loads a lot quicker, than it used to. But there are loads of bugs - click on just about anything and you'll get an error message of one kind or another. Maybe they will get these sorted out, maybe not - anyway, phew, as Theo said.

Clive, do you still have plans to crawl the old forum and preserve the discussions in some way or other?
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Re: Aimoo forum
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2007, 02:39:43 PM »


However I'm having entirely the opposite experience with Aimoo (I said here http://forum.melodeon.net/index.php/topic,24.msg225.html#msg225 so won't repeat myself!)

So, yes, Phew!
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Re: Aimoo forum
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2007, 01:10:12 AM »

Well ... I still have a messageboard over on aimoo which didn't get away with minutes to spare like this one did!  I think melodeon.net must be charmed to have had such an escape without knowing what could have happened.

My duo forum (spiersandboden.aimoo.com) if it ever works again, has completely been decimated by the new aimoo upgrade.  The membership has completely disappeared and all the formatting had reverted to a default setting yesterday as well as showing everyone the trash bin and working as slow as a dial-up connection.  Today, however, it's not even there (neither is melodeon.net) - I have all but given up on them - and will be moving the S&B messageboard as soon as time permits.

I think that Aimoo have been taken over by a company with no interest in keeping any kind of customer service going.  I also suspect them of fraudulently taking payments with no prospect of providing a working service any more.

So - once again - congratulations to Theo & co for really getting out in the nick of time.  The Spiers & Boden/Bellowhead thing is just a fan site and as such can probably recover - but it would have been disastrous if this had happened to melodeon.net
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Re: Aimoo forum
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2007, 11:44:57 AM »


Spiers & Boden is  now called Chesapeake Bay Fishing (not)  :o What would have become of us!

Hope you manage to sort it Squeezy, I should think most of us who post there are on My Space and/or Facebook , so very findable for advertising a new shiny message board to.

And hope you're having a good tour :).

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Re: Aimoo forum
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2007, 02:56:44 PM »

It just seems that we've got out at a good time. It's interesting watching the old faces slowly appear on this new site, a bit like "Autumn Watch" with Bill Oddie spotting the swans and geese arriving at Martin Mere (near where I live) for the winter........

Anyway, back to the hide to wait for George Garside.

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Re: Aimoo forum
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2007, 04:49:29 PM »

;D ;D ;D

With a little digging through Aimoo's turgid bowels, I found 'em again...

Our old forum is here:-

http://forum1.aimoo.com/melodeon

Spiers & Boden forum is now here:-

http://forum1.aimoo.com/spiersandboden

Panic over - for now...

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Re: Aimoo forum
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2007, 09:50:56 AM »

Thanks EeJay for uncovering that. 

Things have improved a bit over at aimoo.  Instead of a complete disaster its now just a bit of a mess.  The old links now redirect to the new forum which seems to work but:
  • There is a new theme!
  • Administrator functions aren't available
  • Posts made after November 4th are missing

But at least it is there and you can see the old discussions.
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Re: Aimoo forum
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2007, 06:16:10 PM »


Clive, do you still have plans to crawl the old forum and preserve the discussions in some way or other?

Yes, but now the forums have been changed, my old strategy is going to need tweaking. I'm hoping something similar will work, but haven't had time to look at it fully yet. Frankly, the Aimoo performance since the upgrade has been so bad I'd think my webspider would probably bring the site down... so I'm leaving it for a bit to see if it stabalises. I was also hoping their promised admin database backup feature would appear - because there's an outside chance that would be an easier way of doing it. No sign of it, though. Can't believe Aimoo have messed up their business so badly - I can't understand why they would possibly jump to such a flaky software release.

Cheers,

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« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2007, 01:32:35 AM »

Don't know what you've done Theo, but on the old forum the posts in topics now appear in the correct order. But, reviewing an old thread I had contributed to, I noticed that in a post I had edited to correct something I said, the original erroneous wording appeared - no sign of the edit.

If this is happening everywhere, it's very unfortunate - it means that things we said and then regretted are now reinstated for the entire world to see in perpetuity! :-[
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Re: Aimoo forum
« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2007, 08:38:46 AM »

Hi Steve

That is indeed unfortunate.

However I think we should thank our lucky stars we got out of Aimoo when we did.   Its a month now since their half-baked software "upgrade"  and although most of it now works, its still a poor system.
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Re: Aimoo forum
« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2007, 02:33:29 PM »

I think we should thank our lucky stars we got out of Aimoo when we did.

Amen to that!
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