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by DrSpooky
Wed Jul 20, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters play Dublin, July 16th 2016
Replies: 70
Views: 5851

Re: Elvis & The Imposters play Dublin, July 16th 2016

I just wanted to post that Mrs Spooky and I had a great\ time at the show. EC himself was fantastic but it was a treat to meet so many new people.
by DrSpooky
Fri Apr 22, 2016 4:12 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: London Meet Up
Replies: 1
Views: 452

London Meet Up

I will be in London for a week for work starting Sunday April 24. A few EC fans are planning a meetup in London on Tuesday April 26.

If you are interested, just post. We haven't worked out all the details yet.
by DrSpooky
Thu Aug 13, 2015 11:38 am
Forum: From the management
Topic: Pageviews
Replies: 13
Views: 20185

Re: Pageviews

I will have to get Dr. Spooky to figure this out...this is his specialty. :) Thanks for the prod. :) OK. Looks like it has been a busy year. :) Some random statistics as of today (13 August 2016): Fan Forum has about 172,500 posts since starting in June 2003. Fan Forum has 1987 registered users Joh...
by DrSpooky
Sat Jul 18, 2015 12:28 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: DrSpooky in the UK
Replies: 1
Views: 746

DrSpooky in the UK

I will be in Hastings UK from Monday (20 July) - Friday and London on Saturday (25 July).

If anyone wants to share a pint, just speak up.
by DrSpooky
Sun Jan 04, 2015 6:53 pm
Forum: From the management
Topic: Fan Forum Software Upgraded
Replies: 0
Views: 5858

Fan Forum Software Upgraded

I keep reusing this old thread. :D The upgrade appears to have run pretty smoothly. I the custom info at the top but please remember that this is a volunteer run site. You can help by using our click through for Amazon or just randomly making donations. See http://www.elviscostellofans.com/helpthesi...
by DrSpooky
Sun Jan 04, 2015 6:30 pm
Forum: From the management
Topic: Board Software Updated
Replies: 12
Views: 5385

Re: Board Software Updated

I keep reusing this old thread. :D The upgrade appears to have run pretty smoothly. I the custom info at the top but please remember that this is a volunteer run site. You can help by using our click through for Amazon or just randomly making donations. See http://www.elviscostellofans.com/helpthesi...
by DrSpooky
Sat Oct 04, 2014 10:13 am
Forum: From the management
Topic: Unfortunate Backlog of Account Registration Attempts
Replies: 1
Views: 1431

Unfortunate Backlog of Account Registration Attempts

We apparently have a fairly large backlog of account registration attempts on the Board. Almost all of them appear to be spam account attempts but at least one is from a human since they emailed to wonder what had happened. Michele is plowing through them now and all but the one who emailed so far a...
by DrSpooky
Mon Apr 28, 2014 5:05 pm
Forum: From the management
Topic: Possible Outages Over Next Day
Replies: 0
Views: 2065

Possible Outages Over Next Day

our area is in for a serious of strong storms for the next 24-36 hours. If The Board or Wiki goes down, don't be surprised. Local news is already reporting tornadoes with winds over 100 mph within 45 miles of here and heading this direction.
by DrSpooky
Sun Mar 23, 2014 9:17 am
Forum: From the management
Topic: Pageviews
Replies: 13
Views: 20185

Re: Pageviews

Maybe it is time for a yearly update of the "statistics"! OK. Looks like it has been a busy year. :) Some random statistics as of today (23 March 2014): Fan Forum has about 165,000 posts since starting in June 2003. Fan Forum has 1820 registered users John Foyle STILL has the most posts w...
by DrSpooky
Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:32 am
Forum: From the management
Topic: Letter from Attorney and Deletion of Posts
Replies: 21
Views: 11166

Re: Letter from Attorney and Deletion of Posts

Prince ('s lawyers) sued 11 fan-sites around the world for 1 million dollar each because they provided bootleg material. They all closed at the drop of a hat. A few days ago he stopped the cases (and dropped charges), but it rattled the chains quite a bit. Very quiet now around Prince sites ... Has...
by DrSpooky
Fri Jan 31, 2014 8:58 am
Forum: From the management
Topic: Letter from Attorney and Deletion of Posts
Replies: 21
Views: 11166

Re: Letter from Attorney and Deletion of Posts

Ymaginatif wrote:Costello lawyers are probably Prince lawyers fans too ... :?


I am not enough of Prince fan to get the joke. Please enlighten me. :)
by DrSpooky
Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:40 pm
Forum: From the management
Topic: Letter from Attorney and Deletion of Posts
Replies: 21
Views: 11166

Re: Letter from Attorney and Deletion of Posts

Could you spell out a bit more what exactly is the type of stuff. Or is it just certain dimeadozen links that have been singled out? A bit odd if so. And a search for Elvis there reveals plenty of Elvis boots in existence. Of course everyone needs to toe the line, but I find it very depressing when...
by DrSpooky
Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:54 am
Forum: From the management
Topic: Letter from Attorney and Deletion of Posts
Replies: 21
Views: 11166

Re: Letter from Attorney and Deletion of Posts

Sigh...we have received direct correspondence today from attorneys of Elvis Costello regarding our fan forum and the mention of copyright infringement material. We apologize for the lack of continuity in some of the threads due to deleted posts, but we have no choice. One user in particular has been...
by DrSpooky
Fri Aug 30, 2013 2:28 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Did we celebrate this forum's 10th birthday?
Replies: 29
Views: 4057

Re: Did we celebrate this forum's 10th birthday?

I can't believe we have been hosting the forum and wiki this long!!! I had forgotten about the narballs board before this one. I tried to find him to offer to take over but it was too late. I fear he succumbed to something horrible. :( I helped Taz with the forum when it was at a hosting company. Th...
by DrSpooky
Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:43 am
Forum: From the management
Topic: Pageviews
Replies: 13
Views: 20185

Re: Pageviews

Maybe it is time for a yearly update of the "statistics"! Some random statistics as of today (11 March 2013): Fan Forum has about 155,000 posts since starting in June 2003. Fan Forum has 1645 registered users John Foyle STILL has the most posts with 10190 with Otis Westinghouse trailing b...
by DrSpooky
Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:58 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Help add text to the Costello wiki site
Replies: 34
Views: 9811

Re: Help add text to the Costello wiki site

For those who want a kick start at this, Google Drive (e.g formerly Google Docs) can be used to scan images and convert them to text. http://support.google.com/drive/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=176692 We used this for a number of RTEMS tasks for the students who participated in Google Code-In thi...
by DrSpooky
Sat Sep 08, 2012 10:20 am
Forum: From the management
Topic: Board Software Updated
Replies: 1
Views: 2871

Board Software Updated

Just a quick note to let everyone know that I just updated the software running the Fan Forum.

Let me know if there are any issues or questions.
by DrSpooky
Tue Dec 13, 2011 1:40 pm
Forum: From the management
Topic: December 2011 Server OS Upgrade
Replies: 0
Views: 2379

December 2011 Server OS Upgrade

Hi,

As those who have been around a while will remember, I tend to do major updates and upgrades during the holiday season. It is time for a major OS upgrade. I am starting it now and there may be a reboot or two. With any luck, there will not be any long outages.

Thanks.
by DrSpooky
Mon Nov 07, 2011 3:44 pm
Forum: From the management
Topic: Changing Account Registration Questions -- Help Needed
Replies: 6
Views: 2926

Re: Changing Account Registration Questions -- Help Needed

It is 6:05pm here and there have already been 796 automated registration attempts... Are there some IP ranges you could block? LOL.. we already block a number of entire countries. And Spooky nails individual IP addresses when they are problems. We appreciate the suggestions but since we have been s...
by DrSpooky
Sun Nov 06, 2011 7:07 pm
Forum: From the management
Topic: Changing Account Registration Questions -- Help Needed
Replies: 6
Views: 2926

Re: Changing Account Registration Questions -- Help Needed

Would a picture work? Name the LP for example? That's a good idea but (1) we only get either the captcha or (2) Q&A in text. I fear that something like Google Shopper could identify the LP. Check out http://www.google.com/mobile/shopper/ . The mobile version can identify books or media by the c...
by DrSpooky
Sat Nov 05, 2011 8:42 pm
Forum: From the management
Topic: Changing Account Registration Questions -- Help Needed
Replies: 6
Views: 2926

Re: Changing Account Registration Questions -- Help Needed

Doc, it looks as though some spam has landed on the General Discussion board. See the thread entitled "some new reverse phone hookup". For a slightly more difficult question to sign onto the board how about "EC's real name is ____ MacManus." Anything you can answer with a search...
by DrSpooky
Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:02 pm
Forum: From the management
Topic: Changing Account Registration Questions -- Help Needed
Replies: 6
Views: 2926

Changing Account Registration Questions -- Help Needed

Over the past 48 hours, the number of spam account registration attempts has really spiked. Spooky and I have dealt with over 100 since this morning. There is not much of a pattern -- no common country of origin, domain, etc. Last time this happened, we added having to answer a question when you wan...
by DrSpooky
Tue Nov 01, 2011 3:19 pm
Forum: From the management
Topic: Pageviews
Replies: 13
Views: 20185

Re: Pageviews

Thanks a lot. Don't ask me why I find stuff like this interesting. But more than 2 mio. pageviews pr. month is even more than i thought. Impressive for a fan forum :) I am impressed also. When the Wiki was moved to this server, it took a while to get the performance tuned out. At that point, we wer...
by DrSpooky
Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:56 am
Forum: From the management
Topic: Pageviews
Replies: 13
Views: 20185

Re: Pageviews

We have these but don't mention them much. We run something called Webalizer ( http://www.webalizer.org/ ) on the server. It runs automatically a few times a day and includes The Fan Forum and The Wiki. http://www.elviscostellofans.com/stats/ The short version is that for Oct, almost every day had a...
by DrSpooky
Wed Jul 13, 2011 3:35 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Request: Where Is The Love ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1142

Re: Request: Where Is The Love ?

A gentle reminder that when a recording is available for legal purchase, it is decidedly uncool to snatch it for free. Unauthorized distribution of licensed material -- music, software, books, etc -- is not right.

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