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by DrSpooky
Tue Apr 02, 2024 2:19 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Song Titles Game - Part II
Replies: 23670
Views: 5483573

Re: Song Titles Game - Part II

Are You Experienced? - Jimi Hendrix
by DrSpooky
Tue Aug 15, 2023 2:11 pm
Forum: From the management
Topic: Major Software Update of Server (July 2023)
Replies: 5
Views: 48325

Re: Major Software Update of Server (July 2023)

If you have a setlist, photos, articles, etc. please make sure they get submitted.

We recently found a late 70s teen magazine that had EC and Nick Lowe in it. It wasn't included. I took it to work, scanned it, and sent it along.

It takes a village folks.
by DrSpooky
Sun Aug 13, 2023 12:13 am
Forum: From the management
Topic: Major Software Update of Server (July 2023)
Replies: 5
Views: 48325

Re: Major Software Update of Server (July 2023)

Many thanks for all you do to keep this little community together, Joel! Might you please post a link for those of us who might want to make a small donation towards that new server? Blush. :) Seriously, I want to get through this upgrade before looking at a new server. It's been 13 years but I thi...
by DrSpooky
Sat Aug 12, 2023 5:43 pm
Forum: From the management
Topic: Major Software Update of Server (July 2023)
Replies: 5
Views: 48325

Major Software Update of Server (July 2023)

The server recently had a hard disk die after a power outage. It had been reporting recoverable errors and I had already been planning to swap it out. I had built a replacement disk with a much newer operating system. I had been doing dry runs so things would go smoothly which I put the new drive in...
by DrSpooky
Sat Aug 12, 2023 5:20 pm
Forum: From the management
Topic: Major Software Update of Server
Replies: 0
Views: 41318

Major Software Update of Server

The Fan Forum and Wiki had been running older versions of the board and wiki software. This was because I got wedged when the server OS could not be upgraded because the disk would have to have been reformatted. I had been slowly preparing to do this by installing everything on another computer and ...
by DrSpooky
Sat Aug 12, 2023 5:20 pm
Forum: From the management
Topic: Major Software Update of Server
Replies: 0
Views: 41751

Major Software Update of Server

The Fan Forum and Wiki had been running older versions of the board and wiki software. This was because I got wedged when the server OS could not be upgraded because the disk would have to have been reformatted. I had been slowly preparing to do this by installing everything on another computer and ...
by DrSpooky
Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: From the management
Topic: Replacing Hard Drive
Replies: 7
Views: 76936

Re: Replacing Hard Drive

You are more than welcome to. Spooky and I don't push for donations. But they are appreciated and offset ongoing and on-time costs. There is the ongoing cost of Internet service which was kicked up by a factor of four early in the pandemic. The hardware costs are sporadic like this time when a hard ...
by DrSpooky
Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: From the management
Topic: Replacing Hard Drive
Replies: 7
Views: 76936

Replacing Hard Drive

The hard drive used for backups is dying. I ordered a replacement drive and it arrived yesterday. I copied everything that new drive over night and will be shutting the server down for a while to swap out the dying drive with the new one. Hopefully this will occur quickly enough and without any issu...
by DrSpooky
Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: From the management
Topic: Pageviews
Replies: 17
Views: 205057

Re: Pageviews

As people have been reminding me, I am a bit late posting statistics on the Fan Forum and Wiki. Let me be clear that the content is user generated and there is a lot of effort put into doing so. The Wiki has an amazing amount of information in it. Thanks to those who spend time on it. Some random st...
by DrSpooky
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters play Gettysburg, PA , July 17th 2019
Replies: 28
Views: 43855

Re: Elvis & The Imposters play Gettysburg, PA , July 17th 2019

keep your eyes AND ears open. the NEW YORK contingent rarely disappoints. :lol: :lol:[/quote]
by DrSpooky
Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: From the management
Topic: Server Maintenance and Inactive Users Deleted
Replies: 7
Views: 64098

Server Maintenance and Inactive Users Deleted

8 September 2018 After some weirdness from squirrels eating the cables on the poles outside the house and some database damage which coincided with that, I think we had had unstable Internet for a few months from the damaged cables and it got went completely out last night. We had a great technician...
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: 118465

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: 35823

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: 17
Views: 205057

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: 11962

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: 68297

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: 86380

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: 52955

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: 49512

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: 17
Views: 205057

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: 24
Views: 187942

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: 24
Views: 187942

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: 24
Views: 187942

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: 24
Views: 187942

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: 52873

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...