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Wildfood RIP

Postby riocaz » Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:43 pm

OK, I'm sorry I've been silent on the subject so long. But the fact is the board is dead.

When the hosting company forced that update it killed something beyond my ability to fix without making further updates. The problem is the board is so old and the database so large, that automated updating takes so long the system thinks it's timed out and fails. Which corrupts the database. Which is why I hadn't done it.

I've tried multiple times, and only ever succeed in breaking it further.

It's gone and is not coming back.

I have managed to get it back a readable state. But no one (including me) can post. That's the best I can do.

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Re: Wildfood RIP

Postby PatsyMFagan » Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:49 pm

Thanks for the update Lee ... and thanks for all you did in the past.. I saw the same message this morning when I switched on my pc.

Good that we can still read it ... better than nothing :thumbsup :thumbsup

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Re: Wildfood RIP

Postby KeenCook2 » Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:56 pm

Gosh, Lee, that is sad. But thank you so, so much for all your hard work on it over the years. It has been a fantastic resource and forum for virtual and actual friends and hugely appreciated.

Thank you for getting it back into a readable state so we can refer back to all the invaluable info that has accumulated during its long lifetime :thumbsup :thumbsup

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Re: Wildfood RIP

Postby scullion » Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:56 pm

thanks for the info. such a shame - don't fancy restarting with a permanent link to the old version?

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Re: Wildfood RIP

Postby karadekoolaid » Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:58 pm

Thanks for the update, Lee and a huge pat on the back for all the hard work you´ve put in over the years on Wildfood. It´s a huge shame that it´s crashed but there´s nothing to be done.

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Re: Wildfood RIP

Postby Suffs » Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:06 pm

Thank you Lee ... and thank you for all that you've done over the years ... I'm not exaggerating when I say that Wildfood has contributed enormously to the quality of my life and given me real life friends I would never have met otherwise. I owe you a huge debt of gratitude ... if you're ever in need of B&B in Norwich there's a bed and a meal for you here.

And thank you too to Sakkarin and all the regulars here for making us feel so welcome :wave ........... I hope the invasion hasn't been too traumatic and that you're happy for us to stay :newhuggy

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Re: Wildfood RIP

Postby Busybee » Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:11 pm

Lee, wot Suffs said. :newhuggy

Thank you, it seems inadequate somehow, but thank you.


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Re: Wildfood RIP

Postby smitch » Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:15 pm

Very sad news.

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Re: Wildfood RIP

Postby Earthmaiden » Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:22 pm

Huge thanks Lee for starting and running the Wildie board for so long. It has been so appreciated. As Suffs has said, it has meant a great deal to those who used it and great friendships have been kept and/or made since the beeb board closed - goodness knows how many years ago now.

Maybe we can have a Wildie meet and treat you sometime when life as we knew it eventually resumes. We owe you big time.

Now we'll have to ask Sakkarin very nicely if we may stay ... :crossed.

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Re: Wildfood RIP

Postby Suelle » Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:25 pm

Such a shame, but thank you, Lee, for many years of online friendships.
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Re: Wildfood RIP

Postby patpoyntz » Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:27 pm

So sorry that Wildfood is no more....Suffs has said much more eloquently than I could, exactly how I feel. Thank you Lee and thank you Sakkarin.

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Re: Wildfood RIP

Postby Pepper Pig » Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:31 pm

Wot they all said Lee. Thank you so much. And many thanks to Sakkarin.

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Re: Wildfood RIP

Postby Seatallan » Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:32 pm

Ditto on all fronts from me too.
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Re: Wildfood RIP

Postby ChinchillaLady » Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:57 pm

Hi Lee

I can only echo what everyone else has said, but once a Wildie, always a Wildie. I remain Wildie At Heart. But very happy to have found a new home and kept friends old and made friends new.

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Re: Wildfood RIP

Postby northleedsbhoy » Mon Jun 15, 2020 4:10 pm

I can only echo what the others have said. Thanks for hosting the board and I for one am truly gutted for its demise. Thanks again.

I’d also like to thank Sakkarin for accepting lots of waifs and strays when Wildfood ‘broke down’.

NLB :thumbsup

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Re: Wildfood RIP

Postby mistakened » Mon Jun 15, 2020 4:18 pm

Thanks for the news, Lee and thank you for all your efforts
Thank you taking us in Sakkarin

Always a Wildie at heart,. Moira

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Re: Wildfood RIP

Postby herbidacious » Mon Jun 15, 2020 4:26 pm

That is sad, and a huge thanks from me too. I am very glad we are mostly all here and together, so thanks to Sakkarin too. Certainily the early days of lockdown would have been a more lonely and more anxious time without Wildfood and new freinds to talk to.

Pleased to hear it can be read. I have wanted to refer to it from time to time in th last few months.

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Re: Wildfood RIP

Postby Hickybank » Mon Jun 15, 2020 4:58 pm

Such a shame it was a lot of fun & we all made new friends, thank you Rio, Sakkarin & the mods for all the hard work you put in to it much appreciated by all, well done

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Re: Wildfood RIP

Postby Pepper Pig » Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:03 pm

Don't forget there is also a Wildies Group on Facebook.

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Re: Wildfood RIP

Postby Amyw » Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:09 pm

Repeating really what others have already said . However though very sad , it has been nice that everyone is now together in one place . I’ve always posted here , probably more in the last year or so than WF but it’s good to see others have come across .

Maybe it would be good to somehow merge the two chatterbox threads together so it’s less Wildies and others but one big family ??


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