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Dick

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Dick   Send Email To Dick Posted on: May 22, 2024 - 11:22am
Well, it has been a long thirteen days and finally, I have the Forum up and running.

There are two issues still left to be worked out. One is that several recent posts have been wiped clean but I think I might be able to chop and paste them together.

The other issue is that of membership, the member/user account data file was corrupted, damaging or deleting members. I was able to piece a good portion back together. It appears to be more of the senior members than the new more recent members. For the most part, that probably won’t be an issue. Out of the last 430 new members, 95 percent of them have never posted after joining. In addition, many other members haven’t been active or even visited the site in more than 3 to 5 years. Even today, most members may stop by only once a week.

When members can’t sign-in to post their message on the “Posting page”, This will be a sign that your member info was corrupted or deleted. Please email me, and I’ll recover your old account info if possible or make a new account.

As of today, we have 42,000 posts dating back to 2006. You might recall we lost many thousands to hackers in 1998, 2003, and again in 2006, Site hacks in 2013 and 2019 caused havoc but no loss of data or info. The forum was created in 1995 and was part of my old Knights of the Sea website, for a short while the forum was included in the PT Boats Inc. (PT Headquarters) website to steer more traffic its way, and it was very successful at the time bring some 300 to 500 visitors per day. I later moved the forum back to its own website, after differences developed at PTBI.

As of today many people still confuse this website/forum “The PT Boat Forum” as PT Boats Inc., but it is not. It has always been privately owned, financed and operated by myself 1995.

Here is hoping you will able to continue enjoying the forum, even with all the nasty attacks brought about by sad people.

Dick . . . .



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Dick

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Dick   Send Email To Dick Posted on: May 22, 2024 - 12:54pm
Just repositioning to top


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  Jerry Gilmartin

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Jerry Gilmartin   Send Email To Jerry Gilmartin Posted on: May 23, 2024 - 12:25am
Hello Dick!
First of all let me thank you for all of this work you had to do. I think it is pretty sad that these idiots have nothing better to do than mess with this Forum. They have nothing to gain except for causing pain and suffering for innocents. Put that on their gravestone. Anyway I just wanted to say Thanks!
Jerry

Jerry Gilmartin
PT658 Crewman
Portland OR

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Gerry McGovern

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Gerry McGovern  Posted on: May 23, 2024 - 11:58am
Great job Dick! That must have been quite a challenge!

Former crew member of the Big Blue Sightseer ex-PT 486

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alross2

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Outstanding site management, as usual Dick. Oorah!

Al



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  TED WALTHER

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Dick;
Thanks for the sitrep, and once again congrats to you, the IT Officer/ IT Department Head..BRAVO ZULU!!!
Take care,
TED


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  TED WALTHER

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Dick;
Thanks for the sitrep, and once again congrats to you, the IT Officer/ IT Department Head..BRAVO ZULU!!!
Take care,
TED


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JEno

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of JEno  Posted on: May 24, 2024 - 5:56pm
Dick,
Thank you for your efforts. The site would be lost without them.
Jonathan


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Scott C

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thank you for all your hard work Dick , if this posts you may not have to restore my log in ability.

Scott Campbell 2nd gen,PT 248
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Dick

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Dick   Send Email To Dick Posted on: May 25, 2024 - 4:15pm
Just repotioning to top


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