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The Mudcat is Back

04 Jun 03 - 05:35 PM (#962673)
Subject: The Mudcat is Back
From: Max

Welcome back.


04 Jun 03 - 05:49 PM (#962674)
Subject: RE: The Mudcat is Back
From: GUEST

Thanks Max

Please though, let us know what you want money for. The blanket statement 'send money' put me off


04 Jun 03 - 05:55 PM (#962675)
Subject: RE: The Mudcat is Back
From: GUEST,Zany Mouse

Hi Max

Welcome back. Hope the housemove wasn't too traumatic. Many thanks for the great service you give.

ZM


04 Jun 03 - 06:14 PM (#962684)
Subject: RE: The Mudcat is Back
From: Max

Money for? We're self financed, meaning I pay for everything. $250 for connectivity, $100 per month in electricity, and at least $500 associated with the move of Mudcat alone. Hardware costs, software costs, so on and so on. Sorry it its not clear that we just always need money, or if I was short, but I didn't have much time.


04 Jun 03 - 06:22 PM (#962687)
Subject: RE: The Mudcat is Back
From: GUEST,Animaterra

I'm so glad you're back, but when I try to log in or look up a song on the DT I'm getting error messages. I'm sure there are still glitches and I promise to be patient! Just thought you'd want to know.


04 Jun 03 - 11:01 PM (#962689)
Subject: RE: The Mudcat is Back
From: NicoleC

Welcome back, Max. Thanks for the speedy service!


04 Jun 03 - 11:09 PM (#962691)
Subject: RE: The Mudcat is Back
From: GUEST,Sorcha

Still won't let me get a cookie for membership. Assume that is still my problem. It was before. I owe you about $35 for using Mudcat for the Chocolate T-shirts. Will be in the mail soon. Thanks for everything. Been having Chat withdrawal......Jon fixed that. You should look at what Jon has done. Much better than the cfChat Mudcat is using, IMO.


05 Jun 03 - 02:51 AM (#962694)
Subject: RE: The Mudcat is Back
From: hesperis

Sorcha - try deleting all your temporary internet files before logging in, and if that doesn't work, download and use a different browser THEN try to log in with your usual one.


05 Jun 03 - 03:12 AM (#962698)
Subject: RE: The Mudcat is Back
From: GUEST,Keith A o Hertford

Good
Hope the move went OK.
Best wishes,
Keith.


05 Jun 03 - 03:56 AM (#962702)
Subject: RE: The Mudcat is Back
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull


05 Jun 03 - 04:12 AM (#962703)
Subject: RE: The Mudcat is Back
From: Joe Offer

Thanks for getting us back so quick, Max.
-Joe-


05 Jun 03 - 04:36 AM (#962707)
Subject: RE: The Mudcat is Back
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca

Thanks, Max.


05 Jun 03 - 04:36 AM (#962708)
Subject: RE: The Mudcat is Back
From: Mark Cohen

Joe, what are you doing up at 1:30 on a Thursday morning? And whatever the answer, why are you at your computer?

I second Joe's emotion. Your work is greatly appreciated, Max. I hope the move went well and that you and your family are enjoying the new digs...or will, once the boxes are all unpacked--say, some time before Lily starts kindergarten?

Aloha,
Mark


05 Jun 03 - 05:07 AM (#962721)
Subject: RE: The Mudcat is Back
From: GUEST,noddy

IT LIVES... lets celebrate


05 Jun 03 - 06:03 AM (#962727)
Subject: RE: The Mudcat is Back
From: GUEST,Jon

Sorcha, there is 1 big drawback with the type of chat I set up and I would guess that is why its not used here. There are compatibily issues, e.g. Web TV's don't support Java, it can be harder for people behind firewalls to use, etc.

I'm not a fan of chats that use a HTTP (web) server and rely on the browser refreshing but you can guarantee that just about everyone will be able to use them. I would imagine that is why this type has been chosen for Mudcat.


05 Jun 03 - 07:27 AM (#962731)
Subject: RE: The Mudcat is Back
From: Morticia

Glad to see you back and hope the move wasn't too truamatic


05 Jun 03 - 08:15 AM (#962734)
Subject: RE: The Mudcat is Back
From: GUEST,Geoff the Duck

Can we stop gibbering now?
Glad you are back!
Quack!
Geoff.


05 Jun 03 - 08:52 AM (#962740)
Subject: RE: The Mudcat is Back
From: Rapparee

Thanks for doing it so quickly, and thanks to Jon for taking up some of the slack.

Max, did you get my last PM?


05 Jun 03 - 08:54 AM (#962744)
Subject: RE: The Mudcat is Back
From: GUEST

Welcome back Max, Mudcat and all you Mudcatters!! Geez, it's good to be home again, ain't it?!?

Blessings on your new abode, Max & Co.!! I'm hoping that you remembered to lift with your legs ;-) Thanks for getting us back up and running so quickly.

Hogs and snugs to you and the ladies of the house, Áine


05 Jun 03 - 09:31 AM (#962752)
Subject: RE: The Mudcat is Back
From: Giac

A question though --

I didn't realize we were back online until I checked the trouble forum and found that taj was running. When I try to get in on www.mudcat.org, I still get the cryptic message that the Cat is down.
Will this be fixed, or is taj the only way to get in?

Glad to be in, no matter the route!

Mary


05 Jun 03 - 09:40 AM (#962756)
Subject: RE: The Mudcat is Back
From: GUEST,Jon

Giac, I think IP numbers were changed for the temp part of the move. It can take 48 and maybe even more hrs for the information needed to convert names like www.mudcat.org into the IP address (DNS) to filter through the system.


05 Jun 03 - 09:52 AM (#962759)
Subject: RE: The Mudcat is Back
From: GUEST

i'm able to get in by the www.mudcat.org route....


05 Jun 03 - 09:57 AM (#962760)
Subject: RE: The Mudcat is Back
From: GUEST,Jon

That's how it goes Guest. Some will some won't. It's only when the massive system of let's call them indexes on the Internet all catch up and get updated that everyone will.


05 Jun 03 - 09:59 AM (#962761)
Subject: RE: The Mudcat is Back
From: EBarnacle1

You don't realize how big a hole a group like this fills until it goes away for a while. Eric


05 Jun 03 - 10:01 AM (#962762)
Subject: RE: The Mudcat is Back
From: Giac

Thanks, Jon. Meanwhile, taj works just fine. And, I sure do appreciate you and Pip for give us a great place to go. I enjoy your forum and will stick around.

Mary


05 Jun 03 - 10:11 AM (#962765)
Subject: RE: The Mudcat is Back
From: Dave the Gnome

Welcome back.
Well, come back!
Whelk? Um... Back?

Whatever. Nice to be here:-)

Cheers

DtG


05 Jun 03 - 10:36 AM (#962767)
Subject: RE: The Mudcat is Back
From: Dave Swan

Wow, a land speed record. THANKS MAX for everything, and welcome back!
D


05 Jun 03 - 10:47 AM (#962770)
Subject: RE: The Mudcat is Back
From: the lemonade lady

If any 'Catters are coming to Bishop's Castle Folk Weekend, we'll have a collection for Mudcat... can someone organise it? (Please don't ask me I have enough to do already, but I'll make a donation)I know AllanW is coming and Snuffy... how about it guys?

Sal


05 Jun 03 - 10:57 AM (#962778)
Subject: RE: The Mudcat is Back
From: momnopp

At the shanty sing/pub sing in Wheaton, Maryland USA (FSGW monthly event) Tuesday night, an announcement was made that Mudcat was down and a plea for money along with the mailing address were given out. It was noted that the "loss" of Mudcat would be a severe one for the folk world. And those of us for whom it's become a real home would most definately concur!

Go, MAX! You remain an amazing and incredibly dedicated crazy person and we love you for it. Thanks for keeping the dream alive. The Czeck is in the male...

Peace,

JudyO/momnopp


05 Jun 03 - 11:04 AM (#962779)
Subject: RE: The Mudcat is Back
From: Geoff the Duck

When I last posted - not that many minutes back, I didn't have a cookie and the site wouldn't let me log on.
Now I have returned my identity is back to normal (if you can ever describe my identity as that). I didn't need to log on - my personal page just returned of its own accord! Is the mudcat like Little Bo Peep's sheep - leave it alone and it comes home, but its tail follows later?
Quack!
GtD.


05 Jun 03 - 11:18 AM (#962784)
Subject: RE: The Mudcat is Back
From: Ebbie

Happy days are here again! Thanks, Max.


05 Jun 03 - 11:37 AM (#962789)
Subject: RE: The Mudcat is Back
From: katlaughing

Thnaks, Max and family, as well as Jeff!


05 Jun 03 - 11:42 AM (#962791)
Subject: RE: The Mudcat is Back
From: Maryrrf

Although I haven't posted in a while, I missed Mudcat when it was down. I've put one of my CD's up for auction and 100% of the proceeds go to Mudcat. I have contributed directly in the past but personal finances are rather tight right now. Hope that helps with the financial side of it.


05 Jun 03 - 11:52 AM (#962794)
Subject: RE: The Mudcat is Back
From: wilco

Thanks Max. Mudcat will be on my regular list of donations.

Wilco48


05 Jun 03 - 12:02 PM (#962797)
Subject: RE: The Mudcat is Back
From: stevetheORC

Welcome Welcome and thrice Welcome

De Orc


05 Jun 03 - 01:11 PM (#962821)
Subject: RE: The Mudcat is Back
From: Leadfingers

I've stopped twitching and gibbering already ( Well NEARLY ).Thanks for getting back on so soon Max.


05 Jun 03 - 01:21 PM (#962824)
Subject: RE: The Mudcat is Back
From: Mudlark

Another fervent thank you for speedy return. Will try to think of something to generate some do re mi....


05 Jun 03 - 01:43 PM (#962828)
Subject: RE: The Mudcat is Back
From: GUEST

Thanks Max ..... it's great to be back even though I'm without cookie .... is that general or down to me???

Just means no mudchat if I can't get a cookie and I need to talk to real people again 8~)


05 Jun 03 - 01:44 PM (#962829)
Subject: RE: The Mudcat is Back
From: GUEST,nutty

The above post was from me ......


05 Jun 03 - 02:16 PM (#962836)
Subject: RE: The Mudcat is Back
From: sweetfire

Wahey!!!!! It's good to be back. Thanks for bringing Mudcat back in such a short time.


05 Jun 03 - 02:52 PM (#962843)
Subject: RE: The Mudcat is Back
From: pixieofdoom

Hurrah! So glad to see evryone again. Hope the move went well Max


05 Jun 03 - 03:01 PM (#962849)
Subject: RE: The Mudcat is Back
From: GUEST,ClintonHammond

WB Max! Hope the move went as well as could be expected....

Little help here logging in maybe? Or do I just have to wait for things to "catch up"?

I come to the URL... go through the log-in process... it loggs me in, but when I come back to the threads, I'm still logged out...

Any 4-1-1 folks?

:-)


05 Jun 03 - 03:22 PM (#962857)
Subject: RE: The Mudcat is Back
From: Joe Offer

Hi, Clinton - clear your browser cache and close all browser windows except one, then go to Mudcat and log in again.
That usually does the trick.
-Joe Offer-


05 Jun 03 - 03:41 PM (#962859)
Subject: RE: The Mudcat is Back
From: Padre

Huzzah!!!
Padre


05 Jun 03 - 03:42 PM (#962861)
Subject: RE: The Mudcat is Back
From: GUEST,ClintonHammond

Have done Joe... still got caught in the same endless loop

(FYI Netscape 7.01)


05 Jun 03 - 03:48 PM (#962863)
Subject: RE: The Mudcat is Back
From: GUEST,ClintonHammond

Also FYI

After logging in, and landing at the page

" You cookie has been reset. You are now acting as blah blah blah with email address suchandsuch...."

The url for the link that reads
"Click here to view or edit your personal data "

Has the IP# in the url line, where as all the other URLs on the page (Lyrics & Knkowledge, "You ahve 4 Messages" and such) all point to www.mudcat.org... and clicking them either brings up the error message

--------------

Error Occurred While Processing Request

Error Diagnostic Information

An error has occurred.

HTTP/1.0 404 Object Not Found

Please inform the site administrator that this error has occurred (be sure to include the contents of this page in your message to the administrator).

---------------------------

Or it brings me to the page that was up saying that Mudcat is temp down, please send money to this addy....



????
Now you're beyond me, Clinton. I will call upon the expertise of Pene Azul, who is able to climb the highest summit...
-Joe Offer-


05 Jun 03 - 04:01 PM (#962866)
Subject: RE: The Mudcat is Back
From: Little Hawk

Ahh...back to the music, back to the BS, back to the madness...

- LH


05 Jun 03 - 04:21 PM (#962868)
Subject: RE: The Mudcat is Back
From: Liz the Squeak

Well THAT was the quickest 10 days ever... and the longest 5!!

Hope all is well at the new place, and it's all been said before but THANK YOU for taking us with you.

XXXX

LTS


05 Jun 03 - 04:56 PM (#962875)
Subject: RE: The Mudcat is Back
From: GUEST,nutty

Joe .... I am having the same problems as Clinton .... It won't let me reset my cookie but then I seem to remember never having had a cookie when I joined Mudcat this way.
I certainly was never able to access mudchat when I came in through the numbers so the problem may be solved when we can come in through the front door again.


05 Jun 03 - 05:07 PM (#962878)
Subject: RE: The Mudcat is Back
From: Joe Offer

Hi, Nutty -
It looks like the usual solutions don't work this time. I asked Pene Azul to look in on this thread. He's always able to come up with a solution.
-Joe Offer-


05 Jun 03 - 05:17 PM (#962880)
Subject: RE: The Mudcat is Back
From: GUEST,nutty

Just noticed that both Clinton and I use Netscape .... I wonder if that could be where the problem lies.


05 Jun 03 - 05:17 PM (#962881)
Subject: RE: The Mudcat is Back
From: Amergin

I was having that problem when i came here by IP...but I went to taj.mudcat.org/threads.cfm....and was able to sign in...


05 Jun 03 - 05:33 PM (#962886)
Subject: RE: The Mudcat is Back
From: Clinton Hammond

When I come here via the Taj. url above, it logs me straight in!

:-)


05 Jun 03 - 05:37 PM (#962888)
Subject: RE: The Mudcat is Back
From: GUEST,SINSULL

Breathe in...Breathe out...Breathe in...Breathe out...

Hi Max. How's the baby????


05 Jun 03 - 05:51 PM (#962890)
Subject: RE: The Mudcat is Back
From: Kaleea

Golly Jeepers Creepers! Hello, Mudcat, well, hello, mudcat; it's so nice to see you back where you belong! First the Chiff & Fipple was knocked off cyberspace by angry anti tin whistle terrorists, & I thought "I still have the'cat!'--then the 'cat was no where to be seen--all in the same few weeks. I did suffer some side effects from the loss of both, but am on the mend, due especially to the speedy arrival of ye olde mudcat cafe back where it belongs. (apologies to Hello, Dolly fans who might take offense at the paraphrasementocityness!)


05 Jun 03 - 05:55 PM (#962891)
Subject: RE: The Mudcat is Back
From: Mrs.Duck

I can get in using taj but then have to change ww to taj every time I follow a link. This works for just about everything except the door of the chatroom. I can get to the login page and see there are 3 people in there but I can't get through them doors!!!!!


05 Jun 03 - 05:58 PM (#962897)
Subject: RE: The Mudcat is Back
From: Jeri

Max said, in FolkInfo, that the address would take a while to propagate through the system. Www.mudcat.org was at another address during the move - where the "we're down - send money" message still is. Eventually the correct address will work its way through the internet to you - you just have to wait. Until then, looks like the Taj address is the best way to go if you want a cookie.

Cookies don't work with numbers. Not sure why, but I think it's in the way the cookies are written and what Mudcat looks for when it accesses them.


05 Jun 03 - 06:06 PM (#962900)
Subject: RE: The Mudcat is Back
From: Melani

Huzzah! Yay! Whoopee! It's back, it's back!

By the way, there is a post on the alt.fairs.renaissance forum suggesting that ren/folkies who use Mudcat send money. I hope it works.


05 Jun 03 - 06:07 PM (#962902)
Subject: RE: The Mudcat is Back
From: Mrs.Duck

Geoff has had no poblems using the www address and is currently in the chatroom but mine will not let me in at all


05 Jun 03 - 06:20 PM (#962904)
Subject: RE: The Mudcat is Back
From: Firecat

I can't get in or reset my cookie - have I been a very bad girl?

Tig


05 Jun 03 - 06:22 PM (#962907)
Subject: RE: The Mudcat is Back
From: Mrs.Duck

yes you've locked up my e mail but I'll let you off


05 Jun 03 - 06:39 PM (#962912)
Subject: RE: The Mudcat is Back
From: GUEST,Jon

Jeri, thanks for reminding people of that post from Max. The DNS bit is a bitch, and there is sod all you can do about it except be patient.


05 Jun 03 - 06:46 PM (#962917)
Subject: RE: The Mudcat is Back
From: Firecat

Sorry Mrs D :-( I forgot your e-mail is touchy if you try to send it something big. I'm VERY fustrated about Mudcat at the moment though. I've got too used to the new look with the chatroom!

Hope it will let me back soon.


05 Jun 03 - 06:51 PM (#962920)
Subject: RE: The Mudcat is Back
From: UB Ed

I cannot believe what an empty feeling I experienced when I clicked onto the 'cat and it was gone! And I got the "funding" message. And even though it said it's be back on the 10th, I kept checking each day to feed my denial and here its back! And money wasn't the issue (any more than usual).

Although a rare poster anymore, it certainly made me appreciate the resource and ability to pop in, check out the music threads, learn stuff and pop back out.

It made me sad to think this was a financial outage and I did nothing to help.

I know in the past, we've had financial issues and the community has come through. But is occurs to me, perhaps a more constant reminder of the need for donations to keep this thing running. How would it be if there was a simple note at the top where we could be reminded each day of the not-for-profit nature of this forum and the need to feed it? I know that wouls be helpful to me.

Max, I hope your move was blessedly uneventful.

Ed


05 Jun 03 - 07:02 PM (#962923)
Subject: RE: The Mudcat is Back
From: SINSULL

I've got a cookie! Life is good.


05 Jun 03 - 08:22 PM (#962973)
Subject: RE: The Mudcat is Back
From: Benjamin

Thanks Max! And I've still got my cookie! That's amazing. It's just in time for finals as well!


05 Jun 03 - 08:42 PM (#962977)
Subject: RE: The Mudcat is Back
From: GUEST,Dagenham Doc

Welcome back Max, Mudcat and all you Mad Mudcatters!!!@#@


    Doc.


06 Jun 03 - 02:02 AM (#963048)
Subject: RE: The Mudcat is Back
From: open mike

whew what a relief...just before the gathering and poof...
i am glad to see we have each other back even earlier than
expected. (whats chiff and fipple or whatever the tin whistle
mewssage earlier mentioned? ) and There seems to be a little
yellow or orange
line that comes and goes in the challenge message-when i click on
it it goes back to the nud cat homw page...what is it??!!


06 Jun 03 - 05:17 AM (#963078)
Subject: RE: The Mudcat is Back
From: HuwG

Welcome back. Doing cold turkey from Mudcat is not a pleasant experience.

Money on way, once I'm back in employment.


06 Jun 03 - 06:17 AM (#963095)
Subject: RE: The Mudcat is Back
From: My guru always said

Thanks Max - Oh, I've missed the Cat!
Thanks for bringing it all back.....

Hil


06 Jun 03 - 06:40 AM (#963104)
Subject: RE: The Mudcat is Back
From: GUEST

Well done Max! Welcome back to all, and well, all the best, Larry


06 Jun 03 - 06:41 AM (#963105)
Subject: RE: The Mudcat is Back
From: GUEST

Whoops lost my cookie! The above is InOBU!


06 Jun 03 - 06:46 AM (#963107)
Subject: RE: The Mudcat is Back
From: Alba

Yipee...Thanks Max. Hope the move was smooth.
Missed Y'all. Welcome Back!!:>)


06 Jun 03 - 07:41 AM (#963134)
Subject: RE: The Mudcat is Back
From: Alio

This is great! I thought we had to wait till the 10th!!

Ali


06 Jun 03 - 07:46 AM (#963136)
Subject: RE: The Mudcat is Back
From: Mrs.Duck

Things seem to be running smoothly now so hopefully others will be able to get cookies sorted and meet up in the chatroom again. Last night I could only get in through Geoff's browser but all are working now and I've sorted the e mail Tig (well Geoff did) and it did just seem to be the size of the file that caused it - so you see size does matter;¬))


06 Jun 03 - 08:06 AM (#963145)
Subject: RE: The Mudcat is Back
From: MairSea

Welcome Back folks. I have really missed you all. Felt like I'd lost a much-loved friend.

Love and Peace


06 Jun 03 - 09:12 AM (#963186)
Subject: RE: The Mudcat is Back
From: GUEST,Bill D

very interesting...clearing cache and using taj.mudcat.org/threads.cfm do nothing for me...I guess I'll have to wait for 'propagation' of DNS stuff...only the 207 address gets me in


06 Jun 03 - 03:48 PM (#963357)
Subject: RE: The Mudcat is Back
From: Raedwulf

I can't get in or reset my cookie - have I been a very bad girl?

Tig


Almost certainly, m'dear, that's why we love you! But it doesn't have anything to do with your cookie I think... ;)

Hurrah for Mudcat! Hurrah for Max! Several times over, & louder & louder...

R


07 Jun 03 - 10:40 AM (#963680)
Subject: RE: The Mudcat is Back
From: GUEST

You don't say.
Well done guys!
Luv AAA x


07 Jun 03 - 11:27 AM (#963691)
Subject: RE: The Mudcat is Back
From: GUEST,Arkie

Glad to see Mudcat up and running.


07 Jun 03 - 07:25 PM (#963797)
Subject: RE: The Mudcat is Back
From: Peter T.

Thanks, Max. You are, as ever, the Tao god of the Internet. yours, Peter T.


07 Jun 03 - 09:07 PM (#963827)
Subject: RE: The Mudcat is Back
From: Gillie

Thanks Max, that was quick work. Hope that you are having better luck with your cookie, Tig! Hurrah for Mudchat!!!!!!!!!!

Gillie


08 Jun 03 - 09:39 AM (#963969)
Subject: RE: The Mudcat is Back
From: menzze

Couldn't wait until the 10th so I tried it today and yupiiiieh yeah the cat is back - great job Max - thanks a lot.
Hope there were not to many dishes and glasses broken when unpacking the boxes and also hope ya found a good place to stay.
All the best from here

menzze


08 Jun 03 - 10:26 AM (#963981)
Subject: RE: The Mudcat is Back
From: vindelis

Welcome back Mucat.


08 Jun 03 - 01:05 PM (#964046)
Subject: RE: The Mudcat is Back
From: Charley Noble

Mudcat finally made it back to Maine!

Thanks, Max!

I'll be sending another check when I get back from the Mystic Sea Music Festival.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


09 Jun 03 - 06:24 AM (#964411)
Subject: RE: The Mudcat is Back
From: GUEST,Santa

Welcome back. Thanks.


09 Jun 03 - 01:14 PM (#964607)
Subject: RE: The Mudcat is Back
From: Emma B

I've been away, did I miss something? Glad you're here to come home to