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Stephanie
March 7th, 2008, 03:24 PM
Unfortunately, we're still working on getting them back to a functioning, READABLE level, but until then, you can at least log in and review old private messages and profiles. Once I'm finished working on these boards, I'll resume efforts to reclaim the archived information.

The Long Hair Community Archives (http://archive.longhaircommunity.com)

You all have no idea how much your patience over the past month is appreciated. Without it, this endeavor would have been far more frustrating, so thank you.

justgreen
March 7th, 2008, 05:23 PM
Stephanie, we are so fortunate to have you and that you would take the time to rebuild our HOME, many hugs and flowers for you!:)

Stephanie
March 7th, 2008, 05:26 PM
Aww, thanks. :D

FrannyG
March 7th, 2008, 05:40 PM
I'm just so grateful that we're back home. I know how busy you are, young lady, so I'm all that much more appreciative of all that you're doing for us. :inlove:

Stephanie
March 7th, 2008, 05:40 PM
Thanks, frannyg. :inlove:

LisaJaney
March 7th, 2008, 07:18 PM
Thank you, Steph! You work way too hard, but we're ever so grateful! :smooch:

ChloeDharma
March 7th, 2008, 07:33 PM
No, thankYOU Stephanie! Your hard work means alot to so many people here xxxxx

And thanks for letting us know how to read the old stuff, when i first saw the boards i thought all that valuable information had been completely lost :)

GlassEyes
March 7th, 2008, 07:37 PM
Thanks so much for rebuilding this place.

I might have been a TBB member almost as long as I was an LHC member, but I still miss this place. ^_^ Thanks again!

Accolady
March 7th, 2008, 08:45 PM
Steph,

While I have been absent for a while, I could not have picked a
better time to come back.

Things are looking better all the time!

Congrats, and so good to see you!

Karen Marie

:)

Alley Cat
March 7th, 2008, 09:43 PM
Thank you Stephanie for all your hard work getting us up and running. :flower:

Teacherbear
March 7th, 2008, 10:09 PM
I can't click anywhere on the archives to get to anything. I am running Firefox. Is that my problem? or are they just not showing up for others?

Stephanie
March 7th, 2008, 10:18 PM
No, the archives are still mostly broken. I'll start working on fixing them again once I'm finished here. You can still check your old private messages, though, and retrieve your profile information.

Koala Kim
March 7th, 2008, 10:25 PM
No, the archives are still mostly broken. I'll start working on fixing them again once I'm finished here. You can still check your old private messages, though, and retrieve your profile information.
Whew! Thought I was the only one having a problem getting into my journal. Which I *will* back up as soon as I can access it. :)

Thank you so much for all the hard work you have done rebuilding TLHC for us Steph! :heartbeat

Teacherbear
March 7th, 2008, 10:42 PM
My bad, Steph. I thought since the link was posted it was working. DOH! :brickwall:

Lasiren
March 7th, 2008, 10:54 PM
I am just so thankful that TLHC is back!! Stephanie, thank you so much for rebuilding.

MelLuna
March 8th, 2008, 01:59 AM
For all your time and hard work to get back!:p

rhosyn_du
March 8th, 2008, 02:12 AM
Thank you so much for all your hard work, Stephanie!

WavyGirl
March 8th, 2008, 02:53 AM
Thank you Stephanie for getting this board back up and running. I know your personal life has been very busy recently and I hope that all i going well on that front too. You are a star!

LilyMunster
March 8th, 2008, 04:17 AM
Alright, found my archieved PMs. At the bottom of that page it says import as
some initials that I can't remember, text,....
Hold my hand please and help me import from PM archieve to my PM here.
If anyone has time. If not don't worry.

eadwine
March 8th, 2008, 04:21 AM
Check all messages in inbox, go to dropdown menu, select download as (I picked txt), hit OK, a save screen will pop up, save, done. Same for the other folders :)

hrimfaxi
March 8th, 2008, 04:32 AM
Thank you SO MUCH for all of your work to bring LHC back! :)

Guenever
March 8th, 2008, 04:32 AM
I can't click anywhere on the archives to get to anything. I am running Firefox. Is that my problem? or are they just not showing up for others?

Nope, I have the same problem and I don't use FireFox..

nastasska
March 8th, 2008, 04:42 AM
Thanks for all your hard work :flowers:

greek_lady
March 8th, 2008, 04:49 AM
Thank you so much for bringing this back to life. I hadn't fully realised how much I liked this place, even though I don't post too much.
Thank you! :flowers:

tiny_teesha
March 8th, 2008, 04:56 AM
Thank you so much stephanie!!! i know how hard you worked on this considering all the things going on at home, it is truely appreciated. It was quite a struggle without this place and i am really glad you talents set to work fixed up this place, you are a miracle worker! I truely appreciate your hard work, thank you so so so much for being so dedicated and hard working to this home! :)

florenonite
March 8th, 2008, 05:07 AM
Thanks so much for the work you've put into this when you've been so busy in your personal life, too!

Will we eventually be able to access what we've got in our hair journals?

Broken Angel
March 8th, 2008, 02:00 PM
Thank you for all of your hard work in getting the forum up and running again. But a special Congratulations on your marriage! I hope you two have a lifetime of happy memories yet to make. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v284/BrokenAngel73/Smilies/give_rose.gif

Stephanie
March 8th, 2008, 02:03 PM
You're very welcome, everyone, and thank you for the warm wishes. :inlove:

Rosa.Damascena
March 8th, 2008, 02:13 PM
It's great to have TLHC back again. Thank you very much for your hard work :flower:

darkwaves
March 8th, 2008, 02:20 PM
Thanks so much for all your work on this, Stephanie!

Gaelic Girl
March 8th, 2008, 02:37 PM
Thank you so much, Stephanie for all your hard work, and for starting this board to begin with!

In the past year not only have my hair, skin, and overall appearance dramatically improved, I have found a number of friends here. You've created a wonderful community, from which there has been immeasurable benefit to literally thousands of people.

TLHC may've begun as a hair board for folks to chat about long hair, but it's become a body of diplomacy and compassion to many. You've made an incredible mark on the world.

Bless you.
Cheers,
Gaelic Girl

dancingbarefoot
March 8th, 2008, 03:31 PM
Nope, I have the same problem and I don't use FireFox..

The only part of the archives that you'll be able to access at this point are the PMs. The rest are still being rebuilt.

bte
March 9th, 2008, 03:30 AM
Patience? That's what you need to grow hair!

Very glad to see LHC back, and very grateful indeed for all your hard work. This is the best community on the internet (not that I'm biased!!??) and I want to say a public thank you to everybody who makes that possible.

sibylla
March 9th, 2008, 11:32 AM
I´m overjoyed!!!
Thank you Stephanie for building up our home again!
Many kisses
Sibylla

happylynngilmer
March 9th, 2008, 03:11 PM
Thanks for all your hard work Steph! Our home has been remodeled while we were away! i love it!

meliora
March 9th, 2008, 10:40 PM
Thank you so much, Stephanie! I am very happy that LHC is back up!

Teacherbear
March 13th, 2008, 08:08 PM
Bump.

If you go to that link and log in, then scroll alllllllll the way down to the bottom and click Archive you can see some of the posts. They are not very easy to peruse, but if you have a word to search for, you can hit Ctrl+F and search for it. AND most of the stuff from a few weeks before the crash are still not accessible, but older stuff is.

Just FYI, the only blogs I could see were the ones that hadn't been updated in a long time, and then only the public journals (no private journals).

Nynaeve
March 17th, 2008, 08:04 PM
Hello!!!

I can not tell you how happy I am to see the site back up. :cheese:
I have a question about the archived threads.
Are you reposting them all as soon as you get them working or are you just keeping the in an archive for us to view?

I was wondering because I feel strongly about one thread in particular, the Inflammatory Breast Cancer Awareness thread.

I mainly wanted to express how happy I am that the site is back up. :D

And wow... did we have that many smilies before?!?!?!
:love: :love:

WritingPrincess
March 22nd, 2008, 06:11 PM
Thank you so much for all your hard work, and congrats on your marriage and move. I thought all my PMs were lost, so I'm really happy that I'm able to view them.

tiny_teesha
March 22nd, 2008, 10:56 PM
Oh thankyou teacherbear! I finally got it now!

freznow
March 29th, 2008, 09:57 AM
I'm not sure if this has been posted in this thread before, but if you have the link to a thread/post on the old LHC and change the 'forum' part at the beginning to 'archive', if it's a public thread it'll open up.

ETA: I stumbled upon the fact that this includes public journals. http://archive.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=1 (I was typing in random numbers at the end to see which threads I could come up with, and so I thought why not the number 1? And it's Steph's public journal)

ETA2: And if anyone's interested, this http://archive.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=78700 is the last thread posted on the old LHC.

Hairstorm
March 29th, 2008, 10:12 AM
Thanks! :)

Carolyn
March 29th, 2008, 10:31 AM
That's amazing! Could the mods go in and change the private journals to public and then we could access them again?

Raederle
March 29th, 2008, 11:12 AM
Carolyn, did you try just typing in archive in your old private journal link? I am able to see the X day challenge thread, which was in the restricted forums. If you have any old download of your journal, the header information is right there.

iris
March 29th, 2008, 11:29 AM
Seems to me it's just that certain subforums have been imported already, while others haven't. The archive for the herbal subforum doesn't work yet, for instance, even though it's public. It's not that all the public things are working and the private things are not.

When I try to access my private journal, it tells me I'm not logged in (won't allow me to log in, either).

But it's very encouraging that things are being imported! :rockerdud

ETA: I was wrong - some threads in the herbal hairforum can be accessed. Haven't figured out yet what the system is ;-)

Iris

Carolyn
March 29th, 2008, 11:42 AM
Carolyn, did you try just typing in archive in your old private journal link? I am able to see the X day challenge thread, which was in the restricted forums. If you have any old download of your journal, the header information is right there.I thought I had downloaded my old journal but I hadn't "saved it" so it didn't stay. I typed in my old user number and my new one and that didn't work. My old user number brings up and old thread and my new one gets me a message that says "no thread specified". I don't have any saved old journal entries. Dummy me!

peachy.pudding
March 29th, 2008, 02:00 PM
This link is perfect - http://archive.longhaircommunity.com/archive/index.php/

iris
March 29th, 2008, 02:17 PM
Not perfect yet! That view of the archives links to the henna removal thread on this page (http://archive.longhaircommunity.com/archive/index.php/f-25-p-14.html), but the link gives the 'database error'.

Patience, patience...

Iris

freznow
March 29th, 2008, 03:46 PM
http://archive.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=62046

I found the 'Links to threads of interest' (you'll have to change the links just as with any other old thread)

But I rather wanted to find the list of hairtoy suppliers - I had thought it was in the 'Links to threads of interest' because wasn't it once a sticky? - anyone know what that thread was called, or have it bookmarked?

Raederle
March 29th, 2008, 11:20 PM
Wasn't that a sticky in the Conventional Products & Hair Accessories? They don't seem to be available now, though.

Siamese
March 30th, 2008, 12:49 AM
I can see the listed titles of public journals - including my own - but can't get any further than that without an error report. How frustrating!

happylynngilmer
March 31st, 2008, 05:14 PM
That's amazing! Could the mods go in and change the private journals to public and then we could access them again?

Is the reason mine isnt on that list b/c it was private? (or at least I think it was private? too long ago for me to remember that stuff LOL)

Rae~
March 31st, 2008, 06:26 PM
That's amazing! Could the mods go in and change the private journals to public and then we could access them again?

Carolyn, I imagine that since the old forum software isn't currently running (as in, the threads that ARE viewable, are viewable only in a text form rather than editable and with the full forum infrastructure around them), perhaps the ability to do something like that doesn't currently exist? Fingers crossed for private journal access again in the future, though.


Is the reason mine isnt on that list b/c it was private? (or at least I think it was private? too long ago for me to remember that stuff LOL)

Lynn, mine was private and I did find the title on a list somewhere in that archive, although I couldn't access it....

ReadingRenee
March 31st, 2008, 07:07 PM
mine was public but although it was on the list I couldn't access it. :( I could access some other peoples though so there is hope! :)

UrbanEast
April 6th, 2008, 09:15 AM
Steph,

Thanks for making the archive work!

There's one bug:the buttons below the Google site search let you choose between searching the "Web" and "forums.longhaircommunity.com." So clicking the second button will execute the search on the NEW forum instead of the archives.

Could you change that second button to "archive.longhaircommunity.com"?

Thanks again!

curls2grow
April 6th, 2008, 10:27 AM
Can anyone tell me if the private journals are being worked on, to be available in Archive?

Siamese
April 9th, 2008, 05:26 AM
Great to see the Private Journals are now there along with Public Journals in the archives. Something must be on the move.

I have a query about the Public Journals though and hoping a mod can help me.

I've been working my way through the Public Journals for the past week and documenting which ones are available and which ones are not. It's still unstable though. Sometimes it permits access and other days it doesn't so it's slow going. Right now, I'm locked out from journal 950 onward but expect that to change again and it does, from moment to moment.

In the meantime...

Public Journals 1-250 displayed only 4 journal titles that were not available (error message).

251-500 displayed only 11 journal titles that were not available (error message).

501-750 displayed only 9 journal titles that were not available (error message).

751- 950 displayed only 22 journal titles that were not available (error message).

I really do appreciate we are all busy and this is not a priority per se, however I'm still feeling like I'm limbo - as though someone walked away with the key to a room that my history was stored in, and I have no idea what direction they headed in with it. I need a compass and that key back!

Would it help to know which of the Public Journals are not currently accessible in the list of 950 I've collated thus far? At this time there are 46 journals with error messages out of the 950 I've opened. Of course, mine is one of them. :rolleyes:

Any further information would be most gratefully received.

curls2grow
April 9th, 2008, 06:32 AM
Great to see the Private Journals are now there along with Public Journals in the archives.
Really? Can someone please help me out by telling me how to access the Private Journals in Archive then, because when I click Archive at the bottom of the new LHC webpage, or if I click the link the in first post of this thread, I do not see Private Journals. I would love to know how to see mine! :D

Raederle
April 9th, 2008, 09:18 AM
The archives seem to work differently for different people. I'm able to read all the archive links I've posted, but have had other members say the links don't work for them. As regards the private journals, for me, none of the private boards show when I access the archives, whether I log in or not. As far as I know, even those who are able to see the Private Journal forum, are not able to see individual journals.

happylynngilmer
April 9th, 2008, 09:45 AM
Really? Can someone please help me out by telling me how to access the Private Journals in Archive then, because when I click Archive at the bottom of the new LHC webpage, or if I click the link the in first post of this thread, I do not see Private Journals.

yea, me either. :/

Jaime
April 9th, 2008, 10:34 AM
Could it be related to the size of the journal? Mine is #1057, and I haven't been able to access it yet, but most of the ones that do open up appear to have a small number of posts.

8) Jim

iris
April 9th, 2008, 11:03 AM
Could it be related to the size of the journal? Mine is #1057, and I haven't been able to access it yet, but most of the ones that do open up appear to have a small number of posts.
The same is true for the threads in the regular forums - the henna removal thread, for instance, and the honey thread, both huge threads, both give the database error, while the threads right before and after them do work.

I guess it'll get fixed when and if it gets fixed :shrug:. There has been no reply to questions in this thread, not from mods or from admins, - I read that as 'it'll get fixed when and if it gets fixed'. It's probably a lot of work to fix it.

Iris

Tresses
April 9th, 2008, 11:15 AM
I can't access PMs or the private boards at all. I tried to sign in, got to the screen that said, "Thank you for logging in Tresses," and then got bumped back to the index page as a guest.

Anybody else not able to log in? Or, am I doing something wrong?

Moonstone
April 9th, 2008, 11:20 AM
Tresses, I have the same problem logging in, it's not just you. Also, I can't get to any of the boards, but it sounds like some people are able to? I wonder if it has something to do with the browser I'm using (safari)?

Raederle
April 9th, 2008, 11:27 AM
The same is true for the threads in the regular forums - the henna removal thread, for instance, and the honey thread, both huge threads, both give the database error, while the threads right before and after them do work.

I guess it'll get fixed when and if it gets fixed :shrug:. There has been no reply to questions in this thread, not from mods or from admins, - I read that as 'it'll get fixed when and if it gets fixed'. It's probably a lot of work to fix it.

Iris

Ah, but I can access both honey threads, which I've downloaded as text files and emailed to someone here. See what I mean about the archives being available to people in different ways??

I'd be happy to try for the henna removal thread. If you've got the old link, just post it here. If not, which forum was it in?

Tresses
April 9th, 2008, 11:33 AM
Tresses, I have the same problem logging in, it's not just you. Also, I can't get to any of the boards, but it sounds like some people are able to? I wonder if it has something to do with the browser I'm using (safari)?

Thanks, Moonstone. At least we're not alone. :) On second thought...:( I can only access two public boards: Site Happenings and Product Reviews (and only Styling Products under that). OH, and Off Topic, but none of its subforums. I'm using IE7. :shrug:

iris
April 9th, 2008, 11:36 AM
Ah, but I can access both honey threads, which I've downloaded as text files and emailed to someone here. See what I mean about the archives being available to people in different ways??

I'd be happy to try for the henna removal thread. If you've got the old link, just post it here. If not, which forum was it in?
Weirdness! The henna removal thread should be here:
http://archive.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=71635

Iris

Raederle
April 9th, 2008, 11:55 AM
Sorry, iris, this (http://boardreader.com/t/Recipes_46755/anyone_here_removed_their_henna_71635.html) is the best I could do. And it only has the one page, and just the first bits of the post. Of course, I can get to the threads both before and after that one. Go figure.

iris
April 9th, 2008, 12:16 PM
Sorry, iris, this (http://boardreader.com/t/Recipes_46755/anyone_here_removed_their_henna_71635.html) is the best I could do. And it only has the one page, and just the first bits of the post. Of course, I can get to the threads both before and after that one. Go figure.
Weird eh? There was a time when two of the pages were still in google cache, but they're gone there, now, too. Thanks for trying though! :waltz:

physicschick
April 9th, 2008, 07:08 PM
I guess it'll get fixed when and if it gets fixed :shrug:. There has been no reply to questions in this thread, not from mods or from admins, - I read that as 'it'll get fixed when and if it gets fixed'. It's probably a lot of work to fix it.

No reply from mods because they don't know anything, no reply from admins because they are too busy fixing it? :lol: Seriously, I think Steph is the only person who can do this, and I know she's had some real life stuff to deal with recently. Like Iris says, it'll happen whenever it happens. It is definitely a major goal/priority, but I can't even imagine the technical issues involved.

Druid of Alba
April 9th, 2008, 08:28 PM
I'm new, could somebody tell me what hapeened? From what I know, there was an old site, it got messed up, and now this is the new site, and we are trying to get all of the old archives transfered over... is this right? Thanks!

Miss Murphy
April 10th, 2008, 12:43 AM
I'm new, could somebody tell me what hapeened? From what I know, there was an old site, it got messed up, and now this is the new site, and we are trying to get all of the old archives transfered over... is this right? Thanks!

Yes, in a nutshell, this is it. Our username and postcounts were transferred, but everything that was written before the Big Crash is now in the archives, and only partly accessible :)

Oh, and we had to live without LHC for almost a month :thud:

iris
April 10th, 2008, 06:04 AM
No reply from mods because they don't know anything, no reply from admins because they are too busy fixing it? :lol: Seriously, I think Steph is the only person who can do this, and I know she's had some real life stuff to deal with recently. Like Iris says, it'll happen whenever it happens. It is definitely a major goal/priority, but I can't even imagine the technical issues involved.
Thank you physicschick, it is nice to hear from a mod, doesn't matter that it's 'I don't know, either' :D. It does feel good to hear that it's a major goal.

About the technical issues involved, and to offer some perspective - the email in the place where I work crashed mid March, similar type of problem, 'corrupt database', and they've been working on restoring the data for a month now. The data involved there consists of the email of 2000 people for only 4 days; they're working on it with three people, around the clock, and almost a month later they still haven't fixed it.

So, I don't know what the restoring process involves exactly, either (in my scariest dreams it involves fixing stuff by hand), but I can say that if three people who get paid to do this, can't fix within a month an amount of data that is probably less than all of LHC, that it would be way off the mark to be impatient about LHC data restoration, which is done by volunteers from the kindness of their hearts.

Iris

Moezland
April 10th, 2008, 08:18 AM
I can't access PMs or the private boards at all. I tried to sign in, got to the screen that said, "Thank you for logging in Tresses," and then got bumped back to the index page as a guest.

Anybody else not able to log in? Or, am I doing something wrong?

I'm having this same problem - it was actually something I was experiencing even before the new site came up - I'm clueless as to why:shrug:.

Perhaps I'm just not using the search right on this new site, but I went back to the old one to find out more about the SMT and I can't get in. Can anyone who can please post a link for me on the SMT:flower:.

khyricat
April 10th, 2008, 10:00 AM
I can't get to my journal either.. 1102 khyricat's glidings, but I know it was fairly large for the less than a year it existed (as my current one shows.)

Amie

physicschick
April 10th, 2008, 11:32 AM
Iris, we had an e-mail outage on my campus last week, and I was so afraid that it was going to be like your e-mail problems! I was kicking myself for not keeping local copies of files and messages. However, they fixed it in 2 days, thank goodness.

Thanks for the perspective on database repair issues. Since I don't work with databases, they are mysterious and scary to me. :lol:

happylynngilmer
April 11th, 2008, 10:15 AM
*light bulb moment*

Ah, the reason the review board isn't frequented much must be because so many people *can't get to it!* On the old LHC it was as fast a moving board as the friendship board. Now I understand. Carry on.

daizyduke
April 16th, 2008, 11:36 AM
I am not able to search the archives. It won't let me login. Thanks.

Dianyla
April 17th, 2008, 03:44 AM
The archived forums are now available. :)


:cheese:

Calista
April 17th, 2008, 03:49 AM
I can't access PMs or the private boards at all. I tried to sign in, got to the screen that said, "Thank you for logging in Tresses," and then got bumped back to the index page as a guest.

Anybody else not able to log in? Or, am I doing something wrong?
Same problem here. Oh boy, do I regret now ever making my journal private...

Siamese
April 17th, 2008, 03:59 AM
Oh my goodness Dianyla... I could cry. Thank you, thank you, thank you so much for your special message just now and bringing home my journal to me. You have made my day in more ways than you will ever know. :flower: I'll be transferring it to a blog and continuing on with it. My words are so precious to me.

My heartfelt appreciation to all who have been involved and contributed in so many ways. :heartbeat

Dianyla
April 17th, 2008, 04:03 AM
For anyone having login problems, any time you switch between the active forums and the archive forums you must to intentionally "Log Out" of one site before you can login to the other.

We're looking into the possibility of integrating the two better in the future, but for now that's the best we can do.

Dianyla
April 17th, 2008, 04:39 AM
Another thing I forgot to mention was this:

Keep in mind that any saved links (e.g. in posts or signatures, etc.) that you encounter on the archive forums are going to point to url starting with "forums.longhaircommunity.com". Every time this happens, you need to click on the web address in your web browser and replace the word forums with archive every time. Once you do that, the link will work.

Calista
April 17th, 2008, 05:37 AM
Thanks Dianyla! :cheer:

aisling
April 17th, 2008, 05:51 AM
Edited: need to learn to read the whole thread.

DavidN
April 17th, 2008, 05:54 AM
What wonderful news, Dianyla, you and all the admins rock!:cheer: I was just over in the archived forums, re-living some memories from my old photojournal, and everything is intact, alive and well!:joy:

iris
April 17th, 2008, 06:03 AM
The archived forums are now available. :)

:smooch: :smooch: :disco: :cheese: :hollie:

Juliet's Silk
April 17th, 2008, 06:04 AM
Oh my God I have my journal back! *screams*
Sweet little journal come to meee! :run:

I think I'll go and copy everything over to my blog, yes I will!

Thank you thank you thank you!

HplyEvrAftr
April 17th, 2008, 06:04 AM
I tried to go into the Archives and it makes me log in again, and then tells me I have used an invalid user/password?? I am a new member, could that be why??

Thanks in advance :)

talullah
April 17th, 2008, 06:11 AM
Oh my god, THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! I am so happy that I am nearly in tears. I've been kicking myself for not having saved my journal recently, and I really thought it was gone for good. I cannot express to you all how thankful I am that you were able to recover our journals.

THANK YOU!!!

Seriously, I might cry.

aisling
April 17th, 2008, 06:45 AM
I copied my old journal text into Word, 578 pages :) I don't think I'll copy it into my new blog, way too much text.

Thank you for doing this, I'm very happy I was able to download both my journal and my photo journal.

camara
April 17th, 2008, 07:35 AM
Everyone who helped in achieving this: Thank you so much! I am so happy I could save my old journal.

lora410
April 17th, 2008, 07:49 AM
how did you guys get your old LHC journals? I went into the archive-public journals, but non eof them open up.

khyricat
April 17th, 2008, 07:49 AM
yeehaw! mine works now..

aisling
April 17th, 2008, 07:50 AM
how did you guys get your old LHC journals? I went into the archive-public journals, but non eof them open up.

Read what Dianyla wrote above, you have to log out of new LHC first.

lora410
April 17th, 2008, 08:02 AM
Read what Dianyla wrote above, you have to log out of new LHC first.

ohhhhhhhhhh thanks :flower:

pgw
April 17th, 2008, 08:51 AM
Could someone tell me if there is an easy way to down load my old journal or do I have to copy and paste?

physicschick
April 17th, 2008, 09:02 AM
Pgw, there is a menu button at the top of the first post. Click "Thread Tools" then "Download thread." That will download it as a text file.

pgw
April 17th, 2008, 09:04 AM
Thank you!

wintersun99
April 17th, 2008, 09:36 AM
The archived forums are now available. :):cheese:

Forgive the obvious question - but how do you access the archives?

ETA: nevermind - found it... :)

icydove
April 17th, 2008, 09:42 AM
Sorry if I've missed the response, but are the archives only going to be available for a limited time or will they be permanently available?

I'm very excited about being able to use the search feature again!

physicschick
April 17th, 2008, 09:58 AM
I think the idea is that they will be permanently available. We hope that in the future they will be better integrated with the current site (so that we don't have to do the logout/login/logout thing). However, if there's some information you've been dying to access, it's always safest to download it now just in case there are future database glitches.

Hairstorm
April 17th, 2008, 10:36 AM
Thankyouthankyouthankyou!

lora410
April 17th, 2008, 10:38 AM
It worked perfectly thanks everyone and Stephanie :flowers:

Xanthippe
April 17th, 2008, 10:55 AM
You all rock! It worked great after I logged out and changed the links. Thank you so much! :)

Delila
April 17th, 2008, 11:09 AM
I just thought I'd mention that what I did, instead of using the 'download this thread' feature', I saved each page of the thread, using the File:Save Page As option on my browser, and saved them as 'web page complete'. I just made up file names listing the page number, ending in .htm the way the software seemed to prefer.

I've wound up with a) a group of documents, named as I selected, and b) a group of folders, apparently containing other information concerning the files. To access, I click the document.

I just mention it, because I found the 'text only' option pretty hard to read.

happylynngilmer
April 17th, 2008, 11:23 AM
Hm. Yep, I'm pretty sure my journal was private now because I looked until page 15 of public journals and did not find it. I wrote it in several times a week, so I know it wouldn't be farther down the list.

Anyword on when private journals will be available?

ETA: I got this great idea-I was going to find an old post containing my old siggie to find the link to my old journal (lots of "old"s in there) and then change the "forum" to "archived" in the link to access it. However, the archived forums just decided they don't like my mead and potatos offering-It won't let me log in! I tried five times :{

nappywomyn
April 17th, 2008, 11:27 AM
YAY! YAY! YAY!!! Thank ya'll, ever so much!!!

iris
April 17th, 2008, 11:28 AM
Hm. Yep, I'm pretty sure my journal was private now because I looked until page 15 of public journals and did not find it. I wrote it in several times a week, so I know it wouldn't be farther down the list.

Anyword on when private journals will be available?

They are. (http://archive.longhaircommunity.com/forumdisplay.php?f=36) You'll just have to log in to see them. (Log out here first).

Iris

happylynngilmer
April 17th, 2008, 11:35 AM
Thank you Iris! That was my problem-once I logged out here, the archived forums opened up for me :}

aisling
April 17th, 2008, 12:58 PM
I just thought I'd mention that what I did, instead of using the 'download this thread' feature', I saved each page of the thread, using the File:Save Page As option on my browser, and saved them as 'web page complete'. I just made up file names listing the page number, ending in .htm the way the software seemed to prefer.

I've wound up with a) a group of documents, named as I selected, and b) a group of folders, apparently containing other information concerning the files. To access, I click the document.

I just mention it, because I found the 'text only' option pretty hard to read.

I copied the text into a Word document, very easy to read and looks rather neat. My journal was way too long (~50 pages) for saving each page individually.

Euphony
April 17th, 2008, 01:07 PM
The archived forums are now available. :)


:cheese:
<SQUEEEE> I just found the hair toy thread!! Thank you all so much for making the archives accessible. Do you know when/if we'll be able to log in so we can access all the archives?

Euphony
April 17th, 2008, 01:11 PM
For anyone having login problems, any time you switch between the active forums and the archive forums you must to intentionally "Log Out" of one site before you can login to the other.

We're looking into the possibility of integrating the two better in the future, but for now that's the best we can do.
Oh hehehehe I guess I should've read more before I posted. Works like a charm!

Tabitha
April 17th, 2008, 03:22 PM
Thank you SO much for doing this :cheese:

I just thought I'd mention that what I did, instead of using the 'download this thread' feature', I saved each page of the thread, using the File:Save Page As option on my browser, and saved them as 'web page complete'. I just made up file names listing the page number, ending in .htm the way the software seemed to prefer.

I've wound up with a) a group of documents, named as I selected, and b) a group of folders, apparently containing other information concerning the files. To access, I click the document.

I just mention it, because I found the 'text only' option pretty hard to read.
and thank you, Delilah, because this means I will (I hope) be able to keep my photo journal intact with pictures rather than just text with photolinks.

Jason
April 17th, 2008, 03:28 PM
Thank you very much!:)

ladiosaRosa
April 17th, 2008, 04:36 PM
I can't figure out how to access my old private journal. I can't even remember how many posts it contained....only that it it was named 'At Long Last'. I hope I can figure this out or get some help.

Steph......thanks for all the work you've put into getting the archives back.

Tabitha
April 17th, 2008, 04:42 PM
I can't figure out how to access my old private journal. I can't even remember how many posts it contained....only that it it was named 'At Long Last'. I hope I can figure this out or get some help.

Here is the link to your journal in the archives: http://archive.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=59790&highlight=At+Long+Last
remember to log out of here, the new LHC, before you try to log into the archives

Delila
April 17th, 2008, 06:08 PM
I copied the text into a Word document, very easy to read and looks rather neat. My journal was way too long (~50 pages) for saving each page individually.

You can set your preferences to increase the number of posts per page. I keep mine set at forty, the maximum, just to minimize the amount of clicking I need to do. Set like that, my old journal was only eight pages long. Big pages, but still, easier to view than otherwise.

CurlyNinja
April 17th, 2008, 06:12 PM
Sorry if this has already been answered, but is there any way for members of the LHC who joined on the new site to log in and search the old site? When I try to my access is denied. I'd just really like to look for all the great information everyone here has been referring to.

kimberlily
April 17th, 2008, 06:26 PM
Oh good! I just downloaded mine as a txt document. Glad to have it back :D Thanks Steph!

curls2grow
April 17th, 2008, 07:06 PM
I just downloaded my archived Private Journal too. Thank you so much Stephanie! This is a wonderful b-day present, to be able to do this! :) :cheese::cheese:

Furiana
April 17th, 2008, 07:26 PM
Thank you so much for getting the archives back! :smooch:

Dianyla
April 17th, 2008, 07:36 PM
Sorry if this has already been answered, but is there any way for members of the LHC who joined on the new site to log in and search the old site? When I try to my access is denied. I'd just really like to look for all the great information everyone here has been referring to.

That hasn't been asked yet, so I'm glad you brought it up. Currently we have registrations disabled at the archive site. Even if you did register, you would forever remain at "newbie" status and you would never get access to the full site with restricted areas because your post count over there will never increase.

(Side note: A few folks whose post counts had already made 100 posts but were waiting for their 60 day time criteria to be met have been promoted and now have full access over there.)

We are currently investigating the feasibility of importing the old information and merging the two forum databases back together. In the meantime, the two sites will always be out of sync with regards to accounts and levels of access.

We will post more information as it becomes available, but right now I don't have a good answer for you. :shrug:

ladiosaRosa
April 17th, 2008, 07:40 PM
Here is the link to your journal in the archives: http://archive.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=59790&highlight=At+Long+Last
remember to log out of here, the new LHC, before you try to log into the archives

Thank you so much, Tabitha; worked like a charm. It was so nice to see my old Journal again.

CurlyNinja
April 17th, 2008, 08:07 PM
That hasn't been asked yet, so I'm glad you brought it up. Currently we have registrations disabled at the archive site. Even if you did register, you would forever remain at "newbie" status and you would never get access to the full site with restricted areas because your post count over there will never increase.

(Side note: A few folks whose post counts had already made 100 posts but were waiting for their 60 day time criteria to be met have been promoted and now have full access over there.)

We are currently investigating the feasibility of importing the old information and merging the two forum databases back together. In the meantime, the two sites will always be out of sync with regards to accounts and levels of access.

We will post more information as it becomes available, but right now I don't have a good answer for you. :shrug:

Thank you! That clears things up.

intothemist1999
April 17th, 2008, 08:10 PM
Uhhhhhhhhh, I don't think I should repeat the expletive that burst out of my mouth whent I just saw that category and clicked it!! :o


You are AMAZING!!!:smooch:

I can't believe that that's THERE!!! :bowtome:


ETA: soon as I get a chance (tonight, I hope!) I'm going to get there and copy & save all my journal entries!!!

Koala Kim
April 17th, 2008, 08:25 PM
ETA: soon as I get a chance (tonight, I hope!) I'm going to get there and copy & save all my journal entries!!!
You and me both. ;)

I thought they were forever lost.
Yay!!!:cheese:

WritingPrincess
April 17th, 2008, 09:49 PM
I think I have a unique problem. When we still had the Private sections, the moderators had disabled me from being able to see them, as per WritingMum's request. Now that that restriction is gone, my mother has looked at the sections that used to be private and said that they're fine. Is there any way to enable my being able to see private journals (and such) on the archives? There is a journal that I want to retrieve for a friend of mine who doesn't come around as often.

Dianyla
April 17th, 2008, 09:53 PM
I think I have a unique problem.
I'll PM you. :)

intothemist1999
April 17th, 2008, 10:37 PM
Thank you Iris! That was my problem-once I logged out here, the archived forums opened up for me :}



Not for me :wail:



.

physicschick
April 17th, 2008, 10:56 PM
Folks, if you happen to notice that you're able to post on the archive, please don't do it. You're not supposed to be able to, but Dianyla is still working the kinks out of the settings. To maintain the proper chronology of which dates are posted where, please only post on the new boards. Thanks!!!

Dianyla
April 17th, 2008, 11:01 PM
Folks, if you happen to notice that you're able to post on the archive, please don't do it. You're not supposed to be able to, but Dianyla is still working the kinks out of the settings. To maintain the proper chronology of which dates are posted where, please only post on the new boards. Thanks!!!
OK, it's really locked down now. No new posts. I mean it!!! :patrol:


:p

intothemist1999
April 18th, 2008, 09:43 AM
Thank you Iris! That was my problem-once I logged out here, the archived forums opened up for me :}


Not for me :wail:

.


Ok, I stand corrected...it wouldn't let me use any search option. Went through all the journals twice from July onward trying to find mine visually last night, no luck. This morning I started again, using the browser's "find" option and finally found it!


.

meliora
April 18th, 2008, 11:40 AM
I had a private journal on the old LHC, and now I cannot access it :( The archive opens up fine, but all I see is everything that I would when I am not logged on. So I cannot view private journals or photo boards. I tried to log in, but I cannot. The page says "Thank you for logging in, Meliora", and when the browser redirects me, I am not logged on. I am not sure what's going on.
:blossom:

Xanthippe
April 18th, 2008, 01:31 PM
Are you logging out of the new LHC first? (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?p=67456#post67456) :flower:

WritingPrincess
April 18th, 2008, 02:38 PM
I'm sorry, Physicschick. My bad. (It was a mistake. I thought I must not be on the archives if the little box was there.)

SilverLocks
April 18th, 2008, 02:48 PM
Folks, if you happen to notice that you're able to post on the archive, please don't do it. You're not supposed to be able to, but Dianyla is still working the kinks out of the settings. To maintain the proper chronology of which dates are posted where, please only post on the new boards. Thanks!!!


Oops, I should have read this first. :o Sorry!

SilverLocks
April 18th, 2008, 02:52 PM
Ah, but I see you took care of it! :thumbsup:

meliora
April 18th, 2008, 03:10 PM
Are you logging out of the new LHC first? (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?p=67456#post67456) :flower:

Xanthippe, thank you very much! I haven't seen that :flowers:

intothemist1999
April 18th, 2008, 03:13 PM
I had a private journal on the old LHC, and now I cannot access it :( The archive opens up fine, but all I see is everything that I would when I am not logged on. So I cannot view private journals or photo boards. I tried to log in, but I cannot. The page says "Thank you for logging in, Meliora", and when the browser redirects me, I am not logged on. I am not sure what's going on.
:blossom:



I hope someone else finds this useful!:

That happened to me many times, and didn't seem to be related to whether I had logged off here or not.

What I finally did was to open the archive it and bookmark it. Then, I logged out of here AND closed the browser just to be sure (as well as the browser with the archived site).

Then I opened a browser and used the bookmark to access the archived site and that worked.



.

physicschick
April 18th, 2008, 11:18 PM
I'm sorry, Physicschick. My bad. (It was a mistake. I thought I must not be on the archives if the little box was there.)


Oops, I should have read this first. :o Sorry!


Ah, but I see you took care of it! :thumbsup:

Not a problem! Dianyla fixed everything. I only posted about it just in case it was hard for her to fix or took a long time, but it turned out to be quick.

Gemma
April 19th, 2008, 06:47 AM
I just wanted to say thank you so much for working to retrieve the archived forums! :)

Patrycja
April 19th, 2008, 10:01 AM
Yea! thanks for bringing back the Archives,Steph.I just realised they were here again :)

TessieAnn
April 19th, 2008, 10:35 AM
Thanks for restoring the archives, Mods!

Unfortunately, I can't get in to the private area on old LHC. I've tried the log-out from the new, log-in to the old process. Problem is, the site simply will not accept my password. It tells me time and time again that I haven't entered it right. I did the routine for a lost password, even though I knew I was entering the correct one. Neither the old nor the one emailed by the server will let me enter.

Plus, the password to which I changed, during my first attempt, works on the new LHC and the one sent me by the server after that doesn't! Are you thoroughly confused now?

So I enter my username. Then I enter my password. Then I hit Log In and the password disappears from the little box. Then I get the message that I'm invalid. I've tried this with both Firefox and IE. Maybe I need to clear the cache? Clear some cookies? Eat a few chocolate chip cookies? Pray to the cybergoddess? (Although, the screen tells me that cookies have been cleared.)

Any ideas? Thanks!

curls2grow
April 20th, 2008, 09:43 AM
OK, now that I understand how to change the date on posting to my new blog, I am just wondering what most people have done to move their archived journal over to their new blog.

* Are you moving your entries from your archived journal into your new blog, or are you just keeping a downloaded copy on your PC?

* If you are moving your old journal entries into your new blog, are you doing that for each single entry, or are you moving them over in a bulk entry? I've noticed the space limitation per entry, so wondering what the best approach is.

* Started my blog but want to delete the first entries since I goofed on them. I deleted them myself, but there is still the entry name and that I deleted it there. If I contact a mod, can they blow away my blog goofs?

Raederle
April 20th, 2008, 10:25 AM
I just linked the old journal in the blog description. Inserting entry by entry was just too cumbersome. My thinking is that I'm likely the only one interested in the older stuff, anyway.

mommy2one05
April 20th, 2008, 04:14 PM
are the archices only for older members? Cause when I went to login in told me my username and password were not valid but then when I logged back in on the regular boards I had no problems.

physicschick
April 20th, 2008, 08:26 PM
* Started my blog but want to delete the first entries since I goofed on them. I deleted them myself, but there is still the entry name and that I deleted it there. If I contact a mod, can they blow away my blog goofs?
Only you (and the mods) should be able to see that you have deleted entries. Other members can't see it, so don't worry about it.


are the archices only for older members? Cause when I went to login in told me my username and password were not valid but then when I logged back in on the regular boards I had no problems.

The archives and the current boards are not very well integrated yet, so this may be the case at the moment. I will check. In the future, we hope that the two will work together more seamlessly.

ETA: Actually, what do you need to log in and look at? All the publically accessible features should be available without logging in, and you haven't been here long enough to have private board access yet.

curls2grow
April 20th, 2008, 08:44 PM
Thanks physicschick! :)

tuuli
April 20th, 2008, 09:21 PM
Thank you! :flower:
It's wonderful to read in the archives!

mommy2one05
April 20th, 2008, 09:49 PM
ETA: Actually, what do you need to log in and look at? All the publically accessible features should be available without logging in, and you haven't been here long enough to have private board access yet.[/quote]










I was just wanting to be able to read some of the journals for hair tips....like the current blogs...I thought I could read those now.

physicschick
April 20th, 2008, 10:30 PM
I was just wanting to be able to read some of the journals for hair tips....like the current blogs...I thought I could read those now.

Do you see "Public Journals" there? You ought to be able to access all those.

wintersun99
April 21st, 2008, 10:43 AM
I'm actually having trouble too - originally, I could log out here and log in there and access all of the information including the "private/members only" areas, but now I cannot access even the main boards. If I go to the forums page, all of the topics are available, but once I click on them I receive an error message. I assume there must be something "up" with the database? I can't really think of anything I need over there, I've already grabbed my journal history (out of private journal section) but it is nice to access for old information. Any ideas?

Miss Murphy
April 21st, 2008, 11:39 AM
Wintersun, I had the same problem today, too, but no problem before that. I thought it was just me...

Patrycja
April 21st, 2008, 12:46 PM
I tried logging in there yesterday but no avail.I went back today and there I was-logged in just fine.

but-now the archive boards are down. :confused:

wintersun99
April 21st, 2008, 01:27 PM
Ok - well at least it wasn't just me, thought I got "voted off the island" - but ya, I can log on fine too, just nothing afterwards, so I guess it is a database problem. Cheers

Dianyla
April 21st, 2008, 06:02 PM
Looks like the archive database got corrupted again over the weekend. Sneaky database, waiting until I was conveniently out of town! :lol: I repaired it again today and the archives are once again available. :)

FYI - this may be an ongoing issue that keeps coming back. We have to keep limping the archives along until we can get all of the archive data merged into the main system. Please bear with us. :flower:

wintersun99
April 21st, 2008, 07:18 PM
thanks again for all the work! hope your weekend was wonderful

trolleypup
April 21st, 2008, 09:41 PM
Looks like the archive database got corrupted again over the weekend. Sneaky database, waiting until I was conveniently out of town! :lol:
Perhaps you shouldn't have your flight notifications copied to the LHC server? :misskim: Oh well, everyone knows, 'when the kitty's away, the mice will play!'

thanks again for all the work! hope your weekend was wonderful
Mmmhmmm! Although the unseasonably cold weather certainly put a crimp in the festivities...not so much hanging out and drinking and talking til all hours[1]...just early to bed to keep warm. :brrr:

[1] with the rest of the crosscut saw training class/instructors at Bottchers Gap Campground.

Just_Isabel
April 22nd, 2008, 06:46 AM
Pgw, there is a menu button at the top of the first post. Click "Thread Tools" then "Download thread." That will download it as a text file.

Thanks! That's really useful, I was afraid we had to C&P the whole thing if we wanted to save it to our computers.


I just thought I'd mention that what I did, instead of using the 'download this thread' feature', I saved each page of the thread, using the File:Save Page As option on my browser, and saved them as 'web page complete'. I just made up file names listing the page number, ending in .htm the way the software seemed to prefer.

I've wound up with a) a group of documents, named as I selected, and b) a group of folders, apparently containing other information concerning the files. To access, I click the document.

I just mention it, because I found the 'text only' option pretty hard to read.

Very interesting. I may try this, too, and then pick whichever method makes things prettier. :D


Looks like the archive database got corrupted again over the weekend. Sneaky database, waiting until I was conveniently out of town! :lol: I repaired it again today and the archives are once again available. :)

FYI - this may be an ongoing issue that keeps coming back. We have to keep limping the archives along until we can get all of the archive data merged into the main system. Please bear with us. :flower:

I think you're great for fixing the problems that come up every time, and one day or two aren't that much compared to the month or so we were TLHC-less. :flower:
So here is a big thank you to the admins and mods. :)


ETA: Yay! I just got in and important my old journal. :inlove:

florenonite
April 23rd, 2008, 10:24 AM
I think it's down again. I just tried to access the archives and got the whole 'Database Error' page. :(

justgreen
April 23rd, 2008, 11:07 AM
yup, it's down

Áine
April 23rd, 2008, 03:17 PM
Aw shucks. You ladies are right, it is down for now. :(

dancingbarefoot
April 23rd, 2008, 09:42 PM
If you want your old journal downloaded and/or deleted, please post a request in this thread (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=3439) (and be sure to let me know whether it's a public or private journal). Then if I happen to be around when it's up, I'll go ahead and do it and send the downloaded journal to you. If you manage to get in while it's up, you can post another reply to the thread saying that you no longer need a mod to do it for you. :flower:

JCFantasy23
April 24th, 2008, 12:11 AM
Whenever I try to access the archives, it just says:

There seems to have been a problem with the database.
Please try again by clicking the Refresh button in your web browser.

An E-Mail has been dispatched to our Technical Staff, whom you can also contact if the problem persists.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Also, I can never look at any blogs. It will just send me to a page that says I don't have permission to post in that area.

dancingbarefoot
April 24th, 2008, 12:39 AM
Whenever I try to access the archives, it just says:

There seems to have been a problem with the database.
Please try again by clicking the Refresh button in your web browser.

An E-Mail has been dispatched to our Technical Staff, whom you can also contact if the problem persists.

We apologise for any inconvenience..

That's because there is a problem with database. :wink: When it gets fixed, it'll be up again. Unfortunately, there's no good permanent fix for what ails it, so it need periodic fixing.


Also, I can never look at any blogs. It will just send me to a page that says I don't have permission to post in that area.

And that's because with only 22 posts, you don't have permission to view the blogs yet. When you reach 25+ posts, you will.

Dianyla
April 24th, 2008, 05:51 AM
That's because there is a problem with database. :wink: When it gets fixed, it'll be up again. Unfortunately, there's no good permanent fix for what ails it, so it need periodic fixing.
The archive is back up again.

For now.

Darian Moone
April 25th, 2008, 12:43 AM
I'd like to request that my private journal on the old board be deleted. The title was Darian Moone's Hair Journal.

I was able to access it today and downloaded it, so all that's needed is a deletion.

I have to make a horrid confession now...I started deleting posts on it myself...THEN I noticed on this thread that I wasn't supposed to do anything like that on the old boards. :o Begging forgiveness!!!!! :cheese: All I can say *uses her most pitiful voice* is that I was reading a different thread than this one and didn't mean to mess up anything. :doh: (Please don't let me be the one to "break the board"! ) :pray:

I'm sorry if I messed anything up. Thanks in advance for deleting my old private journal. :flower:



Adding another request if it's possible: Could my old photo journal be removed also? It was called Darian Moone's Photo Journal. I was able to access it today also, but I SWEAR I didn't do a thing to it.

Dianyla
April 25th, 2008, 12:53 AM
I'd like to request that my private journal on the old board be deleted. The title was Darian Moone's Hair Journal.
<snip>
Adding another request if it's possible: Could my old photo journal be removed also? It was called Darian Moone's Photo Journal. I was able to access it today also, but I SWEAR I didn't do a thing to it.
They're both gone now. :)

Darian Moone
April 25th, 2008, 12:56 AM
Thanks Dianyla! Talk about speedy!!!!! :flowers:

curls2grow
April 25th, 2008, 06:50 AM
I am concerned that I am missing something -- would anyone be willing to share or PM me re: why so many people are deleting their old private journals? I linked to mine in my signature (and I did already download it with a copy on my PC). My old journal is too big to download and copy into my new blog here.

suicides_eve
May 1st, 2008, 12:21 PM
yea they're back up! The last time i check there weren't tee-hee .
Wow my hair has grown

suicides_eve
May 1st, 2008, 12:26 PM
oh crap wait- when i log in i can't see anything but if i sign out everything shows up. how can i delete something off there?

Dianyla
May 2nd, 2008, 02:57 AM
oh crap wait- when i log in i can't see anything but if i sign out everything shows up. how can i delete something off there?
All of the forums on the Archive site are closed for editing and posting. If you really truly need something over there deleted, contact a Moderator. We may (or may not) delete it for you. :)

UrbanEast
May 3rd, 2008, 01:30 PM
Do you need to have 100 posts to access the photo journals in the archives also? If so, I'm hoping posts in the new forum count towards that number, since I'd really like to access some of the updo tutorials.

Thanks!

UrbanEast
May 4th, 2008, 02:06 PM
And Steph, thanks so much for getting the archives back up. You've saved a treasure trove of information--especially the tutorials.

curls2grow
May 4th, 2008, 02:33 PM
I'm linking to my old journal in my signature, and when I click on the link, it's not letting me in. Will linking that way not work? I made sure that I was signed out of the new LHC when I clicked the link and it still didn't work. Just trying to see if it works that way, or if I should remove that link altogether. I've already downloaded my old journal.

Raederle
May 5th, 2008, 06:15 PM
I'm able to see your journal, as long as I sign out here. But, the archives seem to work differently for different people, and even from moment to moment.

wintersun99
May 5th, 2008, 06:21 PM
Do you need to have 100 posts to access the photo journals in the archives also? If so, I'm hoping posts in the new forum count towards that number, since I'd really like to access some of the updo tutorials.Thanks!

I thought I read that if you did not have 100posts/60+ days and access to the private boards BEFORE the site crashed, you won't have it now (over there) as the system will not sinc up the access you've gained. Please correct me if I'm wrong...

wintersun99
May 5th, 2008, 06:59 PM
That hasn't been asked yet, so I'm glad you brought it up. Currently we have registrations disabled at the archive site. Even if you did register, you would forever remain at "newbie" status and you would never get access to the full site with restricted areas because your post count over there will never increase.

(Side note: A few folks whose post counts had already made 100 posts but were waiting for their 60 day time criteria to be met have been promoted and now have full access over there.)

We are currently investigating the feasibility of importing the old information and merging the two forum databases back together. In the meantime, the two sites will always be out of sync with regards to accounts and levels of access.

We will post more information as it becomes available, but right now I don't have a good answer for you. :shrug:

yes, here it is - I knew I saw this somewhere on this thread...

Xanthippe
May 5th, 2008, 08:14 PM
I thought I read that if you did not have 100posts/60+ days and access to the private boards BEFORE the site crashed, you won't have it now (over there) as the system will not sinc up the access you've gained. Please correct me if I'm wrong...

This got answered on the Site Support board:




Thanks, JG. I'm just wondering if having 100 quality posts here on the new board will count when it comes to photo thread access on the old board?
The answer is....yes!


Hope that helps! :flower:

Dianyla
May 5th, 2008, 09:13 PM
I thought I read that if you did not have 100posts/60+ days and access to the private boards BEFORE the site crashed, you won't have it now (over there) as the system will not sinc up the access you've gained. Please correct me if I'm wrong...
You're correct - you won't have the upgraded access automatically. However, an admin can go manually fix your account in the archives to match your current level of access here on the main site.

:)

n3m3sis42
May 6th, 2008, 04:45 AM
If this isn't appropriate to ask on this thread, please let me know.

I'm wondering if one of you old-LHC members would be willing to do me a favor. I found the old Chagrin Valley Soap and Shampoo Bar thread in the archive a week or two ago and was slowly reading through it. I apparently failed to add it to my favorites, and the power went out the other day and I lost what I had open.

The problem is that since I wasn't a member of the old LHC, I didn't find this thread using the search function, but by reading through 100+ pages of archived threads. I don't have the ability to search the "old" forums, and I am wondering if someone who *does* have that ability would be willing to post a link to the thread I'm looking for.

Thanks in advance!

Edited to add: I'm pretty sure from reading through this thread that I can't get an account on the archived forum if I wasn't already a member at the time it crashed, so my question is based on that assumption. If I am incorrect and there is some way for me to gain "search" access on the old board, please let me know. :)

Just_Isabel
May 6th, 2008, 05:45 AM
I found: Chagrin Valley Shampoo Bars and Soap (http://archive.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=21800&highlight=Chagrin+Valley) in Recipes, Henna, and Herbal Haircare with over 3k posts. Is that the one you were looking for?

HTH!

n3m3sis42
May 6th, 2008, 05:53 AM
Just_Isabel, thank you so much! That's the one I was looking for. :)

Just_Isabel
May 6th, 2008, 05:56 AM
Welcome. :)

Oh, I just thought of something that might work for you: have you tried to google using "site:archive.longhaircommunity.com *insert what you want to search for*"?
I haven't used google to search for threads here because I don't need to, but it could work for someone who can't log in to the archives.

Iylivarae
May 6th, 2008, 11:54 AM
I'm having troubles with logging in the old forums. It seems that my password is correct, I also see the "thank you for logging in, Iylivarae"-site... but if it redirects me back to the forums, I'm logged out again... and I just can't get into my account...

Is there a solution to that problem?

Miss Murphy
May 6th, 2008, 12:02 PM
I'm having troubles with logging in the old forums. It seems that my password is correct, I also see the "thank you for logging in, Iylivarae"-site... but if it redirects me back to the forums, I'm logged out again... and I just can't get into my account...

Is there a solution to that problem?

This might be a bit redundant, but have you logged out here?

I usually work with a different browser window - I'm logged in to the current LHC in one window, and in the archives in the other.

n3m3sis42
May 6th, 2008, 04:33 PM
Welcome. :)

Oh, I just thought of something that might work for you: have you tried to google using "site:archive.longhaircommunity.com *insert what you want to search for*"?
I haven't used google to search for threads here because I don't need to, but it could work for someone who can't log in to the archives.

Oh, that's so awesome! It worked! Thanks a lot. :)

rhosyn_du
May 9th, 2008, 04:34 AM
Does anyone know why I might be having trouble logging in to the archived forums? I type in my log in and password, it does the little "thank you for logging in, rhosyn_du" thing, I get redirected, and...I'm still not logged in.

aisling
May 9th, 2008, 05:05 AM
Does anyone know why I might be having trouble logging in to the archived forums? I type in my log in and password, it does the little "thank you for logging in, rhosyn_du" thing, I get redirected, and...I'm still not logged in.



This might be a bit redundant, but have you logged out here?

I usually work with a different browser window - I'm logged in to the current LHC in one window, and in the archives in the other.

So, did you do as Miss Murphy adviced above?

rhosyn_du
May 9th, 2008, 05:12 AM
So, did you do as Miss Murphy adviced above?

Wow. I'm a complete space-case tonight. I somehow missed her comment, despite having read both the preceding and following comments in the thread. :rolleyes: And, yes, that was the problem. Sorry about cluttering things up with a stupid question.

Tresses
June 1st, 2008, 09:31 PM
So, are the archives flowing with the new site better now? I just went over there without logging out here and it shows me logged in there and able to get around.

:thumbsup:

Dianyla
June 3rd, 2008, 03:28 AM
So, are the archives flowing with the new site better now? I just went over there without logging out here and it shows me logged in there and able to get around.

:thumbsup:
Uh, really? :uhh:

I didn't actually do anything. But I'm glad it's working for you! :shrug:

Tresses
June 3rd, 2008, 08:49 AM
Uh, really? :uhh:

I didn't actually do anything. But I'm glad it's working for you! :shrug:

I'm logged into both places even as I post. Perhaps there is a wrinkle in the Time-Space Continuum? :p

iris
June 3rd, 2008, 06:16 PM
I'm logged into both places even as I post. Perhaps there is a wrinkle in the Time-Space Continuum? :p
I think so. It doesn't work for me, in any case :wink: - I can only be logged in at one place at a time.

Iris

aisling
June 6th, 2008, 12:55 AM
I think so. It doesn't work for me, in any case :wink: - I can only be logged in at one place at a time.

Iris
I can be logged onto both, by using different browsers ;)

Dianyla
June 6th, 2008, 01:02 AM
I can be logged onto both, by using different browsers ;)
That's what I always do! :D

Tresses
June 6th, 2008, 01:06 PM
I can be logged onto both, by using different browsers ;)


That's what I always do! :D

Now, do you mean, for example, you've got one window open in IE and one in Firefox? OR two different windows open, but using the same browser? I use two different windows in IE7 and it works for me. In fact, I just opened a new tab in this window and I'm logged in in both places.

snowbear
June 6th, 2008, 05:33 PM
Now, do you mean, for example, you've got one window open in IE and one in Firefox? OR two different windows open, but using the same browser? I use two different windows in IE7 and it works for me. In fact, I just opened a new tab in this window and I'm logged in in both places.
Different browsers means IE and Firefox. :)

iris
June 6th, 2008, 05:49 PM
I can be logged onto both, by using different browsers ;)
Yay, that works! How cool! Thanks aisling!

Iris

Pegasus Marsters
June 7th, 2008, 02:56 PM
Yay, that works! How cool! Thanks aisling!

Iris

I can log into both using the same browser but different tabs ^.^

iris
June 7th, 2008, 03:04 PM
I can log into both using the same browser but different tabs ^.^
Well yes, so can tresses, apparently, but in my version of firefox, I can't.

And it'll take more than this to get me to switch to explorer ;-P. (M$ would have to start making a version for mac os for a start... the last explorer version they have for mac is 5, last time I looked, - which has no tabs and is generally hopeless).

Iris

snowbear
June 7th, 2008, 04:10 PM
Well yes, so can tresses, apparently, but in my version of firefox, I can't.

And it'll take more than this to get me to switch to explorer ;-P. (M$ would have to start making a version for mac os for a start... the last explorer version they have for mac is 5, last time I looked, - which has no tabs and is generally hopeless).

Iris
I use Safari and Firefox.
:twocents:

Nynaeve
June 7th, 2008, 09:17 PM
Well yes, so can tresses, apparently, but in my version of firefox, I can't.

And it'll take more than this to get me to switch to explorer ;-P. (M$ would have to start making a version for mac os for a start... the last explorer version they have for mac is 5, last time I looked, - which has no tabs and is generally hopeless).

Iris

I've always wanted a mac but they're just so bloody expensive.

I haven't tried to log into both since a month or so ago, I'll have to try later. (I hate Ie, so I guess I'll use Safari if I can;t open both but feel a need to have the archives open) :D

Vanille
June 14th, 2008, 04:09 AM
Hello, I just came back after a few months away (last visit was December 13th 2007) and apparently there was a major crash and loss of data in the interim. Kudos to the folks who got the archives restored!

That leaves me with some questions (sorry if this isn't the designated thread for this but I am a bit disoriented due to the changes):

1) Even though they no longer exist on the new forum, will my previous 53 posts count toward the total of 100? I hope so!

2) Can I get my title of "Long Hair Devotee" restored on the new forum, or do I have to earn it all over again?

3) Do we now have blogs AND journals, or have the journal threads been replaced with blogs now? It took some doing, but I was finally able to log into the archives forum and find my old journal... and I suppose I could copy and paste the old entries into the new interface to rebuild it here... if that's the best way.

4) Do blog posts count toward our total post count the way journal posts used to?

5) Is there still a private journal option (after 100 posts and sufficient time) or is that gone? And if we still have that option, does it work with blogs, or only with a journal thread like we had on the old forum? I really want to have the option of a private journal.

Thanks for any and all help in getting re-oriented here. I've missed this forum and look forward to participating enthusiastically once again. Off to wash my hair, will check back for replies. :D

Just_Isabel
June 14th, 2008, 06:39 AM
1) Even though they no longer exist on the new forum, will my previous 53 posts count toward the total of 100? I hope so!

Yes.


2) Can I get my title of "Long Hair Devotee" restored on the new forum, or do I have to earn it all over again?


I don't think we have those titles here anymore. But once you reach 1000 posts you can change your title at will. :lol:



3) Do we now have blogs AND journals, or have the journal threads been replaced with blogs now? It took some doing, but I was finally able to log into the archives forum and find my old journal... and I suppose I could copy and paste the old entries into the new interface to rebuild it here... if that's the best way.


The blogs replace the old journals. They are a bit different, and may need some getting used to.
Some of the main differences: you can add tags/labels to your blog entries, you can allow people to leave comments, you can write a blog description, which I think is a really good substitute for the common "intro" many members had in their first journal post.
I'm sure there's more, but I can't think of anything else right now.



4) Do blog posts count toward our total post count the way journal posts used to?


No, they don't. They're separate.



5) Is there still a private journal option (after 100 posts and sufficient time) or is that gone? And if we still have that option, does it work with blogs, or only with a journal thread like we had on the old forum? I really want to have the option of a private journal.

You have two options for your blog:
1) public will allow anyone with 25+ posts to see it, and
2) friends only will only allow your friends and contacts (I'm sure you'll have a lot of questions about those too :lol:, I think there is a thread here somewhere about that, though) to see your blog.
You cannot, unfortunately, set some entries as public and some as friends only, you have to choose for your whole blog.

HTH!

PS: Someone please correct me if I'm wrong. And I hope it was ok to reply in this thread. :o

Vanille
June 14th, 2008, 07:00 AM
Thank you for the helpful answers!

I found my blog setup controls and have created a blog with a few categories, etc. It's a nicer option than the old journal thread, overall, especially with the categories feature. Nice enhancement!

Overall I am impressed with the improvements in the forum. I still haven't looked around the topics much yet, but hope to do that later today.

I've now restored my profile and everything seems to be up and running again. It's nice to be back!

physicschick
June 14th, 2008, 11:14 AM
Welcome back, Vanille! I'm glad you're enjoying the new blog features. I really love that aspect of the upgrade. One more thing... Could you please translate the Latin in your sig? (You can either put the translation next to the Latin, or make the phrase a hyperlink to a page containing the translation.) Thanks!

Once you get to 1000 posts and 1 year's membership, you can choose a custom title. Options abound, including Latin. :) [ETA: Just Isabel, you were super informative. This is the only piece of information missing (the 1 year requirement); everything else was spot on. Thanks!]

Just_Isabel
June 14th, 2008, 11:20 AM
[ETA: Just Isabel, you were super informative. This is the only piece of information missing (the 1 year requirement); everything else was spot on. Thanks!]

Ah, I must have forgotten it because I already have the time, I just need to get enough posts - I tend to forget things that don't apply to me. Sorry about that. :o

I'm glad I could help. :)

Vanille
June 15th, 2008, 02:06 AM
Once you get to 1000 posts and 1 year's membership, you can choose a custom title. Options abound, including Latin.

Well, now I'm confused. The greeting I get when I come to the site talks about a shorter time period...


Some of these features are restricted to our dedicated members (>100 posts + >30 days of membership), so if you've been lurking, please come on out and say hi so you can use the forums to their full advantage!

So are you saying that we get even more privileges at the 1000+ posts and one year+ membership mark?

Also... why would Latin in a sig be a problem for people? I thought everyone was familiar with the old "Knowledge is power" saying, and it's fitting for such an informative community as this one. So I'm just wondering why you want it translated? Is there a fear that someone will put something rude in a foreign language in their sig? Just wondering why you requested that.

Thanks again for all the helpful answers, I look forward to learning more about what's what so I can get all settled in comfortably. :)

physicschick
June 15th, 2008, 07:14 AM
Well, now I'm confused. The greeting I get when I come to the site talks about a far shorter time period...

So are you saying that we get even more privileges at the 1000+ posts and one year+ membership mark?


Yes, there is more! See this thread (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=1658) for details. (By the way, the 100 posts/30 days in the site heading is a typo. It's actually 100/60 for one level of privileges.)


Also... why would Latin in a sig be a problem for people? I thought everyone was familiar with the old "Knowledge is power" saying, and it's fitting for such an informative community as this one. So I'm just wondering why you want it translated? Is there a fear that someone will put something rude in a foreign language in their sig? Just wondering why you requested that.

Thanks again for all the helpful answers, I look forward to learning more about what's what so I can get all settled in comfortably. :)

It's because English is the one language that everyone here knows. LHC is very international, and people from, for example, non-Western backgrounds might have zero exposure to Latin during their schooling. Also, we've recently found with Latin that even in the US what one person thinks is obvious and covered in every high school, another person might not have ever seen before. We just want to make sure everyone can understand the discussions here. Thanks for your willingness to translate. We appreciate it. :flowers:

marajade
October 23rd, 2008, 01:34 PM
Question: I can't seem to find my old hair journal on the archived forums. When I try to use the search function it makes me "log in". Then I log in and it takes me back to the hair journal portion, I try to search, it makes me log in again. . :brickwall So, if the search function doesn't work. . which is what I went with-- I used the search function with firefox that searches the entire page for a keyword and went through all 54 pages. Still can't find it. Any suggestions???

snowbear
October 23rd, 2008, 02:32 PM
Question: I can't seem to find my old hair journal on the archived forums. When I try to use the search function it makes me "log in". Then I log in and it takes me back to the hair journal portion, I try to search, it makes me log in again. . :brickwall So, if the search function doesn't work. . which is what I went with-- I used the search function with firefox that searches the entire page for a keyword and went through all 54 pages. Still can't find it. Any suggestions???
You need to log out here before logging into the archives. Did you do that?

marajade
October 23rd, 2008, 02:35 PM
I'll try that!

morguebabe
November 22nd, 2008, 02:46 PM
I can't get into the old forums, or my old inbox, can anyone help me out?

DavidN
November 22nd, 2008, 06:40 PM
I can't get into the old forums, or my old inbox, can anyone help me out?

Hi Morguebabe, in order to access the archives, you will first have to log out of the "new" LHC, then you can log into the archives. You should be able to see the old forums and access your inbox, although you cannot send/receive new PMs in the archives.

Heidi_234
June 5th, 2009, 09:15 AM
Hey, I joined LHC after the crash, can I have a archive login? I keep bumping into the login request over and over again, I can't even search the archives and they hold plenty of valuable information. I remember seeing a thread where people requested to be added to the archive, but for the life of me I just can't find me. TIA :flower:

snowbear
June 5th, 2009, 01:50 PM
Hey, I joined LHC after the crash, can I have a archive login? I keep bumping into the login request over and over again, I can't even search the archives and they hold plenty of valuable information. I remember seeing a thread where people requested to be added to the archive, but for the life of me I just can't find me. TIA :flower:
Perhaps you missed this post (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showpost.php?p=519022&postcount=44). :)

Heidi_234
June 5th, 2009, 03:51 PM
Perhaps you missed this post (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showpost.php?p=519022&postcount=44). :)
Oh uh :justy:
I can't believe I missed out the opportunity to have access when I saw people asking to be added in real time (thinking to myself "why would I bother the mods now, I'll ask them when I really need it"). It's not just the search function, I keep bumping into the logon massage from various links and that's something that can't be replace with another website. Thanks for pointing out the message. :flower:

physicschick
June 5th, 2009, 05:50 PM
Heidi, you'd probably get the login message anyway from those links, since most of us can't be simultaneously logged into here and the archive. Maybe someday the two sites will be integrated together.

I was going to give google search tips for now, but I see those are already in the post that snowbear linked!

Heidi_234
June 6th, 2009, 04:56 AM
Heidi, you'd probably get the login message anyway from those links, since most of us can't be simultaneously logged into here and the archive. Maybe someday the two sites will be integrated together.

I was going to give google search tips for now, but I see those are already in the post that snowbear linked!
Thank you. I hope it will happen, and sooner than later. :flower:

justme
June 13th, 2009, 03:57 PM
I use Opera and haven't had any problems being logged into both sites at once. If that helps anyone...:)