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No access to forum after administrators demise.

Started by RobMoff, October 19, 2023, 07:28:24 AM

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RobMoff

I've been a user of a forum running SMF 1.1.21 for many years, sadly the sole administrator passed away recently. He had made arrangements ( I don't know what) for a user to take over. But that has not worked. All we now get is:-
 Table './hippock_HPAforum/hpf_messages' is marked as crashed and last (automatic?) repair failed

Is there any way you could pass on my e-mail address to the new admin so that I can help?

Rob

Aleksi "Lex" Kilpinen

No, sorry but we would not even know who that would be. We have no records of who uses SMF, we simply give away free software.

The error should be simple to fix, but would require database access to do, and only the admin would likely have that access.
Slava
Ukraini!
"Before you allow people access to your forum, especially in an administrative position, you must be aware that that person can seriously damage your forum. Therefore, you should only allow people that you trust, implicitly, to have such access." -Douglas

How you can help SMF

RobMoff

 :'(
That's a shame.
Thanks anyway, I'll have to try to come up with another approach.

Aleksi "Lex" Kilpinen

Good luck with that. If you do a whois on the domain, you might gain some contact information to try.
Slava
Ukraini!
"Before you allow people access to your forum, especially in an administrative position, you must be aware that that person can seriously damage your forum. Therefore, you should only allow people that you trust, implicitly, to have such access." -Douglas

How you can help SMF

RobMoff

Tried that, but no new leads. I do have a contact email, it does not bounce, but they have not answered for a month!

I guess they were a back-up and not that interested.

ShoelessBruce

That User is me, I can be contacted by those who may be concerned by a PM here.

Bruce (Ratz)
Sundance12
[email protected]

Currently the forum is up and running in a reduced capacity.

thehay95

If all else fails, and you have exhausted other options, you might consider seeking legal advice. Depending on the laws in your jurisdiction, there may be processes in place for transferring ownership or resolving issues with online communities

Sir Osis of Liver

Quote from: ShoelessBruce on November 20, 2023, 12:30:45 PMThat User is me, I can be contacted by those who may be concerned by a PM here.

Bruce (Ratz)
Sundance12
[email protected]

Currently the forum is up and running in a reduced capacity.


Forum appears to be running normally.  Do you have admin, ftp, cpanel access?
Ashes and diamonds, foe and friend,
 we were all equal in the end.

                                     - R. Waters

ShoelessBruce

Yes all that, I am the sole administrator there now.

Bruce (Ratz)

Sir Osis of Liver

You need to upgrade to current version asap.  1.1 branch went eol Mar 2018 and is unsupported, and you are running in an unsupported php version.

https://wiki.simplemachines.org/smf/Upgrading
Ashes and diamonds, foe and friend,
 we were all equal in the end.

                                     - R. Waters

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