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How does it feel living in a state where a minority of the population has complete political control over the governmental apparatus?
They're barely the minority, but over the last number of years that is what they have become, especially in Salt Lake. But, the church is worth billions and has a ton of pull despite declining numbers. It gets old, they impose their beliefs as law, as though there is no differing opinion, but I'm used to it. Sent from my HTC One_M8 using Tapatalk

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Went out to lunch with my girlfriend. It's rare that we catch up twice in a week so I'm pretty happy. We've also decided a place south of the city is probably the best fit for us given close proximity to our friends and to the most efficient public transport in Australia: Adelaide's train network.

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Ha! My day just gets better. All set to resume taking guitar lessons at a place called the Australian Rock & Metal Institute. They actually teach all forms of music but special attention is given to all things loud. A little excited to redevelop and improve on the skills which were progressing nicely pre-accident.

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Seems like I can log on here. I assume it's still under construction. I really value the community here, but I'd appreciate some more involvement from the admin or at least a heads up before the next time the plug gets pulled. I realize that there are only something like fifteen or twenty active regulars here, so it's kind of small potatoes, but we do our best to make it an open and engaging place to hang out. We've gotten into some fairly personal conversations, and I know I'm not alone in thinking this place is special. A few of us have formed a group on FB so we can stay in touch in case the place goes down again. Any of the other regulars who would like to stay in touch, PM me your info and I can add you.

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Attention: this new layout has rendered MetalForum all but unusable to me. As such this will be my last post here until such time as things change. For those of you in the MF Denizens facebook group I'll be in touch through that or if you'd prefer to correspond via email contact me at [email protected]

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It seems that a lot of posts leading up to the distruption were deleted whenever the admin was screwing with things. This new layout is awful by the way.
I think it was just down for a couple days, no posting possible. I'll be checking in to see if there's any activity, but the new nav and notification systems make things seem pretty unfamiliar, and I agree with everyone that the new look sucks. I suppose that's the price to be paid for upgrading to the latest version of vBulletin. PM me if you'd like to be added to our FB group, in case the board goes down again or we find a new home somewhere.

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Hi all! We're back and i'm working hard to improve things still. Having a kid takes up a lot of my time but when I were shut down I got us back up and running. We're more secure now and i'm going to be investing in making this place much bigger. New design, marketing etc. Most of the layout issue you were seeing were just default imposed by the upgrade. If you need anything, have feedback just let me know. I'll keep you all posted.

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Hi all! We're back and i'm working hard to improve things still. Having a kid takes up a lot of my time but when I were shut down I got us back up and running. We're more secure now and i'm going to be investing in making this place much bigger. New design, marketing etc. Most of the layout issue you were seeing were just default imposed by the upgrade. If you need anything, have feedback just let me know. I'll keep you all posted.
Were there security issues before? Under hack attacks or something?

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Were there security issues before? Under hack attacks or something?
Yep someone hacked in and started sending phishing emails from the server. It's because we were on vb4. vb5 should be better now. :-)

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Hi all! We're back and i'm working hard to improve things still. Having a kid takes up a lot of my time but when I were shut down I got us back up and running. We're more secure now and i'm going to be investing in making this place much bigger. New design, marketing etc. Most of the layout issue you were seeing were just default imposed by the upgrade. If you need anything, have feedback just let me know. I'll keep you all posted.
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Yep someone hacked in and started sending phishing emails from the server. It's because we were on vb4. vb5 should be better now. :-)
Oh. Well then I fully understand your need to upgrade the site's software. I hope you did a full disk overwrite on the server before installing the updated software as some phishing programs can create its own little partition to survive a reinstalled OS!

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Hi all! We're back and i'm working hard to improve things still. Having a kid takes up a lot of my time but when I were shut down I got us back up and running. We're more secure now and i'm going to be investing in making this place much bigger. New design, marketing etc. Most of the layout issue you were seeing were just default imposed by the upgrade. If you need anything, have feedback just let me know. I'll keep you all posted.
Thankyou for the time and effort fixing the forum, I enjoy the time I spend here and it would be a shame to lose it.

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How strange to open up the forum and fine that I'm the only member online. Hopefully things will pick up at some point. Heavy Metal has been on my mind all the time recently. I would like to, well have started recording in my way. Not in a making a recording sort of way, but in a sketching out musical ideas sort of a way. I've got an analog 4-track I'm using for that, It has pretty poor fidelity I'd say. They guys I've been playing with are fun but they are not up for a very regular schedule. I don't feel like I'm in a band if I'm not practicing with someone every Tuesday night, but whatever, I've got a lot of distance to cover before I really warrant being in a band, but I'm gaining speed.

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Is it me or is the auto-logout bug from the last upgrade back? Also jeepers this new colour scheme is doing a number on my eyes. It's actually physically painful for me to look at.
I haven't had that problem. I'm finding the mobile layout hard to work with, though. Gorbo, it's cool that you're recording stuff. Have you cleaned the tape heads? You probably know about all this, but recording at high speed and using a new tape and dbx noise reduction (if you have it) will help with clarity. If you're comfortable with those cassette four-tracks, you'd probably do fine with a newer standalone digital recorder.

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