12 O'Clock High Forum

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Pips
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12 O'Clock High Forum

Post by Pips » 26 Sep 2021 23:50

Anyone else have trouble accessing this forum?
Has it been hacked?

Has been offline for several days.

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Re: 12 O'Clock High Forum

Post by R Leonard » 27 Sep 2021 01:09

Noticed that, too. No idea what's going on.

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Re: 12 O'Clock High Forum

Post by wekusta » 27 Sep 2021 07:48

Hi,

TOCH has had some serious issues.

I last heard, via a third party, a few days ago that Ruy Horta (the owner) was waiting for his Web Hosts support team to contact him.

When I attempted to connect using Firefox I received an error indicating a database connection issue - others have received different error responses.
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Re: 12 O'Clock High Forum

Post by Larry D. » 27 Sep 2021 12:55

Re: TOCH:

Also see Posts #5 to 11 here:

viewtopic.php?f=49&t=259240

L.

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Re: 12 O'Clock High Forum

Post by wekusta » 27 Sep 2021 15:32

This was posted on the RAFCommands Forum



To Twelve O’Clock High members,



According to Ruy Horta, TOCH's founder and administrator, there has been a serious corruption of the site's database. He cannot make any predictions about when or if he can fix it.



My own experience was there was no problem around 0800 British Summer Time on Wednesday 22 September but by about 1030 all I got was error messages



Please pass this information on to anyone who asks. I’m sorry not to have more positive news at the moment.


(TOCH Moderators)
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Andy Mitchell
www.luftwaffedata.co.uk

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Re: 12 O'Clock High Forum

Post by Pips » 29 Sep 2021 01:26

Thanks for heads up guys. Guess we'll keep our fingers crossed and hope it gets sorted.

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Re: 12 O'Clock High Forum

Post by VtwinVince » 29 Sep 2021 17:15

Does not sound promising.

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Re: 12 O'Clock High Forum

Post by Joda » 30 Sep 2021 12:47

Yeah no way to access anymore…now I understand… hope it will be restored soon ….

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Re: 12 O'Clock High Forum

Post by Sid Guttridge » 01 Oct 2021 09:39

Hi Guys,

I hope 12 O'Clock High survives this, along with its invaluable database. It is too good to lose.

Which leads to the question: Does AHF back up its database?

Sid.

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Re: 12 O'Clock High Forum

Post by ewest89 » 04 Oct 2021 20:18

Hi,

This is Ed West, a frequent poster to 12 O'Clock High. I would like a recommendation to a different but related site.


TIA,
Ed

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Re: 12 O'Clock High Forum

Post by RudiS » 04 Oct 2021 22:09

Hi Ed,

You can try the following:
https://www.luftwaffe-research-group.com/
https://ww2aircraft.net/forum/

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Re: 12 O'Clock High Forum

Post by ewest89 » 04 Oct 2021 22:23

Hi Rudi,

Good to hear from you. The LRG is not accepting new members at this time so I'll try the other site.

Thanks and regards,
Ed

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Re: 12 O'Clock High Forum

Post by Larry D. » 04 Oct 2021 23:11

Hi Ed -

Increasingly, it appears TOCH will not be coming back. On the recommendation of one of the most favored original members who is a close personal friend of one of the managers at TOCH, I sent said manager a very nice e-mail politely asking for whatever amplification he could provide. It has been nearly a week and no reply. And I've been an active member there since 2000 with a total of 7,000+ posts under two different screen names. So things do not look promising. :( :cry:

Larry deZeng

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Re: 12 O'Clock High Forum

Post by ewest89 » 04 Oct 2021 23:26

Hi Larry,

Here we see an example of what may be a bad sign for all internet forums. Without a dedicated, timed backup to a secure device/cloud location, decades of research can be lost. I still have some hope and will not speculate. I will continue where I can. My best to you and yours.

Ed

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Re: 12 O'Clock High Forum

Post by Larry D. » 04 Oct 2021 23:35

Roger that, Ed.

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