Thinking you all deserve an explanation about problems we have had with Bude & Beyond this last week, which are now hopefully resolved or well on the way, so here it is.
Over the past few days – or weeks really – we’ve had some issues with Bude and Beyond. Darren, who was organising the hosting for free, did what he could, even to the point of moving the site to its own server, which also caused some outages, and took him some time to try to resolve.
Dawn and Rob had planned to move the site to their own hosting solution (in line with other community websites Rob has created, like bude-past-and-present.org.uk, budeforfood.co.uk, writing-it-better.co.uk)
But the plan was loose and was ‘some day, maybe’.
The process had begun by transferring the domain name over to us, but it still pointed to Darren’s host.
With the problems the site was having, Darren, Rob and I were at the end of our respective tethers by Saturday. The emails, as you might imagine, were flying thick and fast.
So the move began in earnest.
It was a multi – step process (which I’ve asked Rob – pictured above – to describe in lay language, me being no techie, so who would invariably get it wrong).
My sincere thanks to Rob for organising all this calmly, as I was in the position/mind frame of ‘binning off’ the website altogether, given the hassle.
Suddenly, sunshine walks on the beach, and being a lady who lunches, felt so much more appealing than getting up early every day (and continually re-checking) to sort out the website, check for news, organise the social media, take the flak, and generally try to be a community-minded individual. Let someone else do it, I thought, in my darkest moments – or not!
But #BigUpBude has lots of people putting in lots of voluntary, unsung effort to make it the place it is (Rob is a fine example) so me having a strop in my pram over Bude & Beyond was not going to help anyone.
So, we’re back. That’s it, really. I am sure it will not all be blip free, but Rob is locally-based and very responsive to my “help” shouts.
The site has turned green because it is all about fresh shoots and starts.
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