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Old May 4th, 2020, 21:27   #13
VW Derf
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Hi everyone,

Sorry for the delay in responding directly to this. I have been looking into this and while I have not tracked down any specific compromise of the forms, it is entirely possible at one point it may have happened at some point in the past given the feedback from members.

If you receive such an email, please delete it and do not respond to it as they are obliviously a scam. Also please change your password, especially if you used the same username/password combination across other sites in the past as that is considered a bad practice. I highly recommend everyone follow password management best practices such as not reusing passwords between sites and changing them periodically along with following other best practices.

Moving forward I have spent all my available time of the last several of weeks restarting the migration of this forum software that is better support and modern. While I have made numerous attempts over the past few years, they have always been stopped due to a few issues. The most significant was the fact that the two potential platforms that were viable did not properly support linking to many of the existing images and documents nor adding new resources, specifically anything that isnít an image (i.e. PDF, word files, etc.). IMHO those are very valuable resources I did not want to loose that info from the past and into the future. While both options that I have considered have made many advancements in the past few years to limit the loss of data, they still arenít 100%.

I have come to the unfortunate conclusion that it wonít be a perfect migration to a new platform, so Iím pressing ahead and will just select the option that will be good enough. Once the test migrations to these two test platforms is complete, I will solicit some input from the membership to help determine which software to move to. Iíve almost completed the migration to one of the test sites, but I am still working with support on the other option to deal with some migration issues. Iím hoping to have the test sites up early next week, but some of the progress is out of my hands.
Anyways, I wanted to give everyone a quick update so you donít thing this issue is being ignored and a path forward is being rigorously being worked on.

Fred
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