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Title: Forum Updates
Post by: brokebackmountain on Dec 28, 2005, 03:12 AM
We upgrade the forum today and are excited to provide more features in this forum. Here are a few new features.

1. No more banner ads.  ;D

2. Spell check for posting.

3. Sticky topics - those are the topics already staying on the top of board with this icon (http://www.xsorbit30.com/images/topic/normal_post_sticky.gif)

4. Event Calendar - On top of the page, you will see this icon (http://www.xsorbit30.com/images/english/linktocal.gif). When you scroll down to the forum home page, you will see a section of upcoming events.

5. File attachment with a post -  You can attach the following file types: txt, doc, pdf, jpg, gif, mpg, png
                                             
Maximum attachment size allowed: 128 KB. In order to attach file, you must a registered member and have at least 10 posts. To attach files, cllick "Additional Options" under the text box and you can browse the files from the location of file and attach.

More to come.
Title: Re: Forum Updates - New Features
Post by: brokebackmountain on Dec 28, 2005, 03:15 AM
-- save for future use --
Title: Re: Forum Updates - New Features
Post by: *Froggy* on Dec 28, 2005, 03:28 PM
Great work web...master! x ;)
Title: Re: Forum Updates - New Features
Post by: brokebackmountain on Dec 28, 2005, 03:32 PM
Great work web...master! x ;)

Thank you. Moderator. You rock too. I am still learning all these new features. Let's get more people to this forum.
Title: Important Forum Announcement - April 21, 2006
Post by: ethan on Feb 01, 2006, 01:40 AM
Dear BBM forum members,

The forum went live on December 19, 2005 out of my pure obsession with BBM. After more than a month, the forum has grown to the size of more than 1100 members with more than 10000 posts. I am grateful to your contribution, many of them heartfelt and thought provoking. Coming to this forum and reading these posts make most of my days. I can't express my gratitude to everyone enough for enriching the experience of this forum. You bring this forum to live.

As the forum grows larger, the workload for the moderators (http://www.ennisjack.com/index.php?topic=413.0) also increases. Our moderators volunteer their time and effort because of their passion for BBM. I'd kindly ask you to read and follow the guidelines (http://www.ennisjack.com/index.php?topic=217.0). As you wander around in the forum,  please let us know if you have question or concern on specific posts. It may happen sometimes that posts or topics are edited or deleted. Please understand the decision of doing so doesn't come easily. The forum belongs to everyone and it is important for everyone to make it a friendly, supportive and informative community. For that, we rely on your help.

Please report the following to the administrative staff immediately.

1. You receive suspicious spam via PM or email. Please note the forum does not email or PM members with commercial messages, or any activities related to the forum. Any update will ONLY be announced publicly in the forum.

2. You are concerned with the content of the topic/post

3. You encounter situations where administrative assistance is required.


Thank you again for supporting BBM and this forum. BBM really got us good.

Ethan - administrator

Title: Re: Important Forum Announcement - February 1, 2006
Post by: flikker2005 on Feb 03, 2006, 12:09 AM
An era of technology has given us;

 - a tool to link kindred souls on the internet,

 - a film art form with depth as no other

Know that

-  There is no substitute for the passion of living flesh.

-  We have these things in common to bind us together over time and distance.

I thank you for giving your time to this forum.

It is well appreciated.


Be well Ethan.

Title: Re: Important Forum Announcement - February 1, 2006
Post by: ethan on Feb 03, 2006, 12:11 AM
Well said, flikker2005. Thank you for your encouragement and all the members contributing to the soul of this forum.
Title: Re: Forum Updates - Reorganization of the forum
Post by: ethan on Feb 08, 2006, 12:59 AM
Feb 9 -

The forum is undergoing some reorganization of the boards. Some of the boards have been removed to better serve the needs of the members.

Some topics have been moved to a different board which may be difficult to locate. I encourage you to use "research" located on the top of th board and apologize for any inconvenience during this transition period.

I invite your feedback and comment. Thank you very much.
Title: Re: Important Forum Announcement - February 9, 2006
Post by: ethan on Feb 08, 2006, 02:20 AM
Update: Forum reorganization

The forum has been reorganized to facilitate posting and discussion.

Three major boards have been deleted and replaced

Deleted: "BBM Questions" "Your Review & Thought" & "Anything Goes"

The topics in these boards have been moved to "Characters, Quotes & Scenes" "BBM Impact, Thought & Experiences"

Also, there are some modification of the boards and structure.

Cast, Ang Lee, & Soundtrack consists of child boards of Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllanhaal, Michelle Williams, Anne Hathaway, Ang Lee, and Soundtrack

AP Story and Screenplay has been added to the board for discussion of short story and screenplay.

Not Sure Where to Post was added to help members who don't know which board to post the topic.
Title: Re: Forum Updates - New Features
Post by: ethan on Feb 23, 2006, 11:26 PM
Two new boards have been added under "Mountain Cafe"

"Member Interests" - http://www.ennisjack.com/index.php?board=49.0

"Fan Fiction & Poem" - http://www.ennisjack.com/index.php?board=50.0
Title: Re: Forum Updates - New Features
Post by: frenchcda on Feb 24, 2006, 07:57 PM
Ethan I hope I never forget to say thank you, btw: I added a revised version of the mistake from yesterday in the hope to give you justice and amend the error of my ways, also I wish to know your imput on a letter from dear Ennis, Your comment are my lessons in becoming a better human being, thank you
Title: Re: Important Forum Announcement - March 16, 2006
Post by: ethan on Mar 18, 2006, 01:22 AM
Forum Update

The forum recently was reorganized.

There are now three main boards -

Feature Boards - the feature boards will be used to feature some of the boards either from "The Movie & Story" and "Member Corner." They will be rotated on a regular basis.

The Movie & Story - this board is all about BBM.

Member Corner - an area for chatting and other members' interests.

An index was created to help members find BBM discussion and it is located in "Characters, Scenes & Quotes"

http://www.ennisjack.com/index.php?topic=1504.0

"Local Channels" was added for non-English discussions.

Please let us know if you have any suggestion or idea to improve this forum. Thank you for your help and support.
Title: Re: Important Forum Announcement - April 21, 2006
Post by: ethan on Apr 21, 2006, 05:12 PM
Dear members,

I am sorry to inform that we are quickly approaching the limit of our server space for attachments - 50MB. Starting May 1, members will not be able to attach files and we will start deleting some of the photos. Starting May 1, you will see some posts contain [deleted by administrator] because we need to make more space for future use.

Meanwhile, I'd like to ask everyone a favor. Please try to use the following websites to host images and use the link of the image to post.

http://www.imagethrust.com
http://www.photobucket.com

It will really help us save the space.

For those of you who are not familiar with posting with image links, please read HERE (http://www.ennisjack.com/index.php?topic=1363.msg240#msg240) or HERE (http://www.ennisjack.com/index.php?topic=3632.0)

Thanks for your understanding and sorry for the inconvenience.
Title: Re: Forum Updates
Post by: ethan on May 22, 2006, 01:57 PM
May 22 - the server hosting our banner and emoticons is currently down. We are in the process of fixing the problem. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

Ethan - administrator
Title: Re: Forum Updates
Post by: ethan on May 22, 2006, 02:49 PM
May 22 3:49 EST.

Update

The banner and all the emoticon are back and working now.
Title: Re: Forum Updates
Post by: ethan on Jun 28, 2006, 07:42 PM
June 28, 8:44 PM EST - the server is currently down. When the server is down, it usually shows the message "unable to connect to database"

I have contacted tech support and let's hope it will be up and running smoothly soon. Sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.
Title: Re: Forum Updates
Post by: *Froggy* on Jul 07, 2006, 04:31 PM
it's July 7th, 22:30 GMT ~ Greenwich.

The server is currently down....Sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.
Title: Re: Forum Updates
Post by: *Froggy* on Jul 16, 2006, 04:26 PM
Sorry peeps...today July 16th, since 6pm GMT...the server has been playing up....again sorry for the inconvenience...and let's hope that's it for today x
Title: Re: Forum Updates - New Board
Post by: ethan on Jul 22, 2006, 12:01 PM
Here is a new board for all topics related to get together - Member Connection

http://www.ennisjack.com/index.php?board=57.0

In this board, you will find all the info about meeting the Brokies.

Title: Re: Forum Updates when the server is down
Post by: ethan on Aug 03, 2006, 12:33 AM
Auguet 2nd, the forum experienced a lot of server difficulty. When the server is down, it usually shows the message "unable to connect to database"

In a situation like this, we can only report the outage to tech support and let's hope it will be up and running smoothly soon.

Sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

We have created a blog for the updates when the server is down. You can check the blog for the server updates. Please bookmark the blog

http://ennisjack.blogspot.com


Title: First Live Chat
Post by: ethan on Aug 08, 2006, 09:44 PM
&**) Brokies - Mark your Calendar for our very first ennisjack.com Live Chat  &**)
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For the first time, the forum will host a chat room for all members to chat live. Want to experience brokies in a chat room la-shawing? Don't miss this very first ennisjack.com live chat.

The live chat will be scheduled on August 27, Sunday for four hours. 

Time scheduled:

Pacific 11am - 3pm
Mountain 12pm - 4pm
Central 1pm - 5pm
Eastern 2pm - 6pm
UK 7pm - 11pm
Western Europe 8pm - 12pm
Asia 2am - 6am (August 14)

The chat room is located at http://www.bbmtalk.com/chat.htm

Pre-live chat thread is open - http://www.ennisjack.com/index.php?topic=5847.0

Title: Locking of Mountain Cafe
Post by: ethan on Aug 17, 2006, 09:43 AM
Dear members,

As part of ongoing forum re-organization, starting August 21 - Mountain Cafe will be locked and members will not be able to start new topics. The mod team felt that this board has saturated with number of threads and many of them are worth visiting and re-visiting (currently 225 topics). We encourage you to visit and keep posting in these great threads. And of course, if you have any interesting idea for a new thread, you are welcome to pass your idea to the mod team.

The mod team is always thinking of improving the forum to better serve greater interests of members. Please understand that this is not an attempt to limit members' participation. In the future, the board may be open again. If you have any idea to help improve the forum, we love to hear from you.

We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding and support.

ennisjack.com Mod Team
Title: Email Notifications
Post by: ethan on Aug 17, 2006, 11:44 AM
As the forum grows larger, the mod team feels the need to mass email members for important forum updates and upcoming events and better communicate with our members.

The email update will only be used when necessary and only to those who wish to receive it.

By default, the option of receiving notification by email is on when you register. Please check your profile setting and make sure the noficiation option is unchecked if you do not want to receive any email or PM updates.

Profile --> Notifications and Emails --> Receive forum announcements and important notifications by email
Title: Re: Forum Updates
Post by: *Froggy* on Sep 01, 2006, 11:50 AM
Friday 1st of September ~ 17:50 GMT..the server appears to be a tad slow again!!

We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding and support.

Mod Team
Title: Removal of nested quotes
Post by: ethan on Oct 21, 2006, 01:23 AM
Lately, the forum has experienced excessive quoting. In order to keep our "home" clean and not too cluttered, starting October 22 posts with nested quotes will be automatically removed. This will only show the quote of the post in question, not any other ones.

Below is an example of nested quote. In many cases, it is not necessary. Please minimize the use of quote, especially those with long post or large pix. It saves us a lot of scrolling and it looks neater.

Post #1

Post #2

Post #3


Post #4

Thank you for your understanding and help.
Title: Two New Boards
Post by: ethan on Oct 21, 2006, 12:46 PM
The forum will undergo some re-organization again.

The board of Member Interests (http://www.ennisjack.com/index.php?board=49.0) will be locked and gradually be relocated to two new boards

Fun & Games (http://www.ennisjack.com/index.php?board=58.0) - this board will host all threads just for lighter stuff.

Life & Leisure (http://www.ennisjack.com/index.php?board=59.0) - for threads related to your personal interests and your life outside of BBM.

Please help us during this transition. If you have any idea to make this forum better organized, we love to hear from you. Thank you.
Title: Re: Forum Updates
Post by: ethan on Dec 17, 2006, 11:14 PM
Important Forum Update

In the last week of December, the forum will be moved to a new server. When the forum is ready to move, there will be a down time for a few hours. An announcement will be made when we are ready to move.

Once the move is complete, the forum will have a new look with faster speed and enhanced features. There will be no change of the forum structure and all you need to do is to log on with your username and password.

For those uploading their avatars to the forum, please back up and upload it again to the new forum. Thank you very much for your help during this transition and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Between now and moving the forum, the URL of ennisjack may not be working. If you can't access the forum using ennisjack.com, please try the following URL:

http://www.ennisjack.com/index.php
Title: Re: Forum Updates
Post by: ethan on Dec 23, 2006, 12:37 AM
We are ready to move to a new home

Ennisjack.com will be offline for upgrades and moving to a new server. Below is the scheduled date and time when the forum will go offline. The forum will be available again as soon as the upgrade and moving are completed. It is expected to take about 4 - 6 hours. 

December 27, 9 pm PST
December 27, 11 pm CT
December 28, midnight EST
December 28, 5 am London Time
December 28, 6 am Central Europe


Between now and the scheduled offline, the URL of ennisjack.com may not be working. When it happens, please use http://www.ennisjack.com/index.php to access the forum.

When the forum is offline, please visit http://ennisjack.blogspot.com/ for emergency updates.

After moving is completed, the URL for the forum will be http://www.ennisjack.com

IMPORTANT - If you uploaded your avatar to the forum, please backup a copy of it.


If you encounter any problem to log on to the new forum, please email ennisjack@gmail.com or contact other moderators


Other than keeping this info handy, there is nothing else you need to do for the move. Please log on with your current username and password after the new forum becomes live.

If you have any question or concern, please contact the mods. Thank you for your help. We can't wait to greet everyone at the new home.

Title: Re: Forum Updates
Post by: *Froggy* on Dec 23, 2006, 05:26 PM
bump!!! Just to make sure members are aware of this!!! x

Title: Re: Forum Updates
Post by: Mario83 on Dec 24, 2006, 07:50 AM
Hi for all of you BBM Members... I just wanted to say that i'm still with you and support you for the great work u're doing!   (In between, I've just watched BBM movie few hours ago for the fourth time... and it still affects me like the first time... i needed someone to talk to and here i am..)
anyway, Good work for the website!  See you around!
Title: Re: Forum Updates
Post by: *Froggy* on Dec 24, 2006, 08:43 AM
Hi for all of you BBM Members... I just wanted to say that i'm still with you and support you for the great work u're doing!   (In between, I've just watched BBM movie few hours ago for the fourth time... and it still affects me like the first time... i needed someone to talk to and here i am..)
anyway, Good work for the website!  See you around!

hello and thank you,

if you need someone to talk about bbm, you are indeed in the right place, check the @ennisjack board, with the chitchat or all the other bbm related boards...crazy brokies around, BEWARE!!

x Froggy
Title: Forum Moving Update
Post by: ethan on Dec 26, 2006, 04:08 PM
Hello everyone, we are in the final preparation to move the forum at the scheduled date and time.

The forum here at Xsorbit will be on maintenance mode on December 28 midnight, Eastern Stardard Time for making a backup of the forum.

As soon as we start moving, the forum at the new server will be in maintenance mode and you will not be able to log on.

It is expected to take 4 - 6 hours to complete the move. As soon as the transition is complete, you will see a forum with same structure and new look at www.ennisjack.com

As a friendly reminder - please backup your avatar if you uploaded it to the forum. You will need it to upload again after the forum is moved.

When you log on for the first time after the moving is complete, please check  your profile settings and private messages. They should all remain untouched.

A thread will be created and posted for you to report any problem.

If you can not log on, please email ethan@ennisjack.com or other moderators.

Thank you for your help and patience. We look forward to seeing you at the new home.



Title: We are moving tonight (December 28, 00:00 EST)
Post by: ethan on Dec 27, 2006, 10:27 AM
Ennisjack.com will be offline for upgrades and moving to a new server at the schedule below.

December 27, 9 pm PST
December 27, 11 pm CT
December 28, midnight EST
December 28, 5 am London Time
December 28, 6 am Central Europe


The forum will be available again as soon as the upgrade and moving are completed. It is expected to take about 4 - 6 hours. 

When the forum is offline, please visit http://ennisjack.blogspot.com/ for emergency updates.

IMPORTANT REMINDER - If you uploaded your avatar to the forum, please backup a copy of it.

If you encounter any problem to log on to the new forum, please email ethan@ennisjack.com or contact other moderators


When you arrive at the new ennisjack.com (same address http://www.ennisjack.com). please log on with your current username and password after the new forum becomes live. It is the same home where love and support continue.

If you have any question or concern, please contact the mods. Thank you for your help and we look forward to seeing you there.
Title: Re: Forum Updates
Post by: ethan on Dec 28, 2006, 12:28 PM
Dear Brokies,

We made it. Thank you very much for your patience and help during the upgrade and moving to the new server.

Some of you may need to upload avatars again.

Other than some difference on the appearance, there are a few enhanced features.

1. Front page -the front page will be the first page upon arrival at ennisjack.com
2. Member Map (http://ennisjack.com/index.php?action=mm) - you can place a pin on the world map.
3. Staff List - list of administrators and moderators
4. Gallery - the gallery is now closed. For now, it will be used for the forum pix.
5. We can also customize the spell check. If you need certain words to be included, please let us know.

If you have any feedback or problem, please post them in this thread

http://ennisjack.com/index.php?topic=8710.0


Title: Forum Maintenance
Post by: ethan on Jan 09, 2007, 09:50 AM
We are starting a maintenance routine in order to do a back up of the data hosted on the forum.  In order to do it properly, the forum will be "off line" for a short period of time on a selected date, at a selected time.  

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h137/chameau_7/misc/Construction.jpg)

Here is the first maintenance schedule:


Pacific Time, 9:00pm January 11
Mountain Time: 10:00pm January 11
Central Time:  11:00pm January 11
Eastern Time:  12:00am January 12
United Kingdom:  5:00am January 12
Western Europe:  6:00am anuary 12
Central Europe:  7:00am January 12
Taiwan: 1:00pm January13
Australia (Sydney): 3:00pm January 13

If you experience any problem since we moved to the new forum or you want to provide feedback,  please report them here. (http://ennisjack.com/index.php?topic=8710.0)
Title: Forum Maintenance
Post by: ethan on Jan 31, 2007, 05:36 PM
The forum lately has experienced a lot of CPU error messages. As a result, we are going to schedule a forum maintenance and perform backup.  In order to do it properly, the forum will be "off line" for a short period of time.  

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h137/chameau_7/misc/Construction.jpg)

Here is the maintenance schedule:


Pacific Time, 8:00pm February 6
Mountain Time: 9:00pm February 6
Central Time:  11:00pm February 6
Eastern Time:  11:00 pm February 6
United Kingdom:  4:00am February 7
Western Europe:  5:00am February 7
Central Europe:  6:00am February 7
Taiwan: 12:00 noon February 7
Australia (Sydney): 3:00pm February 7

If you experience any problem or you want to provide feedback,  please report them here. (http://ennisjack.com/index.php?topic=8710.0)
Title: Re: Forum Updates
Post by: ethan on Feb 07, 2007, 12:02 AM
Forum maintenance is complete.

Thank you for your patience.  :t)
Title: Forum Maintenance - March 8, 11 pm EST.
Post by: ethan on Mar 02, 2007, 11:14 AM
The forum is going to have maintenance and perform backup.  In order to do it properly, the forum will be "off line" for a short period of time.  

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h137/chameau_7/misc/Construction.jpg)

Here is the maintenance schedule:


Pacific Time, 8:00pm March 8
Mountain Time: 9:00pm March 8
Central Time:  10:00pm March 8
Eastern Time:  11:00 pm March 8
United Kingdom:  4:00am March 9
Western Europe:  5:00am March 9
Central Europe:  6:00am March 9
Taiwan: 12:00 noon March 9
Australia (Sydney): 3:00pm March 9

If you experience any problem or you want to provide feedback,  please report them here. (http://ennisjack.com/index.php?topic=8710.0)
Title: Re: Forum Updates
Post by: ethan on Mar 09, 2007, 12:36 AM
Forum maintenance complete. Thank you very much for your patience.
Title: Re: Forum Updates
Post by: chameau on Mar 09, 2007, 12:37 AM
Forum maintenance complete. Thank you very much for your patience.

You're welcome ;)
Title: Time adjustment
Post by: ethan on Mar 19, 2007, 09:41 AM
As you probably are aware, the US changed the daylight savings time last weekend.

Our forum time is set to US Eastern Time. Some of you may have some time discrepancy.

To make the adjustment, you can do so by modifying in your profile.

Go to your profile, in the section of modify profile, click look and layout preference

In the field of Time Offset, enter the hour difference.

For example, +4 for those in UK and -3 for those in US west coast.

Click "Change Profile" after you are done.
Title: Spam - need your help
Post by: ethan on Mar 31, 2007, 04:51 PM
Lately, the forum has attracted a large number of spammers registering for the sole purpose of spam. We like you to know that the mod team is working hard to remove spam posted in the forum.

There may be time when the mod team is not fast enough to remove them, please be cautious and DO NOT click any links which are suspicious as they may contain viruses.

Please report them to the mod's attention if you see suspicious spams. Thank you for your help and support.  :^^)
Title: Forum Maintenance - April 17, 11 pm EST.
Post by: ethan on Apr 14, 2007, 04:33 PM
The forum is going to have maintenance and perform backup.  In order to do it properly, the forum will be "off line" for a short period of time.  

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h137/chameau_7/misc/Construction.jpg)

Here is the maintenance schedule:


Pacific Time, 8:00pm April 17
Mountain Time: 9:00pm April 17
Central Time:  10:00pm Apirl 17
Eastern Time:  11:00 pm April 17
United Kingdom:  4:00am April 18
Western Europe:  5:00am Apirl 18
Central Europe:  6:00am Apirl 18
Taiwan: 11:00 am April 18
Australia (Sydney): 4:00pm April 18

If you experience any problem or you want to provide feedback,  please report them here. (http://ennisjack.com/index.php?topic=8710.0)
Title: Re: Forum Updates
Post by: ethan on May 11, 2007, 10:33 PM
It is time again for the forum's monthly maintenance and backup. In order to do it properly, the forum will be "off line" for a short period of time.  

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h137/chameau_7/misc/Construction.jpg)

Here is the maintenance schedule:


Pacific Time, 8:00pm May 17
Mountain Time: 9:00pm May 17
Central Time:  10:00pm May 17
Eastern Time:  11:00 pm May 17
United Kingdom:  4:00am May 18
Western Europe:  5:00am May 18
Central Europe:  6:00am May 18
Taiwan: 11:00 am May 18
Australia (Sydney): 4:00pm May 18

If you experience any problem or you want to provide feedback,  please report them here. (http://ennisjack.com/index.php?topic=8710.0)
Title: Reminder of Image guidelines
Post by: ethan on May 28, 2007, 11:28 AM
Dear Brokies, below is the reminder for the guidelines of posting images.

1. Profile signature - no image please

2. Posts/profiles that contain explicit, obscene or vulgar images, or links to such images, will be removed without notice and accounts subject to deletion!

3. Posting images - After previous discussions in the mod team, some pictures posted on the forum had to be removed. We understand many members are big fans of Heath, Jake and others. As supportive fans, let's respect them as who they are and not manipulate their pics to fulfill our fantasy. Collages are allowed of the Brokeback Mountain characters, and of each actor individually, but not of both actors mixed together. To maintain this level of respect, the forum also asks the members not to post paparazzi photos or photos that constitute a clear invasion of their privacy. Please do not post any nude images - either front or back. We thank you for your understanding and support. If you are not sure about the pix, please check with the mod team first.

For a tutorial on how to post images, please visit http://ennisjack.com/index.php?topic=3632.0

For complete forum guidelines, please visit  http://ennisjack.com/index.php?topic=217

If you have any concern with the guidelines, please contact the mod team. Thanks for your understanding and help.
Title: PM Inbox Cleaning
Post by: ethan on Jun 12, 2007, 10:58 PM
The forum needs your help.

As you probably are aware, the forum performs monthly maintenance and backup. To reduce the size of forum data, we kindly ask you to clean your PM inbox. Please delete the PMs which you don't need to keep before our next scheduled backup on June 19. It will significantly reduce the size.

Thank you very much for your help.

Unfortunately, there is no way to export all PMs and save them in your computer. One alternative is to enable PM notification. When you receive a PM, you will be sent an email notification which also include the content of the PM.

To enable PM notification, you can modify your profile setting by clicking the link below

http://ennisjack.com/index.php?action=profile

In the section of "Modify Profile," click "Personal Message Options"

Select "Always" in the last option - Notify by email every time you receive a personal message
Title: Re: Forum Updates
Post by: ethan on Jun 17, 2007, 09:19 PM
Forum Backup

It is time again for the forum's monthly maintenance and backup. In order to do it properly, the forum will be "off line" for a short period of time.

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h137/chameau_7/alphabet/text/solar-led_www-txt2pic-com.jpg)

Here is the maintenance schedule:


Pacific Time, 8:00pm June 19
Mountain Time: 9:00pm June 19
Central Time:  10:00pm June 19
Eastern Time:  11:00 pm June 19
United Kingdom:  4:00am June 20
Western Europe:  5:00am June 20
Central Europe:  6:00am June 20
Taiwan: 11:00 am June 20
Australia (Sydney): June 20
Title: Server Outage
Post by: ethan on Jun 18, 2007, 12:32 PM
The forum experienced server outage today around 1:00 PM, EST which lasted about 30 minutes.  ^*)

I contacted tech support. It is not the problem of this forum but some others hosted in the same server. I hope the problem will not persist.

Thank you for your patience and we apologize for any inconvenience.

The forum has a blog for server update. Please bookmark the link below in case you can't access the site for any update.

http://ennisjack.blogspot.com/

Title: Re: Forum Updates - Monthly Backup
Post by: ethan on Jun 30, 2007, 08:02 PM
Forum Backup

It is time again for the forum's monthly maintenance and backup. In order to do it properly, the forum will be "off line" for a short period of time. Also, please help the forum clean any PM which you don't need to keep. Thanks.

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h137/chameau_7/alphabet/text/solar-led_www-txt2pic-com.jpg)

Here is the maintenance schedule:


Pacific Time, 8:00pm July 4
Mountain Time: 9:00pm July 4
Central Time:  10:00pm July 4
Eastern Time:  11:00 pm July 4
United Kingdom:  4:00am July 5
Western Europe:  5:00am July 5
Central Europe:  6:00am July 5
Taiwan: 11:00 am July 5
Australia (Sydney): 1:00pm July 5
Title: Re: Forum Updates
Post by: ethan on Jul 13, 2007, 01:55 PM
The forum experienced a major down time today. Our hosting company has server issues which needed to be fixed.

We apologize for any inconvenience and hope this will happen less often.

The forum has a blog for server update. Please bookmark the link below for any update in case you can't access the forum.

http://ennisjack.blogspot.com/
Title: Monthly Maintenance
Post by: ethan on Aug 14, 2007, 09:34 PM
Forum Maintenance

It is time again for the forum's monthly maintenance and backup. In order to do it properly, the forum will be "off line" for a short period of time.

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h137/chameau_7/misc/backup.jpg)

Here is the maintenance schedule:

Pacific Time, 8:00pm August 22
Mountain Time: 9:00pm August 22
Central Time:  10:00pm August 22
Eastern Time:  11:00 pm August 22
United Kingdom:  4:00am August 23
Western Europe:  5:00am August 23
Central Europe:  6:00am August 23
Taiwan: 11:00 am August 23
Australia (Sydney): 1:00pm August 23


If you experience any problem or you want to provide feedback,  please report them here. (http://ennisjack.com/index.php?topic=8710.0)

Title: Re: Forum Updates
Post by: chameau on Aug 23, 2007, 12:16 AM
The forum was down for a little less than one hour, 10 minutes after our scheduled backup was completed.  Our hosting company was doing maintenance on the server.

We apologize for any inconvenience.  The forum has a blog for server update, please bookmark the link below for any update in case you can't access the forum.

http://ennisjack.blogspot.com/
Title: Forum Maintenance - September 26, 11 pm EST
Post by: ethan on Sep 24, 2007, 11:01 PM
Forum Maintenance

It is time again for the forum's monthly maintenance and backup. In order to do it properly, the forum will be "off line" for a short period of time.

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h137/chameau_7/misc/forum.jpg)

Here is the maintenance schedule:

September 26

Pacific Time, 8:00pm
Mountain Time: 9:00pm
Central Time:  10:00pm
Eastern Time:  11:00 pm

September 27

United Kingdom:  4:00am
Western Europe:  5:00am
Central Europe:  6:00am
Taiwan: 11:00 am
Australia (Sydney): 1:00pm


If you experience any problem or you want to provide feedback,  please report them here. (http://ennisjack.com/index.php?topic=8710.0)
Title: Re: Forum Updates
Post by: chameau on Oct 18, 2007, 11:55 PM
Forum Maintenance

It is time again for the forum's monthly maintenance and backup. In order to do it properly, the forum will be "off line" for a short period of time.

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h137/chameau_7/misc/forum-1.jpg)

Here is the maintenance schedule:

October 24

Pacific Time, 8:00pm
Mountain Time: 9:00pm
Central Time:  10:00pm
Eastern Time:  11:00 pm

October 25

United Kingdom:  4:00am
Western Europe:  5:00am
Central Europe:  6:00am
Taiwan: 11:00 am
Australia (Sydney): 1:00pm


If you experience any problem or you want to provide feedback,  please report them here. (http://ennisjack.com/index.php?topic=8710.0)
Title: Re: Forum Updates
Post by: ethan on Nov 18, 2007, 11:06 PM
Forum Maintenance

It is time again for the forum's monthly maintenance and backup. In order to do it properly, the forum will be "off line" for a short period of time.

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h137/chameau_7/misc/forum-2.jpg)

Here is the maintenance schedule:

November 22

Pacific Time, 8:00pm
Mountain Time: 9:00pm
Central Time:  10:00pm
Eastern Time:  11:00 pm

November 23

United Kingdom:  4:00am
Western Europe:  5:00am
Central Europe:  6:00am
Taiwan: 11:00 am
Australia (Sydney): 3:00pm


If you experience any problem or you want to provide feedback,  please report them here. (http://ennisjack.com/index.php?topic=8710.0)
Title: Re: Forum Updates
Post by: ethan on Jan 15, 2008, 09:06 AM
It is time again for the forum's monthly maintenance and backup. In order to do it properly, the forum will be "off line" for a short period of time.

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h137/chameau_7/misc/happy-face-3.jpg)

Here is the maintenance schedule:

January 17

Pacific Time, 8:00pm
Mountain Time: 9:00pm
Central Time:  10:00pm
Eastern Time:  11:00 pm

January 18

United Kingdom:  4:00am
Western Europe:  5:00am
Central Europe:  6:00am
Taiwan: 11:00 am
Australia (Sydney): 3:00pm


If you experience any problem or you want to provide feedback,  please report them here. (http://ennisjack.com/index.php?topic=8710.0)
Title: Forum Maintenance - March 13, 2008
Post by: ethan on Mar 10, 2008, 02:18 PM
Forum Maintenance

Yup, it's time again for the forum's monthly maintenance and backup. In order to do it properly, the forum will be "off line" for a short period of time.  If you could please help us in cleaning the inbox & outbox of your personal messages before we proceed

Here is the maintenance schedule:

March 13

Pacific Time, 8:00pm
Mountain Time: 9:00pm
Central Time:  10:00pm
Eastern Time:  11:00 pm

March 14

United Kingdom:  4:00am
Western Europe:  5:00am
Central Europe:  6:00am
Taiwan: 11:00 am
Australia (Sydney): 3:00pm
Title: Please help the forum by deleting your PMs
Post by: ethan on Apr 13, 2008, 02:14 PM
Dear Brokies,

The forum is scheduled to perform its monthly maintenance and backup on June 19. To help us reduce the size of backup, I'd like to ask you to delete PMs that you don't need to keep before June 19 and do so on the regular basis.

As an alternative to keep all your PMs, you can opt for receiving email notification of new PM by modifying your Personal Message options. In the field of "Notify by email every time you receive a personal message," select "Always". When you receive a new PM, you will be notified by an email. Please note that do not reply to the email notification because the email reply will be sent to the forum, not the intended recipient.

The forum has limited resources and with your help, we can maximize the use of these resources. The least we want to do is to impose a PM limit in the inbox.

If you have any problem or concern, please post in the following thread or contact the mod team.

http://ennisjack.com/index.php?topic=8710.0

Thank you very much for your help and support. 

 :cr) Ethan - administrator
Title: Re: Forum Updates
Post by: ethan on Apr 15, 2008, 10:37 PM
Dear Brokies,

The forum performed its monthly backup and maintenance on April 17 at 11 PM Eastern Standard Time.

During maintenance, the forum was slightly re-organized as part of our continuing effort to improve. The significant changes include the deletion of Feature Boards and moving Local Channels to "Member Corner" accessible to members only and adding a new board called Around Brokeback Mountain.

The organization of forum is as follow.

In memory of Heath Ledger
A candle for memory (with Light a candle, In loving memory and other "chat" threads about feelings of members)
Tributes to Heath Ledger (compilation of tributes, articles, vids, pics of meetings etc)

Member Corner (members only)
Local Channels
@ Ennisjack.com
Member Connection
Fun & Games
Life & Leisure

The Movie & Story
Impact, Thought & Experiences (members only)
Characters, Quotes & Scenes
AP Short Story, Screenplay & Soundtrack
News Coverage, Reviews & Awards
Cast & Ang Lee including all child boards (members only)

Around BBM
Treasure Box (members only)
Our Support for BBM - BBM Poll
All About DVD
Fan Fiction & Poem (members only)

Support & Service
Forum Newsletters
Forum Guidelines, Tips, FAQs & Updates
Not Sure Where to Post

Since the forum is all about providing a place for you, we invite you to give us feedback. You can contact any moderator or post in the following thread

http://ennisjack.com/index.php?topic=8710.0

Thank you for your love and support. 

:cr) Mod Team

Thank you very much for your help in cleaning your PMs. Your efforts have helped reduce the size of the forum significantly and make the speed faster. Please continue to do so from time to time.
Title: Re: Forum Updates
Post by: ethan on Aug 21, 2008, 10:54 PM
Notice of Moving

To better organize the forum, this board was moved to "Around Brokeback Mountain" section on August 21, 11 pm EST (our scheduled monthly maintenance). Guests still will be able to access this board after re-location.

If you have any question or feedback, please contact any mod or post in the following thread

http://ennisjack.com/index.php?topic=8710.0

Thank you.
Title: Re: Forum Updates
Post by: ethan on Oct 17, 2008, 06:42 AM
Our forum now is in the process of being migrated to a different server for a more reliable and speedy service. It will take 24-48 hours to complete the process. During the process, you may experience some abnormality such as not seeing the banner or lack of some features. Eventually everything will be restored.

Please bear with us and we would appreciate if you can help us report any irregular operation in the thread below.

http://ennisjack.com/index.php?topic=8710.0

Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Title: Re: Forum Updates
Post by: ethan on Oct 19, 2008, 06:31 PM
It saddens me to inform you that this week's Newsletter is the final issue. It is a shame to see it go and I know most will feel the same way. Please understand that it was not an easy decision and rest assured that the decision is not an indication of current forum state or a reflection of future direction. It is simply a result of lack of resources and fresh ideas to keep the forum Newsletters going and going strong. For more than two years, the Newsletter had served its purpose. Unfortunately, it is time to take a break for now but we might be back.

For all the past issues, you will find them by clicking here (http://ennisjack.com/index.php?board=65.0).

All the important forum update will be posted in the "news" box on top of the board and in this thread.

Finally, please let me take this opportunity to thank many of you for your contribution and feedback to the Newsletters. For the time being, I guess I will see you around in the forum.
Title: Re: Forum Updates
Post by: keren_b on Oct 20, 2008, 04:48 PM
It saddens me to inform you that this week's Newsletter is the final issue. It is a shame to see it go and I know most will feel the same way. Please understand that it was not an easy decision and rest assured that the decision is not an indication of current forum state or a reflection of future direction. It is simply a result of lack of resources and fresh ideas to keep the forum Newsletters going and going strong. For more than two years, the Newsletter had served its purpose. Unfortunately, it is time to take a break for now but we might be back.

For all the past issues, you will find them by clicking here (http://ennisjack.com/index.php?board=65.0).

All the important forum update will be posted in the "news" box on top of the board and in this thread.

Finally, please let me take this opportunity to thank many of you for your contribution and feedback to the Newsletters. For the time being, I guess I will see you around in the forum.

Thank you everybody for all the hard work  :ghug:
Title: Server Update
Post by: ethan on Oct 23, 2008, 10:39 AM
Our forum server had a hiccup moments ago. When the forum is down, we will try our best to contact tech support and fix it as soon as possible. Below is a forum blog for the server update. When we are aware of server down time, an update will be posted on the blog.

Please bookmark the site. Thanks.

http://ennisjack.blogspot.com/
Title: Forum Resortation
Post by: ethan on Mar 13, 2009, 11:14 AM
Early today (March 13), the forum was experiencing technical difficulty with lots of errors. Several attempts were made to fix the problem but not successful.

As the last resort to bring the forum back to a working condition without significant interruption, a restoration of using backup copy was done. Inevitably, some data were lost. The backup was created on March 2 which means all the posts and personal messages, new users registered between March 2 and prior to restoration are lost. As you browse the forum, you may recognize some discrepancy. If you have threads and posts made between March 2 and 12, please help us restore and re-post them.

New Registered Users between March 2 - March 12 - please re-register again because your registration was lost.

We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding. If you have any question, please post in the following thread or contact any mods.

http://ennisjack.com/index.php?topic=8710.0
Title: Pontetial Scam and Spammer via PMs - IMPORTANT. Please read.
Post by: ethan on Aug 27, 2009, 10:59 AM
The forum has experienced PM scams by spammers. Please be cautious and not responding to any suspicious PMs or email notification sent from the forum.

If you receive any PM or email via forum that you think may be a spam, please notify me or the mod team immediately.

Or you can report it in the following thread.

http://ennisjack.com/index.php?topic=8710.0

Thank you very much for your help!
Title: Re: Forum Updates
Post by: ethan on Dec 08, 2009, 04:23 PM
For a brief moment, some of you may have seen "Account Suspended" when accessing ennisjack.com

Our server hosting company suspended our account due to possibly security attack for spam and phishing activities. Now the problem has been solved.

Please bookmark the site for our server update in the event of sudden outage.

http://ennisjack.blogspot.com/ (http://ennisjack.blogspot.com/)
Title: Re: Forum Updates
Post by: ethan on Aug 30, 2010, 03:54 PM
Whew..the forum crashed and is at least now back live. Not sure what the problems were.

We were able to reinstall and upgrade the software to the latest version and restore all the data. 

There are some features not yet reinstalled - some of which you probably won't even recognize. We will see if there are needs for these features. If not, they won't be reinstalled.

One major component which I didn't finish is the profile layout. The forum may just keep it as it is now and not modifying.

One major change is the forum's URL - it is changed from http://www.ennisjack.com/index.php (http://www.ennisjack.com/index.php) to http://www.ennisjack.com/forum/index.php (http://www.ennisjack.com/forum/index.php)

As you browse through, do report if there is any problem. Thank you for your help and patience during the process.