"Mayhem has a team of IT bods running it...and they have to be paid for doing it."
You're having a laugh aren’t ya!!
Mayhem is a ‘Jack Jones’ operation, me and the ghost of Christmas past and that’s it. No backroom team, no IT bods, no one but me in a cold, dark, dusty shed…. with only big spiders to keep me company in the wee hours of the morning…..
Funding, actually I personally fund most of the running cost of Mayhem and from donations that some Mayhemers send me.
Backups. I’m paranoid about loosing stuff on the forum and have a regimented backup routine that goes back to day one of the forum but as we say in IT, “You’re only as good as your last backup!”
Mayhem is a SMF system run on SQL. SQL is an easy system to backup and I followed the backup procedure to the letter. Easy to backup but quite tricky to verify, actually from my experience, impossible! The only real way to verify a SQL Db is to restore it to an identical forum and see if it works!.... I know that NOW but it’s not anywhere in the SMF documentation…. So when Mayhem fell over during a software upgrade, I then tried to roll it back, only then to find the backups were no good! Much swearing latter and a few $$ in the right hands and I managed to establish a running repair and we’re were and running again…. with a different backup protocol in place!
Anyway….. anyone bringing their subs to Mayhem at Wicksteed – June 2, 3?