Done it. Pat on the back and thanks everyone.

Pete Thomas

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I had been threatening to move the Breakfastroom to a new format for ages. The old forum software didn't allow the security or moderation that this does so it had to be done. I tried for ages to find a way to migrate all the threads, users and posts, but sadly that wasn't possible so the big decision was whether to start again from scratch with better software.

Thanks to you all this has worked I think. Already we have a healthy daily postcount and even better, looking at the statistics:

158 members, but (this is the important bit) 147 active members. Very few forums can boast that ratio of active to inactive.

All the old posts on the old forum are available to browse (see top right link), but soon I think that will be superceded by the info on here anyway.

I also had a bit of a sweat with moving hosts just after we started when I discovered that there was a problem. This entailed moving the newly created database and transferring domain names to a much better and more reliable server at Zen Internet and I would like to thank everyone there for amazing technical support during this hairy switch. Not that they are reading this but maybe I can show my appreciation for recommending them. Not the cheapest ISP, but in this case money well spent.
:welldone

And thank you all for sticking with the Breakfastroom.
:sax::sax::sax::sax:
 

Mamos

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Thank you for all your hard work it really is appreciated :welldone

Learning an instrument can be a pretty lonely journey but this site makes the journey so much easier and more productive.

Being able to ask silly questions and get sensible answers pretty much any time of the day or night is fantastic.

I do hope the breakfast room gathering comes off and you are able to attend. You will not have to buy yourself a drink all weekend

Keep up the good work and if there is anything I can do to help just ask

mamos
 

Pee Dee

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Yeah, I'll second all above, thanks Pete. Dunno which i appreciate most, the very helpful advice i have received, or reading the hilarious comments from some of our more enlightened contributors:w00t:
 

old git

Tremendous Bore
Complete moron (who said stop there?) on this IT stuff, had to reach 71 before understanding how binary works, but thank you Pete for all your hard work.

This site is needed as it is not all Selmer Mk Vl or vintage only, even we Hanson owners are tolerated. We have two really good woodwind technicians and a guy who played with, in the nicest sense, the Fat Man from New Orleans.

Although at my age I'm far nearer to heaven than you are, even if I'm not going to make it, it is going to have be b@%€dy good to match this place.
 

half diminished

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I'd echo the sentiment, brilliant job done Pete.

There are a couple of bods who've not made it over to the new forum though which is a shame.

The active member count is amazing and I think that it's quality of the help/content and that is responsible.
 

Sloth

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As a brand newbie I have found sites like this invaluable, and this one in particular as it's good and local too.

I still haven't knowingly met any other sax players yet, so would truly be on my own without!
 

SLoB

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As a relative newbie and one of the newly active members (a lurker in the old forum) thank you for this site and this forum. Looking forward to learning lots more - although with my name I must (like Sloth) ... of course ............ take it very ................................... easy ...................................... zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
 

Saxby

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Echoing the sentiments already expressed, "thanks Pete for your hard work on this forum" an invaluable source of information and just as important - great fun...
 

berniesax

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a big thank you

thank you pete for all your time and effort and all the hard work you have put in doing this new websight
cheers
bernie
 
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