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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:19 pm
Clinton P wrote:Nice to see a few familiar faces around here.

It reminds me of the train station scene from the film 'The Great Escape'.

I'm looking forward to a fresh start.


It strikes me as the day after Armageddon, with the stunned survivors looking at each other saying "What just happened?"
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 2:51 pm
Any news?
greystone wrote:Can anyone provide reliable information about the fate of DNA Forums?

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 5:25 pm
GTC wrote:
Yorkie wrote:I note that another alternative forum has sprung up too called 'DNA Forum', on http://www.dna-forum.net/ and several people who formerly posted on the 'old' DNA Forums appear to have joined.


Thanks Yorkie, I've joined over there too.

It's a great pity if we've lost the contents of George's site. I think he got the design pretty right, and vBulletin is a good forum platform.

(How long until Rokus finds us? :lol: )


GTC,
Do you know, I was just thinking that very same thing! Doubtless he will put in an appearance at some point, when least expected. As the Job's Comforter of genetic genealogy, 'Rokus' has a great talent for offering at any given time that which people least wish to hear...
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:07 am
Yorkie wrote:As the Job's Comforter of genetic genealogy, 'Rokus' has a great talent for offering at any given time that which people least wish to hear...


So, we miss him, right? Like a toothache, after the tooth is pulled. At least we used to have a tooth...

I ran across his blog recently, and I must admit some of it was kind of interesting. But he hasn't posted there lately, either:

http://rokus01.wordpress.com/2010/04/19 ... in-revise/
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:03 pm
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K
PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:35 pm
I just arrived in this lifeboat. The connection to the forum times out, BUT if you go on to another site and then press the return arrow, the forum may turn up without a timeout. This works on Firefox at least. I didnt manage to reproduce it on Chrome.

So perhaps those who are here havent been missed yet, and the fault remains undiscovered, or the server may be showing an old index page, I didnt stop to examiine it, just tried to get in and got another timeout .

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:48 pm
addendum:

the server reckognized me and logged me in (as paulhofseth), but does not seem to respond further. The latest date on any theme is at the beginning of march and the calendar seems stuck at march 3.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 6:56 pm
@ ph - you are probably seeing a cached version, probably cached on your own computer by Firefox, since you are not seeing it on Chrome. DNA Forums is defunct. From what Vince T has posted here and elsewhere, I gather that the owner stopping paying for its hosting on 6 March.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 1:20 am
I want to thank all those who've worked to make this site possible. I really miss the "old" dna-forums.org, and like just about everyone else I'm curious as to what happened. Hope George is okay.

At least internet migration is fraught with fewer dangers (hopefully) than our ancestors faced in their own migrations. :D
Y-DNA ancestor: Johan Buchhammer, b. Germany 1729; to America 1749
mtDNA ancestor: Marie Anne Berda dit Picard, b. MS gulf coast, 1727

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 3:17 pm
gbook wrote:I want to thank all those who've worked to make this site possible. I really miss the "old" dna-forums.org, and like just about everyone else I'm curious as to what happened. Hope George is okay.

At least internet migration is fraught with fewer dangers (hopefully) than our ancestors faced in their own migrations. :D


I'm working on the script for a TV docudrama about the forum migration.
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