JPR is BACK!!!

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    • #494819
      Hobbit709
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      What Happened?

      I don't waste my time teaching pigs to sing.

    • #494822
      h-32
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      I’m glad I kept it on my “Open on Startup” list in my browser these past few weeks!

    • #494826
      Pastiche
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      • Total Posts: 506

      Please let it be true. I have missed this site sooo much.

      Someone has been fiddling with it since I have tried this link every morning since the 4th of July and this is 1st time it’s loaded.

      Woohoo!

      • #494853
        Mr. Mickeys Mom
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        I think that’s great persistence on your part. I still had it bookmarked and checked in every now and then, which I think I might have even done last week.

        SFFH had a hired gun work on the site, and I’ve not heard anything from who I imagined I would.

        Any theories as to whether it’s the hired gun?

        Hell, no... I'm not giving up...

        • #494888
          Pastiche
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          @mrmickeysmom I never did get to learn about who/what was at the controls of innards here at JPR. Before I posted I was thinking… If I post it, they will come. And several JPRers did!

          Way glad you have access to some member emails. Maybe w/enough people coming back, we can get this place going again.

    • #494850
      Mr. Mickeys Mom
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      Like I was just telling retired liberal when answering a PM, It seems too good to be true. I hope JPR is in the right hands because if it just went up by itself, then someone else came in worked on the site, but didn’t think they needed to tell the mods, who were basically running it for months at the end.

      All I know is, I missed it and will send and email to the list of members trying to communicate and stay in touch.

      Hell, no... I'm not giving up...

      • #494900
        Joe Shlabotnik
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        I don’t want to go as far as saying ‘suspicious’, but… Maybe its just a glitch in the matrix and it’ll be gone again tomorrow. Regardless, when we get some explanation, it wouldn’t be a bad idea of thinking how we can best support this site to keep it alive, and also expect an army of trolls to arrive eventually as well.

        ~ All good things are Wild and Free ~

    • #494894
      ColorsoftheRainbow
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      Effective 10.02.2022 @ 06:00 p.m. ET: I am checking in here with the return of Jackpine Radicals.

      I am glad it is back.

      What I must mention is this: I do not know why it went dark (for however long).

      • #494909
        Mr. Mickeys Mom
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        I don’t have any explanation of how it totally crashed (recognized by the internet group that designates that kind of thing, which they did), nor how it’s now functioning. Yes, it could all be temporary, but then someone beyond my skillset would be able to tell us that. That person(s) are MIA. Deadpool has all this time been MIA, and currently, I’m withholding doing anything more than participating, which included contacting the admin (whoever it goes to) via the JPR form that indicates you are waiting to join (under “about JPR” in the main pull down menu.

        I’m glad you’re here. Let me ask you now – Did you already have a known password or did you re-register?

        Hell, no... I'm not giving up...

        • #494912
          ColorsoftheRainbow
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          @MrMickeysMom,

          I use Apple devices. My password, for Jackpine Radicals, is saved. (I instructed that however long ago.) So, in increments of a few days here and there, I tended to come to this site in case it came back. I discovered its return on Sunday [10.02.2022]. My password, still saved, was not a problem for me. (Thank you for asking!)

        • #495450
          Gryneos
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          @MrMickeysMom

          Here’s what mrdmk emailed to me back in July, also with a link to the test-site:

          “This is MRDMK, member of JPR
          Hello, hoping everyone doing well
          Just checking in with a select few, because this site is supposed to remain a secret
          Hope to hear from you
          Sincerely,
          MrDMK”

          and their message on the test-site. It does at least give an idea of what might have happened:

          July 14, 2022 at 11:33 pm – Views: 4#32975
          mrdmk
          Thank you for responding. It is just weird, this site is working, whereas, the other main site had crashed.
          Do not know what had happened, my guess is an update did not sit well and corrupted the database.
          Hopefully, the updates are turned off on the build site, so it does not suffer the same fate.
          Anyway, to all who remember their logins, please let us know how you are.
          To those who do not, Hi!
          Peace and love to all,
          MrDMK

          I have been allowed to access the test-site in the past, but this time it never would accept my login. So, I couldn’t ask questions, such as where people might have gone in the meantime (twitter, FB, another forum). I did reply to their gmail address, but never got a response. Figured they might have been swamped by emails.

          I think we need some contingency sites or forums to use whenever this happens again. The FB page for JPR hasn’t been updated in years, and I don’t know anyone’s twitter handles. Does JPR have one?

          The people-to-cake ratio is too high.

          • #495456
            Mr. Mickeys Mom
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            Hiya!

            Wonderful to get the MrDMK message. I thought I had gotten on the test site for a brief time when JPR went down in July, but I wasn’t able to login.

            I don’t understand the update process. Hell, I didn’t even know JPR had a Facebook page. I can tell you that @ohiobarbarian’s substack page is a great alternate place to congregate, and I would recommend it. Do you go there?

            Hell, no... I'm not giving up...

            • #495457
              Gryneos
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              until I read the other big thread in Latest News. I vaguely remember him talking about having a Substack, but didn’t know it had turned into an alternate site.

              I thought I had a bookmark of the FB site, but I must have found it in a search and then didn’t save it. Plus, it was very out of date, and no recent activity.

              Since JPR went offline, I turned to Jimmy Dore’s twitter feed, and others (mostly stuff about urban design and bicycling infrastructure). If any of our admin had twitter accts, maybe we can share those, too. Mine is as simple as my nickname here: @gryneos 🙂

               

              The people-to-cake ratio is too high.

    • #494975
      Ohio Barbarian
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      No one has contacted us. We don’t know why the site went back up, and we don’t know who is administering it.

      I swear. I’ve had nothing but Twilight Zone moments since Covid started. It’s getting old.

      Never let your morals stop you from doing the right thing.--Isaac Asimov

      The United States is also a one-party state but, with typical American extravagance, they have two of them.--Julius Nyerere

      • #494978
        Hobbit709
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        Fucking Magic-except for the the stuff that’s AM-Almost Magic.

        I don't waste my time teaching pigs to sing.

        • #494980
          Ohio Barbarian
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          The P stands for Pure. I was an electronics technician, and if something stopped working and then just started up again and no one knew why, we’d write it up in the official log as PFM.

          Never let your morals stop you from doing the right thing.--Isaac Asimov

          The United States is also a one-party state but, with typical American extravagance, they have two of them.--Julius Nyerere

    • #495017
      Yanath
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      It was a sad day when it crashed.

    • #495127
      Dunatus
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      You guys have no idea how thrilled I am that the site is back up! I just randomly checked in on my phone and BAM! it was back.

       

    • #495230
      closeupready
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      And yeah, @hobbit709 – I also want to know happened, and who is our Sugar Daddy?

      P.S. I was reading the threads over at Ohio’s substack, but it had been a while since JPR went down “for good”, and I actually accidentally hit the ‘j’ key and entered, and my browser told me it was going to http://www.jackpineradicals.com – and for a mere second, I was like, what the hell, let’s see what happens, and voila! Here we are again!!

      The opinions and personal views expressed herein are solely those of the author, and should never be taken seriously.

    • #495454
      Mr. Mickeys Mom
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      Good to see yins, @Closeupready, @Dunatus

      You also may not know that I’ve been on a hunt for solving the mystery @hobbit709 was mentioning, and it’s been enormously challenging. We should have started this after SFFH passed. We are, in fact, in uncharted territory. I will repeat my ask…

      If anyone knows anyone with knowledge of how to administer a discussion board, please PM me, or discuss it here. I am trying to avoid JPR going dark again. That’s a good goal, yes?

      Hell, no... I'm not giving up...

    • #495494
      Mr. Mickeys Mom
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      Mary (previous admin when Manny Goldstein was on board here) responded to me today saying she was sorry she hasn’t had time to reply and will in detail do that tomorrow.

      THAT’S PROGRESS… Plus, I have lots of PMs who are giving me emails and other contact info, which I’m keeping a copy of.

       

      Hell, no... I'm not giving up...

      • #495495
        retired liberal
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        At least then she could designate someone else as an admin.

        We are an arrogant species, believing our fantasy based "facts" are better than the other person's fake facts.
        If Row vs. Wade is overturned, women could lose the right to not get pregnant in 26 states.
        The Republicans are four year olds. The Democrats are six year olds. There are no grownups.
        Normalizing insanity has been the conservative's sweet spot at very least since the beginning..

        • #495502
          Mr. Mickeys Mom
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          • Total Posts: 8,172

          In fact, I hope she DOES have that. The only doubt about if she does is the upgrades of JPR and whether that would have worked with JPR-2 after (geez, when DID that build officially upgrade us?)

           

          Hell, no... I'm not giving up...

      • #495498
        closeupready
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        Will be looking forward to seeing what she wants to post.

        The opinions and personal views expressed herein are solely those of the author, and should never be taken seriously.

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