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 Site Outage & Issues (Follow us @wokjboxoffice or Facebook) 
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Post Site Outage & Issues (Follow us @wokjboxoffice or Facebook)
It has been long few days but we are back. Apologies it took us longer than usual. For future outages please check our social media channels.


Mon Aug 09, 2021 1:14 pm
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No problem. Cool we got to miss the meltdown over Suicide Squad floppage!


Mon Aug 09, 2021 1:16 pm
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Why is the rum gone???
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Thanks in particular to Shack who worked long nights on fixing the issue.


Mon Aug 09, 2021 1:17 pm
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Yes, thanks Shack! :thumbsup:

What’s even better is that we’ve put measures in place to make lengthy outages in the future less likely.

Again, apologies for the inconvenience.

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Mon Aug 09, 2021 1:23 pm
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I missed KJ - glad it's back...

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Mon Aug 09, 2021 1:41 pm
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Woot, it was a long week so I’m happy the site is working! It should now be faster as we have a reinstalled server.

The short version is we found a way to cut our costs in half the last few years which was well worth it on the whole, essentially by leaving the control panel side of things unavailable to us, but we saw the drawback as we hadn’t installed any updates for a few years. That either led to crash or when signing up again the attempted updating crashed it.

I compounded the problem by trying to fix it myself, and made the most expensive typo of my life getting myself into so much trouble with one button nearly destroying the system that I had to hire a pro to get me out of it, which the free support staff had been telling me from the start to do while I stubbornly ignored them. As a result I only asked Jack MadGez and lilmac to pay as much as if we had hired him from the start, while I’ll pick up the difference for the egregious trouble I had gotten into.

In the future we will be taking steps every few months to make sure we don’t fall behind on updates again or have too old of backups (there was a time when it looked plausible all posts back to November 2019 would be lost).

If you would like to donate to the site please send to wokjfunds@gmail.com, any little bit chipping in would help

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Mon Aug 09, 2021 1:46 pm
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Thanks Shack for that summary. All posters please help us if you can donate some money to our PayPal account mentioned above possibly in USD. As Shack mentioned we have cut down the monthly costs to half so it's much easier to pay these days but any help would be really appreciated, specially to cover the current outage for which we had to seek an extremely costly external help.


Mon Aug 09, 2021 8:07 pm
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@WOKJboxoffice is our Twitter handle and the best source for updates should the unthinkable (another outage) happen again.

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Mon Aug 09, 2021 11:53 pm
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For faster access here is the link below and the statuses we published in last few days









Tue Aug 10, 2021 2:39 am
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mark66 wrote:
I missed KJ - glad it's back...

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Tue Aug 10, 2021 7:04 am
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Rev wrote:
mark66 wrote:
I missed KJ - glad it's back...


+1 :thumbsup:


Tue Aug 10, 2021 7:14 am
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Great and epic work from Shack in getting the site up and running again. :thumbsup:

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Tue Aug 10, 2021 8:33 am
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MadGez wrote:
Great and epic work from Shack in getting the site up and running again. :thumbsup:


thx Shack :thumbsup:

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Tue Aug 10, 2021 9:35 am
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Thanks so much for the hard work everyone, especially Shack! You sure do rock. We're a small but we're a mighty crew. You guys are the only people I care to share opinions with on most subjects online, so I'm glad to have it back :thumbsup:

New updates, same X

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Wed Aug 11, 2021 7:04 pm
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Yes thank you all for fixing the site.

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Wed Aug 11, 2021 8:17 pm
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We are the oldest continuously operating online box-office forum in the world. There was nothing we were going to let happen to it.

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Wed Aug 11, 2021 9:24 pm
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Thank you for the hard work, everyone. Your efforts and dedication are much appreciated! :thumbsup:

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Thu Aug 12, 2021 8:07 am
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thank you very much and how much money is needed????

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Mon Aug 16, 2021 7:53 pm
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Post Re: Site Outage & Issues (Follow us @wokjboxoffice or Facebo
Hello Excel the recent costs were really big so we are asking for as much as hello as you can. You can PayPal your contribution through PayPal at wokjfunds@gmail.com

You can IM lilmac for Venmo or other US based transfer methods.


Mon Aug 16, 2021 7:56 pm
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thank you very much and how much money is needed????


We're not desperate or anything, but anything you can chip in would help with the monthly costs

Thank you to Alex and whoever S. Schlatter is for donating so far

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Mon Aug 16, 2021 8:08 pm
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what kind of # are we talking? feel free to pm

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