I'm back on NFf after getting locked out for about 24 hours. Man, that was rough. I thought it was bad when RFf went down for a week, but this was worse. Over there it's more like a crowd, wheras here it's more a friendly gathering.
Anyway, what happened was I went to log on the evening of the 15th, and couldn't. I got some error message saying my log-on failed, and I should check my cookie settings. So I tried to log on again, and it said my password was incorrect. I know I put it in correctly, so I tried again, and got the first error message again. Tried again after 15 minutes, ans still no luck. So I tried some different settings in my browser, and that didn't cure things. So I shut the computer down, and went to bed.
Got up the next day, and after my usual morning routine, I tried to log on to NFf. Still no joy. I checked with three other members to see if they were having problems, and I was the only one, so it couldn't have been a systemwide failure. I contacted our fearless leader, but didn't get a reply. I know he's busy, and I told him it wasn't a priority kind of thing, so I figured I might hear from him in a day or two. But this evening I gave it another go, and woo-hoo, I got logged in!
Here's my theory on what happened. There was a hick-up in the system when I tried to log-in on the 15th, and it locked me out for 24 hours. At least that's what I think it was. I hope it doesn't happen to anyone else. And Craig could use someone else as a contact person in case problems with the forum arise. I'm no whiz with the computer, I just use one. I went from Windows 3.1 to XP Pro in one full leap, but it was more of a welcome relief, not having to type in a bunch of commands anymore. So I won't be volunteering for the post of Assistant Administrator. However, there needs to be someone who can take over in case something else should happen to Craig.