Seasons Greetings 2020
Christmas is upon us once again and the year is coming to an end ... what a wild ride 2020 has been on so many fronts, creating a whole set of "new normals" that most people could never have imagined. I have a feeling that 2021 is going to be a comparative walk in the park. At least I hope so :-)
Thank you all for your continuing to be part of the TFO community - it really is you that make the site possible. I think nowadays it's called "crowd sourcing" - it works! Wishing you a Merry Christmas, a safe holiday season, and all the health, happiness (and hopefully wealth) in 2021.
** Important ** Server & Technology Upgrades
It seems that technology keeps changing at an ever increasing rate and with it, all kinds of browser and device requirements, performance expectations, content quantity and quality requirements, security issues, and the list goes on and on and on ... and never seems to stop!
In order to try to keep up, we find ourselves once again having to upgrade our servers to something bigger, badder, and better. As part of this effort, we are upgrading all of our software to comply with the requirements of today and tomorrow (for as far as we can actually see). This will likely include a revamp of both our public facing sites and our member area, although these will likely be part of phase 2 of this initiative.
Obviously this is proving to be a HUGE project for a small business like us, and there will likely be some glitches along the way. Please bear with us while we work towards making your experience on our sites better and safer.
Thanks very much for your patience!
My humble apologies for the difficulties you've had logging into the member area over the last few days. We had to do a server software upgrade in order to be able to keep using our content management system, and we ended up with several corrupt databases (as well as some other very strange and unplanned events!).
That should pretty much all be behind us now though. But there is one more thing that I plan on working on shortly, which is switching the main site to more secure browsing (i.e. HTTPS from HTTP). I don't anticipate that this will cause any issues, but who really knows ... lol.
My apologies again.