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    Forum Restoration

    Hi everyone,

    There was a database issue this morning that lead to a loss of some member accounts. We noticed it initially for older accounts, but it may have impacted other accounts as well.

    Out of an abundance of caution, I made the decision to simply restore the entire forum from our last automated daily backup. This means that all threads, replies, and PMs sent between approximately 8:30am EDT and 3:30pm EDT today have been lost.

    Before restoring from backup, I did snag a copy of all the threads under "New Posts" updated after midnight last night (just doing a simple "File > Save" of the thread in my browser). So if you posted a long or difficult reply and you do not want to re-type it, please send me a PM and I'll send you a copy!

    My apologies for the disruption.

    Deep bows,
    Sekishi
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    Last edited by Sekishi; 04-12-2021 at 09:59 PM. Reason: Emphasize the things...
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    As a novice priest-in-training, this is simply an expression of my opinion. Please take it with a grain of salt.

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    That must be why I couldn't log in for a while. I have one of the oldest accounts on the forum.

    Thank you for saving me.

    Gassho,

    Ryūmon

    sat
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    I know nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryumon View Post
    That must be why I couldn't log in for a while. I have one of the oldest accounts on the forum.

    Thank you for saving me.
    You were our "canary in the coalmine" Kirk! The loss of your account is what tipped us off that something was wrong.

    Gassho,
    Sekishi
    #sat #lah
    sekishi
    石志

    As a novice priest-in-training, this is simply an expression of my opinion. Please take it with a grain of salt.

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    !!!

    Gassho,

    Ryūmon

    sat
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    流文

    I know nothing.

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    I describe Sekishi this way: Always taking care of care of wounded animals, stray kids, aged family and our forum. ��

    That pretty much sums him up!

    There is also another fellow to thank, behind the scenes, down in the engine room: Seimyo. He does not stick his head up on deck very often, but he is down in the boilers, and is the fellow that Sekishi turns too when HE has got a question!

    Gassho, Jundo

    STLah
    Last edited by Jundo; 04-12-2021 at 08:57 PM.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Wow, great work Sekishi, Grand Wizard Guru of All Things Technical. And Shoka too! Thanks for saving us (again)!

    Zen koan:
    The nun Byokan went to Master Sekishi and asked, "Where did my words go when the morning wind carried them away?"
    Sekishi replied, "I have restored your words as they were, and Ryumons face as well!"
    Byokan answered, "ah, but are they still my words? Is it really Ryumons face?"
    Sekishi said, "look, donuts!" and rang the big bell.


    Gassho
    Byokan
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    Please take my words with a big grain of salt. I know nothing. Wisdom is only found in our whole-hearted practice together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jundo View Post
    There is also another fellow to thank, behind the scenes, down in the engine room: Seimyo. He does not stick his head up on deck very often, but he is down in the boilers, and is the fellow that Sekishi turns too when HE has got a question!
    Yes. He is the true GOAT when it comes to vBulletin. When I'm in over my head he throws me a lifejacket!

    Deep bows,
    Sekishi
    #sat #lah
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    Quote Originally Posted by Byokan View Post
    Sekishi said, "look, donuts!" and rang the big bell.
    And they were true painted rice cakes. I mean donuts.

    Gassho,
    Sekishi
    #sat #lah
    sekishi
    石志

    As a novice priest-in-training, this is simply an expression of my opinion. Please take it with a grain of salt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Byokan View Post
    Wow, great work Sekishi, Grand Wizard Guru of All Things Technical. And Shoka too! Thanks for saving us (again)!

    Zen koan:
    The nun Byokan went to Master Sekishi and asked, "Where did my words go when the morning wind carried them away?"
    Sekishi replied, "I have restored your words as they were, and Ryumons face as well!"
    Byokan answered, "ah, but are they still my words? Is it really Ryumons face?"
    Sekishi said, "look, donuts!" and rang the big bell.


    Gassho
    Byokan
    sat + lah



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    Quote Originally Posted by Byokan View Post
    Wow, great work Sekishi, Grand Wizard Guru of All Things Technical. And Shoka too! Thanks for saving us (again)!

    Zen koan:
    The nun Byokan went to Master Sekishi and asked, "Where did my words go when the morning wind carried them away?"
    Sekishi replied, "I have restored your words as they were, and Ryumons face as well!"
    Byokan answered, "ah, but are they still my words? Is it really Ryumons face?"
    Sekishi said, "look, donuts!" and rang the big bell.


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    Aprāpti (अप्राप्ति) non-attainment

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    Quote Originally Posted by Byokan View Post
    Wow, great work Sekishi, Grand Wizard Guru of All Things Technical. And Shoka too! Thanks for saving us (again)!

    Zen koan:
    The nun Byokan went to Master Sekishi and asked, "Where did my words go when the morning wind carried them away?"
    Sekishi replied, "I have restored your words as they were, and Ryumons face as well!"
    Byokan answered, "ah, but are they still my words? Is it really Ryumons face?"
    Sekishi said, "look, donuts!" and rang the big bell.


    Gassho
    Byokan
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    広 Kou (Vast)
    髭 Shi (Beard)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Byokan View Post
    And Shoka too! Thanks for saving us (again)!
    Yes.

    Deep bows to all.

    Sekishi
    #sat #lah
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    As a novice priest-in-training, this is simply an expression of my opinion. Please take it with a grain of salt.

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    Thank you all!

    gassho

    rish

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    Thank you all!

    Gassho, Jim
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    Thanks to Shoka too, who was running around behind the scenes chasing the escaped chickens of missing posts.

    Gassho, J

    STLah
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Thank you techies, well done

    gassho, Shokai
    仁道 生開 - Jindo Shokai "Open to life in a benevolent way"
    May we all grow together in our knowledge of the Dharma

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    Metta to all those who work in the realm of IT and its associated practices and especially Sekishi. After 38 years on the front line dealing with this kind of thing day in day out (mainly organising others to sort the mess out I should add, for around the last 25 of those years) my admiration goes out to those who analyse, diagnose and fix.

    IT - The Ultimate Impermanence.

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    I admire anyone who can wrangle vBulletin. I had some experience with it for a few years, and it was full of samsara.

    Gassho,

    Ryūmon

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    I know nothing.

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    Dear Sekishi, old friend. I made my spell checker understand a few names in Japanese as my first correction of my dictionary. Yours was one of those names, and for me those posts are better gone. You are still my friend, and I learned so much about Buddhism, Zen, and our Sangha at our meetings when I first came into this Sangha. I also learned about Star Trek. lol.
    Gassho
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    Tai Shi
    "Nothing is so beautiful as spring--/ When weeds in wheels, shoot long and lovely and lush: Thrush eggs look little low heavens, and thrush/ Through the echoing timber does not rise and wring/ The ear it strikes like lightening to hear him sing;.." Hopkins

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryumon View Post
    I admire anyone who can wrangle vBulletin. I had some experience with it for a few years, and it was full of samsara.

    Gassho,

    Ryūmon

    sat
    Indeed! Any forum platform is a hellish labyrinth, but Sekishi is really a tech bodhisattva!

    Thanks, Sekishi!

    Gassho,

    Kyonin
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