Looking for Volunteers to maintain the Singastro-Wiki Page

Here is the place for the admins or moderators to do their annoucements. Or, if you have bought a new scope and want the whole world to know, do it here. Basically this is the place for any astro first-hand news.
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Looking for Volunteers to maintain the Singastro-Wiki Page

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Well, thanks to a sharp eyed Gary, Chee Chien was informed that our Singastro wiki was hacked and all the articles were deleted. Weixing managed to pull out an old copy without the latest updates. Seeing that Chris is no longer free to manage it, I spoke to Chee Chien and he is agreeable to ask for helpers to edit and rebuilt the Singastro-wiki.
If you are interested, do PM us and let us know.
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ps Gavin : Do you have all your backup copies of your postings? Can upload them again? Thanks
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Thanks Cloudcover and those who PM'd me.
Will let you all know once I link up with Chee Chien. [smilie=cute.gif]
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Hi Rich, I have back-ups of the pages describing Mersing (saved 18/4/2010) and the Kahang Eco Farm (saved 16/5/2010).

BTW, I think someone is already in the process of restoring the Wiki site with some backup pages. I can email the above two sets if needed.

Wonder if there is a way to make the Wiki site hack-proof. It's been hacked so many times!

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Since we are going to restore the singastrowiki, I suggest we should upgrade the wiki software to the latest version which has better security protection.

Similarly, our forum software (phpbb) is also quite outdated which increases the chances of security exploits. The latest version of phpbb is version 3. If there are concerns the current content might be lost during the migration/upgrading, we can also lock this forum as an archive for reference only and move on with the more secure and feature-rich new forum software.
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Thanks Gavin
That was Weixing. He managed to find a more recent backup copy to restore but because it has not been updated regularly, it turned out to be blessing in disguise because lesser info was lost! In anycase, I can give you the rights to do the amendments so you can go in and amend it.

Gary :
Thanks for the feedback. Will leave it to Chee Chieng and Weixing to check if it can be updated.

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Hi all
We have confirmed the 3 musketeers who has kindly volunteered to help update the wiki pages. Thanks to the following for their assistance :

1. Stafinder (Gavin)
2. Cloudcover (sorry do not know your real name. Do Pm me!)
3. Andeelym (Andrew Lim)
4. Chris (our busy Mod!)

Will Pm them the info once I settled the details with the admin.
If you have info to contribute, do feel free to send it to any of them for inclusion.

There will not be any update in the meantime until we have confirmed on the upgrading of the software. Gary are you able to offer some assistance for this? I am not inclined in this area and CC has requested some assistance on this too.

Thanks and Happy New Year to all!
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