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dibblejr    377

I am not a fan of Facebook and you can probably count my posts in my housing community page on two hands and probably 5-10 on public pages.

Does anyone ever update the LOR FB page? It seems the only time anyone is on it is during the holidays and then not much.

Nobody I know had a warning that the LOR forums were going to be down and I can understand the changes that were made to your main site, BTW it looks great and better structured.

It would have been nice to have something just posted on FB concerning any forum maintenance. I was on at 11:00 pm or so on Tues but around 11;30 could no longer get the site.

Great job on the main LOR page!

Thank you for considering my suggestion.

JR

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mpageler    55

Didn't even thing about LOR having  a FB page...not really a social media type of guy.  Just took a quick look...that was a waste of time.  guess I'm just an old fart...hate the clutter of FB. 

 

 

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Don    249
1 hour ago, dibblejr said:

Nobody I know had a warning that the LOR forums were going to be down

The person who updates the FB page didn't have a warning the forums were going to be down, either.

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kingfish    62
48 minutes ago, mpageler said:

Didn't even thing about LOR having  a FB page...not really a social media type of guy.  Just took a quick look...that was a waste of time.  guess I'm just an old fart...hate the clutter of FB. 

 

 

ditto

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TheDucks    28

I am another that has no interest in signing up for FB

And not one word  here on why the forums were down.

Was it planned  (or panic)

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dibblejr    377
1 hour ago, mpageler said:

Didn't even thing about LOR having  a FB page...not really a social media type of guy.  Just took a quick look...that was a waste of time.  guess I'm just an old fart...hate the clutter of FB. 

 

 

Me too, I just reopened mine during the holidays, I had one while in the Army to keep up with family. Closed after retiring and only had one friend left. That was my sis in law. I defriender her when I opened. Now again I have one friend, my old MArine Corps buddy.

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dibblejr    377
20 minutes ago, TheDucks said:

I am another that has no interest in signing up for FB

And not one word  here on why the forums were down.

Was it planned  (or panic)

They have a new LOR store look, I assume that was the reason for the site being down. But you know what assumptions mean.

JR

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dibblejr    377
1 hour ago, Don said:

The person who updates the FB page didn't have a warning the forums were going to be down, either.

If this is the case, I am sure he/ she found out before the rest of us. The FB page is very rarely updated. If you look at it you will see.

Only another member asked about the forums and I replied stating "yes it is down".

If I was a facebooker and understood it, I would volunteer but it would probably be better suited for the younger crowd.

JR

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Mr. P    303

It was my understanding that the LOR Facebook page has nothing to do with this LOR and was run by a person totally unaffiliated with LOR.

Can someone officially verify please.

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dibblejr    377
1 minute ago, Mr. P said:

It was my understanding that the LOR Facebook page has nothing to do with this LOR and was run by a person totally unaffiliated with LOR.

Can someone officially verify please.

It looks pretty official to me, questions there are answered by staff (I think)

Also in one of the sale threads we were directed to watch FB for the sale.

 

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Mr. P    303

Here is a quote from DevMike from last July, now whether it still stands true or not I don't know:

"We are not on Facebook, (Well, I think we are BUT we do not post anything there or even monitor it).  There is an unofficial LOR facebook group that we have nothing to do with.  Anything posted there is suspect and certainly is not OFFICIAL.  The only official place for LOR information is the LOR website.

There are also people on Facebook who claim to be employees of LOR, or even the owners themselves.  Some people at the company do have Facebook accounts, but they are NEVER used for LOR business.  They are personal only."

 

12th post in the below thread:

 

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dibblejr    377
2 minutes ago, Mr. P said:

Here is a quote from DevMike from last July, now whether it still stands true or not I don't know:

"We are not on Facebook, (Well, I think we are BUT we do not post anything there or even monitor it).  There is an unofficial LOR facebook group that we have nothing to do with.  Anything posted there is suspect and certainly is not OFFICIAL.  The only official place for LOR information is the LOR website.

There are also people on Facebook who claim to be employees of LOR, or even the owners themselves.  Some people at the company do have Facebook accounts, but they are NEVER used for LOR business.  They are personal only."

Yes, I saw that one before however the one from LOR Admin is a lot newer

Posted January 25 · Report post

"I have a hunch that the official LOR Facebook page will be updated with Sales information when it comes out as well.

http://www.facebook.com/lightorama"

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Mr. P    303
Just now, dibblejr said:

Yes, I saw that one before however the one from LOR Admin is a lot newer

Posted January 25 · Report post

"I have a hunch that the official LOR Facebook page will be updated with Sales information when it comes out as well.

http://www.facebook.com/lightorama"

Maybe they actually have one now but the last I heard they didn't. Really doesn't matter to me as I have never had a Facebook account and never will.

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LORAdmin    0

Some people like Facebook, others don't. Just because the FB page at http://www.facebook.com/lightorama is legitimate, doesn't mean one has to visit it. If your not a fan of Facebook, don't worry about it. :)

Your forum admin doesn't know why the forums were down. Could have been technical, could have been billing, or just the simple fact something broke and it took a bit to fix. Either way, apologies for the outage, and the inconvenience folks may have encountered.

 

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Mega Arch    601
1 hour ago, LORAdmin said:

Some people like Facebook, others don't. Just because the FB page at http://www.facebook.com/lightorama is legitimate, doesn't mean one has to visit it. If your not a fan of Facebook, don't worry about it. :)

Your forum admin doesn't know why the forums were down. Could have been technical, could have been billing, or just the simple fact something broke and it took a bit to fix. Either way, apologies for the outage, and the inconvenience folks may have encountered.

 

The only problem was the withdrawal symptoms from a day without contact. Many of us were hurting - and especially with the fear that the forums were going away - well, it put a real stress on us. 

We're better now. Thanks for fixing it. 

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dibblejr    377

I think group therapy may happen at the OKC Mini

LOR Intervention!

JR

 

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dibblejr    377
3 hours ago, LORAdmin said:

Some people like Facebook, others don't. Just because the FB page at http://www.facebook.com/lightorama is legitimate, doesn't mean one has to visit it. If your not a fan of Facebook, don't worry about it. :)

Your forum admin doesn't know why the forums were down. Could have been technical, could have been billing, or just the simple fact something broke and it took a bit to fix. Either way, apologies for the outage, and the inconvenience folks may have encountered.

 

In emergencies such as the Forum being down we have to get resourceful and use all available tools.

I didn't mean no ill intentions by starting the thread, just was hoping maybe in the future it may be helpful.

~Respectfully submitted

JR

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ItsMeBobO    276
5 hours ago, Mr. P said:

Maybe they actually have one now but the last I heard they didn't. Really doesn't matter to me as I have never had a Facebook account and never will.

The FB link is very obviously at the top of the forums page which seems at least partially sanctioned, semi decisive, maybe to some extent official.    ok  I admit  I looked there and on the LOR Website for a 'yes we know forums are down' message at least once.  

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DevMike    429

When I posted that in 2016, we did not have a real Facebook page.  We did have something, but like today it is more of a place holder and pointer to our website.  The reason I posted that message was more to let people know that we are in no way affiliated with the LOR Facebook group.  That is a separate entity that we do not control or endorse.  

Much like our newsletter, we really only update the Facebook group when we have something to say :)  

The forum outage the other day was unplanned.  As soon as we were aware of the issue, we took the needed steps to get it back up and online - that only took a few minutes, so it didn't make sense to post something to FB.

If we do have a planned outage, we try to let you know ahead of time.  If you do notice something is down for a unusual period of time, go ahead and open a help desk ticket and make sure we are aware.  Please remember that most down time is transient and only lasts a few minutes.  If it has been a few hours, that is the time to let us know.

 

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k6ccc    500
29 minutes ago, DevMike said:

The forum outage the other day was unplanned.  As soon as we were aware of the issue, we took the needed steps to get it back up and online - that only took a few minutes, so it didn't make sense to post something to FB.

I will assume that you simply did not that it was down.  Actual down time was almost 24 hours (confirmed on three separate computer all with different internet connections, plus my phone via both web page and Tapatalk).

30 minutes ago, DevMike said:

If it has been a few hours, that is the time to let us know

I'll remember that for future reference :)

 

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Mr. P    303
32 minutes ago, DevMike said:

When I posted that in 2016, we did not have a real Facebook page.  We did have something, but like today it is more of a place holder and pointer to our website.  The reason I posted that message was more to let people know that we are in no way affiliated with the LOR Facebook group.  That is a separate entity that we do not control or endorse.  

I was only going off of the last info I knew about as I didn't want people going there thinking it was a sanctioned site and getting bogus info. Now that I know LOR has an actual page I will not hesitate to reference it for others even tho I won't use it.  :)

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DevMike    429
41 minutes ago, k6ccc said:

I will assume that you simply did not that it was down.  Actual down time was almost 24 hours (confirmed on three separate computer all with different internet connections, plus my phone via both web page and Tapatalk).

1 hour ago, DevMike said:

Correct.  We didn't <embarrassed/> notice until the next day.  We try to let the forums run on auto pilot.

The forums are also hosted by a different provider than our website, which is different from our help desk software (if I am not mistaken), which is different from our store, which is different from... Well...  We have a lot of different servers :)

 

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