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    Dr. Dan Hoch is the guy paying the bills to keep BT up and running. The card he uses to pay the host had expired and he simply didn't realize it. So we went into "past due" status and the host turned us off. I sent an email to Dan and David as soon as I realized we were offline. Dan is out of town at a conference until the 25th so he didn't reply to my email right away. I sent another to David asking him to call/text Dan and then left them to resolve the issue.

    It was an easy fix, but the only one who could fix it was Dan and with him being out of town the timing for this oversight could not have been worse

    Once I'm done with midterms and Dan is back home the 3 of us will get together and see if there is something we could be doing better about this.

    To all of those that had emailed me, I'm sorry I didn't reply. There were an awful lot of emails and I just didn't have the time to answer them before BT came back up.
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    Glad all is well and thank you for providing this service, I appreciate being able to share on this forum! :)

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    Oh that's why my computer keep giving me that "can't find server" error message. Glad BT is back!! I understand about the emails. :) Thank you for telling us what happened. I was afraid I'd never be able to get on the forum again.
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    ((((((Mike, David, & Dan))))))

    Our Three Musketeers!

    Thanks to you three, we have this wonderful community, and I am extremely grateful for your efforts on our behalf.

    And I'm very relieved that it was not a technical malfunction, which would render us without BT for an extended length of time.

    Dr. Dan is at a conference, David is on vacation, and Mike is working his buns off saving kittens, helping veterans, fixing automobiles, and getting a college degree. What could go wrong, eh?!

    Timing is everything!

    Mike, in lieu of responding to emails, you might consider just posting on Facebook, when some kind of "crisis" occurs, and perhaps remind folks here at BT periodically that the Facebook page will be the resource page for information, should there be any kind of problem with BT. Then, we won't bombard you with emails! Those, who are on Facebook, can communicate there.

    Again, I, the anti-Facebooker, am promoting Facebook.

    That's how much I love Brain Talk!

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    I'm glad everything got sorted out.

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    hey all!

    as rose said, there is a facebook page called "BrainTalk Communities" that had explanations of what was going on. url: https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Br...21141474585641

    if you're not on facebook, perhaps finding a friend in your forum who is on facebook and sharing information would keep you up to date if things go wrong on bt.

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    Thank you so much for all the work he 3 of you do to keep BT up and running. I missed it while it was down.
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    Thank you for the update, Mike. You are doing an incredible amount of good, I love that you are helping kitty's, as well as all the other interests you are pursuing. Good for you going back to school. Take care and THANK YOU.
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    Rose I did post on Facebook, but as btsysop (or BrainTalkCommunities I forget which name displays). I forgot my password for my personal account so I couldn't use it to post

    Dan and David did an excellent job resolving this issue
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    OK Michael, you are very bright, funny, loving and all those nice things, BUT you have got to stop burning the candle at both ends!!

    We all love you and want you around for a very long time. You are young compared to some of us ((especially me)) and trust me when I say you can't burn that candle at both ends forever or you will burn out FAST!!

    I'm so very proud of all you do and now that you are back in school you have much riding on your back. You don't have to answer all the email you get. We are just wanting to encourage you to help you along the way.

    Just wanted to send you my love and encouragement, grannie jo ((((Mike))))
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