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  1. Hey there @shafty, Thanks for pointing out this error. There was a permissions error on the category. We've resolved it now and you should be able to post ads to the BASE category now.
  2. Just wanted to give an update on this thread, as unfortunately we do seem to need to come in here and clean house quite often. RobertMBlevins was timed out in the past and asked to keep the content topical. He agreed to these rules, but has clearly not abided by them. In turn we have banned this user permanently. This forum IS supposed to be a little bit more relaxed in what is moderated. But that doesn't mean one can hijack it and post completely off-topic posts. If you want to discuss your personal lives, there's private messages you can use. We definitely want the discussion to revolve around this case and theories related to it. Not what you ate for dinner the previous night.
  3. Just to give some input here and explain our approach. When we took Basejumper offline, we retained the complete database and server files. We knew we needed to take Basejumper offline, but also knew that we may want to make the site archived in some way or another going forward, once we had the resources to do so. Technically, the republication of the site content on other websites is in breach of the copyright (as was always outlined in the T&Cs of With that said, we're not going to go after anyone here. We can appreciate that the site was important to a lot of people and that the republication of the content, while technically not legal - was done with good intentions (it would be different if we saw that it was done with the intent to profit from it). We are, however, going to upload this archive to as well. As mentioned above - this was always something that we planned to do. Since we knew we owned the content, and knew that it was something that was desired by the community. The fact that you went through the effort to preserve it, makes it more viable for us to piggyback off that process and bring what you did across to Dropzone. We do realize that this initial archive, being the one grabbed in this discussion may not be fully complete. But knowing more about the process and the fact that there may be missing elements. I would be interested to (credit to @dmcoco84 for pushing the narrative) hear about what all is lost and perhaps even touch base with @platypii privately to see what we can do together to see if a full archive is able to be created. I can't make any promises - but it's something that I'll try and get a bit involved in and see what we can do. But again - this should be seen as something that we can't dedicate huge amounts of resources to - but something that we can investigate a little further to see what we can do.
  4. A lot of forum software that used to offer these types of views have moved away from it due to the adoption of a pagination based forum view. We did like a few of the bits and pieces the old software provided, but the new software doesn't support these view changes.
  5. Hey there - sorry for the delay. Please drop me a private message and we can look into this and refund you as required.
  6. Just to comment on this. We've backed up the entire site internally, both the site files and the database. So it is theoretically possible for us to work on this data at some point and try do something with it. We do want to have it archived in some manner, it's just the process to do so is a very costly and time-consuming one. So we've still got to get scope of what's realistically possible. The BASE forums are on the same software as the old Dropzone forums, which took us an unbelievable amount of time and investment in order to migrate due to the lack of automated migration tools for that forum software, everything needed to be manually programmed by a hired freelance developer. I did just want to reiterate that we do have the data, will be switched off in a few minutes, but the actual site data won't be completely lost in absolute. And we do hope to find a way forward for that data.
  7. We've made the decision to shut down - as it's no longer viable to maintain the website. In turn we've re-activated this BASE forum to allow future BASE related discussions to be had on again. We've also moved older posts to an archive subforum to clear way for new discussions. Initially, this forum was closed to allow for to be the primary source of BASE discussions.
  8. Thanks for reporting this. We ran some tests on our side and was always presented with the payment screen when choosing a feature, so I'm not sure what allowed you to bypass that - but we'll keep testing! Thanks!
  9. We've removed several posts from this thread. And while we can respect why the discussion took the route it did, please keep this forum tied to preserving the memory of the individual, instead of berating their choices - no matter how bad they may be to your eyes. You're welcome to take Covid/Anti-Vax related topics to the Speakers Corner - but this isn't the place for us to try use someone's life choices as a lesson, or to berate them.
  10. Hey Jeff, Off the bat, I notice that there is a special character in that filename. As a first step to remedy, I'd recommend removing the ' character from the filename. And attempting again... If it causes an error again drop me a DM and I'll send you an email address you can reach me at.
  11. Good day, We had an issue with system emails after our moving to a different host. The problem you encountered was that the emails were being sent to a spam quarantine section. After working through this with the host, they then released all the emails. So you may have gotten a bunch of emails that had been sitting in the quarantine. The 404 error may be related to expiration of the URL. Often, system generated emails that contain unique URLs (Like are sometimes used for passwords) may expire. I would suggest trying to do a password reset again from the site, now with the email fixed, you should get the reset email immediately. If you do still have issues then, please let me know so I can further investigate.
  12. Good day, Apologies for the delay on getting to this, to be honest there were a few issues that I was working on resolving due to the hosting (system emails and ability to review items). Those have been resolved now and allowed me to focus on this. Could you please attach any/some images that give the error to a post in this thread using the same filename. This will allow me to investigate further. My immediate suspicion would be something like a filename that contains special characters.
  13. Apologies for the downtime without much warning. We moved to a new host with some improved resources, we're hoping this can resolve some of the intermittent downtime that users have been experiencing for a while. While we've tested a number of pages, if you notice anything out of place since the server move - just drop me a DM.
  14. Unfortunately we're unable to do any individual MySQL work. The hosting company that we use are in the process of transitioning to another company, and they do not offer the ability to setup Crons, nor do they allow one to adjust the max_connections to the MySQL server. At this point the only way for us to resolve it is to move the entire site to a different hosting provided, which is a bit of a pain. But we're looking into this now, as we do want to ensure there is no downtime from MySQL timeouts on the server side.
  15. Para Gear is interested in photographic submissions that you may have for the 2021 - 2022 Para Gear Catalog #83. They have taken the time to briefly describe the format and certain criteria that they look for, in order to help you to see if you have something worth submitting. They have included examples of previous catalog covers for your reference. or Over the years Para Gear has used photos from all of skydiving's disciplines. They do not have a preference as far as what type of skydiving photo it is, rather they look for something that either is eye-catching or pleasing to the eye. In light of the digital age, They are also able to use photos that in one way or another may be less than perfect and enhance them, removing blemishes, flipping images, altering colors, etc. The following are preferences. However what they prefer and what they get, or choose, are not always the same. If however, they came down to a choice between two photos of equal quality, they would opt for the one that met more of our preferences. They typically prefer that the photo be brighter. In the past, they have used sunset photos and even a night jump photo, although by and large most of the photos are daytime. They like the subject of the image to have contrast with the background. Subjects that are wearing brighter more colorful clothing usually stand out more. They prefer to have the people in the photo wearing equipment since that is what they sell. Headgear, goggles, jumpsuits, altimeters, audible altimeters, and gloves are all good. They also prefer to see skydivers wearing head and foot protection. They do not print any BASE jumping nor any Tandem photographs. No submissions of these will be accepted. Para Gear are not interested in any photos of individual or groups of skydivers standing on the ground Our basic criteria are as follows: Vertical Format. The front and back covers of the catalog are both in a vertical format. They can use a horizontal (landscape) shot, as opposed to a vertical (portrait), and then crop it as long as the image lies within a vertical cropping. Photo Quality. The front and back cover shots will be printed as 8 ½ x 11 in 300 dpi format. Any film that can hold its quality up to this size and print dpi is fine. Digital format is preferred. In the event of a final cover choice, they prefer to be sent the original digital image or slide for getting the best quality out of the image. Back Cover Photo. The back cover photo is no different from the front except in one respect. They need to have room on the left side of the image for the thumb index. In the past, they have taken images and been able to horizontally flip them thereby creating this room. Originality. Anything that is original, eye-catching, or makes someone take more notice of the catalog covers is something Para Gear look for. It could be a photo from a unique camera position or angle, a scenic skydive, shots under canopy, landings, etc. Para Gear look for photos that have not been previously published and most likely would not accept them if they have, as they want a photo that no one else has seen yet. They also do not want any photos that are chosen as the front or back covers to be used for other non-Para Gear advertising for a period of one year. Para Gear offers $500.00 each for both the front and back covers they choose. Our current deadline for catalog cover submissions is March 1st 2021. Sending sample pictures by e-mail to [email protected], If you are sending sample digital pictures please note that they do not need to be in a very large format. If they like the sample picture they will then ask you to send the higher quality original. Please feel free to contact Curt directly with any questions.