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General Discussion / Forum Upgrade Complete
« on: May 16, 2020, 10:20:25 PM »
This forum has been upgraded to the current version of SMF software, providing better security.

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Forum Donations / Potential Forum Crisis
« on: August 15, 2018, 12:24:10 PM »
There is a financial crisis that involves BlackPowderSmoke.com and 1858remington.com.

I have a financial crisis that will not be resolved until October 31, which is the date of my next substantial income. Until then, my highest priority is providing the necessary essentials for my family, which is challenging enough. I do not foresee sufficient income for this, much less being able to resolve the added financial requirements of maintaining and operating our online presence.

I am a state employee working at our local high school. We are shutdown for the summer without any income and our money is rapidly running out. I usually make ends meet by doing various jobs, but I am  under doctor’s orders to take it easy for now.

Since internet access is not the highest priority, I may have to let our home internet service go. So I will not be online often, but will stop in as often as possible to ensure this forum and its sister forums are operational online without any issues.

If anyone is led to do so, please help with our forum hosting costs, Please do not act out of a sense of obligation. Nothing is expected of anyone.

I assume the donation link on the home page is operational.

Here is a personal PayPal link http://paypal.me/Tim08

Snail mail address:

Tim Lewis
PO Box 3832
Lumberton, NC 28359

Thank you,
Smokey
BlackPowderSmoke.com owner, webmaster and domain administrator

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General Discussion / Cabela's affiliate links
« on: June 03, 2018, 05:17:57 PM »
Most members do not use the Cabela's links on these forums, but the same deal is offered here as any other Cabela's link or directly from Cabela's. It is much appreciated when members order through our links. The payoff is small, 3 percent or so, but the revenue helps with operational costs.
I find members posting affiliate links from other forums, members bragging about their purchase and posting other forum's affiliate links to their purchased products. Members and guests from Black Powder Smoke or the 1858 Remington forum, click the link and if they buy the item or browse and buy something else, the other forum gets a commission. How nice.

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General Discussion / Regarding Login Security
« on: February 18, 2018, 09:19:03 AM »
Times are changing and so are security requirements for websites.  I am sure you have seen warning notifications here and abroad.  I'm shopping around for SSL certificates now. It is not so expensive for one website but several websites can be rough. There is a vast price range depending on levels of security. I will resolve it soon.
Best regards,
Tim

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Forum Donations / Donation Acknowlegement
« on: February 17, 2018, 08:35:47 AM »
I would like to take the time to acknowledge all who have contributed to the upkeep of the forums. I am able to acknowledge some personally by tracking the paypal email address, but I have not been able to trace all of the donors. Another limitation for well over a year was having to use a phone for everything internet related.
So if you have contributed to this forum and you did not receive a personal acknowledgement, I do apologize and sincerely appreciate your help.

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General Discussion / Our appreciation to the 1858 Remington Forum members
« on: January 01, 2017, 11:38:56 AM »
For those of you who do not know me, I am Tim Lewis (aka Smokey). I am the webmaster and creator of 1858Remington.com and BlackPowderSmoke.com. I would like to share my story which reflects on the quality of the character of the people of the 1858 Remington Forum. 

The 1858 Remington Forum was created in 2010 for sharing knowledge, not as a place for me to run to for help when I needed it. I am ashamed that I let my life get so screwed up that in its seventh year, I had to turn to others for help, much less a forum I created in an effort to share what was a strong passion for me at the time.

I am glad 2016 is over. I hope it was a better year for you than it was for me. In the beginning it held a lot of promise for me. I inherited a customer base and struggling business when my boss passed away. My wife and I were working out at the gym, firming up and losing weight until I had a health scare that put me in the cardio unit at our local hospital.

When Hurricane Matthew hit us in October, we were in a bind. Our business which we had invested much money and time had fallen apart just before the poo hit the fan. Actually It never even got off the ground. Thank you to the following members of the 1858 Remington Forum that came to our aid when I reached out.

DD4lifeusmc
Classanr
Ssb73q
G Dog
Mike116
Fingers McGee
Pine Baron
mazo kid
Len
old fogey
Captainkirk
LonesomePigeon
Baron Von Kesselwalker
prof marvel
Delbert
scbuxton
Spad
Blackpowder Jim
Wes James

After the storm I  had another hospital stay for a few days in the cardio unit. It was stress related. We never fully recovered from the disaster when this continued to fall apart.

Once again, I reached out to the 1858 Remington Forum for help.

My wife and I still have not received our unemployment compensation for time lost. I recently found myself with 3 hernias and am currently facing surgery. After I recover, my wife will face a similar surgery and recovery. I have been restricted in my activities with a car that needs major repair.

Then my wife loses her bank card and our bank account is wiped out before the loss is discovered.

During this phase of bad luck, many members of the 185 Remington Forum offered assistance. Many were the same that helped out the first time…


DrJLDavis
DD4lifeusmc
Len
ssb73q
Baron Von Kesslewalker
Mike116
Suzuki Bruce
Captain Kirk
Cyberfish2
Delbert
Mad Dog Stafford
Pine Baron

One friend asked to remain anonymous.

I could not match up the PayPal emails with forum records on two friends. Without disclosing their entire address, I would like to thank Mario and Mick. Please let me know who you are here or by PM.  I now realize that these may have been from BlackPowderSmoke.com, where Captain Kirk posted an alert to our situation. Thank you, Captain!!!

Some sent checks and money orders instead of using the forum donation button.

I have made a lot of effort not to miss anyone, but if I have, please accept my apology and contact me.

In the course of the events and confusion and many computer problems, I know I have not expressed my appreciation to many on an individual basis. Please accept my apology if this happened with you.

I am in debt to all that helped us, Most have told me there is no need to repay them. If I am able to help any one of you with anything, let me know. Keep in mind, I build websites and will assist you in any capacity possible. We are looking forward to a brighter year and it is hard not to compensate those that made such a difference in our lives. We will arise from this and give back in every way possible.

God bless you all!

Thank you,
Tim Lewis (aka Smokey)

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General Discussion / A Special Thank You
« on: October 18, 2016, 10:41:26 AM »
I would like to acknowledge the following members for responding to my request for hurricane disaster assistance / loans on my thread on the 1858 Remington forum. http://1858remington.com/discuss/index.php?topic=10562.0

You made a big difference in the lives and sense of well being in the lives of my wife, son and I. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Thank you once again to...

DD4lifeusmc
Classanr
Ssb73q
G Dog
Mike116
Fingers McGee
Pine Baron
mazo kid
Len
old fogey
Captainkirk
LonesomePigeon
Baron Von Kesselwalker
prof marvel

God bless you all!!!

PS. I checked the lists here and on PayPal. If I overlooked anyone, I do apologize. Please let me know if I did.

Thanks you again,
Tim
(AKA Smokey)

http://1858remington.com/discuss/index.php

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Links / For Colt Lovers
« on: September 08, 2011, 03:58:15 PM »
Had a few people tell it weren't fair to have a forum exclusively on Remmies. "What About the Colts?" I have been asked, so I gave in...   http://blackpowdersmoke.com/colt/index.php

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General Discussion / Forums will be closed temporarily
« on: August 09, 2011, 09:20:35 PM »
Attention: All websites will go offline temporarily as we switch hosting companies. We have experienced problems with server attacks with HostGator when our server was attacked. We are switching to GoDaddy with added security and our files will be on several servers, so we should have no further problems once the process is complete. Even better, it will be at 1/3 the cost.

I will announce the time shortly before the back up process begins. Once I post this notification, any new posts after that time will be lost. Registrations will be closed at that time and reopened when we go back online.

The downtime will be short for 1858Remington.com. BlackPowderSmoke.com will be down for a longer time since there are 5 forums to backup and upload to the new servers.

I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. New server information will be posted tomorrow.

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General Discussion / A Special Thank You
« on: February 22, 2011, 11:49:42 AM »
I would like to take the time to offer thanks to the old timers that are the most essential part of any forum.

http://blackpowdersmoke.com/smokey/our-greatest-assets/

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Remingtons / Remmy Forum
« on: February 10, 2011, 01:01:38 AM »
I guess everyone know what a Remmy freak I am. Just wondering if I am alone... http://1858remington.com/discuss/

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General Discussion / Changes in forum appearance
« on: February 04, 2011, 11:19:27 AM »
Just wanted to let everyone that has visited in the last few hours and noticed changing appearances in the forum, it is over. We reverted back to the familiar theme you see now. I was searching for something that stood out from the other  80% of SMF discussion boards on the web that use this  SMF default theme.

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Links / Links
« on: January 25, 2011, 09:38:54 PM »


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General Discussion / Server and connection problems
« on: January 25, 2011, 03:58:47 PM »
Some may have noticed we went offline earlier today. Everything went away, all forums, my site and even my hosting control panel. I contacted our host. Here was the response:

Quote
Hello,

Thanks for contacting hostgator!

The server had to be rebooted earlier today as it became unresponsive. Our admins have now gotten the server backup and running, and everything appears to be working as it should be.
We are very sorry fSor any troubles this may have caused.

Please let us know if you have any more questions or need further assistance.

Best regards,
Robert Blackwell
Linux Systems Administrator
HostGator.com LLC


All is well now.

This is unrelated to today's incident.
There are some problems with the forums I need to work out. Basically the problem is forum pages loading slow from time to time. Will be updating and troubleshooting from time to time. Though you will not likely notice anything, I apologize if it causes any inconvenience.

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