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Displayed prices are for multiple nights. Check the site for price per night. I see hostels starting at 200b/day and hotels from 500b/day on agoda.


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  1. 17 minutes ago, garytheanimal said:

    Just had a quick look and they're about £200 more than what we normally pay. It actually wouldn't bother me that much to get comfort, but the guy I travel with is a tight ass, lol. Thank you anyway, I'd never heard of Eva Air

    Your account is now active. Welcome to the (unmoderated) forums ?

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  2. 19 minutes ago, garytheanimal said:

    Hoping that the will we won’t we with Brexit is over by next May when I go back. The first time I went it was 75 to the pound ?

    Brexit is likely to make that worse, not better. At least initially. 

    And when you get a chance, please follow the instructions for activating your account... that will remove your posting restrictions and remove you from moderation. ?

  3. I got a notification yesterday that our SSL certificate was expiring... and totally forgot about it last night when I was online and doing that kind of thing. So it expired and we had a hour or 3 of warnings being thrown to people who visited the site. Sorry about that! 

    Will try to make sure that does not happen in future! Only takes me about 10 minutes to update the cert - I just totally spaced it. Getting old sucks. lol. 

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  4. 8 minutes ago, Gottsy said:

    Old timer here. Been going to Thailand for donkeys years and was married to a Thai for over 40 years. Sadly she died 2 years back. Thats life (or death) Her body was donated to Southampton University Hospital for the students etc. She always wanted that, to help others learn about being a doctor etc.

    Ive known Thailand and Pattaya since it was pretty much a swamp (Looks like its reverted back). I've been back to Thailand, mainly Bangkok in the last few years and last October went to Pattaya for a few days. That was a shock.

    I'll post later

    Welcome to the forum. 

    I have approved your account, and removed the moderation restriction. You can post and view level 1 content at your leisure now. 

    If you are in town on Wednesday, consider joining us on the barcrawl starting at 8pm at LePub - introduce yourself and get access to more content on the forums. ?



  5. 1 hour ago, js007 said:

    I was having trouble earlier today and yesterday logging on.  But just a minute ago, it worked.  Maybe the site goes down for maintenance once in a while?

    No, not unless I do it manually, which I did not this time. I did find the problem however. One of my host servers - the one that hosts my generic web server that does the redirection for pattayatalk.com, was paused because it was low on disk space... one of the backup routines got way out of hand lol. Its now fixed... and cheers for making me go look. It might have been a week before I checked it as there is nothing else critical running on that server lol. 

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  6. Ok, well that was a fast failure lol. 
    Apparently I need to set up a new FTP account on the server specifically for these updates. I am going to do that today or tonight and proceed with the update as soon as its done. Will update here when I click the button. 
    Still working on this... the permissions are wrong for it to work in a automated process. Will get it working eventually lol.

    Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk

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  7. Hi guys,

    Just got notice that a new version of the forums is available and that it includes important security updates, so I will be upgrading us in 2 days time. Just wanted to give a little warning since this will be the first time I will be using their new automated "no downtime" upgrade system included in this new version of the forums. 

    With any luck at all, nobody should notice anything. There are a number of new features and fixes listed, but from the look most of it is behind the scenes or not applicable to us for the most part. 

    For those of you curious, here is a list of changes in the upcoming patch:

    Good news! Version 4.4.1 of Invision Community is now available.

    This includes a security patch and we recommend you upgrade as soon as possible.

    Version 4.4.1 is a small maintenance update to fix issues reported since 4.4.0.

    This release also contains a critical security update for Commerce.

    Also included: 4.4.0

    Major New Features / Enhancements

    • Post Before Registering
    • Animated GIFs
    • AdminCP Notification Center
    • New Email Features:
      • Email Statistics
      • Email Advertisements
      • Unfollow Without Logging In
    • SEO Improvements:
      • Improved pagination with page number now in path (rather than query string) and unique page titles for paginated pages.
      • Improved use of canonical tags.
      • Improved handling of empty containers and profiles to reduce soft 404s.
      • Improved JSON-LD markup, adding @id tags and fixing URLs for comments.
      • Removed page output hidden by JavaScript.
    • Performance Improvements:
      • Added Lazy Loading for images, which will speed up page rendering.
      • Added HTTP/2 support with prefetch/preload.
      • Added support for Brotli compression.
      • Improved default profile photos to use inline SVGs rather than generated images, which will speed up page rendering.
      • Improved browser caching of pages served by the guest page cache, which will reduce the number of requests reaching the server.
      • Improved handing of session data for guests to reduce database reads for guests.
      • Optimized images to reduce file size for faster page rendering.
      • Other minor performance improvements to reduce database queries and fix unnecessary code execution.
    • Commerce Store Filters allow customers to filter products by price, review, stock, or custom admin-defined filters.


    • Added setting to display user group formatting in more areas (see 6 New Micro Features).
    • Added less intrusive browser notification prompt in Notifications menu (see 6 New Micro Features).
    • Added ability to show sidebar blocks to only certain types of devices (see 6 New Micro Features).
    • Added ability for club owners to reorder the navigation tabs (see 6 New Micro Features).
    • Added ability for announcements to be linked to an URL or be a title only (see 6 New Micro Features), improved consistency in how announcements are shown in different areas.
    • Improved UI for entering time intervals in AdminCP settings (see 6 New Micro Features).
    • Added a new Icons & Logos section in the AdminCP which allows providing logos for use when sharing links from the community, adding the community as a home screen app on a mobile device (along with additional settings for a PWA manifest to control certain aspects the community’s behaviour when used in this way), and in Safari’s favourites menus and pinned tabs on macOS.
    • Added a new UI for attachments, showing a box with some information about the file, rather than a plain line (see Turbo charging loading speeds).


    • Braintree Gateway including support for PayPal (with recurring payments), Venmo, and cards. Deprecates some PayPal features.
    • Added ability to target bulk mails to members who have spent certain amounts.
    • Added sidebar widgets for best sellers, latest products, product reviews and a featured product.

    New Server Requirements: PHP 7.1.0 or higher required (7.3.x now supported). MySQL 5.5.3 or higher requires (5.6.2 recommended).

    Removed Features

    • Removed EmojiOne-style emojis due to licensing issues.
    • Removed Gravatar support due to privacy concerns and performance issues.
    • Removed password hashes when downloading a member list from the AdminCP. This is for security, to reduce the ease of obtaining sensitive data if the AdminCP is ever compromised.
    • Removed the name of the content (e.g. topic) from the “Next Unread” link which could consume significant server resources on large communities.
    Also included: 4.3.6

    This is a maintenance release to fix reported issues.

    This release also contains a critical security update for Commerce.

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  8. 13 hours ago, Richard70au said:

    Are these boxes still available and what are the price and specs on them?


    You may also want to follow the instructions on how to fully activate your account so you do not have to wait for moderation when making posts like this ?



  9. Ok,

    Not that it matters, but I found and fixed the issues. 

    This was simple laziness on my part. When I set up my enterprise network 10 years ago I did so with multiple redundancies to prevent issues like this. I got it set up, configured, and *poof I thought, done! Uh huh. But Microsoft.

    A series of issues caused this downtime, I just did not know they were happening... because the system was working as I had intended it. lol. 

    I have 3 name servers. All on different physical servers and in different racks inside the datacenter, and on different subnets, all "best practices" for DNS hosting. What I failed to do is run periodic tests to make sure all 3 servers were up and running. My primary server hosts 99% of DNS requests (about 500 per second), and unless you specifically ask for a specific server for some reason, #1 will answer. Apparently #'s 2 and 3 both had issues that arose from windows updates sometime in the past 2 years or so (since the last time I checked them physically). One was down due to a change to the firewall rules (turned off the rule that was supposed to allow the traffic), and the other was too sensitive in its automatic IP blocking rules. It seems that 10 requests per second not over the top for dns servers), which resulted in that server blocking every single IP that was requesting data. lol. The end of the chain, my primary server, had a hiccup for a yet unknown issue-  I simply hit "start" and it started working again. Ill research that later... but all 3 are now back up and running, and now on my monthly maintenance to-do list. On the plus side of things, its unusual for a windows server to not go thru a reboot at least once a month or so... and DNS servers 2 and 3 managed to stay up and stable for over 2 years! Woohoo? 555. 

    Anyway, sorry about that lapse guys. Totally not cool of me. Ill do my best to prevent it in future... and have put my phone number out for the mods in case it does, so I get notified faster. Ill also get our facebook presence up and running ASAP so those that want to can join it and be able to contact me there if need be.



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  10. Hi guys,

    Was told a few minutes ago that the site was down... when I went to check, sure enough the DNS was not resolving.

    The issue was twofold. First, my primary DNS server hiccuped. Second, the secondary and tertiary servers did not pick up the slack, though I still do not know why yet. I am looking in to it and will make sure it does not happen again. I suspect I will be able to find the answer fast enough as those other 2 servers are still not serving pattayatalk.com addresses for some reason. 


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