Richard Bunn

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  1. Richard Bunn

    More Lost Posts - Wednesday 12 December!

    This ought to get rectified today. I'll ask our developer if he took a more recent backup during the changeover (which is still happening). It may be possible to get them back. Changeover issues were a possibility. Sorry.
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    CPS Statement Regarding Forum Data Loss

    Thanks Steve. It's nearly there. Seems operational but I haven't had the final 'It's completely finished' email from our developer. He's been working very hard on it though. We've been in communication all afternoon.
  3. A few days ago we discovered that the forum hosting company had started charging us for running two servers for CPUK, rather than one. We did not request a second service, other than our backup service. Upon contacting them, they told us which service needed to go and told me to delete it via the client area. I did this as instructed. They told me the wrong one. This unfortunately also included the backups. Upon deleting our active server we then discovered that they had been storing our weekly backups of the system on the same server, rather than on a different one (which is best practice). The only backup that was available to us to be successfully restored was from August. This was when we moved to a faster SSD server. Therefore all content posted onto the forum, along with PMs and new sponsors advertising on the homepage, is as it was on August 5th 2018. All information between that date and Sunday, December 9th 2018 has been irretrievably lost by the hosting company. Needless to say, we are incredibly disappointed (not my actual words) in the service we've been paying for and the impact this has had on our community here. We will be moving to our own web hosting service very shortly. There may be some downtime during this changeover. I'll post when it has moved successfully and we can all work together to rebuild our beloved forum from the rubble as I know our forum membership can, no doubt, rise to the occasion and make CPUK great again! When the Phoenix has risen from the ashes, we ask that anyone who has recently posted plants AND SEED for sale or exchange to please list these here again. This would benefit many people. If you registered after August 5th you will need to reregister again. If you have just registered (or done it again) I will send out the validation emails when the transfer is complete. We are so sorry for all the inconvenience caused to all affected by this issue. Yours sincerely Richard Bunn CPUK Forum Webmaster The Carnivorous Plant Society www.thecps.org.uk
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    Grow list missing plants

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    Lost posts

    We're sorry about this. The forum hosting company have deleted the wrong server with all our backups also. We're working on it and doing all we can, but this may not be rectifiable. We will post more about it. There could be another restore happening but we're not sure from what date (if at all) it will be yet. Needless to say we are incredibly disappointed (not my actual words) in the service we've been paying for. We will be moving to our own web hosting service in the next few days. I'll post when it has moved and we can all work together to rebuild our beloved forum from the rubble as I know our forum membership can, no doubt, rise to the occasion and make CPUK great again!
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    Help with drosophyllum seeds!

    It could also be coming from the peat pots. Those things aren't great.
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    Hello from the Netherlands

    There's a privately owned bog called Termonbarry or Tarmonbarry bog. It has all the Darlingtonia as well as the purps. Not sure if you'd be allowed to visit it though. I'm in Ireland.
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    Anybody had problems with Carnivoria.eu?

    Done. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.
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    Anybody had problems with Carnivoria.eu?

    @carnivoria I've hidden your most recent post where you publicly revealed @carambola's personal email address. Doing that was unacceptable.
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    Pings by post---wrong time of year?

    No, I didn't order from Triffid. I'm talking about Dianne Riddiford, the Pingstress.
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    Profile Pictures

    You can search the internet to find sites that will reduce a photo for profile pictures for you. To the correct dimensions. If the file size for profile photos was increased then it would take longer for the forum pages to load everyone's new larger sized photos.
  12. Richard Bunn

    Redleaf Exotics!~

    Kinky's good
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    Pings by post---wrong time of year?

    I just got a load of pings in from Dianne. They're fine.
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    What would be right for this set up?

    Great.
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    Problem with my sarracenia minor

    Looks like photo shock. Was it in the mail for long or was it growing in less light before? It's already damaged now so I'd just keep it in the full sun as there's no acclimatising to the full sun to do. What are you growing it in?
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    Redleaf Exotics!~

    Amazing photos of an amazing collection. The only thing missing is the obligatory naked photo of Dom!
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    What would be right for this set up?

    I've not grown either but inflata would need somewhere to float freely without the moss to get in its way. Id' never even heard of stygia before. Must go Goggling! You only need one as they multiply quite well.
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    My Pinguicula gypsicola

    Thanks Lucien. Do you have to add much gypsum or granulated clay? I'm thinking about mine.
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    Collapsed pitcher

    In a greenhouse in full sun at 2pm kinda heat. I didn't measure the temp that day but it gets HOT. Just leave the pitcher as it is. It's still photosynthesising.
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    My Pinguicula gypsicola

    Wow. Really nice @lucien01700 . What's the potting mix for it? Any chalk or lime etc in there?
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    What would be right for this set up?

    Shite. I just threw away a bit of U. gibba (it was that species) that was in the fish tank outside the greenhouse. I'd dumped it in there to see what it'd do over the summer. The flowers (when the water is warm) are lovely and yellow. BUT I bought a N. ampullaria and needed the tank back in the house a couple of days ago to pamper the ampullaria in. If I'd known beforehand you could have had it. If you get no luck on here for a bit of it go onto ebay and message 'painit' in the Czech Republic. I'm pretty sure that's where I got mine and he's practically as cheap as a bag of crisps for things. A really good seller.
  22. Richard Bunn

    Hi There

    Welcome to CPUK Debs.
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    All staged out

    Great idea Stu.
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    Collapsed pitcher

    I've had this happen to me before when I got a new Darlingtonia a couple of years ago. It happened quite rapidly when I left a new Darlingtonia in full sun in the heat of the greenhouse for a few hours. So I'm convinced that my case was overheating.