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Celeon999
07-03-2006, 02:04 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Celeon is happy to see that the official UBI hamster and forum official hammy the hamster is back from hospital and kicking again http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

We wish you all the best hammy http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif


http://img449.imageshack.us/img449/3642/hammy2ze.jpg

bunkerratt
07-03-2006, 02:38 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/agreepost.gif..man..i almost went into withdrals...

hueywolf123
07-03-2006, 02:46 PM
I wondered what was happening, so many things to say and only the people around me to say it to.
Good to see you back hammy, best keep your vitamins up http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

VikingGrandad
07-03-2006, 02:54 PM
Not only did we have a total Ubi community forums blackout but, in the this forum at least, we seem to have lost many recent posts!

e.g. where's my screenshot competition entries?! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sadeyes.gif

No doubt some of you will have lost posts you've written too.

I am disappointed, not because there has been some kind of technical problem and data loss, but because (yet again) nobody from Ubi bothers to tell us what is going on.

We got the same complete absence of information when we had the log-in/cookies problem. Not even the moderators were told anything about it! (so don't go blaming them - it's Ubi management that's the problem here).

It would take just ONE person maybe an hour or so to post an explanatory notice on every Ubi community forum, for the benefit of TENS OF THOUSANDS of members (in fact, I wouldn't be surprised if the forum software has a function for administrators to simultaneously post a message on all individual forums). Ubi could have at least put a notice on their home page while the forums were down.

I work in the Web industry, so I totally accept that technical things like this forum can go wrong, get hacked, etc. and that there can be a lot of frantic work involved to the problem. I'm glad the forum is now working again, I don't expect an apology (assuming the problem wasn't Ubi's fault) but, as an Ubi customer, I do expect some kind of explanation! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

OK, rant over! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/partyhat.gif

Sorry, I've been suffering from withdrawal symptoms too... I hope I'll be OK next week on my beach holiday with 'VikingGrandma'... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif No internet for 10 days! Guess I'll just have to make the most of it http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif (actually she's the same age as me, 32, in case you are worrying http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif )

hueywolf123
07-03-2006, 03:00 PM
A grandad @ 32? you have been busy http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif
Winter here, so enjoy your summer holiday

WilhelmSchulz.
07-03-2006, 03:18 PM
Shuting down a multi-national fourm for a hamster? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif Thats just plain stupid. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

comanderFritz
07-03-2006, 03:22 PM
whats the deal with the corny hampster story

Messervy
07-03-2006, 03:27 PM
@ VikingGrandad

I hate to say this but there was an explanation: http://www.silent-hunteriii.com/uk/home.php

VikingGrandad
07-03-2006, 03:39 PM
Originally posted by hueywolf123:
A grandad @ 32? you have been busy http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif
Winter here, so enjoy your summer holiday

Well, that would be legally possible in the UK (only just), but rest assured Mr & Mrs VG are still at the practicing stage http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif Having said that, the thought of a mini Viking or two is a lot more appealing these days http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Ah, this time next week... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

WilhelmSchulz.
07-03-2006, 03:40 PM
adoption?

VikingGrandad
07-03-2006, 03:42 PM
Originally posted by Messervy:
@ VikingGrandad

I hate to say this but there was an explanation: http://www.silent-hunteriii.com/uk/home.php

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif I just knew that would happen.

I never thought to look there http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

Sorry Ubi, my absolute faith in you to rectify problems is restored again http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif PS - now I get the hamster thing - I thought it was the start of another Celeon picture-story http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

VikingGrandad
07-03-2006, 03:54 PM
Originally posted by WilhelmSchulz.:
adoption?

No Wilhelm, we're going on holiday ( =vacation) http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Or were you referring to how someone could be a grandparent at 32 in the UK? The age of consent here is 16... So if I had a son when I was 16, and if 'like father, like son' proved true and he also became a father at 16... I would be a grandad at 32 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

WilhelmSchulz.
07-03-2006, 03:59 PM
Originally posted by VikingGrandad:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by WilhelmSchulz.:
adoption?

No Wilhelm, we're going on holiday ( =vacation) http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Or were you referring to how someone could be a grandparent at 32 in the UK? The age of consent here is 16... So if I had a son when I was 16, and if 'like father, like son' proved true and he also became a father at 16... I would be a grandad at 32 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>No if thats how you became a granddad at 32

VikingGrandad
07-03-2006, 04:01 PM
Originally posted by WilhelmSchulz.:
No if thats how you became a granddad at 32

But I'm not http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

I ain't even a dad yet!

It's just a screen-name Wilhelm, just a screen-name...

WilhelmSchulz.
07-03-2006, 04:05 PM
Then why the name "VikingGrandad"? It gives the impresion that you are a granddad. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

turnip_tick
07-03-2006, 04:08 PM
yes. his son's son will become a viking.
an honorable trade too.

VikingGrandad
07-03-2006, 04:18 PM
I guess I didn't even think about if other people might take it literally!

The origin of my name is shrouded in the curious mists between myth and reality...

comanderFritz
07-03-2006, 04:20 PM
I still dont get the hampster story is it because a hampster runs a weel and powers the fourm because thats all i got. if thats the case this is saddest theng i have seen from ubi yet

VikingGrandad
07-03-2006, 04:22 PM
Originally posted by turnip_tick:
yes. his son's son will become a viking.
an honorable trade too.

Sk¥l! I'll drink to that.

turnip_tick
07-03-2006, 04:26 PM
Originally posted by VikingGrandad:
I guess I didn't even think about if other people might take it literally!

The origin of my name is shrouded in the curious mists between myth and reality...

ooohhhh like hammy the ubi hamster.
i get it

hueywolf123
07-03-2006, 05:10 PM
Sorry VG, I almost wish I hadn't made that comment. Mrs Hueywolf & myself don't have any, but I have a 22yr old to a previous mrs hueywolf.
Enjoy your time with each other, once a little viking cmes along, there goes privacy, there goes good sleep, there goes fresh air, and there goes SHIII.
All that aside,yep, you won't regret it. Little ones are hilarious at times and keep you young

WilhelmSchulz.
07-03-2006, 09:28 PM
VG why dont you re-post your pics for the screenshot comp?

Celeon999
07-04-2006, 03:43 AM
Not only did we have a total Ubi community forums blackout but, in the this forum at least, we seem to have lost many recent posts!

e.g. where's my screenshot competition entries?!



It looks like the backup hammy used to restore the forums was not the latest. Thats why we lost some posts but luckily not too much.


But the forum still isnt working completely.

The log-in problem is back and it looks like the site has some small refreshing problems.

Im sure hammy is already on it. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Baldricks_Mate
07-04-2006, 04:07 AM
Oh, I get it...the IT department was downsized? He does look small, cute and furry. Baldrick on a good day?

Now I have an inferiority complex, a hampster can run an IT dept but I can't even do maths! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/bigtears.gif

Celeon999
07-04-2006, 06:54 AM
Oh, I get it...the IT department was downsized? He does look small, cute and furry. Baldrick on a good day?

Now I have an inferiority complex, a hampster can run an IT dept but I can't even do maths!


Hammy is no ordinary hamster.

He is one of those IT-hamsters you hear so much about these days http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

cpt_Alex2006
07-04-2006, 12:55 PM
The hamster who runs the it for a multi billion pound company I supply has put the file server for the front offices in reception on wheels. Mentaly working out a minute to pull the cables out and push to the doors, another to insert into a waiting van and voila... Did I mention the girl on front desk pops out to the smoking gardern for 10 mins at a time?

I pointed out the error a few months back and its still there, hamster said, if they can carry it they can have it...

A note about offspring, I have a lad 4 years old, true all privacy is gone, but a niece has turned 13 and stops Fridays to let us out of the asylum. It is really bizare being out in public alone again, cinema meals out dam didint realise I missed so much.

Alex

VikingGrandad
07-04-2006, 01:15 PM
Thanks for the fatherhood advice. It's all noted! (I can't put off the inevitable forever, or I'll never be a grandad!!)

@Celeon - are you still having problems loggin in etc? Apart from missing posts, I've not noticed anything different. However, I did log out, clear my browser cache and log in again when the forum came back online, so maybe that prevented some problems for me.

Coffee_N_Donitz
07-04-2006, 01:37 PM
Gee! Thats terrific!

Did I ever tell you about the time the rat got loose in the torpedo room?

Well, thats another story....

Celeon999
07-04-2006, 01:51 PM
are you still having problems loggin in etc?

No login problems anymore but sometimes he still tells me "The site you requested does not exist" when i klick on the Silent Hunter III - General Discussion button to get back to the forum main page after posting something.

Messervy
07-04-2006, 02:01 PM
Same here, but this is a "new feature". http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif