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      Ongoing DDoS Attack causing Forum Slowness   26/04/17

      In case you have missed the announcement, the reason that the forum has been slow at times since the minor version update the other day is due to a Denial of Service attack, brute force attack on our email, and judging by the lag with our FTP response, that too.  If you're feeling like you're experiencing a glitch in the Matrix, you're not wrong.  This is the same MO as the attack in September 2016 that occurred when we transitioned to the new version 4 of the software.  We're currently working with US and UK cyber-crime departments, who specialise in this sort of thing, and we're hopeful that we'll be able to track them down this time by using the accumulated evidence already held.    We are pretty certain that it's a continuation of the same attack last year, only at a reduced intensity to deter people from using the site "because it's terribly slow", rather than taking it down completely, and we're also sure of the motivations of those responsible.  Spite.   Please bear with us in the interim, and wish us luck in dealing with these.... "people".
iSteve

Greetings from Winnipeg, Canada

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Hello Everyone,

My name is Stephen. I presently live in Winnipeg, Canada, but lived in London for a year in my early 20's in Leyton. Prior to my joining Britmodeller, I was a member of two other modelling sites: Starshipmodeler for my sci-fi builds, and Finescale for general modelling. The majority of my builds are 1/48 military aircraft (though lately I've become a bit of a Wingnuts addict) and when sourcing information I invariably found myself here. Obviously, the logical step was to become a member. I have since found Britmodeller is truly a complete modelling site and as I prefer actual modelling to reading about it, I foresee spending most of my online time here.

I have to say in my short time here, I have had a fantastic experience. You all are a wealth of information and everyone is very helpful and friendly. I did my very first group build here - a very enjoyable indoctrination to the site. I'm very much looking forward to meeting you all as I peruse and contribute to the pages here, and hope I can give something back to the site that had done so much for my experience and growth in this great hobby. I have a new blog site on modelling - imodel.blog - and I welcome you all to come and take a peek.

Cheers!

Stephen

 

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A belated :welcome: aboard Stephen :)

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Welcome from Northeast Alberta, the slightly charred segment. Yeah, this is a great spot. My # 1 go-to forum.

 

 

Chris

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Welcome!

When I hear the name Winnipeg, I always hear the sound of Tom Russel singing "Winnipeg".

Welcome to BM!

 

8-)

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Winterpeg! I spent 4 uncomfortable years being an Air Force brat there between 1968 and 1972. Then after that I escaped to the Left Coast where I've managed to remain ever since :)

Welcome to Britmodeller; enjoy your stay.

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Kenneda, eh? Damn colonials.

 

Welcome to BM from that other colonial outpost, Darn Undah.

 

Enjoy yourself.

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The more Canadians, the better! We will dominate, and we will apologize. Welcome aboard.

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Thank you everyone for the warm welcomes!

All my models are assembled with maple syrup.

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On 18/02/2017 at 21:32, Jessica said:

Winterpeg! I spent 4 uncomfortable years being an Air Force brat there between 1968 and 1972. Then after that I escaped to the Left Coast where I've managed to remain ever since :)

Welcome to Britmodeller; enjoy your stay.

I'm actually from Northern Ontario and at my first opportunity I'm moving to the East Coast and never looking back :)

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Where on the East (right) Coast?

 

 

Chris

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Hey hey, another 'pegger, even if temporary. I was born here, what's your excuse? What pahrt of the east ya lookin at? I was there fahr years in a row for vahrcation, totally love it.

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I'm looking at retiring in Nova Scotia. I've vacationed there a couple of times and loved it. The geography is much more like my home on the shore of Lake Superior, and I love seafood :) The people in NS are fantastic - they are probably my biggest draw to that province. Love the old houses there too.

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2 hours ago, iSteve said:

I'm looking at retiring in Nova Scotia. I've vacationed there a couple of times and loved it. The geography is much more like my home on the shore of Lake Superior, and I love seafood :) The people in NS are fantastic - they are probably my biggest draw to that province. Love the old houses there too.

 

Where in the province of my birth are you heading for?

 

Chris

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17 hours ago, dogsbody said:

 

Where in the province of my birth are you heading for?

 

Chris

We really liked the South Shore: Hubbards or Mahone Bay. I do have some friends and acquaintances in Truro and one of them had suggested Wolfville. I think bottom line is we will see what the market will bare when the time comes. I'm always open for suggestions.

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All good places. Wolfville is nice but can be a bit crowded during winter as it's full of university students going to Acadia. It's close to Windsor, where I lived nearby, before going west in 1980.

 

Chris

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On 2017-03-10 at 7:50 AM, iSteve said:

We really liked the South Shore: Hubbards or Mahone Bay. I do have some friends and acquaintances in Truro and one of them had suggested Wolfville. I think bottom line is we will see what the market will bare when the time comes. I'm always open for suggestions.

My grandparents lived in Hubbards and Mahone Bay! I've got many fond memories of endless summers spent exploring the beaches and back roads :)

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7 hours ago, Jessica said:

My grandparents lived in Hubbards and Mahone Bay! I've got many fond memories of endless summers spent exploring the beaches and back roads :)

 

Ah! Back roads. Wish we had some up here.

 

 

Chris

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