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by neil
Thu May 09, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: We are back... BUT...
Replies: 56
Views: 4220

Re: We are back... BUT...

Hi Brian

Register is fine but I need to fix something I'd not noticed to get it showing.

Will do at my earliest opportunity

Thanks

Neil
by neil
Wed May 08, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: The forum is back, and so is the B6
Replies: 6
Views: 677

Re: The forum is back, and so is the B6

Sounds a very thorough - nice to see some tlc being showered on such a great car
by neil
Sat May 04, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: We are back... BUT...
Replies: 56
Views: 4220

We are back... BUT...

Hi all As you have no doubt realised we've been having some issues - in fact the site was hacked again - this time the damage was far more - hence it's taken a long time to recover. Also, as you will have noticed we have lost quite a lot of activity (everything since the 22nd February) on the forum ...
by neil
Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Some Downtime coming - so we can update the Forum !
Replies: 11
Views: 722

Looks great Neil. End of the week is fine with me. I'm not planning any disasters with my car! How long will it be down. I might print of paper copies so i don't get any withdrawal symptoms! :) I'll keep it to a minimum - some is automatic, but quite a lot of manual effort also needed - so a bit ha...
by neil
Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Some Downtime coming - so we can update the Forum !
Replies: 11
Views: 722

Some Downtime coming - so we can update the Forum !

Hi all Just to let you know I've been busy working on an updated version of the forum - in order to migrate to the new version it will require me to take the forum down for sometime - I'm just working out when it is best to do this but I would expect that it should be sometime towards the end of thi...
by neil
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Forum Security
Replies: 17
Views: 1459

Hi all Been busy - new version of the forum should hopefully be coming soon - just testing it. However a big change I've just implemented is the site should now be https only - I'm still testing but seems to be working fine. If you notice anything odd or not working let me know - but you should have...
by neil
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Forum Security
Replies: 17
Views: 1459

I’ve got a background in IT security. https is only encrypting the traffic between your browser and the server although implementating this would be a good idea. The biggest concern I have is that the passwords are stored in plain text unencrypted. If this is the case then this is a major flaw in...
by neil
Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Forum Security
Replies: 17
Views: 1459

nkotecha wrote:neil you running it on a iis server or is it hosted in the cloud
Hosted
by neil
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Forum Security
Replies: 17
Views: 1459

Hi all The advice given re. ignoring the email is right - it is just someone exploiting a single piece of information to imply a huge issue for the person (porn etc.) I do however strongly advise people to not use the same password everywhere - especially to secure sites or sites that can be exploit...
by neil
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Forum Security
Replies: 17
Views: 1459

Hi Guys No clear picture yet but am in process of investigating - I've upgraded a few things and as you say changed passwords etc. I'm also looking at how quickly I can swap to completely use https. If you have anything that can help me work out the source of this please forward to me - either by pm...
by neil
Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: B7 LCI
Replies: 7
Views: 911

The Photos for convenience http://www.theALPINAregister.com/images/b7/g11bi-turbo/01.jpg http://www.theALPINAregister.com/images/b7/g11bi-turbo/02.jpg and interestingly the new Power and Torque graphs http://www.theALPINAregister.com/images/b7/g11bi-turbo/dyno2020.jpg On the face of it no change to ...
by neil
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: ALPINA Meets & Events
Topic: Public Liability Insurance for meets
Replies: 18
Views: 1833

Hi all Charles is correct - just to add further clarification, this site was independently created by myself and had a life all of its own outside of the BMW Car Club for quite a long time during which it was recognised by both ALPINA GB and ALPINA themselves as the UK owners club. When the BMW car ...
by neil
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Alpina B5 on grand tour
Replies: 12
Views: 1569

Alpina B5 on grand tour

Not seen it yet but just so you know...

Series 3
by neil
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Notice : New Forum members since 17/12/2018
Replies: 2
Views: 596

Notice : New Forum members since 17/12/2018

Due to a flurry of spam users I'm struggling to sort the wood from the chaff so to speak... So if you have joined since 17th December can you send me an email to let me know the username and I'll quickly approve you !

Failing that I will wade through the 00's of users to try to spot you.
by neil
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Sytner build nos
Replies: 9
Views: 979

Yes - sadly there is no standardised format - this has been confirmed several times.

If in any doubt about a cars providence you can check with Sytner directly.