Yet Another Biggles Site (YABS)

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Yet Another Biggles Site (YABS)

Postby von Zoyton » 01 Jun 2014, 15:36

Yet Another Biggles Site
http://yabs.isambard.com.au/
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Re: Yet Another Biggles Site (YABS)

Postby Janet_B » 01 Jun 2014, 16:31

Is this run by somebody on the forum?

(And, I say, what a great name!)
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Re: Yet Another Biggles Site (YABS)

Postby von Zoyton » 01 Jun 2014, 17:51

I don't know if the owner is on here, the site has links to here.
Seems to be offline at the moment. :(
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Re: Yet Another Biggles Site (YABS)

Postby tiffinata » 02 Jun 2014, 00:34

Yes, it wants a password.
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Re: Yet Another Biggles Site (YABS)

Postby RAAF Spitfire Girl » 02 Jun 2014, 01:18

I used to access YABS before I found the "old" forum. Had some good stuff, but then didn't seem to be updated, so haven't accessed it for ages. No clue what my password would have been!!
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Re: Yet Another Biggles Site (YABS)

Postby SaintedAunt » 02 Jun 2014, 07:44

It isn't a password site. There is normally free access. S666 wondered if it had been hacked.

As a site it has some interesting info on it but it isn't all 100% accurate and I have found they don't respond if you try and contact them. So maybe it's a bit like the YAhoo group - still alive but only just :(
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Re: Yet Another Biggles Site (YABS)

Postby CaptWilks » 02 Jun 2014, 09:42

I think it's been hacked or run into technical issues. I had a message from the owner some weeks ago.
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Re: Yet Another Biggles Site (YABS)

Postby Janet_B » 02 Jun 2014, 11:20

That's a pity =(

Then again, I seem to remember when I found it before that there were some really odd pictures of the boys - Algy with an orange mustache...
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Re: Yet Another Biggles Site (YABS)

Postby kylie_koyote » 02 Jun 2014, 11:22

Janet_B wrote:That's a pity =(

Then again, I seem to remember when I found it before that there were some really odd pictures of the boys - Algy with an orange mustache...


That's from some of the graphic novels. I quite like them but I had to get over the illustration of Algy before I could proceed.
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Re: Yet Another Biggles Site (YABS)

Postby OzBiggles1963 » 02 Jun 2014, 11:35

RAAF Spitfire Girl wrote:I used to access YABS before I found the "old" forum. Had some good stuff, but then didn't seem to be updated, so haven't accessed it for ages. No clue what my password would have been!!


Very interesting...I haven't been there for a while, but the site [www.yabs.isambard.com.au] won't even load anymore on my laptop. :thinking2:
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Re: Yet Another Biggles Site (YABS)

Postby Kismet » 02 Jun 2014, 12:26

If you put it into Google, you get a message asking for account details/ password and then 'the server says suspended. If you are the account owner contact abuse@suresupport.com for more details.'
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Re: Yet Another Biggles Site (YABS)

Postby Spitfire666 » 02 Jun 2014, 12:32

Kismet wrote:If you put it into Google, you get a message asking for account details/ password and then 'the server says suspended. If you are the account owner contact abuse@suresupport.com for more details.'

Google is just picking up the first words on the site. That is the message you get when you try to access it. It never used to need a password, and I doubt that a fairly laid-back website like YABS would suddenly go in for them. I think either they have been hacked or run into trouble of some sort. I hope they get it sorted out, because I like the site.
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Re: Yet Another Biggles Site (YABS)

Postby Inactive User 171 » 02 Jun 2014, 13:07

I like all the reviews on the site although none of the reviewers like Ginger.
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Re: Yet Another Biggles Site (YABS)

Postby Janet_B » 02 Jun 2014, 13:08

Jenny wrote:I like all the reviews on the site although none of the reviewers like Ginger.


Poor Jenny =(

I can't remember what they wrote about Biggles or Algy (my joint top chaps).
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Re: Yet Another Biggles Site (YABS)

Postby Spitfire666 » 02 Jun 2014, 13:56

Although they do not seem to update much, a lot of thought went into the site. Where else can you find lists of what and who appeared in each book? I think it is important to encourage people who think differently instead of just copying what other people do. I have not read the reviews, but of course each one is the opinion of one person, nothing definitive.
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Re: Yet Another Biggles Site (YABS)

Postby Inactive User 171 » 02 Jun 2014, 14:38

Most of the reviewers seem to be Australian so I strongly suspect they like their heroes more manly than Ginger and a little less in awe of the main man.
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Re: Yet Another Biggles Site (YABS)

Postby Marcel » 03 Jun 2014, 08:52

It's a pity about this website. It had a lot of good information about it and fingers crossed it's back up soon. I was only on there about a week ago too.
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Re: Yet Another Biggles Site (YABS)

Postby von Zoyton » 03 Jun 2014, 16:49

It has had a long history of vanishing and coming back
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Re: Yet Another Biggles Site (YABS)

Postby Fairblue » 03 Jun 2014, 17:06

von Zoyton wrote:It has had a long history of vanishing and coming back

Maybe it should be re-christened "Brigadoon". :roll:
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Re: Yet Another Biggles Site (YABS)

Postby Tommy Smith » 03 Jun 2014, 17:13

Bet they're from Brisbane

Its nothing to do with this virus panic that's going on at the moment?
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Re: Yet Another Biggles Site (YABS)

Postby Spitfire666 » 04 Jun 2014, 08:39

Had a message from them to say just off-line "for some TLC" :!: They could have left users with a more helpful notice :lol: Maybe they wanted to know how many people cared.

They say the site should be back tonight.
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Re: Yet Another Biggles Site (YABS)

Postby OzBiggles1963 » 04 Jun 2014, 08:58

Tommy Smith wrote:Bet they're from Brisbane. Its nothing to do with this virus panic that's going on at the moment?


Virus panic? Virus panic? What virus panic? <starts running round in circles>

Or as Corporal Jones used to say on Dad's Army: "Don't Panic! Don't panic!" etc. :mrgreen:
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Re: Yet Another Biggles Site (YABS)

Postby Fairblue » 04 Jun 2014, 09:00

OzBiggles1963 wrote:
Tommy Smith wrote:Bet they're from Brisbane. Its nothing to do with this virus panic that's going on at the moment?


Virus panic? Virus panic? What virus panic? <starts running round in circles>

Or as Corporal Jones used to say on Dad's Army: "Don't Panic! Don't panic!" etc. :mrgreen:

Depends on whether the virus is digital or the other kind. :lol:
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Re: Yet Another Biggles Site (YABS)

Postby Tommy Smith » 04 Jun 2014, 09:38

This Cryptolocker GoZues imminent thing.

Glad YABS is okay. It was my first ever 'I wonder if anyone else remembers Biggles' hit. Good site.
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Re: Yet Another Biggles Site (YABS)

Postby OzBiggles1963 » 04 Jun 2014, 15:01

Fairblue wrote:...Depends on whether the virus is digital or the other kind. :lol:


If it's not digital it must be the Zombie apocalypse! :shock: :sos: :shock:
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Re: Yet Another Biggles Site (YABS)

Postby AusterAutocrat » 04 Jun 2014, 16:14

Aw, that was a terrific website. :( Pity there's been some trouble. What do we think will happen...? Nothing? Will it suddenly reappear? :eh:

This actually reminds me of when we lost Jenny. And there was panic... but then she turned up again 8-)
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Re: Yet Another Biggles Site (YABS)

Postby isambard » 12 Jun 2014, 06:48

YABS administrator here. The site is back up.

And you guessed right about being hacked. Although not YABS but another site on the same domain which made my provider take everything offline.

Site now completely rebuilt from a local backup so 100% clean. Only piece turned off is the list of updates as it's reporting every image in the database as brand new.

Not very active in this forum (I know, shame) but anything awry on the site email me at yabs@isambard.com.au. Will try and fix/update. At present the only updates are when my collection extends with another purchase. Recently just the latest Red Fox editions as nothing exciting coming up at eBay.

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Re: Yet Another Biggles Site (YABS)

Postby Spitfire666 » 12 Jun 2014, 07:55

isambard wrote:YABS administrator here. The site is back up.

Hooray, glad it is all sorted out now. :D By the way, when you get around to editing, you might want to mention that Camels were used in The Camels are Coming :!:
PS: What's wrong with Algy's orange moustache :-)

I hope you are laughing when you say that :?: :!: It is unbelievably horrible and all Algy fans hate it :atomic:
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Re: Yet Another Biggles Site (YABS)

Postby OzBiggles1963 » 12 Jun 2014, 09:02

isambard wrote:YABS administrator here. The site is back up. And you guessed right about being hacked. Although not YABS but another site on the same domain which made my provider take everything offline. Site now completely rebuilt from a local backup so 100% clean. Only piece turned off is the list of updates as it's reporting every image in the database as brand new. Not very active in this forum (I know, shame) but anything awry on the site email me at yabs@isambard.com.au. Will try and fix/update. At present the only updates are when my collection extends with another purchase. Recently just the latest Red Fox editions as nothing exciting coming up at eBay. Regards.
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PS: What's wrong with Algy's orange moustache :-)


Well done Steve! Great site you have there btw. Opinions are divided on That Moustache...hmm, possibly 99% Against & 1% For I reckon. ;) :? :D
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Re: Yet Another Biggles Site (YABS)

Postby Inactive User 171 » 12 Jun 2014, 09:30

I really, really hate it :cry: I am glad YABS is back though as I love the reviews.
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