Please note that on December 22nd, 2018, we upgraded our site and unfortunately were not able to bring the user ids and passwords from the old site.  So if you were a previous member of MBGT, unfortunately you must re-register on this site.  Your old user id and password will not work.  When you re-register, please use your user id (display name) from the old MBGT site. Thank you for your understanding and patience.

On April 22nd, our hosting provider suffered a very serious cyber attack (some of the details can be found here – https://www.a2hosting.com/blog/windows-service-update/).  As part of the recovery process, they had to perform a system restoration which has caused us to lose about 1 week of posts (plus the week we were offline so that is why recent posts are saying 2 weeks old).  We are still trying to get back the archive site; however, that is looking doubtful at this point in time as the software had some vulnerabilities and may not be permitted to be turned back on even if they can recover the data.

Thank you for your patience during this time.

Update – May 31, 2019

We are happy to announce that almost all functionality has been restored and we have migrated to a new platform which will also speed up the site (something that has been asked for).  Unfortunately, we have not yet found a way to securely host the forum archive, so it remains offline for now.

Thanks again for your patience and understanding.

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Colby
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December 4, 2018 11:39 pm  

Over time, I am going to try and bring over the content from the old site (now available at http://archive.myrtlebeachgolftalk.com ) that I can.  As mentioned in the welcome blog post (view HERE), unfortunately we can't bring the old forum content over.  I have brought over the Myrtle Beach Red Neck Tour newsletters (direct link HERE) and I am working on bringing my old Blog postings over.  That will take some time to do that, as well as the other stuff.  I will backdate what I can (easily done with the blog postings).  So it's a bit of time travelling getting that information moved across; however, I think it will be fun.  Hopefully others get some enjoyment out of it also.

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Colby
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May 31, 2019 3:59 pm  

As mentioned in the header above the forum, the MBGT Archive is currently unavailable due to security vulnerabilities in the software that it is hosted in.  Until we get those issues resolved, it will remain offline.

Sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause.

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Colby


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S***H
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May 31, 2019 6:42 pm  

No problem. We will live without them.


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ArtMBGolf
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May 31, 2019 10:05 pm  

Old forum content is probably only useful to those new to MB. 
 
I don't know why the old site content is vulnerable, if it's read only. 
If the concern is the minor member data, maybe that can be wiped out.     

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Colby
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June 1, 2019 10:17 am  
Posted by: ArtMBGolf

Old forum content is probably only useful to those new to MB. 
 
I don't know why the old site content is vulnerable, if it's read only. 
If the concern is the minor member data, maybe that can be wiped out.     

The issue is that the software that the old forum runs on is 2 major versions behind (it's version 7 where the latest is version 9) and there are no more security patches for it.  We can't update it because the author of  the forum software has abandoned it years ago.  The issue is that more and more attacks like cross site SQL injections, etc., that grant elevated privileges to the attacker are in the wild, and they generally go for older, insecure systems.  I have plugged some holes; however, there are some I have had to plug holes with work-arounds (for example, I cannot find the hack; however, if I leave the default mobile page on the home page, there's a redirect to some Asian web commerce page so the work around was to set the mobile home page to the forum, I can't find it in the code anywhere).

So given that, plus someone slipped in and put a bad file on all of my sites, luckily the new firewall software that is a part of the new site caught it and quarantined it and I was able to remove it from the rest of the sites immediately, the hosting provider won't allow insecure software to be published.  Until I can find a way to make publish it securely, it's on hiatus.

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ArtMBGolf
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June 1, 2019 1:59 pm  

Thanks for the explanation.  
  
I don't think many current members need the old MBGT forum. 
You could post a poll and see what members think.   
You can then be more confident about dropping the old site. 

Let new members ask questions for advice.   

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S***H
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June 1, 2019 5:25 pm  

I do not need the old forum. A sondage is a good idea.


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DenisGilbert
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June 2, 2019 1:04 pm  

A poll looks like a nice idea, but I think the results will go towards we don't need to keep the archives.

Once again Colby, thanks for all you have done so far!

Denis Gilbert
Quebec City, Canada


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S***H
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June 2, 2019 2:45 pm  

So it seems to be clear 😉 


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