If There Were No Struggle…

Duchamel1Just as Chris was taking his first class in years, I went AWOL to accompany my wife on one of life’s greatest adventures, the early arrival of our second son. In the meantime, as many of you noticed, the web site experienced some glitches. Our forum, still in beta stage, crashed twice. Some readers notified us that they were temporarily locked out of their LAP accounts. Others reported problems posting comments using the WordPress function within posts.

Please accept my apology for these inconveniences, as well as my sincerest thanks to all readers for your patience and understanding. While these outages were not limited to our website (Muut and WordPress have been reporting system-wide outages), I do wish that I had been able to communicate better during these problems.

In related news, I am still working with Muut to hammer out some of the bare-bones issues revealed by the forum’s beta release. The areas I’m addressing with them include GUI, user experience, and login/logout issues. If you have additional concerns or suggestions about the test forum, please send them my way.

As a result of these glitches, we are delaying the full forum launch until October. Thank you for your patience. I will do my best to ensure that the result is worth the extra wait!

— Brian Clites


Addendum 9/10/15: A number of users have reported frustration when trying to login to the forum for the first time. Please note that the forum login should be the same username and password that you use to place orders within the LAP store. (Your LAP store credentials are not the same as the WordPress/Facebook credentials that you are prompted to enter for posting blog comments below.) If you have experienced a problem, please ensure you have created LAP store credentials at: http://lostartpress.com/account/register. If you still experience problems, please email me. brian@lostartpress.com

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13 Responses to If There Were No Struggle…

  1. bearkatwood says:

    Water is wet, the sky is blue and websites crash, no worries. Congratulations by the way on your newest shop apprentice.

  2. meanmna says:

    Dude … who cares? You just had a baby. Go focus on what has meaning. The forum will come back up when it comes up and we will be no worse for it.

    Congrats!

  3. Good, cheap, fast. Pick any two. I pick good and cheap.

  4. raney says:

    Having a child is a poor excuse for not ensuring I get the convenience and speed which I require in order to dwell in my happy place. I am likely to sue.

    • raney says:

      (Congratulations man. I suspect there will be additional alterations to your schedule from here on out.) Kids to work required is an exponential function. At least you’re not outnumbered yet.

      Now hurry up and think of some way to improve my life.

      • Two things:

        Eli’s

        Port Orford

      • ‘Kids to work required is an exponential function.’
        I will probably never fully experience this as we panicked and stopped after one.

        Have you tried Yoga, Raney? Improves your mind, body, and soul, brother. Guinness has similar results, only slightly more temporary.

      • raney says:

        Yoga requires a working back. Ain’t got one.

        I do meditate, though. Thats how I know what my happy place smells like. Come to think of it, it smells a lot like Eli’s and Port Orford…

  5. Andrew Feldstein says:

    Why can’t we post comments by logging in with our LAP credentials?

    • Because the store and the blog are on different platforms.

      Right now we have suspended the login requirement for the blog. So you shouldn’t need to sign in. You just need to enter a name and an e-mail to post a comment.

  6. Brian Clites says:

    A number of users have reported frustration when trying to login to the forum for the first time. Please note that the forum login should be the same username and password that you use to place orders within the LAP store. (As noted above, your LAP store credentials are not the same as your WordPress/Facebook credentials that you are prompted to enter for posting blog comments such as this one.) If you have experienced a problem, please ensure you have created LAP store credentials at: http://lostartpress.com/account/register. If you still experience problems, please email me. brian@lostartpress.com

  7. ctregan says:

    Congrats on the new baby! Looking forward to the full forum launch in October. Will there be other categories besides tool boxes and benches?

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