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newbie - Fri, Dec 18, 2020, 8:40 P
?????????
Gotta love them upgrades.
 
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mik - Fri, Jan 22, 2021 11:55 A
Upgrades part 1 is done. No longer do we reply to posts with another post... we now comment on posts, similar to Facebook. other new features will continue to appear over time, but hopefully without h ....
newbie - Tue, Dec 15, 2020, 11:24 A
?????????
Did we loose the weather?????????
 
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mik - Fri, Jan 22, 2021 11:56 A
Weather Underground stopped their support for the widget we've been using since 1999. We're looking for another free weather widget service
Denise - Tue, Nov 24, 2020, 5:57 P
Happy Anniversary Montaguema.net
Duh...I thought it was here, it's where I always check. :)
 
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MikeNaughton - Tue, Nov 24, 2020, 1:17 P
Happy Anniversary Montaguema.net
On this site, there's a blue box on the left side near the bottom that has three items:
WIRELESS HOTSPOTS
Recycling Schedule
MCTV Schedule

Hope this helps ....
 
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Denise - Tue, Nov 24, 2020, 12:16 P
Happy Anniversary Montaguema.net
I too was looking for the trash schedule for this week. It is on the town web site.Trash and Recycling Holiday Schedule
Tuesday and Wednesday remain the same. Thursday will be picked up on Friday and Friday will be picked up on Saturday.
Recycle Center will be open on regular schedule.
 
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Blessings - Mon, Nov 23, 2020, 6:11 P
Happy Anniversary Montaguema.net
Congratulations! AND . . . the new format isn't working for me. Shortcut display boxes I used to always use are gone. :(

Where is the Recycling Schedule? Thanks!
 
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MikeNaughton - Mon, Oct 19, 2020, 7:40 P
Happy Anniversary Montaguema.net
Time for a drink! :-)
 
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mik - Mon, Oct 19, 2020, 9:08 A
Happy Anniversary Montaguema.net
This website is now 21 year old. It's legal! Yay to us for keeping it going, and to all of you for continuing to come and hang out.
 
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MikeNaughton - Tue, Jun 9, 2020, 6:19 P
Upgrading The Website
Two comments, now that I've used it a little:

* the "Message" box for creating new posts is very small -- 3 5/8" wide by 3/4" high on my monitor. Makes it impossible to see a post that's more than a few words, which makes proof-reading and editing cumbersome. Can it be made bigger?

* The "Submit Post" button is way down at the bottom. If you're replying to a long message, you have to scroll down to find it. Could it be located nearer the top?

Thanks,
 
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Nico - Thu, May 21, 2020, 12:46 P
Upgrading The Website
Nice to see the changes! One thing missing that (I think) we all use a lot -- the recycling link!
 
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MikeNaughton - Tue, May 19, 2020, 8:39 P
Upgrading The Website
I like the new look, too. Nice job, Mik!
 
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mik - Tue, May 19, 2020, 11:03 A
Upgrading The Website
Thanks, Stash! The link has been put into the blue box on the side. We'll continue working on the upgrades on and off for the next several weeks. Wish we had started the upgrades last summer so we'd've been done in time for the 20th anniversary of MontagueMA last October, and fully upgraded by February of this year... just in time for the COVID lock-down. Ah well. The future is still open. 25th anniversary in October 2024!
 
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stash - Mon, May 18, 2020, 7:36 P
Upgrading The Website
Paper or plastic recycle info is where on the new site. Like it so far. Lot easier for my old peepers. Thanks, Stash
 
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mik - Mon, May 18, 2020, 3:13 P
Upgrading The Website
Work has begun!
 
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mik - Wed, May 13, 2020, 3:15 P
Upgrading The Website
Hey folks, just to let you know, we're finally beginning to do some visual upgrades on the website code (which also runs leverettma.net, shutesburyma.net, greenfieldma.net etc) and will also be upgrading some of the functionality, such as commenting on posts instead of creating new, linked posts as a reply. we'll also be simplifying how rights and roles work in the back-end (for any admins out there reading this) and generally making it more dynamic and mobile friendly. Why let Facebook have all the fun?

So, if you see any weird layout issues or get an error while posting, please accept our apologies in advance, and thank you for your patience.

Mik
 
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newbie - Sat, Nov 19, 2016, 10:42 A
Weather
Now it is up????????????????????
 
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newbie - Sat, Nov 19, 2016, 10:41 A
Weather
What's up with the weather on here? It's on and off.
 
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mik - Mon, Jan 25, 2016, 10:37 A
New Website Development
Hey everyone. Just an early warning that the programming behind MontagueMA.net and all the other community websites I host using this code will start changing, fairly drastically, in the next couple months.

The plan is to make it easier to use, and more 21st Century social media -ish, like Facebook, Twitter, Diaspora, and others. Many of the fine-grain settings will go away, and new features will come in, like supporting #hashtags and @usernames.

We will utilize Bootstrap as the user interface framework, and streamline the website's layout to be simpler and faster loading. It will work very well on a smartphone and tablet.

Any ideas, wishes, suggestions, etc., will be entertained.

I'll let you know when the work actually starts.
 
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JanetMasucci - Wed, Aug 5, 2015, 3:49 P
Calling Emails From This Website Spam
Mik,
I know you contacted me about this some time ago and I assure you, I did not tag any MontagueMA emails as Spam, but somehow, my spam filter got the wrong idea.
It is a pain when this happens. Sometimes people registering for Gill Energy Commission workshops go to the junk mail folder and i can't guess why.
 
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mmuller - Wed, Aug 5, 2015, 12:44 P
Calling Emails From This Website Spam
I have to say, it's pretty upsetting to me when people who sign up on this website and indicate they want to receive all posts by email -- then click the "THIS IS SPAM" button in their email program, instead of coming back to the website and simply change their settings.

http://www.montaguema.net/edit_me.cfm

When you tell AOL or Yahoo or Comcast or Hotmail that the email you receive is spam you are actually asking them to block ALL EMAILS from my server to their server. That includes my other customer's legitimate emails out to the world, and other users of this website who subscribe and happen to also be on AOL or Yahoo, etc.

I don't get paid to run this website. Please don't hamper my living by taking the short cut.

Thanks,

Mik
 
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mik - Sat, Mar 14, 2015, 5:16 P
Website Cookies
Hey folks. You may have noticed lately that this website would be down for some reason or another. We have been working on the problem on and off, and this afternoon decided to change the application server software from a free version of the CF language, called Railo, back to Adobe's ColdFusion 9. Yup, we went out and bought a copy for $500 and popped it in.

Also, if you are having trouble logging in, you should make sure to clear or delete your browser cookies for this website.

Please let me know if you encounter any issues.

Thanks,

Mik
 
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mik - Thu, Jan 15, 2015, 4:46 P
The Montaguema.net Webste Has Moved
Hey everyone. I just moved the MontagueMA.net website to a new, faster server. If you log in and notice any bugs or errors, please let me know. You can call me at 413-320-5336 if you like.

This year I plan to focus on the software again, upgrading it, simplifying it, and bringing it into the 21st Century with features common on other social media platforms. If you have any ideas, please let me know.

One of the features that has been asked for by Patrick Pezatti is to be able to respond to messages posted here via email. That is something I'm seriously considering.

Mik
 
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mik - Fri, Oct 17, 2014, 9:12 P
Montaguema.net Turning Years Old
The party was small but fun. Thanks to everyone who came.
 
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stash - Wed, Oct 15, 2014, 7:30 P
Montaguema.net Turning Years Old
Gee ya don't look a day over 12...... :-) Happy Anniversary
 
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mik - Wed, Oct 15, 2014, 4:23 P
Montaguema.net Turning Years Old
Hey all...

I'll be at Kali B's in Turners Falls tomorrow evening (Thursday) at 6:00 or thereabouts if anyone wants to have some drinks and eat some wings and things in celebration of MontagueMA.net's 15th anniversary.

Mik
 
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mark2 - Thu, Oct 2, 2014, 8:50 P
Montaguema.net Turning Fifteen
Congrats Mik. You started same year as I did.
 
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mik - Wed, Oct 1, 2014, 10:10 P
Montaguema.net Turning Fifteen
Hey, Veronica reminded me about throwing a little party. Who's in?

> How does Thursday, October 16 work for everyone?
> And, where should we have it?
 
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abtface - Thu, Sep 11, 2014, 8:55 P
Montaguema.net Turning Fifteen
I've got it on my calendar... Is there somewhere in Montague? Thanks, Mik!
 
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mik - Thu, Sep 11, 2014, 8:39 A
Montaguema.net Turning Fifteen
Hey, MontagueMA.net is turning 15 years old in October. I'm thinking a couple things...

1. We should have another party. How does Thursday, October 16 work for everyone? And, where should we have it?

2. It's time for a technology upgrade. What one or two features would you most like to see in this website, specifically how it works? A like button? Better mobile interface? Better dealing with pictures? Better linking with people / accounts?

Chime in, please.
 
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mik - Tue, Jul 15, 2014, 3:27 P
Website Acting Quirky
Hey folks. A couple people have told me that they post stuff to the corkboard and then don't see it come up right away... sometimes not for another ten minutes. Yes, that was by design to help make the website faster.

I have changed the website code a little bit so if you're logged in you will see everything as fresh as it can be... but the site will be a little bit slower. Once you log out things will speed up a little again.

Let me know if this helps.
 
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Mark1 - Fri, Jun 6, 2014, 1:51 P
Montaguema.net Anniversary
Threaded discussions.

Mark1
 
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mik - Fri, Jun 6, 2014, 10:28 A
Montaguema.net Anniversary
It's hard to believe anything on the Internet can be so old, but yes, MontagueMA.net will turn 15 years old this October. I'm thinking we should have another party like we did for the tenth anniversary. Maybe not a live band and all the hi jinx we had back then, but something.

I'm also thinking that the website hasn't changed very much since then, and that I should update the code a bit and probably remove some stuff that isn't used.

Any thoughts on those two topics?

o Location for a party, and what it should look like

o Functionality that would make the website work better / easier
 
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sokowa - Thu, May 22, 2014, 2:44 P
Botsby.com Error?
Hi Mik,

Thank you for this information. I ended up posting the ad from work without any issues, so I'll have to look into my home computer to see what was causing that message to pop up.

I just noticed though, that my postings from yesterday actually showed up! I'm so sorry, now I think I have posted 3 messages advertising my 2-unit rental for sale without realizing it.

Please accept my apologies, I didn't mean to spam people with multiple postings.

Thank you.
 
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mik - Thu, May 22, 2014, 1:39 P
Botsby.com Error?
Today two users of this website emailed me saying they were receiving a pop-up when they tried to post to the MontagueMA.net corkboard:

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A username and password are being requested by http://www.botsby.com.
The site says: "Malone"
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We do not have anything to do with Botsby.com. If this happens to you and you don't recognize that website address DO NOT ENTER IN YOUR USERNAME AND PASSWORD.

I've done some quick Internet searches and found that this is an error that has been thrown by Zimbra, a web email package some ISPs have offered to their customers, and which was purchase by Yahoo some time ago and is now in use by their Yahoo groups.

It is possible that the error may only show up for people who have the Yahoo toolbar installed in their browser. It may be experiencing some technical difficulties.

It is also possible that those people have a virus on their machine. We suggest downloading one or both of these free (PC) programs, installing and running a full system scan.

http://www.safer-net...pybot2-own-mirror-3/

http://www.malwarebytes.org/mwb-download/

Stay safe,

Mik
 
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mik - Mon, Feb 10, 2014, 3:41 P
Valley Advocate Poll
> Voted. This truly is a great local forum.

Thanks, John!

Here's that link info again folks:

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If you enjoy this website and find yourself with an extra couple of minutes, could you go to the Valley Advocate "Best of the Valley" poll and put MontagueMA.net in the "Local Blog" category?

http://www.valleyadvocate.com/

There's a big graphic in the middle of the page. Click that, enter in some info (to make sure you don't vote twice) then vote for whatever local businesses you like. Just make sure to click on the "Information Age" category on the left and enter in MontagueMA.net for the "Best Local Blog."
 
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JohnTobey - Sat, Feb 8, 2014, 8:54 A
Valley Advocate Poll
Voted. This truly is a great local forum.
 
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mik - Fri, Feb 7, 2014, 9:40 A
Valley Advocate Poll
Hey folks,

If you enjoy this website and find yourself with an extra couple of minutes, could you go to the Valley Advocate "Best of the Valley" poll and put MontagueMA.net in the "Local Blog" category?

http://www.valleyadvocate.com/

There's a big graphic in the middle of the page. Click that, enter in some info (to make sure you don't vote twice) then vote for whatever local businesses you like. Just make sure to click on the "Information Age" category on the left and enter in MontagueMA.net for the Local Blog.

Thanks!

BTW, this October, MontagueMA.net turns 15 years old. That's FIFTEEN YEARS, people. Wow.
 
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MikeNaughton - Mon, Sep 2, 2013, 6:33 P
Aaaaannnnnndddd... we’re back.
Welcome back! What happened?
 
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mik - Mon, Sep 2, 2013, 1:42 P
Aaaaannnnnndddd... we’re back.
Yes, stuff happens even on Labor Day Sunday. $@#&@#%(^&$%(
 
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mik - Sat, Mar 23, 2013, 11:02 A
MWW Moves to the Cloud
Ok. Four days of emails just finally got delivered. Some 21,400 of them. Whew.

Sorry for the deluge. Just getting to the last details of the upgrade / migration.
 
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mik - Mon, Mar 18, 2013, 8:38 A
MWW Moves to the Cloud
Welcome back. We're on the new server.

Still a couple things to do, but all RocketFusion sites and Community / WebWorks Server sites are back up and fully functional.

Sorry for the longer than anticipated down time.
 
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mark2 - Mon, Mar 11, 2013, 5:38 P
MWW Moves to the Cloud
Does this anything to do with me. ? :)
 
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mickjen - Mon, Mar 11, 2013, 5:00 P
MWW Moves to the Cloud
Good for you, MWW! And good for Montague!
 
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mik - Mon, Mar 11, 2013, 4:03 P
MWW Moves to the Cloud
MWW Moves to the Cloud

Montague WebWorks will be moving its servers to a cloud environment in March

After five years of hosting our websites on a single server (or even a shared server, back in the old days) Mik Muller of Montague WebWorks decided it was time to take the next step in the evolution of Montague WebWorks -- to move up to the cloud.

The big move will start Friday morning, March 15th, and continue through Sunday evening, March 17th. Every website and email we host will move from our existing servers to our new Cloud Servers. There should be no interruption of service, though we ask you to bear with us.

What are Cloud Servers?

Cloud Servers are the same as regular servers, except that a very large number of them are tied together through networking and software to act as a larger, faster single server, that you can then take a "slice" of as a virtual single server.

The main benefit of this is that upgrading to more processing power and storage is literally a mouse-click away, rather than physically cracking a server case open and adding resources to a single box.

This means that, for Montague WebWorks, we will be moving from ONE server that hosts all our websites, our databases, our email server, to TWO cloud servers that will each actually be multiple processors spread across many machines. One of the servers will now be dedicated to only hosting the websites, and the other server will host the databases and the email server.

The plan is to further expand, by the end of the year, to a third cloud server so we can split our databases and email server onto separate machines.

And while we're moving up to two cloud servers, we're also upgrading all the software. Our web hosting server software will get a double upgrade -- from IIS 7 to IIS 8, and from ColdFusion 8 to ColdFusion 10 -- and our email server software will upgrade from SmarterMail 8 to Smartermail 11, which has major improvements for mobile devices.

What's the Bottom Line

The bottom line is that everything will become faster. This website will load faster, and if we also host your email, your email will send and arrive faster, and the webmail interface will run faster, and on all your mobile devices.

Montague WebWorks is moving up, and expanding. By the end of April we should have around 150 RocketFusion websites, with a goal of 200 by the end of the year.

If you're ready to switch your website over to Montague WebWorks, please call Mik at (413) 320-5336. We can get started early next week.

http://www.MontagueWebworks.com
 
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GGarrison - Sat, Oct 27, 2012, 10:08 A
Passed 3 1/2 Million views!
Mark 2 contributed to over a million of those views. I had my hand in it also but since joining a couple of town boards I have practiced a bit of self censorship. But rest assured I sit at my computer read the posts a comment openly and colorfully.

Congratulations Mik and Thank You...You have provided a tremendous resourse for our community.
 
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NancyB - Sat, Oct 27, 2012, 9:47 A
Passed 3 1/2 Million views!
Rest assured there are far more than 20 people who read (and occasionally post) and benefit from the website that Mik built. Thanks Mik!
 
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MikeNaughton - Fri, Oct 26, 2012, 8:36 P
Passed 3 1/2 Million views!
"this website passed the 3 million page view mark quite a while ago ..."

Congratulations, Mik! You've built a great thing here.

One question, though -- how come we still only see the same twenty people or so posting anything? :-)
 
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Clark - Fri, Oct 26, 2012, 2:55 P
Passed 3 1/2 Million views!
CONGRATULATIONS Mik !!! Great job !!
 
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mik - Fri, Oct 26, 2012, 2:32 P
Passed 3 1/2 Million views!
Hey,

I was just looking through the administrative program I use to run all my community websites (MontagueMA.net, GreenfieldMA.net, etc) and saw that this website passed the 3 million page view mark quite a while ago.

We've had 3,652,520 since the website was relaunched in September of 2006 -- a little over six years ago. The website itself is 13 years old as of this month! Woohoo! Who was there for the tenth anniversary party?

Anyway, it's great to see that we're still going strong against Facebook, and we send updates to 100% of the people who want them. :-)
 
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newbie - Fri, May 18, 2012, 2:08 P
problem
It was my security not letting it on. Don't know why tho.. Its worth shutting it off to check the page..
 
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