Peter Reynolds

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While the CLEAR website is down, we will continue to provide a service to members from here, my personal website.

The problems with the CLEAR site started last Monday when the home page disappeared.  However, all direct links to content still worked and admins still had access to the back end in order to create new content.  Efforts to repair the home page  took the site offline for short periods through the week but generally it was working satisfactorily.

The website is hosted on a server belonging to Chris Bovey, a former member of the CLEAR executive committee.  He undertook to upload a backup to restore the home page and for this reason the site went offline last night.

Regrettably the site is still offline and passwords to it have been changed.  Now, neither I nor Derek Williams, the website editor, have access to it.

The good news is that we have full backups of the site which are held independently and under Derek’s and my control.  We also have new hosting arrangements in place.

It remains to be seen whether Chris Bovey will honour his commitment to restore the site.  CLEAR owns the data and domain name and we will take whatever steps are necessary to secure them.

At the worst, if we have to restore the site to a new server, I expect it to be back up by the middle of next week.  If Chris Bovey allows us access to the existing server to carry out a transfer it could be much sooner than that.

Our apologies to all members and supporters.  Rest assured that we are doing everything we can to restore normal service.

The CLEAR campaign to end the prohibition of cannabis continues!

Written by Peter Reynolds

March 30, 2012 at 10:25 am

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  1. Hi Peter, as a member of CLEAR I found it strange not to receive my daily email, so with research, found there had been an incident. I hope the website is back soon, even in a different form. I’m a Systems Engineer myself and know how involved it can be just to change a Registrant name on a Domain, let alone recovering web content from inaccessible web hosts. I’m just guessing what’s gone on actually but almost sure there will be a financial demands somewhere in all of this. Myself, money doesn’t matter, the IT industry is bereft of humanity, rather like Financial Services. Good luck! If you need any Technical volunteers to help right a wrong, please let me know. Anything for the cause.

    Lewis Wilde

    April 7, 2016 at 2:04 am


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