So Where Is My Loquax Newsletter?

Posted on: October 7th, 2011 by Jason 8 Comments

Ducks are often known for appearing to float serenely on the surface whilst kicking furiously underwater – and that’s probably a good description of what’s been going on at Loquax over the last few weeks. Eagle eyed duck fans will have noticed the absence of our newsletter in their email inbox lately.

Splashing Duck

Knowing the way ISPs work with legitimate newsletters it probably means around 10 of you have missed it – and 2 of them work for the other side – lol!! The initial reason for no newsletter was holidays – and it was during that time that things started to go badly wrong. One of our servers had a major problem and the solution to that problem was to wipe the server and reinstall everything from scratch.

During that time our emails were out of action, Kirsty and our ISP worked frantically to sort the server out whilst Jason – who should have been sat by the pool and getting some sun – was instead updating competitions. Joy!

The good news was that the reinstall went well, but the bad news was that the antiquated newsletter system we used needed to be replaced. Actually that’s good news because it wasn’t really that good! We guess every cloud has a silver lining, but this particular cloud could have picked a more opportune time to appear.

Finally the newsletter is back…

Today we’ve sent out our latest newsletter. Hopefully it reaches you. If there are any problems then we do apologise in advance. Delivery of the emails is being staged by the way, so don’t panic if you’ve not had an email just yet – if nothing turns up by the 9th October and you think you’re subscribed then let us know.

If you’ve recently tried to unsubscribe from our newsletter and have received it – again our apologies. Just click the link on our current newsletter or go here and we’ll make sure you’re off the lists.

If you do get the newsletter and you spot anything strange with the way it looks or renders do let us know. Our new mailing system should be a lot better and allow us to do be a bit more “modern” than our last incarnation. It will also mean users won’t get the annoying ezmlm emails from us.

Fingers crossed that all has worked well, and we’re hoping for a less stressful time.

Join The Conversation

  • gypsy1

    hi jason, glad things are sorted now and good to see newsletters again 🙂

  • MountainAsh

    I love reading the newsletters, in case I have missed something important. Having had an IT career I know how much hard work, heart ache and headless chicken mode goes into this site.

    I bow down to the “backroom” boys and girls that keep this site running.

  • NanaVal

    Sounds like a right nightmare! Glad everything’s up and running again and really do appreciate all the hard work. I have a son and a son-in-law working in IT and I haven’t a clue what they’re talking about half the time – very technical stuff – but us normal mortals only see the finished product. Hope everything runs nice and smoothly now!

  • devon007

    I try to read them when I have time but life is defeating me, do keep them coming cos when I do have time they and the blog are brill

  • jdnw27370

    Keep the newsletters going and keep up the brilliant work that you all do for those of us true ducks who like to share

  • libra100

    Thanks for the newsletter, enjoy reading each week.

  • Emmaross

    Thanks guys

  • suroben

    I was glad to see the newsletter again. Even when I haven’t got much time for the website I do like to have my read of the newsletter to update me. Sorry you had so many problems to contend with but your professionalism showed through and I didn’t notice any hiccups.