Dennis Over

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Re: Dennis Over

Post by Bruno » Sun Nov 15, 2015 9:58 am

Hello,

I've begun to search in Administration Control Panel and I found the possibility to download the database but as I'm at work I can't tell now how to use it.
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Re: Dennis Over

Post by ME453 » Tue Nov 17, 2015 9:42 am

Thank you Bruno, that's very interesting. I've asked the question of Larry, he has replied that the Forum is still intact and "sleeping" but could be resurrected fairly easily if someone was prepared to run it but sorting out Dennis' posts from over 30000 posts was difficult.
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Re: Dennis Over

Post by Charles » Wed Nov 18, 2015 12:01 am

Thanks for the updates re LAF, chaps. If Bruno can find a way of downloading the posts, I'm sure there must be techies around who could sort out the different posts, Thwre was a lot of good material there, including Dennis's posts of course. I remember being quite chuffed that I had just reached a new rank (was it for 175 posts?) just before Larry pulled the plug. And then of course they all vanished! I should have been more assiduous in keeping a copy of my own posts but of course, apart from a very few drafts of longish pieces, I don't have them.

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Re: Dennis Over

Post by kookabat » Wed Nov 18, 2015 6:14 am

sorting out Dennis' posts from over 30000 posts was difficult.
No it's not. You can search by author.

I was in the process of doing exactly that, and copying the text from Dennis' posts (with his permission) when the forum disappeared. Ended up with maybe 80 of them.
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Re: Dennis Over

Post by ME453 » Wed Nov 18, 2015 4:41 pm

kookabat wrote:
sorting out Dennis' posts from over 30000 posts was difficult.
No it's not. You can search by author.

I was in the process of doing exactly that, and copying the text from Dennis' posts (with his permission) when the forum disappeared. Ended up with maybe 80 of them.
Agreed Adam, I just don't think Larry has the interest or the motivation to do anything about it at all.
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Re: Dennis Over

Post by K4KittyCrew » Fri Nov 20, 2015 9:10 am

Gentlemen,
I may have found a way to access the LAF records.
I've used this site numerous times before to access RAF War Diaries.
Sometimes it works ( very well ) ........ sometimes you can't access.

I've just done a search on the http://www.lancaster-archive.com/ ............ and it does show up.
https://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&rct= ... 4040,d.dGY
All you need to do is click on a given date and it will show activity for that date.

I've only just started searching but can't access the individual posts, as yet.
I'll keep trying.
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Re: Dennis Over

Post by ME453 » Fri Nov 20, 2015 2:49 pm

Looks promising John, you'll be recruited by the Aussie MI5 before you know it! :)
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Re: Dennis Over

Post by ME739 » Tue Dec 15, 2015 12:00 pm

Very sad to hear of Dennis's passing.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them.

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Re: Dennis Over

Post by Jake Drummond » Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:23 pm

I was shocked to read this afternoon of the passing of a very pleasant man; Dennis Over. We had many chats on the telephone, and I had suspected that something may have been amiss when calls failed to reach the number. Dennis will be happily "floating above the clouds, with nothing above but endless sky" as he once said.
RIP Dennis.

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