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RABCK.com Coming Soon!

RABCK.com is being revived! We have obtained access to the old site and my husband, Jamie, (AKA member, "MrElizardbreath") is rebuilding it! He's put up a PayPal donate button for anyone who wants to help with the cost of the monthly hosting and security. I had this posted in the RABCK forum but it was suggested that I cross post here. He's finished a basic layout with upgrades to come later after the initial release. He's working on some back end stuff now and needs to finish that and work on implementing the security. Thanks for hanging in there, everyone. It's going to be great once it's up and going! http://www.rabck.com/

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RABCK.com is being revived! We have obtained access to the old site and my husband, Jamie, (AKA member, "MrElizardbreath") is rebuilding it! He's put up a PayPal donate button for anyone who wants to help with the cost of the monthly hosting and security. I had this posted in the RABCK forum but it was suggested that I cross post here. He's finished a basic layout with upgrades to come later after the initial release. He's working on some back end stuff now and needs to finish that and work on implementing the security. Thanks for hanging in there, everyone. It's going to be great once it's up and going! http://www.rabck.com/
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I never used it myself but I know a lot of people did, and appreciated it.
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That's terrific news! Thank Jamie for us. :)
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I know a lot of folks will be happy!
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How wonderful! Thank you for taking that on!
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Wonderful news, thank you so much!!
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Yay!

This is great news, I used that site a fair bit. Thank you!
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Hi all,

First, I want to thank everyone that has donated so far to keep the web site up. While the only thing that you see right now is the coming soon page, I just want to let you all know that I am still working on the site. I have had a few sick spells this winter that has not given me as much time as I would like to work on it, but I am well now and am back at it. Also, I am using a new to me technology so there is a little bit of a learning curve on my side. Again, thanks for you patience while I am working on the RABCK.com site
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Thanks for the update! Hope that now the weather is warmer you will be fit enough to work around the clock! ; ) ha ha...
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Yea – I am surprised and delighted MrElizardbreath that you have undertaken to revive the RABCK.com site, and essentially will be providing a secure system. I didn't use it often but when I did it was simply too handy for words!

I have a suggestion however about the present 'comming soon' page. In order to encourage confidence that donations would be made to a genuine producer rather than this being a 'trawling' scam of some sort, might it be possible to state your credentials as a BookCrosser perhaps? Or otherwise make your case valid?

Maybe adding a weekly in progress report or something similar would be helpful too. Even if a report only stated a date and stated 'Currently in progress'. A date given would surely offer the suggestion that action was underway. Keeping in mind the number of spots on the internet that are frozen in inactivity where in the heading 'comming soon' without any actual date could refer to at least any point in the last few years if not in the last decade.

Cheers rainbow3
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After seeing the update of the member list where is stated whom to ask for an address if you want to surprise a fellow bookcrosser, I got curious to see how far http://www.rabck.com has come already.

So I checked the links to the website(s) provided in this thread. I'm not sure what is happening, but I get an error message. To me it seems to say, that both rabck-pages are not available/ not working.

I have no clue if the link may hold the problem or that the site(s) themselves are not up, but I thoughtbI'd bump up this thread and simultaneously let you know.
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Yeah, I'm getting "Server not found", too.
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After seeing the update of the member list where is stated whom to ask for an address if you want to surprise a fellow bookcrosser, I got curious to see how far http://www.rabck.com has come already.


Great to see people are looking in on our address thread here http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/514439 we are hoping the member list will continue to grow :)

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After seeing the update of the member list where is stated whom to ask for an address if you want to surprise a fellow bookcrosser, I got curious to see how far http://www.rabck.com has come already.


Great to see people are looking in on our address thread here http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/514439 we are hoping the member list will continue to grow :)



--------------------RABCK.com UPDATE-------------------
The host provider that I was using is not able to provide the level of service that I need for the application. I am using new technology then what they have available, so I am currently switching host providers... There will be a little delay on the site until the domain name is changed over to the new provider. Thank you all for your patience while I am working on the site. I hope to have it up soon.
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--------------------RABCK.com UPDATE-------------------
The host provider that I was using is not able to provide the level of service that I need for the application. I am using new technology then what they have available, so I am currently switching host providers... There will be a little delay on the site until the domain name is changed over to the new provider. Thank you all for your patience while I am working on the site. I hope to have it up soon.

Thank you for the update - we appreciate your hard work!
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RABCK.com is now up!!!!

There are more changes that I am planning to make to the site so watch for these changes in the future... Also, I know of a current bug on the change password page that I am planning to fix soon, but go ahead and use the site and let me know if you find any other issues.
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Great news!

RABCK.com is now up!!!!

I love it!!!!!!!!!!!
...and I have registered too.
My only suggestion would be to add a "Updated" date under the users address.
Its ok now as we know that they are all new, but going forward it would be a useful resource.
Thanks so much for pulling off this project.
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it works

i just put my address into it
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for all the hard work, effort and time you have put into this! We appreciate you!! :)

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We found an issue with the "optional" fields not actually being "optional". Ha! Jamie will have it fixed by tomorrow so you can either wait and register after tomorrow's fix or you can just add in the optional stuff and be done! :)
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We found an issue with the "optional" fields not actually being "optional". Ha! Jamie will have it fixed by tomorrow so you can either wait and register after tomorrow's fix or you can just add in the optional stuff and be done! :)


Ah that explains why I was unable to register today - thought it was my wifi playing up!

Thanks for getting this up and running.
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I will ask Jamie to address security here.
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before I give my addy?



The site is hosted with a provider, we don't own the servers. So any firewall applications are provided by them for the database. As far as the front end part of it, the password is encrypted on the database and I am using Basic security using the Spring Security Suite.

Also a statement from the host on security..

"Protected by CISCO, and application firewalls we offer better security, and protection for common attacks."

That is about as much as I would like to share on security, if I give to much level of information that would create a security risk in itself.

Does this answer your questions?
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I'm so glad it's back!!!
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*does the happy dance*
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This is great!
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Using my phone. :-(
I get a completely blank page. Is there any special coding or program needed to let it work?
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It won't let me
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Love the look of the new site! Many thanks for all your hard work!
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Thank you guys for all your hard work.nthe new and improved RABCK is just awesome, it's a lot easier to use and navigate I LOVE IT
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I've registered already. It's nice to be back :-)
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I'm sorry to bother you again, but on laptop rabck.com is not working for me either. That is, using Windows 10 & chrome.
ETA that the same message appears when using Windows 10 & Edge.

I get the following message:

"Service Temporarily Unavailable

The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to maintenance downtime or capacity problems. Please try again later.

Additionally, a 503 Service Temporarily Unavailable error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

Apache/2.2.29 (Unix) mod_ssl/2.2.29 OpenSSL/0.9.8e-fips-rhel5 DAV/2 mod_fcgid/2.3.9 mod_bwlimited/1.4 mod_perl/2.0.8 Perl/v5.8.8 Server at http://www.rabck.com Port 80"
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I received the same message on my tablet.
Blank page on my iPad and phone.

Any idea how long before this is fixed?
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The site is currently only available on desktops/laptops. The mobile version requires different coding and design so there's no time frame for that---though it's in the plan!
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Jamie had to reset the server and it's now working.
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As I'm using the new site, I'd like to contribute at least something, and I'm sure there'll be costs to keep the site running - server, bandwidth & whatnot. :)

Thanks for getting it up and running again, by the way!
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That's very thoughtful, thank you. Yes, last time I heard it was $30 USD per month to keep the site up with the highest security. We received some donations earlier this year and then have been covering that cost ourselves the past 4-5 months or so as he's been working on the design. I'm not sure how he'll go about accepting help to cover the costs but I'll let him know you've inquired.
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That's very thoughtful, thank you. Yes, last time I heard it was $30 USD per month to keep the site up with the highest security. We received some donations earlier this year and then have been covering that cost ourselves the past 4-5 months or so as he's been working on the design. I'm not sure how he'll go about accepting help to cover the costs but I'll let him know you've inquired.


I would also like to donate, so please let me know how I may assist! Best regards and thank you for taking on this project!
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Brill

Thanks for all your hard work - I missed this ;)

Have registered and am sure I'll start using it soon....
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I tried and failed to register at home on my Macbook but managed to register no problem just now at work using Firefox. Thanks very much for doing this and a donate button to help pay for costs would be great.
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I tried and failed to register at home on my Macbook but managed to register no problem just now at work using Firefox. Thanks very much for doing this and a donate button to help pay for costs would be great.


It was down this morning, but I restarted the server around 9:00 AM CT. I plan on adding a donate button in a future release, but I just wanted to get the site up since I had the basics working.
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And thank you to all the busy bookcrossers who have come up with solutions for the interim period!
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Thank you!
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I've not used it yet as don't have a desktop PC at home but excited its up and running.
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and that worked fine.
Love the new looks!

Reporting something that doesn't work for me: I wanted to adjust my address, for officially it is written differently than how it looks now.
I used the edit button, but I don't get my info, just blank fields. When I entered the information anew, I got no 'save'-button.

A few suggestions for future tweeking & tuning (if you and others find them useful too...):
- I'd love to have the opportunity to see a person's favourite genres, languages read, or even non-bookish preferences. Then I don't have to do a search for the same crosset twice, here on BC and on rabck.com.
- Would it be possible to make other fields searchable, for example country, city?
- A donation button (including PayPal as an option please), to contribute in the costs.

Thanks again for all the hard work you put into it to get rabck.com up and running again!!
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Thank you for this!

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I can't get in and I'm sure it's my fault.
Just sent a pm.
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newb here..

What is RABCK an what doe sthe site do? If I visit it, it just lets me regitster of log-in. Could you add some information somewhere about the purpose of it?

Tnx :-D
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What is RABCK an what doe sthe site do? If I visit it, it just lets me regitster of log-in. Could you add some information somewhere about the purpose of it?

Tnx :-D


It's a websitewhere you can leave your details so other bookcrossers can surprise you with wishlist books or other things. You can look up details of those you would like to surprise too

We have a thread going here for an alternative way of finding out details or leaving yours too.

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/514439
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What is RABCK an what doe sthe site do? If I visit it, it just lets me regitster of log-in. Could you add some information somewhere about the purpose of it?

Tnx :-D


It's a websitewhere you can leave your details so other bookcrossers can surprise you with wishlist books or other things. You can look up details of those you would like to surprise too

We have a thread going here for an alternative way of finding out details or leaving yours too.

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/514439

Thank you for the explenaition!
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Lovely!!

So excited to see it up. I've registered.

However, i am not sure how to change info, I went to edit user, and submit resubmit the info. It does look like I have to re-enter everything, but as it's not too much info at this stage it's okay. However, the change doesn't seem to register, or maybe it takes time to update.

Also, I entered the birthday info but it doesn't seem to be showing?

And yes, an optional field for favorite genres/authors/hobbies will be good.
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I tried to resubmit the info, got a little white box that pops up but with no message inside. But when I search for my name again it's still showing the original info.

Just want to bring this up so you guys can fix it when you have some time.
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I tried to resubmit the info, got a little white box that pops up but with no message inside. But when I search for my name again it's still showing the original info.
Yup, same here.
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HELP

I can't seem to sign in/register. I was registered on the old site so I don't know if I need to re-register. I tried to sign in but it just comes up saying Authentication Failed: Bad credentials. Any ideas? I'm on a laptop using google chrome. I have also tried it on Internet Explorer.
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I can't seem to sign in/register. I was registered on the old site so I don't know if I need to re-register. I tried to sign in but it just comes up saying Authentication Failed: Bad credentials. Any ideas? I'm on a laptop using google chrome. I have also tried it on Internet Explorer.


I use chromebook and am ok with that. Though it was very slow to load the first time. As far as I know it is only tablets and mobiles that it is not yet compatible with. If you can access through another PC or browser, try that. elizardbreath did say to PM Mrelizardbreath with problems as he doesn't come into the forums. You could give that a go if you keep having that problem.

ETA - You do need to re-register
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I used to use rabck.com all the time. But since I last used it in 2009 my memory has slipped. Is this site for wishlists or just addresses? Where do I view/search wishlists to see if someone is wanting a book I just read?

TIA
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If you are searching a book that is already registered on your bookshelf, click on My Bookshelf, find that particular book and in the right hand corner, it says who is searching for this book.
If it is an unregistered book, click on Books and People at the top of the page. Then Click Search, then click Wishlist. You can put in the title and author.

Hope that helps. If you haven't been on RABCK.com in years, you probably have to register again. It is quick and painless.

edited to add "Welcome Back"
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I used to use rabck.com all the time. But since I last used it in 2009 my memory has slipped. Is this site for wishlists or just addresses? Where do I view/search wishlists to see if someone is wanting a book I just read?

TIA


Right now it's just for addresses. It's a simple site -- no great big ads or pics-- but serves it's purpose well. We just need to help maintain it up and running. I know Mr Elizardbreath has some cool ideas and hopes for it ;)
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...when I type the address into the search bar a porn site pops up. What happened to RABCK?
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...when I type the address into the search bar a porn site pops up. What happened to RABCK?

checked whois for the information, it seems a Chinese firm has bought the domain rabck.com :-(

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