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KK- Success!

$12,130

To all who have donated, to all who have provided support with motivating words. THANK YOU.

More later, time for me to take a deep breath.

note, original post was on 1/13/22 at 2:09pm, I have removed the sticky for this post and it will start moving down.

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KK- Hopefully The Last Post On The Donation Drive To Keep KK Alive

We are short $1685 of reaching the goal of $12K after KK was hacked early last week.  

It has been a whirlwind week and what has keep me from being one very nervous person is the generosity many of you have shown by donating to the cause.

I am confident the goal will be reached, it may take some time but we have some time (4 weeks or so) before the new build is ready to go live.

You can find the previous post here which includes a running total of donations from day 1.  I will add any further donations below.

Donation information- Money will remain in (direct links to PayPal or GoFundMe or Zelle, the email address to use is pk at kuklaskorner dot com) until the goal of $12K is met. If it falls short, money will be refunded to you.

Thanks to all who have supported this effort.

update 9:57am on 1/13/22, $885 short of the goal!

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KK- An Update On The Donation Drive To Keep KK Alive

update at 10:47am on 1/10/22, we just crossed the $10K mark in donations

The donation drive to keep KK alive is at $9765 with the goal being $12K, so we are getting close.

Not only will this keep KK/A2Y working properly, there are numerous upgrades being made behind the scenes.

Altough KK will look about the same, you will notice how much more snappy it will be, plus a different look and options to the commenting section.

Donation information- Money will remain in (direct links to PayPal or GoFundMe or Zelle, the email address to use is pk at kuklaskorner dot com) until the goal of $12K is met. If it falls short, money will be refunded to you.

To read the previous post on this topic, head over to here.

Below find a running total of donations.

I am still in awe of the generosity many have shown by donating, it means so much to me.  I am still waling around with my head in the clouds.

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KK- The Donation Drive To $12K Continues

Wednesday morning around this time we were sitting at $1179 in donations.  24 hours later on Thursday, the donation total was $5980, today the grand total in donations is $8850.

From being told KK was breached early this week to getting close to achieving the goal of $12K to rebuild Kukla's Korner has certainly played with my emotions.

Work is being done on KK to at least get us up again which would allow KK members to comment again.  But when diving into all the hacking of the site, you never know what is going to be found so t is a slow process.  If fixed, it would allow KK to at least be in the game until the new build is ready in about a month.

Donation information- Money will remain in (direct links to PayPal or GoFundMe or Zelle, the email address to use is pk at kuklaskorner dot com) until the goal of $12K is met. If it falls short, money will be refunded to you.

Since comments are not working at this point, if you want to chat, feel free to email me.

To read the previous post on this topic, head over to here.

Below find a running total of donations.

I will put up a new post if there is an update on being to comment again on KK.

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KK- Update On The Donation Drive To Get KK Back Online

We have reached the $2000 mark (goal is $12K) in donations in the latest, most important and last request for money.

When we get to $6000, KK will be up and running again using a very temporary patch.  I will have more details on this as we get closer to the donation amount.

As I said in the original post, I have been doing this for 16 1/2 years and do not plan to stop.

Donation information- Money will remain in (direct links to PayPal or GoFundMe or Zelle, the email address to use is pk at kuklaskorner dot com) until the goal of $12K is met. If it falls short, money will be refunded to you.

Since comments are not working, if you want to chat, feel free to email me.

Below, find a running total of donations.

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KK- Can It Be Done?

16 1/2 years of doing what I do and I am not about to let a hacker stop me.

I want and need your input regarding options I have.

Option #1, get KK/A2Y up and running by applying a temporary patch which would only be good for a short period of time.  At the same time, doing a complete site rebuild would be going on in the background with an estimated completion time in one month.

When this rebuild is complete, KK will be able to take on new bloggers for all the NHL teams which would make KK whole again.  Those of you who were around about 8 years ago will recall KK was hopping on a daily basis.

The software will be the latest and greatest, the site will load much quicker and will be safe from hacks.

I have a few thousand I am going to put towards this but it is expensive, I would need $12K in donations to move forward.

I would also point out this is the last donation I will be asking for KK.  If we can do this upgrade, I would be all set for years to come.

As someone wrote to me today, a person who I have never met but consider a mentor...

"KK is your baby which you have worked so hard to raise from infancy to adulthood. I encourage you to retain sole ownership of the site.

At the moment, you are in the center of a storm where there seems no way out. If you can hang on for dear life, this storm will eventually pass.

Then you will do what is needed to rebuild the site and restore your passion project.

Batten down the hatch! I'll see you on the other side."

Option #2.  Become the managing editor of a new site, owned by someone else, but I would remain active on the site.  This new site (probably WordPress) would also add more bloggers to it, making it once again the place to visit for all things NHL and hockey.

There is no donation needed for this but the current KK will be down until the new site is ready.  

Since the comment section is not functioning, feel free to email me with your thoughts.

Note: any donations received in the last few days and moving forward will be applied to option #1 if I go that route.  Money will remain in (direct links to PayPal or GoFundMe or Zelle, the email address to use is pk at kuklaskorner dot com) until the goal of $12K is met.  If it falls short, money will be refunded to you.

added 6:52pm, if you want the full story of what happened with KK...

added 7:19pm, below, find a running total of donations... check it every so often if interested.

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KK- Game Plan Coming

I will be posting later today letting you know what the game plan is to get KK/A2Y back up and running.

At this point, you may not be able to log in with you membership and post comments.

I was a bit numb after receiving the news that we were breached yesterday and  have a few options that I am still researching to get KK/A2Y running correctly.

Sorry for the delay but understand, I will not let a breach of the site bring me down.

There will be no posts today except for updates

Want to chat, email me.

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KK- Not The News I Want To Hear

from my developer who also handles maintenance and hosting for me.

Your site has been the subject of a security breach - I don't know from where or how but there are files in the filesystem now that are recent and clearly nefarious.  I'm looking to see if I can track down any details and working with hosting support

I will keep you posted at every step.

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KK- Issues Still Exist

The main issue for members is commenting, sometimes they work, sometimes they don't and you either receive and error message or get kicked-back.

I am sorry for this and I am aware, estimated fix is probably 24 hours away.

Sorry and before this, no issues for over a year.

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KK- Website Issues Today

A few issues today at KK, working on it.

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Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.

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