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06/19/08: Data Lost, Guestbook Back

Okay. So. The whole database was wiped. There do not appear to be any backups.

So everything that was on the forums is gone (including the styles, hacks, and so on). Everything that was in the guestbook is gone. Now, it will take a bit of time to get the forums back into shape, seeing as I need a fresh install of vBulletin, and it is further delayed by the fact that my vBulletin license expired a few days ago and my dad is away - he'll be back on Saturday, and then we can renew the license and start working on that. Hopefully. I'll have to remake all the styles, though, as well as installing all the hacks again and remaking a couple of my own little hacks created specifically for the forum. So that could take a while. Just please be patient and rest assured that I'm getting an automatic database backup program to prevent this from happening again.

On the other hand, the guestbook, being far simpler and my own script, was relatively simple to bring back - without all the posts, of course, but I just had to recreate the database to get it working again. So the guestbook and guestbook-powered update commenting are back (as well, as, incidentally, the forum and comment system on the Quest for the Legends minipage, which were a bit more complicated to bring back but I did anyway since it's the fic's sixth birthday today, and I really wish I could have spent it posting a Laughing Cupboard thread at the forums and finishing chapter 42 instead of messing around with MySQL).

To look on the bright side of the forum loss: this will provide some nice cleanup, hopefully fix some bugs, and get me to actually get all the hacks working properly in 3.7 (not to mention that if I need to recreate all the other styles, it's a perfect opportunity to remake Hellfire style and adapt Torkoal style to the forums).

I'm sorry about this.

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Commenting on: 06-19-08

Yeah. Cool. And everything here is good. And Castform, shields are COOL! And you're good at Greek! Yes, and I'm happy the forums are back!

[05/07/2008 18:41:07]

Commenting on: 06-19-08

Good on you. I love it too. .

Now. I wonder, should I think up a new username? Castform is a bit… bland, and Chutósmorphé is hard to type, read and say for people who, ah, don't read/speak Greek.

[23/06/2008 05:29:12]

Commenting on: 06-19-08

Castform, Sisyaphen(or w/e) and Meririn- Yes, After the End will be brought back up within a week, if not the DAY of the forums being back up.. I had the original post written down in a word file, and i'll just add upto date summaries, for others, in addition to info about the other regions. I loved After the End, and won't let a little thing like it being deleted stop it.

[23/06/2008 03:57:25]

Commenting on: 06-19-08

The Insanity is already generous so a spam section would just be stupid. And people making adoptables with a high price is no justification for one.

[22/06/2008 16:20:54]

Commenting on: 06-19-08

Great. Just great. It sucked enough that the forums are down here. But now the Smash Boards are down, which, incidently, run on the same servers. I mean that the forum was basically the same as this one, just on a different subject. All of this, coupled with my crappy internet, equals a boring summer.

[22/06/2008 12:06:57]

Commenting on: 06-19-08

Alliniere - I really was hoping ATE would be continued from where it was, ah, removed. It shouldn't be too hard, should it? If you just give a rough outline of the so far plot and have 'reserve' spaces for the people who were active in it, it should be fine.

[22/06/2008 09:54:03]

Commenting on: 06-19-08

Sorry to pester you, but is it possible for you, Butterfree, to provide an estimate of when the forums will be back? A lot of us would be grateful for even a very rough number of days, weeks, or months.

[22/06/2008 07:14:58]

Commenting on: 06-19-08

Why would having a Spam section control spam.

I mean it's not like trolls go to troll in the spam section or anything.

Plus it'd be full of retards that think that saying 'pie!' is the pinnacle of hilarity so :I

[22/06/2008 01:24:17]

Commenting on: 06-19-08

I…But…. *WAAAAA!!!* v.v

My roleplay is gone?!

I shall Rebuild! I will begin Laying out the groundworks, to continue EXACTLY where we left off.

[21/06/2008 23:57:00]

Commenting on: 06-19-08

1. Because most adoptables have too high of a price. 2. Too control spam. 3. I never noticed that section.

[21/06/2008 23:28:09]

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Commenting on: 06-19-08

Dude, what. First off, why do you care about post count at all? It's dumb. I also really doubt that there'd be a section purely for spamming. And why would there need to be a section purely for rom hacks? They'd work with the fan game section.

[21/06/2008 23:07:13]

Commenting on: 06-19-08

*Is given shield* Huh?

[21/06/2008 22:54:34]

Commenting on: 06-19-08

Zenigame26: No *hands you a shield*

[21/06/2008 22:16:52]

Commenting on: 06-19-08

Maybe there would be some new sections like ROM Hacking and a Spam Zone.

[21/06/2008 22:03:18]

Commenting on: 06-19-08

Yeah. Let's all look on the bright side. To be honest, now I just sort of feel excited about what could happen. Obviously, I'm still sad that all the stuff has gone, but you never know, the 'new' forums could be even better. maybe Frutterbee will add some more stuff, new areas… new… features? I don't know. Anyway, yeah, let's all have fun!

Approximately how long will the forums take to be, ah, made? I don't want a date, just something along the lines of 'a few days' or 'about a week' or whatever.

[21/06/2008 20:59:09]

Commenting on: 06-19-08

Well, that really sucks. :( I'll keep checking in, and I hope everything gets sorted out quickly and easily. I've been on vacation for the past few days, so I'm just now finding out about this.

I guess all we can do now is look toward the future, eh? The TCoD of the past being gone and all. Something sappy like that. A fresh start will be interesting to see.

[21/06/2008 20:09:51]

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[21/06/2008 20:06:23]

Commenting on: 06-19-08

Yes! No I can have more posts than people who had registered way before me! That is, once the forum gets back up.

[21/06/2008 20:05:44]

Commenting on: 06-19-08

Zenigame - YES! How many times do people have to say? EVERYTHING has gone - members, posts, adoptable, threads, forums, the lot.

[21/06/2008 19:14:52]

Commenting on: 06-19-08

So, everyone's gonna have to re-register?

[21/06/2008 18:57:46]

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