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Old 2016-11-27, 02:45 PM
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Default Well that sucked..

What Happened:

November 26th, 2016 at 9am a very big problem became apparent with the infrastructure that runs this web forum.


What does this mean:

Everything was lost, including backups. Everything that could go wrong did, at the same time.

Luckily I still had some offsite backups from April 2016.

I had to rebuild the website from that backup along with some help from the Internet Way Back Machine.


How this affects you:

1) If you signed up after April 12, 2016 and before November 27th, then you are going to have to do it again. I will be validating accounts within hours instead of days.

2) If you posted something after April 12, 2016 and before November 27th then it is now gone.


What is next?

I am fairly confident things can be rebuilt around your communities quickly. Just post a message, go nuts.

For the last 13 years I have had this forum as a hobby and treated it as such. But this event suggests I need to handle it more like a business and put some more effort into it for maintenance.

So please turn off those ad blockers because it's those ads that help pay for this site to keep it going.
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