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Post by Dale O Sea » 04-06-2013 08:21 AM

Fantastic Forum was down Friday afternoon and evening due to some network/server issues beyond our control, but seems to be back 100% now - at least for me.

If you are having problems seeing threads or notice some things not showing up try refreshing the page. If you are having any problems logging on, posting or viewing the site, please let Fan know about it here. Thanks!

Sorry for any inconvenience. :)

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Post by Dude111 » 04-06-2013 09:30 AM

Most of the threads that were here from BEFORE FRIDAY are not accessible!!!! -- FAN IS GONNA HAVE TO DO A DATABASE RESTORE TO BEFORE FRIDAY!! (Most threads from about January 1 this year till this happend are not readable (ON ANY BASE))

Here is 1 thread as an example

showthread.php?threadid=47185

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Post by Riddick » 04-06-2013 09:35 AM

Hey now, thanks for the update Dale... though along with Dude I'll have to say I've done some pokin' around and, from the looks of things, while threads started both before and after 12/17/12 still exist, it appears most if not everything anyone actually posted in ANY threads since then is MIA.

I imagine so much as can be done, it's going to take some work to get them back, and at some point we could be in for another service interruption with or without notice for who knows how long... 'Course, who knows what sh!t could happen at any time for ANY reason to put the ship out of action?

I've never been a Boy Scout, but "be prepared" is a motto I can believe in - So as a consequence of this latest glitch I've taken the liberty to create, for those down-times both expected AND unexpected, a "lifeboat" forum for the FF at

http://fantasticforum.freeforums.net

I've set it up so folks'll need to register to get access to the forum. Y'all are welcome to check it out and set up accounts; hopefully we'll not have much need of it...

In any case there's one thing you can say for sure about a lifeboat - it's better to have it and NOT need it than to need it and not have it, KnowhutImean?

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Post by Cherry Kelly » 04-06-2013 10:36 AM

Looks okay today.. There were other places that were down as well. No ideas...

Glad to see it up and running this morning... :)

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Post by Dale O Sea » 04-06-2013 10:44 AM

I have few details but Fan is aware of the problem and is working on it as I type this.

Some stuff may take awhile to propagate and some stuff may need to be restored, if possible. But Fan described it as a 'full disaster', so sounds rather serious. All we can do is hope for the best..

Posting is good now, or appears to be on my end.
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Post by Diogenes » 04-06-2013 11:19 AM

I for one will be extremely upset if one or more of my more obnoxious posts are deleted or tampered with in any way.:monkeyhi:
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Post by megman » 04-06-2013 12:42 PM

The Brig from Apr 3 on is FUBAR.
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Post by Doka » 04-06-2013 12:50 PM

3 cheers for Fan, sure do appreciate you, keeping the ship going!


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Post by Diogenes » 04-06-2013 01:59 PM

Yes for sure and in my narcisssitic rant about FF being down I neglected to say this and I am sorry.

Thank you Fan.:bighug:
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Post by Raggedyann » 04-06-2013 05:26 PM

Thank you Fan! :)
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Post by Riddick » 04-06-2013 06:06 PM

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Fan! - FAN! - FAN!!


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Post by Dale O Sea » 04-06-2013 06:14 PM

I see we still have stuff missing here and there. I was hoping that it all would be magically back by now. Looks like Fan was right, this was a real cluster-___.

As I recall, forum restores can also cause posts made after to disappear so back up your post in a doc or something because it's possible when you return, it won't.

Just sayin'...
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Post by Lore » 04-06-2013 06:24 PM

Thank you Dale for the info and thank you Fan for your hard work in keeping this place going.

Much 'preciated :bigup:

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Post by SquidInk » 04-06-2013 07:44 PM

Fan yesterday, manually rebooting his remote telephone modem switch farms by chirping binary signals at them from deep within his snowbound Interwebs War Room (and chewing gum at the same time, because he can):

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Fan today, as he stood victorious before his cheering minions:

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Well played, sir.
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Post by Diogenes » 04-07-2013 12:17 AM

Squid,

Too good;)
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