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Archives Topics and Logging in Produce IPS Driver Error
This error occurs whenever I try to access topics in the archive boards or log in to the archive boards. I suspect that both topic and user data for said area is missing.
IPS Driver Error
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I really hate to sound like I'm being pushy; I'm merely curious - is there any hope of this being resolved soon? I'm attempting to compile a reference database for an OTC RPG we're planning to move off-site due to a decrease in interest lately, and over three years of the RPG is buried in the Archives. My hands are tied until I can access that info, and the project's essentially grinding to a halt.
I assume that I and fishers64 can't be the only ones wanting/needing access to the Archives, and they've been down for almost three months now. That's ten years of information, roughly four-fifths of the site (and the relevant portion, considering BIONICLE ended around the same time the new forum came up), that is completely missing. I realize that the main forums are more important, and I agree with that to a degree, but the news stories are still accessible - however awkwardly - in their respective talkbacks, whereas this is simply gone. I'm not aware of any other major problems with the site, as I don't spend much time in the tracker, but this seems to be one of the two biggest issues right now, and from what I can tell it's taken a backseat to everything else.
Again, I'm not trying to sound petulant or demanding, I'm just interested in seeing this fixed, or at least knowing when I can get back to work on my reference database.
Unfortunately I do not have the backups so I cannot work on this directly. I've been working with Binkmeister to try to resolve this as soon as we can.
Sad to hear that, hower glad you are working on it, remember the excistance of web archives if you need lost files...
At long last, the plague of the IPS Driver errors has been lifted from the BZPower Forum Archives. Alas... all is not well. Entire pages of posts are missing from nearly every topic.
For example, Dino Attack RPG should be well over 200 pages, but has been reduced to only 2 pages. And even so, these two pages do not correspond to the first two pages of the topic; note that it jumps suddenly from Jul 22 2005 to Feb 27 2006 to Jun 24 2008 on the first page alone.
I do hope that this is only a temporary issue that will be resolved as the Archives continues to be restored from the back-up... I just hope that this is not an issue with the back-up itself.
EDIT: And... now it's gotten worse, not better. Rather than being only 2 pages with 69 posts, Dino Attack RPG is now 0 pages with 0 posts (I apologize for constantly talking about just one topic when the whole archive has this problem, but it is one topic that I am very familiar with, so if there's something wrong about it, I'd be the first to notice).
I do hope a resolution comes soon, because it's nearly June already and this hacking incident was in February. I do not mean to sound impatient, but I am admittedly quite frustrated about this whole ordeal because the very night the archives went offline was the night I was going to use them for reference on a project I'm working on, and that project has been delayed for months as a result. Neither Google Cache nor Wayback Machine have full access to the archives, and meanwhile the individual responsible for this mess is proudly boasting that the archives are still offline.
As I said, I do not mean to sound impatient; I'm just frustrated that this has gone on for so long, and I apologize sincerely for that. I do wish to see a resolution to this issue in the near future.
EDIT: And... now we're back to IPS Driver Errors again.
Edited by PeabodySam, May 23 2013 - 04:19 PM.
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