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#1 Offline Hapori Tohu

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Posted May 14 2013 - 06:51 PM

We've resolved the issues with our database and turned the forums back online. We had to revert our members list to a backup from about a week ago, so if you changed your profile since then you'll have to add those changes back in. Other than that, everything else is fine. Thanks again for your patience.View the full article
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#2 Online dotcom

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Posted May 14 2013 - 09:25 PM

It's good too see the forums back up. Shame about the lost profile data, but there's not much to do about that, and it isn't a big issue.

 

So if we changed our names right before the forum started freaking out, would we PM an admin to get that changed again? My settings won't let me...


Edited by 10032, May 14 2013 - 09:33 PM.

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#3 Offline Watcher on the Walls

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Posted May 14 2013 - 09:28 PM

Oh good. At least they are back up and running, with the addition of news stories and part of the archives.
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#4 Offline ~~Zarkan~~

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Posted May 14 2013 - 09:33 PM

The only real bad part about the database issues is that certain individuals decided to run wild with their accidental promotions. Otherwise, this is nothing compared to some of the worse downtimes BZP has had.


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Yeah, not much to say right now.


#5 Online Black Six

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Posted May 14 2013 - 09:49 PM

It's good too see the forums back up. Shame about the lost profile data, but there's not much to do about that, and it isn't a big issue. So if we changed our names right before the forum started freaking out, would we PM an admin to get that changed again? My settings won't let me...

Yes, you can PM me about it.

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#6 Offline Bambi

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Posted May 14 2013 - 10:18 PM

That was amusing, but I'm glad the forums are back up. Good job guys. :)


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#7 Offline Tenebrae Invictus

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Posted May 14 2013 - 10:21 PM

Glad to see they got back up so soon after a bout like that. Wish my post count hadn't been rolled back, though.


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#8 Offline Flux: The Explorer

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Posted May 14 2013 - 10:53 PM

It's great to see that the news stories and the forums are back up. Awesome job, staff! Also, those "promotions" probably raised the hopes of some people even though it wasn't meant to be real :P.

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Posted May 14 2013 - 11:06 PM

And here I though I actually became a Premier Outstanding BZP Citizens, though once the Admin status started kicking in, well something went horribly wrong on the forum.


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#10 Offline Makuta Almanax

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Posted May 14 2013 - 11:10 PM

When I saw the hau mask and stuff I thought I was being tricked, then I noticed everyone was promoted and I wondered what had happened. Naturally I was curious when I returned to the Forum homepage and saw about a dozen more sections, but the only one I cared about reading was the one asking what the Karz was going on. And then the site went down.

 

But I am glad it's back up! Everything seems just how I remember it.


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#11 Offline Tenebrae Invictus

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Posted May 15 2013 - 12:05 AM

Naturally I was curious when I returned to the Forum homepage and saw about a dozen more sections, but the only one I cared about reading was the one asking what the Karz was going on.

It's good that you didn't try to pry. It was pretty strange what was going on, yet the way it played out amused me.


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#12 Offline Krane

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Posted May 15 2013 - 08:17 AM

What about the Archives? The topics in there doesn't seem to be popping up.


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#13 Offline BULiK

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Posted May 15 2013 - 11:36 AM

Wait... does the reverted profiles include changing your personal notes? 


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Posted May 15 2013 - 05:39 PM

Wait... does the reverted profiles include changing your personal notes?

Yes, those are stored in your profile.

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#15 Offline Dralcax

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Posted May 15 2013 - 07:57 PM

Soo... what happened, actually? A glitch?


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Posted May 15 2013 - 09:18 PM

Soo... what happened, actually? A glitch?

 

Nope; it was a hacking. Everything appears to be under control, however.

 

Glad that the forums are back.

 

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Posted May 15 2013 - 10:30 PM

Always good to see this place around 


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Posted May 17 2013 - 04:29 PM

What about the Archives? The topics in there doesn't seem to be popping up.

 

Seems to be happening to me, too. :(


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Posted May 18 2013 - 10:33 AM

What has happened with the forums today?


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Posted May 18 2013 - 10:46 AM

What has happened with the forums today?

Yeah I wanna know what happened.


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#21 Offline Madara: Mangekyou Master

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Posted May 22 2013 - 07:24 PM

I wondered why my proto had gone up. Any word on why there have been more recent downtimes?


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#22 Offline Watcher on the Walls

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Posted May 22 2013 - 09:12 PM

And the news stories are down now. Again.
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Posted May 22 2013 - 09:32 PM

And the news stories are down now. Again.

News stories have not been back. We have not come up with a permanent fix since we took them offline in February.

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Posted May 22 2013 - 09:43 PM

Ok thanks for the confirmation, just wondering why they are back down after being up for a bit.
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