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    LCDXXLCDXX A flask of wood and glass Terre Haute, INRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited December 2010
    Thanks alpha and Ramius and all!

    This pretty much sums up what I was gonna say. We really appreciate your efforts!

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    twmjrtwmjr Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    LCDXX wrote: »
    Thanks alpha and Ramius and all!

    This pretty much sums up what I was gonna say. We really appreciate your efforts!

    thirded. thanks guys for all the hard work!

    also thanks for sharing the technical details. always interesting. :)

    twmjr on
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    UselesswarriorUselesswarrior Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Thanks for all your hard work AlphaMonkey and others who got the server up and running.

    What are your plans for the future of the forum? Is vBulletin/Linux/MySQL a permanent or stopgap solution?

    You mentioned the Google App Engine as a platform for custom forum software, I don't know how well read up on the subject you are so excuse me if I am underestimating your knowledge, but GAE sounds like it would offer up unique technical challenges for forum software, this article covers some of them.

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    TofystedethTofystedeth Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Thanks for all your hard work Alpha and Ramius and anyone else with their fingers in the server pie.

    Also, thanks for the picture of the red panda. It's impossible to be grumpy about being forumless with that thing staring at me with those big eyes.

    Tofystedeth on
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    SolarSolar Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Gentlemen, thank you for your efforts in restoring the forum.

    Solar on
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    Captain ElevenCaptain Eleven The last card is a kronk Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Thanks alpha and Ramius and all!

    Not enough lime, etc. etc.

    Captain Eleven on
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    DrakeDrake Edgelord Trash Below the ecliptic plane.Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Thanks alpha and Ramius and all!

    Not enough lime, etc. etc.

    No doubt. When these forums are down, it feels like the whole internet is broken.

    I found myself in the Steam forums, hovering my mouse over the post button.

    I may have even sobbed. Only once though.

    Thanks guys, I really do love this place.

    Drake on
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    AthenorAthenor Battle Hardened Optimist The Skies of HiigaraRegistered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Man, I felt like a drug addict in withdrawl the last few days without this place. Massive, MASSIVE props to Alphamonkey, Ramius, and the IRC crew for getting this back up and running.

    As a server tech still somewhat in training (my bosses will let me get server certs eventually, we don't actually work with anything this big yet, though), this kind of stuff fascinates me to no end. Despite having to work with it nearly every day in some form, we don't have any true DBA's on staff, so I try to soak in anything I can on the subject whenever I can. This post was amazing.

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    DoobhDoobh She/Her, Ace Pan/Bisexual 8-) What's up, bootlickers?Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Thanks Alpha and Ramius! As Tube likes to say, you guys work hard to give us a free, and awesome, place to hang out.

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    Dunadan019Dunadan019 Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Thanks guys, I really didn't think the forums would be up so quick.

    I do have a small request/question that came to mind when I saw your long term fix plan.

    I was wondering if the new launch of the forums would mean that the forums are no longer blocked by websense? and if not, would it be possible to change whatever needs to be changed to make them unblocked when you do the new launch?

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    FyreWulffFyreWulff YouRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited December 2010
    It also undid infractions when the posts were lost too. Either that or they're just not displayed for people that I know for a fact got them before the rollback.

    edit: Okay, I see a post someone got infracted for but it no longer shows up as infracted. AMNESTY

    edit2: didn't have my PMs roll back though. That's nice.

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    YamiNoSenshiYamiNoSenshi A point called Z In the complex planeRegistered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Just throwing my hat in and telling you that you're doing a great job. I've dabbled a bit in web programming, so I have an idea of the scope and difficulty of keeping this place alive just so we can troll each other and tell dick jokes. Thanks, alpha. We really do appreciate it. dicks butts lol.

    YamiNoSenshi on
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    LewieP's MummyLewieP's Mummy Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    So, I read Alphamonkey's explanation:
    my version reads "I did some magic, some more magic, hit some things with hammers, then did some more magic. It works."

    I have absolutley no understanding of this magic, I just really appreciate that there are amazing wizards out there who know these spells and cast them on my behalf.
    Thank you xoxoxoxoxoxo

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    SeñorAmorSeñorAmor !!! Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Henroid wrote: »
    Where's the love for Ramius?

    Ramius gets love when the rest of us get widescreen avatars.





















    Yay Ramius.

    ;)

    SeñorAmor on
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    FirmSkaterFirmSkater Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    T4CT wrote: »
    Nerdgasmic wrote: »
    I've been occasionally had a page get stuck loading, requiring me to refresh the page again

    this is happening to me as well

    This has been happening to me for a year at least

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    HenroidHenroid Mexican kicked from Immigration Thread Centrism is Racism :3Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    So, I read Alphamonkey's explanation:
    my version reads "I did some magic, some more magic, hit some things with hammers, then did some more magic. It works."

    I have absolutley no understanding of this magic, I just really appreciate that there are amazing wizards out there who know these spells and cast them on my behalf.
    Thank you xoxoxoxoxoxo

    Don't forget about how he pulled a rabbit out of his hat.

    Henroid on
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    AvynteAvynte Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    LCDXX wrote: »
    Thanks alpha and Ramius and all!

    This pretty much sums up what I was gonna say. We really appreciate your efforts!

    Empty quotin' this.

    Avynte on
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    RamiusRamius Joined: July 19, 2000 Administrator, ClubPA admin
    edited December 2010
    Thank you everyone for the support. It was kind of alphamonkey to mention me specifically in his post, but really I was just throwing ideas out to him while he did all the real work. By all means, alphamonkey deserves the true thanks for restoring the forums and I will be buying him dinner as I offered, even if I have to fly cross country to make that happen.

    Ramius on
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    DrakeDrake Edgelord Trash Below the ecliptic plane.Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Henroid wrote: »
    So, I read Alphamonkey's explanation:
    my version reads "I did some magic, some more magic, hit some things with hammers, then did some more magic. It works."

    I have absolutley no understanding of this magic, I just really appreciate that there are amazing wizards out there who know these spells and cast them on my behalf.
    Thank you xoxoxoxoxoxo

    Don't forget about how he pulled a rabbit out of his hat.

    I thought there would be more chicken blood and goat hair involved.

    Drake on
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    ButtcleftButtcleft Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    I will be sacrificing several animals in honor of Alpha later this evening.

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    Banzai5150Banzai5150 Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Thanks to everyone for their hard work.

    Banzai5150 on
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    XanariosXanarios Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    A serious hats off to everyone involved; I was lost but now am found!

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    HeliosHelios Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Thank you for your hard work!

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    Lucky CynicLucky Cynic Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    We've had such smooth sailing for so long, it was about time some downtime occurred.

    Thanks for giving us this virtual arena, Alpha. :^:

    Lucky Cynic on
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    AlphagaiaAlphagaia Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Alphagaia salutes alphamonkey. Job well done. I've grown to love this forum and (lurk)check it daily. When its not there I feel a part of me is missing.
    *snif*
    Thx for returning it!

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    EndEnd Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Wow, thanks for the great explanation.

    I had no idea how wrong things actually ended up getting.

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    AegisAegis Fear My Dance Overshot Toronto, Landed in OttawaRegistered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Thanks for fixing things alpha and Ramius!

    And, I don't know if it's just me hallucinating or something that was worked on during the fix, but I swear the forum responsiveness has been much improved than before the downtime.

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    halkunhalkun Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    So, I read Alphamonkey's explanation:
    my version reads "I did some magic, some more magic, hit some things with hammers, then did some more magic. It works."

    I have absolutley no understanding of this magic, I just really appreciate that there are amazing wizards out there who know these spells and cast them on my behalf.
    Thank you xoxoxoxoxoxo

    It's more like this. The old Magic Alphamonkey was using was wearing thin, and he was using vulgar Dark Magiks to help make the original incantation work. The Dark Magiks went sour, and screwed up the whole spell.

    However, Alpha was able to get help from other wise wizards, who enchanted a new support spell. It's not perfect, but much better then the black magicks.

    Now he and the wizrds are going to make a mage's circle and do some hardcore invocations to make a new realm. That's the plan.

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    EchoEcho ski-bap ba-dapModerator mod
    edited December 2010
    Hitting things with hammers is a vital part of server maintenance.

    Echo on
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    ButtcleftButtcleft Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Echo wrote: »
    Hitting things with hammers is a vital part of server maintenance.

    True story.

    i've fixed a 2 radios and a TV by hitting them with a hammer.

    Buttcleft on
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    fightinfilipinofightinfilipino Angry as Hell #BLMRegistered User regular
    edited December 2010
    alpha is truly a man among men. thanks for your hard work!

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    Donovan PuppyfuckerDonovan Puppyfucker A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Buttcleft wrote: »
    Echo wrote: »
    Hitting things with hammers is a vital part of server maintenance.

    True story.

    i've fixed a 2 radios and a TV by hitting them with a hammer.

    *bang bang*

    Still not working? Get a bigger hammer!

    *BANG BANG*

    Alphamonkey, Ramius, anybody else who helped out, thank you all so much!

    We ought to pool together and get these guys some rockin' Christmas prezzies!

    Donovan Puppyfucker on
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    FyreWulffFyreWulff YouRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited December 2010
    Echo wrote: »
    Hitting things with hammers is a vital part of server maintenance.



    It shakes loose all the stuck bits

    FyreWulff on
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    AbsoluteZeroAbsoluteZero The new film by Quentin Koopantino Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    alpha you are awesome and me love you long time.

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    RabidDeathMooseRabidDeathMoose Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Nice work all around and much appreciated.

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    MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    So tube changing his name didn't set off a chain reaction that ruined the forum? Someone owes me a dollar!

    Thanks and good work Alphamonkey and friends, you guys are awesome.

    Melding on
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    RamiusRamius Joined: July 19, 2000 Administrator, ClubPA admin
    edited December 2010
    Buttcleft wrote: »
    Echo wrote: »
    Hitting things with hammers is a vital part of server maintenance.

    True story.

    i've fixed a 2 radios and a TV by hitting them with a hammer.

    I suspect your psyche has been tainted by operant conditioning under a variable ratio reinforcement schedule.

    (recognizing the power and prevalence of this phenomenon is about the only valuable thing I learned in high-school psychology)

    Ramius on
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    ronyaronya Arrrrrf. the ivory tower's basementRegistered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Incidentally:

    - the link in the global announcement goes to wrong URL now

    - the order of the emoticons in Post Reply are different now. Odd :S

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    jotjot Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Oh yay you fixed the bloody forums
    There goes my productivity again
    Thanks a whole lot Alphamonkey and Ramius :x
    <3 you guys so much

    jot on
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    ButtcleftButtcleft Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Ramius wrote: »
    Buttcleft wrote: »
    Echo wrote: »
    Hitting things with hammers is a vital part of server maintenance.

    True story.

    i've fixed a 2 radios and a TV by hitting them with a hammer.

    I suspect your psyche has been tainted by operant conditioning under a variable ratio reinforcement schedule.

    (recognizing the power and prevalence of this phenomenon is about the only valuable thing I learned in high-school psychology)

    Why yes, I do indeed like bacon.
    I have no clue what you said

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