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Major Downtime? Read on...

ÄlphämönkëyÄlphämönkëy Registered User regular
Hey All!
First, let me appologize about the downtime. We basically had a series of hardware failures, and it was all I could to do to scramble to keep the mainsite up. At one point I debated setting up the forums to run off of my personal server until the new hardware Robert ordered us arrived. Our Colo guys were really, really nice and basically gave us a loaner box to use until the new hardware arrives. Very nice of them. If you have hosting needs I really would reccomend checking out their site.

So anyway, this is the loaner box, it took us a while to get it, but here it is. I make no promises on everything working fully, but this is the best I could do. I got access to the box at midnight, and it is now 6am. I'm going to crash, when I wake up I'll write more, and if people are interested I'll even tell you about what the future holds for us. But now? Sleep.

-Alpha

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  • scjohnnoscjohnno Registered User
    edited April 2006
    You are so awesome, Alpha. :^:

    scjohnno on
    ...a doctrine which may, I fear, appear wildly paradoxical and subversive. The doctrine in question is this: that it is undesirable to believe a proposition when there is no ground whatever for supposing it true. I must, of course, admit that if such an opinion became common it would completely transform our social life and our political system; since both are at present faultless, this must weigh against it. - Bertrand Russell
  • Seta FDSeta FD Registered User
    edited April 2006
    scjohnno wrote:
    You are so awesome, Alpha. :^:

    We are like, the only active posters.

    Seta FD on
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  • ÄlphämönkëyÄlphämönkëy Registered User regular
    edited April 2006
    Okay, one last thing before I go to bed. I got a lot of emails from people sayign thanks for all the hard work. I read every single one. It means a lot more to me than you know...
    That said, the hate mail I got was all of the standard variety. There was one piece of correspondence that was a gem that truly sparkled. I thought I would share with you all. Behold!
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    From: "Al Kagog" <[email protected]>
    To: [email][email protected][/email]
    Subject: wtf is ur problem
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    u lil bitch, u have made millionz of people angry. wtf, the PA forums
    have been off down for a week, and u keep speaking out "o chill out I
    am workin hard, workin hard, workin so hard I get sick" but no, we
    still don't got shit and u kno why? Because ur being a lil bitch, u
    don't want people to ever post again, that makes me and my lil friends
    very angry.once upon a time these forums were so up high in reverence
    of crowds, but now... only objections
    
    place in top these forums, or differently you an effort will have from
    our iron horse of wars
    
    
    P.S. if u don't want to take us seriously, consider this fact: if this
    message was a bomb u'd already be dead
    
    
    
    
    /1\ /3\ /3\ /7\
    

    Älphämönkëy on
  • Seta FDSeta FD Registered User
    edited April 2006
    Okay, one last thing before I go to bed. I got a lot of emails from people sayign thanks for all the hard work. I read every single one. It means a lot more to me than you know...
    That said, the hate mail I got was all of the standard variety. There was one piece of correspondence that was a gem that truly sparkled. I thought I would share with you all. Behold!
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    Message-ID: <[email protected]>
    Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2006 19:28:54 -0800
    From: "Al Kagog" <[email protected]>
    To: [email][email protected][/email]
    Subject: wtf is ur problem
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    u lil bitch, u have made millionz of people angry. wtf, the PA forums
    have been off down for a week, and u keep speaking out "o chill out I
    am workin hard, workin hard, workin so hard I get sick" but no, we
    still don't got shit and u kno why? Because ur being a lil bitch, u
    don't want people to ever post again, that makes me and my lil friends
    very angry.once upon a time these forums were so up high in reverence
    of crowds, but now... only objections
    
    place in top these forums, or differently you an effort will have from
    our iron horse of wars
    
    
    P.S. if u don't want to take us seriously, consider this fact: if this
    message was a bomb u'd already be dead
    
    
    
    
    /1\ /3\ /3\ /7\
    

    D: What an asshat.

    EDIT: I change my mind, what a dumbass.

    Seta FD on
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  • Vindicta_Vindicta_ Registered User
    edited April 2006
    He does make a valid point with the bomb bit... :?

    You're awesome Alpha ^_^!!!

    Vindicta_ on
  • yalborapyalborap Registered User regular
    edited April 2006
    ....

    That's fake. I utterly refuse to believe such an idiot and a bastard could ever be born into this world.


    Also, alpha, you have my thanks for all the work you did. Most people would have just killed them off for good, but you did some amazing work, and for that you really have my respect.

    yalborap on
  • WallyWally Registered User
    edited April 2006
    Bang up job, as always. :^:

    Wally on
  • prawnstar69prawnstar69 Registered User
    edited April 2006
    I <3 Alpha.

    prawnstar69 on
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  • ToastToast Registered User
    edited April 2006
    \o/



    That said

    ZOMG G&T IS TEH GONEEEE!!!!!!!111


    Sorry, just had to get that out :P

    [edit] Before anyone gets the wrong idea, I fully understand that unrecoverable means unrecoverable, and that it's all MySQL's fault. It's just a bit of a shock :(

    Toast on
  • Mr. Yos MannMr. Yos Mann Registered User regular
    edited April 2006
    Letters to Alpha thread!
    Letters to Alpha thread!

    Mr. Yos Mann on
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  • PowerLlamaPowerLlama Registered User
    edited April 2006
    How would that guy not get raped for the way he spells on these forums? No way it can be real.

    PowerLlama on
    Your skill in reading has gone up by 1 point.
    Click me for Sin City Breakfast Tacos! | Come discuss CG with us!
  • Mr. Yos MannMr. Yos Mann Registered User regular
    edited April 2006
    I do hope alpha got the whores-in-a-box I sent him.... alive.
    Cause I forgot to give it airholes.

    Mr. Yos Mann on
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  • ZsetrekZsetrek Registered User regular
    edited April 2006
    Thanks Alpha, all of your hard work is much appreciated :D

    Zsetrek on
  • #14#14 Registered User
    edited April 2006
    Aah it's back. I missed the forums. Thanks Alpha!

    #14 on
    apotheos wrote: »
    I hear its opening on like 16 screens total. If you don't live in a gigantic US city you're fucked.

    Well except for the part where you don't have to deal with the soul crushing monotony of living in a gigantic US city.
  • Just_Bri_ThanksJust_Bri_Thanks Seething with rage from a handbasket.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2006
    It feels good to be back!

    Thanks Alpha!

    Just_Bri_Thanks on
    Some days I just want to smack people with a rolled up newspaper. Or a phone book.
    A folding chair is looking like an attractive option right now too...
  • redxredx I(x)=2(x)+1 whole numbersRegistered User regular
    edited April 2006
    G+T is gone....


    ha!

    We luv you alpha.

    redx on
    This machine kills threads.
  • BoomShakeBoomShake Registered User regular
    edited April 2006
    Thanks Alpha for brining our beloved forums back. I was starting to get withdrawl symptoms without it :P I know how hard it is to get stuff like this to work, and I appreciate the time and effort you put into this.

    I am curious as to what the future holds.... RoR forums? and now for something completely different?

    BoomShake on
  • Armando PenbladeArmando Penblade Registered User
    edited April 2006
    Y'know, it's been a rough couple of months for my creepy reading-from-the-darkness habits. . . first Gamingforce goes down (Then agian, it'd been what, a month since its last reset? We were due. . . ). . . and then PA.

    God, next thing you guys tell me, Restricted Section's going down! Erm, no, wait, I mean, Manly Men Doing Women.com. . . err. . . *dash*

    P.S. <3 alpha[/url]

    Armando Penblade on
    Laria, like all her stories, must eventually come to an end. This is the time of that Ending, when all will come to pass at last, and the world shall breath her last breath and rest forevermore. . .
  • yoshamanoyoshamano The fuck is this. The fuck was that. Marshall, Soviet MichiganRegistered User regular
    edited April 2006
    hahaha, I think Grammer Rocks is rolling over in it's ABC Saturday Morning grave right now.

    Just wanted to add to the pile of thanks for bringing the forums back from the dead.

    yoshamano on
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  • HamjuHamju Registered User regular
    edited April 2006
    It's just so... so... good to be back.

    *sniff*

    Thank you Alpha.

    Hamju on
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  • NartwakNartwak Registered User regular
    edited April 2006
    Thanks for all the hard work alphamonkey. If you're still sick I hope you get better soon.

    Nartwak on
    Your sig is too tall. -Thanatos
    mcdermott wrote: »
    I found that Iraqi children respond quite quickly to having an M-16 pointed at them.
    mcdermott wrote: »
    If I found out tomorrow that you died, I'd be a happier person.
    Nartwak is the kind of person, that, if I was given the chance, no consequences, I would do horrible thing's to.

    I'm not even going to bother trying to deny that
  • ElkiElki get busy Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited April 2006
    Thank you, Apha! <3


    And love all your April Fool's jokes, but this one got really out of hand. :P

    Elki on
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  • ArtoriaArtoria Registered User regular
    edited April 2006
    Good job on getting the forums back up and running again Alpha! I know how stressful this kind of thing can be.

    Also do you know the user account of that Ass-hat? I think a Perma-ban is in order.

    Artoria on
  • SzechuanosaurusSzechuanosaurus Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2006
    ^5

    Szechuanosaurus on
  • MachismoMachismo Registered User regular
    edited April 2006
    OH GOD YES! TEH FORUMS!


    Alpha, thanks for the work! You inspired me to learn PostgreSQl. Strangely, my boss talked to me three days later mentioning a project involving database work. WIN!

    Machismo on
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  • jogernautjogernaut Registered User regular
    edited April 2006
    Forums are back! Thank you Alpha! <3

    jogernaut on
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  • KrizKriz Registered User
    edited April 2006
    Thanks Alpha, you're the best.

    p.s. Your downtime pages that promised forum nirvana on a future Rails/PostgreSQL system were intriguing. If you ever attempt this feat, please update us on it, I think quite a few forumers would be interested in hearing about it.

    pps: enjoy that sleep. you deserve it.

    Kriz on
  • NibbleNibble Registered User regular
    edited April 2006
    Thanks a million, Alpha!
    Okay, one last thing before I go to bed. I got a lot of emails from people sayign thanks for all the hard work. I read every single one. It means a lot more to me than you know...
    That said, the hate mail I got was all of the standard variety. There was one piece of correspondence that was a gem that truly sparkled. I thought I would share with you all. Behold!
    u lil bitch, u have made millionz of people angry. wtf, the PA forums
    have been off down for a week, and u keep speaking out "o chill out I
    am workin hard, workin hard, workin so hard I get sick" but no, we
    still don't got shit and u kno why? Because ur being a lil bitch, u
    don't want people to ever post again, that makes me and my lil friends
    very angry.once upon a time these forums were so up high in reverence
    of crowds, but now... only objections
    
    place in top these forums, or differently you an effort will have from
    our iron horse of wars
    
    
    P.S. if u don't want to take us seriously, consider this fact: if this
    message was a bomb u'd already be dead
    
    
    
    
    /1\ /3\ /3\ /7\
    

    Is it Obs?

    Nibble on
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  • cheXziecheXzie Registered User regular
    edited April 2006
    Thank you alpha! <3<3<3<3

    *Phef* I was almost woried that I'd go three weeks playing games instead of talking about them.

    cheXzie on
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  • BiggNifeBiggNife Registered User
    edited April 2006
    YAAAY ALPHA <3

    BiggNife on
  • Dyrwen66Dyrwen66 the other's insane Denver CORegistered User regular
    edited April 2006
    <3 So much love.

    Dyrwen66 on
    Just an ancient PA person who doesn't leave the house much.
  • HenroidHenroid Radio Demon Internet HellRegistered User regular
    edited April 2006
    Alpha, as always, thanks for the work you do for the forum.

    Henroid on
    Centrism is just the cowardly way to be a bigot w/o being explicit about it.
    American politics isn't 4D chess, it's just if you give a shit about other people or not.
  • ThanatosThanatos Registered User regular
    edited April 2006
    So, Alpha, for real, is this the April Fools' Day joke? :P

    Seriously, Alpha, thanks for all the hard work. We <3 you. No, wait, we <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 you.

    If you weren't actually in Mexico with a bunch of hookers with network admin fetishes like bone daddy claimed, I advise looking into that sometime in the very-near future. You've earned it. :^:

    Thanatos on
  • BbajBbaj Registered User
    edited April 2006
    Much <3 for alpha.

    Bbaj on
  • flamebroiledchickenflamebroiledchicken Registered User regular
    edited April 2006
    I can't imagine an assclown like that actually being any part of the forum community. I mean, even with all the chaos that is SE++, the people over there still manage to type coherently.

    In any case, thanks Alpha for everything. :^: It's good to be back.

    flamebroiledchicken on
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  • Bionic MonkeyBionic Monkey Registered User, ClubPA
    edited April 2006
    I still almost don't believe it. I sat at the forum index for a few seconds just wondering if it was actually real, or if it was going to crash again as soon as I clicked on a subforum. Thank you Alpha. I didn't send you an e-mail (figured you were inundated with them as it was), but I do appreciate all the hard work you put into this forum, even if that downtime did get frustrating.

    It actually forced me to subscribe to Netflix and delve into my game backlog for lack of anything better to do.

    Bionic Monkey on
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  • SenjutsuSenjutsu thot enthusiast Registered User regular
    edited April 2006
    Alpha is a Bad Enough Dude to rescue the forums. <3

    Senjutsu on
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  • AgentflitAgentflit Registered User regular
    edited April 2006
    if this message was a bomb u'd already be dead
    :lol:

    Hooray for alpha!
    All together now (all together now)

    Agentflit on
  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    edited April 2006
    HOORAY

    I really missed this place. This is the best forum anywhere. <3

    DouglasDanger on
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  • Captain KCaptain K Registered User regular
    edited April 2006
    Conventional wisdom might suggest that alphamonkey already knows exactly how much I appreciate his hard work on the forums. But I'm not taking any chances.

    alphamonkey, thanks again for all your hard work on the forums. :D

    Captain K on
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