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Re: Important: Read This, Please
« Reply #45 on: January 19, 2016, 02:46:55 AM »
So sorry to hear this. But glad to have the forum back.

Edit: why does it always show "0 posts, 0 topics" in the hosted subforums section? It has always done that, so maybe that can be changed now?
And there could be a link to Freppo's site at the top of this forum, next to the other shop links.

Edit 2: And most of what I contributed in 2015 was either "that looks great" or "Thanks".
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Re: Important: Read This, Please
« Reply #46 on: January 19, 2016, 04:52:38 AM »
I was one of the noobs that had to re--register. I got on and was like, 'Did I do something to be kicked?". Sucks there was so much lost. Glad to still be apart of it though!

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Re: Important: Read This, Please
« Reply #47 on: January 19, 2016, 05:34:14 AM »
Sorry to hear about your troubles Brian.

It sucks... but it could be a whole lot worse.

Onwards and Upwards!

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Re: Important: Read This, Please
« Reply #48 on: January 19, 2016, 06:44:27 AM »
wow. Then I guess all (or almost all) of my posts went to the dogs, since I'm a new-bee here. :D
And oh, irony... I read this the morning when I take an exam of SQL/Database, which I truly hate and never wanted to be involved in...

I'm sorry for the data loss, but don't worry, it's not something you could control.

I know right? I had finally broken in the 100 posts barrier! lol

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Re: Important: Read This, Please
« Reply #49 on: January 19, 2016, 08:10:12 AM »
So sorry to hear this. But glad to have the forum back.
Edit: why does it always show "0 posts, 0 topics" in the hosted subforums section? It has always done that, so maybe that can be changed now?

That's normal. The HSF are organized as subs under a category (which itself has no posts). There's no way to change that without re-organizing the subs themselves, AFAIK.
Things are fine, actually.

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Re: Important: Read This, Please
« Reply #50 on: January 19, 2016, 11:25:57 AM »
Sorry to hear about the data losses.  I guess that's just one of the inevitable disadvantages of the modern digital world.  What's nice is that the forum won't lose any of it's personality because of this.  We're all still out here in 'net land, somewhat eager to fill the digital voids.  :)
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Re: Important: Read This, Please
« Reply #51 on: January 19, 2016, 06:32:12 PM »
...all messages on 2015 were also lost...some important link and infos were there...but i can live with that..and we're glad the forum is back...

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Re: Important: Read This, Please
« Reply #52 on: January 19, 2016, 07:37:16 PM »
Yeah, I saw the error message up there, hoped you had some backups.

What a bunch of dicks not getting on to it pronto.

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Re: Important: Read This, Please
« Reply #53 on: January 20, 2016, 08:06:11 PM »
People talk about data loss like its some homogenous commodity, but the truth is, losing stuff we care about is really hard. Think about this... When is the last time you rummaged through your garbage. It was most likely because you were looking for your keys or some other really important document. That feeling of relief when you find them is priceless.

I'm really happy the forum is back up. It's confusing as hell though. I almost responded to an ancient thread. I wish we could just draw a line in the topic list and start fresh. Super bummed about all that we lost, though. And my post count... Fuuuuuuuuck... Baxter to destroying diodes? Weak sauce!

Also bummed about the build of the year. I entered knowing full-well I wouldn't win. After LeeVibe posted his work of perfection, I wondered if I'd made a massive newbie mistake. But I entered 1) for the fun of it, 2) as a historical mark of my progress. That's gone, and so is my accomplishment of winning the Mr. Irrelevant title. But whatever, I know I won and that's all that matters. lol

In all seriousness, it's so great that we're back! Sadly, this happens all the time. Let's get back to business, and before you know it, well barely even remember this happened.

Cheers!
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Re: Important: Read This, Please
« Reply #54 on: January 21, 2016, 11:40:19 AM »
Sorry about the loss, but i'm glad that the forum is back!

For some reason I could not log in (my usual password didn't work), so I tried to sign up again but my name was already taken. Then it finally occured that a password recovery/reset might do the trick, and it did. :) It sucks alittle bit that I had just gone through most of my projects and posted the working voltages and currect consumption (like the day before the crash) and now I can't find the notes. Oh well.. Lesson learned. I just made backups of all my DIY related stuff. :P

Onwards and upwards!
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« Reply #55 on: January 21, 2016, 01:09:05 PM »
People talk about data loss like its some homogenous commodity, but the truth is, losing stuff we care about is really hard. Think about this... When is the last time you rummaged through your garbage. It was most likely because you were looking for your keys or some other really important document. That feeling of relief when you find them is priceless.

I'm really happy the forum is back up. It's confusing as hell though. I almost responded to an ancient thread. I wish we could just draw a line in the topic list and start fresh. Super bummed about all that we lost, though. And my post count... Fuuuuuuuuck... Baxter to destroying diodes? Weak sauce!

Also bummed about the build of the year. I entered knowing full-well I wouldn't win. After LeeVibe posted his work of perfection, I wondered if I'd made a massive newbie mistake. But I entered 1) for the fun of it, 2) as a historical mark of my progress. That's gone, and so is my accomplishment of winning the Mr. Irrelevant title. But whatever, I know I won and that's all that matters. lol

In all seriousness, it's so great that we're back! Sadly, this happens all the time. Let's get back to business, and before you know it, well barely even remember this happened.

Cheers!
In the grand scheme of things, I agree. There was a lot of really valuable information that was lost that will never be recovered, both for troubleshooting and general knowledge. The other stuff was probably noise, but for those that have been here for a while, funny or tragic moments and memories. Like I said, in the grand scheme of things l, it doesn't matter. I felt like I couldn't talk to my best friends, it is what it is. I'm glad to see you all again.
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Re: Important: Read This, Please
« Reply #56 on: January 24, 2016, 04:24:22 PM »
Si I gather that our messages are lost for ever 😅 ?
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Re: Important: Read This, Please
« Reply #57 on: January 25, 2016, 05:23:49 AM »
Is it just me or was the forum down again?

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Re: Important: Read This, Please
« Reply #58 on: January 25, 2016, 07:34:01 AM »
It was but I was able to bring it back without any data loss. I am convinced now the automated maintenance is causing the problem. So I have eliminated the non-essential ones and re-scheduled the important ones for non-peak times. I think there is some kind of bug where the message table crashes when optimizing while people are using the forum or something. I wish I understood this stuff a little better. I'll check on the smf forums and see if anyone else has this problem.
Things are fine, actually.

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Re: Important: Read This, Please
« Reply #59 on: January 25, 2016, 03:15:20 PM »
not sure if this is useful info or just noise, but:

just before the server issue, the "notify" function for threads didn't work. It returned some kind of "database not found" or similar error. 

Wish I could remember more specifically but I remember thinking it was odd.
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