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Forums Are Back, Sorta

Postby Staff » Sun Apr 11, 2010 4:00 am

Forums are back, but I had to revert back to an earlier backup. Some posts, topics, and possibly private messages may have been lost. I apologize for the collateral damage, but things are back to being stable and right. If you see any funkiness, please post a comment on the forum thread.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.
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Permalink: http://www.fbtb.net/2010/04/11/forums-are-back-sorta-2/
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Re: Forums Are Back, Sorta

Postby Andi » Sun Apr 11, 2010 4:39 am

What happened that you had to take it down?

Glad it's back now
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Re: Forums Are Back, Sorta

Postby Jabba the Taff » Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:02 am

^The forums evolved sentient intelligence, and believed the April Fool so they shut themselves down. That's what I think anyway.

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Re: Forums Are Back, Sorta

Postby banthafodder » Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:17 am

Phew! I can quit rehab now.
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Re: Forums Are Back, Sorta

Postby meeotch » Sun Apr 11, 2010 9:11 am

FBTB had become self-aware.
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Re: Forums Are Back, Sorta

Postby ThatGuyWithTheBricks » Sun Apr 11, 2010 9:34 am

I'm pretty sure this was for the poll that is taking so long to put up.
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Re: Forums Are Back, Sorta

Postby Jargon » Sun Apr 11, 2010 9:39 am

Only if by 'maintenance,' Ace was actually using a code word for 'putting up a poll.'
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Re: Forums Are Back, Sorta

Postby Mofo Jones » Sun Apr 11, 2010 10:16 am

For the record, I wasn't seeing any funkiness before the forums were taken down.
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Re: Forums Are Back, Sorta

Postby Robzula » Sun Apr 11, 2010 4:02 pm

The MOC forum was red, indicating there were new posts to read, but I'd read them all already. (I did click "Mark All Topics Read" and it changed to blue)
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Re: Forums Are Back, Sorta

Postby The Brain » Sun Apr 11, 2010 4:12 pm

Same, and same solution for me.
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Re: Forums Are Back, Sorta

Postby Solo » Sun Apr 11, 2010 11:18 pm

Ace was reconfiguring some of the code to handle the now-posted poll the way we wanted to, and things went awry. Badly.
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Re: Forums Are Back, Sorta

Postby The Brain » Sun Apr 11, 2010 11:20 pm

Well, I haven't noticed anything else.
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Re: Forums Are Back, Sorta

Postby ACPin » Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:36 am

Why do we need approval for new topics?

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Re: Forums Are Back, Sorta

Postby Solo » Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:38 am

We've been using the post approval feature for a while now with all new accounts as an anti spam measure, and it has been working great - and as a bonus it turned out to be very useful for general moderation as well, so it was expanded a bit when Ace reset the database.
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Re: Forums Are Back, Sorta

Postby banthafodder » Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:44 am

^Half of the fun of posting new topics is seeing how much we can tee-off Draykov with the posting of redundant topics.
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Re: Forums Are Back, Sorta

Postby Solo » Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:51 am

Well, you can still have your fun, because even though a post or new thread may be pending from your end all the staff can see it just as if it had been posted without approval - but it has a handy icon indicating it's waiting to be moderated...
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