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Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by Blackdrop, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. Blackdrop

    Blackdrop Well-Known Member

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    What the hell happened? Everything since the move looks like it's gone. It's even got something about how "Sari, No Ones Home" just premeired.
     
  2. artoni

    artoni Fangirl

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    The system is down! D:
     
  3. Ratchet2007

    Ratchet2007 Neither Here Nor There

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    I don't think I get what your saying
     
  4. Blackdrop

    Blackdrop Well-Known Member

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    The website has lost, like, 10-12 months of edits. None of the images are working and all the info seems to be from the transformers wikia.
     
  5. Silent_Magnus

    Silent_Magnus Taint of Primus

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    I know the site went down for awhile because the software was being updated.
    Don't know much else beyond that.
     
  6. Ratchet2007

    Ratchet2007 Neither Here Nor There

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    I just went on it there and I see what you mean now. Their system must have crashed or something
     
  7. TJOmega

    TJOmega The Plastic Addict Content Contributor

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    That's what happens when you dont make backups often enough
     
  8. Silent_Magnus

    Silent_Magnus Taint of Primus

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    ....


    Anyways, I'm sure they're just straightening out the wrinkles.
     
  9. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Dry built

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    You are talking about TFWiki.net, right?

    It won't even come up for me.
     
  10. Nevermore

    Nevermore It's self-perpetuating a parahumanoidarianised!

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    Some GENIUS apparently thought it was a good idea to do a software upgrade without storing the backups somewhere SAFE.

    So not only did the system crash, it corrupted the BACKUPS as well.

    Yeah.
     
  11. Omnius

    Omnius Well-Known Member

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    Ugh my sites were hosted by a company that worked in a similar fashion, where the host thought that keeping backups on the same server was a good idea. One server meltdown later, and my site 'rolled back' by 6 months to the last offsite backup.

    Three days later I was with a new host.
     
  12. DieMaus

    DieMaus is blawesome

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    Jaysus. :sly: 

    So, uh, is the site going to be OK? It'd suck majorly to see such a great community project get crippled by a housekeeping flub, especially one that many of us here (myself included) have spent a lot of time working on... :( 
     
  13. Silent_Magnus

    Silent_Magnus Taint of Primus

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    Wonderful that it happened right after a big season premier, and during the run up to a big movie.
     
  14. OptimusSolo

    OptimusSolo Tournament Master

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    A lot of the site still works fine, at least for me...
     
  15. Fit For natalie

    Fit For natalie tfwiki nerd

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    In the spirit of helping fellow fans out, I would respectfully request visitors to turn your browsers offline and go through your offline caches and save all the pages you've visited. Edit: Blackdrop reminded me that another option is to see if Google cached articles recently. I was hesitant to mention this since (essentially) that would be a lot of people doing the same thing possibly saving the same data, I didn't want to waste people's time since I was already imposing upon them :-/

    It may help us restore a portion of pages back to the most recent versions. Thanks :( 



    Seriously, I am ready to fucking go Christian Bale right now.

    Normally I would leap to the wiki's defense, but your comment is entirely justified.
     
  16. Chris McFeely

    Chris McFeely Well-Known Member

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    A... are you serious? That's what happened? I just figured it hadn't been restored properly yet. Oh, dear Christ.
     
  17. artoni

    artoni Fangirl

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    I'll do my best! *Salute* Where should we send these saved pages to?

    EDIT: Crap, Firefox is just complaining about being offline when I'm trying to visit a lot of these pages. Anyone know a way around that and restor-

    WAIT.

    Would Wayback help at all, TFWiki folks?
     
  18. MushroomPrime

    MushroomPrime ******

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    Yeah, Uh, I don't know how to do that?

    Mind explainingn?
     
  19. Omnius

    Omnius Well-Known Member

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    Just tried, no luck. :( 
     
  20. Fit For natalie

    Fit For natalie tfwiki nerd

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    If you have multiple Firefox browser windows open, you have to make sure ALL of them are offline (bad design, really) before you can visit your cache. However, if you've done this and it still won't load, there's a good chance Firefox decided to wipe that part of the cache. I have no idea where we should send these to myself. I was just saving them and waiting for somebody to tell me later.

    Thanks guys.


    FUCK - Firefox crashed AND TOOK MY ENTIRE CACHE WITH IT.

    Hey guys, if you listen to Christian Bale, it works for this situation perfectly with regards to the guy doing the backups. It also eases the pain. Slightly.
     

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