Loss Of Posts

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  1. Davy Darkrage

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    Whoops.

    In trying to restore some data we had lost, the part of the site where all posts are stored ended up completely wiped. The site is backed up fairly frequently, allowing me to restore the majority of posts, but we unfortunately still lost quite a few. More or less, we have all posts dating up to the end of the day on Thursday (Pacific Time). No other data was lost.

    It is not a good feeling to know what has happened, but unfortunately there's not much more I can do, and it could have been worse. In any case, the loss is my fault, and not something I take too lightly. I will increase the frequency of backups and take other measures to prevent anything like this from happening in the future.

    Thanks for your understanding.

    My apologies,
     
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  2. Christopher Cannonskull

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    well at least you didnt lose all the posts
     
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  3. Elusive Treasures

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    On the oops :oops:. No Worries Davy. Mistakes make us wiser.
     
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  4. Will

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    At least you had a backup Davy :) We all make mistakes don't be ashamed of yourself it happens.
     
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  5. Liz

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    I agree with u will
     
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  6. Sven Ironwalker

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    Gee you mean stuff likes this happens to people other than myself! ...lol No problem... it happens.
     
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  7. Charlotte Truebonney

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    Agreed! You have worked so hard on this forum, don't feel bad, we're all proud of you and the job you have done!:)
     
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  8. Davy Darkrage

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    Thanks everyone.
     
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  9. Liz

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    ABSOLUTELY

    ... lol
     
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  10. Treasurer

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    Jolly Roger has cursed our site.

    We lost about 400 posts and threads. But we will be working to see what can be done to recover any of this damaged that. In the mean time feel assure that we now will take extra precautions to secure the system's database.

    This problem was caused for trying to restore database that a member had "mass edited" and hijacked his posts, we were trying to fix his mess, and this is what we ended up with.

    This will also prompt to higher sanctions for members who abuse or try to maliciously abuse the system.

    Again. we apologize for any inconvenience this might have brought to our members, and thank you all for understanding.
     
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  11. Liz

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    It's fine
     
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  12. Hector Scurvybones

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    Wait so a member was like trying to hack the website
     
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  13. Amelia Darkskull

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    Its alright Davy, we learn from our mistakes
     
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  14. lost_little_fairy

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    You did an awesome job of restoring quit a bit though! Other than yesterdays stuff missing we have the rest of the week :)
     
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  15. Christopher Cannonskull

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    yea you only missed like 800 posts that werent restored right? thats what you said
     
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  16. Davy Darkrage

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    I believe we had around 7,300 and the restore left us with 6,800 or so..

    Thanks everyone for your understanding.
     
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    For all you do Davy,I thank you!

    Both you and Davy have worked tiredly for this forum I thank you for all you do Treasurer!
     
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    If you know for sure that somebody intentionally tryed to add malicious software or try to upload a Virus to our website, I can't blame anyone for banning him immediately. We don't need that kind of dirty work here.
    I can't believe what some people will do, just to ruin it for the rest of us. This is wicked!
     
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  20. Davy Darkrage

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    It was not exactly like that, but a user had edited all of their posts to get out of leaving content behind on the site after deciding to leave. It was our intention to restore those posts without disrupting any others on the site, but unfortunately it did not go as planned.

    Again thanks everyone for understanding.
     
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