Explaining Our Downtime

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by Tweaker, Aug 8, 2009.

  1. Chimpo

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    <!--quoteo(post=338784:date=Aug 8 2009, 05:20 PM:name=Qjimbo)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Qjimbo @ Aug 8 2009, 05:20 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=338784"><img src="public/style_images/retro/snapback.png"></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Also, Hello everyone :)<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    This Unbanning has been brought to you by the UnBan Qjimbo Foundation.

    Your donations CAN make a difference.
     
  2. NoNameAtAll

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    MY HAT'S ON FIRE. HALP! Moderator
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    <!--quoteo(post=338784:date=Aug 8 2009, 07:20 PM:name=Qjimbo)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Qjimbo @ Aug 8 2009, 07:20 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=338784"><img src="public/style_images/retro/snapback.png"></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Utterly shocking behavior. I also question the motive, I doubt it was anything to do with the administration, just jealousy and a destructive nature. Hacking (using that term as loosly as possible) the site was bad enough, but deleting the images folder, I mean really?

    Congratulations to GerbilSoft on becoming Administrator. Very imaginative idea of pulling down the whole disk image to analyze.

    Also, Hello everyone :)<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    Oh, hai der. You're that one guy who inspired me to do those Fresh Prince of Sonic CD vids. :v:

    Anyway, 5 bucks says Shibby'll try to rejoin, via proxies and get misfitted every time.
     
  3. Sonuw

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    I'm just happy to know that most of the site is working again!

    I remember the name Shibunoa from somewhere before... I dunno, I might be thinking of someone or something else... Ah, oh well. Doesn't matter now!
     
  4. Sik

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    Sik is pronounced as "seek", not as "sick". Tech Member
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    being an asshole =P
    <!--quoteo(post=338767:date=Aug 8 2009, 08:53 PM:name=muteKi)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (muteKi @ Aug 8 2009, 08:53 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=338767"><img src="public/style_images/retro/snapback.png"></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->I will never fully understand the motivation of the people who do this (well, I assume it's based around a certain level of self-importance, but I mean that it's ridiculously irrational).<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->He loves trolling. He literally lives doing it. It's almost as if he was addict to it (or maybe he is?). And he has some technical knowledge, which makes things worse. He hacked lots of servers already, this isn't the first time he does it.
     
  5. MarkeyJester

    MarkeyJester

    My predecessors have nothing on me. Resident Jester
    Well thank fuck that's over, great work you guys, you deserve a vacation or something =P
     
  6. Kurosan

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    What a retarded kid, glad the most important damage could be recovered.
    <!--quoteo--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE </div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Meanwhile, don't go to forums.sonicretro.org if someone tells you to, it's their attempt to ruin our attempt at a bigger, better Sonic community. There is change in life, even Obama said that! <b>They just want to be the only ones.</b>
    Unluckily we don't control that part yet, so we will all have to wait.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    Oh man, that's so true! I remember when Sonic Retro repeatedly attacked my site because they wanted to be the only Sonic website in existence!

    Oh wait, that didn't happen (that was only Mustapha) and it's a completely retarded idea, not to mention hypocritical since taking down another website to be "the only one" is exactly what that dumbass tried to do. Who does that idiot think he is, the preachy little Highlander of Sonic?
    <img src="http://secondstringsports.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/highlander.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" />
    <!--sizeo:7--><span style="font-size:36pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo-->THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE!!!<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->


    PS.: 'Grats, Gerbil!
     
  7. NHY

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    The Shibunoa hacker guy is a fucking moran, he struck the site TWICE within 24 hours. I mean, WTF!? I sincerely hope that someone has handed his details over to the cops and he gets what's coming to him. I'm just glad its over.

    Also, Congrats Gerbilsoft, I think you deserve it, man. Good luck with your new position.
     
  8. steveswede

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    Shibunoa needs to masturbate more if he has to keep his hands busy from hacking sites for retarded reasons.
     
  9. The Shad

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    Qjimbo's unbanned, Gerbil's an admin?

    That greasy italian did more damage than we thought!
     
  10. This would never have happened on Usenet

    That's not important. At least the Wiki survived more or less intact
     
  11. Metal Knuckles

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    Shadow Alpha, an awesome hack of Sonic 1
    <!--quoteo(post=338688:date=Aug 8 2009, 04:40 PM:name=Tweaker)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Tweaker @ Aug 8 2009, 04:40 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=338688"><img src="public/style_images/retro/snapback.png"></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->[*]Myself, for beating the shit out of people in #retro<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    I think I un be having the concussions now, nyea nyea nyeaaaaaaaa...

    Are you going to toss a mention to the whole ordeal with Tristan's yellow journalism as well? Since Xkeeper mentioned it on the temp front page, it seems to merit a spot in the top post.

    Also, congrats on Gerbil getting admin and Jimbo finally getting unbanned. I expect penguins spilling tea will be the norm from here on.
     
  12. Yay, gerbil definitely deserved the adminship, well done man. And well done to the rest of you'se folks, for getting retro back online.
     
  13. GeneHF

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    SEGA-ier than you'll potentially ever be. Site Staff
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    OK. LET'S DO THIS AGAIN, ffs.

    <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0Sq5uVgDWI&fmt=18" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0Sq5uVgDWI&fmt=18</a>

    <!--quoteo--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE </div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->I'm back
    And better than ever
    Got a knack
    For making things better
    Face facts
    'Cause your opinion don't matter
    This maniac
    Is gonna step on whoever

    It's time
    Get in line
    'Cause I'm gonna make some changes
    Kickin' ass
    Takin' names
    Screamin', "I'm so famous!"
    I'm burnin' out the dead wood
    Burnin' down time
    'Cause it's only my way
    So get your ass in line

    They all talk
    They say that I've lost it
    But chop me down
    And I swear it's gonna cost ya'
    Now I'm back
    The boss of you morons
    To never count me out is one thing you can count on

    It's time
    Get in line
    'Cause I'm gonna make some changes
    Kickin' ass
    Takin' names
    Screamin', "I'm so famous!"
    I'm burnin' out the dead wood
    Burnin' down time
    'Cause it's only my way
    So get your ass in line<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    Also, it was a pleasure keeping the staff amused because I have no technical prowess otherwise. It was a very stressful situation and they all needed some laughs to keep them sane, which TSSZ provided in certain cases. However, they get no credit because I fucking said so. :colbert:
     
  14. CyberKitsune

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    Congrats Gerbil, you can now RickRoll on a Massive scale! ^^
     
  15. Sonikku

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    dsfgdfgcbvnbvhgvbc
    <!--quoteo(post=338818:date=Aug 8 2009, 09:13 PM:name=Blanche Hodapp)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Blanche Hodapp @ Aug 8 2009, 09:13 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=338818"><img src="public/style_images/retro/snapback.png"></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->This would never have happened on Usenet

    That's not important. At least the Wiki survived more or less intact<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    Well, barely, because all the images got deleted.

    Shibunoa can take a dildo and stick it in his ass.
     
  16. Shadic

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    Damn, I just reformatted my computer yesterday, else I'd help with the Wiki restoration, oh well.

    Yay, I can come back to Retro and piss my time away again!
     
  17. TSSZNews

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    Well, I'm very happy to see that a true community effort was set forth to return Retro to its orig<b>WAIIIIIT AAAAAA MINUTE!</b>

    <!--quoteo--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE </div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->This time, though, we weren't as lucky—not only did he delete the SQL for the forums and the wiki, but he also wiped the images directory, taking literally thousands of files hosted on our wiki with it. Normally this wouldn't be a problem—after all, we had been in the process of making more backups for such an occasion—but Scarred Sun hadn't finished making a full backup, and only had 1,000 or so of the 10,000+ files that were originally in the directory. In addition, the uploads directory on the forum suffered the same fate. As of now, we've managed to re-obtain about 1,500 of the lost files.

    In order to combat this potential staggering loss, GerbilSoft stepped up to the plate and downloaded an image of the entire CulTNET HDD, running several diagnostic tools that would hopefully be able to scan the drive for any deleted files that might have still existed on the disc. After hours upon hours of downloading, transferring, and analyzing the disc image, however, it appeared that none of the deleted files existed on the drive any longer<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    So...wait.

    Some of the reporting I did that you're mocking right now on the front page was actually <I>correct</I> for a few fleeting moments, before GS and others via caches and such stepped up?
     
  18. Glisp

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    None at the moment I'm afraid.
    Shibnoa's (Or however the fuck it should be spelled.) wiki page needs to be updated so we can continue to mock him for the rest of his banned years!!!

    The only question I have is why he did it? I mean its obvious it had something to do with Tweaker and how he runs things here but is there any background explanation as to his motive behind committing the intolerable and fucking retarded act? (Granted I don't have any problem with how Tweaker runs things. I think he should do whatever works for him, which he does.)
     
  19. Commadoo

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    <a href="http://forums.sonicretro.org/index.php?showtopic=17008" target="_blank">http://forums.sonicretro.org/index.php?showtopic=17008</a>

    Now that it's back, go here and show your support!

    Also, Good to have this place back. Provides the lulz
     
  20. Spanner

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    <!--quoteo(post=338840:date=Aug 9 2009, 02:47 AM:name=Glisp)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Glisp @ Aug 9 2009, 02:47 AM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=338840"><img src="public/style_images/retro/snapback.png"></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Shibnoa's (Or however the fuck it should be spelled.) wiki page needs to be updated so we can continue to mock him for the rest of his banned years!!!<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    The wiki is still locked. Tweaker did edit his page mentioning that he was banned for the attack before Retro was hit for the 2nd time.