Explaining Our Downtime

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

  1. Chimpo

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    <!--quoteo(post=338839:date=Aug 8 2009, 06:47 PM:name=TSSZNews)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (TSSZNews @ Aug 8 2009, 06:47 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=338839"><img src="public/style_images/retro/snapback.png"></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->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?<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    No.
     
  2. Afti

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    <!--quoteo(post=338839:date=Aug 8 2009, 09:47 PM:name=TSSZNews)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (TSSZNews @ Aug 8 2009, 09:47 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=338839"><img src="public/style_images/retro/snapback.png"></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->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?
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    You got it by quoting an impostor. :eng101:
     
  3. Xkeeper

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    <!--quoteo(post=338839:date=Aug 8 2009, 06:47 PM:name=TSSZNews)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (TSSZNews @ Aug 8 2009, 06:47 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=338839"><img src="public/style_images/retro/snapback.png"></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->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?<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    Well, no, because your reported that it was <I>I</I> that said that, when it was in fact some bullshit impostor.

    So you're still wrong, just like always.
     
  4. Nik Jam

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    It's nice that #retro has calmed down now, I'm happy no text was lost. I feel like I've found a new home. (don't mean that in a corny way)
     
  5. Tweaker

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    <!--quoteo(post=338839:date=Aug 8 2009, 09:47 PM:name=TSSZNews)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (TSSZNews @ Aug 8 2009, 09:47 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=338839"><img src="public/style_images/retro/snapback.png"></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->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?<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    It was offhandedly mentioned in IRC upon assessing the damage that we may have lost every single image; I'm sure an overzealous lurker in the IRC decided to adopt Xkeeper's handle for some reason and make the comment immediately after, leaving absolutely no room for any actual <I>solutions</I> to be proposed in order to rectify the situation.

    In any case, I prefer that you wait for official statements (like this one) right from us in the future before reporting so you don't get anything wrong next time. Trust me—it's better for all of us.

    Oh, and by the way—this <b>will not turn into a TSSZ bashing thread.</b> Keep your comments to yourselves.
     
  6. Xkeeper

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    In other news, I'm now offering donations to delete Wiki images. $5 each!
     
  7. Chimpo

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    <!--quoteo(post=338848:date=Aug 8 2009, 06:56 PM:name=Xkeeper)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Xkeeper @ Aug 8 2009, 06:56 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=338848"><img src="public/style_images/retro/snapback.png"></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->In other news, I'm now offering donations to delete Wiki images. $5 each!<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    The fuck are you doing? You're taking money away from MY foundations.
     
  8. roxahris

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    <!--quoteo(post=338840:date=Aug 9 2009, 11:17 AM:name=Glisp)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Glisp @ Aug 9 2009, 11:17 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-->Yeah, because Retro totally needs a page full of insults on their wiki against a person who hacked the board. Because that would be so very... mature.
    Of course, while insulting is called for... your way of putting it sounds off-putting. <!--quoteo--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE </div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->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?<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->I wouldn't call it a retarded act when it worked... for a bit. <!--quoteo--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE </div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->(Granted I don't have any problem with how Tweaker runs things. I think he should do whatever works for him, which he does.)<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->Unlike you, he probably did had a problem with the way the mods do things.Or maybe he was feeling bored, or angsty. Nobody knows.
     
  9. Scarred Sun

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    Welp, this.
    A bit of an update on the images issue:

    I'm still uploading my backed up images (which were 2094—more than twice of what was said in the OP) and Gerbil is going to do a rerun of the CulT HDD shortly due to new images potentially turning up. In addition, I have another 400 or so images on my hard drive that weren't part of the backup but were wiki images, and an unknown number (I'm guessing a few hundred) that were on my old HDD that I'll try to get tonight.

    Xkeeper and Gerbil are trying out a couple of different methods to make utilities that we will give users access to in order to check their own files to see if they have wiki files (verified by a SHA-1 checksum) though I don't really have a timeframe on when that will be rolled out, or what form it will take.
     
  10. GeneHF

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    Point is, now more than ever, we need the help of you guys to get this place back to the king of the mountain position it's christened as thanks to the wiki. The more people we get doing this to retrieve images, the faster we'll get up to speed, and you'll have our gratitude as well.
     
  11. Compsense

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    Rats, sometime between the start and end of this I got a PM titled "Oregon huh?", but is no longer in my messages.

    Bah, in any case, great work getting it all taken care of, and congratulations to GerbilSoft for the promotion!
     
  12. Flygon

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    Glad to see this has been worked out, hopefully, finally.

    I've had enough drama for a weekend.
     
  13. Glisp

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    You know I would really like to congratulate the admins for a job well done. You truly deserve the following Song Lyric segment:

    "NOOOO one will ever take them down!
    The power lies on their siyeiyeiyide!" (That's the word "side" stretched out in case you are haveing trouble reading it)

    bravo admins! Bravo! Also congrats on your new administrative powers Gerbilsoft! I have nothing but envy for you! =P

    Also, a special congrats to all other parties who helped in catching the hacker and bringing back the site.
     
  14. Conan Kudo

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    Congratulations on beating the weirdo that decided to bring down Retro!

    After two days of weirdness, I'm glad the Sonic Retro site is back (as much as it can be with so many images missing).

    Congratulations GerbilSoft on becoming an Admin.
     
  15. Eviltaco64

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    Congrats and thanks to those who stopped the hacker and GerbilSoft.
     
  16. Sonikku

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    BTW, during the downtime, Skaarg dug up a lost build of Megamix, pre-Hexadecimal.

    As for the HC05 build, it's likely lost to time.
     
  17. Hivebrain

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    It may be helpful for everyone to check your browser caches for images from the wiki, and copy them to another folder to prevent them being deleted.
     
  18. BlueSatoshi

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    That was odd...
     
  19. OKei

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    God bless everything went fine in the end.
     
  20. Chimpo

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    Except the mole people ended up taking some of our images.