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Johnny Dickshot
Jun 06 2005 10:33 AM

On the CPF, the message coobers posted included the following:

As we stated yesterday, if a thread was not replied to in the time between the attack and when the server your board is on was rebooted, then the information in that thread is most likely permanently lost. We have discovered that unless a topic is replied to the data will be lost. If you are experiencing this kind of problem (continued data loss after June 2) and have not contacted CS please provide the following information: Board URLs, dates, names of the forum/board to ezboard CS at: p079.ezboard.com/fezboard...=554.topic .

----- Um... Have we "contacted CS?" Should we be saving archives by replying to every post before they disappear? (Is Sal's MOFO archive completely dead because we didn';t know this?)

What to do?

ScarletKnight41
Jun 06 2005 10:40 AM

What about data being lost in topics that are replied to? The A Propos of Nothing thread was losing posts as soon as we could type them last week.

I know that cooby and some others would prefer to stay at the old board, but I have to tell you that I have lost my faith in ezBoard's ability to meet our long-term needs.

Is there any way to adjust posting levels so that the people who don't feel like starting from scratch won't have to?

Yancy Street Gang
Jun 06 2005 10:46 AM

Is there any way to adjust posting levels so that the people who don't feel like starting from scratch won't have to?


I think there might be. I was granted a look under the hood today, and I figured out how to restore the posting levels from the CPF. The remaining question is whether or not we'd have the necessary permissions.

ScarletKnight41
Jun 06 2005 02:59 PM

I've been working on the featured archives. It's tedious, but for a good cause.

If anyone wants to bump up his/her ezBoard post count, get over there and save some archives NOW!!!!

Johnny Dickshot
Jun 06 2005 03:09 PM

I whaled a little more than half of Gen Archives X today, which relives such puketastic glories as the 2003 ALCS.

Edgy DC
Jun 06 2005 03:21 PM

Listen, I don't know if this is helping, but it's sort of what we're instructed to do. Would anybody who has time pick a forum that still has content and reply briefly to each survivig thread. My boss is riding me like Seabiscuit today. Annie, on the other hand, is trying to save your song parody forum.

seawolf17
Jun 06 2005 03:24 PM

I took that statement to mean that any thread that had no replies is already gone; it seems silly to go through and just add replies to threads we can still see.

Can we get clarification before we go too crazy?

ScarletKnight41
Jun 06 2005 03:25 PM

Crap - I can't reply to this, because it's locked, and it's a classic. Can anyone help?

[url]http://p079.ezboard.com/fthecranepoolforumfrm11.showMessage?topicID=417.topic[/url]

Edgy DC
Jun 06 2005 03:38 PM

Re-opened.

OE: Also reopening locked threads form the Parody Forum.

ScarletKnight41
Jun 06 2005 04:08 PM

I have about 20% of the first Featured Archives forum activated. It's tedious work at the best of times, but it's worth it to save the info - there are some treasures there.

When ezBoard gets really slow, it reminds me why I always hated the place, even before the crash.

ScarletKnight41
Jun 06 2005 04:34 PM

Here's another locked one - [url]http://p079.ezboard.com/fthecranepoolforumfrm11.showMessage?topicID=362.topic[/url]

Rockin' Doc
Jun 06 2005 04:55 PM

I'm heading to the Member Promotion Forum to save it.

Edgy DC
Jun 06 2005 05:25 PM

Unlocked.

ScarletKnight41
Jun 06 2005 05:27 PM

Thanks. I think I'm almost halfway through the first featured archives.

Many hands make quick the work. If anyone has a few minutes, grab a forum and activate a couple of threads. Every little bit helps.

Rockin' Doc
Jun 06 2005 05:31 PM

I finished respnding to what was left of the Members Promotion Forum. Most of the threads were pretty old and I think many of them were only partial threads. There were no responses after late 2004.

I will head back over to the old homestead later to "save" threads in another forum.

ScarletKnight41
Jun 06 2005 05:33 PM

Thanks RD - that's much appreciated :)

Rockin' Doc
Jun 06 2005 05:39 PM

I have decided to start on the Non-Baseball Forum Archives. There is 19 pages of threads, so it will take me quite a while to respond to all of them.

This is proof positive that I need to get a life.

ScarletKnight41
Jun 06 2005 05:50 PM

I may need to shut down if this thunderstorm is as close as it seems. But I'll aim to finish the first Featured Archives by tomorrow.

KC
Jun 06 2005 06:31 PM
Edited 1 time(s), most recently on Jun 06 2005 06:39 PM

I'm going to restore the rankings forum as best as possible. I already had
forty years saved but there's a definite cut off point so more recent additional
comments aren't there but it's a start.

The entire rankings forum is now empty over there. So much has happened
over the last couple of days, I don't trust my memory, but wasn't that one of
the forums that was initially spared?

Thanks to everyone who is cutting and pasting ... youse is the bestest.

ScarletKnight41
Jun 06 2005 06:37 PM

This is the thing that bugs me most about the cyber-tsunami - the fact that we are still losing things almost a week after the crash. How can they restore anything when they can't even stop the bleeding?

Swan Swan H
Jun 06 2005 07:53 PM

I'm starting on Featured Archives Vol. II. Didn't feel like studying for the GMAT anyway.

ScarletKnight41
Jun 06 2005 08:00 PM

Thanks gf!

Swan Swan H
Jun 06 2005 08:53 PM

I think I killed it.

Rockin' Doc
Jun 06 2005 09:26 PM

Now I'm a little confused. Are we supposed to be responding to the threads that still exist or are we to copy and paste things here? I'm willing to help out as best I can, but I'm not really sure what it is I should be doing.

KC, I take orders pretty well; just ask my wife. If there is something you would like me to do to help out, just let me know and I will do it if at all possible.

Edgy DC
Jun 06 2005 09:29 PM

I don't understand either, but the collected wisdom of Widey, Cooby, and myself, reading the obscure missives of Mr. Labatt, has concluded that the best plan is to respond to whatever remains.

Johnny Dickshot
Jun 06 2005 09:33 PM

I'm still working on X. Instead of replying with a regular "r" on most threads I'm getting a snarky last word in.

Uncovered a few hidden gems. It ain't about the sneakers.

Swan Swan H
Jun 06 2005 09:39 PM

I started with the lyrics to 'Country Feedback,' realized I missed a verse, then went mostly for non sequitur. I didn't actually read most of the threads, so I have no idea what I was replying to. Might actually be funny, but highly unlikely. Then I started reading some of the threads, which slowed me down a lot.

Oh, and I also found the thread that caused me to take off for a few months. The first time. That was fun to look back on.

cooby
Jun 06 2005 09:52 PM

My boss is riding me like Seabiscuit today Oooh, Edgy.


I started on IX today between phone calls but man, it's long. Worth the effort though if it helps.

Edgy DC
Jun 06 2005 10:18 PM

And not if it doesn't. What a faithful crew.

ScarletKnight41
Jun 06 2005 10:23 PM

I'm on p. 17 out of 19. If I don't finish before bed, I'll finish off the forum by tomorrow morning,

ScarletKnight41
Jun 06 2005 10:57 PM

Except for one locked thread at the end, I have activated every thread in the first Featured Archives forum.

Whew!

cooby
Jun 06 2005 11:00 PM

obscure missives of Mr. Labatt


Tell me about it. His latest effort says that he'll tell us something later.

SwitchHitter
Jun 07 2005 03:08 AM

I've done half of VIII --it looked like no one was working on it and I didn't want to get in anyone's way. I also did the song parody forum because that's special to me. I'd'a done more but I a) did a KTE and b) went over and helped a guy with his DNS servers.

If I can do half in one day, I can do the other half the next day.

BTW and not that it matters, I'm still monstrously huge over there.....

Johnny Dickshot
Jun 07 2005 07:57 AM

X is done! I'll move onto the next one that doesn't look like it's being done.

ScarletKnight41
Jun 07 2005 09:07 AM

I'm taking on The Red Light Forum. Assuming ezBoard speeds up to a snail's pace, I should be able to knock that off this morining.

ScarletKnight41
Jun 07 2005 09:18 AM

OK - I finished the Red Light Forum.

As I find time today, I'll work on Featured Archives III. With gf taking II, we'll have the featured archives activated pronto.

Edgy DC
Jun 07 2005 09:18 AM

Weird stuff! I found one thread in the prediction archives. I responded to it, and the page re-opened with six more threads.

Elster88
Jun 07 2005 09:23 AM

Nice!!! I've been wondering all along how the main forum page still lists the total number of posts. Maybe they are still all there somewhere ripe to be recovered.

Or it could just be a coinkydink, maybe ezboard just now happened to restore some threads.

Edgy DC
Jun 07 2005 09:36 AM

I couldn't figure it out. I hoped it would be like Hercules' hydra, and, every time I responded to one of the recently restored threads, six more would jump out, but it wasn't meant to be.

You know, information about that hacker has got to be worth more than $5,000. He or she's virtually brought this company down.

Frayed Knot
Jun 07 2005 10:20 AM

From Mr. Labatt's lastest missive:

Q: Why am I still losing threads that were on my board after the attack?

A: We have isolated the problem and fixed three issues that were leading to thread loss. These fixes have been applied to all servers and you should not be seeing additional losses after today

ScarletKnight41
Jun 07 2005 11:47 AM

I finished Featured Archives III, and I'm going to take a break from the project. My shoulder is sore from this!

seawolf17
Jun 07 2005 11:49 AM

IP is going to need rotator cuff surgery. Call Dr. Andrews.

ScarletKnight41
Jun 07 2005 03:04 PM

Working through the injury, I just activated the remains of the Adopt-a-Prospect forum.

Frayed Knot - does that last ezBoard communication mean that we can stop activating threads?

Willets Point
Jun 07 2005 03:52 PM

ScarletKnight41, digital pirate tearing a long arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr through the CPF archives.

ScarletKnight41
Jun 07 2005 05:25 PM

I'll save talk like that for September 19th ;)

SwitchHitter
Jun 07 2005 06:25 PM

VIII is done. This is harder than it looks with a houseful of kids. Especially with not enough computers to go around. I had to actually read a book for awhile today because all of the computers were in use except my son's (which I didn't remember my password on -- he was at summer school). The game will be on soon, so I'm off to watch -- no computers in the rooms with TVs.

ScarletKnight41
Jun 08 2005 12:36 PM

Do we still need to do this?

Cooby and I are about a third of the way through General Archives IX. Should we keep going?

cooby
Jun 08 2005 12:41 PM

**pant pant pant**

Swan Swan H
Jun 08 2005 12:45 PM

Nice pants.

ScarletKnight41
Jun 08 2005 06:25 PM

With the exception of one locked thread, cooby got the win and I got the save in activating General Archives IX

Now I really need Dr. Andrews......

ScarletKnight41
Jun 08 2005 08:53 PM

This evening I knocked off the Permanent Links forum.

cooby
Jun 08 2005 08:53 PM

Scarlett, I believe you did the majority of the work!

:)

ScarletKnight41
Jun 08 2005 09:28 PM

It was a joint effort, for sure.

cooby
Jun 08 2005 09:29 PM

Some of my joints hurt.

Lotta laughs though