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Nifelhein
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« on: September 21, 2006, 03:13:54 PM »

Some of you have already noticed, others will take sometime even with this news item, but www.pathsoflegend.org is gone, the site now points to Code Monkey publishing instead. The reason is less than nice, due to some unfortunate events the server where the site was has lost all data, including every single piece of information we produced in all this years.

It is just fortunate that we have been able to be a step ahead of this and made our move to this site a while back, specially because if we were still there we would not only have lost everything, we would probably not make a new site anytime soon. With smeagol's frenzied interest in bringing us the best of the old site, which he had saved to his HD and a few other people's help we have been able to save some of the content in this site, not the best content neither the most useful or liked, but some of the content nevertheless.

You must remember that we assured the old site wouldn't be going anywhere, sadly we are in a situation where it seems keeping our promise won't be possible. We do have a backup of the old site, it probably does not have all content you could find there, especially in the case of attachments and downloads submitted to the site, but it does exist. The problem is that putting it back online in the current server is not an option at all, and we don't have any other place to look for.

If you think you have an alternative we are more than willing to hear it, and we will also be missing dearly from what we had there, but sometimes we have to accept bad things too. Join us in our loss or end our suffering by shedding some hope, as always comments and rants are welcome.

Cheers,

Nif.
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« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2006, 03:47:37 PM »

Just to let you know we are currently seeking alternatives with Glacialis, to see if we can get soemthing back up, even if it is not as visually good as it used to be, the source of this news item can be found here, and Glacialis brief comment on a few alternatives can be found here.

Keeping my hopes up,

Nif.
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« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2006, 05:11:45 PM »

Working with one hand here. Wink Good news is that we have the forum data. Bad news is I'm not certain what it will take to get them back to a readable state. I need to hear back from Todd on a few things, but I'm 99.99% certain that we have all the data.
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« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2006, 07:08:55 PM »

Damn ... at least we migrated at the right time.

Snap.

Tell me that some one has the CoS threads saved.

I think I'll put up a post for it, see if someone saved them. I've got a game I'm starting and I wanted to tap those threads.
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« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2006, 11:53:58 PM »

I'm assuming it's a mysql database?
If you need any help, drop me a PM. I've done work on webhosting/mysql management. Not a lot, but some.
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« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2006, 12:24:12 AM »

Song, thanks for the offer, but it seems Chris (Glacialis) may help us solve teh issue, they do use MySQL but our issue lies more on the how to use the backup we have and what we can get out of it than anything else, if we find anything we can't solve, we willbe sure to tell you guys, and once we know what adn if we can get things out of the backup we have, we will also let you know.

Please try to ask for stuff you are in immediate need, like harrowed's CoS campaign coming in the short future, toehr than those, regardless of how nice, wait a bit, maybe we can get it up before you need it, hopefully we will. Wink
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« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2006, 01:49:59 AM »

The link to the old site, the PoL adress, still shows up on the "Site Tips" thingy on top of each screen.

Not, that major, but I get a little down every time it reminds me that the old site is done for.

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« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2006, 07:54:59 AM »

Took them away, Albert, and the link to the archives in the frontpage as well, I won't edit the news items with it though, I am also very sad with the situation, hopefully Chris will get it sorted out and have the archives up somewhere, but the man is still injured and has other things to do, so we must give him time.
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« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2006, 12:05:06 PM »

I have webspace on lunarpages with the domain name of www.shadesofmidnight.net

I was working on a site at one time but abandoned the idea and only have forums up now. 

I would be willing to volunteer the webspace to put the old site back up or forums or whatever.  Just let me know.

jacook@brazosnet.com
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« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2006, 01:01:29 PM »

Thanks for the support Ibram, we are still seeing to the issue, we will keep your offer on store. Grin
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« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2006, 01:42:56 PM »

I have a SQL file that I believe is most of the old site. 02 Aug, so it should be good. Going to play with converting it to SMF this week, but it will most likely be this weekend. Now that I'm back to work I have less time, but it was my work computer that the file. So. Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2006, 02:45:08 PM »

*virtual hug*

If you get this working, I promise to pelt you with cookies.
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« Reply #12 on: October 24, 2006, 02:47:42 PM »

I can play with it, but the db is sizeable. 250mb SQL dump sizeable. If we can host that at the same place this is at, it can probably go in archive.againsttheshadow.org or againsttheshadow.org/archive or something.
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« Reply #13 on: October 24, 2006, 04:23:37 PM »

As far as i remember Topdd said they refuse to run that size sql queries in a shared server. He said it could be done bit by bit, but it woudl require a damn long time and patience, Todd does not have any of those, and I don't blame him. keep us posted Chris. Grin
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« Reply #14 on: October 24, 2006, 08:54:44 PM »

I guess it would be up to Ibram, then. I could run it on the server I have access too, but I don't want to pummel it. Actually I probably wouldn't, and I might load it up there just to prove the procedere as I envision it. Ibram? What can you host?

Nif, once we get this up, I'd like you to log on and lock all the forums just so no one posts by mistake. Grin
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« Reply #15 on: October 25, 2006, 05:30:16 AM »

Well, if that requires an admin account for the whole thing I msut say that is Todd only, since nothing I could do allowed me real admin things there, it w2as one fo the issues we had with the old forum, admins were merely modedrators in all forums.  ohwell
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« Reply #16 on: October 26, 2006, 07:01:29 AM »

It shouldn't be that big of a deal, but we should check it from time to time to make sure there's no new posts.
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« Reply #17 on: October 26, 2006, 08:06:11 AM »

That won't be much trouble, really, I can delete them anyway, and I will see if Todd can login and lock them all when it is up, shouldn't take much time from him anyay. Wink

And as I always think but do not say: Thanks a lot for giving us all a bit of your time and effort to make this happen. Grin
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« Reply #18 on: October 27, 2006, 06:48:04 AM »

Reading this thread really got me psyched. The old site was an incredible resource that I miss and I'd be ecstatic to have it back. Thanks a lot for all of your efforts.
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« Reply #19 on: February 10, 2012, 01:08:18 AM »

Wow... Chinese-French spam. That's a first for me.
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« Reply #20 on: February 10, 2012, 02:49:33 AM »

Preaching to the choir there.
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« Reply #21 on: February 10, 2012, 05:55:53 AM »

Taken care of. The site has a pretty large number of spammers registering or trying to, every day the filter I put in place picks at least 3, normally there are around 5 to 10 a day.
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