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Old 12-28-2002, 07:56 PM   #1
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IT LOOKS DIFFERENT
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Old 12-28-2002, 09:29 PM   #2
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The new site isn't very kick ass.

I liked the old one alot better. Much easier on the eyes.

Change is bad.
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Old 12-28-2002, 09:53 PM   #3
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http://www.topmudsites.com/cgi-bin....15;t=47

Have some patience people. Restoring from a situation like that isn't always easy. Give it time
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Old 12-28-2002, 11:36 PM   #4
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The new design needs some softening, I agree, but a change would be a good idea, in my opinion. I like change in websites, as things can get old if you see them a lot.
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Old 12-29-2002, 10:03 AM   #5
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*tries to hide a large magnet* Gee, makes you wonder what caused the HD failure...
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Old 12-29-2002, 12:44 PM   #6
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It's a shame that the hard drive failed, cos it means we lost a lot of threads n stuff. All those continuing stories lost...

Still, it's a good lesson in backing up. Remember kids, if you don't back up your files, you could end up knee-deep in dragon dung. Get a zip drive!

Anyway, good luck to the admin. I have total faith that you'll get the fora up and running again.
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Old 12-29-2002, 12:56 PM   #7
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It's a shame that the hard drive failed, cos it means we lost a lot of threads n stuff. All those continuing stories lost...

Still, it's a good lesson in backing up. Remember kids, if you don't back up your files, you could end up knee-deep in dragon dung. Get a zip drive!  

Anyway, good luck to the admin. I have total faith that you'll get the fora up and running again.
He did back it up, just that it is an old copy as he didn't backup over holidays, and the backup got partially corrupted.

Lesson: make backups of backups
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Old 12-29-2002, 01:51 PM   #8
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I'm still in the process of setting back up the site. I'm trying to find the news tiker hack I had before that allowed recent posts to be shown on the front page. Also, this isn't necessarily the new forum skin look - it's just one I found that looked better than the plain other one.

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Old 12-29-2002, 02:42 PM   #9
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Gratz on getting the main site up again. This forum skin ain't bad- a bit dark, maybe, but euh.

Happy new year.
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Old 12-29-2002, 03:56 PM   #10
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A few things I want to point out and/or mention, just in case they've been missed.

First, Welcome to Four Dimensions is listed as a resource site, when it wasn't before (so it seems that the database of listings might be partially corrupted).

Also, the resources listing (and I would guess the others as well) is listing their total rank, and not their rank within that section.

Finally, can we please get the 'previous ranking' information that was included with the temporary site added to the rankings? IE previous ranking overall and previous ranking in your section... that information would be somewhat useful. A generated page of rankings would be good as well, so that we could see total rankings, rankings by category, etc.

Just a thought.
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Old 12-29-2002, 08:57 PM   #11
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It's a shame that the hard drive failed, cos it means we lost a lot of threads n stuff. All those continuing stories lost...
I believe this is the one bright point to the whole thing...
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Old 12-29-2002, 10:36 PM   #12
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I'm getting reverse DNS set back up, so some of you won't be able to receive emails from this site until it's resolved (I know that applies to AOL users). I'm hoping this will get done by tomorrow.

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Old 12-30-2002, 11:06 AM   #13
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Puts on his tester's hat, in an attempt to be helpful.  This is NOT whining, kids, although it looks similar:


1) The new [ quote ] tags are illegible.

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Originally Posted by
medium-grey on slightly-less-medium-grey is hard on old fogey eyes like mine.

2) Searching for 'crimson' in the ranking list yields funny-looking output.

[code]
Search Results For 'crimson'  


16
E.V3EgpYlW7Io
Current Rank;


106
DkoiB9.VuHcbQ
Current Rank;


Search returned 2 results.  
[/quote]

3) Code tags use the same illegible color scheme as quote tags. (see example in problem 2)

4) The majority of forum threads seem to be missing.  I know that other people have commented on this. but it still deserves mentioning.  Perhaps the files are NOT really missing?  Perhaps the new forum just requires some additonal info (like pointers or indices to messages not created by it).  Although it may be just easier to forget about the old threads, since people will just post new ones about topics they are interested.

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Hey?  The site changed?  
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Old 12-30-2002, 11:56 AM   #14
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1) The new [ quote ] tags are illegible.
I agree. How's this color scheme look for quotes?

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2) Searching for 'crimson' in the ranking list yields funny-looking output.
I'm looking into that now. This might be the result of the partially-corrupted data.

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3) Code tags use the same illegible color scheme as quote tags. (see example in problem 2)
Same as 1).

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4) The majority of forum threads seem to be missing. I know that other people have commented on this. but it still deserves mentioning. Perhaps the files are NOT really missing? Perhaps the new forum just requires some additonal info (like pointers or indices to messages not created by it). Although it may be just easier to forget about the old threads, since people will just post new ones about topics they are interested.
Unfortunately, they're gone. They are missing because the last backup I have of the forum data is from mid-November. Figures, the one time I slack off on backups this happens. Lesson learned, I guess.

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Old 12-30-2002, 12:02 PM   #15
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First, Welcome to Four Dimensions is listed as a resource site, when it wasn't before (so it seems that the database of listings might be partially corrupted).
Fixed. I think that was just an isolated incident.

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Also, the resources listing (and I would guess the others as well) is listing their total rank, and not their rank within that section.
Fixed. I just needed to change the variables.

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Finally, can we please get the 'previous ranking' information that was included with the temporary site added to the rankings? IE previous ranking overall and previous ranking in your section... that information would be somewhat useful. A generated page of rankings would be good as well, so that we could see total rankings, rankings by category, etc.
I'll look into adding previous rankings after I get everything fixed back to normal, although that's more of a space issue (where to put it?). This script isn't capable of generating a separate page of rankings for previous ranking, overall category rankings, etc.

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Old 12-30-2002, 01:02 PM   #16
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First, Welcome to Four Dimensions is listed as a resource site, when it wasn't before (so it seems that the database of listings might be partially corrupted).


Fixed. I think that was just an isolated incident.
That was because we ARE a resource site, muhaha.

4D - your one-stop resource mud, for people without resources who want quality without having to P2P.

(Sorry, couldn't resist it.)
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Old 12-30-2002, 04:36 PM   #17
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That was because we ARE a resource site, muhaha.

4D - your one-stop resource mud, for people without resources who want quality without having to P2P.

(Sorry, couldn't resist it.)
Bad Molly, go to your room!
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Old 12-30-2002, 07:58 PM   #18
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Quote (Molly O'Hara @ Dec. 30 2002,132)
That was because we ARE a resource site, muhaha.

4D - your one-stop resource mud, for people without resources who want quality without having to P2P.

(Sorry, couldn't resist it.)  
[TEASE]
Hey no fair! Cheezy free plug by Molly in the wrong section!  Where ARE those crummy content cops when you finally need one, huh?  (Synoozer musta lost a few of those on the hard disk as well)
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Old 12-31-2002, 02:56 AM   #19
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Old 12-31-2002, 04:04 AM   #20
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Take out polls!
I second that.

And while you are at it, take out muds that boost their votes by paying their players too.
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