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Old 11-25-2006, 06:25 PM   #1
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Post removed as much as possible.

I do want it to be understood that there was no intent to make an accusation. I do not, and did not, believe there were any shenanigans going on. I can understand, however, how the post would be viewed so I have edited this statement in its place.

Apologies for the confusion.

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Old 11-25-2006, 10:18 PM   #2
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We were hit with a DDOS attack several weeks ago which corrupted the review database. Due to the server changover etc backups were not taken correctly (cron job backing up wrong directory). They were restored to the most recent available backup and creation of new reviews disabled to prevent similar attacks until the review system can be reworked. A post indicating this was made at the time and anyone who tried to connect to TMS during that several hour period would have noticed it unresponsive.

That is all there is to it, end of story.



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Old 11-25-2006, 11:15 PM   #3
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Post removed; a detailed explanation was really unnecessary since the best thing to do was to simply remove the post.
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Old 11-26-2006, 09:44 AM   #4
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What, and then have anybody who saw your original post think that it got censored by the new management? That wouldn't have been a great move.
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Old 11-26-2006, 01:16 PM   #5
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Perhaps it could reduce confusion by temporarily commenting out that section of the web pages?
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Old 11-26-2006, 04:05 PM   #6
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What, and then have anybody who saw your original post think that it got censored by the new management? That wouldn't have been a great move.
I think I'm just going to let people believe what they want to believe and not get involved at this stage.

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Old 11-26-2006, 05:04 PM   #7
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We could, but there's years of reviews there still worth a read imho, with most muds not missing reviews at all.

Any muds adversely affected by this (negative reviews remain while positive reviews were lost) are welcome to drop me a note at webmaster-at-topmudsites.com to have reviews for their specific mud temporarily disabled until this is resolved.
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Old 11-26-2006, 05:06 PM   #8
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Oh, I was just suggesting that the section be commented out from the top left of the main vote results pages, not that reviews be removed entirely. Those can still be accessed from the indivdual game listings, as I recall.
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Old 11-28-2006, 11:32 AM   #9
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We were hit with a DDOS attack several weeks ago which corrupted the review database.
Was the review database on the same server as something else that was the actual target for the attack? Because if not all I can say is that someone has some serious issues when they DDOS a website that is populated by many and harms none (except for Dragon Ball Z MUD "Owners" who get ****ed because of because of a review that puts their MUD in a poor light. Normally I'd expect this would be the reason except that 13 year olds can't usually pull off Denial of Service Attacks.) Then again I've seen people DOS MUDs as well when they were ousted as the leader of an in-game clan so I suppose people do stupid things like this quite often actually for what others would consider petty insignificate reasons.
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