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kingspin
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AHHHHH THE SERVER!!!!!!!

As you may have seen, a major error hit the database for this forum. This error was the result of some bad sectors that corrupted the back up - kind of. It's hard to explain exactly, so the end result is.. we didn't lose any posts but we did lose about 200 new user accounts. What we did to fix that was to create dummy accounts to link to the posts...

If you created an account after March 3rd and can't log in any more... I am sorry. Please just create a new account (you can even use your old username) and then you can post away.

We are taking steps to make sure that all back ups are now retained off site so we don't have this issue.

Again, I apologize for the error.



-thomas

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SYNCING YOUR OLD ACCOUNT

I can' probably manually fix your identity crisis through admin. Send me a private message and I will attempt to get your old account back. Jeeze, what a mess. But we're actually very thankful. We risked losing 7 years of journaling/posting... essentially the entire history of the band. I don't feel so bad. We can start having fresh conversations/muse/info dlownload.

Sorting this out now. Will develop a process. Please be patient. I am working on critical ep deadlines w/ label right now. Will post updates about this mini-crisis through Tweets (http://twitter.com/eisley) and some on Facebook and some here as time allows...

You are all wonderful people... Thanks for being patient and not cursing us if you didn't. If you did, you are still wonderful albeit not so patient. I didn't even curse. I cussed. Then I shared another stovetop coffee pot with Stacy and life was good again. We actually began to laugh at this problem... almost as if it were a laughing city again. The record. The record. Excitement building as each track is built... ok. That's it for now at 6:50pm Friday night. boyd
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mikep0922
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Did anyone else lose post counts? Mine was 1250 or so, now it's 1041! Confused
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johnip
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Yeah I lost a couple or few hundred too. At least we're still here. Very Happy
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kingspin
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Did you actually lose posts? Post counts.. hmm that is interesting. I thought we saved all the posts... I better do some looking around.

** edit **

It looks like all the posts are there.. all we lost were about 200 users... not sure why post counts off.
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johnip
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Doesn't look like actual posts went away. Just numbers. No big deal.
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Thanks for getting us back up and running. I was starting to jones...

*edit* Jeez, I lost like 1300 posts on my count... major demotion Confused

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TheAntrider
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My avatar reverted, and I lost a handful of posts ... or more. Or something. Anyway, crazy. I hope things get sorted out soon! Dang computers ...
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Nowhere Man
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User database server must have gone back to a pretty old restore point. I lost a couple hundred post counts and my signature reverted to an old one I was using back in the late 60's.
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golly_sandra
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Wow, it looks like I lost a couple hundreds of post counts too. Oh well. I hadn't been on all day yesterday, then when I got on at night, I realized the forum was down and got bored.
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norad
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I have no idea if I've lost any post counts so that's no big. My icon and signature changed back to what it was a few weeks ago. Sorry Jason Segel but Mr. Dominic had to return.
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bad sectors sad bectors Sad Thankful all the posts have made it through the night though! And thank you to each of the Men in lab coats! Yall are heros! Smile ...i logged in with the wrong password just now and it worked? guess we lost password changes too.
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CUBSWINWORLDSERIES
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I think I dropped about 800 - 1200 post count. Not really sure. But all is good. The forum is saved! Smile Long live the forum!! Laughing
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CUBSWINWORLDSERIES
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wilsmith wrote:
Thanks for getting us back up and running. I was starting to jones...

*edit* Jeez, I lost like 1300 posts on my count... major demotion Confused


Ha! No more 2000 club for you! Laughing
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LacyFace
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Well I just made a new account... I had almost been here about a year now... sadd
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It's a conspiracy to keep Boyd in the top 25 posters... Razz
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