JB
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October 23rd, 2012 at 3:46:58 PM permalink
Hi everyone. I am very sorry to announce that I just made a really stupid mistake which wiped out everything that has been posted in the last 14 and a half hours, the time of the last backup that was done.

Unfortunately, it is what it is - everything that had been posted since then is gone. Please direct complaints towards me since it was 100% my fault.
Nareed
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October 23rd, 2012 at 3:48:36 PM permalink
Apparently this includes PMs....

Was that why I got a 403 Forbidden errror just a few minutes ago?
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October 23rd, 2012 at 3:51:03 PM permalink
I made the site unavailable while the database was being restored after I accidentally wiped it out.
TheBigPaybak
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October 23rd, 2012 at 3:52:07 PM permalink
Quote: JB

Hi everyone. I am very sorry to announce that I just made a really stupid mistake which wiped out everything that has been posted in the last 14 and a half hours, the time of the last backup that was done.

Unfortunately, it is what it is - everything that had been posted since then is gone. Please direct complaints towards me since it was 100% my fault.



I'm sympathetic to the challenges: sometimes, even though you may do all the right things and take all of the right precautions, bad things can happen...
Lack of prior planning on your part doesn't constitute an emergency on my part.
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October 23rd, 2012 at 3:53:56 PM permalink
Quote: JB

Hi everyone. I am very sorry to announce that I just made a really stupid mistake which wiped out everything that has been posted in the last 14 and a half hours, the time of the last backup that was done.

Unfortunately, it is what it is - everything that had been posted since then is gone. Please direct complaints towards me since it was 100% my fault.



Well, you could have blamed it on Mission....
Many people, especially ignorant people, want to punish you for speaking the truth. - Mahatma Ghandi
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October 23rd, 2012 at 3:54:42 PM permalink
Also, anyone who signed up within the last 15 hours or so, there is now no record of you having signed up, so you will need to sign up again.
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October 23rd, 2012 at 3:56:04 PM permalink
Since the buck stops with me, I also apologize for the inconvenience. Yes, PMs send in the last 14 hours are gone. Basically, we lost the whole site, and had to go to an automatic back up 14 hours old. I know hundreds of posts and messages were lost. If you wrote anything since about 2 AM Pacific time, consider it lost, and you will have to write to write it again, if you choose to.

Again, the whole WoV team sends their apologies. How many push-ups do I owe?
It's not whether you win or lose; it's whether or not you had a good bet.
Nareed
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October 23rd, 2012 at 3:56:46 PM permalink
If you blocked someone within that time, too, they won't be blocked now.

If you'll eexcuse me, I've a secret user to block....
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October 23rd, 2012 at 3:57:14 PM permalink
Sounds kinda Watergateish, if you ask me
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October 23rd, 2012 at 3:57:29 PM permalink
Hang in there JB and don't beat yourself up, I can't imagine anything that was posted in the last 14.5 hours is so critical that it can't be re-posted by those affected.

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