•••FORUM CRASH AND REBUILD. Repair underway.

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•••FORUM CRASH AND REBUILD. Repair underway.

Post by The Governor » 27 Jul 2018 13:36

The forum was attacked by a hacker. This resulted in the database having to be reconstructed from a back-up.
During the reconstruction process all posted images were corrupted and many are now lost. Images fed from external links are not affected.

There are back-up copies of many of the images and these will be restored over time. Members who posted images which are now corrupted are free to repost the images in the original location.

Some links to pictures are also broken, these are being restored.

We also lost all of the add-ons which added functionality. Some of these are vulnerable to hacking, so they will not be used again in the future.

Other than that, we are back in business.

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Re: •••FORUM CRASH AND REBUILD. Repair underway.

Post by Mac » 29 Jul 2018 20:54

We are slowly patching things together again, rebuilding functionality, etc.
We lost some avatars, users will likely have to re-up theirs.

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Re: •••FORUM CRASH AND REBUILD. Repair underway.

Post by DOC » 02 Aug 2018 19:06

Sorry to hear that :!: Any images I posted are backed up, so they will all be restored in due course. 8-)

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Re: •••FORUM CRASH AND REBUILD. Repair underway.

Post by The Governor » 03 Aug 2018 19:12

We are have been doing a bit of painting, and have restoreed the basic layout with a shiny new interface.
A few add-ons will be enabled also.

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Re: •••FORUM CRASH AND REBUILD. Repair underway.

Post by Mac » 04 Aug 2018 17:56

We are making progress on the fixes.
• Search now works - internal forum search, and google search.
• Recent Topics now restored to the side bar.
Thanks to The Governor for these, and for sticking the database back together.

Restoration of lost pictures will take a bit longer.

EDIT:
Recent topics displays differently on different browsers! Great stuff.
If anyone gets it displaying on top, please report it as a bug. It should be on the right or on the bottom of the page.

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