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Recent Maintenance: Uploaded Avatars Lost
« on: November 12, 2008, 04:39:09 pm »
It seems that there were some lingering issues left over from our server move almost a year ago.  These issues were preventing us from applying security patches as needed, so I decided to attempt to fix them.

The operation was largely a success, but there were two casualties; the smileys, and all uploaded avatars.  The smiley images are still there, but it'll take a bit of time to restore the codes for them, since this has to be done manually.  The avatar images are technically still there too, but I can't restore them; the original data was corrupt, and it was by sheer luck and magic that they worked at all.

If you have an avatar hosted off-site, or if you selected one from the built-in sets, you're unaffected.  However, if you had a custom avatar uploaded to the forum, you may have to re-upload it.  I'll try to restore them, but there are no guarantees.

Additionally, there may be a few other quirks here and there, I had to copy a table from another forum on this server to make the necessary repairs, since ours was corrupted beyond usability.  If something doesn't look or work properly, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE tell me about it!  Don't assume I already know about it, don't assume you're doing something wrong, don't assume that it's supposed to act that way.

Sorry for the inconvenience :-(
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Re: Recent Maintenance: Uploaded Avatars Lost
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2008, 04:44:47 pm »
Update:  Looks like the smileys problem was an easy fix, let me know if there are any that don't look right, or are missing.
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Re: Recent Maintenance: Uploaded Avatars Lost
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2008, 04:49:56 pm »
Update:  I'll be manually re-uploading all avatars that we have that I know who they go with, in order of user ID (newest members first).  So, if I don't get your avatar re-uploaded in a few days, go ahead and take care of it yourself, if you like.
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Re: Recent Maintenance: Uploaded Avatars Lost
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2008, 04:58:57 pm »
The cookies, man. THE COOKIES.

My e-peen just got shot in the face. Now I have to go get more exbawks achievements to compensate.
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Re: Recent Maintenance: Uploaded Avatars Lost
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2008, 05:02:32 pm »
The cookies, man. THE COOKIES.

My e-peen just got shot in the face. Now I have to go get more exbawks achievements to compensate.

I think it's now taken care of.
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Re: Recent Maintenance: Uploaded Avatars Lost
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2008, 05:12:35 pm »
Update:  Looks like the avatars weren't lost after all, it was only mine that got corrupted (serves me right for thinking that database maintenance would be easy and painless).

Let me know if anything else is acting wonky.
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Re: Recent Maintenance: Uploaded Avatars Lost
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2008, 05:24:50 pm »
i cant post in the rps for some reason
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Re: Recent Maintenance: Uploaded Avatars Lost
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2008, 05:27:26 pm »
i cant post in the rps for some reason

Try it now :-)
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Re: Recent Maintenance: Uploaded Avatars Lost
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2008, 05:31:12 pm »
crap, you really are magical.
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Re: Recent Maintenance: Uploaded Avatars Lost
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2008, 05:36:51 pm »
crap, you really are magical.

[giggles] I try :-P

I'm about to grab dinner, so if anything else is broken, I'll get it when I return :-)
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