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« on: April 08, 2005, 08:21:03 PM »
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Posted by Sandwich on Friday, April 8th, 2005 at 20:30 GMT

Here's the deal. We've restored the forums - and notice I said forums. So, if you were able to see HLP right now, it'd look normal at first glance.

 However, if you were to venture into any of the restored forum sections, you'd see that they're missing all their posts. You see, forum sections are stored seperately from posts in the database. And the short of it is that Styxx was able to restore the forums, but didn't have time to complete the restoration of the posts themselves.

 So, I'm left with a decision. I can do one of 3 things:


  • Reopen the forums, and disappear for the weekend while you all scream and bitch about how we lost all the posts on the internals.
  • Attempt to hide the forums that were restored, so you can't see that they're still incomplete. Theoretically. What with vB's wonderful record at private forums staying private, however, I wouldn't be surprised if a bunch of you had direct links to the internal forums that would completely bypass vB's "hiding" of them.
  • Leave the boards closed until Styxx can get back to the posts backup, on Monday.
Now, the other problem with options 1 and 2 are that I don't know if anybody posting in the forums, with the state they're in now, will knock the restore process out of sync or not. Therefore, in the interests of saftey, the HLP forums will remain closed until the restoration process is completed on Monday. Sorry, I know it sucks, but such is life. I don't like it either.

 In the meantime, however, I encourage you all to go haunt any or all of the following "rising stars" of the Freespace community - most HLP regulars also infes-err, visit one or more of these, so you should find yourself surrounded by friends just like you are at good ol' HLP. ;)

 
And now, an announcement from Goober:

   We, the HLP admins, apologize on behalf of Gamespy for the extended forum outage. To ensure that these incidents do not recur in the future, we plan to ... ... Gamespy ...... soon ...... 3.0 is..............

Wow...

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« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2005, 08:24:25 PM »
damn.
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« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2005, 08:28:42 PM »
Crap I was just going to download some vp files to oh well guess Ill wait for monday

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« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2005, 08:30:05 PM »
:welcome t nightlife :biggrin1:
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« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2005, 08:32:47 PM »
The problem with having muliple smaller forums than HLP is that the activity gets spread around more, so if you ask a question less people are around to answer it.

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« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2005, 08:33:09 PM »
Interesting so there waiting till monday now to fix, have to wait and see what happens  :)
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« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2005, 08:34:24 PM »
how did kie get banned? or did he put that in there himself? :nervous:
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« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2005, 08:34:24 PM »
3.0? W00t!? Are they upgrading the place while they're at it?

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« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2005, 08:46:10 PM »
they probably mean vB3. Basically, the forums won't get messed up as much and as easily. Hopefully...

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« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2005, 08:48:59 PM »
and maybe not as many timewarps?
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« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2005, 08:49:16 PM »
This place will very soon look like what I would think an HLP 3.0 would look like....I have portal software that I am currently experimenting with right now that could turn out to be really cool. Expect big things in the future here....

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« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2005, 08:50:21 PM »
i happen to like the way HLP 2.0 looks. :p

your place looks nice, too. :nervous:
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« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2005, 09:24:45 PM »
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This place will very soon look like what I would think an HLP 3.0 would look like....I have portal software that I am currently experimenting with right now that could turn out to be really cool. Expect big things in the future here....



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« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2005, 09:38:48 PM »
The timewarps are not their fault. AFIAK Gamespy is to blame...


Anyway, this is not as bad as one might think. I for my part already acepted the possibility that the problem was even more serious.

I'm glad to hear it can be fixed.  ;)

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« Reply #14 on: April 08, 2005, 09:44:37 PM »
the hlp admins are watching us... :nervous:
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