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What happened to ImaNewbie comics on Stratics?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by JC the Builder, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. JC the Builder

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    Someone stated on our forum they could not find the ImaNewbie website anymore. I did several Google searches and looked over the Stratics website, but could not find the ImaNewbie area that used to be here.
     
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  3. Derium of ls

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    People are going to make my head explode with nostalgia soon, first Midas and not this!

    btw, great frigging comics
     
  4. jack flash uk

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    shame, seems they do not work anymore i tihnk it was a few months ago i last read them, my link goes to stratics too now:(
     
  5. Beer_Cayse

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    go to the web archive but give it time to load the link page. one with * after them do appear to be dead however the others might be fun.

    ImANewbie was a laff and a half in its day.
     
  6. JC the Builder

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    It is supposed to. The comic is now supposed to be hosted by Stratics but it has disappeared. Looks like it has been down for a while.
     
  7. Cear Dallben Dragon

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    pics don't seem to want to load, and I have this error at the top of the page and since I haven't a clue what it means, figured maybe one of you do...... appears to be banner related?

    [​IMG]
     
  10. JC the Builder

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    Is a Stratics administrator going to figure out what happened?
     
  11. Petra Fyde

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  12. Derium of ls

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    yay! because that is some timeless comics everyone loves
     
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    Nice work George, good to see the timeless classic return.
     
  15. Xena Dragon

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    Thanks George !

    There's another comics site that we host, who's main URL has become unreachable since the server move. The URL to there is http://bones.stratics.com . The files for that section are stored on the UO Stratics website, and reachable via http://uo.stratics.com/bones/html/index.html

    And looking at it, the advertisements in that section probably need to be updated to TGN standards. Current ad code still points to UGO and isn't working.
     
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  16. JC the Builder

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    I sent George a PM about that missing comic but he never got back to me. Thanks for finding it.
     
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    Well, as of 7 a.m. eastern daylight savings time (GMT -0500), on Sunday August 15th, 2010 - the address http://www.imanewbie.com/ has become a full page advertisement for a site named UHDO.com - selling Rolex wrist watches. This appears to be a full replacement of the source page - not just a hijacked link.

    If http://www.imanewbie.com/ is still supposed to belong to Stratics, then either :

    a) They've had their site hacked and page(s) replaced .. or
    b) Stratics is adding fine watches for sale as another product offering.

    The way things go nowadays, one is about as likely as the other.

    add'l edit { I pm'm George Vanous about this.
     
  18. Lord Chaos

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    Thats pretty sad, hope something will be done about it.
     
  19. Cear Dallben Dragon

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    \/\/o\/\/ thats terrible
     
  20. George

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    Found the problem! (Thank you Petra and Tazar for bringing this to my attention)

    The problem is our server's IP changed when I upgraded the server hosting his site to Grid hosting.

    I emailed Mike Hanley (the owner of imanewbie.com) the fix, to change his imanewbie.com DNS A record to 173.201.231.216

    Not that I have anything against Rolex watches, but I prefer his comics :)
     
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    Don't woot till you see the Jester suit and hat :(
     
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    the link doesnt work. seems like the website is down again =(

    any chance to resurrect the comic?
     
  24. Cogniac

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    I'm seriously considering mirroring this on UOGuide when/if it finally comes back up.
     
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    Yuppers. Blank Page coming up now.... I wanted to read these in the john too! :(
     
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    Miridor,

    Thank you for telling us! I sent word to our guys Stephen and George. I don't want to just find out why it's not there but why we lost it again. I'll update you as soon as I know something!
     
  27. Petra Fyde

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    Ty Petra.

    Dang I was clicking every link in this thread and got all messed up pages. I was banging my head against my puter desk :p. Finally the last link worked :)
     
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    Mine too ! Ima comics have revealed some pretty disturbing truths about the nature of the power structures in UO...

    I'm agreably surprised they are allowed, since we repudiated Lum the Mad it seems.

    This is great :hug:
     
  31. Ludes

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    Always loved these comics.. they are so slose to my own beginning days in UO.
     
  32. Ludes

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    They really make you remember how much the game has changed huh? Read episode 126 and notice how many of these ideas got implemented over the years in one form or another..

    I was pretty excited when they started Veteran Rewards.. I thought my Ethereal Horse was so cool! Still have it actually.
     
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    My favorite has got to be episode 4. That sums up the noob experience in the first years of the game. It was that or the bottom level of a dungeon....
     
  34. Malee

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    Thank You Miridor for bringing these comics back to our attention. I had never heard of these until today. I loved them - talk about flasbacks! :)
     
  35. Miridor

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    imanewbie site on stratics is down.

    the link in the lore section leads to an account registration form.

    www.imanewbie.com works!! =D
     
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    fixed I think
     
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    Can we bring this back? it's not working
     
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    I know @Ron Bron was hosting it at least through 5 January 2015. At that point, the creator/domain owner switched registrars and was going to get in touch with Ron about updating the info. I lost visibility after that, but I'll forward the new senior leadership team the creator's e-mail address.
     
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    Thanks, Taylor. We will look into this and see about getting a permanent solution sorted.
     
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    You can see most of it on the web archive At least until it gets fixed.

    Drat. A lot of the pictures are missing.
     
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  43. Zosimus

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    Maybe its time for someone to start a new one with his long lost relatives...StillaNewbie , JustaNewbie, and O'lordaNewbie
     
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    Or his ex-wife, "ReturningPlayerHere..."
     
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    Not that talented.
     
  46. Zosimus

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    Not so hard. Just use a little imagination

    Just picture this in your mind and a quick sample...

    A MeanolaVet was sitting on her front porch. In the distance she sees a traveler coming her direction.

    The traveler walks up to MeanolaVet and she says " Oh Lord its a newbie."

    The traveler corrects her by saying "No O'lordaNewbie is my cousin. I am StillaNewbie."

    MeanolaVet responds "How can I help you?"

    StillaNewbie " I'm out to make my fortune and in search of a God that I hear walks these lands that may help me gain my fortune quicker."

    MeanolaVet "Oh you are one of those. I know of one that walks in the woods in the back of my house. She disguises herself to blend in with the other creatures of this world,. No need to fear her but she looks like a Troll."

    Stillanewbie "Really! I cant wait to talk to her but do you know her name?"

    MeanolaVet "Yes her name is Merlina but again you must not be scared and walk up to her and ask for your fortune."

    So StillaNewbie goes into the woods and searches for Merlina and sees the Troll walking around the woods. He approaches the Troll.

    StillaNewbie "Oh great Merlina I am here to find out a quicker way to make my fortune."

    Troll takes one swing at StillaNewbie and he is face planted in the ground.

    StillaNewbie groans "Ouch, I thought you were Merlina."

    Troll "No, I am Not Merlina. I am better looking."


    Now all you would have to do is just do it in game with probably 7 screen shots at most and do some editing and be done :)

    *On a side note no trolls were injured during my imagination trip*
     
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    any update?
     
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