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wierd note about all posters on stratics..

Discussion in 'UHall' started by SixUnder, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. SixUnder

    SixUnder Legendary Assassin
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    where did all of our posts go?

    just wierd, i have like 700 something umm member of normal stratics since 04, and before that was a premium member i have thousands...

    iv noticed all our titles changed, posting history removed or lowered, anyone know whats up?

    i dont care, just wierd as crap.
     
  2. Taylor

    Taylor Former Stratics CEO (2011-2014)
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    The problem is affecting everyone who lost posts during the great Stratics crash. We know about it and will fix it as soon as we can. Sorry about that. :(
     
  3. Aran

    Aran INFRACTION INFRACTION INFRACTION!
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    It wasn't THAT great.
     
  4. Petra Fyde

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    Tell me about it! Technically I no longer qualify for my 'special' title for 10k posts - Last I remember, because I don't keep track, I think I had around 23k.
     
  5. Dermott of LS

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    ...

    I wonder what my post count would be seeing as I've been on every iteration of the UHall since about March of 1998 :p
     
  6. Taylor

    Taylor Former Stratics CEO (2011-2014)
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    Appears that it didn't affect all users who lost posts during the crash, thankfully. Most should be ok.
     
  7. Cirno

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    I think that your avatar would be appropriate to the answer to that:)
     
  8. Petra Fyde

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    As far as I can tell this affects those who's user names were lost and postcounts re-set manually by Brekkee.
    Since that part of the count is unrecorded and somewhat artificial the only way to put it back is the same way as then. Send me a pm with your approximate count as close as you remember and I'll work my way through them.
     
  9. Cogniac

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    I thought it was just me, and have been PMing Petra about it. Just now saw this thread.

    So...I had 27892757894235789345 posts. Just for reference when you fix it.
     
  10. Petra Fyde

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    I've adjust those for whom I have been given figures. Send me a pm with your best guess.
    Cogniac, I applied a little logic to your claim here then compared it to your initial pm to me :D
     
  11. Aran

    Aran INFRACTION INFRACTION INFRACTION!
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    My post count is down but I'll be damned if I remember what it was before, or if I'm putting any effort into it. It was probably 17-18kish.
     
  12. Silverbird

    Silverbird Slightly Crazed
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    I lost a good bunch of posts, too. But i can live with it as long as it is not going to happen again. :stretcher:
    No need for someone from the stratics staff to restore a few hundreds posts on the counter. They shurely find enough other things to work on. If anyone should remember me, it should not be for an incredible high posting counter. I usually follow an old rule: think before posting.
     
  13. Aran

    Aran INFRACTION INFRACTION INFRACTION!
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    I post whatever pops into my head.
     
  14. Taylor

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    Well, you're welcome to send Petra a PM. Sorry, again, that this happened. We've moved servers a couple times, which may have caused some bugs. Here's some good news, though: we're just about to find a new permanent home with optimization that will increase our speed by 500%. So the sacrifices and headaches will hopefully be worth it. :)
     
  15. Aran

    Aran INFRACTION INFRACTION INFRACTION!
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    "some"





    loooooooooooooooooool
     
  16. Cirno

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    Your manner of responding to apologies is creative :)
     
  17. Taylor

    Taylor Former Stratics CEO (2011-2014)
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    Aran and I have a special relationship. Extra special. :heart:
     
  18. Aran

    Aran INFRACTION INFRACTION INFRACTION!
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    Yeah. His wife is having my baby.
     
  19. Taylor

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  20. Flutter

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    That's frightening.
     
  21. Flutter

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    OMG FIX IT :rant2:
     
  22. Taylor

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    Pfft. You like it.

    Shoot Petra a PM about your post count. Turns out this didn't go very far, so we're getting folks restored pretty quick.
     
  23. MalagAste

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    Oh dear... lost post counts again.... *Le Sigh* I shall try to recall what it was.

    I'll PM you.
     
  24. Ahuaeyjnkxs

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    Flutter is more about desire than "having" ... it... is frightening.

    :lol:
     
  25. Zooithion

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    Mine got hit big time too. I just recently noticed it as I had been lurking for awhile. Mine was changed back in 'da big crash' also, but what I have now is lower than what it was then. Wow!
    Thankfully, Petra is looking into it for me.
    Argh!
    :)
     
  26. Lorax_Pacific

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    I don't care about my old post count, but I wish I could still read all those ideas den posts. We brainstormed UO to death with some great ideas. I liked my guildmates and my idea for archery arrows where the arrow could be poisoned or have fire on it, etc and I liked those ideas better than the serpent arrow we actually got. Shooting a snake...

    -Lorax
     
  27. Pinco

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    I still have the "_imported" version of my account :p
    Maybe it should be merged/removed with my current one :D
     
  28. popps

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    I do not really care about post count but I think it would be wonderfull to retrieve all of the older Stratics' posts as a hystorical record. It would be nice I think to go back and be able to read posts referring to Ultima Online in its infancy.

    I really hope that Stratics is able to retrieve all of the old posts that were lost in the crash from when Stratics was created (what year was it, by the way ?).
     
  29. Petra Fyde

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    I'm sorry, that's not possible. Expensive data recovery had to be done to have as much as we do. :(
     
  30. popps

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    I thought that even when hard drives fail, some techniques are available to pull out from them the stored data.

    I mean, only in really very bad cases like they burned up in a fire or something like that retrieval of data would not be possible.

    But I have no idea what Stratics' crash was about so I have no idea if the retrieval was at all possible.

    Just saying it would be nice to have Stratics' complete posting history available from its birth.

    If it was possible, for historical purposes I think it would be nice.
     
  31. Taylor

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    Can't comment on the Stratics crash, because I was not here, but to be clear, we did not lose any posts in this recent incident. A few people saw a reduction in their post counts, but no posts disappeared.
     
  32. popps

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    I meant the one of a few years ago from which a whole lot of the oldest posts went lost.
     
  33. Petra Fyde

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  34. popps

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    Thanks for the info.

    Does that mean that there is not a chance in a million to ever see the oldest Stratics' posts again ?

    They are simply gone for good ??

    If so, that's a pity, it was a bit of history not just in regards of Stratics but also about the infancy of Ultima Online.
     
  35. Petra Fyde

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    It means, I've told you what happened, I've told you what was done about it.
    The owner of the site has since sold it.

    That's the total of my knowledge. If you wish to contact the previous owner of the site and ask him where the corrupted disc currently is I'll be happy to supply his email address.