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Malazan Book of the Fallen series.
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  1. In Topic: Downtime, 9/8/2019

    09 August 2019 - 03:12 PM

    We can definitely look at migrating to a new version. Previously when it's been brought up the concerns have been around content being carried over (notably after the tragedy that was our last software migration, but that's not likely to be a huge issue now given that was more to do with people not giving access to backups), loss of custom features such as the forum skins Hetan and Mal paid a decent amount to get custom created or licensed, and of course the rep system (that would all be wiped out, though IPB4 does now have its own rep system of some kind).
    There is in general a lack of good forum software out there these days, largely having been killed off by the rise of social media, Reddit, and comments sections. IPB still exists in some form or other, but last time we were talking about this IPB4 was not stable or feature complete, and it wasn't worth the effort to migrate to an inferior platform. Obviously security concerns were on our radar, but given the generally non-critical nature of the content here and relative lack of reasons to target us compared to other, larger, more active communities that are more closely tied to valuable social media platforms, it wasn't urgent. Arguably, it still isn't, today's scare notwithstanding. But that's not necessarily a reason not to make the move, either, or as Xae suggests make a plan for the near future.

    IP Chat has been dead for some time, so we wouldn't be losing it, but we wouldn't be getting it back on IPB4 either. Other software might offer chat features, but as mentioned above, robust forum software has been a bit of a waning product offering.

    Cost of the move isn't an issue, the forum war chest is fairly robust (though obviously we aren't keen on throwing away what is mostly generous member donations on unnecessary features or trivialities) so we can afford any licensing costs that aren't business-tier (not like we would need that, lol).
  2. In Topic: Forum/Site down today? (Friday Aug. 9)

    09 August 2019 - 02:56 PM

    View PostAptorian, on 09 August 2019 - 02:42 PM, said:

    Is it worth the effort to get a new back-up? We haven't had down time in ages.

    Exactly. We didn't really need it. Hence why we didn't notice that it was gone for quite some time.

    While it's not ideal, as not everyone will know what is going on if they don't have a backup link to go to (not that everyone new about the backup forum previously, anyway), downtime is usually resolved quickly, and enough people have me on other platforms that I tend to know quite quickly, and Xae is proactive in keeping an eye on things anyway.

    Honestly, for most of you, the Facebook group is probably as good a place as any to ask if the forum is down. It's distinct from the forum, but enough of you are members of both that raising the question there should give a good indication of whether it's just you or the site.
  3. In Topic: Forum/Site down today? (Friday Aug. 9)

    09 August 2019 - 11:36 AM

    View PostAptorian, on 09 August 2019 - 10:10 AM, said:

    I assume I wasnt the only one who couldn't access the forum today?

    I believe I saw somebody else mentioning a bad gateway or something similar in the last couple days?

    What's up with that?

    Anybody got the link to the old back-up forum, in case of an emergency-procrastination scenario?

    Old backup forum is dead, just fyi. The old hosting company got sold and gave the keys to some...questionable folk with no notification. So that got deleted.
  4. In Topic: What's messing with your groove?

    09 August 2019 - 02:37 AM

    View PostTiste Simeon, on 07 August 2019 - 01:39 PM, said:

    I keep getting a message saying that the security of this website has been compromised. I can get on when my phone is on WiFi but not on 4G.

    Silencer, are you aware of this?

    I use two browsers - Ecosia and Chrome - and the message is the same on both. Is anyone else getting this?

    I was not aware, no.

    Are you able to post or message a screenshot of this message?

    If anyone else is seeing it, please speak up.
  5. In Topic: Whats making you happy right now

    25 July 2019 - 09:49 AM

    View PostTsundoku, on 25 July 2019 - 06:50 AM, said:

    Next year I'm due to be posted again, and in February I had an interview with my trade career manager. He took heaps of notes but the upshot was it seemed to be no problem for me to go back to Brisbane, as I had already done 3 years now in both Darwin and Townsville and I had other family reasons to go back there.

    Well, that got shot to shit when the postings came out and not only was I not getting Brisbane, but I was staying in Townsville - at the sort of unit I specifically requested NOT to go to. Pretty much I was given the exact opposite of what I asked for.

    Was NOT happy. Put in for a reposting, but had fallback plans B, C and D if that didn't work.

    My chain of command got onto it, and much as I dislike counting chickens, they told me it's a done deal for me to go back to Brisbane. And to a unit which is pretty cruisy. After the last 2 1/2 years of high tempo, last minute shit, that will be a nice change. Once the paperwork goes through, i's are dotted and t's crossed, it's official.

    So you can be damn sure I'll be holding them to that, and my next posting order sure as hell should say Brisbane. Watch this space.

    Wow, that was a bit of a rollercoaster of a post. XD

    Glad to hear you're coming back from the North, man.


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    19 Nov 2018 - 11:18
    Can we have a Rejoice! A Knife to the Heart subforum?
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    18 Nov 2018 - 08:43
    Oi! Clear out your messages! Or have you blocked them? :P
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    08 Oct 2012 - 16:06
    Also of note, it seems to only kick me when im in my st.catharines residence, not my toronto residence. Not sure if that helps you any.
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    08 Oct 2012 - 16:05
    ok so i clearly didn't realise how this conversation business thing works.
    i click the chat button at the top, when joining it says "you have been kicked from the chat room"
    On october 02 I tried joining around 10:24am gmt-5, so you can check the logs for that time. that is if you still have logs for that far back.
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    14 Jul 2012 - 14:13
    I love looking at your many Garruses in one place XD
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    11 Jul 2012 - 13:00
    I lied. I'm still going to use my new avatar XD
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    10 Jul 2012 - 13:37
    Do you like my new avatar? I figure I'll use this for least for the remainder of my Sombra days ;)
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    23 Jun 2012 - 14:52
    If you had ME3 you could play too!
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    13 Jun 2012 - 12:34
    You're a strange one ;)
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    21 May 2012 - 03:46
    Sometimes the CoC gets in the way of righteousness. Just saying ;)
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    19 Mar 2012 - 10:49
    To be fair - I *had* already saved it once XD
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    26 Feb 2012 - 06:35
    Awesome Supreme - you really do deserve that title XD
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    12 Feb 2012 - 11:01
    Okay, did the download thing. Now, if the thread were to get deleted would I still be able to view it from the save file? (Probably a silly question but I want to make sure the save is dependant on the original URL)
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    Gust Hubb 

    12 Feb 2012 - 02:47
    you should drop by chat ;)
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