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PSA: CW downtime and data loss

Started by Streetwalrus, August 09, 2015, 09:54:43 pm

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DJ Omnimaga

Pi has been demoted on Omni for the time being: https://www.omnimaga.org/news/welp

I guess it might be a good move for now, despite the apology, because if he remained active as staff or editor there this could reflect negatively on Omni team as a whole. But the whole incident and outcome almost reminds me of the Bryan Rabeler incident during the TI-Files era in 1998. >.<

princetonlion.tibd

What happened?

I wasn't alive back then after all :P
Anyway war sucks. Just bring us your food instead of missiles  :P ~ DJ Omnimaga (11.10.2016 20:21:48)

DJ Omnimaga

That was probably before most members here were born too. :P But yeah back then there was a bitter feud between TI-Files and Ticalc.org. At one point one staff of both sites, Bryan Rabeler, defaced TI-Files website. Later there was an apology he posted on ticalc.org then one year later he got demoted from ticalc.org staff (although probably for different reasons).

princetonlion.tibd

Ok, thanks.

Now I know more community history :P

(Which I think need to know some of :P )

Anyway war sucks. Just bring us your food instead of missiles  :P ~ DJ Omnimaga (11.10.2016 20:21:48)

Unicorn

True, it would be nice to know more. On more incwdent of crzyness. :P



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DJ Omnimaga

Then go to http://tistory.wikidot.com :) (it has info about most past websites that existed, even some of the tiny useless ones). It even has the post stats of every TI forum since 2002.

Unicorn

I will go there. Someday.

And shameless advertising there DJ. :P



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DJ Omnimaga

UPDATE: I forgot to mention that one of our member was thankful enough to send us many of the lost posts via e-mail earlier. He had notifications enabled on almost every topic. As a result, he had the posts via e-mail. I would like to thank CKH4 a lot for this.

However, due to being in a different format, it would take a long while to manually convert them and re-introducing them into the DB would require bumping all post IDs from August 9th to present, which isn't necessarily the most ideal scenario (considering the backlash Omni got for doing this, although in their case it's the entire board that got their IDs bumped, not just 100-300 posts). As a result, it is unclear yet if the posts will be re-added or simply made available as archives in a sub-domain.

TIfanx1999

It's really a shame that this happened. I'm glad that recovery was fairly painless and that most posts were able to be recovered though.

DJ Omnimaga

Thanks for the support. Yeah I wish that didn't happen myself. Stress for everyone and if the user had a rage fit, stress (and remorse) for him too.

catastropher

Creator of X3D, a 3D portal rendering game engine for Nspire, 68k, and PC

DJ Omnimaga

On an offtopic note, nice to see you again Catastropher :). But yeah I hope this doesn't happen again in the future.

utz

Wow, this is awful. Sorry to hear the news.
I hope that in time, you guys can forgive pimath. The anger and frustration is completely understandable, but really, the whole thing is just sad more than anything. These things happen, sometimes people have a breakdown and then they do the most stupid things. Doesn't mean they're bad people, it just means they need help.

DJ Omnimaga

Yeah that will happen I think. It's just now that I guess it's hard. 400 posts in a week didn't look like much, but when I started replyinv to topics this is when I started realizing how much conttibutions were lost. I hope that pimath is feeling ok soon, though.

Unicorn

Indeed, I still need to bump my NAGOJI CSE topic this updates and things.



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