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Forum downtime - Missing posts 2097

Thread Killer 2017 Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,133 Born to multitask.
Forum downtime - Missing posts
« on: September 06, 2020, 03:02:43 AM »
Is there any way the lost posts can be recovered?
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Re: Forum downtime - Missing posts
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2020, 03:40:27 AM »
Steve thought not.

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Re: Forum downtime - Missing posts
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2020, 03:48:56 AM »
Yeah that’s what Steve said, half of mine are missing, so is my signature,
JR

"The-Mad-Plumbarian" The Punisher Of Pipes!!! JR
As I sit on my Crapper Throne in the Water Closet and explode in the Commode, I think with my Head, that my flush will always beat John’s or Jerry’s pair! But Jack’s ran for the Reading Room and tripped on a Can and bowed to the Porcelain God!
Thread Killer 2017 Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,133 Born to multitask.
Re: Forum downtime - Missing posts
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2020, 03:50:20 AM »
Is there any chance I can have an Edit button that does not disappear after an hour?
I can try and fix my posts myself and not bother any mods with copy pasting a million pages.
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Re: Forum downtime - Missing posts
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2020, 04:01:53 AM »
Is there any chance I can have an Edit button that does not disappear after an hour?
I can try and fix my posts myself and not bother any mods with copy pasting a million pages.
Notta clue, I’m just mad that so many of my posts are just poof!
JR

"The-Mad-Plumbarian" The Punisher Of Pipes!!! JR
As I sit on my Crapper Throne in the Water Closet and explode in the Commode, I think with my Head, that my flush will always beat John’s or Jerry’s pair! But Jack’s ran for the Reading Room and tripped on a Can and bowed to the Porcelain God!
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Re: Forum downtime - Missing posts
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2020, 04:57:32 AM »
Is there any chance I can have an Edit button that does not disappear after an hour?
I can try and fix my posts myself and not bother any mods with copy pasting a million pages.


You'll have to take that up with the big fella - Modifying posts was given a time limit a few years back, there's a story but it doesn't matter - it'd be up the Grand Poobah to review the policy.
Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 52,611
Re: Forum downtime - Missing posts
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2020, 06:05:45 AM »
This seems more widespread than I initially thought. I'm not sure what can be done but we'll see after Whoey can look into it.
Thread Killer 2017 Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,133 Born to multitask.
Re: Forum downtime - Missing posts
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2020, 06:38:31 AM »
I lost 11 out of my 15 reviews. If this ratio applies to all reviews, we took a massive hit.

I have the text for most of mine, and I will restore what I can, but if lost posts cannot be recovered, we have lost the majority of reviews for good. :facepalm:
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Re: Forum downtime - Missing posts
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2020, 07:23:58 AM »
I guess that explains why I could not get in for a while today.

When I type stuff up, I tend to go rather fast...and then I read it once and will usually not see any errors until I post it. By then, you can't fix it. :facepalm:

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Re: Forum downtime - Missing posts
« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2020, 08:19:44 AM »
Editing posts has a time limit because someone once deleted all his posts after he decided to leave the forums, causing "damage" to the content.

Now, it's the other way around and more widespread...

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Re: Forum downtime - Missing posts
« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2020, 10:02:51 AM »
We should be able to do something, but it's not going to be quick

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Re: Forum downtime - Missing posts
« Reply #11 on: September 06, 2020, 11:07:04 AM »
Does this have anything to do with Tapatalk?

Not sure, but it appears that all missing posts are the ones posted with Tapatalk?

If I remember correctly Tapatalk never had the time restrictions on editing posts. Maybe there was a hack or exploit or error, whatever, that involved using Tapatalk to clear all these posts. Something like that, clearing so many posts, would probably overload the server which could explain the downtime.

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Thread Killer 2017 Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,133 Born to multitask.
Re: Forum downtime - Missing posts
« Reply #12 on: September 06, 2020, 11:34:40 AM »
I never posted with Tapatalk and I lost lots of posts.
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Re: Forum downtime - Missing posts
« Reply #13 on: September 06, 2020, 11:35:08 AM »
No, some off mine are missing and I don't use tapatalk as they're a bunch of swindling smurfs...

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Re: Forum downtime - Missing posts
« Reply #14 on: September 06, 2020, 11:41:02 AM »
Looks like I'm only missing one of my more recent posts (within a weekish).

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Re: Forum downtime - Missing posts
« Reply #15 on: September 06, 2020, 11:51:50 AM »
... Sorry mini hijack...

On a side note, I don't see a lot of images these days including most of my own (that's all my excellent Down on the Farm stuff!), a few other member said so too specifically when using an ipad, I mentioned it a while back and I think Whoey said he'd changed a security setting. I don't suppose there's any way to fix that? Or any way to let me edit the posts to fix the links? If there's no images and no posts to half the content, there's not much for me to look at.  :ahhh

...Sorry mini hijack...

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Re: Forum downtime - Missing posts
« Reply #16 on: September 06, 2020, 11:54:58 AM »
Looks like I'm only missing one of my more recent posts (within a weekish).

It's all over - I'm missing stuff from 2017 to a few days ago, but not too much... I don't think. Nix seems to have taken quite a hit though.  :ahhh

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Re: Forum downtime - Missing posts
« Reply #17 on: September 06, 2020, 11:57:09 AM »
I lost 11 out of my 15 reviews. If this ratio applies to all reviews, we took a massive hit.

I have the text for most of mine, and I will restore what I can, but if lost posts cannot be recovered, we have lost the majority of reviews for good. :facepalm:

Sorry to hear that RP.

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Re: Forum downtime - Missing posts
« Reply #18 on: September 06, 2020, 12:14:08 PM »
Actually, I've just had a look, what happened to my Down on the Farm thread? I can't find it. Did it get deleted?

Edit. just noticed there's quite a few threads missing.
« Last Edit: September 06, 2020, 02:07:04 PM by Fuzzbucket »

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Re: Forum downtime - Missing posts
« Reply #19 on: September 06, 2020, 12:21:00 PM »
we have backups, it's just complicated to merge them in

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Re: Forum downtime - Missing posts
« Reply #20 on: September 06, 2020, 12:27:32 PM »
Hmmmm.

I took a look at a few of my older reviews, and noticed they still are there but contents are gone. Not all posts have been affected.  :think:

Whoey...I can only imagine.

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Administrator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,478 I am geek, hear me code
Re: Forum downtime - Missing posts
« Reply #21 on: September 06, 2020, 12:30:58 PM »
1Gb in database, and a very slow AirBNB connection does not help at all.

I miss my home internet...

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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,686 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Forum downtime - Missing posts
« Reply #22 on: September 06, 2020, 01:06:29 PM »
Everyone please be patient- the guys that do this stuff are working hard on getting it sorted properly.  Or at least as properly as is possible at this point.

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Re: Forum downtime - Missing posts
« Reply #23 on: September 06, 2020, 04:05:40 PM »
Half of my posts are like *poof* all the way back to around page 502, and I have like 775 of pages, and again my signature is missing which has a pic,
Now when I first started posting I used to use one thing for photos, then I switched to using those can only post 4pics below the post, anything possable?
JR

"The-Mad-Plumbarian" The Punisher Of Pipes!!! JR
As I sit on my Crapper Throne in the Water Closet and explode in the Commode, I think with my Head, that my flush will always beat John’s or Jerry’s pair! But Jack’s ran for the Reading Room and tripped on a Can and bowed to the Porcelain God!
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Re: Forum downtime - Missing posts
« Reply #24 on: September 06, 2020, 04:20:00 PM »
It's all over - I'm missing stuff from 2017 to a few days ago, but not too much... I don't think. Nix seems to have taken quite a hit though.  :ahhh


Meh...I never post anything worth reading anyway..... :mn: But RP's reviews are MTo GOLD. Shame to lose them.

Oh, I haven't used Taptalk for a year or so. So I doubt it is Taptalk specific. 

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Re: Forum downtime - Missing posts
« Reply #25 on: September 06, 2020, 05:11:15 PM »
Patience people , we are working on a fix but it is going to take some time.
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Re: Forum downtime - Missing posts
« Reply #26 on: September 06, 2020, 05:15:11 PM »
Half of my posts are like *poof* all the way back to around page 502, and I have like 775 of pages, and again my signature is missing which has a pic,
Now when I first started posting I used to use one thing for photos, then I switched to using those can only post 4pics below the post, anything possable?
JR

I Fixed your signature  :tu:


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Re: Forum downtime - Missing posts
« Reply #27 on: September 06, 2020, 06:38:57 PM »
Covid-19. Is mutating.....








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Re: Forum downtime - Missing posts
« Reply #28 on: September 06, 2020, 06:55:27 PM »
I Fixed your signature  :tu:
Thank you, there was something goofy, it was a wacky ? Where the ‘ are on the names so I fixed it now that you got it up and going, so thanks again!
JR

"The-Mad-Plumbarian" The Punisher Of Pipes!!! JR
As I sit on my Crapper Throne in the Water Closet and explode in the Commode, I think with my Head, that my flush will always beat John’s or Jerry’s pair! But Jack’s ran for the Reading Room and tripped on a Can and bowed to the Porcelain God!
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Re: Forum downtime - Missing posts
« Reply #29 on: September 07, 2020, 05:37:06 PM »
Patience people , we are working on a fix but it is going to take some time.

Understood, but are there any updates on what was permanently lost, if anything? And is the fix expected in days, weeks...or months?

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