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Tue Feb 19, 2013, 11:51 AM

Attempted a stroll over to Freeperville...down for 50+ hours. New check site

Last edited Wed Feb 20, 2013, 10:11 AM - Edit history (2)

I just wanted to see some of the repsonses regarding Hubris....could this be the reason it is down? Straightening tin foil hat.

Seems like the site is down and has been down for 13 hours+ as of this post.

While trying to figure out why my server was not connecting, I came accross this little gem of a site "Is It Down Right Now" (iidrn) that tells me for sure the problem is with FreeRepublic...and not some sort of new firewall etc on my end. Chances are, many already know about this site...but as usual I'm late to the game and throught well maybe there are other like me, a little slow on the uptake.

http://www.isitdownrightnow.com/freerepublic.com.html

or iidrn.com

LATEST EDIT....CORRECTION FOR DOWN TIME in heading

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Reply Attempted a stroll over to Freeperville...down for 50+ hours. New check site (Original post)
Sheepshank Feb 2013 OP
Katashi_itto Feb 2013 #1
Sheepshank Feb 2013 #4
Katashi_itto Feb 2013 #8
NRaleighLiberal Feb 2013 #2
RKP5637 Feb 2013 #3
AndyA Feb 2013 #5
Renew Deal Feb 2013 #6
pinboy3niner Feb 2013 #7
nadinbrzezinski Feb 2013 #11
Javaman Feb 2013 #17
NMDemDist2 Feb 2013 #9
Turborama Feb 2013 #14
Sheepshank Feb 2013 #19
JaneyVee Feb 2013 #10
Berlum Feb 2013 #12
Sheepshank Feb 2013 #18
Berlum Feb 2013 #22
lpbk2713 Feb 2013 #13
monmouth3 Feb 2013 #15
progressoid Feb 2013 #16
HappyMe Feb 2013 #20
MrMickeysMom Feb 2013 #21
denverbill Feb 2013 #23
Sheepshank Feb 2013 #24
Motown_Johnny Feb 2013 #25
samsingh Feb 2013 #26
Sheepshank Feb 2013 #27
Downtown Hound Feb 2013 #28
Gormy Cuss Feb 2013 #52
Downtown Hound Feb 2013 #63
FSogol Feb 2013 #29
Denzil_DC Feb 2013 #30
bluedigger Feb 2013 #31
nadinbrzezinski Feb 2013 #32
bluedigger Feb 2013 #36
jmowreader Feb 2013 #33
MADem Feb 2013 #53
winter is coming Feb 2013 #56
freshwest Feb 2013 #65
Denzil_DC Feb 2013 #34
bluedigger Feb 2013 #37
nadinbrzezinski Feb 2013 #38
FSogol Feb 2013 #44
Sheepshank Feb 2013 #47
Arugula Latte Feb 2013 #35
krispos42 Feb 2013 #39
randome Feb 2013 #40
Sheepshank Feb 2013 #41
SoCalDem Feb 2013 #42
Webster Green Feb 2013 #61
Erose999 Feb 2013 #43
hobbit709 Feb 2013 #45
tarheelsunc Feb 2013 #46
Sheepshank Feb 2013 #48
EvilAL Feb 2013 #49
Shankapotomus Feb 2013 #50
HockeyMom Feb 2013 #51
ellisonz Feb 2013 #54
SoCalNative Feb 2013 #55
Sheepshank Feb 2013 #58
Elwood P Dowd Feb 2013 #57
SoCalNative Feb 2013 #59
Yavin4 Feb 2013 #60
lpbk2713 Feb 2013 #62
SoCalDem Feb 2013 #64
Renew Deal Feb 2013 #66
0rganism Feb 2013 #67

Response to Sheepshank (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 11:56 AM

1. Down ~1 day 3 hours 57 minsDown

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Response to Katashi_itto (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 11:58 AM

4. oooooohhhhhh. Take the money and run?

of Hubris blowback?

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Response to Sheepshank (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 12:02 PM

8. It's a possibility...!

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Response to Sheepshank (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 11:58 AM

2. Absolute truth! "the problem is with FreeRepublic"

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Response to Sheepshank (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 11:58 AM

3. Mom's batteries ran down. n/t

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Response to Sheepshank (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 12:00 PM

5. Comments on that site regarding down time

Freerepublic is a place of sanity in an increasingly deluded world.


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Response to Sheepshank (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 12:01 PM

6. Maybe they are done for good.

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Response to Sheepshank (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 12:01 PM

7. The hamster died






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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #7)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 12:08 PM

11. They need a new hamster

DB is down....

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #7)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 12:35 PM

17. +1 nt

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Response to NMDemDist2 (Reply #9)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 12:21 PM

14. LOL! All the posts in 2012 seem to be about their server going down

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Response to Turborama (Reply #14)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 12:40 PM

19. lol all those posts and now bluging at the seams! n/t

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Response to Sheepshank (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 12:06 PM

10. Owner couldn't cash his social security check because of Federal holiday?

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Response to Sheepshank (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 12:10 PM

12. They were GobSmacked when Rachel's broadcast of HUBRIS

made it plain what massive SUCKERs they have been all these years soaking up the rightwing lies and propaganda

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Response to Berlum (Reply #12)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 12:38 PM

18. Being suckered in time after time

not just by Bushco, but even Rim Job regarding hating on Mittens and banning any supporters to the support of his presidential run. To the Mittens election group and Rove being so blindsided with the 'inevitable win' that just did not happen. Not to mention the constant money soak that FR perpetuates on it's regulars?

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Response to Sheepshank (Reply #18)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 12:43 PM

22. The rank and file Republicans will be enRAGEd

if they ever wake up to how badly they've been suckered.

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Response to Sheepshank (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 12:16 PM

13. The Freepvillians must being going out of their minds with anxiety attacks.




But how would one be able to tell if a Freepvillian is going out of their mind?



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Response to Sheepshank (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 12:22 PM

15. Maybe they've come over here just to disrupt as usual. I mean they must be bored...LOL...n/t

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Response to Sheepshank (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 12:25 PM

16. It's hard to find parts for an Edsel

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Response to progressoid (Reply #16)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 12:42 PM

20. I think what we're looking at here

might be along the lines of a Pinto.

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Response to Sheepshank (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 12:43 PM

21. Maybe the basement's flooded again!

Mom!!1!11!!111!!!!!11!!!!!

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Response to Sheepshank (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 12:51 PM

23. I'm surprised not to be getting an FBI seizure notice when I go there.

Nothing but posts calling for violent insurrections interspersed with thinly veiled racism.

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Response to denverbill (Reply #23)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 01:21 PM

24. "VEILED" ? N/T

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Response to Sheepshank (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 01:30 PM

25. 1 day 5 hours 30 minutes and counting

Dare we hope?

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Response to Sheepshank (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 03:27 PM

26. thanks for the link. the isitdownrightnow looks like a useful site (freerepublic is not)

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Response to Sheepshank (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 05:08 PM

27. 1 day 9 hours. That equals 33 hours and counting, right?

interesting

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Response to Sheepshank (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 07:24 PM

28. RimJob needs to stop hosting his site with Windows 95. n/t

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Response to Downtown Hound (Reply #28)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 02:09 PM

52. Probably just finished the upgrade to Vista. n/t

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Response to Gormy Cuss (Reply #52)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 05:15 PM

63. I doubt his 133 MHz, 32 MB of RAM computer could handle Vista

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Response to Sheepshank (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 07:25 PM

29. Maybe they had their civil war and no one noticed?

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Response to Sheepshank (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 09:49 PM

30. It's happened so often in the past they have a bolthole

It's here: http://altfreerepublic.freeforums.org

I found this post on it:

FR is down, and John and Jim are aware of it; trying to get it restored. jimrob posted the following on the Yahoo board:

jimrob wrote:
The server is running fine. Appears the database may be down. Hoping John gets
it fixed soon. Jim


http://altfreerepublic.freeforums.org/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=420


ETA: This is a more recent update:

Received another message from John. He's going to purchase a new database server today and hopefully get it installed tonight. He's also redirected all of our FR traffic to a "maintenance" page where we've left a message for our users.
Thanks and we apologize again for the down time.
Jim

http://altfreerepublic.freeforums.org/fr-comes-up-as-a-blank-page-t420-25.html

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Response to Denzil_DC (Reply #30)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 09:57 PM

31. "Appears the database may be down."

What does that mean?

Did the hamster take a dump on the Rolodex?

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Response to bluedigger (Reply #31)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 09:58 PM

32. I think the hamster keeled on it

They need a new hamster.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #32)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 10:11 PM

36. He's put his neck on the line for them more than once now.

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Response to bluedigger (Reply #31)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 10:03 PM

33. Dat means the Commodore-64 finally died.

RimJob's brother is currently out trying to buy a new database server...unfortunately for him, the pawn shops quit accepting Commodore 64s eons ago, so it might be a while.

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Response to bluedigger (Reply #31)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 02:19 PM

53. He probably wants to wipe clean all his anti-Romney or other loony rants so he will get

money from the GOP again. Crash the server and say all that shit got "wiped out"--then he can start anew.

Bet he didn't count on the Wayback Machine. I'm sure they got some of his nuttiness.

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Response to bluedigger (Reply #31)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 02:41 PM

56. Maybe their server has been confiscated as evidence.

Considering the vile shit they post over there, it wouldn't surprise me.

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Response to winter is coming (Reply #56)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 06:35 PM

65. Hehehe!

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Response to Sheepshank (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 10:04 PM

34. More details on their Yahoo board

It's here: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/freerepublic2/

The maestro speaks:

FR database server down
Posted By: jimrob
Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:41 am |

Just received a message from John. Not good. If he can't get the database server
rebooted and running soon, he may have to drive up to San Jose to get hands on.
May be down awhile if this is so.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/freerepublic2/message/46521


The natives are revolting:

Very sorry, Jim Rob. FR is by far and away the best forum I have the
pleasure and honor to be a part of.

I hate to say it, because I think you've talked about it before, but it really
may be time to reboot FR on a more scalable, less homegrown system. I just
don't want to lose FR to a system that can't grow, especially in these dark
times. We need FR to live!

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/freerepublic2/message/46543


But brace yourself - this is a goodie:

FR's present software is the only acceptable package out there. Nothing else
even comes close. We have far more features available than any other site has.
It would be like all the other stone age joke sites.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/freerepublic2/message/46577


LOL

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Response to Denzil_DC (Reply #34)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 10:17 PM

37. A little road music to provide peace of mind on the trip.

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Response to Denzil_DC (Reply #34)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 10:21 PM

38. Present software...snort!

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Response to Denzil_DC (Reply #34)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 10:37 AM

44. "FR's present software is the only acceptable package out there. Nothing else even comes close."

This has to be a DUer trolling over there, right? Fess up, who did it?

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Response to FSogol (Reply #44)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 01:30 PM

47. gotta be a DU'er n/t

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Response to Sheepshank (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 10:11 PM

35. Exclusive photo of RimJob hard at work attempting to restart things:

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Response to Sheepshank (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 10:22 PM

39. Looks like "Hubris" got to RimJob...




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Response to Sheepshank (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 10:29 PM

40. Some fine print in the warranty may keep FR down for a while.

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Response to Sheepshank (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 10:11 AM

41. Oh dear.....it's cereal. n/t

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Response to Sheepshank (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 10:29 AM

42. Love some of the comments

Dear god what are the wackadoodles going to do.. I know send more MONEY - suckers.
Blossom Kelley 23 hours 1 min ago

OMG it can't be gone! I have relied on this since 9-11-and even earlier, for news, for reactions of others to the insanity of the leftists in our country.
Dean Weingarten 1 day 1 hour 28 mins ago

Freerepublic is a place of sanity in an increasingly deluded world. Like most of the internet, 90% is dross, but the other 10% is pure gold. Articles are discussed, local information brought to bear, subject matter experts chime in, and political analysts explain the spin. Probably the best site on the net for understanding current events.
Brian Esch 1 day 2 hours 22 mins ago

I'm a long time free republic user. I have and will miss it very much
KF Styer 1 day 3 hours 3 mins ago

Guadalupe- In one comment you are able to allude Limbaugh (Draft Dodging, uneducated drug addict who lives from paid Gold Digger to Gold Digger) four times without attribution. Congrats. Do you have any thoughts of your own (like that ever happens with conservatives). Have you considered that Jim Robinson has taken the cash from the recent Beg-A-Thon and run off. He has been living off the tax payers for years for his health care, now he lives off the fools who donate to his Nazi Comment Page.
David Guadalupe 1 day 6 hours 37 mins ago

Amanda Matthews, KF Styer, Michael Ward, obviously all Low Information Voter's for the Kenyan in the White-Hut. Also known as Santa Claus voters. Hey did you Low Information Voter's get your 0bama phone's yet. Comment courtesy of Stanwooddave, a.k.a David Guadalupe.
Reaganite Republican 1 day 6 hours 43 mins ago

Blaine the only one making any sense here
Blaine Andrew Stephens 1 day 7 hours 19 mins ago

You come to complain about it being down, how would you know it's down unless you frequent the site. Am I to believe you're all paid shills?
Amanda Matthews 1 day 10 hours 46 mins ago

When it's 'up' it imparts the same amount of intelligence as when it's 'down'. Which is none.
KF Styer 1 day 11 hours 14 mins ago

FreeRepublic does a public service by rounding up all the right wing nuts in one deluded and deranged place.
Michael Ward 1 day 11 hours 57 mins ago

Hopefully it will stay down. FR is a complete waste of perfectly good bandwidth.

Submit a comment using your Facebook ID.

Is Freerepublic.com down for you right now? Submit your comments about Freerepublic.com service status or report an issue below to let others know that they aren't the only ones having trouble.

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Response to SoCalDem (Reply #42)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 04:10 PM

61. Heh. A couple of those comments are mine.

My real name is in this post twice.

I'm a low information voter for the Kenyan.

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Response to Sheepshank (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 10:29 AM

43. Talked to Rim Job this morning. They're going to have to make an attenuator to boost the gain on the

TRS80 cassette drives. I mean they could just get the 5.25" floppy expansion package with the 48k Ram upgrade, but Tandy Corp is not returning their calls.

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Response to Sheepshank (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 10:40 AM

45. The hamster died?

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Response to Sheepshank (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 10:51 AM

46. Maybe they finally realized they are fighting for a lost cause and gave up. eom

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Response to Sheepshank (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 01:50 PM

48. The unrealized silver lining....

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Response to Sheepshank (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 01:50 PM

49. They are doing everything they can.... lol



I love meme generators...

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Response to Sheepshank (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 01:55 PM

50. I wonder

if there's anything that could be done while we have them in this weakened condition? Like throw up a faux freeperville site and ruin their ranking in google maybe?

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Response to Sheepshank (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 02:06 PM

51. Maybe they didn't meet their FUNDING drive.

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Response to Sheepshank (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 02:28 PM

54. Bahahahahahahahahahahahah

Sorry, if you're seeing this message our Free Republic server is still down. We're working to bring it back online. Nothing sinister and no hack attack. Just a hardware crash. Definitely will have to replace our database server.

We're in the process of purchasing a new db server and hope to install it later tonight today.

Very sorry about the downtime.

You may wish to bookmark one or more of the following discussion sites where we leave messages:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/freerepublic2/

http://www.facebook.com/groups/26012226159/

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Free-Republic/141344792800

Thank you very much,

Jim and John Robinson

jimrob@psnw.com


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Response to Sheepshank (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 02:38 PM

55. Per their Facebook page

they are buying a new server to try and fix the problem. Well, 2 new servers, actually.

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Response to SoCalNative (Reply #55)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 03:02 PM

58. More nutcases on this planet that originally assumed.

but at least 28% of the nation may be regulars at FR. The same 28% that believe in the 6000 year old earth, the same 28% that insist Palin was presidential material and the same 28% that gave Bush a parting good score for his time in office.

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Response to Sheepshank (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 02:54 PM

57. They are testing a more modern system. One of these two will be working by tonight.

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Response to Elwood P Dowd (Reply #57)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 03:05 PM

59. Actually that's far too modern for them

Here's their updated system

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Response to Sheepshank (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 03:10 PM

60. Servers have a Liberal bias

Threre's only so much hate and ignorance that a server can take before it shuts that whole thing down.

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Response to Sheepshank (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 04:17 PM

62. Jimbo is upgrading FR



He found a nifty book at a yard sale ...





Too bad the site is down because he never made a backup
before he started playing with what he learned.


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Response to Sheepshank (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 05:50 PM

64. ** UPDATE ** Problems soon to be solved (experts hard at work)

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Response to Sheepshank (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 07:18 PM

66. If they said F it and started freeperville over they're be better off

Forget the "software". Grab a hosted package from vBulletin or IPB and get rolling.

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Response to Sheepshank (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 09:01 PM

67. so their database server died... interesting

Ever wonder how often Rimjob backs up the metadata or snapshots the db? Once their new server is online, maybe we'll find out!

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