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Old 07-30-2011   #21
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Re: TLO Hacked

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LIgottian Terrorists encase building in Jello
Ruh-ro, Raggy. Clicking that link gives me this:
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Maybe I'm jumping the recovered gun?
Strange, it shows for me, but not when I access it with a browser with a cleared cache.

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Old 07-30-2011   #22
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Re: TLO Hacked

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Here is an example of a recovered thread:
LIgottian Terrorists encase building in Jello
Ruh-ro, Raggy. Clicking that link gives me this:
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Invalid Thread specified. If you followed a valid link, please notify the administrator
Maybe I'm jumping the recovered gun?
Strange, it shows for me, but not when I access it with a browser with a cleared cache.

Double, double toil and trouble
Fire burn, and cauldron bubble.
I found the issue and the thread should now be valid.

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I found the issue and the thread should now be valid.
There is once again room for jello!
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Re: TLO Hacked

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There is once again room for jello!

There's always room for Jello.;)
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Old 08-04-2011   #25
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Re: TLO Hacked

I suspect that the missing post content falls between August 17th and August 23rd, and is simply a result of the only full database backup being completed a full week prior to the restoration. I believe I may have access to these posts in a partial daily backup set, but I am uncertain if I can restore them after new posts have been created which have likely taken over the record index. It may be that we will have to lose a week in time.

Missing threads, however, are more deeply rooted. I have yet to find an adequate source for automatically restoring the threads, but the manual process of restoring them one by one from the extraction of post content will likely work. Luckily, the thread records do not contain the initial post content and most information can be culled from therein. Trouble is, it may take a while for this to be rectified as I will likely have to tackle them in small batches.

If anyone sees a pattern outside what I am identifying, please let me know directly. On a positive note, the site does seem to be performing faster as a result of the mass cleanup enacted in reaction to the incident.

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Re: TLO Hacked

I've noticed that my review of Noctuary's vanished, so I'm just wondering if it was a result of moderating action or the hacking/resulting damages.

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I've noticed that my review of Noctuary's vanished, so I'm just wondering if it was a result of moderating action or the hacking/resulting damages.
It is not a case of moderation. We do not delete material without consenting one another and informing the poster. The few times this has happened and not been a case of spam it was due to the material being pornographic or threatening to the Terms of Service bound with the Host Service Provider. I only recall two incidents over the years. I may have forgotten one or two, but this should give you an idea of that censorship is only employed when it involves protecting TLO.

Do you have any idea when the review was posted? If it did not fall within the week stated, it likely still exists and only the thread record was lost, in which case it should be retrievable.

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Re: TLO Hacked

I certainly didn't mean to accuse anyone, I just figured I'd ask before reposting and potentially angering our benevolent Town Managers. You don't need to worry about digging it out; it was a repost from my blog, so I can merely copy it over and redo the italics in a few minutes time.

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I certainly didn't mean to accuse anyone, I just figured I'd ask before reposting and potentially angering our benevolent Town Managers. You don't need to worry about digging it out; it was a repost from my blog, so I can merely copy it over and redo the italics in a few minutes time.
No offense taken, but I do want everyone to be clear of policies. I will be restoring all threads regardless, as the thought of losing information is horrific indeed.
As GSC might well put it: , and !

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