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MikeC
Jul 19, 2004

ACTUALLY IS MIKE CERNOVICH. WAS TOO STUPID TO FIGURE OUT THAT THE TRUMP LOVER AVATAR WAS THE STUPID NEWBIE AVATAR

FFS why can't people just behave like an actual human being instead of hurting people and poo poo? I don't use discord for much else other than WoW but I guess its useful now in case we all get turned into refugees

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Some Goon
Jan 6, 2013

A golden helix streaked skyward from the Helvault. A thunderous explosion shattered the silver monolith and Avacyn emerged, free from her prison at last.




Anybody got any idea what it would cost to host all the hobby boards, say from this one down excepting maybe TCC (has anyone said harm induction?)? There isn't anywhere on the internet that has such a collection of good and available information as the userbase here, on any topic let alone all the ones these boards cover.

No disrespect for Games but a. it's really big, and to a lesser extent b. the subject matter is a lightning rod for some very unpleasant people.

E: an important word

Some Goon fucked around with this message at 02:47 on Jun 25, 2020

Biowarfare
Nov 8, 2010

I JUST WISH THIS WAS A PONY SO I COULD JERK IT WHILE I PLAY WOW

Some Goon posted:

Anybody got any idea what it would cost to all the hobby boards, say from this one down excepting maybe TCC (has anyone said harm induction?)? There isn't anywhere on the internet that has such a collection of good and available information as the userbase here, on any topic let alone all the ones these boards cover.

No disrespect for Games but a. it's really big, and to a lesser extent b. the subject matter is a lightning rod for some very unpleasant people.

Cost to.. what?

Some Goon
Jan 6, 2013

A golden helix streaked skyward from the Helvault. A thunderous explosion shattered the silver monolith and Avacyn emerged, free from her prison at last.




Biowarfare posted:

Cost to.. what?

Whoops. "Host"

Internet Explorer
Jun 1, 2005





Oven Wrangler

Can't one of you loving nerds get root and domain registrar admin? Make yourself useful. Or if you're a mod just DM me the passwords so you can have plausible deniability or something. Let's make it happen. Chop chop.

Otis Reddit
Nov 14, 2006


Fun Shoe

^ I used to use this guy back in the day... listen to him ^

CLAM DOWN
Feb 13, 2007


RICKARUS

It's Moot baby!




It's definitely being looked at by the admins, please just be patient This has been a loving day, all right.

Internet Explorer
Jun 1, 2005





Oven Wrangler

CLAM DOWN posted:

It's definitely being looked at by the admins, please just be patient This has been a loving day, all right.

I have faith. I've appreciated your posts on the topic and I know you won't gently caress around.

movax
Aug 30, 2008



Internet Explorer posted:

Can't one of you loving nerds get root and domain registrar admin? Make yourself useful. Or if you're a mod just DM me the passwords so you can have plausible deniability or something. Let's make it happen. Chop chop.

alligator1

D. Ebdrup
Mar 13, 2009



There's been a script floating around for archiving, and kind goon Hub Cat pointed me to the right thread.

D. Ebdrup fucked around with this message at 09:02 on Jun 25, 2020

necrobobsledder
Mar 21, 2005
Lay down your soul to the gods rock 'n roll

Nap Ghost

Wouldn't it be easier / more effective to ask one of the admins to do a compressed DB dump and perform incremental updates offsite until D-Day? Or are board admins != sysadmins here?

Some Goon
Jan 6, 2013

A golden helix streaked skyward from the Helvault. A thunderous explosion shattered the silver monolith and Avacyn emerged, free from her prison at last.




The only people with db access are Jeffery and Lowtax. Board admins are just supermods.

SamDabbers
May 26, 2003



Fallen Rib

Hopefully Jeffrey is doing the needful

DrDork
Dec 29, 2003
commanding officer of the Army of Dorkness

CLAM DOWN posted:

It's definitely being looked at by the admins, please just be patient This has been a loving day, all right.

Whatever ends up happening, I've really appreciated the job you mods have done here with SH/SC. It's by far the best tech community forums I'm aware of, and I really hope we can continue on together, be it here or elsewhere.

I mean, where else can I keep fighting the good fight against bullshit monitor response time numbers?

CLAM DOWN
Feb 13, 2007


RICKARUS

It's Moot baby!




Appreciate all your kind words. Movax and I are chatting and we'll do whatever we can to keep this community together. We have your back. This whole thing is a goddamn mess and it doesn't help that the mods/admins are objectively pretty powerless, as Lowtax has always had the keys to everything. You'll know when we know, friends.

D. Ebdrup
Mar 13, 2009



I just hope Jeffery of YOSPOS is doing a database back-up at wirespeed, or as close as comes reasonable.

Combat Pretzel
Jun 23, 2004

No, seriously... what kurds?!

Some Goon posted:

B&R are the crew who started shouting about how the modmin team 'lost the moral authority' to moderate when the PPJ stuff blew up and started demanding the entire mod team hand power over to them. And who's efforts to get some people on the mod team were scuttled when their candidates (including Wampalord iirc, but it's been a minute) were found (and subsequently admitted) to be planning to leak the mod forum in a secret discord.

Now I'm not saying you should stay here, though my money is still on Lowtax nuking the forums when the patreon dries up, but B&R strikes me as one of those places that's going to tear itself apart in a big ball of internet drama sooner rather than later.
Considering their posting guidelines and such, it doesn't strike me as a good fit for carrying part of the SA community. Specifically the "Don't be an rear end in a top hat" rule will probably create a shitload of friction, considering the typical snark that happens around here.

Plus, that psy-ops sort of stuff you just mentioned is a bit More so because it kind of contradicts their rules on their welcome page.

SlowBloke
Aug 14, 2017


Combat Pretzel posted:

Considering their posting guidelines and such, it doesn't strike me as a good fit for carrying part of the SA community. Specifically the "Don't be an rear end in a top hat" rule will probably create a shitload of friction, considering the typical snark that happens around here.

Plus, that psy-ops sort of stuff you just mentioned is a bit More so because it kind of contradicts their rules on their welcome page.

I've made an user there and it doesn't seem that horrible(beside being a bit too yospos/cspam like in posting style), the specialist boards are a bit barren but that's natural for a forum that has just opened. At this point i don't consider any side in a SA mod/admin issue to be a reliable narrator so

Heartcatch
Oct 14, 2004



I'll still be posting here until the forums close, but it doesn't hurt to have options just in case.

DrDork
Dec 29, 2003
commanding officer of the Army of Dorkness

Heartcatch posted:

I'll still be posting here until the forums close, but it doesn't hurt to have options just in case.

Same. I made parachute accounts and all, but if Jeff is being straight with us all and he's taking everything, I think that gives pretty much everyone what they wanted out of this and thus I don't see a reason to abandon ship.

If it turns out he's lying, or their "deal" falls through...well that's what the parachutes are for.

necrobobsledder
Mar 21, 2005
Lay down your soul to the gods rock 'n roll

Nap Ghost

Not sure if Lowtax was clever enough to put in backdoors on the servers or by sabotaging it all by pulling billing accounts for hosting fees but that's kind of standard when you have shady, unreliable people running organizations.

future ghost
Dec 5, 2005

det er noget at leve for

Gun Saliva

movax posted:

Yeah, was gonna suggest HeatWare (is that what it moved too?) — that's what I used to use.
When I first started using SAMart I was really surprised it wasn't using heatware for feedback as it's used on a ton of different FS/FT forums, not just [H] but XS, anandtech, etc.

edit: I just remembered I donated to that site years ago specifically to be above jonnyguru

future ghost fucked around with this message at 18:25 on Jun 26, 2020

HalloKitty
Sep 30, 2005

Adjust the bass and let the Alpine blast


DrDork posted:

well that's what the parachutes are for.

Yeah, and then you fall to the ground without remembering the sodding key to deploy it

.. I'm looking at you, Battlefield 2

DrDork
Dec 29, 2003
commanding officer of the Army of Dorkness

Custom rebinding always seems like a good idea at the time, though!

It's only when you come back to the game 2 months later that it really bites you in the rear end.

Beach Bum
Jan 13, 2010


Who doesn't bind Parachute to Space?! Hasn't that been SOP for like twenty years?

redeyes
Sep 14, 2002
I LOVE THE WHITE STRIPES!

'B+R is a community-owned space that seeks to foster solidarity between people from all backgrounds that share a common character. We reject policies of social dominance, Neo-liberalism, patriarchy, the gender binary, white supremacy, and other social ills espoused by capitalism. We support worker/union/trans rights, empowering those without a voice, and each other.'

I want to get away from this kind of crap.

future ghost
Dec 5, 2005

det er noget at leve for

Gun Saliva

redeyes posted:

'B+R is a community-owned space that seeks to foster solidarity between people from all backgrounds that share a common character. We reject policies of social dominance, Neo-liberalism, patriarchy, the gender binary, white supremacy, and other social ills espoused by capitalism. We support worker/union/trans rights, empowering those without a voice, and each other.'

I want to get away from this kind of crap.
Gotta be honest, I signed up to make sure I had options but seeing that gave me immediate pause.
2007 era GBS was bad enough and that feels like exactly the same kind of heavy handed care posting I was glad to be rid of after the aatrek/Doobie catperson mod massacre

redeyes
Sep 14, 2002
I LOVE THE WHITE STRIPES!

future ghost posted:

Gotta be honest, I signed up to make sure I had options but seeing that gave me immediate pause.
2007 era GBS was bad enough and that feels like exactly the same kind of heavy handed care posting I was glad to be rid of after the aatrek/Doobie catperson mod massacre

That is not what I joined SA forums for. Im sure there are plenty of folks that want a safe space like this, I want the opposite.

future ghost
Dec 5, 2005

det er noget at leve for

Gun Saliva

It seems like the kind of place where if someone made a long winded and earnest effortpost about being sexually attracted to lamps you'd eat a ban if you had the audacity to mock them for it

Like I wouldn't go out of my way to post anything mean in the thread, but I like having an environment where it's ok to have a hearty chuckle about all the posts dogpiling the lamp fucker

CyberPingu
Sep 15, 2013

Ready To Ruck!





future ghost posted:

It seems like the kind of place where if someone made a long winded and earnest effortpost about being sexually attracted to lamps you'd eat a ban if you had the audacity to mock them for it

Like I wouldn't go out of my way to post anything mean in the thread, but I like having an environment where it's ok to have a hearty chuckle about all the posts dogpiling the lamp fucker

Is a Fleshlight a lamp?

Bob Morales
Aug 18, 2006

I love the succulent taste of cop boots

future ghost posted:

Gotta be honest, I signed up to make sure I had options but seeing that gave me immediate pause.
2007 era GBS was bad enough and that feels like exactly the same kind of heavy handed care posting I was glad to be rid of after the aatrek/Doobie catperson mod massacre

I feel only 1/10 threads would have even made it back then, with those rules

Cliff Yablonski sure wouldn’t have been welcome

rufius
Feb 27, 2011

Clear alcohols are for rich women on diets.


CyberPingu posted:

Is a Fleshlight a lamp?

I mean LEDs do run comparatively less hot to incandescent lights. You could jam a bulb in the business end of a Fleshlight and use it as a conversation piece.

CyberPingu
Sep 15, 2013

Ready To Ruck!





rufius posted:

I mean LEDs do run comparatively less hot to incandescent lights. You could jam a bulb in the business end of a Fleshlight and use it as a conversation piece.

Or a really weird Rudolph cosplay.

CLAM DOWN
Feb 13, 2007


RICKARUS

It's Moot baby!




There's a lot moving behind the scenes with the Jeffrey/Lowtax thing, but it's looking very very positive. Please hold tight on offsites, etc. I understand the desire to continue the community, but that's absolutely what we're saving here. So sit tight, trust in Clam Down and Movax, and we'll update you whenever we can. This is a loving awesome subforum/community and we absolutely have your backs!

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Potato Salad
Oct 23, 2014

Nobody Cares




Tortured By Flan

CLAM DOWN posted:

There's a lot moving behind the scenes with the Jeffrey/Lowtax thing, but it's looking very very positive. Please hold tight on offsites, etc. I understand the desire to continue the community, but that's absolutely what we're saving here. So sit tight, trust in Clam Down and Movax, and we'll update you whenever we can. This is a loving awesome subforum/community and we absolutely have your backs!

there are really few places this awesome for it people

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