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Post by Ben Mothafuckin' Reilly on Thu Oct 02, 2014 6:52 pm

It appears the server we uploaded our avatars and smiles to was deleted. As you can see, I was able to upload my avatar to the new server -- it's the same way you always do it.

Now I'm going to try to make some headway in restoring the 50 smilies that were deleted ... because FTL won't be on vacation forever ...

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Post by Guest on Thu Oct 02, 2014 7:39 pm

Ben_Reilly wrote:It appears the server we uploaded our avatars and smiles to was deleted. As you can see, I was able to upload my avatar to the new server -- it's the same way you always do it.

Now I'm going to try to make some headway in restoring the 50 smilies that were deleted ... because FTL won't be on vacation forever ...

You are bloody joking right? That is so far beyond incompetent it begs belief. That should not even be possible (by which I mean any half competent host has identical files on 2 completely different physical servers, and during any sort of upgrade will have made full copies of the files on the servers to be stored on yet another different machine so they can restore if things go wrong) Hell my host lost a whole 3rd of their physical machines when lightening hit the neighbouring business and all that happened was some of the sites were offline for a few hours - nothing was lost all files were restored complete.

If nothing else provokes you to leave forumotion let this be it - that sort of incompetence has serious security issues if they are this careless with files. Even if you do not go for paid hosting find another free host.

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Post by Ben Mothafuckin' Reilly on Thu Oct 02, 2014 8:38 pm

It's pretty pathetic, that's for sure. I don't think my post on the help forum even got a reply. But it does at least look like someone might have fixed the problem with us not even having an image server

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Post by Guest on Thu Oct 02, 2014 8:45 pm

Ben_Reilly wrote:It's pretty pathetic, that's for sure. I don't think my post on the help forum even got a reply. But it does at least look like someone might have fixed the problem with us not even having an image server

It will all be on the same machine - its just a file structure the same as on your home machine. The only difference is there should be 2 separate machines both with full mirror copies.
Honestly this should not be acceptable.

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Post by Ben Mothafuckin' Reilly on Fri Oct 03, 2014 2:20 am

Looks like somebody did something, because I see everybody's avatar now ...

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Post by Cass on Fri Oct 03, 2014 2:27 am

Ben_Reilly wrote:Looks like somebody did something, because I see everybody's avatar now ...


yup and the smilies.......but I still can't bloody use them unless I type it in......bugger

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Post by Ben Mothafuckin' Reilly on Fri Oct 03, 2014 2:30 am

Cass wrote:
Ben_Reilly wrote:Looks like somebody did something, because I see everybody's avatar now ...


yup and the smilies.......but I still can't bloody use them unless I type it in......bugger

The smilies were painstakingly re-uploaded by this kid earlier today ... there were over 50! Is this on your Kindle that you're having the problem, or on every device?

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Post by Cass on Fri Oct 03, 2014 2:35 am


Ben_Reilly wrote:
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yup and the smilies.......but I still can't bloody use them unless I type it in......bugger

The smilies were painstakingly re-uploaded by this kid earlier today ... there were over 50! Is this on your Kindle that you're having the problem, or on every device?


yeah......same old......its a tad annoying but I think I might just live....sniff

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Re: Smiles and avatars update

Post by Lone Wolf on Fri Oct 03, 2014 5:57 am

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Ben_Reilly wrote:
It's pretty pathetic, that's for sure. I don't think my post on the help forum even got a reply. But it does at least look like someone might have fixed the problem with us not even having an image server

It will all be on the same machine - its just a file structure the same as on your home machine.  The only difference is there should be 2 separate machines both with full mirror copies.
Honestly this should not be acceptable.
Suspect    SEEN that bad practice in major system and hardware upgrades a lot lately ~ not duplicating the system, lack of redundancy, business admin's asking software companies/contractors to cut corners wherever possible, accountants in charge who completely ignore their own IT departments...

RECENTLY we all will have seen some major companies and government departments having problems running-in and debugging new major system upgrades ~ it's usually only a short->mid' term nuisance for users if it's a forum or a local shop that's disadvantaged ~ but, the number of times over the last couple of years that it's been critical economic and social infrastructure such as banks, insurance companies, health and social security services, emergency services..

IN SOME cases, it also comes out later on that many of these über-important institutions weren't running such standards as should have been expected - such previously-common practices as 'double redundancy' and off-site duplicated 'backup' systems, that had been cut to trim a few $$$.

DEFINITELY too many accountants and lawyers infesting many boardrooms, bureaucracies and head offices these days ~ when they really need a better cross-section and balance of different talents, backgrounds and qualifications having an equal say ~ and not letting the penny-pinchers run the whole show..    

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Re: Smiles and avatars update

Post by Ben Mothafuckin' Reilly on Fri Oct 03, 2014 6:23 am

Same thing all over, isn't it? My second job out of college was for a small magazine that ran every word past four editors before it was published. Now I work for a much larger operation that recently had to circulate a memo reminding editors that they actually had to read the stories

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Post by Original Quill on Fri Oct 03, 2014 6:57 am

That's funny! Rolling Eyes

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Re: Smiles and avatars update

Post by feelthelove on Sun Oct 05, 2014 7:23 pm

Ben_Reilly wrote:It appears the server we uploaded our avatars and smiles to was deleted. As you can see, I was able to upload my avatar to the new server -- it's the same way you always do it.

Now I'm going to try to make some headway in restoring the 50 smilies that were deleted ... because FTL won't be on vacation forever ...

You're right.................... I'm back, be afraid, be very afraid x

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