Random Thread 2: Social plane shifting?

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Re: Random Thread 2: Social plane shifting?

Post by thinkslogically » Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:37 pm

Aw no burns, I'm so sorry for your loss :(

Take your time, we're not going anywhere.

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Re: Random Thread 2: Social plane shifting?

Post by M0rtimer » Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:15 pm

I'm sorry to hear that, Burns. Hang in there, alright?

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Re: Random Thread 2: Social plane shifting?

Post by Dlover » Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:36 pm

We'll be here whenever you recover.
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Also Player / Monster stats, skill lists.

My characters:
Tugs Tails, the goblin that was sort of a trapper and wears a bear's tail at his neck, for some reason - Lair of the Mountain King (Run by Thinks)
Alex Sparo, A city boy, poor of sight, who has learned to manipulate people and make the most of what he, and others, have - Trinity Isles (Run by Mort)
Mehriv Turajin, a Noble Dragonborn Sorcerer sent from his clan because he wasn't dragony enough. - The Wandering Archipelago (Run by Thinks)

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Re: Random Thread 2: Social plane shifting?

Post by thinkslogically » Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:46 pm

Soooo.... We have a new forum area?

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Re: Random Thread 2: Social plane shifting?

Post by M0rtimer » Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:50 pm

I'm scared, somebody hug me.

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Re: Random Thread 2: Social plane shifting?

Post by thinkslogically » Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:20 pm

Lol! It might be a good place for the Game Tales thread to go?

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Re: Random Thread 2: Social plane shifting?

Post by M0rtimer » Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:25 am

Hello? Are we back? Everything working?

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Re: Random Thread 2: Social plane shifting?

Post by Theis2 » Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:28 am

Your first day as a global mod was so bad they apparently had to erase it from existence!
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Re: Random Thread 2: Social plane shifting?

Post by Dusk9 » Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:30 am

Yep, last update on Trinity Isles is gone, Mort :P

(Also your post in The Heist got wiped too, Theis. Don't suppose you still have those rolls somewhere?)

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Re: Random Thread 2: Social plane shifting?

Post by M0rtimer » Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:35 am

Best hold on to your horses, though, because there's a couple things that still seem broken

Also do I really need to rewrite the update, I'm pretty sure everyone remembers what happened and that you three rolled horribly on perception. :shifty:

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Re: Random Thread 2: Social plane shifting?

Post by M0rtimer » Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:57 am

Alright to give some more feedback for those who don't visit discord... It seems like for the largest part, the upgrade was actually successful. There's just one more thing that doesn't work, as it didn't manage to transfer correctly: tabs. So right now, using tabs doesn't seem to do much... But more worryingly, any post that previously used tabs now just breaks the whole page it's on. I tested to make sure it doesn't trigger on new posts so I didn't hand everyone a nuclear bomb, so I'm comfortable sharing that. :roll:

If anyone notices any other issues, you should probably note that-Right now it's going to be looking at seeing if there's any fix for the tabs issue, assuming that's the only problem. Assuming it is and we find a solution, we'll likely get some shiny new boards. Assuming it's not... This forum will probably be archived, and we'll get something entirely new instead.

In each case, if it's not clear, there's a high probability that anything you post right now will end up deleted, so this is the perfect opportunity to confess your deepest secrets. :roll:

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Re: Random Thread 2: Social plane shifting?

Post by Dusk9 » Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:45 am

Happy birthday Mort! Your presents are a broken forum and wiped game update :lol:

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Re: Random Thread 2: Social plane shifting?

Post by M0rtimer » Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:47 am

Thanks.

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Re: Random Thread 2: Social plane shifting?

Post by Dlover » Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:10 am

The new forum is weird and shiny. First things first, where the heck is the option to turn off the quick post. That thing's evil.

Also, blegh, there go my posts for PTU. Guess redoing those will wait for a time when things aren't likely to get eaten.
My game:
Hunters of Letrua; Character list
Also Player / Monster stats, skill lists.

My characters:
Tugs Tails, the goblin that was sort of a trapper and wears a bear's tail at his neck, for some reason - Lair of the Mountain King (Run by Thinks)
Alex Sparo, A city boy, poor of sight, who has learned to manipulate people and make the most of what he, and others, have - Trinity Isles (Run by Mort)
Mehriv Turajin, a Noble Dragonborn Sorcerer sent from his clan because he wasn't dragony enough. - The Wandering Archipelago (Run by Thinks)

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Re: Random Thread 2: Social plane shifting?

Post by M0rtimer » Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:15 am


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Re: Random Thread 2: Social plane shifting?

Post by Dlover » Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:24 am

Pretty much exactly.
My game:
Hunters of Letrua; Character list
Also Player / Monster stats, skill lists.

My characters:
Tugs Tails, the goblin that was sort of a trapper and wears a bear's tail at his neck, for some reason - Lair of the Mountain King (Run by Thinks)
Alex Sparo, A city boy, poor of sight, who has learned to manipulate people and make the most of what he, and others, have - Trinity Isles (Run by Mort)
Mehriv Turajin, a Noble Dragonborn Sorcerer sent from his clan because he wasn't dragony enough. - The Wandering Archipelago (Run by Thinks)

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Re: Random Thread 2: Social plane shifting?

Post by thinkslogically » Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:47 am

Yeah my only comment is that it would have been handy to get some advance warning that this was going to happen so we could make backups of stuff that was important. Given how many problems seem to happen when the forum is upgraded / changed, it would have been a little extra reassurance that we're not going to lose too much if it goes catastrophically wrong.

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Re: Random Thread 2: Social plane shifting?

Post by M0rtimer » Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:52 am

Personally I would have preferred to done it the same way, being honest. Nothing was supposed to be lost, but Duke underestimated how big the DB was, so he had to resort to the last backup that was kept on the server.

Everything beyond that point should be a 100% safe though.

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Re: Random Thread 2: Social plane shifting?

Post by thinkslogically » Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:56 am

Sure, I'm just having flashbacks to the last forum failure when we had to try and salvage games from Google archives... :roll:

I... Don't want to do that again :lol:

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Re: Random Thread 2: Social plane shifting?

Post by M0rtimer » Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:00 am

That's because those forums were ran by the, pardon my french, douchebags over at blind ferret entertainment... Who apparently are either so tech incompetent they didn't have a proper database backup or couldn't do it, or just couldn't be bothered to do the most basic thing. They refused to even create a new forum, though, just saying we were "on our own"- There's a reason Thunt decided to leave those guys behind. :roll:

Duke apparently has like, 30 different iterations of backups going... So I doubt we'll be able to lose this one. :P

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Re: Random Thread 2: Social plane shifting?

Post by Dusk9 » Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:01 am

I'm just glad I didn't have time to write an update for my game yesterday :lol:

But yeah, the only one who seemed to know it was even coming in advance was Mort, and that's just because he's on the Discord. I didn't even know there was a Discord before yesterday, let alone how to find details on forum update plans :shrug:

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Re: Random Thread 2: Social plane shifting?

Post by M0rtimer » Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:03 am

Even I only knew it was coming like, at most ten minutes in advance, really. It wasn't as much as knowing in advance as suddenly hearing he was about to start, and it took ten minutes for the forums to get taken down and the real work to start. My only regret is not saving my own update "just in case" during that time.

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Re: Random Thread 2: Social plane shifting?

Post by thinkslogically » Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:10 am

Yeah, that's just weird. :lol:

Oh well!

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Re: Random Thread 2: Social plane shifting?

Post by WearsHats » Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:39 pm

You can join the Discord if you want.

It was created for the livestream, but it doesn't usually have much traffic. Maybe that will change if people are interested. In any case, you can watch Duke and M0rt trying to fix the forum.
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Re: Random Thread 2: Social plane shifting?

Post by M0rtimer » Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:57 pm

Right now, it seems we're discussing the benefits of just completely migrating from the forums over to discord. :roll:

I suppose I should get a general idea of what the "population at large" actually thinks about the idea, though... Assuming every topic that'd want it would also get it's own channel and such. I admit I'm a bit hesitant to the idea myself, but discord is also "the future". And for most things I think there'd be a way to achieve the same effect as you'd do it on a forum.

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