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Last post Author Topic: The site is now back online (March 6th, 2008) - Come Say Hello!  (Read 79665 times)

Curt

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Re: The site is now back online (March 6th, 2008)
« Reply #50 on: March 07, 2008, 07:26:06 AM »
.. I just left DCPostNotifierLite running ...
Oh yes, that's a good idea - I was a little disappointed that I didn't receive a mail when DC was closed, and a mail again when it was up and running. But of course it is too late to learn from this, now, because it will never happen again!?  ;)

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Re: The site is now back online (March 6th, 2008)
« Reply #51 on: March 07, 2008, 07:30:52 AM »
Or will it........


Welcome back donationcoder

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Re: The site is now back online (March 6th, 2008)
« Reply #52 on: March 07, 2008, 07:33:42 AM »
Nice to see the site back on line!  :Thmbsup:
Thanks!
Bye!

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Re: The site is now back online (March 6th, 2008)
« Reply #53 on: March 07, 2008, 07:36:59 AM »
Welcome back DC!
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Re: The site is now back online (March 6th, 2008)
« Reply #54 on: March 07, 2008, 08:37:54 AM »
Yes,
BIG THANKs to ALL, mouser Gothic wordzilla for all the hard work

I guess you guys are still busy (or sleeping)
but if you get a chance
...please take this time to walk outside and remember what your family looks like. ;)
:)
+1.  but I thought DC was pretty close to being family...   :-[

I confess ...
I was just having a little dig at the message on the "Server is down" page -
I do get to go out and get fresh air [most]everyday...but I guess dc time often tends to come out of my work time  :-[
having had a break can help me break that habit...
but hey it is nice to be back :)

Who'd want to break the DC habit?   8)


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Re: The site is now back online (March 6th, 2008) - Come Say Hello!
« Reply #55 on: March 07, 2008, 08:57:42 AM »
Seeing all of these nice messages really cheers my heart.  Honestly speaking, I was completely devastated by what happened and it was all i could do to keep myself from totally losing it.  It was the help and support of everyone here on the site and in our irc channel (#donationcoder on efnet) that made the difference.

I think it also needs to be said that this site has been up for about three years now.  We've gone from a $10 a month server to now a $260/month server.  When the site was hacked we decided that we would take the opportunity to completely reinstall everything on a brand new server, with much better security, etc., as i described earlier.  While the donations to DC are not enough for anyone to make a full time job out of DC, the donations from everyday users has always paid the hosting bills, and these donations have made it possible for us to be able to always upgrade our server when the need arises.

Please note that ths is *not* a request from me that you donate now, it's my way of saying thank you to everyone who has donated in the past.  Money is not everything -- not by a long shot -- but I want to let you know that your financial support makes a significant difference in allowing us to keep the site online and running smoothly, so a big thank you to all of the silent and anonymous donators, as well as all of our regular forum participants.

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Re: The site is now back online (March 6th, 2008) - Come Say Hello!
« Reply #56 on: March 07, 2008, 09:08:47 AM »
Wow those five days seemed like an eternity, goes to show just how much I check (and depend on) the site :D

Seriously though fives days is a very short time to have completed such a mammoth task, my congratulations and thanks to all those who put in the hard work  :-*

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Re: The site is now back online (March 6th, 2008) - Come Say Hello!
« Reply #57 on: March 07, 2008, 10:11:54 AM »
Finally i can stop my frantic reloading of the "unread posts" page!

I'm glad we are back in bussiness  8)

Thanks a lot gothi[c] and wordzilla!! :D

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Re: The site is now back online (March 6th, 2008) - Come Say Hello!
« Reply #58 on: March 07, 2008, 10:14:06 AM »
Great work folks, welcome back.


...Man, my family's gotten old...

j/k  ;D

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Re: The site is now back online (March 6th, 2008) - Come Say Hello!
« Reply #59 on: March 07, 2008, 10:20:41 AM »
Congratulations on getting the site back up!

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Re: The site is now back online (March 6th, 2008) - Come Say Hello!
« Reply #60 on: March 07, 2008, 10:28:19 AM »
Yeah! I really missed the forums. I can't count how many times I went through the process of going... "Oh, I know! I'll just search the DC foru... ums... :(". Thanks for all the hard work you folks put in to get things back up and running. And a special Cody Thank You to Gothi[c].

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Re: The site is now back online (March 6th, 2008) - Come Say Hello!
« Reply #61 on: March 07, 2008, 10:41:25 AM »
Woo hoo! My favourite internet community is back. Now it's time to bug mouser!  :-*

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Re: The site is now back online (March 6th, 2008) - Come Say Hello!
« Reply #62 on: March 07, 2008, 10:55:59 AM »
Finally the site's back up! The current dc server is by all means a beast in itself and there's no way it can be overwhelmed by attackers or slashdot.  :D

I had the privilege to host DC temporary site on my server during the downtime (just for the displaying maintenance notice), and.... believe it or not, the gzip'd text html page alone (not including the cody pic displayed) accounted for 4.01GB of traffic usage in mere 3 days.  :o

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Re: The site is now back online (March 6th, 2008) - Come Say Hello!
« Reply #63 on: March 07, 2008, 12:44:48 PM »
First!!!!11

Damn - everyone else got back here before me :(

Thank you to all concerned in the rescue and rebuild operation. It sure is nice to have the forum back again.

<contented sigh>Aaaaah</contented sigh>

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Re: The site is now back online (March 6th, 2008) - Come Say Hello!
« Reply #64 on: March 07, 2008, 01:21:51 PM »
Second!!!!!!222222

Um, ahem...

I'm really sorry those ^%$£ hit the site as they did, and *thank you* mouser for your passion and sorry for your felt pain, no one could ever doubt your dedication to the site! Thank you gothic and wordzilla and anyone else for your work and support to DC and mouser.

:beer: all round!
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Re: The site is now back online (March 6th, 2008) - Come Say Hello!
« Reply #65 on: March 07, 2008, 01:57:15 PM »
Yay!  I've been going through serious withdrawal here!

Thanks for your hard work!

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Re: The site is now back online (March 6th, 2008) - Come Say Hello!
« Reply #66 on: March 07, 2008, 02:22:52 PM »
I had the privilege to host DC temporary site on my server during the downtime (just for the displaying maintenance notice), and.... believe it or not, the gzip'd text html page alone (not including the cody pic displayed) accounted for 4.01GB of traffic usage in mere 3 days.  :o

Crazy!

Well, I had the rare privilege? of doing the last post before the the site was closed down to prevent further problems, so imagine my surprise when the site stopped responding and I asked Wordzilla what was happening. At first, I couldn't believe it was h4xor, but further explanations confirmed the unthinkable :(

Fortunately, the management was quick, and the impact seems to be minimal. It was a blessing the site was delivering old malware, which was easy to identify (tip to f0dder), and could not wreak much havoc, as long as the usual defenses were in place. BIG thanks to Gothi[c] for its hard work with the server, and to mouser and Wordzilla for everything. Also, thanks to the members in the IRC channel, which was my refuge during the storm, and a very comfortable one :D

And thanks to the member that warned mouser about the infection (can you believe I forgot his name? :o)

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Re: The site is now back online (March 6th, 2008) - Come Say Hello!
« Reply #67 on: March 07, 2008, 02:27:04 PM »
And thanks to the member that warned mouser about the infection (can you believe I forgot his name? :o)
From the information that was fed to me (and IIRC), it's jazper you're talking about! ;)
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Re: The site is now back online (March 6th, 2008) - Come Say Hello!
« Reply #68 on: March 07, 2008, 02:30:21 PM »
dud link there jg  ;)
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Re: The site is now back online (March 6th, 2008) - Come Say Hello!
« Reply #69 on: March 07, 2008, 02:34:13 PM »
Yes, thanks for reminding me :-[. So, thanks to jazper for warning mouser :)

(URL fixed :P)

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Re: The site is now back online (March 6th, 2008) - Come Say Hello!
« Reply #70 on: March 07, 2008, 02:57:42 PM »
Hey, i did give the right link!
The idea was for people to donate to jazper so that he will keep on guard around DC's webpages :P.

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Re: The site is now back online (March 6th, 2008) - Come Say Hello!
« Reply #71 on: March 07, 2008, 04:41:40 PM »
First!!!!11
Second!!!!!!222222


Please forgive me my ignorance and for being  s l o w , but I am all confused:
What are you cute and spinning tops talking about?  :tellme:

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Re: The site is now back online (March 6th, 2008) - Come Say Hello!
« Reply #72 on: March 07, 2008, 04:55:21 PM »
... it's jazper you're talking about!

They were right, jgpaiva, the link is wrong for everyone else but you
- I guess we cannot donate from your account...

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Re: The site is now back online (March 6th, 2008) - Come Say Hello!
« Reply #73 on: March 07, 2008, 05:52:25 PM »
Please forgive me my ignorance and for being  s l o w , but I am all confused:
What are you cute and spinning tops talking about?  :tellme:

d00d, u not 1337! ZOMG!11111

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Re: The site is now back online (March 6th, 2008) - Come Say Hello!
« Reply #74 on: March 07, 2008, 06:00:39 PM »
 ;D :D :-* Welcome Back!!! Missed everyone!!