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Board Info => Announcements => Topic started by: Oldiesmann on March 30, 2016, 03:01:23 pm

Title: We're back!
Post by: Oldiesmann on March 30, 2016, 03:01:23 pm
I'm happy to report that the forum is finally back online after nearly a week. Unfortunately, all posts and other data was lost due to a series of hardware failures and no backups (the host claimed to do nightly backups but for whatever reason that option was never enabled on the server).

Everything should be pretty much the way it was, although the gallery will be returning later (I've opted to go to a more integrated gallery option this time rather than using an external system as we had before), and I haven't yet decided if I'm going to put a wiki back up since it wasn't used much to begin with.

Please let me know if you run into any problems or have any questions. Have fun!
Title: Re: We're back!
Post by: Oldiesmann on March 30, 2016, 03:42:33 pm
The new gallery is live! Just click on "Media" in the menu to get started.
Title: Re: We're back!
Post by: SAGG on March 30, 2016, 04:23:46 pm
Hello again. I had to re-register and use a different password, but that's it. :)
Title: Re: We're back!
Post by: BettyReggie on March 30, 2016, 04:31:08 pm
Thank God I was going through Archie with drawal.
Title: Re: We're back!
Post by: spazaru on March 30, 2016, 04:31:45 pm
Awesome.  Glad to be back with y'all.  I missed you!
Title: Re: We're back!
Post by: Oldiesmann on March 30, 2016, 04:46:49 pm
Good to see everyone again! Keep spreading the word and hopefully we'll get more people back soon.
Title: Re: We're back!
Post by: 60sBettyandReggie on March 30, 2016, 04:47:12 pm
I missed the forum! Glad it is back. It's too bad everything was lost though  :'(
Hope it doesn't happen again.
Title: Re: We're back!
Post by: Oldiesmann on March 30, 2016, 04:47:54 pm
It's unlikely such a thing will happen again. I'm with a different host now and am paying for an automated backup service.
Title: Re: We're back!
Post by: 60sBettyandReggie on March 30, 2016, 05:01:11 pm
Quote from: Oldiesmann on March 30, 2016, 03:01:23 pm
I'm happy to report that the forum is finally back online after nearly a week. Unfortunately, all posts and other data was lost due to a series of hardware failures and no backups (the host claimed to do nightly backups but for whatever reason that option was never enabled on the server).

Everything should be pretty much the way it was, although the gallery will be returning later (I've opted to go to a more integrated gallery option this time rather than using an external system as we had before), and I haven't yet decided if I'm going to put a wiki back up since it wasn't used much to begin with.

Please let me know if you run into any problems or have any questions. Have fun!



What is the difference between this new gallery and the one before?
Title: Re: We're back!
Post by: Oldiesmann on March 30, 2016, 05:14:06 pm
Two completely different systems. This one was written specifically as an add-on for the forum. The other one was a standalone gallery script that was integrated with the forum via a separate addon.
Title: Re: We're back!
Post by: Archiecomicxfan215 on March 30, 2016, 05:56:08 pm
Welcome back :)
Title: Re: We're back!
Post by: nuageo on March 30, 2016, 06:17:21 pm
Hello, I'm back too!  :)
Title: Re: We're back!
Post by: PTF on March 30, 2016, 06:26:03 pm
I'm here too. :)
Title: Re: We're back!
Post by: PixyJunket on March 30, 2016, 06:30:24 pm
Welcome back!! I was wondering what happened.

The gallery is gone. I'm in deep pain over this.
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Post by: BettyReggie on March 30, 2016, 06:37:54 pm
Yeah I was so used to going on this site everyday. I loved it. I never missed a day.
Title: Re: We're back!
Post by: 60sBettyandReggie on March 30, 2016, 06:40:42 pm
Quote from: PixyJunket on March 30, 2016, 06:30:24 pm
Welcome back!! I was wondering what happened.

The gallery is gone. I'm in deep pain over this.



Me too, it had so many great panels and stories  :'(  Also a lot of great threads full of very interesting information. It's so sad.
Title: Re: We're back!
Post by: Oldiesmann on March 30, 2016, 07:15:49 pm
There's a new gallery here that you can start loading up. It's different than the old one but hopefully simpler to use.

Sent from my LG G3 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: We're back!
Post by: Imnotmark on March 30, 2016, 09:36:18 pm
Hi everyone! I've never really posted but I've hung around awhile. Was sad to see the site down. Glad it's back though!
Title: Re: We're back!
Post by: invisifan on March 30, 2016, 09:53:03 pm
And I'm back as well ...  Some info may be cached by google et al  (internet wayback) but you'd really have to know what you were looking for to have a hope ... @ PTF do you have copies of your fanfic offline?

I'd give the wiki a shot -- with some advertising ... didn't know it was there (or what it was for?)
Title: Re: We're back!
Post by: PixyJunket on March 30, 2016, 09:58:21 pm
Quote from: invisifan on March 30, 2016, 09:53:03 pm
And I'm back as well ...  Some info may be cached by google et al  (internet wayback) but you'd really have to know what you were looking for to have a hope ... @ PTF do you have copies of your fanfic offline?

I'd give the wiki a shot -- with some advertising ... didn't know it was there (or what it was for?)


I tired that on two pinups I had in open tabs on my browser to no avail.

http://www.archiefans.com//v/useralbums/RiverPhoenixDale/Pin-Ups/apg23pinupAa.jpg.html

http://www.archiefans.com//v/useralbums/RiverPhoenixDale/Pin-Ups/laugh142pinup.jpg.html
Title: Re: We're back!
Post by: irishmoxie on March 30, 2016, 10:34:56 pm
Really sad everything is gone.  :'(  There were some really good old threads and a huge gallery on here. But I guess now only the tried and true are left.


I really missed visiting the site every day and talking about "comical" comics on here. I couldn't really find a replacement site that talks about nonsuperhero, nonDC, nonMarvel comics.
Title: Re: We're back!
Post by: Oldiesmann on March 30, 2016, 11:23:15 pm
I miss everything too. It's a shame I didn't have any backups and the host didn't follow through with their promise to make nightly backups. Hopefully we'll be able to continue on even without all the old useful posts.
Title: Re: We're back!
Post by: BlueBomber2015 on March 31, 2016, 12:07:15 am
I hope some of the others can return, some of them might not know about the purging that went on here.
Title: Re: We're back!
Post by: Oldiesmann on March 31, 2016, 12:14:27 am
I've mentioned it on the site's Facebook and Twitter accounts. Not sure how many follow us either place.
Title: Re: We're back!
Post by: invisifan on March 31, 2016, 01:17:38 am
I don't do much on Facebook but I did find the posts there which helped.
Title: Re: We're back!
Post by: BlueBomber2015 on March 31, 2016, 01:26:50 am
Will there be any chance of enabling options such as adding friends and name changes?
Title: Re: We're back!
Post by: CAPalace on March 31, 2016, 01:53:21 am
Kind of lousy of them not to be doing some form of backups like they said. Aw well, a fresh start.
Title: Re: We're back!
Post by: Oldiesmann on March 31, 2016, 10:23:11 am
Quote from: MegaMan-Urvy on March 31, 2016, 01:26:50 am
Will there be any chance of enabling options such as adding friends and name changes?


You should be able to add friends already. Name changes can be done with the shop items like last time.
Title: Re: We're back!
Post by: irishmoxie on March 31, 2016, 01:08:57 pm
Quote from: Oldiesmann on March 31, 2016, 12:14:27 am
I've mentioned it on the site's Facebook and Twitter accounts. Not sure how many follow us either place.


I didn't follow you on Twitter until the site went down.
Title: Re: We're back!
Post by: PTF on March 31, 2016, 03:09:13 pm
Quote from: invisifan on March 30, 2016, 09:53:03 pm
And I'm back as well ...  Some info may be cached by google et al  (internet wayback) but you'd really have to know what you were looking for to have a hope ... @ PTF do you have copies of your fanfic offline?

I'd give the wiki a shot -- with some advertising ... didn't know it was there (or what it was for?)


Yeah, I have all my fan fics on a flash drive.
Title: Re: We're back!
Post by: invisifan on March 31, 2016, 04:54:06 pm
Quote from: PTF on March 31, 2016, 03:09:13 pm
Quote from: invisifan on March 30, 2016, 09:53:03 pm
And I'm back as well ...  Some info may be cached by google et al  (internet wayback) but you'd really have to know what you were looking for to have a hope ... @ PTF do you have copies of your fanfic offline?

I'd give the wiki a shot -- with some advertising ... didn't know it was there (or what it was for?)


Yeah, I have all my fan fics on a flash drive.
That whole section of the forum was something I'd meant to check out ... never seemed to have the time, and put it off for "later" ...  :'(
Title: Re: We're back!
Post by: Asdfghjkl on March 31, 2016, 06:19:04 pm
Hey, guys!  I am finally back on the site!  So glad it's back!  I missed coming here so much!
Title: Re: We're back!
Post by: JonInIowaCity on April 01, 2016, 08:10:48 am
Hello! I think I need to make a certain amount of posts before I can put up a new profile pic or accept friend requests.
Title: Re: We're back!
Post by: invisifan on April 01, 2016, 11:00:22 am
5 for pics.  Don't know if friends are dependent though ...
Title: Re: We're back!
Post by: HarryLuceyFan on April 01, 2016, 01:00:24 pm
At the rate I post at, I'll be a newbie for the next 10 years...

... and for some silly reason, I can't figure out how to add friends :(
Title: Re: We're back!
Post by: daren on April 01, 2016, 11:51:04 pm
Thanks for bringing the forum back Oldiesmann, and for looking into what I pm'ed you.
Title: Re: We're back!
Post by: Oldiesmann on April 02, 2016, 02:15:29 am
Quote from: HarryLuceyFan on April 01, 2016, 01:00:24 pm
At the rate I post at, I'll be a newbie for the next 10 years...

... and for some silly reason, I can't figure out how to add friends :(


The buddies/friends thing must be tied in with some other profile-related permission. I'll look into it more tomorrow when I'm not half asleep.
Title: Re: We're back!
Post by: TheSnowflakeNetwork on April 02, 2016, 08:56:21 am
I've decided to make the most of this with a new identity.

That said, it's still sad that a lot of Archie-related information was lost in the crash.
Title: Re: We're back!
Post by: The Downloader on April 02, 2016, 10:04:31 am
Quote from: TheSnowflakeNetwork on April 02, 2016, 08:56:21 am
I've decided to make the most of this with a new identity.

That said, it's still sad that a lot of Archie-related information was lost in the crash.


Yes, hopefully we can reupload some of it.  I myself have some that I can reupload if needed.
Title: Re: We're back!
Post by: Original Sin on April 04, 2016, 10:21:56 am
Thanks for getting the site back up, Oldiesmann.
Title: Re: We're back!
Post by: Thrillho on April 09, 2016, 03:06:09 pm
I had no idea this happened.  :o  Really bummed about the gallery and all the old threads with all the great stories, especially the Betty is crazy collection, but it's nice to have a fresh start.


By the way, this is BrightestDay under a new username, didn't really care for the old one. It's a Simpsons joke.
Title: Re: We're back!
Post by: longtermarchie101 on April 30, 2016, 12:10:59 pm
welcome back I miss my old gallery lol :P
Title: Re: We're back!
Post by: ASS-P on June 11, 2016, 03:44:25 pm

...Okay , that answers my " revamp "  :P question...........









Quote from: Oldiesmann on March 30, 2016, 03:01:23 pm
I'm happy to report that the forum is finally back online after nearly a week. Unfortunately, all posts and other data was lost due to a series of hardware failures and no backups (the host claimed to do nightly backups but for whatever reason that option was never enabled on the server).

Everything should be pretty much the way it was, although the gallery will be returning later (I've opted to go to a more integrated gallery option this time rather than using an external system as we had before), and I haven't yet decided if I'm going to put a wiki back up since it wasn't used much to begin with.

Please let me know if you run into any problems or have any questions. Have fun!
Title: Re: We're back!
Post by: richard on June 29, 2016, 02:06:44 am
Glad that you are back.
I have a grievance regarding your commemorative edition The Best of Archie Comics 75 years 75 stories.
Did you know that pages 513 to 544 are repeated in the  comic and pages 545 to 576 are missing?
Seems that somebody did not check before the print was run.
Richard.

Title: Re: We're back!
Post by: daren on June 30, 2016, 05:21:02 am
Hi richard, you have to complain directly to Archie Comics for that (and you should--that sucks): www.archiecomics.com. This is an independent forum.
Title: Re: We're back!
Post by: DeCarlo Rules on June 30, 2016, 10:12:51 am
Quote from: daren on June 30, 2016, 05:21:02 am
Hi richard, you have to complain directly to Archie Comics for that (and you should--that sucks): www.archiecomics.com. This is an independent forum.


That reminds me. I've been reading some of the older digests and keep coming across either letter pages, fan art pages, or "Find Your Name In Print" pages. There were editorial pages, and sometimes a whole page devoted to "Send us your emails @".

I see NOTHING like that in today's digests. It's like...

"WE DON'T CARE ABOUT YOUR OPINION. EITHER BUY IT OR DON'T, BUT LEAVE US ALONE. WE'VE GOT ENOUGH TO DO WITHOUT LISTENING TO YOUR PROBLEMS, WHINES AND RANTS"
Title: Re: We're back!
Post by: irishmoxie on June 30, 2016, 10:20:36 am
Quote from: DeCarlo Rules on June 30, 2016, 10:12:51 am
Quote from: daren on June 30, 2016, 05:21:02 am
Hi richard, you have to complain directly to Archie Comics for that (and you should--that sucks): www.archiecomics.com (http://www.archiecomics.com). This is an independent forum.


That reminds me. I've been reading some of the older digests and keep coming across either letter pages, fan art pages, or "Find Your Name In Print" pages. There were editorial pages, and sometimes a whole page devoted to "Send us your emails @".

I see NOTHING like that in today's digests. It's like...

"WE DON'T CARE ABOUT YOUR OPINION. EITHER BUY IT OR DON'T, BUT LEAVE US ALONE. WE'VE GOT ENOUGH TO DO WITHOUT LISTENING TO YOUR PROBLEMS, WHINES AND RANTS"



;D That would be hilarious if they printed some of the comments/criticisms from this forum in a letters page in the Archie reboot.
Title: Re: We're back!
Post by: Archie Comics Collector(Kalell) on July 03, 2016, 09:31:51 pm
Quote from: richard on June 29, 2016, 02:06:44 am
Glad that you are back.
I have a grievance regarding your commemorative edition The Best of Archie Comics 75 years 75 stories.
Did you know that pages 513 to 544 are repeated in the  comic and pages 545 to 576 are missing?
Seems that somebody did not check before the print was run.
Richard.


This is probably an error with some copies. I checked my copy and these errors do not show up. Do not assume that your copy is indicative of all copies.
Title: Re: We're back!
Post by: Salem on June 05, 2018, 09:19:24 pm
Wow. I can't believe it has been over 2 years. A lot has happened since I was last on these forums.


Glad to be back.


Salem
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