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Taffey
06-24-2013, 06:58 PM
As you are all aware, LBPCentral was down for the past 4-ish days. Before going any further, I would like to extend my sincerest apologies for any inconvenience that this service interruption caused. There are a lot of things going on in and around the community that depend on LBPCentral; you have my gratitude for being patient while we worked through the issue.

I have received a lot of questions related to the site downtime which I will do my best to answer here:

What happened? - There was a configuration issue at the domain registry that resulted in the site being unavailable.
That sounds complicated. What actually happened? - The site is run by squirrels in an underground bunker hidden in an undisclosed location. The squirrels went on strike.
Why? - I bought them unsalted peanuts instead of salted, as stated in their contract.
Were you hacked? - No, LBPCentral was not hacked.
Is the contest/group/activity I was involved in cancelled? - No, all previously scheduled community activities are officially back on track. Apologies for any delay that the site downtime caused.
Is this going to happen again? - While I'd like to say "No, never", I think that is an overly bold statement. What I will say is that it's extremely unlikely that the site will experience downtime again due to this exact issue.

Thanks again for your continued loyalty to LBPCentral, and enjoy the ongoing non-unavailableness of the site.

8)

avundcv
06-24-2013, 07:12 PM
Thanks for coming back :)
After a hard day at work it's always good to know, here is a place where I can have some relaxing moments with nice online friends :)

RockSauron
06-24-2013, 07:19 PM
I resent the notion that MY peanuts were to blame for this.

After all, we all know my peanuts can do do wrong!

...

Wait...

... Please don't leave me again, LBPC ;-;

Kato
06-24-2013, 07:33 PM
Accursed squirrels! Little chittering devils they are!

I'm totally understanding of web issues, and am just glad it's all sorted out. :D Good to have LBPC back again. ^_^

Taffey
06-24-2013, 07:34 PM
I resent the notion that MY peanuts were to blame for this. I know, I know... I was as shocked as you must be. Clearly we must strengthen our peanut supply chain going forward.




... Please don't leave me again, LBPC ;-;We won't!



Additionally, out of all this it became (once again) apparent that you aren't on Twitter. DEAR GOD WHY :boo:

RockSauron
06-24-2013, 07:35 PM
I know, I know... I was as shocked as you must be. Clearly we must strengthen our peanut supply chain going forward.



We won't!




Additionally, out of all this it became (once again) apparent that you aren't on Twitter. DEAR GOD WHY :boo:

I do have a twitter. I even sent you a tweet about that same exact joke.

I just don't really like tweeting.

Also, I wanted to give you a reprieve from the forces of darkness.

Taffey
06-24-2013, 07:41 PM
I do have a twitter. I even sent you a tweet about that same exact joke.WAT Where, who... when? What's your Twitter name? I don't see it.




I just don't really like tweeting. Oh, well we can remedy that. Give me some time and will make you really REALLY dislike tweeting. :D

RockSauron
06-24-2013, 07:42 PM
WAT Where, who... when? What's your Twitter name? I don't see it.

The great thing about my name is that its virtually guaranteed I can use it for every single thing in the world without anyone possibly stealing it.

Jauw
06-24-2013, 07:43 PM
Wee, we're back online! I must admit i missed it a lot! You know? Checking all the forums for recent posts and all the group topics etc.

Thanks Taffey! (And the moderators?) :D

-- Jauw

RockSauron
06-24-2013, 07:44 PM
Wee, we're back online! I must admit i missed it a lot! You know? Checking all the forums for recent posts and all the group topics etc.

Thanks Taffey! (And the moderators?) :D

-- Jauw

Oh, let's not forget who's REALLY responsible for bringing LBPC back!

ME!

:kz:

theswweet
06-24-2013, 08:53 PM
Thank god the site finally got sorted out.

Thanks for getting everything sorted, Taff.

craigmond
06-24-2013, 09:12 PM
Big thanks for all the hard work in getting the site back on it's feet, it's much appreciated :)

xxMATEOSxx
06-24-2013, 09:19 PM
Big thanks for bringing back the site and bringing us up to speed.

Taffey
06-24-2013, 09:22 PM
Thanks Taffey! (And the moderators?) :DYes indeed, the site staff is also very much to thank, as well as another extremely helpful little elf (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/member.php?4654-RickRock_777). ;)

L-I-M-I
06-24-2013, 09:27 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPvtFqbeyD4

Are we all going to receive free crowns for the downtime, I'm not talking about digital one's either, I want a real freaking crown and yes with all the perks and such like a castle with a moat :P

Pulparindo15
06-24-2013, 09:41 PM
And that's because it's dangerous to negotiate with squirrels. 8)
Anyway... I'm glad that Central is back!

Taffey
06-24-2013, 09:42 PM
Are we all going to receive free crowns for the downtime, I'm not talking about digital one's either, I want a real freaking crown and yes with all the perks and such like a castle with a moat :PAbsolutely, yes - everyone will receive a crown as a measure of my thanks. Click here (http://www.firstpalette.com/Craft_themes/Wearables/royalpapercrown/royalpapercrown.html) to redeem.

I'm still working on the castle and moat - I'll get back to you. ;)

RickRock_777
06-24-2013, 11:47 PM
Thanks for hanging in there, Tom. Especially considering you have real life responsibilities, as well. It was like a breath of fresh air, when the site appeared in my browser. It made me realize just how much I love this site, the Staff, those that dedicate their valuable time to make this place special, and the Community members that are special and support this site, either by funding or keeping the interaction lively.

"Lucyyyyyy. I'm home!" ;)

Edit: Tom, thanks for putting my profile page link in your earlier post. I'm glad I could help the little bit that I did. :D

aratiatia
06-25-2013, 12:22 AM
Good to see the site is back up, thank you.

jwwphotos
06-25-2013, 01:12 AM
Yay! Site back up!

Glad I could help explain the mystery and get us back on track. :)

Lord-Dreamerz
06-25-2013, 03:00 AM
Oh it's back. took longer then some for the site to start working for me.

Also...


That sounds complicated. What actually happened? - The site is run by squirrels in an underground bunker hidden in an undisclosed location. The squirrels went on strike.
Why? - I bought them unsalted peanuts instead of salted, as stated in their contract.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23CejJV6WFg

yugnar
06-25-2013, 03:30 AM
Absolutely, yes - everyone will receive a crown as a measure of my thanks. Click here (http://www.firstpalette.com/Craft_themes/Wearables/royalpapercrown/royalpapercrown.html) to redeem.

I'm still working on the castle and moat - I'll get back to you. ;)

You know, I clicked that link with my hopes so high *sigh*

HAHAHA just kidding! Glad to see the site back online! :D

WESFUN
06-25-2013, 04:17 AM
as of the recent downtime i went crazy with out my lbpcentrial so it resulted into this at first.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWaLxFIVX1s
then a little bit of this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFNKccJc5eo
then it ended with
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5IlA4ehJck

warlord_evil
06-25-2013, 04:52 AM
Wooohooo! :D

This may seem random, but I remember when the site went down when I was admin. (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?73055-Site-down) Now that I look back at that thread, I don't really remember that happening. I think something did happen, but LBPC just resolved itself somehow...I guess I forgot to address everyone about it too. :p

It may have been from that time I tried cramming a whole LBPC web page into my custom user title just to see what it would do - the whole ordeal made every thread inaccessible and nearly broke the whole website. I almost panicked because I couldn't edit my profile back to normal, because the edit page broke too! I eventually used some HTML tricks to remove the offending user title data on my browser client, wherein I could then edit my title back to normal. Twas a fun time.

Man, it was awesome being admin. But then again, it's probably best that Taffey is admin now...it keeps me from accidentally obliterating the whole website. :hero:

Ali_Star
06-25-2013, 08:29 AM
http://teenagenetwork.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/ace-ventura-its-alive.gif?w=474&h=249

ARD
06-25-2013, 10:18 AM
I could get on for about 2 minutes last night then the site completely disappeared again for another 12 hours until just now...hopefully it's working now :cry:

LieutenantFatman
06-25-2013, 10:33 AM
Hurray! Glad to see the site is alive again. :)

Morgana25
06-25-2013, 01:01 PM
This reminds me of that time the city of Milwaukee just disappeared for 2 hours. Completely gone, all that showed from satellite photos was a river valley.... remember that Taffey?

Glad to see the site is back again. :) I was missing my lunchtime browsing routine.

Schnupsi
06-26-2013, 01:25 PM
Thanks a lot and a big *knuddel* *hug* to everyone who is responsible for bringing back the forum again ! :D

I must admit ... I missed it :love:

Yatterhog
06-26-2013, 05:02 PM
Oh sorry about the downtime. I was enjoying The Muppets DLC add on while waiting. Which Reminds me, I gotta get back to the game!

bonner123
06-26-2013, 05:51 PM
It's nice to see that the site is back from its functionality hiatus. Thanks!

Taffey
06-26-2013, 08:13 PM
This reminds me of that time the city of Milwaukee just disappeared for 2 hours. Completely gone, all that showed from satellite photos was a river valley.... remember that Taffey?Was that before or after they discovered Data's head in an archaeological dig site? ;)

nysudyrgh
06-28-2013, 12:33 AM
I was like totally worried and scared and stuff. ;-; Never do that again LBPC!
Thanks for getting everything back up and running staff, you're the best! <3

RockSauron
06-30-2013, 04:35 PM
Y U GO DOWN AGAIN?

Y? :kz:

Ali_Star
06-30-2013, 04:46 PM
Y U GO DOWN AGAIN?

Y? :kz:

Mafia hack.

RockSauron
06-30-2013, 04:49 PM
Mafia hack.

You WOULD know... :kz:

Ali_Star
06-30-2013, 04:52 PM
You WOULD know... :kz:

I'm innocent, remember! I know nothing. Well.... I know something, but I ain't telling!

RockSauron
06-30-2013, 04:54 PM
I'm innocent, remember! I know nothing. Well.... I know something, but I ain't telling!

Well yeah. But if our own Sheriff wasn't able to know the cause of our fair site's downtime, who would?

jwwphotos
06-30-2013, 06:42 PM
It was the web hosting company screwing something up or not paying attention. They don't seem to be the brightest at times. :/

mh637099
07-06-2013, 06:19 AM
I'm a web expert, you didn't use squirrels, something went wrong with vBulletin, Apache and the MySQL Database right?

jwwphotos
07-06-2013, 01:17 PM
Actually none of the above the other time. :p ...oh, this last time? The server needed rippled was all.

Rabid-Coot
07-06-2013, 08:18 PM
MySQL

MySQuirreL

DawnBreaker_23
07-10-2013, 04:03 AM
Glad it's back up! :gopher:

hyperdude95
07-20-2013, 02:35 AM
Yay LBPC is back! I hope no one stole some snacks while it was down. . . :mad:

hyper

jaffakree503
07-24-2013, 05:11 AM
Unsure if this has been said before, but this kind of downtime happens all the time when I try to access the site. Almost daily. Right in the middle of the day in Australia - about noon - the site goes down for maybe an hour or two. No one ever mentions the daily downtime so I'm guessing it might just be me? It happens on different devices - phone, ipad, PC. I am in no way tech minded, so I have no idea what is actually happening though. It was a problem when I was apart of the Vita Christmas Group, I would try to log in on my lunch break but it never worked. But a few hours later, no problems.

Rogar
07-24-2013, 08:20 AM
That would be the nightly back-up, I presume. That's always happened, at around 00:25 GMT, I think.

jwwphotos
07-24-2013, 09:30 AM
Around 7:25 EST for about 10 - 15 minutes is the nightly backup, even longer on Sunday. Many of the issues lately has either exceeded that window, as in never coming back up after that window for a few hours, or at other times just down for several hours.

The original event that this thread was created for was quite a few days.

yugnar
08-03-2013, 03:56 AM
Thanks the LBP gods this fansite is one of the last LBP fansites that is still quite active. And I hope it will be like that for much longer.