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Author Topic: Forum Downtimes and Errors  (Read 585 times)

Offline samspin

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Re: Forum Downtimes and Errors
« Reply #15 on: March 29, 2019, 10:26:56 PM »


My first thought was "MSN still exists?"

MSN probably thought "PlanetVampire still exists?"
You are correct, MSNbot itself no longer exits, having been superseded by BingBot. However most of BingBot's IP addresses still reference "msn.com" due to Microsoft's laziness. Hence when I looked up the last few entries in the server log prior to a freeze, all the IP addresses there were xxx.msn.com . Nice cat by the way, looks just like one of my own cats!
Anyway, I've managed to iron out most of the issues. Registration is now working again, as well as creating new sub boards. I've got PM attachments to work again, as well as several other mods (such as spoiler tags, Youtube and BBCode). I still have to fix up Karma yet. Going forward I'm making a list of all the additions to the forum database that mods do, just in case something like this happens again. It seems uninstall/reinstallation of mods does not clean up after the mess it makes in the database. Deicide, if you wish to be of assistance you are more than welcome. If you add me to Skype (name VoiceOfTheMysterons) I will have a chat with you!
In the meantime, thank you for the patience everyone.

Offline Barabbah

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Re: Forum Downtimes and Errors
« Reply #16 on: March 30, 2019, 04:11:44 AM »
My reaction was more "what is this bot and what was trying to to?" (I mean, it was an hacker or what)
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Offline Aurelian

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Re: Forum Downtimes and Errors
« Reply #17 on: March 30, 2019, 03:04:24 PM »
Question for administrators, has anyone from Bloodlines 2 team contacted you? It would be a nice gesture if they put Planet Vampire link on some of their official media online, especially if we take into account just how much the Bloodlines was preserved over all these years by admins and modders here.

Offline Signothorn

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Re: Forum Downtimes and Errors
« Reply #18 on: March 30, 2019, 03:14:38 PM »
Question for administrators, has anyone from Bloodlines 2 team contacted you? It would be a nice gesture if they put Planet Vampire link on some of their official media online, especially if we take into account just how much the Bloodlines was preserved over all these years by admins and modders here.

I can only speak for myself, but nobody has contacted me directly, outside answering my questions on Twitter, which they do for everyone. The devs are very engaging to all communities where possible, mostly on Twitter.