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The status of BSR

POSTED BY: HAKEN
UPDATED: Thursday, November 8, 2007 13:30
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Monday, November 5, 2007 4:39 PM

HAKEN

Likes to mess with stuffs.


First, the good news. By chance I was able to find a dump I did of the site's database at home from June 2007 that I had forgotten about. I must have made it when I started thinking about ShinyUniverse. So instead of losing over a year's worth of stuff, we're only missing about 4 months, which is still a lot of stuff.

There's been some reports of weird messages being posted on the site in Chinese. I have also been told that there's been about 6000+ attempts yesterday to access the site from China. They're in love with us over there. They should just order several millions Serenity DVDs to show us how great that love is.

More news soon.






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Monday, November 5, 2007 5:26 PM

PHYRELIGHT


Quote:

Originally posted by Haken:
They're in love with us over there. They should just order several millions Serenity DVDs to show us how great that love is.

LOL! I wonder if they can do some hacking over at Amazon.com?!



I aim to misbehave, but I usually miss!

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Monday, November 5, 2007 5:38 PM

DERANGEDMILK


Quote:

Originally posted by Haken:
I have also been told that there's been about 6000+ attempts yesterday to access the site from China.



Squatters?
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Monday, November 5, 2007 6:04 PM

DESERTGIRL


Thanks for all the time and energy you spend on this shiney little verse. And may I just add Yeah! maybe do a little dance.

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Monday, November 5, 2007 6:06 PM

TVCHICK


Is there any way to ban people with IPs from China from being able to register & post? (Due to my limited knowledge of these things, I'm not acutally sure if that would help...)

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Monday, November 5, 2007 6:53 PM

SLUMMING


Speaking as a person who has posted 300,000 words of a continuing storyline in the BSR since April of 2007, may I just say "Thank You" for finding this latest backup. I'm hoping there's another one lying about somewhere that you will run across, but getting even this much content back is a major miracle! You're doing a really great job under difficult circumstances! Bravo!

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Monday, November 5, 2007 7:07 PM

PHOENIXROSE

You think you know--what's to come, what you are. You haven't even begun.


FOR YAY!!!


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Monday, November 5, 2007 7:41 PM

MISSWHATSIS


So does that mean we can start posting? Thanks so much for all the work and concern and care. You're a big damn hero.

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Monday, November 5, 2007 7:46 PM

CRANKGORILLA


China has been generous.

I eat chickens.

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Monday, November 5, 2007 9:32 PM

WYTCHCROFT


thanks haken!

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Monday, November 5, 2007 9:36 PM

NEWOLDBROWNCOAT


Yay, Haken!!!

glad ya got a lot of our stuff back...

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Monday, November 5, 2007 9:42 PM

HAKEN

Likes to mess with stuffs.


Quote:

Originally posted by misswhatsis:
So does that mean we can start posting? Thanks so much for all the work and concern and care. You're a big damn hero.



Yeah, post away.

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Monday, November 5, 2007 9:56 PM

WYTCHCROFT


Quote:

yeah, post away


and laconic too - what a dude!:)

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Monday, November 5, 2007 10:02 PM

ALBIO


I'm still pissed off that i can't read shades of the past or long road home but at least we got more back.

an still why attack are little home? O well at least the worst is behind us

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Monday, November 5, 2007 10:51 PM

JANE0904

Is it bad that what she said made perfect sense to me?


It may be just me, but I've tried to upload a new item to the BSR and it won't let me. Says it can't put a null content into a column and it failed me.

I'll try again later, but is it a hangover from the hacking?

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Monday, November 5, 2007 10:54 PM

JANE0904

Is it bad that what she said made perfect sense to me?


Just to assist, this is the text message I get:

Microsoft OLE DB Provider for ODBC Drivers error '80040e21'

[Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver][SQL Server]Cannot insert the value NULL into column 'ContentID', table 'andromeda.dbo.BlueSunContent'; column does not allow nulls. INSERT fails.

/sunroomsavefanfic.asp, line 144


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"Is it bad that what she said made perfect sense to me?"

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Monday, November 5, 2007 11:34 PM

CBSTEVE


Great news! For most that is. I didn't join until July of 2007 so all my stuff is gone. I guess I'll start reposting, starting with one each of my fanfics and images a day for the next two weeks or so. If anyone finds out who did this, please kick them where the sun don't shine for me will ya. Thanks in advance.

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Tuesday, November 6, 2007 2:17 AM

AMDOBELL


Haken you are a marvel! Can't tell you how much work you have saved me with finding that more recent backup. Just have four months work to repost as and when. Also, if the Chinese love us so much why are they screwing everything up? Have we someone who can post a notice to them on the site in Chinese to stop messing up with our site? Maybe they don't realise the harm they are doing though for this much damage to be caused I have the sickening feeling whoever is behind it knows *exactly* what they are doing and for that alone I wish to curse them with each of the nine hells.

Ali D :~)
You can't take the sky from me...

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Tuesday, November 6, 2007 2:21 AM

GRIZWALD


A Chinese speaker was posting in Chinese Translations the last few days. Maybe he (or she) could do some translating for us, warning Chinese-only speakers what they are doing to the site.

As for them buying several million copies of the DVDs, I'm gonna guess that isn't going to happen. Why buy the cow when you can burn several million copies of the milk for free?

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Tuesday, November 6, 2007 7:28 AM

BADKARMA00


Quote:

I'm still pissed off that i can't read shades of the past or long road home but at least we got more back.
Quote:



I'll be reposting them soon, perhaps as early as this evening. I appreciate you interest in them, btw

Bad_karma

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Tuesday, November 6, 2007 2:59 PM

LEIASKY


At least you found some stuff, that's good. I'm crossing my fingers that you'll find more as all my stuff from June to Oct is still gone. I'm not going to bother with re-posting. I'm I've got plenty of backups of the fics themselves but I really miss the comments.

Can you ban IP's from China?

"A government is a body of people usually notably ungoverned."

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Tuesday, November 6, 2007 3:13 PM

NBZ


Is it really a good idea to ban over a billion people?

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Tuesday, November 6, 2007 3:22 PM

ASARIAN


Quote:

Originally posted by nbz:
Is it really a good idea to ban over a billion people?



Yes. :)


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"Mei-mei, everything I have is right here." -- Simon Tam

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Tuesday, November 6, 2007 10:36 PM

JANE0904

Is it bad that what she said made perfect sense to me?


As there's been some flooding already of the BSR with reposts, perhaps that great suggestion from ABBEYGIRL to have a repost-Monday should be taken up. Then no-one would put up new stories/chapters on that day, no-one would look for anything new, and no-one would miss out! What do you think?

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Wednesday, November 7, 2007 3:24 AM

HOMESPUN


Haken, thank you so much for your hard work with this site. I haven't been around because frankly, I've been embarrassed about not finishing my fic. Maybe now that I've seen the trouble you've gone through to restore it, comments and all, I'll get off my duff and write again.

Really, thank you for your dedication.

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Wednesday, November 7, 2007 3:29 PM

AIENAN

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Thursday, November 8, 2007 1:30 PM

MAL4PREZ


Oh. My. God. That is so cool.

Nice one Aienan!

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