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Thread: Main site back up after short down time

  1. #21
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    Congratulations great job

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    Since the site has been hacked, every time I went to wipeoutzone.com I was redirected to the forums. For the first time in years, when I went to wipeoutzone.com this morning I had the pleasant surprise of seeing the actual website instead of the forums. Thank you Rob, you definitely made my day.

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    You're welcome.

    I could have moved the forum to the site root but decided I'd just put in a "temporary" redirect so it wouldn't mess with any bookmarks or search engine rankings. Made it easier to switch back as well.

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    And you have done well :) I always came to wipeoutzone.com and not wipeoutzone.com/forum because I knew things would be fixed someday. Why would I do that? Well, I guess I was a believer —and still am.

    I don’t mean to nitpick (says the nitpicker), but you wrote that the site went offline “February 2011 to be exact” and AFAIK the site was hacked on February 2012. Oh, and I’m glad you and I have the same definition of “short down time” :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by infoxicated View Post
    You're welcome.

    I could have moved the forum to the site root but decided I'd just put in a "temporary" redirect so it wouldn't mess with any bookmarks or search engine rankings. Made it easier to switch back as well.
    Good call, Foxy. I admit I got a little teary-eyed when that showed up again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vincoof View Post
    I don’t mean to nitpick (says the nitpicker), but you wrote that the site went offline “February 2011 to be exact” and AFAIK the site was hacked on February 2012. Oh, and I’m glad you and I have the same definition of “short down time” :)
    Yeah, it was - I put the wrong time frame in the first post here as well, but when I realised I wasn't near a computer and although it's easy to edit the forum posts the main site does not have a CMS so I have to go into the DB to do it. I'll change it there too.

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    Thanks for this, great seeing it all again!

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    Wow it's really been down that long? Thanks for bringing it back Rob, it warms my heart

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    Wow, what a huge surprise! Even though I used to lurk a bit, I registered/became active right about the time it all went awry. And then now, after like more than 4 and a half years, visiting the main site gave me such a burst of nostalgia. Great work getting it back up and running!

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    I'm late to this news, since well, I had the forums bookmarked and not the main website anymore (Can you blame me?)

    Anyways, it looks pretty fresh and great. Sure it's basic in most of its presentation, but IMO that's what makes it fast and good in the first place.

    Thank you for still working on it.

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