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Well... its been a chaotic, stressful and rough week for those that noticed the Mod Database hasn't been up for the past 6 days. Before I begin my short rant, I'd like to take this opportunity to thank all the Mod Database visitors, many whom pledged free-hosting in our time of need. Unfortunatly

Posted by INtense! on Feb 6th, 2005

Well... its been a chaotic, stressful and rough week for those that noticed the Mod Database hasn't been up for the past 6 days.

Before I begin my short rant, I'd like to take this opportunity to thank all the Mod Database visitors, many whom pledged free-hosting in our time of need. Unfortunatly resolution wasn't that simple as up until the 6th of February, all Mod Database files were and still are locked down. Fortunatly we have a backup which is a month old, so please bear with us while we recover the remaining images etc.. which you may notice are missing.

Now for an explanation, basically put the Mod Database's hosts (Oktagone) ran into a spot of bother with there hosts (EZZI). Now i'd rather not delve into the issue here, but to put a positive spin on this painful period, I do have to say both companies have been working around the clock to sort things out and well simply put.. nothing is as easy to fix as it seems.

There is still work to go, but it shall all be behind us in the next 24 ~ 48hours. Rest assured there will be no more downtime!

All that remains to be said is please PLUG the MOD DATABASE on your website, we need to let everyone know we're back, and better than evah! (well maybe not the better part, but at least we're back!) Oh and more positive news is that in a month or 2 the moddb maybe securing a permanent download server. More news on that in a couple of days.

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ShortCutMan
ShortCutMan Feb 6 2005, 5:00am says:

/me plugs modDB into power point

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aX
aX Feb 6 2005, 5:04am says:

Yay

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NewfZ
NewfZ Feb 6 2005, 5:18am says:

Finally! Great to see it's back after the small absense.

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BloodShed
BloodShed Feb 6 2005, 5:28am says:

I post the news on my website :)

It's nice to be back :D

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Schnarr
Schnarr Feb 6 2005, 5:31am says:

You tell me it has only been six days, WOW, It feels like it has been months to me. :D Glad you're back up

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Docm30
Docm30 Feb 6 2005, 5:47am says:

Whew, i began to think the worst had happened...

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Tarky
Tarky Feb 6 2005, 6:05am says:

Yay good to see, good work to the moddb team! :)

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Guest
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Grogdon
Grogdon Feb 6 2005, 6:25am says:

Wohoo. I was starting to wonder about this place.

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ForK
ForK Feb 6 2005, 7:03am says:

Good to be back! Even if it is a month old.

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SEThorian
SEThorian Feb 6 2005, 7:04am says:

Ah, so there you guys were! :o

But I kindof anticipated this to go wrong, as maintenance rarely goes according to the book.. ;)

Still, it's good to see that you guys are back. I'll mention ModDB and (finally) update my profile with my next media release. (Hopefully this week..)

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VegasTheWZAd
VegasTheWZAd Feb 6 2005, 8:37am says:

i thought you guys banned me.

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Dragonlord
Dragonlord Feb 6 2005, 8:59am says:

back on track... and INtense kept his word, a day or so... good job there. i hope nothing simliar happens again. and a month... who cares... most important is it is back for good.

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Karuto
Karuto Feb 6 2005, 9:01am says:

Yes, Moddb being down for almost a week did feel like a lot longer, since I've been coming to this site practically every day. I hope nothing like this happens again for a while. Welcome back to life, Moddb :)

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J_C_A
J_C_A Feb 6 2005, 9:15am says:

Ohohohooo! It's online! ;D

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chis
chis Feb 6 2005, 9:28am says:

Noice stuff, it's nice that they have an IRC channel, as people just kept talking in there :)

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Stuffie
Stuffie Feb 6 2005, 9:32am says:

Yey *me hugglez modDB

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Apostle
Apostle Feb 6 2005, 12:34pm says:

Nice to have you back ModDB :)

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quellmyapathy
quellmyapathy Feb 6 2005, 1:45pm says:

The return is announced on DanMattia.net ;)

Welcome back!

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figge
figge Feb 6 2005, 2:29pm says:

finaly :)

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bart2o
bart2o Feb 6 2005, 2:40pm says:

modDB is being generously hosted by Oktagone you retarded ******* :P

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Greg
Greg Feb 6 2005, 4:13pm says:

Anymore slanders of OktaGone and i'll hunt down who you are and personally stab you in the face.

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Leperous
Leperous Feb 6 2005, 4:28pm says:

Glad you're back up again, still waiting for my site's resurrection :/

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Lord_Draco
Lord_Draco Feb 6 2005, 4:58pm says:

sucks about the whole oktagone thing, alot of sites went down:(

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ForK
ForK Feb 6 2005, 5:20pm says:

Mmm yeah I'll help greg do that too .. if they are over this way ;)

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EvilErnie
EvilErnie Feb 6 2005, 5:44pm says:

What happened to all the images? None of the galleries work...
Also on our mods profile it only shows we have 1 team member, we thought this was fixed, but it looks like its messed up again.

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SEThorian
SEThorian Feb 6 2005, 5:50pm says:

That's all mentioned in the newspost, ernie..

Meanwhile: the Nightwatch site is also down due to Oktagone difficulties. Everybody; please keep yer pants on! Just think of what you can do with the time you save from visiting those websites! You can do stuff such as modding! :o

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INtense!
INtense! Feb 6 2005, 7:03pm says:

those errors you mention ernie shall hopefully be fixed in 24 hours or so

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Leonardo-DiVinci
Leonardo-DiVinci Feb 6 2005, 7:13pm says:

yea Been following since last weekend and letting others know via my LJ on what was going on! WOOHOO! Thank god you're back!

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newfoundburrito
newfoundburrito Feb 6 2005, 7:31pm says:

yeah thats awesome

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Repent
Repent Feb 6 2005, 9:37pm says:

Good to see you guys back up, I was getting worried, your site is one of my favorites :)

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Epi7aph
Epi7aph Feb 6 2005, 10:57pm says:

oh wow, its amazing, i hadnt noticed :P

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n30g3n3s1s
n30g3n3s1s Feb 7 2005, 12:10am says:

Great! We missed you guys alot! :D

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declinsion
declinsion Feb 7 2005, 2:32am says:

I totally thought modDB had died. I even held a small personal funeral in my backyard with an empty box. But it seems that you ARE spawn of the undead, which in this case, is very very good!

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J_C_A
J_C_A Feb 7 2005, 4:20am says:
Quote:I could tell people I made a DOOM mod and then take them in a dark closet and shut the door and say "Hey! How you like my DOOM mod?"

That's amazing! ;:D:D:D:DD

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mystery8
mystery8 Feb 7 2005, 4:42am says:

Thanks to those who made ModDB's return possible.

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grOOvstEIn
grOOvstEIn Feb 7 2005, 4:10pm says:

Welcome back.

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Quackzilla
Quackzilla Feb 7 2005, 11:05pm says:

Heh, I didn't even notice because I was on a 7 day vacation.

Must have been hell...

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ImTheDarkcyde
ImTheDarkcyde Feb 8 2005, 12:53am says:

lol, it was

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DeaftrapX
DeaftrapX Feb 8 2005, 8:46pm says:

and to think... you guys grew from an insugnivicant little anoying addition to ones favorite list to one of the biggest mod resources online...
so what DID hapen those 6 days anyway?

or am i too blind and have missed the story...


note:
not that i found modDB annoying... only no very usefull at the time

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EvilErnie
EvilErnie Feb 9 2005, 4:11am says:

How long before the images are back up?

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|KILroy|
|KILroy| Feb 19 2005, 5:20pm says:

YAY FOR MODDB! WOOOOO...WOOOOOO! :D

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