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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 says:

/me plugs modDB into power point

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aX
aX Feb 6 2005 says:

Yay

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NewfZ
NewfZ Feb 6 2005 says:

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

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BloodShed
BloodShed Feb 6 2005 says:

I post the news on my website :)

It's nice to be back :D

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Schnarr
Schnarr Feb 6 2005 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 says:

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

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Tarky
Tarky Feb 6 2005 says:

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

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Grogdon
Grogdon Feb 6 2005 says:

Wohoo. I was starting to wonder about this place.

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ForK
ForK Feb 6 2005 says:

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

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SEThorian
SEThorian Feb 6 2005 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 says:

i thought you guys banned me.

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Dragonlord
Dragonlord Feb 6 2005 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 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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TwinBeast
TwinBeast Feb 6 2005 says:

Ohohohooo! It's online! ;D

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chis
chis Feb 6 2005 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 says:

Yey *me hugglez modDB

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Apostle
Apostle Feb 6 2005 says:

Nice to have you back ModDB :)

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quellmyapathy
quellmyapathy Feb 6 2005 says:

The return is announced on DanMattia.net ;)

Welcome back!

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figge
figge Feb 6 2005 says:

finaly :)

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bart2o
bart2o Feb 6 2005 says:

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

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Greg Staff
Greg Feb 6 2005 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 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 says:

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

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ForK
ForK Feb 6 2005 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 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 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! Author
INtense! Feb 6 2005 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 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 says:

yeah thats awesome

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Repent
Repent Feb 6 2005 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 says:

oh wow, its amazing, i hadnt noticed :P

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n30g3n3s1s
n30g3n3s1s Feb 7 2005 says:

Great! We missed you guys alot! :D

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declinsion
declinsion Feb 7 2005 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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TwinBeast
TwinBeast Feb 7 2005 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 says:

Thanks to those who made ModDB's return possible.

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grOOvstEIn
grOOvstEIn Feb 7 2005 says:

Welcome back.

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Quackzilla
Quackzilla Feb 7 2005 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 says:

lol, it was

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DeaftrapX
DeaftrapX Feb 8 2005 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 says:

How long before the images are back up?

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|KILroy|
|KILroy| Feb 19 2005 says:

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

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