Truncated Posts

Discussion in 'Communications' started by Grimby, Sep 2, 2012.

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  1. Grimby Technical Consultant

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    Is it not on the boards anymore?

    - Sent from my R2 unit
  2. Jedi_Liz Force Ghost

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    @Grimby I was asking about the truncating issues related to what happened AFTER the move, NOT anything to do with the temp boards. I have a few fanfics that suffered the truncating and I wanted to know if anyone has gotten closer to fixing the issue with the database.and coding.
  3. BultarSwan Founder: Grand Rapids, MI FF

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    It isn't there. :eek: :( It was titled 'Heart of Darkness'.
  4. Grimby Technical Consultant

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    If you don't see it at all, I would have to assume it was pruned or the thread deleted for some reason. Did you try searching the FanFic forums and/or asking the FanFic mods for help finding it?

    There is no news to report on this. I am still trying to get IGN to give us the full backup of the database. IGN was sold recently to J2 Global (parent company of Ziff Davis) and that has thrown a huge wrench into their day to day operations.
  5. BultarSwan Founder: Grand Rapids, MI FF

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    I have yet to ask the mods, but I did search the forum.
  6. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    Do you remember what board it was on before the move? (Before, After, Saga,etc?)
  7. Grimby Technical Consultant

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  8. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    You beat my search by about a minute. If that is it it's dated prior to 2010 so if we still have that test database load maybe the rest is there.
  9. BultarSwan Founder: Grand Rapids, MI FF

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    Thanks to you both for looking. Yes it is. Thanks a ton. :D
  10. jcgoble3 Force Ghost

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    Speaking of the test database, exactly when in 2010 was the snapshot taken? If possible, I could use this post from November of that year. Being that it's late in the year I suspect it's not in your copy, but I thought I'd try.
  11. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    Grimby can confirm, but I believe it was earlier than November.
  12. Grimby Technical Consultant

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    The test database is not available at this time.
  13. Sith-I-5 Force Ghost

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    Where a link to a story just gives a url, and a message saying the thread cannot be found, is that the same problem as above?
  14. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    Can you give us an example?
  15. Sith-I-5 Force Ghost

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    Apparently not.

    I had somehow Googled my way to a locked FanFic thread about crossover stories, and in one of my posts, I linked to a story of mine, which created the above error.

    I don't seem to be able to replicate the Google result, so it kind of stops my query in its tracks.

    *sighs and walks away*
  16. moosemousse CR - FF:UK South

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    @Sith-I-5: different issue. The old boards used different links to the new. This should be able to help: http://lazyk.sub.jp/jc_postfix.php Just paste in the link and then copy the result. It seems a bit too late but I hope it helps in the future.
  17. mbruno Jedi Grand Master

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    Thanks. Came in quite handy for me, at least.
  18. DARTHVENGERDARTHSEAR Chosen One

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  19. jcgoble3 Force Ghost

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    Allow me to point out that we are approaching one year without a fix. :)
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  20. Grimby Technical Consultant

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    Believe me, I've already reminded our friends at IGN that very same thing.
  21. Jedi_Liz Force Ghost

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    its been a year and IGN hasn't helped you :(
  22. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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  23. The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth

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    No need to overreact. We can just salt their fields and poison their wells.

    Plus, the backups might be in the homes, and that would just be counterproductive.
    Last edited by The2ndQuest, Sep 7, 2013
  24. Rew Force Ghost

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    I'm pretty sure IGN is not going to come through on this anytime soon, if at all. Is there a Plan B for restoring all the posts? Or are they just going to be left forever truncated at this point?
  25. Grimby Technical Consultant

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    Actually, there have been some significant developments over the past couple weeks in acquiring the data from IGN. Stay tuned.
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