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NLogan
Okay gang. We can do this. We have our work cut out for us. We are back in time on the site as it was in May.

First what did we lose? 6 months of:

Submitted Articles
Draft Articles
Video Uploads
Forum Discussions
Post Counts
Personal Titles earned after May
Private Messages
Summer Contest Winner
Halloween Contest Winner
Point Store merchandise availability
Points for the Points Store
Purchases made in the Points Store to keep inventory accurate after all we probably received our prizes already
Website Upgrades
Mobile Friendly Options
Troll killer options for Tony

Star Submitter top spots as of 11/24/2016



Okay friends and neighbors here is what we can do.

We
are going to make google work for us. Open a google search page. Enter
the exact title of your articles that were lost one at a time with the
words RETRO DAZE. (*IMPORTANT*
) Instead of clicking the link it will provide in the search results (*IMPORTANT*)
click the little green down arrow next to the url for the article and
click cached in the submenu. It will take you to a cached version of
your article where you can copy your text. You may even see some of the
pictures but do not try to save them as they will result in broken
links. You should already have them saved on your computers from the
first time you wrote the articles. Go to the current Retro Daze page and
submit your articles over again by posting your text and reinserting
your photos.  Submitting should restore some of your star submitter
status, point values, and will bring back some of the content on the
website. So that we can reread some of the articles that were lost. If I
was unable to find your exact article title you can search as close to
the title as you remember and it should still work and bring up a cached
copy. Some of you may have backed up your files prior to submitting and
may be able to just re-post your articles.


We can do this! Lets go Back To The Future er Present so that we can relive our past!

These are the articles that were up as of 11/24/2016 until about 6/22/2016 that I could recover titles for.

Shows Retro Fans May Enjoy by Superman Retro Rating 3
The Other Goosebumps Books by Rick Ace Rhodes Retro Rating 6
Remembering R2-D2 and the R2-D2 Merchandise I Owned by Superman Retro Rating 7
5 Retro Comic Book Ads by mickyarber Retro Rating 8
Top 5 To The Rescue Moments by comic_book_fan Retro Rating 6
My Memories of the Mall by Superman Retro Rating 7
Disney's Haunted Mansion Hat Box Ghost by NLogan Retro Rating 11

Fall and Halloween Traditions by ashleyb85 Retro Rating 5
RetroDaze Invades Retro Con 2016 by Hoju Koolander Retro Rating 9
Antique Store Finds, The Final Frontier by Hoju Koolander Retro Rating 3
Timewarp: Drug Store Shopping 1987 by Hoju Koolander Retro Rating 14
5 Retro Comic Book Ads by Hoju Koolander Retro Rating 8
10 Best Super Mario Brothers Super Show Guest Stars by Hoju Koolander Retro Rating 8
Retro Toy Guns by Hoju Koolander Retro Rating 13
Bayside's Best: The Teachers of Saved By The Bell by Hoju Koolander Retro Rating 10
NLogan's Retro Halloween Anticipation by NLogan Retro Rating 11
Growing Up Goosebumps by Rick Ace Rhodes Retro Rating 8
The Poltergeist Protocol by vkimo Retro Rating 12
Halloween: Then vs Now by mscreepyx Retro Rating 9
Josiecat by pikachulover Retro Rating 6
Let's Open a Pack! -Fright Flicks- by fuschnikt Retro Rating 8
One Final Trick of Treat by fuschnikt CONTEST WINNER Retro Rating 16
H - A - double L - O - W- double E - N spells Halloween! by OldSchool80s Retro Rating 8
Hollywood Heroes Recap: May 1993 by mickyarber Retro Rating 10
Wolverine a Reader's Perspective Part XVI by NLogan Retro Rating 9
Video games that you could be playing on Halloween by Benjanime Retro Rating 9
Wolverine a Reader's Perspective Part XV by NLogan Retro Rating 10
Wolverine a Reader's Perspective Part XIV by NLogan Retro Rating 9
Falling Backwards: Autumn Memories by ThatDudeintheHoodie Retro Rating 8
The Weird Al Show a Way Moby Forgotten Show by pikachulover Retor Rating 10
Wolverine a Reader's Perspective Part XIII by NLogan Retro Rating 8
Wolverine a Reader's Perspective Part XII by NLogan Retro Rating 9
Wolverine a Reader's Perspective Part XI by NLogan Retro Rating 10
Nearly Forgotten TV Shows Part 1 by mickyarber Retro Rating 10
My Trip to Wizard World Chicago 2016 by Superman Retro Rating 8
90's Action Figure Treasure Hunt by Hoju Koolander Retro Rating 12
School Style with Lisa Frank by MissM Retro Rating 7
Wolverine a Reader's Perspective Part X by NLogan Retro Rating 10
Wolverine a Reader's Perspective Part IX by NLogan Retro Rating 10
Wolverine a Reader's Perspective Part VIII by NLogan Retro Rating 11
My Earliest Video Game Memories by mickyarber Retro Rating 11
Wolverine a Reader's Perspective Part VII by NLogan Retro Rating 10
Wolverine a Reader's Perspective Part VI by NLogan Retro Rating 11
Wolverine a Reader's Perspective Part V by NLogan Retro Rating 11

Wolverine a Reader's Perspective Part IV by NLogan Retro Rating 12
Retro Recess Rowdiness by Hoju Koolander Retro Rating 16
Saturday Morning Cartoons 1986 by OldSchool80s Retro Rating 10
Random Spider-Man: TAS Merchandise by Hoju Koolander Retro Rating 11
My Birthday Days by ThatDudeintheHoodie Retro Rating 9
Wolverine a Reader's Perspective Part III by NLogan Retro Rating 11
Wolverine a Reader's Perspective Part II by NLogan Retro Rating 12
The History of Wolverine a Reader's Perspective Part I by NLogan Retro Rating 12
Spider-Man TAS Revisited by jkatz Retro Rating 11
Babylon 5 by massreality Retro Rating 9
The Unsung Heroes of Animorphs by Rick Ace Rhodes Retro Rating 8
Long Lost Nineties: Collection 1 by ThatDudeintheHoodie Retro Rating 9
The Origin Story of a Superhero Addict by Superman RetroRating 9
Family Road Trips by Hoju Koolander Retro Rating 14
A Normal Batman by jkatz Retro Rating 9
Nascar 2004 Merchandise by Cyrogenic Retro Rating 3
Make Mine Marv...Er, Something Else!? VI by NLogan Retro Rating 11
Retro Ramblings 4: Random Toys by mickyarber Retro Rating 10
Micro Machines: Little Cars, Big Fun by mickyarber Retro Rating 10
Odd TV Show episodes #2 by Benjanime Retro Rating 7
Make Mine Marvel V by NLogan Retro Rating 12
Make Mine Marvel IV by NLogan Retro Rating 11
Make Mine Marvel III by NLogan Retro Rating 11
Make Mine Marvel II by NLogan Retro Rating 12
Make Mine Marvel I by NLogan Retro Rating 14
Spider-Man and Venom Action Figure Retrospective Part 2 by Hoju Koolander Retro Rating 6
5 Antique Store Finds Part 1 by Hoju Koolander Retro Rating 8
5 Antique Store Finds Part 2 by Hoju Koolander Retro Rating 9
7 Weirdest Hook Movie Action Figures by Hoju Koolander Retro Rating 8
House Sitting For Parent=TREASURE! by BornInThe80s Retro Rating 13
Toys In The Basement by fuschnikt Retro Rating 12
Toys In The Basement II: Beetlejuice Beetlejuice Beetlejuice by fuschnikt Retro Rating 11
Star Wars Episode I Merchandise by Cyrogenic Retro Rating 6
Star Wars Episode II Merchandise by Cyrogenic Retro Rating 5
Star Wars Episode III Merchandise by Cyrogenic Retro Rating 3
10 Iconic Atari 2600 Cartridges by Captain Woodzy Retro Rating 8
James Bond Jr. Remembered by Hoju Koolander Retro Rating 8
Remembering the Sega Game Gear by massreality Retro Rating 7
Summer Memories Part 2 by ThatDudeintheHoodie Retro Rating 7
Top 20 Nintendo Power Covers by Captain Woodzy Retro Rating 8
90's Concert Experiences Part 1 by Hoju Koolander Retro Rating 11
Burger King Kids Club Part 1 by Hoju Koolander Retro Rating 9
Remembering WebTV by Captain Woodzy Retro Rating 7
Random NFL Support by pikachulover Retro Rating 6
Spider-Man Merchandise by Cyrogenic Retro Rating 5
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Vaporman87
That's a great idea NLogan. And thank you for compiling all that information.

I would advise holding off on that until we see what I can find out from Rakesh with regard to the test server files. If he has everything we need from mid-September, that would be a lot less catching up to do.

I hope to hear from him soon. Crossing my fingers this will work.
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NLogan
Did we find another dedicated server? Are we already moved over if so? Will we lose anything in the transition if not?
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Vaporman87
NLogan wrote :

Did we find another dedicated server? Are we already moved over if so? Will we lose anything in the transition if not?
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I know who I am switching us to. A company that Hoju actually suggested. After contacting them, I felt really good about their backup features and system. Especially that they keep a second server offsite with your site on it. Something happens to one server, they switch to the other and fix the one that's down.

If Rakesh has a full set of site files, and we are able to upload them, then anything we have done here since we came back online would vanish, and we would be fast forwarding to the middle of September. So bare that in mind.

I'm waiting to hear from Rakesh before we make the move to a new host.
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NLogan
I have the article titles saved just in case Rakesh doesn't have the files or isn't able to use them the way we hope. I would suggest for members to grab the article texts that are available in the cached google documents just in case and save them as word files or email them to themselves. If worst comes to worst we have them. Also I don't know how long google maintains their cache.
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blueluigi
Another source we can use is the Wayback Machine at archive.org.

https://web.archive.org/web/20161012004934/http://www.retro-daze.org/

Actually, this might be pretty helpful. The site from October seems to be in place, but some of the links even goes to as recent as November 20th. Most of the links I clicked on, from the articles to the forum seems to be fully functional. A side effect to this, however, is that some of the images seem to be gone.
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ThatDudeintheHoodie
Thank you Blue and NLogan, I'm going to need to back up my articles. My drafts might be lost, but at least my published work can be saved. 
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ThatDudeintheHoodie
Will I get half points if I repost the lost articles on my site even though they were on here first?
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Vaporman87
No. You'll get full points.

Rakesh is going to check with his server team on Monday to see what files they have. Keep your fingers crossed.
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Benjanime
all of my articles except "odd tv show episodes #2" and "video games that you could be playing on Halloween" are up. guess i'll rewrite it again.

EDIT: great, of all the articles I still have, the two i'm missing aren't archived on the wayback machine. welp time to write them anew
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