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NLogan
Vaporman87 wrote :

Can someone calculate what Superman and Rick Ace Rhodes RetroRatings were before the crash?
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Superman Retro Rating 9

Shows Retro Fans May Enjoy by Superman Retro Rating 3
Remembering R2-D2 and the R2-D2 Merchandise I Owned by Superman Retro Rating 7
My Memories of the Mall by Superman Retro Rating 7
My Trip to Wizard World Chicago 2016 by Superman Retro Rating 8
The Origin Story of a Superhero Addict by Superman RetroRating 9

Superman Retro Rating adjusted 43

Rick Ace Rhodes Retro Rating 87

The Other Goosebumps Books by Rick Ace Rhodes Retro Rating 6
Growing Up Goosebumps by Rick Ace Rhodes Retro Rating 8
The Unsung Heroes of Animorphs by Rick Ace Rhodes Retro Rating 8

Rick Ace Rhodes Retro Rating adjusted 109
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Rick Ace Rhodes
NLogan wrote :
Rick Ace Rhodes Retro Rating 87

The Other Goosebumps Books by Rick Ace Rhodes Retro Rating 6
Growing Up Goosebumps by Rick Ace Rhodes Retro Rating 8
The Unsung Heroes of Animorphs by Rick Ace Rhodes Retro Rating 8

Rick Ace Rhodes Retro Rating adjusted 109
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Well thanks for the generosity NLogan, but me and Vaporman did the math and adjusted the previous score earlier, so 87 is my official one.

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vkimo
I'm getting an error when saving drafts, is this still being addressed?
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Rick Ace Rhodes
vkimo wrote :

I'm getting an error when saving drafts, is this still being addressed?
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I am too. The only error messages I'm not getting is from saving articles that we're already created when the site transferred over.
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Vaporman87
vkimo wrote :

I'm getting an error when saving drafts, is this still being addressed?
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Didn't know about that one. I'll mention that to Rakesh.

NLogan wrote :

Vaporman87 wrote :


Can someone calculate what Superman and Rick Ace Rhodes RetroRatings were before the crash?
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Superman Retro Rating adjusted 43

Rick Ace Rhodes Retro Rating 87

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Thanks NLogan!
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ThatDudeintheHoodie
NLogan wrote :

Articles lost not including May and the first part of June that I couldn't find info for:

NLogan 24
Hoju Koolander 18+
mickyarber 6
superman 5
Cyrogenic 5
fuschnikt 4
ThatDudeintheHoodie 4
Rick Ace Rhodes 3
pikachulover 3
Captain Woodzy 3
OldSchool80s 2
Benjanime 2
jkatz 2
massreality 2
comic_book_fan 1
ashleyb85 1
vkimo 1
mscreepyx 1
MissM 1
BornInThe80s 1

Who knows how many video uploads Caps lost?

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We lost a lot from this. The one that hit me the hardest was the loss of my hero article.
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twcfan92
Sorry to hear of your hosting troubles. I've been there several times and can tell you that Knownhost's response is very typical. No hosting company is going to refund you because of a server or hard drive crash. And while most will offer a backup of your site, it won't come with any kind of guarantee.

This is how they can afford to charge so little for their services. So yes, demanding a six month refund and filing several complaints is a waste of time. Nothing will happen because their terms of use clearly state that they're not liable if something happens to your site (https://www.knownhost.com/terms-of-service.html#10). This is standard practice in hosting as well.
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Vaporman87
twcfan92 wrote :

Sorry to hear of your hosting troubles. I've been there several times and can tell you that Knownhost's response is very typical. No hosting company is going to refund you because of a server or hard drive crash. And while most will offer a backup of your site, it won't come with any kind of guarantee.

This is how they can afford to charge so little for their services. So yes, demanding a six month refund and filing several complaints is a waste of time. Nothing will happen because their terms of use clearly state that they're not liable if something happens to your site (https://www.knownhost.com/terms-of-service.html#10). This is standard practice in hosting as well.
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I'm in the propane business. Nothing like hosting of course... apples and oranges. But if my equipment fails, and a leak takes place and my customer loses product, they expect a refund of that product. And we of course comply if it can be determined what amount was leaked.

That's not a perfect analogy though. The issue with KnownHost would be more akin to a customer using the fuel, but then having the equipment fail in a manner that caused loss of personal property. And in that case, we would still be expected to compensate the customer, especially if we expected them to remain just that... a customer.

We have protections written into our contracts that give us an "out" when certain circumstances arise. So if we really wanted to stick to our guns, we could simply say "No". But we also realize that we have a reputation to uphold, and these are people, not just account numbers. People who talk to other people. Situations are not black and white. They must be dealt with on a case by case basis to ensure we are making the right decisions for our customers and for our business reputation.

Out of this episode I have come to realize that KnownHost cares for neither. That's wonderful if they are satisfied with only living up to "standard practice". But great businesses know when it's best to go beyond standard practice.
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Rick Ace Rhodes
Vaporman87 wrote :
I'm in the propane business.
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Sorry Vaporman, but I just had to...

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Silvervix
@twcfan92: Yeah, and why is this ok? I'm sick and tired of hearing what other webmasters (and hell, myself) have to go through on a daily basis just because the companies don't care. I almost had to give up my site back in 2014 because the image-hosting service that I hired decided to commit suicide, and all my images vanished as a result. We didn't even have a warning about this, and now I had to set up my own hosting as a result. That's great.

The thing that bothers me the most, though, is that all of this is insanely preventable. Had someone checked the back-ups of Retro-Daze and we wouldn't even be in this situation to begin with! But I guess that going back in time is quite fitting for a nostalgia site

Honestly, though, those ToS listed above amuse me for some reason... it's like what they put on the game "The Secret World": "Play Forever!" (we don't have to keep the game running for any reason).


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