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Silvervix wrote :
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!
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Apparently I had been receiving notifications from cPanel letting me know that my backups were full (because of some misconfiguration that I had no clue was even in place, and had no knowledge of it's impact on my ability to store current backups). The problem is that I received thousands (no exaggeration here) of email notifications from cPanel every week for things I had no idea about. The language was very technical/cryptic, and made little sense to me. They eventually all ended up heading straight to my spam folder.

Because of the backups being full, no more current full backups could be successfully created, leaving only corrupted backups from May forward.

I feel like that hosts should be a little more proactive in assisting customers with server configuration and possible issues with that configuration. Had they noticed this misconfiguration causing my backups to be corrupted, this could all have been avoided. Maybe hosts should have cPanel notifications come to their attention as well, not just the customer.
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mickyarber
Yeah, I think I missed the boat on getting any articles back through the cached versions.  Luckily, I have a lot of my content saved in other forms, so I can pull from that and get some re-posted.
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Silvervix
If they knew about the problem and you weren't replying nor acknowledging the mails sent your way, I'd say that they should at least have asked.

In other news, I think I have my articles saved no problem. Should I re-upload them now?
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Vaporman87
mickyarber wrote :

Yeah, I think I missed the boat on getting any articles back through the cached versions.  Luckily, I have a lot of my content saved in other forms, so I can pull from that and get some re-posted.
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How about archive.org? They had everything up to October 12th I think.
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In other news, I think I have my articles saved no problem. Should I re-upload them now?
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Sure. Things are safe to resubmit now.
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mickyarber
I'll look into that.  I've just been a victim of timing more than anything else.  This is the busy time of year for my side business, so I had no time to sit down and search out those articles through Google like nlogan suggested.  It has taken me several weeks just to put together my Christmas article for this year.  I've still got to get it formatted and submitted though.  Hopefully I'll find time to do that in the next couple of days.
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Vaporman87
Aha! I think I may have discovered why some of us are going back and forth between the old server and the new server on certain devices at certain times. I think I may have incorrectly entered the second Nameserver IP Address, and since it wasn't valid, it's just been resolving back to the old one. I think this will soon no longer be a problem!
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Benjanime
the mobile version is acting funky now, it won't change to desktop format, nor can I reply in a post.
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Vaporman87
Benjanime wrote :

the mobile version is acting funky now, it won't change to desktop format, nor can I reply in a post.
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I knew that the text editor for use on mobile devices was not allowing forum posts. That's on the list for fixes needing done. I didn't know there was any issue with switching to and from mobile view though. That's a new one.
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Silvervix
In case anyone is having problems with the "fast reply" field (I personally found it re-sized to an inch and without displaying any icons) you can fix this by going to your browser's history and making it forget about Retro-Daze. I personally had much more luck with this than with deleting both the cookies and cachè of my browser.

This also fixes that weird glitch that causes the reply option to disappear altogether.



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Vaporman87
Silvervix wrote :

In case anyone is having problems with the "fast reply" field (I personally found it re-sized to an inch and without displaying any icons) you can fix this by going to your browser's history and making it forget about Retro-Daze. I personally had much more luck with this than with deleting both the cookies and cachè of my browser.

This also fixes that weird glitch that causes the reply option to disappear altogether.
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I have had the "mini-sized" field appear on occasion, but it appears in full size once the page loads fully. One thing I've noticed about our new host... when the page is taking longer to load, some elements load up ahead of others, instead of nothing at all showing up until everything is loaded. I like this better, because at least most of the page appears for you while you wait for other elements.
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