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Ummm... What happened???

Posted: 14 Aug 2009 10:33
by Drunken Idaho
So I see the board seems to be in working order again. Now that everyone's back from The Distant Realm or whatever the fuck that was, maybe someone can explain to me what happened?

I eventually tried joining up at T(A)U just to continue chatting with the internet crowd I prefer to run with, but there is something seriously wrong with the registration process on that site. You know how all registration forms these days have the test to see whether you're human or a bot? Well at first, TAU's test said something like "Please put check marks next to all the images that are kittens" which would have been fine, if there were any pictures there at all. Instead, what you see was just an array of checkboxes. So I emailed the administrator for help, as it suggested. I explained the problem, but never got a message back. So a couple weeks later, I check back and see that Jacurutu is still dead. Again, I check out TAU and go to the registration page. This time, the robot test is different. The instructions say to type in the code that appears in the image. And there is an image, but just guess what it's an image of. A fucking kitten! I even tried "cat" and "kitten" but to no avail. I emailed the admin again, and was once again ignored. I felt kind of pissed after that, like it was some kind of joke to keep new people from registering there.

Anyway I just checked again today and saw that we're up and running here. Nice to be back, but what the fuck was that all about?

Re: Ummm... What happened???

Posted: 14 Aug 2009 10:48
by Nekhrun
If you had typed in www.jacurutu.com you could've been here the whole time. You've really been missing out! Winds of Dune tanked!

Re: Ummm... What happened???

Posted: 14 Aug 2009 10:55
by HoryThory
What the hell is T(A)U?

Re: Ummm... What happened???

Posted: 14 Aug 2009 10:59
by Omphalos
Wow. The whole kit'n'kaboodle went down for like, one day a while ago. The last few things, like a referral for jacurutu.com and the sign-on page to T(A)U were fixed last week.

Never got any of those messages. Sorry dude. That totally sucks.

Cast out of the Cast Out for want of a "www."

Re: Ummm... What happened???

Posted: 14 Aug 2009 11:05
by TheDukester
Drunken Idaho wrote:Anyway I just checked again today and saw that we're up and running here.

I'm lost. I didn't realize we were ever down. :think:

Re: Ummm... What happened???

Posted: 14 Aug 2009 11:07
by Omphalos
It was pretty recent. The hard drive choked and we had to buy a new one. An entire new machine actually.

Re: Ummm... What happened???

Posted: 14 Aug 2009 11:36
by Drunken Idaho
Omphalos wrote:Wow. The whole kit'n'kaboodle went down for like, one day a while ago. The last few things, like a referral for jacurutu.com and the sign-on page to T(A)U were fixed last week.

Never got any of those messages. Sorry dude. That totally sucks.

Cast out of the Cast Out for want of a "www."


...Dammit. Ah well, Life's been rather hectic lately anyway, and I haven't had much time for message-boarding. It's just that from time to time, I'd check back to see if it was up, but I never thought to try "www" in fact I didn't even know that adding "www" wouldn't have worked before. Usually this is the kind of thing that calls for a mass-email out to all members.. :P

Nekhrun wrote:If you had typed in http://www.jacurutu.com you could've been here the whole time. You've really been missing out! Winds of Dune tanked!


Well that's pretty good news.

Re: Ummm... What happened???

Posted: 14 Aug 2009 11:37
by SandRider
Big-O:
for future misunderstanding like this,
maybe you should set up an emergency email address
at yahoo or MSN or something ....

wondered what had happened to you, Duncan.

we done been heres the hole time ...

Re: Ummm... What happened???

Posted: 14 Aug 2009 11:47
by Drunken Idaho
SandRider wrote:Big-O:
for future misunderstanding like this,
maybe you should set up an emergency email address
at yahoo or MSN or something ....

wondered what had happened to you, Duncan.

we done been heres the hole time ...


And I done missed y'all. :)

Re: Ummm... What happened???

Posted: 14 Aug 2009 11:49
by A Thing of Eternity
I missed you too. I need someone who's raging leftism makes mine look more balanced. :wink: (just kidding... plus, SandRider is always here for that job :wink: )

Re: Ummm... What happened???

Posted: 14 Aug 2009 11:56
by SandRider
POWER TO THE PEOPLE !!!!

:angry-cussingblack:
:violence-rambo: :violence-uzi:
:violence-captureflagred: :violence-captureflagblue: :animals-dogrun:

Re: Ummm... What happened???

Posted: 14 Aug 2009 11:57
by Drunken Idaho
A Thing of Eternity wrote:I missed you too. I need someone who's raging leftism makes mine look more balanced. :wink: (just kidding... plus, SandRider is always here for that job :wink: )


Well you might be interested to know that I just left a huge steaming left-bomb in the politics forum! :D

Re: Ummm... What happened???

Posted: 14 Aug 2009 11:59
by A Thing of Eternity
Drunken Idaho wrote:
A Thing of Eternity wrote:I missed you too. I need someone who's raging leftism makes mine look more balanced. :wink: (just kidding... plus, SandRider is always here for that job :wink: )


Well you might be interested to know that I just left a huge steaming left-bomb in the politics forum! :D


Oh, I saw. I love the effort, but I'm quickly learning that trying to sway people away from their conditioning is nearly impossible.

Re: Ummm... What happened???

Posted: 14 Aug 2009 13:10
by Omphalos
SandRider wrote:Big-O:
for future misunderstanding like this,
maybe you should set up an emergency email address
at yahoo or MSN or something ....

wondered what had happened to you, Duncan.

we done been heres the hole time ...


Everyone who wants to be on a mass e-mail list in case of board failures that prevent me from using the mass e-mail feature either send me your address now by PM or update you e-mail contact in your profile. Ill set something up to deal with that contingency this weekend.