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damir52
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reply to El Quintron

Re: DSLR Restore Progress

I have websites too, i make money of them, they are not close the size of this, to be honest, in case like this, if happened (which would never would, because of how everything is configured = cheaper) i wouldn't be able to pay that much money for restorations, i mean i could take a credit and pay it, but wouldn't in that case.

There are priorities.

So, how i see it, there is lots of money here, which is good of course, this is is excellent website, i enjoy it from day one, so, to be able to pay money for this, i am still thinking he is making a lot, which saying again is VERY good, and i hope this is true.


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Bell_Abused

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said by El Quintron:

said by damir52:

If he can afford 28k (restore price), i am sure he makes (yearly at least 2x times that) with this website.

Or DSLr is something he loves or needs, making the 28k restore price a necessary expense.

Don't you worry. More is made than you think. They have a budget of 50K+ just for people other than Karl to write news for the front page.

You are severely under-guessing.


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said by Bell_Abused:

Don't you worry. More is made than you think. They have a budget of 50K+ just for people other than Karl to write news for the front page.

You are severely under-guessing.

The actual amount of cash doesn't matter, if DSLr is the only source of income, or "the plan" for his future then the 28k is a non-negotiable expense.
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said by El Quintron:

said by Bell_Abused:

Don't you worry. More is made than you think. They have a budget of 50K+ just for people other than Karl to write news for the front page.

You are severely under-guessing.

The actual amount of cash doesn't matter, if DSLr is the only source of income, or "the plan" for his future then the 28k is a non-negotiable expense.

 
BOTH of your points could be correct.

It might be more that he cannot afford NOT to put the site back online, moreso than the exact cost to do so.
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said by Davesnothere:

It might be more that he cannot afford NOT to put the site back online, moreso than the exact cost to do so.

Those would be my exact thoughts as well.
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said by El Quintron:

said by Davesnothere:

It might be more that he cannot afford NOT to put the site back online, moreso than the exact cost to do so.

Those would be my exact thoughts as well.

 
There HAS been STRONG circumstantial evidence to support such a hypothesis.

The OTHER arguments to support 'staying the course', at least insofar as the short to medium term would be :

(1) short term - COMPLETING the data recovery, as I'd expect that they are already on the hook for a portion of the recovery costs, REGARDLESS OF RESULT or how far they may choose to go,

(2) medium term - to recoup at least the costs of the complete data recovery.

The long term analysis would of course be the loss of revenue and reputation if they did not make their best effort to recover the DSLR site completely (as per our near above posts) .

There would also be the short term self-satisfaction of 'Slaying the Fierce Monster', and the all-term knowledge gained to assist in better avoidance of a similar future meltdown (PRICELESS).

And THAT's the way it is.... (or at least the way I see it)


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Found during the past few moments, just below the headline ticker :
quote:
Announcement :

Data restoration is underway. User accounts, ISP reviews and news have been restored.

There will be some hours of down time scheduled for final restoration

 
I have checked and found some new encouragements, such as my total post count (though not any Kudos so far) has been restored.

Actual posts are not back yet, but I have a feeling that the merger of threads is what will require the downtime of which the announcement spoke.

I was not forced to login again as I had already set my credentials to what they were just before the meltdown.

My Left-Column 'Location' and my 'Post Signature' have each reverted to their last most recent iteration, but I have already backed up the newer ones, anticipating this.

So be sure to check under yer pilloze in the morning, in case there are any further improvements.

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Older IMs are not restored so far, though profiles are partially restored as I posted above.

Changing my left column 'Location' field still responds with an error page and no immediate change, but during this period of limited operation, any profile changes (other than password) which I DID achieve would do exactly the same as this, and then would 'magically' appear a few hours later, as if some database had likely just caught up.

EDIT : And sure enough, my left margin stuff has caught up.

dan mackay

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well, atleast my account works now


TwiztedZero
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Mine too.


BGB
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I got my premium account back and post count.


HiVolt
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Yay i got my 10K missing posts back!


habskilla

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Clicking on the upgrade link shows this message:

 
This URL is still closed

We are restoring data from the date of the equipment failure and power outage. Current status: news, user accounts and ISP reviews have been restored. Full restoration is anticipated within days (May 9th)


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MaynardKrebs
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said by Davesnothere:

......Actual posts are not back yet, but I have a feeling that the merger of threads is what will require the downtime of which the announcement spoke.

I hope he has a good backup of the current stuff BEFORE the merge is attempted

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Looking at everyone's posts commenting about why no backups were done and bla bla bla....

I'd like to say 1 thing.

That guy might have made a mistake yes, but who doesn't ?

He's been putting alot of efforts in the past years to have this site running, and now he's having a hell of a bad time restoring all the datas, a long and costy process, we should only say : Thank you for everything, and let's hope it will never happen again.



my two cents.

Lynnp_t

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Does anyone see a place on here to log out so I can try to come in with my original ID?


habskilla

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said by Crixox:

Looking at everyone's posts commenting about why no backups were done and bla bla bla....

I'd like to say 1 thing.

That guy might have made a mistake yes, but who doesn't ?

He's been putting alot of efforts in the past years to have this site running, and now he's having a hell of a bad time restoring all the datas, a long and costy process, we should only say : Thank you for everything, and let's hope it will never happen again.



my two cents.

His mistake has cost him a huge amount of traffic. All you need to do is look at the front page news and see that the amount of comments is almost nothing now. No traffic, no comments...

Let's hope people return. But add this to the password hack and maybe people are saying screw it and moved on to others places.
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Guspaz
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said by habskilla:

All you need to do is look at the front page news and see that the amount of comments is almost nothing now. No traffic, no comments...

That would be because the news commenting system has been disabled for some time now. Did you not notice that there were no comments because you CAN'T comment?
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habskilla

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said by Guspaz:

said by habskilla:

All you need to do is look at the front page news and see that the amount of comments is almost nothing now. No traffic, no comments...

That would be because the news commenting system has been disabled for some time now. Did you not notice that there were no comments because you CAN'T comment?

I only noticed there were no comments. I didn't try to comment.
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said by MaynardKrebs:

said by Davesnothere:

......Actual posts are not back yet, but I have a feeling that the merger of threads is what will require the downtime of which the announcement spoke.

I hope he has a good backup of the current stuff BEFORE the merge is attempted

 
Think so ?
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said by Guspaz:

....Did you not notice that there were no comments because you CAN'T comment?

 
And goodness knows, some of us were Jonesing to.


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said by Davesnothere:

And goodness knows, some of us were Jonesing to.

Hellz yeah... the front page comments were awesome because it was everyone on the site interacted.


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Tweeted this morning :

DSLReports - @DSLReports

Getting ever-closer to normal.

Have begun merging old and new data, making good progress after outage.


8:25 AM - 10 May 2012

OttChuckcar

join:2012-05-10
reply to Davesnothere
I just noticed when i tried to login but couldn't because the user names and passwords reverted back to where they were. The known to me *name thief* who stole my names now has them back. So be on the lookout for anything with Chuck in the name from a year or two ago. The guy is an imposter so beware.

OttChuckcar

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Looks like the name Chuckcar just somehow reverted back to one "Chuckcar_t" The "name thief" who took my name owns the name Chuckar_t so be on the lookout for him/her.


HiVolt
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I've seen a few accounts with _t. perhaps it means "temporary" for those who re-registered during the outage.


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said by HiVolt:

I've seen a few accounts with _t. perhaps it means "temporary" for those who re-registered during the outage.

 
Seems logical, Captain, and I do believe that someone else has presented the same hypothesis last night - I forget who or where - our posts are so scattered lately - IRC, Tweetland, other forums....

As for Chuck, which would be better, him or the imposter ?


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said by Davesnothere:

As for Chuck, which would be better, him or the imposter ?

LOL... toss em both to the wolves and see who survives!