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Confused by forum state

Postby meconopsis on Wed Apr 14, 2010 12:59 pm

I'm confused by the state of the forum. Obviously a significant amount of threads are missing. However I haven'y found a post from a recognised admin explaining what is happening, what will be done about it and when and whether any of the missing threads can be recovered. If there is such a thread could someone reply with a link to it.
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Re: Confused by forum state

Postby ~Jon~ on Wed Apr 14, 2010 2:02 pm

An inxile staff member was hacked and the hacker deleted several threads.
Not hard to guess who it was.
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Re: Confused by forum state

Postby meconopsis on Wed Apr 14, 2010 2:06 pm

Well I've no idea who it was - either the hacker or the hackee - but I don't care about names. Are the missing threads recoverable? "Best Badgeless" had many hours of work on it and it would be a shame to lose it.
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Re: Confused by forum state

Postby meconopsis on Wed Apr 14, 2010 2:14 pm

I think so - capitalisation may be slightly different, but I think "Best Badgeless" (not Badgless) is right. Thread started around 2010-03-21 and had a post late on 2010-04-13, it had reached 6 or 7 pages
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Re: Confused by forum state

Postby ~Jon~ on Wed Apr 14, 2010 2:19 pm

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Re: Confused by forum state

Postby compscure on Wed Apr 14, 2010 2:30 pm

How do you do that Jon?
When I was trying by searching thru Google, the only cache I'd get was of the 6th page of the thread.

edit: thanks
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Re: Confused by forum state

Postby ~Jon~ on Wed Apr 14, 2010 2:34 pm

Well, you have to just click "show more results from Fantasticcontraption.com" Then if you scroll down, you should be able to see "show all results from Fantasticcontraption.com"
and basically just browse around until you find a link to the cache of page 1.
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Re: Confused by forum state

Postby meconopsis on Wed Apr 14, 2010 2:40 pm

Best badgeless (v2) now created to attempt a recovery of where we had got to.
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=9495

Thanks ~Jon~.
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Re: Confused by forum state

Postby halfmaster1 on Thu Apr 15, 2010 12:44 pm

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Re: Confused by forum state

Postby Dean-o on Thu Apr 15, 2010 1:39 pm

Also, why is memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=524995 an administrator? His name's not even the same color...?
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Re: Confused by forum state

Postby tes753 on Thu Apr 15, 2010 1:55 pm

Dean-o wrote:Also, why is memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=524995 an administrator? His name's not even the same color...?

Judging by the username, I believe that's Mike Newmans's FC account. (He works for inXile and did some of the work on the iPhone of ShapeShape version among other things.)

halfmaster1 wrote:http://fantasticcontraption.com/forum/memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=1097463

It must have been him!


Nope, weasel said that he's a inXile guy poking around at the forum settings.


As for the real hacker, it appears that most people are pointing their fingers at BJ. (I'm not accusing anyone yet and would rather not feed the bored kid...)
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