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on: July 18, 2011, 12:11:03 AM
Hey everyone,

You may be wondering why all activity from the last month is gone. It seems someone gained access to an administrator's account and purged all topics that had not been replied to within the past 30 days. This means that a number of the topics from Bully-Board's past were deleted. No user information appears to have been stolen. Because of this, I have restored Bully-Board to a backup created on June 4th. I have stuff in-place to take weekly backups so normally this wouldn't be much of a problem however it seems that the application hasn't been working since the 4th of June. I'm very sorry about this and am taking steps to insure that backups do not fail in the future. I'm currently looking into the possibility of merging the two databases (the backup and a copy of the forum before I restored to backup) but it may take a couple of days to know for sure if it's feasible or not. If it does happen, any post made now could be lost. I'll keep you updated on any progress. If you wish to obtain any posts you had on the forum before I restored the backup, you can view them HERE. Again, I'm very sorry this has happened and hope you guys stick around.

Cheers,
AJ Collins
« Last Edit: July 18, 2011, 04:25:18 PM by AJ Collins »



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Reply #1 on: July 18, 2011, 12:18:29 AM
I'm sure everybody will stick around. Thank you so much bro! You've saved this place a multitude of times!

But does this mean that we lose everything since June 4th?



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Reply #2 on: July 18, 2011, 12:19:00 AM
Gained access to an admin account?



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Reply #3 on: July 18, 2011, 12:19:23 AM
Who would want to hack B-B?

Ah well. We'll just have to rebuild.



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Reply #4 on: July 18, 2011, 12:21:18 AM
I know I'm sticking around. :D

I'm just sad that someone would want to hack us.



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Reply #5 on: July 18, 2011, 12:22:12 AM
NO!!! Oh well. I only gained 1,000 compared to Daves 3,000...



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Reply #6 on: July 18, 2011, 12:22:52 AM
Who cares about posts?!

B-B is saved!



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Reply #7 on: July 18, 2011, 12:23:46 AM
Let's celebrate with champagne and noodles!



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Reply #8 on: July 18, 2011, 12:24:18 AM
Good thing AJ got here when he did! Does this explain slowness?



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Reply #9 on: July 18, 2011, 12:24:28 AM
Hooray!

I'll bring the party hats.



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Reply #10 on: July 18, 2011, 12:24:53 AM
I'll bring the noodles!



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Reply #11 on: July 18, 2011, 12:25:44 AM
When it said BB was under maintenance and will be restored to something, I thought it meant the old forum, and I was actually kind of excited, and now I'm like :'(



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Reply #12 on: July 18, 2011, 12:28:00 AM
AJ, does this mean that all the new members are gone too?

Because we got a few cool ones within the last month that I'd hate to lose.



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Reply #13 on: July 18, 2011, 12:32:22 AM
They aren't on the members list! :(



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Reply #14 on: July 18, 2011, 12:39:15 AM
Their account imformation is probably lost....If they see this, maybe they will sign up again.

Damn Hacker.  Glad at least we didn't lose too much. I was fearing we would lose it all.

A big thanks to A.J. for pulling us back from the brink...Again.