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Law Bringer
Member # 4153
Profile Homepage #0
Ladies and gentelemen, it appears that the TM's long-winded moniker thread has succumbed to the disease known as UBB, and is no longer with us.

Congratulations to WikiSpidweb, who appears to have crashed it with posting the entire... well, something. Religious doctrine, it appears.

And on that note, I feel inclined to ask: How many topics on Spiderweb have died this type of death? I know that the first Mountain of Shadows did... but surely something else must've done so.

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Gamble with Gaea, and she eats your dice.

I hate undead. I really, really, really, really hate undead. With a passion.
Posts: 4130 | Registered: Friday, March 26 2004 08:00
Law Bringer
Member # 6785
Profile #1
I wondered what was slowing the board down. I tried to post a reply but it never appeared for that thread, Too bad I wanted to find out how long the mods would let TM twist in the wind before locking his thread.

quote:
An error has occurred:

Tried to open zero-sized topic 001104 in forum 1. at CGIPath/ubb_lib_files.cgi line 777.

Please inform the board administration of this error so that they may fix the problem. Thank you!

This is the current message when you try to post a reply to it.

[ Friday, July 28, 2006 21:16: Message edited by: Randomizer ]
Posts: 4643 | Registered: Friday, February 10 2006 08:00
Law Bringer
Member # 335
Profile Homepage #2
Long post crashes aren't the same as long thread crashes. And posting the Kama Sutra is a flagrant offense on several accounts.

—Alorael, who is mostly strongly annoyed by it. The fact that this causes bad things was already stated many times. This was done deliberately to cause said bad things. It was done with material that is most definitely not wanted on these boards.
Posts: 14579 | Registered: Saturday, December 1 2001 08:00
Lifecrafter
Member # 6388
Profile #3
Can't it be edited out? That would solve for both problems, presumably.
Posts: 794 | Registered: Tuesday, October 11 2005 07:00
Law Bringer
Member # 2984
Profile Homepage #4
Like Mountain of Shadows, the topic is no longer writable. Posts can neither be added, nor edited, nor deleted. It might not even be lockable.

Barring a straight deletion or a move to the mod board, TM may have done the impossible and publish the Kama Sutra indelibly on the General forum. o_O

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My BlogPolarisI eat novels for breakfast.
Polaris is dead, long live Polaris.
Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair.
Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
Shaper
Member # 5450
Profile Homepage #5
I racked my brains trying to think of a stronger adjective than "knobhead", but failing a censored word, I can't think of one.

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I'll put a Spring in your step.
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Posts: 2396 | Registered: Saturday, January 29 2005 08:00
Law Bringer
Member # 335
Profile Homepage #6
It is most emphatically not indelible. The question is how much collateral damage is acceptable in expunging the offending posts and possibly resuscitating the thread.

—Alorael, who can only add that if the UBB were slightly better, this would be solveable. Then again, if the UBB were slightly better this would not be a problem.
Posts: 14579 | Registered: Saturday, December 1 2001 08:00
...b10010b...
Member # 869
Profile Homepage #7
I have to say, if one really had to break one of TM's topics by posting a huge swath of text, the Kama Sutra was the right huge swath of text to post.

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The Empire Always Loses: This Time For Sure!
Posts: 9973 | Registered: Saturday, March 30 2002 08:00
Agent
Member # 6581
Profile Homepage #8
TM, you'll try again?

Wiki, why?

EDIT: Oh, is banned.

[ Saturday, July 29, 2006 07:51: Message edited by: MagmaDragoon ]

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You have 6 posts. Nobody cares what you think. - Thuryl

Wikipedia may be your friend, but UBB is not. - Dikiyoba
Posts: 1310 | Registered: Tuesday, December 20 2005 08:00
Law Bringer
Member # 6785
Profile #9
He missed a 1000 post thread by that much (992). Considering the volume of text added, the thread was nearing its inevitable end.

Does anyone want to make this the new thread discussing thread crashes and the flaw in the UBB?
Posts: 4643 | Registered: Friday, February 10 2006 08:00
Triad Mage
Member # 7
Profile Homepage #10
I saved the boards from certain death!

Also, you might want this:

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Karl Gottfried
TM, God of all Universes
Kleptonoceros
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Ima ni TM wo Bakuretsu shite*
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Get Nathan Ashby's Groove On
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(*Italicized to avoid the autocensors)

[ Saturday, July 29, 2006 04:57: Message edited by: Imban ]

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You can take my Mac when you pry my cold, dead fingers off the mouse!
Posts: 9436 | Registered: Wednesday, September 19 2001 07:00
Agent
Member # 6581
Profile Homepage #11
Drakey, you deleted it? And how you managed to save the names?

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You have 6 posts. Nobody cares what you think. - Thuryl

Wikipedia may be your friend, but UBB is not. - Dikiyoba
Posts: 1310 | Registered: Tuesday, December 20 2005 08:00
Warrior
Member # 7223
Profile Homepage #12
Copy/paste, I assume. The first few pages, and the last few pages, were still there. The Karma Sutra is just... so appropriate.

EDIT: The good thing is that WKS didn't post all the positions.

[ Saturday, July 29, 2006 13:43: Message edited by: Elijah ]

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Polaris

The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far.
- H.P. Lovecraft
Posts: 164 | Registered: Wednesday, June 14 2006 07:00
Agent
Member # 1993
Profile #13
T_T did somebody save it for the PPP?
Drakey, only that tiny shred?
:(

*Pouts in account of bereavement.
Curses WKS.*


edit: Sees with satisfaction that WKS has been also cursed by a mighty mod.

[ Saturday, July 29, 2006 06:24: Message edited by: spy-there ]

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Slartucker: * facepalm facepalm facepalm *
Dikiyoba: Are you unconscious yet?
Posts: 1420 | Registered: Wednesday, October 2 2002 07:00
Law Bringer
Member # 2984
Profile Homepage #14
An ignoble end for such greatness, how the mighty hath fallen, etc. and other such condolences reeking of schadenfreude...

Unfortunately(?), unlike Mountain of Shadows, I haven't got a single page saved, and therefore the least incomplete copy of the topic will be half a year old now and ever.

That aside, it's always sad to see a bit of history disappear (especially when it was already history before disappearing, as it rarely is). At least the oldest surviving topic in General (by start date) is now Cavanoskus' "For those who are interested", which has a slight bit of history attached as well.

[ Saturday, July 29, 2006 06:23: Message edited by: Drow ]

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My BlogPolarisI eat novels for breakfast.
Polaris is dead, long live Polaris.
Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair.
Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
Infiltrator
Member # 4826
Profile #15
My most recent post before this one was in TM's topic, so now I can't even view my most recent posts (maybe after this post I can).

It was something about this forum imploding if the topic reached 1000. Well, you came close, TM. This event is so significant it should be noted in the stats. And in Return of the Spiderwebbers.

Just curious: How long is Wiki banned for?

EDIT: Now this post is the only recent post I can view. TM's topic chewed up the rest.

[ Saturday, July 29, 2006 08:07: Message edited by: Shard of Fire* ]

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Posts: 458 | Registered: Friday, August 6 2004 07:00
The Establishment
Member # 6
Profile #16
quote:
Just curious: How long is Wiki banned for?
As long as necessary.

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Your flower power is no match for my glower power!
Posts: 3726 | Registered: Tuesday, September 18 2001 07:00
BANNED
Member # 4
Profile Homepage #17
I was going to bemoan how tremendously all of you suck, but ending the thread with an actual human sacrifice is pretty neat.

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Posts: 6936 | Registered: Tuesday, September 18 2001 07:00
Master
Member # 4614
Profile Homepage #18
So close. Only 10 from the record. Darn it. No more forgiven and appropriate spam.

:(

Maybe we should all switch now to UBB.threads, which claims to allow MySQL support.

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-ben4808
Posts: 3360 | Registered: Friday, June 25 2004 07:00
Law Bringer
Member # 4153
Profile Homepage #19
quote:
Originally written by Shard of Fire*:

My most recent post before this one was in TM's topic, so now I can't even view my most recent posts (maybe after this post I can).
This happened when MoS died as well... you can check your recent posts again after you've posted enough to move TM's thread off the most recent. (So, spam away! Or not.)

quote:
Originally written by The Immortal:

I was going to bemoan how tremendously all of you suck, but ending the thread with an actual human sacrifice is pretty neat.
:D

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Gamble with Gaea, and she eats your dice.

I hate undead. I really, really, really, really hate undead. With a passion.
Posts: 4130 | Registered: Friday, March 26 2004 08:00
Infiltrator
Member # 2836
Profile #20
Who's 'Wiki'? What happened? I was away the last two days and I have no idea what's going on. Someone care to explain it to me?
Posts: 587 | Registered: Tuesday, April 1 2003 08:00
Electric Sheep One
Member # 3431
Profile #21
A now-banned member who posted much of the Kama Sutra, the ancient Indian sex manual for patent lawyers, in TM's long-running moniker thread. This put the thread's total length over the top of some UBB limit. The actual content of the last post doubtless put Wiki further into the doghouse, but had no role in causing the catastrophe, other than to ensure that the thread knew in amazingly pedantic detail just exactly what was being done to it.

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Posts: 3335 | Registered: Thursday, September 4 2003 07:00
Guardian
Member # 6670
Profile Homepage #22
So it seems Dikiyoba is indeed prophetic...

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IF I EVER BECOME AN EVIL OVERLORD:
I will be an equal-opportunity despot and make sure that terror and oppression is distributed fairly, not just against one particular group that will form the core of a rebellion.
Posts: 1509 | Registered: Tuesday, January 10 2006 08:00
Agent
Member # 6581
Profile Homepage #23
For avoid thing like this, we should give at the UBB a montly sacrifice, like pages of RP or members' accounts. This may calm that swallowing-monster.

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Download Geneforge 4: Rebellion

You have 6 posts. Nobody cares what you think. - Thuryl

Wikipedia may be your friend, but UBB is not. - Dikiyoba
Posts: 1310 | Registered: Tuesday, December 20 2005 08:00
Shaper
Member # 5450
Profile Homepage #24
You know, I was contemplating saving the topic a bit after Tyran posted.

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I'll put a Spring in your step.
:ph34r:
Posts: 2396 | Registered: Saturday, January 29 2005 08:00

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