In memoriam, Polaris

AuthorTopic: In memoriam, Polaris
Law Bringer
Member # 2984
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[Executive brief: Polaris gone. Backup one year old. Replacement forum here. Non-executives read on.]

As has been said so often for this particular little community, The System Is Down.

This crash is unfortunately one of the more ugly ones this board has experienced; the worst since early 2004.

In summary, due to a mixture of incompetence and trigger-happiness from our web host (Hostgator), Polaris has likely lost the year 2006. Everything - posts, topics, new members, private messages, forum settings, even skins such as haven't been backed up - is gone; unless a miracle happens, the last complete backup is from December 30, 2005.

Meanwhile, the Interim Forum stands ready as it always has - http://fritze.leukefeld.com/forums . Polaris is a community, not a place: We'll survive this, as we have in the past. We'll save a few scraps and move on.

Meanwhile, I hope to welcome all past and present Polarans (and maybe a few future ones) to our home in exile. Despite what you may have heard, we're actually a fun bunch to be around. We discuss, we roleplay, and generally hang out with each other. Our community has been through many years, beautiful times and deep trouble. It's currently the latter but, well, take a look. It can't hurt.

:)

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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
Law Bringer
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It's about time for Polaris to move on. Another year, another host, another URL, and so on.

—Alorael, who votes for Ezboard. It would be a full circle and work perfectly to alienate everyone not already repulsed by Polaris. Which, y'know, isn't really that bad.
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Law Bringer
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quote:
ez-board
Surely you are joking, Mr. Helman.

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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
Apprentice
Member # 6816
Profile Homepage #3
:( *pitiful sniffle* :(
Polaris died. i feel empty inside. :(

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i eat serviles for breakfast.
I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.
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...b10010b...
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Desp's survived two or three complete wipes in the past. You'll live. Now stop whining.

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The Empire Always Loses: This Time For Sure!
Posts: 9973 | Registered: Saturday, March 30 2002 08:00
Lifecrafter
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That's probably because the Internet doesn't want to touch Desp. :)

Which could be, in turn, because Desp wants to touch everything. :P

[ Friday, January 05, 2007 18:02: Message edited by: Robinator is a Beefcake ]

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Frisbeetarianism is the belief that when you die, your soul goes up on the roof and gets stuck.

'Spiderweb Software' anagrammmed: 'Word-bereft A**wipe'
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Guardian
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As some idiot, who probably thought himself funny has hacked my admin board, I've blocked access to the Interim forum. I'll come up with a solution to the problem during the next couple of days.

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Polaris
Rache's A3 Site reformatted 2/3 done
Rache's A3 Site, original version
Posts: 1828 | Registered: Saturday, January 11 2003 08:00
Law Bringer
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While that's down, here's an Interim Interim.

Goodness, I'm beginning to think someone has it in for us.

http://polaris.ermarian.net/

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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
Nuke and Pave
Member # 24
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polaris.ermarian.net gives "Server not found" error. Talking about which, did you intentionally disable endeavor.ermarian.net?

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Be careful with a word, as you would with a sword,
For it too has the power to kill.
However well placed word, unlike a well placed sword,
Can also have the power to heal.
Posts: 2649 | Registered: Wednesday, October 3 2001 07:00
Councilor
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Originally by Arancaytar:

quote:
Goodness, I'm beginning to think someone has it in for us.
And suddenly, the Polarian Conspiracy takes on a whole new meaning...

Dikiyoba.
Posts: 4346 | Registered: Friday, December 23 2005 08:00
Law Bringer
Member # 2984
Profile Homepage #10
The domain may take a while to propagate. If you're impatient and tech-savvy you can add 208.113.138.17/polaris.ermarian.net to your hosts file so you can bypass the DNS.

Endeavor is down, yes. It will be up by next update, but probably not a day before.

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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
Law Bringer
Member # 4153
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Hey, Aran... the old interim board isn't working anymore. When I try http://fritze.leukefeld.com/forums/, I just get a 403 forbidden message.

EDIT: Ah, okay. Pardon the unnecessary post.

[ Saturday, January 06, 2007 22:14: Message edited by: Ephesos ]

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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.
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...b10010b...
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Observe ef's post, a few posts up from yours.

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The Empire Always Loses: This Time For Sure!
Posts: 9973 | Registered: Saturday, March 30 2002 08:00
Fire! Fire! Fire! Fire!
Member # 919
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An interim interim.

Lovely.

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And though the musicians would die, the music would live on in the imaginations of all who heard it.
-The Last Pendragon

Polaris = joy.

In case of emergency, break glass.
Posts: 3351 | Registered: Saturday, April 6 2002 08:00
Law Bringer
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An interim interim that briefly didn't work.

—Alorael, who thinks there is a kind of beauty in all this. It's the kind that makes you gouge out your eyes, though.
Posts: 14579 | Registered: Saturday, December 1 2001 08:00
Shaper
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Happy New Year :)

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The Knight Between Posts.
Posts: 2395 | Registered: Friday, November 2 2001 08:00
Warrior
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Sad sad thing... but err... you said something still exists, this link you gave us... is it normal that it can't be accessed?

I would like to try to join the new forums again as well, but ezboard... (has was too much ads, last I've seen one)
I believe there are quite better ones available...

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You know, why the Sliths are green - because of their scales.

Maybe you know why some slith eyes were once red - ´cause the demons, which led them were red.

But why are the eyes of the Slith Lord Followers red? Because they see the remains of their enemies always before the battle begins!
Posts: 179 | Registered: Friday, November 25 2005 08:00
Guardian
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I guess I'll install phpBB or punBB and just drop the old forum, as it is open to the Invision exploitation bug anyway because of its age.

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Polaris
Rache's A3 Site reformatted 2/3 done
Rache's A3 Site, original version
Posts: 1828 | Registered: Saturday, January 11 2003 08:00