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I'm sorry that BA had to start over, we tried everything we could but in the end it seemed best to start over. A lot was said on the Facebook page by Velius apparently from me but it was in fact paraphrased poorly by Vel and wasn't exactly what I wanted him to say. No offence to Vel but this is actually what happened:

Someone logged in to our server with a password and deleted the root user. This person was someone who used to work for us and it saddens me to admit that, I'm not going to name names but it was a low thing and really that person is to blame for all of this. Yes, the password should have been changed but to be honest no one ever imagined this person would do that. They were a friend.

The hosting company wiped the server and we then tried to recover all the files as we didn't have a working back up. The back up we had was corrupted.

After recovering all the data successfully we thought we were back on track. The problem was that the database was corrupted and had been for a long time. The database was massive, while it was on the server it still ran, with bugs, but nothing major. After removing it though, with those missing database tables it would not go back on the server successfully. We tried to repair the tables and got outside help but they were too damaged, we could have reverted to a backup from around the time the forum started but we didn't see a point, especially with the change in ownership etc. A fresh start seemed like the best option.

I personally am very sorry to anyone who lost anything, there is a working capture of most of the forum if you feel like getting old posts or recovering anything. Unfortunately we have no way of importing that site in to this one:
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I'd like to thank Unicorn for taking over BA, she's been with me from the start and was a much better choice than some outside party. I hope everyone enjoys the new BA. Thanks for the support.
 
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Message from SpacecatSomeone logged in to our server with a password and deleted the root user. This person was someone who used to work for us and it saddens me to admit that, I'm not going to name names but it was a low thing and really that person is to blame for all of this. Yes, the password should have been changed but to be honest no one ever imagined this person would do that. They were a friend.
Sounds like some Aizen level treachery. :eek:

All in all, just glad you guys are back now.
 
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Well that's too bad that someone decided to be a douche and screw the site over. I wonder what the motivation was behind doing it? That's my biggest worry. If they aren't satisfied with screwing the site, might they try something in the future? One would hope not, but it can't be ruled out. I'd hate to think that the person did it just for lulz on their part.

Whatever the reason, hopefully past mistakes can be learned from and this fresh start won't do much harm in the long run.
 

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We won't have to worry, he just previously had access to help with the tech stuff.

The motivation was quite possibly a toddler-style tantrum, and really should be pitied.

Anyway, I am glad that this person justified to everyone by his behaviour that BA was correct in demodding him last year.
 

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We won't have to worry, he just previously had access to help with the tech stuff.

The motivation was quite possibly a toddler-style tantrum, and really should be pitied.

Anyway, I am glad that this person justified to everyone by his behaviour that BA was correct in demodding him last year.
If it's who I'm thinking of, I never really did like the guy much. I won't name names, but I'm pretty sure I know who you're referring to. Hopefully, now with the site in capable hands (not suggesting Space wasn't capable, quite the opposite), we can bounce back from this though.
 
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To get screwed over by someone who you thought was a friend just sucks.Anyways i'm just glad to see the Asylum up and running again.:)
 

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Manoman, it is worse when it is a betrayal like that!:mad:

Many thanks to you guys and gals for trying to get the old site back up!:cool:
 

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I'm sorry that BA had to start over, we tried everything we could but in the end it seemed best to start over. A lot was said on the Facebook page by Velius apparently from me but it was in fact paraphrased poorly by Vel and wasn't exactly what I wanted him to say. No offence to Vel but this is actually what happened:

Someone logged in to our server with a password and deleted the root user. This person was someone who used to work for us and it saddens me to admit that, I'm not going to name names but it was a low thing and really that person is to blame for all of this. Yes, the password should have been changed but to be honest no one ever imagined this person would do that. They were a friend.

The hosting company wiped the server and we then tried to recover all the files as we didn't have a working back up. The back up we had was corrupted.

After recovering all the data successfully we thought we were back on track. The problem was that the database was corrupted and had been for a long time. The database was massive, while it was on the server it still ran, with bugs, but nothing major. After removing it though, with those missing database tables it would not go back on the server successfully. We tried to repair the tables and got outside help but they were too damaged, we could have reverted to a backup from around the time the forum started but we didn't see a point, especially with the change in ownership etc. A fresh start seemed like the best option.

I personally am very sorry to anyone who lost anything, there is a working capture of most of the forum if you feel like getting old posts or recovering anything. Unfortunately we have no way of importing that site in to this one:
LINK

I'd like to thank Unicorn for taking over BA, she's been with me from the start and was a much better choice than some outside party. I hope everyone enjoys the new BA. Thanks for the support.
it is quite unfortunate :( i've been so busy lately that for a good while, i was wondering what had happened to our awesome site and later found out from Kuro what happened :wtf.....there were thousands upon thousands of GREAT posts that many of us have poured so much of our time and efforts into :(...however, the one thing that i'll truly miss the most are my VMs :(....but it is what it is and thank you guys for not filtering what TRULY happened to our old forum. i think its rather obvious who it was *points to the guy with the smallest p*nis in the room*, and the only person with such a childish mentality that its really very disconcerting. and lol....i never knew the guy, never had any interests in knowing him to begin with, but he sounds like a real tool :)...i dont know if the culprit is reading much of our new posts and seeing that the site is back up and...oh who am i kidding, he likely has nothing better to do i'm sure. but i'll digress...

i for one, am truly appreciative to all the efforts that all of you (Unicorn, Belias, Az, Spacecat and all the site leaders) who have put forth the effort into re-creating our site, Unicorn :)
 
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Thanks for clearing everything up and glad to see that BA is still in good hands ^ ^
 
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That is an awful thing to do! I cannot believe that someone found it their right to ruin an entire forum. Despicable.

However, there is nothing wrong with a fresh start! :eek: I do think that it was a great idea to start everything from scratch instead of reverting the forum back to a much much earlier date. It's already starting to pick up and I have to say that I'm even more excited to help contribute to the forum as well!

Let's put everything bad that happened behind us and make an even better Bleach Asylum! :cool:
 
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