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First, I very much apologize that we had to shut down the forums for an entire day. I like to come on here as much as the next guy, and I also get a little bit irritated/pissed/whatever when stuff like this happens, and in this case, for so especially long. We're not exactly the bunch that likes leaving you folks out. It would be too gay luigi, even for someone like me.

Regardless, the reason for the site's temporary shutdown was this:

Our clock fucked up. Bad.

Sometimes, when the forum has one of those hiccup crashes, you might notice that for a short while, the clock is wonky. Posts appear pages behind, and everything is a mess for generally 3-5 minutes before the clock is reset to the proper time.

In essence, this is what happened here, but on a much stranger scale. Hundreds of topics that had been made by users in the past now found themselves with posts dated in the future. meaning that any posts made to these normal topics would be sent back no matter what the clock was reset to. Meaning that a quick-fix remedy (which I usually would do when the mini crashes happen) did not work this time.

Unfortunately, in this circumstance, the best possible solution was to wait it out until the forum caught up to the clock, so to speak. I apologize for such a vexatious remedy, because it was just as irritating for us trying to figure out what exactly went wrong.

We don't know exactly what caused this, but we do have a few guesses (server related, Firefox related), and we definitely hope that this little thing doesn't happen again, and if it does, not for such a length of time. Again, we apologize for inconveniencing all of you with this. Thank you for being patient.

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Yeah...

Rabbit told me about this earlier today. Hope you guys get it fixed soon.

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While the clock was fucked up, Dopply and I decided it would be a good idea to fix the search function by generating a word index of all the posts on the forum, since it takes a long time to generate and it exhausts a hefty supply of system resources. This was to make the best of the downtime.

The search index generation ran much longer than expected, but it was too far gone to give up when the clock had reached the correct time, so we decided to keep the forum closed so that the system did not suffer more exhaustion from running the forum at full steam as well as indexing every single post on the forum.

I apologize for this.

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While the clock was fucked up, Dopply and I decided it would be a good idea to fix the search function by generating a word index of all the posts on the forum, since it takes a long time to generate and it exhausts a hefty supply of system resources. This was to make the best of the downtime.

The search index generation ran much longer than expected, but it was too far gone to give up when the clock had reached the correct time, so we decided to keep the forum closed so that the system did not suffer more exhaustion from running the forum at full steam as well as indexing every single post on the forum.

I apologize for this.

That's okay. I'm glad to see that you're fixing the search function now. And like I said earlier, I really appreciate all of the work you guys put into this Forum.

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Alright. It's good to know that it's been down for a good reason.

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it's perfectly fine, bros.

i can see why you're so stressed over this, and i'm very thankful you've managed to bring it back up. i apologize that this happened.

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Well, as long as it's back, I'm happy.

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What really happened:

Ing.

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A-okay with me.

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What really happened:

Ing.

Yes.

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Well, as long as it's back, I'm happy.

Same here.

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yeah, it's no problem at all.

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Well, as long as it's back, I'm happy.

Same here.

Me too

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No, I'm being serious. Look, an actual converation on the mod forum:

who broke the forum i demand answers or i will go on angry rampage >=(

it was me i dropped the screw in the forum

Here's the traitor your majesty
please your omnipotence have mercy
after you've fixed all the clocks on the forum then we can talk about mercy

take him away

yes my liege
Hey I'm here too let me say something

I can promise you this is what really happened. Trust me, my Dad works at Nintendo.

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Cool, now I can get back to posting about 3 times a day. :D

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Fucking staff.

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No, I'm being serious. Look, an actual converation on the mod forum:

it was me i dropped the screw in the forum

Here's the traitor your majesty
please your omnipotence have mercy
after you've fixed all the clocks on the forum then we can talk about mercy

take him away

yes my liege
Hey I'm here too let me say something

I can promise you this is what really happened. Trust me, my Dad works at Nintendo.

lol'd hard

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Fucking staff.

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Good thing everything is back to normal.

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