MAP is back online!

Discussion in 'Latest News' started by Saz, Mar 20, 2008.

  1. Saz

    Saz Nerd Admin

    Firstly, let me say thank you to everyone for their patience in sticking with us while we sorted this out. Me and Anth have seriously been working our bums off to bring MAP back online.

    To fix the fault, we had to restore a backup of MAP from the 2nd of March. We've lost some posts and if you registered after 5am on the 2nd, you will need to re-register.

    A week ago there was a fault with the database. We noticed only the new posts were showing up. Database faults have been coming more and more frequent, so I didn't think too much of it until the usual fixes didn't work. On checking the database, I found it was just over 200 megabytes in size, when it should be well over 1 gigabyte and we'd lost a massive amount of data.

    Thankfully we had a backup and were able to restore it. The fault is still being investigated, but we've taken steps to prevent it happening again, one of which is finally upgrading MAP. Among other things, we have a new design, a few new features and plenty coming up in future. We've lost a few weeks posts, but the downtime gve us the chance to improve the site so something good has come out of it.

    Hope your glad to see the place back, and thanks again! We've missed you!
  2. g-bells

    g-bells Don't look up!

    You guys and gals rock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  3. Knight_Errant

    Knight_Errant Banned Banned

    Thank you saz and gaskell. I was getting desparate!
  4. CanuckMA

    CanuckMA Valued Member

    You guys have done an outstanding job.

    Been there, done that, got a drawerfull of those recovery t-shirts, and it's not something i relish doing.


    BTW, love the new look.
  5. Saz

    Saz Nerd Admin

    Thanks everyone.

    As a little thank you for being so great, I've increased everyone's avatar and PM sizes a little bit.

    Avatars can now be 100*100, and your PM Inboxs are will hold an extra 25 PM's.
  6. warriorofanart

    warriorofanart Valued Member

    Whew! I was going through a withdrawal :)

    The new look is awesome great job!
  7. Mushroom

    Mushroom De-powered to come back better than before.

    The site looks great.

    Thank you for the time you guys spent on this.
    It was getting gruelling
  8. Yatezy

    Yatezy One bad mamba jamba

    Cheers guys, the internet has a purpose again.

    There was only so much facebooking and porning i can do :D

    Cheers again though and the new look is funky!!
  9. Hiroji

    Hiroji laugh often, love much

    Bloody good job guys n gals thanks a million!!
  10. Victoria

    Victoria Pretzel In Training


    What, all that and no new smilies?? :rolleyes::D

    Glad to see everything back. Might take time to get used to the new scheme but it's looking good :)
  11. Victoria

    Victoria Pretzel In Training

    Wow, the wipe had put me back on the dreaded 6'666 posts. What a coincidence!

    Just noticed the 'call Anth' smiley too :D
  12. Saz

    Saz Nerd Admin

    Weeeell :D

    If you go to the skin chooser in the bottom left hand corner, there's a style called Classic MAP, which is the old MAP look, just in case this one isn't to everyone's liking.

    Its not working perfectly yet as the background is a funny colour mind.
  13. maestro_may

    maestro_may Valued Member

    Great Job! Been missing you guys!!! The new look is fab!
  14. Victoria

    Victoria Pretzel In Training

    Ah yes :D that's better.

    You should summarise the new features (if you haven't already) for those of us who are blind as bats and/or 'computerly challenged' (thanks to bells for the new term ;) )
  15. Devildog2930

    Devildog2930 Teneo vestri ego.

    At last. A week without MAP , I was going cold turkey, I even had to do this thing called work:cry:
    Thanks Saz for giving me a reason to skive off work again.:love:
  16. Saz

    Saz Nerd Admin

    We've been keeping track... I might do that now actually
  17. slipthejab

    slipthejab Hark, a vagrant! Supporter

    Man oh man!!!!

    It's sorted!! :D

    The hookers and cheap booze were getting a bit tiresome. No more kebabs after being out all fricken night... no more excuses to the missus where I was until noon the next day.

    FFS.. I seriously missed MAP.:)
  18. Su lin

    Su lin Gone away

    Crikey ! Is this the upgrade then?

    Well done guys! :p
  19. holyheadjch

    holyheadjch Valued Member


    nuff said
  20. Victoria

    Victoria Pretzel In Training

    I like the drop down for selecting a thread page number. Will come in handy for those monster threads :D

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