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    'Twas but a dream of thee El Jefe MacAllister's Avatar
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    July 11-12 AW Outage and Rollback

    So the good news is, we're back, folks - with a huge round of applause for SHawkins, who has been a serious hero all day long.

    So the less-good news is that we had to roll back a few days, to get things to stabilize...so we lost some data. You'll notice you're missing some rep comments, some posts, and there will likely be several new members who'll have to re-register again.

    I sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and the lost data. I'm very glad you're here, folks, and I intend to let the mods know we'll just have to go on a repping spree to make it up to you.

    Welcome home, everyone -- and if you see SHawkins around the boards, buy him a beer and say thank you!

    I also want to thank everyone who has been so terrific about helping spread the word, this last day or so, while we were down. You guys are the best group of people I've ever seen collected in a single community, and I deeply appreciate the assist.
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    I'll buy him a beer, but I won't speak to him...
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    I'm too young to buy him a beer. What's a suitable substitute?

    Thanks for getting the boards up. Too bad about the reps, though!
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    I was wondering if I can be bumped so I can post in SYW? I had over a hundred posts erased and now I'm back to 9. I had one query and one chapter of my MS up.

    haha this is sad, I just registered, so now everything I'd customized is gone

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    'Twas but a dream of thee El Jefe MacAllister's Avatar
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    Missesdash, I'm so sorry about the data loss. Yes, I will absolutely go and bump your post count right now -- and if you need any help with the customizations, let me know how I can be of assistance!
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    Wow, hooray for SHawkins. This must have been a hell of a day for you all. Hope things get back on track.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacAllister View Post
    Missesdash, I'm so sorry about the data loss. Yes, I will absolutely go and bump your post count right now -- and if you need any help with the customizations, let me know how I can be of assistance!

    Okay thanks so much. I was really only worried about the post count, I probably would have cried if I had to start all over. I can just repost now.

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    Yay SHawkins! Our hero!

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    Guardian, coffee or ice tea always works, too. Or just give him a virtual hug.
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    Thank you SHawkins!

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    Quote Originally Posted by missesdash View Post
    Okay thanks so much. I was really only worried about the post count, I probably would have cried if I had to start all over. I can just repost now.
    No worries - and feel free to let other newish members know, too, that we can help 'em out, if they're in the same boat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alessandra Kelley View Post
    Wow, hooray for SHawkins. This must have been a hell of a day for you all. Hope things get back on track.
    Keep in mind that poor shawkins also has a day job.

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    I never knew how much I liked trhis place until it was gone for so long. Thanks SHawkins! (even if I don't know you yet) Much appreciated

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    Thank you SHawkins!


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    Amergina, yep - like it never happened...
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    So glad everything is back up and running again! *buys round of beer for all*

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    Thanks SHawkins!

    Whenever AW goes down, I'm always amazed by the amount of time and work people put into getting it up and running again as soon as possible. You're all superhuman, I swear.


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    Quote Originally Posted by AbielleRose View Post
    So glad everything is back up and running again! *buys round of beer for all*
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    Thank you Shawkins!!!

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    Congrats and thanks to all involved in getting back up and running!

    I can't believe some people are getting so many rep points in a week for it to be worth bemoaning their loss! I post Fried Gold every day, and get nuthin'! Nuthin', I tells ya! =)

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    Thanks, Shawkins, and the rest of the team!

    *buys a round*

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    Thank you, SHawkins.

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