View Full Version : Hi Bloggers - Let's Do the Time Warp, Again...

07-02-2006, 01:23 PM
OK, if you read the announcement at the top of the forum you know that all posts since May 23rd are gone. For now. We may have a more recent back-up and that would bring us closer to the present (back to the future?) when it's installed.

Since it's the 4th of July weekend for us 'mericans, it's likely our tech guru is on holiday and blissfully unaware of the situation.

Here's what I would like to suggest - don't try to re-create threads or posts - yet. If you want to save stuff on your hard-drive, no harm done. Let's wait it out a while, though, before we go to a lot of work to reclaim lost stuff (I particularly bewail the loss of the AW Chain posts) and see what happens.

Save anything important to your hard drive. Keep the faith, we'll be over this bump in the road quicker than you can "...jump to the left, And then a step to the right, With your hands on your hips, You bring your knees in tight, But it's the pelvic thrust that really drives you insane, Let's do the Time Warp again!"

Forbidden Snowflake
07-02-2006, 04:47 PM
I've found the AW chain posts, page 1-8, but am missing page 5, I don't know where it is, but I keep on searching.

In Google Caché.

07-02-2006, 09:11 PM
Well done, Forbidden!

I was just thinking, "Darn it - my wittiest comments happened in the past month!" ;)

And from the looks of my "posts" counter, there were about 100 of them.

I'm sure we'll figure out what's going on soon enough.

07-03-2006, 10:21 AM
I was so darn-tootin' excited about that chain! I'm still for it even if we have to start all over from role call :) !

07-03-2006, 11:07 AM
Time to recreate. I'm sorry, guys! No one has a more recent backup, so let's put back what we can from cache.

Forbidden Snowflake
07-03-2006, 02:35 PM
I uploaded the pages I found, if someone wants to recreate the thread?


If someone manages to find Page 5, or has Page 5?

And it seems that the third chain is lost. Kelly do you have the list? Is someone recreating the list?
We started with me [http://infinitevanity.livejournal.com] and from there on you can follow the chain, as far as it went and maybe recreate the end?

L M Ashton
07-03-2006, 04:00 PM
I have the order for all three chains. Here's the list for the third chain. Don't know how far it got except that it didn't reach me.

Forbidden Snowflake (http://infinitevanity.livejournal.com/)
Fireflies in the Cloud (http://shiveredsky.blogspot.com/)
Musings of a Writing Wife (http://juliawrites.blogspot.com/)
Mad Scientist Matt's Lair (http://madscientistmatt.blogspot.com/)
Youth - Our Greatest Natural Resource (http://www.kellycurtis.blogspot.com/)
The Road Less Traveled (http://thoughtsontheroad.blogspot.com/)
Jennifer Sando (http://www.jennifersando.com/)
Peregrinas (http://www.lmashton.com/)
Flying Shoes (http://flyingshoes.blogspot.com/)
Southern Expressions (http://southern21.blogspot.com)
Organized Chaos (http://chaostitan.blogspot.com/)
Kappa no He (http://kappanohe.blogspot.com)
Tiffany's Smorgasbord (http://tienci.blogspot.com/)
Even in a Little Thing (http://gillpolack.livejournal.com/)
Liv's Life (http://livs-life.blogspot.com)
Everything Indian (http://everythingindian.blogspot.com)

Forbidden Snowflake
07-03-2006, 04:02 PM
I think only the two first posts are up, no?

And thx :D

L M Ashton
07-03-2006, 04:04 PM
No problem. :) I had it on my blog, so it was no biggie transferring it over.

I thought it reached Mad Matt, but I'm not sure. Give me a few minutes and I'll check. :)

Forbidden Snowflake
07-03-2006, 04:05 PM
On Julia's blog, there's still the post of the first chain up? Or am I wrong?

Do we recreate the thread with the posts we have?

L M Ashton
07-03-2006, 04:12 PM
I checked 'em out - you're right, only the first two had posted in the third round.

And yeah, I guess we do. recreate the threads as is, I suppose.

Is it complete with html or no? I have the complete list for all three threads - including permalinks to specific posts for the first two threads. I can also post that separately if it'll help people navigate around.

Forbidden Snowflake
07-03-2006, 04:14 PM
How about we repost the thread, with what was in the Caches? [Which is linked above] and then in the last post, you add all three lists? Like, first post of the rest of the thread :D

L M Ashton
07-03-2006, 04:16 PM
Sounds fine to me. Do you wanna? Or do you want me to?

L M Ashton
07-03-2006, 04:18 PM
I found the Googlecache for page 5, but... It only has one entry.

07-03-2006, 06:42 PM
Here is round #2:

Blue Texas http://kiraconnally.com/blog/
Forbidden Snowflake http://infinitevanity.livejournal.com/
Sury http://athomewriting.blogspot.com/
XThe NavigatorX http://shiveredsky.blogspot.com/
Peggy http://thoughtsontheroad.blogspot.com/
MadScientistMatt http://madscientistmatt.blogspot.com/
Jen.nifer http://www.jennifersando.com/
KellyC http://www.kellycurtis.blogspot.com/
quidscribis http://www.lmashton.com/
Wendelynn http://flyingshoes.blogspot.com/
Madderblue http://kappanohe.blogspot.com/
sthrnwriter http://southern21.blogspot.com/
Judi_S http://everythingindian.blogspot.com/

Forbidden Snowflake
07-04-2006, 11:52 AM
New thread? This thread? Other chain thread? For reposting I mean. And yes, the one post thing I found too, which is weird.

L M Ashton
07-04-2006, 12:13 PM
I'm going to vote for a new thread with a descriptive title. This thread has a lot of misc. stuff in it.

Forbidden Snowflake
07-04-2006, 12:16 PM
Ok, so, I start a new thread with the title: AW Chain? Or? Help me with posting? I take first page, you second and so on? It's a lot of work to get that down, with only the names.

Username and then the post inbetween quote tags? Or?

L M Ashton
07-04-2006, 12:21 PM
Wait, there's a thread here (http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=34318). Post there.

You can see what I've done in another thread (http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=33849&page=2) to give you an idea. It doesn't have to be like that exactly, but that's the general idea.

And at the end, I think give a summary post with the links to the first two threads (with permalinks) and links to the third thread.

L M Ashton
07-04-2006, 12:22 PM
I'll take the first page if you like. Well, really, I don't care - you decide. :)

Forbidden Snowflake
07-04-2006, 12:36 PM
I said me page one, not you :cry:

I'm not moving if we do it double again :( I just invested 9203482390428 minutes formatting that stuffs :( (Ok, I'm exaggerating ;) )

Tell me which page you take so that we don't double it again?

L M Ashton
07-04-2006, 12:44 PM
Sorry, I didn't hear from you, and I wanted to get done - I have other things to do as well, and I didn't see your note about you doing page one until... And I didn't know if you got started already or not, and...

I've got page two done. I can delete the first.

Forbidden Snowflake
07-04-2006, 12:48 PM
Ok, I do three now.. so you can do 4 and then i do six, ok?

L M Ashton
07-04-2006, 12:52 PM
What about five? ;) I can do that one... Then there's 7 and 8 as well. :)

Forbidden Snowflake
07-04-2006, 12:57 PM
Ok, add five to four ;)

Did you find 7 and 8? Because I didn't find them?

L M Ashton
07-04-2006, 01:01 PM
Yeah. I took the results from your search that had the thread and page number on them, changed page6 to page7 and page8... There they were. :)

Forbidden Snowflake
07-04-2006, 01:08 PM
Huh? I didn't manage. WTH? Big what the hell ;) Did you check that it's really Page 7 of 8? Because I found Page 3 like that. Always the 7th or 8th page highlighted but then it turned out to be page 3 of 8 or something like that.

L M Ashton
07-04-2006, 01:10 PM
*shrugs* I dunno. But I have them, so who cares?

And page 7 is ready and waiting... :D

Forbidden Snowflake
07-04-2006, 01:11 PM
Glad :D

L M Ashton
07-04-2006, 01:15 PM
Now I'll post the three chains with permalinks as applicable, and then we're done.

Forbidden Snowflake
07-04-2006, 01:19 PM
:Hug2: Thx!

L M Ashton
07-04-2006, 01:30 PM
I'm done. All clickable links, even. :D

07-05-2006, 04:26 AM
Sheesh! Quid and Forbidden were busy on this thread too! Two more rep points!