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April 15, 2015, 03:52:37 AM
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Aw, the wiki's gone.
« on: April 15, 2015, 03:52:37 AM »
Kinda bummed about that. It was silly.

In light of that I'm a little surprised the Oekaki is still there.

Also the quotes database has all of three quotes. THREE.

April 15, 2015, 11:52:52 AM
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Re: Aw, the wiki's gone.
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2015, 11:52:52 AM »
Not for lack of trying to submit more, but none seem to have ever gotten approved. ::v:

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April 15, 2015, 01:55:28 PM
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Re: Aw, the wiki's gone.
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2015, 01:55:28 PM »
It was not meant for this world

I tried to revive the oekaki but ain't nobody was havin it

April 15, 2015, 03:37:21 PM
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Re: Aw, the wiki's gone.
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2015, 03:37:21 PM »
I got an SQL backup of the wiki, but the thing is FLOODED with spam.

Spazz gave me the backup in the hope I could remove all the spam, do a reversion so to speak, and restore it, but I didn't manage to do it at the time.

April 15, 2015, 04:38:47 PM
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Re: Aw, the wiki's gone.
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2015, 04:38:47 PM »
there was a time where there were a few randoms using the oekaki

are oekakis still a thing anywhere really?

April 15, 2015, 09:58:04 PM
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Re: Aw, the wiki's gone.
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2015, 09:58:04 PM »
If I recall correctly, our oekaki had its own little group of people that weren't even a part of the message board community.  Which was sort of weird, but y'know, whatever.

Too bad about the wiki. I imagine it's more trouble than it's worth, though, really.

April 16, 2015, 12:17:41 AM
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Re: Aw, the wiki's gone.
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2015, 12:17:41 AM »
If anyone has anything specific they want to get from the Wiki, I may be able to retrieve it.

April 17, 2015, 03:56:49 PM
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Re: Aw, the wiki's gone.
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2015, 03:56:49 PM »
Do you have any old photos of myself that I uploaded to it?

I'd like to hold onto some of those since i'm turning into an old fart now..

May 02, 2015, 02:09:47 AM
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Re: Aw, the wiki's gone.
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2015, 02:09:47 AM »
I got an SQL backup of the wiki, but the thing is FLOODED with spam.

Spazz gave me the backup in the hope I could remove all the spam, do a reversion so to speak, and restore it, but I didn't manage to do it at the time.

You're not the only one. I have that same stupid serwiki.sql backup sitting on my "Desktop" since 2013 (likely surviving a few OS total reinstallations and a change of computer), totally thinking I'd put some effort into it that never came to fruition.

May 20, 2015, 03:05:10 PM
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Re: Aw, the wiki's gone.
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2015, 03:05:10 PM »
Yeah, the wiki was taken over by spambots.

Like, awhile back nobody else was even touching it so I uploaded pages from random wikis to fill in dead links and when that went unnoticed I kicked it into overdrive until somebody brought it up, but the spambots went way beyond anything I ever did. I tried reporting several of them at first, but I just kind of gave up when their accounts weren't deleted.
these links are old:
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May 21, 2015, 06:08:13 PM
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Re: Aw, the wiki's gone.
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2015, 06:08:13 PM »
you were the original spam bot of our wiki?

May 23, 2015, 03:49:40 PM
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Re: Aw, the wiki's gone.
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2015, 03:49:40 PM »
Self-Busted!?

May 24, 2015, 12:40:36 PM
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Re: Aw, the wiki's gone.
« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2015, 12:40:36 PM »
Can't find the original topic after searching for a bit, but I legit mentioned it YEARS ago. This is not new information.
these links are old:
MySpace | Sonic Retro Wiki Entry | ImageShack

May 24, 2015, 07:08:07 PM
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Re: Aw, the wiki's gone.
« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2015, 07:08:07 PM »
Can't find the original topic after searching for a bit, but I legit mentioned it YEARS ago. This is not new information.

Well, you're still the original spambot. :P Heh, but seriously, the actual spambot army was much, much worse.