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  1. Ian

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    The server we were on came under a Denial of Service Attack over the weekend, shutting down the NFLFans.com server that we share which caused a loss of our database. As you can see the posts appear underneath, however they're unreadable as we've been unable to restore them.

    Your member accounts all still exist to the best of my knowledge, so all functionality should be restored. I apologize for the inability to restore the posts, as of 1:54am ET on Sunday we haven't been able to bring them back as the last back-up of the databases were also corrupt.

    Needless to say we're back up and running, but it's disappointing that the posts are gone despite our best efforts. Hopefully everyone understands as we've done all we can. I'm calling it a night, thanks for all the e-mails. My PM box is full, so if anyone wants to contact me go here if you need anything:

    http://www.patsfans.com/contact/

    Thanks again,

    Ian
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2005
  2. BelichickFan

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    Thanks for getting us back ASAP . . . 24 hours was a long time to go without patsfans.com but at least the Colts lost in the meantime :)
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    Box_O_Rocks PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Thanks Ian.

    BB-fan, odd how a little Sunday afternoon Peyton-face moment can perk things up when you can't read the latest rant. :D
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    Do your best, Ian. Methinks we'll come up with plenty of posts to replace the old ones!
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    What a coincidence... I just finished studying security attacks like denial of service in my systems and networks class.

    Don't even think about it... I DIDNT DO IT, i plead the 5th
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    gomezcat It's SIR Moderator to you Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Thanks for your work in restoring patsfans. I was lost without it!
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    Admit it. There was alot of panic and hand ringing all day yesterday out there.
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    Ian,

    Firstoff: A MEGA HUGE THANKS for all you do to keep this site up and running. Much like Hurricane season in N.O.; an event like this gives you a chance to appreciate exactly what you have with the best Football Fan site on the planet.

    :eat3:


    Second: My personal apologies if I generated an automatic email to the admin every single time I fervently tried to login yesterday. Your box probably has about 10,000 emails just from all of us refreshing every 60 seconds. :D
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    Thanks for the hard work Ian.
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    Ditto here! Was surprised at how much I missed the board and the ability to share info, comments etc, especially after seeing the Dolts choke!
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    I agree, but not only that but discussing the great team effort after beating Chucky's team on Saturday.
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    As always thanks for all your hard work Ian, if nothing else this tragedy gives us a chance to show how much your efforts mean to us.

    As for the previous posts don't sweat it, if we can get them back great, if not don't sweat it, we'll have plenty to replace them soon enough.

    P.S. I too was dying to share in the revelry of the Dolts first loss with my fellow Pats fans!
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    Thanks, Ian!
    I was jonesing for some football talk yesterday - made me realize yet again how much I love this site!
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    what a pain in the a**

    Ian, I didn't realize how much I missed this site until I couldn't have it. What a sucky thing to have to do on a football Sunday in December. Thank you very much.

    Andyguitar
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    shmessy Maude Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Ian, thanks for all you do - it is so much appreciated!
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    Oh

    My

    Gawd.


    This means the infamous cheerleader thread is no more.

    Oh the humanity.

    Seriously Ian, thanks for the hard work. Like others, I was having fits of the DTs without this place. Other fan sites just don't seem to cut it.
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    No problem, Ian!


    (I had fun poking sticks at IndyStar yesterday :D)
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    Ian - as always - thank you so much for all your efforts...!
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    hahaha, I realized how much I missed this site yesterday, when all I wanted to do was revel in the pats whooping on the bucs and peyton shaking his head walkign off the field. thanks for all you do Ian, this site has become part of my football ritual.
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    PATSNUTme Paranoid Homer Moderator Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter

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    And I was posting brilliant threads all day. wondering why I couldn't read them or no one replied.:)
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    I still can't help but wonder why people do such things as attack an NFL fan website. What is wrong with these people? Are they still angry that mommy forgot to tuck them in ONE TIME when they were children?? It really baffles me....
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    Many times it's an attempt just to get the server, any server, to help with a DDOS (distributed denial of service) attack. If they're working on a DDOS, the more servers they have, the better. It takes quite a few servers to mount an attack big enough to shut down a big boy like Microsoft or Yahoo.

    (Edit: or maybe they were just Dolts fans :D )
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    Huh? I couldn't even access the forum. Got an error message.
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    correction: I was typing them, not posting them- my best work so far.

    And I did forget to thank IAN fo getting us back. Too bad you couldn't have save the Carolina Cheerleader thread. I know that you wore your fingers to the knuckles trying.
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    I second both parts. Ian, you're the best.
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    It was like holding my breath under water too long.
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    I'm sure someone can/will start that one up again. :)
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    Thanks Ian for getting this great site up and running again and congrats to our Pats for a great win over Tampa!
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    oh stop, you old fart.....

    you've been on your bestest behaviour over there....very Zen NEM-like I must say. I [RoadGrader] was watching you ;)

    sorry Ian for your troubles as I was one of those multiple-refreshers without knowing I might be piling up the e-mail notices :eek:
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    LOL - seems like lots of Pats fans had the same idea. :bricks:

    The next best thing to discussing the Colts IMPERFECTIONS here was watching the stunned disbelief turn to rationalizations over there. It was like a double header too - watching them witness their pony's get kicked around badly in the first half, only to to have the Bolts typically spit the bit and let them up off the mat in the 3rd quarter, then trample them back down in the end. And in their beloved HOME FIELD DOME where they persist in believing them to be invincible.

    :scared:

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