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Offline rille

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Fantasy-Freak forum is back!
« on: October 16, 2018, 05:24:27 pm »
...after, like, 10 years?

I have been struggling with a cancer diagnosis since 2016. Hodgkins lymphoma.
Mostly taken me trough hell, I'm still not convinced it is over but I have to believe in something!

So in bed, unable to do normal stuff, I found this topic with google:
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/fantasy-freak.
It sort of inspired me to bring it back for real since I had some old backup from Meg... something, on my disk for a long time!

I see there is alot of annoying small things to do so I'm not sending out a mail to proclaim it's return just yet.
If password doesn't work, or password recovery end up in you email trash box OR if you want your account removed from the site let me know and I'll help.

BR,
/rille, ellir
« Last Edit: October 16, 2018, 05:26:00 pm by [rille] »
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Offline Ebert Von Snappenhausen

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Re: Fantasy-Freak forum is back!
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2018, 08:41:48 pm »
This is obviously a cunning swedka trap. I approve.
If there is a thread, I'll post in it. If I post in it, it will die. That is the cycle of the Walrus.

When people see me lurkin', they go pomgwtfnoesbbq and guestify. Are you a pretty little guest now too?

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Re: Fantasy-Freak forum is back!
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2018, 10:26:09 pm »
Holy shit!
"Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light."

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Re: Fantasy-Freak forum is back!
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2018, 09:43:28 am »
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Re: Fantasy-Freak forum is back!
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2018, 09:48:21 am »
Last time this was a thing, one had to wait for pages to load :D

BTW, all the pictures on the forum seem dead - smillies, etc...
"Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light."

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Re: Fantasy-Freak forum is back!
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2018, 02:47:11 pm »
Last time this was a thing, one had to wait for pages to load :D

BTW, all the pictures on the forum seem dead - smillies, etc...

No idea what it used to be hosted on :) It currently runs on minimalistic hardware, your phone is probably more powerful ;) (I promise I'll change that if it ever becomes a problem,  I'm mostly worried about disk access anyhow, but I'll keep things updated/backeuped etc. just for fun)

Yes... we only have the base smileys. I just removed the costum ones so should look cleaner now. :)
It's because I don't have any data from the old setup, maybe Oli or Amanda still got it somewhere.

admin@fantasy:/.../fantasy-freak.com/Smileys/default $ ls
afro.gif   cheesy.gif       grin.gif   lipsrsealed.gif  smiley.gif
angel.gif  cool.gif         huh.gif    police.gif       tongue.gif
angry.gif  cry.gif          index.php  rolleyes.gif     undecided.gif
azn.gif    embarrassed.gif  kiss.gif   sad.gif          wink.gif
blank.gif  evil.gif         laugh.gif  shocked.gif

« Last Edit: October 20, 2018, 02:58:26 pm by [rille] »
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Re: Fantasy-Freak forum is back!
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2018, 07:28:40 am »
I constantly see this in the board log:


https://www.fantasy-freak.com/index.php?&topic=3664.0;prev_next=prev

Apply Filter: Only show the errors with the same message512: loadMemberContext(): member id 1 not previously loaded by loadMemberData()

Apply Filter: Only show the errors from this file File: /var/www/fantasy-freak.com/Sources/Load.php

Line: 1138


It's due to deleted users id so they show up as Guests.
I'll see if it helps to set it to 0 (Guest) otherwise I'll leave it as it is and just comment out the code repporting the warning.
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Re: Fantasy-Freak forum is back!
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2018, 02:48:45 pm »
New newsletter, I hope someone replies :)

Though I can understand if some people don't! ;-)
Anyhow, all things forgotten, in the past etc. as far as I'm concerned.


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Hello!

After sleeping for 10 years the fantasy-freak.com forum is back.
Database from 2002-08-12 to 2008-11-12 is restored.
Probably not perfect but we will keep it running for fun now or
until I seriously can't (been struggling with a cancer diagnosis for awhile
and I needed something to do while recovering from a stem cell transplant)

(Better HW and services can be fixed if needed, lets see how it goes first)


Some things to be aware of:
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  *Trying to block bots from U.S., Russia, Ukraine, China, North Korea, Poland...
   It's hard to be successful. I try to block/deny as soon as recognized.
   Have to wait and see how successful that is. It's a war out there, waiting.
  *But as a result only registered members are allowed to view the board.
  *Domain certificates are from Letsencrypt, so it's a bit safer than the last time.
   (only https is allowed)
  *We can delete any member on request if that is your wish.
  *Backups will be done every Sunday to start with.
  *I have no old data (themes, smileys, avatars stored) maybe someone else have it.
  *Banner, commercial etc. free.
   Will even remove the annoying 'uses cookies' in the same fashion as 'do not trace me' option. :-P
  *There will probably be bugs.

Regards,
The fantasy-freak.com Team.
/rille & rizon users & Hunchback.

« Last Edit: October 26, 2018, 02:49:17 pm by rille »
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Re: Fantasy-Freak forum is back!
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2018, 03:43:08 pm »
Reached about 50% the rest got rejected (various of reasons probably; some boxes doesn't exist).
I have some issues setting my DKIM dns record; maybe that is a reason?
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Re: Fantasy-Freak forum is back!
« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2018, 05:43:13 pm »
Oh, the nostalgia....
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Re: Fantasy-Freak forum is back!
« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2018, 09:00:40 pm »
Wow, this brings back memories...
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What you need is someone strong to use you...
...like me

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Re: Fantasy-Freak forum is back!
« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2018, 09:18:20 pm »
Also rille I hope you have kicked cancers nuts!
Deaf and blind and dumb and born to follow
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Re: Fantasy-Freak forum is back!
« Reply #12 on: October 27, 2018, 10:00:34 am »





Also rille I hope you have kicked cancers nuts!

MoP!

Doing my best... I still got the age to my advantage. A 30 something can handle more than a 60 something.
But in the ends it's not even about that. I don't want to think about how old my organs are nowadays.
If there is such a thing as age. :)

And yes, I feel in for the nostalgia! I have had alot of time to think.
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Re: Fantasy-Freak forum is back!
« Reply #13 on: October 29, 2018, 08:41:51 am »
It's almost midnight. I've put my fiance to bed. I get this urge to try and recover my dead myspace page for lost pictures. I load an abandoned email address after resetting the password, hoping that the " we sent you an email!" notice came in from myspace. I check the spam folder in one last hope, and it's not there. But an email, a fresh one no less, is there in my spam.  And it's about FF.

Hey ya'll.  Rille I'm sorry to hear about the cancer but will think good thoughts for you and there are some really great people fighting the good fight with science. In the past month I had a 33 year old friend die from drinking himself to death, and my fiance's mother had a heart attack. The point is tomorrow is guaranteed for no-one, and we just try to make it as good as we can.

In the short time I've been on here tonight going through my old posts, it's more then satisfied my want for the nostalgia I was looking for.  Thank you so much.

And Hunchy! I have always wondered how you've been doing! I even wanted to look you up on FB, but I have no idea what your real name is. :) I miss the symbol/pic of the girl sitting on the guy  on the chair!

And, so everyone knows, I STILL talk about "my people from the book forum". Which has a much deeper meaning that it sounds in casual conversation. 

*hugs for ALL, dutchies included*
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Drank all the alcohol.
Insulted flunji's "New Zealand" family
And then sailed off into the sunset.
Probably to ingapore, whoich isn;t really the sunset
oh.
Hello flunji!

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Re: Fantasy-Freak forum is back!
« Reply #14 on: October 30, 2018, 04:25:39 pm »
Shit happens and death is a possible challange to be met. Valar morgulis. ;)

I did set up a proper SPF, DKIM key, DMARC now, I hope that redices the risk of FF mails getting directly to the trash by the spam filter.
(was only able to reach 50% of the database, granted some emails are dead or never existed, but next newsletter might have better success)

I have DNSSEC to look into, if it's possible. I wish someone in IT could tell me.
I have been building embedded systems for 10 years and also worked with L1/L2 implementations in FPGAs, but I rarely do configuration myself.
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Re: Fantasy-Freak forum is back!
« Reply #15 on: October 30, 2018, 04:58:31 pm »
Is this the refuge of wotbf? I have fond memories from that place.

Sucks to hear about the cancer Rille. Hopr you kick its butt.
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Re: Fantasy-Freak forum is back!
« Reply #16 on: October 31, 2018, 12:02:57 pm »
Oh wow, look what I found in my spam folder! An email from FF!

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Re: Fantasy-Freak forum is back!
« Reply #17 on: October 31, 2018, 03:17:39 pm »
Oh wow, look what I found in my spam folder! An email from FF!

Starting to work a bit better now.
There is however a problem, its probably impossible for me to set a PTR record for reverse lookups.

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Re: Fantasy-Freak forum is back!
« Reply #18 on: October 31, 2018, 04:16:01 pm »
Oh wow, look what I found in my spam folder! An email from FF!

Starting to work a bit better now.
There is however a problem, its probably impossible for me to set a PTR record for reverse lookups.
The password reset link still ended up in spam, even though the header does show the DKIM settings

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« Reply #19 on: October 31, 2018, 08:48:23 pm »
Never in my dreams (or nightmares)...
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« Reply #20 on: October 31, 2018, 09:40:48 pm »
Never in my dreams (or nightmares)...

That is what happen when you leave multiple emails behind. :)
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Re: Fantasy-Freak forum is back!
« Reply #21 on: November 01, 2018, 12:18:27 am »
orf! 
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Re: Fantasy-Freak forum is back!
« Reply #22 on: November 01, 2018, 12:22:08 am »
*waves to the many oh so old and oh so familiar faces*

Is this the refuge of wotbf? I have fond memories from that place.
There's half a dozen of us regularly on IRC as well, and a couple of times a year there'll be one lost soul or another in search of memories dropping by, too.

Connections are getting tenuous, but there's still ties binding many of us together. We had Minxie invade Dutchieland just this August, and within the last five years or so I've still met up with Sam Brown, Dreamwalker, Faile, Shadar the Mad and Leanna.
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« Reply #23 on: November 01, 2018, 12:26:09 am »
any word from the silly Aussies? 
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« Reply #24 on: November 01, 2018, 11:09:30 am »
Aan! Hey. I know most those names XD. The walrus keeps invading norway to drink my beer during summers. I prefer forums over irc.
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