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Old 05-25-2006, 12:22 AM   #1
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Bad News

The board recently suffered an inexplicable and suspicious technical problem and had to be restored. Ordinarily, this wouldn't be a problem, except that because of a phpbb glitch, every one of the board's backups were incomplete and utterly useless. The memberlist, the posts and several other important sections were all absent.

The backup problem has been fixed, but it looks like we have to start over. I can promise everyone that I will take all the necessary precautions to ensure this never happens again.

I hope everyone sticks around and maintains the same level of participation. If this happens the board should continue on without missing a beat.

Thanks guys
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Old 05-25-2006, 08:13 AM   #2
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Starting over, huh? Oh well.

Thanks for going through all the effort. This place must be turning into something of nightmare for you.
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Old 05-25-2006, 08:55 AM   #3
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oh thats too bad, nightmare sounds right to me, thats sounds like such a pain in the butt to have had to deal with. thanks for fixing it!
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Old 05-25-2006, 08:59 AM   #4
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oh thats too bad, nightmare sounds right to me, thats sounds like such a pain in the butt to have had to deal with. thanks for fixing it!
Wow patrick, you are taking this well. I envisioned you curled up in the corner of a room, muttering to yourself, "Gone... It's all gone!"
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Old 05-25-2006, 02:19 PM   #5
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Briv, have you considered switching to vBulletin?
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Old 05-25-2006, 05:21 PM   #6
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I guess the forum members now in Boston (myself, alas, no longer included) now have the moral duty to give us nice long picture updates on all the major construction projects going on. ICA anyone?

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Old 05-25-2006, 10:34 PM   #7
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oh thats too bad, nightmare sounds right to me, thats sounds like such a pain in the butt to have had to deal with. thanks for fixing it!
Wow patrick, you are taking this well. I envisioned you curled up in the corner of a room, muttering to yourself, "Gone... It's all gone!"
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Old 05-25-2006, 10:41 PM   #8
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Don't worry about it, we'll start over fresh and new
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Old 05-26-2006, 01:53 AM   #9
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As soon as I have a day off, I'll go on an architecture bike ride. So if anyone has any requests, just let me know and I'll take some pics of them. Anything within biking distance of JP is fair game.
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Old 05-26-2006, 02:07 AM   #10
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ICA! ICA! ICA!

Any update will be appreciated. If anything is visible above ground, I'd like to see what's happening at the T construction sites (Kenmore, Copley, Arlington, MGH). Also, if you're in the South Station area, take a few closeups of the new subway kiosks.

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Old 05-26-2006, 09:19 AM   #11
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It wouldn't email me with the old handle. It's unfortunate I had to add a 2 to the end of the most dynamic name of the forum, BOSDEVELOPMENT.
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Old 05-26-2006, 11:52 AM   #12
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I think portlandneedsnewarena has you beat by a hair :lol:
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Old 05-26-2006, 08:52 PM   #13
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Did anyone else change names after the switch? let us know so we know who you are!
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Old 05-26-2006, 09:01 PM   #14
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It's also interesting to see that after 2 days, 60 people have joined. Meaning that (despite the recent problems) 60 "regulars" checked in within a 48 hour period, plus those who havent re-signed up (or never signed up in the first place). Many boards have 500 "members" but only 20 active people or so.

Go us!
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Old 05-26-2006, 11:25 PM   #15
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Did anyone else change names after the switch? let us know so we know who you are!
I know it might be confusing to some, but after a long hard thought session i have decided to drop the 0000. sorry for any fans of the digits, it must be heart breaking. i assure you, tis I, patrick0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 00000000000000
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Old 05-30-2006, 10:12 AM   #16
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Ugh, even the old skyscraper guy forum is dead too....
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Old 05-30-2006, 05:27 PM   #17
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I went ahead and cleared that up in my signature. 8)
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Old 05-30-2006, 08:56 PM   #18
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Back...and more opinionated than ever!

RIP ArchitecturalBoston

Long Live archBoston :wink:

Diggin' the reflective image of the logo. Very Hollywood.

All those expressive pontifications...gone gone gone. **sniff sniff**
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Old 05-31-2006, 05:32 AM   #19
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Oh they'll be back in no time, don't you worry...

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