STARSCAPE BBS HAS MOVED

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  1. Coloratura

    Coloratura Snuggle Princess Premium Member

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    Starscape BBS's zeta server crashed the other night, taking the whole board with it. I sent a mass email trying to get the remaining member list that wasn't damaged to let people know that everyone was migrating over to the backup board, which is now the primary board. The URL is still www.starscapebbs.com, and typing that in will get you there, but you will have to re-register. I made that process as painless as possible, and hope you will come join us there!


    John
     
  2. Red Ranger

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  3. Unicron

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    I guess Shameless perhaps wasn't the best choice after all. :p

    (Just kidding of course. :D).

    It sucks that everything is gone, J. Right after I made it to a hundred posts too...
     
  4. Coloratura

    Coloratura Snuggle Princess Premium Member

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    Actually, I have a solution for that.
    I still have Spamicon 2009's final results tally. :devil:


    J.
     
  5. Unicron

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    Is something up with the board again? I got a 404 on the backup server.
     
  6. freak

    freak Commodore Commodore

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    The board must be down because everytime I type that into my address feature, it says: Board doesn't exist. Wonder what's wrong?
     
  7. Coloratura

    Coloratura Snuggle Princess Premium Member

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    I just found out myself. As soon as I find out what's going on, I'll let you all know. I promise.


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  8. Coloratura

    Coloratura Snuggle Princess Premium Member

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  9. Coloratura

    Coloratura Snuggle Princess Premium Member

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    + StarscapeBBS.Com
    + z13.invisionfree.com/Starscape_BBS

    I received private messages and emails from several moderators and members informing me that Starscape BBS was giving an error.
    This one:

    404: Board Does Not Exist.
    Make sure you did not mis-type the URL.

    I immediately became concerned because that error means the board is either missing or gone.
    Server errors do not give that kind of error code, and if you are here, this means the software itself is gone.

    I will be honest with you: In all likelihood, the board is probably gone.
    This is the kind of error you see when the board has been deleted or removed from the server.
    There can be many reasons for this, from copyright issues to just board removal.
    Since we're hosted on a free host, there doesn't have to be a reason.
    I will keep you informed.


    UPDATE (3:53 PM EST):

    Starscape BBS is gone. The site was removed at 7:50 AM EST this morning.
    Reasons: None cited.

    I'm sorry kids, I don't have any backup for this one.
    Starscape BBS is gone. :(


    John
     
  10. Data Holmes

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    That blows goats! Starscape cannot die. :(
     
  11. Coloratura

    Coloratura Snuggle Princess Premium Member

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    Unfortunately, Starscape is gone. We've moved so many times the membership has dwindled down to very few, and it's not our fault, it's just the unpredictability of our hosts. That being said, Starscape was a great board, and I am glad to have made her those nearly 5 years ago. To all my former and current staff who made it possible:

    Vanessa
    ShamelessMcBundy
    MikeH92467
    Exodus
    Garak
    Hoser

    To all my members, who made it possible:

    Aficionado
    Angry_Christian_Bale
    Apophis
    apostle83
    Ashu
    Avidan
    Baba
    backstept
    bootylicious_princess
    bryce
    capcalhoun
    Catholicon
    Ceridwen Troy
    Chris3123
    classichummus
    Colonel Green
    Corporal Jack
    Daecon
    Dan Leach
    Danoz
    DeafPoet
    DiSiLLUSiON
    donkey
    doublegoodprole
    Dr. Drake Ramoray
    DrunkenHobo
    Elwood
    Emher
    enlisted person
    exodus
    FlyingLemons
    Garak
    garamet
    gorzek
    ITL
    Jenee
    Jimsteele
    joyofvgr
    JuanBolio
    KatyJane
    KenziesGrammy
    Kestra
    Kevin MacDonald
    KIRK1ADM
    Kommander
    Larry
    Linda R.
    lizk to'kra
    Madeliaette
    Man Afraid of his Shoes
    matthunter
    mikeh92467
    Muad Dib
    MustangX
    Nagilum
    NJOberheim
    ParaAsh
    parajohn
    ParaMark
    Peach Wookiee
    Phoenix
    Praetor
    Red Ranger
    ria 75
    Rincewiend
    RJDiogenes
    RyanKCR
    Santaman
    Saturn0660
    Sean
    ShamelessMcBundy
    Shatna
    Sherlock Holmes
    Silas
    Skywalker
    Snaploud
    solipsis
    starguard
    Starpaul20
    StephS
    STIntergalactic
    Straker
    Superman
    T'Bonz
    tafkats
    Tally
    Tamar Garish
    TheMurph
    thespeckledkiwi
    Timewalker
    Trippy
    Turbo
    Unicron
    Valeris
    Vanessa
    voyagergrl27
    voyfan99
    Wizard
    Za Ha Dum
    Zion Ravescene


    And the hundreds more over the years.
    You will be missed.


    John
     
  12. Data Holmes

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    I'd recommend terranbbs as an alternative home to the starscape crew. It's a smaller board with a welcoming core population.
     
  13. Plecostomus

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    Dude. Put the forum back RIGHT NOW or I will reach through the screen and choke a bitch. And when I'm done with that I'm going to choke YOU! :mad:

    Kidding aside [wait, he's KIDDING?! WHEW! --Somebody] put the forum back up and give it a month. I think we can get the population back up and make it alive again.

    Gimme a month, tis all I ask.

    Otherwise I choke a bitch so hard. :shifty: [again with the threats, someone should medicate him -- Different Person]
    [hey I'm not a doctor I don't medicate people -- Somebody]
     
  14. Coloratura

    Coloratura Snuggle Princess Premium Member

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    In all honesty, I'm tired. I loved that board and still love the community it fostered, but after 5 years and several major crashes with complete database losses in all of them, I just don't have the power to put it all back together again. I believe we've run our course, and I will miss it, but we can move on.

    That being said, please visit my dear friends:
    http://renext.nusseymagazine.com/

    ReNext is an awesome board, and it's atmosphere is like ours. They're a great group of people, and I'm a member there, too. Great board. Great discussion, and they need their help getting their community built from a previous crash.

    J.
     
  15. Plecostomus

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    Blarg.

    Fine.

    Give me admin access to what is left of Starscape. I will run the shit for you. :techman:

    I was only there a few weeks but I quite enjoyed it. I think it is worth one more effort.

    Otherwise: choke a bitch. :scream:

    :shifty:;):guffaw:
     
  16. Data Holmes

    Data Holmes Admiral Admiral

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    I tried to re reg there the other day, because I couldn't find my account... It never went through.:(
     
  17. Coloratura

    Coloratura Snuggle Princess Premium Member

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    You are terribly unstable.
    Which makes you perfect for the job! :lol:

    Ah well, nah. I won't be bringing her back.
    5 years of great history, though.

    Huh. That's odd.

    J.
     
  18. Plecostomus

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    See, the shit wasn't being run. You need someone who can Run The Shit. Someone who will deal with the fuckery, shenanigans, BS and treachery. Someone who can issue: cutbacks when needed.

    Come on John. One more try.
     
  19. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    J, I was very sorry to get your message about this. :( I'm still hoping that the database will somehow be found and Starscape saved. It's a great community and I know how much it means to you. Perhaps this just a mistake or misunderstanding.

    Thank you very much. We'd very much like to have Starscape members join us at ReNext, though not at the expense of Starscape. If anybody wants to join, please send me a PM here at TrekBBS first, so I can be on the lookout for you and you don't get purged in the daily Bot attack.

    Sorry about that. You couldn't find your account because of the Apocalypse last year; everything got lost and we had to start from scratch. That won't happen again as we are taking precautions. As for regging, we're now getting around a hundred Bots a day and it's become nearly impossible to spot legitimate applicants unless I know ahead of time. Please register again; I'll be watching for you and I'll activate your account as soon as I spot you.
     
  20. Coloratura

    Coloratura Snuggle Princess Premium Member

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    Nah.
    I just don't have the heart to invest back into it again.


    Well, I checked with the host. The board is definitely gone with no backup data.
    Thanks for the condolences RJ. She was a good home.

    J.
     

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