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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 2:38 pm    Post subject: Swrpgnetwork going facebook only?? Reply with quote

Twice since yestarday evening i have tried getting on the holonets, and whether going to the forums or just even the base SWRPGNETWORK main site, i get 'redirected' to log into facebook.

Anyone know what is going on??
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They got hacked by some people exploiting a back door in vbbs, so Rod took the site down temporarily. He wants to have it back up and running soon.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 12:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That makes the 3rd site in recent weeks i have been on that 'got hacked', and was it not for someone like you "In the know" i would be in the dark. What is it with sites and NOT alerting people who are members???
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 6:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rod made a post on the Holonet Facebook site, but the nature of facebook makes it so that notices can get buried if they're not popular enough.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you guys find a lot of good stuff on that site (when it's working, of course)?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It used to be the go-to site for Star Wars RPG discussion. When the Rancor Pit forums came online they were a close second to the traffic they had. But as time went on, things kind of waned. They had a big bug for a LONG time that interfered with many user's ability to login, and people got out of the habit of going there.

In terms of conversions and whatnot, it also used to be THE place to go, since it gave service to both d20 and D6, not to mention a few Star Wars RPG authors were users there. But, again, things kind of waned. Part of that might be the time that Rod had to split between being the guy in charge of the site and the guy in charge of the Saga Edition at WotC. But there were fewer submissions getting approved, less traffic on the site, and so things kind of meandered away.

Now it has a few dedicated users. The old submissions are still as good as they ever were, but there's just less going on there than there used to be.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that description, cheshire. If it was more active I'd consider becoming a regular there.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used to haunt it back in the "old days". Like Ches said, I'd check here, then check there. I know Garhk and a few others were on both.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 12:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

me and grimace seem to be the bigger 2 'cross posters'.. but i'd say in the past 2-3 months or so, there has maybe been a dozen posts...
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I still see they are down.. Still going to face book.

Any word from the site mods over there on how much longer this is going to take?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

With how little traffic the holonet seems to have gotten in the past year, and this being the 2nd time in the past year they got 'hacked' and have been down, i am seriously considering just ignoring that site, even if it comes back up sometime soon..
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't been on there in forever, maybe twice since they recovered from the first hack
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 1:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey guys-- while I am not in the know on the technical end, I can tell you that the admins are working on restoring the site as best they can.

These guys are working professionals, however, as is the gentleman donating his time to sorting out the code. Because of that, we do not have an ETA as of yet, but the Holonet is absolutely working on recovery.

Thank you for your patience,

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the update, Rostek. Good to hear about it from someone over there.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any new info Rostek?
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