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submitted by nael on Friday, April 4 at 5:24 PM

As I'm sure you all noticed that the site was down today. This was cause by server failure. As a result, we have spent the day setting up a new server. Unfortunately, the most recent backup of the database occurred on April 1st, so some posts will be missing.

We also haven't been able to transfer the pictures yet, due to the sheer size of the folder (31 gigabytes of pictures).

Thanks

-nael

posted by cdc on Friday, April 4 at 5:25 PM

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EMCE
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oh lawd

4/4/2008 5:27:27 PM

marko
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QUICK

NO ONE READ THIS AND RUN INTO THE CHIT CHAT AND MAKE THE SAME THREAD OVER AND OVER

note: please do not do that

4/4/2008 5:38:22 PM

Shivan Bird
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It feels like I've gone back in time. What day is it?

4/4/2008 5:42:46 PM

marko
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caturday

4/4/2008 5:45:38 PM

XSMP
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thanks for spending your day fixing tww for us.

4/4/2008 5:54:26 PM

JoeSchmoe
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Quote :
"QUICK

NO ONE READ THIS AND RUN INTO THE CHIT CHAT AND MAKE THE SAME THREAD OVER AND OVER

note: please do not do that"




so you DO NOT want NO ONE to run into chit chat and make the same thread over and over...

which means that you DO want EVERY ONE to run into chit chat...

4/4/2008 5:55:32 PM

baonest
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good job screwing things up

thats what you get for ignoring everyone



[Edited on April 4, 2008 at 6:01 PM. Reason : asshole is not a nice word]

4/4/2008 6:00:14 PM

tsavla
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Thanks nael

4/4/2008 6:47:56 PM

damosyangsta
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Is this the REAL April Fools joke?

4/4/2008 6:49:09 PM

Arab13
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apparently....

4/4/2008 6:52:52 PM

BigMan157

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i'd have figured there'd be more images than that

4/4/2008 7:39:25 PM

pilgrimshoes
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yeah 34 gig just doesnt seem like enough

4/4/2008 8:22:19 PM

FroshKiller
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Assuming an average image file size of 30 kilobytes, 31 gigabytes is enough for 1,000,000 individual images.

There are currently 30,715 registered users. The grand majority of them are limited to 50 images in their photo galleries. If all 30,715 users filled their galleries with 50 unique 30-KB images each, the files would only occupy about 44 GB in raw data. Depending on the file system, call it 50 GB on disk.

But most users have fewer than 50 images in their galleries, and CrazyWeb has a neat optimization where each image uploaded is checked against the existing image database. If a user copies an image from another user's gallery or attempts to upload an image that already exists, CrazyWeb populates his gallery with a link to the pre-existing image. So if one user uploads one 30-KB image and the other 30,714 users upload the same image or copy it from the originator's gallery, CrazyWeb saves itself nearly 900 MB in file space by merely linking the record for the image.

I'm surprised the images take up 31 GB. I thought it'd be less.

[Edited on April 4, 2008 at 9:17 PM. Reason : lll]

4/4/2008 9:16:54 PM

skokiaan
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pffff. I have more porn that that

4/4/2008 10:04:56 PM

jbl4me
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Wait...what if the original user deletes the image...does that mess up the other users? Or does delete not actually remove the image from the disk?

[Edited on April 4, 2008 at 10:13 PM. Reason : .]

4/4/2008 10:13:29 PM

Sputter
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i am pretty fucking angry as last night, i was placed in BigMan's thread as the one who won TWW yesterday, with 30 minutes left.

i mean, i usually suck and last night i was having a good post or two, and now it's evaporated into the nothing of burnt hard drives.

ps - i am drunk n pissed

4/4/2008 10:15:57 PM

drunknloaded
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thanks for the update nael

4/4/2008 10:24:37 PM

WolfAce
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tww is all old news now

it has lost all value

4/4/2008 10:40:02 PM

arcgreek
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Quote :
"This was cause "


[Edited on April 4, 2008 at 11:25 PM. Reason : ]

[Edited on April 4, 2008 at 11:25 PM. Reason : ]

4/4/2008 11:25:00 PM

rtc407
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Quote :
"Is this the REAL April Fools joke?"

4/4/2008 11:57:03 PM

killer tofu
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do wut now?

4/5/2008 1:47:38 AM

3 of 11
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Quote :
"Wait...what if the original user deletes the image...does that mess up the other users? Or does delete not actually remove the image from the disk?
"


Thats the biggest problem with his assumption, deleted images aren't *really* deleted.

4/5/2008 3:01:24 AM

nothing22
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^yeah, if you're clever enough, you can store more than 50 images if you remember the #######.jpg after you delete pics from your folder

4/5/2008 8:14:09 AM

Arab13
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they can be fully deleted but not by users


also, day 2 and no pictures back up?

4/5/2008 11:51:27 AM

legatic
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30 whole gig, huh?

I eat 30 gig for breakfast.

4/5/2008 12:48:35 PM

nutsmackr
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can I get pictures back?

4/5/2008 2:59:14 PM

XSMP
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my ipod eats 30gb for breakfast

4/5/2008 8:03:39 PM

3 of 11
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most of us could have downloaded 30gbs of porn by now

4/5/2008 10:18:43 PM

DiamondAce
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I'm sure some have.


Also


Quote :
"As I'm sure you all noticed that the site was down today"


4/6/2008 11:53:57 PM

smc
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I spent most of that day rocking back and forth and crying in a corner. Don't know what I'd do without TWW.

4/7/2008 12:05:09 PM

mildew
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How much for a copy of those 31 gigs of pics...

I'd pay $50

4/7/2008 4:24:26 PM

elkaybie
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this is the only picture in my gallery that i can see



and it's the only one that really matters

word SLEEPY FACE!!!!!

4/7/2008 8:59:01 PM

tsavla
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w00t!

4/8/2008 12:08:04 AM

jackleg
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Quote :
"they can be fully deleted but not by users"


NO WAY!

4/9/2008 6:19:17 PM

Arab13
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YES WAY!!

4/9/2008 9:14:36 PM

Mr. Hand
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31GB of images does not take this long to transfer... Unless the HDD died and you did not have backups of the images.

And are there thumbnails, or are the gallery pages (that mainly do work) loading the full images? Just see major speed decrease, even with galleries smaller than 50 images.

4/10/2008 9:25:21 AM

Arab13
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pictures seem to be very very slowly re appearing, still nothing from the last year or so though

4/11/2008 11:27:14 AM

nothing22
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SHITTER'S FULL!

4/11/2008 12:40:51 PM

JoeSchmoe
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wheres all the pics?

4/13/2008 6:37:33 AM

NCSULilWolf
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Is this why search isn't working either?

4/14/2008 12:25:26 AM

Arab13
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still missing pictures.... from before april 1st

4/17/2008 3:26:09 PM

jackleg
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everything before september 11 2001 was destroyed by taliban fighters

4/19/2008 10:39:18 AM

Kev4Pack
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GIVE ME BACK MY SON

4/21/2008 11:20:42 PM

Arab13
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still missing pictures.... from before april 1st

4/23/2008 10:11:51 PM

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