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Post by AndreaDraco » Fri Oct 10, 2008 3:10 pm

It seems that I can't no longer see the boards. I continuously get an Internal Server Error. Does this mean they are down and forever gone? :(
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Post by Tawmis » Fri Oct 10, 2008 3:21 pm

I doubt they're already gone. There's probably an issue with their server. I have had that in the past. Give it a few hours (or a day).

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Post by HarroSIN » Fri Oct 10, 2008 3:29 pm

I was recieving an error this morning as well, but it seems to be back up right now. I heard that they are preparing to close the forums down, just as they will most of the multiplayer servers.
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Post by Tawmis » Fri Oct 10, 2008 3:31 pm

HarroSIN wrote:I was recieving an error this morning as well, but it seems to be back up right now. I heard that they are preparing to close the forums down, just as they will most of the multiplayer servers.
Correct. Which is why Collector threw the Sierra Help pages on its own domain (was hosted on my site) - and he created these forums (used to have a forum section dedicated to Collector's page). Now with them closing down the official forums - this one was born to give everyone a place to post when they close down the official one.

Downside is you have to put up with chatty people like me.

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Post by Collector » Fri Oct 10, 2008 5:09 pm

AndreaDraco83 wrote:It seems that I can't no longer see the boards. I continuously get an Internal Server Error. Does this mean they are down and forever gone? :(
The "Jive" servers that VU setup to replace the old WebX boards have always been flaky and always going down. It is part of why so many of the old Sierra form regulars disappeared with the move from WebX.
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Post by Almirena » Fri Oct 10, 2008 8:44 pm

"Flaky" is exactly the right word. So is "cumbersome", "inelegant", "horrible", and "slow".

But... I think we need to look at backing up threads from the VU forums that it'd be a shame to lose forever.
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Post by Collector » Fri Oct 10, 2008 8:53 pm

What is wrong with the official forums is just the forum itself with its "jive" software, overly restrictive setup/policy, poor aesthetic design, its painfully slow, unreliable servers and a management that was unresponsive to their customer's wants and needs, not the members or mods.
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Post by Fender_178 » Sat Oct 11, 2008 12:32 am

The thing that ticked me off about the Vivendi forums is that under firefox you have to enable the stupid clipboard in order to copy and paste from that site due to some kind of software they used for their forums.
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Post by Almirena » Sat Oct 11, 2008 1:14 am

Ah well, it was easy enough to implement - but I agree, it was part of the whole JIVE experience!
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Post by Tawmis » Sat Oct 11, 2008 11:17 am

Almirena wrote: But... I think we need to look at backing up threads from the VU forums that it'd be a shame to lose forever.
I believe Jafa said over on my forums that he's working on that?

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Post by Collector » Sat Oct 11, 2008 1:54 pm

Have not heard from jafa since then. I am hoping that he joins this board. He belongs on a Sierra tech board.
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Post by Tawmis » Sat Oct 11, 2008 1:58 pm

Collector wrote:Have not heard from jafa since then. I am hoping that he joins this board. He belongs on a Sierra tech board.
Have you PM'ed him on Tawmis.com? He so rarely comes on. So perhaps if he has his profile set to notify him of PMs - if he sees that - he can come read it and know of this place! :)

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Post by HarroSIN » Sat Oct 11, 2008 2:00 pm

I haven't seen him on the VU Boards in a while, nor has he updated any of his Windows releases in a few weeks.
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Post by Collector » Sat Oct 11, 2008 2:01 pm

It is a thought.
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