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Winnipeg last won the day on January 18

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  1. He keeps trying....I've banned a few of the IPs now from there...all DHCP so it's probably not going to help...I may have to ban the IP Range from that ISP completely. I'm going to add his IPs to the firewall on the server as well, as I think the login page still renders if I ban an IP. If you find your account locked out, you should be able to try again in 15 minutes as it will auto unlock (provided numbnutz doesn't keep hitting it).
  2. Has been banned, but it's a DHCP Address in Iowa, so it will likely return as a new IP at somepoint. You weren't the only account it attempted to login as. Thankfully the forum software's lockout/autounlock does it's job in preventing a true brute force attack, as it maxes out at 3 attempts.
  3. Ok, has been restored...although gotta say, it looks pretty bare... This what it was supposed to look like? Would have been done sooner but right after I posted my internet decided to crap out.
  4. I've restored it from the 6am UTC backup, but I'm not sure if that got all the edits...
  5. Not directly. I'm looking at standing up a temporary database to extract the post before it was edited last night. See if I can't restore it correctly, as Bran sent me a message last night about it.
  6. I'm guessing someone got to it already as @Daddy_Jacoby seems to only be a member of the default member group right now. Oh yeah, there is a nice admin audit bar on the right now, it looks like Darkesia got it update for you last night.
  7. Vortex was halted as it actually broke the MySQL database (too much data was retained I guess), I might be into looking at redeveloping that a somepoint, but do have to admit that when I get home from work, I'm less motivated to work on Web projects like that than I used to be. That said....now that you bring this up, I wonder if Vortex would be a good candidate to use SQLite instead of a full fledged database...I have had an itch to try building something using that. As for a tip jar, I'll look at setting something up so we can use paypal...it seems like the least amount of work overall.
  8. I don't see why not....course, I reserve final judgement before uploading, but so long as they're not overtly offensive I don't see objecting to them.
  9. And we're back....gotta give the guys are Wholesale Internet a big shoutout. Put a ticket in and they had me up and going on a KVM within 20 minutes of me borking the OS upgrade. *BORK BORK BORK* [/Svedish Chef!]
  10. Back in the day I just used Paypal for random donations, then later used Dreamhost's built in Paypal donation links (that way it went straight to the site maintenance rather than having to use my personal paypal as an intermediary... Unfortunately my current provider does not offer that in anyway. This all said, I just learned recently that here in Alberta every citizen has access to a free virtual server hosting thing....so I'm looking into moving the forums over to that...Then the only real costs are the $25 USD/6months for the Forum Software, and $10/year for the domain name. My biggest concerns with any crowdsourcing would be how it would affect my taxes...
  11. Excellent, I should have given you the size right from the beginning, but oh well...
  12. So this is the current background image: http://www.westpacific.org/images/twp_v4.jpg It's 1310x77, so whatever you put together should be similar size to fit into the forum layout. I can probably worth with that one, but would prefer something wider/less background repetitive. We used to have a rotating banners on the forums back about 5-6 years ago, and I sourced most of those from city panoramic shots (like the one of Sydney that we're using right now). That system would just load a random background on each page load (rather than the way it does it on NationStates and uses javascript to rotate through them while you're on the page....personally, I would find that a bit busy for a page header. As for a rotating banner, I'm sure I can do it as I said a few replies back, but just need to set it up (and have the sources put together). I will put this limitation on it, please don't make them really tall. There is no real reason for massive headers on pages, I see it on some of the other offsite forums and I've always thought it was pretty fugly when the header takes up the first half (or more) of the page and you have to scroll down to the meat of the page. Header should probably be no more than 120pixels tall.
  13. Do you have something a little....wider to work with? That one will most certainly be too small (a certain Zoolander quote involving ants and schools comes to mind).
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