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    What caused the forum to go off line?
    Was it a hacking attempt?
    The challenge is to be yourself in a world that is trying to make you like everyone else.

  • #2
    Was it? I didn't find any trouble here...
    Don’t make me mad then tell me to calm down. That’s like shooting someone and then asking why they’re bleeding.

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    • #3
      I guess you didn't get the e-mail

      From Atlantis:

      Hi there,A quick message to all of you guys/gals. I've been conformed by wm that the forum was down due to a technical problem. Paman is working at it and it should be back to normal by tomorrow.
      Apologies for the inconvenience.
      I wish you a nice week end.
      Atlantis



      I received this at about 10:30am on Saturday according to the timestamp on the e-mail.
      Tolak orang gila

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      • #4
        I got the email. Technical problem is rather generic. I suspect the usual DDoS.

        Do you know that Kaskus used to be kaskus.com? They moved to kaskus.us because the notorious Brontok virus (originated from Indonesia) was set as a vehicle of DDoS against the .com. Imagine something as big as Kaskus went black.

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        • #5
          I don't know much more than you guys about it. I've tried to log in friday night but could not upload any pages. I've received an email from wm and a reply to it from Ponyexpress informing me that I wasn't the only one in a similar situation and that Paman will get everything in order as soon as possible.
          Then I've emailed to about 40 users I had the email address stored in my computer. Having no access to the server I wasn't able to inform more users.

          Good thing is that everything ssems to be back to normal. I guess that wm will shime in to give more details.
          Last edited by atlantis; 04-03-12, 15:51.

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          • #6
            Well, great to see you back online, I was starting to miss you guys:P

            Ray
            When my wife wants my opinion, she gives it to me

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            • #7
              Originally posted by atlantis View Post
              Then I've emailed to about 40 users I had the email address stored in my computer.
              That was awesome! Thanks for emailing us. I've been a part of larger and smaller message board than this one, but never one with such personalized service.

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              • #8
                yeah it was down for me to......................................Sebel !!!!!

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                • #9
                  I didnt care about the forum went off line, I knew it will be back again in a short time.

                  I care much for not having the email from Atlantis. How could you ...., among 40 users .... sniff........
                  Words can inspire, thoughts can provoke, but only action can get you closer to your dreams.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Alia View Post
                    I care much for not having the email from Atlantis. How could you ...., among 40 users .... sniff........
                    Hahaha... You know what, when I saw on my screen that you added a post to the thread a sixth sense told me that it was to note that you did not receive my email. Betul. Sumpah. I am not kidding you. I was sure about it before opening the thread.

                    Apologies for my ungalant attitude.

                    A quick explanation:
                    - I've used the list of users I am used to exchange emails with for any reasons.
                    - I've used the list of email of users I could retrieve from the reports made by users concerning offensive posts or spams posted on the board. When a post is reported by a user, it sends an email to mods saying "User XXX (mail to [email protected]) has reported this post: -followed by a link to the post-". I digged a few email addresses from these reports but I do not archives all reports. Just the one who generate a moderation sanction.

                    You were unfortunately not part of any of these two categories. You'd better start to email me some love letters...

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                    • #11
                      .....................busy start composing a very romantic love letter.......................

                      Words can inspire, thoughts can provoke, but only action can get you closer to your dreams.

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                      • #12
                        Yes, site was offline ... some technical difficulties .. not a hacker attack by any definition.

                        Paman used the offline time to do some server maintenance.

                        It gave everyone a chance to experience "real life without the Forum" for a day/plus ... not a burden, I'm sure

                        Overall, we're pretty fortunate that Paman has set up a stable and secure environment for the forum to operate in .. so we don't experience these outages very often

                        We've got a software upgrade on the horizon .. not quite sure when we're going to get to it. But the forum will be offline for a day or two when that happens.
                        Danielle Surkatty
                        Member of the Organizing Committee
                        Living in Indonesia, A Site for Expatriates
                        https://www.expat.or.id/

                        Living in Indonesia Expat Forum
                        Webmaster
                        http://www.livinginindonesiaforum.org/

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                        • #13
                          I wonder if this is just me or an aftermath of the forum downtime, but i haven't been able to use the 'what's new' feature (it would return a 'no matches found' result). Not sure how long this has been going on, since i was away from the forum for a few days and just noticed it today... Any thoughts, mods?
                          "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want."
                          -Bill Watterson

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                          • #14
                            I've had no problems maybe it some setting on your computer. Can cookies effect that?
                            The challenge is to be yourself in a world that is trying to make you like everyone else.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by vie - yu
                              well if that so, i'll be joining Alia for the love letter group to Atlantis
                              I have sent some messages introducing that I am the member of the forum in his fb, but he didnt reply

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