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AO Froobs Resurrected From the Dead

Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:01 am
by Tonopa
Hi, I'm wondering if anyone has heard from the domain owners since the AO Froobs website code failed back in November, 15 2017? I've not seen any info on their twitter of other social media sites

Would be a shame to lose all of that hard won player guides, advice and experiences.

Re: AO Froobs gone forever?

Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:55 pm
by bitnykk
Several skilled webworkers offered free help to set it back online ... no reply so far from site/server owner ... i don't know why/how it doesn't evolve since monthes :/ ...

Re: AO Froobs gone forever?

Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:47 am
by Khuri
Doesn't even look that damaged. Their provider probably just upgraded to a newer version of PHP on the server and some old command is not working anymore. It probably would be a quick fix...
Too bad they're not responding.

Re: AO Froobs gone forever?

Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:29 pm
by Tonopa
Hey guys. It's frustrating not knowing what the problem is. Maybe the domain owner is ill. Maybe he's been injured. Maybe he's a scientist stationed at McMurdo Reseach Station, Antarctica and one of his colleagues unearthed the remains of a sadistically violent polymorphing space alien -and then- after certain life threatening events at the MRS outpost barracks he was forced to use a flamethrower to kill the polymorphic freakbeast -and- in the process of immolating said beast-thing he inadvertently reduced the outpost to a burned-out smoldering hulk and subsequently froze to death.

Or he just doesn't care any more and now only curls and plays golf.

Re: AO Froobs gone forever?

Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:59 am
by Khuri
:mrgreen:
I'm not sure yet which of your version would be preferable... since both lead to the site not working, but still, good speculations!

Re: AO Froobs gone forever?

Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:29 pm
by keune
aofroobs down, auno down, aoitems down... Me worried about ao-u, nothing else is left.

Re: AO Froobs gone forever?

Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:02 pm
by bitnykk
The only website you mentionned that has issue atm is aofroob :
I got auno & aoitems both working here !
Empty your browser cache ?

Re: AO Froobs gone forever?

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:05 am
by Khuri
No need to worry about AOU :)
There's a backup, and in worst case you could remove the "interactive" parts of the website and just turn all the guides into static HTML pages without much effort.

And aoitems and auno probably have been glitches, I can reach both sites fine as well.

Re: AO Froobs gone forever?

Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:47 pm
by Tonopa
It's possible to reconstruct AO Froobs from archive.org pages? I may try to do that.

Re: AO Froobs gone forever?

Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:59 pm
by bitnykk
You can't fully reconstruct dynamic content (sql/php) just by static (html) archive.
The only way to get AOfroob back is to get hand on whole content and host it well.

Re: AO Froobs gone forever?

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:48 pm
by Higain

Re: AO Froobs gone forever?

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:15 am
by Snarfblatt
What’s up all. AOFroobs guy here. Not dead or ill. Just lazy. I’m willing to hand over the content if AOU wants to figure out how to utilize it. I sent a pm yesterday to your site manager. If someone wants to get back to me, let’s figure it out.

Re: AO Froobs gone forever?

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:29 am
by Khuri
Thanks for the info Higain and Snarfblatt.
Let's see if we can figure something out :)

Re: AO Froobs gone forever?

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:55 pm
by groster
I am not sure that you are right in this case. And I think that the answer is near us, but if we will imagine this situation in reality, we will understand a lot about knowledge.

Re: AO Froobs gone forever?

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:45 pm
by bitnykk
Snarf, Khuri : just say if i can be of any help in restoring aofroob SQL/PHP, can handle even old versions working on almost any nux distro - thanx to some issues we had in my irl job :D