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Blog temporarily offline
« on: June 29, 2016, 04:42:56 pm »
Wordpress became corrupted during a security patch; I can't just restore and leave the site vulnerable in this case. I'm migrating the blog to a new service, but it will take a few days.  There is a mention in the forum's News banner.
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Re: Blog temporarily offline
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2016, 07:43:41 pm »
Somehow I doubt anyone would have noticed, it being so dead...  :-\
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Re: Blog temporarily offline
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2016, 08:39:21 pm »
You'd be surprised how much legitimate traffic the blog gets; it seems to remain a fairly useful resource for people, else I'd consider just shutting that part down permanently (it by far gets the most attack attempts as well).

On the upside, moving it to an off-site service should both improve the forum performance and make it easier to set up contributions again.

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Re: Blog temporarily offline
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2016, 05:06:35 pm »
Hmmm.... seems their is still a bit of life in the old blog yet, then.  :)

I suppose that is probably due to all the numerous steampunk related blogs / web sites that have BG in their links. Quite a few of those are now dead or have not been updated in a very long time, still it seems there is obviously a lot of people clicking through the links sections looking for a live bite.

I wonder if we could install some automated script tool to scrape the forum for "Most recent / active Forum posts" and add a section on the main page of the blog that is live / updated several times a day. Self generating content.... ;)


Would at least provide a flicker of a heartbeat that shows the blog is connected to something still alive.

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Re: Blog temporarily offline
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2016, 01:53:13 am »
I didn't realize that BG was so dead that a month of downtime would go unnoticed. Nobody even bothered to comment on Spare Goggles. Oh well, it was fun while it lasted.

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Re: Blog temporarily offline
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2016, 02:19:35 am »
Nobody commented on Spare Goggles as the BG forum has never been down - downtime is only with the blog page...


Wait....are you suggesting people are still viewing the forum via the link in the blog page, rather than the direct forum URL (as is presented by Google search for "brassgoggles"...)?   ???

Hmmm, it HAS been a little quiet lately on new posts, but the forum stats for the past month seem to be pretty much identical to the previous month without the missing blog page. I'm not really seeing it, but if you know of others who think BG has been down for a month, please let us know!  :-\

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Re: Blog temporarily offline
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2016, 12:28:48 am »
I thought the whole forum was down, in read-only mode. I hadn't tried to post since that announcement went up.

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Re: Blog temporarily offline
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2016, 03:28:19 am »
Ahhh...


Well, welcome back!  ;D ;)