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Off Topic Discussion => Community Lounge => Topic started by: thlaylirah on May 30, 2014, 03:34:13 PM

Title: Welcome Back! SWLS is Back in Business!
Post by: thlaylirah on May 30, 2014, 03:34:13 PM
Guys, for those of you who found your way here, but didn't get an email from us, please see the message from Sledge below.  Also, please forward this message to anyone you might remember from the site, or anyone you might think would like to join as we go forward.  Thanks. 

Hello losties!

Guess what? After being down for years, SWLS has been restored! I had an epiphany and remembered that webarchive.org captures and archives pretty much everything on the internet. I was able to go back to 2011, and see an active archive of the site that functioned! This allowed me to figure out the data I needed to rebuilt the corrupt tables by hand one at a time to reconstruct the forum. I still had all the content tables, but the relational tables were lost, and that's what I needed to construct. I also lost the members table, and was able to restore about 2,000 accounts only using information from other tables.

If you are receiving this, you will need to reset your password to access the site (well, if you want to log in). Just use the forgot password tool, and the email address you receive this message at.

I've backed up the databases now, and upgraded the forum software to the latest version. In doing this, my custom theme no longer works, and there are some other minor bugs, but I'll take care of those. Heck, I might even throw up a Game of Thrones or 24 or other area of discussion if people want to hang out and discuss new shows while they take a trip down memory lane looking over stuff from the good ole days.

I also want to take this opportunity again to thank everyone for a great community and such an awesome time on the site during the run of LOST. I have been very bummed that the site was down, as I really wanted it up for archive purposes and as a reminder and monument to all our good times together. I'm happy to be able to restore it for us all.

Lastly, I again want to let everyone know I'm raising funds for a short sci-fi film project called The Recursion Theorem. I'm asking you to view our Kickstarter page and help spread the word—we really, really need to raise enough funds to secure the location, equipment rental, and incentive rewards. It would mean a lot if you could make a contribution or help spread the word and encourage others to do so…we each and collectively know a LOT of people :) If you have any suggestions for promotion, rewards, proposal presentation, or anything else, we are all ears! And if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. Our small, 6-person production team is working very hard to make this film project come to life—I really believe it can be a truly unique, thoughtful, and beautiful story…and I hope you can help us in this endeavor. Thank you in advance for any way you can help!

You can view my Kickstarter project here (and see Sledge in person!):
http://kck.st/1kbWkBG

Also, just fyi, for those that got an email from the mailing list, I apologize for any duplicates or problems and will remove that mailing list now that the forum is operational again.

Thank you and best regards,
Ben Sledge
The Sledgeweb's Lost ... Stuff Forum Team.
Title: Re: Welcome Back! SWLS is Back in Business!
Post by: LostinLock on May 30, 2014, 03:38:39 PM
Thlay and Ben - thanks for your efforts and so glad to have this community back. 
Ohhh this feels like the old slippper!

Will check out the new gig and look forward to supporting new efforts.

Huggles to you both
Title: Re: Welcome Back! SWLS is Back in Business!
Post by: thlaylirah on May 30, 2014, 03:40:14 PM
Thlay and Ben - thanks for your efforts and so glad to have this community back. 
Ohhh this feels like the old slippper!

Will check out the new gig and look forward to supporting new efforts.

Huggles to you both
Thanks LiL!  Even though he hasn't made an appearance, Astro is back as well.  I think Cayley is lurking around somewhere too!
Title: Re: Welcome Back! SWLS is Back in Business!
Post by: LostinLock on May 30, 2014, 03:44:26 PM
Really, I love it when you and Astro play!  CC miss that lovely gal and did anyone find Jugdish.
Group hugs again....
Title: Re: Welcome Back! SWLS is Back in Business!
Post by: POLLENZ on May 30, 2014, 03:45:17 PM
massive high five to Sledge and Thlay for getting us all back together, but the question is, will any of us ever actually get any work done now SWLS is back ? I think the answer is no and I LOVE it !!!  ;D
Title: Re: Welcome Back! SWLS is Back in Business!
Post by: thlaylirah on May 30, 2014, 03:48:48 PM
Really, I love it when you and Astro play!  CC miss that lovely gal and did anyone find Jugdish.
Group hugs again....
I found Jugdish on Facebook, but I didn't message him.  Should I?
Title: Re: Welcome Back! SWLS is Back in Business!
Post by: thlaylirah on May 30, 2014, 03:49:09 PM
massive high five to Sledge and Thlay for getting us all back together, but the question is, will any of us ever actually get any work done now SWLS is back ? I think the answer is no and I LOVE it !!!  ;D
HIGH FIVE BACK AT YA!
Title: Re: Welcome Back! SWLS is Back in Business!
Post by: POLLENZ on May 30, 2014, 03:51:24 PM
 
Really, I love it when you and Astro play!  CC miss that lovely gal and did anyone find Jugdish.
Group hugs again....
I found Jugdish on Facebook, but I didn't message him.  Should I?
yesssssss  :)
Title: Re: Welcome Back! SWLS is Back in Business!
Post by: thlaylirah on May 30, 2014, 04:03:46 PM
Really, I love it when you and Astro play!  CC miss that lovely gal and did anyone find Jugdish.
Group hugs again....
I found Jugdish on Facebook, but I didn't message him.  Should I?
yesssssss  :)
Your wish is my command.  I messaged him. 
Title: Re: Welcome Back! SWLS is Back in Business!
Post by: sledgeweb on May 30, 2014, 05:24:31 PM
I'm not sure if Jug's account was restored or not. I noticed a problem with his, I think. There are some accounts missing. In some cases, the username is restored but not the email address. If you know of anyone that has an old account and is having trouble reconnecting to it, just PM me about it.

Welcome back everyone!!!
Title: Re: Welcome Back! SWLS is Back in Business!
Post by: POLLENZ on May 30, 2014, 06:04:07 PM
Really, I love it when you and Astro play!  CC miss that lovely gal and did anyone find Jugdish.
Group hugs again....
I found Jugdish on Facebook, but I didn't message him.  Should I?
yesssssss  :)
Your wish is my command.  I messaged him. 
yayyy
Title: Re: Welcome Back! SWLS is Back in Business!
Post by: DIZZYBECKSTER on May 30, 2014, 07:10:01 PM
wow. this makes me so happy. I said several years ago "we have to go BAAAAACK!!!" I hardly even remember getting on that flight to Guam!
Title: Re: Welcome Back! SWLS is Back in Business!
Post by: CastawayCayley on May 30, 2014, 09:48:49 PM
Hello again everyone!
Title: Re: Welcome Back! SWLS is Back in Business!
Post by: LostGirlDeb on May 31, 2014, 12:28:54 AM
Hello again everyone!
CC!!! I miss you firl!!
Title: Re: Welcome Back! SWLS is Back in Business!
Post by: POLLENZ on May 31, 2014, 03:10:51 AM
Hello again everyone!
helloooo :-D
Title: Re: Welcome Back! SWLS is Back in Business!
Post by: CastawayCayley on May 31, 2014, 07:14:44 AM
Really, I love it when you and Astro play!  CC miss that lovely gal and did anyone find Jugdish.
Group hugs again....
CC!!! I miss you firl!!
I've missed you both too so much!
Title: Re: Welcome Back! SWLS is Back in Business!
Post by: CastawayCayley on May 31, 2014, 07:17:11 AM
Hello again everyone!
helloooo :-D


Hi Emma! * waves enthusiastically*
Title: Re: Welcome Back! SWLS is Back in Business!
Post by: POLLENZ on May 31, 2014, 07:38:28 AM
Hello again everyone!
helloooo :-D


Hi Emma! * waves enthusiastically*
how have you been firlie?
Title: Re: Welcome Back! SWLS is Back in Business!
Post by: CastawayCayley on May 31, 2014, 07:49:07 AM
Hello again everyone!
helloooo :-D


Hi Emma! * waves enthusiastically*
how have you been firlie?

Well, it's been a weird last few years but right now I'm doing fantastic! How about you??
Title: Re: Welcome Back! SWLS is Back in Business!
Post by: POLLENZ on May 31, 2014, 08:33:00 AM
Hello again everyone!
helloooo :-D


Hi Emma! * waves enthusiastically*
how have you been firlie?

Well, it's been a weird last few years but right now I'm doing fantastic! How about you??
im great thanks, got flu and sore eyes at the mo but life in general is going really good,even better now the gangs back together :-D
Title: Re: Welcome Back! SWLS is Back in Business!
Post by: JBRam on June 02, 2014, 11:55:08 AM
Yesss~

I was just looking for this forum recently to try to show to someone else, and it was gone. Many internet tears were had. So glad it's back in business!
Title: Re: Welcome Back! SWLS is Back in Business!
Post by: pauinha6 on June 02, 2014, 05:18:16 PM
Hello again peeps :) i'm not sure i know how to maneuver this place anymore :) feels like a life time ago...
Title: Re: Welcome Back! SWLS is Back in Business!
Post by: TXFlyboy on June 03, 2014, 12:19:09 AM
SMACKS all around ::)
Title: Re: Welcome Back! SWLS is Back in Business!
Post by: pauinha6 on June 03, 2014, 05:47:07 PM
SMACKS all around ::)

how i missed seeing your ID  :) Ouch and Hi Texy!!

Title: Re: Welcome Back! SWLS is Back in Business!
Post by: thlaylirah on June 05, 2014, 07:10:06 AM
Really, I love it when you and Astro play!  CC miss that lovely gal and did anyone find Jugdish.
Group hugs again....
I found Jugdish on Facebook, but I didn't message him.  Should I?
yesssssss  :)
Your wish is my command.  I messaged him. 
yayyy

I heard back from Jugdish and he will be logging back in (once we figure out how to reactivate his account)!
Title: Re: Welcome Back! SWLS is Back in Business!
Post by: LostinLock on June 05, 2014, 05:39:11 PM
ohhh time to play with Juggy again.... nice
Title: Re: Welcome Back! SWLS is Back in Business!
Post by: thlaylirah on June 05, 2014, 09:46:13 PM
I think this pretty much how everyone feels coming back after 4 years.

(http://i.imgur.com/nqMzpL9.gif)
Title: Re: Welcome Back! SWLS is Back in Business!
Post by: juggy on June 05, 2014, 10:25:18 PM
Really, I love it when you and Astro play!  CC miss that lovely gal and did anyone find Jugdish.
Group hugs again....
I found Jugdish on Facebook, but I didn't message him.  Should I?
yesssssss  :)
Your wish is my command.  I messaged him. 
yayyy

I heard back from Jugdish and he will be logging back in (once we figure out how to reactivate his account)!
Yes you should message me on facebook! 
Not back under my real Jugdish yet. Ben is working on it. I feel like a newbie

Hi everyone
Title: Re: Welcome Back! SWLS is Back in Business!
Post by: thlaylirah on June 05, 2014, 10:30:30 PM
Really, I love it when you and Astro play!  CC miss that lovely gal and did anyone find Jugdish.
Group hugs again....
I found Jugdish on Facebook, but I didn't message him.  Should I?
yesssssss  :)
Your wish is my command.  I messaged him. 
yayyy

I heard back from Jugdish and he will be logging back in (once we figure out how to reactivate his account)!
Yes you should message me on facebook! 
Not back under my real Jugdish yet. Ben is working on it. I feel like a newbie

Hi everyone
I just sent you a friend request on Facebook and messaged you here.  We'll get you back to Jugdish. 
Title: Re: Welcome Back! SWLS is Back in Business!
Post by: jugdish on June 05, 2014, 10:35:13 PM
I'm really back now!!!! all 16000 posts! not a newbie

 :) :)

Feels good
Title: Re: Welcome Back! SWLS is Back in Business!
Post by: LostinLock on June 06, 2014, 01:27:46 PM
I think this pretty much how everyone feels coming back after 4 years.

(http://i.imgur.com/nqMzpL9.gif)

Ha ha ha

And Juggy is back thank you Thlay.
Title: Re: Welcome Back! SWLS is Back in Business!
Post by: thlaylirah on June 06, 2014, 01:33:41 PM
I think this pretty much how everyone feels coming back after 4 years.

(http://i.imgur.com/nqMzpL9.gif)

Ha ha ha

And Juggy is back thank you Thlay.

You're welcome. 
Title: Re: Welcome Back! SWLS is Back in Business!
Post by: LostinLock on June 06, 2014, 01:55:24 PM
(http://tag-fox.com/upload/2014/01/03/20140103130207-ef3302eb.gif)
Title: Re: Welcome Back! SWLS is Back in Business!
Post by: thlaylirah on June 06, 2014, 01:59:12 PM
(http://welovecatsandkittens.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/boxing.gif)
Title: Re: Welcome Back! SWLS is Back in Business!
Post by: LostinLock on June 06, 2014, 08:41:25 PM
(http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/49/fa/b4/49fab42fbe627e6760a8b94ac8ecd4ad.jpg)