UPDATE: Naturally, ZU is now repaired. Everything should function as normal. Please contact me if you find something wrong with the site.

Okay, here’s the deal: those server upgrades I did during ZU’s downtime turned out to be more intially hurtful than helpful. While ZU will benefit in the long run from these upgrades, it’s clear right now that they’re causing nothing but trouble.

However, you cannot so easily downgrade, so we’re rather forced to fix the bugs and get the place running legitimately.

My server guy has told me that he’s actively investigating the issues, and that it should not be unbearably long until we get a lead that takes us straight to ZU’s ultimate repair. In a worst case scenario, he says, this case gets pushed to a higher level support group and may take, at most, another day. He doesn’t think that’s going to happen.

I deeply apologize for this “downtime”, but there’s nothing I can do – I’m at the mercy of the tech support people, so bear with me and with ZU while I try and get this totally fixed as soon as possible. It’s been nonstop work all day with first the hacking, and now this.

I had a Retrospective Review from good ol’ Power Shot that I wanted to post today, but I have no admin panel access due to the errors (this is being posted from my iPhone). It’ll be posted as soon as ZU is up and running properly again. Look forward to it!

Your tireless overlord,

  • SamGarrison

    Jason, by the seventh day, the site better be up and running… >:)

  • Seablue

    Jason: I'm getting those thunderstorms too. How long is this to take (Talking about ZU)

    Strangely, ZW is fine 😀

  • Twilight Kitty Overlord

    Dont blame yourself, if you are. This wasn’t your fault, and you shouldn’t be receiving the backlash of the hack.

    People should just be happy that the site is secured once again. This will blow over soon

  • Dom

    I personally like this new layout.

  • William

    That’s why it’s all white? lol

  • SamGarrison

    This is like when power goes out in your house and you have candles lit and you’re all gathered in the living room… lol. Especially last night when everyone was gathered in that one thread while the site continued to be destroyed. xD

  • Blackouts are fun! Today shall forever be known as ZU Blackout day, appropriate because of all the thunderstorms happening in my area.

  • SamGarrison

    Jason, weren’t you turned into a deku scrub with only nine posts? I stayed up late, and as soon as we started to get hacked, I looked for your account, but ‘Jason’ was a deku scrub with nine posts…

    And yes, every July 27th, you should make the site look like this! >XD And on the 26th, make an announcement that every one will be gathered in the news section!

  • Dom

    Or you could like, not.

  • SamGarrison

    C’mon, and new people or people who don’t remember will be like “WTF!?”

  • Margar

    yay! let’s tell ghost stories!

  • SamGarrison

    One night… these kids were in a black out… and suddenly, all the lights turned into this blinding white kind of like this site and it hurt their eyes sort of like my eyes right now.


    Or is it…?

  • Margar

    I think I just pissed myself…

    it was so lame, it scared me 😛

  • SamGarrison

    I lol’d!!!

  • Margar

    wow, the smilie actually showed up as a smilie! things aren’t as primitive as I thought..

  • SamGarrison

    OMG! Now instead of black, white, and purple, there is yellow and red! You added some color! :mastahsword:

    And if that worked, there’s some more color added… Man, I feel ALMOST like I’m on an eightys comp, except that’s more primitive.

  • Everything is white! Goodness. XD Thanks again for your hard work, Jason. You must be stressed beyond belief.

  • SamGarrison

    Yeah. Stressed like the time you lost to us at brawl. *had nightmares*

    But yesh, good work. *since I already haven’t said it.*

  • I’m so bored right now, lol. Don’t know what to do without access to the serious discussion forums.

    So who wants to talk about theology, anybody………..


  • [quote]I hope this works.[/quote]

  • SamGarrison

    -um… I MISS THE FORUMS! *cries*

    Okay, uh, how bout we don’t talk about theolog..y…..

  • lol, nope only the smiley face. 🙂

    /epic fail

  • SamGarrison

    🙂 Haaappy. 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 cooolloooor…!!!

  • and God said

    “Let there be white”

    and it was good.


  • SamGarrison

    On the second day he said

    ‘Let there beath comment setions for the members of this holy place to coverseth. And there was! This was the second day…

  • Margar

    so, since the forums are down- let’s continue the discussion about how margar rocks!
    (cuz we sere SO discussing it in great depth, until crap went haywire!)

  • SamGarrison

    Margar is made of rocks. Not just any rocks – rocks. Yes. She is made of rocks. No frickin’ joke.

    This was the third day…

  • Margar

    that’s amethyst, to be exact.

  • SamGarrison

    Hey, you know what we should do when we get the forums back? Make a ZU

    “remember when…” thread. It’d be fun! ^.^ *calls making the thread*

  • Margar

    hey remember when ebaumsworld hacked zu? man, the memory is fresh in my mind,like it happend just…

  • Should be good. I won’t have much to contribute really. Only just joined in April….

  • Margar

    morval, did you previously go by another name on zu?

  • SamGarrison

    Alright. I’m already making the intro on word pad. xD

    This thread will pwn…

    *hears someone disagreeing*

    -SHUT UP!

  • Asia

    what? there was margar-is-awesome discussion? xD

    eee! I want to huddle and tell ghost stories, too :>>

    Also, marshmallows! Let’s toast them :>>!

  • SamGarrison

    -hey, anyone up for ZU trivia?

    IF SO:

    What was the first post EVER MADE on the ZU forums.

    • It doesn’t exist anymore, but my guess is that it went something along the lines of this:

      ” Welcoam tu the Zelda Universe forus! Its a pleis to discus Zelda and meat oter peoples! ”

      My foreign-teen-writing-English-skills were beyond magnificent!

  • Seablue

    Damn, it’s bad thing after bad thing today…
    ..Maybe tomorrow will be bettar

  • Asia

    Sam Garrisson – the “remember when..?” thread idea sounds fantastic! xD

  • SamGarrison


    Sum1 agres< s0 ya i w1n.

    Oh, here’s a fun thing we did on my forums.


  • Asia


    No talking in chatspeak on ZU! eVEr!
    Or I will go berserk and stab things with blunt pencils =X

  • @ Margar

    No, I’ve always gone by Morval. I’m relatively new and fairly active recently w/ 600ish posts….

  • Today will be officially called Snow Day from now on in Zelda Universe.

  • SamGarrison

    Actually, Jason said Blackout day…


    and uh, Asia, how come you add STuFF like THis in some of your words you tYPE?

  • Asia

    Morval – you’re an I:SB’er, yes?

    and no snow! It’s already been coined ZU Blackout day ^-^

  • SamGarrison

    *hacks site while everyone is focused on blackouts and I:SB’ers…*


  • SamGarrison

    …you don’t believe that, do y’all…? O___O;

  • Mr. Fish

    This new layout is AWESOME!

  • SamGarrison


    Everyone, we raised 2,000 dollars for this. The temple thing was just a TASTE of awesomness!!!

  • I know he said blackout day, but it’s more white then black.

  • @ Asia

    You are correct. Although the name is now officially “serious Discussion” or something like that.

  • LadyElvenarcher

    White has always been my favorite color.

    << Or not…

  • White does seem to be easier on my eyes, or just easier to just focus on the text.

    I’m glad the little icon on my ZU browser tab is still there though. 😀

  • Twilight Kitty Overlord

    I sure hope this doesn’t always continue on the 27th. It would be too bad if ZU went down on my birthday every year…

  • ^ well, happy birthday! 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀

  • SamGarrison

    LOL *claps*

  • Twilight Kitty Overlord

    ^Thank you 🙂

  • SamGarrison

    Hey, what do y’all think of the ‘Death to the internet thing?’

  • UHHHH….
    No. Not happening anytime soon.

  • lol. haha. SD board FTW! :XD

  • Zora_man

    i sincerely hop that you can get this site running again good luck to you and i hope nothing gets erased -_- any way when the site comes back on ill be a happy zora again.

  • Don’t worry, nothing’s erased. Everything is 100% intact – it’s just the software holding it up that’s being faulty. We won’t lose anything 😉

  • CourageWielder

    Well, I can get used to this for the bit it’s up. I really need something to eat. x_x

  • Sea… I really have no clue how long it’s gonna take. x___x I’m totally stressed and the guys working on it don’t know either. It won’t be more than a day, though. I know that.

  • Dom


  • zeldanerd5

    Man, this sucks!
    I know, I’m a little slow