UPDATE: The forums are back up and in full swing. Get back to posting, everyone! šŸ™‚

Due to a pretty nasty bug that arose late this afternoon, we have been forced to restore the ZU forums to their state from this morning. We deeply apologize for this – we tried everything we could in a short time frame to fix the error, but after hours of work it became clear that a restore was the best option.

For those of you who made posts today, those posts will certainly be lost. However, I will be working on the boards to see if there is anything I can recover individually, for those of you who may have made very important or long posts (such as those of you on the RP boards). However, please appreciate that we make daily backups for just this kind of situation – in any other disaster, on any other site, it could have been a week’s or a month’s worth of posts lost.

Once again, we deeply apologize for the downtime. This should not happen ever again – but, forbidding all else, we’ll always keep running our backups just in case. The restore should be entirely complete within the next few hours. Until then, the boards have been shut down (as they don’t work anyway).

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  • I don't think I made any posts today, so everything should be peachy for me. I wish all the information wasn't lost… but atleast it will be fixed soon enough.

    Also Jason, "This should not happen ever again" it most likely will… so don't make promises you can't keep. I know you'll try your best so it doesn't happen… but luck only works somtimes.

  • Sabbo

    To how many hours ago will the forums be restored? Being in a completely different timezone makes it hard to define what "this morning" is. :/

  • King KK

    I made a couple posts in Nayru this morning, but nothing big. Good to hear that you guys are so on top of things-good work Cody!

      • DaltonR6

        It was doin that to me too!

  • Calliope

    I made a few posts, but it's nothing to cry over.
    I am reassured by the fact that you're letting us know what's going on—thanks!

  • Silver

    The forum skins are fucked.

  • well at least the backups are every day. one forum I know of managed to lose 6 months when it crashed. it lost it's latest backups as well. good luck guys

  • Bingo675

    It could have been a lot worse. Good job guys!

  • We've lost a week and I think even a month in the past.

  • ouch. well at least it was only a day and Apparently the forums are back up. so good work guys!