Tue, Dec. 2nd, 2008, 09:17 am
58468_0: [Status Update] Down again
Hey all, as you've noticed, the Wiki's been down for a couple weeks again. I didn't make a post at the time about it because I thought it wasn't serious, but it would seem it might be.
I can't tell you a whole lot, but in Womby's own words, the Wiki was "attacked" and consequently brought down. However, while he was putting it back up, he encountered some difficulties so it remains down. The Wiki's a crazy beast. D:
So yes, still down. If I hear anything more I'll post here.
Tue, Dec. 2nd, 2008 05:20 pm (UTC)
wah, that sucks!! I wish luck to Womby and hope that theppn will be up soon. I miss it D;
Tue, Dec. 2nd, 2008 05:38 pm (UTC)
"Attacked". That's no good at all! =( Hope Womby manages to get it up again...good luck, keep up the hard work.
Tue, Dec. 2nd, 2008 07:05 pm (UTC)
I hope it will back up soon, I miss it.
Tue, Dec. 2nd, 2008 08:10 pm (UTC)
I'd go on a hunger strike till it comes back but we're ordering pizza today so no can do ^_~. I'm missing wiki theppn though :(
Tue, Dec. 2nd, 2008 08:15 pm (UTC)
lol i never noticed how much i use wiki the ppn so much. lol ^_^ but when it gets back up. I'LL BE SO HAPPY!!!
SO FREAKING HAPPY!
Tue, Dec. 2nd, 2008 09:14 pm (UTC)
Thanks Womby for not giving up!!
We need you :)
Tue, Dec. 2nd, 2008 09:16 pm (UTC)
...."attacked"? D: That doesn't sound good! ;_______; I hope that you guys manage to get wikitheppn back up soon, I'm sure I'm not the only one who uses it frequently. ♥
Best of luck to you guy's with taming the beast! :D
Tue, Dec. 2nd, 2008 10:15 pm (UTC)
good luck fixing it! :/
Wed, Dec. 3rd, 2008 06:59 am (UTC)
So does anyone know of another information source(not wikipedia!) while we (again) wait for theppn to come back up?
Wed, Dec. 10th, 2008 04:19 pm (UTC)
japan wikipedia. if you can read japanese.
if not, fansites is all that you can tide you through.
Wed, Dec. 3rd, 2008 01:29 pm (UTC)
THE WIKI IS NOT GONE! I REPEAT, THE WIKI IS NOT GONE!
Someone was asking me what happened to the wiki, I said I had no idea until I remembered Womby was planning on moving it away from his own hosting at home to an external host. The costs to running the site from his house was getting pricier than just using a hosting company, specially how hosting is dirty cheap nowadays compared to when we were still working on D.A.M.N.
I haven't heard from womby yet, but according to a whois and traceroute theppn.org is now pointing to dreamhost, which pretty much confirms it. it also explains why url just points to an empty directory.
Last time I spoke with him he had some wacky ideas, so why he chose that piece of crap hosting company is beyond me.
In short, don't worry. The wiki will be back. Don't ask me when.
P.S.: Please post this around so people will know.
Wed, Dec. 3rd, 2008 05:27 pm (UTC)
This is damned old news. XD
Wed, Dec. 3rd, 2008 05:29 pm (UTC)
Wed, Dec. 3rd, 2008 04:41 pm (UTC)
Who would do such a deed?
Thu, Dec. 4th, 2008 06:25 pm (UTC)
Any one of a thousand ass-hats with the means to do it, probably. Do we know what kind of attack it was? There's not enough money in it for the blackmail DDOS angle. Maybe someone got pissed off by one of the style czars... who knows?
Wed, Dec. 3rd, 2008 07:41 pm (UTC)
So chances of bringing back ppn are very small? 50-50 maybe?
Hope not, that was a GOD-site.
Wed, Dec. 3rd, 2008 09:28 pm (UTC)
Oh no, we're definitely coming back =) I'm hoping it'll be before the end of the year.
Wed, Dec. 3rd, 2008 11:08 pm (UTC)
Definately coming back? That's wonderful to hear! I never realized how much I actually used the Wiki until it went down. I've been needing it something terrible in the past few weeks. D:
I hope it's before the end of the year as well then!
Thu, Dec. 4th, 2008 01:19 am (UTC)
I miss the wiki so much. Please be up soon! ;_;
Thu, Dec. 4th, 2008 01:36 am (UTC)
agreed. i use it alot. lol now that i think about it, i used to use it everyday before it went down.
^_^V but i hope it will come back soon.
LONG LIVE WIKI THE PPN!
Fri, Dec. 5th, 2008 07:47 am (UTC)
i miss wiki so much, it was such a resourceful sight, i loved it so much, it had so many info that i check it about 10 times a day looking at detailed profile and sales chart
Fri, Dec. 5th, 2008 02:55 pm (UTC)
(ok, since this is the latest thread for theppn dead status, i'm double posting this here)
Everybody, start copying the information from google cache for wiki.theppn.org before it disappears :p
According to wikiindex.org it's only 19,000 pages.
I'm kidding... no, not really. This could have been a solution.
Well, it's better than starting from scratch.
www.wikinfo.org could be a good place to host it (wikipedia won't allow them due to notability crap), but there are probably better places.
Don't see it as a "19,000 wtf, we'll never do it". It should be seen as a "one step at a time".
Can you imagine what you will do if theppn doesn't come back?
*mass events of nekkid children could happen, as it was professed in GitS* (lame joke, I know)
Anyway, has Womby considered requesting support from the mySQL dudes or some other experts?
"That requires money." Yes I know. That is why a donation scheme could be set.
Come on guys! People need to have valid reasons to procrastinate!!!
JAV isn't enough...
Fri, Dec. 5th, 2008 03:44 pm (UTC)
I think this is a little drastic - Womby's definitely going to bring it back and information won't be lost.
Sat, Dec. 6th, 2008 05:49 am (UTC)
when wiki comes back. i have the Chinese version cover of BoA's Atlantis Princess i could give you guys.
Sat, Dec. 6th, 2008 07:31 am (UTC)
It doesn't take weeks to solve MySQL problems. Any other site would have been dust by now. Think if LiveJournal was down for a month because of DB issues. It doesn't happen.
Sat, Dec. 6th, 2008 02:38 pm (UTC)
A question. Since WikiTheppn is part of Wikipedia (at least by name) I'm wondering what was 'Theppn'. What was the main/domain for it? www.theppn.org?
Sat, Dec. 6th, 2008 03:06 pm (UTC)
We're not part of Wikipedia - we merely use the software Wikipedia uses.
But ah, just what IS ThePPN? That is a secret, and it shall remain a secret =) If I recall right only three people know, and we'll never tell! Mwahahahaha!
Wed, Dec. 10th, 2008 04:20 pm (UTC)
so theppn is not functioning as some sort of website or something?
(i actually never went around typing in and try)
Wed, Dec. 10th, 2008 05:19 pm (UTC)
Nope, it's just a network we're all hosted on. Technically, my site (harmony-bunny.net) is hosted on ThePPN servers, so I can claim greatness. :D
There used to be a small splash page of a sort for it but that was years ago.
Mon, Dec. 8th, 2008 05:59 am (UTC)
Is there anything at all that can be done to help? My partner and I are computer scientists by profession, so if there is anything at all we can help with, just say the word!
Tue, Dec. 9th, 2008 07:53 am (UTC)
I REALLY MISS IT ALOT TOO...
LIKE ALOT ALOT.
Tue, Dec. 9th, 2008 03:46 am (UTC)
i actually didn't use the wiki that much, and then right when i happened to start needing it more for info i couldn't find anywhere else, it went down. haha. look forward to it coming back
Sun, Dec. 14th, 2008 12:41 am (UTC)
I just hope it comes back again, it's a wonderful source of information
Wed, Jan. 14th, 2009 02:31 pm (UTC)
(Anonymous): I miss theppn!
I have been lost on the newest artists in Japan and Korea, and it's killing me! I have been searching all over the internet. And the only think i found is kpopwiki.com and it comes absolutley no where close to theppn!! BRING IT BACK SOON!