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They have been down a while now. Does anyone have insight?
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Robin tweeted this a few days ago-

https://twitter.com/pinsidedotcom/statu ... 5541452800

Fire in the data center is what is being said. He decided to wait things out rather than spin up the site on a new server from backups...

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Interesting. Every time I see something like this I think of ransomware. Hope they get everything back up and running soon.

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The host where the data server resides had a fire from a backup generator, which in turn started a fire suppression system that poured water all over several servers. This is the host's/data center's second fire in as many months, but at a different facility. The first one burned down the whole data center.

I am a little surprised in this day and age, a data center is doing fire suppression with water, but hey, probably why I don't run a data center.

With good backups, if he got crypto-ed, he would have had the site back up within a day.
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Is this what a ban feels like?
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DeaconBlooze wrote: Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:54 pm Is this what a ban feels like?
Maybe? This feels like the whole room was put in a timeout, and we are all just looking at each other, thinking it was their fault.
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We can always talk about pinball here.
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The problem with talking about pinball here is its to civilized.

No need for popcorn

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flame suits.......RGPer's will know that reference.

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What's funny about pinside is I mostly only frequent the threads not at all related to pinball.

I do feel pretty out of the pinball loop these days. Are we still arguing about dimpling?
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DeaconBlooze wrote: Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:16 pm What's funny about pinside is I mostly only frequent the threads not at all related to pinball.

I do feel pretty out of the pinball loop these days. Are we still arguing about dimpling?
I think we have moved onto toppers that cost more than machines. Never thought I would think a NOS whitewater topper would be considered a bargain these days.

I too, spend more time in the NFL thread than any other thread there.
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See like this. The conversation here would be way to civilized.



https://www.facebook.com/groups/2992138 ... 1747383169
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ChrisS wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:37 am See like this. The conversation here would be way to civilized.



https://www.facebook.com/groups/2992138 ... 1747383169
I dont have a facebook account so I cant see the comments, but Levi likes to stir shit up for the sake of stirring shit up. A 20k Monster Bash should do that pretty quick.
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Best part about Pinside is curating your “ignore” feature. They do a good job with their forum software. Even the quoted responses are blanked out. I haven’t seen a post from Levi, that guy with the Texas Longhorns profile pic, and a few other forum warriors in a long time. It makes the place a lot more tolerable.

I think clear pooling is the new dimpling, right? I’ve got some cognitive disconnect on that one cause I’ve bought a few games since people started complaining, and haven’t personally seen it yet. Might be lucky?

These days I just use Pinside as a research resource. I might be a grumpy old man, but finding worthwhile conversation about pinball there is like a needle in a haystack.
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Chris K wrote: Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:37 am Best part about Pinside is curating your “ignore” feature. They do a good job with their forum software. Even the quoted responses are blanked out. I haven’t seen a post from Levi, that guy with the Texas Longhorns profile pic, and a few other forum warriors in a long time. It makes the place a lot more tolerable.
aven’t personally seen it yet. Might be lucky?

These days I just use Pinside as a research resource. I might be a grumpy old man, but finding worthwhile conversation about pinball there is like a needle in a haystack.
I agree. Levi and others like him are toxic and just reek of negative energy. I put him on ignore several months ago and it's much more tolerable. I heard he did the same thing on RGP years ago.

If you hang out in some of the EM threads, you'll find another experience. It's like a completely different pinball site. :)

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Some of the game club threads are OK, too, although I understand that’s only because the moderators pace around, waving their nightsticks.
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