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Offline xelnia

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Welcome Back to DKF!
« on: April 18, 2022, 04:56:48 pm »
BEFORE READING ON, RESET YOUR PASSWORD.

JC's unexpected passing in February left the future of DKF as a website in serious doubt. However, over the past two months serious work has been done to restore the forum to its former glory. While a lot of progress has been made, there are still some significant issues to tackle. We would not be back if it weren't for the extraordinary efforts of Wes Copeland, so please reach out to him and offer your thanks when you get a chance.

The long and short of it is this: all posts, shoutbox messages, and PMs up to the evening of January 21, 2022 should be back. Anything between then and now is lost, unless it was scraped by the Wayback Machine. Crucially, all attachments to all posts are now gone. This means all INPs submitted as attachments, any pictures posted as attachments, all custom/uploaded user avatars, and any other attachments.

Some other things you may notice:
-We are now .net, instead of .com.
-The shoutbox is back to the older version. I may or may not upgrade it back to the newer version.
-New badges!
-There is only one theme to choose from. This may change in the future.
-A new Active Streamers widget. Currently shows "Twitch ID (DKF ID)" for everyone streaming. It can look a little wonky for people with similar usernames across the two platforms, so I might change that up.
-All original score submission threads have been archived/locked and will be replaced with new ones.
-Forum email server has been changed, so you might need to check your junk mail if you're expecting a PM or something, and mark the new sender as safe.

So where do we go from here? You can help out by doing the following:
-RESET YOUR PASSWORD
-Change offsite links you may have posted from .com to .net. Do your best to inform people of the new .net domain, and to avoid the .com.
-Report any problems to the new bug report thread.
-Post your original INPs in the new INP archive thread.
-If you have an unverified submission from the January-February timeframe, please resubmit.
-Have patience as we spin the site back up to 100%.

The last one is important. There's a lot of work yet to be done, so please have patience as all the kinks get worked out.


« Last Edit: April 18, 2022, 10:38:57 pm by xelnia »
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Re: Welcome Back to DKF!
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2022, 12:24:08 am »
I'm happy to have been able to help. Just to quickly follow up on this w/ two key points:

1. Jeremy and I do not have access to your passwords. SimpleMachinesForum stores passwords in encrypted SHA-1 hashes w/ salts. More info on this can be found here: https://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=233602.0. We're asking to reset passwords out of a responsible abundance of caution; it's plausible there is still a rogue copy of the database floating around out there we don't have custody of. Even though the chance is remote, it falling into the wrong hands would constitute a data breach.

2. I will not be a DKF admin. This would be a huge conflict of interest. I've been helping on a purely volunteer basis and once it appears the forum is relatively stable my admin powers will be revoked and the database password will be changed.
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Re: Welcome Back to DKF!
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2022, 12:26:53 am »
Thanks to everyone who has been working to get things back online.  Kreygasm Kreygasm
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Re: Welcome Back to DKF!
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2022, 12:47:57 am »
Hi guys thank you so much for your hard work, especially under such difficult circumstances. It is amazing to see DKF up and running once more. Thanks again!
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Re: Welcome Back to DKF!
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2022, 02:13:23 am »
Absolute legends. Amazing, Thank you for all the hard work while we just kept playing. :D
Now to actually get a new PB to submit.
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Re: Welcome Back to DKF!
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2022, 02:36:59 am »
thank you everyone for your hard work getting this back up and running!

edit: omg the badges
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Re: Welcome Back to DKF!
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2022, 03:23:25 am »
Great to see the site back up! - got a little nervous last evening when the price on the .com skyrocketed.

Good job everybody who helped get DKF back up!
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Re: Welcome Back to DKF!
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2022, 03:27:55 am »
Jry and Wes - absolute kings! Now let's play some DK!

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Re: Welcome Back to DKF!
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2022, 04:40:01 am »
Thank you Jeremy and Wes! Great job!
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Re: Welcome Back to DKF!
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2022, 04:40:31 am »
(feels this welcome)*

(*feelings expressed in a narrative way)
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Re: Welcome Back to DKF!
« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2022, 05:01:28 am »
Welcome back! ❤️❤️❤️
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Re: Welcome Back to DKF!
« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2022, 06:04:36 am »
Thanks for your tireless efforts!!!
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Re: Welcome Back to DKF!
« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2022, 06:47:27 am »
Thank you Jeremy and Wes for all your hard work in bringing Donkey Kong Forum back to us.

It's good to be back and it feels like home.
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Re: Welcome Back to DKF!
« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2022, 07:31:59 am »
Thank you all for your hard work getting this back.
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Re: Welcome Back to DKF!
« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2022, 07:43:15 am »
Welcome back!!! And thanks for all the hard work to get it back up and running.
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