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Post by knorke » 31 Jan 2013, 01:41

Both do not work since some time:

http://answers.springlobby.info/
502 Bad Gateway

http://quotes.springlobby.info/
for a while said "will return shortly" now is
403 Forbidden
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Post by MidKnight » 31 Jan 2013, 08:54

I also miss quotes.springlobby.info. Some friends and I were actually discussing a thing recently, and I remembered a relevant springquote which I then tried to explain. Imagine my feelings of shock and embarrassment when the site wouldn't load! :o
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Post by SirMaverick » 31 Jan 2013, 15:39

knorke wrote:http://quotes.springlobby.info/
for a while said "will return shortly" now is
403 Forbidden
Koshi set up a replacement at http://nquotes.springlobby.info/ once but it's not working either.
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Post by koshi » 06 Feb 2013, 15:00

SirMaverick wrote:
knorke wrote:http://quotes.springlobby.info/
for a while said "will return shortly" now is
403 Forbidden
Koshi set up a replacement at http://nquotes.springlobby.info/ once but it's not working either.
Since nobody stepped up to figure out the db migration from the old, insecure bash I did not migrate this to the new box.

As for the answer's site, I've simply presumed it dead. If somebody still wants to host it I can arrange for a db dump and pointing dns wherever.
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Post by knorke » 06 Feb 2013, 15:29

answers.springlobby.info got linked to in forum and wiki in some places, so those links are all dead now.
imo put it back up for some time with disabled posting so that maybe some stuff can be copied to wiki. And then let's never do the terrible idea of having a second parellel forum ever again.
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Post by abma » 11 Feb 2013, 22:55

+1 for readonly mode to grab the contents as the site contained imo really good examples / answers. i can/could try to set it up on springrts.com...
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Post by knorke » 20 Mar 2013, 19:08

so can it come back please?
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Post by FireStorm_ » 21 Mar 2013, 11:16

I would also like to express that I´d be sad to see the accumulated knowledge (in the format) of the Q&A site lost.

Also, I think it is a shame it wasn't used more. When I was working on things I hadn't done before, I used it a lot. Of course It is easy to contact a knowledgeable spring elder in some other way :-) , so it seems redundant.

But I think it was a very good idea in general, which hasn't really took off due to the relative small size of the community. Paradoxical if you ask me, because in theory facilitating this information for new game devs may help the community grow.
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Post by Jools » 21 Mar 2013, 11:22

+1. I was also using this a lot, and it had answers to quite a few problems.

User was warned for this post. Felony 1
Last edited by Jools on 06 Nov 2014, 18:28, edited 1 time in total.
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Post by smoth » 21 Mar 2013, 15:31

shame many of them never made it to the wiki
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Post by luckywaldo7 » 24 May 2014, 03:56

Bump to remind everyone that spring bash was lovely and I miss it. Who do I need to kiss to make everything ok?
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Post by PicassoCT » 24 May 2014, 11:04

Spring.Answers was good. Is good. Re-host it.

Auto-generate Tutorial-Wiki-pages from good answers.

I think shutting it down while it still was picking up speed was too early.
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Post by Funkencool » 28 May 2014, 04:42

I would love to see spring answers back. I barely even got to know it before it disappeared.

For fun I looked on wayback machine and there was a lot of useful answers I would have loved to know earlier. It was a very good idea imo, much better then asking here or in the lobby where any answers are basically lost forever.
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Post by PicassoCT » 28 May 2014, 18:14

One of those funny slides at valves steamdevday showed how long they continued tf2 and some other games, before they even reached break even. Basically it takes time for people to switch habbits. And it takes even more time before something gets this popular.

Also was spring answers ever crawled by a bot?
Never found it via google.
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Post by bobthedinosaur » 28 Aug 2014, 18:50

Yeah I came in to look up some old springs answers at the http://answers.springlobby.info/ and found it was dead... riiight, does no one have a backup of it? Or is this just the current state of decay?
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Post by FLOZi » 28 Aug 2014, 19:12

koshi has the backup but no desire to install the relevant software iirc
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Post by bobthedinosaur » 28 Aug 2014, 19:44

can we zip the old threads at least, so people can use them?
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Post by abma » 28 Aug 2014, 20:20

backup of answers.springlobby.info is in /home/answers on this server, too.
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Post by bobthedinosaur » 29 Sep 2014, 00:49

sorry I'm having trouble find it. can you post the url please?
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Post by PicassoCT » 29 Sep 2014, 11:25

you got to turn right, after you entered the hallway, go down the stairs (the ones with the crates and the not working light), enter the broom closet with the sign "Danger. Here be Tigers!" and there it is, well hidden in a Petunia pots dirt.

PS: Bring a shovell.
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