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Lufia World Forum Back Online!

Postby Chris » Fri Aug 14, 2015 1:42 am

I'm very happy to announce that our forum is back online, as of today.

It was deactivated a couple of years ago due to a sustained campaign of spam, that not only left the forum unusable, but also exhausted our space quota, and - thanks to the nature of the spam - led to our suspension from the Google Adsense programme (which contributed more-or-less our annual hosting fees at the time). Suspending the forum was regrettable but necessary. Sadly, the size of the job to fix it, combined with the lack of time on my part, meant that it stayed in this state for over two years.

After receiving a number of requests (and also missing the community myself), I spent some time cleaning up the spam, deleting users without any posts, and upgrading the software. New measures are also in place to prevent a repetition of this situation: new users must answer a simple Lufia-related question to register, and wait for my approval before they can post (I'll be quick!). I hope that things will be different this time.

No doubt it will be hard to bring back the Lufia World community of old. Maybe it will never happen: a lot can change in two years (and holy moly, I'm nearly in my 30s, having put this site together and barely updated it since my teens!). Still, even if the community does not return, at least we can browse the older threads - our history - and rekindle some memories. Enjoy!

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Re: Lufia World Forum Back Online!

Postby SinReVi » Fri Aug 14, 2015 11:07 am

*pinches self*
Lufia World Forum is back and this time it's not just in one of my dreams =P

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New measures are also in place to prevent a repetition of this situation: new users must answer a simple Lufia-related question to register, and wait for my approval before they can post (I'll be quick!). I hope that things will be different this time.


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Re: Lufia World Forum Back Online!

Postby Chris » Fri Aug 14, 2015 12:05 pm

SinReVi wrote:Am I doing it right?


Sadly our Spambot Prevention System (TM) only accounts for one perspective. ;-)

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Re: Lufia World Forum Back Online!

Postby vivify93 » Fri Aug 14, 2015 12:54 pm

Holy freaking crap, that took forever. Glad it's back, at least. I thought the forum would just never come back.
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Re: Lufia World Forum Back Online!

Postby Hoa Dao » Fri Aug 14, 2015 7:20 pm

woop woop!

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Re: Lufia World Forum Back Online!

Postby Guard Daos » Sat Aug 15, 2015 11:11 am

It's back! It's alive!
Good to hear from you again, Chris. How've you been?
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Re: Lufia World Forum Back Online!

Postby Chris » Sat Aug 15, 2015 11:14 am

Guard Daos wrote:It's back! It's alive!
Good to hear from you again, Chris. How've you been?

I'm not bad thanks! Keeping my head above water as they say. ;-)

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Re: Lufia World Forum Back Online!

Postby Guard Daos » Sat Aug 15, 2015 12:05 pm

Good to hear! That's a much better way to spend time than drowning.
I've been great! I would almost go as far to say I've gotten a life the past years. But, as they say, Life is good but Lufia is better!
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Re: Lufia World Forum Back Online!

Postby Kiren » Sat Aug 15, 2015 5:09 pm

What unexpected and welcome news. Im glad to hear it
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Re: Lufia World Forum Back Online!

Postby Rezic » Sat Aug 15, 2015 10:10 pm

It's been so long! Glad to see everything up and running again! Hope all y'all are alive and well!
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Re: Lufia World Forum Back Online!

Postby Marston_X » Sun Aug 16, 2015 12:49 pm

Oh cool, you guys are alive. :0

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Re: Lufia World Forum Back Online!

Postby Brown-Acid » Sun Aug 16, 2015 1:31 pm

Was kinda shocked seeing this in my inbox.......thought this was another site that I wouldve achieved in my internet histroy,,,,and its 4 years since my last post anyways
give me a moment so i can think up a good idea

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Re: Lufia World Forum Back Online!

Postby Glitched » Tue Aug 18, 2015 8:17 am

This is amazing! Hooray!

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Re: Lufia World Forum Back Online!

Postby Guard Daos » Sun Nov 01, 2015 7:59 pm

Whoa! Much more familiar faces than I thought! Good to see you guys back as well!
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