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      Orphan Attachments   07/31/2018

      I have been doing some housekeeping lately and I've noticed that I had a lot of orphaned attachments. Attachments get orphaned when the PM or post is deleted without removing the attachment first. Deleting a PM or post does not delete the attachment and the file or image remain on the server. I'd like to ask all members to go through their attachments and delete any attachments you don't need anymore or those that have been orphaned. Where can I get a list of my attachments? Click on your display name in the upper right corner of the forums and pick "My Attachments" from the drop-down list. How can I tell an attachment is orphaned? If the PM has been deleted, you'll see a message like this in your attachment list: Unfortunately there is no message if the post has been deleted, so please check your old posts. We do purge old birthday threads every once in a while. Also some hosted projects have been shut down, so you may have orphaned attachments on one of those locations. Thanks!
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Dark Creations is Shutting Down?

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I saw a weird announcement on Dark Creations that they're shutting down on the 1st of 2019, but there's no mention of why or acknowledgment of it anywhere else on the site. Am I missing something? >_>

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Yep, looks like it. It looks like Beyond Skyrim has their own site, so there’s no need to keep DC going. I founded DC for the Dark Brotherhood Chronicles... Let's just say I got screwed over. :P

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On 10/12/2018 at 4:27 PM, AndalayBay said:

Yep, looks like it. It looks like Beyond Skyrim has their own site, so there’s no need to keep DC going. I founded DC for the Dark Brotherhood Chronicles... Let's just say I got screwed over. :P

Meant to ask earlier, sorry.  :P Is there a history of the DC site somewhere which has information as to what date the site launched? I'm thinking ~2005. What happened to you there? Did they close it without touching base with all the founding members?

One would have expected a site with the content of DC at least to be archived or scheduled for archive. Nothing at archive.org via Google and only these cached remnants.

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As soon I found out what happen I deleted Iliana's Elswyer The Desert of Aneqina mod on DC despite for having over +11K downloads.  After that I left DC for good and joined here about a week later I think.

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Just curious as to the recoverability of the lost content from that site. It was a good resource. There were some interesting tutorials on texturing and scripting and the like that may or may not have popped up elsewhere.

Archive.org can take care of that, but it wants a page saved before any archiving happens. Fliggerty has done that that with his site. Are you interested in doing anything like that for AL, Anda?

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12 minutes ago, AndalayBay said:

I don’t think we have anything worth keeping.

I disagree.  There are a lot of things worth keeping, not to mention what we discussed in late 2013 when TAL hadn't got much traffic.  Those things are nostalgalic to some people, including myself.

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1 hour ago, AndalayBay said:

I don’t think we have anything worth keeping.

There are always things people think are worth keeping. On DC,  for me, that would have been at least one thread that had been written about my alternate start option for being a necromancer that had been requested. That thread was pure gold.

Around here, protecting the discussions around the UMP would be valuable at the very least.

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1 hour ago, Arthmoor said:

There are always things people think are worth keeping. On DC,  for me, that would have been at least one thread that had been written about my alternate start option for being a necromancer that had been requested. That thread was pure gold.

Around here, protecting the discussions around the UMP would be valuable at the very least.

Have you tried contacting Xae for the backup? Apparently he has a full backup of DC before taking it down. I can work with a database backup to restore the thread here, or give you the SQL queries for you to do it for AFK.

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6 hours ago, AndalayBay said:

I don’t think we have anything worth keeping.

I think the contributions of some here are invaluable, although they may not so much for some as to others. We could also say most of the stuff at Archive.org is of no use to us in the short term- but it might be of use for someone sometime.

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6 hours ago, Arthmoor said:

There are always things people think are worth keeping. On DC,  for me, that would have been at least one thread that had been written about my alternate start option for being a necromancer that had been requested. That thread was pure gold.

Are you referring to Sigurd's let us play thread?

If he didn't post it then who did?  I can't remember who posted that thread. :shrug:

6 hours ago, Arthmoor said:

Around here, protecting the discussions around the UMP would be valuable at the very least.

Agreed.  Especially all hard work that Skrawafunda did for UMP 1.6.3.

 

4 hours ago, AndalayBay said:

I can work with a database backup to restore the thread here, or give you the SQL queries for you to do it for AFK.

Perhaps move the UMP Project over to AFK Mods, should TAL become a defunct site some day in the future.  Although, I don't wish that to happen but who knows.

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2 hours ago, Sigurd Stormhand said:

I have never posted a "Let's Play" thread for anything.

Are you sure about that?

I don't think you are.

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On 2019-06-16 at 2:55 AM, Arthmoor said:

On DC,  for me, that would have been at least one thread that had been written about my alternate start option for being a necromancer that had been requested. That thread was pure gold.

I found the thread via the Wayback Machine. 

http://web.archive.org/web/20161101110946/http://www.darkcreations.org/forums/topic/1424-occupy-blackreach/

If I were you I would definitely repost the thread here or on AFK Mods or on both sites since it has to do with your LAL mod.  Perhaps add that to Nexus Wiki as well, just what LHammonds did with Wrye's "BUG in Oblivion.exe" thread.

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