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AtomicGamer (CivFanatics host) is shutting down

Discussion in 'Site Feedback' started by Judge_Deadd, Jul 17, 2015.

  1. Judge_Deadd

    Judge_Deadd No, I'm not back

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  2. Petek

    Petek Alpha Centaurian Administrator Supporter

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    Yes, we've known about this for a couple of weeks. We didn't announce it because Atomic Gamer hadn't gone public. We have a new host and have begun planning the migration to a new server. Our URL will still be civfanatics.com. There will probably be some downtime, but we're not sure how much. We expect that all posts, attachments and other files will be preserved. Please feel free to post any questions, but we might not have all the answers yet.
     
  3. NinjaCow64

    NinjaCow64 The Continuation of the Dream Supporter

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  4. azzaman333

    azzaman333 meh

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    rip cfc it was a good run
     
  5. Takhisis

    Takhisis is it fall yet

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    So, what happens to uploaded files, e.g. mods and scenarios, hosted by AtomicGamer?
     
  6. Seraiel

    Seraiel Deity

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    The site has been very slow during the last hours, sometimes it takes minutes to load a page. Is this because of the Atomic Gamer shutdown? Will we experience this more often in the future?
     
  7. Petek

    Petek Alpha Centaurian Administrator Supporter

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    Our new host is a site run by Thunderfall's brother. We already store some files there, such as HoF and GOTM stuff.
    If the files were uploaded via CivFanatics, then they will be migrated to the new server. However, if you have a personal account with Atomic Gamer that you use to store your own files, then you need to contact them for advice.
    Loading time is normal, for me, right now. I'm not aware of any actions being taken by Atomic Gamer today that might affect us.
     
  8. The_J

    The_J Say No 2 Net Validations Retired Moderator Supporter

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    Oh, yeah, crap, my mod is there.

    -> might be necessary to announce the shutdown separately in some of the C&C forums, more people might have some of their files there.
     
  9. Valka D'Ur

    Valka D'Ur Hosting Iron Pen in A&E Retired Moderator

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    Is there any chance that this change of host might improve the email notification problem?
     
  10. onmy6

    onmy6 Prince

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    Bummer server migrations are a pain in the butt. I hope you've got wizards doing it, for when problem arise and they will if you got a guru/wizard no problem but if you haven't, well... :wallbash:
     
  11. Petek

    Petek Alpha Centaurian Administrator Supporter

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    We will definitely explore whether changing our host solves the email problem.
     
  12. Lefty Scaevola

    Lefty Scaevola Moderatus Illuminatus Super Moderator

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    I suspect it will. Our best guess recently is that the spam exploit is at our host's end.
     
  13. GenMarshall

    GenMarshall Ghost Agent

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    I hope the move process is going to be painless.
     
  14. Buster's Uncle

    Buster's Uncle AC2 Co-Owner

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    I just posted Petek's AC2 Front Page news item about this to y'all's Facebook page - but it's in a sidebar where no one will see it.

    There ought to be an official announcement up front and center. :yup:

    I believe Aeson will readily agree to promote an announcement at 'poly, and you never know at WPC - try Nikolai.
     
  15. Quintillus

    Quintillus Archiving Civ3 Content Supporter

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    It might also be worth mentioning that 3DDownloads is part of AtomicGamer, so any files that were originally uploaded there would also be affected.
     
  16. Goodfella

    Goodfella Showing results for

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    Will this mean the babe/hunk threads can come back?
     
  17. Lefty Scaevola

    Lefty Scaevola Moderatus Illuminatus Super Moderator

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    that would depend on whether CFC or its hosts are running ads from Google.
     
  18. Sonereal

    Sonereal ♫We got the guillotine♫ Supporter

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    Asking all the important questions.
     
  19. Petek

    Petek Alpha Centaurian Administrator Supporter

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    I just received an update from Thunderfall about the migration of CivFanatics to the new server. It's going smoothly. We'll have to take CivFanatics down at some point, perhaps for two days. I'll post more information when it becomes available.
     
  20. Omega124

    Omega124 Challenging Fate

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    And what about mods with copyrighted music in them? Will that be OK too?
     

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