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PostSubject: Re: NDSthemes down Jan 22, 2011   Mon Mar 14 2011, 00:36

yup , its been down for a couple of hours again Rolling Eyes . Blooming site

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PostSubject: Re: NDSthemes down Jan 22, 2011   Mon Mar 14 2011, 04:17

Without any decent code changes or improvements this will happen more than we want to.
But I think the site admin has already given up the site in his head. Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: NDSthemes down Jan 22, 2011   Mon Mar 14 2011, 06:58

DiD wrote:
Without any decent code changes or improvements this will happen more than we want to.
But I think the site admin has already given up the site in his head. Rolling Eyes

I'm guessing the site admin hasn't replied to your very generous offer to help? If that's the case then there's really no hope for NDSthemes in the coming months. That is sad.

I really hope he hasn't ignored you DiD, as the site needs all the help it can get. Evil or Very Mad

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PostSubject: Re: NDSthemes down Jan 22, 2011   Tue Mar 15 2011, 01:18

No reply until now. No
Won't be doing much anymore for ndsthemes.com. I feel like a clown ,hoping he would reach out to my helping hand.
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PostSubject: Re: NDSthemes down Jan 22, 2011   Tue Mar 15 2011, 02:01

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No reply until now. No
Won't be doing much anymore for ndsthemes.com. I feel like a clown ,hoping he would reach out to my helping hand.

Suspect seriously? Why am I not surprised. Well if it makes any difference I don't think of you as a clown, none of us do. Let's move forward and see what happens then? I'm ready to support in any capacity. pirat

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PostSubject: Re: NDSthemes down Jan 22, 2011   Wed Apr 20 2011, 05:18

So, NDSThemes will be down soon. Prepare yourselves for the worst, my dear friends! How do I know? You guessed it!

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PostSubject: Re: NDSthemes down Jan 22, 2011   Wed Apr 20 2011, 22:07

Waste of time finishing my Easter theme now eh! rabbit rabbit

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PostSubject: Re: NDSthemes down Jan 22, 2011   Thu Apr 21 2011, 00:37

With some luck the site will be up again in 2 days.

So you can / could finish your easter theme ggirl.

I'm curious. There was talk of a major cleanup of the database. Member, theme and forum wise.
It's possible that members, not active for more then a year will be deleted, together with their themes. Old forum topics could be deleted too.
That would decrease the site size from 40 Gigabyte to around 10 Gigabyte. Which results in a cheaper monthly fee for the server.
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PostSubject: Re: NDSthemes down Jan 22, 2011   Thu Apr 21 2011, 05:31

Ooh, does that mean that a lot of the tutorial's on the forum will be gone too? I always direct people to the forum if I can't help them enough....

Member deletions I can sort of understand (people register, make one theme and go away again) but, the themes shouldn't be deleted? In my opinion that is what the site is all about..themes?


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PostSubject: Re: NDSthemes down Jan 22, 2011   Thu Apr 21 2011, 11:00

Holeee Crap!

Old Forum topics are going to be possibly erased? AND old themes will be deleted? While I can understand removing old INACTIVE registered members, I can't understand deleting old themes. The older themes are kind of a history of sorts of the site. And simply deleting them is kind of a loss to the community along with the old forum topics. Seriously, 40GB is nothing...I can imagine that 10GB left over will be sparse as heck.

Disappointing news if the news DiD has shared turns out to be true. pale

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PostSubject: Re: NDSthemes down Jan 22, 2011   Fri Apr 22 2011, 02:59

Well I don't know if we should panic or be affraid. affraid

Deleting older meaningless topics I can understand. Not the sticky ones of course, because they're most of the time the tutorials and informational ones.

And yes Revo, 40Gb doesn't seem much these days. But for a database query that's a huge pile to dig through.

NDST explained (a while back ) to me, why he needs to have a server and not just a hosting place. He needs access to the root of the server to perform some queries and to make most site additions work. You'll never get access to the root of the server with a normal hosting. That's why it's so expensive. I can understand that he wants to get rid of the huge fees every month.

Try to imagine how the site structure now looks like.
- 40000+ members, each having their own folder.
- Many of these members have subfolders for each submitted theme.

That's an impressive tree if you ask me.

That, together with a huge sql database, is probably the largest cause why the site has hick ups.

I totally agree that the old themes are the heritage of the site. But at some point the number of themes just get to many. And many of them never get views or downloads anymore.
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PostSubject: Re: NDSthemes down Jan 22, 2011   Fri Apr 22 2011, 21:37

For those who haven't checked the main page yet, here's today's update:
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April 21, 2011

Server files have moved over and things are looking good. Should be up and running in the next day or so.

First thought that got into my head: Finally! Smile) It's not like I've been waiting a lot (been playing minecraft all this time), but it's boring without the chats with Weenie and ggirl!

As for what DiD said... I'm not sure how the themes can be kept since, when you delete a user, the themes are automatically gone too. It's like throwing a DVD away. All the data on that DVD will be gone too (well, unless you made a backup, but, just saying). Still, we'll see what happened when the site will be back up.

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PostSubject: Re: NDSthemes down Jan 22, 2011   Sat Apr 23 2011, 06:29

You know, a funny thing that started me theming (apart from my munchy wanting a WWE one). I really wanted a Tink one for my DS? Kept coming on Nds for Months before one appeared. When one did I was cockahoop with excitement....the actual theme hadn't got good readability, but I was so happy.

So, I set about trying to make usable themes for other people (not easy when you owned a DSTT! and no knowledge of image editors).

I loved the forum and the admin for all the help they gave me...but, it isn't the same place anymore?

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PostSubject: Re: NDSthemes down Jan 22, 2011   Thu May 12 2011, 17:24

DiD wrote:
There was talk of a major cleanup of the database. Member, theme and forum wise.
It's possible that members, not active for more then a year will be deleted, together with their themes. Old forum topics could be deleted too.
That would decrease the site size from 40 Gigabyte to around 10 Gigabyte. Which results in a cheaper monthly fee for the server.

I just wondered, is it possible to delete all the anon comments from when unregistered people were still able to comment on a theme? Cause most of them (and there are thousands or more) are just "thank you" or stupid insults and I think this would already decrease the size (significantly)?

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PostSubject: Re: NDSthemes down Jan 22, 2011   Fri May 13 2011, 11:10

AfroSamurai610 wrote:
DiD wrote:
There was talk of a major cleanup of the database. Member, theme and forum wise.
It's possible that members, not active for more then a year will be deleted, together with their themes. Old forum topics could be deleted too.
That would decrease the site size from 40 Gigabyte to around 10 Gigabyte. Which results in a cheaper monthly fee for the server.

I just wondered, is it possible to delete all the anon comments from when unregistered people were still able to comment on a theme? Cause most of them (and there are thousands or more) are just "thank you" or stupid insults and I think this would already decrease the size (significantly)?


I posted the question you asked here on the NDSthemes site. Let's see if we'll have an answer to this very interesting question. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: NDSthemes down Jan 22, 2011   Wed Jun 01 2011, 12:32

Ah ! I didn't came across that question of you Revo.

It looks like ndsthemes.com is running well on the new server, without deleting anything.
So I guess I scared you all without reason. Sorry. Embarassed
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PostSubject: Re: NDSthemes down Jan 22, 2011   Wed Jun 01 2011, 13:32

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Ah ! I didn't came across that question of you Revo.

It looks like ndsthemes.com is running well on the new server, without deleting anything.
So I guess I scared you all without reason. Sorry. Embarassed

Bah, it's OK no biggie. Very Happy Sure wish you could get someone else to help you around NDSthemes site though. I don't know if no one is making themes at the moment or if the spinner isn't updating as fast as it used to. Regardless, thanks for popping up in you hectic schedule to approve themes and such DiD. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: NDSthemes down Jan 22, 2011   Fri Jun 03 2011, 03:27

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Bah, it's OK no biggie. Very Happy Sure wish you could get someone else to help you around NDSthemes site though. I don't know if no one is making themes at the moment or if the spinner isn't updating as fast as it used to. Regardless, thanks for popping up in you hectic schedule to approve themes and such DiD. Very Happy

There aren't many themes submitted at the moment. And when have of them fail to get approved, there won't be much new ones in the scroller.

We should thank all of you. After all, the members provide the new content for the site.

Any one of you interested in an admin job?
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PostSubject: Re: NDSthemes down Jan 22, 2011   Sat Jun 04 2011, 04:20

I wanted to say that I'd offer myself to be a admin since I spend most of my free time on NDSThemes, but I don't think I actually qualify for that (I'm neither 18 yet, nor I'm a extremely great themer compared to you and revo). Still, is the big boss giving away admin jobs, or what?

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PostSubject: Re: NDSthemes down Jan 22, 2011   Sat Jun 04 2011, 04:31

Hand up ! More admins are needed big style, so, I will help if it is needed. And of course if you think I could help Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: NDSthemes down Jan 22, 2011   Sat Jun 04 2011, 05:17

I will open up a new topic in the admin section, regarding new admin candidates and ndsthemes supporters. Don't know what reactions I'll get though.

On my mind are 3 names qualified to be an admin or supporter. Do I need to name them here? Razz
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PostSubject: Re: NDSthemes down Jan 22, 2011   Sat Jun 04 2011, 13:43

Why not? I'm sure revo is one of them, right?

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PostSubject: Re: NDSthemes down Jan 22, 2011   Sun Jun 05 2011, 17:55

Yep, together with ggirl and you.
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PostSubject: Re: NDSthemes down Jan 22, 2011   Sun Jun 05 2011, 19:12

Shocked Okay, I'm surprised. I was expecting master ggirl too, but I was doubting myself. So, thank you!

Hey, if you don't mind me asking, what can a Supporter do? I've been wondering that for quite some time.

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PostSubject: Re: NDSthemes down Jan 22, 2011   Sun Jun 05 2011, 19:52

Let's hope the other admin agree with you DiD Very Happy


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