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 News::All pending uploads lost
Bad news, everyone. I recently received a notification from my webhost that they had deleted all of the pending uploads (1000's of them uploaded over the past 10 years) on the server because it appeared that I was using it as personal file storage rather than actually hosting the files for the public.

And that is actually mostly true, since there are no public-facing links to the pending uploads as most visitors cannot access them before they are approved by editors, and we haven't had any active editors now for years. So, the backlog of those user submissions have kept growing and growing over the years. Last time I checked there was something like 30 GB worth of docs. So, I can understand why they were concerned about abuse of their hardware.

I explained the situation to my webhost and how the space was being used, but I wasn't able to respond quickly enough before even their backups were already wiped. So, unfortunately all that content is gone, probably forever.

I'm leaving the pending upload metadata in the database for now, on the off-chance that one of the old editors has a backup of these files. But I'll clean it all off the server if that doesn't happen.

I'd ask again for volunteers to help edit docs, but for now it's pointless because there's nothing to edit at the moment. But if you're interested in keeping this from happening again in the future, please reach out. Thanks!
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...: sleepy :...
06 Oct 20 : 08:24

Uploads are still allowed. So, feel free to do that. But I can't promise when they will be posted until we get some volunteer editors.
...: grease :...
05 Oct 20 : 09:07

I saw that ... I understand old uploads are likely gone forever, but I still have a copy of a manual I'd like to upload, if new uploads can be accepted.
...: Alastair :...
03 Oct 20 : 14:51

Grease, it doesn't look good. Read the latest news [link]
...: grease :...
01 Oct 20 : 08:34

Is there any hope now of getting new manuals added, is it just manpower that is needed?
...: sleepy :...
14 Aug 20 : 06:00

I'm still around, though don't check the site as much anymore (as you can see since it took me a month to notice this). My e-mail is probably the best way to reach me quickly.
...: Alastair :...
18 Jul 20 : 14:49

Hello Ishmael, it's nice to see the old guard again.

It's been years since I last contacted Sleepy. If the email address doesn't work then I don't know how you would contact him.
...: ishmael2u :...
18 Jul 20 : 13:02

Has anyone been able to contact Sleepy?
...: Keith :...
03 Jun 20 : 03:40

It's all gone deathly quiet?
...: mateus :...
18 Oct 19 : 21:03

bless you
...: Alastair :...
18 Oct 19 : 13:59

Lilliputian,
the site had serious problems that lasted for over a year which meant it was meaningless to approve manuals for download.

Now that the site is running properly again we will just have to wait to see if any of the editors return...

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