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Re: the last thread of us

PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2015 9:56 pm
by MariaAndMichelle
Twitter is a cesspool for everybody. Doesn't seem to stop people from swimming in it, though. XD XD

Re: the last thread of us

PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2015 8:19 am
by Ti-Phil
MariaAndMichelle wrote:Twitter is a cesspool for everybody. Doesn't seem to stop people from swimming in it, though. XD XD


And it gets even worse during election season.. Urg...

Re: the last thread of us

PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2015 5:06 pm
by MariaAndMichelle
Political opinion probably not best expressed in 140 characters or less... :shifty: :shifty:

Re: the last thread of us

PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2015 3:18 pm
by VeryCuddlyCornpone
MariaAndMichelle wrote:Political opinion probably not best expressed in 140 characters or less... :shifty: :shifty:

Doesn't stop the bumper sticker people

Re: the last thread of us

PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2015 5:37 pm
by MariaAndMichelle
Touché!

Re: the last thread of us

PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 5:00 pm
by K-Dawg
Twitter is a cesspool yes but guess what? You choose who you're following.

So really if you can't stand what people are saying you put that on yourself cause you're following them.

Heck you can even mute people and certain things as well so that they never pop up on your timeline.

Now just not liking twitter...that's different.

Re: the last thread of us

PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 9:17 am
by Kisai
Bobadventures wrote:
Kisai wrote:
Spaceprincess wrote:Jesus this shit hole is dead.


Oh, should I unplug the server then?


Please don't, and I apologize for the rudeness of others. Believe me, I'm extremely grateful for everything you guys have done to keep the site running. My comic has been very important to me over the years, and ComicGenesis has made it all possible. Thank you.

Um... The fact is though, I tried to do a Regular Update almost an hour ago, and it hasn't updated. I came here to the forums to see if anyone had said anything about it, and I saw this post. Sigh.

I hope that I didn't kick over a beehive with my post shortly after the outage, asking just how serious the problems were -- but I think we are all concerned about the health of the site. Over the years, various features have gone down one by one, and these days the CG homepage has several pog circles blank. I mean absolutely no offense by asking this -- because I know maintaining the site is a huge, completely voluntary time commitment that you guys have kept to for at least the near-decade I've been here, which I applaud wholeheartedly -- but what is the current status of ComicGenesis? I would be very happy to stay here indefinitely, provided that the site is reasonably safe and secure.

Anyway, I do hope that you can get the Updater working again soon. Thank you for your efforts, and be assured that they are appreciated.


Want to know the cliffs notes version of a long story?

1. I'm afraid of breaking the site. Every time I do a round of updates on the server, I do so knowing it might ultimately break the server, because there are components like MySQL and PHP that Comicgenesis was originally written against that have depreciated features that were originally used.
2. There is largely no incentive to rewrite or fix anything on the server. I could... y'know rewrite everything, but it's so far on the backburner that I'll just never get to it short of someone giving me a few thousand dollars just to do it.
3. The backend, the part that updates the comics, works just fine, except see 1.

Unlike PHP, Perl largely hasn't changed since the server started, BUT, some things did change in the last round that I had to go back through code that was written back in like 2001 for KeenSPOT originally to find the problem.

The siteadmin still works, this despite using a few pieces of PHPBB2 which we haven't used in a long time. There is a new version of PHPBB3.1 out, and I'm afraid that if I upgrade the forums that might be the last time it ever works. This is because a few years ago PHPBB3 changed how they did the password hashes and I had to retrofit that into the phpBB2 code I was using.

I don't see a "second coming" of Comicgenesis any time soon. New things that have come out, aren't better, and certainly aren't any higher quality. People put their stuff on Tumblr, (which is owned by Yahoo, so think "geocities v2.0") and the feedback mechanism through that actually drives people away from webcomics. Other sites that "free host" comics do exist, but they're largely the same monster they were back when CG was the only place to get free comic hosting.

4. Most of the time I spend on CG tends to be taking down hijacked sites. This is what happens when peoples emails get hacked. At some point there was over a dozen in a relatively short period of time, and the countermeasure to this was to change the updating script to run a server-sided antivirus during some updates.

Re: the last thread of us

PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 3:01 pm
by Yeahduff
I used the ftp last time I updated the site, worked just fine.

...it's not even October anymore.

PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2015 3:37 am
by Cope
What I want to know is why is Yeahduffs comic the only one showing up in the Newsbox now?

Re: the last thread of us

PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2015 9:52 am
by Yeahduff
I'm sure it has nothing to do with that bottle of scotch I sent to Kisai.

YAPPARI

PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2015 1:28 pm
by Cope
I KNEW IT.

PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 10:23 am
by Spaceprincess
wow, no posts for over a month.

this is the last post on CG forum.

I win!!!

Re: the last thread of us

PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 11:41 am
by IVstudios
Woo! Congratulations!

Good thing we don't have mods any more.

PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 8:52 pm
by Cope
Post count +1.

Re: the last thread of us

PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 10:13 am
by Spaceprincess
Cope wrote:Post count +1.


IVstudios wrote:Woo! Congratulations!


you butt nuggets ruined my master plan :(
i just wanna be the last post. is that asking too much :P

but seriously how is this place still here?

Re: the last thread of us

PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 12:36 pm
by Jpac
Too many people who once were here, I imagine.

Is it even possible to still use comicgenesis to host comics? I was thinking of revamping a comic, and when I tried to login at the main page there was an error.

Where does everyone host their comics?

Re: the last thread of us

PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 3:16 pm
by IVstudios
These days I use my own website and Wordpress for my main comic and Tumblr for my side stuff.

Re: the last thread of us

PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2016 10:22 am
by Spaceprincess
Jpac wrote: Is it even possible to still use comicgenesis to host comics?


why would anyone bother? if you're serious you'd have your own site. other wise just use an image posting site. I post everything on DA and get pretty good traffic.

I amazed this site hasn't crashed with no survivors.


can i finally win CG or is someone else gonna ruin my victory?

Never Give Up. Never Surrender.

PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2016 12:04 pm
by VileTerror
There can be no victory for you, no matter how low you sink in to the depths of defeatism!

Like, I mean, sure: Cycles of victory and defeat are usually an ouroboros and all, but I'm just saying I'm totally going to go all gatekeeper on you here, and just deny you that privilege.

Re: Never Give Up. Never Surrender.

PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2016 8:50 am
by Spaceprincess
VileTerror wrote:There can be no victory for you



i have to warn you I'm a master shitposter, i can do this for days months and even years.