Halfbakery: Seasonal
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Yeah, yeah, "You get what you pay for" and all that. But still.

Thanks to everybody who reached out to the site's management after we crashed. There was an embarrassing upswell of "Can we help? Money? Food? Technical expertise?" and a happy absence of death threats and accusations of malfeasance.

I hadn't set up regular backups, and I really must. (Got preferences/recommendations for a destination?) Being stuck for three months with a considerable chance of having to turn around and tell a few hundred people that I Destroyed Your Stuff is a position I don't want to be in ever again.

Also, giving posters a way of downloading their stuff as a handy little archive seems like an obviously good idea.

Whew.
-- jutta, Oct 10 2018

<chorus of raucous uninhibited Collective cheering>

[+]
-- 8th of 7, Oct 12 2018


^
-- FlyingToaster, Oct 12 2018


// a happy absence of death threats and accusations of malfeasance. //

Wait a moment... you mean you didn't get ANY of the stuff we sent ?
-- 8th of 7, Oct 12 2018


[+] This is spectacular! The lovely half a croissant :) Now would be great if HB staff documents the procedure of resurrection so that it doesn't become an issue ever again.
-- Inyuki, Oct 12 2018


Boffo has declared today a national holiday, and has given the entire staff of Rentisham's the day off to celebrate.
-- MaxwellBuchanan, Oct 12 2018


Oh, and to answer the questions that were left hanging on various ideas several weeks ago:

[8th] - yes, but with less cheese.
[nmrm] - they use a very fine wire and a gherkin.
[Ian Tindale] - [Ian Tindale]
[Skewed] - that's very kind; can you have it delivered?
[Beany] - possibly, but astatine is expensive
[DrBob] - because it disguises the flavour of the jam.
-- MaxwellBuchanan, Oct 12 2018


The Bread God's are shining down on us all. (Thank you, jutta, for all your hard work and time and effort.)
-- blissmiss, Oct 12 2018


yawns after 3 months long sleep...... did something happen while I was dreaming of flotillas of happy hamsters pontooning across lagoons of gently steaming custard?
-- xenzag, Oct 12 2018


Thank you Jutta!

:')

(Tears of joy)

I'm going to go through and bun each and every idea without even reading it!

[+] [+] [+] [+] [+] [+][+] [+] [+][+] [+] [+]!
-- doctorremulac3, Oct 12 2018


perhaps we should have a party

+
-- DenholmRicshaw, Oct 12 2018


//perhaps we should have a party // Now there's a thought. We'd inevitably be better than the Republicans.
-- MaxwellBuchanan, Oct 12 2018


Ha. Oh yeah, I forgot, political outbursts/rants/snarky remarks are ok here, actually encouraged. I agree, MB, we should have our own party. I think there was an idea like that in the past...I think...therefore I am...

Wow, for some reason I just don't want to stop rambling on. It's like the doors to hell have opened up and I'm ready to jump in.
-- blissmiss, Oct 12 2018


// hadn't set up regular backups, and I really must.//

Nah! Live life on the edge. You know you want it!
;)
-- DrBob, Oct 12 2018


To be fair, we'd also be way better than the Democrats. As well as Labour and the Conservatives.
-- MaxwellBuchanan, Oct 12 2018


Hooray! (showers croissant crumbs down from above)
-- Lemon, Oct 12 2018


3 … 2 … 1 Create &#8252; (!!) tyvm
-- reensure, Oct 12 2018


&#8252; ... uch. No double-exclamation mark Unicode character for us, apparently.

(Note to self, switch to UTF-8 everywhere?)
-- jutta, Oct 12 2018


Let's just hope that the sudden influx of written-yet- unposted ideas doesn't overwhelm the server to the point of another catastrophe.
-- Wrongfellow, Oct 12 2018


Thank you, jutta, for your work in fixing this and your work and patience in putting up with us lot over a very very long period of time.
-- calum, Oct 12 2018


All Hail the mighty Jutta! She swam through the flooded cave and brought us light and salvation. We never abandoned hope that this day would come.
-- AusCan531, Oct 13 2018


The party planks should include a ban on pants and a priority on spelling and grammar rules.
-- RayfordSteele, Oct 13 2018


This makes my happy.
-- 2 fries shy of a happy meal, Oct 13 2018


Thank you, [jutta], for over 19 years of unparalleled generosity.
-- jurist, Oct 13 2018


Great to see everything back and working! Thanks Jutta!
-- hippo, Oct 13 2018


Hey, just added my bun.
-- po, Oct 13 2018


Fonts are still snafu’ed, looks like.

But how about doing the Patreon thing, maybe at least pay for servers and backups and things?
-- DrCurry, Oct 13 2018


So yesterday, as usual since the Great Outrage of 2018 began (which I was sure was caused by Trump, El Niño, the Saudis, and/or Justin Bieber), I typed halfbakery.com into the search bar, expecting the usual 'can't find it, you must've put it somewhere' disclaimer, when aloofasudden, kaaZing! up it comes. Took me a day to recover. Nice to see you all here.
-- Sgt Teacup, Oct 13 2018


and unlike Facebook, you can't like everyone's comment. hmm, there's a thought.
-- po, Oct 13 2018


Well, I've not been here for years but the rebuild post big crash has had me all curious to see you.

old names! new names!

<tongue in cheek>[marked-for-deletion] surely, we've had thanks before ? </tic>
-- jonthegeologist, Oct 13 2018


Thanks for all your hard work [Jutta]. And it is also our responsibility to keep our own stuff backed up.
-- nineteenthly, Oct 14 2018


Oh [jutta] Sheer bliss and joy to be back here! Thank you immensely and sending much love and hugs your way.
-- xandram, Oct 14 2018


[+] small mini party in celebration of my favourite place (and favourite people) on the internet. Thanks [jutta] and everyone, for keeping it alive.
-- zen_tom, Oct 14 2018


What everyone else said.
-- Voice, Oct 14 2018


not an autoboner to be seen.
-- po, Oct 14 2018


I've noticed just one missing page - the halfbakery.com/lr/ page
-- hippo, Oct 15 2018


Watching the vote total on this idea growing is an interesting insight into how many people use the site. I wonder how high it'll get?
-- Wrongfellow, Oct 15 2018


hippo, thanks for pointing out the missing /lr support -- better now?
-- jutta, Oct 15 2018


<wonders if it would be churlish to point out that the 'search' function isn't working properly either>
-- 8th of 7, Oct 15 2018


[jutta] - that's great (just makes it slightly easier to view HB content at work...)
-- hippo, Oct 15 2018


Joy.
-- Loris, Oct 15 2018


Uhhh...[hippo], you know that ain't allowed. HAHAHAHAHA
-- blissmiss, Oct 15 2018


w00t!
-- gisho, Oct 17 2018


Funnily enough, hitting the front page currently giving the message:

&quot;/home/protected /halfbakery/etc/typography.p3 &quot;, line 280 (from

&quot;/home/public/index.hb &quot;, end of file: unknown element &lt;user&gt;

...

While, here on /lr everything is working just dandy!
-- zen_tom, Oct 17 2018


That's fixed now, right?
-- jutta, Oct 17 2018


Yup, looking fine now.
-- zen_tom, Oct 17 2018


8th of 7, I fixed something about search a few days ago -- could you retry yours (if you still remember it), or just let me know directly (at bakesperson@gmail.com) when something breaks? Thanks!
-- jutta, Oct 18 2018


Hurrah!
Also, it should be noted that I've spent too much time surfing reddit, as demonstrated by my wanting to upvote comments that I like.
-- st3f, Oct 18 2018


// could you retry yours (if you still remember it) //

We remember it ... we remember everything...

And it's working OK now, thanx.
-- 8th of 7, Oct 18 2018


It lives, now with an even bigger fondness. Thanks Jutta and helpers.
-- wjt, Oct 30 2018



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