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#21 Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Tue Mar 15, 2005 3:16 pm

Thank you for all your offers to help, I'll take them all!

I want you to know that you are already helping by posting and reposting messages. :D

Thank you so much for helping out Total Motorcycle and the TMW Community. If anything, this will make our community better, stronger and even more personal than ever before.

I'm sure I can speak for all our community members and say, thanks to each and everyone of you for making the Total Motorcycle Community a great place to be!!

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Skier - We do regular backups, but in this situation they were useless as it wasn't only the files, but the db mySQL server that was hit as well. :(
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#22 Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Tue Mar 15, 2005 3:18 pm

MORE GOOD NEWS:

The Motorcycle Photo Galleries are now up and working!! All photos, comments, galleries and ratings have been saved!!

Working very hard to get us back up and running 100%. Thank you for helping out the forum by posting/reposting while I am doing this.

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Enjoy,

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#23 Unread post by Toyuzu » Tue Mar 15, 2005 4:18 pm

Mike,

So sorry to hear about that major cyber-vandalism. Thanks for getting it fixed so quickly. I'm sure we'll have this back to normal soon enough. Now to search the memory banks for messages that need to be re-posted.....The first of course is the obvious beginner bikes sticky, if not already back up. Let me know if you need any help with anything.

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#24 Unread post by sv-wolf » Tue Mar 15, 2005 4:18 pm

Drumwrecker has just telephoned me with the news. We've both just got back to our homes from a biker funeral in London, so my first reaction, when I heard the news, was to feel that yet another hole had just opened up in my familiar world. There have been rather a lot of them lately.

I wasn't sure what it meant when I heard the news. I wondered whether we would all lose touch, or there might be a long wait before Mike could get things up and running again. I wasn't sure how difficult that might be. And I have to admit that I wondered if Mike might be so distressed at all the great work he has put into the site going to waste that he might just not have the heart to bother. Sorry for doubting, Mike.

So actually, since everyone who wants to continue is still here I'm more pleased than upset.

So my second thought was that a community is a community; anything we did before that was of any value we can do again. If the people are still here then the community is intact. It's just that we might not be able to quite remember that conversation we had six months ago. A bit like life really.
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#25 Unread post by ronboskz650sr » Tue Mar 15, 2005 4:36 pm

Mike, thanks for the e-mail. Chris and I were going to post his new bike, and we figured that was what happened last night.

I just want you to know, this site has been invaluable in helping me teach Chris to ride, and in our enjoyment of this sport together. We will post everything we can remember to help other newbies, and everyone else, if we can.

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#26 Unread post by Cockney Rebel » Tue Mar 15, 2005 4:42 pm

Why would a Dick Head try to ruin the Best Bikers site in the Universe ? they must be really sick.
Lets all prove to them that we are the best and can not be beaten, keep up the good work lads.

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#27 Unread post by keysman » Tue Mar 15, 2005 6:34 pm

Man this really sux! What kind of bastards have nothing better to do with their time than to attack and destroy a site. This has me really upset. Thinking about all the time an hard work that was not only put in by the Administrators of the site but also all the moderators and members alike to make this such a great community and wonderful resource for the biker community.

Mr. l33t huh? l33t is the H4X0R (Hacker) term for leet or short for elite. The dictionary defines elite as, the choice part, the best of a class, the socially superior part of society. To the one known as Mr. l33t, these things you are not. You are not the best, the pick or the top. We, the members of the Total Motorcycle community are the elite, the aristocracy. You on the other hand are just another member of the proletariat.

Mr. l33t, although you can not see it I am saluting you on behalf of everyone that is a part of the Total Motorcycle family. I am holding my hand up, one finger raised and I would like you to know that my one finger salute is NOT to indicate that we think you are number 1!
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#28 Unread post by madmax » Tue Mar 15, 2005 6:57 pm

Why would anyone want to hack and destroy a site like this one? What would they possibly gain from doing this? It makes me sick that some dumb B@#%$^&rd would do something like this when his time could so much better be spent by getting a job, making some money, buying himself a nice bike and riding the he!! out of it. I have not been around for nearly as long as some of you and didn't lose a whole bunch of posts but I really feel bad for those that did. I can't help out a lot with info on the real late model stuff but know a little about old Goldwings (75-83) and some about the old 60s british twins. If I can be of any service to anyone just post and I'll get back to you. I don't post a lot but I check the board about every day. Cheers, Max
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#29 Unread post by Alkemyst » Tue Mar 15, 2005 7:09 pm

Great articles, great arguments, great folks. Don't know why folks can't find better things to do than f*** with good folks' websites.

Anywho, still here, still watchin', still always lookin' for a good place to put in my two cents worth and listen to everyone elses'.

I'd have to say, if he thought he was destroying our little world here, he failed pretty miserably.......Hope the little bastrd heard that..... :twisted:

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#30 Unread post by MASHBY » Tue Mar 15, 2005 7:19 pm

I feel judging by the reposts today it has made this website stronger couple of months time it will be like it has never happened.One thing Ive learnt is never ever "pee" off a biker.And when you have a group of Bikers God Help you!!!!
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#31 Unread post by trader4less » Tue Mar 15, 2005 7:22 pm

And because I recieved an email it reminded me about this forum... I am sure many more are in my shoes...slackers!
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#32 Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Tue Mar 15, 2005 7:30 pm

I'm so awed by the huge amount of emails and positive responces I am reading. It was at a huge loss last night when I saw that the forums were hacked and an even bigger loss when they made it so I could not restore it from my backups.

I knew we had a very strong community that has helped many riders worldwide but I wasn't sure if anyone would come back as there were no old posts to read. But you have all proved me wrong, you have come back, and are loyal to the community, loyal to helping other motorcyclists via the Total Motorcycle community forums...

It blows me away, I'm so thankful for what we all have made here together!

I'm in as much shock as to why someone would attempt to erase our great motorcycling community, but you are all right, they failed at the attempt!

We are Motorcyclists, we ride, we care, we help out and that's why they don't understand why we are still here, still growing and rebuilding. We are a huge community worldwide and we are here to stay. :D

Sorry for "being away" and not posting a lot to answer your questions, comments and concerns. I was working like a dog getting the forums back up and working again.

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#33 Unread post by emperorjordan » Tue Mar 15, 2005 7:33 pm

Wow, I know it sucks to get hacked like this, I have had it happen twice to different online gaming clan sites, and it is terrible :cry:

But, I am impressed with how strong "we" are as a community and how fast this forum got back on its feet. Makes me proud to be a part of it! :D
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#34 Unread post by High_Side » Tue Mar 15, 2005 9:35 pm

Bummer....
I just got back from a buisness trip to see this. It's truely disappointing because there were some well fought battles that will never be seen again. We had alot of fun back there, but NOTHING will change if that was the attackers intention. Take care Mikey, we'll get this ball rolling again... :wink:

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#35 Unread post by dwire » Wed Mar 16, 2005 6:02 am

i'm new here. your hack attack is what lead me here, so for me some good has come of it. i'm ready to contribute.

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#36 Unread post by Teclo » Wed Mar 16, 2005 8:28 am

Glad to know the forum is still up and running. Came on the other day to see a black screen, with tiny text, never assumed a hacker, just thought you may have had db troubles.

Curious as to why you can't recover from the backups though :(

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#37 Unread post by trader4less » Wed Mar 16, 2005 11:04 am

I like the forum because it doesn't matter what bike you ride. I have been on some forums that are make specific and they slam every other make... I don't understand that!
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#38 Unread post by Macka » Wed Mar 16, 2005 12:09 pm

Mike

Before you know it the forums will be back and stronger than ever. I would like to take the opportunity to say THANK YOU for all your efforts--the site truly is (and will continue to be) an invaluable resource, and a great community to boot. :twisted:

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#39 Unread post by vintagebiker » Wed Mar 16, 2005 3:09 pm

At least everyone seems to be active, even after the attack, so maybe it will work out ok.
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#40 Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Wed Mar 16, 2005 3:23 pm

Over 800 messages in just 24 hours! :D

Wow, thanks for all your help, keep up the great work, and enjoy the community as always! :D

If you remember a topic that has not yet been posted, please do post it so we do not lose or forget about it.

Thanks agian for all your support in making Total Motorcycle a great motorcycle community!

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