The Bar, Volume #4

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The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Eric » Wed Sep 05, 2012 4:17 pm

*walks into an empty room, bare floors, blank walls, a janky piece of plywood held up on two sawhorses pretending to be a bar, and a creaky lonely chair in the middle of the room*

Sigh

*heads to the chair & sits down*

This, my friends, is the sorry tale of how, while battling the hordes of spammers, I killed a popular thread. Oh, I assure you, it wasn't done out of malice, but, bleary-eyed and dust-encrusted, I returned home to find our beloved board buried under an assault of spammers. I was tired, I was hungry, I was stupid. Emphasis on stupid. I decided to start fighting when I should have waited until I was rested, but I was the first mod back & the board was unusable.

*looks around the emptiness*

I made some coffee and entered the battle Sunday night, knowing that I could only remove posts but not block the spammers, but determined to try to get some breathing room. I started hacking and whacking, chipping away post by post for over an hour, and when I realized quite a lot of them were complete spammer topics I knew I could take out 20 or 30 at a time, instead of one by one. I attacked, I was knocking out the bastards by the handful...

and then I fucked up royally.

It was a wall of spam posts in "Open Topics", a long row, some marked as spam, some not. I was checking the boxes & trying to make sure I was only getting "zero follow-up post" while comparing the last post to known spammers when I checked the Bar 3, since the last post was a spammer, and somehow between cross-eyed & stupid I didn't notice the thousands of posts, and I didn't even realize I'd checked it until after I said "yes", delete topics...

I screamed loud enough my upstairs neighbor called to make sure I was okay.

It's unrecoverable. Gone. I've checked, but there's no way to recover a single thread.

I even checked the "wayback machine" to see if I could find any of it. It doesn't look like it's there either.

I am unbelievably sorry, and was so frozen by what I'd done it took me until Tuesday to even start going after the spam again - I seriously didn't want to fuck up more. I made it through over 8 hours of spam-whacking fine the last two days, so there's that at least.

Hopefully this empty space will get some love, and some of the memories created in Bar #3 can live on.

*sets up a round of drinks on the saw-horse bar, waits*
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby AntiM » Wed Sep 05, 2012 4:21 pm

Well, we can reconstruct the COCK and the LABIA easily enough. And the ECM and the NEB. No worries.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Sham » Wed Sep 05, 2012 4:25 pm

Eric, it's time to look forward. Things happen and in the scope of the world, this was not major. No over died over it my friend.
I love the new bar and would like to order up an ice cold traditional martini please.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Tinkerbell » Wed Sep 05, 2012 4:45 pm

As I have learned at Burning Man, things come and go, you may try to chase the good memories to avail, but the best you can do is let it all go and begin to build new ones. :)
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby delle » Wed Sep 05, 2012 4:59 pm

Yep. And in a way isn't it perfectly appropriate to have burned it down to build a new one together for the new year?

A new open space inviting to newly opened people....




Drink of your choice, Eric..... and one for your neighbour too! :lol:
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Bin Noddin » Wed Sep 05, 2012 6:11 pm

Oh, my - it's so sparkly and shiny and new. CHEERS!
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Bin Noddin » Wed Sep 05, 2012 6:17 pm

And lest we forget what the Bar, in any of its incarnations, is about - here's what started it all:

The Bar

Postby tisha2 » Sat Sep 25, 2004 9:34 pm
Well kids,

I was just appreciating how much this here Eplaya
is like the real playa with the witty conversation, and the
mayhem, and the diverse opinions; being able to jump from one
camp (thread) to another...just realized that besides
the dust, there was something missing....hey! Where's my
fucking drink?!

SO - I take my needs into my own hands...

Welcome to the Eplaya Bar! Tish the Dish, the Hostess with the
Mostess at your service! She is plenty experienced (you heard me)
and pretty darn hot to boot. Step right up, pull up a barstool
and have a seat. The bar is fully stocked and lookee there!
A hundred kegs with every beer you've ever wanted on tap!

Act appropriately (as defined by you of course) and no puking!

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby lemur » Wed Sep 05, 2012 6:22 pm

why not just delete the whole forum ?

nobody searches for shit anyways..
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby 5280MeV » Wed Sep 05, 2012 6:34 pm

Well... shit. Problem clown burned down the bar.

* starts mixing a generous portion of fast-setting epoxy *

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Eric » Wed Sep 05, 2012 6:47 pm

5280MeV wrote:Well... shit. Problem clown burned down the bar.


Good god, laughing so hard I can barely post!

I'll set up some lovely draughts of single-malt, and start looking around for something a little nicer than these here saw-horses for a bar.

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby lemur » Wed Sep 05, 2012 7:06 pm

now my post count is smaller.

yer gonna have to make up for that
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Sep 05, 2012 7:53 pm

I will miss "Da Bar" as it always gave me a little smile in memory of da Mule.

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby ygmir » Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:23 am

*staggers in, runs into wall, spins, hits head on low cabinet door, trips on step, grabs drape and pulls off the wall as he falls on the planks and rolls across the floor*

*looks up from cloud of dust wrapped in drape like Roman senator*


Hey! new place? Nice!

*dials Elorrums Emergency Kreation number*

*builds fire in dirt corner for camp coffee*

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby AntiM » Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:25 am

Mmmm, coffee. Just the thing to go with a mountain of spam. Yum.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Dr. Pyro » Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:31 am

This bar is nicer anyway. Better Happy Hour I'm sure.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby littleflower » Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:30 am

*** POOF ***

* lumpy NEB appears in a dark corner and littleflower peeks out *

where am i?
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby goathead » Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:01 am

lemur wrote:why not just delete the whole forum ?

nobody searches for shit anyways..


been done before.
just really pisses people off.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby pinemom » Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:04 am

WOW!

Nice new bar! Its funny how people risist change, Death is dwelling on the past or staying in one place to long.

And as real playa life, there's tons of Bars that are wonderfully awesome! As it is THERE(TTITD) it should be here too!

Sorry I missed the Meet n Greet, playa had taken me and sleep happened...4 hr nap right through the meet n greet...whoopsie!
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby goathead » Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:04 am

Single malt and camp coffee
hint of playa dust in the air
nice
:)
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby ygmir » Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:08 am

*reaches up, turns fan on high and throws a coffee can of dust in.......for ambiance*
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby goathead » Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:12 am

littleflower wrote:*** POOF ***

* lumpy NEB appears in a dark corner and littleflower peeks out *

where am i?


why, you are right where you should be little flower.
care for some breakfast?
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby lucky420 » Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:22 am

new bar? same peeps? PERFECT!

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby ygmir » Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:26 am

hi 420!!
sure was nice to finally meet you!!!
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Simon of the Playa » Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:27 am

here's a toast to goathead, who i managed to miss at least three times this year on the playa.


maybe if danielle & i do decom, we'll for certain make a detour to see our other hometown friends...


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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby lucky420 » Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:27 am

back at ya sweetie (i wish there was a kiss emoticon) :wink:
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby ygmir » Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:30 am

yeah, dang Simon..seemed you had "just left" everywhere I looked............well, unless that was on purpose.... :cry:

hey GH: what was the opinion, when I was not around, of the mead?
too sweet, perhaps?

I'm making elderberry syrup, to work on it with.

lucky420 wrote:back at ya sweetie (i wish there was a kiss emoticon) :wink:


*smooch* will do :wink:
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Simon of the Playa » Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:45 am

ygmir wrote:yeah, dang Simon..seemed you had "just left" everywhere I looked............well, unless that was on purpose.... :cry:



thats because i went AWOL after refusing to participate in the dangerous plug and play shit show that was Root this year.

disappointed is an understatement.


try furious.


the Burn Was Great, however, Management, not the people, at Root Sucked my Ass, and should NEVER be allowed to step foot on the playa again.

seriously.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby ygmir » Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:50 am

Simon of the Playa wrote:
ygmir wrote:yeah, dang Simon..seemed you had "just left" everywhere I looked............well, unless that was on purpose.... :cry:



thats because i went AWOL after refusing to participate in the dangerous plug and play shit show that was Root this year.

disappointed is an understatement.


try furious.


the Burn Was Great, however, Management, not the people, at Root Sucked my Ass, and should NEVER be allowed to step foot on the playa again.

seriously.


dang.......so sorry to hear this.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Simon of the Playa » Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:56 am

thank you Yggy, i will soon outline publicly exactly what occurred and why and let the reader decide what should be done about it.



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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Oldguy » Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:20 am

Burning down the house to get rid of the plague is totally acceptable to me. Fresh starts are fresh... :D
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