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Recent Server Outage Explained (and 5th Anniversary Gift Winners!) (March 23, 2012)Recent Server Outage Explained (and 5th Anniversary Gift Winners!) (March 23, 2012)
About two or three days ago GamerCreated.com's database server went AWOL, created about 50gb of junk data to fill up the drive, and resultantly corrupted a lot of data.

Thankfully after much hair-pulling and brief periods of cardiac arrest, Jose (yours truly) was able to revert the data that was corrupted to a backup from the 19th of March. Most of the data like uploads and users and all the important stuff was retained right up until the site was taken offline. The only thing that regular users may notice is that if they had earned a badge just before the outage, you may need to earn it again (from your progress on the 19th).

I'll be using this coming weekend to attempt to setup a true mirror of the database so that if the database does have issues in the future, the site will switch to the backup, instead of having the site go down while under repair.

Even though updates have been slow-coming lately, I would like to remind everyone that GamerCreated.com will not up and leave you because of some pesky technical issue, and I am committed to future endeavors with the site when possible!

As always, GamerCreated.com thanks you for your understanding. If anyone notices anything amiss, please contact us about it as soon as possible!

As for the 'most active' user gifts to celebrate our 5th year running, we'd like to officially announce that the following five users were the most active in the month of December.

The winners: celery, Eben-Frostey, King Galaxy, UltimateGamer, and Cryo!

If you haven't already, please contact us to claim your gift game code. Gifts will be sent electronically via email at the end of March.

Now what are you waiting for? Let's see what you created while the servers were down!
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Phew! *wipes brow*

Thanks Jose!  :)

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I'm actually kind of learning how to draw. I'll share some work in the future.
"[...] I am committed to future endeavors with the site [...]!"

This is good to hear :)
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