[quote]Originally posted by FormerLurker:
I'd certainly be able to retire comfortably today if I had a nickel for every time I heard or personally experienced a horror story of some two-bit, small-potatoes, shady and/or clueless Internet design and/or hosting firm biting the big one and/or screwing over their clients.
However, I can almost always spot such clowns a mile away, and I simply can't believe that MacNN was not able to do the same.
What's very, very sad
is that MacNN was un-savvy enough to put itself in such a position. Even if Monish (or whoever) believed that the Reprahduce clowns and their "courtesy" Cube were reliable, someone still should have insisted on daily or at least weekly backups or some kind of removable-media archives that you could physically TOUCH.
Redundancy.... reliability... backup...
WHY are these such foreign concepts? Hell, even Ryan Meader seems to manage his "multi-media empire" better than this!!
But, hey, AI is finally back,
so I can't really comnplain TOO much
Actually, there were
such backups made, but since Reprahduce took everything in their possession, it doesn't really help, does it?
And apparently, at the time we started out hosting with them, they weren't flaky at all. Must have picked up a ________ habit along the way, eh? ;-)
Long story short: no old threads, no old member files. All gone. It's a shame, but it looks like AI will get it's footing back sooner rather than later.