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Old 12-31-2016, 02:26 PM
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Greetings. The WB site went away for some time. And when it returned the ease of moving around was different. So, with my BG in journalism I'd like to ask a few questions to those in change.

(This is the standard 5 W's and the H of journalism.)

Who took it away? When was it gone? How was it done? Why was it done? And Who did it? Where and How probably doesn't matter?

What happened to the Daily Posts? And why is gone?

I mean no disrespect in asking. But site seems greatly different upon it's return. What's behind the changes?

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Originally Posted by wrc View Post
Greetings. The WB site went away for some time. And when it returned the ease of moving around was different. So, with my BG in journalism I'd like to ask a few questions to those in change.

(This is the standard 5 W's and the H of journalism.)

Who took it away? When was it gone? How was it done? Why was it done? And Who did it? Where and How probably doesn't matter?

What happened to the Daily Posts? And why is gone?

I mean no disrespect in asking. But site seems greatly different upon it's return. What's behind the changes?

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Originally Posted by wrc View Post
Greetings. The WB site went away for some time. And when it returned the ease of moving around was different. So, with my BG in journalism I'd like to ask a few questions to those in change.

(This is the standard 5 W's and the H of journalism.)

Who took it away? When was it gone? How was it done? Why was it done? And Who did it? Where and How probably doesn't matter?

What happened to the Daily Posts? And why is gone?

I mean no disrespect in asking. But site seems greatly different upon it's return. What's behind the changes?

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I'm guessing an unplanned/unexpected server move? A failed component in the old server, or something like that? This looks like a restore from backup, possibly onto a server shared with more people than the previous one. As far as I can see the posts are still there, the old hacks and add-ons are still working, but all the site images have gone (the avatars, the reply buttons, the report post buttons and so on.)
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Sites need to be maintained, software updated etc. Otherwise, something is going to go wrong.

Whatever happened, it wasn't "done" intentionally. But if the owners cared about the site, they would have at least bothered to post some kind of announcement about what happened and what they're doing to restore the site.

I'll go out on a limb and say that after looking at the CrowdGather Forum Community website, maybe their priorities have changed—since this site isn't related to the "cannabis sector."
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Yet another instance of Russian meddling in the internet activities of well intentioned individuals.

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The site host (Crowdgather) moved this to a new server. All of these issues were supposed to be fixed by 3 Jan but it looks like it didn't happen.

I, or any other WB staff had no idea beforehand that this was going on. I asked last week about it's status.
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Is the first word Questions, Questing, or Quiznos? I could arrange to edit the title....
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Is the first word Questions, Questing, or Quiznos? I could arrange to edit the title....
While you're at it, I think it should be charge, not change.
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