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hinckley39 is a group administrator hinckley39 says:

Eurobricks has been down for the last several hours as we migrate to a new server. We will be back up within a few hours. Thank you for your patience.
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dr_spock_888 says:

Thanks for the update.
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gid617 says:

OK, that's why I can't get anywhere. . . Thanks.
29 months ago (permalink)

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CorneliusMurdock says:

What patience? I'm suffering from withdrawal here.
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halfpenguinhalflego says:

Oh that's why the error 404. :O
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.:DarkDragon:. is a group moderator .:DarkDragon:. says:

I'm shaking, is that normal in these cases? I think more caffeine will help though. xD
29 months ago (permalink)

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cecilihf says:

Sounds like someone is a bit desperate :P
29 months ago (permalink)

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.:DarkDragon:. is a group moderator .:DarkDragon:. says:

@cecilihf Crap! How did you find me? >.>
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dr_spock_888 says:

@DarkDragon Maybe a couple pick a brick cups could help calm those nerves. :D
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.:DarkDragon:. is a group moderator .:DarkDragon:. says:

@dr_spock You think so? Should I ditch work and go to the LEGO Store?
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hinckley39 is a group administrator hinckley39 says:

Our provider seems to have closed for the day without responding to our ticket, so this may last a while longer. Sorry for the inconvenience.
29 months ago (permalink)

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cecilihf says:

Bad bad provider!
29 months ago (permalink)

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akunthita says:

I agree with cecilihf; if your hosting provider doesn't provide 24/7 live support, it is time to make a change. Anything less than that is unacceptable these days, especially when running a large website like Eurobricks.

I assume EB is either on a private server or at least on a VPS, and for those services 24/7 support is must. Heck, these days hosts provide 24/7 service for even small websites on shared servers, so I would really suggest looking into this and making a change.

You guys are already at it, so might as well change to something that has the proper support. Wishing you the best, and hope you guys are back up soon!...(c:
29 months ago (permalink)

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peppermint_mecha is a group moderator peppermint_mecha says:

AAAAAaaaaaaaaaa!

Ok, so long as it comes back.
29 months ago (permalink)

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halfpenguinhalflego says:

I NEED my daily fix of LEGO forums.
29 months ago (permalink)

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-Fugazi- is a group moderator -Fugazi- says:

No server upgrades during mafia! >:-(

:-P
29 months ago (permalink)

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.:DarkDragon:. is a group moderator .:DarkDragon:. says:

Hurry! Get more hamsters for the server room!
29 months ago (permalink)

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Ben Unleashed! says:

Ug, I was hoping it would be back up by now. I hope it will be back up by the time I wake up tomorrow, or I'll get angry :P
29 months ago (permalink)

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CorneliusMurdock says:

Say it ain't so, Hinck!
29 months ago (permalink)

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getdamonkey_ says:

I knew that the interface had gone too minimalist.
29 months ago (permalink)

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hinckley39 is a group administrator hinckley39 says:

Sorry guys. I know this sucks At least we only have to wait until German morning!

@myersac, it's not the interface. It's another issue entirely.
29 months ago (permalink)

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getdamonkey_ says:

@hinckley, it was a joke. Minimalist interface; nothing on the page.
29 months ago (permalink)

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*Rufus* says:

Eurobricks! Eurobricks! Wherefore art thou Eurobricks?
29 months ago (permalink)

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.:DarkDragon:. is a group moderator .:DarkDragon:. says:

Well we still have me! Oh and Hinck is this the most you've ever posted on Flickr? XD
29 months ago (permalink)

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Legonardo Davidy says:

so I am not the only one not seeing Eurobricks? good
29 months ago (permalink)

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peppermint_mecha is a group moderator peppermint_mecha says:

I am getting the shakes

But that might be allllll the E numbers in this very very red Rasberryade...

*wooooo*
29 months ago (permalink)

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.:DarkDragon:. is a group moderator .:DarkDragon:. says:

Rasberryade sounds great! I should probably stop drinking this Monster Khaos.
29 months ago (permalink)

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JimButcher says:

New server meaning not Invision? That would be nice, especially with all of their "improvements". :P
29 months ago (permalink)

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Old School Castle Fan says:

@jimbutcher believe this is the Hardware side aka physical server, not the forum software.
29 months ago (permalink)

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.:DarkDragon:. is a group moderator .:DarkDragon:. says:

Hopefully new server meaning a new server and a new host. I think the new IPB software is pretty cool actually. So :-P
29 months ago (permalink)

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JimButcher says:

Ah. Well I know there is still some work to be done on the forums, it would be a shame for all of that work to be lost in switching.

Also, consider me a computer noob. :P
29 months ago (permalink)

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peppermint_mecha is a group moderator peppermint_mecha says:

My wonderful month, my wonderful Ninja Month...
29 months ago (permalink)

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.:DarkDragon:. is a group moderator .:DarkDragon:. says:

It's the sneaky ninjas!!! They did this, didn't they!
29 months ago (permalink)

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peppermint_mecha is a group moderator peppermint_mecha says:

No.... Unless the Goat Ninja escaped....
29 months ago (permalink)

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royalbrickcustoms says:

Thanks... hence the ERROR 404!!! :)
29 months ago (permalink)

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getdamonkey_ says:

no one can trap the goat ninja
29 months ago (permalink)

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THE Azuremoon says:

@hinckley, and what time is it in germany?
29 months ago (permalink)

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dluders says:

@ Hinckley39: Could you provide a new estimate on how long it will take Eurobricks to come back on line? It's been more than a "few hours"....
29 months ago (permalink)

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peppermint_mecha is a group moderator peppermint_mecha says:

Ur, he already said that the operator or whats-their-bods are closed for the cycle and will be contactable, one assumes, in the European AM, seeing as it is EU PM right now there is a few more hours added.
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Old School Castle Fan says:

Obviously the Ninja's wouldn't mess up THEIR month, it *HAS* to be the *Pirates* throwing the monkey wrench into the works!.
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getdamonkey_ says:

@azuremoon: lmgtfy.com/?q=what+time+is+it+in+germany
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peppermint_mecha is a group moderator peppermint_mecha says:

Pirate Sheep, I should have known!
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.:DarkDragon:. is a group moderator .:DarkDragon:. says:

You're right! It has to be the Pirates. Down with pirates! Sink them!
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THE Azuremoon says:

@myersac, thanks
29 months ago (permalink)

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ChocoBricks Customs says:

I think the people being impatient should just be patient. It's a website. Take this downtime to build something or go outside. Just sayin'
29 months ago (permalink)

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slovakiasteph says:

Whew, I was getting worried there. Might have to spend time on some other website for a while...
29 months ago (permalink)

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.:DarkDragon:. is a group moderator .:DarkDragon:. says:

Breathe Breathe Breathe.
Is it back yet? No? Ok...I can do this...
Breathe Breathe Breathe.
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Old School Castle Fan says:

Hmmm, perhaps progress is being made, getting a 404 Not Found error now instead of the host providers landing page.
29 months ago (permalink)

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LEGO Toy Story News says:

Nice to know the site is okay! :)
29 months ago (permalink)

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:Bob: says:

"Pirate Sheep, I should have known!"

I think sheep are way too cute to be responsible.


However, since pirates are usually scurvy seadogs and are thus not cute, then they can be to blame for sure.
29 months ago (permalink)

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.:DarkDragon:. is a group moderator .:DarkDragon:. says:

Dotbob I didn't know you were in this group. xD
29 months ago (permalink)

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CorneliusMurdock says:

Omicron, it's cold outside. And scary.
29 months ago (permalink)

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ChocoBricks Customs says:


And the sun burnnnnnns us? :P
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Aanchir says:

To help people pass the time, let's enjoy this image of the LEGO design headquarters with walls upon walls of parts, many of which do not yet exist in official sets. See how many you can find!
29 months ago (permalink)

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*Rufus* says:

New style brick separator in ... green? Woo hoo.
29 months ago (permalink)

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CorneliusMurdock says:

What sun? It's dark out there.
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.:DarkDragon:. is a group moderator .:DarkDragon:. says:

Rufus : meh, Simon already has a few of those. But what would you expect from the BW Build Master/Iron Builder, am I right?
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LEGO Toy Story News says:

This might be the first day in nearly a year where I don't make a daily post... :O
29 months ago (permalink)

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Si-MOCs is a group moderator Si-MOCs says:

great the one time I find time to pop in from Seattle, and EB is DOWN.

I *HAD* two... I gave them both away... to the same person :look:
Cause they lost the first one :facepalm:
29 months ago (permalink)

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PsyKater says:

Finally I found this discussion page after crawling the internet for any infos about eurobricks. Well, this downtime now lasts pretty long. And you really blame the Germans, Hinckley? :D Is it a bad German provider who prefers to sleep at night? ;)

If this lasts any longer all 25'000 (?) member will show up here and discuss everything in this single thread. Could be funny :D
29 months ago (permalink)

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WhiteFang (Eurobricks) is a group administrator WhiteFang (Eurobricks) says:

I miss Eurobricks.... :(
29 months ago (permalink)

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squaredef says:

No choice left. I'm drinking my own pee.
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- Derfel Cadarn - says:

I don't know what your all going on about! EB is working fine for me :p Must be my Above Top Secret sector 9.5 security clearance.

I think you will find that Si-mocs is behind all this! Strange that the one time that he is free to use EB, the whole site goes down??? Hmmm... Suspicious!
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Strikeman 342 says:

lol squaredef, nice Bear Grills reference :)
anyhow, it's 09:00 in the morning in Europe right now, so I'm guessing the German hosting provider will start working on the issue soonish ?
29 months ago (permalink)

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Ben Unleashed! says:

OK well its morning in Europe... where is Eurobricks!? >:[

Hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinckley!!

:P
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Napoleon I says:

While investigating to move the site from a VPS to a dedicated server something went terribly wrong triggering a server re-installation.

So what now? There are 2 scenario's

1/ Best case: Hopefully soon the provider can restore our server based on a backup they claim to have from the night before this happened. In that case we only lose some hours of posts. Our provider is not good communicator and I'm in the dark of when this will be done.

2/ Worst case: We need to build up the forum again based on a local backup from last week Wednesday morning (pre-upgrade). In that case we have lost the posts from Wednesday-Monday and all the work done since the upgrade (including the upgrade itself).

No doubt, EB will rise again, but when and how this will happen is not 100% clear right now.

Bonaparte
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PsyKater says:

8O Shocking news, but thanks a lot for keeping us informed! I hope the very best...

(May I ask privately what provider you use? Do you need German help for contacts?)
29 months ago (permalink)

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Taz-Maniac says:

SI, what have you done?
You blew it all to hell!
29 months ago (permalink)

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-Fugazi- is a group moderator -Fugazi- says:

Thanks for the heads up Bonaparte. Scenario 2 would be quite a setback for some areas of our forums, not to mention the work and time spent upgrading. I sincerely hope that it doesn't come down to that, but whatever happens we'll bite the bullet and carry on! :)
29 months ago (permalink)

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guidorogall says:

Thanks Bonaparte!

Hope things get straitened out soon!

Without Eurobrick coming up, there just seems to be something missing!

good luck on getting it back up!

GRogall
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gid617 says:

Thanks for the update, I sure hope everything doesn't get lost. :(
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Ben Unleashed! says:

Lets hope its best case :S
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CorneliusMurdock says:

Thanks for keeping us updated, Boney. And for all the work you do to keep the site going.
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hinckley39 is a group administrator hinckley39 says:

Thanks for dropping in, Boney! You're a true rock star. Thanks for dedicating so much time to this.
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hinckley39 is a group administrator hinckley39 says:

In the mean time, everyone should be building original creations and posting them in our photostream.
29 months ago (permalink)

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eilonwy77 says:

Wow. Seeing all you guys freak out about this makes me think I should visit Eurobricks more often. I'm obviously missing out on something. ;-)
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hinckley39 is a group administrator hinckley39 says:

There's a contest now. Go enter it. Have fun. Love you guys. Thanks for the support and patience.
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Napoleon I says:

So, the backup of the provider seems partly corrupt, but good enough for Shadows to recover all his graphical work since the upgrade (many hours of work!). But the backup is not good enough to bring the forum live.

We just ordered a new server (a very powerful dedicated server) which will become our new home. It might take some time (might be days before we have access to it) but that should make us run faster than ever.

In any case, unless Invision (the software company making our forum) can still do a miracle we'll probably need to use a backup from last week Wednesday to come back.

At this point I can't say if we'll go back live temporary on the old server or at once do it on the new dedicated server. It's probably easiest to go for the new server but that would mean we'll be down for some more days at least.

I'm already pushing to get the codes for the new server faster via email and not having to wait for the regular mail, but it's part of the provider process to do it via regular mail (to verify the address etc.)

Bonaparte
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Jebediahs says:

So what you're saying is...

29 months ago (permalink)

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Masked Builder says:

Good to know, I was starting to freak. :P
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.:DarkDragon:. is a group moderator .:DarkDragon:. says:

Well, at least things are happening. You know, I'd think they would not need to veryify your address at this point. Also I miss emoticons 8-(
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peppermint_mecha is a group moderator peppermint_mecha says:

Boney, Hinck and Shadows, you guys are rockstars man.

But now I have to like, figure on somethign else to do in my evenings!
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Alasdair Ryan says:

Who killed Eurobricks?......
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Napoleon I says:

It's not dead yet, only in a coma for now. But if you need a name then that's me as I'm responsible for the EB server.

But I'll also bring it back together with the help of the EB admins and it'll be better than before.
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hinckley39 is a group administrator hinckley39 says:

Let me be quite clear. Boney, Shadows and Sinner are the rock stars. I have literally offered moral support, told them I loved them, (gone on some dates, not stayed at home or checked in after work 😊) and now I've started a vig contest, which took 30 seconds to type. I've done nothing. The three heroes are Boney, Shadows and Sinner.
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.:DarkDragon:. is a group moderator .:DarkDragon:. says:

Better. Stronger. Faster.

It shall be a bold new day of happiness!

^_^*
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WhiteFang (Eurobricks) is a group administrator WhiteFang (Eurobricks) says:

I love you guys, Boney, Sieggy, Shadows, Hinck! I am sure we will see a new EB soon! The absence of EB is truly giving me withdraw symptoms. Absence indeed made the heart grew fonder.
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Angeli ¥ says:

yup, for a moment I thought that I've done something wrong and lost all of my bookmarks;)

I've noticed that now, when I can not browse EB, I have more time for building ;) At least something...
...but I miss browsing :)
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'Ecclesiastes says:

Well, with EB down I finally got some time for cleaning up the mess here instead of reading forums. Still prefer last though:-)

Good luck fixing it! I'll be hoping for case 1!
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nice.marmot says:

Well, global productivity might go up for a few days as everyone stops browsing EB at work and actually does some work! I'd love to enter the contest, but I'm not sure the boss would like me building with LEGO at work...

Not to poke into your business, Hinck and Bonaparte, but it sounds like you all need a new hosting provider. You should be getting 24/7 support, with responses within a few hours. We've been using RimuHosting for the past five years for three dedicated servers and two VPSs, and I can't recommend them enough, but there are lots of good hosts out there.

And then make sure you set up your own daily database backups. Don't rely on the provider's backups. Store a copy locally, send a copy to one of your other servers (you have a development/testing VPS, right?), and encrypt a copy and send it up to Amazon's S3 service. S3 is cheap; especially if you're not retrieving the data often.

Anyway, good luck. Think I'll go test our most current backups...
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hinckley39 is a group administrator hinckley39 says:

Thank you nice.marmot. That's excellent advice and along the lines of what we are discussing. We really could've, would've, should've. 😊
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soccersnyderi says:

Glad to know it isn't just me :)
Looking forward to EBs return!

Guess I'll work on my GoH Challenge V entry :)
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Hrw-Amen says:

Good luck with getting it back up and running. I'll check back tomorrow to see if its working. Must go and build my Orc Forge now!
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Danny-Longlegs says:

Sweet, sweet Eurobricks! Thank you all for working so hard to restore it! You guys rock!
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WideWiiLover says:

So glad to see that EB will be back up soon. Good Luck in getting our posts back!

The standard Inivison 404 is boring. How 'bout this:


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LuxorV says:

Thank you Boney, Sieggy, Shadows, Hinck, for all the work (and moral support) you're putting in this. It's a difficult, and yes strange, moment, but we're looking forward to having this accident behind our backs and be all together on the new EB soon!
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Bart Willen says:

Am I still alive? Am I dead? How about my alter ego?

Oh my! I shouldn't have stopped eurobricks cold turkey!
29 months ago (permalink)

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Hammerstein NWC says:

Thanks for the update Eurobrick Mods :) Work has been very dull without my fix...

"brick on mod on" as lightningtiger would say. :)
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cecilihf says:

It's so good to see that we have such awesome admins working hard to get EB back, and keeping us all informed too! You guys rock :)
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Kingofall42 says:

Oh.
Thanks though admins.
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Danny-Longlegs says:

@Bart, I've got the same question! :(
29 months ago (permalink)

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