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Post #1by Chuft-Captain » 02.02.2019, 07:58

Does anyone know who is running the Celestia Motherlode these days?
I just wanted to get a message to them that the website is currently broken.

It appears that although the website is up, clicking on any addon link gives a Database error.
(Looks like website is UP, database is DOWN.)

(First time I've visited in a long time so I don't know how long it's been like in this state.)
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Post #2by Gurren Lagann » 02.02.2019, 11:42

(First time I've visited in a long time so I don't know how long it's been like in this state.)

Well it has been like his for over 1-2 months! Not sure why, so I hope that it gets fixed.

The most likely scenarios are:

1. That since the Celestia Forums became more popular for addons (I'm not sure if that's the case, but I feel like this is happening), the people who maintained Celestia Motherlode forgot to check the database!

2. Since the main dev was replaced, there was no-one to take care of Celestia Motherlode, so it was not ready for that.

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Post #3by selden » 02.02.2019, 23:22

CC and Gurren,

Exactly what links aren't working for you?
I can try to report them to the people who manage the site.

I just did a quick test and all of the links that I tried worked fine for me. Of course, that's 16 hours after CC was having problems. Also, I'm in the US, which might or might not be relevant.
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Post #4by Chuft-Captain » 03.02.2019, 00:32

Selden,

FYI, ... no addon links (i.e. click on the magnifying glass) are working for me:

An error occured
Most likely the DB-server is currently unreachable. The administrators have been notified. Please try again, and if the problems persists please come back later.
We apologize for the inconvenience.
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Post #5by SpaceFanatic64 » 03.02.2019, 06:35

I've already discussed the problem with Fridger a while ago. If I remember correctly, it was a problem with ibiblio.
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Post #6by Gurren Lagann » 03.02.2019, 18:39

Selden,

Besides the addon links CC mentioned, the newest addon page isn't working as well!

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Post #7by Joey P. » 20.02.2019, 04:23

Many people (including me) have really noticed that the Celestia Motherlode is nothing but dead. I've tried submitting addons, but only one got a response; and that was like 7 weeks after submitted that addon (I remember it was long time.) So, the final answer to the question "Is the Celestia Motherlode dead?" is yes.

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The Celestia Motherlode
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2001-2019

Now resting in peace, along with Danny Phantom, Martha Speaks, and Arnavchaku.
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Post #8by SpaceFanatic64 » 20.02.2019, 15:01

Joey P., stay on topic. This is not a place to talk about TV shows, only Celestia. If you do this again, I will report you.
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Post #9by Joey P. » 20.02.2019, 21:47

Joey P., stay on topic. This is not a place to talk about TV shows, only Celestia. If you do this again, I will report you.

Sorry, I was just commenting on the Celestia Motherlode's death. Of course, the TV shows weren't meant to be the topic of the post.
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Post #10by SpaceFanatic64 » 21.02.2019, 00:51

I'm sorry. I understand you were comparing it to something else.
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Post #11by Joey P. » 21.02.2019, 02:02

That's okay. But the main thing is that the Celestia Motherlode is dead.

I remember when this forum was down for ~4 to 5 years, from the end of 2012 (I had many memories of this site back then before my account) to 2016. I created this account in 2017, when I found out that this site was back up.

Considering that the Motherlode is dying, I think the forum will also become the second main repository of Celestia's addons.
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