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    Unhappy Pokébeach is gone

    Looks like I said bye to the wrong website.

    www.pokebeach.com
    .:: Tuesday - April 1st, 2008 [Link to this News Story]
    This is not an April Fools joke. The time this is happening is merely coincidental. If it was one, the joke would have been posted at the beginning of the day like all other websites who have made one. The background of this problem has some history, as you have seen with the lack of updates this past week and my messages about the move.

    The move to the new host is nothing short of a nightmare. The old host has chosen to drop any technical support to me as my term expires, and the new host is super slow with anything they do - I bought the new account with them last week, and they STILL have not setup my domain.

    But that's not the problem - the old host was kind enough to move my files and databases from the old server to the new server, and upon doing so, told me that they would have my account setup and I could send my "Goodbye Dreamhost" e-mail to the old host. So, I did. I told them I would move out by the end of the week (being last week, or two days ago).

    Here's the funny and totally "I am not going to believe this since it's April Fools" part. Dreamhost closed my account today, which is why there was some downtime early this morning (yes, they did it late, but whatever). Once I knew it was closed, I contacted the new host to say "Alright, I am out with them - now can you transfer my domain name (pokebeach.com) to the new account?"

    This was their response:

    Dear client,

    On this link --> https://panel.dreamhost.com/index.cg...goodies.mysql&

    I dont see any option to backup your databases. Can dreamhost create a backup sql file and place it on your home directory. so we can easily migrate them.

    Also can you please verify with your old host the correct database information that you have with this domain.

    Wait a second... I thought you guys ALREADY MOVED MY FILES AND DATABASES?!

    Yes, that was the punch line - they make me close my account with the old host, and did not even move my files to their servers yet. What an awesome situation. :/ This basically means that if Dreamhost did not save my files, then they are gone for good.

    Soooooo, I contact Dreamhost and explain everything to them, and they kindly open up my account again. However, all of my files and databases were cleared out when I moved out, and they have no backups, as it is their policy to remove everything 8 hours after someone moves out (so they can make room for someone else).

    I cannot even begin to tell you how I feel, as this basically comes down to that my entire site was deleted. I used to do monthly backups, but my laptop died two weeks ago (for the 2nd time this year), and I lost everything. The most recent backup is on an external hard drive I have... from mid 2007. All the forum posts, all the translations, all the news stories, all the "everything" is gone. Most of PokeBeach is gone for good.

    I have considered quitting from the Pokemon website business for a long time. It takes up most of my free time, I get people who attack me all the time, and my college grades have gone down. While I do not want to quit at this time, this event may be my ticket out. I'll have to think about it over the next few days whether I want to or not, but at this point, I just can't take anymore of this trouble... it's exhaustive and takes up way too much time. I lost ALL my work on the new layout and the new system, and I can't make up for that in any way anytime soon. This all is just so depressing and bleak...



    I had a feeling that Pokémon website was gonna go, it just happened to be one that I didn't expect.

    Goodbye Pokébeach. Forever.
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    I only ever used it once, and that turned out to be yesterday, looking for D/P Sprites. From what I saw it hadn't been updated for a while though. The furthest away upcoming event they had was last August and all the pokemon from D/P still had their Japanese names.

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    Aye, I must say I never used the site, I had psypoke pe2k and serebii.
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    Meh. I guess I can find sprites elsewhere

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    These April Fools gimmicks are retarded, much like WaterPokemonMaster.

    Nobody cares about him or his site anyway.
    Last edited by facetious; 2nd April 2008 at 12:07 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by facetious View Post
    These April Fools gimmicks are retarded, much like WaterPokemonMaster.

    Nobody cares about him or his site anyway.
    I DO! It's people like you that make him think out shutting the site down.
    The website is best known for it's card scans, or used to be.

    When Serebii.net closes down, you won't be singing the same tune.
    Last edited by blob; 2nd April 2008 at 12:22 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blob View Post
    I DO! It's people like you that make him think out shutting the site down.
    The website is best known for it's card scans, or used to be.

    When Serebii.net closes down, you won't be singing the same tune.
    You might want to rethink that statement. Lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by facetious View Post
    These April Fools gimmicks are retarded, much like WaterPokemonMaster.

    Nobody cares about him or his site anyway.
    I was going to come into this thread with a super sexy nobody cares statement but apparentley my thunder has been stolen.

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    u__________u

    Sigh...I used that site for a few things too.

    1. Sprites.
    2. Fake Card Blanks.
    3. Data about the TCG. Like when the Heatran cards would be out.

    Dreamhost seemed like a bunch of idiots.

    Or WAS it an April Fools joke...I don't know what to believe...

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    It is annoying to have WPM have this happen to him, though life isn't fair and to be honest Pokebeach wasn't really in the major leagues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkTyphlosion157 View Post
    Or WAS it an April Fools joke...I don't know what to believe...
    I doubt that. WPM updated his story from yesterday by adding a bit more and clarifying a few things. If i is an April Fool's joke, well done to WPM. But thi is hightly unlikely, because the forums are literally gone (Unless someone who knows more about forums can tell me otherwise, I know little aout servers and such). Also, he startedthe move last Thursday, cautioning that that site and forums would both be down a bit duing the move, which they were.

    I seriously feel bad for WPM though, and the site. I go on there a lot, and was an active forum member, too. I'm actually surprised nobody from PB posted this thread earlier. If the site goes down,it goes down, and I have nothing against WPM's decision. If not, best of luck to him and good job for getting back into things. If its an AFD prank...excellent job!

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    It's true. There's already a topic on this on Bulbagarden Forums, and he has confirmed it.

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    Doesn't upset me much but it's a bit surprising. I used to watch Pokemon episodes there but soon I quit the dub and went to other sources.
    As for the trading cards, other than the art, they're not really my thing. I think Bulbapedia will soon become good with the TCG.
    (I actually think Bulbapedia is the best English Pokemon website on the net because it's really easy to use and has a lot of stuff and of course, is a wiki which I love)

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    I really don't give a shit. The site wasn't good for anything anyway, and I have no respect for the owner.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SlipKnoT View Post
    I really don't give a shit. The site wasn't good for anything anyway, and I have no respect for the owner.

    Lol. This seems the general attitude towards this site.

    But but - I thought Serebii was the one and only good Pogeymanz site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlisle View Post

    But but - I thought Serebii was the one and only good Pogeymanz site.
    I know... I'm scared... HOLD ME CARLISLE.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlisle View Post

    Lol. This seems the general attitude towards this site.

    But but - I thought Serebii was the one and only good Pogeymanz site.
    What do you mean "general attitude?" Every post in the thread thus far has had people appreciating what the site was except for Josh's and that other guy's troll-like ones. It's obviously not the general attitude, it's the "watch me stir up something" or "I genuinely dislike it for solid reasons" attitude.
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    Eh.

    I didn't go to that site, so I can't say I'm particularly upset about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Archimedes View Post
    I know... I'm scared... HOLD ME CARLISLE.
    -HOLDS YOU- Is an extremely small instrument appropriate for a situation like this?

    What do you mean "general attitude?" Every post in the thread thus far has had people appreciating what the site was except for Josh's and that other guy's troll-like ones. It's obviously not the general attitude, it's the "watch me stir up something" or "I genuinely dislike it for solid reasons" attitude.
    Yes, because I am basing EVERYTHING OFF OF THIS ONE GODLY THREAD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlisle View Post
    -HOLDS YOU- Is an extremely small instrument appropriate for a situation like this?
    Probably, yeah.


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    Just... all of you **** THE **** OFF. I don't care if I get banned, but you should show some respect. Again, as I've said, if Serebii.net had everything deleted on it, you wouldn't be happy now, would you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blob View Post
    Just... all of you **** THE **** OFF. I don't care if I get banned, but you should show some respect. Again, as I've said, if Serebii.net had everything deleted on it, you wouldn't be happy now, would you?
    As far as "stirring up sum shit yo" goes - mission accomplished.

    Anyways, going back to my nobody cares comment... pointless thread that's blatantly going to turn into a load of failures attempting to troll the living daylights out of someone who is probably about thirteen, fail at it miserably, post the thread to their super cool friends on msn messenger in a bid to show how cool they are, and then, well, end.

    Save it though, I'll just close it now.

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    LOL


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    Quote Originally Posted by facetious View Post
    These April Fools gimmicks are retarded, much like WaterPokemonMaster.

    Nobody cares about him or his site anyway.
    Feel dirty for agreeing with Jay

    Anyway, it was an April Fools Joke mixed in with the truth so have fun on his site which is now back up...until next year when he probably does a prank that he's dying or something ¬¬

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