February 12, 2009 - In the previous Dubroom
In-Site, we asked ourselves: "where are
the Dubroom Message Boards"? In the
meantime, the answer has been found. Here
are the Dubroom Message Boards!
Actually, it's pretty sad. The Dubroom
Message Boards have been hosted at Xsorbit
for many, many years. Throughout that time,
a complete archive of articles, reasonings
and much more is produced.
At the moment this is written, the
Xsorbit servers are still offline. Some of
them are even parked at Go Daddy, indicating
that they're soon gonna be offline
"forever"... The Dubroom
Messageboards at Xsorbit are now offline for
almost a week.
It's not the first time, that Xsorbit
went off-line. Searching the Dubroom for
"xsorbit" reveals a history of
server outages and other inconveniences. In
2004, an attempt was made to migrate the
Message Boards to the Dubroom by using open
PHP software, but that attempt failed when
the software was hacked.
The enormous amount of information at the
Xsorbit boards was the main reason why the
Dubroom Message Boards were maintained
there, but frustration did grow. The
frustration needed a trigger, the bucket
needed just one drop, and that has happened
Even though it is unclear as to whether
the xsorbit boards will be online again, it
should not surprise us when they will not
be. But even if they will, the Dubroom
Message Boards will no longer be hosted by
the Xsorbit servers. An attempt will be made
to put all the information into a giant PDF
file, that's all.
The bills are paid until the middle of
March, after which they will probably be
deleted anyway. The subscription has been
So, where are the Dubroom Messageboards?
Here are the Dubroom Messageboards!
A few days ago, new boards were created
at the Yuku website. Yuku is the follow-up
of ezboard, and has an enormous amount of
features that were not on the xsorbit board.
You can read all about it in the Quick
Well, eeh, unfortunately you have to re-register,
since, eeh, unfortunately it is impossible
to import the postings from the xsorbit
boards into the new ones.
Everything has to be built from the
ground again, and it will take years before
the new Message Boards will have content
similar to that of the old one. But still,
better to re-build than to mourn over the
I hope to see you soon in the new Dubroom
One Love, Give Thanks
Messian Dread (Dubroom Webmaster)