For those who haven't noticed, Mintees.com (it's application and associated database) has fallen victim to a series of incredible remarkable technical issues beginning Friday night around midnight.

Long story long:

One of the primary servers on our network (one that houses Mintees and its database) experienced drive failure. This is not normally a big deal, the drives are set up in a RAID configuration to allow us to replace drives when necessary.

Once the drive was replaced, the data center did a file system check and discovered that the system was riddled with unrecoverable errors and we needed to do a restore from backup.

Normally this would not be that big of a deal, because our data center and server administrators have redundant back ups up to 7 days and then large chunks by week and even by month. Unfortunately, they discovered that every back up since January 5 has been corrupt and they never did anything about it or let us know.

Long story short, we went back in time to January 5, 2016.

We take this very seriously, this is a really big deal to us. In fact, there are a handful of other apps that power AKT that suffered from this and we are not looking forward to going back and repopulating missing data.

For the avoidance of doubt, the following are examples of what people shall be experiencing:

- No accounts created from January 5 forward currently exist

- Account settings you've changed since January are gone

- Tees, comments, posts, jobs, likes, approvals, denials after January 5 are gone

- Users who have had their profiles deleted after January 5 are back.

You get the idea.

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While it is possible we may be able to recover something, the chances are slim to none. We've spent the entire weekend tirelessly night and day just to get things operable again.

On a personal note, in my ten years of running various applications across any number of server configurations, I have never experience such a string of bad luck and problems in one scenario by far. It is not a situation we will soon forget and surely one that will influence the future server configuration of Mintees.

We will update this thread if anything changes.

Thanks for your patience and understanding. We know this is a brutal situation to put our users through, but at this point we can only work with what's in front of us.

Jared, Cory & the entire AKT team

  • 13UG-13th

    zamboaga said:A donate button should be created. Surely many people are willing to give back to this community including me.
    Thank you for everything Mintees!

    That's cool :)
  • BodilPunk

    zamboaga said:A donate button should be created. Surely many people are willing to give back to this community including me.
    Thank you for everything Mintees!

    Yeah, don't let this site down!
  • 2banditos

    the "search" function isn't working.. when does the search work again ?
  • triplew.art

    13UG-13th said:Another thing please fix the login system. I have to login every time when i visit the site and sometime when i click to see the design or type the comment the system always log me out :)

    yeah i'm too!!
  • adnanueupe

    13UG-13th said:
    zamboaga said:A donate button should be created. Surely many people are willing to give back to this community including me.
    Thank you for everything Mintees!

    That's cool :)
  • chriskillerartworx

    slowly getting my stuff back up - could be more fun finally being on auto-approve :) beside from that i still visit the site once a day and vote new stuff when it comes up as i find no better place to hang out for new shirt designs.
  • C A T S N E E Z E

    chriskillerartworx said:slowly getting my stuff back up - could be more fun finally being on auto-approve :) beside from that i still visit the site once a day and vote new stuff when it comes up as i find no better place to hang out for new shirt designs.

    Get this man Auto-approve..! I'm in the same boat - always visiting/lurking. Auto-approve would be cool, I promise to be worthy.
  • migy

    I just uploaded a bunch of new stuff and more will come. Is the "edit" button missing? I can't seem to find it.
  • junostudio

    Would it be possible for me to get put on auto-approve and have voting privileges?

    If so, I'd definitely be more involved in the community. I've been a member and lurker since the emptees days, but rarely post anything here because it never gets through the queue. Here is a link to my portfolio: http://justinjuno.com
  • EricAbstruse

    It'd be nice to keep auto-approve to a select few or there won't be any designs to vote on.

    migy said:I just uploaded a bunch of new stuff and more will come. Is the "edit" button missing? I can't seem to find it.

    If you have an adblock enabled, try disabling it. Usually fixes the problem.
  • Cameron Latham

    EricAbstruse said:It'd be nice to keep auto-approve to a select few or there won't be any designs to vote on.

    Yeah, I don't know why people are still asking for auto-approve. It only takes two votes to push something now. The queue was backed up the first couple days after the crash, but it's all good now.

    Although, I do +1 getting Chris on there. Dude's stuff gets pushed through every time anyway.
  • jared

    chriskillerartworx said:slowly getting my stuff back up - could be more fun finally being on auto-approve :) beside from that i still visit the site once a day and vote new stuff when it comes up as i find no better place to hang out for new shirt designs.

    Auto approve: initiated!

  • migy

    Cameron Latham said:
    EricAbstruse said:It'd be nice to keep auto-approve to a select few or there won't be any designs to vote on.

    Yeah, I don't know why people are still asking for auto-approve. It only takes two votes to push something now. The queue was backed up the first couple days after the crash, but it's all good now.

    Although, I do +1 getting Chris on there. Dude's stuff gets pushed through every time anyway.

    I got 2-3 like on my stuff but still not approved yet. I stopped uploading designs a few years ago because the site didn't want me to - error. It seems fine now.
  • chriskillerartworx

    jared said:
    chriskillerartworx said:slowly getting my stuff back up - could be more fun finally being on auto-approve :) beside from that i still visit the site once a day and vote new stuff when it comes up as i find no better place to hang out for new shirt designs.

    Auto approve: initiated!



    after all these (7) years.. thank you, jared!
  • BodilPunk

    chriskillerartworx said:
    jared said:
    chriskillerartworx said:slowly getting my stuff back up - could be more fun finally being on auto-approve :) beside from that i still visit the site once a day and vote new stuff when it comes up as i find no better place to hang out for new shirt designs.

    Auto approve: initiated!



    after all these (7) years.. thank you, jared!


    Congrats man, you deserve it!
  • Kyle Crawford

    I need to be set on auto approve please so I can upload some garbage
  • jared

    Kyle Crawford said:I need to be set on auto approve please so I can upload some garbage

    can't tell if you're joking or someone set you on auto-approve just before i got here, but you're on auto approve now.
  • sebrodbrick

    jared said:
    Kyle Crawford said:I need to be set on auto approve please so I can upload some garbage

    can't tell if you're joking or someone set you on auto-approve just before i got here, but you're on auto approve now.

    @Jared I want to get auto approved but not yet ahhh.
  • ren-ren

    Now this answers why my tee submission last 2 months ago is gone and my password reverted to the old one. xD Almost half a year of data loss is better than losing everything. Thank you for taking great efforts to recover the sight :)
  • jared

    ren-ren said:Now this answers why my tee submission last 2 months ago is gone and my password reverted to the old one. xD Almost half a year of data loss is better than losing everything. Thank you for taking great efforts to recover the sight :)


  • Fevara

    I'd be honored to get an auto approval on mintees.i promised to upload a lot of good stuff :)
  • Fevara

    how do i get into a community selected tees section?
    http://www.mintees.com/tees/389108-immortal/?group=all&order=recent&sort=
  • TONY MIDI

    zamboaga said:A donate button should be created. Surely many people are willing to give back to this community including me.
    Thank you for everything Mintees!

    without emptees > mintees, I was poor talent, I learn so much from this community, I still need to learn and learn again, so I need this community, and the donate button are really good idea!
  • TONY MIDI

    zamboaga said:A donate button should be created. Surely many people are willing to give back to this community including me.
    Thank you for everything Mintees!

    without emptees > mintees, I was poor talent, I learn so much from this community, I still need to learn and learn again, so I need this community, and the donate button are really good idea!
  • jeremiah was a

    TONY MIDI said:
    zamboaga said:A donate button should be created. Surely many people are willing to give back to this community including me.
    Thank you for everything Mintees!

    without emptees > mintees, I was poor talent, I learn so much from this community, I still need to learn and learn again, so I need this community, and the donate button are really good idea!

    We could also bring in a gold membership option and the ability to edit our profiles myspace style. Just kidding. A donate button would be cool though. You guys got anymore of that Auto-approve?
  • Fevara

    Is there any possible way for me to get into the community selected tees section? :D

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