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Why this site was temp closed

Postby Juanm » Friday July 10th, 2015 22h02:10

This site has been down for manteinance from June 1st 2015 until some days in the second half of the month.

This time was necessary to figure out what type of burden was charged on webmasters by European Commission and by italian privacy regulator about the (not-so) evil cookies. They were threatening fines which can go until 120000 euros (about 135000 USD) for non-compliant sites owner.
In the meantime we decided to go for a major site upgrade and to use a bit of common sense. Closing down all the stuff due to some dinosaurs move should only be regarder as stupid.

  • The 1st area being reopened was download area, with the new spanking phpBB Ascraeus 3.1.4 on June 15th. That zone was then upgraded to phpBB 3.1.5 on June 21st.
  • Then the blog and the CMS on June 22nd, with the awful banner and the horrible ads block
  • At last, on June 29th, the main board.

The gallery was the last piece to be reopened due to conversion issues.

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