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Heavensgame to the rescue


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content on 14 Jan 2010 at 17:47

Today, I saw the global brotherhood of rugby come to the fore as I guy I’ve never met from halfway around the world dropped everything to help get our site up and running.

As you’ll have noticed, Sharksworld went down yesterday afternoon. What followed was a rather unsavoury discussion between yours truly and my erstwhile hosting company, which we don’t need to go into here. I started posting status updates on Twitter as I struggled first to get into the locked account and then to find somewhere else to host the site.

Enter Jeremy from www.heavensgame.com who selflessly offered to host Sharksworld on his own server and pulled out all the stops to get his technical team working on the switch-over. At the end of the day, I didn’t actually have to lift a finger and here we are, all up-and-running again on a brand new server, hopefully without the spectre of intermittent downtime that has plagued us over the last year.

So a big thanks to Heavensgame and I’m sure all our visitors will make a regular point of visiting your site often!

Welcome back, guys and thanks for all the support over the last 24 hours. Can’t tell you how those emails have kept me going!



49 Comments

  • congrats Rob glad you came right , wasnt nice of the previous server guys to do what they did

  • Comment 1, posted at 14.01.10 17:56:24 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 1) : no… not at all. Glad to see you back here and even more glad to see me back here, if you know what I mean :)

    Now what have we missed? Have the Sharks signed Barries Barnard yet? :shock:

  • Comment 2, posted at 14.01.10 17:59:00 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 2) : sent you the e about that :twisted:

  • Comment 3, posted at 14.01.10 18:09:14 by Fattmann Reply
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  • @Fattmann (Comment 3) : I was too busy crying to read it :)

  • Comment 4, posted at 14.01.10 18:11:39 by robdylan Reply
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  • WOW that was quick! What did you do? Toyi-toyi outside Heavensgame? :???:

  • Comment 5, posted at 14.01.10 18:14:09 by klempie Reply

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  • What followed was a rather unsavoury discussion between yours truly and my erstwhile hosting company

    I hope a good serving of “PK”s, “Bliksem”s and “moer”s were delivered. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 6, posted at 14.01.10 18:16:06 by klempie Reply

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  • well done Rob for getting the site back up so quickly. had us worried there for a while.

  • Comment 7, posted at 14.01.10 18:19:23 by mbayshark Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 5) : they actually reached out to me!

  • Comment 8, posted at 14.01.10 18:21:59 by robdylan Reply
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  • @mbayshark (Comment 7) : that was never my intention… to worry you, I mean :)

  • Comment 9, posted at 14.01.10 18:22:35 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 8) : Cool. :cool: Where are they from?

  • Comment 10, posted at 14.01.10 18:23:34 by klempie Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 9) : luckily i’m following you on twitter :smile: btw thanks for my jersey from lms competition.Can’t wait for the Super 14 to begin so that I can start wearing it. :lol:

  • Comment 11, posted at 14.01.10 18:27:51 by mbayshark Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 10) : aussies :)

  • Comment 12, posted at 14.01.10 18:30:48 by robdylan Reply
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  • @mbayshark (Comment 11) : glad you like it! Did we ask you for a snap?

  • Comment 13, posted at 14.01.10 18:32:11 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 12) : No ways! :shock: :razz:

  • Comment 14, posted at 14.01.10 18:33:12 by klempie Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 12) : Does this mean we have to be nice about Aussie teams now? :sad:

  • Comment 15, posted at 14.01.10 18:34:43 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 14) : thought you might like that :)

  • Comment 16, posted at 14.01.10 18:34:49 by robdylan Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 15) : Never!!! :evil:

  • Comment 17, posted at 14.01.10 18:41:00 by mbayshark Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 13) : Nope but I’ll mail you one.

  • Comment 18, posted at 14.01.10 18:42:02 by mbayshark Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 15) : that does not compute

  • Comment 19, posted at 14.01.10 18:42:48 by robdylan Reply
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  • @mbayshark (Comment 17) : I know. I feel like a bit of the Sharks’ soul has been sold to the devil! :razz:

  • Comment 20, posted at 14.01.10 18:43:07 by klempie Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 19) : So no? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 21, posted at 14.01.10 18:43:50 by klempie Reply

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  • @mbayshark (Comment 18) : thanks dude

  • Comment 22, posted at 14.01.10 18:43:53 by robdylan Reply
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  • Great to Be Back. :grin: If sharksworld died then i would go banana. Sharksrugby has something if you are lucky once a week during this period. Facts are boring sometimes rumours keep you interested. Heard Butch might come back into the sharks setup after rehab. Doubtful i think.

  • Comment 23, posted at 14.01.10 19:29:00 by JJR Reply
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  • @JJR (Comment 23) : Would be awesome. :cool:

  • Comment 24, posted at 14.01.10 19:30:15 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 24) : Yup, saw hima week ago in the gym and he looks fitter than i have seen him in a while. When he played our defence was the best in the super 14. The first phase it where it starts, but is then ended by Butchey :grin:

  • Comment 25, posted at 14.01.10 19:32:21 by JJR Reply
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  • Would luv to see bulls in green and yellow, everyone knows an angry bull can’t step. I think?

  • Comment 26, posted at 14.01.10 19:35:14 by JJR Reply
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  • Excellent stuff. Thansk to theb guys at heavensgame. :cool:

  • Comment 27, posted at 14.01.10 20:33:25 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Wow! Great 2 be back! Thanx heavensgame!! And Robs!

  • Comment 28, posted at 14.01.10 20:51:20 by Ice Ka-ching! (Kry jou gat in rat!) Reply
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  • Welcome back :grin: Thanks to Heavensgame for their generosity. Got to tell you, I’ve been strugling to log in, keep on getting ”404 page not found” Right now i’m using a browser I really dont like and I mean REALLY dont like.

  • Comment 29, posted at 14.01.10 21:31:04 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 29) : send me a screenshot

  • Comment 30, posted at 14.01.10 21:35:17 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 30) : using a phone so not able to, I usually use Opera mobile 8.65 and then view the page in mobile format. What I can tell u is, I get the 404 error and then links to register, login, heavensgame etc but none of the pages wants to load, its not that big an issue though, I’ll manage.

  • Comment 31, posted at 14.01.10 21:41:01 by JarsonX Reply
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  • You were down?

    Didn’t even notice…

    :twisted:

    Good job dude.

  • Comment 32, posted at 14.01.10 23:53:32 by Morné Reply
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  • @Morné (Comment 32) : har har :) Thanks M

  • Comment 33, posted at 15.01.10 00:24:02 by robdylan Reply
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  • JarsonX, try updating opera. Had the same trouble and update fixed it

  • Comment 34, posted at 15.01.10 03:44:47 by Rahul Reply

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  • @Rahul (Comment 34) :

    Dude!!!

    Where in the world have you been?? :mrgreen: ;-)

  • Comment 35, posted at 15.01.10 06:47:32 by wpw Reply
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  • thanx Jeremy ! (and Rob :razz:

  • Comment 36, posted at 15.01.10 06:48:11 by rekinek Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 5) : didn’t you read – he was crying (probably very loud :mrgreen:

    seriously it’s good to have the site back – only a day but already had withdrawal symptoms

  • Comment 37, posted at 15.01.10 06:56:57 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Rahul (Comment 34) : there is no update for opera mobile :sad: only my default browser works

  • Comment 38, posted at 15.01.10 07:21:00 by JarsonX Reply
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  • opera mini works better but no reply arrow available :twisted:

  • Comment 39, posted at 15.01.10 07:38:49 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Guys can I get an invite to join your superbru pool?

  • Comment 40, posted at 15.01.10 08:17:22 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • Welcome back Rob and Sharksworld.
    Thanks Jeremy and Heavensgame, good on you.

  • Comment 41, posted at 15.01.10 08:23:14 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • To the dudes from Heavensgame, you okes are TOP!

  • Comment 42, posted at 15.01.10 08:39:36 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • Thanks heavensgame! and I did visit the site, looks good.

  • Comment 43, posted at 15.01.10 08:42:16 by war1 Reply
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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 40) : I assume you came right?

  • Comment 44, posted at 15.01.10 08:56:17 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 40) : there was a separate thread to invite all with all the codes. :roll:
    there must be worse than blonde :mrgreen:

  • Comment 45, posted at 15.01.10 09:38:10 by rekinek Reply
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  • Wow Jeremy – really good to know there are still okes willing to help others out of a pickle.

    Glad we are back Don Roberto.

  • Comment 46, posted at 15.01.10 16:43:37 by Big Fish Reply
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  • I’m glad we are back (I lurk alot at work in the afternoon) and heavensgame is a great page that I’ve had bookmarked for a while. It’s situations like this that puts rugby and its fans imo way above some other sports.

  • Comment 47, posted at 15.01.10 16:46:40 by Milissa Reply

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  • @Milissa (Comment 47) : you are spot on… can’t tell you guys how many other emails and messages of support I received while we were down yesterday. Felt like we were at war and I had an army at my back!

  • Comment 48, posted at 15.01.10 17:14:30 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 46) : darn right, amigo. A day without this place (and all of you) is a day too many

  • Comment 49, posted at 15.01.10 17:15:03 by robdylan Reply
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