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What happened to Dink Walkthrough website ?

November 4th 2019, 01:02 PM
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SlipDink
Peasant Male United States bloop
2nd generation. No easy way to be free. 
This (http://solutions.ultraprison.net/wiki/Category:Walkthroughs) walkthrough website for Dink Smallwood seems to be offline. Does anyone know who to contact so that it could be brought online again or merged with dinknetwork.com or something?
November 4th 2019, 03:44 PM
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Herbie
Peasant Male Poland
 
Using level 50 magic I retrieved most of the walkthroughs that were located there, so if anybody from the Staff of The Dink Network would be interested in placing them somewhere here, maybe creating a special section - I will share them. Only 255 pages of .doc file altogether
November 4th 2019, 08:14 PM
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yeoldetoast
Peasant Australia steam
discord.gg/Ukugfbh 
The site's fine i'll have it back up soon. I'm just having DNS issues
November 4th 2019, 08:32 PM
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yeoldetoast
Peasant Australia steam
discord.gg/Ukugfbh 
Okay here's an interim link for you

Apologies for double posting
November 5th 2019, 01:36 AM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
upgrade your damn servers.
November 5th 2019, 10:24 AM
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SlipDink
Peasant Male United States bloop
2nd generation. No easy way to be free. 
@yeoldetoast:
Okay here's an interim link for you

Thanks!

Apologies for double posting

Apology accepted.
November 6th 2019, 02:03 AM
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coinkydink
Ghost
 
Thanks for the alternative link. This time I downloaded all the solutions.
November 7th 2019, 10:54 AM
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SlipDink
Peasant Male United States bloop
2nd generation. No easy way to be free. 
@yeoldetoast:

So, you are the one behind (at least part of) the ultraprison.net site eh? I always wondered about the name of that website. Why does the name suggest incarceration? What are you (secretly?) trying to tell us?
November 7th 2019, 01:56 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
its a reference to the countless amount of times toast has been arrested. for what? everything. name a crime, he's done it.
November 13th 2019, 05:02 AM
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yeoldetoast
Peasant Australia steam
discord.gg/Ukugfbh 
It's basically random. In late 2010 when I originally registered it I was just looking at random shit on my desk to use to register as a name and I saw "ultracell" batteries and just randomly typed it in to see if was available. It wasn't, but the randomiser on the site gave me Ultraprison as a suggestion so I just went with that.
November 13th 2019, 02:17 PM
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SlipDink
Peasant Male United States bloop
2nd generation. No easy way to be free. 
@ yeoldetoast:
It's basically random. In late 2010 when I originally registered it I was just looking at random shit on my desk to use to register as a name and I saw "ultracell" batteries and just randomly typed it in to see if was available. It wasn't, but the randomiser on the site gave me Ultraprison as a suggestion so I just went with that.

Hmmm. Interesting. I never would have guessed that. Well, at least the http://dinksols.duckdns.org/ name has a somewhat more obvious source.
November 21st 2019, 02:44 PM
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SlipDink
Peasant Male United States bloop
2nd generation. No easy way to be free. 
Now do we need someone to replace [http://solutions.ultraprison.net/wiki/Category:Walkthroughs] with [http://dinksols.duckdns.org/wiki/Category:Walkthroughs] throughout the Dink Network web pages?
December 21st 2019, 07:19 AM
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person
Ghost
 
The site's administrator has updated the DNS records meaning that hopefully the sidebar link should work again.
December 21st 2019, 12:33 PM
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SlipDink
Peasant Male United States bloop
2nd generation. No easy way to be free. 
It seems that http://solutions.ultraprison.net/wiki/Category:Walkthroughs is working just fine now. Hooray!
March 9th, 06:47 PM
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SlipDink
Peasant Male United States bloop
2nd generation. No easy way to be free. 
Guess what seems to be offline again.
March 10th, 01:36 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
yep, toast was apparently recently banned from discord and isn't coming back. thinkin he needs people reaching out to him
March 10th, 03:06 PM
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SlipDink
Peasant Male United States bloop
2nd generation. No easy way to be free. 
@Skurn:

yep, toast was apparently recently banned from discord and isn't coming back. thinkin he needs people reaching out to him

So, how do we do that? It seems that yeoldetoast's DN Profile lists no way to contact him except through discord.
March 11th, 04:11 AM
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Bluedy
Peasant Male Romania steam bloop
I like Frutti Fresh 
Toast doesn't want to spend time online anymore. I doubt he'll want to keep an obscure website running.
March 11th, 01:06 PM
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SlipDink
Peasant Male United States bloop
2nd generation. No easy way to be free. 
@Bluedy:
Toast doesn't want to spend time online anymore. I doubt he'll want to keep an obscure website running.

Well, can someone ask him for the files from the website to be zipped up into an archive file that could be used elsewhere (like here at the DN if redink1 permits)?

EDIT:
In case you were wondring, both

http://solutions.ultraprison.net/wiki/Category:Walkthroughs
and
http://dinksols.duckdns.org/wiki/Main_Page
are not working.
March 12th, 09:09 PM
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ExDeathEvn
Peasant Male New Zealand xbox steam
Don't look at me, I'm a ghost 
WAYBACK MACHINE TO THE RESCUE! Just don't expect to be able to do anything besides review existing pages.
Also the dinksols link you posted @SlipDink does not have any archived information, so you're shet outa luck there.

https://web.archive.org/web/20190623194209/http://solutions.ultraprison.net/wiki/Category:Walkthroughs

March 13th, 02:03 AM
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yeoldetoast
Peasant Australia steam
discord.gg/Ukugfbh 
It's working again. If you post on here i'll always get to it eventually. Due to the general lack of posting activity I no longer check here every day.
March 13th, 01:32 PM
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SlipDink
Peasant Male United States bloop
2nd generation. No easy way to be free. 
@yeoldetoast:

It's working again. If you post on here i'll always get to it eventually. Due to the general lack of posting activity I no longer check here every day.

Thanks.

Do you mind telling us what went wrong? I'm curious.
March 13th, 09:03 PM
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yeoldetoast
Peasant Australia steam
discord.gg/Ukugfbh 
Good question. I'm actually unsure. I couldn't SSH into the server despite it apparently being online, but thankfully the "graceful restart" button worked as expected.
March 14th, 12:10 AM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
your webhost sucks
March 14th, 03:57 AM
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yeoldetoast
Peasant Australia steam
discord.gg/Ukugfbh 
Well the owners appear to be Bronies so I think you're onto something there.
March 14th, 10:21 AM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
what the hell? its catbox again. why doesn't this site load for me
March 14th, 11:17 AM
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SlipDink
Peasant Male United States bloop
2nd generation. No easy way to be free. 
@Skurn:
what the hell? its catbox again. why doesn't this site load for me

Well, it is working now.
March 14th, 08:12 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
nope, not me. this is the second catbox link in recent time i've encountered and neither work. i dunno what catbox has against me
April 10th, 01:18 AM
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HughDick
Ghost
 
For websites that went kaput, you might get lucky with Archive dot org.

https://web.archive.org/web/20170901131622/http://solutions.ultraprison.net/wiki/Dink_Smallwood

In fact, thanks to the reference from the folks at Freedink, with the help of Archive dot org I managed to view and retrieve some (not all) of the midis used in Dink Smallwood, and listen to some other midis created by the same Japanese composer.

https://www.gnu.org/software/freedink/doc/sounds/

(This was from March 2000)
https://web.archive.org/web/20000301092504/http://www.threeweb.ad.jp/~kuge/indexe.html

Calbee's Dream was used in Dink Smallwood. Dreaming Dwarf (yumenok.mid) was also used in the game but it wasn't archived for retrieval.

Mid-1990s to mid-2000s was the golden era of midi music. They were the precursors to polyphonic ringtones on mobile phones. People put midi music on their fansites, Geocities websites etc.

Then Geocities was culled by a silly female CEO of Yahoo, the smartphone era arrived with the first iPhone, social media sites caught on... and people gradually stopped caring about midi music.