April 21, 2010
Arissa Ha

Hello friends,

It’s been a long time since you’ve seen us. We really do apologise for our disappearance and we swear it is not planned.

On the morning of 12th Apr, monoxious.com suddenly went offline with the host doing a server update without prior notification. It escalated into a database rescaling which was projected to last 2-3days.

3days later, the problem was not solved, we had to communicate with our host which was in California while at the same time make a decision to shift the blog over to a local host so that we’d be able to have better communication in the future. It was nothing short of a nightmare.

After the whole ordeal of waiting and having our questions answered over 16timezones, we found the database of our blog to be COMPLETELY wiped out. No tables, no blog posts. We were devastated. We were even advised by our current host, to prepare to start anew. Thankfully, our previous host was able to provide us with a backup of the database, it was not the most current (we have about 8 posts still missing, we’re trying to restore them from caches please be patient) but at least the bulk of our work is still intact.

For the past week, our traffic suffered, I guess people just thought that monoxious decided to shut down without telling anyone. We were nothing short of being wrecks but at the same time, we had people leaving us messages on our Facebook page and Twitter telling us they can’t view our blogs or how sad they are that our blog is broken.

We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Our efforts in pushing monoxious as a blog has been shaken and that in some parts, we have gone back to what we were a few months ago. We suffered a rollback which we may potentially never recover from, BUT you keep us going. We know many of you have been checking back every single day and we really really appreciate it.

Thank you everyone. You are all so dear to us.

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22 Responses to “Announcement: An overdue explanation”

  1. Kuma-Chan says:

    Love the new website layout, girls. let me be one of the first to welcome you back!! Love yas!

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    Arissa replied on

    Thanks Scot.

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  2. Glad to hear you’re back – I can only imagine the nightmare that you guys went thru! I would’ve been in tears :(

    At least you’re back in full force with a brand new look! Love it :)

    xx Renee

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    Arissa replied on

    Thanks Renee~!!! Hopefully we can pick up what we lost again. It was really a blogger’s worst nightmare.

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  3. innerchild says:

    *hugs* Wow, you guys are going through a lot. I hope everything gets recovered and your hard work is not lost! Hope everything goes smoothly from now. I’m sorry to hear this happened :( I love you guys. Thank you for your hard work! *hugs*

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    Arissa replied on

    Thank you so much. Readers like yourself make us feel so loved. *hugs*

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  4. Lebasi says:

    I checked back during the period that it was down.. I feel your pain! New look, new beginning! 😀

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    Arissa replied on

    Thanks Lebasi~!! T___T I feel so much love right now.

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  5. Yume Ninja says:

    woa :( what a nightmare.
    just glad u guys are back!

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    Arissa replied on

    Thank you~!! Glad to be back!!!! *spins*

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  6. Jasmine says:

    Glad to see Monoxious back again!! It’s a horrible shame about the database but at least there was a backup, even if it’s not the most current. D:

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    Arissa replied on

    Thanks Jasmine. It’s just too bad that they seem to have only done a fortnightly backup so 2 week’s worth of stuff was gone. I think finding a reliable host is very very important for a self-hosted blog.

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  7. So happy you guys are back! How scary to almost lose all your past work, hope you get the missing posts back too.
    I’m excited for all the great outfit posts to come!

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    Arissa replied on

    Hey~!! Glad you visited~!! Thank you so much for the comment and the link to us, it was really the blogger’s worst nightmare!!

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  8. Congrats on the new launch! :)

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    Arissa replied on

    Thanks Brad, good to be back. Now we prepare for battle~

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  9. Euforilla says:

    I’m glad you’re back, I had just found out your blog when it cracked, though I kept coming back, I was so curious.
    Now I’m glad I did, ’cause I like it very much!

    Don’t back down ladies 😉

    Euforilla

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    Arissa replied on

    Hi Euforilla, Thanks so much for constantly checking back and not giving up on us. You give us hope~!! <3

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  10. misshermes says:

    Yay you’re back! <3 I was wondering what happened to your blog…. :(

    Welcome back and I love your new layout! :)

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    Arissa replied on

    Thank you very much. :)

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  11. Carol says:

    Yay you’re back up =)
    Love the new layout! Hope you find your missing posts soon =(

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    Arissa replied on

    Most of it was recovered thanks to caches! :)

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