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TOPIC: Entire Collection Auction :( Ends 9:00PM 31JUL17

Entire Collection Auction :( Ends 9:00PM 31JUL17 2 years 7 months ago #157

Post #1 says final results .
Fall down......Go boom!

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Entire Collection Auction :( Ends 9:00PM 31JUL17 2 years 7 months ago #158

Matthew Hayward wrote:

Fred Kessler wrote: I hope it wasn't someone doing it on purpose. I had submitted mine prior to the final bell but started getting the errors (I think we all did).


Again, though, it goes to the current site design. You can do a hosted site with controls for that kind of activity and short of someone doing a DDS attack from tens of thousands of devices simultaneously, you'd be fine. I'll send Jeff some referrals of good companies that do this type of work that I've hired before. It's not cheap but the costs of being hacked are far worse (if you could be brought down by a single user, it's unlikely any PII is completely safe).

Fred


I think you may be dramatically overestimating the technical sophistication needed to temporarily brown out the TD forums.

A single user can trigger this behavior by opening new tabs at a reasonable human-clicking speed.

Source: I've done it by accident before.


While i would consider it a brilliant tactic to counter snipers (considering the auction had no real structure/rules to prevent dirty tactics), i suspect this was a case of many users constantly refreshing the forums and openning the thread to see new bids. Though, every one of those 'i was trying to post this bid at the last minute' posts made me laugh like nelson.
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Entire Collection Auction :( Ends 9:00PM 31JUL17 2 years 7 months ago #159

I have posted the final prices according to competitive bids that came in right at 9PM and noncompetitive ones that came in shortly after the crash was over.

Unfortunately I don't see a better way to handle extending the auction as the site could intentionally or unintentionally crash again resulting in the same problem all over again.

By this time tomorrow all winners should receive a PM with payment and Gencon pickup info.

Any remaining tokens will be moved over to a sale thread this week.

Thanks to everyone who participated!

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Entire Collection Auction :( Ends 9:00PM 31JUL17 2 years 7 months ago #160

I've sent a few PM's to folks who's bids were pushed out prior to the auction closing with offers to sell the tokens [out of my store] they were bidding on at their last bid price.

If you were looking for those specific tokens .. consider this a 'second chance' :) Everyone wins. You get a token at the price you were willing to spend. I sell a token I'm not interested in keeping. Shady gets all the money he would have anyways.
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Entire Collection Auction :( Ends 9:00PM 31JUL17 2 years 7 months ago #161

Fred Kessler wrote: I am starting to get the impression this is run an a stand alone computer just attached to a dsl line. Wow. Interestingly, the forums are directly linked to the primary site (not separate builds). The entire TD site was down. The problem is, a well designed site with the complexity this requires starts at $20k. TD is a hobbist business so that would be cash taken right out of Jeff and his family's hands.

Fred


It's also been a fixture for several years - this site predates a lot of evolution in web scalability. The forums have been around since at least June of 2004, 3 years before Netflix started streaming movies, 2 years before Amazon started selling Amazon Web Services / cloud hosting, and within a few months of the launch of Facebook.

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Entire Collection Auction :( Ends 9:00PM 31JUL17 2 years 7 months ago #162

Matthew Hayward wrote:

Fred Kessler wrote: I am starting to get the impression this is run an a stand alone computer just attached to a dsl line. Wow. Interestingly, the forums are directly linked to the primary site (not separate builds). The entire TD site was down. The problem is, a well designed site with the complexity this requires starts at $20k. TD is a hobbist business so that would be cash taken right out of Jeff and his family's hands.

Fred


It's also been a fixture for several years - this site predates a lot of evolution in web scalability. The forums have been around since at least June of 2004, 3 years before Netflix started streaming movies, 2 years before Amazon started selling Amazon Web Services / cloud hosting, and within a few months of the launch of Facebook.


Overall this site works great. Simple is better. I do not mind rolling 2005.
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Entire Collection Auction :( Ends 9:00PM 31JUL17 2 years 7 months ago #163

Shady Veldrin wrote: I have posted the final prices according to competitive bids that came in right at 9PM and noncompetitive ones that came in shortly after the crash was over.

Unfortunately I don't see a better way to handle extending the auction as the site could intentionally or unintentionally crash again resulting in the same problem all over again.

By this time tomorrow all winners should receive a PM with payment and Gencon pickup info.

Any remaining tokens will be moved over to a sale thread this week.

Thanks to everyone who participated!


My bid shows as having made the cut off, yet I am not listed as the highest bidder.

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Entire Collection Auction :( Ends 9:00PM 31JUL17 2 years 7 months ago #164

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Entire Collection Auction :( Ends 9:00PM 31JUL17 2 years 7 months ago #165

Aothos wrote: Greater Holy Symbol of Pelor - $60


If you are referring to this post it shows as 21:01, So the bid went to the highest in-time amount of $55 to Ian Lee

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Entire Collection Auction :( 2 years 7 months ago #166

I forgot to ask what year the +2 Ring of Protection was from? It doesn't really matter as I needed either one. It was more out of curiosity. It would be nice to have the matching one to my +4 ring though. Thanks again for your awesome forum auction. I'm sure everyone is happy. Sorry you had to sell off your collection.

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Entire Collection Auction :( 2 years 7 months ago #167

Just a reminder, there are some who have not made their payments yet. Check your private messages for payment and pickup info. Any payments not made by 10PM that have not contacted me by that time will be forfeiting their token bids.

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Entire Collection Auction :( 2 years 7 months ago #168

Still waiting on payments from

Twolf's Helm of the Wild..............$210.00 - Kenban

Ring of Protection +2.................$90.00 - Randal Heike

Greater Cloak of Destiny..............$360.00 - James J Krot
Lamp of the Marid ..............$15 X1 - James J Krot
Lamp of the Efreeti ..............$20 X1 - James J Krot

Spidaur Venom ......................$5 X6 - Ro-gan
Succubus Horn ......................$5 X3 - Ro-gan
Salamander Ichor ..............$6 X1 - Ro-gan
Carrion Crawler Antenna ..............$6 X3 - Ro-gan

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