It didn't exist, for the purposes of your computer. As we said, our hosts moved us without notification. They screwed up the DNS in the process. DNS points your computer to our server. Without it, it's like we don't exist.
The problem was unrelated to Overgrow. The timing was a coincidence. We apologize for the downtime and are looking to resolve any remaining issues. We appreciate your patience. Modifying your HOSTS file has no chance of breaking your computer.
I realize I'm using a number of short and somewhat unrelated sentences, but I'm trying to cover all the ground here.
Edit: Computers aren't strange. They don't do things for no reason. Computers are necessarily logical. The fix we provided, assuming someone can follow basic instructions, is completely harmless.
I will say this: it's ironic people kept posting the fix on the forums, considering the people who needed it (outside of IRC) couldn't access it in the first place.
I guess you're both right... I had no clue how to get back on.
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Does it really matter. Bulbagarden is nice and all, but it's not the be all end all thing to most people's lives. Besides, with sites like this, server crashes can be expected.
Anyways, I'm glad it's back up again.
Boss Fantasy or Boss Porn, that is the question.
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"My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world." - Jack Layton's last letter. Rest in peace, Jack.
okay this thread is only serving to prove that people cannot read, so i'm closing it.