Herpy.nu is now closed and archived - will be replaced by something new and better.

Herpy has had a good 13 year run and will never be forgotten for those of us who experienced it. Sadly the site is today unappealing and is no longer fit for the audience of 2018. The gallery will remain operational until further notice. You can follow me on Twitter for further developments. We also have a Discord server which has become the heart of the community. If you wish to join it, send me a PM over Twitter.

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Lost in Transition

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Lost in Transition

Post by Aracth'nil » August 6th, 2016, 3:11 pm

Just a question, exactly how many posts, images and members did we lose?
(We currently have 125 members)
And can someone explain to me the actual reason Varka shut down the old site? I've gathered that it was something to do with Varka's business but I've been lost on the full details...
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Re: Lost in Transition

Post by Mydragonsfly » August 11th, 2016, 7:28 pm

The last batch of forum statistics I was able to gather as far back as April 9th, 2016 is such:
Threads 4,705
Posts 125,428
Members 6,328
Most users ever online was 589 (guests and registered), December 15th, 2013 at 09:19 AM

The last batch of gallery statistics I was able to gather as far back as March 19th, 2016 is such:
Crocodile Art: 538
Dinosaur Art: 1429
'Serious' Dinosaur Art: 310
Dragon Art: 7647
Chelonians: 738
Crocodilians: 271
Lizards: 1948
Snakes: 247
Videos: 1060
Other Videos: 169
Other Reptilomorphs: 746
HERP ARTIST GALLERIES: 1116
Misc Cartoons and Graphics: 6368
Non-Adult Art: 2311

All lost art totals 24,729 images.

Source: Wayback Machine

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Re: Lost in Transition

Post by Ethos » August 12th, 2016, 1:03 am

Aracth'nil wrote:can someone explain to me the actual reason Varka shut down the old site?
The old vBulletin forums had been badly damaged by some server side issues (for unknown reasons, there had been multiple installs of the software) and the old gallery was starting to experience serious slowdown and access problems. Repairing the damage would have been a time consuming endeavor with no real guarantee of success. At that time Varka was distracted by the release of the FurryNetwork site which left no meaningful time to invest in repairing an old forum and gallery, especially as Bad Dragon clearly wanted to focus their resources exclusively on the launch of their new website. Hence, the decision was made to shutter the old herpy.net, though it was done in a very unprofessional and dishonest manner. I am currently researching a detailed article on the rise and fall of herpy.net for the benefit of both members and interested parties alike which I will post to herpy.nu in due course.

The good news is that gallery has not been lost. A full backup was kindly provided by member Fenveireth and it includes all of the picture and video files up to May 18.

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Re: Lost in Transition

Post by non-venomous » August 12th, 2016, 3:37 am

At least it's wonderful to have a new beginning! And none of the flagrant foul comments which plagued the old gallery.. so IMO was the only good thing for losing the old site.

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Re: Lost in Transition

Post by Dracokon » August 12th, 2016, 5:18 am

#MakeHerpyGreatAgain
#DracokonIsBack
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Re: Lost in Transition

Post by Aracth'nil » August 12th, 2016, 2:28 pm

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Re: Lost in Transition

Post by Acostor » September 23rd, 2016, 4:08 am

Ethos wrote:The good news is that gallery has not been lost. A full backup was kindly provided by member Fenveireth and it includes all of the picture and video files up to May 18.
Where can i find the old gallery?
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Re: Lost in Transition

Post by Ethos » September 23rd, 2016, 8:05 am

Acostor wrote:Where can i find the old gallery?
It is currently archived on a USB flash drive until the herpy.nu gallery returns in due course.

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Re: Lost in Transition

Post by Acostor » September 23rd, 2016, 7:35 pm

Got it, thank you.
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Re: Lost in Transition

Post by Aquilla Whingate » October 31st, 2016, 5:05 am

Does that USB also hold descriptions, links,(duplicates) and any other sources? Still facinating that the entire sever was captured in some manner. Look froward to it.

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Re: Lost in Transition

Post by Aracth'nil » October 31st, 2016, 11:45 am

Isn't the site too big for one USB? Or hard drive? Are there any backups?
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Re: Lost in Transition

Post by Altun » October 31st, 2016, 11:56 pm

So where did everyone turn after herpy fell?
Talk less, think more;
Ten thousand blitherings fall to one poem.

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