I finished restoring the posts and threads. All threads have been recovered and with their proper IDs. It took a lot longer than expected since I had to make sure every thread was accounted for and that every thread maintained its same ID as before since the posts are associated with the threads based on their ID.
Most of the posts were recovered. About 98% of the posts were recovered. There were a few here and there that I might have missed and I didn't have enough logs for mid November so there were some posts that didn't get restored from November 7th - November 13th.
Thread Edits and Post Edits did not get restored. There were too many complications with both of these that I decided it wasn't worth doing, otherwise the restoration process would have taken another week. So if you edited any Threads or Posts in the past 4 months, you'll have to do that again.
Post ratings made in the past 4 months also were not restored. Additionally, some posts got re-added twice. If anyone sees duplicate posts, a staff member can easily remove the duplicate. Users should have received Viz
and CP for their Posts and Threads being re-added. The scr
ipt I made was basically like a bot that would simulate the users posting by time traveling, then logging into each account, make the post or thread, then log out, and then go to the next user.
Today I'm going to work on restoring Private Messages and Announcements. If I have any time left over, I'll start working on the Retro Game Room and Video Game Room. I'll make a separate announcement about it later.
So, go ahead and start posting again