Atrius: I'm trying to fix the site, but it might take a while.

It seems the SQL database had grown larger than our hosting company allows.
I've cleaned out all of the unnecessary log data to get it down to an
acceptable size, but haven't received a response as to why normal
functionality hasn't been restored yet.

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For those of you who don't know, FOSS, or Free Open Source Software, is a movement in computing to encourage programmers to allow anyone to share, study, and modify software. The most popular example of an open source project is Mozilla Firefox, a widely used internet browser. Open source software tends to be better for the same reason that Wikipedia tends to be a good source of information: anybody with something to contribute to an open source project can do so.

Another advantage to open source projects is that, in many instances, these projects are not only free to modify, but free to use. Mozilla Firefox is free to download and use, as are many open source projects. In this post, I'll list some examples of popular open source software. I encourage you to try them at your leisure.

Mozilla Firefox
Mozilla Firefox, the award-winning internet browser managed by the Mozilla Corporation, is, perhaps, the fastest and most secure internet browser in history. With speeds over 10 times as fast as Internet Explorer 7 on some benchmarks, less memory usage than any competing browser, fewer critical vulnerabilities than IE7, and over 6500 user created addons (such as Adblock Plus), there's little about this browser that isn't to like, and with a price point that cannot be beaten: free.
Sun Microsystems', also known as OpenOffice or OOo, is an office productivity suite with a feature set comparable to Microsoft Office. It features a flexible word processor, a powerful spreadsheet, dynamic graphics, database access, and numerous other features for everyday use or business applications. As with much open source software, it can be downloaded and used for free; this applies to commercial as well as personal use. OpenOffice primarily uses the Open Document Format, but is also compatible with a variety of other formats, including Microsoft Office file formats.

VLC Media Player
VLC Media Player, or simply VLC, is a freely available media player managed by the VideoLAN team. With support for almost every audio and video format currently in use, the ability to play incomplete or damaged files, and an implementation on almost every major platform, it is one of the most versatile media players available.

7-Zip, designed by Igor Pavlov, is an archiving program that allows access to most compressed or non-compressed file archives, including ZIP, RAR, and 7z. It can also create ZIP, 7z, and a few other file archives. It is available free of charge, regardless of usage.

Pidgin is a cross-platform instant messaging program. It allows you to contact friends on nearly any instant messaging program without the need for having those programs installed. It has support for MSN Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, AOL Instant Messenger, MySpaceIM, Google Talk, and IRC. It is free to download and use.

Ogg is a container format mainainted by the Foundation that can hold various audio or video streams, usually Vorbis (audio) and Theora (video), both of which are also maintained by the Foundation. Basically, it's an audio and/or video file format, much like MP3 is an audio file format.

You can find more open source projects at Wikipedia's free software portal. If you'd like to learn more about open source or the free software movement, check out the Free Software Foundation's website.
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Yesterday at 10:49:52 PM
roger: I can post but it goes to an error page when I submit.
Yesterday at 05:24:12 PM
zman9000: Site is back WOO!
May 09, 2018, 12:35:37 AM
KyleRunner: The "Start In" field is not editable... I'll try making new shortcuts
May 08, 2018, 09:51:08 PM
Fox: If all else fails, you canmake new Shortcuts to do the same thing.
May 08, 2018, 09:49:53 PM
Fox: Export Properties > Shortcut (Tab) > Target / Start In ; Target (for Export) should be: (filename) 0 , and for Import: (filename) 1
May 08, 2018, 08:52:00 PM
KyleRunner: I can't change the path in properties menu...
May 08, 2018, 01:27:19 AM
Fox: You may need to edit something in properties, though... so it uses the exe file in the same directory.
May 08, 2018, 01:24:59 AM
Fox: It is suppose to be a shortcut, yes.
May 03, 2018, 11:48:05 PM
KyleRunner: Fox, the "export" function in your text editor is just a shortcut... Could you please fix it?
May 02, 2018, 09:53:45 PM
KyleRunner: I come here everyday. I'm working on a Portuguese translation, and the people here help me a lot.
May 02, 2018, 08:56:07 AM
Drake baku: My feel as well, I posted a little as well since my return, but silence was all that followed... At least the forum is a great source for data when hacking GS/ GS2, currently looking for something I have read a long time ago cause my PP recovery psy is not working
May 01, 2018, 09:58:04 AM
Fox: I am thinking a lot of this might be because of Discord?
May 01, 2018, 09:56:08 AM
Fox: Yeah, this forum is more dead than ever before.  February and April have 0 new topics. (All other months prior have more.) And March has lowest number of new posts. (It'd be dumb to count the very first month this site was created.)
April 25, 2018, 09:02:13 PM
Fox: Yes. The best tool is a hex editor. Well.... VBA, VBA-SDL-H, no$gba Debugger, GBATEK, and my documentation.... to use these to learn how the code/data works. Best method because it maximizes your editing ability... and then there is my program gsmagic that I was working on. Still in its early stages, though. (Even after year(s).)
April 25, 2018, 04:21:58 PM
Xendrox D: *exept tla editor.
April 25, 2018, 04:21:29 PM
Xendrox D: is there any other tool for hacking gs?
April 23, 2018, 09:26:27 PM
Atrius: Rarely, but not never.
April 23, 2018, 08:01:48 AM
Drake baku: Can it be, the god who created the editor, atrius. I heard you never came back online here anymore
April 20, 2018, 02:46:36 PM
KyleRunner: Atrius!!
April 19, 2018, 11:29:46 PM
Atrius: @Fox, I tried, but for some reason Mario Golf won't boot, and Mario Tennis crashes when you patch out the text compression, and I'm not sure why...  The normal text loading functions in them are basically the same as the ones in the Golden Sun games.

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