A few problems...

Recently I decided to go ahead and upgrade Drupal as I had been lagging behind on some security updates. I performed all the necessary backups and such but, unfortunately, ran into issues with the restoring of the database.

And you might have seen the result. Packetbin was down. I could access the administration console but couldn't actually correct the errors that were causing the issues. I had been considering moving away from Drupal anyway and this sort of forced my hand.

So why move away from Drupal? While it's quite powerful with many extensions, it's a bit on the complicated side for what I'm doing here with packetbin. As such, something a bit simpler like Grav CMS makes a bit more sense. It's a lot simpler, using flat files and seems to run well.

It's worth noting the old links you may have may be broken and there's an issue with styling with some of the project pages. I'll be working to solve all these issues eventually.

Anyway... Let's hope we don't see this sort of issue again in the future.

-- Ryan Reed

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Hello all,

You may have noticed changes to the URLs and the site in general. We are working on moving Packetbin from a custom built CMS to Drupal. There are a few reasons for this,

  1. Comments are now a possibility. Comments may have worked on the old version but would have taken a bit too much time to implement compared to moving to a proper CMS engine.
  2. Easier user management
  3. Added functionality for submitters

There are many other features that make the move a good idea but the above 3 were some of the large reasons for this move. Please excuse any issues you may notice with the site or theme. If you have some suggestions, thoughts, or notice any bugs, please feel free to comment here.

It's important to note that the Scripts page has been renamed to 'Projects'. The scripts under this page have also had their URLs rewritten. I apologize if this breaks any bookmarks.

In the near future, there will also be a redesign of Packetbin. It's not likely to be too drastic but things will be changing a bit. We are still looking to find a good icon/logo for Packetbin, so if you have any thoughts, please feel free to comment here.

Thanks, Packetbin Administration

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