The Great Mistake

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The Great Mistake, a name invented by Parakarry, was an event that occurred on February 18th, 2008, during which the entire MFGG Forum was deleted by Cutman, due to Jas granting him administrative access. It was restored with a backup copy of January 7th, 2008 by the server administrator Retriever II.

The Great Mistake ultimately resulted in Jas' resignation as administrator and temporarily destroyed MFGGU, which Cutman had co-founded.

A Conjecture

Cutman's new world order

Jas, who allegedly wished only to temporarily disable the Casual Conversation Castle and General Friendliness as a prank, granted administrative status to The Face (Cutman) and Landmaster (Biddy), giving the relevant account details to their original owners.

Biddy was either not online or did not wish to participate, so Cutman signed onto The Face and deleted all of the administrative accounts, including Jas and presumably Landmaster. He then changed the board to All About Beards, disabled the great majority of forum features, and removed every board except for the new "HAPPY BIRTHDAY ZEKE".

Jas promoted Delmore to administrator at the last minute before her own removal, allowing him to delete Cutman. Delmore then replaced HAPPY BIRTHDAY ZEKE with

Please stand by ...

Sorry Zeke, I took your cake. 


He then created a new account for Yoshiman, allowing them to maintain what was left of the boards while waiting for Retriever II to sign on and upload a backup.

Retriever II began a revert to a backup from January 7th, 2008. While waiting for this backup to complete, Delmore imposed a rule that all posts must contain the word "meatballs". super duper mario opposed this rule greatly, refusing to say the "M word", so Delmore changed his name to "super duper meatballs".


Eventually the restore completed, returning forum functionally to normal. However, the forums were restored to a backup of January 7th, 2008. This resulted in all newly registered member accounts, posts, threads, badges, name changes and staff changes made since then being completely erased from existence. Retriever II made a thread about the incident in the General Chat titled MFGG is restored.

Immediately afterwards, The Face was not only permanently banned, but was also deleted from the database altogether by the administration. Landmaster was also deleted from the database, but not at the hands of the administration. The Landmaster account was created as the 5000th member ID on the MFGG Forums sometime between January 7th, 2008 and February 18th, 2008 by Biddy as a joke account. As a result, the January 7th backup automatically and inadvertently caused the Landmaster account to be erased from the database.