Maintenance - May 18 2012

Discussion in 'Site News and Announcements' started by sue, May 18, 2012.

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  1. sue Administrator

    Some of you may have noticed some brief (5 minutes at most) outages in the past few hours, reasons for this were: kernel and misc software upgrades, preparation and setup of an improved backup mechanism, some additional hardening.

    I'm glad to let you know that everything went smoothly so far, backups should soon be seemless, whereas up to now they were done in a rather "hacky" way on a daily basis, we now take advantage of remote and continuous backups. Meaning both snapshots and live backups are taken continuously, allowing for restores at any minute in the span of several weeks.

    Not that I hope this will be a necessity, but the latest additions should allow for a speedy recovery in the case of unforeseeable disaster and worse.

    In the unlikely event that you (still) have trouble logging in, please delete your cookies, close your browser and try again.

    That's all :)

    Update: I was a bit of a dummy but went ahead and setup a wiki, it should log you in automatically when you are logged into the forums.

    Please: mention bugs and glitches as this is still experimental.

    Will also be looking for wikifanatics, that are at home with the wikimedia software and won't mind helping others out formatting their articles and what have you not.
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  2. Anonymous Member

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  3. Anonymous Member

    Sounds good.
  4. PresidentShaw Member

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  5. Anonymous Member


    I can has wiki nao?
  6. sue Administrator

    I due to unforeseen circumstances have had less time to dedicate to wwp, I had planned to do a lot more during the beginning of this year but haven't gotten around to it.

    My main focus as it is is to ensure the servers remain up to date and to solidify it's functioning, the darn email delivery comes to mind.

    Once that is done the next items on the list are ironing out some of the bugs, e.g the notifications glitch with anon posting etc.

    Once all of that is covered i'll investigate what the best option is for wiki's, I assume it would be appreciated if this too was seamless, and didn't require multiple logins.

    Any other questions?
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  7. PresidentShaw Member

    You put a lot of weight on your shoulders, while I appreciate the hard work you put in making this website the best it can possibly be, have you considered recruiting new nerdmonkeys to help with the background and server stuff?

    Just a suggestion.
  8. sue Administrator

    I personally don't mind doing the server related things, I could use some help with the dev side at some point, but since I haven't gotten around setting up a proper dev environment yet, I have to hold onto that thought. Until then there is not really a point in wasting peoples time.

    I prefer keeping the live site and it's data separate from the developers, the less people with access the better, as it often only introduces additional vectors of attack.
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  9. Anonymous Member

    No questions.
    Thanks for your support.
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  10. Kilia Member

    Thank you for the hard work that is done behind the scenes here at WWP, Sue. Much appreciated.
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  11. Anonymous Member

    Sue, you do so much for so many people. I'm sure I'm not the only one who sends positive thoughts-prayers-vibes your way. Thank you for all that you do!
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  12. sue Administrator

    Aslong as they aren't cyber kinetic hax i'm cool with that.
  13. Anonymous Member

    Are psychic hax ok? You know, where you control the machine with magik brain powerz?
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  14. Anonymous Member

    now that would be impressive! But somehow I think you if something like that we possible, you would be one of the first to get those powers. *wanders off dreaming of neural nets and neural controls*
  15. sue Administrator

    You're welcome.

    Please: mention bugs and glitches as this is still experimental.

    Will also be looking for wikifanatics, that are at home with the wikimedia software and won't mind helping others out formatting their articles and what have you not.
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  17. Zak McKracken Member

    Where is my damn pony?
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  20. sue Administrator

    Good idea. Done.

    You might indeed want to redirect that one.
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  21. Incredulicide Member

    Done :)
  22. Dragononymous Member

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  23. Incredulicide Member

    This was working, but now isn't for some reason :(
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  24. Anonymous Member

    holy tl;dr, batman!

    (view full quote)
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  25. Cross posted, just because...

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  26. Anonymous Member

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  27. Anonymous Member

    but there's no button to report all caps...
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  28. strobe Member

    I think we need one of these next to 'bad spelling':

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  29. Zak McKracken Member

    And should be "Intelligent".
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  30. sue Administrator

    Regarding the new ratings and likes.

    How it works:

    like, agree, funny, winner, informative, friendly, useful, creative, are positive ratings.
    disagree, optimistic, are neutral ratings.
    dumb, old, bad spelling, are negative ratings.

    When a post has 10 negative ratings it gets hidden, but can be showed again by expanding it. This allows for the community to "moderate" itself. Don't mess this up, ktnx :)
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  31. Anonymous Member

    Too complicated for a simple man like me.
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  32. Anonymous Member

    Sue says: use socks sensibly. Savvy?
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  33. Fuckeye Member

    Surely if agree is positive, disagree should be negative?
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  34. Dragononymous Member

    So every idea you disagree with is automatically "a terrible idea that won't ever work"?
  35. sue Administrator

    First one to notice, wins.
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  36. Dragononymous Member

  37. sue Administrator

  38. Fuckeye Member

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  39. Dragononymous Member

    Don't underestimate the power of the eye.
  40. Dragononymous Member

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