Official Forum

Technically, I’ve had this forum around for a while now. I will be doing some changes on the forum to allow those to contact the ShadowHime staff and probably open up the registration. I ran that forum as a simple update forum for a CG page I manage, but I may as well put some other use for it now. I will have a category specific to IRC and such. However, how I will be going about that depends. I will have further updates on the matter once I get things going again. Updates for the IRC will remain on this blog and forum updates will only be posted on the forum. Information about the staff and tutorials will also remain here as well.

Possible New Provider…

Yeah, somewhat continuing a previous post I made here. The current provider, Sh3lls, is giving me some issues such as high ping and frequent disconnects. Not good, is it? So here’s the thing, depending on what happens (and whether or not I can actually afford something of what I’m planning), we’re probably going to switch to a new provider with a new twist. It’s possible we’ll stick with one server, but if we’re lucky enough, we might be able to get two IRCd’s running to link servers. In other words, one will be the main server “Yukina”, and the other is a backup that has yet to be named. The talk is still going around, and we haven’t made a full decision. One thing is for sure, if things keep up the way they have been, we will be switching soon. I will try and make it as painless as possible for everyone, at least so that we won’t get too many problems during the transition.

‘Till then, be sure to read any comments as that is where I’ll post some updates.

Our new IRC Operator!

I’d like people to welcome AHemlocksLie as our new IRC Operator! Apparently, from what I have received (very little), his was the only one that really made it through. We’ll have a staff page for him up soon enough, which I’m sure we’ll have information about him soon. ^_~

And as a fair note, from this post, all applications will no longer be accepted. So, if there are any more that we receive, we will not accept them.

Staff Apps Extended

We haven’t really gotten any applications to be part of the staff, so I’m going to go ahead and extend the deadline from the 15th of September for another week. The original was indeed Sep. 15, but since nothing came in really, I’m extending it for another week. If nothing by then, applications will be closed.

New Server Maybe?

Getting SSL enabled on the server is a pain sometimes, but it’s still not quite available… yet.

I ran into some odd errors while trying to get it enabled and I’m not very happy at the moment. So, I might get the server changed to a new host where I should have less problems getting SSL enabled.

If I do change servers, everything will remain the same, I will transfer all of the current data so none of you will lose your nicknames and such. Same goes for the bot configurations. The domain will remain the same, I just have to ask the provider of the domain to update the A Record to point to it.

I’ll post any other updates as I get them.

Quick Update
Just so anyone knows, please see the comments for this post for further updates. It will explain why the server is currently offline.

Server Upgrade

For anyone that was trying to connect to the server at around 10:30 PM Central Time (UTC -6), I took down the server to upgrade to the latest stable release. Now that the upgrade is complete, it’s now back up and running stable. Don’t worry, all of the data is fine and there is nothing to worry about.

Soon enough, however, I hope to have SSL enabled on the server. I’ll see about working with the hosting provider about it, but I make no guarantees at the moment, but I do hope to get it working.

Fried Tofu!