Server / Services Update Restart

Been a while since my last news post.

Ok, to start things off. On a whim I decided to look at updates for the services and noticed something rather interesting. Most of the modules I use have been baked into the services itself in the latest updates, which means it’ll be far easier to use than those 3rd party modules I’ve loaded. One in particular I like to use is SSL Auth via NickServ. I use it on Rizon as well, and it ensures you know its me using my names and such.

There are some other things in the services, but I’ll go over those at some other point. I may have to re-do the tutorial pages as well to fit some of the new features that will be available. The biggest change is how channel management will be done, but that will have to wait until later. But, if I recall, users will have a choice between 3 different systems of management.

Stay tuned for more updates, because this means I’m going to restart my efforts to get the servers and services upgraded, so this will be a fun few days. Those connected on the servers will get immediate news through Global notices as necessary. Major updates will continue to be posted here as needed.

Mmm boy…

Uh, well now this is a conundrum. I don’t look at this site for a while and thinks sorta broke behind the scenes in one of the WordPress updates. Guess I’ll be shopping around for a new theme I guess. Shame, I’m quite attached to this one.. Well I guess things have to come to an end with the old.

The packlist thing had been left not updated mostly due to my fault because… quite embarrassingly, I forgot the FTP password briefly. I finally figured it out and get it updated, though the page date won’t reflect that. Not sure why or anything, but likely due to the theme being somewhat out of date. Well, eventually I’ll get a new theme I guess. Depends if I can find any that will suit all those damn pages I have. (which is why I liked this theme in the first place..)

New CAPTCHA for the Forum

I’m probably going to do the same for the blog too actually, but some of the spam comments I see in my queue are rather hilarious in how so painfully obvious spam they are. I’ll think about it, but for the time being the CAPTCHA has changed on the forum. Instead of the FACKWORS possibility, I got rid of the SMF default and replaced it with something a bit more… fun. Well, it has to be fun, or it wouldn’t be called FunCAPTCHA, now would it?

I think that’s all I got to report for now. I’ll still think about adding it to the blog, but I might not. The current anti-spam measure is doing a rather good job at weeding out those dumb spam comments. I just love how hard they try with the million letter comments with links all over the place. Obvious spam is.. obvious, nee~?

Down to 2 Staff Members

I guess due to the fact this network isn’t as active, I’ll just stick to two staff members for now. I’ve removed WingZero, again, for other reasons and I think this time around, I’ll keep it this way unless someone I know is willing to take it over. But for now, that’s not a priority, so we’ll see in the future.

Small Changes

Made a few small changes behind the scene stuff. Its mostly to do with the donation stuff. I did away with the progress bar, cleaned up the right side widget a little bit, and that’s about it. Don’t have much else at the moment to report on.

We’re Still Here!

We’re still very much alive, well.. I am. I’m the only one who does any work around the joint anyway.

There hasn’t been much to report, which would explain the lack of posts. Been busy in real life mostly that I didn’t want to focus on things for a while. Don’t worry, I still intend to upgrade the IRCd’s, but I’ve got much bigger things to worry about first. I just don’t know how long it’ll be before I can get that done.

Course, I notice still some traffic that goes through here, much of it is spam though that no one will ever see. Its nice to have some anti-spam measures and I don’t have to weed through it every two minutes. Just to give you an idea, there is roughly 400-800 spam comments, per month. That’s quite a bit per day when you think about it…

Fried Tofu!