Status Update

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Post by Chain_Reaction » October 7th, 2018, 8:25 pm

Hello,

After receiving numerous downright rude and demanding messages via the contact form, I'm officially noting I will start IP banning you from this site if it continues. The contact form is for account issues only, DO NOT use it for anything else. I'm aware there are some issues with the site. I am but one person who has a full time job and responsibilities that come before NRaas and will address those issues when I have time.

We are but 7 days into a move that encompassed converting 18,000 user accounts, 59,000 user posts, 2,000+ FAQ's and pages and hundreds of files into an entirely different data format. We are operating on an entirely different platform that contains hundreds of thousands of lines of code that I wrote as fast as possible when my schedule allowed for it. This on top of unforeseen issues with attacks inherited from Wikispaces, last minute technical issues caused by them and the need for extra caching tools due to unexpected server load has broke some of the code. There's bound to be issues.

While I ask for users to report things as they find them, the self righteous entitled and demeaning messages I have been getting would not have been tolerated by twallan and will not be by me either. I believe very fondly in twallan's policy that the more you complain about something the further down my list it goes. Obviously I have no intention of leaving things broken or I would have never put in the effort to move the site in the first place.

At this time you all have a forum to post with countless new features and all the downloads that were vital are available after I stablized the server and stopped bots that were flooding them. There's some 2,000 FAQ entries currently available to you. Let us enjoy that while the rest is worked on.

Here's the official word on the following:
  • Search is being worked on. I am aware it is missing the older posts and pages.
  • There's some lingering issues with chopped off mod descriptions that are being worked on.
  • I have no plans to offer older patch downloads at this time. These just took up a lot of storage space and weren't officially supported. Please patch your game to at least 1.67.
  • The documentation pages are suffering from issues with caching tools introduced last minute to stop the server from crashing due to excessive load. I am aware these are important and am working as fast as possible to get these going. However it looks like I may have to convert these into another data format so patience is required.
  • Release notes are having the same issue as above.
  • Translations just didn't fit into my schedule. I will get to those when time permits.
  • The help and contribute pages are offline because they depend on data pertaining to the interaction pages and other code that I had to pull last minute. These are new pages that weren't available on the old site however so you're not missing anything.
  • Many pages need manual editing as they contain old information and some broken links and images.
  • Script error uploads are disabled while I work on the upload code following changes needed to stop bot abuse on the downloads. If you need to provide us with errors, upload them elsewhere for now and post a link. This will be resolved as soon as possible.
  • The mod updater has been discontinued for now and will no longer function. There are plans to resolve this but not in the immediate future.
If you need help with something, post and let us know. We have forums for specific uses, please do your best to post in the correct forum.

Remember to approach us respectfully and with common sense or I will remove you from this community permanently.

Thanks.

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Status Update

Post by Chain_Reaction » November 2nd, 2018, 5:38 am

I have updated the above post with the current status of the issues. Things are taking longer than I had hoped to resolve due to ongoing DDOS attacks and server performance issues but I am making progress. Besides numerous issues that have been addressed since launch, I have just concluded a maintenance period of the site and the following issues were addressed:
  • PHP errors on the top of Ani's mod pages and the Packer page.
  • NoCD download being missing from it's page.
  • Ani's mod pages now have notes.
  • Added in ability to collapse forum categories.
  • Floating table of contents no longer shows on the home page.
  • Floating table of contents no longer shows on pages that don't contain a lot of entries.
  • Floating table of contents can now be disabled by clicking the X icon on it. It can be re-enabled by clicking the list icon at the top of it when you're at the top of the page.
  • Numerous style issues were addressed.
  • Changed "Not available" to "Release notes not available" to prevent confusion on the mod pages.
  • Added in a note to visit our How To Install page to the top of every mod page.
  • Removed duplicate info from How To Install.
  • Updated old information on the home page.
  • Stop unhiding hidden text boxes when posting replies.
  • Documentation links now work on mod pages.
  • Interaction pages are slowly returning. The more important ones are now here, the others will return asap.
Please note some of these changes may look odd or not immediately take effect due to caching.

I've added in Topic Attributes to our Mod Discussion forum. These allow you to tag your thread with the mod you're posting about to make it stand out in the mass of threads. These are also searchable so everyone can find threads about a specific mod no matter where they might exist in the forum. Please use them.

I've enabled Best Answer in Chatterbox, Install Help and all of our mod forums. These allow you to mark a reply as the best answer to your question so others who might be searching through posts later don't have to read an entire thread to find the solution. Just hover over a post and hit the check mark that appears. Please make use of this system as well.

Finally I've stablized the pages system and organizers are starting to make their way through fixing broken links and outdated information.

Many more updates to come.

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