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Posting Update

We have resolved an backend issue with the doc/story submission system. Normally this error is mitigated by our redundant server but as luck would have it both systems went offline due to different errors at around the same time. We will be adding a third backup to prevent this from occurring in the future.

 
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Posted by on 04/19/2014 in Uncategorized

 

Compatibility Update

We have re-enabled access for those with extremely old browsers such as those from Nokia e71 cellphones and other mobile devices. Outdated browsers support was phased out  in our most recent security upgrade but we have made some changes to extend their compatibility. We highly recommend anyone with a browser or mobile device that is more than 5 years old to install either Opera Mini browser or Chrome browser when applicable.

 
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Posted by on 04/14/2014 in Uncategorized

 

Security Info

Our services have been patched to protect from the widely known Heartbleed bug within 24 hours of the publication of the vulnerability. We have further enhanced security with new SSL certificates for all our service and after an extensive security review of our internal network we can assure our users that no account info was at risk before or since the bug outbreak. We do however recommend safety conscious users that want to leave nothing to chance to login and change their passwords.

 
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Posted by on 04/13/2014 in Uncategorized

 

Service Update

Our upstream provider is currently upgrading their fiber network and some users may experience packet loss and site slowness. The maintenance work should be completed within the next 2 hours.

 
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Posted by on 03/15/2014 in Uncategorized

 

IE/Old Browsers

We have resolved an issue with certain IE browser and other older browsers experiencing 404 errors accessing our services.

 
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Posted by on 02/28/2014 in Uncategorized

 

Network Upgrade Notice

Our upstream network provider will be performing critical upgrades during a window tonight between 9PM and tomorrow 9AM. During the window, there may be a chance of service disruption of 10-15 minutes. The upgrade will resolve and prevent the re-occurrence of yesterday’s service disruption.

 
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Posted by on 02/28/2014 in Uncategorized

 

Status Update

Our network provider has fixed the upstream issue that caused the service outage earlier today. We are currently working around the clock to make sure there are no linger effects and are in working with the provider to make sure this will not happen again.

 
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Posted by on 02/28/2014 in Uncategorized

 

Upstream Network Outage

[Update: Resolved]

Our upstream network service provider is experiencing an outage at this moment. We will keep everyone updated as the issue is being worked on.

 
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Posted by on 02/27/2014 in Uncategorized

 

Site Down Due to Hardware Config

Our staff is currently en route to fix an on-going hardware config issue that is causing temporary down-time. ETA to resolution is 30 minutes.

 
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Posted by on 02/07/2014 in Uncategorized

 

General Update

We have pushed a large update to the site with changes encompassing all areas of the site. Notable additions:

Improved filters with live count of enabled filters without leaving the filter screen for instant feedback on potential results.

Large forums with categories will now have the categories listed in tag-like format for improved navigation. We highly encourage all large forums to implement and add categories to better group different types of conversations.

Changes

  • [Filters] Live count of filtered results.
  • [Forum] Improved support of external links to allowed sites
  • [Language] Added Afrikaans to supported languages.
  • [PM/Forum] Improved protection against commercial spammers
  • [Story Reporting] Added option: Commercial Spam.
  • [Forum] Forum sub-categories now listed in tag-like format.
  • [Forum] Long links will no longer have empty spaces injected.
  • [Opera Browser] Resolved Opera version <12 having issues loading pages.
  • [Community] Fixed community alerts not including crossover category info.
  • [Firefox Browser] Resolved display with Firefox 3.6 browser.
  • [Misc] Many other smaller fixes and improvements.
 
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Posted by on 11/25/2013 in Uncategorized

 
 
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