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Author Topic: ... And we're back!  (Read 17942 times)

Offline Major Wood

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... And we're back!
« on: August 23, 2012, 09:09:25 pm »
Huge apologies for the long outage, but we're back up and running! A lot of major changes have been made to prevent further problems. Here's what has happened over the last week and a half (give or take):

Forum software upgraded to 2.0.2 from 1.1.16. This gives us more modern features and better security built in.
Moved servers from shared hosting to a VPS solution. The malware problems we had before may have been caused by someone else who had a site hosted on the same server (we were unable to trace the source). Our new VPS solution offers more seclusion from other sites and allowed us to build out the server specifically for the needs of ZH. This should all mean better security, speed and less downtime.
All unnecessary software installations were removed from the server, which creates less weak points in the system.

All of this provides us with some great new features. Some were features that you have gotten used to on Zebra Huddle, others are brand new. You may find that you have to redo certain things in your profile, like your avatar. Many avatars would not load and may have taken several extra days to recover. Everyone will need to update their officiating history as those custom fields are now built into the forum software and can be searchable. As always, please let me know if you find something that isn't as you expected it to be.

We also have a new system for moderation, so there is a clear task list for moderators. By using the “Report to moderator” link at the bottom right of each post, you can let us know that there is a problem. That is the best way to let us know about a topic that needs to split/brought back on track, someone who is being abusive, spam, etc.
Also, look for the + and – buttons in each post. It's a quick and easy way to say that you agree, or disagree, with a post without having to clutter up a thread with posts that don't add to the conversation. Of course, we still have Grand Slams and Majors, if you wish to leave a comment on what you liked or didn't like about a post.
There are many other features that will help things work better behind the scenes.

In short, Zebra Huddle is coming back stronger than ever.

One last thing. Because this has been a huge inconvenience to everyone, I'm giving a discount to ALL items in the store. For the next 2 days, use the coupon code ZH is back! at checkout for 10% off your entire purchase.
Your friendly Zebra Huddle admin.

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Offline Cliquework

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Re: ... And we're back!
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2012, 09:57:16 pm »
When adding your league affiliation in your profile, it appears you cannot make that linkable. Correct or user error? Leaving mine as it is as an example.

I think I see. That screws up the league affiliation search wouldn't it.

Test - Nope. Still seems to work.
« Last Edit: August 23, 2012, 10:02:05 pm by Cliquework »
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Offline Major Wood

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Re: ... And we're back!
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2012, 10:02:27 pm »
When adding your league affiliation in your profile, it appears you cannot make that linkable. Correct or user error? Leaving mine as it is as an example.

I think I see. That screws up the league affiliation search wouldn't it.

Yes. It wouldn't be searchable if there is any form of code in there.
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Offline Sintax

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Re: ... And we're back!
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2012, 10:39:15 pm »
Missed ZH. A bunch. That is all.
Over-thinking is a good thing.

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Offline Samuel Bergus

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Re: ... And we're back!
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2012, 10:48:43 pm »
The "ZH Classifieds" link over on the left side doesn't appear to work anymore.

Offline Nick Bergus

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Re: ... And we're back!
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2012, 10:51:38 pm »
PayPal is adding shipping and handling to donations.
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Offline Major Wood

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Re: ... And we're back!
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2012, 10:52:33 pm »
Looking into both right now
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Offline Major Wood

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Re: ... And we're back!
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2012, 11:02:11 pm »
Both issues should be corrected.

Thank you.
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Offline The Cleaner

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Re: ... And we're back!
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2012, 01:13:46 am »
Welcome back. And nice choice to go with what looks like prgmr :) I've had good results from them in the past.

Offline Major Wood

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Re: ... And we're back!
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2012, 03:16:30 am »
To head it off, I know that the rules quotes are not currently working. That is a modification that I wrote for the 1.x line of the forum software. I'm currently writing a revision for the 2.x line. Hope to have that available very quickly.
Your friendly Zebra Huddle admin.

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I speak only of my opinions and interpretations.

Offline Major Wood

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Re: ... And we're back!
« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2012, 04:57:12 am »
To head it off, I know that the rules quotes are not currently working. That is a modification that I wrote for the 1.x line of the forum software. I'm currently writing a revision for the 2.x line. Hope to have that available very quickly.

This should be fixed. I haven't yet made this feature into a mod that can be downloaded and installed on another SMF 2.x forum, but I plan to in the future.
Your friendly Zebra Huddle admin.

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I speak only of my opinions and interpretations.

Offline Numb3r Crunch3r

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Re: ... And we're back!
« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2012, 05:42:57 am »
Referring specifically to the +/- buttons - I can see the post score (which, when you hover over it, brings up a question mark and explains the concept also), but no +/- buttons on each post. Not that it's a huge/immediate issue...

Offline Major Wood

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Re: ... And we're back!
« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2012, 05:58:29 am »
Thank you. That should be fixed now.
It was a permissions issue. Appeared to be fine for me, as admin. Hadn't occurred to me that it would be turned off by default for other members.

You should now see + and - buttons on each post that is not your own. Please let me know if that isn't the case.
Your friendly Zebra Huddle admin.

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Offline Numb3r Crunch3r

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Re: ... And we're back!
« Reply #13 on: August 24, 2012, 08:41:20 am »
Gave you a plus for being awesome, and also to indicate that I can do that :)

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Re: ... And we're back!
« Reply #14 on: August 29, 2012, 05:49:55 am »
There doesn't seem to be a field on the profile page for number of bouts worked as an NSO.
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