A few more of the external applications have been reintegrated with the site and IRC channel. The IRC script is once again available from the channel (trigger !ATScript IIRC), and the stats should also now be working correctly again. Scores should generate and update after so many wins, and be available on the website. Channel statistics are also now available again and will generate new stats once every day.
Also, here is one of the new lineup charts I found floating around on the interwebs for this winter season.
Back To Work
It has been a few months since the last stated "We're BACK!!!" and this time, I have the time to back up those words, with the vacation time which I have. Over this short break, my goal is to finally get back to work on the trivia site, and in the IRC channel. For the most part, things have been automated and still running, but.... a few things have been MIA since the move over to the server.
Tonight, I managed to update the sites frontend. Over the new few days, I will be working on a number of other areas, such as updating the site (removing old/broken content and adding new/fixed content), restoring the channel stats, fixing links, restoring the channel script which I need to retrieve from file storage. For tonight, I've finished my intended work, and the site is now live again. It has been in maintenance mode for quite a number of months. ;(
All the spam users have been cleaned up. If anyone was registered previously, and cannot log in, you may wish to try creating a new account. A new captcha system has been added, so the site should use two now. One for registering, and the ordinary one for logging in. This should cut down on the spambots creating accounts on the site.
Other than that...
May everyone have a great Thanksgiving day tomorrow! Eat, eat, and eat some more!! mwhahahaha!!
It Has Been A Long Time
Well well well... we're back, sorta. Not that we've ever had a huge following. Anime is cool and all, but trivia for it? Coming up with good questions is always fun and all, but most people get frustrated when it comes to the tougher ones, making trivia not a big dealie-o. We've always strive for good questions and some interesting content, making things a bit more difficult.
I'm the webmaster for 7 sites... which includes this one... plus, running multiple other servers (email, voip, gaming, ftp, etc.), these sites have been the last thing on my mind. Plus, the reconfiguration of 'em from the server move... well, they've just been sitting idly by in backup form. But hey! This one is back up and running, so enjoy!
It will take me a few days for everything to get set back up. This site is just a front for an IRC channel of #AnimeTrivia on the Rizon network. To simply things, I am dropping the other networks we were running the channel on. The questions are still there, I think, so if you'd like, feel free to start a round. I'll be testing the site, updating, reconfiguring, and doing all that cool stuff tomorrow, along with bringing the IRC channel back to its former state.
Trivia Back Online After Much Downtime
So after nearly two weeks being offline, the Trivia is now back and available for play. I apologize for this taking so long. So the new machine the trivia is running on had a bad part, which had to be RMA'd, and this added a few days keeping the trivia from returning, but the main problem was restoring the backup and the reconfiguration of everything... which is still ongoing.
Trivia should be fully restored and working exactly as it was. Since there has been much downtime already, I will be working on the script update and bot update on the side, when I have time, and the switch will only throw the bot offline for a minute... but this is the next project, and the current system still has much in way of restoring from the old, so the update will not be soon, unfortunately.
The trivia is now back and active again, after disappearing for near 24 hours. A problem with one of the drives in the RAID occurred, and has since been resolved. The faulty drive caused system instability as it was going out, so the trivia stability should be much more reliable than it has over the past day or two.
Trivia Will Be Unavailable
Starting tonight, Thursday, Feb. 4th, trivia will go offline and remain so for a few days. The trivia will be available again come Tuesday, Feb. 9th, later during that day... many apologies if you have already planned your weekend around playing some trivia in the channel. ;)
Also, just a note... the new display adapter is pretty buggy and has been crashing the system recently, which is why the trivia has been disappearing lately. Hopefully this will be resolved sometime next week as well, promoting a more stable environment and increasing the uptime to, once again, be where it should.
A New Quiz Is Available
A quiz for the month of December has been added for the web page and is now available. You will find it under the "Quiz" section of the site. Look for the link in the menu bar at the top of the page. As usual, it is a 10 question quiz that can only be played once. Please visit us in the IRC channel to really test your skill ("Chat/Play" link in the menu bar at the top of the page).
Page Looks Have Changed
If you are returning here, hopefully you will notice that the web page has changed a little bit. Some graphics have been tweaked, some colors have been changed. Best thing of all, the lag 'should' be fixed, so no more waiting forever for the page loading.
Minor Changes To Channel
Two things changed. Neither of great importance, but both should be quite noticeable. First off, the script for starting the trivia has been changed and put on a delay. Instead of the trigger activating per join for the channel, it will now only show once a minute at most, no matter how many people join. This should cut down on the trigger spam in the channel, especially after netsplits.
Secondly, the revolving door ban is more user friendly, and now triggers only after someone join/parts within' a much, much, shorter duration.
Laaaaaaag, Oh, And Trivia Is Back
The page has been a bit laggy lately. Sorry about that, but still checking into it. A language change at first did not affect the page any... however, that did change over time. The change has been reverted, and although this page still takes a little longer to load than what it should, it appears to be loading much easier. Until this problem is resolved, please feel free to send feedback on any items which are not loading, displaying, or working properly.
Also, the trivia was down for about half a day during some routine maintenance, which was more of a last minute job than anything. On the plus side, the hardware shines again! No more dust coating.
Visual line-up for the winter season.
Where Is The Blasted Anime Trivia At?
04:02 < mkts> .trivia
04:03 < mkts> No Trivia?
It is rare, but occasionally the bot disappears for a short while. Sorry for the disappointment caused last night. A device on the power line blew a breaker and some stuff not on the battery backup yet, had to be reset. The bot vanished for about an hour, but is back online.
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