Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Database Issues

Today my host had some database issues and decided to shutdown access to their server. Fortunately I had a backup (from the 19th) and I was able to restore access fairly quickly. Unfortunately the site isn't 100% and will not be until my host fixes their database.

Sorry for this outage, all will be well soon.

Monday, July 4, 2011

[wiki] Upgraded wiki software

Just a note to say I upgraded dokuwiki.

It took forever, none of the settings were saved, I nearly freaked out, but in the end I was able to get it back to normal.

Friday, July 1, 2011

[Forums] Huge upgrade incoming

Keep an eye on the forums this weekend, I'm doing some coding...

[Contest] June Winners!

This month's contest has ended. Congratulations to sptuck, Most Popular Script Overall, adg707, Most Active Developer, and microzoa, Most Popular Script: Television. Everyone did an awesome job!

Be sure to keep an eye on this month's contest!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Today I am adding ip banning...

With almost 9000 users I can say that a vast vast vast majority of them are good citizens but recently a few people have decided that they have a problem with a free site offering free content. I guess I've been spoiled because for a year and a half the thought never crossed my mind to create a banning system.

Recently I implemented a 'posting ban' because some users do not understand what to post where. Leaving negative reviews because you can't get a script to work is not appropriate. It's been made obtrusively clear, if we have a problem, that we should click the 'Get Support' links, not to leave a negative review.

At the same time I added 'account bans', this was mainly added as a barrier to bad accounts. Such as imitating a PlayOn Admin.

So this morning I will be adding IP banning because some people can't control themselves. I'd rather spend the time on new features but it is what it is.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Experiments, Contests, and Lists. Oh My!

Sometime this weekend Lists will be enabled for all users, the system seems stable and I'd like to get some broader feedback. Expect it soooooon.

The Monthly Contest will begin on 6/1/2011 and continue until 7/1/2011. Thanks to donations I was able to secure some funding for a couple months worth of contests. And, of course, the free PlayOn Premium upgrade being supplied by MediaMall! At the end of the contest winners will be contacted to supply an email address to accept the winnings via PayPal.

I've put up a new section on the forums asking for ideas for the website, I've been working on a good one which should also be put up sometime this weekend (more on this when it's released). Post your ideas for the website, no matter how crazy, and if it's possible, I'll try to get it done.

Monday, May 16, 2011

[Website] Server I/O Error

Tonight I discovered that there was a server error which resulted in many of the scripts hosted here being overwritten with a blank script or just the image data.

Developers please reupload your scripts as soon as you can. If you would like to bulk upload your scripts please ZIP them up and email them to with the subject "bulk upload" and I'll see to it that your scripts get added as soon as possible.

I'd also like to apologize for not being diligent in backing up these files. I make daily backups of our database but not the physical files stored on the server. I honestly never thought this could happen and I assure you that I'll be making daily backups of the physical files as well from here on out.

Once again, I'm sorry, and thanks for everything.