Optional Realities & Project Redshift


  • Coder

    They are running phpBB, so a grand number of things may have happened.



  • @ThugHeaven said:

    Did this die or something?

    Nope. It didn't die. There were just some serious server-side issues that took the site down for a few days. OR decided to use that as an excuse to take some time to re-engineer the website and forums. It should be back up this weekend.


  • Coder

    @Jaunt said:

    @ThugHeaven said:

    Did this die or something?

    Nope. It didn't die. There were just some serious server-side issues that took the site down for a few days. OR decided to use that as an excuse to take some time to re-engineer the website and forums. It should be back up this weekend.

    Not that I have any vested interest in OR, but from one server admin to another, that seems like a silly thing to do when you could have just shown a maintenance page or a simple placeholder page announcing your upgrades to the general public. phpBB in fact has a maintenance mode built in.

    Edit: Also, development instances. Have you heard of them? (Said all server admins everywhere)


  • Coder

    There's another thing that seems to bridge Mud and Mush:

    I don't always test my code, but when I do I do it in production.


  • Coder

    @Jaunt

    Some sort of notification notice/update on the OR address about what is happening would be useful whenever technically possible.
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    Griatch



  • I'll forward your thoughts to Jeshin, as I'm not a server admin myself.


  • Pitcrew

    Hey,

    Sorry for being personally absent from this community for so long. Real life tied with difficulties in Project Redshift's development a long with a complete loss of our webserver kind of hit me pretty hard. Even though that has only been occurring in the last 1.5 weeks leading up to it wasn't much better.

    I have slept, we have worked, our direction has been updated.

    http://optionalrealities.com/ --- new website and new mission statement
    http://optionalrealities.com/forums/ --- new forum and we really liked nodebb so we used it.


  • Coder

    @Jeshin said:

    we really liked nodebb so we used it.

    :scream:


  • Pitcrew

    We also... you knew took a very hard look at our mission statement and our goals and we updated those too. Probably a bigger deal >_> and more likely to be something this community is going to appreciate.

    TLDR - All text-based games including MU*, Interactive fiction, roguelikes, and other unspecified types have equal ability to advertise and equal tools to do so on the site with no subforums existing anymore except by "type"


  • Coder

    @Jeshin

    Hey.

    I don't know if this got lost in the shuffle (shuffle, noise, vitriol), but I never minded the idea of anyone saying, "Hey, this thing is awesome and we want to feature it." I think it's a great community-building idea, and I hope you keep doing it. Even if people disagree, they will know what you think is good.

    The big explosion over ideas was because of the prerequisites.

    That is all.