Just wanted to let you all know that over the upcoming weekend (starting 11/25-11/27) we'll be taking care of some routine care and feeding of the web stack the site runs on. This includes:
Upgrading the underlying VMs to the latest distro provided php/nginx/etc. We are currently on...
We've recently had some drama revolving around an ex-member creating sock-puppet accounts to evade being banned and disrupting the site. I wanted to take a second to talk about how we handle ban-evasion and in general how we moderate.
1) The ex-member was banned ten years ago for...
I snagged one of these on eBay a couple months ago for a very reasonable sum as I recently got a C500 from a friend.
I think it's finally time to test it out :)
Will take some pics and let y'all know how it goes. Likely my best random eBay catch in a while.
In the course of being an administrator for a site like the MLA, for as long as it has been around, you sometimes have to deliver bad news. It is with the greatest respect, and sadness, that I would like to inform you all Tony Diaz, a pillar of the Apple ][ and Mac communities has...
I figured I'd make a quick how-to for my own reference and to make this a little easier for folks who may want to emulate a powermac on Linux. This will be a step-by-step for each distribution, starting with Arch because I use it daily. This will be a WIP where I add sections for...
The main site has been migrated.
We're working on the wiki, snitz archive, and mail still. These should be completed over the day today.
If you encounter any issues with the site, please report them in the bugtracker thread!
We have updated the site/theme to the latest versions, performed much needed database maintenance, migrated the gnarliest functions to redis from db/file backed, and completed some general cleaning up. In this maintenance window, the following bugs have been squashed:
Coryw and I migrated email for the MLA to our new technology stack tonight.
Mails from 68kmla now employ spf/dkim/dmarc to help ensure strict email hosts no longer black hole notifications from the site.
Please let us know if you encounter any problems,
We will be performing necessary maintenance on the side 2019-11-06 from 04:00 through 08:00 UTC (11/05 8pm-12am in Pacific.)
Please feel free to join us on IRC during the maintenance window -- irc.oshaberi.ne.jp #68kmla.
I will be updating the site software and underlying stack to the lastest version of each component.
Please be aware that the site will be unavailable during the hours of 22:00-24:00 in PDT, which is UTC -7.
Please keep your eyes on the IRC at irc://irc.oshaberi.ne.jp/#68kmla
The software that our site runs on has been upgraded. A few things everyone should know:
All post data must be reprocessed in the background. The site will be a little slow to respond until this has been completed.
Posts and their attachments from the old phpbb site have been...
Hello 68kMLA Community,
We're happy to announce that defor has joined the moderation team as a sectional moderator for the Trading Post & Feedback forums.
A few things to know about defor:
Ikea addiction: ✔
Vidya games: ✔
user #7: ✔
Thanks for joining...
We have migrated a copy of the site from a few days ago into a test instance for beta testing. It would be greatly appreciated if folks would assist in the testing effort.
Please reply to this thread if you would like your account to be enabled on the test site, which resides here...
Sorry for the delay in fixing problems with email after the migration.
Emails are now working as expected. Please let an admin know via the bug tracker thread if you aren't receiving emails you think that you should be.
It may take a little while for dns and spam filtering services...
Hello 68kMLA Community,
Life, the universe, and everything has gotten into the way of the day-to-day for the admin team in recent times. In order to provide a more consistent experience we've been deliberating on inviting site members to join the moderation team.
The admin team is happy to...
We'll be moving hosts at the end of the month. The move will occur 2017-04-29 at 1900 UTC-7; the site will be down for at least one hour.
This move will help us prepare for making the jump to the latest version of the InvisionPower Suite (IPS4).
You can join us during the move on...
Due to issues with our CA, we've bought a new certificate for the 68kMLA through our Registrar's program.
SHA-256 Fingerprint: 62:22:1E:3B:C5:94:D1:61:16:3A:00:4F:09:F4:0B:BB:2C:A9:1D:4B:BA:4D:BD:78:C9:BE:B9:5C:54:61:E4:64
I've made three changes to the forum software to enhance quality of life, listed below.
1) The session length has been increased from one hour to three days.
2) The number of number login attempts necessary to lock your account has been increased from three to five.