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qan
qan
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Last Activity: Today, 04:41 AM
Joined: 03-31-2004
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  • qan
    replied to New elim season starting!
    It's begun!

    Note that this season, the activity cutoff will be active all season long. You'll need to have played an elim game within 7 days or you will not appear on the scoreboard.

    I was working out a formula for ratings decay with...
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  • qan
    replied to Trench Wars Holiday Donation Drive
    He's not aware of too much that's happened in TW, being a pretty recent player. Thanks for donating, Og. Sorry you didn't get a coupon but I also am willing to bet you don't really give a damn about spacedollars.


    Cleared out the Apache...
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  • qan
    replied to Trench Wars Holiday Donation Drive
    (Updated OP with this information)

    UPDATE 1: We've migrated to a $50/month plan after re-assessing our server requirements. It's a bit tight, but we can make it work! Zone functionality shouldn't be affected. But please let me know if you notice...
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  • qan
    replied to Trench Wars Holiday Donation Drive
    Unfortunately we're not a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit, so donations are not tax-deductible. We did take this to a lawyer at one point in time, but it was determined it wasn't really feasible, maybe due to the all-volunteer nature of the project. We'd also...
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  • qan
    replied to Trench Wars Holiday Donation Drive
    Some folks were discussing options last night about the cost of the bot server. Looking at shrinking the size of the Linode. Probably doable, with a bit of work. It'll require some serious drive cleanup, scaling back from 6 CPUs to 4, and giving up 8GB of...
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  • qan
    replied to Trench Wars Holiday Donation Drive
    If you actually use CPanel, it would take a very long time to explain the details behind migrating a very old server. Many people with far more expertise than you (and than me) have already considered many options, and come to the conclusion that we receive...
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  • qan
    replied to Trench Wars Holiday Donation Drive
    Also, want to apologize for coming off as a bit alarmist. We hadn't reviewed the account in a few months, so I was pretty shocked to see we only had $600 left, and that's reflected in the tone of this drive. The last few years we've hovered around $1000, which...
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  • qan
    replied to Trench Wars Holiday Donation Drive
    Merry Xmas Myth! Great to see you around. Let's dooo itttttt!!



    We run a single Linode server, which runs our array of sites, various secondary services, plus the bots and database. Wirah also runs a supplementary server out of his...
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  • qan
    started a topic Trench Wars Holiday Donation Drive

    Trench Wars Holiday Donation Drive

    UPDATE 1: We've migrated to a $50/month plan after re-assessing our server requirements. It's a bit tight, but we can make it work! Zone functionality shouldn't be affected. But please let me know if you notice anything unusual. The zone still needs your donations!...
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    Last edited by qan; Yesterday, 10:04 PM. Reason: Updated with $50/mo plan change; info on donation coupons not being issued

  • Bit of a day late/dollar short situation, but there's finally a decent way to track this. Basically, just take a succession of screenshots in a row, and once their identity is verified they'll be netbanned:
    Though, it unfortunately doesn't mean...
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  • Thanks for taking the time to write. I understand what you're saying, and agree that it can be a problem. But I'm ever the pragmatist. So I'll always be asking: what do you think is the solution? In the end we've got to look at solutions to the problem, rather...
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  • qan
    replied to Qan's true nature revealed.
    This isn't even my final form...
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  • The rules were updated after Azov came through as ban op, and possibly a bit before then. I wasn't involved for a few years during that time and missed out on some developments, so I can't say exactly when it happened. (By the way, I've never been Dean of...
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  • qan
    started a topic Santa Letter Submissions

    Santa Letter Submissions

    He's naked from the waist, he's wearing Old Spice
    Gonna find some old men to play dice
    Santa Claus is bumming around town


    It's that time again, kiddos! Time to send in your letters to the fat man in the north in anticipation...
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  • A sort of trimmed-down, simplified Robert's Rules, yeah.

    The problem with in-game polling/pure democracy rather than a republic/representative model is that it's very difficult to verify identity online. I could quite easily vote with several...
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  • Henry went against the judgment of a lot of people to rehire you, in part this was because of me ... because I've always believed you have good intentions. Pretty much universally from staff we heard, "Wait, you're actually rehiring Jessup?" Got...
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  • Oof, 8/10, good bait!

    It's true that I'm currently overseeing a tiered command structure that I haven't agreed with since I joined it 15 years ago. I've always thought it resembled a military, which seems odd for a volunteer organization. I think...
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  • You weren't banned from staff; you were fired. You thought a bot was sending in an automated call about another player suggesting someone kill themselves on team chat. That's not strictly against the rules, though the banops might be able to make a case for...
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  • You'll be happy to learn that for all silences, mods do need to include a log and/or screenshot. (The same is not true for warnings, however.) We use a rather complex system. All warnings are timestamped as well, and recorded to the database, which is searchable....
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  • Vys is working on getting more caps, yes. That's the big hurdle right now. Signups are looking pretty strong, though.

    Henry can handle infrastructure, despite it being in addition to his normal job on staff. Announcements, getting hosts/hosting,...
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