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About LadyMercury

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    The floofy eared one
  • Birthday 08/29/1994

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    Changeling or Other

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    Transgender - MTF

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    Poniverse PR Head
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  1. First off, I'd like to apologize for having the site unavailable for so long. We encountered an issue with the database locking up last night during one of our nightly backups and were forced to restart one of our host nodes as the process had gone into a non-interruptible state. While I did make an attempt to do a graceful shutdown of all of our services before this (Aside from the process that couldn't be exited) unfortunately I forgot to sync the disks when I did so so we lost our cache configuration for about 10 hours. In the process, the mail server also failed to start back up properly so notifications and other email services from Poniverse were also down for that period of time, and it went unnoticed as our monitoring software saw that the SMTP port was listening properly. And MLPF itself was up and running from a glance, so we left it like that while Tinker went to work and I slept. Now that everything has been fixed, with the email issue not being discovered until about 14 hours after the outage occurred I figured I'd address this and let people know what happened and that we'll do our best to check everything more thoroughly in the future now that we know this is a potential problem that crops up. @tinker @Twilight Sparkle ✨ (Wow Feld pls) and I ended up spending a couple of hours troubleshooting these issues and Feld came up with a few ways to re optimize the forums for our new setup since we hadn't really done that since we moved servers a few years back. Hopefully you will all notice performance improvements as we've moved some of the critical cache operations off of our network attached HDDs and into RAM as well as taken some of the load from our MySQL database and put that to redis and PHP's opcache. From my own testing it's gotten load times down from about 8-10s per page down to 1-2s which should be a lot more manageable. As usual though, I hope everyone keeps an eye out for issues and brings them to our attention!
  2. Yes, everything's fine. We just had a mishap regarding an outage on another part of the node that required a server restart. When it came back up, a couple of important files got caught up in the mess. Everything should be back to normal now, though we're looking at how to minimize various problems in the future and a possible solution to prevent what happened to cause the outage earlier from happening again.
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    answered Poniverse finances?

    In short, no to both of your first questions. Private finance information is generally not available to the public. We're not publicly traded or anything like that. As far as what happens in the event of a shortage, generally we'd probably try to make announcements first to try and get the funds necessary to keep operating, whether that be internally or from the community. There is no specific person.
  4. It does not affect us. We're based in Canada, we're not in the jurisdiction of the EU, and just like US copyright law we don't abide by foreign copyright laws (So we ignore DMCA requests, etc too). We do however follow GDPR as a courtesy to EU residents, dealing with GDPR complaints is a bit more complex and has a bit more international weight than Copyright claims. As far as we're concerned, we abide by Canada's Notice and Notice policy where the ISP (Poniverse/MLPF) in this case forward notices to users if action is being taken against them, and remove content once we receive a court order. We do have stricter rules than are required by Notice and Notice of course, so please refer to our rules as far as breaking copyright goes, but aside from that nothing changes for us.
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    What was your first view on Bronies

    My first view was that they were weirdos, and that ponies were a weird thing to be into, but then a couple of my friends pushed me into it during a break in one of our classes. I had no idea they were into it beforehand so it took me by a bit of a surprise and so we watched a few episodes before school was let out. I'd already watched a bit of the earlier parts of Season 1 with my sister, but they eventually got me hooked by introducing me to some of the early fanfiction and some of the fandom's songs and I was drawn in shortly after.
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    Technical Issues Copy/Paste Error

    I'm honestly not sure how we'd even troubleshoot that, are you sure no browser plugins are causing this? I'd suggest trying to use the forum in a different browser or incognito to test.
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    Food Do you drink tap water?

    Yep, tap water's spring water here. Delicous stuff
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    Your Religion?

    I'm not sure what I am now. I was raised a baptist christian, the military showed me a lot of things that pushed me away from believing in a god. Now I'm in a sort of limbo where religion hasn't been a part of my life in so long that now that it's odd having bits come back now that I'm visiting my family again.
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    Favorite fairground rides

    Wikipedia is your friend! Mine would have to be bumper cars, I had a lot of fun in those in my teens. A close second would be the ferris wheel. It's always fun seeing the crowd below from up there and it's a good break from all of the ruckus.
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    Food Pretzels or Peanuts?

    I'd take a salted & buttered pretzel over some peanuts any day
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    Mega Thread What game are you playing right now?

    Tom Clancy's Rainbow 6 Siege
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    Worst online community?

    This one's a bit hard, but every community has the chance to have bad parts in it. 4chan is the one that gets my vote, even though there is some good that comes out of it every now and again.
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    answered How do i delete my account

    We can hide posts that might be embarrassing to prevent them from being searchable however.
  14. Sorry for being a little late with the fire brigade, sorry about it taking me an hour to restore functionality to the forums. My tired brain was struggling to figure out why everything wasn't making sense in the logs :twismile:

    1. Dabmanz


      All good thank you for restoring functionality you should have a rest. :)

  15. That's just this sub, I don't believe any of us put you in the mod queue. This sub requires mod approval for replies to make sure that accurate replies are sent to answer questions.