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  1. Whoops, forgot to hit "save" when I removed the upgrade warning on the main page. It's gone now.
  2. Hello everyone! The latest round of updates is complete - it seems pretty minimal, and everything still seems to work about as well as it did before. However, it did mention something about the login page code getting reset -- I've tested it, and it works for me for now… 😒 There are still some known issues with the previous upgrade. 😬 We hope to get those fixed.
  3. Bleah. Does anyone have a screenshot of how it should be? I don't remember how everything used to line up.
  4. Yeahhh, I didn't really know where to put it. It was overlapping some text on mobile view, and there wasn't quite room to squeeze things around there. I could probably stand have another whack at it.
  5. Thin mode has a CSS issue. I'm looking in to it now, shouldn't be too hard to fix I hope. [update] fixed
  6. Drat. I'll have to fix that tomorrow. Gotta sleep, gotta work soon. Also, a bug I just discovered: Typing ":[" and trying to move the cursor left with the arrow keys doesn't work until you type another 4 or 5 characters.
  7. I've fixed the login issue in just the sketchiest manner possible. Let me know if there's any trouble logging in with poniverse, part of the authentication process is commented out now.
  8. ok, first issue, you can't log in now
  9. Hello everyone! We're now running on the latest and greatest forum software, which probably means some things have stopped working. We'll try to fix anything obvious over the next few days, but please – let us know if you've noticed anything strange. Thanks!
  10. DDR

    Where's the background?

    … No. Flip. I'll have a look at it asap, after work.
  11. Upgrades are always announced at https://twitter.com/Poniverse , if you're ever curious. I wonder if I can make that Twitter feed show up on the actual error page, so it's more useful than just 'forums gone'. I actually should have posted outage updates there too, but I forgot. I've added that step my incident response checklist for next time.
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    Mega Thread The Banned Game

    Banned for circular motif in avatar.
  13. You are correct; it will probably only block you if you try to load load several hundred pages in a few seconds. It was looking like we were getting a few dozen a second from the spammer, which is fairly easy to filter out. We'll never know. Probably some automated bot that was set upon us and hundreds of other forums. Such is the nature of the internet; every networked computer is effectively constantly under attack. My own home machine sees hundreds of user/pass login attempts every day, for example, despite the fact you can't log in to it with a password. Yep. Happened earlier today while I was out. We should be more resilient to these sorts of attacks anyway, it's kind of shameful that we aren't.
  14. Hello everyone, We apologise for the instability and downtime of the forums that occurred today. A spammer was, probably inadvertently, performing a denial of service attack on us – they were requesting so many forum pages and searches that no legitimate traffic could get through. This also maxed out our database, which led to instability and downtime in some other Poniverse services which shared the DB instance. We've blocked the spammer's IP for now, and added basic rate limiting. Let us know if you encounter any 403 "service temporarily unavailable" errors, please. A long-term solution would be to introduce better rate-limiting (so offenders can't take us down as easily) and fail2ban (automatically block offenders from accessing MLPF at all). We will be investigating this over the coming weeks.
  15. Yeah; they're pretty hidden in there aren't they. I'd really like to get them out into the first view, it's stupid to have to click in to find them.