Trollplay Closing - June 15th 2013
Trollplay and the Trollplay Forums are both closing. This is a difficult thing for me to write, and it might be a difficult thing for some of you to read. I’m sorry. Trollplay will close on June 15th. The Trollplay Forums will close on July 1st. Trollplay has been a major part of my life for the past two years, and it’s been so touching and fun to read peoples’ logs and see...
Anonymous asked: Sorry to ask, but how do we download the PMs?
Trollplay forums are back
Hey! The forums are back up. Thanks for your patience. http://cel3stial.com/forums Have fun!
The Trollplay Forums
The forums are down! Sorry. We moved from one host to another in an effort to escape some weird issues with CPU and bandwidth drain, and the issues followed us! I’m waiting to hear back from the host providers to re-enable the forums’ account, and then I’m going to try a few solutions (blocking IPs that look like they’re trying to DDOS us, and then failing that, switching...
Trollplay/Forums maintenance successful!
Hey, guys! It looks like the DNS servers resolved while I was going about my school day, so the Trollplay Forums have been back up since earlier this morning! Furthermore, the maintenance on the main Trollplay site was successful, and log saving is 100% functional once more. It looks like the forums’ server move was generally a success. However, there was one issue: private messages were...
Maintenance is done. The older logs have been cleared away, and new logs are saving again properly. The forums will be back tomorrow. Tomorrow, I’ll also link the archives of the cleared logs, just in case you want to go through them. Thanks. Have a good day!
Hey, everyone! The reason the logs haven’t been saving for the past few months is because the old logs were taking up too much space on the server. We looked into a few solutions, but the most practical way to handle it at this point would be for us to clear the old logs in order to make room for the new ones. Please save any logs that are on the server that you want to keep! We’ll...
Hey! We’re having some issues with log saving over on the Trollplay server. What a bummer! It’s like some kind of spooky Halloween nightmare! Aiieee! So, bad news and good news with logs. First, the bad news: We’re going to have to temporarily delete some of the older logs. But, preserving logs is very important to us. We have them backed up off-site, and we intend to have them...
We’ve still been plugging away at keeping Trollplay up and running, but there hasn’t been much to report: hopefully, thus explaining the total silence around here since the end of March. About a month ago, we enlisted two more people to help reboot the server when it crashes. Those two individuals are Tezukarin and shitsletsbeTherapist. Tezukarin often posts updates when he reboots...
Things are up
I’m really exhausted, so I’m not going through the numerous asks until tomorrow. I’ll try to answer the most common, most obvious question to the best of my ability. The site and/or forums are down?: Both of them are up now. I think maybe the site has been crashing because I failed to correctly configure Apache when I switched it to run on port 8080. I changed that setting....
I say, hey. What's going on?
Hey, guys! The server went down after I went to bed this afternoon. The issue was one that was very difficult to resolve without being able to access the root account, so I wasn’t able to put it back up until I got back from class this evening. Trollplay is back up, and has been for the last couple hours! The forums are down, and I’m working on putting them back up. It shouldn’t...
Anonymous asked: what will happen to logs we may have had bookmarked? because I had a few and I really don't want to lose them.
Here's what I still have to do
Yeah, I’m not totally done! Here’s what’s left: First (and most obviously), I have to finish the new layout Reformat about 70-80% of the old logs. Put the link back up to the old PHP + SQL based Trollplay ( it’s up at http://trollplay.net:8080 ) Redirect the old log URLs to the new ones. That’s all I can remember through my sleepy haze. Have fun, y’all....
Trollplay Is Up! →
Anonymous asked: I'm guessing that you've had your fair share of RP's. Are there any that particularly stand out, really memorable ones, etc?
oldsimpleruser asked: Is there anything any of us could do to help out? Like any skills you need more of or anything?
dicklordsupreme-deactivated2012 asked: Trollmegle seems to have always had a habit of semi-frequent downtimes which last a day or so. Any chance the update to Trollplay will change that? And if not, is there a likelihood of it getting fixed in the future? It's a server issue, it's pretty understandable, servers cost a damn lot.
Anonymous asked: I know you have probably gotten heaps of these, but I was wondering, when do you think trollmegle will be back?
Anonymous asked: Dearest comrade, next time you have to do something like this, instead of putting down a concrete time just give something vague (like say, when Duke Nukem Forever comes out ohwait) and while I'm able to ask for unreasonable things go and beat the crap out of the code until it stops being prone to crashing and rendering OUR NEW FAVORITE THING, TROLLPLAY, THAT TOTALLY ISN'T A RENAMED OLD...
cylyss asked: What made you first want to make trollmegle a thing? Did you ever expect the response to be as big as it is?
Anonymous asked: since you're in contact with the site owners, do you have any idea about the status of msparp?
Anonymous asked: How far along are you at finishing, and how long until it'll be up?? KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!!!
Anonymous asked: all of us chilling in the missed connections are flipping our lids waiting for trollplay, but just know that we all REALLY appreciate all of the hard work and all the time you're putting into it!!! thanks to you, we all have a place to socialize, and we really feel like a family. :)
Anonymous asked: Don't push yourself too hard, people can be patient one night more if you need to call it quits and get some sleep. If you're still good to go keep going of course but we all really appreciate what you're doing and don't want you to kill yourself over this if it would be easier to get done tomorrow c:
Status Report Action Go
Right now I’m batch editing the old logs so they’re compatible with the new log displaying system that Timeroot wrote. He’s an amazing guy, and his programming skills really impress me! Way to go, Timeroot! This involves inputting one command into PuTTY every 20 minutes, which is why I’m wasting time answering asks, haha. If you have anything you’d like to ask about...
dicklordsupreme-deactivated2012 asked: Is the new stylesheet going to use the appropriate fonts that MSPA itself uses? I think that'd help add to the authenticity of the whole thing.
striderdicks-deactivated2012092 asked: Just wanted to say, you're doing a very good job with handling all the pressure (not specifically from users, though I'm sure you do get that) to get Trollmegle (uh, Trollplay) up and running again, and well, I hope we all don't forget that you have a life too! And, um, yeah. Just a word of encouragement, I guess? Keep up the great work; I've really enjoyed the site.
Anonymous asked: darlin' its the next day, and trollmegle STILL isn't up! you're killin' me bro! please fix it?
17+ Asks! Here is the answer to most of them.
Whoa! Sorry, guys! I got home later than I had planned and it pulled me off schedule. Here’s a tl;dr: I’m hurrying. I’m going to put the new layout up after the site is up, and the redirects, so I can get it up faster. I’ll have it up as soon as it’s ready, and I’m doing the best that I can. Here’s the long version:[[MORE]] So, here’s my todo...
mikalhvi asked: I saw the name was gonna change to Trollplay... apparently there is a small beading community using the name Trollplay? Just what I saw via google.
cuttlefish-empress-deactivated2 asked: Have you thought of setting up a cam and mic option?
Anonymous asked: It is tomorrow and I still see no trollmegle, you are killing me here!!! I mean, sure my sleeping patterns are better, but i want trollmegle so bad!!
Anonymous asked: It won't let me access saved logs. Is that another thing we can't access during the maintence?
Server Work Underway
2buff2punch: I finished backing up the files on the server about half an hour ago, then I got a migraine. JEEZ. Next on the agenda: point Trollmegle.net to a page on Cel3stial.com. Then reformatting, repartitioning, and reinstalling Ubuntu. Then after Ubuntu, LAMP, then FTP, then queuing up the backups to upload while I sleep. Then after I wake up, I need to put the backups in their proper...
dicklordsupreme-deactivated2012 asked: You mentioned you're planning on adding filter by character options to Trollplay. I'm not so sure this is a great idea. I know me, and a lot of my friends who use Trollmegle prefer it over MSPARP purely because you DON'T have to select your character before jumping in. It lets you choose who to play as based on what the other person is doing. Filter by character options seem like...
Anonymous asked: so exactly what time will trollmegle be up and running again?
Anonymous asked: I'm confused as to what "8080" is/means?
Anonymous asked: OH MY GOG. HOLY SNAP. It's down until my sister's baby is due, you MAD GENIUS.
New Name and Downtime
Hey, guys! Tonight I have some good news and bad news! First, let’s cover the good news! Rob, Timeroot, and I all deliberated and we’ve decided on a new name for the site. We decided to use the name Trollplay, a suggestion first submitted by Yume Niffel. Thanks, Yume! Her name will be added to the credit page, and she has our appreciation to the max. To herald in the new name, we’ll have a new...
A young site stands in its server. It just so happens that today, the 1st of March, is this young site’s 297th day of existence. Though it was 42 weeks ago it was given “life,” it is only today that it will be given a name! —- Trollmegle is undergoing a name change. It will still be the same site, and you will still be able to access it from Trollmegle.net, but...
New Trollmegle Version
http://trollmegle.net:8080/ Come test it out! Less lag than ever! Written by Alex Meiburg. Give him a big hand, he is the best. I’ll post with more details in the morning. Feel free to report bugs! Known bug at the moment: incompatible with IE. Sorry!
Apologies on the Flake
I’ve kind of flaked out on my internet activity (including Trollmegle maintenance) and I want to apologize for that. There was a family emergency, and I kind of lost my head! The site should be back up, now.
Ask Backlog, Trollmegle.net, 2000 Visitors
Oh, gosh. I have such a backlog of questions to answer in my askbox. Sorry about that! I just kind of disappeared from tumblr for a couple of weeks. I’ll answer the rest of the questions tomorrow, and queue them up to post at intervals as to prevent further answer spamming. Anyway, on to business. I got the DNS servers all set up for Trollmegle.net (you can even check it out, if you like!),...
Anonymous asked: Hey, 9 times out of 10, I never get a reply on Trollmegle. I figure there can't be this many people just idling, so what's up? It makes it really frustrating and no fun to use Trollmegle.
Anonymous asked: Trollmegle has been pretty awesome for me, but I have one teeny tiny nitpick: you list Jaspersprite's color as 'Fuschia'--it's fuchsia.
Anonymous asked: Where can we find the script you based Trollmegle on? Alternatively, will you open-source Trollmegle?
Anonymous asked: Alright, I'm not sure if I'm supposed to ask you about this but when I try to go onto F yeah Trollmegle on tumblr, it won't load and I'm wondering what's up with that. : I
Anonymous asked: This'll probably be hard to code, but if you could make an optional filter so you only encounter certain text colors, that would be awesome. (Since, as a Nepeta, it is my duty to find Karkats and <3 them furefur.)