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  1. Mars

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    gotVirtual will become unreachable for as long as two hours due to network maintenance.
    this maintenance is scheduled to begin march 08 at 9:00:00 PM UTC.

    please note that the 'xen' referred to is in regards to virtualisation and processor sharing and the like. it is not related to xenforo.
    a page that may be of interest: http://status.gotvirtual.net/

    edit: maintenance complete
     
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  2. Mars

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    • patched a potential xss issue
    • testing core 1.4.8 in a dev sandbox.
     
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    • reactivated tagcloud sidebar
    • altered tagging permissions
     
  4. Mars

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    • fixed an issue that was causing some users to bounce between usergroups inhabitant II and inhabitant III
     
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    • testing core 1.5b1 in a dev sandbox. this is a major update to the core, bring new end-user features (and potentially a lot of upgrade work)
     
  6. Mars

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    • patched a potential xss issue
     
  7. Mars

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    • migrated virtualisation platforms; moved from xen to kvm. note that 'xen' has nothing to do with 'xenforo'.
    • updated apache and various linux ancillaries. things like sudo, grep, curl, etc.
    • testing core 1.5.1 in a dev sandbox. this is a significant update that must be thoroughly tested prior to going live. its likely that it will require the front page be replaced and for our many small in-house addons to be updated. nevertheless, it will happen sometime in october.
     
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    we are back after nearly 12 hours of downtime. the downtime was due to a massive ddos attack that has been levelled against linode (our host) data centres since christmas.
    http://status.linode.com
    http://status.linode.com/incidents/mmdbljlglnfd

    please note that gV is referred to as 'atlanta' in linode status reports, as our website is physically hosted in atlanta, georgia.
    somebody has gone to great lengths to disrupt linode, so it is possible that the atlanta data centre will come under attack again in the immediate future.
    if we experience more downtime, both the linode status page and our own twitter account will have any relevant information.
     
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    the ddos attack is ongoing, and there isnt anything we can do about it.
     
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    • updated various libraries and dependencies
    • updated the majority of video embeds to current standards
     
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    • updated various libraries and dependencies
    • updated core to 1.5.5a. this is a significant update that will require a separate announcement
    • updated any addons that had updates available
    • upgraded members gallery from vintage 2012 xfr version to the officially released xfmedia gallery
    • replaced the unsupported 2010 xenporta (the front page) with the properly maintained xenporta2
    • some site features are currently disabled as they are written in house and need to be reworked to function on core 1.5.5
    if there are any issues with gV (such as permissions or whatnot) please let us know
     
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    • 60+ spiders at any given moment? blocked baidu
    • running some media processing deferment, meaning pages with heaps of youtube links should feel less laggy
    • altered apache conf to lighten its footprint
    • changed how we log apache errors (no more 500mb log files)
     
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    • updated core to 1.5.6
    • this was a simple maintenance patch
     
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    • made some changes to alerts:
      • their number will count down as alerted events are cleared (such as viewing a watched thread)
      • cleared alerts can now by marked 'unread' drom the alerts page (a byproduct of a testing environment)
    • working on notifications a la facebook
     
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    Notice of European data protection removal from Google Search

    To: Webmaster of http://gotvirtual.net/,

    Due to a request under data protection law in Europe, Google can no longer show one or more pages from your site in Google Search results. This only affects responses to some search queries for names or other personal identifiers that might appear on your pages. Only results on European versions of Google are affected. No action is required from you.

    What we’d like you to know:
    These pages haven’t been blocked entirely from our search results

    They’ve only been blocked on certain searches for names on European versions of Google Search. These pages will continue to appear for other searches.

    We aren’t disclosing which queries have been affected.

    In many cases, affected queries don’t relate to the name of any person mentioned prominently on the page.

    For example, the name might only appear in a comment section.

    You can notify us of concerns

    If you have additional information regarding the content of a page that you believe warrants a reversal, you can notify Google. Please note that while we read all requests, we do not always respond. Only the registered siteowner can access this form.

    Here are the affected URL(s):
    http://gotvirtual.net/community/threads/and-now-you-know…-the-rest-of-the-story.1019/

    Need more help?
    • Read about the Google’s process for European data protection removals.
     
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