I'm first off going to assume you're actually bothered to see what I'm going on about so I'm just going to cut to the chase.
As a few of you hardcore rafflers know, the site originally was setup back on 1st July 2011 on the old host (one where my site is hosted) by me and miz, the site was running fine and dandy in it's original early state up to 7th July where it was suddenly discovered by /v/ (yes I know what you're thinking, "LETS RUN THIS SHIT TO THE GROUND!") and it quickly boomed with activity, so much it was starting to affect the performance of the server it was running on as it's hardware was to be honest, mid range last year spec.
Because of this I started to look around to see if the site could be moved, luckily after I facedesked multiple times while looking at server costs I decided to ask our current webmaster Darkimmortal if it would be possible to move the site over the server they use for GamingMasters.
Fluke of luck the discussion went something like this:
Reag~ ?: I've got a slightly large question to ask
Dark: go on
Reag~ ?: Would it be possible to move tf2r over to your server?
So the site moved shortly after asking on 15th July to it's current goat infested home which is handling it much better than the last server, fucking magic amirite?
And that's pretty much it, was a rough ride at first but things have gotten pretty smooth now, minus for the few half done and missing things but they'll be done eventually (valve time).
So I'd like to say thanks on behalf of the staff for using the site and hope you continue enjoying the service available, oh and have some graphs.
We use graphs now, graphs are cool.
So far I will probably implement these ideas:
- Display user avatar.
- Display user name.
- Show user rank, and progress bar how much he needs to reach higher rank.
- Add auto promotions to system.
- Display last 5/10 raffles that that user has won at least one item.
- Display last 5/10 hes created raffles.
- Show hes daily/weekly activity on the website. *
- Add user report function.
If you have any other ideas, please share.
Also as side effect, I had to ban 5 people within first hour after release.
It would be nice if you could also post the name that is currently on the system and official item name.
However I'm not sure if there should be option to disable Captcha for public raffle or not.
What do you think?
I just want to let you know that this part of website will be for expressing ideas, what we think about them and other stuff.
Since the main news section is dedicated for site introduction, this one will be for everything else.