Monday, July 27, 2009
Game play resumed on Friday night (July 24) as scheduled, and the good news is that with the new game server that was set up for us, we're back to a total nightly running time of less than 1 hour. With a little further tweaking, I may be able to get it to finish processing all leagues even faster, but I'm mostly just glad we're back to full strength.
Update, Mon. afternoon Edit
As you can see, the forums are still unavailable. This is intentional, because we didn't want anything to even have a chance to get in the way of the game play resumption over the weekend. When I have more information about the progress the tech team is making towards restoring the blogs and forums, I will update you. For now, allow me to repeat what I posted before:
While our tech team has resolved most of the problems of the site over the past week, they are still having trouble with the blogs system - which in turn affects the forums. Since the highest priority is keeping SportingNews.com and Strat-O-Matic Online running strong, the decision was made to keep the blogs and forums down for the time being, to ensure there are no more hiccups with the rest of the site.
We do recognize that the forums, especially, are an important part of the SOM Online experience, so we regret that they are inaccessible at this time. We are doing everything we can to make them available and reliable again to you.)
I posted the following update on the Compensation plan announcement (please refer to it for details):
Now that I've ensured that the resumption of game play over the weekend went smoothly, I'm turning my attention to preparing an efficient, flexible way to distribute the compensation credits to you. As I said, I'd like to give you the power to choose which games you'd like to apply your credits to, as well as preserve the relative values of the credits (i.e. half-price vs. full-price). If all goes well, I'll be performing the distribution on Wednesday, July 29. If I will not be able to make this date, I'll try to give you a heads up as soon as I can.
- Bernie H.