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Otaku Network Closure

06 Jun 2016

Posted by Mura in Otaku Network

Who could have seen this coming?


Otaku Network will be closing down next month. Possibly the first of July. Still haven't been able to get a clear answer out of Aron on that.


Aron and I have decided that, given the inactivity of the site, and the continual cost of upkeep, it's time to end it. I know some of you will be sad about this, and a lot of you won't care. That's alright though.


It's been nice...doing whatever we do here, together with all of you. I hope you all enjoyed your time here as well. I feel like we've had a few pretty successful years, despite the periods of inactivity. The site hasn't gone quite as far as I would have liked it to, but we've had some cool people around, and done a few cool things.



Now, for those who don't know, there is an option to send a copy of your PMs to your email. Look down at the bottom of the conversation you want to archive. I've been looking for something similar for threads, but I've not yet turned anything up, so if you wanna save any of that, you'll have to do it by hand~

I'll also open up the Social Group archive as well. Cuz I ended up saving all of that. For some reason? Don't remember.


I also plan to keep a copy of the site, for posterity. Not sure how easily I'll be able to get info out of it later, but everything isn't necessarily gone forever after the site goes down.


You might notice that the chatroom is down now, too. That also costs quite a bit of money. I will however increase the amount of active PMs you can have at a time, so that should help a bit.



Anywho, while this is the end of ON, this isn't the end of all of us. This site was originally just a stepping stone to something greater. Admitedly, that part has gotten a bit....sidetracked, for various reasons. A part of the reason why we're closing ON is to have more incentive to work on the full site that we've been planning. We're going to be coding it from the ground up, so I wouldn't expect anything concrete from us until sometime next year. I'll probably have the website redirect to a blog to keep people updated, and if you want to help us out, then send me a PM.


If you have any other questions about the site or about our future plans, feel free to post it here, or contact me via PM.


It's been nice talking with all of you, and I hope we'll all meet again someday~


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Otaku Network Minecraft Servers

17 Aug 2015

Posted by Mura in Otaku Network

Despite having some good activity earlier on, most of our more active Minecrafters have been pretty inactive lately. Due to this, and the fact that I've been paying for both servers out of my own pocket (kinda broke right now x.x), I'm afraid I've had to shut down our Test Server.


The Main Server is still up and accepting players (just shoot me a PM to get whitelisted). It is currently still on Vanilla 1.8.4 and it is likely to stay that way for the near future, short of an active group of players insisting on something else.


I'm still quite open to helping with the Minecraft Role Play idea that was discussed at one point. Unfortunately I don't have the time to organize something like that myself, but I'd certainly be willing to lend a hand getting everything set up.


I had hoped at one point to expand ON's Minecraft community, perhaps bring new people to the site, and start up in game public works projects. With the current level of activity, though, that seems pretty far off. Regardless, if anyone is interested in having something like a Game Night or any other kind of event with the Minecraft Server, please bring it up.

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Site Maintenance (7-25-15)

25 Jul 2015

Posted by Aron in News & Announcements

Site Maintenance
7:00 PM EST



Hello everyone, Aron here giving you an update on maintenance that will occur later today.


Recently it has been brought to my attention by our hosting provider that we currently running on a server that is about 10 years old with quite outdated hardware. I was offered a free upgrade to a new server at no cost and it even included about 3 extra months of free hosting.




The new server uses some of the newest hardware on the market which will lead to faster load times, less lag, and will allow us to do more things than we could do before without compromising performance. 


With the upgraded server space the cost of hosting actually will stay the same, we will get all the benefits without having to pay more for it. While this does not lower our costs overall it means we are able to stay current with all of our code requirements.  




Since this is a new server I need to carry over all of the data on our current server to the new one....manually. The amount of data we have stored is actually quite large for what few members we do have, so it is going to take time for everything to be moved over and reinstalled properly.


I can't promise something won't go wrong, so for that reason I can't give you an estimate of how long maintenance is going to take as the software we use is a bit tricky to actually move along with the databases. It might be a few hours or it might be all weekend. 




I'm sorry that I wasn't able to give you a more advanced notice,
but I only have a few days to transfer the site over before everything is wiped from this current server. 

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