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Site Maintenance (7-25-15)

25 Jul 2015

Posted by Aron in Otaku Network

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to my attention by our hosting provider that we currently running on a server that is about 10 years old with quite outdated hardware.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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Weekly Events

23 May 2015

Posted by Mura in Otaku Network

Weekly Events:
Hello everyone, before I get right into this there are a couple things going on I'd like to point out.

Otaku Network now has a Podcast Group doing a podcast called the Bakast. They've even got their first episode up already. They're still getting the hang of everything, but get involved to help them improve~

Alright, back to the topic at hand. I'm looking to bring back a weekly event, and see if we can't get a new one going. Namely the Game Night we used to do every weekend, and a new suggestion to have an Anime Streaming Night.

For Game Night, we generally play either Town of Salem, Cards Against Humanity, or Board Game Online (or sometimes a combination thereof), and we're of course open to game suggestions. All of the games are in browser so anyone can easily drop in and play. This used to be held each Friday/Saturday evening, sometimes with two or more separate sessions so that everyone could play.

An Anime Streaming Night would involve one of us as host streaming a few episodes of an anime (most likely through a service similar to Livestream). This seems like something we could do on the weekends, or even as something relaxing to do on a weeknight.

Both of these really deserve their own threads to figure out exactly how we're going to do them, but they both involve one major issue. Otaku Network is lucky to have so many people from all over the world, but unfortuantely that means we also have to deal with the issue of timezones :c

So first of all, what sort of times would work best for you? Mornings? Evenings? Only Saturday not Friday or Sunday? Please tell us here so we can start working it out~
Please post your time zone with your preferences. Check here if you're not sure.

Now another solution for this problem would be for there to be more than one person hosting these events. Streaming might take some setup, but Game Night is extremely simple to host (pretty much just linking everyone else who wants to play to the game). If you're interested in being a host, please send me a PM.

Hopefully we can get all this figured out and get all of this running in time for next weekend~

May Your Tea Leaves Always Be Fresh,

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Otaku Network Podcast

21 May 2015

Posted by kairo in Events


Hello everyone.


I've introduced my self before, I am kari/karin/kairo, am no one in particular, except I am a member of the podcast which we just made, Did you know that? Of course you did it's all over the place, I mean, did you see all the publicity I made for it? Kidding. I didn't make any publicity for it, that was on purpose though.. -cough-


It's called Bakast, if you don't understand the name don't worry, we won't blame you, just like...shun you for eternity.

Kidding you muggle, it's okay, no discrimination intended. -cough- click this and it'll explain it, don't worry no one has to know.


But for ever live with the shame.


Mannerisms out of the way, am exited to announce that we already made the first episode~

which if you haven't seen is here :




We will be posting each new episode both in the forums and in the podcast's blog, where you can keep track of older episodes you haven't seen. (Once they exist)


We would be very thankful if you went ahead and watched this episode and gave us feed back on it.

The first episode is sort of just testing the waters and it's very, very, rough around the edges, but it's okay because now you get to tell us how much you hate it and we can do it all over again but much better, because now it'll be based around your ever complaint.


_______Information on the podcast_______



We plan to release an episode every two weeks, because we were waiting for feedback and other delays we will be releasing episode 2 in 5/30th.



The current members of the podcast are SirenAlunai, The most skilled speaker and main host of the podcast,  Amaterasu, whom is a kind of guest whom is filling in for Zac, who is currently missing, and finally, me. I do content creation and currently the audio editing, hopefully after having practiced by butchering the first episode I can do better on the second.

**We will be having guests from time to time, and interviews, we might also add another host later on if necessity comes.



____Questions and Feedback ___


-Please comment on the blog about episode 1 content, things you didn't like or things you'd like to see more of if any.


-There's a pole in the post about the length of the podcast, if you haven't answered it yet please do.


 Hopefully with your feedback and with time we can create a good podcast that will better reflect the website and it's users.

Thank you in advanced.

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