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Metal Storm Next! - Server Move On Saturday


Dear Metal Stormers,

as we previously announced, Metal Storm has recently undergone a change of ownership. Our founder, Ivan, has decided to focus on other projects and the site is now operated by a team of current staff.

This change comes with a long-overdue upgrade to our infrastructure which will take place this Saturday. We have spent the past two months feverishly coding, containerizing, debugging, and endlessly testing in preparation for this day and we are confident that both we and the site are ready.
This is your heads-up notice.

On Saturday, September 11th 2021 around 10:00 AM UTC (That is 1:00 PM server time), we will move our current DNS records. This will take up to one hour to propagate to everyone of you, so around 11:00 AM UTC we will shut down the site and begin the move.
The move itself should take between one and two hours. Database conversion alone takes over 60 minutes and we want to be sure to have everything tested one last time before we open the site to the public again.
Once the site is live again, you will have to re-login. There will be a thread where we collect issues that slipped through our own testing and we hope many of you will join our bug-hunting efforts to make the site run smoothly again on new infrastructure.

To make the whole process less dull to follow from the outside, we will send a 10- Bandcamp gift card to both the last person to post a shout in the shoutbox on the old site and the first person posting a shout on the new one. If both are the same user, the second gift card will move to the next one. Staff and elite are excluded of course
(Naturally we know this process can be cheated with some technical expertise and we ask you to play it fair and just see it as a friendly competition in a game of chance. If we have reason to believe you were cheating, we reserve to skip you in the process)


This is very exciting for us. We have been working toward this point for several years now and the support we received from you in response to our previous announcement was nothing short of amazing. We are blessed with an incredible community that has grown for over 20 years and this move will be the first step toward another 20.

Your Metal Storm staff, elite, and contributors.

Source: metalstorm.net
Posted: 09.09.2021 by corrupt


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Comments: 13   Visited by: 84 users
10.09.2021 - 09:23
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
Good luck guys. I am free so seems I need find other things to do then. Play games... Listen to music. And why all use pm, am... Its German site now. We can use 24h time format
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10.09.2021 - 10:55
nikarg
Mod
I will create a new user account and spam the shoutbox.
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10.09.2021 - 12:06
no one

Looking forward to being a mod
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10.09.2021 - 15:58
Karlabos
Meat and Potatos
Written by no one on 10.09.2021 at 12:06

Looking forward to being a mod

Then we'd be able to say stuff like: " Is no one a mod in this forsaken site!? "
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10.09.2021 - 16:57
corrupt
With a lowercase c
Written by no one on 10.09.2021 at 12:06
Looking forward to being a mod

That one took me longer and needed more help than I would like to admit
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10.09.2021 - 17:10
Zap

Written by corrupt on 10.09.2021 at 16:57

Written by no one on 10.09.2021 at 12:06
Looking forward to being a mod

That one took me longer and needed more help than I would like to admit

I'm almost too afraid to admit it but I don't think I got it.
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10.09.2021 - 17:12
corrupt
With a lowercase c
Written by Zap on 10.09.2021 at 17:10
I'm almost too afraid to admit it but I don't think I got it.


He's "no one". And while the server is down, no one will be a mod.
I guess it's an Odysseus joke
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10.09.2021 - 17:22
Zap

Written by corrupt on 10.09.2021 at 17:12

He's "no one". And while the server is down, no one will be a mod.
I guess it's an Odysseus joke

See, I was thinking along those line and was looking for something in the article text that said "while the server is down, no one will be a mod" but couldn't find it.

Maybe I still don't get it?
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10.09.2021 - 19:29
Deadsoulman
Clever text
Written by nikarg on 10.09.2021 at 10:55

I will create a new user account and spam the shoutbox.


I am so looking forward to banning you.
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10.09.2021 - 20:50
F3ynman2000

Ich drücke euch die Daumen!
(Fingers crossed! Good luck!)
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11.09.2021 - 01:13
SYKO

Big THANKS to Ivan for all the work. I've been coming here for my Metal for a long time ! I'm glad the new team plans on making this site even better. Hails From Quebec City Canada.
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11.09.2021 - 13:43
Starvynth
i c deaf people
Time to leave the old mothership....

Hope to see you all again on the other side of the wormhole.
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11.09.2021 - 13:58
Deadsoulman
Clever text
Two minutes before possibly getting lost in the limbs of the interwebz
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