Author Archives: BenFinn

Bugs?

Hey, everybody,

I've got some time out aside for working on HeroMachine site and forum issues -- not issues with HeroMachine itself. Please use the comments below to list any bugs you've encountered.

Thank you!

PS: This is not for feature requests. I already have a list of those to work on -- this thread is specifically for "stuff that isn't working properly."

“We can rebuild him. We have the technology.”

Good morning!

Welcome to the new HeroMachine. We know it pretty much looks the same, but we've rebuilt the internals of our site from the ground up, including enabling new forums with all the old content imported.

The site is running a lot faster than before, and should be far more stable.

However, there will undoubtedly be bugs. Things to watch out for:

  • Your user login may have disappeared. We had to clear out a ton of spam users. If we caught you by accident in the sweep, we're sorry. Send me a message via the contact form with your username, and I'll do what I can to re-enable your account.
  • Your password may not work. Reset it. πŸ™‚
  • You may find threads in the forum claiming they were starting by some strange, mysterious figure called "hmadmin." The import process wasn't perfect -- pulling in 40,000+ messages took a little over eight hours of processing time by our server, and some stuff was bound to be missed.
  • You may find missing images. Please report them to us via the contact form.
  • To combat the onslaught of spammers (I literally had two register while I was putting the site back up within minutes of each other), we've enabled a CAPTCHA on registration. It seems to work fine; let us know if you have any issues logging in or registering.
  • Please report any other bugs or performance issues on this post as a comment, or use the contact form.

We really appreciate everybody's patience while we upgraded the site, and we hope you all enjoy the shiny new code that's running it.

Today's Downtime.

Good evening!

We'd very sorry for the unexpected downtime today. We discovered a few areas that were causing massive site slowdowns, the biggest one being the forum software. With hundreds of users and gigabytes of data, we've simply outstripped the plugins ability to support our users.

For now, the forums are down. We will be investigating other forum software over the next few days and converting the forums over. Rest assured that all your content has been backed-up.

Please stay tuned for further updates. This is a very high priority issue for us, and we appreciate your patience while we move HeroMachine forward with shiny new software.

Bit of Server Tweaking.

Hi!

We just did a bit of server tweaking to address some of the slowdowns people have been experiencing lately. If you run into any issues, please comment on this post.

Thanks!

And we're back.

Good evening, everyone!

I just finished fixing the bug with logging in. You should now have full access to the forums and other membership-related aspects of the site. Please comment here if you find any other issues.

Over the coming weeks, we will be making other technical changes to HeroMachine in order to give you a better, more reliable experience. This will, unfortunately, include some downtime here and there, but once we're done, we'll have a rock-solid site for the foreseeable future.

As always, keep your eyes peeled here for updates. And thanks for your patience with our site upgrade!

HeroMachine – Site Upgrade in Progress

Hey, folks!

We've moved HeroMachine.com to it's snazzy new server. Most things are up and functional, but we're still encountering a few bugs, specifically:

  • logging into the forums is problematic
  • some premium content may be unavailable

We're working overtime to correct these bugs, and we'll let you know when they're fixed.

If you're having any other issues with the site, please comment on this post.

Thanks, and sorry for any inconvenience!

- Ben