News items from 2005.
11 Jan 2005: PlayByWeb searches for a new director. See the post in the Advertisement Forum or the Members Forum.
17 Jan 2005: PlayByWeb appoints KertDawg as Technical Director. Our thanks to SoulHarvest who has done a magnificent job for the last year or so, who now moves on to pastures new.
PBW continues to searches for other members to take director roles. See the post in the Advertisement Forum or the Members Forum.
4 April 2005: PlayByWeb Inc changes its Management Structure. MJ becomes President, JohnB steps down to Vice President. CoinMan stays as Treasurer, Linzi becomes Secretary, KertDawg stays as Technical Director and None becomes a Director
30 May 2005: The technical crew has resolved much of the database corruption that caused e-mail notifications to fail. They are now being sent regularly, though we are still watching the situation closely.
17 July 2005: For the last week or two, the reaper has been disabled. The reaper will be re-enabled on Wednesday, 20 July, 2005. Inactive boards may be purged at that time. Please make a post on all boards by that time to make sure that your board is not deleted. This is a precautionary measure only, but we suggest doing so for every board. Thanks for your help!
If you get a reaper warning / message anytime soon and you feel that you shouldn't be getting it, please e-mail us immediately!
21 July 2005: The Reaper has been enabled. Inactive boards will be purged! If you get a reaper warning / message anytime soon and you feel that you shouldn't be getting it, please e-mail us immediately!
There are details in the forums about this issue.
24 July 2005: FUNDRAISER: PBW needs your donations to help pay the bills. We don't have enough money in the bank account to pay the next set of webhosting fees (which aren't due for a couple of months yet). So donate now to avoid PBW closing down.
7 Sept. 2005: PlayByWeb will be moving to a new server on the weekend starting September 16th, 2005. We will keep you posted with more information in the forums under "PBW Issues."
7 Sept. 2005: THANK YOU. The 2005 PBW fundraiser made $320, which is enough to keep the site going for a while longer. Again, a big thank you to every one who donated. Although the fund raiser is officially over, you can still donate by clicking on any of the 'Donate' buttons ....
16 Sept. 2005: PlayByWeb will be going down tonight! There is more information in the forums under "PBW Issues."
17 Sept. 2005: PlayByWeb is now on a new server. There is more information in the forums under "PBW Issues."
17 Oct. 2005: We're experiencing a few problems with the new server. While working to fix them all, we temporarily disabled e-mailing from PlayByWeb. This does not include RTJs, though. For more information, check the forums.
16 Nov. 2005:
We had some problems today with the site. We're sorry for the inconvenience. Our host has ceased doing what caused the problem. We're monitoring the situation.
25 Nov. 2005:
The new PHP upgrade, which includes a number of security improvements, led to some unexpected disruptions in how our code processed the links throughout the site. We would like to thank Kanon (flurrywind) for his assistance during this holiday week in getting the necessary code changes completed. Testing is now underway in preparation for additional PHP upgrades, so that our code remains in compliance with the latest standard.
06 Dec. 2005:
When PBW was brought back, the reaper was turned off in order to allow everyone to re-activate their current threads before the reaper came through. The reaper (and trimmer) will be turned back on this Sunday, December 11, 2005. Details or problems will be posted in the forums.
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