Welcome to Geeklog Wednesday, December 04 2013 @ 11:17 PM EST
In case you were encountering an error message when calling up geeklog.net earlier today: We had a scheduled update of the server software that had some unscheduled ;-) side effects. Everything should be working as expected again now - and if not, please let us know.
Tom Willet has been hosting the Geeklog Wiki since its inception but has now asked us to find a replacement. Chris Chiapusio has stepped in and is hosting the wiki as of today.
Thanks, Tom, for hosting the wiki all those years and thanks to Chris for taking over!
Should you have any problems accessing the wiki, you may want to try clearing your browser's cache, or giving your DNS server or proxy a swift kick. If that doesn't help, let us know in the comments.
The Geeklog Demo Site, kindly hosted by Michael "Ironmax" Brusletten, will be unavailable from November 16-19 while Michael is moving house. At least that's the plan - please don't panic should it take a little longer. The demo site will be back ...
Update 2008-11-20: It's back. Thanks, Michael!
There will be a short (we hope) downtime for maintenance on both Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th at 11am EDT (15:00 UTC). This will affect both this site as well as the project site (including the bugtracker and CVS).
The wiki and the demo site will not be affected from these downtimes, but the demo site will have a separate outage on Wednesday 18th, from 1am to 6am EDT.
The mailing lists, CVS, and the project site (project.geeklog.net, including the bug tracker) are currently being moved to a new server and may be in a state of flux for the next couple of hours or days, depending on how things work out.
demo.geeklog.net currently seems to have a DNS issue - please peruse demo.spacequad.com if it doesn't work for you (it's the same site - spacequad.com is kindly hosting the demo site for us).
www.geeklog.net and the wiki should be unaffected by all this.
The Geeklog Wiki may be down for a few days while Tom Willet (who's hosting it) is moving. We'll let you know when it's back up.
[Update: It's back up. Thanks, Tom!]
As you may have noticed, we had a few problems with our infrastructure. But now our project site (where you can submit bug reports, feature requests, and patches) and CVS (both the CVS viewer and anonymous CVS are back up again. Please use them.
Please note that we had to disable a few features for security reasons and so that they can't be misused (e.g. Trackbacks). On the other hand, we did enable a few features that we didn't enable on www.geeklog.net, such as remote authentication and FCKeditor.
A note on the themes: The themes available on the demo site have only been updated with a crude shell script. As a result, some of them may look odd (especially the dark ones). If you've updated a theme for Geeklog 1.4, please upload it here on www.geeklog.net and we will update it on the demo site, too.
The Geeklog mailing lists are back up now, after a hiatus that lasted slightly longer than planned. Some problems with the mailing list archives still have to be worked out, but at least they're up again and can be used.
One important change in configuration is that posts from non-subscribers are silently discarded now. Sorry about that, but the amount of spam attempts we get on the mailing lists has just completely gotten out of hand.
So when you post to the mailing lists, please make sure that you're posting from the address you used when you signed up with the list. The geeklog-security mailing list for reporting security issues is, of course, exempted from this change.
There's also a new mailing list, geeklog-spam, devoted to discussions on how to fight comment spam and other forms of spam that affect Geeklog sites. I'm probably going to post most of my spam warnings there, too, and reserve the spam topic for major outbreaks and important issues.
If you need help in setting up or using Geeklog, please see the documentation, the FAQ, the Wiki, try our search page or browse through the Support Forum. Chances are someone else already had the same problem.
More resources are listed on the support page.
If you still can't find an answer, feel free to post in the forum.
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