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  Network status update - Network News
  Posted by: Freyr on 06-23-2011 @ 04:12 - Source: The Network Administrators
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Hello to all Network members!

I am Freyr, one of the Network Administrators. Many people aren't aware of a Network Administrators role on the network, something I will briefly cover later in this news post. However, before doing so I wish to address a number of issues which will be relevant for all users on the Network.

First, is the status of the "bugs" on the network.

One of the most serious errors of these is that files keep "disappearing" from sites. What is actually happening is that there are a number of servers running together to serve the files for the network. Following some work to fix other issues a number of these servers are no longer updating correctly. Any files that have "disappeared" are in fact still available on the network in particular, and filefront in general. This can be seen by continuing to refresh the page, the files will eventually display when a correctly updated server serves the page.

Our IT support is aware of this, and is working on the issue. I don't have an ETA for the resolution of this issue, and everybody involved (including me!) is reluctant to speculate. I'd prefer to just say that we are closing in on the issue without making promises I don't know we can keep. wink

To be completely categorical, files not displaying are still in the database and on the Content Distribution Network.

Screenshots on files and POTD's disappearing is another issue, one which is considerably more complex.

As some sites around the Network may have noticed recently, we have managed to post some POTD's on some sites. This is an incredibly complex issue, however the short story is basically that pictures are available in the admin area but not being transferred to the public screenshots server. Again, I don't have an ETA and i'm loathe to speculate given that people will likely come after me with the digital equivalent of pitchforks should my guess be out, however the basic message must be that we do actually have the pictures, they aren't disappearing into a black hole. We just can't display them. Yet.

So yeah. While we aren't exactly at the business as usual stage, we don't actually have any problem hosting files that are submitted to us. They won't be lost.

Having said that, I'd just like to cover the role of Network Administrators on the Network.

The simplest way of displaying it is an organisational chart:-

As you can see, while you usually deal with individual staff members on a site, we are the layer above them. We have what amounts to the access a Site Manager has to every site on the Network. Should it be required, we are available to resolve disputes with a staff member (or members) which people may have with the staff of an individual site. You can get in touch with us at "network@filefront.com".

Now, this certainly doesn't apply to every site but it does currently apply to a few. A number of sites on the Network have been a little neglected by their staff recently. On those sites, things like posting files hadn't been done.

A team of Network Administrators is currently working around the network posting anything pending. For obvious reasons (like the fact that we're needed in 30 different places, and most of us don't even have the games in question) we aren't able to do reviews or follow the normal standards each sites usually follow. Sorry.

Files are just going to be posted with the descriptions submitted by the author so people can actually download them, this being preferable in our judgement to them just sitting in the que where you can't download them. However, if the communities of each site would like to help by writing your own reviews in the comments of the files then we will make best endeavourers to edit them into the "description" field your used to seeing your review in afterwards, if we are aware it needs doing. (hint; email us if you need a staff member)

If you see people wondering what is going on who have missed this news article, please feel free to link to this in a comments section, or copy and paste bits in comment sections in replying. You can use [quo te] [/quo te] tags for quoting on the network comments sections.

If you do have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

- Freyr
FileFront Network Administrator
freyr@filefront.com | network@filefront.com

PS. This news item is shown on every site on the network. There is no easy way of seeing which site you post a comment from. If you are making a comment about a particular site, please do say which one.

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 Expand#1 - Posted by: GarynDakari (Member) - 06-23-2011 at 13:04

 Expand#2 - Posted by: starfox1701 (Member) - 06-23-2011 at 16:09

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 Expand#8 - Posted by: Freyr (Staff) - 06-26-2011 at 07:47

 Expand#9 - Thanks for the update. - Posted by: Maphisto86 (Member) - 06-26-2011 at 21:41

 Expand#10 - Excellent! - Posted by: MonkeyDriver (Member) - 06-27-2011 at 22:02

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