AnimeNfo Radio News
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2014-06-10 20:15:02 - astrangerhere [Hataraki Man] :: Welcome to the staff zwars!
We have selected zwars to serve as our new music staff contact. He has been with the radio for years and we are confident that he was the right choice for this job.

Please do not bother zwars about other administrative or moderating duties as those are not part of his position. Please refer to the staff list in the FAQ if you are unsure who to contact about an issue.

ast
2014-05-29 13:25:11 - Yhn [Mehsi's Knight of Twilight] :: Site Upgrade
Hey all,

as you might notice, some things have changed ;). The upgrade took a bit longer then expected due to some unforeseen issues, but we're back.

About Templates
You might notice that we currently have a lot less templates then before. This is caused by the fact that some themers have simply not responded to the call for updates. The old templates are no longer compatible, so unfortunately, we had to remove them.

What if it's broken
Please mail me (Yhn). Do not post it in the chatter, nor in the bug tracker for now. I read my mail much more often because it arrives on all my devices, chatterbox messages and the bugtracker lack this "feature".

Google+ login
As experimental feature, we've added oauth authentication using your google account. This saves you remembering a password. You can link your current account to a google account through your profile page.
We're not sure yet if we're going to keep this feature, or expand it with other oauth provides (e.g. twitter, facebook).

Known thingeys
  • The html5 player currently doesn't have any sources yet. We're working on something for that as well, but for now we haven't added anything yet due to the "mixed content" warnings you'd get if we'd directly link the shoutcast streams there.
  • The bug/feature tracker contains a lot of outdated issues, I'll work through these in the coming days.
  • Not all chatterbox messages have been imported yet, so your chatbox message count is currently (most likely) lower than before.
  • Some members have been reporting login problems, where the site logs them in, and on the next page they're logged out again. We expect this to be caused by a broken http->https redirect; trying to log in using https://www.animenfo.com/radio/ should help remedy this issue.
  • Some members have been reporting that validation codes no longer validate correctly, should you encounter this; please mail me (Yhn) from (or mention) your registered mail address, user name, and the validation code.
  • There is a problem with the now playing page not correctly refreshing all parts; we're investigating this issue. For the meanwhile, refresh works as "workaround" :(
  • PHP apparently doesn't understand session management; this means that if you don't check the 'remember' checkbox (and don't use g+ auth), you'll most likely be logged out after about 10~20 minutes.
  • When two chatbox messages arrive at the same time, the insertion script makes an oopsie and keeps one of them on top indefinitely
  • There are spikes of slowness on the site/server, we're investigating these.
  • ... (I'll add things to this list as we find them, so if you find something, please check back here first)


API?!?!
A lot of people are already asking about this. For now, I have no documentation yet and I'm not sure if the API is completely the way I want it. If you want to be an alpha test user of it, please mail me.
Include what you want to do with the API, and which data you want to request. I do also expect you to give me feedback, obviously.

Do mind that bugs and such get high priority attention, meaning that it might take a while before I reply on your API use request.
Last edit 2014-06-17 18:00:31 by Yhn [Mehsi's Knight of Twilight]
2014-05-28 12:32:02 - astrangerhere [Hataraki Man] :: Site Upgrade on May 29th!
We will be upgrading the site on Thursday May 29th starting at 6AM EST. We are not sure how long the upgrade will take, but we will not be coming back online until we are sure all bugs are fixed and all loopholes are closed. In the interim, please do not email staff to ask when the site will be back. It will be ready when its ready. We apologize for the downtime, but hope to bring you a better site as soon as we're back up!

Ast

During this time IRC will be open http://ranko.animenfo.com/cgiirc/ the music will continue to play but you will not be able to request or rate.

-supers
Last edit 2014-05-28 14:57:05 by supers [Corpse Kitten]
2014-05-06 15:31:28 - astrangerhere [Hataraki Man] :: Site Instability
All:

We are gradually rolling out some updates to the code side of the site. This might result in some temporary instability in the coming weeks. A staff member will generally let folks know in the chatbox if something is about to go down or temporarily lose functionality. Please bear with us as we continue to work on improving the site.

ast
2014-04-26 21:27:06 - astrangerhere [Hataraki Man] :: Stream down 4/26/14 - Update
Our streaming audio manager (SAM) is wreaking havoc and has killed the stream for today. Check back tomorrow when we hope to be up and running again.

ast

~*~

EDIT: We're back up now, everyone (and hopefully it stays that way). Thank you for your patience.

*Lorri*
Last edit 2014-04-27 11:19:31 by Lorraine [da Mermaid~]
2014-01-22 20:49:15 - supers [Corpse Kitten] :: We're back! / Post Mortem Report
The radio has been restored to the way it was before the crash, including the missing songs.

=== Post Mortem Report ===

Last Wednesday, we had three hard drives in a raid 5 configuration all die shortly after each other. The drives were bought all at different times. My only theory is the power supply caused a short of some sorts.

The main server has also been replaced with a Intel Atom D525G with 4 gigs of ram. For the hard drives, we have 3 x 2tb in a raid 5 configuration.

In case I'm lucky enough to win the raid failure lottery again, all the content on this server is now being backed up via Google Cloud Storage.

I apologize for the downtime but we're back better than ever.

Lastly a massive thanks to the AnimeNfo community for helping with the donations and for their support.

~supers
Last edit 2014-01-22 20:50:36 by supers [Corpse Kitten]
2014-01-22 13:28:44 - supers [Corpse Kitten] :: STREAMS DOWN - Update 6
The streams are running again. The music is being restored in blocks, please bear with us until we get all the music online again.
Last edit 2014-01-22 17:17:46 by astrangerhere [Hataraki Man]
2014-01-20 10:05:46 - astrangerhere [Hataraki Man] :: STREAMS DOWN - Update 5
The new servers are on their way! If all goes according to plan (which we REALLY hope it will), the radio could be back up as early as Wednesday!

Again, thank you all for your patience and generosity.

ast

EDIT: The new server arrived... and wouldn't you know our luck. The hardware was DoA. So we are back to waiting for parts to arrive.
Last edit 2014-01-20 13:40:30 by astrangerhere [Hataraki Man]
2014-01-17 18:20:28 - supers [Corpse Kitten] :: STREAMS DOWN - Update 4
We have recovered all but 400 some odd songs. Now we are just waiting for the new server.

~supers
2014-01-17 10:21:41 - astrangerhere [Hataraki Man] :: STREAMS DOWN - Update 3
We have managed to recover about 80% of the collection thus far off of the failed hard drives. We have only lost 200 songs or so thus far, so we are happy with the progress. We are still awaiting the new hardware to begin the process of setting the library back up.

Thanks again for your patience!

ast