by Tolkien Moot Volunteer published Jun 22, 2015 02:40 AM, last modified Jun 22, 2015 02:39 AM
PLEASE CHECK BACK EVERY 24-72. This site is undergoing a complete overhaul. Please check back in 24-72 hours. Thank you for your patience.

If you are seeing this page, it means you are seeing the transition web server.

We are completely replacing the physical servers, and using much newer software which requires a lot of manual copy/paste to move the content from the old server to the new one. If you are seeing this page, we have not yet had a chance to move the content from the old server to this new server. This upgrade affects 26 different communities, and a multitude of sub-communities. Please check back in a day or two. I am very sorry for the inconvenience. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

All services are impacted: DNS (Domain Name Services), Webpages, Plone, Forum, Chat, E-Mail, Audio Streaming, Monitoring services, traffic reporting, downloads, etc.

For Techies:

We are completely overhauling the servers and all websites and related services will be impacted.

Old server: Asus 2-core CPU, 8 GB ram, dual SATA software RAID1 mirror array. Plone 4.2, with legacy code back to 2.5.5.

New server: Dell, 2x 6 core (12 cores), 16 GB RAM (upgradeable to much more), full hardware RAID5+. Plone 4.3.6 with no legacy code.

Due to all the problems and bugs introduced since 2004 from legacy code. To have a completely clean start, this whole process requires manually downloading and uploading and/or copying and pasting tens of thousands of content items between all the sites (26 difference communities). As this is all run by one person (though there are some volunteers helping within the context of some specific community sites), this will be a lengthy process before complete transition is complete. If there were an easier way to clean up all the legacy issues, it would be done, but at this point it is critical to get it all cleaned up.

Thank you.

hawkenterprising at gmail dot com

(509) 481-5427 (USA) (text okay)


The following communities are impacted:

Spokane 2600 Community
The Hawke Talk Show
Northwest LARP Community
Dev 2 Dev Portal LLC
Ea Role-Playing Gaming community
Hawke Enterprising d.b.a.
Hawke's Haven
Middle-earth Role-Playing Community
Middle-earth Radio
Middle-earth Talk Show
Spokane & Northwest Music Therapy Community
North Five Mile Community
Northwest Recreation Therapy Community
Other Minds Magazine
The RPG Research Project
RPG Therapeutics LLCA
The Spokane American Sign Language, Deaf, & Hard of Hearing Community
The Spokane Role-Playing Gaming Community
Suite GM Software
Synthetic Zen
Tech Talk With Hawke
Tolkien Moot Convention
The Ea Tolkien Society Community

The following is a list of most of the domains impacted (though a few might be missing from this list):