Posted by Jobi-Wan on November 16, 2023 at 04:01 PM CST
Welcome back Rebel Scum! Thank you guys for your patience while we've been trying to get the forums back running like we all want them to be, we know it's been rough the past few weeks. As we've said before, we're a pretty small crew here on the good ship Rebel Scum, and it's taken several people helping out to get things sorted. When we took over running the site almost 2.5 years ago, we knew that the forums are a top priority for most of the regular visitors, and we wanted to keep them running strong. This is no small task for a message board with over 25 years worth of content.

During these past few weeks we've implemented the following updates to keep the forums up to speed:
  • Multiple upgrades to the server: upgraded hardware and a significant increase to the amount of storage capacity.
  • Indexes rebuilt
  • Upgraded to latest version of Xenforo software
  • We turned it off, and then back on a couple of times.
  • Database fixes/maintenance
  • Performance updates
  • Log files were getting backed up, they have been put on an updated refresh cycle.
  • Purged bots that were driving up user count and causing major performance issues.

Hopefully we're seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. Again, thank you for sticking with us during these issues. We want the Rebel Scum forums to be a gathering place for the Star Wars collecting community for many years to come.

A big thanks to everyone who had a hand in working on these issues:
  • Philip
  • Anthony
  • Grahame
  • Peter
If you continue to experience issues, make sure to comment on the dedicated thread in the forums.

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