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by MrA
29 Sep 2007 20:04
Forum: Trackmania Talk
Topic: IMPORTANT: Trackmania eXchange Downtime
Replies: 314
Views: 57088

Re: IMPORTANT: Trackmania eXchange Downtime

We've been given a date early next week when we should have access to the old server again. But We've also heard this before...

So lets see.
by MrA
29 Sep 2007 17:28
Forum: Trackmania Talk
Topic: SUGGESTIONS OF TMX IMPROVEMENTS
Replies: 92
Views: 12205

Re: SUGGESTIONS OF TMX IMPROVEMENTS

Trying to force people to rate tracks will not make a better system. All that does is cause people to find the easiest way to click past whatever barriers you put in place so they can do what they wanted to do. The result of this is that rather than help create an accurate system, you just flood it ...
by MrA
27 Sep 2007 21:52
Forum: Trackmania Talk
Topic: IMPORTANT: Trackmania eXchange Downtime
Replies: 314
Views: 57088

Re: IMPORTANT: Trackmania eXchange Downtime

Server is ordered. Dont know how long it will take them, but they responded to the initial order real quick. Once thats ready we can put up an apology page so the world knows we arnt gone forever. Then its a case of waiting for access to the data. We want to give getting that back the best chance we...
by MrA
25 Sep 2007 15:34
Forum: Trackmania Talk
Topic: SUGGESTIONS OF TMX IMPROVEMENTS
Replies: 92
Views: 12205

Re: SUGGESTIONS OF TMX IMPROVEMENTS

Mano_MTh wrote:The author would have to count the blocks which are crossed by the optimal line.
There is 100% not going to be an 'improvement' that puts such a requirement on authors for any idea :wink:
by MrA
25 Sep 2007 08:05
Forum: Trackmania Talk
Topic: IMPORTANT: Trackmania eXchange Downtime
Replies: 314
Views: 57088

Re: IMPORTANT: Trackmania eXchange Downtime

So put a static page saying we will be back soon or something :pil We dont have a server yet. Once we have a server, there will be either a site or a message. The server is due soon. But hey, on the plus side, at least you know we dont do anything with your email address when you register, otherwis...
by MrA
25 Sep 2007 07:54
Forum: Trackmania Talk
Topic: SUGGESTIONS OF TMX IMPROVEMENTS
Replies: 92
Views: 12205

Re: SUGGESTIONS OF TMX IMPROVEMENTS

What Mano_MTh says there is a very interesting idea. But Im not sure how you measure average speed on a track.

There isnt a measure of track length in distance, so to me average speed is not possible.
by MrA
23 Sep 2007 07:43
Forum: Trackmania Talk
Topic: IMPORTANT: Trackmania eXchange Downtime
Replies: 314
Views: 57088

Re: IMPORTANT: Trackmania eXchange Downtime

No more news yet. Nothing much has changed, other than the growing realisation that if access to the TMX data is not forthcomming, then we will have to move forward without it.
by MrA
23 Sep 2007 02:50
Forum: Trackmania Talk
Topic: SUGGESTIONS OF TMX IMPROVEMENTS
Replies: 92
Views: 12205

Re: SUGGESTIONS OF TMX IMPROVEMENTS

While that idea seems ok at first, its an example of why the awards system has never changed. People could get around having to use a replay as proof of playing a track by just sharing replays to each other. This means it wouldn't be that hard for those of that nature to bypass that check and for ge...
by MrA
20 Sep 2007 13:02
Forum: Trackmania Talk
Topic: IMPORTANT: Trackmania eXchange Downtime
Replies: 314
Views: 57088

Re: IMPORTANT: Trackmania eXchange Downtime

Just some news. Nothing much has changed in the overall status. We are waiting for access to our old server so that data can be recovered from it. We are also in the process of getting a new server setup. Unfortunately, it might take a week before that server is ready for us. So we will have to reco...
by MrA
19 Sep 2007 12:03
Forum: Trackmania Talk
Topic: IMPORTANT: Trackmania eXchange Downtime
Replies: 314
Views: 57088

Re: IMPORTANT: Trackmania eXchange Downtime

Well said MrD!
by MrA
18 Sep 2007 22:27
Forum: Trackmania Talk
Topic: IMPORTANT: Trackmania eXchange Downtime
Replies: 314
Views: 57088

Re: IMPORTANT: Trackmania eXchange Downtime

Look, we diddn't expect to lose access to the entire support structure. In the event of hardware failure we expected to be able to use our server provider to do a restore. But no, our service provider could not provide service. Seriously, what we have had to deal with is not normal. But , we will le...
by MrA
17 Sep 2007 17:33
Forum: Trackmania Talk
Topic: IMPORTANT: Trackmania eXchange Downtime
Replies: 314
Views: 57088

Re: IMPORTANT: Trackmania eXchange Downtime

We have been promised now that someone will put the server back online in the next week. If this happens as planned then we will not be able to go live with the site for long as we will need to bring the site offline again to move to a new server.

Surely a better outlook than a few hours ago.

8)
by MrA
17 Sep 2007 13:56
Forum: Trackmania Talk
Topic: IMPORTANT: Trackmania eXchange Downtime
Replies: 314
Views: 57088

Re: IMPORTANT: Trackmania eXchange Downtime

I think it will be better to let people upload just their own tracks. If you think about it, TMX is mainly about the front page and the last 30 days or so. So after 2 months, I think you will not notice such a difference, even though its sad to lose all the tracks and replays. Once a few weeks of tr...
by MrA
17 Sep 2007 12:20
Forum: Trackmania Talk
Topic: IMPORTANT: Trackmania eXchange Downtime
Replies: 314
Views: 57088

Re: IMPORTANT: Trackmania eXchange Downtime

The databases contain no tracks.
by MrA
17 Sep 2007 09:04
Forum: Trackmania Talk
Topic: IMPORTANT: Trackmania eXchange Downtime
Replies: 314
Views: 57088

Re: IMPORTANT: Trackmania eXchange Downtime

Thanx for the support of everyone. Answers to a few questions... So far, we have no access to any backups or support from that the host who was providing server. It would be normal to allow the host providing the server to handle backups as part of their support structure. So losing that support str...