I hope this post finds everyone well, enjoying the last days of summer (or winter, for all our friends in the Southern hemisphere). ☺
I want to first say thanks to all of you for your patience during the recent upgrades, with special appreciation to our engineers, Hoptis and Chr15. Without their efforts the daily operations of this site would have come to a screeching halt long ago. It’s exciting and humbling to know we have so many talented people dedicating their free time and expertise to make Bluelight the powerful resource (not to mention fun place) that it is today.
That being said, it is now my pleasure to share some exciting news regarding a landmark opportunity for all of us at Bluelight.
As many of you know, TheLoveBandit and I have been investing a great deal of time analyzing Bluelight’s strengths, potential and opportunities for improvement as we plot a course for our community going forward. Building on...
TheLoveBandit tells me that this is version four of Bluelight, some of you with longer memories may be able to tell us exactly which version this is.
Firstly, immense apologies for the delay, we expected to be back a few days ago at the latest but teething issues meant that it's stretched out to now. Please understand that Bluelight hasn't undergone a major upgrade like this in a Very Long Time and that this update was desperately needed. Secondly a huge amount of thanks to chr1.5 and hoptis, we could not have done this without their efforts and also to all the senior staff involved. Thirdly, a huge thanks to our hosting provider who not only helped in setting up the new server but were available to us at all hours.
In regards to hardware, the site has been moved to a new server with a much faster disk. What this means is that hopefully we'll see an end to the lagging and timeout issues plaguing Bluelight for at least the last twelve months. The board software has also...