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Announcements / Operations Team 2020 ELECTED!
August 05, 2020, 12:40:10 am
The elections for the 2020 ops team closed earlier today, with votes tallied it is my honour to present to you your new Ops Team!

Congratulations to your 2020 Ops team: Chris Wilkinson, StringTheorist, & Scott Archer.

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Polling Place / Re: 2020 Operations Team Confirmation
August 05, 2020, 12:35:56 am
The polls have closed!

With 5 votes to none, Chris, String, & Scott have been confirmed as your 2020/2021 operations team.
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Polling Place / 2020 Operations Team Confirmation
July 28, 2020, 12:34:57 am
This is late up so the election schedule has been updated, my apologise about this.

You are voting to CONFIRM Chris, String, & Scott as your 2020 Ops team.

If you have any questions for your candidates please ask away in their respective Q&A threads.

Polling closes on the 4th August 2020.
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Nominations have now closed!

Q&A threads will remain open for the remainder of the election process.

Now is your time to ask any questions you may have to our candidates.

As we only have 3 candidates a confirmation poll will open this Friday to confirm: Chris Wilkinson, StringTheorist, & Scott Archer as the 2020-2021 Operations Team.  The poll will remain open until Friday 31st.
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Please use this thread to ask Scott any questions you may have for him regarding this election.

This Q&A thread will remain open until the end of this election process on Friday 31st July 2020.

To start us off...

Now that we're 1 year old, what do you think, if anything, should be changed over the next 12 months and what is your vision for this community going forward?
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Officially confirming both Chris & Strings nominations.

Both Q&A's are linked in the first post.
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Please use this thread to ask String any questions you may have for him regarding this election.

This Q&A thread will remain open until the end of this election process on Friday 31st July 2020.

To start us off...

Now that we're 1 year old, what do you think, if anything, should be changed over the next 12 months and what is your vision for this community going forward?
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Please use this thread to ask Chris any questions you may have for him regarding this election.

This Q&A thread will remain open until the end of this election process on Friday 31st July 2020.

To start us off...

Now that we're 1 year old, what do you think, if anything, should be changed over the next 12 months and what is your vision for this community going forward?
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2020 OPERATIONS TEAM ELECTIONS

Firstly my apologise, with everything going on I missed the correct start date for this process, the current ops team term ends tomorrow (July 8th), I would like to ask the current team to remain in their positions for the couple of weeks this process will take.

On to the elections...

As a member of the operations team you will be responsible for the general day to day running of The Forge.  Collectively you as the operations team will have the power to govern this community.

The Operations Team will oversee matters from policy changes right down to making sure The Forge's members are having an enjoyable experience, with everything in between.

A few keys skills for this position include:
  • Leadership
  • Problem Solving
  • Planning

Election Schedule
The schedule for this election is as follows
Nominations - Tuesday 7th July 2020 - Tuesday 14th July 2020
Extended Nominations - Tuesday 14th July 2020 - Tuesday 21st July 2020
Q&A - Tuesday 7th July 2020 - Tuesday 4th August 2020
Election Polls -  Tuesday 28th July 2020 - Tuesday 4th August 2020

Candidates
Chris Wilkinson
StringTheorist
Scott Archer

There are 3 positions available within the operations team.

In the event we only have 3 nominations we will run a confirmation poll to give members the chance to vote YAY or NAY on each candidate.

Polls will remain open for 1 week following the 1 week of nominations.

You may only nominate yourself by posting your interest below.

I wish all candidates good luck!

EDIT (8th July 2020): corrected election schedule dates
EDIT (15th July 2020): Updated election schedule, now into extended nominations for 1 week
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Announcements / Re: Website Registration Technical Issues
February 28, 2020, 05:05:20 pm
In away I am The Forge's service provider and I just wanted to drop a message here.

The mail issue was reported to me a while back, I found and resolved an issue related to the sending of mail for all other sites and addresses I host, unfortunately I didn't realise there was another issue with the setup for The Forge that was stopping mail being sent and presumed it fixed.

After looking into this again I identified a second issue exclusive to The Forge, there was a permissions error on the server side stopping the outgoing mail server being able to sign The Forge mail, therefore the server was putting the mail on hold until it could sign it.  I have corrected this permissions error and all held mail has been processed successfully.

You may find you've just received notifications, emails, etc from us from a while ago as the server processed all held mail once signing was fixed, my apologise if you've received a fair bit from us today.

Mail processing should be back to normal now.  If you are expecting an email from us and haven't received it, please check your spam/junk folder (we have a really good score when it comes to ensuring delivery to inbox, but it still sometimes isn't enough).  If it isn't in there then drop us an email and we'll be able to sort it out for you.
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Pierce's Pancake Palace / Re: *Not So* Secret Santa
December 25, 2019, 11:35:54 pm
Names have been sent out!
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Pierce's Pancake Palace / Re: *Not So* Secret Santa
December 22, 2019, 10:46:46 pm
Just for clarity sakes, I'm in :P
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Pierce's Pancake Palace / *Not So* Secret Santa
December 22, 2019, 07:43:00 pm
This is very late, but something we've only just thought about doing.

I've done Secret Santas elsewhere for a few years with moderate success.

While this is a very late to post up now, would any one in the Forge want to particpate in a Secret Santa?

The rules are simple.  You sign up here and purchase a game or gift of roughly $5-10.  Everyone who is signed up will be randomly assigned another person to send their gift to.  It is up to you if you wish to wait to purchase your game/gift until you know who it's going to and purchase accordingly or purchase in advance.

You are free to spend more than the suggested amount, but on the proviso that you may get something back of lesser value, so we recommend sticking close to the suggested amount.

To give people a chance to sign up I was thinking of distributing names on Christmas Day for delivery on or a few days after Christmas Day.

The not so secret part about it is that you will be delivering your gift yourself either via PM, Steam, etc.

If you'd be up for this post your interest below, along with questions etc (I typed this in a bit of a hurry so hopefully it makes sense).

So long as we get a good few people I'll make sure we run this and I'll get the names sent out to you via PM on Christmas Day.
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Minecraft / How To Connect
December 07, 2019, 04:09:11 am
SERVER DETAILS
Server Version: 1.14.4
Mods Required: None
Server Address: minecraft.theforgegaming.net

HOW TO GET WHITELISTED
Our server operates an automated whitelist, this is to try and help eliminate greifing by requiring all players on the server to be a registered member of The Forge or Earth's Elite.

In order to get added to the whitelist you will need to complete a certain field on your forum profile, you may have already done this during your registration (if signed up prior to 7th December 2019).

The field you need to complete is located under your account settings

It can take up to 30 minutes for the system to get you added to the server, the whitelist queue is processed every 15 minutes if there are users waiting to be whitelisted.

If you have been waiting for longer than 30 minutes and haven't been whitelisted after completing the Minecraft Username field under your account settings, then please contact a member of the ops team who will be able to get you added and investigate the issues with the system.

GOOD TO KNOW
  • Server performs an automated restart at midnight (GMT)
  • Server performs automated backups every 6 hours (Midnight, 6AM, Noon, 6PM GMT)
  • Daily network/server maintenance occurs between 3AM & 9AM (GMT) every day across our server network.  There shouldn't be issues, but slightly increased pings should be expected during this time
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Minecraft / Changes To Server Backups
December 06, 2019, 05:40:11 am
I just wanted to quickly put out a notice about a change that has been made to the Minecraft server backups.

We have been taking daily backups of the world up until today.

We are now taking 4 backups of the world a day - 00:15, 06:00, 12:00, & 18:00 (GMT).

We used to store 48 hours worth of backups (so 2 backups of the world), we are now only storing 24 hours worth of backups on the server, however, we are now backing up those backups daily to our off site server and will be storing those for 7 days.

This means we're not only keeping backups for longer but we are also taking backups more frequently which means if something was to happen less progress will be lost.

The reason I am putting up this notice is because there will potentially be a lag causing process every 6 hours now, instead of every 24.

Daily restarts are unaffected and will continue to happen at midnight.

Any issues please let us know.