Upcoming upgrade and short downtime -- IMPORTANT!
Posted to #chatspike by w00t @ 2010-01-16 23:35:11

Dear ChatSpike,

As you may know - we were recently looking for a new server name.

This is because we are preparing some software and structural changes to the network - nothing too noticeable.

Tomorrow, at 4PM GMT, we will be restarting the whole network for a number of software upgrades. Estimated downtime is minimal, but let's say 15 minutes just to be safe. When we come back up, we will have a number of new features available, including the ability to mute individual problematic users within your channel, restrict colours to specific users on a channel, and other more fine grained access controls. We will be introducing the "new" bender.chatspike.net to the network at the same time.

Should you wish to preview the 'new' network, connect to irc.chatspike.net on port 16667. A copy of Services is running, but any changes you make will not exist on the live network, and will not last beyond tonight.

Questions, comments, and discussion to #chatspike as always!

Thanks! ChatSpike Staff

User Comments

2010-01-17 01:22:33
Can't wait. Hope this is promising :D
2010-01-17 04:01:20
Oh it will be! w00t scrambling to fix no less than 20 bugs that will inevitably result from Brain's dodgy coding ;)
2010-01-17 04:02:41
if(true) { blameBrain }
2010-01-17 08:59:19
Poor Brain... :)
2010-01-17 09:01:01
•08•43• (Iain) i'll start the betting at 25mins •08•44• (Hisakata) They tend to work quick. I'll say half an hour tops. We have faith in you, really we do :D
2010-01-17 09:19:15
Hah, you'll be amazed when it all works then =P.
2010-01-17 16:13:19
(Can't assign requested address) Well, that sure went smooth. Gotta do it more often.
2010-01-17 16:14:35
Told you it'd work fine.
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