xert77

Website Re-Launch

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Hey everyone,

Recently the XerainGaming website has been over run by spammers, for months we tried to set up barriers to try and contain it but they still managed to get through. We had captcha, links disabled for new members & automatic spam detection & still spammers continued to come and abuse the website. Due to this we have decided to go back to our previous website software (we seemed to have very low spam using this) but we also made the decision to start from scratch.

There was three options:

Option one was to migrate the current website to this software keeping all users, posts & information. However there has been so many spam registrations and banned spam users, we thought it would be better to start from 0 and have a fresh clean start. There had also recently been a clean up by moderators so the forum had lost a lot of posts, categories and threads.

Option two was to restore to a backup from February 2015 when we used to use this software and had absolutely tons of posts. But after discussing this we decided that it would be weird to have a year and a half jump.

Option three, the desired choice was to completely restart. This seemed to be the best solution, in fact we didn't only restart the forum but the entire website server was reset & cleaned, all databases and files were deleted to ensure we could start from a clean sheet. With the recent launch of the new fresh server we thought a fresh website to go with it would also be a great idea. This also means that REAL users can register and all the spam accounts are gone!

 

I understand that this might be very frustrating for some people, but the website had become dead and the only action was from spammers. I am still working on getting everything set up, so bear with me for the next couple of weeks.

 

VIP USERS: I have a saved list of the current VIP users on the old website, so if you were a VIP register and I will manually make you VIP rank again.

XERAINIAC USERS: If you were a Xerainiac rank on the website (not the server, that is seperate) there is currently no plans to have this rank moved to the new website. But if there is a strong request for it, I can look into implementing it again for users who post a minimum amount of posts.

 

Thanks!

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5 hours ago, OreoCookieMonster said:

lol unban me

 

I have a feeling that I know who this is? xD

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I was so confused at first when I tried to log in but I just re-created my account and read this, thanks for explaining it! Otherwise I would have been lost forever, lol :P

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On 11/10/2016 at 3:02 PM, Dragon said:

I have a feeling that I know who this is? xD

I'm an oreo. everyone knows oreo.

 

everyone knew me....

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