Technical or administrative bulletins about this web site, as distinguished from normal content
Submitted by Justin on Sun, 2015-11-29 00:57
SCAtoday.net will be offline for approximately two hours, beginning around 8:30 p.m. US Eastern (GMT-5:00) on Sunday, November 29. During the outage we will be making changes to the virtual server hardware. (Update: This work has been completed. Thank you for your patience.)
Submitted by Justin on Wed, 2014-02-12 11:55
SCAtoday.net will be offline for up to an hour, beginning at approximately 18:00 U.S. Eastern time (GMT -5:00) today, for an upgrade of the site's virtual hardware. (UPDATE: Completed!)
Submitted by Justin on Sun, 2013-06-09 17:30
Based on reader comments (both online and offline), SCAtoday.net will phase out the Events (Calendar) feature gradually over the next several months, and discontinue it entirely as of September 1, 2013.
Submitted by Justin on Thu, 2013-05-16 21:10
We are considering a change to the way we obtain event listings for our calendar, or possibly eliminating the calendar altogether, and comments from readers are encouraged to help us make the decision.
Submitted by Justin on Fri, 2013-04-12 13:55
SCAtoday.net experienced a brief outage (less than 30 minutes) Friday, and will be deliberately offline about 60 minutes, for a scheduled upgrade, this weekend. The upgrade is currently planned for early evening (U.S. Eastern time, GMT-4:00) on Saturday, April 13.
Submitted by Sean-Patrick O'... on Fri, 2013-02-08 08:15
Greetings from the Performing Arts of this years Gulf Wars XXII. We are proud to announce that we will conducting the 6th Annual Gulf Wars War Bard Competion on Wednesday evening at 6 p.m.
Submitted by Webmaster on Thu, 2012-09-13 19:02
We have installed a new WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) editor module for SCAtoday.net, and the new module resolves a compatibility problem with Firefox version 15.
Submitted by Webmaster on Fri, 2012-09-07 18:35
We have just become aware that a recent Firefox update, version 15, may be causing a problem with our web interface to contribute articles. There have been no changes to our site, and we have confirmed that the bug does not appear in Chrome or earlier Firefox versions.
Submitted by Justin on Tue, 2012-02-07 15:35
Our site ran out of resources because of an overly-aggressive search spider, so we have tightened our network firewall filters to prevent this in the future. Your help is needed as we fine-tune the settings.
Submitted by Justin on Sun, 2011-04-10 23:42
Late Sunday evening, we completed migration to our new server. If you are reading this, your ISP has found the new location.
Submitted by Webmaster on Thu, 2011-03-24 15:08
Pun intended -- sorry about that! Were you irritated that you had to change your SCAtoday.net settings for Daylight Savings Time? Or are you even more irritated that the times on story postings are nowhere close to correct for your timezone? If you are a registered user at SCAtoday.net, there is an easy solution.
Submitted by Webmaster on Fri, 2011-03-04 17:59
With regret for the inconvenience, we have added an extra approval step to account creation in order to combat increasingly aggressive spam attempts. This affects only new accounts, not existing ones.
Submitted by Webmaster on Tue, 2010-11-02 10:37
Merchant listings are free to any merchant that is, in our editorial opinion, of interest to SCA folk or other medieval recreationists or reenactors. Note that our merchant listings, unlike news articles, are in a permanent, non-scrolling directory page.
Submitted by Justin on Mon, 2010-03-08 10:27
Milica doesn't know I'm publishing this, but I couldn't resist! Over this past weekend, our devoted Editor-In-Chief hit a major milestone when her 10,000th article was published on this web site.
Submitted by Webmaster on Sun, 2010-01-17 17:32
You won't notice major changes in the look of the site, though we are working on a cosmetic refresh in the near future. But we have added some features that we think our readers and contributors will find useful. UPDATED 2010-01-17 22:40 EST
Submitted by Webmaster on Sat, 2010-01-16 21:04
Assuming final testing goes well, SCAtoday.net will be offline for a while on Sunday, January 17, for a software upgrade.
Submitted by Justin on Thu, 2009-04-30 17:43
SCAtoday.net is back online after an extended outage due to a failure of our colocated server. The hosting provider expedited new hardware for us, and we worked through the night to get everything up and running. A few loose ends remain, however.
Submitted by Justin on Wed, 2009-04-29 10:39
Due to a data storage problem, the SCAtoday.net server will be going offline for hardware replacement some time within the next 24 hours. Until this is completed, things are going to be very...interesting. (UPDATE STORY TO FOLLOW)
Submitted by Justin on Wed, 2009-04-01 13:12
(New York: 2009-04-01) Furthering the trend toward media consolidation, SCAtoday.net has agreed to acquire its financially-troubled rival, the Pennsic Independent, in a cash and stock swap valued at US$300K.
Submitted by Justin on Tue, 2009-02-24 18:26
Now that Stefan's Florilegium has a syndicated RSS news feed, we have added it to the available choices on SCAtoday.net. Registered users on SCAtoday.net can optionally add this as a block on their customized home page.
Submitted by Justin on Fri, 2009-02-13 16:51
There was a network outage at SCAtoday.net's upstream hosting provider that took us offline from about 12:20 EST to 15:50 EST (GMT-5:00). We are back online now, and we apologize for any inconvenience.
Submitted by jt4novels on Sun, 2009-01-11 12:43
Writer Jennifer Hudson Taylor discusses the medieval clothing worn by Scottish highlanders, citing research she conducted for an upcoming novel.
Submitted by Justin on Sat, 2008-12-06 23:20
SCAtoday.net has upgraded to a new version of the Drupal content management system and migrated to a later-generation server. As a consequence, some features of the site have changed slightly.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-07-22 07:35
Ever wonder about the faceless webgeeks behind the scenes of SCAtoday.net? Come meet Publisher Justin and Editor-in-Chief Milica (and any of our reporters that we can drag in) at an SCAtoday.net Meet & Greet at the Pennsic War.
Submitted by Justin on Sat, 2007-04-21 09:45
Due to technical problems, the server move scheduled for tonight has been postponed, and will be rescheduled in a few days.
Submitted by Justin on Fri, 2007-04-06 09:26
Although it pains us to do it, because of rampant spambots SCAtoday.net will no longer accept anonymous story contributions. You will need to be logged in with your SCAtoday.net user account in order to contribute articles.
Submitted by Justin on Wed, 2007-04-04 17:45
News headlines from Sword Maiden, a web site devoted to the needs of female warriors, are now available as an optional feature for SCAtoday.net registered users.
Submitted by Justin on Tue, 2007-04-03 10:45
Medievalists.net is a new web site and affiliated blog with articles about the history of the Middle Ages. The blog's syndicated headlines are now offered as an optional feature on SCAtoday.net.
Submitted by Justin on Mon, 2007-04-02 22:19
We hope you enjoyed our 2007 April Fools parody of Survivor. Since April Fools parodies are an annual tradition here at SCAtoday.net, we've added a new category to let readers easily go back and review the parodies from previous years.
Submitted by Justin on Wed, 2007-03-21 11:15
SCAtoday.net now offers two more syndicated headlines blocks, which registered users can choose to display on their personalized SCAtoday.net home page.