Technical aspects of the site, including descriptions of the underlying Open Source technologies that make this site possible.
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 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 Milica on Sat, 2010-12-11 23:18
Dori Andrepont, Publications Manager for the Society for Creative Anachronism, reports that the SCA Volunteer Agreement has been pulled for a rework.
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 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 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 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 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.
Submitted by Justin on Wed, 2007-02-28 22:08
If your web site syndicates the SCAtoday.net news feed via RSS (XML), or if you read our news via a newsreader program on your personal computer, please note that our correct URL for this has been updated.
Submitted by Justin on Tue, 2007-02-27 22:40
On the evening (U.S. Eastern time) of Wednesday, February 28, SCAtoday.net will be moving to a new server. Visitors may experience brief interruptions in service, but we'll be back online as quickly as possible. Read on for details...
Submitted by Justin on Wed, 2006-03-22 02:22
SCAtoday.net has been upgraded to a new version of Drupal, the software that manages all content on the site.
Submitted by Justin on Wed, 2006-02-08 16:17
Gaaaaak! Since some spammer has decided to use a robot to create bogus user accounts on SCAtoday.net, we've added a new security feature to our account creation page. Spammers would make pretty good trebuchet ammunition, wouldn't they?
Submitted by Justin on Mon, 2005-07-11 18:00
So, you tried to register for a personal account at SCAtoday.net, and you never got your emailed confirmation and password? Here's what went wrong, and what to do.
Submitted by Justin on Mon, 2005-04-18 21:49
Our ISP experienced a major hardware failure this evening, and we are still digging out from the mess. Please excuse the extra error messages you may see here tonight.
Submitted by Justin on Tue, 2005-04-12 14:05
Like many web sites, SCAtoday.net provides a "syndication" mechanism to allow other sites to display our headlines with clickable links back to the full story on our site.
Submitted by Justin on Tue, 2005-04-12 10:17
Someone has created a user called "scatoday" on LiveJournal™. Those who read newsfeeds through this web site can add this user to their "friends" list to see the SCAtoday.net newsfeed on their personal blog page.
Submitted by Justin on Wed, 2005-03-23 16:16
This Colophon describes how this web site is created and maintained, and provides credits for those who have contributed in a major way.
Submitted by Justin on Wed, 2005-03-23 10:45
SCAtoday.net welcomes contributed articles, links, and other content from our readers. This page explains how to contribute items so that they fit into our editorial format and policy, making it more likely that we will be able to publish what you have written.
Submitted by Justin on Sat, 2005-03-12 18:14
SCAtoday.net (including the web site plus all email lists in this domain) has just moved to a new web server, which should be quite a bit faster than our old server. Please excuse any bumps along the way.
Submitted by Justin on Sun, 2005-02-06 01:06
Due to technical problems on our server, SCAtoday.net went offline at approximately 16:23 US Eastern time on Saturday. The senior staff were at an event and didn't know about the problem until almost midnight, but were able to restart the server easily. We apologize for the inconvenience. (Techies can click "read more" for details.)