Technical

Technical aspects of the site, including descriptions of the underlying Open Source technologies that make this site possible.

SCAtoday.net recovers from unscheduled outage

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.)

Hall of Fame page showcases active contributors, popular stories

A new feature added today, the "Hall of Fame" page gives you SCAtoday.net "by the numbers," with listings of the most active registered contributors and the most popular stories, plus some general statistics about the site as a whole.

SCAtoday.net Technical Notice, 2005-01-12

SCAtoday.net is moving its domain name server (DNS) during the evening (US Eastern time) of 12 January 2005. No outages are expected, but we wanted to let you know "just in case". Click the "read more" link if you are interested in the details. Windows users, please also click for a special notice.

Had trouble creating an SCAtoday.net account?

If you have had trouble creating a personal profile account on SCAtoday.net, it is probably because you mistyped your email address, and the system couldn't send out your new password. All is not lost, though...

SCAtoday.net registered users can now submit events

The SCAtoday.net web site has been enhanced so that any registered user can submit event notices directly, rather than having to email them to our editors.

An Update on the Updates to SCAtoday.net

The first day was a little rocky, but hopefully things are better now. This article explains a little about the upgrade, why we did it, and what's planned for the future.

Major Upgrade to SCAtoday.net Site

We've upgraded the content management system (CMS) software on SCAtoday.net in a major way, to bring you new features and functions.

IMPORTANT Administrative Notice for SCAtoday.net Registered Users

Registered users (that is, those with personal SCAtoday.net accounts), please read this very important notice to help us migrate your account to our new upgraded software. It only takes a minute (literally!).

Major Upgrade to SCAtoday.net Software

We are pleased to present a major enhancement of the SCAtoday.net web site!

Cookies at SCAtoday.net

SCAtoday.net uses cookies as a part of its technical design. A "cookie" is a small quantity of data that is sent to a browser by a server, and which is stored either temporarily or permanently on your local computers.

Email List Offered to SCA Technical Community

Isn't it amazing how many computers are used to re-create the Middle Ages? The SCA-Geeks list is for general discussion about technical topics related to the SCA.

Talkback Message Forums Temporarily Delayed

Moderation of the "talkback" forums, where readers can post comments about stories on SCAtoday.net, will be temporarily delayed for the first few days of Pennsic.

New Features Added to Web Site

"You've got talkbacks!" A new release of the software that runs SCAtoday.net has just been installed, and among other things you can now submit comments on any of our newswire stories.

Personal Accounts Now Available

Visitors to SCAtoday.net are now invited to register for personal accounts by clicking on the "Create" button on the Headlines page.

New Feature for Newswire

SCAtoday.net visitors can now use a simple form at the bottom of the site's home page to scan for news within a given time period.

Newsfeeds Available for Your Web Site

We are pleased to announce that SCAtoday.net now supports a machine-readable news feed that can be used, without charge, on other web sites.