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Title: We're back, but submissions are disabled temporarily
Post by: GerbilSoft on April 27, 2020, 02:31:00 pm
We had a somewhat extended server outage (around a month or so). We weren't able to get the server back up until last week due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The TSC site has now been moved to my new VPS. Besides improved performance, the new VPS also supports TLS 1.2 and HTTP/2.0. I'll be adding automatic https redirection momentarily, but for now, make sure you use https://www.soniccenter.org/ instead of http.

NOTE: Since we now have https, I highly recommend changing your login password.

Stat submissions and new user registrations are temporarily disabled due to some issues on the new server that I need to fix.
Title: Re: We're back, but submissions are disabled temporarily
Post by: Pokemonmaster888 on April 27, 2020, 03:18:13 pm
That's great that The Sonic Center is back online with improved technologies and server. Can't wait to submit some more records. It definitely is a significant loss to parts of the Sonic community when TSC is offline. Hopefully some more advancements to the website can come in the future.
Title: Re: We're back, but submissions are disabled temporarily
Post by: hfactor66 on April 27, 2020, 10:27:14 pm
Glad to see the site's back online, I've missed this place. Can't wait for submissions to go live again, hopefully I'll have grinded out WR on Sunset Hill 2 by then, cuz I'm so goddamn close, and I'm itching to update my stats.

EDIT: can't wait for submissions to go back up. I've really missed this place. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8Zjz9gbbSs)
Title: Re: We're back, but submissions are disabled temporarily
Post by: TheRealShadnic on April 30, 2020, 11:20:06 am
Finally, awesome :) I've been waiting to see stats to rank myself against them!
Title: Re: We're back, but submissions are disabled temporarily
Post by: DGF on May 02, 2020, 09:32:33 pm
Glad to See that the site is back up and running again! take all the time you need to!
Title: Re: We're back, but submissions are disabled temporarily
Post by: Spinballwizard on May 12, 2020, 08:19:11 am
Reaction to disabled submissions from someone who hasn't submitted in years: https://ogn.theonion.com/speedrunner-accidentally-enjoys-game-for-a-moment-1843390557
Title: Re: We're back, but submissions are disabled temporarily
Post by: SpinDashMaster on May 12, 2020, 02:00:21 pm
I like how his face is still plain. No smiling, no actual indication of enjoyment besides the title.

But the dude definitely needs some eye drops.
Title: Re: We're back, but submissions are disabled temporarily
Post by: TheRealShadnic on June 30, 2020, 05:53:06 am
Hey,

Is there any update on when we could start submitting again? :)
Title: Re: We're back, but submissions are disabled temporarily
Post by: Etch on July 23, 2020, 11:24:52 am
I hate this virus bros, not complaining about staying at home and playing more video games though!
Title: Re: We're back, but submissions are disabled temporarily
Post by: zewing on July 29, 2020, 08:01:09 pm
Any update on this?
Title: Re: We're back, but submissions are disabled temporarily
Post by: jw13 on September 29, 2020, 05:38:51 am
Really hoping we get an update on this soon, I've been highly anticipating the return of the submission function for quite a while now.
Title: Re: We're back, but submissions are disabled temporarily
Post by: hfactor66 on October 01, 2020, 04:33:28 am
Really hoping we get an update on this soon, I've been highly anticipating the return of the submission function for quite a while now.

You and me both, man. Speedrun.com is adding IL charts for more & more Sonic games cuz of how long submissions have been down.
Title: Re: We're back, but submissions are disabled temporarily
Post by: jw13 on October 23, 2020, 10:29:41 am
Really hoping we get an update on this soon, I've been highly anticipating the return of the submission function for quite a while now.

You and me both, man. Speedrun.com is adding IL charts for more & more Sonic games cuz of how long submissions have been down.

As an SA2B runner I've been set for that for ages now, but SRC doesn't offer half the stats and leaderboard types that TSC does. I understand that the persistent issues might be difficult to fix, and that the admins might be short on time, but if that's the case they should really look into seeking help from the abundance of people that would be willing to provide it. That's just my 2 cents, though.
Title: Re: We're back, but submissions are disabled temporarily
Post by: hfactor66 on October 28, 2020, 04:10:49 pm
As an SA2B runner I've been set for that for ages now, but SRC doesn't offer half the stats and leaderboard types that TSC does. I understand that the persistent issues might be difficult to fix, and that the admins might be short on time, but if that's the case they should really look into seeking help from the abundance of people that would be willing to provide it. That's just my 2 cents, though.

That's a sentiment I can agree with, the sheer amount of different kinds of competition offered here on TSC is what drew me into the site when I signed up in 2014. I signed up to pursue ring records on Sonic Rush initially, and branched out to other games over time. It meant that even if I wasn't great at speedrunning the game, it didn't mean that I couldn't compete on it. TSC showed me there were other kinds of competition I could look into and even specialize in, which is exactly what I did. Sites like Speedrun.com just don't offer that, and sites like CyberScore that CAN offer those same charts usually don't have the same level of competition that TSC does.

Like, it's boring when you hold all the records in a category that no one ever really competed in over there, whereas here, I spent years chasing ONE time trial record on SAdv3, and when I finally did beat it, it was by 0.01 seconds. Never in my life was I so pumped to beat a record by so little.