December 23rd, 2005

head-desk - me

Merry f*cking Christmas, F*cktard!

Yes, INAP was hacked. Again.

Thank you to liz_marcs, naol and jgracio for giving me the head's up here - the hacker signed up under the username shader and managed to not only upload a virus to the parrot/ subdomain, but also managed to create a whole new subdomain and loaded a virus in there. Plus he loaded a bunhc of BitTorrent files to my webspace which puts me in violation of my ToS with my webhost. I'm in contact with them to explain the situation but in the meantime INAP is not taking new submissions or new signups. Everything is switched off at the moment and I'll be going through it with a fine-tooth comb to make sure there's nothing else going on there.

Unfortunately this means another delay in the launch and update on the other sites. B/X site is on hold until I get this sorted, the F/X site is stuck as is right now, WKA is most likely not going to launch the new round in January the way I had planned and all my other sites are not going to be updated until I can be damn sure security is as tight as I can make it.

I love INAP, I do not want to see it go, but right now I'm sick of the problems I've been having with eFiction. When (and it probably is 'when' rather than 'if') it returns, it may be in a different format.
life begins - me

INAP again!

So yeah - INAP is going to be relaunched with the updated efiction script which will mean a fair bit of work on design. Lucky I love doing that sort of thing isn't it?

aaaaand.....

I am going to use this opportunity to switch about the categories a little which means I'm looking for suggestions.

'ship' categories are all I have right now, the suggestion was made (I think it was liz_marcs who suggested it) that those be mirrored in a 'buddy' category as well (for non-relationship fics featuring those characters), and what else should I have?

Aaaaand....

would anyone be interested in an impromptu design contest for it?
life begins - me

I Need A Parrot

Site updated!

I upgraded to eFiction 2.0.2 which has a security patch built in specially to counter the asswipes who have been hacking archives through December. If you run an eFiction archive I recommend you upgrade - now! (http://efiction.wallflowergirl.com/)

So now what I'm looking for is feedback on the basic layouts - the only one which currently has Xander based graphics is the one called "writing2". I'm also looking for your opinion on categories and what you think of the new options (series/top tens/nominating yourself as a beta reader etc.)

To save confusion, I'm going to disable comments on this particular post and direct you to the previous post here - that means you can see the suggestions that have already been made and add your two cents.

I knew there was something else I needed to say - because of the upgrade, the 'stories' folder has been renamed which means that if you have direct links to your stories anywhere, then you'll need to double check your links are still working okay.