News Posts

Posted on Fri 2020.12.25

New Server

Welcome to the new (and hopefully more performant) WLNUpdates.

I've migrated the site to a server with a SSD, in hopes that it'll improve some of the page-load times for people with very large numbers of watched series. Personally, my watched series page has ~2.1K items on it, and it can sometimes be slightly slow to load.

The new site is up and running and synchronized with the old site (which is still up at old.wlnupdates.com if you need it, for probably another month or so, though it's in read-only mode). wlnupdates.com and www.wlnupdates.com should point to the new server shortly, as the DNS update propagates.

If you encounter any issues, please let me know on either the forum, or if that doesn't work, the github project: https://github.com/fake-name/wlnupdates/issues/

Posted on Mon 2020.09.07

Server updates

WLNUpdates was down for a while earlier this evening, as I was updating the server OS.

Normal services should be resuming now.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Posted on Wed 2019.09.18

Signup and login issues

I updated the site dependencies, and it broke logins again.

Anyways, this lead me to finally vendoring the password encryption wrapper library the site uses. Hopefully this should fix the problems in the future.

Additionally, signup now requires filling out a simple captcha. I've been having issues with people effectively using the site to spam a e-mail address. This should hopefully at least make it a little bit more involved. I've deliberately chosen a simple, self hosted captcha implementation because I don't want to feed the creepy google data-mining project that is ReCAPTCHA.

Posted on Wed 2019.09.18

Login problems

I updated the site dependencies, and it broke logins again.

Anyways, this lead me to finally vendoring the password encryption wrapper library the site uses. Hopefully this should fix the problems in the future.

Posted on Wed 2019.08.21

Account activation emails should now actually work.

If you tried to sign up, and never received a activation email, please try registering again. I've also cleared all accounts that had not yet been activated, so any registered-but-unactivated usernames should be available now as well.

Basically, the site has been using an ad-hoc system of gmail and other mail hosts for sending activation e-mails, mostly because I've been trying to avoid having to deal with setting up a proper mailing system. I finally gave up and set up a proper mail system, so signup emails should now send somewhat more reliably.