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The Roguebasin / Planned maintenance 23rd of October 2017 01:00-05:30 CET
« on: October 19, 2017, 04:28:51 AM »
I got an e-mail from the hosting provider where Roguebasin resides. They will do a massive network upgrade on the 23rd of October, starting at 01:00 CET with a planned finish no later than 05:30. Access to Roguebasin will likely be affected during those hours.

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Other Announcements / Re: The Year's Most Popular - By Category
« on: January 03, 2013, 07:06:56 AM »
Thanks! Great idea to split votes by category. As a developer of a mobile roguelike I would have liked to see a category like "best smartphone roguelike" or something like that.

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Other Announcements / Re: Elderlore: technical difficulties?
« on: February 23, 2012, 06:47:38 PM »
I haven't experience any problems with the feeds. How are you consuming the feed? Google Reader? An RSS reader extension to your browser? Thunderbird?

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Other Announcements / Re: Elderlore: technical difficulties?
« on: February 16, 2012, 07:03:44 AM »
I've added the feed url/domain in brackets to the end of each post. It's the best I could do without too much work and it should help people to see the source of each post

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Other Announcements / Re: Elderlore: technical difficulties?
« on: February 15, 2012, 12:42:32 PM »
I removed 7drl.org from the aggregation. I will have a look at improving the feed titles and add channel title as suggested.

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Other Announcements / Re: Elderlore: technical difficulties?
« on: February 10, 2012, 10:01:38 AM »
I get this message:
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This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated with it. The document tree is shown below.

It looks like just a bunch of html script as far as I can tell. Not very readable. I'm using google chrome.
Ah, sorry, what I did was to deliver an aggregation of most of the listed blogs into a single RSS feed. You can view that feed in your favorite rss reader (try Google Reader) or browser extension. There is no underlying site to render the content (although that could easily be added)

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Other Announcements / Re: Elderlore: technical difficulties?
« on: February 09, 2012, 11:42:42 PM »
Thank you for the list. I've updated the aggregator and added feeds that seemed active (had posts during 2011)

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Other Announcements / Re: Elderlore: technical difficulties?
« on: February 09, 2012, 07:30:30 AM »
I took most of the feeds I had in Google Reader, fed them through Yahoo Pipes, and got a new Roguelike feed aggregator:

http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/pipe.run?_id=30d42fa75562a4d66bf9dcfbb5a6f147&_render=rss

Give it a try and let me know if things aren't working as expected (wrong order of items etc). Please post more feeds to add here or send me an e-mail.


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Other Announcements / Re: Elderlore: technical difficulties?
« on: February 03, 2012, 10:31:31 AM »
Yes, I've sent him the feed URL for my own Dweller blog. But how does it all work "behind the stages"? I had a look at some online tools to aggregate feeds and produce a single feed as output (for instance Yahoo Pipes). If Elderlore is down permanently I volunteer to set up it's successor

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Other Announcements / Re: Elderlore: technical difficulties?
« on: February 02, 2012, 06:11:16 AM »
How does the Elderlore feed aggregator work? Did Altefact build his own aggregator or is he using something already available? Is there a way to see all available feeds? I'm thinking that if he doesn't get things up and running it might be worth a shot looking in to moving it all.

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The Roguebasin / Re: RogueBasin erroring out?
« on: June 03, 2011, 10:03:36 PM »
The site got hacked in some way. Some malicious content was injected on each page via some nastiness in index.php. After some googling it was evident that this same kind of hack occurred not only on Mediawiki but on CMS systems like Joomla, phpbb and so on (could it be a vulnerability in the ever so popular recaptcha?). Removing the hack from index.php only worked for a shot period of time and then the hack was reintroduced via some php that got invoked outside of the webroot. Removing that injectionscript made the whole thing go away, but to make sure we still didn't have a vulnerability somewhere I decided to go for a fresh MediaWiki install using the latest version. The recaptcha was also upgraded and I decided not to use the same code highlighting extension as in the previous version as that extension hadn't been updated in years.

Anyway, things should be back to normal now. If things fall apart again please e-mail me at bjorn dot ritzl at gmail dot com.

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