A lot of people may have noticed that NFSCars has had downtime regularly lately. This is because the server it resides on is having trouble handling the load, especially on peak times.
To solve this problem, my host has decided to upgrade the server to a dual CPU system, but as this is quite expensive and the ads are not paying enough to finance it, my host decided to open up a donation system:
We ask all of you who can spare some money to donate it through the paypal system. Just click on the button and follow the instructions.
Thank you all in advance!
I found out a little while ago that ice_wolf stole quite a lot of his cars.So I emailed sander and discussed it with him.
Then I removed them.From now on we will not add anymore of his cars.
And if we see anymore stolen cars we will remove them to.
So let this be a warning to all of you!! I have a post right underneath this one which you really have to read!!!
I ask you once again to be reasonable with your commenting and the cars that you upload.If you have something from a different author.. any author.. ask for permission to use it.Becouse if anyone notices it and complaints the car is gonne and none from that person will be added anymore.
SITE ADMIN AT NFSCARS.COM
Ok I see we have lots of complaints about executor with his complaints about suped up cars.And also about stolen parts or parts tooken without permission.
Please people be very reasonable with your comments and dont just complaint about a car becouse its tuned.
Try commenting like this: Hey thats a nice civic you got there.I like the main idea but i think you overdid it a bit.Maybe a smaller spoiler or something…
and not like this:oh no you ruined this beutifull car what have you done ..
or:this car sucks man look at it…
Lets try to be mature and not comment if you know what you are going to say is going to upset someone…
About the stolen parts…
Well I know there is lots of cars coming out now with stolen parts.. or maybe even the whole car is stolen.
Please people try to sort this problem out under yourselfs. dont fight just sort it out.. if your car,part was stolen get the creator to email an admin and tell him to get that person added to the credits in the description.
If you are the creator and you do not want that car on this site,Email an admin with a bit of proof and they will have it removed in no time.
I will see if i can sort something out with sander.
If you read this sander please reply to that email i sent you and i need to ask you something else aswell.
SITE ADMIN AT NFSCARS.COM
Many of you may have noticed it, NFSCars has been down for over half a day. The cause is yet unknown for me, but well try to find out and se what can be done to prevent these things in the future.
Lets hope it will keep running for now!
I made some changes to the frontpage, but you probably saw that already:
- The Latest Cars and Weekly Top Downloads list has been increased in size from 10 to 15 cars, mainly because of the huge amount of new cars coming in lately (10 a day is not unusual!).
To keep the size of the frontpage within limits, I removed the Random 5 and Latest Comments for now, maybe Ill put them back in later.
Let me know what you think!
For a long time I have not done much against First Posts (except removing them where I see them), but it is time to do something about it!
If I see someone posting something like First Post or I am first! or something like that, that person will get banned!
These posts are VERY annoying and does not contribute ANYTHING to the site, so stop them!
A big change has been made to the site today, something that Ive been planning for a long time:
- The messageboard has been replaced by a new one, namely phpBB, which has a lot more features than the old board and has a better moderator system
- A result of the new messageboard is also that the registration system is different now. I didnt want 2 different registrations for NFSCars (1 for the site, 1 for the board), so I decided to use the boards system for the site as well. This means that all registrations are no longer valid! Everyone will need to register on the board again and this registration will also be valid for NFSCars.
This is quite a big change. Chances are that there are still bugs in it, if you get errors or anything, please be so kind and let me know!
The site seems to be running fine, and I managed to restore about 16000 of the 22000 car comments. The rest is lost…
I noticed some small bugs and missing files & screenshots, I will fix them as soon as possible.
Also, you will see popup ads on the site now. I hate them, and I know a lot of you hate them, but it is either GameSpy/FilePlanet or popup ads and I think you agree with me that the current option is the best of these 2.
I am working on the upload script, it will be working again some time tonight I hope. The 24 hour delay of cars appearing on the site is gone now, as soon as a car is approved by an admin, it will be on the site available for download!
Update on the new design:
- It is going to take a few weeks before that is ready.
- With the new design, a new messageboard will be used, namely the phpBB2 (same as used at NFSCheats).
- A lot of scripts will be looked at and updated where needed.
- The site will use the registration system of the messageboard and everyone will need to register for a new account.
Thats it for now.
As you can see, the move is complete, we are at our new host now!
Unfortunately, the database move didnt go too well… We lost:
- Messageboard posts
- Car comments
- News comments
Maybe I will be able to restore it within the next few days, but dont count on it :(
Oh well. Lets look at the bright side: FilePlanet is HISTORY!
I am quite tired now, after all the problems, so it could be that there are errors on the site. If you find any, let me know, so I can fix it!