As a final step in the optimization of the site navigation, the car lists have been removed for the site. I wasnt planning on doing this at first, but it seemed to be causing a lot problems, resulting in database errors.
I think the list was not really needed anymore for the sites navigation, as there are brand lists, author lists and a search function to get you what you need.
This will hopefully solve all the problems we had with the database!
Well I moved to a new server for unlimited space!!!
Thanks to sander for helping me out with the server space problem i had on dfsspeed (my site os getting to big :) )
But stil thanks to DFSSPEED for actually hosting me and still hosting some of my files and another feature site!!!
DFSSPEED youve been the greatest host so far thanks a lot!!!
Well anyways iam going to see to it that all the fnf teams files are up by tomorow morning (0:44 here)
Currently all my files are available,Donnie Bricoes and some of fivespeeds…
the rest will be up soon
As part of the script optimization that I have been working on for a while, the Author & brands lists have now been replaced with faster scripts.
The new search engine is now also fully integrated, the links in the sidebar are all updated.
Let me know if you experience any problems or notice any bugs.
Savidge has teamed up with Donnie briscoe!!!
So now we have 2 of the best car creators in a team… damn I got watch my back ;)
Anyways you should really check theyr site they have some great cars there!!!!
S&D; Racing Development
Be sure to check theire site out.. Iam telling you chck it out.. what are you doing reading on I SAID CHECK IT OUT!!!!!!!!!!
ok now THATS it last warning…
Allright to late youre banned
;) lol Just kidding :D
It took a while, but they are finally back in business: NFSGarage!
Id like to wish Mike & the rest of the staff good luck and hope to see you guys back on top of the charts soon!
PS: Thanx Mike for putting up a link to NFSCars on the URL while the site was down :)
I have disabled the rating system, as it was being abused too much. People were giving good cars a score of 4 without any reason.
The top10 ratings has been replaced with the top10 downloads for now.
There may be a modified rating system or other system in the future, but for now youll have to do with the comments.
Im sorry it had to be like this, but better to have no rating system than one that doesnt give fair results…
As you may have noticed, the new cars from the last 3 or 4 days have not been mirrorred by FilePlanet yet. I have submitted an email to the GameSpy techsupport, I hope to receive an answer (and solution) soon, so no need to email me about it anymore.
It looks like it is solved now, but if you see a car that is up for more that 24 hours and still isnt mirrorred let me know!
The last few weeks the amount of pageviews have gone up massively (from ~55000 to ~90000 a day!). This is noticable in the amount of comments and ratings done on cars. Usually it is good that those amounts are rising, but unfortunately has the abuse also gone up.
I have already removed a lot of posts and entire discussions on the site which were offensive and/or contained foul language. If someone sees an offensive post or discussion, do not respond to it, but email me, I will remove any offensive post and all posts relating to it without warning and possibly block the account of the members involved.
Also, some people like to rate good cars with 4s, either for their own fun, or to let their own cars go up in the top10/top50.
I am implementing some admin tools to keep track of the ratings, so I can view the rating behaviour of certain people. If I find someone rating a lot of (good) cars with only 4s or 5s, I will remove those ratings and maybe even block that members account.
If the rating system keeps being abused, I will either remove it, or limit the system.
In other news:
I have written an improved search script. It is now being publicly tested from the carpages (click on the Other cars by… or Other …s links), please let me know if there are any problems with it.
Happy New Year, well i know its not quite new year yet, but anyway, hope everyone had a great year and be sure to make this comming year one a better one! Also be sure to check out a new design group that is opening up!
Have a great one,