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I am happy to announce!

WeChall turned 11 years today and we have served slightly more than 10^9 pages by now.
I would love to do what Kender has done once; give some special statistics, but i am busy and lazy.
Instead this post is about what happened the last year or two and give a statement on where we want wechall will go to.

I especially want to thank dloser for his sysadmin efforts the past years. This is invaluable, and without him wechall might have died. Thank you my friend!


What happened?

Meanwhile we got 6 admins on wechall, with different permissions and objectives.

- gizmore (writing useless posts, never answers mails and makes dloser go crazy)
- dloser (the real admin meanwhile, with access to everything. Answers most support questions and keeps the servers responding; fixed lots of code)
- Kender (Still admin with nothing todo, co-founder of wechall.net)
- tehron (Punk who is keeping the Horus IRC-Bot healthy, cares about linked sites and answers support questions)
- space (challenge master, keeping the challs working, fixes and enhances GWF3 framework)
- livinskull (is root on warchall but has nothing todo atm)

What happened else?

Donations turned out to be exactly paying enough for the server costs.
One user even sends €5 every month in a recurrent task.

What else?

WeChall got under DDoS and DoS attacks a bit. dloser managed to cope with these.
Some attacks turned out to be yandex or google bots.
Fun Fact: google sends 5 requests every 3 seconds, yandex does not care and DoS you.

Else?

I played with multi server deployment, but it's difficult. I tried master-master replication with mysql and it turned out horrible.
Luckily we don't need that

Where is wechall going the next year?

gizmore: "WeChall should stay the same. Maybe i add another chall. It would be great if we sort out site statuses and scoring and fix stuff. Also nice would be a merchandise section with tshirts, cups and eggboilers"
dloser: "Why am i still admin?"
space: I am awaiting your statement in this thread
livinskull: Hopefully a little bit more stable servers
tehron: I hope dloser never gets a job and maintains WeChall the next 11 years.

Is there anything else?

Yes, ... i want you to ask questions about wechall, propose fixes, tell us what could be better, and most importantly...
We want you to become masters of problem solving. Keep your mind free and help to create a better world.

And?

Now is your turn to ask questions about wechall or just post happy birthday!

Happy Challenging!
gizmore
The geeks shall inherit the properties and methods of object earth.
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Happy Birthday! Thanks for the challenges.
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Happy Birthday WeChall!

I feel honored to be part of the admin team, and work side to side to dloser sometimes. Golden times. (:
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Happy birthday WeChall !!!
Thank you guys for the hard work, I hope you'll keep going for many years!
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Happy Birthday! Just joined, loving the challenges!
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A lot of challenge websites born and died for the last 11 years. Wechall is still there.
Thanks to all contributors and especially the admins who keep the site running.

Happy birthday Wechall !
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I am awaiting your statement in this thread
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I am awaiting your statement in this thread


It turns out to be a pretty common opinion here. ;-)
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Happy birthday!

I'm glad to be living in an age where we have places like this to enjoy. Smile
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I'm really super-mega-ultra happy to be part of the World of Challenges, in which WeChall definitely represents the best place in the web...

From the deepest of my heart and mind: HAPPY BIRTHSDAY WECHALL !

Thank you alltogether for this wonderful website.
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