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The NAF and FUMBBL are pleased to announce the Road to the NAF Championship 2015!

Beginning in January, FUMBBL will host the Road to the NAF Championship (NAFC), the first online tabletop resurrection style tournament sanctioned by the NAF. The winner will receive the prize of a ticket to the NAF Championship (worth £55)!
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Purplegoo on Thursday, October 09, 2014 - 20:54
Me and Kalimar were ramping up to update the FFB client to 1.2.0 this weekend. Unfortunately, this will need to be postponed as Kalimar has run into some real-life issues he needs to deal with (I won't elaborate for privacy reasons).

Instead, barring further real-life intervention, we are hoping to perform the update a week later (Sunday 12th, starting at 20:00 server time).

Hopefully this won't cause too much problem in your scheduling.

Further complications has caused the update to be postponed yet again (Kalimar's taking his daughter to the hospital again), and therefore the update is once again postponed.

This time, we can't commit to next weekend, and I will therefore refrain from posting a new date for the update. Hopefully, we'll manage to fit it in at some point in the near future.
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Christer on Saturday, October 04, 2014 - 12:07
That's right coaches, despite the frequent absence of the staff we are BACK. The second batch of three races in XFL IX has been drawn. The races are:

High Elf

A bit of elfin', a bit of bash and a portion of Brainz. Certainly some fun to be had no matter what style of play you prefer!

If you have a [R]anked team of any or all of these races, regardless of TV you are hereby invited to APPLY your team(s) on the group page.

The tournaments kick off on wednesday October 8th and the first round deadline will be on friday October 17th.

Get them in people!
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Cloggy on Friday, October 03, 2014 - 10:26
Yesterday, FUMBBL went down due to a power failure. Once power was restored and the servers were up and running again, it was fairly late (a bit past 1am or so) and I went to sleep. On waking up, I noticed that the site was being incredibly sluggish.

So, I spent some time trying to localise the issue and found that one of the hard drives that the database is running on was failing (read speeds of 1MB/sec, which is about 1% of what I expect from the drive). Further investigation showed multiple errors being reported by the drive self-test (SMART).

This meant that I rushed off to the local computer hardware store and picked up a replacement drive, which is now installed in the system. At the time of writing, the RAID array is recovering and will likely be doing so for the next few hours (the drive is 2TB running as part of a RAID5 array).

Bottom line is that the site should be functional again and because of the RAID rebuild will be slightly sluggish for a few hours (although not nearly as bad as it was while the failed drive was installed).

I apologise for any inconvenience this downtime has caused you guys.
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Christer on Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 16:01
As many of you probably noticed, FUMBBL was inaccessible for a while this morning. All the FUMBBL servers are fine and have been running flawlessly during this, and my investigation seemed to imply an issue with DNS servers.

I've been having some issues with DNS in the past, and have now switched name servers from Zoneedit to Amazon, and am also in the process of transferring the domain registry to Amazon as well (the latter may take a few days).

The reason I'm doing this transfer isn't only because of this incident. We've had some trouble with Zoneedit in the past and my hope is that switching to a reputable host for domain and name servers will improve stability. Amazon certainly has a smoother configuration system for domains and DNS records, so that part will certainly become better.

The domain registrar switch may cause some minor teething issues, but I hope it won't be too bad.

Either way, I apologise for any inconvenience this downtime may have caused you.
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Christer on Sunday, September 07, 2014 - 13:38