Well, the forums have been offline for over a day now, and it doesn't leave me with a whole lot to do, which is a rather unexpected change. So I figured I'd use this time to update my long-atrophying blog. Read on, if you dare.
First on the list: BZPower's server. Many of you have been frustrated with the performance of the site recently, and believe me so have we. The kicker is that the server is running fine and all of the recent upgrades have helped speed things up dramatically. There was a time when using the search feature could bring the server to its knees (hence why it was turned off). These days you can actually use it. Who knows, maybe there's a chance of it coming back in the future (that's not a promise by any means). The issues we're currently having involve the database files that store all the information. If we get those fixed up, will be right as rain. Hopefully by the time you're able to read this everything will be working again.
Next on the list, Brickshelf and the BBC Contest. As of my writing this, Brickshelf is offline and there is no official word to suggest that it will be returning. I've heard some rumors from people who claim to have information on the subject, but I'd be hesitant to believe it until I see something official. I hope the rumors are true, because otherwise that's a lot of broken links all over the internet and will make things substantially harder for BZP members that need a place to put their MOC pictures, artwork, and other things. BZP would love to help pick up the slack, but whether or not that is possible remains to be seen.
Finally, we have the 2008 set information. As of right now we're undecided as to post this or not. On one hand, if it's true, it means major spoilers for 2008, and we're barely halfway through 2007. Lego really needs to learn to keep a better lid on things. On the other hand, the information is out there all over the internet, and if we don't post it members will find it anyway. I am leaning towards posting it, because I believe if you see news you should report on it, but some of my coworkers heavily involved with the storyline disagree. We'll see who wins that battle.
The anniversary is less than a week away, and we have some fun stuff in store for you guys.
Some good news to look forward to.
Until next time...