Posted at 12:45 GMT on Sunday 11th January 2009
Scan/News ID Change
Just a small update regarding a change that can affect alliance tools.
The scan id, scan group id, and stored news IDs have all changed to a 15 char long alphanumerical string.
As an example, new urls looks like this:
and the scan bbcode tag:
IDs doesn't contain any special symbols, just a-z and 0-9, and are currently not case sensitive. There's been no other change to the scans, layout/contents is the same, it's just the IDs that's changed from numerical to alphanumerical.
Round doesn't start for another 12 days so there should be enough time to update the affected tools.
This morning the roundname poll closed and the winning name was "Addiction".
Congrats to the winner and thanks to all of you that voted.
Due to some unforeseen issues with preparations for the upcoming round, we've decided to delay signups by a few days. They were meant to start the Monday 12th, but to try and get things ready and tested, they'll be moved to the Friday 16th.
This still gives us a week long signup period, which is what we used to have, which should still be enough for everyone to get their planet in time for the start.
Roundstart remains unchanged and ticks will start on Friday 23rd January at 20:00 GMT
We apologise for the change, hopefully it shouldn't affect things too much.