KSoD Squad Ranking Website - Discussion Topic

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Re: New Squad Ranking Website - Discussion Thread.

Post#111 » Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:56 pm

DeathStriker wrote:KSoD Website Down - Reason Unknown

Several attempts to access the KSoD Website have resulted in a failure to open webpage / server not responding.

ANYONE KNOW HOW TO CONTACT those on LINE whom maintain website. If so could they let them know about the issue.

Keeping Everyone Informed...


The ksod devs were directly alerted about the outage over 10 hours ago from the time of this post.
They will have the site up again as soon as humanly possible for them.
If there is any Info shared relevant to the issue I will try and update you all here.
For now we will just have to be patient. As of now I have no news to share on the outage.

A reminder that the ksod site is maintained on a volenteer basis. By players for players. We need to remember these volunteers have full time jobs and lives that must be a priority. They will get to it as soon as they can.
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Re: New Squad Ranking Website - Discussion Thread.

Post#112 » Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:00 pm

Spock wrote:
DeathStriker wrote:KSoD Website Down - Reason Unknown

ANYONE KNOW HOW TO CONTACT those on LINE whom maintain website. If so could they let them know about the issue.

The ksod devs were directly alerted about the outage over 10 hours ago from the time of this post.
They will have the site up again as soon as humanly possible for them.

A reminder that the ksod site is maintained on a volenteer basis. By players for players. We need to remember these volunteers have full time jobs and lives that must be a priority. They will get to it as soon as they can.
Thx

Spock - Thanks for Posting. :D

Yes... RL takes priority over Game and Game related Websites. Glad to know they were informed and will be working on the issue soon.
 
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Re: New Squad Ranking Website - Discussion Thread.

Post#113 » Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:21 pm

Ksod is back on line guys.
Thanks for your patience and understanding. :)
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Re: New Squad Ranking Website - Discussion Thread.

Post#114 » Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:42 pm

Spock wrote:Ksod is back on line guys. Thanks for your patience and understanding. :)

Spock - Thank for the Update :)
 
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Re: New Squad Ranking Website - Discussion Thread.

Post#115 » Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:01 am

NOTICE: Major KSoD Squad Ranking Website Change / Update

The following was posted by Spock following a Major Change noted on the KSoD Squad Ranking Website (Source: here):

Spock wrote:Hi guys.
Just wanted to clear up a few points on this topic.

The issue..

Some squads have been gaming the system to take advantage of how the squad wars ranking site works. They manipulate things with the sole purpose of climbing the ranks on KSOD. Thus ruining the integrity of the site. It’s not perfect but we do try our best to give it some credibility.

These squads have been sequestered from the site rankings for the time being.

We have been working on a solution to this issue since late last year. I admit things move very slow. This is because it’s a small group of volunteers that maintain KSOD. People get busy with real life, work, families and all that other stuff that takes us away from SwC. :)

It’s also because the language the site was written is PHP lavarel.

It almost seems kender (the original creator/coder of the site) was the last person on earth that used this language. Lol
It’s been very hard to find anyone else that can help us with the code.

(Really, if you know that style of Kung fu, have some spare time and love swc please PM me!!)

It took a while to even start to understand exactly how the site was working. Reverse engineering it with little knowledge.

We can only make small little changes without altering the code too much.
Things like tweaking the length of the ager and so on.

We have great plans and a template for ksod 2.0 but no one has the time to sit down and rewrite from scratch. Ksod2.0 would have multiple leagues so the rankings would be slightly more accurate.

Maybe one day we will get there.

One of the Ksod admins has made contact with a professor and his students that might be able to help us. But again, that’s going understandably slow. We hope they will be able help us add in some code changes to rank squads more accurately. Or even rewrite the entire site in another language.

But we would still love any other help we could get.

We watched and monitored the squads that were removed since late last year. Trying to get the changes made to plug these loopholes.

When it got to 7/10 squads in the top 10 being sandbagger squads we decided it was time to do what we could. We manually removed them from the rankings until we can fix things to include them appropriately.

We are not planning on removing any other squads at this time.

There are some squads that have not been removed. corpsegrinder for one.

The reason they were not removed is they were not playing this way to intentionally game the system and climb the rankings. They were playing this way long before there war a ranking site.

Cupcake killers is another squad of minis that was not removed. Again, they are not trying to manipulate the rankings. They are just playing for fun.

The decision to manually remove the squads was not made on a whim. It has been debated since we started monitoring these squads late last year. It’s not the best solution but it’s the best we could do for now. It won’t be permanent. As soon as we can put the new code in these squads will be ranked again.

We know everyone won’t agree with this decision. We can’t make everyone happy no matter how hard we try. But the ranking site has never been something that everyone is happy with. Nor has the game.

That’s all I can say about Ksod for now. I can’t debate this decision or give you any other information so please don’t ask. This is just a statement as requested in a post above.

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Re: New Squad Ranking Website - Discussion Thread.

Post#116 » Wed May 02, 2018 8:25 pm

Ksod.us Is currently down.
We are aware and it will be back up as soon as possible.
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Re: New Squad Ranking Website - Discussion Thread.

Post#117 » Thu May 03, 2018 6:41 am

Spock wrote:Ksod.us Is currently down.
We are aware and it will be back up as soon as possible.

Spock - Thanks for Posting.

Check this morning, KSoD.us is still down.
 
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Re: New Squad Ranking Website - Discussion Thread.

Post#118 » Thu May 03, 2018 7:50 am

you can still search for a member and bring up a squad that way. just has no rankings, but still lists the complete war history
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Re: New Squad Ranking Website - Discussion Thread.

Post#119 » Thu May 03, 2018 11:07 am

jaybinx wrote:you can still search for a member and bring up a squad that way. just has no rankings, but still lists the complete war history


Complete war history BEFORE the outage.
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Re: New Squad Ranking Website - Discussion Thread.

Post#120 » Thu May 03, 2018 6:21 pm

UPDATE: KSoD Website Is Back Up

Did a check and the KSoD.us Website is back up and shows the current Ranking on the Main Page.

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