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September 5th, 2009 | Misc.

I’m sure a lot of people were wondering why the site was down for a few hours this afternoon – I was simply upgrading/updating a bunch of stuff to make the site better. Here’s the lowdown:

  • Updated to the latest version of WordPress, which I’d been neglecting to do for a while. Luckily all of my custom code works with this latest version.
  • Got rid of the forum I never got around to using. It was just wasting space on the server and especially a lot of room in the database. I might still set up a dedicated forum sometime, but for the time being this forum will be what we use.
  • Over the last week I wrote new code to completely overhaul the EarthBound / MOTHER auctions page.

    It’s now a lot easier for me to work with and a lot easier for people to browse through. It also catches more stuff than it used to, so be sure to check it out from time to time.

    I also made it so that the sidebar displays all of the auctions from the current day, and resets at midnight each night. This way it’ll be a lot easier for regular visitors to keep up with what shows up from day to day. I might place it in a different location sometime, I’m not sure that’s the best spot for it anymore.

    There are also some RSS feeds posted for a few categories, so if you’re a collector or just like to follow this stuff, they might be right up your alley. Someday I’ll try to make a super-fancy feed, but for now here’s a pretty decent one:

  • I also made a number of little fixes here and there throughout the site. It’s likely that I didn’t remember to fix something, so if you get an error message or something breaks, let me know.

You know me, I’m always working on 80 things at once, and I have even more improvements for the site that I’d like to make but probably won’t find the time to for a while. One thing I have tentative plans for is a page that lists all the MOTHER stuff on Yahoo Auctions Japan like I’ve done with stuff on eBay. I also want to make a page for fan art I really, really like, a page listing videos I recommend, a page for rumor-debunking, that comprehensive article about Shigesato Itoi, and the list goes on and on. My brain never sleeps!


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9 Comments to A Couple Site Updates

Fiends said on Sep. 5, 2009

Great job!

Almost everything you lists sounds great. Keep up the good work and the community will grow even bigger!

Wil said on Sep. 5, 2009

Keep the good work!

Ice Sage said on Sep. 5, 2009

Yeah, I was getting worried the site had screwed up somehow. Glad to see I was wrong.

Sisto said on Sep. 5, 2009

That’s awesome, Mato. Keep it up!

Xi said on Sep. 5, 2009

Is there some sort of RSS feed delay? I’ve noticed that when I access the site manually instead of through the RSS feed, sometimes the site displays posts that the RSS feed hasn’t posted yet. Is this true for all feeds, for this one, or are I doing something wrong? 🙂

Also, vote +1 for ebc having a dedicated forum. 😀

KingDarian said on Sep. 6, 2009

New auction page has been hit by a sexy beam!

Mato said on Sep. 6, 2009

Xi: I actually don’t know a lot about how RSS stuff works, so maybe there’s a delay, I don’t know. I don’t THINK there’s a delay, maybe it’s due to your RSS reader or some other stuff.

If anyone can help answer this question and/or enlighten us about this kind of stuff, please do!

santiagoff said on Sep. 6, 2009

I’m still waiting for the Itoi article Mato! xDDDDDDDD

Deraj626 said on Sep. 7, 2009

That’s weird, I couldn’t get on until today!


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