So far we managed to upgrade the users database, so now all of you that wanted to register with PPCW.Net Forum and Raffle can do it again. Because the high traffic we had on 8 January 2003 (150.000+ unique visits and 840 MB traffic within 6 hours) the databases mixed up and resulted in loosing parts of the records or entire records. This will never happens again because the new database has a modular layout which means that even a connection is lost to one database, the other databases share the load. Thanks to Calin for this solution!
Now we are working to improve site performance which already looks good (we changed some database interactions which improved the site speed 10 times) and I hope that all these problems will be solved later today!
Because of this improvements, posting Story comments or Forum messages doesn't work right now but later for sure!
Please try to login to your account you've registered yesterday or the day before and check within the options (link from the Forum page), if you are registered to the raffle. If you can login and don't see a "subscribe to raffle" link, everything is fine. If you can't login, please reregister again - this time it works for sure!
Because the trouble of registration, the raffle is postponed a few days that everybody can subscribe to participate! But don't worry, we are raffling then for 4 weeks then and every item is raffled a few times!
Cheers ~ Arne