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    2 Days Ago, August 16th, 2017, 03:04 AM
    Such a good dog! We only have one ip address, now: though you never have to type it, as resolves to it. I removed all our previous additional IPs from tcadmin and moved all the games to unique ports on our one remaining address. Anyone who had our servers in their favorites list should still see us show up over at our new IP address, since we had our servers registered with steam. Here are the click-to-connect links: Server 1: steam://connect/ Server 2: steam://connect/ Server 3: steam://connect/ Server 4: steam://connect/ Server 5: steam://connect/ Server 6: steam://connect/ Server 7: steam://connect/ Server 8: steam://connect/ Server 9: steam://connect/ Server 10: steam://connect/ Server 11: steam://connect/ Server 12: steam://connect/ I reconfigured sourcebans to recognize the servers at their new addresses, so ti people get their powers when they connect. I did not, however, do whatever needs to be done to get stats tracking working. Also, we still have sourcetv (aka interrocam) turned off, for what that's worth. No idea if it would work if we turned it back on. One last thing: in our 10GB RAM, having 12 tf2 servers turned on just fits. With only 4 cpu cores, there's no way we could actually have people playing on all those servers at the same time, but there seems to be no harm in leaving them turned on, unless we want to run minecraft or gmod, too, in which case keep maybe just three or four tf2 servers on at a time.
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    1 Week Ago, August 8th, 2017, 11:18 AM
    Hi ho, Interrobangers. Well, we've battened down the hatches, hoisted the sails, stemmed the tide, tied our shoes, and other idioms as well. Our monthly costs are now a much more sustainable $60 or so, and we still have a handful of suckers donors who are giving us that amount, monthly, and more. We did just lose one more donor (though it's a "payment skipped due to card problems" rather than a cancellation, so I dunno yet for sure) but we're still scheduled to raise $65/month for the time being. July saw the last (for now) of our "high cost" months -- at the end of the month we scaled our server down to a much more modest level. We're no longer paying for the RAM and CPU that made 12 TF2 servers and two minecraft servers hum along as we did in our heyday. But we're still here, with a box that can keep our website running and run a couple gameservers as we decide what to support going forward. We're also well positioned to grow again when/if the community rallies in the future. July's numbers: $85 in donations, $213 in costs (includes our old monthly bill of $164 plus a once-a-year cost of $45 for our domain name and DNS service) for a net loss of $128. Our reserve balance at the end of the month was $1289. August and the future: We've started paying quarterly for our box, since that gets us a 10% discount. So our cost for August is $159, but we will have ZERO costs for September and October. With no further changes in donations, that means that by the end of September we'll have done slightly better than breaking even.
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    1 Week Ago, August 8th, 2017, 10:56 AM
    Change of an era. The furnace of fiery passion that is Team Interrobang has cooled down, but the pilot light is still burning.
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    2 Weeks Ago, July 30th, 2017, 12:33 AM
    Okeydokey. I'll pull the trigger so hopefully our next bill in a few days will be lower! EDIT: Trigger pulled.
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    4 Weeks Ago, July 19th, 2017, 07:38 AM
    :voteplus: It's worth noting we don't have to delete anything, and we can at any time scale the box back up in the future.
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Pants's Guide to Making Server Adminning Fun for the Whole Family!

by Pants on September 24th, 2011, September 24th, 2011 at 12:38 PM
I wrote this post up a while back in response to an incident involving our team's reaction to "hatespeech".

I've long felt that we sometimes handle certain buzzwords with too heavy a hand, so here I list my philosophy:

GAY: Use your brain, and be NICE about our rather unusual rule. As Impulse stated, we're fighting a losing battle on discouraging the use of "gay" as an insult. I think it's risky to say that "warn" is the first step in an

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Six Years of Service Name: Six Years of Service
Serve as a member for six years.
Issue time: December 15th, 2014, December 15th, 2014, 12:31 PM
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All That Glitters Name: All That Glitters
Donate a total of $1000 to the team.
Issue time: December 8th, 2014, December 8th, 2014, 03:33 PM
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Match Maker Name: Match Maker
Be listed as a referrer by 10 people when they create their account on our forums
Issue time: October 29th, 2014, October 29th, 2014, 04:29 PM
Issue reason: 14 so far
Hacker Hunter Name: Hacker Hunter
Post complete C&D threads that lead to the banning of at least ten hackers.
Issue time: August 27th, 2014, August 27th, 2014, 05:31 AM
Issue reason: 10!
Afterlife Reject Name: Afterlife Reject
Die a total of 75,000 times on our servers.
Issue time: September 28th, 2013, September 28th, 2013, 03:55 PM
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InterroVault 4 Name: InterroVault 4
Donate $60 worth of items to the InterroVault.
Issue time: August 13th, 2013, August 13th, 2013, 01:26 AM
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Project 1 Name: Project 1
Significantly contribute to at least one large project within the community.
Issue time: June 8th, 2013, June 8th, 2013, 01:11 PM
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Soulmates Name: Soulmates
Attend at least four public team meetups.
Issue time: June 8th, 2013, June 8th, 2013, 01:31 AM
Issue reason: Re-awarding lost awards.
Senior Admin Name: Senior Admin
Served as a Senior Admin on the team.
Issue time: June 8th, 2013, June 8th, 2013, 01:14 AM
Issue reason: Re-awarding lost awards.
I Dabble Name: I Dabble
Participate in three community events.
Issue time: June 8th, 2013, June 8th, 2013, 12:52 AM
Issue reason: Re awarding lost awards.