So you have all probably noticed there has been site problems. This isn't actually a server problem but entirely a cache problem. Our bandwidth requirements were getting large so I segmented up the JSON. Unfortunately after a number of hours PHPFastCache stops invalidating data. I have been trying to get it to behave properly via permissions and seeing if its a bug in the version but obviously my attempts so far to get it behaving are not going well. I have pushed a more brute force method of constantly checking data validity but unfortunately the bug only happens after the site has been running for hours. I monitored it all last night and it was fine before I went to bed, and once again I woke up to find it was serving stale data once again.
I understand this must be frustrating for our users but trust me it also frustrating for me.
Hope you all understand and if it happens again I will roll back the json changes untill we can sort them out. The problem is just that the issue is sporadic and hasn't presented itself in local testing.
Firstly welcome to the massive influx of new users that have been visiting the site, hope you are all enjoying it and the recent surge in popularity GTA RP is experiencing.
I have been watching GTA RP since SoE blew up when lirik and waffle started playing on it. Back then I made a small java application so I could see who was streaming on the server and eventually the site was born. It has come a long way over the past year or two so hopefully you enjoy the features we have now.
One thing I would like to clear up that there has been some confusion about is that this site is not the official No Pixel site, nor do we have any affiliation with them or any other servers. For any official information regarding No Pixel or to apply you will need to go to http://NoPixel.net. Their site is currently down right now so you may have to wait awhile, they also have a discord Official No Pixel Discord.
If you see any great clips, interesting things happening live or have any feedback feel free to share them in our discord Has Root Discord.
There was an update a day or two ago, it mainly focused on backend stuff for stability but there were a few other changes.
The new stuff
There is now a button on the streamer profile pages so you can let us know if you notice any errors. These can be including but not limited to missing characters, people not being assigned to white list servers appropriately, characters names being changed for whatever reason,character deceased status being incorrect or simply the streamer being assigned to the wrong server or anything else that seems off to you.
I also added a daily tip notification to the stream list page with a few general pieces of information about the site and its features. These can be disabled in the settings via the general tab and if you feel these tips are good but too frequent let me know and I can adjust the interval or make them customisable.
One of the tips does mention we are always looking for helpers, there is a simple web based interface to add characters via the streamer profile pages and to move them to a different server if incorrectly assigned. I may make a blog showcasing these features in future and add an open signup page to become a helper. I don't always have the time to keep the character data up to date and while our staff does what they can they only watch so much content. So if you are interested just join the discord and message me or use the feedback form and leave a contact address. You can add as much as little as you like and your help would be appreciated.
I added The Wack Pack and Aftermath RP as servers on the backend, currently I am not adding them to the menu but they will be listed on the gtarp.hasroot.com page and information about them will be collected going forward.
Andre Awesome is now staff instead of character admin/helper.
Just a small update to let you know you can now select a date and range from the clips page.
There was a couple of other minor changes around the site so usual drill, if you see something break let me know.
Reddit share links
So I pushed an update today which adds a Reddit share button to all clips on the site. Clicking it will take you to the submission page using the clip server name and clip title for the title and the clip url as the submission url. The subreddit defaults to /r/rpclipsgta and I would encourage you all to share any clips you enjoy on there.
New staff member
Andre joined us a few weeks ago and has been helping particularly with Twitch RP and Family RP Public data as well as other areas of the site. I had been meaning to get around to making an announcement but have been busy as of late, but better late than never. Sorry it took so long :P
Andre also is currently doing a 13 hour charity stream for extra life, so be sure to drop by and wish him good luck. Andre and JoeNumb3rs are competing to see who can raise the most for charity and have raised a lot in past years in such events. Extra life is a great event that most of you are probably aware of but if you aren't you can find more info here
Hope you are all enjoying the site, we are still always looking for anyone who wants to help or has ideas or feedback.
Also a reminder we have a discord now, I have been neglecting it but I would love to see it as a place where ongoing rp is discussed and shared with others.
Hope you all have a good weekend.