Posted 2011-09-13 00:43:26 by Bryan Swan
Its taken seemingly forever to deal with the server switch, but it looks like we're finally good to go for the most part. All pictures and content for this website will now be hosted by the World Waterfall Database, so anything you see here will also be available over there (plus additional info in some situations). Over the next week, we'll be shifting to the new database and a whole bunch of newly content will start showing up in the Updates page.
Additionally, due to the differing design of the WWD database and the old one, there have been some changes to the site as a whole as well. First of all, because we're trying to standardize as much data as possible, it will no longer be possible to search by Watershed. This may be something we bring back in the future, but for the time being it was too much work to make it function with the new system.
Secondly, we've had some trouble integrating the adjusted rating system in the new database (and by proxy in the World Waterfall Database) to this server, so for the time being changes to the ratings and new entries which end up with high scores will not show up on the Top 100 list until we can get this fixed (the Top 100 list will not change until the problem is resolved). Additionally, the search feature is limited for the time being to being able to search for the name of waterfalls - searching by strings was causing some strange issues and is likewise temporarily out of commission.
Third, because the database has in essence moved, the URLs for every waterfall have changed as well. We've set up automatic redirects if anybody has direct links from pages around the interwebs, so there shouldn't be much trouble. However, if you do see any problems such as links not going to the right page, please let us know ASAP so we can fix them.