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richba5tard last won the day on September 27 2019

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  1. FWIW I think the "Any" option was removed because querying the database without specifying a specific benchmark, causes SQL queries to be executed which don't use proper db indexes. This would make HWBOT less responsive when someone is using the functionality.
  2. Users according to Google Analytics. @ozzie just like any other site where content is created by the user, the amount of content producing users vs lurking members is maybe 1 to 100.
  3. I know visitor stats do not say everything, but they are certainly not depressing for HWBOT. We went from 1.0 to 1.2 million unique visitors in 2019 compared to 2018. +20% is healthy.
  4. Mails are being sent out to inform all users. All passwords are encrypted and salted, but given enough cpu time I guess some/most can be decrypted. Please change your password here and every other place you used the same combination!
  5. I've been contacted by a member that there was a norton lifelock alert for community.hwbot.org (not hwbot.org main site) this summer. If real (and I don't see why there would be false positives?), it means there was a vulnerability of Invision PowerBoard that got exploited. It's running an up-to-date version but it's not as if I check daily for new updates to install. Community forums run on a separate server and a separate database. The server itself is only accessible using a private key, not with a username/password. I don't see any suspicious activity/traces on the community server, which is running a linux OS with 0 pending security patches. The database is not accessible from the outside world, only from within our Amazon VPC. We do take security seriously. If invisionpb got hacked before they were able to send out a patch to customers, it sucks but little we could have done about it. We must assume that everyone using a community account should change their password ASAP. I'll make a news announcement. If anyone can find more info about the community.hwbot.org data leak that'd be great. I have not found anything about this anywhere.
  6. You can find some, but not all, submission by entering your name and competition points >= 0.1: https://hwbot.org/search/submissions I don't know of a better way to query them using the current production code.
  7. Ok, next time it tries to close the competition it should work properly.
  8. Looking into this. It seems the competition can not be closed properly hence it retries to close it every day.
  9. After installing the latest ubuntu and invisionpb patches I also made a request to google to review the warning. I don't know how long it takes for them to process the request.
  10. We are getting some crazy donations! Awesome to see this kind of support coming from the overclocking community!
  11. Still greatly appreciated Ackerman, and all other who have contributed! We will post updates of our trip on HWBOT too. It might be great fun to gather donations based on fun goals too: eg. BBQ at -30C, reach Finland without breaking down, do a drift race on a frozen lake, etc.
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