Scanner Updates

By Rich Stone, 8 years ago
Hey all

Firstly I want to thank everyone for their amazing support since the site came back up - both the PM's and the donations have been truly inspirational and I can't thank you guys enough!

Secondly, I want to give you an update on the scanning.

Because we lost all achievement info for new gamers that signed up since Januray, and all the achievements won by our older members since then, each scan is taking around 5 minutes on average to complete.

So, with the 5 scanners, we can get through around 60 an hour. At the moment, the queue is around 8000 which means it's going to be a week or so until all of those gamers have been scanned. I'm going to add some additional measures tomorrow to help this (no forced scans, no adding friends that aren't registered).

I did prioritise the last 7000 gamers that logged into the site prior to bringing us back online so all those people should have already been scanned.

As everyone else has re-registered they've been added to the queue.

Unfortunately Xbox live was down for a bit today which also put as back somewhat, so please be patient in the mean time!

Some of you will no doubt ask why we can't add more scanners, but when we do that we get completely blocked by Microsoft.

I know this isn't ideal, but it's a necessary part of the rebuilding process.

I also want to ask anyone that has donated that hasn't received the benefits to PM me with the email address they donated with, and if anyone else donates then please put your GamerTag in the message!

Thanks again all, you guys rock!


P.S. I read this today and I must admit it choked me up a bit, I recommend you all to read it too:

Chris8875's blog post - The meaning of community
Rich Stone
Written by Rich Stone
Creator of TrueAchievements, TrueTrophies and TrueSteamAchievements. Writes site news and still finds time for the odd game here and there. Loves Racing games and Shooters, yet to be convinced that any RPG is worth the time investment!