Update Log

Server list have been through a lot of changes over the past years. Late October 2013 I have decided to make this Update Log for myself and users to easier follow along with the updates on this website. Will also show known bugs and future updates planned.

Updates:

  • 2017.11.01 – Votes now calculate every 24 hours per player, instead of once per server date day. Making it easier for players to adjust their time to vote daily.
  • 2016.03.15 – Pinger updated to handle the newer protocols.
  • 2015.11.05 – reCAPTCHA added instead of Confident Captcha, due to requests from users to get a captcha that is faster to use.
  • 2015.11.01 – More aggressive vote spam filters – had to many positive cheaters slip by.. Monitoring as we go and for now seeing 0% failrate.
  • 2015.10.24 – Filters added to make more search variations.
  • 2015.07.12 – 1.9 Category added for snapshot and future stable.
  • 2015.06.11 – Pinger updated.
  • 2015.05.01 – New gameplay category added – Lucky Block.
  • 2015.04.22 – Disqus commenting had problems loading on new submissions due to shiftbetween SSL and non SSL. Strict enforcement applied and all Discus comments should work again.
  • 2015.04.18 – Was an issue with Enter key press on the Vote pages. Now fixed and enter key will work as expected.
  • 2015.04.15 – New category added: Land Claim – a place for servers that offer plot/land protection to their players.
  • 2015.04.14 – New Semi Vanilla category definition made, to allow new command block functionality as tpa – read category description for compliance.
  • 2015.04.10 – MCSL has been made responsive in design and meet the criteria to be seen as a “mobil friendly site”. We will keep developing the design to meet individual device specifications – building up from the smallest and upward.
  • 2015.02.16 – We now provide SSL secure connection to the website. Can be helpful to some server owners who include the vote page on their own https site. Site can still be viewed from http (non SSL) and it will remain default for a while.
  • 2014.11.01 – New version of MCSL started on hidden platform. Will try make the server list in AngularJS to see if the user experience can be enhanced on the main site.
  • 2014.11.01 – Minecraft Filter/Search page tweaked a bit. 5 more types added (Pixelmon, Prison, Survival Games, Mini Games, KitPvP)
  • 2014.10.28 – Bitcoins added as payment option for sponsored listings, along side Paypal.
  • 2014.10.27 – Voting fixed. Had issues with resolving ip correctly on endusers due to new internal setup.
  • 2014.10.26 – Caching of static content improved.
  • 2014.10.24 – Pinger moved to API ressource.
  • 2014.10.23 – New harddrives installed.
  • 2014.10.14 – Improved ressources to server.
  • 2014.10.10 – Rewritten much of the code – better errorhandling, session flow and tightened security all over site.
  • 2014.10.06 – Improved sponsor auction backend.
  • 2014.09.11 – Bugfixes in pinger.
  • 2014.07.18 – New graph added to replace the old. More lightweight and I can show more datapoints.
  • 2014.07.01 – Error fixed – SRV record port store value on new submission.
  • 2014.06.28 – Survival Games, MiniGames & KitPvP server categories added.
  • 2014.06.24 – Using CSS Sprites now to show country flags.
  • 2014.06.24 – Pixelmon & Prison category options added.
  • 2014.06.23 – Voter script updated and optimized.
  • 2014.06.22 – Automatic check to move servers to correct mod category (Craftbukkit / Spigot) – should make both those a lot more accurate now.
  • 2014.06.18 – Added automatic cleaner for the Minecraft Vanilla Server category.
  • 2014.06.17 – Pinger improved for older protocol versions (server version 1.6.4 and below).
  • 2014.06.15 – All images optimized, including server icons, server logos.
  • 2014.06.14 – Code optimization to enhance loadspeed.
  • 2014.06.12 – Android App updated to show servers correctly again.
  • 2014.06.05 – Meta data changes on some pages.
  • 2014.04.28 – Server H1 title are now clickable links to the servers website if the URL is added.
  • 2014.03.27 – Signup page bug fixed.
  • 2014.03.25 – Menu more visible – and new color for active pages.
  • 2014.03.25 – Many text improvements. Typo fixes.
  • 2014.03.20 – Improved performance on mysql backend, many improved queries.
  • 2014.03.10 – Changed mc version handling.
  • 2014.02.27 – Disqus comments fixed. Was not showing correctly on new servers due to some SSL methods that didn’t work.
  • 2014.02.01 – All servers can now enable/disable comments.
  • 2014.01.31 – Increased the quality of banner/logo upload. Re-upload you banner to take effect.
  • 2014.01.25 – New Image captcha implemented. Better security to stop botnet attacks / voting.
  • 2014.01.25 – New auction period started.
  • 2014.01.14 – More memory optimization on backend servers – faster website as result. Better session handling.
  • 2014.01.13 – Captcha disabled on voting temporary due to target attack
  • 2013.12.27 – Automated more in the auction system to remove the human variable “me”. The new system (nothing visible to the eye) will be live-tested in the current auction.
  • 2013.12.25 – Faster save for servers participating in Sponsored auctions. (still working on a better overall sponsored page, including bidding).
  • 2013.12.11 – Expanded statistics graphic from 7 -> 21 days for all servers.
  • 2013.11.28 – New and easier to use anti spam captcha added to vote page.
  • 2013.11.25 – Improved security to a good number of files, including more elaborate snooping techniques to track people trying to exploit the site in different ways.
  • 2013.11.25 – Added Ajax refresh ability to the sponsored auction list + manual refresh button.
  • 2013.11.23 – New countdown script that should be a lot more accurate to clearly show/mark when the sponsored auction ends.
  • 2013.11.23 – Sponsored auction system changed a bit to fix the small issues experienced in the first auction.
  • 2013.11.23 – Sponsor archive page created to show old sponsor auctions.
  • 2013.11.21 – Rewrote the pinger to handle a few more untraditional packet types. SVN record support also updated.
  • 2013.11.20 – Update on the sponsorbid system. Seperate old auctions. (more todo)
  • 2013.11.12 – Reduced the max size allowed to 20kb for the server icons to be visible on the icon gallery page.
  • 2013.11.01 – Changing to Cloudflare – Will take Nameservers up to 24 hours to update for all. Weird things might happen in this process.
  • 2013.11.01 – Serverlogo/thumbs and servericon are now deletes in sync with the actual serverlisting when a user or admin delete it from the site.
  • 2013.11.01 – Cleanup on all images through time from deleted servers.
  • 2013.10.31 – Users can now force a new Server Icon to be downloaded by using the Manual Pinger in the dashboard.
  • 2013.10.30 – APC & memcached + memcache extension installed on the new dedicated webserver. Will improve load speed time for users.
  • 2013.10.30 – Server icons now visible next to the servers title on the detail pages.
  • 2013.10.30 – Minecraft Server Icon Gallery page added – since I can pull the favicon from all 1.7.2 servers, i’v decided to show them on a dedicated page.
  • 2013.10.30 – Sponsor listings background changed a bit – now in a gradient yellowish colour.
  • 2013.10.30 – Added support for countdown timer for the Sponsor bid/auction system.
  • 2013.10.29 – Create & Edit server updated to use the new optimized pinger. No more delay when creating or editing 1.7.2 servers.
  • 2013.10.29 – Server image is now pulled from servers and is visible on the list.
  • 2013.10.29 – New ping protocol causing some issues. Some servers falsely show as offline and # of online players not visible. (Fixed)
  • 2013.10.29 – Pinger is pulling correct data, but is working very slow. Need to rewrite the entire ping script to check different protocols more effeciently (fixed)
  • 2013.10.29 – Beta: Pulling the favicon from 1.7 servers to show on the server pages.
  • 2013.10.28 – New 1.7.2 Pinger implemented
  • 2013.10.27 – Entire website and CDN moved to a new dedicated host. No more “Resource Limit Is Reached” messages (finally).
  • 2013.10.27 – Upload banner function updated to compress banner and thumbs better.
  • 2013.10.24 – New Sponsored/Featured server system released. Login to your dashboard to read more.
  • 2013.10.24 – Added new 1.7.2 option
  • 2013.10.23 – Servers now automaticly update their version if it is possible to pull it from the ping, else it reverts to the user contributed value.
  • 2013.10.21 – Voting now requires a valid Minecraft username (premium) to vote.
  • 2013.10.20 – Site now supports seperate Votifier IP address.
  • 2013.10.20 – Votifier code updated – removed a lot of bugs.
  • 2013.10.19 – Added even more validation to stop duplicate submissions. (DNS)
  • 2013.10.19 – Started this Update Log to keep better track of updates I make to the site.
  • 2013.10.18 – New servers now need to wait 3 days before they can edit their IP (to stop exploit.)

Known Issues:

  • 2014.02.27 – Editor for Sponsored Servers is buggy.

Planned updates:

  • Delete / refresh server logo and server icon via dashboard.
  • Rewrite vote system again to minimize errors even more.