ENSL Weekly, 3rd October

New Forums

We've got now new forums fully integrated to the site. But beware, these new forums have much stricter rules and your forum boss is a norwegian historian taking his ruling practices from likes of Julius Caesar and Leonidas!

You can post using your website account, and set your avatar / signature on the site profile page.

The old forums contaminated with flames and trolls are still available, but will be archived soon.


Voodo Departs

With over a year of activity within ENSL staff, our Head Admin Voodo decides to become a sailor and make money out of floating around the oceans. Rumours tell the ENSL doesn't pay him enough, but they are all nasty lies.

We thank him for all the work he has done (and all the fish), and hope he doesn't get pwned by an iceberg. 


Site Upgrades

Now you can set all kinds of email notifications in your profile. Only notifications for contest challenges and private messages are enabled by default, but you can activate notifcations for news, articles, movies etc. Behind the scenes, all kinds of bug fixes and performance improvements were made.

Unfortunately there hasn't been any ladder games recently, but instead there have been 36 gathers during the past 2 weeks. Awesome job guys! I will keep on improving the gather, and now it is possible to vote for a captain, and eject one. Also if a player goes AFK while picking, another can automatically take his place.

IRC stats are available here for anyone interested. Webstats are not available for public, but for example search queries are interesting. Some fanboy had found us with "wltrs mouse sensitivity", other queries make no sense such as "que significa jumalauta", and I don't want to know what the person searching with "in wear jiriki" was looking for..


Server Stuff

We're moving to a new server ( which is a juicy Intel i7-920 QuadCore with 8GB or RAM, which should be enough for NS2, even if the dedicated server turns out to be a resource hungry sherpa equal to old 1.03 NS1 HLDS. The server has already NS servers (ports 27015, 27016), and we're moving other services gradually.

While we're at it, I'd like take the opportunity to thank the following people for paying for the server and Clanhost NS Servers we've had, and we're talking about over thousand euros per year. They've made it possible to have all these services.

Also, if you got your own server, please add it to the server page. You can use the website to rcon the server and the website stores all kinds of interesting statistics about it. But more importantly, you can use that server in officials.

Stay tuned for more news next week.



ENSL Staff

jiriki on 03 October 09 17:52

History | Comments: 58


By: GibbZ ( 9L ) on 03/Oct/09 17:57

Be more careful with what you write.

By: frG ( TROLLS ) on 03/Oct/09 19:20
Slightly disappointed with the new forums, dont know why actually.
By: jiriki ( old people ) on 03/Oct/09 19:24

Functionality, layout or graphics/colors?

I haven't added extra functions (such as extensive search) until we have some content.

By: VinceDotLink ( Stray Dogs ) on 03/Oct/09 19:52
Nice job !
By: Raza on 03/Oct/09 23:25

Isn't it a bit tasteless (and unprofessional) to compare your forum admin to SS divisions?

By: Voodo ( Two Team Squad ) on 03/Oct/09 23:28
hiya guys, was great :)
By: jiriki ( old people ) on 03/Oct/09 23:39

There are unprofessional jokes? Well im not comedian, guilty as charged.

Cmon! When I was a sysadmin in sixth form, we used to make all kinds of nazi admin jokes, my friend even took fake SS uniform to "masquerades". Its not like we have extreme right opinions or anything.

Now comparing would be bad, if it was serious, but it isn't. I suppose nazis are just a big taboo in Germany.

Reminds me when when someone got banned from Cod server for having name "GoRing" on a german server, but whatever floats your boat man!

Also in case you didn't know, Division Wiking (DW) was a Scandinavian 1.04 NS clan.

By: Raza on 03/Oct/09 23:51

Well, there is a difference between joking around and linking to wikipedia, don't you think. ;)

Usually I wouldn't even care, but that was worded quite badly.

By: jiriki ( old people ) on 03/Oct/09 23:52
Oh. I didn't know wikipedia links make it serious. :p
By: Voodo ( Two Team Squad ) on 04/Oct/09 00:00
shh, its my titanic, no one ruins it :)
By: GibbZ ( 9L ) on 04/Oct/09 02:43

Well, you can't be trying to enforce one thing, like stopping racism, then do the crime yourself and twist it as a joke.

You could put down Jimmis calling everyone "downies" and "niggers" just to being a joke.

By: frG ( TROLLS ) on 04/Oct/09 03:38

I have to agree with GibbZ here, you started a new forum to clean the slate, enforcing stricter rules and what not, but yet you start of with a fuhrer joke.

I know its purely ment as a joke, but those kind of jokes are better left for private use.

About the forums, they are looking good, i guess its just that it is still quite empty in there :P

By: lump on 04/Oct/09 05:19

the joke is self directed not at someone else.. big difference.. and it's also not actually discriminating apart from talking down about the nazi party... i dunno.. is anyone pro nazi here because I certainly wasn't offended by it.


Can't see the rules guys, it tells me to log in..

By: Arj ( Ant ) on 04/Oct/09 10:18

boohoo guys.. I think jiriki's comedian skillz have increased since this post gave me a giggle :D

Jiriki goes level up :>

By: jiriki ( old people ) on 04/Oct/09 11:42

Where did I have racism? False logic Gibbz.

Tbh, alteast here where I live there's a difference making parodies and jokes about nazis, and saying "why is this nigger admin banning?!!! fucking RETARD!". Don't you think?

I removed it. Happy now? 

By: Vision ( Quaxy ) on 04/Oct/09 12:18
Now you are being racist towards the Romans! Remove it plz!
By: Logan ( The Sproggalots ) on 04/Oct/09 12:38
By: fortune ( Demonic Soul ) on 04 October 09 05:19 [ Quote ]

the joke is self directed not at someone else.. big difference.. and it's also not actually discriminating apart from talking down about the nazi party... i dunno.. is anyone pro nazi here because I certainly wasn't offended by it.



By: Logan ( The Sproggalots ) on 04/Oct/09 12:40
By: Tweadle on 04/Oct/09 14:08
Where's the old forum? I want my computer help back :(
By: Tane ( Saunamen ) on 04/Oct/09 14:21
I find it really sad that people dont undestand difference between racism and general joke about political party.
By: frG ( TROLLS ) on 04/Oct/09 15:18
I did say i totally understand its a joke, but i just dont think this is the right place for it with this new regime.
By: dugi on 04/Oct/09 17:06

Feeling offended by that kind of stuff is what makes me  throw up sometimes. 



By: GibbZ ( 9L ) on 04/Oct/09 17:50

Obviously it's a joke. Please don't get me wrong. Personally I have nothing against it. All I'm saying is you can't be getting down and strict and then make political jokes like that. Don't get offended by my point jiriki. It's not personal at all. I just don't see it as the best way to kick things off. If you're going professional then do it. But don't say one thing and do another.

Forums do look great though jiriki. They look alot more professional and neat then the last lot.

By: Voodo ( Two Team Squad ) on 04/Oct/09 18:09
wohooo drama
By: jiriki ( old people ) on 04/Oct/09 18:23

I didn't know political jokes were forbidden? Just read the rules. Its not double standards.

Again there's a difference between political jokes and offensive racism.

By: frG ( TROLLS ) on 04/Oct/09 18:38
doogie wrote:

Feeling offended by that kind of stuff is what makes me  throw up sometimes.

Dude your toilet must look disgusting.

By: Voodo ( Two Team Squad ) on 04/Oct/09 18:41
nah duugie is the corner of our spantard heart
By: Elvisq ( Team Four ) on 04/Oct/09 19:17

@ tweadle


By: dugi on 04/Oct/09 20:20

Shut up voodo or I will punch your face.

By: Voodo ( Two Team Squad ) on 04/Oct/09 21:14
By: sublime ( Perfect Peckers ) on 04/Oct/09 21:55
frG wrote:
Slightly disappointed with the new forums, dont know why actually.

I think I know why; there's no clear demarcation between posters (but there is the blue bar between the actual posts) and the forum doesn't extend across my entire monitor any more. Also there's no who is online/viewing this post any more. A few fairly meaningless gripes really but I thought I'd suggest it in case you feel like changing it.


I can't actually believe you didn't see this reaction coming from the DW joke. Most people don't know about it being an old clan. Also if you want to make this zero tolerance absolutely no drama NS ethic to work, you have to be as dry as a recovering alcoholic.


Yes this place is going to be very boring from now on...

By: Fana ( Archaea ) on 04/Oct/09 22:08

If you have any suggestions for changes to the forums, please post them in the feedback forum.

By: oma ( vetus ) on 04/Oct/09 22:53
You gotta love the drama, what would the world be without drama ?!?!
By: Voodo ( Two Team Squad ) on 04/Oct/09 22:58
ensl wouldnt be here today without dramaqueens
By: Fana ( Archaea ) on 04/Oct/09 23:02

While I agree using the whole "NAZI ADMIN" schtick is pretty boring, this is such an over reaction.


You guys should also bear in mind that jiriki has been slaving away on this site for months now, for no other gratification than what we give him in terms of feedback. Flaming him for making bad jokes is pretty bad form.

By: dugi on 05/Oct/09 00:29
Oh god fana, didn't you have a picture where you looked even UGLIER? I know it's hard you to get a picture you look good but come on... there must be some way.
By: GibbZ ( 9L ) on 05/Oct/09 00:32

No one has flamed him Fana. People were just stating their views?

I also agree with doogie.

By: Fana ( Archaea ) on 05/Oct/09 01:14

I suppose "flaming" was an over reaction, too. My point was that you were making a big fuss over nothing.


I know you guys love my handsome facade, but this time it wasn't even my fault. Jiriki added it to the news post without telling me.

By: Voodo ( Two Team Squad ) on 05/Oct/09 02:03
at least ur not cut in half while drowning between icebergs:)
By: lump on 05/Oct/09 06:26
I didn't think being 'professional' completely removed all taboo humour...  pretty sure they can coexist, we don't want some primary school atmosphere.
By: lump on 05/Oct/09 06:28

  • I still can't actually see the rules LOL, it says 'Access denied, make sure you are logged in!'... but I'm certainly logged in if I'm posting here and on the forums.. 
  • Does this mean the rules don't apply to me ^_^

By: mikens on 05/Oct/09 07:50
i always thinked, that NS community is so friendly... but...
By: jiriki ( old people ) on 05/Oct/09 11:44
Lump, fixed.
By: dugi on 05/Oct/09 11:49
Since when does jiriki have your personal pictures Fana? Is there anything you want to talk about?
By: lump on 05/Oct/09 12:13
nice one
By: marmotte on 05/Oct/09 13:19
ugly FANA § ;O
By: Tweadle on 05/Oct/09 14:51

It's a simple of case of something that should be allowed but not encouraged by admins. Stay on the safe side just to be safe, hoho.

Besides, if you're wanting this to be the new NS2 site and professionalism is what you're after, then you're even going to have to stop referencing players like Sherpa just for humour. It's pathetic but if you want the site to be accessible to all the new players for NS2 then you're going to have to at least start out that way.

If I was new here, i'd already feel left in the dark ;).

By: GibbZ ( 9L ) on 05/Oct/09 15:01
But sherpa's fucking huge.
By: sherpa ( cisequaltothree ) on 05/Oct/09 17:25
By: Fana ( Archaea ) on 05/Oct/09 19:31

"Besides, if you're wanting this to be the new NS2 site and professionalism is what you're after, then you're even going to have to stop referencing players like Sherpa just for humour."


That's just not true. People don't just automatically go "oh hell I don't understand that one joke in that news post I'm outta this shit hole". As long as you don't plaster every sentence with it, private humor doesn't hurt community recruitment. It might even help it, as it acts as a sort of glue, helping to bond the community together.

By: atman on 05/Oct/09 21:44
this community is held together by semen and tears
By: sublime ( Perfect Peckers ) on 05/Oct/09 22:50
Looks like Fana rewrote the post I was going to make and passed it off as his own work, the plagiarising cunt! GET OUT OF MY HEAD
By: lump on 07/Oct/09 04:02
I agree with Fana, personal jokes are cosey like a room made from large breasts, it just makes the outsiders wanna find the key.
By: Tweadle on 07/Oct/09 12:54

You're probably right but it'd be nice if someone was devoid of all that subjectivity and humour. I'm not a cranky twat; I just think there should be at least one tier of authority that is impervious to all the banter. That's not to say I want to bestow that responsibility on Jiriki necessarily, either.

By: Fana ( Archaea ) on 07/Oct/09 15:37

Arnold Schwarzenegger for ENSL admin! I'll make the call.

By: sherpa ( cisequaltothree ) on 07/Oct/09 22:30
By: Fana ( Archaea ) on 08/Oct/09 01:05
Couldn't reach the vein huh?
By: mentalist on 08/Oct/09 15:32
remember, it's down the road, not across the street

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