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  1. Will

    Probable Downtime

    Maintenance has been completed , my efficiency surprises even myself sometimes.
  2. Hello, This announcement is to let you know that there may be some downtime of the VHL Forum and VHL Portal tomorrow, May 16th, as I perform essential server maintenance. My hope is that it will be isolated to the early morning but I will update on Discord if there are delays. Thanks in advance for your patience and understanding
  3. We could actually probably do it by last post using the Forum API if that is preferred to last update, whatever you want
  4. I'm looking into this atm but its most likely that I won't be able to get it fully restored until tomorrow evening. I am going to have to restore a backup, however I should be able get away with only restoring a partial backup of the finance tables as I did once before - that means people should be OK to continue updating without fear of data loss. But obviously GMs should not do any team management stuff in the meantime as it will be lost.
  5. It's an interesting idea... I think rather than 6, I would maybe go for requiring literally any other TPE to be earned that week, perhaps with the exception of a welfare claim. That said, might be a little difficult to implement in practice..the non-practice facility TPE would still have to be approved before they claim PF and that could cause some timing issues.
  6. I do think we really ought to work on getting more information onto the Portal in terms of 'guides', the rulebook, staff list, etc - and directing people to that info when they create a player. I think it could be a far better and more manageable host of that type of stuff than the current setup (basically a bunch of scattered forum threads). Now I don't know how much that will help with what is described in OP, but I would say that my rationale for putting it through the portal was much less about the added convenience for players and more about getting one of the most standard and frequently claimed TPE activities out of the update queue.
  7. The power dynamic is certainly interesting because there is 0 documentation of what it should be - it basically relies on the good faith of the admins and changes quite a bit depending on the admins of the day. It was intentionally named the Board of Governors and not the Board of Directors to keep final decision power with the admins but, at least in more recent times, it seems like its become pretty common for the admins to let the majority in the BOG make the final decision on certain matters.
  8. Ehhh I'll take it. But he's not taking my username when he joins VHL!
  9. I miss you and higgly

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      but is will

  10. That's mysterious. What happens when you go here: https://vhlportal.com/players/playermgmt
  11. I've linked Dawson to @Kendrick Also re-assigned Jesse Wilson to Kendrick so that his player page lists that account instead of this one
  12. Yup, normally if you go to the TPE Tool, you can search for your player and 'import' them, which will populate the tool with your attributes. But I need to reset the search function as it isn't working right now but it's an easy fix and I'll do it today. You could type your attributes manually in the left-hand column in the meantime. From there, you can just change any stats you want in the 'current value' column and it'll tell you how much total TPA you would need to make that build. You can just ignore the other two columns if using the tool as a build planning tool instead of a depreciation tool.
  13. Wow thanks for the shout! It's funny to think back to the very early days where we had lots of automation ideas that I didn't think were really going to be realistic given my limited coding skills. When I started working on the Portal I had 1 Intro to Programming class that I had taken in first year university and 0 web development experience. I just took it one project at a time and learned a heck of a lot over time, and I still am. It's obviously made much easier by the fact that I enjoy it and view it as a hobby but it goes to show that anyone can learn to code if you put some time into it.
  14. Will

    December 20/19

    There has been many changes and improvement to the VHL Portal since its initial creation but there is one thing that has hardly changed at all, and that is the general look and feel. Fortunately, that changes today with the release of first alternate Portal theme: A simple dark theme to start, I think people that prefer darker colors will find it quite comfortable. Of course, you can always stick with the default. This process has created a bit of a framework that will make it much easier to create additional themes later on, so I do hope to have a few other options at some point. However, I am quite happy with how this came out. You can try out the new theme using the theme changer at the bottom of the page: Note that you must be logged in to change your theme.