So after a solid week of running backups on the site to make sure I didn't screw anything up (the site is so big now that backing it up alone is an endeavor), I went in a flushed the database and rebuilt it. Something went horribly wrong and since we rely so heavily on mods for this software, figuring out what is causing it is nightmarish in scope. Long story short (too late), the site is back up and running (i think). (edit: And judging from still not being able to upload images...there is still a ways to go.)
As a card carrying Irish girl, I would be remiss not to wish everyone here a Happy St. Patty's Day. Drink responsibly!
Some updates coming very soon!
So something is causing the database to continually crash. The troublesome thing is, I'm not sure exactly what is causing it. My gut instinct says it's the chat module / software... but I am on the case and we will determine the evil monster and fix it. Thank you all for your patience.
Yesterday we had a spammer stumble into our site and post in a bunch of places. The posts involved some general spam, and also included a picture of a young looking girl. These posts were reported immediately to the mods and (being awesome) they solved the problem. Yay for the community! Yay for the mods! Yay!
It is always nice when these type of situations occur and they are handled in the correct and efficient manner.
While this was being handled, however, a disturbance in the force occurred.
Ok... before you send more angry notes, I am aware.
It appears that our 'wonderful' chat provider decided to do a software update without letting us know. Chat was becoming more and more unresponsive, and so I refreshed the server at which point the new software went live. My hope is that this will resolve itself as they work the kinks out. I will contact them in the morning if it is still an issue.
In the meantime... play on the rest of this fabulous site.
*grumble mumble grumble*
For those of you living under a rock, our own Miss Amber has been toiling away every week, providing inspiration images for our helpless Sissy community. If you've not been enjoying her efforts, now is the perfect time to jump on board. Miss Amber has graciously agreed to expand her vision, creating semi-weekly tasks for the community. These are role playing tasks for our 'girls' who are eagerly (or in many cases, reluctantly) becoming Sissy playthings.
As a special New Year's treat, we have managed to 'scan' in the entire December issue of Mistress Monthly. This thing is full of articles, tips, pictorials, interviews and everything aspiring Mistresses need to know about keeping their sissies in check. Beware: this magazine is not for the faint of heart. Those with weak constitutions should not read it. If you do not like the idea of forced feminization: do not read this. This magazine encourages Mistresses to turn their captured sissy girls into bimbo slut sex-toys. If you do not wish to know about such things, do NOT read this magazine. Do not say you have not been warned.
If you're still here: enjoy! A lot of work and energy went into this and if you want to see more of this kind of thing you need to let us know!
It's time to spill all of those Sissy resolutions. Here are mine:
1.) A Special Surprise Release coming this week.
2.) Maidenhead's final two chapters pushed through editing and uploaded.
3.) The M&R Roleplaying game playable by summer.
Now it's your turn.
Girls: I expect to hear three things you legitimately plan to do this year to make yourself more submissive and feminine.
Fellow dominants: What's your three goals for torturing the toys around here?
All I want for Christmas is a reluctant little slut, who is forced to do everything I ask of them. Is that too much to ask? If only there was a site that could find and then train fellas into becoming feminine little sexpots... oh wait... we have a site like that!
Merry Christmas, Feliz Navidad and Happy Holidays to all from Locked in Lace!
*hangs mistletoe over the door*
Our server company is shutting things down temporarily in order to initialize our new hard drive. Our database has just grown too darn big... you girls must be doing something to to it... what did I tell you would happen if you rubbed up against it like that?
This should be a very quick and easy turnoff and restart. Just giving you a heads up!