Tags

Posts tagged with : Community News for the frontpage

BW up and running again (and on a new server!)

written by Railslide - 2014/05/07 00:32
As you probably noticed, BeWelcome has experienced several hours of downtime today. Last night around 2.00 (CEST) the disk of one of our servers failed.
 
A team of volunteers has been working hard the whole day today, and thanks to them the website is now up and running again. Luckily,it looks like it was possible to restore most of the data. However since part of the data could have been lost, we would recommend you to check if the messages you sent and the comments you wrote after 00:00 a.m. CEST on May 6th are really where they should be (check 'messages sent')
 
The good news, however, is that on the back of recent technical issues BeWelcome has completed upgrades to the communities infrastructure. While historically BeWelcome has had an excellent uptime record, recent events had made it apparent that some of the servers running the network were urgently in need of an upgrade. 
 
We apologise for the downtime and are sorry for any inconvenience caused.
 
 
Big thanks to hkroger, tobixen, planetcruiser, leoalone, shevek, steinwinde for working on setting up a new server and getting BeWelcome online again -  and to all those who provided help, moral support, and important information!

comments 10 comments

See the BoD at work - public BoD meeting May 6th, 21:30 CET

written by claudiaab - 2014/04/28 11:30

If you are interested in what is being discussed during a BoD (Board of Directors) meeting, you are welcome to join our next meeting on May 6th at 21:30 CET. Since we need to ensure some efficiency for BoD meetings you can only read in the chat, what is being discussed, but you can't participate in the discussions, unless you are asked to.

The IRC channel for the chat will be published in this Blog post just before the meeting. Please log in to the chat with your BeWelcome username or at least provide your BeWelcome username when joining.

What are we going to talk about? You can already check out the agenda, which will still be worked on till next week.

Would you like to comment? Would you like to comment?

Public BoD meeting tonight 21.30 CET

written by Railslide - 2014/04/13 21:21

As previously announced, tonight there will be the first BoD formal meeting. It will be a public one, so you are interested, you are welcome to follow the discussion in real time. Keep in mind, however, that in order to ensure an efficient workflow, you will be able to read the discussion in real time, but not actively participate to it (unless you are asked to).

 

Link to the chat: http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=BoDpublic

Agenda: http://www.bewelcome.org/wiki/BoD_Meeting_13.04.2014

 

Would you like to comment? Would you like to comment?

Advance your search

written by shevek - 2014/04/02 22:31

Hi all,

it's been a while but finally a new release for the web site. Main addition are the advanced options for the new text based search which can now be found in the 'Find members' menu.

As the provider of the map tiles changed his policy for serving free tiles we had to switch to a different provider which now is Mapquest. The maps show a bit more terrain due to this switch.

Additionally some bugs were fixed and some suggestions (/suggestions/dev) were implemented. This includes the removal of the 'World' visibility and the renaming of 'Other restrictions' to 'House rules'.

All of which wouldn't have been possible without the help of Toub, crumbking, thorgal67 and leoalone.

I hope you enjoy the updated site and find someone speaking your language from one of your groups where ever you travel.

Cheers,
shevek

comments 12 comments

We have a new Board of Directors (BoD)

written by claudiaab - 2014/04/02 22:30
Dear BW members,
 
As you may know, BoD elections have recently taken place. 
 
During the usual post-election informal meeting, we newly elected BoD members discussed how to divide the roles, handled part of the bureaucratic steps that every new board needs to take care of (paperwork with French authorities),  and laid out some general principles for the future work to be done. There is still a bit of paperwork to do, but in general we are pretty much ready and eager to start working.
 
The first formal BoD meeting will take place on Sunday 13th April at 21:30 CET. It will be a public one, so if you are interested, feel free to join. Keep in mind, however, that in order to ensure an efficient workflow, you will be able to read the discussion in real time, but not actively participate to it (unless you are asked to). That doesn't mean that we are not interested in your opinion! If there's something you'd like to discuss with us, or that you think it should be added to the agenda of one of the next meetings, don't hesitate to get in touch!
 
The link to the IRC channel will be posted just before the meeting in this blog post. In the meanwhile, you can take a sneak-peak to the agenda.

 

Would you like to comment? Would you like to comment?