supporting the developers.
If you are here because the proxy told you to update, click the "Downloads" link above.
In an effort to cleanup the list database a bit, I'm going to be deleting all servers that have never been verified online around midnight tonight (Pacific time). If you create a server right as the purge is happening it might disappear. Don't be alarmed, just create it again and it should stay. There are a ton of servers on the list that have never been active and a lot that were obviously never meant to be active, just people testing the creation process. That's fine, but some of these are causing trouble for the server status daemon. Also, to the person who thought it would be funny to sign the Ministry of Defense up for a bunch of Minecraft servers: you're hilarious.
This is nice. With the new database comes extra breathing room. Now the server CPU usage isn't constantly hovering around 90%. On an unrelated note, it has come to my attention that some people are using bots that create fake accounts to like their server on the list and boost their ranking. I'm going to be checking through the votes for fakes ones, and if I find that someone has been doing this their server will be subject to deletion (from this list, I can't do anything to the server itself). In the future I may have to implement Captchas for voting if this becomes common, but in the mean time I'll just try banning the offending servers.
Tonight (5/20) I'm going to take down the site for a bit to change over to a new database. It'll probably take about an hour to migrate the data over and get it up and running again.
Okay. Turns out the site is more popular than I thought. You guys have been hitting it so hard, it DDoSed the site right off the net. I just spent the last nine hours looking for bugs in Node.js core's http library because it never occurred to me there was that much traffic coming in. I'll try to see if there's a way to get more performance out of this server. In the mean time, try to be patient.
It looks like someone else's server is trying to use the Mineshafter server for a service it doesn't provide and spamming it with traffic. The result is that the DDoS blocker just blocks all incoming traffic for the next half-hour. I'm trying to get ahold of the network provider to ask if they can just block that one IP sending the traffic.