Originally Posted by Flash
The PDGA made an official announcement today about the website outage over the last 2-3 weeks.
I also received a very nice email from Steve Ganz about the issue. I am adopting a wait and see attitude at this point. Not sure what life Steve can breath into the old site structure that can keep it up to technology standards these days so I am hoping for a new site developed within the next calendar year.
Thanks for keeping the faith, Michael. Last week was a nightmare filled with hardware failures, hacker attacks, and very little sleep. The good news is no data was compromised and we were finally able to get to the root of the problem on Thursday afternoon. The better news is that we identified some critical areas for performance optimization (which is something I've been spending a lot of time on over the past few months). After days of system tuning and refactoring code, the site was fully stabilized on Friday morning and has literally never
been faster. It's most noticeable when viewing a player's statistics page. It is now an average of 200% to 300% faster than it was a month ago at this time.
I've said it before, and I'll say it again...thank you for your continued patience. I know it's worn thin. Mine was too and that it why I decided to join the PDGA as Technology Director in an effort to make all of this better. I won't stop until the job is done.