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Hells Warrrior

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  1. Zombies was essentially ruined by the yearly cycle. InfinityWard and Sledgehammers incarnations never took off. Black Ops 4 has not lived up to the expectations of the community as far as I can tell. Time for a new mode, a breath of fresh air.
  2. Hells Warrrior

    ThatGuyFergy

    I Love playing Call Of Duty Zombies and I think it's great fun! When I'm streaming I will usually stream for about 2-3 hours long, maybe up to 4 hours but that may be only on the Wednesday in the schedule below. I started Streaming in January 2019 and never intended to get any form of recognision from anyone at all. Hope you guys enjoy what I do when I'm live and I hope to see more new people in the future!
  3. Want to keep up to date with the content from people you follow? Ensure your browser notifications are enabled. From the notifications icon at the top of the site, click the icon, then select enable browser notifications. Then select allow for the browser notice. Your browser notifications are now enabled. You can control the browser notification at anytime, simply click the padlock on the address bar Then from the drop down, select "allow" to allow notifications, block to block notifications or ask (default) to always ask your permission for allow or block.
  4. We have been working hard in the background doing some adjustments to the website and user experience and want to give you a little understanding of what we have done, are doing and a few did you know things. We have done some server changes, implemented a different PHP handler, introduced memcache and config updates. This helped tremendously with site peformance. We then introducted Cloudflare again to help with speed and performance. Page Speed Insights We've still got some improvements we can do, this is web report from Page Speed Insights, Mobile is needing a little bit more work but we're on it. This is GTMetrix, The important thing to understand here, is the fully loaded time takes into account the AD's which are being served to guests on the main index, remove the AD's and you obtain a different fully loaded time of around 2 seconds. We have intruduced a higher setting for guest caching, this is set at 3 minutes at the moment but is only a test, it could be set at 10 minutes for better results. We are looking at image optimisation and will discuss with the team about using webp for better image processing & provide better image file sizes compared to jpg/png for example and superior lossless compression. In addition to images, we should be hosting all images within our resources on the site and not hosting on 3rd party sites (such as photobucket). It reduces the amount of look ups by uploading all images to the site and then having these images served from amazon S3 for example. Broken profile images are being changed when we find them, this was a result of a failed S3 setup which @Hells Warrriortakes the blame for. Broken links and general clean up has been performed. We've introduced at the top of the forum a new section called "Our picks" - what is our picks? Our picks is basically a selection of content that is chosen by the team, it is then promoted to social media platforms (Facebook and Twitter) and appears in our picks section as well. Why are we doing this? It brings attention to the topics/articles on the site and brings people to the site (hopefully) to use and stick around. All software is up to date and shouldn't be presenting any problems. We still have things going on in the background we are working on as well but no news to share at the moment. So what about these, did you know's? Did you know, if you post a status update on CoDz, that you can share that status update to social media? It's currently enabled for Twitter, Facebook will be coming soon. Did you know, that you can share yout topic/post directly from the editor to Twitter & Facebook? (facebook coming soon) Did you know we have our own LFG (Looking for group) system? https://www.callofdutyzombies.com/lfg/ Did you know, we have an amazing Library system for call of duty, that was put together by Hall Of Famer @PINNAZ https://www.callofdutyzombies.com/zombies-library/ Did you know, that if you notice something wrong with the website, or doesn't do what you expected it do to or if you want to suggest something, you can do so via our support section? https://www.callofdutyzombies.com/support/ Did you know, you can add your own channels to our website? https://www.callofdutyzombies.com/user-channels/ Did you know, you can add your own videos from YouTube and other platforms to our Videos section? https://www.callofdutyzombies.com/videos/ Did you know, we don't have a save post function but browser save function instead? As long as your browser supports it and if you don't clear your browser cache. What you type will be saved when you return to the site. Did you know you can obtain medals for using the website and for playing games and showing/proving the achievements earnt?
  5. Some nice changes to the site recently, speed bing the biggest thing I would say. We have introduced social promotion/our picks which is visible at the top of the forum and looking at other things. Great to be back again and getting involved. Still not opened BOIIII, still in it's packagin lol

  6. Good maps but Origins is a favourite of mine. Welcome to the site
  7. You should all be starting to see the website speed improving, we made some changes on the server by introducing memcached again, we are also using a faster php processor mod. on top of that, the forum software now implements some speed and performance enhancements and we are now running a content delivery network service. load times should be pretty rapid and we’ll be monitoring the changes and implementing further changes if required and when needed. If you’re finding things take longer than 2 seconds to fully load, let us know and we can have a look.
  8. Staying in the background for what seems like 2 years now, I've not had much dealings with the site apart from the occassional intervention. Will be good to see how things move for the community, forum software is forum software. Be that vBulletin, phpBB, Invision suite (which we run) or others such as Xenforo. Some have different activity functionality and "slightly" different layouts but in essence they are the same. Reddits not a forum in the traditional sense, it's more complicated and less intuitive in my view - although I'm pretty oldskool when it comes to forums. I started running forums with Ikonboard back in 2001 and ventured to YaBB and others. I've always preferred the service and the options supplied by Invision & I've been with them on several forums now for over 15 years. Occasionally involved in sites such as CoDz, that had phpBB/vBulletin/myBB/. CoDz was running phpBB and tried to migrate to vBulletin which failed spectacularly, we still had the licence for it but attempted migrations was a nightmare, they kept failing on the test setup, no matter what. It was pretty messed up, so we switched to Invision pretty much straight after I got involved and we have been using Invision for over 4 years now. Change is not always appreciated, not always seen as a requirement or having a need for change other than when someone comes in that is used to a different forum software (such as myself a few years back). Bottom line, change can be good, it can open up new avenues, times change and that's OK. Embrace changes that occur, remember CoDz is about it's members and not one individual. We're all still here in some guise and we're all happy to help. My only concern is losing features on this site, which we had custom built (LFG). However, having 4 kids ranging from 16 to 1.5, running the business, travelling up and down the UK on a nearly weekly basis and travelling to places like Germany, Austria, Lithuiana. Time for the family, myself & CoDz has become near impossible. So the admins with the time and dedication & with more time on their hands than me. Is a good thing for the site and the community. Here's to the future.
  9. Hey guys, like my dad said it's from 17:00 onward. And we'll see, we might get a father + son stream soon you never know. Oh yeah and i'm using my dads account apologies i just realised
  10. Nah, he's on PC & if I venture into his room I may never return.
  11. He streams every day at 5pm/6pm. Not sure about weekends - he's been doing a lot of custom zombie streams and Fornite amongst others @He11s Defender get yer butt in here and chat to the guys.
  12. I know, I know, it's spamming a live stream but the boy needs some viewers and followers. If anyone would like to watch him doing some custom zombie maps and follow him, it would be appreciated. https://www.twitch.tv/thatguyfergy/
  13. I’m coming into this late and I’m going to apologise for the lack of help I’ve supplied (visibly). I took the decision to take a step back. I was leaving as I had no interest in the game but @InfestLithium @Boom115 amongst other showed me it was the people rather than the game ghat was important. You have no idea the friendships I’ve struck up here, purely based on a game. To the extent I will be making a visit to the states to see @Boom115and his family and I’ve invited them here to stay. I wan’t to meet up with @InfestLithiumand @GRILL and others. It’s strange how you strike up a relatiobship with people you have never met. However, I have always been about taken care of the backend (server) and helping when i was needed and always in converse with the team. If anyone has ideas that can be implemented and things fixed which are broken, I’m only to happy to fix. If we need to implement or remove things, then we should. How do we get better, how do we get people onboard? Our SEO needs to be addressed but maybe we should make a “site” rather than just a forum? Maybe we need constant news feeds updated all the time. We did try but we can’t do ut ourseves and the help was/is limited. Maybe we need toreach out to the big YouTubers for link backs and mentions that started their careers here. Maybe we need to eat some humble pie and accept that we are just not that important within the community anymore? Maybe all that people want / need is on YouTube. I for one think we need a custom page built with every single easter egg, from every game/map as walkthroughs and videos. I’m not extremely active but I’m not far away and we can all make this work with some hardwork and help from our members.
  14. I see, learning something then. I thought getting first dog out of the way then advance would have been a better option.
  15. I just switched BOIIII on for the first time this weekend, played a bit of blackout and a couple of lobby games of BOTD and I'm OK with the game and the guns etc. I wasn't expecting much and I'm happier with what I see than I thought I would be. I'm not going to be playing it every night of the week for a few hours before bed but I'm back in the game for a while anyway,. I'll be getting a few games in with the boys. Need to figure out the locations of everything but what was intriguing me, was why everyone tends to go up to the catwalk area after getting out of the starting room? Why not go to the first dog room down to your right and then through the gate to the power switch? Seemed to me like a strange choice?
  16. What? I never said hello? Bit late now tbh lol
  17. Bawbag It's nearly midnight when I get to jump on with you young ones - at least it used to be lol
  18. CoDz youtube was linked to my gmail at one point and no longer seems to be the case and recovering it is a complete nightmare (if not impossible). I'm around to help with anything and they lads know that. Work takes priority of course but I ain't someone that backs out on round 30 because of downs or because it's past my bedtime
  19. Yer still around like most of us but just not as active, does that say something about the site, the game or us as individuals? For me it's the game, the site is great and so are the people but the site can't be the saviour but will hold fond memories for folk. Stick around though - you are missed along with others.
  20. Apologies for unexpected downtime, I forgot about the server bill needing to be paid. We then got suspended and I needed to wait for cash to clear balance. it reiterates the reliance on staff paying to keep the kettle on and the importance of donations. Again apologies, will try and ensure it doesn’t happen again.
  21. Apologies all, I haven't had the time to get deep into this until today but it seems to be the case that local storage v's S3 storage has somehow corrupted profile pictures within the uploads folder and some are missing, some are not some are on S3 some are not and I'm not entirely certain why but it's my fault. Can you manually update your profile pictures temporarily please?
  22. Profile images, we are reattemping upload to Amazon S3 - issue should be resolved.
  23. Apologies for the broken profile images. I moved all images, css, javascript to Amazon s3 storage and I'm also setting up CDN (Content Delivery Network), to improve site performance / speed etc. Most files have transferred but an issue with profile pictures has occurred, I have a couple of system errors within Invision that I have raised a ticket about and I'm confident they are related to the pictures not transferring but it may not be. This is being investigated and a solution expected soon.
  24. We basically moved all images, javascript, css to amazon s3 storage. It takes time but I think a wee snag has hit user profile pictures and I'm looking into it (both aspects are unrelated).

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