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    Yasuno

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    Hi All,

    The new Drum Kit is out on Mabinogi so we have updated our 3MLE for Mabinogi to include support for it! Here is a handy key guide below for what each note is for the drum kit. This key was put together by @Blargel.

     

    Drum Kit Key

    Octave 2

    F : Bass Drum
    G : Tom (Low)
    A : Snare Drum (Normal)
    B : Snare Drum (Rim Shot)

    Octave 3

    C : Stick Tap
    D : Snare Drum (Ghost)
    E : Tom (Middle)
    F : Tom (High)
    G : Hi Hat (Open)
    A : Hi Hat (Closed)
    B : Hi Hat (Foot)

    Octave 4

    C : Crash Cymbal (Normal)
    D Crash Cymbal (Choked)
    E : Ride Cymbal (Normal)
    F : Ride Cymbal (Cup?)

     

    I have also updated the instrument drop down list in 3MLE to be similar to how we do it for Maple Beats so that the instruments are more closely grouped with their instrument "family".


    Yasuno

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    The Submission Limit System and Auto Unapprove system have been completed and now implemented. Below is an explanation of what each one accomplishes.

     

    Submission Limit System

    This allows us to set a cap on how many submissions you can have pending at any one time. Once you reach the limit you will not be able to submit anymore songs until some of them have been approved. There is a counter in the top right that will let you keep track of how many you have pending as well as their approval/rejection status.

    Your current submission pending limit can be found in the top right bar to the left of the notifications.

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    If you click on the Pending text it will drop down a window similar to the notification window. Here we can see that my first submission of Megalovania was removed or rejected. If it is removed or rejected you will get a private message about it from an SSR Member with a reason.

    For the most recent submission we can see it has a flag, this means it is still pending approval and has not been touched yet.

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    When an submission is approved the flag will be replaced with a green check mark:

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    You are able to click on the song title and it will take you straight to the submission. The list will only show about the most recent 15 submissions, if you want to see previous ones then you can click on "View All" to see the entire history list.

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    Here are the current group limits for submissions:

    • Default Group Limit: 8 Submissions
    • Composer Group Limit: 10 Submissions
    • Retired Staff Group Limit: 10 Submissions
    • Pro Group Limit: 12 Submissions

    This system also helps us to keep the submissions pages mixed up instead of having one user across 5 pages in a row because they were submitting many at once. But aside from this it also helps us and our staff keep the queue in check instead of letting it get to upwards of 600 submissions pending.

     

    Auto Unapprove System

    We now have an automatic unapproval system. This means that when you edit certain fields in your submission that require a manual check or intervention from the SSR team that the record will unapprove (be hidden) until it has been checked and updated.

    Yes, this does mean you no longer need to report your post for an update. The system will detect that certain fields have been edited and notify us automatically for an update!

    The following fields will always unapprove a post temporarily for reapproval:

    • 3MLE Save File Uploads (MapleBeats)
    • MML Code Box (MabiBeats)
    • Recommended Instrument Choice
    • Piano Roll Preview (Pro Member Option)

    If any of the above fields are edited in your submission after approval then it will temporarily unapprove it until it has been updated by us.


    Yasuno

    Hi everyone,

    The maintenance and server / database move went without a hitch so this issue is not related to that.
     

    What Happened

    Unfortunately during the maintenance I realized that I made a mistake a week back or so with some of the file storage. Some of the older MapleStory2 song listings were using a different format for the MS2MML file download than we currently use.

    I mistakenly thought we had updated them all already but it turns out, this was not the case. Unfortunately I was not able to find any backups of this particular storage block either. I was able to get a count of the songs that were lost in this process, and due to the MS2MML files no longer being available nor the MML code in general I have removed all of the listings associated with the broken MS2MML files.

    • Solo - 695
    • 2 Person - 45
    • 3 Person - 10
    • 4 Person - 10
    • 5 Person - 7
    • 6 Person - 7
    • 7 Person - 2
    • 8 Person - 3
    • 9 Person - 1
    • 10 Person - 0

    Those numbers are the exact counts of the amount of songs that were lost in each section for MapleStory 2. I greatly apologize for this blunder, it pains me as we lost a lot of GREAT music submissions from users who do not even visit the site any longer. If you are still an active user from back in the days of MapleStory2 beta you will have to resubmit those songs. All of the above songs that were lost were from early May - August 2018.

     

    How will we prevent this from happening again

    I have actually already solved this issue. Previously before the site maintenance we were on a lone dedicated server box with a lot of inefficiencies and old back end set ups. I did not just clone the server hard drive and move it to the cloud, I redid the entire back end of how my websites are setup as well as the databases, search service, etc. I then moved over all of the data separately and re-imported the databases from scratch.

    An added benefit of now being in the "Cloud" is that our data no longer lives on one lone hard drive either, it is split up and duplicated in the "Cloud". We also have automatic scheduled back ups now that shoot off into a separate backup storage block in a different datacenter that the cloud provider has.


    Yasuno

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    Hey Everyone,

     

    Website Maintenance

    Edit: Website Maintenance is now complete, no hiccups have been found during my testing.

    If you find anything wrong with certain website sections please let me know right away.

     

    Hello Japan

    I just wanted to throw in a quick shout out to all of our new Japan visitors, I am not sure where our website got shared at but for the first time ever Japan has taken the spot for #1 visitors to our website for this month. Japan is at 2.6 million visits this month and rising while the USA is at 1.9 million.

    If you are a native Japanese speaker, that can also speak/type English well then please send me a private message on here or in Discord if you would like to contribute translations for the website so that system text can be in Japanese if the Japanese language option is selected.

     

    @ADirtyCouch Retirement

    Couch has now retired from the website after years of service. Couch started as an SSR (Song Submission Review) team member and worked his way up to being a website administrator. He has helped me through many situations and issues with the website as well as provided answers and training to volunteer staff and users.

    He has a busy real life currently and has not been able to contribute to the website for some time. He asked to be moved to the retired role, and as of this post he is now in the retired staff group.

    If you also have appreciated Couch's service to our website send him a note and let him know!


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