Archive for August, 2016

Notice on the 2016 Aquamarine/Topaz Necklace Match

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

The Aquamarine/Topaz Necklace match was scheduled to commence at 1500 UTC, 8th August, 2016. However, due to a bug in a system upgrade to the voting system which caused it to fail to accommodate the increase in the number of votes coming in for the Necklace Match, various issues occurred including failure to reach the voting page and failure to verify the captcha. Thus, the ISML Staff had to close voting and re-scheduled it for 1500 UTC, 10th August, 2016.

However, there were still some issues in the first few minutes of voting. Whilst the ISML Staff had already rectified such issues within the first 5 minutes since the start of voting, the server then underwent an attack that was suspicious of being a DDoS (Denial of Service attack), which severely impacted the loading time of almost all ISML webpages. We had no choice but to unwillingly close voting again as it was near impossible to vote, even if the voting system was deemed to be working by then.

We have again re-scheduled the match to 1500 UTC, 11th August, 2016.

We, the ISML Staff, sincerely apologize for the inconveniences caused to all ISML voters and supporters. We are currently actively looking for solutions to block further DDoS and other types of attacks and we are fairly confident that voting can be held normally, barring any further attacks, on Thursday, 11th August, 2016. We sincerely ask for your understanding and we hope that you will continue to support us.

Charter Rule XIII. H. amended

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

Posters will be available at the latest one week after results announcement rather than at the earliest one week after results announcement.

ISML 2016 PV (Female Division) up!

Friday, August 5th, 2016

Special thanks to AiSherry for making this video on a self-initiated basis!

You can watch it via the homepage or at Vimeo.