Archive for the ‘Administrative’ Category

Amethyst/Sapphire posters are out!

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

We are sorry for the delay as the dimensions for the Aquamarine/Topaz posters were off and we wanted to fix them at the same time. We hope you enjoy them! They are available in the Winners Gallery and also on the front page for a limited period of time.

Website Maintenance

Sunday, September 18th, 2016

The website is undergoing maintenance at the moment. There may be interruptions over the next 24h.

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.

Topaz 2 voting end time extended by 10 minutes

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

Please note that the end time shall be 11:10 GMT due to the delayed start.

Notice concerning gender and age data

Sunday, July 17th, 2016

The data for Aquamarine 1 and Aquamarine 2 was wrong. Please check the Statistics Portal or this forum thread to find out more.

ISML 2016 Main Tournament will start soon!

Saturday, July 9th, 2016

The Main Tournament is just about 2 days away! Find out who your favorite characters will be facing in the First Round here!

ISML 2016 Charter Released

Sunday, April 24th, 2016

The Charter for ISML 2016 has been released. Let’s see what is the Seitokai’s take on the new Charter as they discuss and highlight the changes compared to 2015!

It is less than a month until Nominations start, get yourselves ready and think about which characters you would like to support! Also note the changes in Nominations rules this year!

Crisu Retirement

Sunday, April 3rd, 2016

Our beloved Commissioner of ISML, Crisu, is retiring from the position and moving to a more laid-back supportive role. The Seitokai and Community will miss him, and we send him our regards. Check here for more details!

Under leadership of equally beloved and newly instated Commissioner Kholdy, preparation for ISML 2016 has been in place. We look forward to the new year of ISML to continue its success and bring excitement!

Charter update for Necklace Round

Saturday, May 19th, 2012

We’re announcing an update to the 2012 Charter regarding the layout of exhibition matches in the Necklace Round. The previous language was proposed last September in the early planning stages of ISML 2012, but we now have a clearer picture of what will be best for the tournament during this round.

Inter-division matchups will still be featured. Between Contestants, this will be a 7-girl free-for-all much like the Necklace Showdown itself. We will also have 1v1 matchups featuring Candidates from the Preliminary Period, so they will make an appearance again on the ISML stage. The exhibition winners from the Period’s 2v2 matches will appear again in groups of 7, similar to how it was executed in ISML 2011. With more exhibition winners each Period, there will be more matches.

There is a chance of a bonus 2v2 arena in the Necklace Round as well, and this is an opportunity for us to feature new characters from currently airing series. These may be potential competitors in ISML 2013, so we have a lot of excitement planned for you.

Thanks for voting! Tonight will be the results of Aqua6 and then one more round remains before we find out who will be in the first Necklace Showdown of ISML 2012. Will a Nova or Stella Contestant get the first Necklace?