Text Cropping Fixed? You Tell Us

Text Cropping Fixed? You Tell Us

We believe we've tracked down and eradicated the text cropping bug. If tomorrow's messages or news stories are still getting truncated unexpectedly please message myself or Achronos and let us know the gory details. Thanks.

Inside Bungie 2/5/2002 2:04 AM PST permalink

New Letters Page ... No Way!

New Letters Page ... No Way!

Sometime over the weekend the Webmaster snuck in a new edition of his Letters page. This has got to be some kind of record. The last time he was seen working this hard was the day after he got back from Tibet, when he was seen furiously scribbling a transcript of his journey on a Stuckey's napkin. Anyway, click the link over on the right for the latest edition.

Inside Bungie 2/4/2002 7:34 PM PST permalink

New Poll: Fav Marathon Netmap

New Poll: Fav Marathon Netmap

We have a new poll up asking which Marathon netmap you consider the very best of the best. Let your voice be heard!

Inside Bungie 2/4/2002 7:18 PM PST permalink

Soffish Is The Champion!

Soffish Is The Champion!

Soffish, that wiley friend of ours that does not harm human body, made a surprise comeback in our last poll. The poll asked which theme you would most like to see next. Soffish just barely snuck past The Flood, which ended in a close second. Candyman was relieved, as we actually started on a Soffish theme a while back, whereas we haven't the slightest clue what a Flood theme will look like. We have a few projects that take priority over any more themes but when we get some time we'll see what we can conjure up.

Community 2/4/2002 7:16 PM PST permalink

Possible Cropped Text Fixes

Possible Cropped Text Fixes

We have a few ideas on the text cropping problem, though nothing definite yet. We'll keep you informed as work progresses.

Inside Bungie 2/4/2002 7:09 PM PST permalink

New Halo content

New Halo content

We have all kinds of goodies for you today...
  • There are two new sections added to the gallery; Covenant stills and the previously seen 3D models from the Marcus Lehto article.
  • We've finally added Cutscene X10 to our storyboards section.
  • Lastly, if you take a gander at the concept art section, you'll find some early ideas of Covenant baddies -including the Grunt unmasked. Whoo! That's bigger news than when KISS took off their makeup!

What are you waiting for? Go! Go! Go!

Halo 2/2/2002 12:22 AM PST permalink

It's a Sweep!

It's a Sweep!

So a whopping 85 percent of you want the option to display more information in your player profile. We'll look into it and see what we can do. In the meantime go vote in our new Bungie.net poll and help us decide which theme to create next.

Inside Bungie 2/1/2002 11:09 PM PST permalink

Text Cropping Problems

Text Cropping Problems

For the past 2 days we've been experiencing some bizarre text cropping problems. We know that this affects some poll questions, messages, and news posts that are over 80 characters long. We're trying to track down the cause of the problem, but it's the most elusive one to date. If you experience this problem please email 7thcol@bungie.com and let us know exactly what you were doing on the site, what happened, and when (exact time if you know it). Thanks.

Inside Bungie 2/1/2002 4:35 PM PST permalink

Login Issues Fixed

Login Issues Fixed

Update: All of the problems have been resolved. If you experience more problems, don't hesitate to send myself or Yeroen a message.

We have recently found some issues with creating accounts and the login/logout process that cropped up after yesterday's update. We are working on the problem, but until then you may experience problems creating an account, among other things. We hope to have the problem resolved in a few hours.

Inside Bungie 1/31/2002 8:22 PM PST permalink

Marathon Art Gallery Launched

Marathon Art Gallery Launched

Update: Claude from Bungie.org pointed out that this isn't actually the Marathon Art Gallery, but just a preview of the gallery. Well, it's a damn fine piece of work nonetheless.

We just learned from the Marathon Story page about a new site, the Marathon Art Gallery (http://marathon.bungie.org/temp/). Be sure to check this one out, it's chock full of art from the legendary Craig Mullins.

Inside Bungie 1/30/2002 7:18 PM PST permalink

Chapter Themes

Chapter Themes

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Community 1/30/2002 10:47 AM PST

1000 Strong ... And Growing

1000 Strong ... And Growing

Today marked a momentus occasion--the Seventh Column, Bungie's army of loyal fans, is now 1000 members strong! The honor goes to Blasta_Thug, founder of The S |/\| a r |\/| of Marietta, Ohio (/perlbin/blam.pl?file=/fanclub/580).

Community 1/29/2002 7:05 PM PST permalink

Old Poll, New Poll

Old Poll, New Poll

That last poll was interesting. It seems the Outtakes, Multiplayer Guide, and Interviews sections are the most popular on the Tru7h and Recon site. I guessed 2 out of the 3, but I didn't realize how much people like those outtakes! I'm out of touch. Well, anyway you're in luck, because I believe Jay the Younger has some more in store! While you wait go vote in our new poll.

Inside Bungie 1/29/2002 1:52 AM PST permalink

Off To a Slow Start

Off To a Slow Start

We have some fun stuff planned for the sites this week, but unfortunately you won't see much of it for a few days. Candyman is finishing up a feature for 7th Column chapters that you're absolutely going to love. Matt is pestering Rob for those Halo interview questions back, plus finishing up another interview. Modem is slacking off, as usual, working on a game-related project and watching kung fu movies. Mordia is starting on a "making of" feature you should enjoy. Achronos is trying to solve some technical issues with the database server, plus trying to convince me not to make him implement all the cool features I want on the site. And I'm just kickin' back....

Inside Bungie 1/29/2002 1:11 AM PST permalink

Disappearing Database Entries

Disappearing Database Entries

Update: All of the display issues with old database entries have been resolved; the entries should all be back now.

Some of you may have noticed that a bunch of your older database entries appear to be missing. Rest assured, the actual entries are still there. The problem is just a display issue, and your old entries should reappear as soon as the display problem is fixed.

Community 1/24/2002 6:42 PM PST permalink

Bug Fix: Disappearing Events

Bug Fix: Disappearing Events

Finally figured out why events were sometimes disappearing from the sidebar. The problem is fixed.

Community 1/24/2002 5:45 PM PST permalink

Week in Review Submissions

Week in Review Submissions

If the 7th Column Week in Review is going to happen again this week you're going to have to do the work! Seriously, if you have something you'd like considered for inclusion--an event you hosted or are hosting, a chapter seeking members, etc.--please email details today to 7thcol@bungie.com (yes, this changed from @microsoft.com, though both will work). Be sure to include your login name and your chapter's name, as well as any relevant or interesting details.

Community 1/24/2002 5:28 PM PST permalink

Access and Database Problems

Access and Database Problems

We're aware of an intermittent problem some of you are having accessing the site, and another with disappearing database entries. We're unsure of the cause in both cases. Rest assured we're doing our best to track things down. We'll have an update as soon as we figure more out.

Community 1/24/2002 4:03 PM PST permalink

New Database: Halo Gametypes

New Database: Halo Gametypes

We've got a new feature lined up for every chapter to assist you with keeping track of what game variants of multiplayer Halo are good. The Halo Gametypes database type allows you to input different game variants for all to see. People who can view your database can then rate individual variants. The results will automatically be tallied and averaged so you'll know if that variant will go over well at your next LAN party. If you have any problems using this new database type, message myself or Yeroen.

Community 1/23/2002 10:21 PM PST permalink

New Poll: Favorite Halo Section

New Poll: Favorite Halo Section

We've posted a new poll to fill the time while we argue over the two top mottos in the last: We're everywhere! and Tru7h. Carnage. Bungie. Check out this new Bungie.net poll and let us know which section you like the most on the Halo Tru7h and Reconciliation site.

Halo 1/23/2002 7:06 PM PST permalink

Halo Update-a-thon

Halo Update-a-thon

Just got back from vacation ... sorry, I missed a few messages. Fortunately the team has been hard at work. Candyman has posted a whole slew of updates to the Tru7h and Recon site, including Mordia's top story on Marcus Lehto, Halo's art lead. Check out the article and its model animations by clicking on the picture of Marcus above, or visit the site and view the new Gallery section or listen to the two new sound outtakes (marked New! after their names).

Halo 1/23/2002 2:08 AM PST permalink

Scheduled Maintenance

Scheduled Maintenance

Update: The maintenance has been completed, and all servers are back up. Luckily, the Webmaster was distracted by a passing ice cream truck.

All of the Bungie web sites will be taken temporarily offline at 5:00pm Bungie Standard Time (Pacific) for some maintenance. Downtime is expected to be less than one hour, assuming The Bungie Webmaster doesn't get involved, in which case all bets are off.

Inside Bungie 1/22/2002 11:39 PM PST permalink

One On One With Marcus Lehto

One On One With Marcus Lehto

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Halo 1/22/2002 9:44 AM PST

A flood of Halo updates

A flood of Halo updates

Ok maybe a trickle. But it's all good! This week we've added a sixth, flood-filled page to our screenshots section:
/perlbin/blam.pl?file=/site/1/site/halo/features/screenshots06.html.
Secondly, by popular demand, we've added Joseph Staten's grunt outtakes to the Audio section:
/perlbin/blam.pl?file=/site/1/site/halo/features/outtakes_03.html
Lastly -and you're not gonna believe this- we updated our soapbox within 2 months of the last one. Incredible!
/perlbin/blam.pl?file=/site/0/site/bnet/soapbox/soapbox02_01.html
A tip o' the hat to Joseph for this one. Thanks Joe!

Halo 1/18/2002 10:50 PM PST permalink

7th Column Week in Review

7th Column Week in Review

Here's a quick rundown of happenings in the 7th Column. This and the seeking members list below took me a while to compile, so please don't spam me with messages telling me what I missed. Instead we've created an alias specifically for that purpose! If you have something you think worth mentioning when we review the week's happenings please send it via email to 7thcol@microsoft.com. No promises it will be included, etc., etc. You know the drill. Anyway, on to the week in review!
Gatherings
Miscellaneous Happenings
  • Sardaukar Legion West (/perlbin/blam.pl?file=/fanclub/201) is trying to build a consolidated Western US chapter.
  • Stosh from Mob of Angry Peasants (/perlbin/blam.pl?file=/fanclub/415) is working on a logo/t-shirt design for their chapter. That's cool.
  • Achronos has a feature for chapters in the works (and almost complete) that all you Halo fans are going to love.
  • Several Bay Area chapters are discussing plans for a huge Bay area LAN party.
Bug Fixes and Site Changes
  • News posts now default to publicly visible.
  • Fixed a bug that caused problems for people editing events with markup tags in them.
  • Fixed a bug that wasn't clearing the cache when news was edited or deleted.
  • Fixed a bug where the overview member count wasn't getting updated when new members were accepted.
  • Fixed a bug that was causing news submissions to not show up in the navbar.
Site Stats
  • 342 7th Column chapters
  • 787 7th Column members
  • 7688 Bungie.net members

Community 1/18/2002 9:45 PM PST permalink