Journal Entry: Wed Aug 27, 2014, 9:39 AM
Yes. I know. We're all still waiting on #trivia. What happened?
So originally for some reason Thumbbot decided to add 45 misses to every single question. So it was bugging out for some reason, and while I have my theories, I can't prove anything because I don't know enough bot code. Miloticscale tried to get ahold of the person who could fix thumbbot, but got ignored. It bugged me, but it wasn't breaking the game, so it kept on playing.
But then it got worse and only asked questions that had less than 10 hits/the questions that were ridiculously hard. We(I tired, milotic tried, a Thumbsshare staffer tried) still got no response from the one and only person who could fix the bot or let us have access to the bot to fix it, but decided to stop the bot for a bit until it could stop only asking the low hit, hard questions.
And then the person who had Thumbbot took it offline and went offline and nobody has been able to get a hold of him since then. That's what happened to thumbbot. We basically got thrown under the bus.
Then Miloticscale went to make a bot, and he made one, but it wasn't able to keep up with everything and kept on crashing, so he went to make one that could. However, for reasons that I don't know, Milotic decided to take a leave of absence and left as a trivia staff member. (don't bug him about it)
So where does that leave us?
Well the good news is that while thumbbot may not be online, I do have access to all of it's info and the questions, and I'm pulling the questions off the bot and fixing the ones that need it(are poorly worded so that you don't know what it's asking, questions relating to ex-staff members, removing exact duplicate questions) and saving them.
The Thumbsshare staffer who still is around is getting a hold of the founders to get a new bot(as they made the original one) or to point us in the direction of who can make/has a new bot. So we will have a new bot hopefully soon. It will have all of the questions of the old bot. I can get all your scores off the old bot.
However as for when this will happen, I don't know. I hope soon. I'll message pretty much anybody and everybody who ever played trivia once it's up again, as I do want trivia to be as active and fun as it was way back when.
So will trivia play again? Yes. Yes it will. When? I don't know, but soon hopefully. So don't give up the ship yet...
Edit: If anybody knows anybody who knows python, please let me know...