Update: The databases are now finally fixed and ready, now it's just a matter of getting the site to work on the new server. [more]
The new server hardware has arrived, I've put everything together and finished transferring all files to the new disk. Currently working on setting everything up so it works the way it should. swfchan is back online on the old server BUT in a frozen state.
No new files or other content will be added or updated until the new server is ready. This means threads will not be archived but at least new flash files posted during this time will be added manually afterwards on the new system. -- What happened this friday was that the HDD got corrupted so badly after a reboot that the folder holding all of swfchan disappeared. Luckily, after many hours this could be repaired (though the old disk is still corrupted). The recovered files got transferred to the new server, its parts also arrived on friday and was put together during disk repair. I was thinking that maybe I could get the site online quickly on the new server. However, the databases turned out so messed up it will delay work a lot. I decided it was best to just put the site back online on the old server. -- The original plan was to run the site on the backup disk after moving all the files to the new server, but after this last corruption I don't think it's a good idea to risk the backup files being changed. I still don't know if all broken files have been discovered and then the old backup will be good to have around. Since I don't want to copy anything again from the broken disk the site will be in a frozen state until everything is 100% on the new server. I don't know how long it will take, manually fixing these databases will be a pain.
When watching a flash file you can put it into (or exclude it from) different categories by using the categorize-link below the flash. The flash is then put into the category index, viewable here.
All flashes in the index has been categorized by Anonymous users, therefore a flash can sometimes be in the wrong category. If you see a flash in a category where it does not belong you can remove it from that category by watching it and clicking the little "x" next to the category name to tell the system that it does not belong in that category. Similary if it SHOULD belong in a category that someone has excluded it from you can instead put it in there by clicking the category name.
Sometimes a flash might not be included/excluded from a category after you have categorized it, this is because a lot of people has already excluded/included it and you are being outnumbered in the decision. If two people say yes and one say no to a flash being in a category it will still count as belonging to that category, however if one more says no after that it will then be removed from the category.
IP numbers that often categorize flash files will become more trusted and therefore have a bigger vote when saying yes/no to a category. This is to make it more bothersome using proxies when categorizing (to prevent abuse). A cookie is used to recognize those with dynamic IP addresses, as long as you don't obtain a new IP and delete the cookie at the same time the system will still know it's you when you are categorizing.
By using the selector you can filter the index to show a list of flash files that only exist (or doesn't exist) in the categories you pick out. Subindexes for the selected categories will be downloaded and processed locally by your machine to produce the list you want.
(The selector is not build yet. I'll make this later.) Some sunny day, right?
Predefined category lists
Flash files in these lists can belong to several different categories, the only thing that's sure about them is that they do belong to the category that the list is listing. Most lists here are ordered so that the most recent flash that was put into the category is at the bottom (of the last page).
Only the emotional subcategories are ordered different, there the flashes are ordered in a descenting manner with the flash that has had the most categorizations into the selected listing being at the top (in simpler terms most popular to less popular).
These flash files are the latest to have their category status updated (refreshed by the system every ~60 minutes). They are ordered so that the most recent categorization is at the top. If you see any that have been put in incorrect categories feel free to correct the mistakes. Underlined categories are the ones that the flash has recently been put into or excluded from (if all should have been underlined none will be in order to make things easier to read, though rarely it could also mean that a categorization was made by someone but it has been outnumbered by others and is therefore not showing). If a categorization has a extra wide right border it was made by someone new (whose IP made its first categorization less than three days ago).