The return of Ozhoops
Fun fact: the 1st of August was Kiki Vandeweghe’s birthday!
Possibly of more importance (given this post’s purpose), it was also Ozhoops’ birthday- the site started operations on 1 August 2001. That makes it 16 years old, and frankly, it needs to start acting its age and dressing better…
So, over the next month, I’ve taken the site down so that we can implement a few changes. Among them:
– an upgrade from our current version of vBulletin (3.8) to vB 5, which introduces a raft of security updates and allows me to re-enable automatic account creation again
– a complete makeover with a new logo and artwork
– a new hosting plan to accommodate the additional traffic (and reduce ongoing costs)
– possibly bringing my various domain names together so they all point to the same spot (okay, that one’s on me, and will be more of a behind-the-scenes change).
Speaking of things that are on me, there’s been a few changes in my personal circumstances which mean I’ll be back here to devote actual time to the site. I’ll go into a bit more detail in the weeks to come but I want to get back to writing, blogging, and just WATCHING games again, and this year it looks like I’ll have the chance to do it.
For now, just be aware that there’s a bit going on behind the curtain in preparation for the new NBL/WNBL season, and I’ll post here as those changes take shape. But I can tell you this much: I’m really excited for the season to come, and I can’t remember being this energized about our game in some time.
Updates will be posted here, or on my Twitter (@ozhoopsdrek) as they happen. So yeah, check them out, and we’ll get ourselves into our summer body in the meantime.