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One Month Left
Sam Posted on 2016-12-30 at 2:34 pm EST
Just a reminder that there is only one month left for this server to be up. As of February 1st Comic Dish will be closing. If you have a comic on this site that you want to keep you must ensure that you've copied all of the files off of the server and moved to another hosting service.

It's been a good 10 years or so, everyone. Thanks for everything :)

Change in DNS
Sam Posted on 2016-07-19 at 4:48 pm EST
I've made a change in how my domain names are handled, which required adding entries for all of the existing comics. Yeah, not as easy as the other way I had, but this way allows me to host comics on all sorts of software on the same domain.

Please check your comics. If you go to them and they don't show up then let me know, as I may have missed a few. (don't worry, your comic is still here, the system just doesn't recognize the name of it)

Also, please note that if you had an underscore in the name of your comic this has had to be removed. The new software doesn't allow for underscores. The old software should never have allowed them either, but it's too late for that :P

So, for example, is now

Registration is Off
Sam Posted on 2016-06-24 at 11:25 am EST
Too many spam registrations. I've turned registrations off for the time being.

Moved Servers
Sam Posted on 2016-05-15 at 9:30 pm EST
We have moved servers, which resulted in a little downtime as I got the new server working with the files. Nearly everything is good now. Only thing I've noticed so far is the comic lists on the front page aren't working, and I'm looking into that.

For anyone who has a domain name for their comic and wishes it to point to the new server please change your DNS entries to the following, and let me know once you have:

If you have any questions, feel free to ask.

Also we will still be going forward with the changes mentioned before but I'll probably push them back a bit now that I'm not paying for 2 servers at once :)

A Change for Comic Dish
Sam Posted on 2016-05-03 at 10:49 am EST
I've been doing a lot of thinking lately, and I think that I've come to a decision. I'm getting older, I still want kids, and my job kinda takes the computer geek out of me. For these reasons Comic Dish is going to go through a change.

As of July 1st there will no longer be a custom built system to host comics on here, nor will there be a system that will allow you to create an account, or even possibly a site, without admin assistance. I just don't have the time or energy to keep up development on something that people will rely on.

Instead here's what will happen. Anyone who proves that they want space for an actual comic will get it. I will give them an FTP account on the server with a public_html directory that will host whatever they want. You can install any software you like, within reason. I can also install software for you, such as wordpress, joomla, drupal, orchard and This account will be hosted at <username> If you want any other subdomains, or full domain names, you just need to ask as I will have to do it on the server. It's easy to do so, so feel free to have as many as you like. The <username> will just be a default thing.

Proving that you want space for a comic is easy. If you have a comic here already, you're done. If you don't, then it might not be as easy, but I don't want to turn away people who are actual webcomic folk. I just don't want people who aren't really interested.

So what does this mean? It means that you have 2 months in which to contact me to have some piece of software set up and move your comic over. I'll probably give more time for particularly large comics, as it may be difficult moving them over in their entirety.

I've turned off registration on the old forum so no one new can start using the old system. Technically it's just set to admin authorization required, and I won't be authorizing anyone.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask them. I'll create a topic in the general area for it.

Understand that this wasn't an easy decision to make. I just need to cut something out so that I can focus more on the rest, and given how little development I've been able to do on the custom software it makes sense that this is it. Without this on my head I may actually have time to make comics again.

The Dish: Second Helping
draxenn Posted on 2016-02-04 at 12:25 pm EST
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Further Update
Sam Posted on 2015-11-25 at 10:44 am EST
The front page is now working, in such that the menu is there and news is there. Still need to fix the comic lists and avatars, but at least the front page displays the news again.

Sam Posted on 2015-11-24 at 4:03 pm EST
All comics should be good, save for one that I know isn't working and I'll fix a little later. If yours isn't, let me know.

So far I haven't found any extra executable files either. I will still have to go through the existing ones to be sure that nothing funny is going on in them, but we're getting close to a "clean" version of everything. I will also have to remove the purged comics from the database, but that's later.

Purge Done & Ooops :)
Sam Posted on 2015-11-22 at 9:40 pm EST
Ok, so the purge is done, but it deleted subdirectories of comics that it shouldn't have, so I'm copying those over now. If you need yours up sooner rather than later, PM me the name of it and I will do it before others. There's only 250 ish of them to do, so it shouldn't take too long though I may leave some for tomorrow.

Edit: 7 Eldest to atritasworld are done.

Edit 2: Done to bhwb. Starting birthday to corndogsaregood now. I expect I may get through another 25-50 tonight. There are 250ish comics to do, so up to the first 100 or so will be done tonight. The rest I'll try to do throughout the day tomorrow. (I'll be at work so can't sit and watch the files transfer, I have to check back every so often)

Again, if you need your comic up earlier, and it's late in the list alphabetically, PM me and I'll do it ahead of schedule.

Edit 3: Started the next batch now which goes up to hsma. Will start the next batch in the morning and go from there. Should be able to have them all done by the end of the day tomorrow. Maybe even by the end of the morning.

The Purge
Sam Posted on 2015-11-22 at 7:25 pm EST
It's coming in the next day or so. Possibly tonight. If your comic disappears I have a copy as of last night, so let me know asap and I'll restore it.

The criteria to keep a comic safe will be:

1) If your comic has 100+ pages or
2) You have updated your comic within the last year or
3) You have posted 100+ posts on the forum or
4) You have been singled out as someone we just plain like

Then your comic will stay. All others are to be removed. This brings the list to 246 comics, about 1000 to be deleted, which means there are about 200 more non-comic directories that also need to be cleared. I think that this is a good criteria. If your comic is big, relatively recent, or you're part of the family in some way (you've been active or we just like you) then it stays. Otherwise the comic is small, hasn't been updated in quite some time and you never really took part in the community.


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