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08/04/2023 Incident Post-mortem

As shown in our most recent incident, located at https://asphalt.statuspage.io/incidents/wcr6y1s8h36n. Asphalt experienced an issue in which disk usage was rapidly becoming full, even after attempting to clear log files. What happened? The visible (the part that actually affects users of Asphalt) began at 03:00 on 06/04/2023 UK Time, when CPU, disk and load all simultaneously […]

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We’ve re-added the bank admin command

As some of you may or may not recall, we removed the bank admin command a little over a year ago in a post written here. In v5.14 we have re-introduced the command, along with a couple of measures to prevent a repeat of what happened before. If the bank admin command is ran with […]

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Our final update on the on-going audio issues

As you may or may not know, we have had a couple of on-going audio issues within Asphalt, the main (and most annoying) one being where Discord would request an Asphalt shard to disconnect and reconnect when it was playing music, which would cause the library to be stuck in a weird sort of “limbo” […]

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Another update on the ongoing audio issues

Eight months ago, we discussed the persistent audio issues within Asphalt that could only be resolved by restarting the bot. Today, we’re pleased to provide you with an update on this ongoing challenge

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Misuse of Asphalt: one year on

Since my previous posts last year, there have, unfortunately, been numerous instances of people misusing Asphalt. Between our last post and today, the 2nd of May 2023, there have been 184 more instances. Our previous command flagging system was tedious, in that we were only scanning one command, our most popular command (/play). This system […]

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Providing an update on the recent audio issue

We recently noticed that an audio issue keeps popping its head up and causing issues for multiple servers, in which Asphalt will be stuck in a “Connected” state to your voice channel, and say that it is playing music – when in reality it isn’t even connected to the channel in the first place. We […]

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We’re removing the bankadmin command

Over the past month or so, we have noticed that quite a few server administrators have been misusing the bankadmin command to give themselves and people in their server ungodly amounts of money. For example: Normally, we would have no issues with this if we didn’t have items that could be purchased on the Asphalt […]

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We’re shutting down Asphalt Canary

Recently, I ran a poll amongst our Head of Support and Support team to see what they’d prefer to happen to Asphalt Canary, our donator-only instance of Asphalt. The reason for this poll in the first place is that we’ve noticed that pretty much all of our donators are still using the main instance of […]

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We’re removing NSFW from Asphalt

Now, this may be disappointing to all 83 people per month using Asphalt for its one NSFW command – but we’ve decided to remove it in our next update, we have disabled it for now on all instances of Asphalt due one main factor, being the discontinuation of the API service we used. The API […]

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Following on from our previous post about misuse of Asphalt

As part of our previous post stating we have received numerous reports of people misusing Asphalt to play highly offensive songs, we have been closely monitoring this, and felt the need to post an update with what we’ve done so far. From the 1st of January 2022 to today, 21st of June 2022, we have […]