The long battle is won, the evil bots defeated and the forums reclaimed for the good people of PONG. HALLELUJAH!
In all seriousness, the recent plague of bots and other undesirables have taken us for quite the ride, and we apologize for the multiple forum and website take-downs that ensued. Now that we’ve scrubbed out the server and beefed up security, we hope it won’t happen again. To that end however, we ask for the aid of all forum-goers; some bots are inevitable, but due to Stout’s policies even a single bot with a unsavory link can lead to a take-down. So we ask that everyone keep an eye out for suspicious activity (e.g. advertising, off-topic or nonsense posts, questionable links, etc.) and don’t hesitate to report the post using the handy little button that shows up next to the poster’s name. Now, get over there using the nifty little ‘Forum’ button at the top of the page (or clicking here) and start posting away!
On a side note, the new semester is right around the corner! As you ready up for classes once more, keep an eye out on our website and Facebook page for updates on upcoming events such as the PONG cable sale, backyard bash, and of course the LAN parties!
I never asked for this,
At long last, the new and improved PONG website is up for business! As with any new site, there are bound to be bugs or errors, so we ask that if you come across anything that is wonky, please report it to the PONG Facebook page and we will look into it as soon as possible.
Now for some end of semester news:
If you haven’t heard, this semester has seen a band of miscreants added to the PONG Executive board, in order to fill the dark void left behind by our recently departed president RogueMallard, as well as tournament coordinator Nirganzerix, not to mention the cursed position of treasurer. There fine lads are:
Graham “PREDATOR” Hervat – Vice President
Ronnie “Firepuppy” Smith – Treasurer
Mitch “Thrawn” Clayton – Tournament Coordinator
And finally, our previous Vice President Tyranico, having been bestowed the righteous Ban Hammer, has now ascended the throne as PONG President. LONG LIVE THE KING!
So say we all,
Greetings! We hope you are all having an excellent summer break, a time we all know should be spent inside playing video games!
Your friendly neighborhood PONG execs have been hard at work preparing for the new school year’s first LAN event, the 2014 EXPO LAN! This 48-hour LAN will be taking place on Friday, October 3 at 4PM, and will run through Sunday, October 5 at 4PM. We will be able to accommodate a total of 360 attendees (!) by utilizing both the Great Hall and the nearby ballrooms in the MSC. As always, current Stout students will have first priority registration, after which sign-up will be available to all who wish to attend.
On a side note, the upcoming EXPO LAN will be the very first event run by the (almost) all new PONG Exec board! If you wish to know who these new overlords are, check out the executive board page here!
I hope your semesters are going well so far! We’re going to be hosting a viewing party for the League of Legends All-Stars event on May 8th at noon. The event will be announced when we have more information. Hope to see you all there!
With the Forever A LAN in the past, we don’t have any future major LANs scheduled for the rest of the semester. But, fear not! We will be trying to host a few smaller events or activities throughout the rest of the spring semester. Make sure to check our website or Facebook page to stay updated!
Other than events, we also have elections coming up this semester! We will be running elections to decide Executive positions starting next Fall. Make sure to attend the PONG general meetings that occur biweekly on Wednesdays, with the next being on March 5th!