DioWarriors started with a website for displaying toy photography and dio-stories. The site stayed live for a number of years and had accumulated a number of high resolution photos in the gallery. Unfortunately as DioWarriors.com started to grow and get more popular -- something the DW team worked hard to achieve -- we had to take the website down (as well as the servers) for about a year. There wasn't any technical glitch or anything like that, and none of the photos the users uploaded were lost.
Elsewhere, DioWarriors had changed a bit in that year being offline. The mission has remained the same -- toy photography -- but staying only a toy photography site with a free gallery has evolved with the introduction of the DioWarriors Store and our purchase of an Injection Molding machine. Suddenly we have opportunities to enhance our mission beyond a gallery -- beyond a community of enthusiasts.
As of November 2016 the DioWarriors.com website was brought back online. But only the web server. The supporting machines, such as the database server where the gallery photos are stored, were left offline. So if you were to visit the site today you'll see a lot of errors. The errors come from code trying to access the machines that have been turned off. The slow load up and response times are also from code trying to access the machines that have been turned off and timing out.
The gallery site is coming back though. In a few weeks a temporary DioWarriors.com site will replace the old one. Some time after that a more permanent site will replace the temporary. Gallery and user options will eventually return, as well as new stuff, lots of new stuff. There is a lot coming which you will see represents a bigger change with DioWarriors.
So, for now we're being quiet about a lot of things with the new site. We develop all this ourselves, and that takes loads amount of time. Add that to time it takes to design and produce new products and it's amazing we have time to sleep!
But, enough talk about change! Just wanted to keep everyone aware that some things look problematic with errors, but we're actually on top of it all. There is a reason to our madness. Good things are coming this year. Have a great day!
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