I'll be away from ACDB's head office from Wednesday May 20th to Wednesday May 27th, as we are going to Anime North !
Cirno, Phia, Phozz, Rei, and Manda will be at Anime North this year.
I hope it'll be a fun time. Cirno and I will be handing our promotional cards. I wonder how many people will be able to collect them all? XD
There have been more than 118420 votes cast in our Character Love / Hate system.
Unfortunately, some people have purposely created multiple accounts to spam Hate votes on some characters.
Now that we are aware of this, it will not be tolerated. Anyone found to be using multiple accounts to spam Hate will be banned.
That said, it is now easy to Love / Hate characters on the mobile site! Find a character you like, and click the button near the top.
Several cool updates to the mobile site !
- There is now a drop down menu in the top left corner.
- We've ditched XHTML Mobile 1.2 in favor of HTML5. Hopefully the way it is configured now all pages will look good even when you rotate your mobile device.
- Expanded compression to cover CSS and JS files
- Changed the SSL server to use nearly all secure TLS 1.0 + ciphers.
- Ditched the bit of code that forces SSL ... probably if you delete your browser and reinstall, you'll be able to get back on the non-https site again. I have no idea what the internals of chrome and firefox do with ("Strict-Transport-Security" = "max-age=31556952") ...
Google Page Speed Insights give our front page a perfect rating !
- Mobile -
I've been doing a lot of work on the mobile site lately.
As Google has changed their search algorithm to favor mobile friendly sites
This could be a huge boost for us.
I have long hated mobile sites for the same reasons many others do
Which is why, when I set out to make the mobile site
, I wanted to be damn sure it did not suck. I wanted every page to have exactly what you want.
Every page has a purpose, every bit of information is useful, and it all links up nicely together.
This mobile site is for you, and I am committed to making it as useful as possible.
Some desktop pages will load mobile versions. A listing of these can be found here
. If you end up on the desktop page seeing the mobile version, you need only tell your device to request the desktop site to fix it. No hassle, no problem.
- SSL -
I've made several tweaks to our SSL server. It has plenty of caching support now.
Also, I've changed the cipher filter to ECDH:!aNULL:!eNULL:!RC4
in hopes it'll support more browsers.
Our mobile tools
are pretty robust now. I've decided to redirect all mobile traffic to the mobile pages.Front Page
all redirect to the mobile site when accessed on a mobile device.
Unless you are logged in, then it stays on the desktop site.
The goal of the mobile site is to be clean, simple, and useful!Protocol Support
ACDB is now available across 4 protocols!
IPv4 port 80 : 126.96.36.199:80
IPv4 with SSL port 443 : 188.8.131.52:443
IPv6 port 80 : [2607:2200:0:2356::acdb]:80
IPv6 with SSL port 443 : [2607:2200:0:2356::acdb]:443
We've picked up a new short domain to share with your friends !acdb.ca
Our main 3 domains are :animecharactersdatabase.com
- Guild Images now more easy to browse
- Larger thumb nails
- Mobile improvementsSome Random Gamer
We're coming up on the 8th
anniversary of Anime Characters Database.
We registered animecharactersdatabase.com on April 26th, 2007.
This is the 2nd year Guilds have been a core feature of ACDB.
There are currently 99 guilds, 13 of which are private.
At the top of the site, we'll be featuring 9 guilds ordered by last updated. If you see bubbles with numbers, those correspond to new images and new forum posts made to the guild today. The counters reset everyday at midnight.
In the Works
I'm never lacking for things to work on.
Some up coming updates may include :
- trivia game for the lounge
- improved card moderation tools
- updated card market place
- guild themes
- a new tagging system for characters and series
- quizzes based on series characters
- ratings system for guild images
- favorite system improvements
- tag improvements
- search improvements
- the unknown
Rei, Cirno, Phozz, and InfernalQueen will be attending Anime North in Toronto, Ontario, Canada this May
Members can now easily rate every character
Anime Characters Database is now available over HTTPS
ssl.cipher-list = "TLSv1.2:!aNULL:!eNULL:!DHE:@STRENGTH:!RSA"
$ /opt/bin/./openssl ciphers -v 'TLSv1.2:!aNULL:!eNULL:!DHE:@STRENGTH:!RSA'
ECDHE-ECDSA-CHACHA20-POLY1305 TLSv1.2 Kx=ECDH Au=ECDSA Enc=ChaCha20-Poly1305 Mac=AEAD
ECDHE-RSA-CHACHA20-POLY1305 TLSv1.2 Kx=ECDH Au=RSA Enc=ChaCha20-Poly1305 Mac=AEAD
ECDHE-RSA-AES256-GCM-SHA384 TLSv1.2 Kx=ECDH Au=RSA Enc=AESGCM(256) Mac=AEAD
ECDHE-ECDSA-AES256-GCM-SHA384 TLSv1.2 Kx=ECDH Au=ECDSA Enc=AESGCM(256) Mac=AEAD
ECDHE-RSA-AES256-SHA384 TLSv1.2 Kx=ECDH Au=RSA Enc=AES(256) Mac=SHA384
ECDHE-ECDSA-AES256-SHA384 TLSv1.2 Kx=ECDH Au=ECDSA Enc=AES(256) Mac=SHA384
ECDH-RSA-AES256-GCM-SHA384 TLSv1.2 Kx=ECDH/RSA Au=ECDH Enc=AESGCM(256) Mac=AEAD
ECDH-ECDSA-AES256-GCM-SHA384 TLSv1.2 Kx=ECDH/ECDSA Au=ECDH Enc=AESGCM(256) Mac=AEAD
ECDH-RSA-AES256-SHA384 TLSv1.2 Kx=ECDH/RSA Au=ECDH Enc=AES(256) Mac=SHA384
ECDH-ECDSA-AES256-SHA384 TLSv1.2 Kx=ECDH/ECDSA Au=ECDH Enc=AES(256) Mac=SHA384
ECDHE-RSA-AES128-GCM-SHA256 TLSv1.2 Kx=ECDH Au=RSA Enc=AESGCM(128) Mac=AEAD
ECDHE-ECDSA-AES128-GCM-SHA256 TLSv1.2 Kx=ECDH Au=ECDSA Enc=AESGCM(128) Mac=AEAD
ECDHE-RSA-AES128-SHA256 TLSv1.2 Kx=ECDH Au=RSA Enc=AES(128) Mac=SHA256
ECDHE-ECDSA-AES128-SHA256 TLSv1.2 Kx=ECDH Au=ECDSA Enc=AES(128) Mac=SHA256
ECDH-RSA-AES128-GCM-SHA256 TLSv1.2 Kx=ECDH/RSA Au=ECDH Enc=AESGCM(128) Mac=AEAD
ECDH-ECDSA-AES128-GCM-SHA256 TLSv1.2 Kx=ECDH/ECDSA Au=ECDH Enc=AESGCM(128) Mac=AEAD
ECDH-RSA-AES128-SHA256 TLSv1.2 Kx=ECDH/RSA Au=ECDH Enc=AES(128) Mac=SHA256
ECDH-ECDSA-AES128-SHA256 TLSv1.2 Kx=ECDH/ECDSA Au=ECDH Enc=AES(128) Mac=SHA256
If you can't access our SSL site, you are not using modern TLSv1.2 capable software and really should upgrade your browser as whatever sites you are using encrypted are not actually encrypted strongly at all.
Characters and Series now have rating info ~
Step 1, Find a series or character and add to Favorites :
Step 2, Add a Rating :
Step 3, Done, overall rating is updated :