Source: Edrard’s wot-news post
as a reaction on the question posted on FB, whether there’s something wrong with wot-news, I am translating Edrard’s post from 19.10.2013. So, here’s what Edrard wrote about Wot-news issues:
Lately you might have noticed there are a lot of problems on the website with statistics and calculators (SS: player statistics). This is connected with the fact that Wargaming transferred the data acquiring methods (SS: the way external websites gather data from WG servers) from version 1.0 to version 2.0. And that wouldn’t be a problem, if the transfer was performed in stages – that is if they implemented the new method completely and then cancelled the old one – but, unfortunately, that did not happen. They have told us for months to transfer our services to new methods and we are currently actively working on that – the calculator, some changes in clan statistics were already reworked and new parser for server statistics was developed, but what is even more unfortunate, the new methods are not ready for permanent using, they have a lot of bugs and during peak times, they simply stop working. I’d like to add that the guys from XVM have the same issues. And all would be fine, if the old methods continued to work normally – they work fine, but Wargaming disabled them: not long ago, the clan info part stopped working and they also added limits to the simultaneous number of requests. That led to the current statistics problems, when it is for example impossible to collect server statistics and there are often issues with the services on our website.
The only thing we can do now is wait and hope that the situation will be corrected in the future.
SS: In case you were wondering – yes, this is apparently tied to some of the FTR crashes. Let’s hope Wargaming pulls its stuff together.