Good idea actually. I wonder what software would be most convenient for those who would like to join. You could do a poll with options like Skype, Discord (pretty new, but looks promising), Telegram and so on.
Well, it would be good to have translations to other languages. I'm not sure it can be done right now, there are some problems we need to solve first, but thank you anyway. The main issue we currently have is server disk space. I wonder how many people speak Spanish at SCANF. I think that there were official Spanish translations of some issues.
A huge Linux fan here. I like that it can run on huge amont of devices, and, as Noodles said, allows tinkering to customize it for yourself. I use it as main OS and all SCANF programming by me has been done on Linux so far.
Well, let me shine some light on this. During few last days the site was under DoS attack by some user (actually he left a few "threatening" comments and showed accidentally who he really is) for unknown reasons. It surely wasn't enough to kill the server, but caused some noticable slowdown. We decided to try CloudFlare for protection, as Sonic Retro does. Unfortunately, its activation cause en.sonicscanf.org to be unavailable for some time, as I forgot to about "en." subdomain prefix, while everything else worked. But the bright side is that it also serves as CDN and should make SCANF load faster now, as static resources (images, css, scripts, etc) are being cached on their side.
I remember what troubles it brought when we were working on Sonic Rush translation. Though for the most part it was because you didn't use color picker to choose the right "white", but lack of transparency support is a huge minus.