The host tool disables the heartbeat from the dll because it accomplishes the same thing + extras. The host tool actually has an option for 3rd party lobby reporting as well, it's just hidden for the time being. I didn't have time last winter to finalize it. I will do that soon!
Themes are very nice! It's nice to see what you did with the N00bby theme. Thanks for your contribution!
I will update the message feature in the NovaHQ lobby this winter when I do the stats stuff. I believe the actual max length of the message field is 150 chars for the "release" version of the status script.
Black Hawk Down has a limit of 60 via the game (it has a built in message field) so I just sort of used that as a guide.
You can try up to 150, or increase the database "varchar" to 255 and even use 255 chars. However, my lobby will probably only support up to 150ish chars.
I see what you mean. I'm sure it's rare that someone is hosting a game server on the same machine as a website. BUT because it's PHP you can modify it. In the import.php script, if the $_SERVER['REMOTE_ADDR'] is your local IP address, you can do a simple: