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Offline Signothorn

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Forum Downtimes and Errors
« on: March 24, 2019, 10:08:51 PM »
Just a head's up. Sam is doing some maintenance on the forums, upgrading mostly, but also fixing some errors in our database that he's working diligently to pin down. The forum may have a little downtime or errors over the next week, but it's nothing to worry about.  :thanku:

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Re: Forum Downtimes and Errors
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2019, 07:00:44 PM »
I was going to report it but I must have forgot this announcement.... :razz:
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Re: Forum Downtimes and Errors
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2019, 07:28:46 PM »
The whole site was down earlier, partially due to an aggressive MSN bot. Sam adjusted a setting on the server side that should help.

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Re: Forum Downtimes and Errors
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2019, 08:02:39 PM »
"Some quotations," said Zellaby, "are greatly improved by lack of context."
― John Wyndham, The Midwich Cuckoos
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Re: Forum Downtimes and Errors
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2019, 09:35:31 PM »


My first thought was "MSN still exists?"

MSN probably thought "PlanetVampire still exists?"

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Re: Forum Downtimes and Errors
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2019, 09:52:50 PM »
Wasn't MSN an email provider?

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Re: Forum Downtimes and Errors
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2019, 10:06:41 PM »
Wasn't MSN an email provider?

It was also search before bing. It aggregated news ect too, and had a homepage similar to AOL's. I know it's a weird explanation that doesn't make much sense, but that's what I was told.

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Re: Forum Downtimes and Errors
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2019, 03:54:06 PM »
Just wanted to ask...
Why the attachments disappeared from PM now? The past time it was reduced to bogus 200 kb, now I can't see the attachments field  at all.

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Re: Forum Downtimes and Errors
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2019, 08:23:23 PM »
Just wanted to ask...
Why the attachments disappeared from PM now? The past time it was reduced to bogus 200 kb, now I can't see the attachments field  at all.

I'm really sorry, but as part of the troubleshooting, all modules have been uninstalled. This was a module. Spoiler tags, karma and more are temporarily unavailable, but I should be able to reinstall all or most forum mods once we figure out the problem in our database that is preventing us from upgrading SimpleMachines. The forum downtime is likely do to a database/apache error. I won't ask Sam to explain it better, because he's busy trying to fix the issues, going line by line through the db.

Thanks for everyone's patience. I can't give a specific date when things will be back to normal 100%, but it will be ASAP.

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Re: Forum Downtimes and Errors
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2019, 08:57:29 PM »
This is probably also the reason why we can't access the files section from the forum anymore, yes?

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Re: Forum Downtimes and Errors
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2019, 09:23:57 PM »
This is probably also the reason why we can't access the files section from the forum anymore, yes?

Yes, as well as the chat box.

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Re: Forum Downtimes and Errors
« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2019, 01:23:41 AM »
You're wasting a momentum created by Bloodlines 2 announcement since forum registration does not work for nearly a month as well.
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Re: Forum Downtimes and Errors
« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2019, 02:34:07 PM »
You're wasting a momentum created by Bloodlines 2 announcement since forum registration does not work for nearly a month as well.

As I recall, you mentioned that you had a webdev background in the past. Would you be willing to assist Sam figure out the issue and repair the database, so we can put the issue to bed? I don't have the background and I think Sam might appreciate another set of eyes on it. We'd really appreciate it.

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Re: Forum Downtimes and Errors
« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2019, 07:16:10 PM »
Will be glad to be of assistance.
Classical programming background, but I did my share of webdev too and once was a tech admin of a niche forum (phpbb then fluxbb engine).
My health is still far from satisfactory, but it will do for some messageboard tinkering.
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Re: Forum Downtimes and Errors
« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2019, 08:18:07 PM »
I appreciate the offer. I messaged Sam on Skype. Thanks!