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Title: Some weirdness today with the website
Post by: Padre on November 20, 2016, 01:21:06 PM
It seems to be dipping in and out of consciousness today. Sometimes it's awake, sometimes its gone. Right now (can you guess) it's working fine so maybe I should just shut up?  :icon_redface:
Title: Re: Some weirdness today with the website
Post by: StealthKnightSteg on November 20, 2016, 01:35:23 PM
had the same
Title: Re: Some weirdness today with the website
Post by: Fidelis von Sigmaringen on November 20, 2016, 01:36:23 PM
Same here.
Title: Re: Some weirdness today with the website
Post by: Artobans Ghost on November 20, 2016, 01:38:59 PM
Same
Title: Re: Some weirdness today with the website
Post by: Midaski on November 20, 2016, 02:13:32 PM
Me too - sometimes taking an awful long time to load.

Midaski's layman understanding:

Please be aware our Lead Engineer is doing some work.
The email registration problem has proved too much - thought it was fixed and then it goes wrong again.

As I understand it "The Brewery" is trying a new host/system and we may well be following their lead if it is successful.
Title: Re: Some weirdness today with the website
Post by: Sharkbelly on November 29, 2016, 03:25:46 AM
I read that as "lead" engineer, as in "made from lead."
Title: Re: Some weirdness today with the website
Post by: Bugman on December 13, 2016, 03:57:28 AM
Hahaha. How's it now going?
Title: Re: Some weirdness today with the website
Post by: Midaski on January 28, 2017, 01:35:36 PM
Seems like a problem this morning.

I made a couple of posts around 2-3 hours ago which have gone, and all the posts I read at that time have turned up again as unread. 

Looks like somebody reset things???
Title: Re: Some weirdness today with the website
Post by: rufus sparkfire on January 28, 2017, 02:23:40 PM
The forum time-spiraled back a few hours. Draw seven cards and untap up to six lands.
Title: Re: Some weirdness today with the website
Post by: Artobans Ghost on January 28, 2017, 03:01:07 PM
The forum time-spiraled back a few hours. Draw seven cards and untap up to six lands.

Ha!ha! Maybe with all the New tzeentch stuff the lord of change is screwing with us. All seems to be good here.
Title: Re: Some weirdness today with the website
Post by: Midaski on January 28, 2017, 03:24:38 PM
The forum time-spiraled back a few hours. Draw seven cards and untap up to six lands.

Ha!ha! Maybe with all the New tzeentch stuff the lord of change is screwing with us. All seems to be good here.

Well you are in a different time zone to us ..............................  :engel:
Title: Re: Some weirdness today with the website
Post by: ZeroTwentythree on January 28, 2017, 08:55:52 PM
On a more positive note, I'm receiving email notifications (for PMs & subscribed threads) again as of last night. Hadn't received any for at least a week or two.

Title: Re: Some weirdness today with the website
Post by: Padre on January 29, 2017, 12:36:40 AM
For a couple of weeks or so (apart from tonight) the forum has been really slow, sometimes so slow Chrome gives up, at around 10 or 11 pm GMT every evening. But like I said, not tonight.
Title: Re: Some weirdness today with the website
Post by: Midaski on January 29, 2017, 10:33:04 AM
Our dwarven Lead* Engineer tells me we moved servers yesterday, and so we should be smoother now.

So slick we only had a short time loop-out   :biggriin:



* I have always wondered if the "Lead" means the head of the engineering team, or the metal, or even the length of material around his neck that Grutch controls him with  :engel:

Title: Re: Some weirdness today with the website
Post by: Bugman on January 29, 2017, 01:00:35 PM
:-p

Forum should be running better now, please let me know if it's not.

The oddness is due to the server having moved to a new location
Title: Re: Some weirdness today with the website
Post by: Zygmund on January 29, 2017, 07:02:25 PM
The 'Mark all messages as read' button doesn't seem to do what it should.

Same problem last time the forum moved.

Running Google Chrome.

-Z
Title: Re: Some weirdness today with the website
Post by: Padre on January 29, 2017, 07:35:15 PM
That's funny. I'm running Chrome too and that function worked for me earlier today.
Title: Re: Some weirdness today with the website
Post by: Bugman on January 29, 2017, 11:06:29 PM
Works for me, log out and then back in again maybe?
Title: Re: Some weirdness today with the website
Post by: Zygmund on January 30, 2017, 02:50:20 PM
Works for me, log out and then back in again maybe?

Tried it. Also cleared the browser history.

The 'Mark as read' button sort of works: the search for new posts doesn't bring the old unread posts, but the forums still show all threads that I didn't visit as 'new'.

A nuisance, not very serious.

-Z
Title: Re: Some weirdness today with the website
Post by: GamesPoet on January 30, 2017, 03:40:10 PM
The 'Mark as read' button sort of works: the search for new posts doesn't bring the old unread posts, but the forums still show all threads that I didn't visit as 'new'.

A nuisance, not very serious.
Search for new posts has been working sporadically for me.  Sometimes I log in and can retrieve new posts, and sometimes I can't, although there are new posts present since my last visit to the site.  Makes me wonder if it's me, because this type of thing seems like a no brainer these days.
Title: Re: Some weirdness today with the website
Post by: Zygmund on January 30, 2017, 08:32:46 PM
Another thing is that the site never approves my password on the first try. On the second try, it always works.

Had this problem on another forum too.

Maybe my Chrome is old?  :-)

-Z
Title: Re: Some weirdness today with the website
Post by: GamesPoet on January 30, 2017, 08:48:31 PM
I had the same password issue for awhile, but not currently.
Title: Re: Some weirdness today with the website
Post by: Fidelis von Sigmaringen on February 02, 2017, 05:05:21 PM
I could not access the website at all the last three days.
Title: Re: Some weirdness today with the website
Post by: GamesPoet on February 02, 2017, 07:05:24 PM
Having issues typing in password again, same as before, must type it in twice to get in to the site.
Title: Re: Some weirdness today with the website
Post by: Midaski on February 02, 2017, 08:31:41 PM
We changed servers last Saturday around 10 - 11am GMT I think.

There were some posts lost in the reboot and there have been one or two issues reported - some of which have been sorted by logging yourself out and then back in again.

The login issue is something I have experienced lots of times over several years. The first option top left of the main page didn't work, and would throw up a second login and password box centre screen which worked perfectly.

Strangely though when I logged out yesterday to check if a failing admin permission issue I had, would correct itself, I logged straight back in with the top left option.

Bugman has been watching and listening.
Title: Re: Some weirdness today with the website
Post by: Fidelis von Sigmaringen on February 03, 2017, 10:35:29 AM
The 'Mark as read' button sort of works: the search for new posts doesn't bring the old unread posts, but the forums still show all threads that I didn't visit as 'new'.

A nuisance, not very serious.

-Z

Same here. And if you click on another page"users online", it jumps back to the Forum.
Title: Re: Some weirdness today with the website
Post by: Bugman on February 05, 2017, 01:22:39 AM
Yep aware of that silly error, something isn't configured correct on the server. Ticket in about it
Title: Re: Some weirdness today with the website
Post by: Bugman on February 05, 2017, 10:13:29 AM
Okay online users and other errors may be fixed, also the unreachable times should now be removed too
Title: Re: Some weirdness today with the website
Post by: Fidelis von Sigmaringen on February 05, 2017, 10:23:52 AM
Thank you for the good work!
Title: Re: Some weirdness today with the website
Post by: Padre on February 05, 2017, 07:18:17 PM
This is of little significance, as it was only a handy little extra feature and not one which was strictly necessary, but the 'Unread Answers to Your Posts' and 'Unread posts since last visit'  (I am not sure of the actual wording, even though I have clicked on them every day for years) have disappeared. Like I already hinted, one can instead simply check the forum for new posts, so it's not important. But was intrigued if this was the case for everyone.
Title: Re: Some weirdness today with the website
Post by: Midaski on February 05, 2017, 09:04:19 PM
They are there for me, and I think it was one of the things Bugman said he had fixed.

Have you tried the Logout / Login thingey ..................  :engel:
Title: Re: Some weirdness today with the website
Post by: Victor on February 12, 2017, 01:39:40 AM
I can't do a bigger post with pictures. When I click preview or post, nothing happens for minutes and then it gives me a server error. Very annoying.

"Service Unavailable
The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to maintenance downtime or capacity problems. Please try again later.
Additionally, a 503 Service Unavailable error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request."

Edit: I think it has to do with posting pictures that are slightly too big for the forum - previously the forum would scale them down to fit, but it apparently fails to do so. If I only have one picture in the post, it works (still takes way too long) - but any more then that results in an error.
Title: Re: Some weirdness today with the website
Post by: Fidelis von Sigmaringen on February 12, 2017, 09:13:43 AM
@ Victor: If I am allowed to be my pedantic self: Pro imperio.
Title: Re: Some weirdness today with the website
Post by: Victor on February 12, 2017, 12:28:11 PM
@ Victor: If I am allowed to be my pedantic self: Pro imperio.

Verdammt, danke. Ab, cum, ex, de, sine, pro, prae => Ablativ, nicht Akkusativ. All zu viel weiŖ ich nicht mehr von meinem Lateinunterreicht, aber das wusste ich eigentlich noch.  :dry:
Title: Re: Some weirdness today with the website
Post by: Victor on February 12, 2017, 03:10:01 PM
I can't do a bigger post with pictures. When I click preview or post, nothing happens for minutes and then it gives me a server error. Very annoying.

"Service Unavailable
The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to maintenance downtime or capacity problems. Please try again later.
Additionally, a 503 Service Unavailable error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request."


This is horrendous. I have spent 2 hours trying to post 5 pictures - so far I have managed to post 2.
Title: Re: Some weirdness today with the website
Post by: Warlord on February 13, 2017, 07:02:17 AM
Raised it to the team (if they havent seen already).
Title: Re: Some weirdness today with the website
Post by: S.O.F on February 14, 2017, 12:51:39 PM
Edit: I think it has to do with posting pictures that are slightly too big for the forum - previously the forum would scale them down to fit, but it apparently fails to do so. If I only have one picture in the post, it works (still takes way too long) - but any more then that results in an error.

Had this problem well the other day, I already down scale the pics significantly when I upload them but for good forum viewing they need another which yes the forum used to do on it's own but seemingly no longer.
Title: Re: Some weirdness today with the website
Post by: Bugman on February 17, 2017, 12:15:57 AM
Am aware of it but a fix may not be found until after next weekend but it's on my radar

Not sure why it's doing this at all (http://www.bugmansbrewery.com/wh.jpg)
Title: Re: Some weirdness today with the website
Post by: Bugman on February 17, 2017, 12:18:51 AM
T st

(https://i.imgur.com/TLXwAWw.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/eSrDacp.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/lBsJjl0.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/zZaQPwt.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/cOlP2N3.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/8hDQnFx.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/26yEStU.jpg)

Title: Re: Some weirdness today with the website
Post by: Bugman on February 17, 2017, 12:36:12 AM
Okay that's 6 different size images, some huge and didn't get an error

Could you please PM me the links to your pictures?

Ta

Title: Re: Some weirdness today with the website
Post by: Chris on February 20, 2017, 06:18:41 PM
I get a 503 error when I try to post a message with pictures on the brush and pallete board.
Title: Re: Some weirdness today with the website
Post by: Zygmund on February 20, 2017, 06:22:47 PM
Personally, I've found a remedy to the posting pictures problem:

Move from Photobucket to imgur.

Before, it took 5-10 minutes to load a 1-3 pictures, and loading more pictures caused the 503 Error. Nothing of that with imgur, it all flows smoothly now.

Maybe if you're paying Photobucket something you can get service. But if you're using it for free, it's the worst one around, really.

-Z
Title: Re: Some weirdness today with the website
Post by: JAK on February 21, 2017, 08:43:55 PM
Iím also having problems posting comments which intend to show pictures from Photobucket (has happened on all my daily posts since 11 Feb). As the threads now open with pictures without any problem I donít understand why the server should have trouble just saving the words in the first place. I donít understand IT so expect thereís some sort of logical answer which the administrators can resolve.
Title: Re: Some weirdness today with the website
Post by: Demonslayer on February 22, 2017, 11:57:21 AM
It has little to do with the hosting site, I think- I host my images on a domain I rent from a hosting company, and I have the exact same problem. On other forums, I don't have any touble posting the exact same pictures. Also at times the pictures can be posted here without much trouble.

I'm really curious as to what the forum code actually does- saving a [img] tag should be no more difficult than saving any other tag, right? It's all just plain text, no actual images are saved/processed/whatever. At least that's how it works on a rich text editor I coded a while ago.