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27 October 2013
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fabfouremily said
I wish I knew what to say to solve this, but I have no idea, if I'm honest. If you refresh, and close down and start up your browser, and it's still not working, then I don't know what to suggest. I'll pass this on to Joe and see if he knows what to do, until then, I apologise guys.

Heya - no need to apologise - just letting folks know about some of the weirdness.  There are so many variations of browsers and add-ons these days it is a wonder things work as well as they do.  At least my unread oddities seem to have settled down this morning, but I'll keep an eye on them.

 

28 October 2013
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Just in case anyone is wondering. The site went down last night. It wasn't specific to you.

I have no explanation. It could have been to do with the storm that hit the UK last night. There were, and still are, areas that were hit with the power going down. Maybe one affected the service.

It's good to be back!

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28 October 2013
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mja6758 said
Just in case anyone is wondering. The site went down last night. It wasn't specific to you.

I have no explanation. It could have been to do with the storm that hit the UK last night. There were, and still are, areas that were hit with the power going down. Maybe one affected the service.

It's good to be back!

No kidding.

I hope our mates in the storm area are doing o.k.

 

28 October 2013
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Cheers - hope everyone is ok.

28 October 2013
8.43pm
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I just found article about it on Yahoo. Hurricane force winds, wow, y'all have my prayers having through hurricanes myself. 

http://news.yahoo.com/photos/m.....slideshow/

29 October 2013
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trcanberra said
Now I am having the site telling me that a new post was made 3781 seconds ago, rather than the number of minutes.

I think this is because the WordPress timezone is set to London time, which has just changed from British Summer Time (BST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) - GMT is an hour behind, meaning our clocks had to be put back. It changes twice a year and is a bit of a pain.

I suspect my server isn't set to change (possibly because it's in America), so posts might show up as -3600 seconds (ie 60 minutes).

HOWEVER, can someone please tell me where I might be able to see the -3600 seconds? I'd like to replicate it if I can, but I haven't been able to see it anywhere.

As for the downtime, I'm not sure what caused things to fall over but I'm glad it's back now. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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29 October 2013
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Joe said

trcanberra said
Now I am having the site telling me that a new post was made 3781 seconds ago, rather than the number of minutes.

I think this is because the WordPress timezone is set to London time, which has just changed from British Summer Time (BST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) - GMT is an hour behind, meaning our clocks had to be put back. It changes twice a year and is a bit of a pain.

I suspect my server isn't set to change (possibly because it's in America), so posts might show up as -3600 seconds (ie 60 minutes).

HOWEVER, can someone please tell me where I might be able to see the -3600 seconds? I'd like to replicate it if I can, but I haven't been able to see it anywhere.

As for the downtime, I'm not sure what caused things to fall over but I'm glad it's back now. Sorry for the inconvenience.

It's been fine since I posted about it - must have just been on the day.  It was on the main forum page view where it shows a list of recent posts and how long ago they were posted - near the bottom of the page if you clicked "Fab forum" up at the top left of any forum view, like:

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30 October 2013
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Thanks! I'm glad it sorted itself out. Here in the UK the clocks change twice a year, normally on a Sunday morning at 2pm local time (so most people are asleep and it doesn't affect routine schedules etc). However, given the various world timezones it's likely that some people were on the site during the changeover. At least, that's what I think happened.

I wish they wouldn't move the clocks forward/back twice a year. Apparently it's to keep farmers happy, or to protect kids walking to school on winter mornings. I don't know. It plays havoc with my body clock, and very young kids just don't get why everything's suddenly happening at a different time.

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30 October 2013
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Joe said
Thanks! I'm glad it sorted itself out. Here in the UK the clocks change twice a year, normally on a Sunday morning at 2pm local time (so most people are asleep and it doesn't affect routine schedules etc). However, given the various world timezones it's likely that some people were on the site during the changeover. At least, that's what I think happened.

I wish they wouldn't move the clocks forward/back twice a year. Apparently it's to keep farmers happy, or to protect kids walking to school on winter mornings. I don't know. It plays havoc with my body clock, and very young kids just don't get why everything's suddenly happening at a different time.

I'm with you on disliking the time changes. It's hard to get the dog used to the adjusted time also.

30 October 2013
8.13pm
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Joe said
Thanks! I'm glad it sorted itself out. Here in the UK the clocks change twice a year, normally on a Sunday morning at 2pm local time (so most people are asleep and it doesn't affect routine schedules etc). However, given the various world timezones it's likely that some people were on the site during the changeover. At least, that's what I think happened.

I wish they wouldn't move the clocks forward/back twice a year. Apparently it's to keep farmers happy, or to protect kids walking to school on winter mornings. I don't know. It plays havoc with my body clock, and very young kids just don't get why everything's suddenly happening at a different time.

We have it here as well.  One of the states didn't for a long time as they claimed it upset the cows having their milking time change, so it's not the farmers here who wanted it :)

 

30 October 2013
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Its slightly depressing the thought of it getting dark at 1/2 3 in the afternoon some days, but at the same time when the clocks go back for summertime all the gloom lifts. It's a joyous time. 

Plus i would have been one of the kids going to school in the pitch black if the clocks didnt change and it would have been horrible, it was bad enough coming home when it was dark. 

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1 November 2013
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meanmistermustard said
Its slightly depressing the thought of it getting dark at 1/2 3 in the afternoon some days, but at the same time when the clocks go back for summertime all the gloom lifts. It's a joyous time. 

Plus i would have been one of the kids going to school in the pitch black if the clocks didnt change and it would have been horrible, it was bad enough coming home when it was dark. 

When I had my first holiday back in the UK I had forgotten how dark it was in the afternoons in autumn.  I had an old Kodak camera and when I got my photos back they were all so gloomy - my eyes must have adjusted to the light but the camera was seeing it the way it was.

 

1 November 2013
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I still can't delete any posts.  Is that going to be permanent, or is there a fix?

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1 November 2013
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Expert Textpert said
I still can't delete any posts.  Is that going to be permanent, or is there a fix?

I've seen this a few times being posted here. No idea what the problem is but i can do it in google chrome, what brower are you using?

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1 November 2013
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Internet explorer...at home I use Safari.  I don't remember whether I have the same problem at home, but I think I do.

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1 November 2013
5.11pm
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^^^ Same with not being able to delete posts, I generally report it and one of the mods takes care of it

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1 November 2013
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Yeah, do that ^ Post on here the number and thread, and we'll take care of it.

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4 November 2013
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Is everyone else seeing post 1812 on the 'introduce yourself' thread as a blank quote? If so, Passchendaele, could you write something there please? I don't know if it's just me who's not seeing it or if something went wrong your end. Many thanks.

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4 November 2013
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Yeah, coming up that way for me to, but without the "...said", which means it's probably one of these problems we've been having with posts that include quotes. I'll PM him/her later.

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11 November 2013
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The site has been even slower than usual for me the last couple of days; just this site - not others on the net.

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