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18 November 2013
10.42am
Joe
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Sorry about the slowness/partial loading everyone. I'll look into it. The last thing I want is for this site to be borderline unusable.

Ahhh Girl – add images to PMs is exactly the same as adding them to normal forum posts: click on the tree icon, then paste in the URL of your image (it needs to be somewhere on the web, not on your desktop etc). If you're trying to do it some other way it might not work properly.

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18 November 2013
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I'm on a PC but not on any social media where i store pics online. The last one i ever used was years ago and my account was deleted a year or so ago.

Now these boxes are just taking the piss. One post they are here, the next gone, two posts later back again, then they vanish only to reappear. 

"Well, probably we'll sell less records, less people'll go to see the film, we'll write less songs, and we'll all die of failure" (John Lennon 8/64)
18 November 2013
2.24pm
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Are you talking about the small posting window? I'm seeing that too. The best way round it (if you have a mouse rather than touchscreen) is to enlarge the posting window. Look for where it says "Path: p". On the very opposite side of the screen there should be three diagonal lines. Drag those to make the posting window bigger.

This isn't anything to do with changes I've made. I think it's to do with a forum software update. I'll report the problem and see if there's a fix forthcoming. They quite often upgrade components which make everything go awry, but it's sometimes difficult to work out what's caused it.

I did look into switching software but it's a massive headache (I know, things aren't great at the moment either). When I tried to migrate the database it was incomplete, with partial threads and orphaned messages, and so gave up. I'll revisit when I have more time.

Sorry, everyone.

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18 November 2013
2.32pm
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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 Thanks Joe.heart

 

I have a full post box again. The little joys of the world.heartapple01apple01

"Well, probably we'll sell less records, less people'll go to see the film, we'll write less songs, and we'll all die of failure" (John Lennon 8/64)
18 November 2013
5.42pm
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Joe said
Sorry about the slowness/partial loading everyone. I'll look into it. The last thing I want is for this site to be borderline unusable.

Ahhh Girl – add images to PMs is exactly the same as adding them to normal forum posts: click on the tree icon, then paste in the URL of your image (it needs to be somewhere on the web, not on your desktop etc). If you're trying to do it some other way it might not work properly.

Hum. Interesting. I've never used the tree before. I've always just copied the picture from the web and pasted it into a forum post. No problemo. I'll try the tree thing in a PM.

EDIT:

 

Paul is glad I have the PM pictures working. Thanks, Joe.

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20 November 2013
1.51am
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It's running a bit quicker for me today – so if you made any changes they seem to have worked.

If not, then I have no idea :)

20 November 2013
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Joe said

Ahhh Girl – add images to PMs is exactly the same as adding them to normal forum posts: click on the tree icon, then paste in the URL of your image (it needs to be somewhere on the web, not on your desktop etc). If you're trying to do it some other way it might not work properly.

Thanks for that, btw. I'd just always gone straight to the HTML icon when copying and pasting didn't work and had missed that there was a simpler way of doing it.

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29 November 2013
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A few hours ago (around 21:30 at a guess) whilst posting the site died and all i got was a blank page. An hour later i could get into the the home page and a few other sections (songs, albums) but the forum and the remaining places (books, people, to name two) were still dead. Second time its happened. The issue was in the 3 browers i tried, thought it might just be my laptop but ipod also failed to get the forum up. 

Internet working fine otherwise.

Also what i posted just before the place went has disappeared.

"Well, probably we'll sell less records, less people'll go to see the film, we'll write less songs, and we'll all die of failure" (John Lennon 8/64)
29 November 2013
1.21am
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meanmistermustard said
A few hours ago (around 21:30 at a guess) whilst posting the site died and all i got was a blank page. An hour later i could get into the the home page and a few other sections (songs, albums) but the forum and the remaining places (books, people, to name two) were still dead. Second time its happened. The issue was in the 3 browers i tried, thought it might just be my laptop but ipod also failed to get the forum up. 

Internet working fine otherwise.

Also what i posted just before the place went has disappeared.

This is the second time I've noticed this same pattern also. I started having withdrawal symptoms.

 

Can buy Joe love! Here's the link that explains how. http://www.beatlesbible.com/forum/getting-better/forum-changes/page-9/#p110183

 

29 November 2013
6.23am
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I had the same thing happen, and for the second time in the last week. I, however, noticed something that neither mmm or AG has noted. The address changed. In fact, I have had to close the tab and open it in a new tab to get rid of the changed address. I don't know whether it's relevant, but copied it just in case. Instead of the usual

http://www.beatlesbible.com/forum/

for me it's been showing as

http://www.beatlesbible.com/fo…..1552734375

It switched to that when the site went to just a blank page showing. Don't know if that adds anything but I thought it worth a mention just in case.

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29 November 2013
12.49pm
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Site went down again. Google chrome came back with a message saying it couldn't load Beatles Bible.

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29 November 2013
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Yes, sorry, we've had a couple of outages this week. Looking into possible causes, hoping to find a fix.

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1 December 2013
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Am finding the site slow tonight, taking at least 30 seconds to load a page. Doesnt sound a lot but when you're sitting twiddling your thumbs it does feel like it. Chrome says it is waiting for http://www.beatlesbible.com down the bottom.

 

"Well, probably we'll sell less records, less people'll go to see the film, we'll write less songs, and we'll all die of failure" (John Lennon 8/64)
13 December 2013
4.52pm
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As everybody can see, the site has been switched back to its previous server. This has meant, unfortunately, the unavoidable loss of everything after a certain time on 10 December. Three days are gone and there was nothing we could do. I hope you'll accept our apologies. Those looking at the site in the past 24 hours or so will understand bad things were happening, and Joe was doing all he could to keep it up. We are really sorry about this, and any important information you posted, please repost. Sorry about lost discussions!

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13 December 2013
4.53pm
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For my sanity can someone please confirm the roll back has occured (the post is lost from Joe) and all the posts have gone? I'm reading posts from 3 days that are coming up as new.

So we lost the last 3 days worth of posts!?

Ah, mja posted just before i did. Fairdie-doo's.  Thank you.

So is the cause known for the breakdown or is another rollback a possibilty?

"Well, probably we'll sell less records, less people'll go to see the film, we'll write less songs, and we'll all die of failure" (John Lennon 8/64)
13 December 2013
5.30pm
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Unfortunately, I can only guess, based on things Joe has said. It would seem, on the 10 December, Joe and Pothi switched the site to a new server to try and deal with the speed issues many have been noticing. That was a smooth and planned switchover that had everything backed up. Unfortunately, as we saw yesterday, everything started breaking on the new server, leaving Joe with a screaming baby and a website that needed its nappy changed! Even though Pothi is not really available, and with Joe probably having no more hair to pull out, they've had an emergency conflab, and resorted back to the version on the server they abandoned. This has meant the loss of everything posted on the server they were trying out that failed us so successfully yesterday! Assuming this server stays, or that any move to another server is planned, there will be no further loss of posts. This has only happened because of the particular nature of this necessary fix.

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13 December 2013
5.45pm
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mja6758 said
As everybody can see, the site has been switched back to its previous server. This has meant, unfortunately, the unavoidable loss of everything after a certain time on 10 December. Three days are gone and there was nothing we could do. I hope you'll accept our apologies. Those looking at the site in the past 24 hours or so will understand bad things were happening, and Joe was doing all he could to keep it up. We are really sorry about this, and any important information you posted, please repost. Sorry about lost discussions!

 

 

Or maybe we just went back in time? a-hard-days-night-ringo-7

And no I'm really pis*ed that all of the crap I generally write was wiped off the site, HOW WILL I LIVE?!?!? a-hard-days-night-ringo-6blue-meaniebrian-epstein

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13 December 2013
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I was planning to collect all my posts, compile a book with them and sell it thru a blog. The rollback has saved humanity such a travesty beig unleashed.

"Well, probably we'll sell less records, less people'll go to see the film, we'll write less songs, and we'll all die of failure" (John Lennon 8/64)
13 December 2013
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Ah, I'm really sad, I'm back at 68 posts, I was at around 81 before. 

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13 December 2013
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IveJustSeenAFaceo said
Ah, I'm really sad, I'm back at 68 posts, I was at around 81 before. 

Heh – yes, I lost about 38 posts – mostly about the new USA box set as I recall; plus my endless complaints about .mp3s.

 

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