24 March 2014
12 August 2016
OK, sorry everyone. This is a bit of a mess, obviously. For once it's not my fault.
I asked my web hosts to look into why the history section wasn't loading. I asked them to increase the resources and see if it would work. It didn't, so they tried a couple of things including switching to different server software. That's why we had some downtime earlier today.
Somewhere around that time some caching was put in place. I didn't ask for this, but I think it was a tech support person trying to be helpful and save me some CPU and RAM. The unintended consequence was that a) anything that gets saved/submitted doesn't show up for a few minutes, and b) it often displays a wrong person being logged in. It puts itself right when the cache expires, though I'm not sure what triggers that to happen (time or activity).
I've asked them to turn it off ASAP. I don't *think* you'll be able to post as other people or read their PMs. If that's happening please let me know and I'll shut down the forum right away. Again, I'm really, really sorry. I didn't mean for this to happen.
17 March 2015
"I've asked them to turn it off ASAP. I don't *think* you'll be able to post as other people or read their PMs. If that's happening please let me know and I'll shut down the forum right away. Again, I'm really, really sorry. I didn't mean for this to happen."
You can see and go into others PMs.
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1 May 2011
Ok... I just tried to submit a post upon which I was asked if I really wanted to do this; upon saying yes i suddenly became someone else.
Anyway, i was trying to post that the list of who is currently on the forum is differing significantly depending on which page I am on and who I am (if anyone). One minute its 3 people, do a refresh and its 14, the next its 5 but not any of the three who were on 10 seconds ago.
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17 March 2015
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17 March 2015
OK, this isn't good. I'm really sorry for such an enormous screw-up.
I've put the forum into read-only mode. I'm going to disable PMs. It's 10.40 here and I've got an open ticket with my hosts, and I've just chased them again.
I'm going to bed now. Hopefully in the morning it'll be back to normal and I can reopen the forum. In the meantime please go off and do something more fun. Apologies.
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My hosts are still trying to work out the issue that's affecting the site. It's affecting some other sites I have on the same server too – it's not isolated to this. If they can't fix it I'll have to find a new web host, which I really don't want to do, but I'm weighing up my options.
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I've created a new admin account, wiredtree, which is for my hosts to test things. If you see them posting in this thread or elsewhere please ignore it (not that you can do much else while the forum is locked down).
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Unofficial backup forum is here, if anyone wants it (it's nothing to do with me, but I was asked to post the link).
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I'm really, really sorry everyone. This was absolutely not my fault, and not something I ever could have anticipated. I opened up a support ticket yesterday about a relatively minor issue, and everything went kaput. A total of seven support staff at my web hosts looked into it, and the last one cleared the Litespeed (server software) cache. That fixed things. I'm not going to get cross; I'm just happy it's working again.
At least I hope it is. Please report any problems here. I'm off to bed now (10.30pm here in the UK; it's been a long day) but I'll come back first thing in the morning.
AG, if things aren't fixed please text me and I'll lock it down again.
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1 November 2013
Glad to be back! Let's have a party party!
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20 August 2013
Will do, captain.
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Sorry all, I think I spoke too soon earlier. The caching issue seems to have returned. It might be because my hosts are re-enabling some things that got turned off during the testing process, but I want to be sure before I open the forum up again.
I'm going to make it read-only for around seven hours, till I get up and can check it properly. I'm uneasy about it being open and faulty while I'm asleep. Apologies.
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17 December 2012
Sorry, @Joe, but since relaunch I have been Evangeline, Starr Shine? and you. And "500 internal server error" messages keep popping up.
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