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Re: Maintenance
« Reply #100 on: May 26, 2016, 04:08:42 AM »
@Carl Is the 'show new replies to your post/unread posts since last visit' supposed to be gone? They're not at the top of my page anymore.
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Re: Maintenance
« Reply #101 on: May 26, 2016, 07:55:31 AM »
@Carl Is the 'show new replies to your post/unread posts since last visit' supposed to be gone? They're not at the top of my page anymore.

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Re: Maintenance
« Reply #102 on: May 26, 2016, 12:23:40 PM »
None of the changes of that temporary test of the responsive design should be permanent. Since I moved the server, things have been cached almost too well, so it's probably that. I've just dumped any cached files server side so it should clear up on its own. Let me know if it doesn't even if you control + shift + del and delete cached files.

To prevent any further problems and to give people a chance to use that design to read - ie just browse - the forum, without access to PMs. I am going to set up the new design as a separate template sometime in the next few weeks. Once all the design issues are worked out, I can then make it our primary design. Doing it that way would give us sort of a live beta test, and I can flag it as such, and gradually work on things rather than feel a need to plug away at it until it's 100% fixed. I suspect that some of the people who registered just to read without ads would really enjoy that, as they don't NEED the PM links, nor any of the unread replies, etc. Since it's easy enough to change the theme you use, we could try it out here and there. It did look really promising, or I wouldn't have got quite so excited. For a long time the small screen/mobile experience has been the only major drawback to using this forum.

I know now why the messages etc. links disappear. In the mobile version, they're supposed to be replaced with icons you can tap. It looks like I'll need to modify it to suit our needs.

Before I mess with any of that though, need to finish this last few articles on the Fallout DLC and want to prioritize the fix for scroll bars in images. With Dine Out coming, it will definitely take some time for me to get all of that done. We do have tapatalk to see us through, but it'd be great to not need to update it or deal with bugs because tapatalk don't want to support plugins we use. I understand why they do not, because while the type of forum we use is common, the plugin we use isn't. It's just a bummer to have to choose between this or that feature. I want all the features :P

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Re: Maintenance
« Reply #103 on: May 26, 2016, 12:28:10 PM »
And this is why we love Carl!!!


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Re: Maintenance
« Reply #104 on: May 26, 2016, 04:00:58 PM »
Indeed it is, Shannon.

@Carl it seems that cleaning the caches has had the desired effect on my computer and the forum when it comes to posting posts with images.

Thanks to you and @MrsFlynn for your assistance.

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Re: Maintenance
« Reply #105 on: May 26, 2016, 04:08:38 PM »
Oh yes we can't forget @MrsFlynn


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Re: Maintenance
« Reply #106 on: May 26, 2016, 04:36:00 PM »
@sdhoey Thank you for pointing that out. I've been looking for the arrow for a while and by luck I just randomly clicked and found it, my eyesight is really terrible. Anyway to make it more visible please @Carl?
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Re: Maintenance
« Reply #107 on: May 26, 2016, 04:51:01 PM »
@Deklitch

I was hoping that would work for you. It does for me. Although I use Ccleaner to clean my browser cache and use it at least once a day. *Snicker*

Indeed it is, Shannon.

@Carl it seems that cleaning the caches has had the desired effect on my computer and the forum when it comes to posting posts with images.

Thanks to you and @MrsFlynn for your assistance.
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Re: Maintenance
« Reply #108 on: May 26, 2016, 09:13:50 PM »
Unread returned yet? I tried fixing it and it IS there for me. Sorry for all the cache clearing lately guys! Things sometimes don't work perfectly, and I have to deal with a live server or else rent two. I can do that sometimes but still can't find *all* bugs until we're live :) Love you all too!

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Re: Maintenance
« Reply #109 on: May 26, 2016, 09:26:49 PM »
Just made a minor change that may force people to re-login, sorry bout that. Just wanted you to know it's intentional.

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Re: Maintenance
« Reply #110 on: May 29, 2016, 05:16:23 AM »
@Carl Sorry I haven't been on for a while. Yes, it's returned and thank you!
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Re: Maintenance
« Reply #111 on: May 29, 2016, 07:15:25 PM »
Whew glad it's working for you @Nettlejuice

I will shut down the server around 1-2AM EST (forum time) for a fast maintenance, we should be offline less than 5 minutes. It's basically a reboot. Just do not want people to think we've crashed.

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Re: Maintenance
« Reply #112 on: May 29, 2016, 11:15:12 PM »
Going down in a few, getting it over with as things are setup to work fine when the reboot is over.

Edit reboot over. Should not have created any problems, thanks for your patience :)

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Re: Maintenance
« Reply #113 on: June 07, 2016, 12:48:10 AM »
Hi there,

I've started to get the 504 Bad Gateway Error message again when posting to my Saurus family thread with pictures in the thread. I've tried from both Chrome and Firefox with the same result.

Previously, the posted message would get through, this time though it isn't posting successfully.

When I've posted without images to that and other threads, I don't get those errors.

I did save my post this time, so have it in a text file at the moment.

ETA: I've just posted to that thread telling anyone who reads the thread to be patient with me.

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Re: Maintenance
« Reply #114 on: June 07, 2016, 04:43:03 AM »
Sorry @Deklitch , any improvement? The timing is really weird as nothing was going on at that time other than writing. I've made some quick adjustments that MAY affect it.

I will try to look it up in the error log when I wake up.

Quick edit: If it won't work with all after that chance, can you see if it will with just a few pics at a time? Just in case it helps me diagnose it.

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Re: Maintenance
« Reply #115 on: June 07, 2016, 06:17:24 AM »
Thanks Carl. I've just tried again with fewer pictures and with my laptop instead of the desktop. It worked without a hitch.

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Re: Maintenance
« Reply #116 on: June 07, 2016, 09:28:53 AM »
I realized this after I laid down for bed and knew you'd be all right. I was uploading some pics for a guide I'm putting out today and they were going wicked slow. It was around the same time you posted, so something of a maintenance/networking glitch on our server ISP or some point in between. Think the server responded with a timeout because of how slow it was going, basically.

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Re: Maintenance
« Reply #117 on: June 07, 2016, 10:15:31 PM »
That would explain it! Thanks @Carl for your technical help, as always.

Also, just successfully posted a post with pictures to my Saurus family thread from the computer I couldn't get it to go from yesterday. It went without a hitch, so my issues from yesterday must have been our combined postings that made things difficult for the servers.

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Re: Maintenance
« Reply #118 on: June 08, 2016, 07:47:30 PM »
@Carl Any update on PM notifications?
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Re: Maintenance
« Reply #119 on: June 08, 2016, 07:55:01 PM »
That's.... Unfortunate. We've had them fixed for some time. Might need to see if our address got blacklisted by your provider. That'd be my job. I'll try to take a look at why you're not getting them when I'm online tomorrow!

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Re: Maintenance
« Reply #120 on: June 09, 2016, 07:26:04 AM »
@Carl Thank you, Carl =D I feel obsessive by how much I refresh my page to see if I have new PMs or not, lol.
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Re: Maintenance
« Reply #121 on: June 09, 2016, 10:57:10 AM »
Sent you a PM. Anyone else using hotmail and not getting any notifications?

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Re: Maintenance
« Reply #122 on: June 09, 2016, 04:59:14 PM »
This evening when traffic slows a bit, I'll have to reboot us. It's actually struggling here and there to keep up and I want everyone to have a smooth experience. Minor server upgrade, glad all we have to do is restart it. So don't worry if you pop in during that time, it will be back within ~5 mins.

Thought I wouldn't have to until fall, but I was wrong!

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« Reply #123 on: June 09, 2016, 05:06:55 PM »
Thanks for the heads up. :) I noticed things were stuttering a little bit and though wait that's not normal.
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Re: Maintenance
« Reply #124 on: June 09, 2016, 05:08:12 PM »
Yeah having my fallout 4 site, this pack being popular, it's just causing some strain that I didn't expect. A good problem to have eh?