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Offline Dave

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Forum Service Issues and Updates
« on: Monday 27 December 2010, 12:39:30 am »
This was requested the other day so here we are. Please feel free to discuss any technical issues you have with the forum in here. Generally though if it's down or slow for you then it will be for everyone else.

We'll also post any known issues and updates relating to the forum in the OP of this thread.

First thing to mention is that we have finally initiated scheduled backups of the forum and database (ie all the posts, PMs etc). This was meant to be at a slightly more ridiculous hour but there's a known bug with our web hosting program so it doesn't do it as I asked. As a result, scheduled backups take place around midnight every Sunday. When this is happening, the entire domain is suspended so you will see 404 errors. This is normal, and once the backup is complete the domain will come back online. These backups are automated by the server so please don't assume that it won't happen if all Admin happen to be offline.

That's about it for now.

Offline MKSC

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Re: Forum Service Issues and Updates
« Reply #1 on: Monday 27 December 2010, 12:43:29 am »
That would explain it then. I was getting mightily f***ed off with my computer about 40 minutes ago.

Offline wormy

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Re: Forum Service Issues and Updates
« Reply #2 on: Monday 27 December 2010, 01:18:56 am »
Sweet. Really was worried! Cheers Dave :thup:

Offline GeordieMessiah

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Re: Forum Service Issues and Updates
« Reply #3 on: Monday 27 December 2010, 01:20:56 am »
Thought you'd forgot to pay the server bill, Dave. :lol:

When are you popping round next with the server donations bucket, anyway? ???
Whether it's God or the bomb
It's just the same
It's only fear under another name
And the corporate snakes coming in to feed
On that pathetic fact known as human greed
Skin and bone being raked over those hot coals
This dump never seems to give time for human soul

Offline Dave

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Re: Forum Service Issues and Updates
« Reply #4 on: Monday 27 December 2010, 01:22:35 am »
Doing alright for now, thanks both to the generous donations last time and a couple of kind souls who donate on a monthly basis. Cheers. :)

Offline wormy

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Re: Forum Service Issues and Updates
« Reply #5 on: Monday 27 December 2010, 01:22:46 am »
It crossed my mind that whatever was posted in the Vaguely Amusing thread must have been really f***ing bad and the site got closed down :lol:

Offline Robster

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Re: Forum Service Issues and Updates
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 28 December 2010, 04:55:54 pm »
SMF Connection errors for me just there.
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Offline Dave

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Re: Forum Service Issues and Updates
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 28 December 2010, 04:59:13 pm »
SMF Connection errors for me just there.

Usual matchday F5-ing, nothing more.

Offline Robster

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Re: Forum Service Issues and Updates
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 28 December 2010, 05:09:04 pm »
" Managers matter, but our manager is desperate for you, and his boss, to believe that they don’t. "
sackpardew.com

Offline Dave

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Re: Forum Service Issues and Updates
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 2 January 2011, 03:46:44 pm »
Guests and registration are currently disabled btw, to keep the forum going for everyone else.

Offline Dave

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Re: Forum Service Issues and Updates
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 2 January 2011, 08:18:00 pm »
Guests and registration are currently disabled btw, to keep the forum going for everyone else.

Back to normal now. Worked f***ing well IMO, can't remember it going down once during the game.

Offline JH

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Re: Forum Service Issues and Updates
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 2 January 2011, 08:28:17 pm »
Guests and registration are currently disabled btw, to keep the forum going for everyone else.

Back to normal now. Worked f***ing well IMO, can't remember it going down once during the game.

Same. Mind you, I wasn't on the forum so maybe that's why...

Offline Neil

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Re: Forum Service Issues and Updates
« Reply #12 on: Monday 3 January 2011, 05:56:02 pm »
I do like a good SMF connection problem or two.
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Offline Dave

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Re: Forum Service Issues and Updates
« Reply #13 on: Monday 3 January 2011, 07:48:02 pm »
Not a f***ing clue what's up with this piece of s***.

Offline GeordieMessiah

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  • General Member
Re: Forum Service Issues and Updates
« Reply #14 on: Monday 3 January 2011, 07:59:38 pm »
Not a f***ing clue what's up with this piece of s***.

Has Wullie been anywhere near the settings anytime recently? ;) :laugh:
Whether it's God or the bomb
It's just the same
It's only fear under another name
And the corporate snakes coming in to feed
On that pathetic fact known as human greed
Skin and bone being raked over those hot coals
This dump never seems to give time for human soul

ObiChrisKenobi

  • Guest
Re: Forum Service Issues and Updates
« Reply #15 on: Tuesday 4 January 2011, 06:13:58 pm »
Has N-O become too popular?!

Offline Neil

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Re: Forum Service Issues and Updates
« Reply #16 on: Tuesday 4 January 2011, 06:14:20 pm »
Thomas the Tank Engine is a f***ing c***.

Offline Colos Curls

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Re: Forum Service Issues and Updates
« Reply #17 on: Tuesday 4 January 2011, 10:36:23 pm »
Should get a whip around going and buy a vb license, good reliable forum :)

Online POOT

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Re: Forum Service Issues and Updates
« Reply #18 on: Tuesday 4 January 2011, 11:15:50 pm »
Was just talking to Dave about VB. It's quality but can also be more prone to attacks due to it's popularity. But it's the way to go if funds allow as it's pretty solid. Prices

Speaking of due...you pic in the other thread is hilarious!  ;D
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Offline Colos Curls

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Re: Forum Service Issues and Updates
« Reply #19 on: Tuesday 4 January 2011, 11:17:44 pm »
You have my money if it was to go ahead :), yeah I should have really offered my help in that thread if am honest haha

Online neesy111

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Re: Forum Service Issues and Updates
« Reply #20 on: Wednesday 5 January 2011, 04:22:30 pm »
I've just had the SMF error.

Offline jdckelly

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Re: Forum Service Issues and Updates
« Reply #21 on: Wednesday 5 January 2011, 04:25:22 pm »
ditto

Offline wormy

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Re: Forum Service Issues and Updates
« Reply #22 on: Wednesday 5 January 2011, 05:32:25 pm »
Since last night it randomly decides to run really slow for me. Is it just popularity issues like you've already spoken about in ehre?

Offline jdckelly

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Re: Forum Service Issues and Updates
« Reply #23 on: Wednesday 5 January 2011, 08:35:39 pm »
right there again with smf

Offline Dave

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Re: Forum Service Issues and Updates
« Reply #24 on: Wednesday 5 January 2011, 08:36:56 pm »
Generally though if it's down or slow for you then it will be for everyone else.

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