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Re: Forum Changes

Post by tom_k » Fri Jan 08, 2010 9:58 am

Things to check would be
a) is Javascript enabled (believe it or not, it makes a difference to the session persistence, as if you don't have Javascript enabled, it assumes you're a Spider/Bot and gives you a short session)
b) Are Cookies enabled? I don't think you can even login without them, but worth checking.
c) In IE8, are you running in IE7 Emulate mode? I've no idea whether this will make a difference, but worth testing
d) Have you got any browser specific settings which delete history/privacy etc automatically after 'x' time?

Those are just some thoughts off the top of my head.. I had a similar issue a while back, and it was due to the Javascript bit - I had disabled it for development purposes and forgot to re-enable it.

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Re: Forum Changes

Post by tom_k » Fri Jan 08, 2010 9:00 pm

inventor wrote:"View Active Topics" link on the Board Index (main page of the forum) does NOT work.
This is now fixed.
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Re: Forum Changes

Post by tom_k » Fri Jan 08, 2010 9:08 pm

Steviola wrote:Is there a way of putting the date of the post back to the top right (of each post)? It's annoying not knowing instantly when a post was made (looking at the bottom left is tedious).
Post date now underneath the topic subject.

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Re: Forum Changes

Post by tom_k » Fri Jan 08, 2010 9:25 pm

optix wrote:I don't know if anyone else has this problem, but the new forum seems to be having trouble keeping me logged in. If I navigate around the forum by using the provided links - returning to the index by clicking "board index", etc - all is well. However, if I use the browser "back" button, or navigate away from the forum (for example, by clicking a link someone has posted, now they don't open in new windows/tabs any more), I find myself logged out.

It's incredibly annoying! Is this happening to anyone else?
Further to this - I've changed and reset the board's cookies - this should hopefully fix the issue.
Let me know if not.

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Re: Forum Changes

Post by Messiah » Sun Jan 10, 2010 7:24 pm

Re new posts - I've narrowed it down to there being some issue where I read posts, but it doesn't register that they have been read, so are still counted as new posts and will appear when clicking "view new posts".

Clicking this link also does not show posts in the CWG main forum - not sure what difference there is in the CWG but is something different.
Still going....

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Re: Forum Changes

Post by tom_k » Sun Jan 10, 2010 8:09 pm

'New Posts' are dependent on sessions I believe.

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Re: Forum Changes

Post by Messiah » Sun Jan 10, 2010 11:39 pm

Tom_K wrote:'New Posts' are dependent on sessions I believe.
Does that explain why I read some messages, then need to log in again after some time (I've noticed it even using different computers) and it suggests that posts I have already read are new posts?
Still going....

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Re: Forum Changes

Post by tom_k » Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:32 pm

Advance notice:
Forum is due for upgrade to PHPBB3.07;
For those who care, changes for this version are here:
http://www.phpbb.com/support/documents. ... ion=3#v306

I'll try and get this done today, but it may be tomorrow at this rate :)
Expect some downtime.

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Re: Forum Changes

Post by tom_k » Tue Mar 02, 2010 1:02 pm

Board now updated.
If you see anything odd, please let me know.
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Re: Forum Changes

Post by shovie » Tue Mar 02, 2010 1:06 pm

View new posts [b](X)[/b] disappeared?

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Re: Forum Changes

Post by tom_k » Tue Mar 02, 2010 1:31 pm

My Bad, fixed.
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Recent Forum Downtime

Post by tom_k » Mon Jul 12, 2010 7:37 am

Dear All;
Apologies for the recent downtime; was away without internet.
By the looks of it, there was a crash on the shared MySQL install, which resulted in a couple of the DB tables being flagged as crashed (and therefore certain pages would trigger an error when hitting those specific tables). I've now repaired those tables, and all seems ok - please let me know if you come across any further errors.

Thanks again for your understanding!

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Re: Forum Changes

Post by davez » Mon Jul 12, 2010 1:27 pm

Tom, thanks very much for fixing the forum.

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Re: Forum Changes

Post by Boris » Mon Jul 12, 2010 1:33 pm

Nice work Tom

Before the forum crashed, read posts on the International sub-forum were still coming up as unread until I marked the forum read. No-one has posted anything else yet so I don't know if this is still a problem, or if it might help explain what went wrong?

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Re: Forum Changes

Post by tom_k » Wed Oct 20, 2010 3:46 pm

FYI, advance notice of downtime:

Please be advised that we will be performing essential network upgrades affecting your hosting service commencing Friday 29th October 2010, at 22:00 (BST / UTC+1).

It'll be about 15 - 20 minutes, at some point after 10pm.

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Re: Forum Changes

Post by tom_k » Mon Oct 25, 2010 7:13 pm

As I'm in a strangely good mood, I've just upped the Private Message limit from 100 to 500.
As you're all such chatty folk.
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Re: Forum Changes

Post by tom_k » Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:01 pm

Apologies for the recent downtime.
The server was involved in a fairly full on attack using an exploit which had not previously been known about in the FTP software. This affected all sites on this server. It has since been patched and the backups restored. There is a possibility recent messages (less than 12- 24 hours old) may have been lost. This wasn't an issue of the hosting company 'just not doing their backups'- this was an exploit even the vendor of the FTP software didn't know about.

If you spot anything odd, please let me know.

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Re: Forum Changes

Post by tom_k » Sat Nov 20, 2010 8:28 pm

Forum patched to 3.08 - if you spot anything odd, please let me know
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Re: Forum Changes

Post by leaks » Fri Dec 31, 2010 6:01 pm

I'm seeing some slight oddness. Nothing major, but on the from forum page I see the last post in the "Announcements and Important Information" to be "Mon Dec 27, 2010 2:52 pm Elvis" even though there have been a number of posts since then (the latest for me being "Fri Dec 31, 2010 5:15 pm Boris"). Never noticed this happen before and doesn't seem to be a problem on the other areas (e.g. "UK Tournaments") where the latest post date is correct.
Maybe the "Announcements" area doesn't update the front page with the latest post date (since the post by Elvis is indeed the latest post under "Topics", the only later posts being under "Announcements")?

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Re: Forum Changes

Post by leaks » Fri Dec 31, 2010 6:02 pm

Damn, my post has updated the front page lol! Not sure what's going on there...

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