Private Messages & Site Performance.

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Re: Private Messages & Site Performance.

Postby Minnie the Minx » 07 Aug 2010, 13:03

JQW wrote:Saved ones should be safe.


Should be or are definitly?

Will move all out if not.

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Re: Private Messages & Site Performance.

Postby JQW » 07 Aug 2010, 13:21

According to the documentation it should, but as not all aspects of the board act like the documentation I can't promise it.
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Re: Private Messages & Site Performance.

Postby Minnie the Minx » 07 Aug 2010, 13:50

Ok, Paul how about starting a sticky on Nextdoorland making people aware of what is happening so they have a chance to save? That wqy important or sentimental posts can be saved elsewhere. I dont always look at boiard updates and doubt everyone else does too?
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Re: Private Messages & Site Performance.

Postby Charlie O. » 07 Aug 2010, 22:51

Last night my Inbox said "488/100 Messages (488%)" - now it's "100/100 Messages (100%)".

My Saved Messages says "205/100 Messages (205%)"...

I just saved a load of 'em to my computer, just in case.
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Re: Private Messages & Site Performance.

Postby kath » 07 Aug 2010, 23:42

JQW wrote:
kath wrote:if i use my normal browser, mozilla, and i try to post in YY, first i get the dread FORBIDDEN window. then i get the vile YOU ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO VIEW THIS PAGE window (even though technically, i'm tryin to post, not view. i can view all i want, the bitch thing.) then i get bumped off completely to a ghost search page that reads, THIS SITE COULDN'T BE FOUND AND PROBABLY DOESN'T EVEN EXIST, YOU DUMBASS. WOULD YOU LIKE TO TRY A REAL ADDRESS, OR PERHAPS YOU SHOULD LET SOMEONE ELSE TYPE IN THE ADDRESS FOR YOU?

not sure this is relevant to anyone else's problems. just felt like venting.


You usually see these forbidden messages when the webserver can't get access to particular pages - but if that were the case then all users would be seeing them.

Another cause is an issue with an upstream proxy server, but as users in several countries have received the error it's unlikely to be that, unless it's a bug with a newly released proxy which has recently been rolled out.

It could also be a problem specific to certain browsers.


thanks for the info. i switched browsers on my other computer from internet explorer to mozilla cuz i was having so many damn problems with IE. now i am having problems with mozilla. i suspect i am going somewhere that is infecting me yet again, somewhere that is not here.

i think what i really need is some industrial strength lysol (or its equivalent.)

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Re: Private Messages & Site Performance.

Postby Uncle Spellbinder » 08 Aug 2010, 00:43

Am I blind or something? What happened to the search function?
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Re: Private Messages & Site Performance.

Postby never/ever » 08 Aug 2010, 02:32

Uncle Spellbinder wrote:Am I blind or something?


Something.

Uncle Spellbinder wrote:What happened to the search function?


Gone.
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Re: Private Messages & Site Performance.

Postby Charlie O. » 08 Aug 2010, 02:58

The search function tends to disappear when Paul's doing maintenance. I'm sure it'll be back.
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Re: Private Messages & Site Performance.

Postby JQW » 08 Aug 2010, 13:34

The search will be back soon. The problem is that when it's enabled it also allows you to view all posts of specific users. That facility causes no end of problems due to the way it extracts its data, and so I need to turn off the search to stop it from being used.
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Re: Private Messages & Site Performance.

Postby Monkberry » 08 Aug 2010, 14:54

Will the search function and Your posts ,active topics etc. soon be working?
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Re: Private Messages & Site Performance.

Postby JQW » 08 Aug 2010, 16:16

Searching should be working now. It does turn itself off automatically if the server is overloaded.
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Re: Private Messages & Site Performance.

Postby souphound » 09 Aug 2010, 14:40

I've deleted everything in my inbox, including an old PM from Footy who, as we know, has left this site years ago. :(
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Re: Private Messages & Site Performance.

Postby Molony » 10 Aug 2010, 19:04

Sorry but you cannot use search at this time. Please try again in a few minutes.

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Re: Private Messages & Site Performance.

Postby JQW » 10 Aug 2010, 21:16

Molony wrote:
Sorry but you cannot use search at this time. Please try again in a few minutes.


There's now a limit between searches for each user of 30 seconds. It's to stop the server from being brought to its knees by automated processes.
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Re: Private Messages & Site Performance.

Postby Sneelock » 10 Aug 2010, 21:29

JQW wrote:...brought to its knees by automated processes.

(sneelock conceals his boner)

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Re: Private Messages & Site Performance.

Postby The Slider » 10 Aug 2010, 22:02

Yikeser dikeser!

I have just read some of my old saved messages - I don't think I have read them in some cases for 7 years.

There was one from one of my best friends on here that was so beautiful it made me go all weepy.
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Re: Private Messages & Site Performance.

Postby der nister » 11 Aug 2010, 16:23

May be for the sake of the forum's functionality, saved messages are limited to 25 and purged every 30 days
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Re: Private Messages & Site Performance.

Postby Jude » 11 Aug 2010, 17:53

zphage wrote:May be for the sake of the forum's functionality, saved messages are limited to 25 and purged every 30 days
Not really "saved" then, are they?
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Re: Private Messages & Site Performance.

Postby The Slider » 11 Aug 2010, 19:33

Message subject: goodbye
From: Anonymous
Sent: Wed Nov 28, 2007 2:26 am
To: The Slider Diamond Dog

Message

On Friday I leave. Happier times for sure without this place, populated as it is by evil people. Goodbye. And I hope you do not find a whipping boy to replace me. Perhaps this little episode will teach you something, but I am afraid you do not have the maturity.

Frank.


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Re: Private Messages & Site Performance.

Postby yomptepi » 11 Aug 2010, 20:08

The Slider wrote:
Message subject: goodbye
From: Anonymous
Sent: Wed Nov 28, 2007 2:26 am
To: The Slider Diamond Dog

Message

On Friday I leave. Happier times for sure without this place, populated as it is by evil people. Goodbye. And I hope you do not find a whipping boy to replace me. Perhaps this little episode will teach you something, but I am afraid you do not have the maturity.

Frank.


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Poignant stuff.

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