Exactly what's wrong with the site.

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Re: Exactly what's wrong with the site.

Postby The Modernist » 02 Feb 2011, 15:54

Any news Paul? Things seem to be getting worse, the site's been breaking down every 20 minutes or so today.
Good luck with it anyway.

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Re: Exactly what's wrong with the site.

Postby toomanyhatz » 02 Feb 2011, 19:14

The constant breakdown of the search function is the biggest issue for me. I can deal with the site going down occasionally, all sites do. I just go do something else for a while. But it's pretty tough dealing with not having a search function for weeks at a time.
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Re: Exactly what's wrong with the site.

Postby Jude » 02 Feb 2011, 20:11

Fired Plug wrote:Do we need to look at another provider? This is painful.
I asked a similar question together with "why did we originally move over here?" and don't remember an answer. If the new provider is cheaper than the one we were on before, it seems rather obvious why.
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Re: Exactly what's wrong with the site.

Postby The Modernist » 02 Feb 2011, 21:04

toomanyhatz wrote:The constant breakdown of the search function is the biggest issue for me. I can deal with the site going down occasionally, all sites do.


Although it hasn't been occasional today. It's down, then up, then down quicker than a tarts drawers.
Infact it crashed again as I was posting this!
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Re: Exactly what's wrong with the site.

Postby JQW » 02 Feb 2011, 21:10

We just moved to a different plan at the same provider, as it worked out better for our bandwidth needs. Unfortunately this meant moving to another server at the provider, and that one seemed to be the cause of our problems.

As for today's issues, there's been some problems with some inter-ISP traffic, causing connections into our server (and many others scattered across the UK) to be lost. Users of some ISPs will be affected, whilst others will see no issues.
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Re: Exactly what's wrong with the site.

Postby Fireplug » 02 Feb 2011, 23:37

Thanks for keeping us in the loop.

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Re: Exactly what's wrong with the site.

Postby Minnie the Minx » 09 Feb 2011, 15:12

Struggling again today, some pages taking minutes to upload.
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Re: Exactly what's wrong with the site.

Postby Nolamike » 09 Feb 2011, 15:53

Minnie the Minx wrote:Struggling again today, some pages taking minutes to upload.


Yeah, it's really bad today.
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Re: Exactly what's wrong with the site.

Postby toomanyhatz » 09 Feb 2011, 19:24

So are we without the search function for the time being, or does it work on some ISPs but not others, or is it still an ongoing problem?
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Re: Exactly what's wrong with the site.

Postby JQW » 09 Feb 2011, 19:49

I'll get the search fixed once all performance problems go away.

I've no idea as to what caused today's issue; I wasn't here at the time to monitor it.
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Re: Exactly what's wrong with the site.

Postby JQW » 10 Feb 2011, 23:20

I think I've finally got to the bottom of the problems we've been experiencing. See the sticky thread for details.
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Re: Exactly what's wrong with the site.

Postby Rated B » 08 Apr 2011, 12:20

For the 2nd day running, attempting to post a post with a few links, more than one YouTube video or anything else much beyond a little bit of text seems to be triggering a 403, followed by an IP based timeout.

Which is how all the problems started last time.

Can't they disconnect their (frankly, utterly fucking shit) spam filter on this server?
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Re: Exactly what's wrong with the site.

Postby Count Machuki » 03 May 2011, 04:54

I'm getting this after every post, though my posts still seem to be showing up...

bcb wrote:General Error
SQL ERROR [ mysqli ]

Table './paul@002dgrayson_phpbb/phpbb3_search_wordlist' is marked as crashed and should be repaired [145]

An SQL error occurred while fetching this page. Please contact the Board Administrator if this problem persists.
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Re: Exactly what's wrong with the site.

Postby Charlie O. » 03 May 2011, 05:18

Same here. A minor inconvenience at the very most, but it is strange.
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Re: Exactly what's wrong with the site.

Postby Billy » 03 May 2011, 08:22

General Error
SQL ERROR [ mysqli ]

Table './paul@002dgrayson_phpbb/phpbb3_search_wordlist' is marked as crashed and should be repaired [145]

An SQL error occurred while fetching this page. Please contact the Board Administrator if this problem persist


Hmm .... I'm getting it too. Only a minor problem, but I thought I'd let everyone know

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Re: Exactly what's wrong with the site.

Postby toomanyhatz » 03 May 2011, 08:29

Is anyone not getting it? I am too.
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Re: Exactly what's wrong with the site.

Postby JQW » 03 May 2011, 10:02

I've fixed it.

Worringly this is the third table that's become damaged in under 24 hours. I'll log a support call as it shouldn't be happening at all.
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Re: Exactly what's wrong with the site.

Postby Count Machuki » 04 May 2011, 03:13

JQW wrote:I've fixed it.

Worringly this is the third table that's become damaged in under 24 hours. I'll log a support call as it shouldn't be happening at all.


Thank you!
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Re: Exactly what's wrong with the site.

Postby Rated B » 11 May 2011, 19:18

Anyone else getting the 403 forbidden errors again?

Anything with a couple of lines, fine. Stuff with a couple of pics, or a pic and more than about a paragraph of text, bang, forbidden.

Shit fucking host.
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Re: Exactly what's wrong with the site.

Postby algroth » 19 Nov 2011, 16:28

I'm getting those "403 forbidden" errors too now.