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Dr Adequate
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Message 421 of 476 (750339)
02-13-2015 7:13 PM


I want to report a problem with the Do Nothing Button.


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Message 422 of 476 (750340)
02-13-2015 7:16 PM
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02-13-2015 7:13 PM


L O and L
This is a waste of bits but I can't help but say thanks for the laugh.
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Message 423 of 476 (750366)
02-14-2015 1:24 PM
Reply to: Message 420 by Tanypteryx
02-13-2015 4:36 PM


Re: new process on reply posting capture a winner
So I need a bi-metallic hat ... tin inside and aluminum outside ... got it.


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Message 424 of 476 (753140)
03-17-2015 10:53 AM


Date/Times in the Upcoming 5.0 Release
Still no date for the upcoming 5.0 release, but I thought I'd update you on changes to date/times:

  • About timezones, in 4.0 members can choose between the board's timezone and the timezone of their local device or computer. In 5.0 members will be able to choose between selecting any world timezone and the timezone of their local device or computer.

  • About timezone names, in 4.0 members can create their own name for the timezone they're using, for example, "ET (US)" for Eastern Time US. In 5.0 members will no longer be able to create their own name for their timezone. Standard timezone names will be used, such as "America/New_York" or "Europe/London".

  • About the number of digits displayed for the year, in 4.0 years are always displayed as 4 digits. In 5.0 members will be able to choose to have years displayed as 2 or 4 digits, e.g., 3/17/15 or 3/17/2015.

  • About the time format, in 4.0 time was always displayed in 12-hour format. In 5.0 members will be able to choose to have times displayed in 12-hour or 24-hour format, e.g., 10:24 PM or 22:24.

  • Date/times will always be displayed in a member's chosen date/time format, including "Edited by" annotations that are currently displayed in the format of the member who performed the edit. This will only be true for new messages posted after the 5.0 release. I'm willing to listen to efforts to persuade me to include code that modifies old messages to fix this, but it seems a minor issue.

The portion of the new member control panel for date/times now looks like this:


--Percy
EvC Forum Director

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Message 425 of 476 (753215)
03-18-2015 9:07 AM
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03-17-2015 10:53 AM


Re: Date/Times in the Upcoming 5.0 Release
BORING!

When do we get the new CGI cut scenes?

(But really, thanks for all the fish...)


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Minnemooseus
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Message 426 of 476 (755948)
04-14-2015 6:30 AM


Hey, the forum's been down for hours
What are we paying you the big buck for?

Oh, that's right - No big bucks.

Nevermind.

Have a nice day.

Moose


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Message 427 of 476 (756441)
04-20-2015 8:00 AM
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04-14-2015 6:30 AM


Hey, the forum's been down for hours (again)
This seems to be happening a lot after midnight or so. Such was also the case the previous night.

Can get the homepage and some things from the homepage, but not the forum. I think it was a 503(?) server taking too long to respond.

Moose


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Message 428 of 476 (756442)
04-20-2015 8:36 AM
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04-20-2015 8:00 AM


Re: Hey, the forum's been down for hours (again)
I've set up a crontab job to restart Apache every night at 2 AM Eastern Time. That should fix it.

--Percy
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Message 429 of 476 (756476)
04-21-2015 7:51 AM
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04-20-2015 8:36 AM


Re: Hey, the forum's been down for hours (again)
503 error again last night
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Message 430 of 476 (756478)
04-21-2015 8:24 AM
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04-21-2015 7:51 AM


Re: Hey, the forum's been down for hours (again)
Thanks for the report. Can you tell me approximately what time? For now I'll move the crontab job to 1 AM Eastern Time.

--Percy
EvC Forum Director

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Message 431 of 476 (756479)
04-21-2015 8:29 AM
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Re: Hey, the forum's been down for hours (again)
Time is a little fuzzy for me right now but I went to bed between midnight and one am central so it was before that.
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Message 432 of 476 (756483)
04-21-2015 9:29 AM
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04-21-2015 8:24 AM


Re: Hey, the forum's been down for hours (again)
I tried to get in about two hours before I knew your program would restart the server and got a 503 message, but that's earlier than usual. That would be about 9 Pacific. Maybe closer 9:30.
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Message 433 of 476 (756484)
04-21-2015 9:55 AM


Server Down Issue
There are a couple possible causes for the server down issue:

  1. Occasionally someone accesses the site in a way that causes Apache (that's the process that actually handles webpage requests from clients) to hang.

  2. Someone knows an HTTP request or sequence of HTTP requests that cause Apache to hang.

Most of the hangs come late at night when activity is least.

Restarting the Apache service also seems to reset the MySQL service, so a deadly embrace in the MySQL code is another possibility. But though a deadly embrace is always something to fear, I don't consider it likely because this server problem first began during a period when I hadn't made a modification in literally months. But it is possible that there is some sort of MySQL issue that only became apparent as the number of messages in the database grew. We're around three quarters of a million now.

Please continue to let me know when this happens. If I can narrow a "server down" incident to a specific start time I might be able to track down which HTTP requests are causing it.


--Percy
EvC Forum Director

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Message 434 of 476 (756516)
04-21-2015 8:01 PM


503 error for the last hour. 7-8pm Eastern US time.

JB

Edited by ThinAirDesigns, : No reason given.


  
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Message 435 of 476 (756517)
04-21-2015 8:01 PM
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04-21-2015 9:55 AM


Re: Server Down Issue
6pm to 7pm central
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