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PLEASE READ: Forum Crash and Upgrade
« on: January 26, 2013, 02:01:50 PM »
Greetings, everyone!

The forum suffered a crash yesterday after a server hiccup that affected both us and http://www.EuphrosynosCafe.com.  This hiccup managed to mess up one of the MySQL tables where all the posts are stored, but thankfully, we did not appear to lose any posts, or at least not many.

In the process of troubleshooting, I decided to upgrade the forum to a newer version, something which I had put off for some time.

Everything appears to mostly be working, except I am aware that the custom profile mod field (where we can list our faith & jurisdiction) is not working at present. Also, the moderators will notice that the Visual Warning Mod is broken (they can still receive reported posts though).  These issues will be fixed as soon as possible.

If you notice anything else out of the ordinary, please let me know in this thread.

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« Last Edit: January 26, 2013, 02:02:21 PM by Fr. Anastasios »
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Re: PLEASE READ: Forum Crash and Upgrade
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2013, 03:06:30 PM »
Well, I have an oddity.  In checking the "New replies to your posts"  There are a number of threads in the list that have last replies from anyone in 2010 and 2011.  They're not *all* of the threads I've posted in, just some.  The most recent ones from the past few days all look to be in order re replies.

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« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2013, 04:56:51 PM »
Spell checker has different background. Poorly visible.

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« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2013, 05:06:33 PM »
Spell checker has different background. Poorly visible.
Yeah, I (barely) see what you mean. :P
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« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2013, 06:05:42 PM »
Well, the entire board is poorly visible in Firefox.

Also, the reply button for this thread (with me in Chrome where I can better see the board) was very nearly not visible.
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Re: PLEASE READ: Forum Crash and Upgrade
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2013, 06:49:25 PM »
Well, the entire board is poorly visible in Firefox.

Also, the reply button for this thread (with me in Chrome where I can better see the board) was very nearly not visible.

I use Firefox, and everything looks fine.
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« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2013, 06:50:41 PM »
I am also using Firefox, and having no problems seeing this board (or any of its buttons).

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« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2013, 09:39:45 PM »
I'm on Firefox at the moment and things look normal to me.
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« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2013, 09:48:15 PM »
Well, the entire board is poorly visible in Firefox.

Also, the reply button for this thread (with me in Chrome where I can better see the board) was very nearly not visible.
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« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2013, 10:16:24 PM »
Fr. Anastasios,

First, allow me to express my gratitude for all of the hard work put into this website.  I know it isn’t easy to keep things going smoothly all of the time.

The only thing I have personally noticed were some older threads were listed as recently posted on in the Show new replies to your posts area, but there were no newer posts.  

Everything else seems to be going as usual.
« Last Edit: January 26, 2013, 10:17:41 PM by Kerdy »

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« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2013, 10:26:40 PM »
"CHAT" has been removed from the bar up top... is outrage! A non-functioning chat button is tradition now!
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Re: PLEASE READ: Forum Crash and Upgrade
« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2013, 11:11:44 PM »
Fr. Anastasios,

First, allow me to express my gratitude for all of the hard work put into this website.  I know it isn’t easy to keep things going smoothly all of the time.

The only thing I have personally noticed were some older threads were listed as recently posted on in the Show new replies to your posts area, but there were no newer posts.  

Everything else seems to be going as usual.


I second this.   Thank you!

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« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2013, 11:15:29 PM »
Thank you very much, Father Anastasios, for all the wonderful work you do for the glory of God.
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Re: PLEASE READ: Forum Crash and Upgrade
« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2013, 11:34:39 AM »
Hi! Thought I'd mention, when I hit "Show unread posts since last visit" it only shows two threads, but when I then hit "Show new replies to your posts" it showed a whole bunch of them. Perhaps the system is still working things out?  :)

Also, thought I'd also let you know everything in the Droid (mobile) version looks just fine, no problems.

As others have said, thank you!  :)
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« Reply #14 on: January 27, 2013, 12:08:30 PM »
As other I can say: thank you very much, fr. Anastasios for all your efforts put into this site, which I think does a lot of good work and bring some people to Orthodoxy.

But I must say I miss the pole "jurisdiction" and looking forward for bringing it back up soon. Jurisdiction x but my heart belongs to x, jurisdiction x/y etc. It can be only in the Orthodox Church.

And, because of this crash, now I know (and belong to) the group of oc.net on Facebook ;)
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« Reply #15 on: January 27, 2013, 01:39:32 PM »
Firefox 18.01 and Windows XP Pro - no problems. I'll check Opera and IE later.
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« Reply #16 on: January 27, 2013, 08:26:11 PM »
Glad the forum is back.  I was about to convert to Pentecostalism because my soul wasn't nourished by the Orthodoxy of OC.net for a day.

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« Reply #17 on: January 27, 2013, 08:26:46 PM »
Wait, where did my avatar go?  NNNOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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« Reply #18 on: January 27, 2013, 10:12:49 PM »
Old avatars never die. They just get more and more symbolic.

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« Reply #19 on: January 27, 2013, 10:23:19 PM »
Wait, where did my avatar go?  NNNOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I can see your avatar.

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« Reply #20 on: January 28, 2013, 12:32:43 AM »
Its really gone on my end, even from my tablet  :(

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« Reply #21 on: January 28, 2013, 12:42:05 AM »
Its really gone on my end, even from my tablet  :(
I see your avatar using my MAC laptop on Safari.
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« Reply #22 on: January 28, 2013, 12:43:46 AM »
Its really gone on my end, even from my tablet  :(
I see your avatar using my MAC laptop on Safari.

I just re-uploaded it.  ;D

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« Reply #23 on: January 28, 2013, 12:44:15 AM »
Its really gone on my end, even from my tablet  :(

Fwiw, though it didn't happen this time around, several times in the past when the forum was down I had to reload my avatar when I came back to the forum.  :angel:
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« Reply #24 on: January 28, 2013, 03:29:17 PM »
Don't know if someone else has pointed this out or if it is a weird thing I am just experiencing, but I have lost the "save as draft" function.
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« Reply #25 on: January 28, 2013, 03:47:59 PM »
When I am trying to post, even a quick short reply, I will often get a message that I have to log off as I am offline. That is very annoying. In those cases, I just hit post once again, and it usually goes through.

I do not get that at other boards.
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« Reply #26 on: January 28, 2013, 03:49:03 PM »
Don't know if someone else has pointed this out or if it is a weird thing I am just experiencing, but I have lost the "save as draft" function.


The save as a draft function has never really worked for me. It goes into cyberspace somewhere.
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« Reply #27 on: January 28, 2013, 04:18:47 PM »
Don't know if someone else has pointed this out or if it is a weird thing I am just experiencing, but I have lost the "save as draft" function.


The save as a draft function has never really worked for me. It goes into cyberspace somewhere.

It is no longer even an option to lose in cyberspace anymore.
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« Reply #28 on: January 28, 2013, 05:28:46 PM »
I will now try to save as a draft.

I could not do so because the option wasn't there.

It's not just you.

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« Reply #29 on: January 28, 2013, 06:14:38 PM »
"CHAT" has been removed from the bar up top... is outrage! A non-functioning chat button is tradition now!

I may need to change my profile to being your biggest fan, just for this post! 

In other news I noticed that the OC.net clock is off.  Everything is set to 4 hours ahead of me.  i'm in Pacific Standard Time. 
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« Reply #30 on: January 28, 2013, 06:26:57 PM »
I've got no problems with the clock.

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« Reply #31 on: January 28, 2013, 06:46:22 PM »
Since the server upgrade the “Unread Topics” option tells me there are no new unread posts. The last 10 updated posts at the bottom of the main page attests otherwise.

That said, “Unread replies” still works.
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« Reply #32 on: January 28, 2013, 07:56:58 PM »
And the forum is back to the lag is used to have during "prime time" EST.

Very slow.
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« Reply #33 on: January 28, 2013, 08:07:03 PM »
This is just one result of a ping for the server. My earlier ones had many timed out packets.

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« Reply #34 on: January 28, 2013, 11:24:08 PM »
Anybody know what's up with those things being gone?

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« Reply #35 on: January 28, 2013, 11:58:26 PM »
We all have a lack of faith.
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« Reply #36 on: January 29, 2013, 12:33:39 AM »
We lost them (temporarily?) during the forum upgrade a couple days ago  :)
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« Reply #37 on: January 29, 2013, 12:56:16 AM »
Anybody know what's up with those things being gone?

They are no longer necessary.  OC.net has declared a single jurisdiction in North America, the Patriarchate of OC.net.  All members of OC.net are automatically ascribed to this jurisdiction.

Either that or the upgrade software did not include the proper code to display those fields.

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« Reply #38 on: January 29, 2013, 02:01:09 AM »
Threads no longer show other related threads at the bottom.
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« Reply #39 on: January 30, 2013, 09:08:46 PM »
I think that when you are posting a reply, and someone else posts one in the meantime, that it gives you notice that someone has posted a new one, but now it doesn't show you what they actually posted.
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« Reply #40 on: January 31, 2013, 10:06:42 PM »
If you are going to monkey around with stuff, and this would be an easy change, would you consider making the character allowance for signatures longer? I understand wanting to keep things restrained, but as it stands people can put images in it which are fairly large, yet I often can't fit more than a couple verses of Scripture in it without running out of room. Giving a bit more leeway would be appreciated, if possible.
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« Reply #41 on: January 31, 2013, 10:38:36 PM »
Threads no longer show other related threads at the bottom.
I miss this feature as well.
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« Reply #42 on: January 31, 2013, 10:43:10 PM »
Threads no longer show other related threads at the bottom.
I miss this feature as well.

It'll slow down the resurrection of ancient, dead threads. That can't be a bad thing.  ;)
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« Reply #43 on: January 31, 2013, 10:47:57 PM »
I got shaky from the forum being down and started a fight on Facebook to fill the gap.
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« Reply #44 on: February 01, 2013, 05:19:07 PM »
Before the crash, one could literally choose from among 16,777,216 colors. Now, unless the user knows how to manipulate the 3-byte hex code for customized colors, one can only choose from among 14 different colors, and white is not one of them.

Let's see if this experiment with byte codes works.
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