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Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: thedoc on 16/04/2003 10:57:25
Please record below any problems you come across whilst visiting the site. Please try to give specific details which will help us to fix the problem.
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: NakedScientist on 16/04/2003 10:59:51
Prostate cancer on 2002.04.07 - spelling error.
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: NakedScientist on 16/04/2003 11:00:27
Fixed 11.11.02 and 18.11.02 location errors
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: chris on 19/04/2003 16:02:36
link to forum on streaming media page is broken - spelling error.
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: chris on 20/04/2003 23:57:02
7th July show still contains the line "Streamed content...coming soon" despite streamed content being available.

Chris
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Exodus on 24/04/2003 03:00:04
on the links page, the link to STAR107.9 doesnt work.

Thats Economics...
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: chris on 24/04/2003 11:30:43
Thanks- the link was taken off when their website shut down for about 6 months. It's not been replaced because their site is crap.
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Exodus on 24/04/2003 15:23:53
makes sense. [8D]

Thats Economics...
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Exodus on 05/05/2003 12:31:13
I was wondering if you knew how the old insert image works on this forum version, it creates some kind of code but i don't really know what it wants you to do. In other forums, it gives the option to upload images so they actually appear on your post... wondering if this might be possible as it will brighten up the forum if we can get some piccys on to compliment what we write, or even for fun caption competitions etc...

Essentia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem...
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: pat on 08/05/2003 10:36:50
Broken link on 2001.11.11 show from the interview with john henry - its looking for some file called "factfile_johnhenry" which doesn't exist anymore.

Also, link to archive from martin redfern's review is broken

also, on links page the connection to cdc website is broken

and on columnmenu the link to archive and background doesn't work

P
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Exodus on 09/05/2003 22:05:23
Any ideas on the picture side of things?

Essentia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem...
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: NakedScientist on 10/05/2003 14:06:27
The 'code' you are referring to is the tag that defines a picture URL. This means that you can insert a link to a picture which will be displayed on the page, but only if the image is available online somewhere. So if you know the URL to your image, you can post it.

It isn't possible to past images directly into the forum.

TNS
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Exodus on 11/05/2003 21:55:51
Righty Ho Boss! [:)]

Essentia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem...
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Donnah on 17/05/2003 23:51:11
The file folders don't always turn pink when there's stuff I haven't checked out, and sometimes they are pink after I've been there.  I rely more on dates.
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Donnah on 19/05/2003 01:29:05
Exodus, why does it say that you were in Lake Nicaragua on May 18 when there's nothing posted there from you?
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Exodus on 19/05/2003 14:56:42
To make it easier for people to either search for a specific subject on the forum OR when someone searches for it on the internet, i changed the title to "Lake Nicaragua", i believe before it was something like "can anyone answer this...". It just makes it easier to find info on a specific subject. I have changed a few titles in this way as well.

Richard.

Resident Tour Operator - The Naked Scientists
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: christianchick on 26/03/2004 14:34:07
sometimes when i reply to a topic it does not appear, though somehow people respond to what i have written...

I WILL RULE THE WORLD, so suck up now before its too late(ha ha ha ha ha)


Greetings in Christ Jesus my Lord[;)]
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: qpan on 03/04/2004 16:19:11
I think most of your posts have appeared. Your signature has been removed by the moderator on several occasions though.

"I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it."
-Edgar Allan Poe
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: qpan on 03/04/2004 16:19:11
I think most of your posts have appeared. Your signature has been removed by the moderator on several occasions though.

"I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it."
-Edgar Allan Poe
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: neilep on 19/04/2004 18:19:45
Around 2-3pm today (approx)...the site was inaccessible...and then when I did manage to log on, it was painfully slow....perhaps there was maintenance happening eh ? Obviously it's ok now ,and letting you know this now is probably pointless !!

'Men are the same as women...just inside out !'
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: chris on 20/04/2004 05:53:48
Strange - I was in bed then (it being our night time) - but the server is usually extremely quick. Perhaps it was your provider (ISP) experiencing a busy period, or a batch of viruses ? Did you compare other sites to see if they were equivalently slow ?

Even from my present location in Australia the service is lightning fast !

Chris

"I never forget a face, but in your case I'll make an exception"
 - Groucho Marx
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: neilep on 20/04/2004 12:06:01
Alright Alright !!..you're in OZ !!........That was the first thing I did was check other sites and they were fine...I'm sure you're probably right about the server, though it is PIPEX and I'm using 1mb ADSL......when I have noticed it before It's been in the middle of the night...I assume on those occassions it might be planned maintenace eh ?...I'll keep you 'posted' if  i notice again.(https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.world-of-smilies.de%2Fhtml%2Fimages%2Fsmilies%2Fcomputer%2F1029.gif&hash=ec247824f803e1739d39233a1544d5fe) Enjoy the Southern Hemisphere Chris *extreme jealousy*...though I was in Oz last year..so there !!!(https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.world-of-smilies.de%2Fhtml%2Fimages%2Fsmilies%2Fmini%2Fmini023.gif&hash=6903f614c9d6c4e0cfd80531192c092a)

Neil

'Men are the same as women...just inside out !'
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: tweener on 21/04/2004 04:12:24
I've seen occasional delays and even outages in the middle of the UK night (afternoon for me).  Not often.

----
John - The Eternal Pessimist.
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: neilep on 21/04/2004 10:57:18
at 10:42 am today...there was definitely an outage....lasted 3 mins and all i got was the 'action cancelled' screen.....all other websites were fine.

'Men are the same as women...just inside out !'
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: neilep on 28/04/2004 20:17:45
Same thing happenned yesterday (tues 27th April)about midday for 10minutes...the site was inaccessible with the usual 404 type error page....all other links in my favourites were working !!!..now I'm getting a complex that the site itself doesn't like me !!!!

'Men are the same as women...just inside out !'
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: chris on 30/04/2004 03:01:42
This sounds bad - the host promote themselves as offering 99.9% uptime. This sounds like it might need a phone call. Thanks for letting me know guys.

Chris

"I never forget a face, but in your case I'll make an exception"
 - Groucho Marx
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: tweener on 04/05/2004 22:18:36
Just to report that I haven't been able to get in for the last 10 minutes or so.  Now it seems fine.  The pages just never finished loading.  No errors.

----
John - The Eternal Pessimist.
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: neilep on 04/05/2004 22:47:22
My head aches when I spend too long on the site !! Please make the site Head Ache friendly !!


OK Ok...I'll keep it to serious error logs !!

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Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Donnah on 05/05/2004 01:05:13
Sometimes when I post a reply it punts me out to the "All Forums" level.
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: neilep on 05/05/2004 01:34:19
quote:
Originally posted by Donnah

Sometimes when I post a reply it punts me out to the "All Forums" level.



YES....(me being serious now)...that happens to me a lot too....already a few times in the last 24 hours.......

It also happens when I post a New Topic


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Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: neilep on 17/05/2004 11:38:37
A bit of lag happenned for the last 10 minutes.....each page loaded but was very very slow....seems ok now.

'Men are the same as women...just inside out !'  (https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Finstagiber.net%2Fsmiliesdotcom%2Fcwm%2Fcwm%2Frcain.gif&hash=32ae7f4f03d740b017b01cda28addd79)
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: tweener on 17/05/2004 15:18:51
Me to.  For the last half-hour or so I've been getting slow response.  A couple of times, the page errored out with the "this page cannot be displayed...." error.  Most of the time they load, sometimes fast sometimes really slow.

----
John - The Eternal Pessimist.
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: valley on 17/06/2004 20:03:16
Can't hear the radio shows or interviews. It isn't just me either; a friend says they can't either. Doesn't work on Windows Media Player or Real Player (just re-installed real player and still no luck). On Windows Media Player it just never starts, and on Real Player it looks like it's playing but there's no sound. My volume is up and is not muted.

:(

Ps: You also seem to have some non-working and dodgy (to ad sites) links on your news bit (general & bio science sections IIRC)
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: thedoc on 18/06/2004 01:41:21
Thanks for letting us know about these points. Have you been listening via "latest show" because that takes its feed from the BBC. As the show is currently between series there is no audio to hear !

However, if you visit the archives - http://www.thenakedscientists.com/html/shows/archive.htm see if those shows work. I know there is a problem with the 1st Feb. show (the audio file has been lost) but the others should work. Please bear in mind that some firewalls will not accept streamed content - the NHS, British Antarctic Survey, and Babraham institute are three such institutions.

Let me know if it is still not working and I'll make more enquiries. Has anyone else had this problem ?
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: valley on 18/06/2004 18:06:52
Woo it works! Maybe I just tried the broken ones before?! Thanks anyway [:D]
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: neilep on 23/09/2004 23:17:13
I don't this is a problem, but when I do a search I often get a time-out-thingy-technical message with no result, then, when clicking on the browsers back button and reinitialising the search it responds immediately with the results !!...

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Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: NakedScientist on 24/09/2004 13:00:34
Yes, this is a frequent problem with large databases on Snitz. I've checked the snitz homepage and many people report this.

An alternative to using the forum search is to use the whole site search and add "discussion forum" to the search terms. Here's a link to the search page http://www.thenakedscientists.com/html/search.htm

TNS
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: rosy on 26/04/2005 20:20:23
I've noticed a few times in the last couple of weeks that sometimes people make posts which show up in the "latest posts" section and make the folder show pink to indicate posts I haven't viewed, but the post itself is invisible in the forum.
Today's example is a post from neilep at 19:59 today on the Just Chat / To pull or not to pull thread. The other one I noticed was comments by PhirePhly (sp??) on atmospheric gases.
I don't know what's causing it, but I'm assuming the post's there somewhere...
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: neilep on 26/04/2005 20:31:03
Rosy, i think I might have the answer.....if you make an ' edit'  to an existing post it still shows up as if a new post has been added. I did in fact edit my post on the To Pull or not to Pull thread just only a few minutes ago, just before you posted this error log.......

I'm sure that's the answer.

Neil


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Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: rosy on 26/04/2005 20:46:00
Ah ha! That would probably be it.
Thanks Neil
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: ukmicky on 24/07/2005 15:48:37
This isnt a problem, but is there any way the forum software could be configured so it would be possible for the forum members to see which other members are logged in at any given time
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: neilep on 24/07/2005 21:37:14
quote:
Originally posted by ukmicky

This isnt a problem, but is there any way the forum software could be configured so it would be possible for the forum members to see which other members are logged in at any given time



...and perhaps one of those java applet chat thingies might be nice too....perhaps....maybe...sort of [;)]

(https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Finstagiber.net%2Fsmiliesdotcom%2Fcontrib%2Ficw%2F003.gif&hash=f326f525e3f6c60d4ea3ecbb24d1df2a)Men are the same as women.... just inside out !!(https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Finstagiber.net%2Fsmiliesdotcom%2Fcontrib%2Ficw%2F003.gif&hash=f326f525e3f6c60d4ea3ecbb24d1df2a)
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: ukmicky on 25/07/2005 02:38:15
Yeah some form of live chat would be handy.
maybe beyond the scope of this software though
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: chris on 25/07/2005 09:57:10
The problem with a live chat system is that it is precisely that - chat. Here all of the discussion is preserved for the benefit of others, and moderated to ensure reliable content. It's possible to build in a chat module, but I think that might be deleterious to the forum overall, except under certain circumstances such as live webchats with interesting people who are guests on the radio, for instance.

As to the 'who is online at any given time', that also is feasible I think, and a great suggestion. I'll have to look into that. I believe there's a mod for it.

Chris

"I never forget a face, but in your case I'll make an exception"
 - Groucho Marx
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: another_someone on 07/12/2005 12:39:45
I had included a URL within a post of the form http://www.dict.org/bin/Dict?Form=Dict1&Database=*&Strategy=*&Query=mutation.

This url was wrapped in url start and end tokens (i.e. url within square brackets) so:

http://www.dict.org/bin/Dict?Form=Dict1&Database=*&Strategy=*&Query=mutation


It seems as if the asterisks in the url, while they are still there when the post is edited, seem to break the url when it is simply viewed.

Looking at how this post is displayed, it seems as if the url without the wrappers works ok, but actually breaks because of the wrappers.
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: neilep on 11/01/2006 20:58:29
At least 5 or 6 times a day I find that when I return to view the page of active topics (which I leave to update automatically) that I'm faced with just a blank page....also, often, when posting..it takes ages to respond and finally says that ' the host is not accesible ' etc etc..the inability to access the site lasts around 3-5 minutes..sometimes a little longer.

I think the site is finally trying to tell me something (uh oh...paranoid mode)

Men are the same as women.... just inside out !!
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: ukmicky on 11/01/2006 21:48:03
yeah ive had that posting problem.

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Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: another_someone on 12/01/2006 00:29:50
quote:
Originally posted by neilep

At least 5 or 6 times a day I find that when I return to view the page of active topics (which I leave to update automatically) that I'm faced with just a blank page....also, often, when posting..it takes ages to respond and finally says that ' the host is not accesible ' etc etc..the inability to access the site lasts around 3-5 minutes..sometimes a little longer.

I think the site is finally trying to tell me something (uh oh...paranoid mode)

Men are the same as women.... just inside out !!



Yep, had that.  It seems to be suggesting that the system is overloaded, and the ASP scripts are taking too long to execute.  Either speed up the ASP scripts, or increase the timeout value in IIS (IIS is assuming the ASP script might have got itself into a permanent loop, but given the script works later, I suspect this is not the case, and is simply taking too long to execute).

Also, sometimes have had timeouts when posting a reply.  Went back, and resposted, and it worked OK.  The system simply appears to be overloaded.
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: neilep on 12/01/2006 03:01:50
another_someone..I am sure you've hit the nail on the head there !.................don't know what the hell you said but it sounds good !!....actually...I've heard Chris mentioning overloading a few times...so..I reckon the odds are good that you're right...I bet two carrots at 3 to 1 that another_someone is right.

Men are the same as women.... just inside out !!
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: chris on 12/01/2006 22:13:56
Yes, the problem is that we're running from an access database which is not stable at high loads. All it takes is a few search engine spiders to start tucking in, and a few users too, and the whole thing grinds to a halt. On one particular day a month or so back three search engines arrived simultaneously and the whole thing just collapsed. Part of the problem was the gut-bustingly large zetacap thread ! Once Neil administered a liberal dose of forum-slimming liposuction (aka the delete button) everything calmed down again.

We're actually going to migrate over to a much more stable mysql db at some point, but I'm currently just too overloaded to be able to do it.

Chris

"I never forget a face, but in your case I'll make an exception"
 - Groucho Marx
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: DoctorBeaver on 12/01/2006 22:25:36
I was going to suggest MySQL but you beat me to it.
I've often thought a "Who's online" facility would be nice.
As for chat, why not just create a room on 1 of the established chat sites like Lycos?
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: neilep on 12/01/2006 22:34:54
Do I win the carrots then ?...I have this itching to make sooup !

Men are the same as women.... just inside out !!
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: ukmicky on 12/01/2006 23:00:57
quote:
Once Neil administered a liberal dose of forum-slimming liposuction (aka the delete button)
Neil i don't know what you got, but your way with words is definitely spreading

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Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: another_someone on 13/01/2006 02:06:04
quote:
Originally posted by DoctorBeaver
I've often thought a "Who's online" facility would be nice.



Fairly meaningless.  I never formally logout, so the system will permanently show me as logged in.

Any web based protocol has no real notion of someone being online.  It knows when someone has logged on, when they choose to log off, and when they last posted.  It is then a matter of guesswork if someone who logged on 3 days ago, and has posted within the last hour, is still sitting at their PC (or even if the PC is still switched on).
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: another_someone on 13/01/2006 02:15:47
quote:
Originally posted by chris

Yes, the problem is that we're running from an access database which is not stable at high loads. All it takes is a few search engine spiders to start tucking in, and a few users too, and the whole thing grinds to a halt. On one particular day a month or so back three search engines arrived simultaneously and the whole thing just collapsed. Part of the problem was the gut-bustingly large zetacap thread ! Once Neil administered a liberal dose of forum-slimming liposuction (aka the delete button) everything calmed down again.

We're actually going to migrate over to a much more stable mysql db at some point, but I'm currently just too overloaded to be able to do it.

Chris

"I never forget a face, but in your case I'll make an exception"
 - Groucho Marx



Why are you so wedded to Microsoft technology?

There may well be arguments in it favour on a desktop, but for a web server, I would have thought Linux/Apache/MySQL would be far superior to Windows/IIS/Access.

OK, the even bigger problem is that Access is a single user database, and totally unsuited to a server based application where many people can log in at once.  Even Microsoft does have multi-user databases in its product catalogue, but they cost significant amounts of money, and don't really give any advantage over the open source equivalents (MySQL and PostGreSQL).
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: ukmicky on 07/02/2006 21:23:08
We need a chat facility

Michael
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: neilep on 16/03/2006 18:52:08
Is it just me but I get sooooooo frustrated because the site becomes unusable....I keep on getting the famous 404 error log or it just time outs, or something similar..........usually 3 or 4 time an hour. I have to be so careful doing long posts , having to use a text editor, but there are times when I just ' go for it ' ...all to my cost because I would say 1 in 5 time after pressing ' submit' it just halts and all is lost. It usually takes a few minutes and then it's up and running again.

Thankfully, I now use word to create posts in
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: ukmicky on 16/03/2006 20:25:21
No its not just you the site has got very slow recently

Michael
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: neilep on 17/03/2006 04:56:44
It's really bad..happening all the time !!
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: ukmicky on 19/03/2006 02:31:32
Chris please do something, the forum is getting really slow,it keeps timing out, people are losing replies and its generally becoming so annoying it could prevent new members from taking part.

Michael
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: ukmicky on 27/03/2006 03:56:05
Chris in stead of a chat facility how about a private message service.[:)]

Michael
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: neilep on 27/03/2006 04:03:40
How about a chat and a PM service ?....one thing that has been a long standing slightly frustrating tool is the search facility tool at the top of the page.

Although, the search facility on the left is quick, it would be nice if the forum specific one worked too !

Whajafink ?


Men are the same as women, just inside out !
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: another_someone on 27/03/2006 05:32:58
I would have thought, given the instability of what we have, it would be more important to stabilise what we have before thinking about adding more to it.

The extras may be nice, but put them on a stable system, and don't simply add more burden on an unstable one.



George
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: neilep on 27/03/2006 06:41:02
Well at least we know another_someone is working perfectly ![:D]

Men are the same as women, just inside out !
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: chris on 28/03/2006 11:05:33
Hi All

yes, we need to stabilise this forum urgently. I have a way to do it, but it's quite involved (because we want to minimise disruption to people during the changeover).

I'm on the case, but please try to grin and bear it for a bit longer.

Search-wise, although the function appears to time out, if you hit the page refresh button after your search times out, suddenly all the results will appear!

Chris

"I never forget a face, but in your case I'll make an exception"
 - Groucho Marx
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: neilep on 28/03/2006 13:31:41
Thanks Chris,

Yep, I forgot to mention the refresh button trick...and you know me...I'm all grins and love to bear it !!
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: neilep on 26/04/2006 13:20:51
The site is intolerably slow, it's unusable !!
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: elegantlywasted on 26/04/2006 14:22:23
this site is ridiculosly slow latley, im glad im not the only one experiencing problems... chris please help us! :)

-Meg
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Hadrian on 26/04/2006 14:38:14
What data base engine is being used? Perhaps the size of some of the diet sections could be slimed down. They seem to be a site within a site.

What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: neilep on 26/04/2006 15:18:03
quote:
Originally posted by Hadrian

What data base engine is being used? Perhaps the size of some of the diet sections could be slimed down. They seem to be a site within a site.

What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.




I wish it was as easy as that...the zeta thread once stemmed to over 90 pages !! (yes it really did) and the site was still working reasonably well... I do not believe that this is the cause at this time. It must be something more fundamental in it's technicality with the site


Men are the same as women, just inside out !
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Hadrian on 26/04/2006 19:09:48
It could be a DB server issue. did you reboot it?

What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: chris on 26/04/2006 20:44:44
I'm sorry about this. I think it stems from the fact that we had a bit of a run on the podcasts because we published the first one since easter and immediately 10,000 copies (200 GB) went flying off the shelves in about 6 hours. It seems to have slowed everything down enormously.

I think it's lots of computers all trying to download the podcast simultaneously. iTunes is probably the cause because it touches the rss regularly to see if there's been an update and as soon as it detects one it tries to grab the files...

Hopefully we're over the worst of it now.

"I never forget a face, but in your case I'll make an exception"
 - Groucho Marx
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: ukmicky on 26/04/2006 21:20:00
It must be the podcast downloads as it happened all of a sudden, and because me and neil have been quite ruffless recently and slimmed the database down by quite a lot.

Michael
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: chris on 26/04/2006 22:10:57
Thanks Michael.

Obviously please try to preserve content where possible when spring cleaning...the questions and answers are very valuable, but some of the intervening chat is less useful and can go...

Chris

"I never forget a face, but in your case I'll make an exception"
 - Groucho Marx
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: ukmicky on 26/04/2006 23:23:40
Did i say ruffless i mean't rufeless [:)] Dont worry though nothing of value has gone.

Michael
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: neilep on 26/04/2006 23:58:56
quote:
Originally posted by ukmicky

Did i say ruffless i mean't rufeless [:)] Dont worry though nothing of value has gone.

Michael



lol...actually chum..I think you meant ' Ruthless '...unless you're speaking from a house with no top which would then be ' Roofless ' [:D]...or you mean a world with no girlies called Ruth...which then applies to my first item too [:D]

Men are the same as women, just inside out !
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: ukmicky on 27/04/2006 00:40:23
quote:
Originally posted by neilep

quote:
Originally posted by ukmicky

Did i say ruffless i mean't rufeless [:)] Dont worry though nothing of value has gone.

Michael



lol...actually chum..I think you meant ' Ruthless '...unless you're speaking from a house with no top which would then be ' Roofless ' [:D]...or you mean a world with no girlies called Ruth...which then applies to my first item too [:D]

Men are the same as women, just inside out !

oh my god, i'm totally embarrassed. (Correctly spelt with two arrhs and two esses i might add :). I cant believe i did that, and i can't change it now either.

Welcome back neil. [:)]:)

Michael
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: neilep on 27/04/2006 04:21:07
Know worreez Michael, I do eet orl the time two.

4:20am Report........

........The site has picked up a little speed but is still very slow. I am pleased that the podcasts are such a success but I wonder if we should be expecting regular periods of this instability ?


Men are the same as women, just inside out !
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: neilep on 27/04/2006 06:19:18
WOW !!

06:20am Report!!..My Word !!..a complete transformation !!..the site is behaving itself very well at this moment.


Men are the same as women, just inside out !
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: chris on 27/04/2006 08:30:22
Thank god, back to normal.

Seriously guys I'm looking into ways around this. The problem is that:

1) The bandwidth for this operation is now about 1.5 Terabytes (TB) a month - that's 300-500 GB per week. Most hosting plans offer you about 50 GB a MONTH!

2) This forum is ASP driven and is running a notoriously unstable access DB. We have done tests and can migrate it to a mysql database, but it still requires ASP. That way we also keep our incoming links and all the content. But mysql is much more stable.

3) If we wanted to move it to another forum platform we'd lose our links and it would also mean users would lose their logins / passwords. We've tried to get round this and it's not possible.

4) Moving hosts is a nightmare so we really want a UK based company so that we can phone them up and sort out any problems.

5) We're about to do a radical site overhaul anyway (because this version is archaic and totally static (excepting the forum), making it very inefficient. With this in mind we're sourcing the best CMS that fufills our needs. Once we know what the server requirements will be we can find a host and then move the whole shooting match across.

If anyone wants to help / knows someone who could help, please ask them to drop me a line.

Best

Chris

"I never forget a face, but in your case I'll make an exception"
 - Groucho Marx
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: another_someone on 27/04/2006 13:23:27
Actually, what I am going to suggest might be somewhat unorthodox, but I'm not sure that it would be impossible to do.

The asp links that people have are just names.  I cannot see any technical reason why Apache (I cannot say for IIS) could not map a request for an ASP URL to a piece of code that it is instructed to use the PHP module to interpret.

As I said, highly unorthodox – but if you have control over the Apache control files, it might be possible.

It depends whether you are simply running under a virtual hosting plan, or you have full control over the configuration of the web host.



George
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: daveshorts on 27/04/2006 17:39:06
It should definitely be possible to maintain the links even with a different program - you could even tell apache to run .asp files through php, but it will take some work...
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: neilep on 27/04/2006 18:19:47
So what has happened so that the site is working OK now ?...(it's still a little temperamental though this afternoon)...it was quite a sudden transformation of performance, surely the pod casts just didn't all stop..just like that !...What is it that actually makes it so unstable ?

Men are the same as women, just inside out !
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: chris on 27/04/2006 21:46:04
the podcast was definitely to blame - 20,000 copies (300 gigs of data) in 2 days - was suffcient to bring the server down to a crawl. I think iTunes was trying to grab the new content from thousands of computers everywhere, simultaneously.

I'm confident we can sort this out. Dave's on it (when he's finished writing his grant applciation!)

Chris

"I never forget a face, but in your case I'll make an exception"
 - Groucho Marx
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: ukmicky on 27/04/2006 22:53:48
Looks like my broadband connections working again.

Michael
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: neilep on 28/04/2006 02:12:11
Well that's all just so lovely and ticketyboo !!

Men are the same as women, just inside out !
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: neilep on 28/04/2006 18:20:40
Hmm..as Robert has witnessed...things are in first gear again...not as slow as the other night/day (when ever) but a steady almost ' syrupy ' effect.

Men are the same as women, just inside out !
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Hadrian on 02/05/2006 19:48:53

Oh myiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii it allllllllllllllllllllll soooooooooooooooo slowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww




(https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.activity4life.com%2Fphoto%2Fpuppy_dog_eyes.gif&hash=3e678a689ef04927bae34bacbb68f024)
(https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.activity4life.com%2Fphoto%2FlightingzapA.gif&hash=c6a5867c07f26faa8275312dc152df7f)
(https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.activity4life.com%2Fphoto%2Fpuppy_dog_eyes.gif&hash=3e678a689ef04927bae34bacbb68f024)


What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: neilep on 02/05/2006 20:00:51
It’s grind to a halt time again *le sigh*

I hate to say this but I think until it's resolved this is going to be more regular than wifeys yucky bit time of month !!!
[:(]

Men are the same as women, just inside out !
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: ukmicky on 03/05/2006 00:41:48
Its so slow it feels like dial up, maybe we should take the time to reminisce about the good old days before super fast broadband and the internet, when bulletin boards ruled the world.[:)]

Michael
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: JimBob on 03/05/2006 03:11:31


Oh myiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii it allllllllllllllllllllll soooooooooooooooo slowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

Almost dead

The mind is like a parachute. It works best when open.  -- A. Einstein
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Laith on 03/05/2006 06:50:25
[:(]

Laith
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: neilep on 03/05/2006 14:01:04
Dial up was never this slow !...I would love it to be as fast as Dial up right now....

Men are the same as women, just inside out !
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: another_someone on 03/05/2006 14:53:13
It is exceptionally slow, by any historic standards.

I would ask whether you were suffering a denial of service attack – if not, the effect is about the same.



George
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: neilep on 04/05/2006 14:06:17
OMG !!....I have finally gone to sleep....and I'm dreaming that it's working !!...I must be...YAYYYYYYYYYYYY !!!

Men are the same as women, just inside out !
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: chris on 04/05/2006 14:56:29
I believe that the provider have narrowed the bandwidth tube...

We have slimmed down the operation manyfold to restore functionality, but we urgently need to get the hosting sorted out. I'm engaged in negotiations with several companies at the moment. I'll keep you posted.

Chris

"I never forget a face, but in your case I'll make an exception"
 - Groucho Marx
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: neilep on 04/05/2006 15:19:49
Good luck chris...and THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU !!!

Men are the same as women, just inside out !
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Carolyn on 04/05/2006 17:59:37
THANK YOU CHRIS.

Carolyn
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Laith on 04/05/2006 18:09:10
How is this website financed?

Laith
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: chris on 05/05/2006 14:33:17
By goodwill and me staying up all hours writing grant applications to get dribs and drabs of money.

Chris

"I never forget a face, but in your case I'll make an exception"
 - Groucho Marx
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Laith on 05/05/2006 20:21:27
Thank you very much Chris

Laith
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: another_someone on 31/05/2006 22:56:41
OK, so where was the site for most of today?



George
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: neilep on 31/05/2006 23:05:41
quote:
Originally posted by another_someone

OK, so where was the site for most of today?



George




ooops...sorry..I forgot to take it out of my trouser pocket before washing it..

...hopefully after the spin dry all seems to be well now !



It WAS a worry though....never seen the site so completely down like that...[:0]

Men are the same as women, just inside out !
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: chris on 31/05/2006 23:06:59
mmm, this was a problem. Interestingly, some of the aliases worked - such as www.nakedscientist.com, but not others.

I phoned the host - LCN - and spoke to someone who sounded terribly disinterested and who informed me that it must have been an "ISP caching problem".

This is a big retrograde step for LCN. In fact the reason I stuck with them for so long was that their customer service was always excellent. I sad to say that our days with LCN.biz / lowcostnames.co.uk are most certainly numbered.

Chris

"I never forget a face, but in your case I'll make an exception"
 - Groucho Marx
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: neilep on 25/06/2006 13:25:52
This 'Urbanhotlist'  person who is selling the Nike shoes...I've just deleted (for the third time)...another six of his threads.

I don't think it's a person at all....could it be some kind of sophisticated advert bot or something ?

Surely, after having the threads deleted so many times, a human would give up creating all these threads...fortunately...I caught the last lot just one minute after they were created...

Men are the same as women, just inside out !
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: ukmicky on 25/06/2006 13:52:42
its  a person as he once responded to me, ive deleted about 40 or so

Michael
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: neilep on 28/06/2006 13:50:22
I just deleted another six of his threads...what a stupid idiot that he thinks this site is a genuine resource for customers....

Men are the same as women, just inside out !
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: ukmicky on 28/06/2006 23:49:20
Saturdays are  'Urbanhotlist' days.

Michael
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: neilep on 29/06/2006 01:08:06
So does it appear to be Wednesdays too !

Men are the same as women, just inside out !
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Roy P on 29/06/2006 20:32:38
I posted this on the wrong forum, so here it is again:

Clicking on the arrow in the 'Last Post' column normally takes you to the last post. But, since the upgrade, if there are more than two pages to the thread, it does not work! (Same applies to this thread)

Any chance of a fix?

__________________________________________________________
Roy P
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: ukmicky on 30/06/2006 01:02:32
quote:
Originally posted by neilep

So does it appear to be Wednesdays too !

Men are the same as women, just inside out !

He obviously don't like mondays.


I wonder if he bought the record[:)]

Michael
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: neilep on 28/06/2006 13:50:22
I just deleted another six of his threads...what a stupid idiot that he thinks this site is a genuine resource for customers....

Men are the same as women, just inside out !
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: ukmicky on 28/06/2006 23:49:20
Saturdays are  'Urbanhotlist' days.

Michael
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: neilep on 29/06/2006 01:08:06
So does it appear to be Wednesdays too !

Men are the same as women, just inside out !
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Roy P on 29/06/2006 20:32:38
I posted this on the wrong forum, so here it is again:

Clicking on the arrow in the 'Last Post' column normally takes you to the last post. But, since the upgrade, if there are more than two pages to the thread, it does not work! (Same applies to this thread)

Any chance of a fix?

__________________________________________________________
Roy P
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: ukmicky on 30/06/2006 01:02:32
quote:
Originally posted by neilep

So does it appear to be Wednesdays too !

Men are the same as women, just inside out !

He obviously don't like mondays.


I wonder if he bought the record[:)]

Michael
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Karen W. on 27/07/2006 07:53:41
Hey boys, we have a little glitch! I have tried to post several times today and hit the post new reply button and away goes my post! I usually can hit the back button and retrieve it and try again, but these times today, they were gone bye bye bye!!ERGGGGGH!  Checked the page and it did not reply so I am going to bed! Could you keep an eye out and see if you can figure it out? Maybe it will do it for you too!......Karen
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Karen W. on 27/07/2006 07:53:41
Hey boys, we have a little glitch! I have tried to post several times today and hit the post new reply button and away goes my post! I usually can hit the back button and retrieve it and try again, but these times today, they were gone bye bye bye!!ERGGGGGH!  Checked the page and it did not reply so I am going to bed! Could you keep an eye out and see if you can figure it out? Maybe it will do it for you too!......Karen
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: neilep on 22/08/2006 14:09:01
Has anyone noticed that the site seems to be showing a few symptoms of slowing down on occasion ?...It just freezes and I have to come back a few minutes later.

Could this be due to the zeta and diary threads having so many pages  ?

Men are the same as women, just inside out !
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: ukmicky on 22/08/2006 19:22:19
quote:
Has anyone noticed that the site seems to be showing a few symptoms of slowing down on occasion ?...It just freezes and I have to come back a few minutes later.

Could this be due to the zeta and diary threads having so many pages ?



yes today i've been having trouble and assumed it was just me.

I was going to wait for the new forum to go live before slimming down some of the threads as the new software make it easy but maybe i should have a rethink.

Michael
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Karen W. on 22/08/2006 20:20:04
I had trouble All morning, It let me on then would only take two or so posts, then it slowed wayyyyyyyyyyyyydown and timed out!! Would not let me log back on due to timming out!! Welcome back Michael,,,what a nice thing to come home to!!!LOL

Karen
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: ukmicky on 22/08/2006 20:24:08
Thankyou Karen, its good to be back. I just wish i could have brought the pool and sunshine back with me.

Michael
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Karen W. on 23/08/2006 11:37:50
Yeah The pool and sunshine would be a nice combo for thre combo thread YAAAY ! Would be nice here too! Nice dip in the pool might be nice.

Karen
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: ukmicky on 22/08/2006 19:22:19
quote:
Has anyone noticed that the site seems to be showing a few symptoms of slowing down on occasion ?...It just freezes and I have to come back a few minutes later.

Could this be due to the zeta and diary threads having so many pages ?



yes today i've been having trouble and assumed it was just me.

I was going to wait for the new forum to go live before slimming down some of the threads as the new software make it easy but maybe i should have a rethink.

Michael
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Karen W. on 22/08/2006 20:20:04
I had trouble All morning, It let me on then would only take two or so posts, then it slowed wayyyyyyyyyyyyydown and timed out!! Would not let me log back on due to timming out!! Welcome back Michael,,,what a nice thing to come home to!!!LOL

Karen
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: ukmicky on 22/08/2006 20:24:08
Thankyou Karen, its good to be back. I just wish i could have brought the pool and sunshine back with me.

Michael
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Karen W. on 23/08/2006 11:37:50
Yeah The pool and sunshine would be a nice combo for thre combo thread YAAAY ! Would be nice here too! Nice dip in the pool might be nice.

Karen
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: ukmicky on 22/08/2006 19:22:19
quote:
Has anyone noticed that the site seems to be showing a few symptoms of slowing down on occasion ?...It just freezes and I have to come back a few minutes later.

Could this be due to the zeta and diary threads having so many pages ?



yes today i've been having trouble and assumed it was just me.

I was going to wait for the new forum to go live before slimming down some of the threads as the new software make it easy but maybe i should have a rethink.

Michael
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Karen W. on 22/08/2006 20:20:04
I had trouble All morning, It let me on then would only take two or so posts, then it slowed wayyyyyyyyyyyyydown and timed out!! Would not let me log back on due to timming out!! Welcome back Michael,,,what a nice thing to come home to!!!LOL

Karen
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: ukmicky on 22/08/2006 20:24:08
Thankyou Karen, its good to be back. I just wish i could have brought the pool and sunshine back with me.

Michael
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Karen W. on 23/08/2006 11:37:50
Yeah The pool and sunshine would be a nice combo for thre combo thread YAAAY ! Would be nice here too! Nice dip in the pool might be nice.

Karen
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Karen W. on 23/08/2006 11:37:50
Yeah The pool and sunshine would be a nice combo for thre combo thread YAAAY ! Would be nice here too! Nice dip in the pool might be nice.

Karen
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: ukmicky on 27/08/2006 14:41:12
This is the first time i've mannaged to get on to the forum in almost 24 hours , it kept on timming out was  it just me or was everyone else having problems

Michael
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Carolyn on 27/08/2006 15:27:33
First time I've been able to get on either.
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: another_someone on 27/08/2006 16:27:28
Was not as bad as 24 hours, but I had at least 8 hours this morning when I could not access the site.



George
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Karen W. on 05/09/2006 02:50:27
Okay Today on two different occassions I was having difficulty getting onto the forum.. Kept timming out again Michael. about three hrs ago for about two hrs time frame. Then earlier today as I was posting , between 11:OO AM CA. TIME AND LETS SAY 3:OO AM, THATS CLOSE ANYWAY. TIMING OUT AGAIN..sorry bout the caps.. Just got back on about 20 minute s ago been On since..

Karen
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: neilep on 06/09/2006 03:28:38
Mam...I agree.

Ever since I came back it's like the site wants me to go away again......I can get in but many times today , perhaps 8 or 9 times, I have gone to submit my reply and nothing happens....except time-out time !!!

About time we had the new foum up and running but I know dave and Chris are very busy...

Men are the same as women, just inside out !
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Karen W. on 06/09/2006 04:10:40
I hate when that happens drives me mad!!! I haave been ok this evenings, but did you get that today! Oh yes!Checked your Date! what to do !!!! I guess we could twiddle our thumbs waiting to get back in next time!

Karen
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: neilep on 06/09/2006 04:13:28
Mam, twiddling thumbs is a prerequisite condition for using this site !! [:)]

Men are the same as women, just inside out !
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Karen W. on 06/09/2006 04:33:01
I guess that makes me perfect fffor the site! Patience of a saint, HAH HAH!

Karen
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Karen W. on 25/09/2006 11:32:38
Well I would like to report that everyday for the last 3 days or so I have had trouble with timing out.. Usually lets me in intially but then upon trying to post or refresh or go back the bloody thing times out! Has been lasting 5 to 7 minutes at different times of the day!

There are times if I go up to my address bar and x the site out and then hit one of the old site links that are there in my browser history, then the possibility is greater that I get back on and it works better! so weird....

Karen
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: neilep on 27/09/2006 18:45:35
I HAVE HAD TO WAIT HOURS TO POST THIS !!!

KAREN MAM, you are NOT alone !!

Would you believe it has taken me three attempts to post this. The site has decided to have ANOTHER breakdown as I write this post about the breakdowns !![:)]

The site is awful in it's performance. I am getting fed up with writing long posts and then having them get lost in the firmanent that is the Internet Void...fortunately I copy and paste into Word before pressing submit.

It's taken me three minutes just to get to this thread to post this...well..172 seconds !!..YES..I a actually timed it !! (apart from the fact that I couldn't post this at all for a few hours !!!)

People are going to leave in droves if they can't post or are even more frustrated when they have written a lot and it's then lost !!...Especially newbies who don't expect the forum to not work !!

What is the reason for the transfer delay now ?...It's nearly October  !!..Please can we have the transfer soon !!

Men are the same as women, just inside out !
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: another_someone on 27/09/2006 19:24:18
I think the mistake from the beginning was ever to assume that the migration would ever happen on schedule.  The problem has been the attitude that since we have a new system just over the horizon, we can ignore maintenance of the present system.  This new system is no different to so many others, just over the horizon is a mirage - there is always more testing, and more work, than anyone anticipated when they did the back of an envelope calculations (particularly when people are trying to do so much in their spare time).



George
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Karen W. on 28/09/2006 09:13:18
Yikes Kind Sir.. I am so tired. I did not know the forum was down until late in the day Yesterday, UK time! I did not sign on since Yesterday morning.. It was acting upThen and apparentlyuntill just minutes ago.. So glad its back.. I guess I have been on about and hour!It is now 1:21 AM on the 28th sept. Been up about 1hour give or take a few..

Karen
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: another_someone on 28/09/2006 11:33:51
Yes, I think we can regard that as a major outage - and the pity is that I see no explanation or apology for it.

Furthermore, it would have been nice if at least the moderators had been kept up to date with progress regarding what was happening, so that if others asked of us what was happening we could actually give them some useful information.



George
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Karen W. on 28/09/2006 12:57:36
That might have been be nice! Maybe a friendly email shot to all of us!! Did either of you boys try the new forum when we were down...?

Karen
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: daveshorts on 28/09/2006 13:32:07
Sorry if it was down yesterday, I didn't notice it.

I don't think it was a maintainance issue on our part. I think there were a load of problems with our hosting provider as I know the new sever that I have been developing the new site went down for a while (along with their homepage), but www.nakedscientists.com seemed to be ok form where I was sitting. It is entirely possible that it was a horrible problem that appeared differently from different places. I will ask them what was going on.

Could you e-mail me if there is a problem as I don't think I am checking it as often as some.
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: rosy on 28/09/2006 13:36:00
's funny, I've had no problems with the site for weeks. Admitedly I don't post as often as you guys, but I log in and read posts at least a couple of times most days..
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: daveshorts on 28/09/2006 13:50:17
Ok this is strange... computer on one side of the room, going slowly, computer on the other fast as anything, both same operating system, same cable modem...
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: another_someone on 28/09/2006 14:52:38
Everyone I have been in contact with yesterday (5 different people) were suffering total loss of access for most of the afternoon and until the early hours of this morning (our time), and only very short periods during this time when something could be succesfully posted.





George
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Gaia on 28/09/2006 15:54:59
quote:
Originally posted by daveshorts

Sorry if it was down yesterday, I didn't notice it.

I don't think it was a maintainance issue on our part. I think there were a load of problems with our hosting provider as I know the new sever that I have been developing the new site went down for a while (along with their homepage), but www.nakedscientists.com seemed to be ok form where I was sitting. It is entirely possible that it was a horrible problem that appeared differently from different places. I will ask them what was going on.

Could you e-mail me if there is a problem as I don't think I am checking it as often as some.



My problem yesterday was specifically with the forum. I could get onto the homepage okay but no way the forum. Tried in both Opera and MS Explorer, no go!!!

Gaia  xxx
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: daveshorts on 28/09/2006 18:05:44
There was apparently a problem with the firewall that all the traffic went through yesterday, partially caused by the volume of our podcast traffic. The server is being moved outside the firewall as I type, so hopefully things will improve.
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Karen W. on 29/09/2006 06:05:05
Gaia, That is exactly what it did to me.. I could also get to homepage but when I hit the science button, it would take me to a white page with a subject heading, but never open up.. other attempts, just timed out!! No Access!! I tried for hours without results, fell asleep on Keyboard literally and was surprised awake when I opened my eyes it had been over and hour and my idle mess was up on screen I unkinked my nect and hit forum on my historyand boom so fast my head spun... things were working better then normal, much faster then ever, I really only hit the enter button and took my finger off and the forum was up!!that fast, i kind jumped as it made a funny noise like a crackling as it opened up! I was extactic , but so darn Tired.. I posted till around Two AM. California time...10:00 am Uk time!

Dave Would have emailed you, except did not have your email as I use the profile to email through! Couldn't get on to get to the profile, I guess I should store them on my computer...eh?


Karen
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Karen W. on 16/10/2006 17:23:08
Could not log on for an hour, between 7:00 and 9:00 little over and hour! hit and miss.

Karen
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: another_someone on 16/10/2006 18:16:25
It gets to the point that I almost expect as a matter of routine that there are a few hours each day when I will not be able to log on because the server is overloaded.  It is a great way to lose users.



George
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: chris on 16/10/2006 22:53:43
Oh Dear. I'm not sure why this happened. What I do know is that when the new version of the site goes live before long this definitely WON'T happen.

Please accept my apologies in the meantime.

Chris

"I never forget a face, but in your case I'll make an exception"
 - Groucho Marx
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Karen W. on 24/10/2006 13:33:17
Thanks Chris, and we know you are working on it. It will be exciting to use the new version tomorrow night, as I see dave says the switch over will happen between 9:00 and 12:00 BST tomorrow, is that AM or PM it did not say! Do we acess it the same or should we save the new address to word. Will it still come up when I punch up the naked Scientists address bar?

Karen
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Karen W. on 26/10/2006 15:33:58
OK, Dave I finally got on this morning at 12:12 AM ! I was able to post for awhile and explore a few of the new options for us moderators. Then as I tried to look at my own profile, I was suddenly signed out as if I had logged off. I logged back on and went to my profile as if I had hit a wrong button or something, then it wouldn't open my own profile, it just shot to a page time out once a gain. I tried several times with the same result. having to hit the back button. I was able to go back to where I was but not able to access any other features, re: posting etc. kept saying page fault time out, something like that!!

So far this morning ok, but this is all I have done so far! [;)]
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: neilep on 26/10/2006 17:55:28
Seems to be a major ' time out' issue.....often I'm presented with a long pause after posting and then just a blank page !
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: neilep on 27/10/2006 02:17:56
I'm really not too keen on the default font !!..it's too squashed looking !!

Is there a way to change it for myself ?..I can't see a typeface setting in my account settings/options/preferences....though I have seen the font icon in the posting section....but that would only effect mine wouldn't it ?
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Karen W. on 27/10/2006 08:42:58
I agree with the font it looks squashed and two small for my old eyes..

I two am having the same page pause as Neil.. you post and it takes forever looking at white page, then finally it opens
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: daveshorts on 29/10/2006 18:06:21
I have changed it to arial, hope that is better
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Karen W. on 29/10/2006 19:06:40
Thanks Dave..
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: science_guy on 02/11/2006 08:27:52
The top of the forum says I have a message, but nothing's there
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: chris on 02/11/2006 10:23:07
Dave - what does the "report to moderator" button actually do?

Chris
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: another_someone on 02/11/2006 10:46:55
The top of the forum says I have a message, but nothing's there


Dave, very smartly, removed a large number of very inappropriate spam messages that had unfortunately been sent out to our users, but he could not stop the notification of those messages from going out.
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: science_guy on 02/11/2006 15:59:14
Is there any what to get rid of the notification?

It's driving me crazy...
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: neilep on 02/11/2006 18:37:09
Is there any what to get rid of the notification?

It's driving me crazy...

YES there is !!









Oh...you want to know....OK !!..go into your profile....once clicked go to the notifications and email settings under Modify Your Profile (I think that's what it's called) on the left and once clicked you can tick the notification options to your hearts content !!

......and ...I know exactly what you mean !!!

Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Karen W. on 03/11/2006 16:11:47
ME TOO! I do Like all the messaging options though!
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Mr Andrew on 20/11/2006 23:38:38
WOAH!!!!!!

Where'd the Physics forum go?!?!?!?!?!?!?  I can't find it anywhere.
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: ukmicky on 21/11/2006 01:14:41
WOAH!!!!!!

Where'd the Physics forum go?!?!?!?!?!?!?  I can't find it anywhere.
Minor glitch ,it will reappear very soon.
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Karen W. on 21/11/2006 08:44:46
LOL Yeah Michael where did it go? LOL! Just teasing Michael, I see that it is back there and doing well!  I was worried once about deleteing a whole thread by accident, So when I read this it made me giggle and think of that! Sorry!
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: daveshorts on 21/11/2006 12:10:16
Sorry about that, something very strange was happening with it that was doing bad things to the server, so I hid it, and then forgot to unhide it.
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Gaia on 21/11/2006 13:31:37
Am probably doing something wrong but... help! The site says I've got a message but there's nothing showing in my in-box.
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: daveshorts on 21/11/2006 14:28:17
Has that solved the problem Gaia?
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Gaia on 21/11/2006 19:24:03
Nope   [:(]
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Karen W. on 22/11/2006 04:29:51
OK mine says I have 11 messages and I only have one! Mine was working perfectly untill tonight!
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Carolyn on 26/11/2006 04:14:07
Mine says I have 2 messages but there arent any.

Carolyn
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: chris on 26/11/2006 11:59:21
Dave - it's telling me I've got a message with an empty inbox too.

Chris
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: daveshorts on 26/11/2006 17:04:36
Grr will have a look tomorrow.
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Carolyn on 26/11/2006 23:17:30
Grr will have a look tomorrow.

Sorry Dave. 
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Karen W. on 27/11/2006 01:40:56
Mine sstill says 11 but there are zero, It is however keeping good track of new ones, but when I delete new ones, it still say 11 left! o new is correct!.. Hope it doesn't drive you mad.. Carolyn Did you get the one I sent!
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: daveshorts on 27/11/2006 11:54:59
How about now?
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Carolyn on 27/11/2006 12:18:20
Thanks Dave.  That took care of it for me.

Carolyn
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Karen W. on 27/11/2006 12:39:05
YAYYYYYY! ALL BETTER!
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Gaia on 28/11/2006 21:52:48
It now says I have 0 messages, hopefully this is correct and I haven't 'lost' the message.

Thanks for your help Dave.
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: neilep on 28/11/2006 23:51:56
Mine now says you have One Massage !!...Where do I get my massage ?
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Karen W. on 29/11/2006 05:37:45
Say what, Kind Sir? OOOOH OHHHHH! I got it.. [:o] What's with that.. He gets a MASSAGE!!! [>:(] NO DARN FAIR! [:(] What am I CHOPPED LIVER!!  [V] I want a MASSAGE TOO!! EQUAL RIGHTS HERE!! Who's passing out MASSAGES?  I want mine right now! LOL LOL! [;)] [;D]
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Gaia on 29/11/2006 22:11:42
Hi Dave. I've noticed that when I want to reply via the 'quote' function it automatically takes me to the 'Quick Reply' rather than the full version, meaning that I have to cut and paste. Any plans to direct to the full reply (like it did on the old site)?
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: another_someone on 29/11/2006 22:33:01
Hi Dave. I've noticed that when I want to reply via the 'quote' function it automatically takes me to the 'Quick Reply' rather than the full version, meaning that I have to cut and paste. Any plans to direct to the full reply (like it did on the old site)?

After you click on the 'quote' then click on the 'preview' button.
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Gaia on 29/11/2006 22:37:43
Hi Dave. I've noticed that when I want to reply via the 'quote' function it automatically takes me to the 'Quick Reply' rather than the full version, meaning that I have to cut and paste. Any plans to direct to the full reply (like it did on the old site)?

After you click on the 'quote' then click on the 'preview' button.

Ah, lightbulb moment. Cheers hun!
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Karen W. on 29/11/2006 23:17:55
Thanks George I had the same problem!
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: neilep on 29/11/2006 23:45:46
Like ' Duuuhhhh '...LOL !!!!....even I knew that !!  [;)] [;)]


Honestly !!..EWE girlies !!!...get back in the kitchen and then the bedroom !!  [;D] [;D]
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Karen W. on 30/11/2006 00:10:41
WHERE I DO ME BEST WORK! YAYYYYYY!
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Mirage on 21/12/2006 22:56:37
Don't know if it has already been mentioned but the clock is roughtly 10 mins fast  [;)]
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Karen W. on 21/12/2006 23:07:55
I think it was brought up amongst the mods, but I thought it had been fixed, we will see!
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: neilep on 22/12/2006 00:14:24
Don't know if it has already been mentioned but the clock is roughtly 10 mins fast  [;)]

It's not that the clock is ten minutes fast..it's that rest of the world is ten minutes slow !
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: ukmicky on 22/12/2006 00:18:35
lets see
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Karen W. on 22/12/2006 00:31:22
HUMMM< now we are all looking at it! well what the heck time is it Really! MIne says 4:21Pm forum should be 8 hours faster then mine!
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: ukmicky on 22/12/2006 00:37:12
00:42 :) ha ha ha we get to see christmas and open our presents before you.
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Karen W. on 22/12/2006 00:43:00
WHat the heck time is 00:31:22 ok ok 12:22AM YAYYYYYYY It is accurate my my count now!
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: neilep on 22/12/2006 05:28:28
00:31:22 is 32 minutes past midnight and 22 seconds

Hugs
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Karen W. on 01/01/2007 23:54:17
HELP I was drawing a reply to jim bob in the new years thread in chat and when I hit the button to put it into the post it started running this all the way down the page and wouldnt quite, so I left and tried to post in a new forum and start a help thread in mod forum and it would not aloow anything except slashes see 2007 new year thread my last post it woulnt stop so I logged off and logged back on and now I am here and I can enter again. But I have not tried my diagram again will try now! this is all it would print and it did it with one click of the mouse into the reply area as if it were running scipt only in all //////////////////// Like that but it was filling the page very quickly without my help!!!! VERY WEIRD!!!!
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: daveshorts on 02/01/2007 00:31:22
Is it possible your '/' key has stuck?
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Karen W. on 02/01/2007 00:43:54
 I tried that too. It wouldn't stop and I couldn't figure it out. I have since gone in and tried again this time was successful. Last time Iit brought my diagram up but when I hit insert into message it sent slashes instead of the diagram. This time it woked fine!! LOL who knows what I did.. Has me baffled as I just did the same thing and it worked fine. I just cant figure out how to choose my color.. LOL Do you know, HEE HEE HEE!! LOL Please help me make wonderful color in my diagrams!
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: daveshorts on 02/01/2007 10:56:14
you move the sliders at the right. The top set are for the colour of the lines, and the bottom set for fill colours. You have to move them before you draw something.
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Karen W. on 02/01/2007 12:26:30
GOT IT AND ITS WORKING GOOD>> THANK YOU!!!
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: paul.fr on 20/03/2007 07:29:25
When using site search i get the following error message:

 Error!
Reason: Segment "fileadmin" was not a keyword for a postVarSet as expected!

the search was not for fileadmin! i have tried many search words and always get an error of some description.
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: paul.fr on 20/03/2007 07:32:35
on the main webpage, when clicking on articles then subsection authors i get the following error message.

 Error!
Reason: Segment "index.phtm" was not a keyword for a postVarSet as expected!
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: daveshorts on 20/03/2007 11:04:39
Thanks, I think I have fixed it now
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: paul.fr on 11/04/2007 14:37:29
i can not post replis that have a quote in them! it gives me an error until i remove the quote.
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: neilep on 11/04/2007 14:51:09
Here here !!..This is also happening to me too..it's very frustrating !.........and also in PMs !!...

..and you can quote me on that !!..........well....you can't really  !!
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: paul.fr on 11/04/2007 14:59:36
and the spell checker is not working. it says most of my words are spelt rong!!!
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: daveshorts on 11/04/2007 15:03:37
I don't know about the spell checker, but I am looking into the quote thing...
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: paul.fr on 11/04/2007 15:09:49

the spell checker is just me Dave, looks like george is not having problems with quotes! curious.
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: daveshorts on 11/04/2007 15:36:47

the spell checker is just me Dave, looks like george is not having problems with quotes! curious.

Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: daveshorts on 11/04/2007 15:37:33
The problem was in some url blacklisting code, which I have disabled until I can work out what was causing it.
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: daveshorts on 11/04/2007 15:57:33
SOrry about that, the Wikipedia page that we were using to blacklist spam posts got corrupted. I have added a thing so that corruption shouldn't be a problem
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: another_someone on 11/04/2007 16:15:26

the spell checker is just me Dave, looks like george is not having problems with quotes! curious.


You may have read in that thread that I quickly found a workaround - although the fact that the workaround works at all implies that there may be hole in our blacklisting mechanism.

I was simply posing the message as a single dot, and then went in to modify the message with the intended text (using the inline modify option rather than the preview option).

If I did not trigger this faulty blacklist code by that way, it implies that the blacklist code does not check for modified code, only the original posts.
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: daveshorts on 11/04/2007 16:50:54
The blacklist is a list of slightly altered regular expressions, the wikipedia page added an extra line at the bottom that looked like:
[[Category:]]
which I think was what was causing the problem - I am not quite sure how this was being parsed as a regular expression, but when I deleted it all was well...
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Karen W. on 11/04/2007 17:30:06
Well You boys are doing a teriffic job.. LOL Keep up the good work!!
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: neilep on 11/04/2007 19:15:49
yes...you boys are all so luffly we could cuddle you and eat you up ...after making a pie from you that is !!
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Karen W. on 12/04/2007 06:21:53
yes...you boys are all so luffly we could cuddle you and eat you up ...after making a pie from you that is !!

Your so bad!!LOL You know you were included in that pie Kind Sir! LOL...
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Seany on 12/04/2007 10:39:45
yes...you boys are all so luffly we could cuddle you and eat you up ...after making a pie from you that is !!

Your so bad!!LOL You know you were included in that pie Kind Sir! LOL...

Ermm.. No, Neil was making a pie within that pie.. So thers a pie in a pie, to eat? [:D]
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Karen W. on 12/04/2007 15:52:53
ok..LOL
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Seany on 16/04/2007 12:47:11
LOL *smacks forehead*
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: lyner on 18/04/2007 09:46:13
Not an error, but a slight problem and suggestion:
On long threads and particularly the very long threads, like  Question of the Week, it is a long way to go, to get to the current topic or post. Have you thought of arranging things the other way round?.
Perhaps the introductory question could be at the top but the current posts would be easier to find if they were near the beginning.
I bet you get this suggestion all the time and have considered it - if so, sorry.
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: another_someone on 18/04/2007 11:07:10
You can go directly to the latest post.

If, rather than clicking on the thread title, you click on the icon on the right that looks like this: (https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.thenakedscientists.com%2Fforum%2FThemes%2Fnaksci%2Fimages%2Ficons%2Flast_post.gif&hash=bc42c57a06cb4576485e566b5039e425), then you will be taken directly to the most recent post in the thread.
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: rosy on 18/04/2007 12:52:27
Or you can click onto any page of a thread, next to the title there's a row of numbers which are all links.
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: lyner on 19/04/2007 23:23:45
"You can go directly to the latest post."
Cheers - RTFM as usual!
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: jolly on 24/06/2007 15:41:05
It doesn´t tell you when your post gos over the 20,000 chacters, and you can loss you info if your not careful; could it not be possible to either give a warning when the limit is reached, or increase the post size?
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Karen W. on 24/06/2007 16:50:15
I have never had that happen.. You could write it in word also, but maybe Dave could help.. I am not sure about the mechanics of that as I have never experienced that! In the mean time you could put it in a word program and maybe split it into two posts..until we find out! THanks Jolly for letting someone know!
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: paul.fr on 24/06/2007 17:34:56
It doesn´t tell you when your post gos over the 20,000 chacters, and you can loss you info if your not careful; could it not be possible to either give a warning when the limit is reached, or increase the post size?

20,000 characters is over generous. If you or anyone is seriously submitting a post of this length then i would suggest the following:

1. always save your text before posting to either a word (microsoft) or text document before posting, should you encounter a problem, you will always have a copy of your text.

2. split the post in to two posts.

3. to post such a large post, i would assume that it is full of quotes. if this is the case then slim down the quote, any part of the quote you are not directly replying to can be omitted and substituted with; ...
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: another_someone on 25/06/2007 02:53:09
I have gone over the limit, but I thought (it was some time ago) that I was given a warning when it was too large.

But, as people have suggested, any large submission like that I will always first create in a separate document (Open Office rather than Microsoft Word - but the same idea, just my own preferred WP).  Even if I were to type it straight in, and lose it, I would normally be able tp recover it key going through the 'back' key on the browser until I get to the page where I created the post.
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: another_someone on 25/06/2007 03:04:21
Incidentally, one thing I have found is that the rules about size limits seem to be more relaxed when modifying a post than when creating a new post (so, if i want to create a large post, it is sometimes easier to create a smaller post, and then click on the in line modify button, on the bottom right of the post, and then insert the larger chunk of text into the post).
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Karen W. on 25/06/2007 04:33:35
Well That is interesting! So I guess Paul and I and George do similar things in those circumstances.. I think most word programs, do word or character count don't they?
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: another_someone on 25/06/2007 11:31:29
Well That is interesting! So I guess Paul and I and George do similar things in those circumstances.. I think most word programs, do word or character count don't they?

Have split the discussion on WP's to a separate thread (http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=8538.0) to prevent cluttering the error log.
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: neilep on 31/07/2007 02:29:08
What is going on here ?

 [ Invalid Attachment ]

 [ Invalid Attachment ]

Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: neilep on 31/07/2007 02:34:42
This is happening on most pages I look at.....The 'stuffonmycat' is from my profile


 [ Invalid Attachment ]




Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: another_someone on 31/07/2007 02:46:55
Yep, we have a problem - I see it too.

The web links seem mostly to be links that are elsewhere on the page, but are inappropriately slipped as well in between table rows.

Not sure there the suffonmycat is from, but seems associated with you, Neil.
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: neilep on 31/07/2007 03:31:49
George, are you saying that you too are also seeing the 'stuffonmycat' links also ?....on your PC ?....

the web link appears beneath the photograph in my biography !!
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Carolyn on 31/07/2007 03:35:03
I am too.
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: neilep on 31/07/2007 04:07:49
Hi Carolyn,

You see the stuffonmycat things too ?
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: another_someone on 31/07/2007 04:08:47
I am seeing the stuffonmycat only on threads that you have contributed to (as far as I can see), but I see other web links appearing on other threads.

They are displayed (as you indicate with your screen shots) just above the message list, but looking at the HTML source, it is inserted in the source on this page just above your message 110938, and similarly embedded between messages in other threads.
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: neilep on 31/07/2007 04:13:07
Thanks George,

I think prudence calls for me to delete it from my profile...I'll do it now.

Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Carolyn on 31/07/2007 04:14:27


Yes, what George said!
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: another_someone on 31/07/2007 04:14:58
I don't think it is just down to your having that link - as I said, threads that you are not party to have other links giving problems.
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: neilep on 31/07/2007 04:17:01
Thanks Carolyn,

I've done it...I do hope the problems are not centered around me !!....I'm beginning to acquire a complex !!
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: another_someone on 31/07/2007 04:17:54
I think we have even bigger problems than that - has anyone tried to use the 'quote' link on the messages lately (within the last few hours)?
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: another_someone on 31/07/2007 04:19:24
Neil, as I said, it was not down to you - the choice of link was down to you, but the fact that a link of some sort was appearing erroneously was not down to you - not least because now that you have removed your link, a different link has appeared erroneously.
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: neilep on 31/07/2007 04:19:39
THANK YOU GEORGE !...complex belayed !

I can't 'quote ' posts though !!.......
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: neilep on 31/07/2007 04:21:32
we're posting the same things !!re: the quotes...

yes, I have noticed this the last few days..........and it's happened before too !!
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: another_someone on 31/07/2007 04:22:05
Neither can I (quote posts) - we have a site that is in serious trouble.

It has either been hacked, or more probably someone did a last minute fix to the site before going home, and did not adequately test that the fix did not break anything.
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: another_someone on 31/07/2007 04:23:10
I had not noticed the quotes failing before - and I was quoting happily just a few hours ago.
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Carolyn on 31/07/2007 04:27:59
Me too....again what George said.  The stuff on my cat link is gone, but there are still other links.
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: neilep on 31/07/2007 04:32:35
I used to think it was just a glitch with my browser as it would take a while to refresh.......clicking quote again would usually fix it.......never thought to mention it before as I suspected it was just me........

I experienced this before my ' time off '....so...at least two months ago....
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: dentstudent on 31/07/2007 07:39:24
I'm also getting "http://www.podcastawards.com " at the top left hand side of my page.....Also, the text size has changed and the size if the blue menu bar on the LHS of the page.
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: dentstudent on 31/07/2007 07:39:55
Also, I can't "modify post online"
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: daveshorts on 31/07/2007 09:18:23
I have been trying to add a rel="nofollow" into all links so spammers don't get google ranking benifits by posting on the forum, and I forgot to get rid of some debugging information. It shouldn't happen now..
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: dentstudent on 31/07/2007 09:20:26
Thanks Dave - it looks a whole world better!
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: daveshorts on 31/07/2007 09:21:42
I think it works now, sorry about that, I shouldn't work on the forum at midnight having spent all day lugging CHaOS stuff around.
  Dave
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: dentstudent on 31/07/2007 09:24:34
Apologies accepted! It was worrying for a second there though!

While you're here Dave, do you know what has happened to the Question of the Week thread? The permanent thread is seriously out of date, and I've no idea where to go to see the latest one.....
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: another_someone on 31/07/2007 11:58:45
I have been trying to add a rel="nofollow" into all links so spammers don't get google ranking benifits by posting on the forum, and I forgot to get rid of some debugging information. It shouldn't happen now..

But does this not also undermine the ranking benefit that, say wikipedia, might rightly get from being oft quoted on here?
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: paul.fr on 31/07/2007 13:22:32
I am also noticing that some links are just $1 and not the full url.

for example the Forum News.

"The Naked Scientists have received TWO nominations in this year's podcast awards. Voting starts 28th July. We URGENTLY need your votes for Best Produced and Best Science and Technology Show...$1

Please support us"

This is happening a lot in admin and moderator posts, especially Rosy's! If you check the last posts of Rosy, you will see all her links are "$1"
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: dentstudent on 31/07/2007 13:38:58
I noticed this too, but if you remove the http// from before, it goes ok.....
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: another_someone on 31/07/2007 13:40:24
All external links (links pointing off site to other sites) are displaying as $1, but the underlying link is still valid (just the displayed text is wrong).

Sounds to me like someone has got a regular expression messed up.
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: paul.fr on 31/07/2007 13:43:16
All external links (links pointing off site to other sites) are displaying as $1, but the underlying link is still valid (just the displayed text is wrong).

Sounds to me like someone has got a regular expression messed up.

even internal links are showing the wrong text, this is a link to the geology section: http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?board=15.0
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: neilep on 31/07/2007 13:43:34
I'll buy the site for $1.
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Karen W. on 31/07/2007 16:07:22
I had trouble all day yesterday with the quote thing and posted to you Neily about it to see if anyone else was experiencing it.. I would hit the quote I wanted to use and nothing!!! would not work tried repeatedly to no avail so final started coying the quote and writing the words quote myself.
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Karen W. on 31/07/2007 16:08:10
BTW IT HAS HAPPENED SEVERAL TIMES THIS MONTH OF JULY!
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: neilep on 12/08/2007 20:38:31
The quoting thing is happening again !!!
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Karen W. on 12/08/2007 21:35:21
OH Jeesh!!! Thats annoying!
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: DoctorBeaver on 12/08/2007 22:19:37
I was having trouble posting for a couple of days. It would take ages & often I got a SERVER TIME OUT error message. It seems OK this evening though.

Another thing I've noticed is that if I'm downloading while posting here, POST doesn't work; my Firefox twirly circle thingy doesn't even go round. I have to click PREVIEW then POST from there. It doesn't happen on other forums I use.
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: another_someone on 13/08/2007 19:48:30
Just tried to follow a link (posted by Chris) from http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=706.msg5199#msg5199 to  http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/podcasts/show/2004.01.11/ and MySQL goes berserk.  It may be an old podcast, that is no longer available, but it should not cause the page to crash (an appropriate response would be an error page saying that this podcast is no longer available).
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: neilep on 15/08/2007 01:33:59
I've had quoting errors tonight..where it does nothing..

..also..Error reports via SMF that the server is busy !!!....and just general slack and then inaction !
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: kdlynn on 15/08/2007 04:26:24
i keep getting request timed out errors
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: daveshorts on 15/08/2007 11:04:42
I think I have fixed the rest of the link errors. There is something which is making the database fail occasionally, I am looking into it. I have yet to find anythign in the logs. Sorry abotu this.
  Dave
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: another_someone on 15/08/2007 13:34:22
I think I have fixed the rest of the link errors. There is something which is making the database fail occasionally, I am looking into it. I have yet to find anythign in the logs. Sorry abotu this.
  Dave

Don't know if that refers to the error I raised, but just tried the link again, and I obtain the following at the top of the page:
Quote
Warning: mysql_fetch_row(): supplied argument is not a valid MySQL result resource in /home/vhost/typo.nakeddiscovery.com/typo3_src-4.0.4/t3lib/class.t3lib_db.php on line 816

Warning: mysql_fetch_assoc(): supplied argument is not a valid MySQL result resource in /home/vhost/typo.nakeddiscovery.com/html/HTML/typo3conf/ext/naksci_show/pi1/class.tx_nakscishow_pi1.php on line 639

Warning: mysql_fetch_assoc(): supplied argument is not a valid MySQL result resource in /home/vhost/typo.nakeddiscovery.com/html/HTML/typo3conf/ext/naksci_keywords/class.tx_nakscikeywords_display.php on line 215

Warning: mysql_fetch_assoc(): supplied argument is not a valid MySQL result resource in /home/vhost/typo.nakeddiscovery.com/html/HTML/typo3conf/ext/naksci_titles/pi2/class.tx_nakscititles_pi2.php on line 420

Warning: mysql_fetch_assoc(): supplied argument is not a valid MySQL result resource in /home/vhost/typo.nakeddiscovery.com/html/HTML/typo3conf/ext/naksci_titles/pi2/class.tx_nakscititles_pi2.php on line 420

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/vhost/typo.nakeddiscovery.com/typo3_src-4.0.4/t3lib/class.t3lib_db.php:816) in /home/vhost/typo.nakeddiscovery.com/typo3_src-4.0.4/typo3/sysext/cms/tslib/class.tslib_fe.php on line 2853

Certainly not user friendly.
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: paul.fr on 15/08/2007 13:48:31
George, i get no errors with that link. Although it does send me to a page for a TNS Radio show dated the 1st Jan 1970!

Clicking on the link to read the transcript, sends me to the main podcasts page.
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: another_someone on 15/08/2007 14:09:22
George, i get no errors with that link. Although it does send me to a page for a TNS Radio show dated the 1st Jan 1970!

Clicking on the link to read the transcript, sends me to the main podcasts page.

Not any longer - it did give me the error when I posted, but itseems now to be fixed (in the last few minutes).
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: paul.fr on 15/08/2007 15:06:19
so i see.
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Karen W. on 15/08/2007 16:07:29
Yep I had them several times during the wee early hours this morning as well did Ryan yesterday!
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: kdlynn on 16/08/2007 05:13:28
it may be because i'm using my cell phone right now, but any text entered after a picture doesn't seem to come up... which has made a few of neil's questions quite... questionless...
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: neilep on 17/08/2007 03:23:25
Is it just my computer ? (if it is then it's only this site then)..or has the site become in a state of necrosis ?.....

I can barely navigate as it takes ages and ages and ages to refresh a page or post a post or ...anything really !!
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Karen W. on 17/08/2007 03:29:11
No mines doing it too! Just on this site though. takes forever to sign back in when I sign out so I am trying not to sign out!

been doing it all day!
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: DoctorBeaver on 18/08/2007 16:43:35
I think I have fixed the rest of the link errors. There is something which is making the database fail occasionally, I am looking into it. I have yet to find anythign in the logs. Sorry abotu this.
  Dave

Don't know if that refers to the error I raised, but just tried the link again, and I obtain the following at the top of the page:
Quote
Warning: mysql_fetch_row(): supplied argument is not a valid MySQL result resource in /home/vhost/typo.nakeddiscovery.com/typo3_src-4.0.4/t3lib/class.t3lib_db.php on line 816

Warning: mysql_fetch_assoc(): supplied argument is not a valid MySQL result resource in /home/vhost/typo.nakeddiscovery.com/html/HTML/typo3conf/ext/naksci_show/pi1/class.tx_nakscishow_pi1.php on line 639

Warning: mysql_fetch_assoc(): supplied argument is not a valid MySQL result resource in /home/vhost/typo.nakeddiscovery.com/html/HTML/typo3conf/ext/naksci_keywords/class.tx_nakscikeywords_display.php on line 215

Warning: mysql_fetch_assoc(): supplied argument is not a valid MySQL result resource in /home/vhost/typo.nakeddiscovery.com/html/HTML/typo3conf/ext/naksci_titles/pi2/class.tx_nakscititles_pi2.php on line 420

Warning: mysql_fetch_assoc(): supplied argument is not a valid MySQL result resource in /home/vhost/typo.nakeddiscovery.com/html/HTML/typo3conf/ext/naksci_titles/pi2/class.tx_nakscititles_pi2.php on line 420

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/vhost/typo.nakeddiscovery.com/typo3_src-4.0.4/t3lib/class.t3lib_db.php:816) in /home/vhost/typo.nakeddiscovery.com/typo3_src-4.0.4/typo3/sysext/cms/tslib/class.tslib_fe.php on line 2853

Certainly not user friendly.

 [:o] Is someone getting their variable names in a knot or did a MySQL retrieve command fail? And who didn't put the header send at the start before any other output?
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Carolyn on 20/08/2007 15:27:52

Why am I getting this message when I log in?

Quote
An Error Has Occurred!
It seems that you are not allowed to download or view attachments on this board. 

Back
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Karen W. on 20/08/2007 19:27:32
Thats a new one to me, i have never seen that one before.. Thanks for reporting it Carolyn!
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: daveshorts on 21/08/2007 16:58:09

Why am I getting this message when I log in?

Quote
An Error Has Occurred!
It seems that you are not allowed to download or view attachments on this board. 

Back

Can you give me the url that is at the top of the browser when you get this? Does it happen all the time or just sometimes?
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Carolyn on 21/08/2007 18:47:18

Why am I getting this message when I log in?

Quote
An Error Has Occurred!
It seems that you are not allowed to download or view attachments on this board. 

Back

Can you give me the url that is at the top of the browser when you get this? Does it happen all the time or just sometimes?

Just sometimes.  Yes, I'll send you the url the next time it happens.
Thanks!
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: paul.fr on 27/08/2007 22:09:54

Why am I getting this message when I log in?

Quote
An Error Has Occurred!
It seems that you are not allowed to download or view attachments on this board. 

Back

Can you give me the url that is at the top of the browser when you get this? Does it happen all the time or just sometimes?

Dave,
i get this now and again. here is the url from tonight: http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=.0;attach=569;image
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Quantum_Vaccuum on 10/10/2007 01:21:59
You dont have a button that states, mark as unread on the topic index
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: neilep on 19/10/2007 15:33:59
Don't know if it's just me but I find that I get a lot of ' hanging' when posting........the bar just stops at 75% and hangs there......sometimes I have to close the page (if clicking refresh doesn't fix it)...and re-open the page and just hope that all that I have done has actually been posted !!
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: jordan23 on 19/10/2007 17:47:54
Yes, this is a frequent problem with large databases on Snitz.
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Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: paul.fr on 11/11/2007 19:33:45
does anyoneelse's browser just hand when posting?
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: neilep on 11/11/2007 19:55:08
does anyoneelse's browser just hand when posting?

YEP....see my post above...happens to me ALL the time....even right now !!...I hate it !!!
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Karen W. on 11/11/2007 21:06:26
does anyoneelse's browser just hand when posting?

YEP....see my post above...happens to me ALL the time....even right now !!...I hate it !!!

Yes indeedy it happens everyday many many times.. Quite annoying!!
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Karen W. on 11/11/2007 21:09:28
Sometimes when it hangs up like that like Neily said when you hit refresh it is hit and miss weather or not it actually posted it so look above ! Then if it posted notice that the reply box still has my message even though it was already posted to the forum! LOL so then I just leave and always double check from a new fresh link in.
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: neilep on 11/11/2007 22:23:31
I find it extremely infuriating when I'm uploading photos to the server.

When I finally succeed sometimes the piccy has uploaded a few times.

Just to let you know this is not the same as hot linking that you do with photobucket....I'm talking about the upload thing under Additional Options !
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: paul.fr on 11/11/2007 23:25:25
I'm talking about the upload thing under Additional Options !

man i have never managed to get that working, although i think i am the problem there.
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Karen W. on 12/11/2007 00:32:50
I find it extremely infuriating when I'm uploading photos to the server.

When I finally succeed sometimes the piccy has uploaded a few times.

Just to let you know this is not the same as hot linking that you do with photobucket....I'm talking about the upload thing under Additional Options !

I can rarely get that feature to work right for me! Once in a while but thats it!
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Karen W. on 12/11/2007 00:34:27
I'm talking about the upload thing under Additional Options !

man i have never managed to get that working, although i think i am the problem there.

Yeah Thats how I feel too about that option.. although I used it once today and after several attempts did something right and it worked.. But I could not repeat it when I tried another photo!
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: neilep on 12/11/2007 01:26:00
I'm talking about the upload thing under Additional Options !

man i have never managed to get that working, although i think i am the problem there.



I actually find it very useful...especially for people who can't seem to see pictures which are hotlinked (Dan/Mirage for instance).......it's easy just to reduce a picture in size and then upload away........when the systems working right that is !!
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Karen W. on 12/11/2007 01:45:26
I need someone to teach me how to shrink my pictures as that tool always says my pictures are too big!
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: neilep on 12/11/2007 01:50:52
I need someone to teach me how to shrink my pictures as that tool always says my pictures are too big!

Just download this (FastStone Image Viewer 3.4) http://www.faststone.org/FSViewerDownload.htm
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Karen W. on 12/11/2007 01:54:00
Thanks.. I will do that and try it too!
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Karen W. on 12/11/2007 02:12:48
Ok I did it now have to see if it works [ Invalid Attachment ]
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Karen W. on 12/11/2007 02:14:01
well I shrunk it but its not recognizable! Boo HOO!  But it worked so one step at a time!
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: neilep on 28/11/2007 23:04:40
Just MORE and MORE of the usual......pages takes forever to load....sticking halfway through posting.....and I have 30% success rate with the quoting thingy !!!
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Karen W. on 28/11/2007 23:41:29
Thats not good!
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: another_someone on 29/11/2007 01:30:59
I need someone to teach me how to shrink my pictures as that tool always says my pictures are too big!

Just download this (FastStone Image Viewer 3.4) http://www.faststone.org/FSViewerDownload.htm

Personally prefer Irfanview (http://www.irfanview.com/).
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Carolyn on 11/01/2008 01:30:38
I keep getting this message:

DATABASE ERROR
Please try again.  If you come back to this screen, report this error to an administrator.


Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Karen W. on 11/01/2008 01:48:11
So far it has been in chat at least now it is. was the main page and pm services too. If you find more threads besides the 3 in the chat section, let us know!
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Carolyn on 11/01/2008 01:49:57
Yep they are working on it. When the site went down we lost 4 threads that won't open.. I will get back to you if I find out any more. We are aware of the error message.. Thanks Carolyn.

Thank you!
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Karen W. on 11/01/2008 01:57:35
Hey Carolyn.. I just went into your profile and pulled up your posts because you were the last post in my new thread about what you want to do before you die. from your post in your profile I hit reply and made my post and it seems to have gone into the thread twice, but I still can't open it from chat.. try it with another thread that won't open and look at the last person to post go to their profile and find their last post in that forum and reply to it from their profile.... see if it will work for you too! I have been trying back doors to get in!
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: neilep on 11/01/2008 02:14:15
*GUFFAW CHORTLE*

 [ Invalid Attachment ]

Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Karen W. on 11/01/2008 02:20:08
LOL LOL ! Hee hee.. very good Neily! LOL
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Carolyn on 11/01/2008 02:20:39
Hey Carolyn.. I just went into your profile and pulled up your posts because you were the last post in my new thread about what you want to do before you die. from your post in your profile I hit reply and made my post and it seems to have gone into the thread twice, but I still can't open it from chat.. try it with another thread that won't open and look at the last person to post go to their profile and find their last post in that forum and reply to it from their profile.... see if it will work for you too! I have been trying back doors to get in!

It did let me reply, but wouldn't let me in the thread.
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Karen W. on 11/01/2008 02:24:19
Yep thats what I am finding too. I replied to your reply the same way again!
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: rosalind dna on 11/01/2008 17:12:21
Last night, I couldn't get on to The Naked Scientists and was the reason because
the server had gone down or was it another technical reason as this happened
twice last week.
Why?
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: neilep on 11/01/2008 18:19:03
Last night, I couldn't get on to The Naked Scientists and was the reason because
the server had gone down or was it another technical reason as this happened
twice last week.
Why?

Unfortunately it's a recurring theme here. Though, it has been better behaved since this newest version of the forum came live.

It is being investigated.......and hopefully a resolution will follow.

Thanks for your input.
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: neilep on 16/06/2008 22:27:51
Any ideas as to why the site has been playing up a lot today ?
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Karen W. on 17/06/2008 00:38:00
Ditto!
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: benep on 17/06/2008 21:57:16
yeah yesturday was abit weird it loaded up the homepage for me but wouldnt let me view the topics
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Karen W. on 17/06/2008 22:22:24
Yep


i would get an error server problem or site down.. everything but this forum worked fine. Hadrians site docs site were all good.I tried my phone internet it did the same only on our site here!
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: RD on 03/07/2008 21:32:43
The spell check seems to be intermittently faulty.
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Karen W. on 04/07/2008 05:32:45
Yes it is, I have had trouble off and on with it also.. Thanks RD!
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: neilep on 04/07/2008 12:33:14
Eye fink eets werkking perfeckly !
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: paul.fr on 04/07/2008 23:07:01
If you did not know how to spell the word in the first place, then how do you know the spell checker is wrong?
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: neilep on 21/09/2008 07:38:15
FRUSTRATINGLY long time to post and refresh !....timing out all the time...only happens with this site...only ever has !!
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: neilep on 21/09/2008 07:43:10
LOL..TWO WHOLE MINUTES to post the above post  !!


Byeee !!
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Karen W. on 21/09/2008 07:55:34
I am having the same problem this evening really irritating! took me ten minutes to get signed in tonight on the computer!
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: rosalind dna on 24/09/2008 23:13:49
Twice today (Wednesday) TNS has shown me the IE offline message while I am online and I don't know the reason for this unless the server was down.

Or the board was down because it is so popular.

Does anyone know the reason.
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Karen W. on 24/09/2008 23:58:02
Nope! I don't know why.. but it is this site acting up again...

 Dave it is doing it again today. no where else but here!

Its taking forever to post some thing and it has timed out twice on me today and I had to wait so not to loose my post then retry them a couple times!
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: rosalind dna on 25/09/2008 00:28:41
Nope! I don't know why.. but it is this site acting up again...

 Dave it is doing it again today. no where else but here!

Its taking forever to post some thing and it has timed out twice on me today and I had to wait so not to loose my post then retry them a couple times!

Karen yes you might be right and when I think that I am going to lose an important post then I copy it with my mouse to paste if need be.
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Karen W. on 25/09/2008 01:16:27
Yes It has been doing this just since the new upgrading etc... or site redesign... thingy..LOL
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Carolyn on 05/11/2008 17:03:38
Why can't I mark this topic read?

http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=18100.0

I've read it a few times, also put a little check mark in the box and clicked "mark as read" and it still doesn't.

I know this is not a problem of massive proportions, but it's driving round the bend!
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: neilep on 12/02/2009 13:30:39
Is The PM system down ?

I can't reply to PM's

Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: DrN on 29/03/2009 19:12:59
This has been bugging me for a while, but I wondered if the move to daylight saving time would make any difference. Unfortunately not! TNS is still an hour ahead! It is clearly 18:11 UK time right now, but TNS website insists it is 19:11. Has caught me out several times and got me panicking that I'd lost an hour! Is there a reason for this time-anomoly, or am I just caught in a time-warp?
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Make it Lady on 17/06/2009 19:41:51
When I'm reading through the main forum menu the screen keeps jumping around. I presume this may be something to do with the alternating messages at the top of the screen. I don't usually have problems with messages like this but when they make the whole screen jump it is rather annoying.
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: neilep on 17/06/2009 22:09:26
When I'm reading through the main forum menu the screen keeps jumping around. I presume this may be something to do with the alternating messages at the top of the screen. I don't usually have problems with messages like this but when they make the whole screen jump it is rather annoying.

Are ewe riding a camel ?
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Make it Lady on 20/06/2009 00:29:08
No but I might stick a lit one somewhere if you are not careful!
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: DrChemistry on 17/08/2009 18:50:57
Its not really a problem, but a spelling mistake instead.

In the Fact/Fiction section theres a question:
Island of Hawaii is made up of a volcano?

The answer:
It's True Hawaii is actually a string of islands each of which is a volvano.

Since I am a complete newbie at this, I hope i've found the right place to point it out [:)]
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Variola on 17/08/2009 19:50:32
Its not really a problem, but a spelling mistake instead.

In the Fact/Fiction section theres a question:
Island of Hawaii is made up of a volcano?

The answer:
It's True Hawaii is actually a string of islands each of which is a volvano.

Since I am a complete newbie at this, I hope i've found the right place to point it out [:)]

I am impressed [:)]

In fact I am so impressed I am going to award you a FOG medal, usually reserved for those more established members.

If you haven't come across the term FOG yet, here is a link to explain it.

http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=18900.0 (http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=18900.0)

And welcome to the forum Dr C  [;D]
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: DrChemistry on 17/08/2009 20:09:06
Thank you Variola. Purely coincidence though [:)] Needless to say, I am a Fan Of Genuineness, and like to see things correct, Scientific Facts or English Spelling [:)]  (And that comes from a person who actually makes loads of spelling mistakes himself).

Thank you for you medal and the welcome greeting  [:)]
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Chemistry4me on 18/08/2009 06:14:03
Now that you've entered you can never leave...mwaahaahaa
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Don_1 on 18/08/2009 08:21:15
I am a Fan Of Genuineness,

Well, I have spotted your first mistake................. you came here!!!!


Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Karen W. on 18/08/2009 08:24:28
HEEEEEEEEELLLLLLLLLLPPPPPPPPP

DAAAAAAAAVVVVVVVVVVVE!!!!!!

I CAAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNNTTTTTT

POOOOOOOOOSSSSSSTTTTTT THEEEEEEE

SIIIIIIIIIIIIITTTTTTTTTE ISSSSSS SOOOOOOOOO
SLOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWW
TOOOOOONIIIIIGHT!!!!!!!
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Variola on 18/08/2009 23:26:19
Dearest TNS techy people...well Daveshorts!


Do you think we could fix whatever is wrong in the biography bit on users profiles? There is lots of random things put in with it, I spent ages fiddling about with mine but I still can't get it to read properly.

I'll use the Beaver's as an example

 I have a PhD in psychology from Cambridge, a BSc in computer science from Brunel &amp; an MBA from the Open University. My speciality is addiction/dependence. I am interested in all aspects of science especially particle physics and cosmology. Although I don't understand the maths involved in relativity &amp; QM I understand the concepts &amp; enjoy discussing them from a philosophical point of view.<br />Oh, I'm also totally off my trolley!"

I think it might be to do with punctuation, with mine I found I got different bits and pieces up according to which punctuation I changed. It's not a major thing but it makes it difficult to read about other folk.  [:)]
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Chemistry4me on 19/08/2009 04:51:41
Are those your own eyes Variola?
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Variola on 19/08/2009 07:31:32
Are those your own eyes Variola?

Nope, but they are not far off. Mine are accompanied by specs. [:)]
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: DrChemistry on 20/08/2009 15:23:53
@Variola:  If you thought the last typo was FOG worthy, then check out this one:

White bread and the wonder of enzymes

"Take half a slice of bread and chew it and chew it and chew it! Even if the bread becomes disgusting, you should still keep chewing amd remember - don't swallow or you'll spoil the experiment!"

I do realize that typos may be of much smaller priority than Bug Fixes or other enhancements, but I thought I'd just point it out anyway.

Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Variola on 20/08/2009 17:09:34
You are really getting in the FOG mood aren't you DrC  [;D]

I'm still baffled as to why the biography on user profiles reads in a strange way.


Amd.....that's my sort of typo!!! One I would often be caught doing. Hence I get fogged into oblivion on here!
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: DrChemistry on 20/08/2009 19:48:06
I think I should give myself a surname. DrChemistryFOG. Sounds good to me [:)]

I checked what could cause the weird biography and I think it happens because of the following reason:

The Text Area allows you to make newlines, however when it is inserted into the database it only recognizes text (probably because of the settings of the table in the database. If that is the case changing TEXT to VARCHAR [talking from a MySQL point of view] might do the trick. I can check that once I find time to do it), and hence the breaklines are turned into the text version of that very tag. The profile page can only display text and not html tags, it therefore posts the message just directly from the database without recognizing the html code. The biography should be stripped for html tags and then replaced with tags that would work in that very system.

That could be the problem, although I fear it is not that simple. That is my best guess without having a look at the code. But I think we can leave that for the Admins [:)]
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Variola on 20/08/2009 20:18:58
Quote
he Text Area allows you to make newlines, however when it is inserted into the database it only recognizes text (probably because of the settings of the table in the database. If that is the case changing TEXT to VARCHAR [talking from a MySQL point of view] might do the trick. I can check that once I find time to do it), and hence the breaklines are turned into the text version of that very tag. The profile page can only display text and not html tags, it therefore posts the message just directly from the database without recognizing the html code. The biography should be stripped for html tags and then replaced with tags that would work in that very system.

Umm... was that English??  [;D]

I will take your word for it... I expect the tech support will sort it soon!
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: DrChemistry on 20/08/2009 20:24:57
I told you my English could be awkward sometimes [;)]

So do I. But by the way, just for reference, did this problem occur recently, or has it always been like that?
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Variola on 20/08/2009 21:42:12
Hmmmm I think it has always been like that... [???]
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Chemistry4me on 21/08/2009 05:27:55
I love the "Test Test Test<br /><br />Test Test<br /><br />Test !!!&lt;br \&gt;!!!!<br /><br />Test <br /><br /><br />Test test"

It says so much about you. [:)]
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Karen W. on 21/08/2009 06:22:17
Ok Dave...help The PM's are not working properly on and off kind of thing!
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: DrChemistry on 21/08/2009 09:27:56
I love the "Test Test Test<br /><br />Test Test<br /><br />Test !!!&lt;br \&gt;!!!!<br /><br />Test <br /><br /><br />Test test"

It says so much about you. [:)]

Forgot to remove it again after the test [:D]

P.s. I am not as interesting as the biography states [;)]
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Karen W. on 01/09/2009 09:48:12
Welcome..again??? Did you post in a different thread?
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: RD on 03/04/2010 21:02:31
Undeleteable post.

I tried to delete a post I made, but it was not deleted, instead I got this error message ...

Quote
Fatal error: Cannot redeclare undeletemessage() (previously declared in /home/vhost/typo.nakeddiscovery.com/html/forum/Sources/RemoveTopic.php:401) in /home/vhost/typo.nakeddiscovery.com/html/forum/Sources/RemoveTopic.php  on line 532

Update: 5th April,
 now when I try to delete the undeletable post I get the message below, (instead of the one above)...

 [ Invalid Attachment ]

  
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: daveshorts on 06/04/2010 14:03:45
Sorry my fault, I think it is fixed now
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: RD on 06/04/2010 21:46:38
Have just successfully deleted the previously undeleteable post, thanks Dave.
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: tommya300 on 02/06/2010 07:35:39
related to prior to login

 [ Invalid Attachment ]
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: daveshorts on 02/06/2010 08:29:24
Where exactly do you live? and who is your ISP? The images get destroyed after you look at them, so it could be something very strange about how your ISP is working.
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: neilep on 09/09/2010 05:54:25
As ususal..the site hates me.....

here is what I get many times a day...and then it fails to post !!


 [ Invalid Attachment ]




Only this site mind !!



Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: RD on 27/11/2010 09:01:40
"Fatal error" when attempting to report spam via "report to moderator" link in spam post.
This error message is displayed ...
 
Quote
Fatal error: Cannot redeclare class PHPMailer in /usr/share/php/libphp-phpmailer/class.phpmailer.php on line 35

http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?action=reporttm;topic=35425.0


UPDATE 7th December : "report to moderator" now working,
(although a delay of approximately 30 seconds occurs after report is submitted).


UPDATE 31st December "report to moderator" still involves a delay of approximately 30 seconds.

UPDATE 3rd February submitting a "report to moderator" still involves a delay of approximately 30 seconds.

UPDATE 20th April submitting a "report to moderator" still involves a delay of approximately 30 seconds.
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: RD on 20/04/2011 13:10:24
Apparently all/part-of “d i a g n o s i s” is now a blocked word …

http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=38876.msg353173#msg353173
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: neilep on 01/08/2011 11:10:10
As some people may know I have quite literally been driven to distraction because I receive this ALL THE TIME !!


 [ Invalid Attachment ]

and ONLY on this website !!.....I can't even post this post without having to leave it and try again after ten minutes !!.......it's either a router issue, a PC issue or a ISP issue and each one keeps blaming the other..

So......at great cost (and to show dedication)..I have decided to move ISP's where I will receive a new router and much higher speeds !...All in the name of TNS !

How's that for commitment ! ?


Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: imatfaal on 01/08/2011 11:56:20

How's that for commitment ! ?

I think there are many that think you should be committed are very committed
 [;D]

Joking aside - I get more delays on NSF than on any other site I use regularly - but none bad enough to prompt a no connection error message
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: neilep on 01/08/2011 12:48:15

How's that for commitment ! ?

I think there are many that think you should be committed are very committed
 [;D]

Joking aside - I get more delays on NSF than on any other site I use regularly - but none bad enough to prompt a no connection error message

hee hee !..thanks Chum !

That is interesting regarding the delays you experience...although not to my level of ubiquity (on this site)....... the fact that it is predominantly here I find fascinating !
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: neilep on 02/08/2011 14:23:59
Well, the order is placed !..I should achieve downloads of 35-40mb sec...which is nice ! :-) and uploads of 6.5mb sec...which is also nice !
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: neilep on 10/08/2011 13:44:23
Oh my !!..I am getting 40mb download speed !!

Although this is not an officical error log I just wanted to share !!  [;D] [;D] [;D]
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: neilep on 10/08/2011 20:44:57
Can I just say what an absolute delight it is to use the site and not be ' timed out' every other post!!

lol..please delete these non-errorfied posts !...in the mean time I will continue to smirk and be smug !! :-)
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: imatfaal on 11/08/2011 10:06:38
Can I just say what an absolute delight it is to use the site and not be ' timed out' every other post!!

lol..please delete these non-errorfied posts !...in the mean time I will continue to smirk and be smug !! :-)

No, we will leave them there as a reminder and a warning against hubris for you when your new connection gets slowly more and more bogged down.

 [B)]
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: neilep on 11/08/2011 11:49:48
Can I just say what an absolute delight it is to use the site and not be ' timed out' every other post!!

lol..please delete these non-errorfied posts !...in the mean time I will continue to smirk and be smug !! :-)

No, we will leave them there as a reminder and a warning against hubris for you when your new connection gets slowly more and more bogged down.

 [B)]

lol....download speet test today...only 37.7mb sec !..no impudence here !! (le smug....for now !)
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Geezer on 11/08/2011 21:05:50
Can I just say what an absolute delight it is to use the site and not be ' timed out' every other post!!

lol..please delete these non-errorfied posts !...in the mean time I will continue to smirk and be smug !! :-)

No, we will leave them there as a reminder and a warning against hubris for you when your new connection gets slowly more and more bogged down.

 [B)]

lol....download speet test today...only 37.7mb sec !..no impudence here !! (le smug....for now !)

'ere. Click on this link http://www.ginormousfiles2constipate_ewer_link.com/ and let us know how it goes.

(Chortle, chortle.)
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: neilep on 12/08/2011 13:10:16
Can I just say what an absolute delight it is to use the site and not be ' timed out' every other post!!

lol..please delete these non-errorfied posts !...in the mean time I will continue to smirk and be smug !! :-)

No, we will leave them there as a reminder and a warning against hubris for you when your new connection gets slowly more and more bogged down.

 [B)]

lol....download speet test today...only 37.7mb sec !..no impudence here !! (le smug....for now !)

'ere. Click on this link http://www.ginormousfiles2constipate_ewer_link.com/ and let us know how it goes.

(Chortle, chortle.)

Well I simply had to click it !..couldn't help myself...fortunately (le smug extreme) with my high download speed of 37.7MB per second the other end of that link was viewed within a gnats crotchet of a moment...which was nice !  [;)]
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Karen W. on 16/08/2011 08:39:30
Smirk and be smug.. you deserve some gloating smugness after all of the trouble you have had over the last few years!!! Glad and so happy to see you whizzing through the forum at quantum speeds!!! LOL...The "Quickie Sheepy" or shall I say the "Sheepy Quicky"....lol!! "Speedy Sheepy"....Ah Heck Have fun posting!
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: CliffordK on 17/11/2011 01:30:02
Is it possible to prohibit "newbies" from posting hyperlinks?

It is important to reference material and sources...  but, what about only allowing users to do so after say...  5 or 10 posts?

For the Newbies, also prohibit using words like http, https, com, www, dot, etc.

Of course, it could backfire and cause determined individuals to fill up the site with multiple posts of garbage  [xx(]  But, with any luck, it might discourage some of the spammers.
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: CliffordK on 30/11/2011 08:01:08
Now, that's odd.

Click on "My Posts" in white, under NAKED SCIENCE FORUM header and it takes you to a couple of pages of recent posts.

In black, there is a sub-header:
The Naked Science Forum - My Posts

Click on "My Posts" again in this second level (BLACK) header, and it takes you to "Recent Topics" instead of refreshing the "My Posts" page.

However, this is a chronological "Recent Topics" list, which is actually kind of a good format, perhaps easier to use than the "Recent Topics" arranged by category.
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: CliffordK on 02/12/2011 07:07:28
I found an excellent review article about AIDS and HIV that was "blocked" by TNS:

http://ezinearticles.com/?HIV-AIDS---Immunity,-Eradication-and-Its-Disappearing-Victims&id=3871400

I'm not sure how it got on the list....  should the site be blocked?
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: CliffordK on 07/12/2011 08:56:59
For some reason, today I am having a lot of problems opening the page:

http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/

Which in many cases is the main shortcut to the forum.  It is in the hyperlinks on the left side of the page.
I see a perpetual busy symbol, with nothing happening.  It doesn't refresh, but doesn't see to time-out either.

However...

I can open most other pages just fine, as well as:

http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php

Which takes me to where the above link should take me. 
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: yor_on on 14/12/2011 03:08:21
Same here tonight, couldn't reach TNS for? 15 minutes or more..
And it seems to happen a lot. Other websites was no problem though.
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Geezer on 14/12/2011 07:08:11
Yes, I'm seeing the same thing. It was working very well for a while, but it seems to have deteriorated a bit in the last month or so.
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: neilep on 14/12/2011 18:49:34
Yep ditto the above !!


Although with my new ultra high speed connection (Have I ever mentioned that ?  [;D])...I no longer have all the issues that I did once before !
Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: neilep on 15/12/2011 05:36:03
From 04:45am to 05:34am I could not log in and received these bountiful messages !


 [ Invalid Attachment ]

 [ Invalid Attachment ]

 [ Invalid Attachment ]

 [ Invalid Attachment ]


WHY ?

Title: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Geezer on 15/12/2011 07:47:32
I could not get to TNS around the same time.
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: yor_on on 18/12/2011 12:41:55
Maybe it was this then, the upcoming hardware failure that crashed out tries to connect? Or is it something totally unrelated, as in the software?

But it's been so for several months although lately it was worse. I first thought it had to do with TNS going through itself, cleaning up so to speak, but I don't know?
==

BTW: Dave, really well done, restoring the last two weeks or so. Losing one day won't kill us.
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Don_1 on 07/03/2012 10:45:15
There still seems to be some problems posting on the forum.

I have posted this logged in through IE.

Smiley faces don't seem to work and posting a picture from my own files can only be done by using alt+s on the keyboard. This results in the post being submited, rather than the picture being added to the post. If I then go to 'Modify post', I can only post modifications before the picture, not after.

Take this shot of my recent adventure into the skies:

EDIT
Strewth! Now I can't even see that! What's more this edit will doubless come before where the pic should have been.

So now, I will try the same post, this time logged in through Firefox.


EDIT AGAIN
Ah! The picture just appeared, but I can still only get that small pic shown off the attachment, not the picture in the body of the post.

OK, here goes again, this time with Firefox.
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Don_1 on 07/03/2012 11:09:20
Right, here I am again, this time using Firefox.

First off, is it me or the forum running very slow? I am having no problems loading pages on other sites, but TNS is very slow.

OK, so back to the original problem.

I'll just cut and paste the text of my previous post and try the smilies and picture attachment in the normal way.



There still seems to be some problems posting on the forum.

I have posted this logged in through IE Firefox.

Smiley faces don't seem to work and posting a picture from my own files can only be done by using alt+s on the keyboard. This results in the post being submited, rather than the picture being added to the post. If I then go to 'Modify post', I can only post modifications before the picture, not after.

Take this shot of my recent adventure into the skies:

 [ Invalid Attachment ]

EDIT

Again, I could only upload the picture by using shift+alt+s on the keyboard, which submitted the post, not, as used to be the case, insert the picture at the designated position. All I see is the attachment at the bottom of the post, and this edit will come before that.

Now for a smiley picked from the forum's own listed smilies:  >:(

Somehow I get the feeling that only the code >:( (I just typed that in) will appear. Lets see.....
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: imatfaal on 07/03/2012 13:47:20
Sorry Don we are working it.   

There are work arounds, but they are fairly tedious [ 8D]  - I thought square brackets, but obviously not

 [ Invalid Attachment ]
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Don_1 on 07/03/2012 14:28:07

 - modify the post and insert into message is now available[/attachment]


Yep, that worked.

Thanks for the info.
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: RD on 07/03/2012 20:30:12
[ 8D]  - I thought square brackets, but obviously not

If you remove the space between  [ and 8 ... [8D]

Take this shot of my recent adventure into the skies

I though my computer screen had a mark on it, but it's on your photo Don.
Cleaned version below ...

 [ Invalid Attachment ]
 
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: imatfaal on 08/03/2012 09:42:28
Nice protip there.  [;D] - hopefully I got it this time.

Were you flying or just along for the ride Don?
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Geezer on 09/03/2012 00:49:51
Still, I don't really understand why we have smileys that still don't friggin work that appear to be dysfunctional  :)
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: RD on 09/03/2012 02:06:36
Still, I don't really understand why we have smileys that still don't friggin work that appear to be dysfunctional  :)

The square brackets do prevent accidentally creating an emoticon, e.g.

without the brackets " (score 8) " could appear as  " (score [8)] ".
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Don_1 on 09/03/2012 12:42:05
Nice protip there.  [;D] - hopefully I got it this time.

Were you flying or just along for the ride Don?

I was indeed at the wheel, or joystick I should say. Hmmm, the term 'joystick' has some rather suggestive connotations, perhaps I should just say, I was flying the plane.
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: RD on 24/03/2014 20:35:32
"Preview post" isn't working the last few days : it gets stuck ...

e.g. whilst logged in , go to the advanced post editor here ...
http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?board=3;action=post2
then click on "preview" ...

"Fetching preview..." is displayed , but the actual preview never arrives,
( i.e. it gets stuck on "Fetching preview..." ).

Maybe this fault is specific to me ?

[ BTW whilst on the advanced post editor page the characters "array()" appear in the top left corner of the screen,
and  if the browser is refreshed on that page, the screen monetarily goes white,  it didn't used to do that ] 
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: RD on 12/05/2014 09:58:12
Since the recent make-over,

when one adds a new post one is taken back to the top of the page, not to ones newly-added post.

The previous (convoluted) way of linking to other posts in the forum will now not work.
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: RD on 26/06/2014 07:54:36
Problem mentioned in my previous post (#400) still not fixed : there is no way to link to a specific post in this forum.

Also the "may contain nuts" disclaimer at the bottom of the screen ...
Quote
"Information presented on this website is the opinion of the individual contributors and does not reflect the general views of the administrators, editors, moderators, sponsors, Cambridge University or the public at large."
is not fully visible , and apparently is creating an unnecessarily wide screen ... 

 [ Invalid Attachment ]
 [ Invalid Attachment ]
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: CliffordK on 26/06/2014 21:47:42
I think there was a big push to get the update out a couple of months ago.  There were quite a few pre-release bugs that were fixed, but apparently the development mostly stopped once it was released.

I don't think anybody mentioned the disclaimer.  I'll add that to the list of things to look at.  Links jumping to odd places were mentioned earlier.

Overall, a lot of things were fixed.  We got the Greek back.  We got the emoticons fixed.  And, the new pages blend well with the website.
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: RD on 27/11/2014 01:28:57
...The previous (convoluted) way of linking to other posts in the forum will now not work.

Over six months since the above post , the problem described still not fixed :(
 it is not possible to link to a specific post in the forum ,  the link which should do that takes you to the top of the page that post is on , but not to the specific post.

e.g. here is a link to a post I made half-an-hour ago ,,,
http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=52894.msg445358#msg445358

If you click on it you are just taken to the top of the page it is on , whereas the post is on the bottom, (Reply#35 in that thread ).
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Khalil on 05/02/2015 14:20:27
In the "about us" section, when you click on a team member their specials, written news and QotW items appear, but not items that were part of the main show.
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Ophiolite on 03/03/2015 08:26:49
A convention used on many forums to make it clear to whom one is replying is to use the "at" symbol in front of their user name. However, when I attempted to do so here I discovered it was a blacklisted 'word'. Why?

I presume it is to exclude email addresses from posts, but there must be a better way to do that. No?
Title: Suddenly, apostrophes are blacklisted!
Post by: Scottish Scientist on 09/04/2015 14:57:55
I keep getting this message when trying to post.

The following error or errors occurred while posting this message:
Error - you have used a blacklisted term

Suddenly, apostrophes are not allowed?

Seems too silly to be a new policy so must be some kind of bug in the system I guess.
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: chris on 10/04/2015 11:37:15
I keep getting this message when trying to post.

The following error or errors occurred while posting this message:
Error - you have used a blacklisted term

Suddenly, apostrophes are not allowed?

Seems too silly to be a new policy so must be some kind of bug in the system I guess.

Sorry - in my efforts to block a ddos attack from Korea I accidentally included characters that double up as apostrophes!

All fixed now!
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Radium on 20/07/2015 20:28:47
As RD said before, the disclaimer on the bottom of the pages isn't fully visible. It also stretches out the screen, just like RD said.

The body of the forum is wider than the header of the forum. Can you fix that too? Thank you.
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: RD on 17/10/2015 14:20:19
Re: The recent introduction of embedded YouTubes in posts.

Embedded YouTubes are not visible unless one signs-in to TNS :
There is just a blank white space where the embedded YouTube should be,

e.g.  http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=60728.msg [Reply #2]*

If for some reason that must be the case,  the YouTube URL should be shown instead of the blank space, otherwise readers who have not signed-in have no idea the post includes a link to a YouTube.


[ * I'd have given a link to the specific post, rather than have to give the Reply #number , but linking to a specific post has not been possible for over a year ].
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Peter Dow on 18/11/2016 22:28:01
When I logged in, the forum lost all the formating it normally has - just the bare bones text is visible. The forum is almost unusable unless you know what you are doing in this sorry state.

Looks like the .css file is unreadable when logged in.
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Tinker-Bell on 11/12/2016 18:31:02
Howdy All,  :D

With the "Modify Profile" Option in the Member's Profile 'control panel' it isn't working properly. When I make the changes I want and then click on "Save Settings" the next page says: "The website cannot display the page" and I do not believe my changes took.

That was the only problem I had setting-up my Profile.

Namaste!  :D

Ribbit  :)
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: timey on 18/02/2017 00:22:22
Bit bored, so I thought, in the absence of conversation, to put my bug reporting skills to use for your new website.
(I am using Iphone4s, Safari.)

1:  The 'view the most recent posts on forum' page, next to 'stats', is not registering all posts.  It has been the case since you first switched over.

2:  When pressing 'go back to previous page' function (phones operating system) the site throws back in time occasionally, where the thread one is looking at has the views and posts only up till a time, or even a date that is in the past.

3: Since you put the adds on again, I am getting 'problem with page' message that initiates an automatic reload, where the reload also seems that it can sometimes result in problem 2.

4:  When opening a 'new topic' and posting new topic, I get a white screen.  I have to 'go back', (phone function) and use 'home' function to get back to the relevant topic's board and click on thread to see the 'new topic' I have posted.

5:  When making a post on an already opened thread, if I lose phone connection, (I'm reduced to hotspotting my sons phone), when reconnected and I refresh page, it has taken me to 'start a new topic' page.  Fortunately this is just a case of pressing 'back button' (phone function), and as long as this doesn't result in problem 2, one finds that one's post is still there to be posted.

6: Very occasionally, when posting to an already existing thread, 'error' message appears and one's post doesn't post, and then the post button is disabled.
The only way out is to go 'home', back to topic board, click on thread and start again.  (Remembering to copy and paste before you do this is a good move...sigh)

7: While making 'this' post, the page has had 'problem with page' and automatically reloaded 4 times.  This problem has only started with the recent addition of the adverts.

If I notice anything else, I'll be back.
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: timey on 18/02/2017 15:45:11
I'm back:

Problem:

8:  When posting to a thread there is a problem with font sizing.  The site automatically resizes the font that is copy and pasted into the posting window, but sometimes it only resizes part of the post, leaving differing font sizes on the posted post.
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: chris on 12/03/2017 10:20:08
Thank you very much, Timey, for these helpful points and observations.

I'm working on all of these bugs. I'm aiming to have a completed, better behaved, version of the forum ready to go very soon. What I don't want to do it release it prematurely before it's working properly and then mess people about.

BW

chris
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: timey on 14/03/2017 16:03:18
No problem Chris.  In addition to the report:
Since you have functioned the home page button to arrive at podcast picture, the 'recent topics' page has become dis-functional.  I have noticed that it is intermittently neglecting to refresh one of my threads 'Is there a discrepancy with the equivalence principle?', New Theories, to the recent topics page when a new post is posted.
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: tkadm30 on 20/03/2017 20:33:14
4:  When opening a 'new topic' and posting new topic, I get a white screen.  I have to 'go back', (phone function) and use 'home' function to get back to the relevant topic's board and click on thread to see the 'new topic' I have posted.

I have noticed this problem too!
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: tkadm30 on 26/03/2017 11:19:05
Sometimes when I sign in, the server returns a hard "Forbidden error" (403) message...
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Colin2B on 26/03/2017 12:23:40
Sometimes when I sign in, the server returns a hard "Forbidden error" (403) message...
Has that happened today?
It should have been fixed by latest upgrade, let us know if it happens again
Thanks
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Colin2B on 27/03/2017 08:33:42
Chris has put huge effort into restructuring the site which should cure the problems we've been seeing.
Please let us know if you see any issues.
Big thanks to Chris
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: timey on 27/03/2017 19:08:50
Chris has put huge effort into restructuring the site which should cure the problems we've been seeing.
Please let us know if you see any issues.
Big thanks to Chris

Can't post without quoting a post at mo...quick posts isn't functioning.
A thread of mine named 'an alternative perspective on space expansion...?' on New Theories has disappeared completely, and it's not possible to post a New Topic at mo...

I liked the layout and colours of the intermediary site better btw.  It was nice to see who and how many people were viewing a particular thread.
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: chris on 27/03/2017 20:00:16

Can't post without quoting a post at mo...quick posts isn't functioning.
A thread of mine named 'an alternative perspective on space expansion...?' on New Theories has disappeared completely, and it's not possible to post a New Topic at mo...

I liked the layout and colours of the intermediary site better btw.  It was nice to see who and how many people were viewing a particular thread.

Thanks for the feedback; the layout is actually the same as the previous formatting, only the colours and text sizes have changed.

Regarding not being able to post, I'm going to need a bit more information on that; what exactly is the error? What situation? I'm not seeing that problem myself, and no one else has reported that.

Have you tried logging out and then logging back in to refresh the session?

Changes have been happening throughout the day and you might have a cached mixture of old code running.
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: jeffreyH on 27/03/2017 20:36:18
The actions dropdown is disappearing at the bottom of the post.
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: chris on 27/03/2017 20:38:04
The actions dropdown is disappearing at the bottom of the post.

I spotted that - it's because I've got those massive twitter and FB icons in there; I'll try to find some smaller ones...
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: chris on 27/03/2017 20:38:50
The actions dropdown is disappearing at the bottom of the post.

PS - you can scroll down the list with the cursor keys, for example, to get to the bottom options.
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: jeffreyH on 27/03/2017 21:21:54
Where are the cursor keys on a windoze touch screen phone!?
 :o
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: tkadm30 on 27/03/2017 22:28:32
Sometimes when I sign in, the server returns a hard "Forbidden error" (403) message...
Has that happened today?
It should have been fixed by latest upgrade, let us know if it happens again
Thanks

Yup. This issue is still bugging me randomly. I suspect this may be a Apache bug...

Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: tkadm30 on 02/04/2017 09:52:19
The mail server doesnt seem to send mails anymore...
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: chris on 02/04/2017 10:11:57
It needs tweaking; a spammer deluged us earlier this week so I had to shut it off...
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: yor_on on 04/04/2017 12:16:37
Why is there a policy change about who can follow the links given in a discussion?
seems to me as a short sighted idea, increasing the number of participants short time, while limiting the reading pleasure for people just wanting to browse the site? Meaning that I don't expect new readers to subscribe by locking the links we give.
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: chris on 05/04/2017 23:36:23
Why is there a policy change about who can follow the links given in a discussion?
seems to me as a short sighted idea, increasing the number of participants short time, while limiting the reading pleasure for people just wanting to browse the site? Meaning that I don't expect new readers to subscribe by locking the links we give.

You raise a good point.

However, I thought it was worth auditing whether this would translate into more users; if it does, this benefits the community as a whole. If it doesn't, then we'll discontinue it.
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: chris on 05/04/2017 23:37:09
Sometimes when I sign in, the server returns a hard "Forbidden error" (403) message...
Has that happened today?
It should have been fixed by latest upgrade, let us know if it happens again
Thanks

Yup. This issue is still bugging me randomly. I suspect this may be a Apache bug...

403 bug now fixed...
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: yor_on on 06/04/2017 13:34:21
I think there are two issues to the idea Chris, and to this site. One is the entertainment value for the casual reader, I'm guessing there are a lot of people that, by several reasons, just might browse us without becoming a member. That should work for advertising reasons, assuming a revenue of sorts for the TNS.

The other type of people are those that may feel that they have something to say, or just want to argue for fun, or correct something.  In this later case I don't expect locking a link will give them a stronger impetus to join, rather the opposite.
=

spelling and syntax
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Bored chemist on 06/04/2017 21:18:30
It seems to be putting up a lot of little blue boxes that tell me "so and so has replied to your post"- which is true- but the replies are ancient.
After a while they go away again; as if it's noticed...
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: chris on 06/04/2017 22:38:12
It seems to be putting up a lot of little blue boxes that tell me "so and so has replied to your post"- which is true- but the replies are ancient.
After a while they go away again; as if it's noticed...

Yes, apologies - it's slowly catching up with itself... if nothing else, it does mean that I'm revisiting some old posts I'd forgotten about!
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: RD on 07/04/2017 01:41:01
Dunno if this is a feature or a bug, but quoted posts don't appear if you're not logged in ...


* Left - Not logged in , Right - Logged in (75kb).png (73.84 kB . 1039x622 - viewed 4059 times)

[Attached example is ... https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=70072.msg511171#msg511171 (https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=70072.msg511171#msg511171) ]
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: yor_on on 07/04/2017 14:34:30
My view is that the causal reader most often will get frustrated, and look for something more straightforward. when it comes to the others? I'm not sure, but looking at myself I probably would look for something else.
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: chris on 14/04/2017 11:47:53
Dunno if this is a feature or a bug, but quoted posts don't appear if you're not logged in ...


* Left - Not logged in , Right - Logged in (75kb).png (73.84 kB . 1039x622 - viewed 4059 times)

[Attached example is ... https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=70072.msg511171#msg511171 (https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=70072.msg511171#msg511171) ]

RD - I looked at your message and was able to insert the images you had attached without incident.

How did you attempt to do it? The system has been updated, so maybe the technique you used wasn't quite correct. If you tell me what you did I can either look for the bug (if it exists) or put you on the right path.

Chris
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: tkadm30 on 18/04/2017 09:46:35
I got a "Database error" attempting to view the tags cloud...

Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: timey on 25/04/2017 01:40:26
When posting a couple of wiki links with text written in between them, when I'm logged in I can see the 3 paragraphs of my text between the wiki links, but when I'm logged out I can't, which renders the post as unintelligible.
I've deleted the second wiki link to rectify this anomaly, but it is your 'you have to be registered to see links' that would seem to be also obscuring the view of the text written between in addition to the links.
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Colin2B on 25/04/2017 08:22:58

When posting a couple of wiki links with text written in between them, when I'm logged in I can see the 3 paragraphs of my text between the wiki links, but when I'm logged out I can't, which renders the post as unintelligible.
I've deleted the second wiki link to rectify this anomaly, but it is your 'you have to be registered to see links' that would seem to be also obscuring the view of the text written between in addition to the links.

Test post


Test text Test text Test text Test text Test text
Test text Test text Test text Test text Test text
https://www.handengravers.co.uk/hand-engraving
Test text Test text Test text Test text Test text
Test text Test text Test text Test text Test text


Test post


Test text Test text Test text Test text Test text
Test text Test text Test text Test text Test text
 https://www.londonguildofweavers.org.uk/ (https://www.londonguildofweavers.org.uk/)
Test text Test text Test text Test text Test text
Test text Test text Test text Test text Test text


Test post


Test text Test text Test text Test text Test text
Test text Test text Test text Test text Test text
Test text Test text Test text Test text Test text
Test text Test text Test text Test text Test text










Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: chris on 25/04/2017 08:29:35
I think I know what is happening; because there are multiple links in the piece - I am guessing - then the algorithm that finds and replaces the links is truncating between the two bits of linked text; I need to make it greedier! I'll work on that; thanks for the feedback.
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: tkadm30 on 10/06/2017 11:55:36
I noticed that the forum is continuously transferring data from external websites I don't visit. This happens when adblockplus is disabled in Firefox. Any ideas what's going on?

Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: chris on 10/06/2017 21:57:14
I noticed that the forum is continuously transferring data from external websites I don't visit. This happens when adblockplus is disabled in Firefox. Any ideas what's going on?

There are some CDN (content delivery network) references, which supply bulk thinks like jquery and fontawesome; there are also ads which are imported in real time from ad networks, including google. These are the external requests that you might have seen. They are harmless and pulling data into the page rather than sending your data to anywhere else.
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: yor_on on 04/09/2017 15:35:06
It's about revenues right? And connecting everything someone write to everything else. What it makes for is the slowest site I visit on the net. If you really want people coming here it at least should update fast, and I don't **** care about doing internet on a phone. A pretty stupid idea in my view fitting only those that feel that constant need to be 'connected' and overachieve.

As I see it, this site is getting slower and slower, and more and more incomprehensible for the casual viewer.
=

also

Chris, you, or whatever defines the role here, should define the new direction of TNS. And if you believe yourself, aka TNS, to have the competence also the credentials of your chosen ones. In that way you will become a conservative force for the good of 'everyone' curious, depending on credentials. I think us old posters should have the benefit of understanding your 'new vision' of TNS future. Because this site is not what I signed up to, once.
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: RD on 05/09/2017 13:22:58

Apparently I am not alone in being unable to insert an uploaded image into a post ...
 
... You can insert the images into your posts (rather than just attaching them) if you click on the "insert attachment"; then the picture is displayed in all its glory in your post. I've edited the ones above to do this for you.

For me "insert images into posts" has never worked in the new forum.
I can upload an image, so it's attached to a post, but clicking on "Insert Attachment" does nothing.
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: chris on 05/09/2017 15:42:12

Apparently I am not alone in being unable to insert an uploaded image into a post ...
 
... You can insert the images into your posts (rather than just attaching them) if you click on the "insert attachment"; then the picture is displayed in all its glory in your post. I've edited the ones above to do this for you.

For me "insert images into posts" has never worked in the new forum.
I can upload an image, so it's attached to a post, but clicking on "Insert Attachment" does nothing.

Hi @RD

Thanks for raising this. I don't think there is a bug, I think it's just not as obvious as it could be. Sorry for that.

Please try this:

1) Create a new post

2) Click the "+attachments" button below the posting box

3) Click to choose a file and select a suitable e.g. image file

4) Click within the posting box or type in some text

5) Click "Insert attachment" - You should see "attachment=0" appear within [ ] in your post in the cursor location.

6) Click POST and it should save with the images in line.

Please try that and let me know if it works. I just tested it with a dummy junior account and it worked okay...
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: chris on 05/09/2017 15:44:19
A convention used on many forums to make it clear to whom one is replying is to use the "at" symbol in front of their user name. However, when I attempted to do so here I discovered it was a blacklisted 'word'. Why?

I presume it is to exclude email addresses from posts, but there must be a better way to do that. No?

In your honour, @Ophiolite - this has been implemented!
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: chris on 05/09/2017 15:55:32
Hi @yor_on

It's about revenues right? And connecting everything someone write to everything else. What it makes for is the slowest site I visit on the net. If you really want people coming here it at least should update fast, and I don't **** care about doing internet on a phone. A pretty stupid idea in my view fitting only those that feel that constant need to be 'connected' and overachieve.

As I see it, this site is getting slower and slower, and more and more incomprehensible for the casual viewer.
=

also

Chris, you, or whatever defines the role here, should define the new direction of TNS. And if you believe yourself, aka TNS, to have the competence also the credentials of your chosen ones. In that way you will become a conservative force for the good of 'everyone' curious, depending on credentials. I think us old posters should have the benefit of understanding your 'new vision' of TNS future. Because this site is not what I signed up to, once.

Thanks for your feedback.

I must admit that I don't really understand what you are asking of me or what you are trying to say, but perhaps a good way to go forward would be for you to explain to me what you feel has changed when you say "Because this site is not what I signed up to, once." Then we can discuss.

Thanks

Chris
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: RD on 05/09/2017 19:23:53
... 5) Click "Insert attachment" - You should see "attachment=0" appear within [ ] in your post in the cursor location ...

Clicking on "Insert Attachment 0" does nothing for me ....

==================================================================
(https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=116.0;attach=23889;image)
==================================================================

Maybe it's a browser-specific problem, I'm using an unusual browser : SRWare Iron (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SRWare_Iron) on Windows.

[ I've cheated to insert the (animated) image in this post by using the URL of the attachment ]
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: chris on 05/09/2017 21:05:08
That's weird; can you try another browser to see if the problem replicates?

Also, I've not tried highlighting text and then attempting an insert - did you try just to click within the post box and then insert?

Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: RD on 06/09/2017 09:00:33
That's weird; can you try another browser to see if the problem replicates?
I've blown the dust off of Internet Explorer (9), no add-ons : no joy.
Firefox ESR 31, (in "safe mode" = no add-ons), the same problem persists.

The cursor in the post-box stops flashing (it disappears) when I click on either ...
"(Insert Attachment 0)"  or on "(Insert Attachment 1)"
So that they have been clicked-on is being recognized, but no image is being inserted.
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: chris on 06/09/2017 13:37:29
Thanks @RD I'll investigate a bit more; there may be some bizarre permissions issue at play here.
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Amelia on 06/09/2017 13:45:42
Test from Amelia's account
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Amelia on 06/09/2017 13:47:39
Test in Chrome of image insertion
 [ Invalid Attachment ]
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Amelia on 06/09/2017 13:50:28
Test from IE9
 [ Invalid Attachment ]
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Amelia on 06/09/2017 13:56:04
Test from Firefox
 [ Invalid Attachment ]
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: chris on 06/09/2017 13:59:40
Hi @RD as you'll have seen above, I'm struggling to reproduce what you are seeing. I've just used a random computer in the office, logged in as Amelia, who has new-user account, and posted the image from chrome, firefox and IE9.

Everything looks hunky dory, and the formatting etc were also all correct.

Are you blocking javascript? It executes a bit of javascript to do the modification of the post box to insert the image...
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: RD on 06/09/2017 17:22:53
Are you blocking javascript? It executes a bit of javascript to do the modification of the post box to insert the image...

The Iron, FireFox & Internet Explorer browsers were all run without any add-ons, aka extensions, (those can block javascript).
For completeness I just tried to repeat the exercise in Linux : FireFox 45, addons disabled,  still no joy.

Hang on, this could be it :
when I click on "(Insert Attachment 0)" it causes the tickbox for the attachment to toggle: checked/unchecked/etc. 
That shouldn't happen. 
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: chris on 07/09/2017 08:06:43
I remain confused and perplexed by this; this is what it should look like when you make a new post / reply, click "+ Attachments and other options":

 [ Invalid Attachment ]

Once you have chosen the filename you should then be able to click "(Insert Attachment 0)" underneath the "choose File" button and it should go in.

Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: RD on 07/09/2017 09:41:01
...Once you have chosen the filename you should then be able to click "(Insert Attachment 0)" underneath the "choose File" button and it should go in.
For me, on Windows, clicking on "(Insert Attachment 0)" causes the attachment tickbox to lose its drop-shadow, as if it was being pressed ...
(https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=116.0;attach=23909;image)
but does nothing else: the attached image is not inserted.

For me, on Linux, clicking on "(Insert Attachment 0)" causes the attachment tickbox to toggle: checked / unchecked / checked / etc ....

(https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=116.0;attach=23911;image)


[ If it's just me who has this problem it's not worth bothering about ].
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: chris on 07/09/2017 10:03:20
But if you look at my screenshot you'll see that there is no "uncheck the item you want to remove" message.

Have you tried inserting the item from scratch when you first post the message?

Try this:

1) Click "reply" (the blue button at the thread bottom).

2) Type "hello Chris" in the post box

3) Click "+ Attachments and other options" (below the post box)

4) Click on the browse filename box and select the filename for the image from your computer.

5) Click the "(Insert Attachment 0)" green wording directly below the Choose file box you just clicked.

Hit POST (bottom right).

I'll be very interested to see what that does...
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: RD on 07/09/2017 12:24:00
Have you tried inserting the item from scratch when you first post the message? 

Insert attachment doesn't work for me from scratch either. 

5) Click the "(Insert Attachment 0)" green wording directly below the Choose file box you just clicked.

Nothing new appears in the post box when I click on "(Insert Attachment 0)", see ... 

(https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=116.0;attach=23913;image)
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: chris on 07/09/2017 12:54:54
Thanks for trying; I am completely at a loss to explain that behaviour; you saw that I used a newly-registered account to post in 3 different browsers yesterday, without incident...

Sorry!

I'm snowed under this week, but when I get a second later I'll have a more in-depth fiddle. I am wondering if there are some local settings on your machine or account that are blocking something...
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: chris on 07/09/2017 12:59:13
One thought - you've not got some really ancient historical cache running have you? Like some ancient js cached away from the old version of the site?

If you run the browser incognito mode, with a clear history, does it still play up?
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: RD on 07/09/2017 13:43:35
One thought - you've not got some really ancient historical cache running have you? Like some ancient js cached away from the old version of the site?
The three* browsers I've tried are all set to clear-the-cache when the browser is closed. 

Apart from not being able to insert images, I've not encountered any other problems when composing a post.
 Maybe you have privileges in the forum which mean you can't reproduce the problem:
e.g. some measure designed to stop spammers is inadvertently restricting the functionality for Jo[e] Public, but not for the webmaster. 

[ * four if you count FireFox-on-Windows & FireFox-on-Linux as different ]
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: chris on 07/09/2017 14:17:20
Maybe you have privileges in the forum which mean you can't reproduce the problem

That's a good thought, but that is the reason why I logged in as Amelia, with a newbie account, to check, and couldn't replicate the problem.

It's a really simple bit of javascript that just inserts attachment=0 into the post! I am surprised that it plays up so badly...
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: RD-2 on 07/09/2017 15:13:06
This is me, RD, using a new account RD-2, to see if the insert-images problem is specific to my RD account ...


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Hallelujah !
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: chris on 08/09/2017 09:03:41
Okay! It must be a settings-specific problem that is a legacy of the old system. There is a way to solve this, but it would involve resetting everyone's accounts to defaults. The "defaults" "should" be the same for everyone anyway... I will try it over the weekend.

Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: RD on 08/09/2017 14:16:33
... There is a way to solve this, but it would involve resetting everyone's accounts to defaults ...
Don't risk disrupting everyone's accounts if it's just me being affected.
I can just use the new RD-2 account, that's the easiest & least-risky option.
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: yor_on on 08/09/2017 21:40:18
Well Chris, I might have been over reacting there, but I got awfully frustrated by not being able to post a new question due to the disappearance of the 'logo'. Don't know what changes you made there but I definable prefer a simple text button or similar, telling me 'create question', instead of some logotype telling me nothing. And I do find a problem with this site updating very slowly as I go back to the questions others made, sometimes extremely slow. And it is specific to TNS, don't have those problems with any other site.

Anyway, I started to wonder if the missing 'link' to 'post a question' now meant that we had to make them through some moderator, which indeed made me blow my top, as zztop express it. And for that I'm sorry, not as much as you would like probably, but that's life, isn't it :)

What really pi**es me of is all those functions I need to allow to get this site to work. Using Noscript (Firefox) I think it should be enough with me allowing TNS. The old one didn't need any of it to work. Then again, possibly it failed in some other areas, but none that I noticed. And it was fast Chris, this is no longer a fast site.

And yes, no 'global possibility' to turn of smileys, changing the layout of all I've written before. Small things maybe but irritating just the same.
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: chris on 08/09/2017 22:27:13
... There is a way to solve this, but it would involve resetting everyone's accounts to defaults ...
Don't risk disrupting everyone's accounts if it's just me being affected.
I can just use the new RD-2 account, that's the easiest & least-risky option.

Might not be just you... thanks for taking the trouble to explore this and try to fathom it out. I will see if there is a simple reset.

If it buggers things up I can restore from the DB without losing anything as long as I do a DB dump immediately before the tweak...
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: chris on 08/09/2017 22:29:26
Well Chris, I might have been over reacting there, but I got awfully frustrated by not being able to post a new question due to the disappearance of the 'logo'. Don't know what changes you made there but I definable prefer a simple text button or similar, telling me 'create question', instead of some logotype telling me nothing. And I do find a problem with this site updating very slowly as I go back to the questions others made, sometimes extremely slow. And it is specific to TNS, don't have those problems with any other site.

Anyway, I started to wonder if the missing 'link' to 'post a question' now meant that we had to make them through some moderator, which indeed made me blow my top, as zztop express it. And for that I'm sorry, not as much as you would like probably, but that's life, isn't it :)

What really pi**es me of is all those functions I need to allow to get this site to work. Using Noscript (Firefox) I think it should be enough with me allowing TNS. The old one didn't need any of it to work. Then again, possibly it failed in some other areas, but none that I noticed. And it was fast Chris, this is no longer a fast site.

And yes, no 'global possibility' to turn of smileys, changing the layout of all I've written before. Small things maybe but irritating just the same.

Thanks for writing back. Actually, this formatting and site is, on average, a lot faster than the earlier edition, and it doesn't go through page-realignments and clunky render-blocking formatting before it displays material. So, actually, it should be a better user experience than the old one.

I wonder if it's that it takes a little while to get used to something new, and we were all well-used to the old layout?

PS - I'll see if I can put in, specially for you, a New Topic button at the screen top that will then ask for which board you want to post into... that should make it even easier.
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: yor_on on 09/09/2017 00:51:27
Sorry Chris, sometimes I write a lot, and I do not ignore people, you're definitely one of the good guys in my book. But those days I'm working eleven hours or more a day, at a average, so the few times I write is when I manage, one way or another :)

This week I took of just to get some time to fix personal stuff, and that's also why I found the time to nag :)

I'm not joking about the time it takes to load a page though, and I've changed provider finding the same thing to be. You might want to blame it on my version of Firefox, but I don't expect that to be the truth.
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: RD-2 on 09/09/2017 07:20:17
I'm not joking about the time it takes to load a page though, and I've changed provider finding the same thing to be. You might want to blame it on my version of Firefox, but I don't expect that to be the truth.

Without Ad-Blocking, viewing TNS is much slower than other forums I use.
Some of those forums have adverts, but those Ads don't have animation or video, which uses lots of CPU & bandwidth.
Here's a TNS page in FireFox without addons, (so no adblocking), basically stuck at ~55% CPU ...


* animated adverts means high CPU.gif (306.13 kB . 800x575 - viewed 4544 times)

Constantly using ~55% CPU makes navigating the site very sluggish.
For me viewing a TNS page with adverts blocked, CPU usage is <5%, once the page has loaded.
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: chris on 09/09/2017 09:00:34
I'm not joking about the time it takes to load a page though, and I've changed provider finding the same thing to be. You might want to blame it on my version of Firefox, but I don't expect that to be the truth.

Without Ad-Blocking, viewing TNS is much slower than other forums I use.
Some of those forums have adverts, but those Ads don't have animation or video, which uses lots of CPU & bandwidth.
Here's a TNS page in FireFox without addons, (so no adblocking), basically stuck at ~55% CPU ...


* animated adverts means high CPU.gif (306.13 kB . 800x575 - viewed 4544 times)

Constantly using ~55% CPU makes navigating the site very sluggish.
For me viewing a TNS page with adverts blocked, CPU usage is <5%, once the page has loaded.

Thanks, @RD-2 - I must admit that I've not noticed a problem on my machine (I do my testing on an ancient laptop, although I mainly use chrome), and my net connection here is not the fastest. I suppose it might reflect the kinds of ads that you are being shown... if I've not been receiving a heap of videos then I might not have experienced the slow down to which you've been subjected. I'll keep an eye on it. I'm doing tweaks all the time, so I'll make sure we prioritise keeping things as slick as possible.

PS - I've got a way to merge accounts, so I can try to transfer all of the posts and rep from RD to RD-2 for you, and then rename RD-2 to RD, in case there are some other legacies of having an old account, if you like?
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: RD-2 on 09/09/2017 10:42:07
... I must admit that I've not noticed a problem on my machine (I do my testing on an ancient laptop, although I mainly use chrome) ...
I suppose it might reflect the kinds of ads that you are being shown...

It's not a browser specific problem : here's the same high-CPU on Iron browser, (aka chromium),


* High CPU in Iron browser (aka chromium) no AdBlocker.gif (619.54 kB . 643x532 - viewed 4283 times)
(The graphs are ~100 seconds wide).

Without Ad-Blocking, navigating to a different* TNS page is like playing Russian-roulette:
the adverts shown will change, they could be animated ones which use so much CPU that further navigation is like wading through treacle.

( * or reloading the same page ).
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Colin2B on 09/09/2017 15:32:08
@chris I'm having same problem as RD. Try to attach a 700k png and hover over insert attachment only gived text marker not a selection arrow!
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: chris on 10/09/2017 14:49:55
@chris I'm having same problem as RD. Try to attach a 700k png and hover over insert attachment only gived text marker not a selection arrow!

Thanks; I think it is something to do with the user permissions but it's not exposing the right permission to existing users. I'll have a play and try to fix.
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: yor_on on 10/09/2017 18:17:23
With 'NoScript' it doesn't matter if I block scripts or not, the 'delays' are still there when I go back to the 'tree' instead of reading a 'limb', I think it has to do with the server 'pushing' those adverts possibly, but I'm not sure. Or maybe it's the severs around TNS that are so persistent 'pushing'. But it's no fun on the receiving end.
=

The weird stuff is that sites like the Guardian, which have a incredible amount of 'connections' that I block, don't present me with those delays that TNS do.
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: tkadm30 on 13/09/2017 09:39:30
Since a moderator closed the thread "Is Hurricane Harvey evidence of geoengineering?", i cannot see the lasts posts in my standard Firefox browser on windows 7. I'm not sure why this is happening.

Using Tor however I can read the full posts without problems...
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Colin2B on 13/09/2017 10:27:35
Since a moderator closed the thread "Is Hurricane Harvey evidence of geoengineering?", i cannot see the lasts posts in my standard Firefox browser on windows 7. I'm not sure why this is happening.

Using Tor however I can read the full posts without problems...
What is the last post you can see, what is missing? I'll check on Firefox to see whether I can see them.
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: tkadm30 on 13/09/2017 10:33:16
What is the last post you can see, what is missing? I'll check on Firefox to see whether I can see them.

a white screen is displayed here: https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=71273.msg522661#new

Thanks
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Colin2B on 13/09/2017 12:38:39
Using Firefox I dont get white screen, I can see all down to #124

@chris but when I log in as nonmod test account I can only see 1st post on each page of the thread!
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: chris on 14/09/2017 08:20:48
As anonymous user (in Chrome) I could read the whole thing without any problem. Not tried forefox - anyone else experienced this... Maybe it was just a glitch. such a thing has not been reported before, and there is nothing "special" about the thread in question so if this was a mainstream bug we should be seeing it more frequently. Do please report this though, everyone.,,
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: chris on 14/09/2017 08:24:22
Quick update: as anonymous user (not logged in) using Firefox I could also see the entire thread. So I don't think it's a reproducible problem. As I say, it might have been a caching issue - maybe the page load was interrupted temporarily during the creation of your local page cache and that caused it?
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: chris on 14/09/2017 08:25:15
when I log in as nonmod test account I can only see 1st post on each page of the thread!

Okay - I've now tried similar and I see what you are seeing; not had that happen before. Something is truncating the thread; it's not happening to other threads though, so it's probably a bug with the locked threads for logged-in non-admin level users.

Another one for my list of jobs... Thanks for reporting it @tkadm30 and Colin

Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: tkadm30 on 21/09/2017 21:21:02
I cannot use the RSS feed of the recent topics in the forum. The feed XML markup is missing the "link" element for some entries.
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: chris on 22/09/2017 07:36:36
I cannot use the RSS feed of the recent topics in the forum. The feed XML markup is missing the "link" element for some entries.

Thanks @tkadm30 - can you please post a screenshot of what you are seeing.

I have had to play with the feed  bit to prevent it being populated with some inappropriate content. It may be that some of the absent items are intentionally skipped (things like moved posts and deleted items).
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: tkadm30 on 22/09/2017 15:18:17
Thanks @tkadm30 - can you please post a screenshot of what you are seeing.
I have had to play with the feed  bit to prevent it being populated with some inappropriate content. It may be that some of the absent items are intentionally skipped (things like moved posts and deleted items).

You're welcome chris :)
Please see the traceback generated from my web application when attempting to generate the html markup: https://pastebin.com/Nhte9ZVU
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: chris on 23/09/2017 09:43:04
Sorry @tkadm30 I cannot make head nor tail of the material on the link. It would be really helpful to have a graphical screenshot so that I can see what you are seeing; this will give me more clues as to what is going on.
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: tkadm30 on 23/09/2017 18:36:43
Sorry @tkadm30 I cannot make head nor tail of the material on the link. It would be really helpful to have a graphical screenshot so that I can see what you are seeing; this will give me more clues as to what is going on.

Sorry @chris, I cannot post a screenshot of my website because it may contains material unsuitable for the audience of this forum..
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: tkadm30 on 25/09/2017 09:42:00
The content of this post appears truncated to the very first replies: https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=71478.msg523600#new
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: chris on 29/09/2017 08:41:25
The content of this post appears truncated to the very first replies: https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=71478.msg523600#new
I fixed this.
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: RD on 02/10/2017 02:18:45
If I'm not logged-in, this thread is truncated ... https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=71523.msg524244#msg524244
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Colin2B on 02/10/2017 08:39:37
If I'm not logged-in, this thread is truncated ... https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=71523.msg524244#msg524244
It happened to me with a different image - the baby one you posted. All after the pic was inaccessible on that page.
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: RD on 02/10/2017 10:57:37
If I'm not logged-in, this thread is truncated ... https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=71523.msg524244#msg524244
It happened to me with a different image - the baby one you posted. All after the pic was inaccessible on that page.

The truncation in the tread I've l mentioned terminates in a YouTube video.
So the truncation problem could caused by embedded YouTube videos / images.
( In a previous incarnation, this forum had special code not show YouTubes unless the person was logged-in ).
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Colin2B on 13/10/2017 06:39:02
If I read this locked thread https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=71558.0 without logging in it looks ok. Logged in as mod it looks ok. Logged in as non-mod it is truncated after the 1st post on each page.
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: tkadm30 on 20/11/2017 09:10:47
Hey @chris

Can we remove the "buy driver license" tag ?

cheers,

tk
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: tkadm30 on 18/01/2018 09:55:27
i found a minor glitch with the forum. Currently, there's no way to add tags to a new thread while creating the post. You need to first create the thread then click on "Add Tags" to associate a tag...
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: chris on 18/01/2018 23:39:49
i found a minor glitch with the forum. Currently, there's no way to add tags to a new thread while creating the post. You need to first create the thread then click on "Add Tags" to associate a tag...

Thanks for reporting this; that's strange - it should just work. No idea why it's doing that. I'll investigate.
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: Tomassci on 07/08/2018 14:03:17
New problem: ads on thi page were okay until some day, when they began to be bigger. Big so much, that it covers the content.
Title: Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
Post by: chris on 25/08/2018 20:50:41
New problem: ads on thi page were okay until some day, when they began to be bigger. Big so much, that it covers the content.
Thanks for letting me know. I'll keep an eye on this. If you see a repeat - and you can take a snapshot of the offending ad and upload it, that would be a big help.

Cheers - Chris