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Discussion in 'Announcements and Rules' started by tehelgee, Nov 17, 2014.

  1. tehelgee

    tehelgee The stern gaze of justice. Administrator

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    Our webhost is experiencing network problems at one of their facilities, affecting all services.

    So, if the site gets laggy or not wanting to load, you know why. Hopefully, this will be fixed soon.
     
  2. Fenrir

    Fenrir Bites The Dust!

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    For some reason when I type Questionable Questing in a search engine it sends me to this site but it is in white and when I click anything it does nothing except tell me that the site is on 104.171.4.145 (which I am posting from) what is going on?

    EDIT: Oh and when I click the logo for this site or hit the home button it sends me to the same white look that I mentiond earlier.
     
  3. tehelgee

    tehelgee The stern gaze of justice. Administrator

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    Search engines take a while to change over. The DNS changes have propagated, but perhaps not fully yet. They will be by this time tomorrow.

    The white version is the current version. You can change the style in your Preferences, if you like. We have several to choose from.
     
  4. Fenrir

    Fenrir Bites The Dust!

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    Well when I type in that the Xenforo one is what I am seeing BUT I can't do anything unless I use the 104.171.4.145 in my search history.

    And I do get alerts but I can't access them.
     
  5. tehelgee

    tehelgee The stern gaze of justice. Administrator

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    The DNS change may not have propagated to you yet. The 104.171.4.145 Xenforo forum is the correct one. Once DNS has gotten itself lined out, forum.questionablequesting.com will take you to the same place.
     
  6. Fenrir

    Fenrir Bites The Dust!

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    I am currently using Internet Explorer 8 would using Mozilla Firefox work better?

    EDIT: just tried it nope still the same.
     
  7. tehelgee

    tehelgee The stern gaze of justice. Administrator

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    Not if it was accessing the same DNS servers.

    Just give it time.
     
  8. Fenrir

    Fenrir Bites The Dust!

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    I shall give it time.
     
  9. noahgab1133

    noahgab1133 Don't you trust me?

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    does the host know what the issue is or how long it will last?
     
  10. Vanathor

    Vanathor Super Happy Awesome Fun Time

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    May be solved now, from the looks of it. Earlier @tehelgee was messing around with PHP handling which was being an enormous resource hog, but it looks like that (may have been) worked out.
     
  11. tehelgee

    tehelgee The stern gaze of justice. Administrator

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    Eh, I'm not willing to commit right now to saying anything more than the server is back up.
     
  12. overmind

    overmind Ruler of the Swarm

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    I'm having problems checking the quests. Everytime I try to pass to another page it sends me back to the index.
     
  13. Vanathor

    Vanathor Super Happy Awesome Fun Time

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    That's weird. Try clearing your browser cache, and see if that helps.
     
  14. tehelgee

    tehelgee The stern gaze of justice. Administrator

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    That sounds very unusual.

    Pls explain precisely what happens.
     
  15. overmind

    overmind Ruler of the Swarm

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    Well, I was reading Alexander's High School DxD/Exalted quest, I was on page 77 and when I tried to go to page 78 it directed me to the Index instead. That's all.
     
  16. Vanathor

    Vanathor Super Happy Awesome Fun Time

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    Could you have misclicked something? Because I just tried replicating that, and I got to page 78 just fine.
     
  17. tehelgee

    tehelgee The stern gaze of justice. Administrator

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    I don't see a page 78 for it, only 77.
     
  18. overmind

    overmind Ruler of the Swarm

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    I'm reading the first thread, not the third.

    Also, the server went out again. Is this going to be happening often?
     
  19. Vanathor

    Vanathor Super Happy Awesome Fun Time

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    I tried replicating it. Did not happen for me.

    Server Issue: Once we find out the cause and fix it no. According to theelgee is we think its host-side. So we are waiting for arnixe to let us know the cause so we can implement the fix.
     
  20. tehelgee

    tehelgee The stern gaze of justice. Administrator

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    Oh, didn't check that one.

    We don't know yet. We don't know what's making the server crash. The provider is looking into it.
     
  21. overmind

    overmind Ruler of the Swarm

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    You know, I remember that when you were arguing for the change that you assured us that it would not take much time.

    Well, it did. And it had to be change at least twice after that until we arrived to this new version that has the server crash continuously, plus we don't get the former screen that showed the recent postings because apparently there is lag if we put them.

    So far all this change has brought, in my opinion, is a whole lot of nothing new and a bunch of problems that the old site did'nt have.

    If there was a vote then I would choose to return to the old site, but since there isn't I'm just going to ask if, besides waiting, something is being done to fix these problems.
     
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  22. Vanathor

    Vanathor Super Happy Awesome Fun Time

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    *sigh*
    First off: the move itself was relatively painless, and only put us down for a couple hours. I never lied nor did I make any promises in that way, other then basic assumptions which held true.

    Second: the issue right now is a combination of host-side issues and PHP problems that are hogging resources way above and beyond they should be. Likely on some level being a configuration problem, which we and the host are attempting to solve. This is IT dude - expecting for perfection ain't happening and it's unrealistic, though I get why you are frustrated. We are running an instance that is far and beyond our needs, with similarly sized boards running on something comparable doing it just fine. So right now we are working on getting this fixed. And it will be.

    At which point we gain access to features the old site lacked. It's true the SMF board was less wonky out of the box, but it was also a hell of a lot more limited. It's been less the a week still and we are working on fixing this. So ease off bro, until we get this under control. Steps are being taken, but you need to be patient until we get this problem settled.
     
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  23. Vanathor

    Vanathor Super Happy Awesome Fun Time

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    Problem should hopefully be solved now, with luck (referring to lag). If not we still have a better idea of what caused it and thus are able to fix it. Well when aleth is awake again in ten hours.

    Praise be @alethiophile!
     
  24. Nekraa

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    The forum feels faster now. Hurray~

    Praise be @alethiophile!
     
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  25. ShadowAngelBeta

    ShadowAngelBeta Versed in the lewd.

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    Should probably let you know that I wasn't even able to load the site since early-afternoon yesterday. I just woke up so I don't know when it got fixed.
     
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  26. Walkir

    Walkir Super Happy Awesome Fun Time

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    I just got a second copy of all my trophies awarded.
     
  27. tehelgee

    tehelgee The stern gaze of justice. Administrator

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    Are you sure you have two copies, or were you just re-awarded them?
     
  28. Walkir

    Walkir Super Happy Awesome Fun Time

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    Re-awarded, but double the points I should have.
     
  29. tehelgee

    tehelgee The stern gaze of justice. Administrator

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    Hmm.

    Well, those trophies are all generic trophies from Xenforo's default installation. Don't pay any attention to them, because before any custom trophies are implemented, there will be a wipe of trophy points.
     
  30. Walkir

    Walkir Super Happy Awesome Fun Time

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    Sure, just pointed that out in case this re-awarding points to an issue with the database or something.