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#1 Admin

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 12:15

Dearest members of this little (pen) nut house on the digital prairie,

It gives us pleasure to announce that the upgrade to the next version of the forum software has been successful, and that we have been able to fix several issues we were experiencing, amongst those an image attachments fix. It also looks like the dreaded Driver Error problem (a database connection timeout problem) has been mitigated to a very large degree. You should see much less of those Posted Image.

Enjoy!

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Edited by FPN Admin Team, 20 January 2010 - 12:19.

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 12:19

Thanks for the update

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 12:39

Thank you all for good works...........some people didn't realise it was due to happen, but for once I read a notice earlier!!! :thumbup:
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Posted 20 January 2010 - 12:57

Thank you all so much for all the effort you put into running this site for us - much appreciated!

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 13:45

I like the image of a digital prairie with a (pen)nut house! Thanks again for all the work you put in to put the nut house in order.
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Posted 20 January 2010 - 13:45

Hurray! Thanks so much for your work with this board, and it's great that we can attach images again. Since I don't belong to an image hosting site, I've really missed this feature.

Thanks again!

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 14:10

:thumbup::clap1:

Does this mean Deirdre can come back?

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 15:36

Thank you for all you do to make FPN such a great place to hang out. You are appreciated more than you know. :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 15:52

+1 here. Thank you very much for your amazing work.

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 18:15

Cheers - a large forum is a difficult thing to run so you have respect from me!

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 03:40

Thank you everyone! Not having FPN during the upgrade was very dangerous--I went browsing on eBay.
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Posted 21 January 2010 - 05:00

Thank you all so much for all the effort you put into running this site for us - much appreciated!

Thank you for all you do to make FPN such a great place to hang out. You are appreciated more than you know. :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

+1 Thank you very much!
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Posted 21 January 2010 - 07:12

He will probably slap my hand for doing this, but...

You can give a big thanks :clap1: to our chief IT wizard, Wimg (Wim). He was the mastermind behind this whole upgrade. :notworthy1:


Thank you, Wim!! :thumbup:


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Posted 21 January 2010 - 12:33

As always, we thank you for your tireless and diligent work to keep us up, running and informed. Thanks!

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 13:59

Thanks, but I just got 2 of those Database Error message pages in a row now....

Using Firefox on OSX 10.6.2....

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 14:31

Thanks, but I just got 2 of those Database Error message pages in a row now....

Using Firefox on OSX 10.6.2....

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I just got one too; I was posting at the same time as another member, I found, IOW, it was a database timeout that caused this.

I'll check if anything can be done about that (apart from a rewrite of the entire board software).

At least it doesn't just happen because it is very busy.

BTW, it has nothing to do with any supported browser or computer platform. I tpurely is a timeout problem. Timeout problems can be caused by many things, and it seems most we have been able to get rid of with the latest finetuning; I don't know however, whether finetuning can resolve this for two persons writing to the database (almost) simultaneously in the same thread. I'll have a look.

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 16:31

well, I don't know about everyone else, but I was just completely blocked out of the site by driver errors for a couples minutes. No amount of refreshing helped.

Thanks so much for your hard work. I know this has got to be frustrating.
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Posted 21 January 2010 - 16:34

I just got `em too. Didn't matter what I was looking at;every time I would go forwards or
backwards. Also tried to click onto the website earlier and got it then.............



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Posted 21 January 2010 - 17:11

I got a database error that closed me out of the entire site while I was on less than an hour ago. I was looking at a post and tried to go back to the homepage and zap! After that nothing until now. But hey, I'm back on! :thumbup:

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 17:56

He will probably slap my hand for doing this, but...

You can give a big thanks :clap1: to our chief IT wizard, Wimg (Wim). He was the mastermind behind this whole upgrade. :notworthy1:


Thank you, Wim!! :thumbup:


Cheers,
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Thnk you Wim! No database error messages since the upgrade. Great job!

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 18:56


He will probably slap my hand for doing this, but...

You can give a big thanks :clap1: to our chief IT wizard, Wimg (Wim). He was the mastermind behind this whole upgrade. :notworthy1:


Thank you, Wim!! :thumbup:


Cheers,
~MYU


Thnk you Wim! No database error messages since the upgrade. Great job!

Rita


Rita, you must me living right...

I'm getting database error messages left and right....drivin' me nutz!!!

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 19:02



He will probably slap my hand for doing this, but...

You can give a big thanks :clap1: to our chief IT wizard, Wimg (Wim). He was the mastermind behind this whole upgrade. :notworthy1:


Thank you, Wim!! :thumbup:


Cheers,
~MYU


Thnk you Wim! No database error messages since the upgrade. Great job!

Rita


Rita, you must me living right...

I'm getting database error messages left and right....drivin' me nutz!!!

:crybaby:


Does it depend on location or something? I still don't get any database error, and it seems to work faster. It might be pure luck. I have to use it when it comes. I am flying to Las Vegas tomorrow! No kidding...
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Posted 21 January 2010 - 19:53

Rita, you must me living right...

I'm getting database error messages left and right....drivin' me nutz!!!

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I did too earlier this morning. Finally gave up. Came back a couple hours later, and have had no problems since. (Insert non-existent fingers crossed icon here)
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Posted 21 January 2010 - 20:30

I just got `em too. Didn't matter what I was looking at;every time I would go forwards or
backwards. Also tried to click onto the website earlier and got it then.............



John

I did some database maintenance around that time, tried to do it in small steps so as to not have to close down the forums; I guess the small steps didn't help ... sorry...

I got a database error that closed me out of the entire site while I was on less than an hour ago. I was looking at a post and tried to go back to the homepage and zap! After that nothing until now. But hey, I'm back on! Posted Image

That was caused by a fix for a funny error in the database caused by a bug in the software, with which the Invision guys helped us. It had to be done there and then, unfortunately resulting in the skins having to be recached. Recaching the skins takes some time, creating a connection loss for several minutes.

The fix has worked, though Posted Image.

Sometimes these things happen, or have to be done...

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 22:33

Why everybody has the database error and I don't?Posted Image
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Posted 21 January 2010 - 22:41

Because you're lucky :D.

I may have found a probable cause for al the DEs, but I have no time to look at it right now; it requires a lot of research I am afraid.

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 22:51

Thanks, Wim! You are my lucky charm.

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 23:04

Thanks, but I just got 2 of those Database Error message pages in a row now....

Using Firefox on OSX 10.6.2....

:blink:


And I just got one a minute ago, using Windows XP Home SP3 and SeaMonkey 2.0.2 (effectively Firefox with built-in e-mail).
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Posted 21 January 2010 - 23:06

And I just got one as I was trying to respond to a PM. Wim thanks so much for all your hard work.
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Posted 21 January 2010 - 23:23

Oops! Ran out of luck. Have just got one too. Posted Image

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