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#31 Rae

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Posted 22 January 2010 - 06:13

"View New Content" hasn't worked for me for the last 10 hours or so.... I just get the Driver Error - "There appears to be an error with the database".

ETA: I know this is supposed to be intermittant still.... but this has been every single time I've tried it, including when I've tried to refresh. Just metioning it in case it's not only me. :)

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Posted 22 January 2010 - 14:42

"View New Content" hasn't worked for me for the last 10 hours or so.... I just get the Driver Error - "There appears to be an error with the database".

ETA: I know this is supposed to be intermittant still.... but this has been every single time I've tried it, including when I've tried to refresh. Just metioning it in case it's not only me. :)



Same thing here, Rae!!

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Posted 22 January 2010 - 17:06

"View New Content" hasn't worked for me for the last 10 hours or so.... I just get the Driver Error - "There appears to be an error with the database".

ETA: I know this is supposed to be intermittant still.... but this has been every single time I've tried it, including when I've tried to refresh. Just metioning it in case it's not only me. Posted Image




"View New Content" hasn't worked for me for the last 10 hours or so.... I just get the Driver Error - "There appears to be an error with the database".

ETA: I know this is supposed to be intermittant still.... but this has been every single time I've tried it, including when I've tried to refresh. Just metioning it in case it's not only me. Posted Image



Same thing here, Rae!!

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Could you please be so kind to report those occurrences in Community Feedback? I'll start a thread on this, and pin it.

Please report any occurrences with a simple, short line, in the following format:

DE 2010/01/22 20:17:33

Essentiallt, DE for Driver Error, followed by date and time in standardized format.
That would help us tremendously in tracing the areas where these problems originate, especially as it does look now that time is indeed an important factor in all this.

TIA, warm regards, Wim

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 16:56

I get about 1 database error a day, but I'm constantly on FPN and can live with it.
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Posted 25 January 2010 - 19:04

Not sure if it's only me with this problem (haven't seen any other postings) but during the last 48 hrs each time I view a posting with image attachments in the original post, I get what seems to be a random bunch (always the same 9 photos) of photos attached that don't appear to have any connection to the original posting, it seems to be a 'reply' but isn't attributable to anyone? Can anyone give me a clue why this is happening, Thanks in advance :thumbup:

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 20:21

ceejaybee, have you tried clicking on the button at the bottom of the page called "Delete My Cookies"?

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 20:32

ceejaybee, have you tried clicking on the button at the bottom of the page called "Delete My Cookies"?


Yes, I tried that, logged back in and still the same, it's only happening with the posts that have attached images, the rogue photos are resized high res images and take quite a while to download, it's driving me potty :gaah:

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 22:12


ceejaybee, have you tried clicking on the button at the bottom of the page called "Delete My Cookies"?


Yes, I tried that, logged back in and still the same, it's only happening with the posts that have attached images, the rogue photos are resized high res images and take quite a while to download, it's driving me potty

Ok, try the following:
Log out from FPN completely (log out, but do not close the browser, yet).
Clean cache, cookies, temp files, etc.
Close the browser.
Start the browser up again.
Browse to FPN, and log in.
Check if the problems persist.
If they do, please copy the url for the message where it happens, and copy that to a message reporting this, preferably in Community Feedback, so that we can try to check what and where things are happening.

TIA!

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 23:14

Ok, try the following:
Log out from FPN completely (log out, but do not close the browser, yet).
Clean cache, cookies, temp files, etc.
Close the browser.
Start the browser up again.
Browse to FPN, and log in.
Check if the problems persist.
If they do, please copy the url for the message where it happens, and copy that to a message reporting this, preferably in Community Feedback, so that we can try to check what and where things are happening.

TIA!

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Hi Wim, I've done as you suggested and the photos are gone, Thank you! Only thing is when I open a post instead of the replys being listed at the bottom of the page now all replys are open, did I do something wrong?
Best Regards, Carol

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 23:25

Hi Carol,

Hi Wim, I've done as you suggested and the photos are gone, Thank you! Only thing is when I open a post instead of the replys being listed at the bottom of the page now all replys are open, did I do something wrong?
Best Regards, Carol

That's the forum layout you have selected, I think, provided I understand correctly what you are saying.

Click on My Settings, towards the top of the board, right half, then click the forums tab on the next screen, left top, and if you look towards the bottom left of the page you'll see Topic Display Mode. Just select the one you want.

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 23:50

That's the forum layout you have selected, I think, provided I understand correctly what you are saying.

Click on My Settings, towards the top of the board, right half, then click the forums tab on the next screen, left top, and if you look towards the bottom left of the page you'll see Topic Display Mode. Just select the one you want.

HTH, warm regards, Wim

Thanks Wim, allsorted and just in case nobody else told you today I'll say it..... "YOU'RE A STAR!"
Best Regards, Carol

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Posted 26 January 2010 - 09:39

That's the forum layout you have selected, I think, provided I understand correctly what you are saying.

Click on My Settings, towards the top of the board, right half, then click the forums tab on the next screen, left top, and if you look towards the bottom left of the page you'll see Topic Display Mode. Just select the one you want.

HTH, warm regards, Wim

Thanks Wim, allsorted and just in case nobody else told you today I'll say it..... "YOU'RE A STAR!"
Best Regards, Carol

Thank you for your kind words, Carol.

I am glad I could be of help.

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Posted 29 January 2010 - 13:36

Cannot View New Content
I have had no problems for a year, but for the last week, I get
A database timeout occurred when trying to View New Content.
I use Vista, Firefox, and it happens 24 hours a day no matter how many web windows are open.
Thanks for any help you can provide -- I appreciate the site and all your work very much.
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Posted 03 February 2010 - 15:23

I don't know if this is related to the upgrade, but I noticed that all of the topics now say there are "0 views," which seems unlikely since they, in many cases, have dozens of replies. It's a pretty minor issue, but it looks rather strange.

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 16:14

I don't know if this is related to the upgrade, but I noticed that all of the topics now say there are "0 views," which seems unlikely since they, in many cases, have dozens of replies. It's a pretty minor issue, but it looks rather strange.


I've noticed that in the past, think before all the 'upgrades'...just never remembered to bring it up....thought it odd too....

Meanwhile, still can't use the 'View New Content' button without getting the error message...really has limited the usability of the forums without it...
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Posted 03 February 2010 - 16:30

I don't know if this is related to the upgrade, but I noticed that all of the topics now say there are "0 views," which seems unlikely since they, in many cases, have dozens of replies. It's a pretty minor issue, but it looks rather strange.

The number of views is supposed to update every 3 hours, but it looks to me like it only does approximately every 24 hours. This is not a setting we can influence, other than instantaneously, or every 3 hours. Because of the overhead involved having the system do this instantaneously, we will leave it as it stands now, until all problems are solved.

In the mean time, you could try clearing your browser cache, if you haven't done so.

Check the FAQ topic, pinned at the top of the Members Helping Members forum for instructions on how to go about this.

BTW, if you have any problems accessing parts of the forum, or getting errors, we would really appreciate it if you could report those in the Members Helping Members forum. It makes things much easier to find for us.

Thank you in advance!

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 16:41


I don't know if this is related to the upgrade, but I noticed that all of the topics now say there are "0 views," which seems unlikely since they, in many cases, have dozens of replies. It's a pretty minor issue, but it looks rather strange.


I've noticed that in the past, think before all the 'upgrades'...just never remembered to bring it up....thought it odd too....

Meanwhile, still can't use the 'View New Content' button without getting the error message...really has limited the usability of the forums without it...

As I explained above, the number of views is supposed to update every 3 hours, but it seems only to do this about every 24 hours. This is not a setting we can influence, the choices being instantaneously, or every 3 hours. Because of system overhead, we will leave it as it stands now, until all problems are solved.

The VNP issue is something we are looking into, with the help of Invision.

In the mean time, just as for the # of views issue, you could try clearing your browser cache, if you haven't done so. Check the FAQ topic, pinned at the top of the Members Helping Members forum for instructions on how to go about this.

Regarding limited usability without VNP: it has an enormous system overhead, and one of the most likely candidates in forum functionality to give trouble. Personally, I prefer to go through the forums one by one, and once I've read all I want to, mark the forum as read, and go on to the next forum. Once I am then done with all the forums I want to read, and there aren't any new messages in the forums I was reading earlier, I mark the board as read, for the remainder of the messages I am not likely interested in or have no time to read Posted Image. This may not work for all, but it does for me.

BTW, also as mentioned above, if you have any problems accessing parts of the forum, or getting errors, we would really appreciate it if you could report those in the Members Helping Members forum. It makes things really much easier to find for us, and attend to if we aren't doing so already.

Thanks in advance!

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 17:18


I don't know if this is related to the upgrade, but I noticed that all of the topics now say there are "0 views," which seems unlikely since they, in many cases, have dozens of replies. It's a pretty minor issue, but it looks rather strange.

The number of views is supposed to update every 3 hours, but it looks to me like it only does approximately every 24 hours. This is not a setting we can influence, other than instantaneously, or every 3 hours. Because of the overhead involved having the system do this instantaneously, we will leave it as it stands now, until all problems are solved.

In the mean time, you could try clearing your browser cache, if you haven't done so.

Check the FAQ topic, pinned at the top of the Members Helping Members forum for instructions on how to go about this.

BTW, if you have any problems accessing parts of the forum, or getting errors, we would really appreciate it if you could report those in the Members Helping Members forum. It makes things much easier to find for us.

Thank you in advance!

Warm regards, Wim



Thanks for all your help, support, and info, Wim...truly appreciate it!

Understand that everyone has different usage patterns/preferences....

For me and I think many others, it really helps to see what's new since last visit to the forums as opposed to going through each section one-by-one...just don't have the luxury of time to do that...but again, each to his own...choices are good....

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 17:45

UPDATE:

Just changed settings in My Settings>Search Settings>View New Content from 'Show me all content that I have not read' to 'Show me all content since my last visit'.

Now, I get a page with new content listed instead of the error message!

So, at least something works!

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 21:39

Thanks for the tip, Mark. After weeks of not having access to View New Content, your suggestion did the trick!
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Posted 09 February 2010 - 03:36

Thanks for the tip, Mark. After weeks of not having access to View New Content, your suggestion did the trick!
John


Always glad to be of service, John....

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Meanwhile.....

Just realized something else has been going on since about noon on Sunday....

I have not received one email notice of FPN thread being updated...very odd as by now I normally receive a bunch of them due to various threads that I'm subscribed to....

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 11:30

Mark, we're looking into the notification problem.

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 14:24

Mark, we're looking into the notification problem.

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Great, at least it's not my imagination....

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Thanks for all your help at FPN. Appreciate it!

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 19:14

Meanwhile.....

Just realized something else has been going on since about noon on Sunday....

I have not received one email notice of FPN thread being updated...very odd as by now I normally receive a bunch of them due to various threads that I'm subscribed to....

:hmm1:



Same here!

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 21:30

I have not received one email notice of FPN thread being updated...very odd as by now I normally receive a bunch of them due to various threads that I'm subscribed to.... :hmm1:


+1

No notifications have come through at all...

... although as a serendipitous side-effect, I'm looking over the sub-fora more closely, and finding some other fascinating discussions ! :clap1:




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Posted 09 February 2010 - 21:39

Could you please all be so kind as to post these findings in the Member Helping Members forum? It makes it easier for us to trace any problems, plus there is a thread there already discussing this.

The notifications bear no relation to the upgrade anyway.

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 23:50

Ok, hopefully fixed the email notifications. A few messages got stuck, holding everything up for unclear reasons.
We had to clear the message queue before it could be started up again, so older notifications are all lost, unfortunately.

Please report any further problems in Members Helping Members. This thread will be closed now Posted Image.

Thanks again!

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