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FPN website reliability status -- January 2010

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#1 MYU


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Posted 07 January 2010 - 06:27

Dear FPN Membership,

As many of you may already be aware, the forum suffered a technical problem yesterday afternoon. Without going into the complicated details, it was essentially a database problem that was triggered by a fault in the forum software. We received fantastic help from a veteran admin member of FPN who helps us from time to time, which got us back up and running.

Unfortunately, there are still a few aspects of the website which are not functioning properly. Most notably the Private Conversations, Profile Views, and Search Function are causing a "permissions" error to result. We expect these parts of the forum to be operational soon. Your messages are still there, so please do not panic.

Of course, without being able to send private messages, this creates a challenge to the marketplace. Please use e-mail communication for your activities there until FPN functionality is 100% restored.

We thank you for your patience through this difficult stage. The FPN database system has become quite large and we will be putting practices in place to help ensure much greater reliability.


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Edited by MYU, 07 January 2010 - 06:28.

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 08:12

Thanks for the update; glad to know that it is at least stabilised.

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 08:37

Thanks for the update. I'm sure I speak for everyone that we appreciate the work of the admins.
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Posted 07 January 2010 - 08:39

Thanks for the update..........I panic when I can't go look at my own posts!!! Sad or what? :bunny01:
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Posted 07 January 2010 - 08:48

I have a large hammer you can borrow, I find it fixes most problems :P
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Posted 07 January 2010 - 09:45

Thank you very much :)

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 10:02

Working tirelessly on our behalf, as always. Much appreciated, guys. Don't know what I'd do without FPN these days...
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Posted 07 January 2010 - 10:09

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 10:09

I just felt part of a global community wondering what to do if we can't be on FPN. Thousands of people world wide at their screens feeling disconnected from thousands of other people! So, what have you all been up to?

I been doing a lot more of those things I mean to do which I don't because I'm reading about other people doing these things: started some letters; practiced some illuminated Celtic letters; cleaned pens (yes, Chris, in the ultrasonic, despite your dire warnings!) and refilled them; started emails to people; made some grid paper with squares large enough to accommodate the B & BB nib & co.

and added the FPN donation site to my address book. [note the procrastination on many of these things]

Thanks to all the Admin people and the 'veteran admin person' for plugging away at the problem. I hope everyone was kind to you, and if they weren't, well, nuf said. karma and all that


Edited by Miranda, 07 January 2010 - 10:10.

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 10:09

Thanks for caring! :thumbup:

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 10:31

I noticed the problem, also that FPN kept plugging along despite it (a couple of tries and a given page would load). The database, or its interface with the rest, must be one of the weaker parts of the software, because when I've walked in on problems before, I got the same sort of database error messages. I wonder whether an IP.Board upgrade to address these problems, and another tempest in a teacup, are in our future?

Regardless, *THANK YOU*, FPN Herculeses!

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 10:49

Thanks to all the FPN moderators, current or veteran, for fixing the problem.

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 11:17

Many thanks for your work.

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 11:37

Thank you for all your effort. I'm really glad I've found this site with such a strong community and great admins/mods to back it up! :cloud9:

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 12:09

Thank you Myu for the update and everybody for the effort. I have the fingers crossed for the next stage.

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 12:10

Thank you!


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Posted 07 January 2010 - 12:22

I'm sure I join many others here in saying: I'm VERY glad I'm not an admin. I have enough trouble sorting out the computer I'm in the same room with. Good job, folks.

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 12:24

Thank you!

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 13:08

Thank you. When it is all sorted, have a sit down, put your feet up, and have a sherry :clap1:

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 13:21

Thanks guys!
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