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10/15/2013 Down Time
« on: October 15, 2013, 11:24:30 AM »
Sorry for the downtime today!  It turns out that the site was trying to access a database that didn't exist.  I'm not sure why this happened, but it has been fixed.  Thank you everyone for your patience!
« Last Edit: October 15, 2013, 11:34:41 AM by dark_author »

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Re: 10/15/2013 Down Time
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2013, 12:06:29 PM »
Thanks for the update/explanation! It went down just as I was trying to post & I was starting to get a bit paranoid, as CTO Sims went down for over 24 hours (major server crash) just after I made a post there.

I was starting to develop a complex!  :P
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Re: 10/15/2013 Down Time
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2013, 12:47:19 PM »
Since you mention that non-existent DB, D_A, I'd have a question about it.
Could this down-time have been related to someone clicking a link to a file that was available on Simbology before the move (or even the move before that, under TJ's administration), but is no longer available now as a result of those moves?

If so, then maybe I was to blame, and I'd be profusely apologetic about whatever mistake I made by clicking that obviously obsolete link. :blush:

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Re: 10/15/2013 Down Time
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2013, 12:54:04 PM »
Okay now I'm getting all curious as to what file/link you were looking up.  :P

It must have been something pretty important to (possibly) make the site glitch-out!  :biglaugh:
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Re: 10/15/2013 Down Time
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2013, 01:52:14 PM »
It was actually a link to some Inteen-related file in a deleted thread that was still available in the Refuse Heap. I think that when the site was moved, those links became invalid. Something similar to what rendered TJ's EP-sorted mod-lists useless.

Nobody needs to worry about accidentally hitting this link, because I permanently deleted the thread immediately after the incident. Besides, the Refuse Heap is accessible only to staff members anyway.

I'm not sure that my action caused this, but neither am I certain that it didn't. Just to be on the safe side, I'll clean out the Heap, removing all threads that contains such possibly harmfull link-remnants.

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Re: 10/15/2013 Down Time
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2013, 02:14:37 PM »
BO, I don't think you could have done it.  For some reason, it was pointing to a username and password that doesn't exist on the host and it wouldn't allow the site to boot up properly.  I had to go in and set it back to my information, which is what it should be using.  Its an odd issue, but I don't think you could have done it just by clicking on a link.

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Re: 10/15/2013 Down Time
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2013, 02:32:57 PM »
Oh, OK. That makes me feel a lot better. Thank you, D_A! :bow: I've now cleaned out the Refuse Heap anyway, though. We haven't needed any of what was there in the past two years, so I guess we won't miss any of it.

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Re: 10/15/2013 Down Time
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2013, 02:48:34 PM »
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