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Discussion in 'Sorcerous Sundries' started by Taluntain, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    [​IMG] Some of you have already noticed that the latest active forum threads display on the front page of SP isn't displaying anything. I've disabled it yesterday because I noticed that for some reason it occasionally stops the front page from rendering properly, so until we can figure out why that's happening and fix it, it'll remain turned off. Hopefully it won't be long until I can charm Calis or Catbert to take a look at it, but the unpredictable nature of the problem makes it very hard to track it down.

    In the meantime you can bookmark http://www.sorcerers.net/index_lat.php, which is a copy of the front page that has the latest active threads display turned on, but its functioning can't be guaranteed at the moment.
     
  2. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    [​IMG] The display has been turned back on on the front page so that we can see if the problem has been resolved. If anyone spots the front page loading only partially again, please post in this thread, noting the time when it's happened so that we can investigate further. Thanks!
     
  3. martaug Gems: 23/31
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    4AM monday night- tuesday morning
    It only loaded the latest general news headlines.
     
  4. Tarrasque

    Tarrasque Whoever said Paladins had to be charismatic? ★ SPS Account Holder Veteran New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    11:05 today.

    Using IE 7.


    --Edit--
    As of 14:22 working ok.
     
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2009
  5. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    Thanks, I see it's still busted... I'll look into it.
     
  6. Blackthorne TA

    Blackthorne TA Master in his Own Mind Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    Front page looks bad again right now.
     
  7. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    Dang... I wasn't around at the time.

    Edit: hmm, the usual culprit wasn't logged... I'm not sure if this was the same issue. How did the front page look exactly?
     
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  8. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    Just noticed it's broken again... aargh, I thought we got to the bottom of this already. :bang: I'll disable it temporarily again.
     
  9. martaug Gems: 23/31
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    front page is psycho again.
     
  10. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    Talk about an annoyance... let's see if we can fix it this time.
     
  11. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    OK, this should be fixed for good now.

    It was all Cap'n CJ's fault! :mad: Seriously!

    (ok, it was the apostrophe in his username, but still)

    Kudos to Catbert for a quick fix!
     
  12. Saber

    Saber A revolution without dancing is not worth having! Veteran

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    Wait, it happened whenever Cap'n CJ was online? That is an odd problem...
     
  13. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    It happened whenever he posted and his username got into Latest Active Threads. Something as innocent as apostrophes can be a major headache in PHP...
     
  14. Saber

    Saber A revolution without dancing is not worth having! Veteran

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    Ah, I haven't gotten to PHP in my programming classes yet. Wow, that must be frustrating! Are there any other users with an apostrophe in the name that helped the problem?
     
  15. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    I don't think there are any that are currently active, which is why this problem only came up so rarely... if there were more, it would have been much easier to track down the problem sooner. Any issues with apostrophes/single quote marks are very easy to fix, it's just that sometimes it's hard to track them down.
     
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