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Re: Please report all new forum issues here
« Reply #320 on: April 01, 2018, 08:21:33 AM »
Okay just tried to view the new forum gallery and it keeps on saying there's a connection problem.

They're doing maintenance on the database, as I understand it.

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Re: Please report all new forum issues here
« Reply #321 on: April 01, 2018, 08:22:57 AM »
Working on the database issue, Forum Gallery is likely not to be accessible until we lock down what we're looking for...



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Re: Please report all new forum issues here
« Reply #322 on: April 01, 2018, 08:57:46 AM »
Ohhhh that mean ol' database...

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Re: Please report all new forum issues here
« Reply #323 on: April 01, 2018, 09:35:50 AM »
I've deleted the viewed pictures log as a quick fix. I will work on fixing this properly at a later date.

Thus, all pictures will now show as unviewed for everyone.
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Re: Please report all new forum issues here
« Reply #324 on: April 01, 2018, 09:55:40 AM »
Thus, all pictures will now show as unviewed for everyone.



This is going to really mess with my compulsion to get rid of those "new" tags with extreme prejudice.

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Re: Please report all new forum issues here
« Reply #325 on: April 01, 2018, 10:02:37 AM »
I'm going to have to do occasional dumps of that database until I have a more permanent solution, so you might want to get comfortable with those new tags :P.
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Re: Please report all new forum issues here
« Reply #326 on: April 01, 2018, 10:15:58 AM »
I'm going to have to do occasional dumps of that database until I have a more permanent solution, so you might want to get comfortable with those new tags :P.

Do what you gotta do, man. :'(

Actually, as long as I have the last few days/pages all checked off, I won't even notice the older ones. Not a huge deal.

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Re: Please report all new forum issues here
« Reply #327 on: April 01, 2018, 11:50:14 AM »
I'm going to have to do occasional dumps of that database until I have a more permanent solution, so you might want to get comfortable with those new tags :P.

Do what you gotta do, man. :'(

Actually, as long as I have the last few days/pages all checked off, I won't even notice the older ones. Not a huge deal.

You could just use your ad blocker to block that specific new image :P.
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Re: Please report all new forum issues here
« Reply #328 on: April 01, 2018, 12:46:27 PM »
I'm going to have to do occasional dumps of that database until I have a more permanent solution, so you might want to get comfortable with those new tags :P.

Wouldn't it just be simpler to just remove this functionality completely?  This is from someone who gasped in horror when he saw the new image tags had returned on all pictures. If it makes life easier for you I wouldn't be bothereed if the "new" tag thing was disabled as well.

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Re: Please report all new forum issues here
« Reply #329 on: April 01, 2018, 07:53:28 PM »
We'll see about replacing the icon with a blank PNG file as a fix as soon as possible...


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Re: Please report all new forum issues here
« Reply #330 on: April 01, 2018, 08:06:39 PM »
Appears that cannot be done as the NEW image is the same one that's used to indicate when a new post goes into a thread in the Forum overall..


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Re: Please report all new forum issues here
« Reply #331 on: April 01, 2018, 08:26:31 PM »
You could just use your ad blocker to block that specific new image :P.

But I actually use them to keep track of which pics I've looked at already. :'( If that functionality is causing problems, though, I'll adapt.

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Re: Please report all new forum issues here
« Reply #332 on: April 05, 2018, 10:04:59 AM »
The 'unviewed' section is no longer working..... again.

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Re: Please report all new forum issues here
« Reply #333 on: April 06, 2018, 07:54:19 AM »
Thank you for letting us know, we are trying various database changes to overcome the Gallery issues.

This likely will remain an ongoing issue for the time being...



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Re: Please report all new forum issues here
« Reply #334 on: April 15, 2018, 07:37:02 AM »
The game 'City of Sin'
https://hypnopics-collective.net/smf_forum/index.php?topic=20273.0
has a link to a games collective server which is part of this collective

The link no longer works, is there an updated link or is the game still available to play?

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Re: Please report all new forum issues here
« Reply #335 on: April 15, 2018, 08:45:08 PM »
What's happened is that the starting URL doesn't point correctly.

It was:

https://www.games-collective.net/citysin/

It now is:

https://www.games-collective.net/citysin/index.htm


I have changed the first post in this thread, I am going to have Hax look into correcting the URL pointing to make this work correctly...

It should be fine now, please let me know if there are missing files or oddities and i'll look into them...



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Re: Please report all new forum issues here
« Reply #336 on: April 26, 2018, 04:57:15 AM »
What's happened is that the starting URL doesn't point correctly.

It was:

https://www.games-collective.net/citysin/

It now is:

https://www.games-collective.net/citysin/index.htm


I have changed the first post in this thread, I am going to have Hax look into correcting the URL pointing to make this work correctly...

It should be fine now, please let me know if there are missing files or oddities and i'll look into them...



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Okay, fixed that issue! Whenever a root folder is accessed it should automatically look for index.html then index.htm. Thanks for the bug report!
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Re: Please report all new forum issues here
« Reply #337 on: June 05, 2018, 07:27:18 PM »
Its been going on for awhile now basically since you switched servers. But the view unviewed section isn't working

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Re: Please report all new forum issues here
« Reply #338 on: June 06, 2018, 04:22:46 AM »
And it won't be coming back either...

The unviewed tab causes real issues and there's no simple way to fix the problem.

We leave it in, the servers crash. We take it out, everything's fine. For the moment, until the "NextGen" Gallery gets bullt, the Unviewed is not going to work...

I'm sorry about this, but every time that button gets pushed, the database creates several million rows of data on a temporary basis. That overloads the server and we go down...

As it is now, Unviewed will go to a blank page and no further. For the sake of the site, and the sanity of Hax most of all, this is what will be until we get something better to replace that...

Whenever that is.



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Re: Please report all new forum issues here
« Reply #339 on: June 21, 2018, 10:59:45 PM »
I know that the 'Bulk Add Pictures' function in the gallery has always had some issues, but until recently it hadn't really given me any problems.  However, the last few times I've tried to use it the system processes a file to 100%, stops for a short time, then returns an 'upload failed' error indication, and this is repeated for each file in the list.  In some cases, when I check my gallery afterwards, the file is in fact there despite the reported error while other times it is not.  Aside from the ease and speed of using the bulk upload function, I also prefer it because it doesn't require me to enter a title, description or keywords, which I think probably reduces the frequency with which my RP-related doodles intrude into gallery users' searches and suggestions.

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Re: Please report all new forum issues here
« Reply #340 on: June 22, 2018, 02:53:04 AM »
Hi Etalla...

I've made Hax aware of this issue, he will have a look at this and try to reproduce the fault...



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Re: Please report all new forum issues here
« Reply #341 on: June 22, 2018, 03:21:23 AM »
Hi Etalla...

I've made Hax aware of this issue, he will have a look at this and try to reproduce the fault...



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I just tested it using a different browser and it seemed to work fine, so it might be a firefox issue.

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Re: Please report all new forum issues here
« Reply #342 on: June 22, 2018, 03:59:20 AM »
Hi Etalla...

I've made Hax aware of this issue, he will have a look at this and try to reproduce the fault...



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I just tested it using a different browser and it seemed to work fine, so it might be a firefox issue.

I just went through the error log and there seems to be a SSL error. Are you on the most up to date Firefox?

The new server is set to only use modern SSL ciphers and reject all others, which may be causing the difficulties with Firefox.
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Re: Please report all new forum issues here
« Reply #343 on: June 22, 2018, 04:04:41 AM »
Should be at least very close to the most recent version.  It's Version 60.0.2 according to the 'about firefox' option in the help menu.  'Check for update' says it's up to date.  Looking back over my gallery, the errors do seem to have arisen only after the most recent update. 
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Re: Please report all new forum issues here
« Reply #344 on: June 22, 2018, 05:08:35 AM »
Yeah, this might be just a browser quirk. If the problem spreads to more browsers I will put more effort into troubleshooting, but as for now, I can't seem to find any issues with the server configuration.
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Re: Please report all new forum issues here
« Reply #345 on: July 02, 2018, 08:28:35 PM »
Don’t know if this has been brought up yet, but the “unviewed” button for the picture archive just gives me a blank screen. When I Just look at the recent picture posts, I can only see the first page (200 images). If either issue could be fixed, it would be greatly appreciated. I don’t get here as often as I’d like, and would enjoy catching up when I can.
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Re: Please report all new forum issues here
« Reply #346 on: July 02, 2018, 09:38:41 PM »
Hello!

The Unviewed Button has been disabled as it was causing some severe database issues. In short, when you clicked on that button something in the neighbourhood of ten million temporary rows were added to the database and it either crashed it or made things go to a crawl.

In order not to have the Collective go down over and over again, the Admin took the decision to remove that capability from the Gallery. (We can't remove the button, it's hard coded into SMF and taking it out causes more errors.)

You do have the option of clicking on "Recent Pictures (List All)" at the top of the main Gallery page which will allow access to all of the Gallery images...



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Re: Please report all new forum issues here
« Reply #347 on: July 02, 2018, 09:46:42 PM »
Can we make a note that the button doesn't work, either on the button itself or nearby?

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Re: Please report all new forum issues here
« Reply #348 on: July 02, 2018, 10:36:27 PM »
Can we make a note that the button doesn't work, either on the button itself or nearby?

Could hang a tiny OUT OF ORDER sign on the button.

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Re: Please report all new forum issues here
« Reply #349 on: July 02, 2018, 10:54:18 PM »
I'll see what I can do...




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