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Re: forum issues

Post by crusto » Sun Mar 02, 2014 3:56 pm

Well so far so good today, for me anyway :)

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Re: forum issues

Post by crusto » Wed Mar 05, 2014 3:26 pm

Ok, last day or so I still get the dreaded general error message, especially yesterday. But now I also get the added feature of half loaded screens, namely the two ad banners at the top of the screen followed by nothing else. This happens quite often too, maybe 4 times out of 10 at a guess.

Anybody else getting this?
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Re: forum issues

Post by Antiriad2097 » Wed Mar 05, 2014 3:44 pm

I was getting just banners last night, then the general error just after 5pm tonight.
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Re: forum issues

Post by crusto » Wed Mar 05, 2014 4:41 pm

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Re: forum issues

Post by commanderkaiser » Wed Mar 12, 2014 6:32 pm

Site seems utterly broken for me, most of the time I try and get on here I'm getting errors. When it does work it also seems to be quite slow to initially access the forum meaning half the time I can't tell whether I'll actually be coming on or having the error pop up.
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Re: forum issues

Post by dave3622 » Fri Mar 14, 2014 2:44 am

commanderkaiser wrote:Site seems utterly broken for me, most of the time I try and get on here I'm getting errors. When it does work it also seems to be quite slow to initially access the forum meaning half the time I can't tell whether I'll actually be coming on or having the error pop up.
Same here. I couldn't get on at all last night (nor Tuesday) and also have the slow access issues. Of all the forums I visit, this is by far the worst for reliability.

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Re: forum issues

Post by Megamixer » Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:32 am

It's very bad. Especially when the site is loading up and I think to myself "bet there'll be an error" and lo and behold, there is. It can't be good if I'm predicting errors before they show up on-screen. Seems to be worse late in the afternoon through to early evening for some reason then be better at night but by that time I've usually given up.

When it's working it seems okay besides taking an absolute age to log in and log out.

Very frustrating when I'm trying to reply to PM's or negotiate trades/sales with members :|
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Re: forum issues

Post by rocky1980 » Fri Mar 14, 2014 1:09 pm

Its all over the place, lots of general errors. It is working one minute and then its not :(
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Re: forum issues

Post by Helensification » Fri Mar 21, 2014 6:58 am

Amazing I actually managed to get on today.

Keep trying most days but time and again get error screen.
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Re: forum issues

Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Fri Mar 21, 2014 7:00 am

The digital guys are looking at it and know how disappointed people are. I can't offer any more insight than that I'm afraid.
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Re: forum issues

Post by Lost Dragon » Fri Mar 21, 2014 10:21 am

Darran@Retro Gamer wrote:The digital guys are looking at it and know how disappointed people are. I can't offer any more insight than that I'm afraid.
When it crashes after you hit submit after typing a lengthy post/reply to your goodself that raises some valid points, as a poster, i'm left thinking...am i really going to re-type all that, again and take a gamble site will stay up long enough to get it posted?.

I'm personally struggling to see why your tech guys cannot get a handle on this, it's giving same server error codes/messages, so that surely points them in the right direction.Someone must know what's causing it, what needs to be done, so it's either cost of repair or how long site would be offline, that i'm jumping to, conclusions wise.

Hope i'm wrong on both, but it's been long enough know to expect more details than what they are giving you.I fully understand your hands are tied, not your dept etc, just as frustrating, but it's killing forum stone dead far too often.

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Re: forum issues

Post by Megamixer » Sat Mar 22, 2014 3:41 pm

Lost Dragon wrote:
Darran@Retro Gamer wrote:The digital guys are looking at it and know how disappointed people are. I can't offer any more insight than that I'm afraid.
When it crashes after you hit submit after typing a lengthy post/reply to your goodself that raises some valid points, as a poster, i'm left thinking...am i really going to re-type all that, again and take a gamble site will stay up long enough to get it posted?.
Typed a reply yesterday and got an error message along the lines of "not allowed to post replies" or something like that. T'was a 'Forbidden' screen with some gumph about something called 'apache' or whatever.

Long story short I just turned the computer off as I couldn't be arsed.

No sql error at the moment (not even going to bother touching wood) but it took a ridiculous amount of time to load up so I was amazed that it even did.
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Re: forum issues

Post by Sephiroth81 » Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:35 am

Was down for most of this morning, and i kept checking periodically.

Something really needs to be done. Whether they hit a reset button, and delete lots of reallly old posts - whatever, but the most important thing for any forum is stability. People will leave if they are kept preventing from posting! Lots of little issues also like uploading problems don't help either.

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Re: forum issues

Post by Antiriad2097 » Tue Mar 25, 2014 1:14 pm

People have left. The daily new post count here has dropped dramatically in recent weeks.
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Re: forum issues

Post by psj3809 » Tue Mar 25, 2014 1:24 pm

Not surprised, ridiculous at the mo. I couldnt log on for nearly 2 days, errors all the time.

For a major professional company/website you would think the tech heads would be sorting it asap. This has been going on forever

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