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MagicAndre1981

Why was MSFN down yesterday and why is it still slow?

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"Randomly" fails... The ODD thing is that (most of) the post(s) actually go through any way...

Yeah, they go through. And if you go back and post again, of course you get a double post which is what happened the other day.

Here's the really ODD thing -

When you click to post, and get the error above, returning to the Main Forum page will display the forum and topic you posted in as having "new" posts to YOU - when YOU made the post! :w00t::lol:

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Still getting these various errors, and they are getting more frequent...

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Yes I suspect a lot of people are getting the Driver Error, but every time the action still goes through. I've seen it in various cases of interacting with the database, be it posting a reply, moving a thread or...

banning a spammer

:ph34r:

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It even acts weird when just trying to go to the last post in a thread. About 25% of the time it will get a database error, but if I go "back" in my browser and try again using the exact same link it will usually work. But this has been getting more and more frequent lately. It is very annoying.

Cheers and Regards

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Also, you can get this error when sending a PM but it doesn't say it the same way. If you are not in the "full editor" view (just the pop up one) and you click send it will say "Access Denied." I think it actually gets a driver error at that point but you don't see it. So if you get this type of message in the PM window, check your PMs before trying to send another one. I made the mistake and ended up sending 2 PMs to the user.

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why was msfn down today? again the DB server?

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Same problem all week. Got worse before getting better. xper working hard at it in the last 3 days. Still at it right now. Write more later, since this message may disappear soon. Content from about the last 4 days is mostly gone, but, then again, we posted at our own risk, while knowing full well things were unstable... Omelettes cannot be made without the breaking of (at least some) eggs. :yes:

@xper: Thanks for getting it working again. Appreciated! :thumbup

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@xper: Thanks for getting it working again. Appreciated! :thumbup

+1 :thumbup

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+2 :thumbup

Had a baaaad feeling the last "cleanup" of spammers may have done some dirt. :unsure:

Google indicated the last post "alive" was about integrating (-X- had responded) english updates into brazilian(?) source...

xper be da man!!!! :yes:

edit - OWWWW! Search on -X- "all posts" gave this

Warning: Illegal string offset 'contentOnly' in /home/msfnorg/public_html/board/admin/applications/forums/extensions/search/engines/sql.php on line 1054

Warning: Illegal string offset 'noPreview' in /home/msfnorg/public_html/board/admin/applications/forums/extensions/search/engines/sql.php on line 1048

Warning: Illegal string offset 'pCount' in /home/msfnorg/public_html/board/admin/applications/forums/extensions/search/engines/sql.php on line 1060

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/msfnorg/public_html/board/admin/applications/forums/extensions/search/engines/sql.php:1054) in /home/msfnorg/public_html/board/admin/sources/classes/output/formats/html/htmlOutput.php on line 109

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/msfnorg/public_html/board/admin/applications/forums/extensions/search/engines/sql.php:1054) in /home/msfnorg/public_html/board/admin/sources/classes/output/formats/html/htmlOutput.php on line 120

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/msfnorg/public_html/board/admin/applications/forums/extensions/search/engines/sql.php:1054) in /home/msfnorg/public_html/board/admin/sources/classes/output/formats/html/htmlOutput.php on line 129

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/msfnorg/public_html/board/admin/applications/forums/extensions/search/engines/sql.php:1054) in /home/msfnorg/public_html/board/admin/sources/classes/output/formats/html/htmlOutput.php on line 130

Oh, well... HTH in the "fixes"...

Edited by submix8c
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Is there some contagious problem with IPB going around ?

A day or so ago there were some strange effects at NeoWin too ( Forums turned offline for now [update: We're back] ). Note the following ...

At the moment we're on an old version of IPB (3.2) so a database conversion is required in order to be able to perform the upgrade, which if all goes well, should be within a few days.

The forums won't be offline for all of all that time, but for now it's necessary.

[...]

Update: And we're back.. stay tuned for an announcement for the 3.4.5 upgrade.

You can't blame someone for wondering if they are causing SQL problems upstream to get everyone to update.

P.S. why not use @MSFNorg at Twitter to mention board status? Are there any other offsite places for news? Yahoo?

typos

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Agreed! What's the point of having Twitter or Facebook if it's not used? A/L we wouldn't wonder...

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Well other than the fact that many forum posts are now gone forever because of the crash (last posts set back to mostly around June 02), everything SEEMS ok here.

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Well other than the fact that many forum posts are now gone forever because of the crash (last posts set back to mostly around June 02), everything SEEMS ok here.

If you're subscribed to any threads, are you getting e-mail notifications of new posts in those threads?

--JorgeA

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Well other than the fact that many forum posts are now gone forever because of the crash (last posts set back to mostly around June 02), everything SEEMS ok here.

If you're subscribed to any threads, are you getting e-mail notifications of new posts in those threads?

No, because I don't subscribe.

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I think a major issue right now is the infolink advertising on this board. It really brings down the user experience.

Apart from this annoyance the board works fine at the moment for me.

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Just wondering if there is another upgrade in the future here, as there currently is next door ...

Neowin Forums offline for upgrade to IPB 3.4.5 ( NeoWin 2013-06-16 )

We appreciate your patience while we upgrade, as long as the upgrade is taking place we will also not be able to publish any news due to SQL database management.

There's that SQL thingie again. One has to wonder if they are doing something upstream causing all the grief here. I notice even today when editing posts that sometimes the preview suddenly shows a different font, and sometimes bold formatting vanishes. Weird.

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There's that SQL thingie again. One has to wonder if they are doing something upstream causing all the grief here. I notice even today when editing posts that sometimes the preview suddenly shows a different font, and sometimes bold formatting vanishes. Weird.

It doesn't really work like that. You could technically run an old version of IPB for as long as you wanted and shouldn't have a problem.

I have also seen some formatting changes when going from page to page, etc... It is possible for some formatting to be "missing" if an include loads the Driver Error, for example some had seen that show up in the Attachment section below composing a post. Also, I say in GD sometimes the board will mark threads as read even if I haven't looked at them yet.

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Why was msfn down earlier this day? Still SQL database issues?

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MSFN was never down from here, in the latest 10h. Must have been something in-between you and MSFN that went down, not MSFN itself.

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MSFN was never down from here, in the latest 10h. Must have been something in-between you and MSFN that went down, not MSFN itself.

I also had problems accessing the site. This was both in normal web browser and also in Opera Mini (where data comes through Opera servers).
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Same here, i had the problem about 14h ago.

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Same. It was down here with a SQL Server error from at least 11PM last night to around 4AM US EST(EDT).

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Well... so it seems it was down while I was sleeping, and hence I didn't become aware of it till now. :blink:

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So you can see dencorso, that you MUST stay on MSFN 24/7, otherwise the website may go down... :P

--JorgeA

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Perhaps, dencorso went to sleep after shutting down the database server :)

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