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Postby Smandoggi » Mon Apr 16, 2012 3:35 am

Hey folks,

Sorry for the short notice, but we're looking at a quick move of the site between servers tonight - we'll try to keep the downtime as short as possible, but in fact the database for this site is quite large, so it won't quite be a matter of turning it off in one place then turning it on in another. Hang in there...
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Postby Smandoggi » Mon Apr 16, 2012 4:52 am

If you're reading this, then you're looking at the new server. Congratulations!
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Postby Kotorchix » Mon Apr 16, 2012 4:57 am

I'm readin' this!

EDIT: I have a question - what actually happened to the server? Take a look at the first post in this Rp.
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Postby Aya » Mon Apr 16, 2012 5:05 am

Wow, crazy. lol
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Postby Smandoggi » Mon Apr 16, 2012 5:16 am

Wacky. Looks like a character set issue. Something like that could be introduced by newer software on this server, or perhaps a configuration difference. Looks like it affects certain kinds of quotes and apostrophes, the sort that might show up if you type up in a word processor that wants to give you fancy "open quotes" and "close quotes" instead of the straight up-and-down type.
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Postby Kotorchix » Mon Apr 16, 2012 5:19 am

Hm. Strange. Oh well... nothing site-threatening at least. :P Smandoggi, take a look at your 'Location'. One of the symbols is also there.
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Postby Grey » Mon Apr 16, 2012 5:28 am

I'm sure there's going to be a hiccup here or there. I'm sure once more posts come in, we'll see what exactly causes it.
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Postby Kotorchix » Mon Apr 16, 2012 5:30 am

Attack of the Symbols! *cough*

Ah well. What was the maintenance actually for?
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Postby swiftest » Mon Apr 16, 2012 6:53 am

Kotorchix wrote:Attack of the Symbols! *cough*

Ah well. What was the maintenance actually for?

The hosting provider decided to raise rates on our dedicated server even though we prepay annually--in a time where bandwidth costs keep dropping and competition from the cloud is supposed to keep them honest. After weeks of asking them to use the prorated prepaid funds to pay the difference, we're still at an impasse. So we moved to the Amazon cloud. Good riddance! Now, we can more easily upgrade if the need comes. Please let us know how the site performs for you.
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Postby Narubia » Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:04 am

hmmm.. profiles aren't showing up.... sorry to bring this to your attention
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Postby Grey » Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:06 am

Yeah, your right. I'm getting nothing on the profiles.
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Postby Narubia » Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:45 am

Thats better now...
Anything else, besides the symbols, i'll let you know if i find them.
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Postby Kotorchix » Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:21 am

Possibly an issue with not receiving emails when a personal message is sent? Checked my options and they're all set the right way around, so it may just be a silly glitch on my end...
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Postby Narubia » Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:58 am

Same as with Kotor, no PM notification.

Also, no topic notifications either...
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Postby Smandoggi » Mon Apr 16, 2012 5:46 pm

The profiles were a relatively easy fix, though the root cause is still a little vague (you may not be seeing "cash" for one of the add-on games).

Notifications not arriving is somewhat expected - I need to deal with a couple oddities on the new system to make that work right.
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Postby Narubia » Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:53 am

Notifications are back up and going...
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Postby Kotorchix » Tue Apr 17, 2012 3:29 am

Yay! Thank you!
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Postby Narubia » Wed Apr 18, 2012 4:27 pm

Alright, found another glitch. Avi's won't load either from website or computer.

Sorry again.
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Postby Wadjet » Thu Apr 19, 2012 7:54 am

Yes, the avatar thing is quite bothersome, and is apparently not just torturing Ruby, as I have now experienced it.
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Postby Narubia » Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:08 am

Suck it up.... there are a few others as well... :)
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Postby Wadjet » Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:11 am

But I feel so naked! D:
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Postby Narubia » Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:15 am

I know, so do i...
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Postby Kotorchix » Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:17 am

*purposes not to change avi*
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Postby Karasu » Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:32 am

kotors avi's seem to be immune
Get name brand kotor avatars today!
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Postby Kotorchix » Thu Apr 19, 2012 12:12 pm

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