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Jan 9, 2009, 12:03 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
In that case, in case repetition helps.
     
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Jan 9, 2009, 01:28 PM
 
I wonder if it's pointing to a different memcache server again?
     
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Jan 9, 2009, 02:29 PM
 
It's still on our old memcache server. This appears to be a bug in vB regarding forums with multi-server setups.

The last time we looked at it, we set up a new memcache on a server with light load. The 'memcache' errors went away, but staff members sometimes could not log in for days - including admins. Maybe regular members as well. So we switched it back.

At least the 'memcache' errors go away on a reload. To let the vB people look at the more serious errors, we'd have had to leave MacNN on the fresh memcache - the one that logs staff members out for random intervals. It did not seem worth the cost - better to wait for a vB update to address the issue.
     
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Jan 17, 2009, 03:11 PM
 
I am getting this error for about 10-15% of New Posts or Today's Posts queries:

Fatal error: Unable to connect to memcache server in [path]/includes/class_datastore.php on line 224

Separately and not forum-related, I am getting a 'Presented By' line/headline in the MacNN RSS feed that used to not be there.

edit: ok, nothing new here with this specific error. I saw it was just a few posts above mine. Based on reader's comments it looks like we're just letting this ride until a wider vB fix.
     
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Jan 17, 2009, 03:21 PM
 
Also, the favicon wasn't showing on my MBP earlier. It's showing on my PC but it may be cached.
     
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Jan 17, 2009, 06:12 PM
 
The favicon.ico is present in the directory - it downloads and opens ok. Try clearing cache on the MBP?
     
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Jan 17, 2009, 06:16 PM
 
Cleared everything bar saved passwords - restarted Firefox and it's back.

Thanks.
     
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Jan 21, 2009, 01:15 PM
 
It appears the forum is resetting my display settings for forums (view threads older than a month). This has happened to me twice now in one particular forum, and once in another.
     
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Jan 21, 2009, 04:46 PM
 
You sure are whiny.
     
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Jan 21, 2009, 04:48 PM
 
I'm not sure why the mods deleted that post, but now it incorrectly looks like you're calling me whiney.
     
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Jan 21, 2009, 04:54 PM
 
Drat...my attempt to personally attack someone other than you has once again been thwarted.
     
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Jan 22, 2009, 12:23 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
It appears the forum is resetting my display settings for forums (view threads older than a month). This has happened to me twice now in one particular forum, and once in another.
Just checked and, yes, it's happened again. I view MacNN on 3 different computers, but I don't think that'd be the problem.
     
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Jan 22, 2009, 01:52 PM
 
At least some of the display prefs are stored in browser cookies - the collapse triangle settings in particular. Which settings are being forgotten?
     
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Jan 22, 2009, 01:53 PM
 
"Display Options"

More importantly, I'm on the computer I changed it on yesterday, and found it reset to default.
     
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Jan 22, 2009, 08:59 PM
 
The 'Display Options' box below forums isn't saved between sessions. At least, they never have been for me.

You can change your global view settings (like thread age cutoff, etc) in your userCP. Or leave the browser window open but hidden.
     
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Jan 23, 2009, 11:34 AM
 
Originally Posted by reader50 View Post
The 'Display Options' box below forums isn't saved between sessions. At least, they never have been for me.
It's possible this is the case, but if so, I've managed to not run into this problem for a few years.

Either way, I took your advice and adjusted the setting in User CP. Good enough.
     
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Mar 6, 2009, 01:01 AM
 
Looks like we just came out of a "Server Busy" bout. I fully blame my most recent picture in the "Pics of yourself" thread, and I sincerely apologize.
     
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Mar 6, 2009, 09:06 AM
 
both www.macnn.com and forums.macnn.com weren't working for several hours last night. something else unrelated to normal forum issues. probably.
     
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Mar 10, 2009, 05:36 AM
 
What's up with board performance lately? The whole suckiness is back.

Lately I've been getting a lot of these php errors. Other times page load is just slow. And now this morning with about three people online I get the "Forum is too busy" message.

What gives? My MacNN addiction is in danger!
     
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Mar 10, 2009, 07:38 AM
 
That’s odd—I haven’t had any issues at all, and I’ve been here at all times of day, except early morning.
     
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Mar 10, 2009, 08:00 AM
 
Dammit. What was that thing about the early bird again?
     
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Mar 10, 2009, 10:27 AM
 
So, what's up with the server?
     
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Mar 10, 2009, 10:36 AM
 
Ugh. More of this...

Fatal error: Unable to connect to memcache server in [path]/includes/class_datastore.php on line 224

     
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Mar 11, 2009, 07:05 AM
 
No problems here. [all times of day]
     
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Mar 12, 2009, 07:31 AM
 
Originally Posted by Railroader View Post
No problems here. [all times of day]
I jinxed myself.

Could not access the Forums yesterday evening and last night. Server problems.
     
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Mar 19, 2009, 03:57 PM
 
Board's acting up again. It's slow, disconnects, etc. What's the deal?

And what was that downtime "Upgrading. Come back in 30 min." yesterday about?
     
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Mar 19, 2009, 06:38 PM
 
The upgrade yesterday was a patch update. vB released it to address a possible security exploit. It didn't increment the board version number (3.8.1).

I don't know the answer on the other issues, except that they seem to be affecting all the MacNN sites. That would suggest a shared DB server issue, or a routing problem somewhere upstream of the forums.
     
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Mar 23, 2009, 01:01 PM
 
The server has been busy off and on for the majority of the day, though regular MacNN has been accessible to me during that time.
     
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Mar 23, 2009, 01:04 PM
 
Same here. More on than off, though—it’s been giving me the server busy error four out of five times I’ve tried loading a page since about noon (six hours ago).
     
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Mar 23, 2009, 04:48 PM
 
Same here. Today was a major PITA. And the fact that there's zero notification doesn't exactly make it any better.
     
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Mar 25, 2009, 03:24 PM
 
'Server Busy' errors all day with a smattering of 'server not found' over here.
     
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Mar 25, 2009, 03:25 PM
 
I just got "server" too busy... it's not even doing anything!

One of them must be on the fritz.
     
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Mar 30, 2009, 09:59 AM
 
While I'm sure you guys have more pressing matters to attend to at the moment, I just noticed that profile addresses have changed, leading to an issue where the address to the profiles for Dakar² and Dakarʒ are the same, and Dakarʒ's is MIA.
     
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Apr 7, 2009, 02:45 PM
 
Originally Posted by MacNN Forums
The server is too busy at the moment. Please try again later.
Lots of this again lately.
     
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Apr 7, 2009, 02:46 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
While I'm sure you guys have more pressing matters to attend to at the moment, I just noticed that profile addresses have changed, leading to an issue where the address to the profiles for Dakar² and Dakarʒ are the same, and Dakarʒ's is MIA.
I'll take the bump as an excuse to reask this.
     
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Apr 11, 2009, 10:48 AM
 
Originally Posted by Simon View Post
Lots of this again lately.
This error ate two of my replies today.

All glory to the hypnotoad.
     
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Apr 11, 2009, 02:36 PM
 
I've started to copy my replies before sending them because of all the errors. It's really a pain.
     
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Apr 11, 2009, 04:07 PM
 
Have we considered instituting a Fail Whale?
     
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Apr 11, 2009, 04:13 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
Have we considered instituting a Fail Whale?
Instead of a fix?

All glory to the hypnotoad.
     
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Apr 11, 2009, 04:47 PM
 
The forum keeps logging me out even if I'm only away for five minutes. Is this a bug, or is it supposed to do that? It gets kind of annoying.
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Apr 11, 2009, 05:00 PM
 
It's not supposed to.

Clear your cache & cookies and try again.
     
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Apr 11, 2009, 06:41 PM
 
Seems ok now. How often will I need to do that?
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Apr 11, 2009, 06:43 PM
 
You shouldn't need to do it unless you start having problems or want to clear your browsing history.
( Last edited by seanc; Apr 11, 2009 at 06:50 PM. )
     
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Apr 11, 2009, 07:34 PM
 
I just got logged out again. Maybe it's something on my end. Thanks for the help.
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Apr 11, 2009, 08:09 PM
 
Have you been commenting on News stories in the meantime? A longstanding site bug is if you post a comment on the News page, it logs you out of the forums.
     
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Apr 11, 2009, 11:01 PM
 
No, I do forum threads only.
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Apr 11, 2009, 11:25 PM
 
It keeps happening! I don't know what it could be.
( Last edited by cwkmacuser; Apr 12, 2009 at 12:39 AM. )
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Apr 12, 2009, 12:06 PM
 
at login, there's a button called 'remember me' or some-such. Make sure it's check-marked.
     
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Apr 12, 2009, 01:32 PM
 
I did that checkbox. Maybe it's alright now. Even if I don't check that box, I would think I wouldn't be logged out.
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No, if you don't check it, eventually the cookies expire.
     
 
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