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Re: Scheduled Forum Maintenance

Postby Burnaby49 » Tue Jun 30, 2015 9:45 pm

webhick wrote:When the host upgraded the database from mysql 4 to 5 a while back, the tables didn't quite convert properly. It's fairly common. Upgrading phpBB didn't fix the problem, since it doesn't even look for it. I reset the database schemas. Should work fine now.


Thanks, I'll give it a shot. The error was stopping me from posting on my latest pathetic pair of Canadian morons. They deserve my attention.
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Re: Scheduled Forum Maintenance

Postby notorial dissent » Wed Jul 01, 2015 4:49 pm

I have discovered since the conversion that the software does not seem to like formatting instructions, particularly the bold [ b ] [ /b ] command, on several occasions I have put it in, gone to save my post, and there will be black flash, I don't know what else to call it, over the posting area, and when it is done the bold command is gone from the text. I won't say it is consistent, but it has happened often enough for me to be aware of it, and to check my posts before I close the screen now. It doesn't seem to matter if you preview or not.
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Re: Scheduled Forum Maintenance

Postby webhick » Wed Jul 01, 2015 6:23 pm

I downloaded and installed your version of Firefox. It did not exhibit the same behavior. Probably because I still have my current version installed. One seems to affect the other, even though it shouldn't. For instance the old version clobbered my profile (good thing for backups) and now makes viewing the forum in the new Firefox highly...annoying.

So now I will need to remove the old one without fully clobbering my new one. I will never install Firefox 3 again. NEVER AGAIN.

Unless someone else is experiencing the same behavior and I can recreate it without wrecking my ability to function, I will just need to shrug and say: I am unable provide adequate support for a seven year old browser.
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Re: Scheduled Forum Maintenance

Postby wserra » Wed Jul 01, 2015 7:48 pm

Firefox is my browser of choice. I'm using it now - version 38.0.5, that is. Looks and works great.
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Re: Scheduled Forum Maintenance

Postby Burnaby49 » Wed Jul 01, 2015 8:05 pm

wserra wrote:Firefox is my browser of choice. I'm using it now - version 38.0.5, that is. Looks and works great.


Same version I use when Internet Explorer isn't up to the job. I'm finally, after about 12 years or so, going to have to abandon Windows XP because it can't handle newer versions of various programs. So I'm waiting for the roll-out of Windows 10. I'll let the early adopters work out the bugs and buy a new computer sometime early next year.
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Re: Scheduled Forum Maintenance

Postby Arthur Rubin » Thu Jul 02, 2015 8:23 pm

Burnaby49 wrote:I'll let the early adopters work out the bugs and buy a new computer sometime early next year.
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Re: Scheduled Forum Maintenance

Postby JamesVincent » Fri Jul 03, 2015 4:11 pm

I get 10 at the end of the month, can't wait to fool with it.

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Re: Scheduled Forum Maintenance

Postby webhick » Fri Apr 08, 2016 9:02 pm

phpBB is up to 3.1.8, so I'm fixing to do another upgrade sometime over the next few days. The forum will go down. It will come back up. Usually within the same century.

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Re: Scheduled Forum Maintenance

Postby Burnaby49 » Fri Apr 08, 2016 9:27 pm

webhick wrote:phpBB is up to 3.1.8, so I'm fixing to do another upgrade sometime over the next few days. The forum will go down. It will come back up. Usually within the same century.

Try not to get your penises caught on anything sharp during the outage.


Thank you for that sage advice. Something to keep in mind regardless of Quatloos upgrading activities.
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Re: Scheduled Forum Maintenance

Postby webhick » Fri Apr 08, 2016 9:32 pm

Oh, I also created a github repository for the theme, like almost a year ago. Anyone wishing to do a recolor can use it as their base and inherit from it, just as it inherits from the proSilver theme.

Or you can go off the rails and start a new one entirely and inherit from proSilver directly. If you throw it up on github then let me know so I can follow the project and get code updates.
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Re: Scheduled Forum Maintenance

Postby NYGman » Fri Apr 08, 2016 10:22 pm

The current theme has grown on me over the past few years. While at first it was it bit jarring to my eye, not being fan of the Green/yellow spectrum, i now find it quite soothing. Occasionally it loads with just the silver (When network congestion is high, and pages are not loading correctly) and the site doesn't look right. SO to me, this theme is Quatloos, until you decide to change it, that is :)
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Re: Scheduled Forum Maintenance

Postby Burnaby49 » Fri Apr 08, 2016 11:38 pm

webhick wrote:Oh, I also created a github repository for the theme, like almost a year ago. Anyone wishing to do a recolor can use it as their base and inherit from it, just as it inherits from the proSilver theme.

Or you can go off the rails and start a new one entirely and inherit from proSilver directly. If you throw it up on github then let me know so I can follow the project and get code updates.


I want the same old theme I've used since I started on Quatloos. None of this gaudy new-fangled PooSilver for me.
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Re: Scheduled Forum Maintenance

Postby webhick » Sat Apr 09, 2016 4:15 am

Upgrade complete.
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Re: Scheduled Forum Maintenance

Postby wserra » Sat Apr 09, 2016 11:17 am

Thanks, web, as always.
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Re: Scheduled Forum Maintenance

Postby The Observer » Sat Apr 09, 2016 3:41 pm

Yes, thanks, indeedy. I would hate to think what this place would be like without your technical prowess.
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Re: Scheduled Forum Maintenance

Postby webhick » Mon Apr 11, 2016 5:41 am

We're currently experiencing some issues. Apparently, someone stuck his penis on something sharp while we were down on Friday.
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Re: Scheduled Forum Maintenance

Postby Burnaby49 » Mon Apr 11, 2016 6:23 am

webhick wrote:We're currently experiencing some issues. Apparently, someone stuck his penis on something sharp while we were down on Friday.


Webhick is, of course, referring to me. I couldn't log in after last week's upgrade so I whined and whined until she took action to fix it. That somehow resulted in the whole site crashing for a while.
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Re: Scheduled Forum Maintenance

Postby grixit » Mon Apr 11, 2016 6:26 am

wew! glad we're back. but i wish there had been some warning outside this section. the site runs so well most of the time, i've never seen a need to monitor topics here.

also, if i were to try making my own theme (i really prefer blue), how would i load it?
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Re: Scheduled Forum Maintenance

Postby webhick » Mon Apr 11, 2016 4:24 pm

grixit wrote:wew! glad we're back. but i wish there had been some warning outside this section. the site runs so well most of the time, i've never seen a need to monitor topics here.

also, if i were to try making my own theme (i really prefer blue), how would i load it?


I'd have to upload and install it, which is no big deal.
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Re: Scheduled Forum Maintenance

Postby grixit » Tue Apr 12, 2016 5:03 am

ok, i'll pm you when i'm ready
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