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- 16Simon in
we are not a support forum for people with serious depression or thoughts of suicide.
if you or someone you know are struggling with such issues there are professional support services in most countries with people who are experienced and qualified to help:.
- 101Simon in
just a heads-up that i will be testing some updates this evening.. the nature of the changes means it's difficult to test every scenario in advance offline (translation: it's a lot more effort and i just can't be bothered) so i'm going to go with the "wing-it" approach:.
deploy, check for errors, try to fix errors before anyone else notices them.. i can switch between the new and old version pretty quickly so if there are significant issues, i'll rollback and revert the changes while i work on the fixes.
worse case is the pages won't display quite right (dates might be a giveaway) but a full page refresh should fix things.. http://www.refreshyourcache.com/en/home/.
- 12Simon in
you make a topic with the entire title and post in capitals !!!.
what you think happens: lots of people will read your many important words of much importance.
what actually happens: the forum admin deletes it.. tip: don't post in all caps, it looks spammy and spammy gets deleted..
- 15Simon in
someone decided to make their avatar almost identical to my old one so i changed mine to avoid any confusion.. <- so lookout for this anytime you want to read some "amazing words of wisdom" from now on :d.
- 19Simon in
i figured i'd shut the site down for a couple of hours to encourage everyone to do their xmas shopping.
the error message was a subtle hint, that's what "500 error" means ... go shopping.. whatever rumours you hear, it definitely wasn't that someone deployed a quick update before going on a 1.5 hour car ride to pick someone up and didn't think that the page they tested, to check it was all working after the update, happened to be cached.
no siree bob, not that, na hah.. anyway, you're welcome for the extra chance to, erm, shop..
- 9Simon in
just a heads up, since the last update the like / dislike votes sometimes don't display immediately due to caching.
they are all definitely counted though and will appear eventually, the issue is purely with the display part.
i'll look at fixing the cache so it's more immediate..
- 13Simon in
just a heads-up in case we disappear too, there's a massive ddos attack happening that has knocked a lot of major sites offline:.
things like this can have knock-on effects as other systems become overloaded, so far we seem ok so fingers crossed we stay that way..
- 7Simon in
just a heads up in case the site seems slow - you're requests are competing with googlebot because it's being indexed and it's really going at it ... a minute ago there were 40+ instances fired up there were so many requests coming it.
i guess the data doesn't have far to travel so it can hit things hard.
i did have a throttle in place but took it off because i wanted to speed things up a bit ... well, it worked!.
- 7Simon in
whoops, forum update went wrong, normally no big deal and fixable in seconds but then my internet connection cut out on me so it took a while before i could push the fix.. computers know.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_az2bdng97a.