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Post by AdamH » October 6th, 2018, 8:42 am

On Zeta, admins (I assume mods too but not sure) had the option of editing posts and showing or not showing it had been edited.

Not sure if there is an option like that on here or if it just doesn't show any message about am edit having been made. Harder for me to tell as I'm only using my phone.

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Post by sol » October 7th, 2018, 2:09 am

Hey, guys -- any idea why I had to change my password before refreshing my icmforum window this morning? Has somebody tried to hack my account or something? It was pretty annoying because I had forgotten how I varied my password (since the new forum requires a capital letter, which I didn't have in my old password). I stay permanently signed in on my laptop, so I'm going to find it really annoying if the forum has been set up so that I need to change my password every couple of months.
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Post by mightysparks » October 7th, 2018, 2:21 am

I had to reset earlier as well. I think this forum has some automatic setting to force us to change our passwords every few months?
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Post by sol » October 7th, 2018, 2:24 am

Well, as long as it's not just me. :whistling: I wonder if Peaceful set up the forum like that on purpose.
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Post by Knaldskalle » October 7th, 2018, 3:17 am

Happened to me too, earlier tonight. I think it'll happen to us all over the coming days, depending on when people signed up for the new forum. I think we may need to have a talk about what the best policy is, I was confused for a minute or so and I can imagine a lot of users being confused as well.
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Post by wowwee123 » October 7th, 2018, 3:32 am

Is there a way to have a personal setting of when to change the pw?

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Post by PeacefulAnarchy » October 7th, 2018, 4:38 am

I changed it. It was set at 90 days to force people coming over to change their passwords. I knew there was something expiring around this time I needed to change but I forgot what it was.

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Post by Knaldskalle » October 7th, 2018, 4:50 am

PeacefulAnarchy wrote:
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I changed it. It was set at 90 days to force people coming over to change their passwords. I knew there was something expiring around this time I needed to change but I forgot what it was.
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Post by PeacefulAnarchy » October 7th, 2018, 4:54 am

Happy 90 days new forum.

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Post by 72allinncallme » October 7th, 2018, 7:26 am

:cheers:

90 days, perhaps clean up the header a bit? No need for all that info now?

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Post by Gershwin » October 7th, 2018, 9:26 am

If you start fiddling around with password settings, don't forget that the only really good password has at least ten or even twelve characters. All others are practically useless when you get an automated brute force attack. Stuff like capitals and numbers actually matter less.

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Post by AdamH » October 7th, 2018, 12:44 pm

Any way of making the notifications better? I mean the notifications when someone has replied to a topic you are subscribed too. Only on my phone so don't know what it's like on a computer but I can't see any way to distinguish between read and unread notifications and it makes the feature hard to use.

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Post by PeacefulAnarchy » October 7th, 2018, 2:50 pm

AdamH wrote:
October 7th, 2018, 12:44 pm
Any way of making the notifications better? I mean the notifications when someone has replied to a topic you are subscribed too. Only on my phone so don't know what it's like on a computer but I can't see any way to distinguish between read and unread notifications and it makes the feature hard to use.
This is something I plan on working on but not for at least another week. In a week or two I'll go back through this and the other thread, make note of the issues people have reported and then after that I'll start working on stuff again.

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Post by AdamH » October 7th, 2018, 3:01 pm

Thanks PA

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Post by Gershwin » October 7th, 2018, 5:44 pm

AdamH wrote:
October 7th, 2018, 12:44 pm
Any way of making the notifications better? I mean the notifications when someone has replied to a topic you are subscribed too. Only on my phone so don't know what it's like on a computer but I can't see any way to distinguish between read and unread notifications and it makes the feature hard to use.
I guess that also depends on the theme you're using. Notifications work fine here, with ProSilver Special Edition. So in the meantime if it bothers you, you could always use that theme until there's a fix.
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Post by joachimt » November 2nd, 2018, 3:01 pm

Isn't it time to remove the text from the header?
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Post by PeacefulAnarchy » November 2nd, 2018, 3:15 pm

joachimt wrote:
November 2nd, 2018, 3:01 pm
Isn't it time to remove the text from the header?
I think something should be kept, but doesn't need to be 4 lines. I'll think about wording.

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Post by wowwee123 » November 16th, 2018, 6:22 am

How do we get into the old forum?

Edit: I got in.

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Post by xianjiro » November 21st, 2018, 11:03 pm

I'm getting when trying to post:

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SQL ERROR [ mysql4 ]

User admin_icmv78ad already has more than 'max_user_connections' active connections [1203]

An sql error occurred while fetching this page. Please contact an administrator if this problem persists.

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Post by xianjiro » November 21st, 2018, 11:03 pm

It's pretty aggravating because my post just evaporates - hitting back clears the text input window.

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Post by xianjiro » November 21st, 2018, 11:12 pm

could this be a denial of service attack either on the server or on us?

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Post by OldAle1 » November 21st, 2018, 11:15 pm

I've gotten a similar problem a couple of times today, though it's not when I'm trying to post but just clicking on a thread. Re-trying has always worked the first time - so far.

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Post by XxXApathy420XxX » November 21st, 2018, 11:17 pm

I think it means that there's too many users at once. I remember peaceful saying that they're search bots.

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Post by mightysparks » November 22nd, 2018, 12:11 am

Yea it’s also happening to me occasionally this morning
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Post by PeacefulAnarchy » November 22nd, 2018, 12:47 am

Hmm, I'll look into it in a bit.

It probably is all those search bots, though it's not so much the number as how frequently they're requesting pages or doing searches or whatever. I'll have a deeper look and see if I should ban some of them or change some server settings.

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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » November 22nd, 2018, 1:17 am

Yes, I've been getting this as well:

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SQL ERROR [ mysql4 ]

User admin_icmv78ad already has more than 'max_user_connections' active connections [1203]

An sql error occurred while fetching this page. Please contact an administrator if this problem persists.
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Post by PeacefulAnarchy » November 22nd, 2018, 1:25 am

xianjiro wrote:
November 21st, 2018, 11:03 pm
It's pretty aggravating because my post just evaporates - hitting back clears the text input window.
Does it? Hitting back doesn't clear the text input window for me.

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Post by maxwelldeux » November 22nd, 2018, 1:40 am

PeacefulAnarchy wrote:
November 22nd, 2018, 1:25 am
xianjiro wrote:
November 21st, 2018, 11:03 pm
It's pretty aggravating because my post just evaporates - hitting back clears the text input window.
Does it? Hitting back doesn't clear the text input window for me.
I mean, I've been hit by this too (several times), but can clear it up and accomplish what I was doing (including posting) by just hitting Refresh in my browser.

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Post by PeacefulAnarchy » November 22nd, 2018, 1:47 am

maxwelldeux wrote:
November 22nd, 2018, 1:40 am
PeacefulAnarchy wrote:
November 22nd, 2018, 1:25 am
xianjiro wrote:
November 21st, 2018, 11:03 pm
It's pretty aggravating because my post just evaporates - hitting back clears the text input window.
Does it? Hitting back doesn't clear the text input window for me.
I mean, I've been hit by this too (several times), but can clear it up and accomplish what I was doing (including posting) by just hitting Refresh in my browser.
Yeah if you're just browsing refresh works. If you made a post and it happens on submit you might want to click back and resubmit.

Hopefully I can get it fixed in a couple of hours.

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Post by xianjiro » November 22nd, 2018, 2:43 am

PeacefulAnarchy wrote:
November 22nd, 2018, 1:25 am
xianjiro wrote:
November 21st, 2018, 11:03 pm
It's pretty aggravating because my post just evaporates - hitting back clears the text input window.
Does it? Hitting back doesn't clear the text input window for me.
actually, later on some post text would be there, but at least three times hitting back just returned me to blank text input box - and at this stage, I don't remember if the full editor where the text would return or the quick reply box at the bottom of a thread

but now I'm hitting ctrl-c before i touch submit

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Post by xianjiro » November 22nd, 2018, 2:45 am

it looks like we have less than half the guests now then when I first posted. I think at one point it was over 375 guests

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Post by PeacefulAnarchy » November 22nd, 2018, 3:25 am

I changed something, yes. I don't know if it's a full fix but should be good until I can dive deeper. Let me know if that error reappears.

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Post by xianjiro » November 22nd, 2018, 3:34 am

will do - wow, guests down to 51!

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Post by PeacefulAnarchy » November 22nd, 2018, 3:40 am

There's a time delay on the who is on line listing, so it won't be fully updated for an hour. Part of the issue is that some crawlers use multiple bots at once, so each one is listed as a separate guest.

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Post by xianjiro » November 26th, 2018, 10:32 am

Am almost certain I've been able to delete posts in the forum up until tonight.

Somehow managed to dupe-post. Clicked on the X button in the upper right of the post window, left reason, and when I executed the delete, got the message, "You cannot delete posts in this forum."

Huh?

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Post by funkybusiness » November 26th, 2018, 10:42 am

I just managed to delete a post in this thread. not sure what that does for you, but, ya know.

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Post by Gershwin » November 26th, 2018, 10:43 am

I had this SQL error this morning. It was only once or twice, but the problem isn’t completely solved.
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Post by funkybusiness » November 26th, 2018, 10:46 am

Gershwin wrote:
November 26th, 2018, 10:43 am
I had this SQL error this morning. It was only once or twice, but the problem isn’t completely solved.
I've had it once so far tonight and load times seem slower but that second bit might just be my connection.

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Post by Gershwin » November 26th, 2018, 1:26 pm

funkybusiness wrote:
November 26th, 2018, 10:46 am
Gershwin wrote:
November 26th, 2018, 10:43 am
I had this SQL error this morning. It was only once or twice, but the problem isn’t completely solved.
I've had it once so far tonight and load times seem slower but that second bit might just be my connection.
It’s slow here as well. I don’t think it’s just your connection.
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Post by PeacefulAnarchy » November 26th, 2018, 5:21 pm

I'll look into it.

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