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12-Oct-2013 - Forum Downtime (Again)

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There will be some forum downtime during the morning (UTC) and possibly afternoon as well. I am going to be attempting a conversion of our forum character set from the current one to UTF-8. This should hopefully future proof us and also fix the problems that the RuneScape News bot has been experiencing (multi-posting, weird characters). I will be maintaining a full backup of the old database should anything weird happen to any of the other characters, but this shouldn't happen. The conversion itself will take some time, as every column in every row of every database table needs to be examined and if necessary, converted. This is much like the original process when we converted from phpBB to IPB, in that everything needs to be traversed. That being said, I wrote this character conversion script myself and optimised it to be multi-threaded in order to expedite this transition, and so the time should be far less for the character conversion itself (around 5 hours). However, I may also be potentially moving us to a different server, and if so, this will make the process take a bit longer, this is still undecided, but rest assured we'll be back online ASAP.

 

The forum will be totally unavailable while the conversion is taking place, and you will not even be able to access the offline page.

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Thanks for the heads-up, albeit so shortly in advance. I hope this conversion is far less buggy than the upgrade before it. BTW, if the new server is considerably better and more powerful, you might want to run the conversion on it instead of on the old hardware, so things might be a bit quicker to execute and finish. :thumbsup:

 

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The server move isn't about power, I want to potentially switch our Operating System. We are virtualised so I can assign power where necessary to get the conversion task done as quickly as possible.

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The server move isn't about power, I want to potentially switch our Operating System. We are virtualised so I can assign power where necessary to get the conversion task done as quickly as possible.

Ah, silly me then. #-o

 

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Duly noted, thanks for the notice Peter

 

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Oh, and thanks Peter.

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Forum is back (if you didn't guess :P) and the character conversion seems to have gone well (as well as the move).  I have emptied the RuneScape News forum and it should begin to repopulate itself as new articles are posted.  Seems like there's not a huge amount of historical value in keeping the topics with the broken names.

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Glad to hear everything went well!  :)

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Yay! I don't have to try and entertain myself anymore. :P

 

An excellent job as always, Peter. :thumbup:

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Thanks peter!

 

*Notices the lack of a number separator on post count*


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Yeah, all the commas went missing :o (post count, thread views, etc.).


"Fight for what you believe in, and believe in what you're fighting for." Can games be art?

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Upon going to your profile and clicking the Likes tab, a list of posts you received likes on is generated. However, when you scroll to the bottom, you can't click on Page 1 of X to jump to a different page.

 

However, if you scroll back up and switch to the "Given" tab, you can jump to a different page, and switching afterwards to the "Received" tab always you to jump to a different page too.

 

Minor bug. Not sure if there's any other relevant information to provide.


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Upon going to your profile and clicking the Likes tab, a list of posts you received likes on is generated. However, when you scroll to the bottom, you can't click on Page 1 of X to jump to a different page.

 

However, if you scroll back up and switch to the "Given" tab, you can jump to a different page, and switching afterwards to the "Received" tab always you to jump to a different page too.

 

Minor bug. Not sure if there's any other relevant information to provide.

What skin are you using? Works fine for me on the Tip.It one unless I'm misunderstanding the problem.

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Using Deflection. Switched to Tip.It theme and it doesn't work either. using Firefox (if that matters).

 

What happens is that I go to my user profile, then hit the likes tab, and at the bottom of the page is a "Page 1 of X" thing that doesn't let me click it to select a page to jump too.


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Using Deflection. Switched to Tip.It theme and it doesn't work either. using Firefox (if that matters).

 

What happens is that I go to my user profile, then hit the likes tab, and at the bottom of the page is a "Page 1 of X" thing that doesn't let me click it to select a page to jump too.

Seems like it's an actual forum bug, I've reported it, in the meantime you'll just have to use your workaround. :P

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Get your act together Peter 


RIP Michaelangelopolous

u can control my tip it account, but youll never control how fine i am!

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I love N_odie and would never edit his posts! I love Rainy_Day too <3 And also Cowman_133. <33 Oh, and Laikrob is a going to hunt me down and kill me like a pest kangaroo if I reveal how awesome she is. I owe tripsis skittles. DarkDude feels like he's missing out. This is my siggy! - n_odie Rainy_Day MINE! - n_odie Rainy_Day And meol shouldn't feel left out. Oh, and Y_Guy is a noob awesome

 

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Well... +5 Likes on this thread, mostly to Peter.  Glad to see the forum's running smooth again. :thumbsup:

 

 

As for this...

Get your act together Peter 

<*punches the hell out of @jimmy_jim*> ... You can let Peter be, seeing as the fault here is Invision's, and not his! :angry:

 

~D. V. "W00T! ... Hmph." Devnull

 

 

 

 

(p.s.: Now for me to go let my 'Like pool' recharge!)


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