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Title: Bug report
Post by: Dungeon Master on November 10, 2009, 12:10:34 PM
The old bug report has been deleted with the fresh install of SMF 2.0. This thread is for posting new bugs.

cheers
Rob
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on November 10, 2009, 12:15:10 PM
Not sure if it's a bug, but some of us can see avatars, some of us can't.

Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Henk on November 10, 2009, 12:21:42 PM
I see avatars, but the signature shows on the right side of the message instead of below. I use Google Chrome. In Firefox everything seems working correctly.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on November 10, 2009, 12:23:29 PM
Strange. I am using Firefox and only see a few avatars.

I just tried to upload one from imageshack and it won't upload.

This is the one I am trying to use: http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/9012/berterniesingalongxz4.jpg
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Henk on November 10, 2009, 12:28:58 PM
In Chrome I also see no little * above the avatar, but instead a symbol of an image not working correctly (error-image).
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on November 10, 2009, 12:29:39 PM
Strange. I am using Firefox and only see a few avatars.

I just tried to upload one from imageshack and it won't upload.

This is the one I am trying to use: http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/9012/berterniesingalongxz4.jpg

This is the message I get:

Quote
The following errors occurred when trying to save your profile:

    * The avatar you have selected is either too large or not an avatar.

I just figured out how to do it. I simply hotlinked to my avatar on another forum.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dungeon Master on November 10, 2009, 12:45:45 PM
the signature shows on the right side of the message instead of below. I use Google Chrome. In Firefox everything seems working correctly.

This was an issue with safari and Chrome (both webkit browsers).
I tweaked the CSS - looks fixed now.

cheers
Rob
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dungeon Master on November 10, 2009, 12:46:37 PM
In Chrome I also see no little * above the avatar, but instead a symbol of an image not working correctly (error-image).

This is where member badge images go - such as "Gold Subscriber" or "GMG Moderator".

Will be fixed soon.

Rob
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: jlaurson on November 10, 2009, 12:54:18 PM
On Chrome, my problem is that the signatures don't break (wrap) properly but extend out to the right.
Know what I mean?

Update: Wait, has this literally been fixed in the seconds it took me to write this post??!!

Update: Now it's back to being funny.

Update: Seems to be necessary for me to update/write a post for the line-wrapping to work properly. When I enter the site anew, it's back to the new, old skewed way.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: MN Dave on November 10, 2009, 12:55:07 PM
There is a strange indent at the beginning of paragraphs when I shrink the screen to a certain size. No biggie; just thought you should know. I'm at work on a PC using IE browser.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on November 10, 2009, 12:56:35 PM
There is a strange indent at the beginning of paragraphs when I shrink the screen to a certain size. No biggie; just thought you should know. I'm at work on a PC using IE browser.


Can you see all the avatars?

I tried turning off my adblock and still can't see most of them.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: MN Dave on November 10, 2009, 12:57:10 PM
I'm fine with the avatars.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Brewski on November 10, 2009, 12:58:36 PM
Yes, I can still see all avatars.  (I'm using Firefox 2.0.0.20)

--Bruce
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on November 10, 2009, 01:01:38 PM
I'm fine with the avatars.

Thanks.

I just tried IE (was on Firefox) and can't see them there either. Instead I get two square boxes with a red X inside underneath each persons name.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: MN Dave on November 10, 2009, 01:06:32 PM
There is a strange indent at the beginning of paragraphs when I shrink the screen to a certain size. No biggie; just thought you should know. I'm at work on a PC using IE browser.

More info: It's only the first paragraph with the extreme indentation.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Marc on November 10, 2009, 01:11:42 PM
Thanks.

I just tried IE (was on Firefox) and can't see them there either. Instead I get two square boxes with a red X inside underneath each persons name.

Funny. I get only one square box with a red X. If a person does have an avatar, I can see it in the 'second box'. I use IE.

Anyway, apparently there are some problems with the Hypertext images. For the rest: it looks fine to me!
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Marc on November 10, 2009, 01:26:39 PM
Good! Fifteen minutes later and it seems that the Red Cross problem is solved! :)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dungeon Master on November 10, 2009, 01:28:08 PM
Good! Fifteen minutes later and it seems that the Red Cross problem is solved! :)

I'm working on notified problems in the background!

cheers
Rob
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Marc on November 10, 2009, 01:30:53 PM
Yeah.

You're the background man. The men don't know, but the little girls understand.

::)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on November 10, 2009, 02:56:01 PM
I'm working on notified problems in the background!

cheers
Rob

Thanks, Rob! I can see all the avatars now (at home on Firefox.)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Szykneij on November 10, 2009, 04:55:32 PM
Yeah.

You're the background man. The men don't know, but the little girls understand.

Well, all you people there tryin' to sleep,
Rob's out there making it your midnight treat

Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: jlaurson on November 10, 2009, 05:44:01 PM
On Chrome, my problem is that the signatures don't break (wrap) properly but extend out to the right.
Know what I mean?

Update: Wait, has this literally been fixed in the seconds it took me to write this post??!!

Update: Now it's back to being funny.

Update: Seems to be necessary for me to update/write a post for the line-wrapping to work properly. When I enter the site anew, it's back to the new, old skewed way.


Update: All refreshed, the problem seems fixed. For now.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Opus106 on November 10, 2009, 09:59:30 PM
Well, all you people there tryin' to sleep,
Rob's out there making it your midnight treat



Hehe... that's true. I went to sleep a little while after the site was back up and running. Rob was there. I sleep for seven hours, wake up and log in an hour after that -- Rob's still there!  ;D
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dungeon Master on November 10, 2009, 10:02:34 PM
On Chrome, my problem is that the signatures don't break (wrap) properly but extend out to the right.
Know what I mean?

Update: Wait, has this literally been fixed in the seconds it took me to write this post??!!

Update: Now it's back to being funny.

Update: Seems to be necessary for me to update/write a post for the line-wrapping to work properly. When I enter the site anew, it's back to the new, old skewed way.


Yep, Chrome seems to be a problem. I think because it was released after the bulk of the work was done on SMF 2.0. I have fixed the problem for Safari, and Firefox and IE seem to be OK. Only Chrome. Anyone else using Chrome? I'll look into it. Its not available for Mac yet, so I can't check it myself.

cheers
Rob
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Henk on November 11, 2009, 03:34:00 AM
I use Chrome too. I like this browser much and don't want to change to an other browser.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Harry on November 12, 2009, 05:39:46 AM
Rob, I still do not see the subscriber sign under the avatar, while others have it already, like Jezetha.
Must that still be done by you, by hand?
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Gurn Blanston on November 12, 2009, 05:44:06 AM
Rob, I still do not see the subscriber sign under the avatar, while others have it already, like Jezetha.
Must that still be done by you, by hand?


Yes, Harry, I suspect that is still a hand job. Mine isn't up yet either, but I have determined to wait. Mods should be last anyway, after the others are served. :D

8)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Harry on November 12, 2009, 05:45:23 AM
Yes, Harry, I suspect that is still a hand job. Mine isn't up yet either, but I have determined to wait. Mods should be last anyway, after the others are served. :D

8)

 ;D
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dungeon Master on November 12, 2009, 10:11:31 AM
Yes, Harry, I suspect that is still a hand job. Mine isn't up yet either, but I have determined to wait. Mods should be last anyway, after the others are served. :D

8)

The subscriber badges are coming. The problem is that the forum recognises just a single "membergroup" for each member. Meaning that it can only display one badge per person. For example, if you are a Veteran Member as well as a Silver Subscriber, the forum can only display one badge, in this case "GMG Veteran". It will require a bit of tinkering (as I did before) to make the forum display more than one badge for a single member.

You may also notice, there are no ads on the forum. At the moment, there is no "Ad Management" software in the forum, so I can't display ads, unless I hard code them, and then they are visible to all, even subscribers.

I am sure an appropriate Ad management software plugin will come for this version of SMF, but until then, all members get the benefit of ad-free forum, (and I lose a bit of revenue).

cheers
Rob
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Brewski on November 12, 2009, 10:17:50 AM
...but until then, all members get the benefit of ad-free forum, (and I lose a bit of revenue).

cheers
Rob

Which reminds me...I'm sure I'm overdue to renew.  I don't see a "Subscribe" tab anywhere, but if you would kindly post the direct PayPal link I will remedy that!  8)

--Bruce
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Opus106 on November 12, 2009, 10:46:29 AM
Which reminds me...I'm sure I'm overdue to renew.  I don't see a "Subscribe" tab anywhere, but if you would kindly post the direct PayPal link I will remedy that!  8)

--Bruce

Bruce, it's under Actions in the profile account settings. :)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Brahmsian on November 12, 2009, 10:51:55 AM
Yes, Harry, I suspect that is still a hand job.

 :-X
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Brewski on November 12, 2009, 11:00:19 AM
Bruce, it's under Actions in the profile account settings. :)

Thank you!  8)  (Still haven't had time to explore all corners of the new interface.)

--Bruce
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on November 12, 2009, 01:55:32 PM
Rob, I still do not see the subscriber sign under the avatar, while others have it already, like Jezetha.
Must that still be done by you, by hand?


Another perk of being a subscriber.  ;D
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: MN Dave on November 13, 2009, 06:48:38 AM
Still getting the extreme indentation...

Like this:

                                                                                             This is a test of the extreme indentation creation sensation. Blah blah blah. Have a nice day, Mr. Happypants. Flowers are growing out me bum. Huzzah.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Catison on November 13, 2009, 07:14:23 AM
I am noticing the site is very slow to load:

Quote
Page created in 3.621 seconds with 24 queries.

I don't think this is normal.  I am using Firefox on Mac.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: jlaurson on November 13, 2009, 07:41:11 AM
I was wondering if a break could be inserted below one's avatar.

(See screen short.)

(Chrome.)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Gurn Blanston on November 13, 2009, 07:58:10 AM
I was wondering if a break could be inserted below one's avatar.

(See screen short.)

(Chrome.)

I'm sure you know that the actual issue is the shape of your avatar, and are looking for a workaround.

(http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa159/Gurn_Blanston/capture3.jpg)

Have you tried putting a hard break ABOVE the picture rather than below it (where it would be truncated)?  Just a random thought, while listening to Beethoven....

8)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: jlaurson on November 13, 2009, 08:00:53 AM
I'm sure you know that the actual issue is the shape of your avatar, and are looking for a workaround.

The shape (and size) of my avatar is just fine, thank you very much! >:(  8)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Gurn Blanston on November 13, 2009, 08:03:28 AM
The shape (and size) of my avatar is just fine, thank you very much! >:(  8)

Very well. Hope you find something to fix it then. ::)

8)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: MN Dave on November 13, 2009, 08:03:59 AM
Size isn't important.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Gurn Blanston on November 13, 2009, 08:11:08 AM
Size isn't important.

That's what all the guys with vertically oriented aspect ratios say... ;D

8)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: karlhenning on November 13, 2009, 09:17:37 AM
Great Mencken quote, Gurn!
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Gurn Blanston on November 13, 2009, 10:49:30 AM
Great Mencken quote, Gurn!

Thanks, ^. It's the first good thing anyone has ever said about criticism... :D

8)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: karlhenning on November 13, 2009, 10:51:38 AM
Thanks, ^. It's the first good thing anyone has ever said about criticism... :D

It may well pre-date Sibelius's remark that no statues are erected to its practitioners . . . .
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Cato on November 13, 2009, 01:18:55 PM
 >:D

For some reason only this kind of emoticon works for me now! 
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Cato on November 13, 2009, 01:24:06 PM
>:D

For some reason only this kind of emoticon works for me now!

But "The Police" and "Angel" emoticons still refuse to work.   $:)    0:) 
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: MN Dave on November 13, 2009, 01:26:36 PM
I can see them.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on November 13, 2009, 05:23:53 PM
But "The Police" and "Angel" emoticons still refuse to work.   $:)    0:)

Neither of those emoticons work for me, either (on Mac/Firefox 2).
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Benji on November 13, 2009, 05:48:42 PM
Neither of those emoticons work for me, either (on Mac/Firefox 2).

Same two emoticons missing, on Firefox 3.5.5.



Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: MN Dave on November 13, 2009, 06:04:58 PM
I'd like to report this one:
(http://www.bugshieldsbydino.com/Bug%20Drawn%20Pictures/bug%20alone.gif)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Benji on November 13, 2009, 06:10:07 PM
I'd like to report this one:
(http://www.bugshieldsbydino.com/Bug%20Drawn%20Pictures/bug%20alone.gif)

But it eats the smaller bugs!
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dungeon Master on November 13, 2009, 07:17:08 PM
Neither of those emoticons work for me, either (on Mac/Firefox 2).

Not all the smiley sets have all the smileys. The policeman and angel and "non-standard" smileys.

If you want to see all the smileys, make sure you choose either the "classic" or "default" smiley sets.

cheers
Rob
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Wanderer on November 14, 2009, 01:57:02 AM
I reverted to the classic smiley set (angels and police are very important to me). It adds coziness to this shiny new place.  0:)
 
I still have an issue with the reply window; when the reply is more than a number of lines long, what is being typed is kept firmly out of sight - the window keeps bringing you up to the first lines. Maybe it's an IE-related glitch?
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on November 14, 2009, 05:37:37 AM
I reverted to the classic smiley set (angels and police are very important to me). It adds coziness to this shiny new place.  0:)
 
I still have an issue with the reply window; when the reply is more than a number of lines long, what is being typed is kept firmly out of sight - the window keeps bringing you up to the first lines. Maybe it's an IE-related glitch?

I think so. I am on Firefox and I just tried to make a post 50 lines long and could still see the 50th line.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Maciek on November 14, 2009, 07:23:08 AM
If you want to see all the smileys, make sure you choose either the "classic" or "default" smiley sets.

Just as long as it is just "Default" and not "Forum/Board Default"! $:) If anyone wants to know, you also get the angel and policeman in the Aaron and Akyhne sets. 8)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on November 14, 2009, 08:46:34 PM
Not all the smiley sets have all the smileys. The policeman and angel and "non-standard" smileys.

If you want to see all the smileys, make sure you choose either the "classic" or "default" smiley sets.

cheers
Rob

Aww...so it's a trade-off. If I want all the smilies I'll have to go with the more retro looking smiley sets.

Which goes against the grain of the "zowee, new board glow!" you've got going on! ;D

(But somehow I think I'll live.)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dungeon Master on November 15, 2009, 11:13:13 AM
I reverted to the classic smiley set (angels and police are very important to me). It adds coziness to this shiny new place.  0:)
 
I still have an issue with the reply window; when the reply is more than a number of lines long, what is being typed is kept firmly out of sight - the window keeps bringing you up to the first lines. Maybe it's an IE-related glitch?

Anyone else reporting this bug? Nothing like this appears of the SMF support forums.

Do you mean a forum post reply? Using the Quick Reply feature? Could you post a screenshot?

cheers
Rob
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: drogulus on November 15, 2009, 12:47:11 PM

      Smileys are fine. (http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/Smileys/classic/tongue.gif)

      I'm having a problem with images that appear momentarily and then disappear when I preview them. Then in the posts they just aren't there (URLs are). I tried hosting the image on ImageShack with the same result.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Wanderer on November 16, 2009, 10:22:34 AM


Do you mean a forum post reply? Using the Quick Reply feature? Could you post a screenshot?

Yes, Rob, it happens to the forum post reply window on IE but only when using the "Quote" button (or when quotes, images etc. are inserted manually). The reply button at the bottom of the page works OK but only if there are no quotes inserted in the reply. This glitch was present with the previous software as well. Firefox doesn't seem to have this problem at all as I recently found out, so it's probably an IE issue.

PS. Taking screenshots, I'm afraid, is out of my league, but I hope you got the idea.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dungeon Master on November 16, 2009, 10:29:34 AM
So far, you are the only person reporting this problem, and I'm sure you are not the only IE user.

To diagnose it further, I will need a screenshot. Usually, its just a matter of pressing the "Prnt Scrn"  button on your windows keyboard. That copies a screenshot to your clipboard. Open "Paint" or a similar image program, and paste the image into it, and save the file. Then upload it to the forum as an attachment.

cheers
Rob
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Harry on November 20, 2009, 09:31:24 AM
Rob is it true that we can not use the flash at the moment?
Or is it something I do wrong?
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Marc on November 24, 2009, 12:46:44 PM
In general: I'm happy and I feel fine. :)
But the police & angel squads still don't work here (IE 7 problem?).

Just letting you know. No rushing needed.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dungeon Master on November 24, 2009, 09:07:29 PM
In general: I'm happy and I feel fine. :)
But the police & angel squads still don't work here (IE 7 problem?).

Just letting you know. No rushing needed.

This is not a browser issue. Some Smiley sets do not have all the smileys, and the Angel and Police are not "standard" smileys.

If you use the "Classic" set (you can change which set you use in your profile), then you, and anyone else using that set will see the Angel and the Police.

cheers
Rob
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Catison on November 25, 2009, 11:06:46 AM
Is the mp3 embedding not working?
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Marc on November 25, 2009, 11:27:54 AM
This is not a browser issue. Some Smiley sets do not have all the smileys, and the Angel and Police are not "standard" smileys.

If you use the "Classic" set (you can change which set you use in your profile), then you, and anyone else using that set will see the Angel and the Police.

THANKS!
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dungeon Master on November 25, 2009, 11:28:24 AM
Regarding MP3 embedding:

Correct. Unfortunately, with the new forum software, older mods are not working.

It is just a matter of time before somebody creates a new mod for SMF to allow MP3's to be embedded within posts.

Rob

Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: karlhenning on December 01, 2009, 09:19:43 AM
Have I lost my out box? : )
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Gurn Blanston on December 01, 2009, 09:30:24 AM
Have I lost my out box? : )

No, you've just renamed it to "Sent Items".... don't you remember doing that ???

8)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: karlhenning on December 01, 2009, 09:32:53 AM
Gurn, you have a knack for occasioning a fresh question!

Where do I find these fabled Sent Items? ; )
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on December 01, 2009, 09:42:08 AM
Gurn, you have a knack for occasioning a fresh question!

Where do I find these fabled Sent Items? ; )


In your Outbox.  ;D

Seriously:

My messages > Read Messages > Messages > Sent Items
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: karlhenning on December 01, 2009, 09:44:14 AM
Found it, thanks, Gurn & George!
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Harry on December 08, 2009, 04:48:25 AM
Rob my dear friend, although my subscription renewed itself every month, it did not now. Is this a glitch in the software, or the result of the new software?
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: DavidRoss on January 12, 2010, 08:53:03 AM
Still having trouble logging in--doesn't like my password--and still requires me to log in again darned near every time I want to post something, three times for instance for the last three posts, including this one, all within about 5 minutes.  Doesn't encourage participation (maybe that's the idea?).
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: karlhenning on January 12, 2010, 08:55:07 AM
Is your password lucchesi or newman?
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Gurn Blanston on January 12, 2010, 09:02:30 AM
Still having trouble logging in--doesn't like my password--and still requires me to log in again darned near every time I want to post something, three times for instance for the last three posts, including this one, all within about 5 minutes.  Doesn't encourage participation (maybe that's the idea?).

I had that precise same problem back before we changed software. I can tell you that clearing out your history and cookies and stuff didn't offer immediate relief, since I tried that before posting and it didn't matter much. But a couple of days later the problem went away seemingly on its own, IIRC. So maybe that's what does work, although not instantly.... :-\

8)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Opus106 on January 12, 2010, 09:06:34 AM
David, have you tried it from different browsers/computers?
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: DavidRoss on January 12, 2010, 09:09:54 AM
Well, Gurn, it just booted me again, wouldn't let me correct typos in my Diner post on "progressives," and then forced me to log in twice before I could post this response here.  frustrating.

While I'm here:  Howdy, Gurn.  Howdy, Karl.

(I should probably just give it up.  Nothing I have to say here is all that important, anyway, and though some are amused by my comments, there's probably an equal number who just get pissed off by them!  Anyone else miss Nigel?)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: karlhenning on January 12, 2010, 09:53:50 AM
Hey, anyone who gets ex-micturated by your comments can just exercise the scroll bar . . . .
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Scarpia on January 12, 2010, 10:31:20 AM
Hey, anyone who gets ex-micturated by your comments can just exercise the scroll bar . . . .

Obviously mouse manufacturers have an interest in a quick return.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dungeon Master on January 12, 2010, 12:28:29 PM
Still having trouble logging in--doesn't like my password--and still requires me to log in again darned near every time I want to post something, three times for instance for the last three posts, including this one, all within about 5 minutes.  Doesn't encourage participation (maybe that's the idea?).

David, this is almost certainly a problem with your cookies on your browser. In whatever browser you are using, delete all cookies, and clear the cache. Restart the browser. Then try logging in again, making absolutely sure you have the correct username/password combination. Choose the option to always stay logged in (which sends a new cookie to the browser).

Please let me know if problems persist.

cheers
Rob
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Catison on January 14, 2010, 04:43:49 AM
If everyone sends me their password, I'll log in for them.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: DavidRoss on January 14, 2010, 11:48:16 AM
Rob--I switched to a different PC and no problem, so it probably is cookies on the notebook.  May check that out sooner or later.  Thanks.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: karlhenning on January 14, 2010, 11:49:06 AM
Glad you're properly aboard, Dave!
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: DavidRoss on January 14, 2010, 12:00:21 PM
Thanks, Karl.  I must admit that the glitch has deterred me from posting on the relatively rare occasions I've visited in the past year or so.  Looks as if there's a host of new members.  Great!
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: haydnguy on January 25, 2010, 04:02:20 AM
I would like to bump my problem up to call attention to it to the moderators.

Earlier I posted a couple of screen shots in the "Windows 7...Interested?" thread about Kaspersky alerting me to a trojan while loading the google ads on each page. I have now switched to IE8 and I''m still getting the same warnings. It just started this morning (my time in the states).

At first I thought it was possibly browser related because I just started using Opera late last night and this is the first time these errors have ever popped up. When I get the warning from Kaspersky it says that it is deleting it. The warnings are a real pain though because the dialogue pops up whenever I switch screens.

http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,12139.msg387500.html#new

Thanks.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: AnthonyAthletic on January 25, 2010, 05:19:07 AM
I would like to bump my problem up to call attention to it to the moderators.

Earlier I posted a couple of screen shots in the "Windows 7...Interested?" thread about Kaspersky alerting me to a trojan while loading the google ads on each page. I have now switched to IE8 and I''m still getting the same warnings. It just started this morning (my time in the states).

At first I thought it was possibly browser related because I just started using Opera late last night and this is the first time these errors have ever popped up. When I get the warning from Kaspersky it says that it is deleting it. The warnings are a real pain though because the dialogue pops up whenever I switch screens.

http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,12139.msg387500.html#new

Thanks.

I use Kaspersky, and the very same has happened to me this morning 5:30am GMT UK.

It appears one or more of the links/info pages attached to this forum are occupied with a Trojan.

If our firewall is spotting this, could there be a risk to other users, who's firewall isn't spotting them?

I am at work now and work's pc is not spotting them either!!

I await any further info/updates
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: haydnguy on January 25, 2010, 05:59:26 AM
There is one other possibility I thought of. A year or two ago Kaspersky sent out a bad dat file which caused a false positive. In that case they had it fixed in about an hour. This has been going on for several hours. I will check their forum and see if there has been any reports on it. Will report back.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: haydnguy on January 25, 2010, 06:10:18 AM
Others are reporting this issue on the Kaspersky forum. I updated my dat files but it did not fix. No word from Kaspersky yet. The prevailing view is that it is a false positive.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Sergeant Rock on January 25, 2010, 06:18:06 AM
I use AVG and Malwarebytes. I have not gotten any alerts. I just ran a MBAM system scan and came up clean. I find it highly unlikely that a google ad would contain a trojan. If in fact there is one, I'll be switching to Kapersky  ;)

Sarge
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Gurn Blanston on January 25, 2010, 06:23:52 AM
Others are reporting this issue on the Kaspersky forum. I updated my dat files but it did not fix. No word from Kaspersky yet. The prevailing view is that it is a false positive.

That is MY prevailing view, as well. I use Trend Micro at home and AVG at work, Firefox at home and Google Chrome at work. I have had no alerts or any other issues. Of course, no news is not always good news, but in this case...

BTW, instead of Opera you might be interested in Chrome. I've been using for just 2 weeks now, but my experience is very positive so far. :)

8)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: haydnguy on January 25, 2010, 06:34:14 AM
Still no word from Kaspersky. Here are the instructions to exclude that particular trojan name. It will turn off the warnings:
I will probably leave it this way for a day and then remove the exclusion if I don't hear word back from them sooner than that.

************************

To add this false-positive to exclusions, open Kaspersky's Settings and click Threats and Exclusions - (exclusions) Settings - Add.
Untick "Object" and tick "Threat type".
Enter the threat name Trojan.js.redirector.ar
Click all the OKs.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Maciek on January 25, 2010, 06:41:28 AM
BTW, instead of Opera you might be interested in Chrome.

How dare you! No one ever leaves Opera for another browser! $:)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Gurn Blanston on January 25, 2010, 07:09:10 AM
How dare you! No one ever leaves Opera for another browser! $:)

Once you try Chrome, you likely won't want to go back...  0:)

8)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on January 25, 2010, 07:20:30 AM
I use AVG and Malwarebytes. I have not gotten any alerts. I just ran a MBAM system scan and came up clean. I find it highly unlikely that a google ad would contain a trojan. If in fact there is one, I'll be switching to Kapersky  ;)

Sarge

I dumped AVG for Malwarebytes over the weekend. It found some stuff that AVG Free didn't.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Maciek on January 25, 2010, 07:53:43 AM
Once you try Chrome, you likely won't want to go back...  0:)

8)

Have you ever used Opera?

(I love what's currently happening to this thread. ;D)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Gurn Blanston on January 25, 2010, 09:11:10 AM
Have you ever used Opera?

(I love what's currently happening to this thread. ;D)

Yeah, I tried it once at the instigation of one of the mods. It turned out that the then-current version was buggy and it destroyed my whole hard drive, causing me to lose hundreds of $$$ worth of music and irreplaceable photos and documents. Other than that, I liked it pretty well.... ;)

8)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Scarpia on January 25, 2010, 09:21:07 AM
Yeah, I tried it once at the instigation of one of the mods. It turned out that the then-current version was buggy and it destroyed my whole hard drive, causing me to lose hundreds of $$$ worth of music and irreplaceable photos and documents. Other than that, I liked it pretty well.... ;)

8)

I'm assuming this is a joke.   :o

Advocating software is dangerous, because when it disappoints it is your fault, although there is a temptation to proselytize.  I knew a guy who refused to recommend any software.  If you asked him if a certain application could do something he would never say "yes."  He'd say, "I've used it to do that."
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: DavidW on January 25, 2010, 10:07:21 AM
Once you try Chrome, you likely won't want to go back...  0:)

8)

I tried Chrome but it's not 100% compatible with websites.  I prefer firefox, even if Chrome is slightly faster.  Besides my years of using gmail has taught me that google's software stays at beta level unreliable spottiness for years. :D
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Gurn Blanston on January 25, 2010, 10:56:27 AM
I'm assuming this is a joke.   :o

Advocating software is dangerous, because when it disappoints it is your fault, although there is a temptation to proselytize.  I knew a guy who refused to recommend any software.  If you asked him if a certain application could do something he would never say "yes."  He'd say, "I've used it to do that."

Well, the part about it being buggy isn't a put-on. It was a version that came out a couple years ago and despite that there were warnings to not use it, to get hold of an earlier version, I couldn't find one. It din't do anything to my computer though, I just couldn't make it work. :-\ (the mod was Maciek, which is why I said all that  :D ).

I don't like to recommend stuff either, and I often hedge my statements with some variation of YMMV. Just seems prudent these days. :)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Gurn Blanston on January 25, 2010, 10:57:49 AM
I tried Chrome but it's not 100% compatible with websites.  I prefer firefox, even if Chrome is slightly faster.  Besides my years of using gmail has taught me that google's software stays at beta level unreliable spottiness for years. :D

Likely correct. I haven't run across an incompatible website yet, although I am sure I will eventually. It is a very clean interface, and I like that. :)

8)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: AnthonyAthletic on January 25, 2010, 11:14:02 AM
My Kaspersky AV Software updated about an hour ago.

After the updates, the Trojan/report warnings of the Trojan have gone.  I did not tell the software to ignore the Trojan, all went well after the update.

Tony
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: haydnguy on January 25, 2010, 11:42:48 AM
My Kaspersky AV Software updated about an hour ago.

After the updates, the Trojan/report warnings of the Trojan have gone.  I did not tell the software to ignore the Trojan, all went well after the update.

Tony

Yes, I checked the forum. It was fixed.  8)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Maciek on January 25, 2010, 01:17:38 PM
I don't like to recommend stuff either

Oh, yeah? ;D
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: SonicMan46 on January 25, 2010, 05:41:49 PM
Well, just to get into this game -  :D

I do most of my GMG work on a Dell laptop at home (Wi-Fi to my desktop router in another room) - VISTA OS w/ MS firewall & Defender; using the 'free' version of avast! - and the latest version of Firefox browser - so far, I've had no problems.  :)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on February 04, 2010, 10:41:03 AM
At work, I have just been forced to switch to Internet Explorer 7 to do my "work."  ;D

The problem is, every time I post, I get a white screen. The post goes through, but I am not returned to the page where I just posted, like I had previously been in Firefox.

Any ideas how I can fix this?  ???
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on February 04, 2010, 10:42:44 AM
At work, I have just been forced to switch to Internet Explorer 7 to do my "work."  ;D

The problem is, every time I post, I get a white screen. The post goes through, but I am not returned to the page where I just posted, like I had previously been in Firefox.

Any ideas how I can fix this?  ???

Test:

I just changed my setting on this site so that I am returned to the topic list instead. That function works fine. Strange.

Then I changed it back to return me to the thread and I still get the white screen after each post.  :-[
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Gurn Blanston on February 06, 2010, 06:47:38 PM
Has anyone else gotten this aggravating thing yet:

(http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa159/Gurn_Blanston/PMerror.jpg)

I have gotten it about a dozen times with PM's, and 1 time with a post.

I upgraded to Firefox 3.6 last week, and I am almost positive that it started shortly after that, so it would seem to be a Firefox issue. :-\

Particularly aggravating is that you get the message, then hit the "back" arrow and it goes back to the editing screen, but whatever you typed is gone. >:(


8)



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Listening to:
Ronald Brautigam
Hob 20 03 The Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross for Keyboard 5th part - Sonata IV. Deus meus, Deus meus et quid dereliquisti me? (Matthew 27, v46; Mark 15, v34)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on February 06, 2010, 06:54:01 PM
Gurn, I haven't had that problem and I have been running 3.6 for 4 days or so.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Gurn Blanston on February 06, 2010, 07:04:27 PM
Gurn, I haven't had that problem and I have been running 3.6 for 4 days or so.

Well, that's good, I guess. If it isn't FF, then my computer is probably ready to soil the bed-linens... :'(

8)

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Listening to:
Ronald Brautigam - Hob 20 03 The Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross for Keyboard 7th part - Sonata VI. Consummatum est (John 19, v30)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on February 06, 2010, 07:06:59 PM
Well, that's good, I guess. If it isn't FF, then my computer is probably ready to soil the bed-linens... :'(

Or perhaps it's your internet connection? I get session timeouts all the time at work.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Gurn Blanston on February 06, 2010, 07:11:19 PM
Or perhaps it's your internet connection? I get session timeouts all the time at work.

Yeah, but this is like type a one-liner and bang-bang instant error message. Not like it sat and waited to send, you know? Plus, the other crap, (no addressee, no message body, no subject line) that isn't rue either. It's a full fledged message. Thus the mystery, I guess.

8)

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Listening to:
Ronald Brautigam
Hob 20 03 The Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross for Keyboard 8th part - Sonata VII In manus tuas Domini, commedo Spirito meum (Luke 23, v46)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on February 06, 2010, 07:12:54 PM
Yeah, but this is like type a one-liner and bang-bang instant error message. Not like it sat and waited to send, you know? Plus, the other crap, (no addressee, no message body, no subject line) that isn't rue either. It's a full fledged message. Thus the mystery, I guess.

Oh, I see. I can't say that happens to me at all. My condolences.  :-\
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Gurn Blanston on February 06, 2010, 07:16:03 PM
Oh, I see. I can't say that happens to me at all. My condolences.  :-\

Thank you. I deserve them :D

8)

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Listening to:
Ronald Brautigam
Hob 20 03 The Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross for Keyboard 8th part - Sonata VII In manus tuas Domini, commedo Spirito meum (Luke 23, v46)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on February 06, 2010, 07:17:20 PM
Thank you. I deserve them :D

LOL!  ;D :D ;D
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on February 07, 2010, 05:45:38 AM
The problem is, every time I post, I get a white screen. The post goes through, but I am not returned to the page where I just posted, like I had previously been in Firefox.

Any ideas how I can fix this?  ???

I just had this problem at home (on Firefox 3.6), after writing an extensive post. And the post didn't go through.  :-[

I wonder if this is in some way related to the problems Gurn has been having. 
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Renfield on February 07, 2010, 06:53:03 AM
For what it's worth, this sort of timeout is a very common issue across internet forums. As a result, I have long trained myself to 'Ctrl-A, Ctrl-C' before posting, at all times. Extensive past posts lost, thus lesson learned. ;)


(Truth be told, GMG has not done this yet, for me. But I'm 'insured' either way.)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Maciek on February 07, 2010, 08:12:10 AM
Hah, but in Opera when this happens you don't lose the text - you just click the "back" button and you get back everything you typed. 0:)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on February 07, 2010, 08:33:05 AM
Hah, but in Opera when this happens you don't lose the text - you just click the "back" button and you get back everything you typed. 0:)

Show off!   ;)

Seriously, in Firefox, you can use the back button too, but the typed text has mysteriously dissapeared.  ???
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: DavidW on February 07, 2010, 09:24:06 AM
So you copy before you hit submit.  I had this problem a few months ago.  I think (it's been awhile) I just resolved it by logging out and then logging back in. :)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Maciek on February 07, 2010, 11:44:53 AM
Seriously, in Firefox, you can use the back button too, but the typed text has mysteriously dissapeared.  ???

I know! I sometimes use Firefox and Chrome too. Not sure how Chrome deals with it, hasn't happened so far. But when I first discovered (quite a few years ago) that Opera doesn't just ditch posted data like most (all?) other browsers, I was in awe. (Of course, to each his own. In fact, some browsers are better for specific tasks, others for other tasks etc. And some are just plain bad. ;D Not really trying to convert anyone to Opera here - just saying it doesn't have that specific problem.)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Scarpia on February 17, 2010, 08:13:01 PM
Did the font change on this site?   All of a sudden the font is different and I'm wondering if something happened to my browser settings, or something changed here.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Renfield on February 18, 2010, 12:43:29 PM
Did the font change on this site?   All of a sudden the font is different and I'm wondering if something happened to my browser settings, or something changed here.

It's part of an experiment to convince people who wanted more prominent link display that is was a bad idea. ;)

See the New GMG thread for more.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Scarpia on February 18, 2010, 02:58:07 PM
It's part of an experiment to convince people who wanted more prominent link display that is was a bad idea. ;)

See the New GMG thread for more.

I'm convinced.  When will it be restored to a sane state?
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Renfield on February 18, 2010, 03:09:24 PM
I'm convinced.  When will it be restored to a sane state?

Rob knows.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: UB on February 21, 2010, 10:42:24 PM
It seems that the date is off by a day or am I just a day ahead?
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Que on February 21, 2010, 10:56:12 PM
It seems that the date is off by a day or am I just a day ahead?


You probably are! :) I'm myself 9 hours ahead of forum time.

See your personal profile, then "look and outlay" for the option to personalise the time settings.

Q
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Spotswood on March 19, 2010, 08:31:58 AM
And apparently my notification funstion isn't working. I've received four replies to "Yvonne Patterson Turns 100," and not a single notice has appeared in my inbox. And yes, I checked --- I did activate the function.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Opus106 on March 19, 2010, 08:45:32 AM
And apparently my notification funstion isn't working. I've received four replies to "Yvonne Patterson Turns 100," and not a single notice has appeared in my inbox. And yes, I checked --- I did activate the function.

And what have you chosen for the frequency of notifications and the type of contents?
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Spotswood on March 19, 2010, 02:25:28 PM
And what have you chosen for the frequency of notifications and the type of contents?

Replies and moderation --- instantly.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Opus106 on March 19, 2010, 09:52:06 PM
Yours is one very strange account, Joe. :-\
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Spotswood on March 20, 2010, 09:32:20 AM
Yes, so I've been told ...
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Brahmsian on March 29, 2010, 09:22:43 AM
Gurn has the most posts, currently?  How did this happen?  ;) :P :)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on March 29, 2010, 09:41:58 AM
Gurn has the most posts, currently?  How did this happen?  ;) :P :)

He's got a lot of work to do.  :D
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: karlhenning on March 29, 2010, 09:48:33 AM
: )
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Gurn Blanston on March 29, 2010, 10:33:05 AM
: )

I predict that Dr. Henning will overtake and dust me within months... :-\

8)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on March 29, 2010, 10:35:22 AM
I predict that Dr. Henning will overtake and dust me within months... :-\

8)

Just let him get a few new Zappa albums and watch the diner light up with posts.  8)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: karlhenning on March 29, 2010, 10:46:53 AM
I don't know if I have capacity for more Zappa . . . .
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on March 29, 2010, 11:57:09 AM
I don't know if I have capacity for more Zappa . . . .

Right, and I don't have capacity for more Beethoven...  ;)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: karlhenning on March 29, 2010, 12:04:31 PM
I think that with Beethoven, you have less of a supply-side crisis, mon ami! ; )
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Brahmsian on March 31, 2010, 09:20:17 AM
I predict that Dr. Henning will overtake and dust me within months... :-\

8)

In all seriousness, did you really do all those posts in such a short period of time, and leap frog over Karl?  :o
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: karlhenning on March 31, 2010, 09:41:24 AM
I could learn a thing or two from Gurn!
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Gurn Blanston on March 31, 2010, 10:28:40 AM
In all seriousness, did you really do all those posts in such a short period of time, and leap frog over Karl?  :o

Nah, somehow the system appended a leading "2" in the MSD position. Simply ignore it and the balance is correct. :)

8)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Brahmsian on March 31, 2010, 10:34:26 AM
Nah, somehow the system appended a leading "2" in the MSD position. Simply ignore it and the balance is correct. :)

8)

I see!  Otherwise, you would have had to be posting 24/7 for months to make that many posts!  ;D
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Opus106 on March 31, 2010, 10:57:09 AM
A Lesson in Logic

A contradiction. [For a particular meaning of append.]

appended a leading "2"

A tautology.

Quote
a leading "2" in the MSD position.

 

:D  ;)

By the way, I did not know that this was a system error. I, too, thought that I had missed a lot of posts -- perhaps in the Haydn SQ thread. ;D
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Gurn Blanston on March 31, 2010, 11:25:55 AM
I see!  Otherwise, you would have had to be posting 24/7 for months to make that many posts!  ;D

What does that say about Karl then...? ;D

8)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Gurn Blanston on March 31, 2010, 11:27:21 AM
A Lesson in Logic

A contradiction. [For a particular meaning of append.]

A tautology.

 

:D  ;)

By the way, I did not know that this was a system error. I, too, thought that I had missed a lot of posts -- perhaps in the Haydn SQ thread. ;D

Prepend?   ;D

There isn't a good word for "nailed it on to the front of the string". At least, I don't know one   :-[

8)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on March 31, 2010, 12:25:57 PM
What does that say about Karl then...? ;D

8)

 ;D :D ;D
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Harry on April 06, 2010, 11:34:39 PM
Every 60 minutes I have to make a new password, what is going on?
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Opus106 on April 07, 2010, 01:58:55 AM
Every 60 minutes I have to make a new password, what is going on?

Simply put: you're spending too much time on GMG. :D
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Harry on April 12, 2010, 05:00:45 AM
My message box is telling me all the time that I have still one message to read, but in fact I made all empty. Still the you have 1 message stays put.
Maybe somewhere in the server of GMG???????????????? :P
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Harry on April 12, 2010, 05:01:38 AM
Simply put: you're spending too much time on GMG. :D

No, have to deny that, I spend considerable less time on GMG. :)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Gurn Blanston on April 12, 2010, 05:49:47 AM
My message box is telling me all the time that I have still one message to read, but in fact I made all empty. Still the you have 1 message stays put.
Maybe somewhere in the server of GMG???????????????? :P


Look somewhere other than in you Inbox... just sayin'... ???

8)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Harry on April 12, 2010, 06:09:02 AM
Look somewhere other than in you Inbox... just sayin'... ???

8)

I looked everywhere Gurn, but all's empty.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: DavidW on April 12, 2010, 06:49:14 AM
I looked everywhere Gurn, but all's empty.

Does that include your out box? :)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: karlhenning on April 12, 2010, 06:57:09 AM

Quote from: Gurn
What does that say about Karl then...? ;D

8)

 ;D :D ;D

(uh-oh)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Harry on April 12, 2010, 06:59:57 AM
Does that include your out box? :)

yes
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: DavidW on April 12, 2010, 07:01:54 AM
This sounds stupid, but when I have strange things happening sometimes logging out and then back in fixes them. :-\
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Harry on April 12, 2010, 08:20:21 AM
This sounds stupid, but when I have strange things happening sometimes logging out and then back in fixes them. :-\

Tried that too, but it did not help.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dungeon Master on April 17, 2010, 02:34:33 AM
Hi Harry

I have been away, trekking in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney.

Back now, and I have re-set all tallies in the server. Let me know if the PMs are now back to showing the correct number.

cheers
Rob
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Harry on April 17, 2010, 02:49:09 AM
Hi Harry

I have been away, trekking in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney.

Back now, and I have re-set all tallies in the server. Let me know if the PMs are now back to showing the correct number.

cheers
Rob

Yes Rob, all's well again, thank you for the successful effort. And I hoped that your trekking was good. Its my favorite pastime too.

Regards

Harry
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Harry on April 18, 2010, 09:12:59 PM
Alas this morning the message was on 1 again, but no message :o
I am sorry to report this.

Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: karlhenning on May 11, 2010, 03:16:56 AM
Has the header for the forum gone funny?
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on May 11, 2010, 03:44:36 AM
Has the header for the forum gone funny?

Looks the same to me.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: karlhenning on May 11, 2010, 04:52:52 AM
This is what I have been seeing for a couple of days now:
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Opus106 on May 11, 2010, 04:54:49 AM
This is what I have been seeing for a couple of days now:

Click on the down-pointing arrow thingy next to the SMF logo.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: karlhenning on May 11, 2010, 05:08:19 AM
Brilliant, thanks, Nav! (Must have been a slip of the mouse . . . .)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Guido on May 16, 2010, 11:25:10 AM
When I send PM, they don't appear in my "sent" box.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: jlaurson on May 16, 2010, 11:29:22 AM
When I send PM, they don't appear in my "sent" box.

You have to check that under "Preferences" "Change Settings"

and tick the box next to: "Save a copy of each personal message in my outbox by default."
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: karlhenning on May 24, 2010, 06:07:38 AM
Is this (http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,6.msg414987.html#msg414987) a bug, Rob?
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on June 27, 2010, 04:32:27 AM
Is this (http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,6.msg414987.html#msg414987) a bug, Rob?

The Reply button, along with a number of other buttons (including those for emoticons, images, url, etc), has disappeared on Firefox. On IE, it's fine.

I am using the latest Firefox, 3.6.4, recently updated.

EDIT - Wait, it looks like my computer is downloading an update to 3.6.6 maybe that's the problem? I'll report back once it updates. I hope so, as I have disabled Adblockplus on this site and it hasn't done a thing.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on June 27, 2010, 04:40:12 AM
The Reply button, along with a number of other buttons (including those for emoticons, images, url, etc), has disappeared on Firefox. On IE, it's fine.

I am using the latest Firefox, 3.6.4, recently updated.

EDIT - Wait, it looks like my computer is downloading an update to 3.6.6 maybe that's the problem? I'll report back once it updates. I hope so, as I have disabled Adblockplus on this site and it hasn't done a thing.

No the update did not help.

All images are gone, except the ads.

Anyone know how to fix this? 
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: sospiro on June 27, 2010, 05:15:18 AM
I'm on Firefox & it seems OK.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on June 27, 2010, 05:29:26 AM
Thanks, sospiro!

No the update did not help.

All images are gone, except the ads.

Anyone know how to fix this?

I just saw that goodmusicguide had been added to a list of exceptions in Firefox, the list that disables images for a particular site. There must be a keystroke combination that enables this that I pressed while typing.

Anyway, problem solved!
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Franco on July 04, 2010, 06:15:58 AM
Here lately at my home computer the forum has been hanging when I try to post a reply.  The screen with the posting window continues to sit "Loading mode" until finally a screen with "Bad command" shows up -  but when I re-open the forum ym reply has posted nevertheless. 

I'm trying IE now, I had beeen using FirefoX, and don't know if for some reason Firefox is not working smoothly with GMG.

EDIT: IE posted this reply without a glitch, so there must be something going on with Firefox.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Scarpia on July 04, 2010, 09:14:43 AM
Here lately at my home computer the forum has been hanging when I try to post a reply.  The screen with the posting window continues to sit "Loading mode" until finally a screen with "Bad command" shows up -  but when I re-open the forum ym reply has posted nevertheless. 

I'm trying IE now, I had beeen using FirefoX, and don't know if for some reason Firefox is not working smoothly with GMG.

EDIT: IE posted this reply without a glitch, so there must be something going on with Firefox.

It is not a general Firefox issue, I use Firefox with XP or Vista and posting is not a problem. 
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: kishnevi on July 04, 2010, 11:52:58 AM
It is not a general Firefox issue, I use Firefox with XP or Vista and posting is not a problem.

That happens to me from time to time;  I think it's really slow loading via the ISP until finally it times out.  At the very least, it happens only when other sites are also loading slowly, whether with Firefox or IE.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Scarpia on July 04, 2010, 12:16:39 PM
That happens to me from time to time;  I think it's really slow loading via the ISP until finally it times out.  At the very least, it happens only when other sites are also loading slowly, whether with Firefox or IE.

I have the similar experience that occasionally, an attempt to view a page fails with "the web site took too long to respond" or something similar.  It can happen when posting but more commonly with just viewing.  I associate it with the CMG site itself rather than my connection, because it is not correlated with other web sites being slow of having trouble.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: drogulus on September 17, 2010, 12:53:50 PM
     My avatar has gone missing. This has happened before and it came back, so I'm not going to start panicking yet. (http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/Smileys/classic/undecided.gif)

     All the other avatars are in place, so it's only mine that's missing. Am I being singled out? (http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/Smileys/classic/cry.gif)

      I knew it, this forum sucks, and now I have proof. (http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/Smileys/classic/angry.gif)

                                     
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      Ahh, it's back. I never doubted GMG for a minute. (http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/Smileys/classic/smiley.gif)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: mc ukrneal on September 22, 2010, 01:57:30 AM
I'm having problems accessing the site. I have Windows 7 and IE 8. It tells me unable to open the site and that the operation is aborted. It works just fine on my Windows XP computer. It also works fine in Firefox.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: DavidW on September 26, 2010, 06:29:36 AM
If it works fine in XP, have you tried running IE in XP mode?
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Scarpia on October 03, 2010, 08:56:29 PM
What happened.  The site seemed to be gone for two days?  I was wondering if it was a front for al Qaeda and had been taken out by the NSA.   8)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on October 04, 2010, 01:29:33 AM
Thanks for getting us up and running again, Rob.  :)

In case you weren't aware, the "Show New Replies to your posts" and "Show Unread Posts" are not functioning properly. After reading any new posts and then clicking "Show new replies" or "Show Unread" the posts that I already viewed remain. Perhaps this is part of the original problem?

I tried clearing cookies and cache and this didn't resolve the problem.

Just thought I'd mention it.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on October 04, 2010, 01:37:35 AM
Also getting Database Error each time I click "Post."
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Archaic Torso of Apollo on October 04, 2010, 01:50:33 AM
Also getting Database Error each time I click "Post."

Me too. Also, my post count is not being updated, and the search function has gone totally haywire.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: DavidW on October 04, 2010, 05:40:40 AM
I assume that Rob did some makeshift solution to get everything running, but he still has to repair the database when he has the time.  Might take awhile. :)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Scarpia on October 04, 2010, 06:03:32 AM
I assume that Rob did some makeshift solution to get everything running, but he still has to repair the database when he has the time.  Might take awhile. :)

Yes, main page also does not update when a post is made.  I was hoping it was a power failure or somesuch.  Apparently the problem was a major software crash.  I fear recovery will be a painful, thankless job.   :(
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Florestan on October 04, 2010, 06:08:24 AM
Also getting Database Error each time I click "Post."

Same here. Main page doesn't update, too.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Joe Barron on October 04, 2010, 06:49:03 AM
I was locked out all weekend. I kept getting the white page saying the site was not available, and I should try again later. I'm at the office now and it seems OK. So: was the site actually down, or was the problem with my home computer?  :-[
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Joe Barron on October 04, 2010, 06:50:15 AM
 Also getting the database error ...  :(
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Brewski on October 04, 2010, 06:54:43 AM
I was locked out all weekend. I kept getting the white page saying the site was not available, and I should try again later. I'm at the office now and it seems OK. So: was the site actually down, or was the problem with my home computer?  :-[

The site was definitely down; it's not a problem with your computer, not to worry.  :)

--Bruce
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Joe Barron on October 04, 2010, 10:03:59 AM
I'm also seeing the little "new" bug on threads in which I was the last person to post. That shouldn't happen. Rob has his work cut out for him now, I'm afraid.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Bulldog on October 04, 2010, 10:33:18 AM
Same here. Main page doesn't update, too.

Exactly.  The site mechanisms are going dysfunctional.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: The new erato on October 04, 2010, 10:56:34 AM
Right. Error messages when I post. And recent unread doesn't work.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Daverz on October 04, 2010, 11:07:05 AM
Right. Error messages when I post. And recent unread doesn't work.

I've been getting database errors when posting since the site came back on.  My posts do seem to get through, though (unfortunately  ;) ).
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: haydnguy on October 04, 2010, 01:00:27 PM
I'm getting database errors when searching and posting.

Just sayin'.  :)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: kishnevi on October 04, 2010, 07:23:24 PM
Database error when I posted to the Recordings You are Considering thread--although when I reloaded the thread, my post was showing.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Scarpia on October 04, 2010, 09:26:34 PM
Well, everyone is describing the same experience.  Mechanisms that register and keep track of new posts are not working, so it is very difficult to come back to the site and see what, if anything, is new.  I'm not sure I understand the wisdom of bringing the site back up in this wounded state, I would think the database gets more and more out-of-whack the longer it is run in this state.   In any case, it is a rather frustrating experience to try participate here under these circumstances.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Brahmsian on October 05, 2010, 06:25:18 AM
Don't have the options for bolding, italicizing, underlining, attaching images or links, etc this morning.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Scarpia on October 05, 2010, 06:29:41 AM
Don't have the options for bolding, italicizing, underlining, attaching images or links, etc this morning.

Why not, I wonder.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Brahmsian on October 05, 2010, 06:33:23 AM
Why not, I wonder.

No smilies either....
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Scarpia on October 05, 2010, 06:33:44 AM
No smilies either....
:(
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: sospiro on October 05, 2010, 12:08:05 PM
After reading, threads, posts not showing as 'read'

Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Scarpia on October 05, 2010, 12:15:01 PM
I would be nice if there was a report from whoever runs the system as to what happened and what will be involved in fixing things.  The site is not really viable with its current level of dysfunction. 
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: karlhenning on October 05, 2010, 12:26:01 PM
Well, one makes do, of course.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Scarpia on October 05, 2010, 12:30:33 PM
One makes do when one can't do without.  For a diversion like this site one might very well do without and participation will ebb if the site is not convenient.

I'm not complaining that things are not being fixed fast enough.  Just curious as to what is going on, or if whoever manages this site knows there is a problem.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Brewski on October 05, 2010, 12:34:54 PM
Very briefly: apparently the site crashed over the weekend (reason unknown).  By Monday it was restored (by whom, we don't know), but obviously with some missing, or corrupted elements.  We (the mods) have contacted Rob, the site's owner, but so far, haven't heard back.  (He is not a daily visitor to the site, as far as I can tell.)

That's pretty much it, but of course we hope to know more soon.

--Bruce
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on October 05, 2010, 12:55:36 PM
Very briefly: apparently the site crashed over the weekend (reason unknown).  By Monday it was restored (by whom, we don't know), but obviously with some missing, or corrupted elements.  We (the mods) have contacted Rob, the site's owner, but so far, haven't heard back.  (He is not a daily visitor to the site, as far as I can tell.)

That's pretty much it, but of course we hope to know more soon.

--Bruce

Thanks very much for the info, Bruce!
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Brewski on October 05, 2010, 01:02:10 PM
Update: as you can see, "admin" is here!  Help is on the way!   :D

Hi Rob!

--Bruce
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Joe Barron on October 05, 2010, 04:04:55 PM
After reading, threads, posts not showing as 'read'

This is the biggest hassle. When you return to read a new post and click "new," you return to the place in the thread where you entered when the system first came back online. Boo.  :(
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dungeon Master on October 05, 2010, 08:04:48 PM
Hi all

Sorry for the disruption over the weekend. Unfortunately, my server has reached its limits in memory and hard drive space. On the weekend, it over-ran its limit and crashed.

Solution? Could I ask everyone to post very short messages, preferably using abrev. whenever possible to minimise the strain on the hard drive.  ;D

(For those who are wondering, the above was tongue-in-ch.)

I have also (today) cleared out unessential files to ease the hard drive, run a database repair, and reboot. Hopefully the forum should be fully functional. Please let me know if there are continuing bugs. If there are, I have a few other tricks up my sleeve that involve delving into the mySQL database system - not keen to do this unless bugs continue.

The above fixes are temporary - I will have to purchase a bigger hosting pckage - I am looking into options for this. Once I  double the RAM, hard drive and CPU,  GMG should run bug free for a long while.

cheers, and apologies again
Rob
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on October 05, 2010, 08:08:53 PM
Hi Rob,

The show unread posts function is still not working. After reading your post above, I clicked "Show Unread Posts" and your post was still listed.

I was able to mark all old massages as read, however, but it only worked for the posts that were made before you rebooted.

Also, I am still getting the same Database Error each time I click "Save" for a new post.

Hope this info helps and thanks for your efforts, as always!  :)

Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Harry on October 06, 2010, 04:10:22 AM
Still no email notifications, update of new posting, post counting, error message when posting :(
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: karlhenning on October 06, 2010, 04:21:08 AM
Rob, u r The Man!
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: DavidW on October 06, 2010, 04:24:32 AM
Rob is fantastic!  Think I'll help him out with the expenses in a small way (that is to say I'll subscribe). :)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Scarpia on October 06, 2010, 04:52:06 AM
Checking to see if I get the error message on posting.

Still getting it, damn.  And for a while the main page was updating with new posts, but not anymore, I'm afraid we will have to await the increase in system resources.

Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Brahmsian on October 06, 2010, 08:59:12 AM
All of the above, and search function not working for me, as well as the icon options for bolding, underlining, attaching images, etc.

Thank you for your hard work, Rob!
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Cato on October 06, 2010, 10:41:07 AM
To echo the problem above: for the last few days a screen pops up with "Database Error,"  whenever I send in a comment.

It does not prevent the comment from appearing, but something must not be right.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Brewski on October 06, 2010, 10:43:52 AM
Yes, that is still happening to most of us, I think--but Rob is on it!   :D

--Bruce
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Elgarian on October 06, 2010, 11:26:14 AM
After reading, threads, posts not showing as 'read'

Relieved to read this. I was starting to get serious feelings of deja vu when I found myself reading 'unread' posts for the third and fourth time.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: SonicMan46 on October 06, 2010, 05:21:53 PM
Hello Rob,

Thanks MUCHO for your efforts in restoring the forum - as others have indicated, problems still exist and I've been limiting my posting and reviewing until the server is back in action.

I'm not sure when I made my last contribution, but please provide some more 'intrusive' option to contribute to the site to help in covering the expense of this site that you monitor - I'd be glad to provide some funds - Dave  :D
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on October 07, 2010, 01:59:49 AM
After reading, threads, posts not showing as 'read'

Knock on wood, I think this is fixed now.  :)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Gurn Blanston on October 07, 2010, 04:52:11 AM
Hah! Marking posts as "Read" works now! I can finally flush those items from 3 days ago that I didn't want to look at!  ::)

Thanks for that, Rob.

8)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: karlhenning on October 07, 2010, 04:57:53 AM
Hah! Marking posts as "Read" works now! I can finally flush those items from 3 days ago that I didn't want to look at!  ::)

Thanks for that, Rob.

8)

This.

; )
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Florestan on October 07, 2010, 05:05:24 AM
Looks like all problems were fixed.

Rob, you're the man!
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: The new erato on October 07, 2010, 05:32:25 AM
I can finally flush those items from 3 days ago that I didn't want to look at!  ::)


Yes; seeing the words "essential metal albums" were starting to create som grating, cognitive dissonace in my mind.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Maciek on October 07, 2010, 05:48:27 AM
E-mail notifications seem to be working again! 8)

Thank you, Rob!
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Scarpia on October 07, 2010, 06:23:49 AM
Excellent!
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Gurn Blanston on October 07, 2010, 06:31:01 AM
Yes; seeing the words "essential metal albums" were starting to create som grating, cognitive dissonace in my mind.

;D  Yeah, what you said!  :)

8)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dungeon Master on October 09, 2010, 11:08:29 PM
Testing
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: mc ukrneal on October 11, 2010, 09:39:20 PM
I have never been able to see the picture of police or angel when posting (when you hit reply, it is next to the list of emoticons, after the evil sign). It come up with the words 'police' and 'angel' next to a box with a red x in it.  This is true on both Windows 7 and XP machines.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on October 12, 2010, 03:26:26 AM
I have never been able to see the picture of police or angel when posting (when you hit reply, it is next to the list of emoticons, after the evil sign). It come up with the words 'police' and 'angel' next to a box with a red x in it.  This is true on both Windows 7 and XP machines.

You need to change the settings.

Profile > Modify Profile > Look and Layout > Current Smiley Set > Then choose Classic
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: mc ukrneal on October 12, 2010, 03:50:39 AM
You need to change the settings.

Profile > Modify Profile > Look and Layout > Current Smiley Set > Then choose Classic

Well what do you know! Magic! Thanks for that!
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on October 12, 2010, 03:51:41 AM
Well what do you know! Magic! Thanks for that!

You're welcome.  :)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Opus106 on October 24, 2010, 11:54:15 AM
Hi Rob, this is just an FYI report in case you weren't aware of it already. :)

The Captcha mechanism that appears when searching the forum while logged out doesn't work on my end. I started noticing this after the forum's recent move into the lager facility. Essentially, it does not accept what I type and keeps on asking me to type the same thing over and over again while the font of the letters changes each time (the letters themselves and their order remains the same, however). Also when I request the letters to be "read out," I get a pop-up but the audio doesn't play.


This happens in Firefox 3.6.11, Firefox 4.0b8 and Google Chrome 8.0.552.11 dev; all running on Ubuntu 10.04.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dungeon Master on October 24, 2010, 07:03:18 PM
Hi Rob, this is just an FYI report in case you weren't aware of it already. :)

The Captcha mechanism that appears when searching the forum while logged out doesn't work on my end. I started noticing this after the forum's recent move into the lager facility. Essentially, it does not accept what I type and keeps on asking me to type the same thing over and over again while the font of the letters changes each time (the letters themselves and their order remains the same, however). Also when I request the letters to be "read out," I get a pop-up but the audio doesn't play.


This happens in Firefox 3.6.11, Firefox 4.0b8 and Google Chrome 8.0.552.11 dev; all running on Ubuntu 10.04.

Thanks - I'll look into this.

Cheers
Rob
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on October 25, 2010, 07:17:00 PM
I notice that you still have this banner up:

GMG has outgrown its old hosting service - we are currently running at over 99% of my server hard drive capacity. I am upgrading to a much larger server package this weekend. GMG may be down for several hours during this time. Sorry for any inconvenience but we will emerge as a much more robust (less crash-prone) and expandable site. Cheers, Rob

Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Gurn Blanston on October 30, 2010, 01:12:50 PM
Thanks - I'll look into this.

Cheers
Rob

I would like to reiterate this issue. A friend of mine tried to join (still is trying) and never could get past the captcha thingie. Wouldn't recognize the input, wouldn't change to a different series, wouldn't play an audible file. Not to get too technical, but my suspicion is that it is screwed up beyond all recognition. that's SUBAR in Australian.... :)

8)

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Capella Augustina / A. Spering   Palimina / de Liso / Weisser / Wolf - Hob 24a 06 Cantata "Applausus Jubileum Virtutis Palatium" pt 04 - Aria "Non chymaeras somniatis"
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dungeon Master on October 30, 2010, 08:26:23 PM
I have re-configured the Apache OS running on the server.

Spell check should now be functional.
Registration captcha image should now be working normally.
The Image module is now enabled, which should automate avatar image resizing.

Please let me know if there are continuing problems or bug.

cheers
Rob
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on October 30, 2010, 08:28:26 PM
I notice that you still have this banner up:

GMG has outgrown its old hosting service - we are currently running at over 99% of my server hard drive capacity. I am upgrading to a much larger server package this weekend. GMG may be down for several hours during this time. Sorry for any inconvenience but we will emerge as a much more robust (less crash-prone) and expandable site. Cheers, Rob

I see that this is gone - a good sign.

Thanks for your hard work, Rob!  :)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Opus106 on October 30, 2010, 11:53:33 PM
Hi Rob, this is just an FYI report in case you weren't aware of it already. :)

The Captcha mechanism that appears when searching the forum while logged out doesn't work on my end. I started noticing this after the forum's recent move into the lager facility. Essentially, it does not accept what I type and keeps on asking me to type the same thing over and over again while the font of the letters changes each time (the letters themselves and their order remains the same, however). Also when I request the letters to be "read out," I get a pop-up but the audio doesn't play.


This happens in Firefox 3.6.11, Firefox 4.0b8 and Google Chrome 8.0.552.11 dev; all running on Ubuntu 10.04.

I have re-configured the Apache OS running on the server.

Spell check should now be functional.
Registration captcha image should now be working normally.
The Image module is now enabled, which should automate avatar image resizing.

Please let me know if there are continuing problems or bug.

cheers
Rob

Captcha's working fine, Rob. :) Thanks. I'm glad you chose the question about Bach, instead of Mozart. Otherwise we would not see Rob Newman again on this forum. ;D
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Gurn Blanston on October 31, 2010, 05:25:32 PM
Thanks, Rob. That worked quite well indeed. :)

8)

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Wispelway (Cello) \ Lazic (Piano) - Op 102 #1 Sonata in C for Cello & Piano 2nd mvmt pt 1 - Adagio
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: DavidW on November 10, 2010, 06:57:38 AM
I've got a bug to report, even when you create a poll with the option that everyone can see AND not the option only after voting... you can't see the results unless you vote.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Scarpia on January 04, 2011, 09:24:14 AM
For some reason, I am getting spontaneously logged out of the site, and have to log in frequently.  It happens on several computers that I use, so I don't think it is simply a browser setting.  Currently using Chrome under XP or Vista.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Harry on January 04, 2011, 10:32:00 AM
For some reason, I am getting spontaneously logged out of the site, and have to log in frequently.  It happens on several computers that I use, so I don't think it is simply a browser setting.  Currently using Chrome under XP or Vista.

Yes that happen to me some time ago, don't know why, have the same configuration as you, although before it was internet explorer I used as a browser. Chrome is much better and faster.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Scarpia on January 04, 2011, 10:34:56 AM
Yes that happen to me some time ago, don't know why, have the same configuration as you, although before it was internet explorer I used as a browser. Chrome is much better and faster.

Well, it's still happening.  IE is not an option, but I still have Firebird installed, maybe I'll try that and see if that fixes it.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: The new erato on January 04, 2011, 03:24:08 PM
The "outlogging" has started to happen to me too.

More seriosuly; the thread "I've been a good boy!" which I started a couple of days ago and which received some few answers; seem to have vanished without a trace.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Gurn Blanston on January 04, 2011, 03:30:29 PM
The "outlogging" has started to happen to me too.

More seriosuly; the thread "I've been a good boy!" which I started a couple of days ago and which received some few answers; seem to have vanished without a trace.

Yes, I vaguely remember seeing that thread. I can tell you that it isn't in the trash (I can look at the last couple of days worth of trash), although where it went is beyond me... :-\

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Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Scarpia on January 04, 2011, 03:33:20 PM
Well, the Gurnmeister reset my password and now things seem to be working ok (fingers crossed).  Seems like something gets fowled up in the profile which causes it to forget that you are logged in.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: The new erato on January 04, 2011, 03:46:25 PM
Yes, I vaguely remember seeing that thread. I can tell you that it isn't in the trash (I can look at the last couple of days worth of trash), although where it went is beyond me... :-\

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I can't find it in any category, it doesn't appear when searching for key words it contained, and it doesn't appear when I go trough my list of own posts for the period.

Not an important thread by any way - but a signpost of more potentially serious trouble ehead?   
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Cato on January 04, 2011, 03:52:26 PM
I have been "outlogged" several times today, and postings have been refused with notices that say I have no right to post a reply (!?!) or that my time limit is up!
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Gurn Blanston on January 04, 2011, 03:53:03 PM
I can't find it in any category, it doesn't appear when searching for key words it contained, and it doesn't appear when I go trough my list of own posts for the period.

Not an important thread by any way - but a signpost of more potentially serious trouble ehead?

Yes, that's what I am afraid of. If Rob cruises through here, he will be sure to note this. Perhaps some minor corruption is turning into something more major... :-\

Well, the Gurnmeister reset my password and now things seem to be working ok (fingers crossed).  Seems like something gets fowled up in the profile which causes it to forget that you are logged in.

Good news there, Scarpia. Maybe I was holding my tongue right when I hit the button. :D

8)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Opus106 on January 04, 2011, 11:11:18 PM
More seriosuly; the thread "I've been a good boy!" which I started a couple of days ago and which received some few answers; seem to have vanished without a trace.

Merged with CDCDCDCDCDCD... thread (http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,15426.msg478851.html#msg478851). (As it should be. 0:))
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: The new erato on January 05, 2011, 02:02:04 AM
Merged with CDCDCDCDCDCD... thread (http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,15426.msg478851.html#msg478851). (As it should be. 0:))
No. As it isn't about CD buying, but about not CD buying. In that case I'd much more naturally would have seen it merged with the purchasing thread. Still haven't bought anything.

Shouldn't there be a merge notice at least?
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Opus106 on January 05, 2011, 05:01:43 AM
No. As it isn't about CD buying, but about not CD buying. In that case I'd much more naturally would have seen it merged with the purchasing thread. Still haven't bought anything.

My understanding is that the [CD]* thread is similar to an AA for CD ultra-buyers -- please correct me if I'm wrong, so if there's an improvement (as assessed by the normal world) you would report it there. ;D

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Shouldn't there be a merge notice at least?

Don't ask me, I didn't move it.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: The new erato on January 07, 2011, 02:00:40 PM
I'm currently being bumped out every 5th minute.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: The new erato on January 08, 2011, 01:49:11 AM
Still being bumped off every 5 minutes. An no unread posts since last visit either when I finally log on (even though it's been 11 hours....)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: The new erato on January 08, 2011, 02:21:28 AM
Strangely enough; when I come to the site I'm greeted by "Welcom erato"; then when I click on a link I'm not linked in.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Harry on January 08, 2011, 02:39:50 AM
Strangely enough; when I come to the site I'm greeted by "Welcom erato"; then when I click on a link I'm not linked in.

Yes, I had that problem too. Gurn helped me to solve this problem:)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Luke on January 08, 2011, 07:09:31 AM
Tell us all how, mighty Gurn! It's happening to me too...  :(
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Gurn Blanston on January 08, 2011, 09:07:49 AM
Tell us all how, mighty Gurn! It's happening to me too...  :(


Well, it's an admin thing, Luke. I wish I could just tell you "do this...", but there is nothing I know of that way. However, drop me a PM and we'll work something out. :)

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Laurence Jackson (Violin) / Ashley Wass  (Piano) - Bax Ballad for Violin and Piano (1916)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: The new erato on January 08, 2011, 09:20:53 AM
It's the start of the great PURGE! Only if you are on a good footing with the Gurninator, will you continue to be a member. I passed the gates of Styx.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Gurn Blanston on January 08, 2011, 09:35:41 AM
It's the start of the great PURGE! Only if you are on a good footing with the Gurninator, will you continue to be a member. I passed the gates of Styx.

You will do well to recall the temporary password I gave you. It resolves many issues!  :D

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Laurence Jackson (Violin) / Ashley Wass  (Piano) - Bax Sonata #2 for Violin & Piano 3rd mvmt - Very broad and concentrated
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Opus106 on January 08, 2011, 10:59:11 AM
[offtopic]


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Laurence Jackson (Violin) / Ashley Wass  (Piano) - Bax Ballad for Violin and Piano (1916)

Ooh, a rare sighting.

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Laurence Jackson (Violin) / Ashley Wass  (Piano) - Bax Sonata #2 for Violin & Piano 3rd mvmt - Very broad and concentrated

Woah! Two in a row, with a comment, to boot! :D

[/offtopic]
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Gurn Blanston on January 08, 2011, 11:13:03 AM
[offtopic]

Ooh, a rare sighting.

Woah! Two in a row, with a comment, to boot! :D

[/offtopic]

:D
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- Very broad and concentrated
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Woah! Two in a row, with a comment, to boot! :D

Believe it or not, that's Bax's tempo indication for that movement. :)  I'll give you a comment though: I liked this disk a lot, no doubt will listen again and maybe even (probably) get some more Bax chamber stuff.   0:)

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Laurence Jackson (Violin) / Ashley Wass  (Piano) - Bax Sonata in g for Violin & Piano - Allegro apassionato
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Opus106 on January 08, 2011, 11:18:03 AM
:D
Believe it or not, that's Bax's tempo indication for that movement. :)  I'll give you a comment though: I liked this disk a lot, no doubt will listen again and maybe even (probably) get some more Bax chamber stuff.   0:)

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Ah, I see. Perhaps I should try his chamber works instead. I gave the third symphony a second listen yesterday... not much improved in my reaction to the work since the first listen.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Gurn Blanston on January 08, 2011, 11:28:28 AM
Ah, I see. Perhaps I should try his chamber works instead. I gave the third symphony a second listen yesterday... not much improved in my reaction to the work since the first listen.

Well, the violin sonatas were very nice, more late Romantic than that angular 20th century sort of sound. Some of that, of course, but not like Bloch for example. If you can go one step beyond Dvorak then you can handle Bax easily, and maybe even like him. I don't like symphonies anyway (with some exceptions, of course), so liking or not liking his doesn't matter to me much. :)

(http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa159/Gurn_Blanston/BaxVScover.jpg)

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Quartetto D'archi Di Venezia - Bazzini Quartet #1 in C for Strings 1st mvmt - Adagio - Allegro risoluto
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Scarpia on January 08, 2011, 11:59:31 AM
:D
Believe it or not, that's Bax's tempo indication for that movement. :)  I'll give you a comment though: I liked this disk a lot, no doubt will listen again and maybe even (probably) get some more Bax chamber stuff.   0:)

No shortage of gorgeous stuff.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61NYzW7gZFL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51BPLKVsEqL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Gurn Blanston on January 08, 2011, 12:25:54 PM
No shortage of gorgeous stuff.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61NYzW7gZFL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51BPLKVsEqL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Looks like 2 disks would give me a whole library! When Que tiptoes in here tonight, he'll move this all over to the Recordings you are Considering thread, and we can do it all over again. :D

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Quartetto D'archi Di Venezia - Bazzini Quartet #1 in C for Strings 3rd mvmt - Scherzo: Allegro vivo
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: jlaurson on January 08, 2011, 12:29:44 PM
Bug Report or Bax Report??    :)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Gurn Blanston on January 08, 2011, 12:43:39 PM
Bug Report or Bax Report??    :)

We were hiding from all the Bax fans in here with the poor blighted souls with 'issues'... :D

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Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dungeon Master on January 09, 2011, 03:15:14 AM
I'm looking into the log-off problem that some members are reporting.

Can I ask you all to clear your browser cache, and make sure you have set your browser to automatically accept cookies from GMG. Then log in afresh.

If problems continue, please let me know on this thread.

Meanwhile I will look into the form error logs.

cheers
Rob
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Leon on January 10, 2011, 06:53:48 AM
Did anyone else have trouble logging-in on over the weekend? 

All day yesterday I was getting an error script across the top of the screen (some line of code was not performing its assigned duty) - then this morning (on my work compuiter) I was able to  log with no trouble.

I wonder if there is some new glitch with my home computer?
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Opus106 on January 10, 2011, 06:57:33 AM
Did anyone else have trouble logging-in on over the weekend? 

All day yesterday I was getting an error script across the top of the screen (some line of code was not performing its assigned duty) - then this morning (on my work compuiter) I was able to  log with no trouble.

I'm permanently logged in (unless I delete the cookie, of course) but something similar happened to me yesterday while posting a reply. It was only momentary, and I noticed that Rob was online around the same time, so I assumed that he was tweaking something.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Gurn Blanston on January 10, 2011, 07:18:07 AM
Did anyone else have trouble logging-in on over the weekend? 

All day yesterday I was getting an error script across the top of the screen (some line of code was not performing its assigned duty) - then this morning (on my work compuiter) I was able to  log with no trouble.

I wonder if there is some new glitch with my home computer?

I'm with Navneeth on this; I have been logged in since 2003, I never log out, and have never had a single problem related to log in. And I don't think my mod status makes any difference to that, it's just that login and logout problems aren't problems if you don't log in and log out... :)

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Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: karlhenning on January 10, 2011, 07:20:18 AM
Quote from: ChamberNut
I haven't been able to log on to GMG since yesterday morning. Could you please send a message to Rob in the 'Bug Report' for me? I'd really appreciate it.

This is the error message that appears when I try to log on:

"Fatal error: Cannot redeclare ip2range() (previously declared in /home/goodmu/public_html/community/Sources/Subs.php:3752) in /home/goodmu/public_html/community/Sources/ManageSearchEngines.php on line 669"

Thanks in advance for your help, Karl. 


I got this message off-line from Chamber Nut; Cato also tells me he is finding the site inaccessible.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Leon on January 10, 2011, 07:28:24 AM
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This is the error message that appears when I try to log on:

"Fatal error: Cannot redeclare ip2range() (previously declared in /home/goodmu/public_html/community/Sources/Subs.php:3752) in /home/goodmu/public_html/community/Sources/ManageSearchEngines.php on line 669"


That is the very same error I was getting yesterday on my home computer, but no problem here at work.

Note: I have my overall privacy settings set to a level I that does not keep me logged on to any site after I close my browser.  So, being logged on permanently is not an option for people like me, but I've not had a problem until yesterday.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Cato on January 10, 2011, 07:37:32 AM
Yes, that is the same message I received!

I finally got in through Google by searching for the site, and then clicking on the Google result.

Strange!
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Leon on January 10, 2011, 07:38:54 AM
Yes, that is the same message I received!

I finally got in through Google by searching for the site, and then clicking on the Google result.

Strange!

I tried that as well, but it did not work for me.

 :(
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: karlhenning on January 10, 2011, 07:47:12 AM
Cato is back in da house!
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Scarpia on January 10, 2011, 10:49:03 AM
I'm with Navneeth on this; I have been logged in since 2003, I never log out, and have never had a single problem related to log in. And I don't think my mod status makes any difference to that, it's just that login and logout problems aren't problems if you don't log in and log out... :)

I think "permanently logged in" effectively means it logs you in automatically when you revisit the site.  I notice that when I change my password then visit from another computer my "permanently logged in" status is gone and I have to type the password.  And the "spontaneously logged out" problem I had occurred when I was permanently logged in.  Fortunately the problem has not recurred since Gurn did something magical to my account to fix it.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Szykneij on January 10, 2011, 05:03:29 PM
I've noticed that for several days now, only users are acknowledged as being on-line on the bottom of the forum homepage and it now always says there 0 guests on-line. Out of curiosity, I signed out of GMG on my home computer and now I can't sign back in. I get the "Fatal error. Cannot redeclare..." message other people are receiving. I believe the only people who now have access to the GMG forum are users who have chosen to remain logged in. I'm sending this message on my laptop.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Gurn Blanston on January 10, 2011, 05:29:40 PM
I've noticed that for several days now, only users are acknowledged as being on-line on the bottom of the forum homepage and it now always says there 0 guests on-line. Out of curiosity, I signed out of GMG on my home computer and now I can't sign back in. I get the "Fatal error. Cannot redeclare..." message other people are receiving. I believe the only people who now have access to the GMG forum are users who have chosen to remain logged in. I'm sending this message on my laptop.

I agree, Tony, that seems to be the case. I had some email with Rob, and he is now backing up the database (it's quite huge, not a matter of minutes!) and then, perhaps by Wednesday or Thursday, he will install an update that will hopefully take care of all this. Meantime, we will have to tough it out. :-\

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Stott, Poltéra & Mitchell - Fauré Op 117 Sonata #2 in g for Cello & Piano 2nd mvmt - Andante
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Szykneij on January 10, 2011, 05:34:59 PM
I agree, Tony, that seems to be the case. I had some email with Rob, and he is now backing up the database (it's quite huge, not a matter of minutes!) and then, perhaps by Wednesday or Thursday, he will install an update that will hopefully take care of all this. Meantime, we will have to tough it out. :-\

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Stott, Poltéra & Mitchell - Fauré Op 117 Sonata #2 in g for Cello & Piano 2nd mvmt - Andante


(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41%2BBlIZT-LL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg)

Getting a little scary ....   :o
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Gurn Blanston on January 10, 2011, 06:11:02 PM

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41%2BBlIZT-LL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg)

Getting a little scary ....   :o

 :D

Yeah, we're just sort of rattling around in here tonight, haven't even seen Greg! :o :o 

Well, this will bring George out of hiding anyway.

"So Gurn, what Richter is that from, eh?"  :D

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Sviatoslav Richter - Beethoven Op 10 #3 Sonata #7 in D 1st mvmt - Presto
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: (poco) Sforzando on January 10, 2011, 06:32:45 PM
This morning on my work computer I got this message from the forum:

Fatal error: Cannot redeclare ip2range() (previously declared in /home/goodmu/public_html/community/Sources/Subs.php:3752) in /home/goodmu/public_html/community/Sources/ManageSearchEngines.php on line 669

I can no longer get to the forum from this computer, though obviously I'm fine from home.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Gurn Blanston on January 10, 2011, 06:47:33 PM
This morning on my work computer I got this message from the forum:

Fatal error: Cannot redeclare ip2range() (previously declared in /home/goodmu/public_html/community/Sources/Subs.php:3752) in /home/goodmu/public_html/community/Sources/ManageSearchEngines.php on line 669

I can no longer get to the forum from this computer, though obviously I'm fine from home.

Yeah, Poco, it's going around badly. And it seems that if you ever log off you can't come back. Anyway, Rob is working on it, he just has to do a big backup first. A couple of days of peace and quiet and then everyone will be back... :-\   :)

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Sviatoslav Richter - Schumann Op 26 'Faschingsschwank aus Wien' 5th mvmt - Finale (hochst lebhaft)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: (poco) Sforzando on January 10, 2011, 07:04:18 PM
Yeah, Poco, it's going around badly. And it seems that if you ever log off you can't come back. Anyway, Rob is working on it, he just has to do a big backup first. A couple of days of peace and quiet and then everyone will be back... :-\   :)

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Sviatoslav Richter - Schumann Op 26 'Faschingsschwank aus Wien' 5th mvmt - Finale (hochst lebhaft)

Sorry. Didn't realize this was already known. I went two pages back and all I could see were a lot of Bax CDs, which strikes me as a bug in itself.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: karlhenning on January 12, 2011, 05:10:02 AM
Sorry. Didn't realize this was already known. I went two pages back and all I could see were a lot of Bax CDs, which strikes me as a bug in itself.

Hah!
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on January 12, 2011, 06:29:42 AM
No logging errors from this end. However, I had logged out during the downtime so I needed to log in once this morning. .
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Sergeant Rock on January 13, 2011, 07:13:04 AM
I've been fine until this morning. The forum is now kicking me out after about 10 minutes even though I've logged in "forever."

Sarge
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: karlhenning on January 13, 2011, 07:19:05 AM
Forever isn't what it used to be . . . .
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Sergeant Rock on January 13, 2011, 07:22:43 AM
Forever isn't what it used to be . . . .

Tell me about it....   :(
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: The Diner on January 13, 2011, 07:24:24 AM
Reporting no problems here in the frozen North.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Sergeant Rock on January 13, 2011, 07:26:34 AM
Reporting no problems here in the frozen North.

I initially thought it was a cookie problem since I changed a setting in Firefox. But Chrome doesn't keep me logged in either.

Sarge
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Scarpia on January 13, 2011, 07:39:12 AM
I initially thought it was a cookie problem since I changed a setting in Firefox. But Chrome doesn't keep me logged in either.

When I had the problem it first showed up on Chrome but persisted on Firefox, and on a different computer, on a different operating system, and after Browsers were told to forget everything.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Sergeant Rock on January 13, 2011, 07:42:51 AM
When I had the problem it first showed up on Chrome but persisted on Firefox, and on a different computer, on a different operating system, and after Browsers were told to forget everything.

Did you cure the problem yourself, or did it go away by itself?

Sarge
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Scarpia on January 13, 2011, 07:53:44 AM
Did you cure the problem yourself, or did it go away by itself?

Oh, I assume you had noticed my complaint earlier on this thread.  Gurn reset my password and perhaps did some administrator things and the problem went away.  But since then others have reported the same problem.  You are the first I have noticed complaining of it after the big upgrade.

Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Lethevich on January 13, 2011, 08:02:19 AM
I had the same problem a few days ago but it went away.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Scarpia on January 13, 2011, 09:20:25 AM
I had the same problem a few days ago but it went away.

Did it go away after the system upgrade?
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Opus106 on January 13, 2011, 01:02:12 PM
This happened just a few moments ago: I was using the Firefox nightly version with the profile I regularly use in the stable version. For some reason that I don't understand yet, I get logged out from all websites when I switch versions. When I entered the GMG address, some error was displayed. I had to refresh the page a couple of times (too quickly to copy the error messages, I must add :-[ ) to get to the login page. However, things are back to normal, and I'm logged in forever again.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dungeon Master on January 13, 2011, 01:16:52 PM
For those of you getting log-in and log-out problems, I recommend you take the following steps in the order presented.

1. Log out of the forum manually
2. Clear your browser cache - method depends on your computer/browser combo
3. Log back in to the forum manually, choosing the "Forever" option Since you cleared your cache, your username and password will not be stored by your browser, so you should need to enter them manually when you log back in.

If problems persist, please report.

Hey, if problem solved, please let me know too.

cheers
Rob


Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Sergeant Rock on January 14, 2011, 04:27:59 AM
For those of you getting log-in and log-out problems, I recommend you take the following steps in the order presented.

1. Log out of the forum manually
2. Clear your browser cache - method depends on your computer/browser combo
3. Log back in to the forum manually, choosing the "Forever" option Since you cleared your cache, your username and password will not be stored by your browser, so you should need to enter them manually when you log back in.

If problems persist, please report.

Hey, if problem solved, please let me know too.

cheers
Rob

Doing what you suggested seems to have cured the problem. Thanks  8)

Sarge
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Brewski on January 14, 2011, 12:10:09 PM
Rob, this is minutiae, but thought you should know.  On the top menu bar (with "Home" at the left and "Logout" at the right), the next-to-last button, "Members," now does not show, until a cursor is over it.  And even then, it is just a small vertical oval--not like the other menu choices.  (But at first glance, it looks like the menu choice has disappeared completely.)

--Bruce
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dungeon Master on January 14, 2011, 12:32:55 PM
Doing what you suggested seems to have cured the problem. Thanks  8)

Sarge

Good to hear.

cheers
Rob
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Papy Oli on January 14, 2011, 12:36:14 PM
For those of you getting log-in and log-out problems, I recommend you take the following steps in the order presented.

1. Log out of the forum manually
2. Clear your browser cache - method depends on your computer/browser combo
3. Log back in to the forum manually, choosing the "Forever" option Since you cleared your cache, your username and password will not be stored by your browser, so you should need to enter them manually when you log back in.

If problems persist, please report.

Hey, if problem solved, please let me know too.

cheers
Rob

Hi Rob,

I've had  the logging off issue for the first time tonight. Applied the above instructions 3 or 4 times but still being logged off within 4-5 minutes. I thought initially that only occurred with a short inactivity period on the forum but that did it as well when I clicked from a page to another. I am using XP Home + Firefox 3.6.13.

Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Opus106 on January 14, 2011, 12:38:19 PM
Rob, correct me if I'm wrong: aren't the username and password stored in a cookie?
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dungeon Master on January 14, 2011, 12:40:08 PM
Rob, this is minutiae, but thought you should know.  On the top menu bar (with "Home" at the left and "Logout" at the right), the next-to-last button, "Members," now does not show, until a cursor is over it.  And even then, it is just a small vertical oval--not like the other menu choices.  (But at first glance, it looks like the menu choice has disappeared completely.)

--Bruce

Wow - well spotted. I'll look into it.

cheers
Rob
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dungeon Master on January 14, 2011, 12:42:46 PM
Rob, correct me if I'm wrong: aren't the username and password stored in a cookie?

Well, they are stored in a cookie as well as your brain.

I suspect people are being logged out because of some cookie problem, so I am asking them to log out manually, clear their browser cookie, and log back in again (using the password stored in their brain) so that the new cookie generated is correct.

Unfortunately, I read above that this has not solved the problem for all.

I will keep searching for a solution.

Rob
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Opus106 on January 14, 2011, 12:45:32 PM
Well, they are stored in a cookie as well as your brain.

The retrieval function in the latter case is not always reliable. ;)

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I suspect people are being logged out because of some cookie problem, so I am asking them to log out manually, clear their browser cookie, and log back in again (using the password stored in their brain) so that the new cookie generated is correct.

Unfortunately, I read above that this has not solved the problem for all.

I will keep searching for a solution.

Rob

I asked because in your instructions the second step asks the user to clear their cache. :)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Papy Oli on January 14, 2011, 12:56:20 PM
Unfortunately, I read above that this has not solved the problem for all.

I tried clearing the cache/cookies  :

- within FF (Tools - Clear recent Histrory - selected evertyhing incl. cookies)
- also with CCleaner (full options selected)

and the log in/off still occurred.

However, I also still had GMG listed in Tools / Options / Security / Saved Password.. (even though it didn't come back up at re-log in after the clearance and i had to re-type as said). I removed GMG from that list and that seems to have done the trick. Been logged in for the last 10 minutes now. we'll see if that occurs again.

 Edit : got timed out while typing this message...so that's not that either....  :-\
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dungeon Master on January 14, 2011, 01:12:28 PM
I tried clearing the cache/cookies  :

- within FF (Tools - Clear recent Histrory - selected evertyhing incl. cookies)
- also with CCleaner (full options selected)

and the log in/off still occurred.

However, I also still had GMG listed in Tools / Options / Security / Saved Password.. (even though it didn't come back up at re-log in after the clearance and i had to re-type as said). I removed GMG from that list and that seems to have done the trick. Been logged in for the last 10 minutes now. we'll see if that occurs again.

 Edit : got timed out while typing this message...so that's not that either....  :-\

For some members, it seems that changing their password solves the problem.

Try logging in, and clicking on "Profile" --> "Account Settings" and filling out the form to change your password.

I realise this is an inconvenience as most people have  a password they like, but if all else fails....

I will keep looking for a solution at my end.

Rob
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Papy Oli on January 14, 2011, 01:42:41 PM
For some members, it seems that changing their password solves the problem.

have tried it twice and got kicked out  both times... i'll put the kettle on...  ;D
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dungeon Master on January 14, 2011, 01:46:17 PM
have tried it twice and got kicked out  both times... i'll put the kettle on...  ;D

While the kettle is boiling, can you confirm your Firefox is not in Private Browsing mode (it shows up as a fancy mask in the address bar, and deliberately does not store history, cookies etc).
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Papy Oli on January 14, 2011, 01:51:15 PM
While the kettle is boiling, can you confirm your Firefox is not in Private Browsing mode (it shows up as a fancy mask in the address bar, and deliberately does not store history, cookies etc).

Normal browsing at this end.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Papy Oli on January 15, 2011, 04:47:48 AM
Hi Rob,
Just for an update : I have re-logged in from scratch this morning with the new password set up yesterday. Not been kicked out all morning. So far so good  :)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on January 15, 2011, 04:54:17 AM
Hi Rob,
Just for an update : I have re-logged in from scratch this morning with the new password set up yesterday. Not been kicked out all morning. So far so good  :)

So maybe now you can put that gun away?



 ;)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Harry on January 15, 2011, 05:02:27 AM
So maybe now you can put that gun away?



 ;)
;D ;D
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Papy Oli on January 15, 2011, 05:05:09 AM
So maybe now you can put that gun away?
 ;)

 ;D

hello no, I'd rather keep it for its calming and reassuring presence... It can get weird around here ...  ;D
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on January 15, 2011, 06:32:10 AM
;D

hello no, I'd rather keep it for its calming and reassuring presence... It can get weird around here ...  ;D

 ;D 

I love how your avatar can be viewed as having a stern exterior (personified by the guy on the bottom right) with a warm, friendly center (the guy right behind him) and a raving lunatic that appears when needed (the guy with the gun.) 
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on January 15, 2011, 08:03:04 PM
Pages are loading verrrrry slowly tonight. But not every page. The main forum pages are loading perfectly up to speed. No problems there.

But as soon as I click on a specific thread, it's like molasses. Literally. Navigating the board now takes...well, it seems like an eternity! :-[

I visited the board this morning and everything was smooth sailing. No hangups. I notice tonight the new "social networking" features at the top of each post. Could this somehow be a factor in the slow down?

Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on January 15, 2011, 08:13:19 PM
Pages are loading verrrrry slowly tonight. But not every page. The main forum pages are loading perfectly up to speed. No problems there.

Pages are loading OK for me, Don.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on January 15, 2011, 08:19:35 PM
Pages are loading OK for me, Don.

Thanks, George.

I wonder then if it doesn't have something to do with my old browser. I'm on Firefox 2 but unfortunately can't upgrade at this time.... :(


Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on January 15, 2011, 08:24:56 PM
Thanks, George.

I wonder then if it doesn't have something to do with my old browser. I'm on Firefox 2 but unfortunately can't upgrade at this time.... :(

Could be. Maybe switching to another browser would help?
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on January 15, 2011, 08:37:10 PM
Could be. Maybe switching to another browser would help?

Hmm...my old unsupported Safari loads as fast as always! Although the only thing not loading 100% is that new "social networking" cluster at the top of each post. Everything is there just not in finished form.

(But overall this old Safari isn't really reliable).


Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on January 15, 2011, 08:45:57 PM
Hmm...my old unsupported Safari loads as fast as always! Although the only thing not loading 100% is that new "social networking" cluster at the top of each post. Everything is there just not in finished form.

Great! Who needs social networking when you got GMG, anyway?  8)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on January 15, 2011, 08:48:07 PM
 ;D


Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Brahmsian on January 16, 2011, 07:05:14 AM
Pages are loading very slowing also.  I'm wondering if it has to do with all the extra social networking icons that show up at the top of every post.  It seems to do a 'stutter page load', where it will sit on one area of the page and hang for a bit, then finally load to the area for the last unread post.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on January 16, 2011, 07:24:20 AM
Pages are loading very slowing also.  I'm wondering if it has to do with all the extra social networking icons that show up at the top of every post.  It seems to do a 'stutter page load', where it will sit on one area of the page and hang for a bit, then finally load to the area for the last unread post.

The page loading still hasn't slowed for me.

However, I did find it easy to adblock the social net icons (I am using Firefox), as I won't be using them. Maybe that might help you?
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on January 16, 2011, 08:21:45 AM
It seems to do a 'stutter page load', where it will sit on one area of the page and hang for a bit, then finally load to the area for the last unread post.

That's how it's loading for me, too. Still happening this a.m.


Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Brahmsian on January 16, 2011, 08:37:39 AM
The page loading still hasn't slowed for me.

However, I did find it easy to adblock the social net icons (I am using Firefox), as I won't be using them. Maybe that might help you?

I'm using Firefox too, George.  How do you do this?
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Opus106 on January 16, 2011, 08:49:26 AM
I seriously doubt that the addition of new icons have anything to do with the slowing down of the website*. However, ABP is an extremely useful addon to have in any case. Ray, install this (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/adblock-plus/) and, after having restarted the browser, right click on those SN icons and select Adblock Plus: Block Image... . (NOTE: Using this addon blocks most of the ads in the Web by default, based on a regularly updated blacklist. If you have some image or ad that you would like to reappear, you can edit the options later.)




*GMG works fine on my end.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Scarpia on January 16, 2011, 10:47:43 AM
I seriously doubt that the addition of new icons have anything to do with the slowing down of the website*. However, ABP is an extremely useful addon to have in any case. Ray, install this (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/adblock-plus/) and, after having restarted the browser, right click on those SN icons and select Adblock Plus: Block Image... . (NOTE: Using this addon blocks most of the ads in the Web by default, based on a regularly updated blacklist. If you have some image or ad that you would like to reappear, you can edit the options later.)


Will blocking ads on GMG result in GMG failing to collect revenue for ads?
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Opus106 on January 16, 2011, 10:59:22 AM
Will blocking ads on GMG result in GMG failing to collect revenue for ads?

Rob is probably be the person who can give a definite answer to that. However, if it's a pay/click policy that GMG is using, it depends upon how often the user clicks on the ads. I almost never click on ads.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on January 16, 2011, 01:36:07 PM
I seriously doubt that the addition of new icons have anything to do with the slowing down of the website*. However, ABP is an extremely useful addon to have in any case. Ray, install this (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/adblock-plus/) and, after having restarted the browser, right click on those SN icons and select Adblock Plus: Block Image... .

All correct, except that in this case Adblock Plus: Block Frame works better. Using block image didn't get it all for some reason.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Opus106 on January 17, 2011, 01:19:56 AM
All correct, except that in this case Adblock Plus: Block Frame works better. Using block image didn't get it all for some reason.

Oh, sorry about that, and thanks for the correction. :) I gave the most general instruction since I see only a link that says 'Tweet' which I have not bothered to remove. (For me, NoScript blocks both Twitter and Facebook.)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Brahmsian on January 17, 2011, 06:59:48 AM
I seriously doubt that the addition of new icons have anything to do with the slowing down of the website*. However, ABP is an extremely useful addon to have in any case. Ray, install this (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/adblock-plus/) and, after having restarted the browser, right click on those SN icons and select Adblock Plus: Block Image... . (NOTE: Using this addon blocks most of the ads in the Web by default, based on a regularly updated blacklist. If you have some image or ad that you would like to reappear, you can edit the options later.)




*GMG works fine on my end.

Thanks George and Nav.  I couldn't install it at this time, because I'm still on FF 3.0
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Opus106 on January 17, 2011, 07:03:32 AM
Thanks George and Nav.  I couldn't install it at this time, because I'm still on FF 3.0

Then I would recommend that you update to the latest version. It's just not for the bells and the whistles that you need to have the latest browser but also for the up-to-date security-related patches. :)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on January 21, 2011, 06:35:50 PM
Well,

1. Browsing GMG is speedy again for me.

2. The "social networking" cluster isn't part of each post anymore.

So I take it there was a connection.

I guess for some the loss of the cluster may be disappointing(?) but for me it means my GMG sanity has been restored! ;D
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on January 22, 2011, 03:51:28 AM
For those of you getting log-in and log-out problems, I recommend you take the following steps in the order presented.

1. Log out of the forum manually
2. Clear your browser cache - method depends on your computer/browser combo
3. Log back in to the forum manually, choosing the "Forever" option Since you cleared your cache, your username and password will not be stored by your browser, so you should need to enter them manually when you log back in.

If problems persist, please report.

Hey, if problem solved, please let me know too.

cheers
Rob

I am having the logging in/out problem now. I tried clearing my cookies and cache, but when I tried to log in again the first time (on two separate occasions) it said I had the wrong password. I haven't changed my password yet, as I often have trouble remembering them, but if that is still working for folks, I will try it.  :-\
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on January 22, 2011, 04:10:21 AM
I am having the logging in/out problem now. I tried clearing my cookies and cache, but when I tried to log in again the first time (on two separate occasions) it said I had the wrong password. I haven't changed my password yet, as I often have trouble remembering them, but if that is still working for folks, I will try it.  :-\

OK, I kept getting logged out, so I have changed my password. Hopefully that fixes the problem.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on January 22, 2011, 04:23:57 AM
OK, I kept getting logged out, so I have changed my password. Hopefully that fixes the problem.

It didn't. I just got auto logged out again twice.  ???

Any other ideas, Rob?  :-[
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Papy Oli on January 22, 2011, 04:49:54 AM
Hi George,

After clearing the cache/history/cookies, if you are using Firefox, you could try also to remove your stored password (if it is there, that is) from the list in

Tools / Options / Security / Saved Passwords.

then create your new password afterwards

that didn't not stop the logged off issue immediately at the time for me but the next day at re-log in with the new password, it settled itself.

then I got FF to store it again after that.


Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on January 22, 2011, 04:54:24 AM
Hi George,

After clearing the cache/history/cookies, if you are using Firefox, you could try also to remove your stored password (if it is there, that is) from the list in

Tools / Options / Security / Saved Passwords.

then create your new password afterwards

that didn't not stop the logged off issue immediately at the time for me but the next day at re-log in with the new password, it settled itself.

then I got FF to store it again after that.

Thanks.

I actually don't have Firefox configured to store passwords, though.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on January 22, 2011, 05:02:41 AM
Thanks.

I actually don't have Firefox configured to store passwords, though.

I just tried changing my password again and it didn't work.

I cleared cookie and cache, logged in, changed password, logged out, cleared cookies/cache, logged in and after navigating the site for a minute or so I was auto-logged out.  :-\
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Papy Oli on January 22, 2011, 05:13:00 AM
The log-in settled back as randomly as the log off had occured for me, after some repeats of all those steps.

Maybe try the storing of the new p/w in FF just in case that helps ?
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on January 22, 2011, 05:23:40 AM
The log-in settled back as randomly as the log off had occured for me, after some repeats of all those steps.

Maybe try the storing of the new p/w in FF just in case that helps ?

For security reason, I don't store any passwords in Firefox.

I am hoping that this problem goes away as mysteriously as it came. It seems to have something to do with the changes that were made in the last 8 hours, changes that ironically helped Dancing Divertimenian.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on January 22, 2011, 07:08:43 AM
Well despite my efforts, it's still happening.

I am going to take a break until this gets resolved.

Can someone please email me when this is fixed? Thanks! 
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on January 22, 2011, 10:43:22 AM
A new development: I am still auto logging out every few minutes, but now I can't even log in using the window at the top left. Each time it says "wrong password" and prompts me to log in again, this time in the center of the screen. Then it works, but I still keep getting logged out. Am I the only one this is still happening to?   :-[

Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on January 22, 2011, 10:49:55 AM
OK, I tried a new account to see if that fixes things.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on January 22, 2011, 10:53:19 AM
Nope, it didn't work. I am still getting logged out.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Sergeant Rock on January 22, 2011, 10:56:28 AM
A new development: I am still auto logging out every few minutes, but now I can't even log in using the window at the top left. Each time it says "wrong password" and prompts me to log in again, this time in the center of the screen. Then it works, but I still keep getting logged out. Am I the only one this is still happening to?   :-[

Following Rob's instructions cured my log in problem. Very surprised it didn't cure your troubles. It's weird that it seems to happen to only one or two members at a time. Have you tried using a new browser? Chrome perhaps?

Sarge
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on January 22, 2011, 11:06:54 AM
Following Rob's instructions cured my log in problem. Very surprised it didn't cure your troubles. It's weird that it seems to happen to only one or two members at a time. Have you tried using a new browser? Chrome perhaps?

Sarge

I can try IE, but I assume many folks here use FireFox like me?
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on January 22, 2011, 11:15:33 AM
Nope, I am getting logged out on IE too.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Brewski on January 22, 2011, 11:19:59 AM
OK, I tried a new account to see if that fixes things.

Is it fixed now?  (PS, if you start a new account, the first post has to be approved by a moderator before it will show up.  I saw four posts just now--and approved them all--but just wondering if the login might be related to that?)

--Bruce
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on January 22, 2011, 11:21:59 AM
Is it fixed now?  (PS, if you start a new account, the first post has to be approved by a moderator before it will show up.  I saw four posts just now--and approved them all--but just wondering if the login might be related to that?)

--Bruce

No, I actually got timed out trying to post this the first time.  :-[
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Brewski on January 22, 2011, 11:22:58 AM
Oh sorry--OK, well then this is obviously something for Rob!  :-\  He usually checks this thread regularly.

--Bruce
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on January 22, 2011, 11:24:37 AM
Oh sorry--OK, well then this is obviously something for Rob!  :-\  He usually checks this thread regularly.

--Bruce

OK, thanks.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: karlhenning on January 22, 2011, 11:28:56 AM
WB, George. Hope the bug gets smashed.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on January 22, 2011, 11:30:58 AM
Bruce, do we need to accept third party cookies now?

We never needed to before, but it was just a thought I had. I don't have them enabled, as someone told me once it was unwise to enable them.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Brewski on January 22, 2011, 11:35:03 AM
Good question; I'm not sure.  If you have time, perhaps enable them just long enough to try it out? 

--Bruce
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on January 22, 2011, 11:39:36 AM
Good question; I'm not sure.  If you have time, perhaps enable them just long enough to try it out? 

--Bruce

OK, I just enabled them.

Prior to that, I was logged out, so the problem was still present.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on January 22, 2011, 11:50:43 AM
OK, I just enabled them.

Prior to that, I was logged out, so the problem was still present.

Nope, still getting logged out.  :-[

EDIT: I tried power cycling my modem and router too. Didn't help.   
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: The new erato on January 22, 2011, 03:13:22 PM
Desperately unstable, and getting logged out all the time.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on January 22, 2011, 05:05:52 PM
Desperately unstable, and getting logged out all the time.

So it isn't just me. Anyone else?
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: The new erato on January 22, 2011, 10:55:09 PM
Slow, slow, slow....and when at last I manage to log on it's "no unread posts since last visit".
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: The new erato on January 23, 2011, 04:36:55 AM
This board is now so agonizingly (and randomly) slow that two thirds of all my connection requests times out, and when I get thruogh, I need to log on agaian, just to see that there are no unread posts since my last access. Something is very wrong, and the problems are the both in IE and Firefox.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Szykneij on January 23, 2011, 04:58:13 AM
This board is now so agonizingly (and randomly) slow that two thirds of all my connection requests times out, and when I get thruogh, I need to log on agaian, just to see that there are no unread posts since my last access. Something is very wrong, and the problems are the both in IE and Firefox.

What kind of connection to the internet are you using? I have a hunch connection speed has something to do with it.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Papy Oli on January 23, 2011, 04:59:45 AM
I have not had any speed issue as yet, but have found myself logged off when i first clicked my GMG shortcut this morning (although cache/cookies were still left on from last night). I logged in again with the saved details from FF. Had one further auto log off mid morning, repeated the saved log in, and been ok for the last couple of hours.

Really random how this occurs though, as it had been stable since last week-end.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: The new erato on January 23, 2011, 05:04:20 AM
What kind of connection to the internet are you using? I have a hunch connection speed has something to do with it.
Please; as a computer professional I would have better sense than to complain about speed if I was using 19.6 kb/s. I'm using 10 Mb broadband, and I'm using far more demanding services than this board. Neither have I had speed issues with the board before, though the last few minutes things seem to work better than the last couple of days which have been horribly frustrating.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on January 23, 2011, 05:05:46 AM
I have not had any speed issue as yet, but have found myself logged off when i first clicked my GMG shortcut this morning (although cache/cookies were still left on from last night). I logged in again with the saved details from FF. Had one further auto log off mid morning, repeated the saved log in, and been ok for the last couple of hours.

Really random how this occurs though, as it had been stable since last week-end.

Rob did make a lot of changes recently, most recently removing the tweet buttons on each post.

Like erato, I have the problem on IE and Firefox. And like erato, I am using broadband connection. I also tried a new account, but that didn't solve things. I tried enabling third party cookies, clearing cookies/cache, all to no avail.

Snyppr posted on another thread that he's having the problem too.

I am not having any issues with any other forum/site that I visit. I am pretty much convinced it has nothing to do with us and is a bug in the forum. A lot of changes have been made in the last month or so, so I suspect that something went wrong there. Hopefully Rob can fix this soon.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Brian on January 23, 2011, 05:17:12 AM
I'm not having any problems at all. Switch to Chrome!  :P
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Harry on January 23, 2011, 05:41:32 AM
I'm not having any problems at all. Switch to Chrome!  :P

I have switched to Chrome to and so far no problems, in fact everything is much faster:)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Scarpia on January 23, 2011, 07:28:26 AM
I'm not having any problems at all. Switch to Chrome!  :P

Chrome is not immune.  I was using Chrome when I became one of the first victims of the logoff problem.  Gurn did something to my account that fixed it and I have been good since then, although now I seem to find myself logged off when I visit GMG from a different computer than my previous visit.

Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on January 25, 2011, 08:13:17 PM
Nope, still getting logged out.  :-[

EDIT: I tried power cycling my modem and router too. Didn't help.

FWIW, today everything was fine, no logging out issues. And I was on two different computers, too. Hopefully the problem has resolved itself (or maybe Rob fixed something in the background?)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: The new erato on January 25, 2011, 11:49:05 PM
Things seems to have normalized (including yesterday).
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dungeon Master on January 26, 2011, 09:18:56 PM
I hear your pain. But I'm on a small island with just an iPhone and have no access to the server. I'll look into this when I get back Feb 2.

Cheers
Rob
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on January 27, 2011, 02:35:41 AM
I hear your pain. But I'm on a small island with just an iPhone and have no access to the server. I'll look into this when I get back Feb 2.

Cheers
Rob

Thanks Rob! It seems that the problem has gone for me, as I haven't had to re-log in for a few days.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: mc ukrneal on January 27, 2011, 02:41:03 AM
Thanks Rob! It seems that the problem has gone for me, as I haven't had to re-log in for a few days.
Maybe you just had to reboot or something similar like that.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on January 27, 2011, 02:45:44 AM
Maybe you just had to reboot or something similar like that.

I don't think so, as I tried many different things (including rebooting, a new account, clearing cookies, cache, etc) and the problem continued. After I gave up trying to fix the problem, in a few days it went away on its own.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: mc ukrneal on January 27, 2011, 02:49:57 AM
I don't think so, as I tried many different things (including rebooting, a new account, clearing cookies, cache, etc) and the problem continued. After I gave up trying to fix the problem, in a few days it went away on its own.
Then it must be Microsoft! When in doubt....  :D
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on January 27, 2011, 02:54:25 AM
Well, just to get into this game -  :D

I do most of my GMG work on a Dell laptop at home (Wi-Fi to my desktop router in another room) - VISTA OS w/ MS firewall & Defender; using the 'free' version of avast! - and the latest version of Firefox browser - so far, I've had no problems.  :)

How do you like Avast? I just switched to it last night after having problems with MSE.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Florestan on February 03, 2011, 05:45:28 AM
Starting this morning, each post that quotes a previous post containing an ASIN image is acompanied by a big grey box on the left, with the text [...] Unavailable [...] to see this item [...] Amazon.com. ([...] replaces text I can't see because it's out of the window). Also, the "Click to buy" tag is attached to this grey box. Anyone else experiencing this? ???
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Opus106 on February 03, 2011, 05:59:56 AM
Starting this morning, each post that quotes a previous post containing an ASIN image is acompanied by a big grey box on the left, with the text [...] Unavailable [...] to see this item [...] Amazon.com. ([...] replaces text I can't see because it's out of the window). Also, the "Click to buy" tag is attached to this grey box. Anyone else experiencing this? ???

I saw one instance of it, I think in the listening thread, and that particular recording had only a customer-supplied image, which doesn't work with the ASIN tags -- so far. Either Amazon has changed something on their end, or Rob has tweaked something on his end, so that there is a place-holder in case no image appears.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Scarpia on February 03, 2011, 06:32:13 AM
I saw one instance of it, I think in the listening thread, and that particular recording had only a customer-supplied image, which doesn't work with the ASIN tags -- so far. Either Amazon has changed something on their end, or Rob has tweaked something on his end, so that there is a place-holder in case no image appears.

They all have this problem, when I look (using Chrome).  Not all have the grey bar, but all have the "buy amazon" tag out of alignment and only partially visible.

comment added:  I find there is a problem in Chrome and Firefox, although they look different.  In Chrome the "buy here" tag appears half clipped off below the image.  In Firefox I don't see the tag at all.  In both cases I see the picture, but there are excess margins.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Que on February 03, 2011, 11:48:48 PM
Since two days having similar problems with the ASIN Images: Right under the picture, that is only partly shown, a big grey blok with part of the "Buy at Amazon" tag next to it. Using Firefox on a MAC.

Q
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dungeon Master on February 04, 2011, 02:11:19 AM
Those of you having problems with the ASIN images, could you post a screenshot (press PRNT SCRN on a PC, Command-Shift-4 on a Mac) and quote your browser/operating system combination.






cheers
Rob
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Florestan on February 04, 2011, 02:31:14 AM
http://www.mediafire.com/i/?ngw65pwb7e9daep (http://www.mediafire.com/i/?ngw65pwb7e9daep)

IE 7 / Windows XP Professional
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dungeon Master on February 04, 2011, 01:35:27 PM
I have done the ASIN tags a bit more elegantly (HTML-speaking) - its working flawlessly for me now, tested on Mac/Safari, Mac/Firefox and PC/IE


If there are any further reports of problems with image rendering, please post here.


cheers
Rob

Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Scarpia on February 04, 2011, 02:16:04 PM
I have done the ASIN tags a bit more elegantly (HTML-speaking) - its working flawlessly for me now, tested on Mac/Safari, Mac/Firefox and PC/IE


If there are any further reports of problems with image rendering, please post here.


cheers
Rob

Also looks fine on Chrome/Vista.  Thanks!
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on February 04, 2011, 02:32:46 PM
Since two days having similar problems with the ASIN Images: Right under the picture, that is only partly shown, a big grey blok with part of the "Buy at Amazon" tag next to it. Using Firefox on a MAC.

I had the same problem here (Firefox and XP SP2, and Opera and XP SP2). Now it has gone...
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Florestan on February 05, 2011, 12:46:39 AM
It's fixed now. Thank you, Rob!
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Que on February 05, 2011, 01:37:18 AM
Those of you having problems with the ASIN images, could you post a screenshot (press PRNT SCRN on a PC, Command-Shift-4 on a Mac) and quote your browser/operating system combination.

Fixed, thanks Rob! :)

Q
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Scarpia on February 05, 2011, 09:18:55 AM
I found one quirk with asin.  If you put an asin reference at the very beginning of a post the forum will refuse to take it, and tell you that "the message body has been left empty."  If you put a bit of text before the asin reference, works fine. 
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Gurn Blanston on February 05, 2011, 09:45:00 AM
I found one quirk with asin.  If you put an asin reference at the very beginning of a post the forum will refuse to take it, and tell you that "the message body has been left empty."  If you put a bit of text before the asin reference, works fine.

That's interesting. I would have never discovered that because of my post construction habits. Wonder if it does that with IMG too? Surely not, seems like we have people who post a picture and nothing else... :P

8)

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Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Opus106 on February 05, 2011, 09:52:19 AM
Surely not, seems like we have people who post a picture and nothing else... :P

>:D
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Szykneij on February 05, 2011, 10:34:18 AM
That's interesting. I would have never discovered that because of my post construction habits. Wonder if it does that with IMG too? Surely not, seems like we have people who post a picture and nothing else... :P

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Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: (poco) Sforzando on February 06, 2011, 03:42:15 PM
I am starting to get (intermittent) messages of this type when opening threads or replying:

Parse error: syntax error, unexpected '=', expecting ')' in /home/goodmu/public_html/community/Sources/Subs.php on line 1262
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Scarpia on February 06, 2011, 05:04:09 PM
I am starting to get (intermittent) messages of this type when opening threads or replying:

Parse error: syntax error, unexpected '=', expecting ')' in /home/goodmu/public_html/community/Sources/Subs.php on line 1262

I've seen it (or something very similar) once.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dungeon Master on February 06, 2011, 07:50:20 PM
I am starting to get (intermittent) messages of this type when opening threads or replying:

Parse error: syntax error, unexpected '=', expecting ')' in /home/goodmu/public_html/community/Sources/Subs.php on line 1262


Occassionally, I tweak certain files in the forum software. I then have to upload the new file to the server, which usually takes 2-3 seconds. If you click on a topic at the same time as a critical file is uploading, you will get an error message. Ideally, I should put the forum into Maintenance mode while I tweak, but that would inconvenience everyone.


As long as error messages don't persist for more than a few seconds, everything is OK. Just refresh.


cheers
Rob
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: (poco) Sforzando on February 06, 2011, 08:23:45 PM

Occassionally, I tweak certain files in the forum software. I then have to upload the new file to the server, which usually takes 2-3 seconds. If you click on a topic at the same time as a critical file is uploading, you will get an error message. Ideally, I should put the forum into Maintenance mode while I tweak, but that would inconvenience everyone.


As long as error messages don't persist for more than a few seconds, everything is OK. Just refresh.


cheers
Rob

No further problems, thanks.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: MishaK on February 07, 2011, 09:39:54 AM
I can't post anything. error: message body was left empty.

Edit: this now strangely works. But my post on Simone Young's original version Bruckner 8th in the Bruckner Abbey thread refuses to go through, and I can assure you it ain't empty.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: MishaK on February 07, 2011, 09:45:26 AM
So it seems the forum is refusing to accept the amazon ASIN for Young's Bruckner 8th. I deleted the link and now the post goes through. Go figure...
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Scarpia on February 07, 2011, 09:59:21 AM
So it seems the forum is refusing to accept the amazon ASIN for Young's Bruckner 8th. I deleted the link and now the post goes through. Go figure...

You can't put the asin as the first thing in the post, see my post above on this thread.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: MishaK on February 07, 2011, 08:00:43 PM
You can't put the asin as the first thing in the post, see my post above on this thread.

I see. Thanks.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on February 12, 2011, 03:21:49 AM
I am having the logging in/out problem now. I tried clearing my cookies and cache, but when I tried to log in again the first time (on two separate occasions) it said I had the wrong password.

This problem is back again.  :-[

It happened last night and again this morning.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: mc ukrneal on February 12, 2011, 03:25:40 AM
This problem is back again.  :-[

It happened last night and again this morning.
Just thought I'd mention that I never had this issue until today, when I had to re-login after being logged in.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Harry on February 12, 2011, 03:41:10 AM
Same problem here, logged in logged out, Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: The new erato on February 12, 2011, 05:46:57 AM
This problem is back again.  :-[

It happened last night and again this morning.
Happened to me this morning too after a troublefree period.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on February 12, 2011, 06:13:36 AM
This morning, after it happened again, I cleared my cache and cookies and logged back in. So far, I haven't been logged out again and I have been here and left a number of times this morning. 
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Scarpia on February 12, 2011, 07:10:43 AM
Also got kicked out several times.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dungeon Master on February 12, 2011, 02:50:17 PM
Just thought I'd mention that I never had this issue until today, when I had to re-login after being logged in.


I have been looking into this problem. It seems that the cause is spambots accessing member usernames (but not passwords) and trying to gain access by guessing passwords. If they fail to guess (currently 3 times), the member gets logged out. If you are not familiar with what a spambot is, read this (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spambot#Forum_spambots).


What I am doing to address this:
It will takes a few days or weeks to collect the IP addresses, and add them to the list of banned addresses


What you can do in the meantime:
cheers
Rob (now Dungeon Master)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: petrarch on February 12, 2011, 07:11:29 PM
What you can do in the meantime:
  • Make your Displayed Name different to your actual Username. You can do this in your Profile --> Account Settings. You can choose to either change your Displayed Name (easy) or your actual member Username (requires password re-set).

I tried doing the above but couldn't figure out how from the profile interface. Am I missing anything?
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dungeon Master on February 12, 2011, 07:28:17 PM
Click on Profile -- > Account Settings


Then click on the link under your current username (see attached file)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on February 12, 2011, 08:11:23 PM
What I am doing to address this:
  • Increased the failed login threshold so that members don't get logged out after 3 spambot attempts
  • Made memberlists invisible to non-members
  • enabled an error log database so I can track failed logins and collect their IP addresses
  • once I tally enough IP addresses, I can add them to a list of automatically denied IP addresses
It will takes a few days or weeks to collect the IP addresses, and add them to the list of banned addresses

Glad you are on top of this issue, Rob!  :)

Quote
What you can do in the meantime:
  • Make your Displayed Name different to your actual Username. You can do this in your Profile --> Account Settings. You can choose to either change your Displayed Name (easy) or your actual member Username (requires password re-set). Your displayed name is shown on every post you make, but if that is not the same as your actual username (which is not displayed), the bots won't be able to try to log in with your real username. All members currently reporting problems have their displayed name the same as their username.
  • Make sure your password is complicated - definitely not the same as your username, not a dictionary word or a dictionary word with numbers attached. These are just too easy to guess.
  • Log out - clear cache - log in again
  • report back on this thread about success or otherwise.
cheers
Rob (now Dungeon Master)

Done.  8)

I'll report back in a day or so and let you know if this works or not.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: petrarch on February 12, 2011, 08:14:06 PM
Click on Profile -- > Account Settings


Then click on the link under your current username (see attached file)

I don't have that link below my username:
(http://www.dmethods.com/images/gmg-profilemenu.png)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on February 12, 2011, 08:16:09 PM
I don't have that link below my username:
(http://www.dmethods.com/images/gmg-profilemenu.png)

Click - Profile > Modify Profile/Account Settings

Then enter the new name in the box, your password and you're good to go.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: petrarch on February 12, 2011, 08:29:03 PM
Click - Profile > Modify Profile/Account Settings

Then enter the new name in the box, your password and you're good to go.

To be clear, I am trying to change my username, not my name, as Rob suggested in an earlier post.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on February 12, 2011, 08:33:59 PM
To be clear, I am trying to change my username, not my name, as Rob suggested in an earlier post.

Yes, what I suggested changes your username, not your name.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: petrarch on February 12, 2011, 09:22:55 PM
Yes, what I suggested changes your username, not your name.

I don't have a box to change my user name, only my (displayed) name is editable. If you see the UI I am presented and compare it with with Rob's own (by looking at our respective screenshots), you will see that I am lacking the "change" link below the user name.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on February 12, 2011, 09:37:58 PM
I don't have a box to change my user name, only my (displayed) name is editable. If you see the UI I am presented and compare it with with Rob's own (by looking at our respective screenshots), you will see that I am lacking the "change" link below the user name.

Sorry, I understand now. In order to change user name, I imagine you'd need to delete your account and start all over.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on February 12, 2011, 09:39:41 PM
I don't have a box to change my user name, only my (displayed) name is editable. If you see the UI I am presented and compare it with with Rob's own (by looking at our respective screenshots), you will see that I am lacking the "change" link below the user name.

I don't have the "change" link that Rob has either, FWIW.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dungeon Master on February 12, 2011, 10:14:32 PM
I don't have the "change" link that Rob has either, FWIW.


Sorry - my mistake. I have access (as admin) to change usernames, but individual members do not.


The option is to change your displayed name. Sorry.


To let people know who you are, keep your avatar (picture) the same, and perhaps use one of the profile fields (such as the Personal Text or Custom Title or Signature) to let people know what your displayed name was before.


Rob
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Opus106 on February 12, 2011, 10:50:23 PM
Rob, I see an extra post appended to the regular posts in this and other threads. The member who posted it is "GMG Classical Music Forum" and the content is the blue Amazon banner which is usually below all the posts. Its time stamp reads the same as that of the actual last post in the page.

Screenshot (http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/9576/screenshotjsy.png) (taken before posting this message)


(Oh, and I deleted my post with Bill 'O Reilly on it, because somehow the picture got changed while the link to it remained the same.)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: mc ukrneal on February 12, 2011, 11:39:54 PM
Rob, I see an extra post appended to the regular posts in this and other threads. The member who posted it is "GMG Classical Music Forum" and the content is the blue Amazon banner which is usually below all the posts. Its time stamp reads the same as that of the actual last post in the page.

Screenshot (http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/9576/screenshotjsy.png) (taken before posting this message)


(Oh, and I deleted my post with Bill 'O Reilly on it, because somehow the picture got changed while the link to it remained the same.)
x2
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dungeon Master on February 13, 2011, 01:07:08 AM
Rob, I see an extra post appended to the regular posts in this and other threads. The member who posted it is "GMG Classical Music Forum" and the content is the blue Amazon banner which is usually below all the posts. Its time stamp reads the same as that of the actual last post in the page.

Screenshot (http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/9576/screenshotjsy.png) (taken before posting this message)


(Oh, and I deleted my post with Bill 'O Reilly on it, because somehow the picture got changed while the link to it remained the same.)


Sometimes the ads are shown as actual posts.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on February 13, 2011, 06:00:53 AM
I'll report back in a day or so and let you know if this works or not.

It didn't work.

I followed Rob's suggestions and this morning when I stopped by GMG I was logged out.  :-\
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Opus106 on February 13, 2011, 06:31:42 AM
It didn't work.

I followed Rob's suggestions and this morning when I stopped by GMG I was logged out.  :-\

Since it already knows your username, it is probably still at work trying to log into your account. Just a hunch, of course.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on February 13, 2011, 06:38:57 AM
Since it already knows your username, it is probably still at work trying to log into your account. Just a hunch, of course.

Ah, I see.  :-\
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Opus106 on February 13, 2011, 06:46:02 AM
Quote
Log Me Out, Please

That sounds creepy, it's like cyber euthanasia. ;D
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on February 13, 2011, 06:52:02 AM
That sounds creepy, it's like cyber euthanasia. ;D

I'm using reverse psychology.  ;)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dax on February 13, 2011, 09:36:19 AM
I see an extra post appended to the regular posts in this and other threads. The member who posted it is "GMG Classical Music Forum" and the content is the blue Amazon banner which is usually below all the posts. Its time stamp reads the same as that of the actual last post in the page.

They seem to be everywhere all of a sudden. Is there any way of preventing them?
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Leon on February 13, 2011, 09:47:26 AM

Sometimes the ads are shown as actual posts.

I only began to notice this in the last two days.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Opus106 on February 13, 2011, 09:48:58 AM
I only began to notice this in the last two days.

It must be nice to have a palindromic name. :)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Leon on February 13, 2011, 09:52:05 AM
It must be nice to have a palindromic name. :)

:)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Szykneij on February 13, 2011, 11:02:24 AM
It must be nice to have a palindromic name. :)

Or at least a semordnilapish one.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Opus106 on February 13, 2011, 11:05:25 AM
Or at least a semordnilapish one.

:-[  That was a boob.

Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Szykneij on February 13, 2011, 11:10:02 AM
:-[  That was a boob.

No, it can assess an action.   ;)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: The new erato on February 13, 2011, 12:01:28 PM
   
  • Made memberlists invisible to non-members

Looks like you've succeeded admirably, now they're invisible to mee too.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on February 13, 2011, 12:40:17 PM
Looks like you've succeeded admirably, now they're invisible to mee too.

Me too.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dungeon Master on February 13, 2011, 03:21:46 PM
Looks like you've succeeded admirably, now they're invisible to mee too.


Fixed. Yes?


Rob
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Brewski on February 13, 2011, 03:22:34 PM
Love the avatar, Rob!  ;D

--Bruce
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Gurn Blanston on February 13, 2011, 05:58:35 PM

Fixed. Yes?


Rob

Yup. Plus, everyone got a new name!    0:)

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Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Holden on February 14, 2011, 02:19:16 PM
Is anyone else having problems with log in? I use my bookmarks to go straight to the forum but frequently have issues when I click on the 'show unread posts' button. Often when I do this it asks me for a login and password. When I do this and then click on the button there are no posts there because it has already recorded the login of a minute ago as being valid.

Any solutions?
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Gurn Blanston on February 14, 2011, 02:22:38 PM
There is a long discussion of this going on in the "Bug Report" thread. I'm very sure this is a manifestation of the same phenomenon... :-\

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Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on February 14, 2011, 02:24:29 PM
I experience the same thing, on my mobile and on my desktop. Though I don't mind the very slight hassle of filling in name and password again.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Brian on February 14, 2011, 02:32:31 PM
I'm permanently logged in.  8)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on February 14, 2011, 02:48:01 PM
I have also set my session to Forever. Still had to login a few times, these past few days. Though now everything is fine (writing this on my mobile).
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Scarpia on February 14, 2011, 02:51:23 PM
I have also set my session to Forever. Still had to login a few times, these past few days. Though now everything is fine (writing this on my mobile).

Check the bug thread.  The "spontaneous" logouts are apparently caused by hackers trying to guess your password and getting you kicked out of the system. 
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on February 14, 2011, 03:00:38 PM
Check the bug thread.  The "spontaneous" logouts are apparently caused by hackers trying to guess your password and getting you kicked out of the system.


Thanks. I'll have a look. What hackers would like to do with my account? Post under my name?!
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on February 14, 2011, 03:03:29 PM
I'm permanently logged in.  8)

Show off.  :P
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Scarpia on February 14, 2011, 03:03:54 PM

Thanks. I'll have a look. What hackers would like to do with my account? Post under my name?!

People often use the same password on different sites.  If they get your password here they can try it on your e-mail account, on various banks and brokerage sites, etc. 
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on February 14, 2011, 03:05:57 PM
People often use the same password on different sites.  If they get your password here they can try it on your e-mail account, on various banks and brokerage sites, etc.


Hm, I use a made-up word here, unguessable. But just to be on the safe side, I have changed Jezetha to J. Z. Herrenberg.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on February 14, 2011, 07:15:37 PM
Rob, I changed my username and password. Then logged out, cleared cookies and cache, but I am still getting logged out.  :-\
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on February 14, 2011, 08:26:16 PM
Rob, I changed my username and password. Then logged out, cleared cookies and cache, but I am still getting logged out.  :-\

Tried changing my password again and I am still getting logged out.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dungeon Master on February 14, 2011, 09:53:43 PM
I am moving discussion of the Log-Out problem to its own thread (http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,18018.0.html). Please read my introductory paragraph - it includes a few new pointers.


cheers
Rob
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Scarpia on March 04, 2011, 11:09:17 PM
I'm finding it very difficult to post anything.  When I submit the thing just the browser just sits there indefinitely saying "waiting for response" until it times out.  Then if I go back and look the post is there.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dungeon Master on March 04, 2011, 11:32:13 PM
I'm finding it very difficult to post anything.  When I submit the thing just the browser just sits there indefinitely saying "waiting for response" until it times out.  Then if I go back and look the post is there.


Once per day, the server does a complete backup. During that time (about 30 minutes, in the early hours of the night, USA time, the least busy time on the forum), the forum may move very slowly.


Today's backup is complete. Can you confirm the problem is fixed? Or is anyone else having the same problem?


No probs at my end.


Cheers
Rob
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Scarpia on March 05, 2011, 07:55:39 AM

Once per day, the server does a complete backup. During that time (about 30 minutes, in the early hours of the night, USA time, the least busy time on the forum), the forum may move very slowly.


Today's backup is complete. Can you confirm the problem is fixed? Or is anyone else having the same problem?


No probs at my end.


Cheers
Rob

Yes, fixed now.
 :)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Tapio Dimitriyevich Shostakovich on March 17, 2011, 09:12:28 PM
Anyone else using Opera 11.01? When I click "Post", the browser stays in the editing page, but the posting has been sent.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Scarpia on March 17, 2011, 10:11:28 PM
Anyone else using Opera 11.01? When I click "Post", the browser stays in the editing page, but the posting has been sent.

It probably has nothing to do with Opera.  Apparently the site is backed up daily and during that process the performance of the site is unbelievably slow.  It's basically dead during that period, so better to forget about trying and come back later.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on March 18, 2011, 12:44:13 AM
Anyone else using Opera 11.01? When I click "Post", the browser stays in the editing page, but the posting has been sent.


Another Opera user! I haven't updated to 11.01 yet (still using 10.63). No problems with this site, though I have encountered that slowness sometimes, too. But as Scarpia says, that's through no fault of the browser.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Opus106 on April 16, 2011, 06:10:14 AM
A low-priority bug: the 'Mark All Threads as Read' function at the bottom of the 'Unread posts since last visit' page works as it should only when I click on the button twice. (The one at the top of the page is all right.)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Brahmsian on June 20, 2011, 03:17:19 PM
Today, no matter how many times I click "mark all messages as read", the "What are you listening to" and "What are you currently reading" threads always show up as "Unread".

Anyone else experiencing this issue?
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Brahmsian on June 20, 2011, 03:18:09 PM
Today, no matter how many times I click "mark all messages as read", the "What are you listening to" and "What are you currently reading" threads always show up as "Unread".

Anyone else experiencing this issue?

Nevermind, I just tried it again and it's all clear and good.   ;D
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Gurn Blanston on June 20, 2011, 03:22:58 PM
Today, no matter how many times I click "mark all messages as read", the "What are you listening to" and "What are you currently reading" threads always show up as "Unread".

Anyone else experiencing this issue?

Actually, yes. And mine hasn't cleared yet. I have had occasional bouts of this in the past, but this time it seems to be hanging in there pretty long time. :-\

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Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Mirror Image on August 09, 2011, 01:08:36 PM
I've been having difficulty loading my own avatar. I tried to change my current Koechlin and I couldn't. What's going on with this?
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Mirror Image on August 09, 2011, 04:16:24 PM
Why can't I upload another avatar? This is driving me crazy.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: kishnevi on August 09, 2011, 05:16:08 PM
Some individual threads or pages from threads have been refusing to load for me over the last several days.  The end of last week, it was some of the "GMG's Favorite...." voting threads.  Tonight, it's the "what are you listening to" thread, the current lead page of which is refusing to load for me.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on August 13, 2011, 06:23:10 AM
Though it seems OK now, I was getting very slow page loading for the entire forum over the past hour. All other sites were loading fine and though I tried deleting my cookies, that didn't help.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Brian on August 13, 2011, 06:28:09 AM
Though it seems OK now, I was getting very slow page loading for the entire forum over the past hour. All other sites were loading fine and though I tried deleting my cookies, that didn't help.
Same deal. The whole thing went kaput on me for a while and I gave up.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: DavidW on August 13, 2011, 06:48:38 AM
Yeah it was bad for awhile but seems to be fine now, I guess just a hiccup. :)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: haydnguy on October 21, 2011, 12:42:05 AM
(http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p217/longhair51_2007/messageerror.jpg)

Please tell me what I'm overlooking. Thanks.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dungeon Master on October 21, 2011, 01:10:40 AM
You can't start a post using the ASIN tag.


Yes its a bug.


No, I don't know how to fix it.


Yet.




Rob
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: haydnguy on October 21, 2011, 01:12:19 AM
Ok thanks! I thought I was missing something.  :)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Willoughby earl of Itacarius on October 21, 2011, 02:19:52 AM
Just noticed that all my personal messages have gone. :(
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dungeon Master on October 21, 2011, 03:15:51 PM
Just noticed that all my personal messages have gone. :(

 :o

Anyone else??
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on October 21, 2011, 05:28:30 PM
:o

Anyone else??

Mine are OK.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: The new erato on October 22, 2011, 12:25:16 AM
Mine too.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dungeon Master on October 22, 2011, 12:46:08 AM
Mine too.

Gone, or OK?

Rob
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: The new erato on October 22, 2011, 12:48:25 AM
Sorry about the ambiguity. Since I appended my answer to George's, it's an affirmation that mine are there, as well as his.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: jlaurson on October 23, 2011, 05:21:52 AM
Is there a particular reason why members can no longer post (link) photos/pictures?

Never mind... just found out about the reason.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on October 23, 2011, 05:31:45 AM
Is there a particular reason why members can no longer post (link) photos/pictures?

Never mind... just found out about the reason.

Can you tell me? I have wondered this for months, but since I rarely upload an image (I usually just hotlink) to the site, I never bothered to ask.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Sergeant Rock on October 23, 2011, 05:34:04 AM
Can you tell me? I have wondered this for months, but since I rarely upload an image (I usually just hotlink) to the site, I never bothered to ask.

http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,19467.msg570441.html#msg570441
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on October 23, 2011, 06:08:28 AM
http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,19467.msg570441.html#msg570441

Thanks buddy.  :)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Que on October 23, 2011, 11:06:52 AM
Well, now the ASIN function is working again, the basic image function [img][img/] is gone.... :-\

Q
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Opus106 on October 23, 2011, 11:29:13 AM
Look up, Que. ;)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Que on October 23, 2011, 12:16:32 PM
Look up, Que. ;)

Ah, I see - thanks! :) 

(for the next reader:)

The image insertion tag has been temporarily disabled due to a security breach (an influx of spammers, posting inappropriate images, causing GMG's standing to drop with Google).

I have disabled the image tag until I find a solution.

Q
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: jlaurson on October 25, 2011, 06:00:19 AM


Argh.... anyone also experience the bug (since updating) that text doesn't break, that one cannot adjust the size of they text-box, that one cannot scroll down... in other words: that the right of the input box is basically indefinitely long?!
Almost makes GMG unusable for me. (Chrome 14.0.835...)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: The new erato on October 25, 2011, 06:18:03 AM
No problem with that for me (various Explorer versions).
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Opus106 on October 25, 2011, 07:17:36 AM

Argh.... anyone also experience the bug (since updating) that text doesn't break, that one cannot adjust the size of they text-box, that one cannot scroll down... in other words: that the right of the input box is basically indefinitely long?!
Almost makes GMG unusable for me. (Chrome 14.0.835...)

Clear cache and come back. (Oh, and do go through the Downtime - Upgrade thread. :))
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on December 20, 2011, 05:13:46 AM
Ths is not a serious bug, but just FYI:

I find that when I make a post, and I am brought back to the Home Page, the post I've just made does not appear at the head of the Recent Posts section of the Info Center.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: mc ukrneal on December 20, 2011, 05:26:21 AM
Ths is not a serious bug, but just FYI:

I find that when I make a post, and I am brought back to the Home Page, the post I've just made does not appear at the head of the Recent Posts section of the Info Center.

Do you mean it does not appear immediately, but with a delay? Or that it never appears? Mine appears, but with a delay. I thought it was a feature!! :)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on December 20, 2011, 05:33:32 AM
Delay . . . oh, is that a feature?
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on December 20, 2011, 05:34:18 AM
Delay . . . oh, is that a feature?

Hm, and just now, no delay (i.e., what I thought of as normal) : )
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on December 20, 2011, 01:14:09 PM
Again . . . it ain't serious, but here's an example of what I mean.
 
Note that in the screenshot below, the most recent of the Recent Posts in the Info Center is Today at 05:05:09 PM
 
But up in the Recordings and Reviews section the last post is Today at 05:05:49 PM
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Gurn Blanston on December 20, 2011, 01:47:19 PM
Again . . . it ain't serious, but here's an example of what I mean.
 
Note that in the screenshot below, the most recent of the Recent Posts in the Info Center is Today at 05:05:09 PM
 
But up in the Recordings and Reviews section the last post is Today at 05:05:49 PM

More to the point, what the hell are you doing posting in the Havergal Brian thread? That hip-deep Post-Romantic claptrap is gonna ruin you, Karl, and I would hate to see that.  >:D

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Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: mc ukrneal on December 20, 2011, 01:49:22 PM
Again . . . it ain't serious, but here's an example of what I mean.
 
Note that in the screenshot below, the most recent of the Recent Posts in the Info Center is Today at 05:05:09 PM
 
But up in the Recordings and Reviews section the last post is Today at 05:05:49 PM
Maybe there is a setting where it looks for new posts within some interval? So if you post before it 'refreshes' itself, for example every 60 seconds, it won't appear until the next 'refresh'?

And one point for Gurn! :)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on December 20, 2011, 02:24:06 PM
The Gurnerator strikes!
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Sergeant Rock on December 20, 2011, 02:29:24 PM
It's a sad, sad day when such fine gentlemen as Gurn and Mac dis the great Havergal Brian. I think I shall never be the same again  :'(


Sarge
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Gurn Blanston on December 20, 2011, 05:18:22 PM
It's a sad, sad day when such fine gentlemen as Gurn and Mac dis the great Havergal Brian. I think I shall never be the same again  :'(


Sarge

True, Sarge, I'm no good. I have a thing about symphonies going over 30 minutes. I can only think of 2 that can justify it, and they weren't written in the 20th century, or even after 1825. I really do try not to be mean though, sometimes I just can't make it. :)

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Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on December 21, 2011, 06:30:43 AM
True, Sarge, I'm no good. I have a thing about symphonies going over 30 minutes. I can only think of 2 that can justify it, and they weren't written in the 20th century, or even after 1825.

Gosh.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: mc ukrneal on December 21, 2011, 06:36:14 AM
It's a sad, sad day when such fine gentlemen as Gurn and Mac dis the great Havergal Brian. I think I shall never be the same again  :'(


Sarge
Me?!?! I guess I'm Mac! It wasn't me. It was my evil twin! Honest pa! I didn't wanna get anyone in trouble!  Shucks....  :P
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: mc ukrneal on December 23, 2011, 01:26:52 AM
Whenever the Itunes ad appears at the top of the page, it causes the entire page to have centered text. Refreshing to the Amazon ad fixes it. It's actually sort of interesting - a new feature I guess!
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Opus106 on December 23, 2011, 01:32:52 AM
Whenever the Itunes ad appears at the top of the page, it causes the entire page to have centered text.

I haven't been paying attention to what ads were showing, but I too have been noticing instance of 'centred' text in the past few hours.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Florestan on December 23, 2011, 01:34:59 AM
Me too.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Opus106 on December 23, 2011, 01:36:59 AM
There it is again! (And this time I see it's an iTunes ad on top. Might be due to an unclosed <center> somewhere.)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Willoughby earl of Itacarius on December 23, 2011, 07:02:24 AM
Thanks to the Apple Itunes add on the page I am constantly asked to install a plugin. That really annoys me tons. Was this add really necessary?
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dungeon Master on December 23, 2011, 03:12:38 PM
There it is again! (And this time I see it's an iTunes ad on top. Might be due to an unclosed <center> somewhere.)

You are right - I closed the <center> tag using the Australian/English spelling <centre>.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dungeon Master on December 23, 2011, 03:16:44 PM
Thanks to the Apple Itunes add on the page I am constantly asked to install a plugin. That really annoys me tons. Was this add really necessary?

It has taken me 2 years of trying to get my Apple iTunes affiliate approval. I'm pretty proud of it - the vast majority of applications gets rejected.

Can I ask what plugin you are being asked to install?

cheers
Rob
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Willoughby earl of Itacarius on December 23, 2011, 03:22:31 PM
It has taken me 2 years of trying to get my Apple iTunes affiliate approval. I'm pretty proud of it - the vast majority of applications gets rejected.

Can I ask what plugin you are being asked to install?

cheers
Rob

Well I did not look Rob, but if you are happy with this add, who am I to protest.  :)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dungeon Master on December 24, 2011, 12:31:47 AM
who am I to protest.  :)

Well, you are one of the valued members of GMG. I listen to all feedback and take it into account, and I'll certainly take your comments on board. I think it is fair to say that I do listen to feedback, and frequently make changes to the forum based on that feedback.

I have the aim of making GMG financially self-supporting. An iTunes affiliate link has been one of my aims for several years, but GMG has been unsuccessful in its applications in the past. I have finally been awarded an affiliate status, and am trying it out to see if it worth my while.

I am happy to make changes to the link. Perhaps a simple text link would work better? I'll try a few things over the next few days/weeks.

In the meantime, I'll run a quick poll as to who, if anyone, uses iTunes for their music downloads.

cheers
Rob
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Willoughby earl of Itacarius on December 24, 2011, 12:39:36 AM
Well, you are one of the valued members of GMG. I listen to all feedback and take it into account, and I'll certainly take your comments on board. I think it is fair to say that I do listen to feedback, and frequently make changes to the forum based on that feedback.

I have the aim of making GMG financially self-supporting. An iTunes affiliate link has been one of my aims for several years, but GMG has been unsuccessful in its applications in the past. I have finally been awarded an affiliate status, and am trying it out to see if it worth my while.

I am happy to make changes to the link. Perhaps a simple text link would work better? I'll try a few things over the next few days/weeks.

In the meantime, I'll run a quick poll as to who, if anyone, uses iTunes for their music downloads.

cheers
Rob

Yes I understand the reasoning behind the I tunes add, a self supporting forum if attained by this, would indeed be a good thing. So far the plugin request hasn't shown again after yesterday, but I am happily prepared to take this in good cheer.  I am glad being a part of the GMG family. Thank you for all your efforts to provide this for us! I wish you and your family a Happy Christmas and a sparkling new year.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Szykneij on December 24, 2011, 05:15:56 AM
Subscribers don't see the affiliate link, so subscribing would have the double benefit of eliminating any issues it might create while helping the board to be self-supporting.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Opus106 on January 07, 2012, 11:32:13 PM
Just an FYI:

Sometimes when I click on the 'Mark All Messages as Read' (in the 'Show unread posts since last visit.' page) and return to the forum homepage, some of the sections remain highlighted with the unread post(s). Going in and marking them as read once again sets things right.

Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dungeon Master on January 08, 2012, 01:12:18 PM
When you say "and return to the forum homepage", do you mean you press the "Back" button on your browser (which on many browsers simply loads the previous page as it was), or do you click on the "Home" button (which should reload the page?
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Opus106 on January 08, 2012, 10:50:37 PM
When you say "and return to the forum homepage", do you mean you press the "Back" button on your browser (which on many browsers simply loads the previous page as it was), or do you click on the "Home" button (which should reload the page?

No, not the back back button; I click on the link to the forum home-page. In this case, clicking on the 'back' button would take me to list of recent unread topics (if any).
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dungeon Master on January 09, 2012, 01:48:47 PM
I cant't reproduce the problem on my machine, using Safari, Firefox or Chrome.

Is it possible that new posts have been made since you reset the unread posts?
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Opus106 on January 09, 2012, 08:51:18 PM
I cant't reproduce the problem on my machine, using Safari, Firefox or Chrome.

As I said, it happens only sometimes -- even I can't guarantee when it would happen! :-\

Quote
Is it possible that new posts have been made since you reset the unread posts?

I don't think so; I usually check to see if the same member has made another post in the time in-between, but it's rarely, if ever, the case.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: mc ukrneal on February 14, 2012, 06:39:57 AM
I don;t know if these are bugs, but there are two things on the Profile Stats page I have never understood:
1. In the middle of the page, there is a graphic that shows the posts by time of day. But the day corresponds, I think, to Australia time or something like that. Is this supposed to be like that?
2. In the bottom right is a table that shows percentage of popular board by activity. But they add up to 8% (in my case). And there are only 11-12 Boards in total. SO it seems to me that this is either a) A labelling problem, b) a decimal problem, or c) something else.

Anyone know the answers to these issues?
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Gurn Blanston on February 14, 2012, 06:55:43 AM
I don;t know if these are bugs, but there are two things on the Profile Stats page I have never understood:
1. In the middle of the page, there is a graphic that shows the posts by time of day. But the day corresponds, I think, to Australia time or something like that. Is this supposed to be like that?
2. In the bottom right is a table that shows percentage of popular board by activity. But they add up to 8% (in my case). And there are only 11-12 Boards in total. SO it seems to me that this is either a) A labelling problem, b) a decimal problem, or c) something else.

Anyone know the answers to these issues?

On #1, I believe you're right.

On #2, the percentage isn't of your total posts, it is a percentage of the total posts on that board that you have made. In simple terms (which is all I'm capable of), if there are 1000 posts on that board, and you made 100 of them, then that number will be 10%.

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Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: mc ukrneal on February 14, 2012, 07:00:33 AM
On #1, I believe you're right.

On #2, the percentage isn't of your total posts, it is a percentage of the total posts on that board that you have made. In simple terms (which is all I'm capable of), if there are 1000 posts on that board, and you made 100 of them, then that number will be 10%.

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Hmm. Well that makes more sense anyway, though I am not sure how useful it is. Would be really cool to see it by thread. That would be interesting! But I understand if that is too difficult. Anyway, we can consider it a request. Thanks!
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Gurn Blanston on February 14, 2012, 07:31:44 AM
Hmm. Well that makes more sense anyway, though I am not sure how useful it is. Would be really cool to see it by thread. That would be interesting! But I understand if that is too difficult. Anyway, we can consider it a request. Thanks!

Well, everything is too difficult for me (I don't have access) but I will gladly cede it over to Rob for when he is bored. I haven't found the statistics to be awfully useful, not that I'm not interested. :)

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Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on February 14, 2012, 07:39:43 AM
 Quote from: Gurnatron5500 on Today at 11:31:44 AM (http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php?topic=15184.msg601415#msg601415)
. . . over to Rob for when he is bored.
 
I've always enjoyed the subtlety of your humor, O Gurn.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dungeon Master on February 14, 2012, 02:29:56 PM
I don;t know if these are bugs, but there are two things on the Profile Stats page I have never understood:
1. In the middle of the page, there is a graphic that shows the posts by time of day. But the day corresponds, I think, to Australia time or something like that. Is this supposed to be like that?

Yep, its supposed to be like that. For those of you that live in the USA and are not be aware, but the world actually revolves around Australia. Hence the forum's default time zone is set to Canberra time.

However, if for some reason you do not want to syncronise (yes, its spelt with an 's') your life with Australian time, you can change your local time offset in your Profile --> Look and Layout, and then the Profile Stats page shows posts made according to your local time.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Opus106 on February 14, 2012, 09:24:04 PM
However, if for some reason you do not want to syncronise (yes, its spelt with an 's') your life with Australian time, you can change your local time offset in your Profile --> Look and Layout, and then the Profile Stats page shows posts made according to your local time.

Not that I'm overly interested in my forum stats, but I just want to point out that for the posts to show in my local time (AEDT - 5.5), the offset has to be set to 13.5 for some reason. Yet when I look at the bar graph of my time stolen from a normal life spent at GMG, the peak occurs at 0600, which is far from the truth. So I wonder whether the offset and the time zone followed by the stats page are correlated.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: mc ukrneal on February 14, 2012, 10:32:21 PM
Not that I'm overly interested in my forum stats, but I just wanted to point out that for the posts to show in my local time (AEDT - 5.5), the offset has to be set to 13.5 for some rason
Yet when I look at the bar graph of my time stolen from a normal life spent at GMG, the peak occurs at 0600, which is far from the truth. So I wonder whether the offset and the tiem zone followed by the stats page are correlated.
Yes. This is why I noticed it. They don't match.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Gurn Blanston on February 15, 2012, 05:31:37 AM
Yes. This is why I noticed it. They don't match.

Agreed. I think the stat is measured off the system (Aussie) time while your own posting is from offset time. Don't know what sort of load (if any) would be added for each stat to be calculated off the individual's offset. Or why it is or isn't done that way. :-\

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Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: eyeresist on February 15, 2012, 05:44:00 PM
syncronise (yes, its spelt with an 's')

The 'h' is optional ;)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on February 15, 2012, 06:10:25 PM
The 'h' is optional ;)

Couldn't eyeresist?
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: kishnevi on February 15, 2012, 09:06:48 PM
I needed to offset the time by three hours, meaning forum default time is equal to California time.  Or at least, not Australia time.  I'm fairly sure there's more than a three time zone diffference between Miami and Sydney. 
And the activity graph says I'm most active at about 8 AM.  That's usually when I am 1) getting ready to leave the house for work  2)lazily pulling the bedsheets over my head because it's my day off and I can have the luxury of not getting up early or 3)it's my day off  and I'm getting dressed because I have a whole lot of errands to do that day.  I'm never online at 8 AM.  Nor at 5 AM, 6 AM, and 7 AM, when the forum thinks I'm almost as active.  I am often online during the afternoon hours on my days off, but the forum thinks I've never gone online during those hours. 
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: eyeresist on February 15, 2012, 10:31:28 PM
Couldn't eyeresist?

:D
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dungeon Master on February 16, 2012, 01:08:20 AM
The 'h' is optional ;)

OK, OK, serves me right for being snarky  :D

The beauty of GMG is that it is a world-wide community joined by a common appreciation of good music.

I'll look into the server time offsets. Don't want anyone losing sleep over this issue.

cheers
Rob







Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Opus106 on March 08, 2012, 07:14:23 AM
While quoting a post by Karl, in which he had quoted another member, I noticed that the nested quote was within HTML \<blockquote\> tags, which very likely is causing some of the quotes to appear awry (no border or distinguishing colour). Is this an add-on bug?
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Scion7 on March 08, 2012, 07:38:54 AM
For those of you that live in the USA and are not be aware, but the world actually revolves around Australia. Hence the forum's default time zone is set to Canberra time.

Yes, I've long suspected the kangaroos were pulling the strings.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: kishnevi on March 20, 2012, 07:25:19 PM
I'd like to register a mild complaint about the new version of the Amazon widgets.  I realize this is probably something beyond of the great and powerful Oz, but perhaps some fiddling can be done.

The images with the new widget seem to fewer and harder to read--not as many seem to cycle by, and the CD image seems to be scaled differently.  More importantly, the little feature that appeared when one's cursor hovered over the CD image, and gave you a short version of the CD title and sometimes the performers, together with Amazon's price (a rather important detail), is gone.  To get the info you need you actually have to click and open up the Amazon listing.  Maybe this is better for Amazon, but it's not better for me. 
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dungeon Master on March 20, 2012, 09:22:36 PM
The new version of teh CD display in the ad area is no longer run by Amazon. It is a short bit of script written by me that automatically extracts data from the forum to display the 250 most recently discussed CDs. (A separate script extracts data from the Amazon website for new and upcoming releases weekly).

Each time it displays, it selects a set of 4 recordings at random from a pool of extracted items. While you can't scroll through more, over the course of many page views, you will eventually see them all.

I agree it is not as polished as the Amazon widget, and there is no info on hovering. However, it is automated, updated daily, and the items displayed are more relevent for the forum.

Over time, I may try tor efine the script to display info while hovering.

At the moment, I'm pretty proud of myself for writing this current script (that actually works). So I won't have you saying bad things about it!  ;D

cheers
Rob

Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Opus106 on March 20, 2012, 09:59:29 PM
At the moment, I'm pretty proud of myself for writing this current script (that actually works). So I won't have you saying bad things about it!  ;D

cheers
Rob

I was actually meaning to post something good about the new ad. It's smart to concentrate on the discs that are catching the fancy of the members currently (or are likely to do so), rather than oldie goldies of which most people have multiple copies. :)

And speaking of ads, do you have any control over the one for dating websites that appears sometimes? It's somewhat NSFW. :(
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dungeon Master on March 21, 2012, 02:18:13 AM
There are 3 types of ads on GMG:

1. The Amazon banner ads

2. The CD cover displays of recently discussed and new release recordings

3. Google ads.

I have little control over what ads Google serves up in its slot. It does try to look at the context of the page and serve up appropriate ads. So a page discussing music will often show ads for guitar lessons, sheet music or concerts. A dating ad will show up on a page (usually in the Diner) where people (I'm looking at you, Greg) are discussing relationships etc. Furthermore, Google will display different ads for different regions, so I, in Australia, am served up a completely different set of ads to those of you in North America or Europe. I have not seen the ads you refer to.

Google has a pretty high reputation to uphold, and the ads it serves up should not be NSFW. If you see one that is, can you please send me a screenshot and the URL it links to. I can ban individual ads within my Google ads account settings.

Hope this clarifies.

cheers
Rob

Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Opus106 on March 21, 2012, 02:22:42 AM
Surely, Rob, I'll send across a screenshot when I see the ad. Thanks.

Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on March 21, 2012, 03:14:50 AM
Cor, the Dungeon Master is lookin' at Greg! And he's turnt him into an anime!
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: kishnevi on March 21, 2012, 06:19:21 AM

At the moment, I'm pretty proud of myself for writing this current script (that actually works). So I won't have you saying bad things about it!  ;D

cheers
Rob

Well, if the great and powerful Oz wrote it,  it is of course an excellent thing!
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Szykneij on March 21, 2012, 01:29:57 PM
There are 3 types of ads on GMG:

1. The Amazon banner ads

2. The CD cover displays of recently discussed and new release recordings

3. Google ads.

I have little control over what ads Google serves up in its slot. It does try to look at the context of the page and serve up appropriate ads. So a page discussing music will often show ads for guitar lessons, sheet music or concerts. A dating ad will show up on a page (usually in the Diner) where people (I'm looking at you, Greg) are discussing relationships etc.

Hmmm ... Note to self: No more posting about my pet goat.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: eyeresist on April 22, 2012, 06:44:37 PM
Page 3 of the thread "Great artist AND great human being" (in General Classical Music Discussion) keeps crashing IE for some reason.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Mirror Image on April 24, 2012, 05:51:05 PM
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_gK2if_iHGNc/TOrmysDrSAI/AAAAAAAABxA/zd9nUoILol0/s1600/08_PhoneBug.jpg)

"Hello, I'm a bug and I'd like to make a report."

:)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: eyeresist on July 15, 2012, 06:32:50 PM
Trying to use the search mechanism, I keep getting "Did you forget to put something to search for?"

I wonder if the search uses Google, because they've just changed their search page to java compulsory.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Opus106 on July 15, 2012, 10:41:00 PM
Trying to use the search mechanism, I keep getting "Did you forget to put something to search for?"

I wonder if the search uses Google, because they've just changed their search page to java compulsory.

Do you mean JavaScript? (Totally different things.) And GMG search works on my side in its usual quirky way.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: eyeresist on July 15, 2012, 10:51:09 PM
Yes, seems to be working again. Not sure what was going on there.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Concord on August 20, 2012, 11:24:52 AM
Why did my post on the Ives thread not appear? When I clicked "post" I got an error message that said I was not authorized to include attachments (even thoguh there was no attachment), and then, when I backed up and clicked again, I got another message saying I had already posted.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: eyeresist on August 29, 2012, 05:24:49 PM
Since yesterday, threads take longer to come up, and I keep getting this pop-up:

Quote
Stop running this script?

A script on this page is causing Internet Explorer to run slowly. If it continues to run, your computer might become unresponsive.

It doesn't tell me what the script actually is. Something to do with Twitter or Facebook?

EDIT: It's Twitter. Clicking the "back" button when viewing a thread doesn't work, and when I look at the drop-down recent page history, I just see repeated entries of "http://platform.twitter.com/widgets/twe".
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Mirror Image on August 29, 2012, 07:25:41 PM
When I'm searching the forum, I get this annoying little arrow at the left-hand corner of my screen and when I click on it: it contains a link to a YouTube video. It also seems to take longer to bring up pages. So annoying. I left GMG for a month and survived just fine. I don't mind leaving forever if you can't do something about this annoying arrow.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Opus106 on August 29, 2012, 09:31:56 PM
When I'm searching the forum, I get this annoying little arrow at the left-hand corner of my screen and when I click on it: it contains a link to a YouTube video. It also seems to take longer to bring up pages. So annoying. I left GMG for a month and survived just fine. I don't mind leaving forever if you can't do something about this annoying arrow.

It detects all the YouTube links in a page and makes a playlist out of them. Even if there are none in the post messages, all it requires is a single post from eyeresist to create a two-video playlist. :D


And, as usual, no page-loading issues at my end. 0:)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: mc ukrneal on August 29, 2012, 09:45:31 PM
Since yesterday, threads take longer to come up, and I keep getting this pop-up:

It doesn't tell me what the script actually is. Something to do with Twitter or Facebook?

EDIT: It's Twitter. Clicking the "back" button when viewing a thread doesn't work, and when I look at the drop-down recent page history, I just see repeated entries of "http://platform.twitter.com/widgets/twe".
I have this exact same problem.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: eyeresist on August 30, 2012, 05:25:16 PM
I have this exact same problem.

It's getting really annoying now.... Damn you, new media!
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Wendell_E on September 01, 2012, 02:10:26 AM
It's getting really annoying now.... Damn you, new media!

Yeah, it's been happening to me for over a week. 
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Mirror Image on September 01, 2012, 07:40:04 AM
Load times on this forum haven't been great at all. I don't want to hear it's on my end because it's not. I have no other problems surfing the internet and bringing up pages but when I get here it feels like the pages get sticky. It's really pissing me off. I just hate all these "improvements" on this forum. They're not helping and they're just irritating more than anything. I think Rob should really give the members the option to turn off all this extra media. I mean why should people who don't want anything to do with this junk be forced to use it or even look at it? Something really needs to be done about this issue.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Willoughby earl of Itacarius on September 01, 2012, 07:45:51 AM
Load times on this forum haven't been great at all. I don't want to hear it's on my end because it's not. I have no other problems surfing the internet and bringing up pages but when I get here it feels like the pages get sticky. It's really pissing me off. I just hate all these "improvements" on this forum. They're not helping and they're just irritating more than anything. I think Rob should really give the members the option to turn off all this extra media. I mean why should people who don't want anything to do with this junk be forced to use it or even look at it? Something really needs to be done about this issue.

For me its no junk at all. I have no problems. All works fine. If you hate all these improvements, you could not come to this forum. Nobody is forcing you to be here you know. Your cold back on GMG and already you start to demand and dictate.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Opus106 on September 01, 2012, 09:10:59 AM
If you hate all these improvements, you could not come to this forum. Nobody is forcing you to be here you know. Your cold back on GMG and already you start to demand and dictate.

I think that's rather harsh, Harry. For one, MI is not the only member noticing a problem with page-load times; secondly, he's hardly dictating terms but simply voicing his opinion and wants Rob to consider giving everyone an option to turn these things off (which I think will not be possible, or at least not easy to accomplish).

As a work-around in Firefox, one can block the yahoo.com, yimg.com and yahooapis.com domains using 'NoScript', an add-on for the browser, to prevent Yahoo Player from loading. Of course, that would create a hassle if you want to browse a Yahoo site and GMG in parallel.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Willoughby earl of Itacarius on September 01, 2012, 09:19:06 AM
I think that's rather harsh, Harry. For one, MI is not the only member noticing a problem with page-load times; secondly, he's hardly dictating terms but simply voicing his opinion and wants Rob to consider giving everyone an option to turn these things off (which I think will not be possible, or at least not easy to accomplish).

As a work-around in Firefox, one can block the yahoo.com, yimg.com and yahooapis.com domains using 'NoScript', an add-on for the browser, to prevent Yahoo Player from loading. Of course, that would create a hassle if you want to browse a Yahoo site and GMG in parallel.

I think its rather harsh what he is saying, voicing his opinion in this way I consider bad behaviour. He is bashing against things I rather like.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Opus106 on September 01, 2012, 09:28:54 AM
I think its rather harsh what he is saying, voicing his opinion in this way I consider bad behaviour. He is bashing against things I rather like.

Well, that's just MI. A milder version that we're usually exposed to, I'd say. :D
Don't quote me on this, as this is just a guess, but I don't think he has an agenda against you. ;)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Willoughby earl of Itacarius on September 01, 2012, 09:32:41 AM
Well, that's just MI. A milder version that we're usually exposed to, I'd say. :D
Don't quote me on this, as this is just a guess, but I don't think he has an agenda against you. ;)

Maybe but it makes me think if it will be a wise decision for me to come back to GMG after the renovation of my house. I think MI is the drop for me overflowing the bucket. I think you are right, he probably has no agenda against me, but there are far to many of his kind overflowing GMG. Just voicing my opinion.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Opus106 on September 01, 2012, 09:38:53 AM
Well, that's just MI. A milder version that we're usually exposed to, I'd say. :D
Don't quote me on this, as this is just a guess, but I don't think he has an agenda against you. ;)

Maybe but it makes me think if it will be a wise decision for me to come back to GMG after the renovation of my house. I think MI is the drop for me overflowing the bucket. I think you are right, he probably has no agenda against me, but there are far to many of his kind overflowing GMG. Just voicing my opinion.

I just told you not to quote me! >:(

;)

I understand that settling down into a new home can be a tiresome affair, Harry. I hope you have enough time to listen to some music each day. :)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: mc ukrneal on September 01, 2012, 09:40:01 AM
Quote from: mc ukrneal link=topic=15184.msgw655260#msg655260 date=1346309131
I have this exact same problem.
Problem has now gone away. No idea who did what, but thanks to the DM anyway!!

As to load times, no issues on my end. I just post that to indicate it is not a global problem.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: kishnevi on September 01, 2012, 09:46:05 AM
Problem has now gone away. No idea who did what, but thanks to the DM anyway!!

As to load times, no issues on my end. I just post that to indicate it is not a global problem.

I'm still getting the "script warning" when I load some, but not all pages.  And it occurs both at home, and at the public library, where I am now...

ETA--the script screwing up page loading is really annoying today for some reason. 

Oh, Great and Powerful Dungeon Master, please provide an answer to our prayers!
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Szykneij on September 01, 2012, 12:36:57 PM

I left GMG for a month and survived just fine. I don't mind leaving forever if you can't do something about this annoying arrow.

Maybe but it makes me think if it will be a wise decision for me to come back to GMG after the renovation of my house.

My, my! Such maturity on this thread. "Things aren't the way I want them, so I'm going to leave". "Well, you don't like what I like, so I'm going to leave."   :'(    :'(      :'( 

  Let's see how we feel after nap time and a bottle, kiddies.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Mirror Image on September 01, 2012, 07:27:14 PM
I'm still having problems with load times on pages and it's DEFINITELY NOT ON MY END!
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Mirror Image on September 01, 2012, 07:33:25 PM
Maybe but it makes me think if it will be a wise decision for me to come back to GMG after the renovation of my house. I think MI is the drop for me overflowing the bucket. I think you are right, he probably has no agenda against me, but there are far to many of his kind overflowing GMG. Just voicing my opinion.

So it's okay for you to voice an opinion but not okay for anyone else? There are far too many of my "kind" overflowing GMG? Are you even reading what you post, Harry? You sound absolutely ridiculous. I don't mind leaving, Harry. You can have this forum. There's a whole world of forums awaiting my membership. If you honestly feel that you and I can't coexist on this forum, then perhaps you should find out why. I have no problems with you but you always have some kind of problem with me. I just don't get it.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Hattoff on September 01, 2012, 11:12:39 PM
I'm having trouble loading pages with windows but no problem with Google chrome. I guess windows currently has a glitch. Nothing unusual then. :(
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dungeon Master on September 02, 2012, 12:35:58 AM
Hi there.

I am trying to find a way to play MP3 files (like an embedded MP3 player like we used to have) and trialed the Light Media Player (which put that arrow in the corner). It was not what I was looking for and have deleted it.

I may have to write my own little mod.

cheers
Rob
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dungeon Master on September 02, 2012, 12:39:59 AM
As for page load times, the server is reporting no problems. That is, I don't think the issue is at my end. I'm consistently getting page load times of 0.1 to 0.25 seconds (displayed at the bottom of every page).

Load times can be caused by a host of factors - your computer, your browser (Internet Explorer is a repeat offender), your internet connection, and my server.

If you are getting slow load times, please check other websites during the same session, and please post your load times. This will help me diagnose the problem if it is at my end.

If you are using IE, please, please, please ditch it and download a modern, standards-compliant browser such as Firefox, Safari or Chrome.

cheers
Rob
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: eyeresist on September 02, 2012, 01:15:02 AM
The problem with IE in this case is that it is being broken by bad programming, specifically a script that keeps calling a twitter widget. I haven't encountered this problem anywhere else.


But gee, just now the problem seems to have gone away. Coincidence? Or....
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Daverz on September 09, 2012, 02:38:59 AM
Maybe this has been discussed already, I haven't been around for a while.  But somehow I got "Show WYSIWYG editor on post page by default." set in my profile, which has a screwy way of quoting posts that seems to want to force yo to top post.  (Who knows, maybe I set it myself and forgot.)  Once I turned it off, I got the old familiar quote behavior.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: kishnevi on September 20, 2012, 06:11:04 PM
Is there a reason the "new releases at Amazon" script is stuck on the week of August 4? 

The "recently discussed" script seem to be working properly, but the new releases is now a month and a half out of date....
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dungeon Master on September 22, 2012, 11:06:11 PM
Is there a reason the "new releases at Amazon" script is stuck on the week of August 4? 

The "recently discussed" script seem to be working properly, but the new releases is now a month and a half out of date....

Amazon recently changed the way their pages (especially their "sort by release date" option) is delivered, so my automated script no longer sucks new releases off their site.

I will try to do a regular manual extract of the new releases until I work out how to automate it again.

cheers
Rob
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: DavidW on September 23, 2012, 04:01:52 AM
I noticed that the kindles advertised were the old models no longer sold... that explains it! :D
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Mirror Image on September 23, 2012, 05:06:49 PM
I'm getting incredibly slow run time now and there's no Amazon links anymore.

Edit: I just saw where Rob made his post about this, but I'm still getting SLOW LOAD TIMES!!! Ughhh...frustrating!!!
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dungeon Master on September 25, 2012, 11:26:42 AM
Again, if you are getting slow load times, please post the "Page Created" time displayed at the bottom of every page. It helps me diagnose whether or not the delay is at my end (server) or yours (ISP, computer, browser).

cheers
Rob
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: kishnevi on September 26, 2012, 04:58:46 PM
You mean like this:
Quote
Page created in 0.238 seconds with 40 queries.
I'm on Earthlink dial-up, so I know part of the slowness is certainly on my end, but it actually took about two minutes for the page to fully load on my screen (and sometimes pages don't fully load).  I've got my setting so the newest posts show at the top,  which means I usually don't have to wait for the page to fully load to see them (except in topics that get many posts like the Listening thread).
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Mirror Image on September 26, 2012, 06:28:49 PM
You mean like this:I'm on Earthlink dial-up, so I know part of the slowness is certainly on my end, but it actually took about two minutes for the page to fully load on my screen (and sometimes pages don't fully load).  I've got my setting so the newest posts show at the top,  which means I usually don't have to wait for the page to fully load to see them (except in topics that get many posts like the Listening thread).

Dial-up? What's that? ;) :D Yeah, the slowness is definitely on your end if you're using dial-up. Why do you continue to use that dinosaur of technology?
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: kishnevi on September 26, 2012, 07:03:53 PM
Dial-up? What's that? ;) :D Yeah, the slowness is definitely on your end if you're using dial-up. Why do you continue to use that dinosaur of technology?
1) the broadband alternatives in this area are either expensive, or unreliable, or both.
2) My PC is a relatively older one (2006, Windows XP SP1 with Firefox and Opera as my main browsers)--won't play Youtube videos, for instance--so I suspect until I get a new one (probably in the next few months) broadband would be wasted.

I do intend to switch up at least to DSL once I have a new PC.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Opus106 on September 26, 2012, 08:04:53 PM
2) My PC is a relatively older one (2006, Windows XP SP1 with Firefox and Opera as my main browsers)--won't play Youtube videos, for instance

What?! Why?
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: mc ukrneal on September 26, 2012, 08:17:17 PM
For this page: Page created in 0.125 seconds with 19 queries.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Mirror Image on September 27, 2012, 08:50:28 AM
1) the broadband alternatives in this area are either expensive, or unreliable, or both.
2) My PC is a relatively older one (2006, Windows XP SP1 with Firefox and Opera as my main browsers)--won't play Youtube videos, for instance--so I suspect until I get a new one (probably in the next few months) broadband would be wasted.

I do intend to switch up at least to DSL once I have a new PC.

Hmmm...do you have AT&T U-Verse in your area per chance? This is a great service. Yeah, I would seriously think about getting a new computer too. You can a laptop or desktop cheap now. Just don't buy HP or Dell whatever you do. Horrible computers.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: kishnevi on September 27, 2012, 09:04:20 AM
Hmmm...do you have AT&T U-Verse in your area per chance? This is a great service. Yeah, I would seriously think about getting a new computer too. You can a laptop or desktop cheap now. Just don't buy HP or Dell whatever you do. Horrible computers.

I do.  But to get internet with them I have to bundle it with either TV cable service (which I get from Comcast as part of my townhouse association dues, so I'm stuck with that) or ATT long distance, for which I have absolutely no need,  what with this cell phone in my pocket that lets me call out of state for nothing extra....

And my computer is really an HP  :o   Although I've had no actual problems with it other than it getting apparently too outdated to handle new software.

If you installed the updates and installed SP3 your computer would be fine, if the drive is still reliable.  I have one computer of the same vintage (but with SP3) and it can do everything my newer one does.

Thank you, but I will decline.  What problems I have had with this computer all involved downloading updates from Microsoft, and some of them major problems.    I'll just wait for a new one in a few months....

Note to Navneeth--
Apparently this computer is too old to work with the newer versions of Flash, or something.  Not being a techie,  I'm not sure; I only know the end result.  When I want to see something on Youtube or similar, I go to the library and use their public terminals.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Opus106 on September 27, 2012, 09:10:33 AM
Note to Navneeth--
Apparently this computer is too old to work with the newer versions of Flash, or something.  Not being a techie,  I'm not sure; I only know the end result.  When I want to see something on Youtube or similar, I go to the library and use their public terminals.

Ow.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Mirror Image on September 27, 2012, 09:51:48 AM
I do.  But to get internet with them I have to bundle it with either TV cable service (which I get from Comcast as part of my townhouse association dues, so I'm stuck with that) or ATT long distance, for which I have absolutely no need,  what with this cell phone in my pocket that lets me call out of state for nothing extra....

And my computer is really an HP  :o   Although I've had no actual problems with it other than it getting apparently too outdated to handle new software.

I understand. I've had two HP computers both of them ended up having problems. I ditched them and I'm now a proud user of a Sony Vaio. So far, one of the best computers I've ever owned.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: DavidW on September 27, 2012, 04:16:35 PM
Apparently this computer is too old to work with the newer versions of Flash, or something. 

Have you tried using an older version of flash?  Also on many sites, notably youtube you can opt-in for html5 and not use flash.  If you can swing it though, it's probably time for a new computer anyway.  When it becomes too much of a hassle to do every day things, then it's long overdue for an upgrade.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: CriticalI on September 27, 2012, 05:02:10 PM
Have you tried using an older version of flash?  Also on many sites, notably youtube you can opt-in for html5 and not use flash.

Do you have to register for that? Youtube just refuses to run for me unless I get the latest Flash (I can get around it by using a portal).
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Mirror Image on September 27, 2012, 05:07:10 PM
When it becomes too much of a hassle to do every day things, then it's long overdue for an upgrade.

Agreed.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: DavidW on September 27, 2012, 05:35:33 PM
Do you have to register for that? Youtube just refuses to run for me unless I get the latest Flash (I can get around it by using a portal).

Yes you do have to register for that.  I'll see if I can find the link.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: DavidW on September 27, 2012, 05:36:51 PM
Here you go:

http://www.youtube.com/html5 (http://www.youtube.com/html5)

and then click opt-in for html5 trial at the bottom.  Make sure that your browser is on the supported list (including version) first.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: CriticalI on September 27, 2012, 05:56:02 PM
Here you go:
http://www.youtube.com/html5 (http://www.youtube.com/html5)

and then click opt-in for html5 trial at the bottom.  Make sure that your browser is on the supported list (including version) first.

Okay, thanks, man.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Willoughby earl of Itacarius on September 29, 2012, 06:08:50 AM
What now? Without warning the twitter and facebook buttons are gone??????
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Mirror Image on September 29, 2012, 07:57:49 PM
What now? Without warning the twitter and facebook buttons are gone??????

I'm glad they're gone. They were an annoyance.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on September 30, 2012, 10:13:03 AM
When I mouse-over, I see the Twitter &c. buttons.

And, a cross-post:

For whatever reason, Rob, Tapatalk by me has failed to connect to GMG for a couple of days now.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: TheGSMoeller on September 30, 2012, 11:37:15 AM
When I mouse-over, I see the Twitter &c. buttons.

And, a cross-post:

For whatever reason, Rob, Tapatalk by me has failed to connect to GMG for a couple of days now.


Ditto with Tapatalk on my end.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: SonicMan46 on January 31, 2013, 09:07:07 AM
Hi Rob - having a problem posting - has been occasional for a while but today, every post that I make is delayed, then the message below appears - I can arrow back and copy my post (just a Ctrl-C) in case I need to re-post, BUT when I return and look at the listings, my posts have appeared - today this has been happening in the listening thread (have not yet posted to other threads) - Dave :)

Addendum: did NOT happen posting this message in the bug thread, so not sure if the issue is 'thread related'?

Quote
Internal Server Error

The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.

Please contact the server administrator, webmaster@good-music-guide.com and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error.

More information about this error may be available in the server error log.

Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.
Apache/2.0.63 (Unix) mod_ssl/2.0.63 OpenSSL/0.9.8e-fips-rhel5 mod_auth_passthrough/2.1 mod_bwlimited/1.4 FrontPage/5.0.2.2635 Server at www.good-music-guide.com Port 80
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Opus106 on January 31, 2013, 09:12:06 AM
Hi Rob - having a problem posting - has been occasional for a while but today, every post that I make is delayed, then the message below appears - I can arrow back and copy my post (just a Ctrl-C) in case I need to re-post, BUT when I return and look at the listings, my posts have appeared - today this has been happening in the listening thread (have not yet posted to other threads) - Dave :)


I have been noticing this for many weeks; it does not happen frequently and not in any particular thread, so I let it pass. One thing not to do when one encounters this message is to refresh the page thinking that the post might not have gone through. It would have, actually; but when the page is refreshed a duplicate will appear and one has to go through the process of deleting it. Another effect: one's own post will appear among the list of unread messages, which really shouldn't happen.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: SonicMan46 on January 31, 2013, 09:17:04 AM
I have been noticing this for many weeks; it does not happen frequently and not in any particular thread, so I let it pass. One thing not to do when one encounters this message is to refresh the page thinking that the post might not have gone through. It would have, actually; but when the page is refreshed a duplicate will appear and one has to go through the process of deleting it. Another effect: one's own post will appear among the list of unread messages, which really shouldn't happen.

Hi Navneeth - well, glad that others have had the same experience - I've only duplicated a post once; as stated I've just used the back button to copy my message in case it does not get posted, but so far w/ this particular issue the server ends up posting the messages?  Dave
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: The new erato on January 31, 2013, 09:18:57 AM
Happens pretty often to me recently (last few weeks), for my 4-5 last posts today it's happened every time.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: The new erato on January 31, 2013, 09:19:41 AM
Happens pretty often to me recently (last few weeks), for my 4-5 last posts today it's happened every time.
Ironically not for that post.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Opus106 on January 31, 2013, 09:19:52 AM
Hi Navneeth - well, glad that others have had the same experience - I've only duplicated a post once; as stated I've just used the back button to copy my message in case it does not get posted, but so far w/ this particular issue the server ends up posting the messages?  Dave

100% success in posting, Dave. :D
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: The new erato on January 31, 2013, 09:20:26 AM
Ironically not for that post.
Not for that post, either. This can go on.....
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Sergeant Rock on January 31, 2013, 09:24:26 AM
It happens to me too occasionally. In fact, twice today. Usually in the "What are you listening to" thread.

Sarge
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: The new erato on January 31, 2013, 09:29:14 AM
Yes, it just happened to me again in that thread.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Willoughby earl of Itacarius on January 31, 2013, 09:40:09 AM
Same here on all counts. Annoying it is.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: SonicMan46 on January 31, 2013, 09:42:27 AM
Well, I've been posting to a number of other 'non-listening...' threads w/o a problem, so hopefully Rob can narrow down the problem?  Dave
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dungeon Master on January 31, 2013, 04:54:41 PM
I shall investigate....
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: North Star on January 31, 2013, 04:56:57 PM
I have been noticing this for many weeks; it does not happen frequently and not in any particular thread, so I let it pass. One thing not to do when one encounters this message is to refresh the page thinking that the post might not have gone through. It would have, actually; but when the page is refreshed a duplicate will appear and one has to go through the process of deleting it. Another effect: one's own post will appear among the list of unread messages, which really shouldn't happen.
All of this, all the time, for me, too.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Mirror Image on January 31, 2013, 06:23:42 PM
Same here with me.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Florestan on February 01, 2013, 02:15:55 AM
It happens to me too occasionally.

+ 1.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: kishnevi on February 01, 2013, 09:29:05 AM
I have been noticing this for many weeks; it does not happen frequently and not in any particular thread, so I let it pass. One thing not to do when one encounters this message is to refresh the page thinking that the post might not have gone through. It would have, actually; but when the page is refreshed a duplicate will appear and one has to go through the process of deleting it. Another effect: one's own post will appear among the list of unread messages, which really shouldn't happen.

Go to the "Look and Layout" page of your forum profile.

You'll see an option that reads  Don't warn on new replies made while posting.

Uncheck that option. 

This will result in the forum not posting any post you make if someone has posted a reply in that thread while you were typing your reply, and showing you any replies to the thread made while you were reading the messages before deciding to reply.  This has two advantages:
1)it averts the danger of duplicate posts.
2)it allows you to add to or modify your post  to take account of whatever was posted while you were reading/typing.

The downside is that if it's a particularly chatty thread, you may have to hit the post button a couple of times before your message for the ages gets posted.

BTW, the problem originally reported by Dave happens to me sporadically, and on various threads, not just the "listening" thread.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Opus106 on February 01, 2013, 10:42:49 AM
Go to the "Look and Layout" page of your forum profile.

You'll see an option that reads  Don't warn on new replies made while posting.

Uncheck that option. 

This will result in the forum not posting any post you make if someone has posted a reply in that thread while you were typing your reply, and showing you any replies to the thread made while you were reading the messages before deciding to reply.  This has two advantages:
1)it averts the danger of duplicate posts.
2)it allows you to add to or modify your post  to take account of whatever was posted while you were reading/typing.

The downside is that if it's a particularly chatty thread, you may have to hit the post button a couple of times before your message for the ages gets posted.

Thanks, but the issue I'm (and we are) facing is not related to a profile option exactly. Something doesn't get updated somewhere in the database and my reply shows up an unread/New even if I'm the only member online at that moment. And it happens only when the database errros shows up. The duplicate post is not a result of my posting showing up as new but rather a separate problem, albeit related to the databse error; and as I said the post is duplicated only if I refresh the error page, which I learnt not to do after a couple of times. :)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dungeon Master on February 01, 2013, 12:45:28 PM
Hi all. I can find nothing in the error logs or on the server that would indicate what might be causing this.

So I have done a routine database repair and rebooted the server. Are we still getting the problem?
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Florestan on February 01, 2013, 12:49:59 PM
Hi all. I can find nothing in the error logs or on the server that would indicate what might be causing this.

So I have done a routine database repair and rebooted the server. Are we still getting the problem?

Happened to me half an hour ago.  ???
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on February 01, 2013, 01:04:26 PM
Has never happened to me.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: North Star on February 01, 2013, 03:51:02 PM
Happened again.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dungeon Master on February 01, 2013, 05:31:45 PM
I am mining the error logs. There are many megabytes of error logs and it may take me a while to narrow down the issue.

To those reporting posting errors, can I ask whether or not you had a smiley included in your post?

 $:) :'( :-* ;D :D

One of the Smiley sets had a few smileys missing and that was causing a frequent error on the logs?

I have reset everybody's Smiley set to a default which includes all smileys we need.

Does this solve the problem?

Rob

Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Opus106 on February 04, 2013, 11:18:31 AM
Faced this problem a couple of times today. And it looks like someone else (http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,9.msg694518.html#msg694518) did too. I'm just offering data points; not too bothered by it as such. :)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Mirror Image on February 04, 2013, 03:57:07 PM
I had this problem today too. It's definitely not on my end. That's for sure.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Sergeant Rock on February 05, 2013, 11:57:52 AM
I have reset everybody's Smiley set to a default which includes all smileys we need.

Does this solve the problem?

Rob

It seemed to work for a day or so. But today I've been experiencing the same problem repeatedly, and always in the Listening thread. Apparently the smileys weren't the problem.

Sarge
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dungeon Master on February 15, 2013, 10:04:46 PM
I think I have located the problem. The clue was the "what are you listening to" thread. That particular thread is now 6000+ posts long. Every time somebody adds a new post, the forum has to process the entire thread to work out how to add the new post to the database. Processing 6000 posts every time is a huge server load, and sometimes it chokes. Anyone else posting at the same time will also experience problems because the server is still processing the big WAYLT thread.

So.... I am shutting the old WAYLT thread down as read only, and we can start a new one.

Let me know if this helps.

Cheers
Rob
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: listener on February 16, 2013, 12:39:13 AM
This morning's post went smoothly, without the weird error notice I usually get at this time (ca. 0800 GMT).
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Gurn Blanston on February 16, 2013, 02:19:29 PM
I think I have located the problem. The clue was the "what are you listening to" thread. That particular thread is now 6000+ posts long. Every time somebody adds a new post, the forum has to process the entire thread to work out how to add the new post to the database. Processing 6000 posts every time is a huge server load, and sometimes it chokes. Anyone else posting at the same time will also experience problems because the server is still processing the big WAYLT thread.

So.... I am shutting the old WAYLT thread down as read only, and we can start a new one.

Let me know if this helps.

Cheers
Rob

Rob,
There is no doubt; the forum is working better for me than it has in a couple of years! It's virtually flying now!  Hope I can get mo old smiley set back now, I cant tell these new ones one from the other... :-\


Thanks!
8)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: SonicMan46 on February 16, 2013, 03:09:56 PM
Thanks, Rob - believe that most if not all of my problems happened in the old listening thread - Dave :)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Opus106 on February 16, 2013, 11:47:32 PM
I cant tell these new ones one from the other... :-\

Thanks!
8)

Yes, that. And the 'cool' one from this set makes Gurn look ever-so-slightly creepy, for some reason.

;D
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: petrarch on February 17, 2013, 10:16:23 AM
I think I have located the problem. The clue was the "what are you listening to" thread. That particular thread is now 6000+ posts long. Every time somebody adds a new post, the forum has to process the entire thread to work out how to add the new post to the database. Processing 6000 posts every time is a huge server load, and sometimes it chokes. Anyone else posting at the same time will also experience problems because the server is still processing the big WAYLT thread.

So.... I am shutting the old WAYLT thread down as read only, and we can start a new one.

6000 posts shouldn't be a problem; now, 6000 pages, for a total of almost 128,000 posts, appears to be :).
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dungeon Master on February 17, 2013, 10:48:48 AM
6000 posts shouldn't be a problem; now, 6000 pages, for a total of almost 128,000 posts, appears to be :).

Indeed! My mistake. 6000 pages, 128000 posts, in the old WAYLT thread. In fact, the old WAYLT thread makes up almost 20% of the entire forum, at least in number of posts. No wonder the server was struggling.

Rob
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Gurn Blanston on February 17, 2013, 01:48:03 PM
Indeed! My mistake. 6000 pages, 128000 posts, in the old WAYLT thread. In fact, the old WAYLT thread makes up almost 20% of the entire forum, at least in number of posts. No wonder the server was struggling.

Rob

But does locking it really help? Doesn't it strill have to reload every time the db updates? Might severing all the links might be useful?

8)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dungeon Master on February 17, 2013, 02:15:11 PM
But does locking it really help? Doesn't it strill have to reload every time the db updates? Might severing all the links might be useful?

8)

No, from my reading of the SMF support material, it seems that the main server load is when a new post is made to a large thread. Each thread is a separate database table. When a new post is made, the server has to read the table from the hard drive, load it into RAM memory, work out where the new post needs to go, add it to the relevant table, and then save the modified version back to the hard drive. Its that reading/processing/writing that takes up such a large amount of server load.

Now that the thread is locked, and presumably not read very often, the server rarely needs to access that particular thread/table, and even if it does, its simply to extract a single page to display.

Again, since the new WAYLTN thread was started, has the posting bug been resolved?
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Gurn Blanston on February 17, 2013, 02:20:21 PM
No, from my reading of the SMF support material, it seems that the main server load is when a new post is made to a large thread. Each thread is a separate database table. When a new post is made, the server has to read the table from the hard drive, load it into RAM memory, work out where the new post needs to go, add it to the relevant table, and then save the modified version back to the hard drive. Its that reading/processing/writing that takes up such a large amount of server load.

Now that the thread is locked, and presumably not read very often, the server rarely needs to access that particular thread/table, and even if it does, its simply to extract a single page to display.

Again, since the new WAYLTN thread was started, has the posting bug been resolved?

User's Manual. Hmpfff...  :D

Makes sense though, and yes, all posting bugs are gone from my contribution. Much appreciated!  :)

8)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on February 17, 2013, 07:54:48 PM
Bring on the old smilies!  :)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Sergeant Rock on February 18, 2013, 02:53:44 AM

Again, since the new WAYLTN thread was started, has the posting bug been resolved?

I haven't experienced the bug since the old thread was closed.

Sarge
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Opus106 on February 25, 2013, 11:21:32 PM
Posted from the 'Considering' thread.

Even after marking the entire forum as read many times, this post from Mandryka (look above) keeps showing as new. :-\
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: The new erato on February 25, 2013, 11:27:02 PM
All the other unread threads "disappeared" for me, while Mandryka's post registered as unread however many times I read it.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Opus106 on February 25, 2013, 11:31:41 PM
All the other unread threads "disappeared" for me, while Mandryka's post registered as unread however many times I read it.

The problem vanished after I made my post. Weird.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Opus106 on February 27, 2013, 11:21:18 PM
How interesting. Well, if the posts have been edited then that might account for the continued unread status. But they would've had to have been the last post on the thread of course. Or the gremlins are indeed invading.

Well, it happened again with this post (http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,21492.msg700984.html#msg700984) from Fafner. He hadn't edited it.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on March 13, 2013, 09:06:53 PM
Am I the only one getting this message when checking new replies to my posts (at the top):

The server is currently under high stress. Please try again shortly.

 ???
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: kishnevi on March 13, 2013, 09:10:53 PM
Am I the only one getting this message when checking new replies to my posts (at the top):

The server is currently under high stress. Please try again shortly.

 ???

Just tried it, without any problems.  Perhaps you tried it too close to midnight forum time? (Meaning the server was busy updating posting dates from "today at  XX:XX:XX a/pm" to "March 13 at XX:XX:XX a/pm")
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Brian on March 17, 2013, 01:14:07 PM
ASIN codes are gone?
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Mirror Image on March 17, 2013, 06:14:52 PM
I've noticed this too, Brian. This forum is falling apart.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Marc on March 17, 2013, 09:46:55 PM
Am I the only one getting this message when checking new replies to my posts (at the top):

The server is currently under high stress. Please try again shortly.

 ???

I got this message yesterday, when doing a board search. Just one minute later it was OK.

Fingers crossed for Rob finding solutions for the problems.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Que on March 17, 2013, 10:33:21 PM
ASIN codes are gone?

I've noticed this too, Brian. This forum is falling apart.

They are still gone. A bit disturbing... ::)

Q
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dungeon Master on March 18, 2013, 11:19:34 AM
Not to worry, kids.

Had to reinstall some files, and will soon reinstall the mods.

cheers
Rob
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on March 18, 2013, 11:46:28 AM
Rob, you are the man.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Mirror Image on March 18, 2013, 07:27:01 PM
Thanks for all you do, Rob.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Mirror Image on March 20, 2013, 02:07:43 PM
What's going on with the Amazon ASIN link button? I thought this problem had been repaired?
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: ChamberNut on March 20, 2013, 02:45:01 PM
What's going on with the Amazon ASIN link button? I thought this problem had been repaired?

Patience, my friend.   :)

Rob said he'll have it fixed for us soon enough.  I'm eager to have it back also.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: HIPster on March 21, 2013, 03:41:23 PM
Thank you for bringing back the ASIN's!
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Mirror Image on March 21, 2013, 06:37:37 PM
Yes! So happy they're back! Thank you Rob!
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dungeon Master on March 22, 2013, 07:39:45 AM
I didn't realise the ASIN was such a critical part of your foruming experience!  ;D

Still have a few more mods to reinstall, including the much-love ad mod.  >:D

Tapatalk, Multiple Badges also.

Rob
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Que on March 22, 2013, 10:29:13 AM
Now uploading .....has........become........ex.....tre....me...ly......s....l.....o...w....

all of a sudden.

Q
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: kishnevi on March 22, 2013, 07:34:54 PM
The Amazon links at the bottom of the thread pages have disappeared!

(Until they come back, for convenience of Yankee GMGers, the URL to use (I hope it's still valid) is
http://www.amazon.com/?ie=UTF8&%2AVersion%2A=1&tag=goodmusicguideco&link_code=hom&%2Aentries%2A=0
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Mirror Image on March 22, 2013, 08:11:46 PM
I didn't realise the ASIN was such a critical part of your foruming experience!  ;D

It certainly makes it easier, and faster, to post images instead of having to hunt the image through Google, but what's interesting to me is if you insert the ASIN code and click on the toggle button it turns the ASIN code into the weblink for that image and automatically inserts IMG brackets. Pretty strange huh?
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dungeon Master on March 22, 2013, 10:56:00 PM
Not strange at all. The ASIN tag is one I programmed myself - it is not part of the standard SMF software. Thats why when I update the forum software, I need to manually add the programming back into the software to include the ASIN functionality. When the forum software sees the ASIN tag, it is designed to convert it to a string of HTML code that includes the Amazon image for that item, the "Buy it Now" tag image that sits on top, as well as an associate link to that item on Amazon.

Selfish disclaimer: while from your end, the ASIN tag is an easy way to insert a CD cover into the forum, from my end, it has become the biggest source of revenue for the forum. When the linked is clicked, and that item (or any other item) is bought from Amazon, the forum earns a 6% commission (at no extra cost to the buyer - the commission is incorporated into the standard Amazon price). That 6% goes to a dedicated Paypal account that directly pays for the upkeep of this forum.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Que on March 22, 2013, 11:26:09 PM
I didn't realise the ASIN was such a critical part of your foruming experience!  ;D

The ASIN function is now so often used in posts that a large amount of them would become completely unintelligible if ASIN would be gone.

So, I do hope it is there to stay! :) And the fact that it makes money for the forum.. ;D

Q


PS Uploading seems to be back up to normal speed.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Opus106 on March 23, 2013, 02:51:51 AM
Selfish

Hehe... very funny, Rob. ;D
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Mirror Image on March 27, 2013, 04:48:18 PM
I can't post a message with a lot of images on the Honegger thread. My post won't go through and this is the message I get:

Connection Problems

Sorry, SMF was unable to connect to the database. This may be caused by the server being busy. Please try again later.
Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/goodmu/public_html/community/Sources/Errors.php:415) in /home/goodmu/public_html/community/Sources/Errors.php on line 346

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/goodmu/public_html/community/Sources/Errors.php:415) in /home/goodmu/public_html/community/Sources/Errors.php on line 347

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/goodmu/public_html/community/Sources/Errors.php:415) in /home/goodmu/public_html/community/Sources/Errors.php on line 348

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/goodmu/public_html/community/Sources/Errors.php:415) in /home/goodmu/public_html/community/Sources/Errors.php on line 351

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/goodmu/public_html/community/Sources/Errors.php:415) in /home/goodmu/public_html/community/Sources/Errors.php on line 352

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/goodmu/public_html/community/Sources/Errors.php:415) in /home/goodmu/public_html/community/Sources/Errors.php on line 353
Connection Problems

Sorry, SMF was unable to connect to the database. This may be caused by the server being busy. Please try again later.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: kishnevi on March 27, 2013, 06:23:00 PM
The Amazon links at the bottom of the thread pages have disappeared!

(Until they come back, for convenience of Yankee GMGers, the URL to use (I hope it's still valid) is
http://www.amazon.com/?ie=UTF8&%2AVersion%2A=1&tag=goodmusicguideco&link_code=hom&%2Aentries%2A=0

Bumping this up, because the Amazon links are still not appearing at the bottom of thread pages.

I'm hoping that this is simply a mod that Rob hasn't yet (re)installed.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dungeon Master on March 29, 2013, 02:16:37 PM
Bumping this up, because the Amazon links are still not appearing at the bottom of thread pages.

I'm hoping that this is simply a mod that Rob hasn't yet (re)installed.

Yes, its part of the advertising mod that has not been reinstalled.

You can use this link in the meantime to access Amazon and make sure GMG gets a credit: http://www.amazon.com/?tag=goodmusicguideco
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Opus106 on April 18, 2013, 01:33:41 AM
Looks like some of the magazine covers in the top banner haven't been updated in a long while. I see some issues that are many months (maybe over a year) old.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dungeon Master on April 21, 2013, 12:22:18 AM
Looks like some of the magazine covers in the top banner haven't been updated in a long while. I see some issues that are many months (maybe over a year) old.

The magazine covers are usually the latest editions, are provided by Amazon and are updated as Amazon updates them.

Feel free to subscribe.

cheers
Rob
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Mirror Image on April 30, 2013, 09:16:57 AM
I don't know about anyone else, but I'm experiencing load time problems on GMG. Pretty annoying, especially since it's not on my end. I can surf the net fine but it's only when arrive at GMG that it feels like I'm on dial-up. :-\
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Parsifal on May 21, 2013, 03:23:28 PM
Welcome page refresh?

Not a bug, per se, but the main page (http://good-music-guide.com/index.htm) has a bunch of obsolete text, describing how a new review is posted every week (the most recent one is from 2005).  It might give a visitor the impression that the site is abandoned.  The forum, which is the most active part of the site, is not particularly prominent.  This is a low-priority issue, and I hate to make work for the forum czar, but perhaps a refresh/simplification of the GMG main page is in order. 
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Opus106 on May 24, 2013, 05:21:50 AM
Clicking on the orange 'new' button (available next to every thread which has unread messages) takes me directly to the second-to-earliest message rather than the earliest message. Of course, this happens only when I have more than one unread messages in the thread. I constantly find myself looking for context in someone's post, only to realise that the person was replying to the previous post, which is out of my view.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Gurn Blanston on May 24, 2013, 05:52:37 AM
Clicking on the orange 'new' button (available next to every thread which has unread messages) takes me directly to the second-to-earliest message rather than the earliest message. Of course, this happens only when I have more than one unread messages in the thread. I constantly find myself looking for context in someone's post, only to realise that the person was replying to the previous post, which is out of my view.

I like that, it takes me right to the next post after the last one I read. It's a feature, Nav, not a bug!!  :)

8)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Opus106 on May 24, 2013, 06:00:11 AM
I like that, it takes me right to the next post after the last one I read. It's a feature, Nav, not a bug!!  :)

8)

::) Among the posts I hadn't read since my last visit.... stuff which were posted when I was logged out and nowhere near a computer.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Gurn Blanston on May 24, 2013, 06:05:02 AM
::) Among the posts I hadn't read since my last visit.... stuff which were posted when I was logged out and nowhere near a computer.

You need to be a bit more liberal, I think. Not like me, perhaps, where everything is a feature.... :)

8)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Opus106 on May 24, 2013, 07:22:02 AM
Here's a case in point: I went to the listening thread just now*, where I was directly taken to Geo Dude (http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,21492.msg718771.html#msg718771)'s reply to Greg's post (http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,21492.msg718771.html#msg718771), having circumvented Karl's on BWV 4 (http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,21492.msg718782.html#msg718782). Here's the buggier part: I didn't know where Greg's post had come from. Scrolling back I realised that on a previous visit, I had been taken directly to Sarge's reply (http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,21492.msg718772.html#msg718772) to my post without stopping at Greg's first.

It's unlikely to be a browser issue, as I've tried it in both in Chrome and in Firefox (different PCs).


*By the time I post this a lot more has been said in the listening thread. The time difference was due to my checking things in Chrome before posting.

Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Parsifal on May 24, 2013, 01:36:55 PM
This really seems like a bug.  Whenever I hit "show unread posts since last visit" it shows no unread posts, even if my last visit was a day ago.  Since I am perpetually logged in it is always ambiguous when my "last visit" was, but the behavior of showing no unread posts is new.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Gurn Blanston on May 24, 2013, 01:56:37 PM
This really seems like a bug.  Whenever I hit "show unread posts since last visit" it shows no unread posts, even if my last visit was a day ago.  Since I am perpetually logged in it is always ambiguous when my "last visit" was, but the behavior of showing no unread posts is new.

I get a form of that wherein I log on, go to "show unread posts since last visit" and it shows a list of them. I click on one and read the new post(s), and then I click on "show unread posts since last visit" and the list is empty!   Usually it is a cumulative effect, the first time after turning the computer on, it is a few missing each time. But over the weekend when I never turn it off, it is every time. I have my Firefox setting to clear the cache on exit and that helps, but it comes back regularly. Strangely enough, on my computer at work, which uses the same version of Firefox, this never happens. The only difference is at work I use XP still, while at home I use Win 7. Hmmmmm....  :)

8)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: kishnevi on May 24, 2013, 06:48:35 PM
When I click on "show unread posts since last visit",  I'm shown a listing of all unread posts since the last time I clicked on "show unread posts since last visit"--whether that was two days or two minutes ago.  Apparently I'm refreshing the page everytime I click on that button.   This happens both when I'm at home (Opera on Windows XP) or at the public library (IE 8 on XP, I think).
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Parsifal on May 24, 2013, 07:53:44 PM
The mysterious thing about "show unread posts since last visit" is how "last visit" is defined. 

Up until recently the "last visit" has been longer ago than I expect and I get shown more unread posts than I expect.  Now, the "last visit" seems to be the most recent login.  Probably a previous opening of the site is designated my "last visit.  But now if I come to the site from a fresh browser and do unread posts there are none, as if my current opening of the site is the "last visit." If I try again some period of time (say 15 minutes) after I have accessed I typically see a post or two which was made since I opened the site. 
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Gurn Blanston on May 25, 2013, 05:00:41 AM
When I click on "show unread posts since last visit",  I'm shown a listing of all unread posts since the last time I clicked on "show unread posts since last visit"--whether that was two days or two minutes ago.  Apparently I'm refreshing the page everytime I click on that button.   This happens both when I'm at home (Opera on Windows XP) or at the public library (IE 8 on XP, I think).

That is precisely how it worked for me for the previous 10 years (I've used it always). It is only recently that this clearing of the list when clicking a single link thing has started..... :-\

8)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: lisa needs braces on June 16, 2013, 10:34:47 PM
Been having trouble embedding videos. Testing:

 http://youtu.be/eRBwvIX7Sao


Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: TheGSMoeller on September 23, 2013, 09:17:17 AM
Not sure if this is proper thread, but some iOS7 issues I'm experiencing...

-YouTube posted videos are not probably displaying in the safari window.
-Tapatalk will not allow me to post anything since the upgrade.


...it might be because I have an older 4S trying to run iOS7. Any suggestions or comments are appreciated.

Thanks!  :)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on September 23, 2013, 01:44:52 PM
Not sure if this is proper thread, but some iOS7 issues I'm experiencing...

-YouTube posted videos are not probably displaying in the safari window.
-Tapatalk will not allow me to post anything since the upgrade.


...it might be because I have an older 4S trying to run iOS7. Any suggestions or comments are appreciated.

Thanks!  :)

My girlfriend's emails have been going straight into my trash bin (yahoo email), so it seems the OS for the iphone is causing numerous problems.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: North Star on September 23, 2013, 01:46:34 PM
My girlfriend's emails have been going straight into my trash bin (yahoo email), so it seems the OS for the iphone is causing numerous problems.
I'm sure you claim it's some fault in the system, George ;)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on September 23, 2013, 01:48:20 PM
I'm sure you claim it's some fault in the system, George ;)

Well, I haven't had issues with emails from any other source.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: stingo on November 26, 2013, 12:27:51 PM
What happened to the 2 links just under the home button? They took you to posts to which you had replied that had new entries and the other showed new posts since you last logged in. I'm not seeing them now...?
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Gurn Blanston on November 26, 2013, 01:16:31 PM
What happened to the 2 links just under the home button? They took you to posts to which you had replied that had new entries and the other showed new posts since you last logged in. I'm not seeing them now...?

Sting,
I'm looking at those 2 links on MY screen right now. I would suggest that you clear your cache of cookies and restart your browser and they will be back like before. If that proves to be ineffective (it works for most issues that I've had) I will have to wait for Rob to apply his peculiar brand of logic to this one. :)

8)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: stingo on November 26, 2013, 02:08:33 PM
Sting,
I'm looking at those 2 links on MY screen right now. I would suggest that you clear your cache of cookies and restart your browser and they will be back like before. If that proves to be ineffective (it works for most issues that I've had) I will have to wait for Rob to apply his peculiar brand of logic to this one. :)

8)

Thanks Gurn. The puzzling thing is that I use different devices and browsers, including mobiles and none of them seem to have the links. Will also try logging out to see if that helps. Thanks for the help.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: mc ukrneal on November 26, 2013, 02:25:21 PM
What happened to the 2 links just under the home button? They took you to posts to which you had replied that had new entries and the other showed new posts since you last logged in. I'm not seeing them now...?
Not sure if you are looking in the wrong place or not, but for me they do not appear below Home. They appear next to my avatar, below the 'Hello <member>'. If that is what you meant to say, the only other thing I can think of is a setting in your profile.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: stingo on November 26, 2013, 03:05:06 PM
Not sure if you are looking in the wrong place or not, but for me they do not appear below Home. They appear next to my avatar, below the 'Hello <member>'. If that is what you meant to say, the only other thing I can think of is a setting in your profile.

It wasn't, since I can't see "Hello <member>" nor my avatar either. lol
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: North Star on November 26, 2013, 03:41:00 PM
It wasn't, since I can't see "Hello <member>" nor my avatar either. lol
Upper right corner, click the arrow pointing down.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: stingo on November 26, 2013, 04:22:02 PM
Upper right corner, click the arrow pointing down.

We have a winner! That's something that would've taken me a while to figure out, if at all. Thanks everyone for the help!
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: mc ukrneal on December 10, 2013, 09:12:58 AM
Lately, I sometimes get a centered format for the posts and the headers (actually, the whole page). Anyone else getting this? It doesn't happen all the time. When I reload the page, it usually goes back to normal.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on December 10, 2013, 09:16:40 AM
Lately, I sometimes get a centered format for the posts and the headers (actually, the whole page). Anyone else getting this? It doesn't happen all the time. When I reload the page, it usually goes back to normal.

Me too!
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: ChamberNut on December 10, 2013, 09:35:35 AM
Me too!

Same here.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: stingo on December 10, 2013, 10:44:07 AM
Same here.

Likewise.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on December 10, 2013, 10:50:41 AM
Likewise.

Ditto.


Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: North Star on December 10, 2013, 10:53:30 AM
Ditto.
In like wise
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Gurn Blanston on December 10, 2013, 11:21:20 AM
Not me... :-\

8)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dungeon Master on December 10, 2013, 11:48:06 AM
Fixed
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Mirror Image on December 10, 2013, 06:12:48 PM
Lately, I sometimes get a centered format for the posts and the headers (actually, the whole page). Anyone else getting this? It doesn't happen all the time. When I reload the page, it usually goes back to normal.

+1
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on December 10, 2013, 07:34:28 PM
Fixed



Thanks!
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Brewski on January 23, 2014, 12:45:29 PM
For displaying CD cover images using the "ASIN" tags, is anyone else getting just half of the covers - as if they aren't fully loading properly?

Example:



--Bruce
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: North Star on January 23, 2014, 12:46:48 PM
For displaying CD cover images using the "ASIN" tags, is anyone else getting just half of the covers - as if they aren't fully loading properly?

Example:

--Bruce
No problems at my end.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on January 23, 2014, 01:07:10 PM
For displaying CD cover images using the "ASIN" tags, is anyone else getting just half of the covers - as if they aren't fully loading properly?

Example:

--Bruce

I've had that issue in the past but everything is ok today.



Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: kishnevi on January 24, 2014, 12:27:12 PM
The Amazon links at the bottom of thread pages seem to have disappeared!!!!
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: listener on February 11, 2014, 11:57:07 PM
The Amazon links at the bottom of thread pages seem to have disappeared!!!!
I think they disappear when you take out a subscription.    Myself thinks they are useful, not annoying adverts.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: 71 dB on April 26, 2014, 11:08:13 PM
Not a bug exactly, but this forum has been VERY slow for me lately.
Other internet sites aren't slow, so it can't be my connections.
Tried Opera and Safari. Tried logout+log in. No effect. Takes minutes to load a page!

I don't know if others have experienced the same.

EDIT: Now the forum is working normally for me, whatever the problem was...  :)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dungeon Master on April 27, 2014, 09:46:15 PM
Not a bug exactly, but this forum has been VERY slow for me lately.
Other internet sites aren't slow, so it can't be my connections.
Tried Opera and Safari. Tried logout+log in. No effect. Takes minutes to load a page!

I don't know if others have experienced the same.

EDIT: Now the forum is working normally for me, whatever the problem was...  :)

If members report a slow forum, please quote the time at the bottom of every forum page that starts "Page created in ... seconds". This is usually around 0.1 seconds (not sure what that is in US imperial measurements). Occasionally runs up to 0.5 seconds for complicated pages. Almost always below 1 second. That means the server is running normally.

if you see page load times of greater than 1 second, then the server is running slow. However, if you see fast quoted page load speeds, but the forum takes a long time to appear on your browser, then the problem is at your end.

There are times when the server will run slow:
 - when many people are on the forum at once, especially if the execute searches.
 - once per day, the server does a automated backup - this is scheduled at the lowest activity time (usually early morning hours US time), but when it happens, the CPU is busy doing the backup, and less resources left over to run the forum. This usually takes 30 minutes each day.
 - other unexpected downtimes e.g. server hosting company doing upgrades etc

I would appreciate if people notify me of slow forum speeds only if the page load times are long, and it goes on for a lengthy period of time. Otherwise, thats just normal activity in the internets.

cheers
Rob


Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: mc ukrneal on August 05, 2014, 07:42:35 AM
Is anyone else noticing that pages download slowly or have to be refreshed to download at all?
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: mc ukrneal on August 11, 2014, 09:22:32 AM
Is anyone else noticing that pages download slowly or have to be refreshed to download at all?
Still having this problem. It's a bit maddening...
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Henk on August 29, 2014, 03:09:27 AM
I have a bit of a problem with loading pages. Many times it keeps loading, when the page already is refreshed.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on August 29, 2014, 03:58:43 PM
Pages are loading slower for me now, too.


Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dungeon Master on August 30, 2014, 04:44:53 PM
If you are reporting slow-loading pages, please quote the time shown at the bottom of every GMG page - "Page created in xxx.xxx seconds".

I am consistently getting page load times of less than 0.2 seconds. (Sorry, not sure what that is in US units - maybe half a furlong, or perhaps a quarter bushel)

cheers
Rob
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on August 30, 2014, 07:59:03 PM
I'm getting times like 0.192 and 0.401 and such but pages are definitely "sticking" and actual load times can be more like 4-5 seconds on occasion. One page about three before this post took literally almost ten seconds to load. I hadn't noticed that the page had more to load until the final "lurch" into load-land.

None of this is happening anywhere else on the net (I'm on Safari).


 
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Ken B on August 30, 2014, 09:19:39 PM
If you are reporting slow-loading pages, please quote the time shown at the bottom of every GMG page - "Page created in xxx.xxx seconds".

I am consistently getting page load times of less than 0.2 seconds. (Sorry, not sure what that is in US units - maybe half a furlong, or perhaps a quarter bushel)

cheers
Rob
Actually base 12, Imperial, is more rational than the decimal system. It is our bizarre base 10 number system that is weird. 12 is more easily and usefully partitioned, a virtue in ages past. 12 is a better radix.
Just sayin'.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dungeon Master on August 30, 2014, 09:23:37 PM
Actually base 12, Imperial, is more rational than the decimal system. It is our bizarre base 10 number system that is weird. 12 is more easily and usefully partitioned, a virtue in ages past. 12 is a better radix.
Just sayin'.

"There are 10 types of people in the world - those who understand binary, and those that don't"
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dungeon Master on August 30, 2014, 09:26:25 PM
I'm getting times like 0.192 and 0.401 and such but pages are definitely "sticking" and actual load times can be more like 4-5 seconds on occasion. One page about three before this post took literally almost ten seconds to load. I hadn't noticed that the page had more to load until the final "lurch" into load-land.

None of this is happening anywhere else on the net (I'm on Safari).

My understanding is that the "page created" time is how long the server takes to create the html for each page. There are other factors that may delay page loading, such as the number of images in that page. Many of the images are hosted elsewhere and I have no control over how fast or slow they load.

Is this slow-loading being experienced by many members? If so, what time of day (and timezone)? I get very fast load times, but I am in Australia, when the bulk of users are asleep.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on August 31, 2014, 12:16:55 AM
I'm getting .1 or .2 for page loading. It's loading fine now, but...

Earlier I was gettiong slow loading, but did not check the time at the bottom of the page. Sorry, Rob!
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: mc ukrneal on August 31, 2014, 01:05:42 AM
I did check those numbers at the bottom of the page and it was usually between 0.1 and 0.2. With me, I had to refresh all the time. It would load, but just bits at a time. It was like it was hiding it and revealing posts at a time every few seconds, but not necessarily at a regular interval. It still happens ocassionally, and sometimes requires refreshing several times.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: EigenUser on August 31, 2014, 01:22:47 AM
I did check those numbers at the bottom of the page and it was usually between 0.1 and 0.2. With me, I had to refresh all the time. It would load, but just bits at a time. It was like it was hiding it and revealing posts at a time every few seconds, but not necessarily at a regular interval. It still happens ocassionally, and sometimes requires refreshing several times.

Odd. This started happening to me at my house when my parents got a new (supposedly faster) internet service. I moved out recently and haven't had this problem with my new internet. I know what you mean, though. I'd reload a page like five or six times and it would get hung up, each time loading more.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on August 31, 2014, 05:19:57 AM
My understanding is that the "page created" time is how long the server takes to create the html for each page. There are other factors that may delay page loading, such as the number of images in that page. Many of the images are hosted elsewhere and I have no control over how fast or slow they load.

What I'm experiencing is a separate issue from this (as far as I can tell). There can be pages I load - like this one - which have no images at all and the page can still "stick".

Quote
Is this slow-loading being experienced by many members? If so, what time of day (and timezone)? I get very fast load times, but I am in Australia, when the bulk of users are asleep.

I posted yesterday during a low-traffic period (around midnight US time).


Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on August 31, 2014, 11:32:44 AM
(this) "page created in .1333 seconds with 34 enquiries." - at the bottom of the page. Yet, the page took about 12 seconds to load. 

Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Henk on September 02, 2014, 12:20:42 AM
Below 0.2. So very fast actually.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dungeon Master on September 02, 2014, 02:18:25 AM
Still trying to determine if this is a problem experienced by many members (and therefore a forum problem) or just a few (and therefore an individual issue).

Please post here if you are having slow loading pages or not.

cheers
Rob
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: mc ukrneal on September 02, 2014, 02:44:50 AM
Odd. This started happening to me at my house when my parents got a new (supposedly faster) internet service. I moved out recently and haven't had this problem with my new internet. I know what you mean, though. I'd reload a page like five or six times and it would get hung up, each time loading more.
At first I thought it was an issue with my speed at home, but when I logged on from work, I would still have the problem some of the time (particularly when I first posted). Since then, the problem has been appearing less and less, to the point where it hasn't happened since I last posted in this thread. As it was the only site I was having issues with (despite streaming and downloading files, etc.), it didnt seem that the issue was local (as opposed to a site issue), but I suppose anything is possible.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Sergeant Rock on September 02, 2014, 03:08:33 AM
Please post here if you are having slow loading pages or not.

The pages have been loading normally for me (i.e., fast).

Sarge
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on September 02, 2014, 03:32:25 AM
The pages have been loading normally for me (i.e., fast).

Sarge

Ditto.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Ken B on September 02, 2014, 03:48:23 AM
Not.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Henk on September 02, 2014, 11:23:05 AM
I have a bit of a problem with loading pages. Many times it keeps loading, when the page already is refreshed.

Seemed to be a temporary problem, doesn't appear anymore. It looks like I was the only one who had this problem.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: kishnevi on September 02, 2014, 11:41:32 AM
Some pages hang and have to be reloaded but it is random,  and happens at the same rate with other sites, so I assume it is my carrier (ATT Wireless).
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: North Star on September 03, 2014, 10:22:09 AM
The pages have been loading normally for me (i.e., fast).

Sarge
Ditto.
+1
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: TheGSMoeller on October 07, 2014, 03:14:03 PM
I'm missing a lot from the top of the page (avatar, unread topics link, search bubble, etc...), all have disappeared.  I noticed this earlier today on my iPhone as well.

I've included a pic...
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: EigenUser on October 07, 2014, 05:37:28 PM
I'm missing a lot from the top of the page (avatar, unread topics link, search bubble, etc...), all have disappeared.  I noticed this earlier today on my iPhone as well.

I've included a pic...
Click the arrow at the top-right corner, and voila (or, I guess I should say viola!).
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: TheGSMoeller on October 07, 2014, 06:36:11 PM
Click the arrow at the top-right corner, and voila (or, I guess I should say viola!).

WHAT?!  ??? I've never seen that arrow, and have been on GMG for several years now. Thanks, Nate!  8)

I'm curious why it displayed that way on both my computer and iphone. Very strange, but at least I can go to bed knowing that the world is back to normal.  ;D
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: stingo on October 07, 2014, 06:37:29 PM
I too fell prey to that "bug". lol
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: TheGSMoeller on October 08, 2014, 04:45:17 AM
I too fell prey to that "bug". lol

So I wasn't the only one buggin out on this one.  8)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: North Star on October 08, 2014, 05:48:00 AM
I do remember that someone else was mystified by this wonderful feature a while ago.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Moonfish on October 08, 2014, 07:33:51 AM
So I wasn't the only one buggin out on this one.  8)

I had that experience as well some months ago...    $:)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dungeon Master on October 09, 2014, 12:15:15 AM
Well, that was an easy one!
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Ken B on October 09, 2014, 05:38:34 AM
Well, that was an easy one!
Here's a trickier one. Every time I refresh a page, MirrorImage has a new avatar. I believe he has mentioned several times that he tried to fix the problem by picking a permanent avatar, but something is obviously wrong.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: ChamberNut on October 09, 2014, 06:31:18 AM
Here's a trickier one. Every time I refresh a page, MirrorImage has a new avatar. I believe he has mentioned several times that he tried to fix the problem by picking a permanent avatar, but something is obviously wrong.

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Mirror Image on October 09, 2014, 07:18:53 PM
Here's a trickier one. Every time I refresh a page, MirrorImage has a new avatar. I believe he has mentioned several times that he tried to fix the problem by picking a permanent avatar, but something is obviously wrong.

 :P
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dungeon Master on October 10, 2014, 12:25:22 AM
Here's a trickier one. Every time I refresh a page, MirrorImage has a new avatar. I believe he has mentioned several times that he tried to fix the problem by picking a permanent avatar, but something is obviously wrong.

I'm only responsible for bugs in the software, not bugs in the users.
 ::)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: North Star on October 10, 2014, 02:34:12 AM
I'm only responsible for bugs in the software, not bugs in the users.
 ::)
Perhaps You should hire a general practitioner and a psychiatrist to the moderator team.  :laugh:
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Ken B on October 10, 2014, 07:55:09 AM
I'm only responsible for bugs in the software, not bugs in the users.
 ::)
You couldn't keep up!  :laugh:
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: kishnevi on October 10, 2014, 11:01:38 AM
What are the size limits on avatars?  I am trying to use this one but the system reports thst it is either too large or not an avatar, whatever that last phrase means.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Florestan on October 10, 2014, 11:54:21 AM
What are the size limits on avatars?  I am trying to use this one but the system reports thst it is either too large or not an avatar, whatever that last phrase means.

Can't open the picture.

Try using the URL of the file. That's what I did and it worked all right.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Gurn Blanston on October 10, 2014, 11:55:33 AM
What are the size limits on avatars?  I am trying to use this one but the system reports thst it is either too large or not an avatar, whatever that last phrase means.

That isn't an avatar....  ::)

It should work just fine, Jeffrey, I don't see an issue at that size and format. Back in the day there were problems with avatars hosted on our server, but they were seemingly resolved. If you have a site that you use, like Photobucket, you can do as I do and host it over there and just link it here. I've never had a problem with that....  otherwise, Rob might have a ready answer.

8)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: kishnevi on October 10, 2014, 12:20:07 PM
Can't open the picture.

Try using the URL of the file. That's what I did and it worked all right.

I tried that, and it did not load, although GMG told me it uploaded.
Settled for another one on my tablet.

I was, btw, trying to snag your befuddled fiddler for myself.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: kishnevi on October 10, 2014, 05:26:21 PM
Found an URL that works, but the same image was not accepted for upload from my tablet.
So I still would like to know what was going on, for the next time.
My tablet is a Nexus 7, Android 4.4.4 Browser is Chrome for Android 37.0.2062.117
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Gurn Blanston on November 11, 2014, 02:28:40 PM
xJay F. is offline right now, he was getting non-graphic text only pages showing. He narrowed it down to being a problem with AdBlock, which he activated to block the ads on the site.

Is anyone else having a problem with the Forum when they activate AdBlock? If so, post it here along with what browser and OS you use, and we can see if it is a common problem or if Jay is just being Jay. :)

8)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Ken B on November 11, 2014, 02:33:46 PM
I sometimes see avatars scrambled. It's like John on steroids.
Safari on ipad ios 8.1

I sometimes see scrambled words and sentences, but that's just snyprrr
 ;)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Jay F on November 11, 2014, 04:18:37 PM
xJay F. is offline right now, he was getting non-graphic text only pages showing. He narrowed it down to being a problem with AdBlock, which he activated to block the ads on the site.

Is anyone else having a problem with the Forum when they activate AdBlock? If so, post it here along with what browser and OS you use, and we can see if it is a common problem or if Jay is just being Jay. :)

8)

I am Jay. I am online now. I still get "non graphic text only pages" when I have Adblock Plus on (just checked). My computer uses Windows 7 Pro 64. And I browse using the lovely Firefox 33.0.3.

This is Jay being Jay.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Gurn Blanston on November 11, 2014, 05:24:33 PM
I am Jay. I am online now. I still get "non graphic text only pages" when I have Adblock Plus on (just checked). My computer uses Windows 7 Pro 64. And I browse using the lovely Firefox 33.0.3.

This is Jay being Jay.

Your setup is the same as mine, except I have the Firefox update, 33.1. I don't use AdBlock though, not exactly sure how to activate it either.

Don't mind me, just Gurn being Gurn. :D

8)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Jay F on November 11, 2014, 06:50:23 PM
Your setup is the same as mine, except I have the Firefox update, 33.1. I don't use AdBlock though, not exactly sure how to activate it either.

Don't mind me, just Gurn being Gurn. :D

8)

Dear GBG - Here's how to get Adblock Plus for Firefox: https://adblockplus.org/

JBJ (who will upgrade to 33.1 next time he boots his computer up)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Gurn Blanston on November 11, 2014, 07:00:36 PM
Dear GBG - Here's how to get Adblock Plus for Firefox: https://adblockplus.org/

JBJ (who will upgrade to 33.1 next time he boots his computer up)

Ah, thanks for that. I used to use this on my work computer and it did quite well. For whatever reasons, my home computer doesn't have those same issues. Anyway, I'll have a go at it. :)

GBG 8)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Cosi bel do on November 14, 2014, 12:39:20 PM
Here, I don't really understand why the middle sentence + photo don't show. I tried different things like changing the picture source, doesn't change anything.

http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,21529.msg847626.html#msg847626
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Gurn Blanston on November 14, 2014, 01:13:39 PM
Here, I don't really understand why the middle sentence + photo don't show. I tried different things like changing the picture source, doesn't change anything.

http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,21529.msg847626.html#msg847626

Fixed it. You left out the [/img] after the second image. It is amazing how that little thing wiped out everything until another opening occurred!

8)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Cosi bel do on November 14, 2014, 01:15:51 PM
Oh great. I was sure I had checked it, silly me...
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: TheGSMoeller on May 04, 2015, 03:36:09 AM
Recently GMG has been showing up a little squished on my iPhone. I've tried to clear data/cookies and retry but same results. Wanted to bring this up and I also didn't know if there was a way for me to adjust it. See the attached pic.
And thank you in advance!
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on May 04, 2015, 04:25:51 AM
Recently GMG has been showing up a little squished on my iPhone. I've tried to clear data/cookies and retry but same results. Wanted to bring this up and I also didn't know if there was a way for me to adjust it. See the attached pic.
And thank you in advance!

I've seen that on my BlackBerry too, the good thing is that the text is a bit bigger and therefore, easier to read.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Brewski on May 04, 2015, 04:36:52 AM
Just today, when I view GMG on my phone (Android), the site looks pretty good. It appears to have changed overnight. Thanks, Rob!  8)

But there is one small loss I noticed right away: when viewing posts, the date is missing! When someone quotes a post, the date of the quoted post is visible, but not the date of the post being made.

--Bruce
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: North Star on May 04, 2015, 04:53:50 AM
Looks fine on a Windows Phone 8)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Gurn Blanston on May 04, 2015, 05:44:51 AM
FWIW, it is all squished up on my Windows phone too, which it never used to be. It is like there is one narrow column at the left side of the screen, and all the text is there, while the rest of the screen is just the light blue background.  :(

8)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: kishnevi on May 04, 2015, 07:24:57 AM
I use Chrome on my Nexus 7 tablet (Lollipop 5.0 I think is the current OS).  It shows up exactly as seen in Greg's screenshot.  Notice all the information is missing regarding last post, etc. 

The Opera for Android browser I use as an alternate to Chrome presents GMG in exactly the same way.

To be honest,  I prefer the non mobile version even on my Tablet.  If this new version stays,  is there a way to toggle back to standard Internet look?
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Ken B on May 04, 2015, 07:27:38 AM
I use Chrome on my Nexus 7 tablet (Lollipop 5.0 I think is the current OS).  It shows up exactly as seen in Greg's screenshot.  Notice all the information is missing regarding last post, etc. 

The Opera for Android browser I use as an alternate to Chrome presents GMG in exactly the same way.

To be honest,  I prefer the non mobile version even on my Tablet.  If this new version stays,  is there a way to toggle back to standard Internet look?

Adjust your preferences.

SORRY, sorry sorry. The my inner developer took control of my typing for a moment. You know how it is in software: the customer is always wrong.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on May 04, 2015, 07:28:10 AM
To be honest,  I prefer the non mobile version even on my Tablet.

I've not even tried a non-mobile v. on my Kindle Fire.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on May 04, 2015, 07:28:47 AM
. . . You know how it is in software: the customer is always wrong.

The default setting is: User Error
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Ken B on May 04, 2015, 07:31:09 AM
The default setting is: User Error

Developers do generally wish users came with CTRL-ALT-DELETE buttons.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on May 04, 2015, 07:46:37 AM
I do, and I've not figured out how to unlock since.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: kishnevi on May 04, 2015, 07:49:18 AM
I've not even tried a non-mobile v. on my Kindle Fire.

To be clear, by non mobile I means :"look and act exactly like it would on my desktop computer using Windows and standard browser"
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on May 04, 2015, 07:50:04 AM
Aye, that's how I use it when I visit GMG via the Kindle Fire.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on May 04, 2015, 07:56:53 AM
Do you just visit the website via Fire browser not using an app?

Yes.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Gurn Blanston on May 04, 2015, 09:05:12 AM
Do you just visit the website via Fire browser not using an app?

So do I. That 'Silk', IIRC, that comes with it. Looks like my desktop, only 1/4 the size. :)

8)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on May 04, 2015, 09:09:58 AM
Whew!  Glad it's not my eyes going!
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on May 04, 2015, 09:33:22 AM
I have Tap-A-Talk on my phone (a Droid), and it works fine.  Well, there are a couple of quirks which I work around;  but reasonably normal.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Gurn Blanston on May 04, 2015, 09:47:26 AM
Right.  Reason I asked was because I remember Tap-a-Talk being used but I couldn't find GMG on it any longer.

Ah, I never have used that. It was something for debilitated people, IIRC... :-\

:D

8)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: The new erato on May 04, 2015, 11:21:00 AM
FWIW, it is all squished up on my Windows phone too, which it never used to be. It is like there is one narrow column at the left side of the screen, and all the text is there, while the rest of the screen is just the light blue background.  :(

8)
the same on my iphone 5 with Safari
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: TheGSMoeller on May 05, 2015, 03:16:30 PM
FWIW, it is all squished up on my Windows phone too, which it never used to be. It is like there is one narrow column at the left side of the screen, and all the text is there, while the rest of the screen is just the light blue background.  :(

8)

First on my iPhone, now it's doing it on my kindle fire as well.  :'(
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: TheGSMoeller on May 05, 2015, 03:29:56 PM
First on my iPhone, now it's doing it on my kindle fire as well.  :'(

Update: only when held vertical. Landscape mode produces the proper GMG page format.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: kishnevi on May 05, 2015, 04:55:37 PM
Update: only when held vertical. Landscape mode produces the proper GMG page format.

Same here.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: The new erato on May 06, 2015, 07:47:33 AM
Update: only when held vertical. Landscape mode produces the proper GMG page format.
no. The unread posts is just as useless in any orientation on my iPhone.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Ken B on May 06, 2015, 02:50:35 PM
My aspect ratio gets distorted in portrait. Greg's avatar looks even more demented that way. And John's gets messed up either. No longer looks like Shostakovichbarberdeliuselgarmessiaenravelschnittke.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: TheGSMoeller on May 06, 2015, 04:19:55 PM
no. The unread posts is just as useless in any orientation on my iPhone.

It's only with my kindle, my iphone is unusable. And this is through safari.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on May 07, 2015, 07:14:17 AM
In Tapatalk on my Droid, the avatars all look normal, although they are cropped to a circle (neither of Greg's elbows is visible, e.g.)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: TheGSMoeller on May 07, 2015, 03:41:14 PM
In Tapatalk on my Droid, the avatars all look normal, although they are cropped to a circle (neither of Greg's elbows is visible, e.g.)

That's a shame, it's the elbows that really accentuated the strength of the Harnoncourt.  8)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Ken B on May 07, 2015, 03:58:48 PM
That's a shame, it's the elbows that really accentuated the strength of the Harnoncourt.  8)
Gordie Howe should have such elbows.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dungeon Master on May 08, 2015, 02:13:50 AM
Hi all

Regarding the layout on mobile devices - its a long story:

Once upon a time, Google ruled the internet. Google could make or break a website by ranking websites by content, relevance and links.

That was in the days before mobile devices, when the peasants viewed websites on big-screen computers. Remember those times? If you had a good website with good content, Google smiled on you and life was roses.

Along came iPhone, tablets, androids, blackcurrants and phones with windows. The peasants started to ignore their big screen home desktop computers, and sated themselves on little itty-bitty screened things that were originally meant for making phone calls only.

The peasants all got mobile phones and androids and black things. They got cross because their favourite websites were very small on their small phone machines. The could not read the text. The buttons were too small to press. Menus were microscopic. The peasant started revolting. They were cross that their big-screen websites did not display well on their phone-call-making devices. But they persisted. Come 2015 and almost 70% or 120% or some such biggish number of web browsing is now done on tiny-screened devices.

Google looked down and frowned. Their ads did not display well on those small screens. In fact, the peasants were ignoring the Googly bits. Google was not happy. Google decided to smite the big websites, those websites that did not display well on tiny, eensy screens. Smite them and smite them and smite them again until they changed their ways.

Google decreed that any website that was not mobile friendly would be punished by being thrown into the darkness. Google announced a date for the great change. That date was April 21 in the year of Google, 2015.

Suddenly, all the makers of big websites trembled. There was no way they could re-design their websites and software and shit in such a short amount of time. It just couldn't be done. Software updates take months. Years. Sometimes never. But Google had made up her mind.

What is one to do? If one does not go mobile-friendly in just days, one is banished from the garden of good things forever.

There was only one thing to do. A quick and dirty fudge. Quickly come up with some code that detects a mobile device and makes bigger buttons to press, bigger text to read, and hope that it works on most operating systems on most devices most of the time. Meanwhile, get working on a more comprehensive, stable and better system that can be rolled out when it actually works well. But get the quick fudge in before Google notices.

So that is what has happened. For those people that care, a website that conforms to small screens automatically is called a "responsive" website. Here is my website (http://www.quickbas.net.au) for my business app called QuickBAS. I designed it to be responsive. View it on a big desktop, and then drag your browser window smaller and smaller until it approximates a mobile screen. Note how the actual layout changes as the screen gets smaller (4 columns merge into 1 column, and the text menu changes to a  drop-down menu for example) to make it look good (or at least readable) on any screen size.

GMG and SMF, the software that runs it, is not responsive. It simply scales on small screens making text unreadable and buttons unpressable.

The developers of SMF have been working on version 2.1, a responsive layout of SMF for almost a year. It is in a beta stage of development. But Google's sudden deadline caught them (and many others) with their pants around their ankles. So they decided to roll out a quick fix that makes Google happy while they continue to develop the definitive responsive version of SMF.

What does that mean for us peasants? It means that the layout on some small screen is quite good (I have an iPhone 3gs (circa 2009!) and it looms pretty good), but other users a reporting strange compressed layouts, based on their mobile device/operating system/browser combination.

What can we do? Well, for now we live with it. I am hoping SMF version 2.1 gets to a release stage soon, then I can update the forum, and it should look good on all screen sizes, all mobile devices, all browsers, all operating systems. As you can imagine, its a big job to make software and websites comply with so many viewing environments.

I do apologise to those of you who are seeing weird layouts, but I hope you understand the issue. By all reports, SMF 2.1 is not far off release, and us peasants can be happy again.

cheers
Rob

PS sorry for the rambling, I've had just one small single lone unitary glass of Barossa shiraz. Or maybe 3, I don't recall. Nice drop.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on May 08, 2015, 02:22:08 AM
I had a little shiraz about an hour ago, and it's gone right to my iPad . . . .
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on May 08, 2015, 02:26:18 AM
I had a little shiraz about an hour ago, and it's gone right to my iPad . . . .

 ;D

Thanks for the bedtime morningtime story, Rob!
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dungeon Master on May 08, 2015, 02:49:14 AM
;D

Thanks for the bedtime morningtime story, Rob!

I would like to make it clear, esp. in light of the Shiraz, that it is late evening here in Australia.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on May 08, 2015, 02:52:59 AM
Methought that light shone from out the Shiraz!
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: TheGSMoeller on May 08, 2015, 03:07:21 AM
Thank you for the reply, Rob.   :)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on May 08, 2015, 03:11:15 AM
I would like to make it clear, esp. in light of the Shiraz, that it is late evening here in Australia.

It has been nearly 20 years, but back when I drank, late evening was morning.   ;)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Gurn Blanston on May 08, 2015, 03:25:40 AM
That was an amazingly crystalline explanation, Rob, given the time of day and all. Google's tyranny is the stuff of legends, and so it all makes perfect sense. Sadly... :(

8)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Brewski on May 08, 2015, 03:40:51 AM
Rob, many thanks for that clear, patient (even amusing) explanation - much appreciated.

(Perhaps the Shiraz brings its own unique insights. 8))

--Bruce
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: North Star on May 08, 2015, 03:52:47 AM
Rob, many thanks for that clear, patient (even amusing) explanation - much appreciated.

(Perhaps the Shiraz brings its own unique insights. 8))

--Bruce
+1
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: mc ukrneal on May 08, 2015, 04:36:53 AM
Hi all

Regarding the layout on mobile devices - its a long story:

Once upon a time, Google ruled the internet. Google could make or break a website by ranking websites by content, relevance and links.

That was in the days before mobile devices, when the peasants viewed websites on big-screen computers. Remember those times? If you had a good website with good content, Google smiled on you and life was roses.

Along came iPhone, tablets, androids, blackcurrants and phones with windows. The peasants started to ignore their big screen home desktop computers, and sated themselves on little itty-bitty screened things that were originally meant for making phone calls only.

The peasants all got mobile phones and androids and black things. They got cross because their favourite websites were very small on their small phone machines. The could not read the text. The buttons were too small to press. Menus were microscopic. The peasant started revolting. They were cross that their big-screen websites did not display well on their phone-call-making devices. But they persisted. Come 2015 and almost 70% or 120% or some such biggish number of web browsing is now done on tiny-screened devices.

Google looked down and frowned. Their ads did not display well on those small screens. In fact, the peasants were ignoring the Googly bits. Google was not happy. Google decided to smite the big websites, those websites that did not display well on tiny, eensy screens. Smite them and smite them and smite them again until they changed their ways.

Google decreed that any website that was not mobile friendly would be punished by being thrown into the darkness. Google announced a date for the great change. That date was April 21 in the year of Google, 2015.

Suddenly, all the makers of big websites trembled. There was no way they could re-design their websites and software and shit in such a short amount of time. It just couldn't be done. Software updates take months. Years. Sometimes never. But Google had made up her mind.

What is one to do? If one does not go mobile-friendly in just days, one is banished from the garden of good things forever.

There was only one thing to do. A quick and dirty fudge. Quickly come up with some code that detects a mobile device and makes bigger buttons to press, bigger text to read, and hope that it works on most operating systems on most devices most of the time. Meanwhile, get working on a more comprehensive, stable and better system that can be rolled out when it actually works well. But get the quick fudge in before Google notices.

So that is what has happened. For those people that care, a website that conforms to small screens automatically is called a "responsive" website. Here is my website (http://www.quickbas.net.au) for my business app called QuickBAS. I designed it to be responsive. View it on a big desktop, and then drag your browser window smaller and smaller until it approximates a mobile screen. Note how the actual layout changes as the screen gets smaller (4 columns merge into 1 column, and the text menu changes to a  drop-down menu for example) to make it look good (or at least readable) on any screen size.

GMG and SMF, the software that runs it, is not responsive. It simply scales on small screens making text unreadable and buttons unpressable.

The developers of SMF have been working on version 2.1, a responsive layout of SMF for almost a year. It is in a beta stage of development. But Google's sudden deadline caught them (and many others) with their pants around their ankles. So they decided to roll out a quick fix that makes Google happy while they continue to develop the definitive responsive version of SMF.

What does that mean for us peasants? It means that the layout on some small screen is quite good (I have an iPhone 3gs (circa 2009!) and it looms pretty good), but other users a reporting strange compressed layouts, based on their mobile device/operating system/browser combination.

What can we do? Well, for now we live with it. I am hoping SMF version 2.1 gets to a release stage soon, then I can update the forum, and it should look good on all screen sizes, all mobile devices, all browsers, all operating systems. As you can imagine, its a big job to make software and websites comply with so many viewing environments.

I do apologise to those of you who are seeing weird layouts, but I hope you understand the issue. By all reports, SMF 2.1 is not far off release, and us peasants can be happy again.

cheers
Rob

PS sorry for the rambling, I've had just one small single lone unitary glass of Barossa shiraz. Or maybe 3, I don't recall. Nice drop.
A real thriller! You have a knack for explanation - that was an entertaining and yet educational read.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Ken B on May 08, 2015, 09:28:00 AM
"Don't be evil. That's our job."
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on May 21, 2015, 01:48:00 AM
Any news on when SMF will be rolling out 2.1, Rob?
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dungeon Master on May 23, 2015, 01:46:30 PM
Any news on when SMF will be rolling out 2.1, Rob?

SMF 2.1 is in beta, but I don't usually install beta versions. I am waiting for it to go to full release version. I do not have any inside knowledge on when that will be, except that the SMF discussion forums are abuzz with development talk. It may be tomorrow, it may be September.

Once 2.1 is released, I will have to code a few customisation mods that GMG uses (the badges, Amazon images, MP3 embedding and a few others are my own bits). That will take some extra time too.

In the meantime, apologies to those of you that are not seeing good-quality displays on mobile devices.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on May 24, 2015, 09:54:40 AM
Thanks for the update, Rob!
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on September 09, 2015, 02:13:43 PM
I've been getting this message intermittently, over the last few days:

Quote
An Error Has Occurred!
The server is currently under high stress. Please try again shortly.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: North Star on September 09, 2015, 04:51:18 PM
I've been getting this message intermittently, over the last few days:
+1
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on September 10, 2015, 02:57:15 AM
Still getting it today.  :(
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on September 10, 2015, 03:05:48 AM
Aye
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Ken B on September 10, 2015, 03:56:52 AM
Me too.
So we all came here to load more work on the server posting about it ...
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on September 10, 2015, 04:40:44 AM
Well, but if we're not posting here, we're posting elsewhere . . .

And I am getting that notice more frequently today.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: ChamberNut on September 10, 2015, 05:01:00 AM
I am getting that notice frequently, also.  At first, I was only getting it when trying a new search function, but now it seems to be occurring in the "show new replies to your posts" or "show unread posts since last visit"
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on September 10, 2015, 06:17:16 AM
I am hoping it's because the server is loading new updates to the software for smart phones, which Rob previously told us about.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on September 10, 2015, 07:19:57 AM
I am hoping it's because the server is loading new updates to the software for smart phones, which Rob previously told us about.

Ah, thanks; I was inattentive.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Ken B on September 10, 2015, 08:19:36 AM
Ah, thanks; I was inattentive.
No, that's not it:

Quote
The server is currently under high stress. Trump. migrants, Chinese currency manipulation, ISIS, the sinking Euro, how awful Colbert is. It's got a lot to worry about. Give it some space. Please try again shortly.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on September 10, 2015, 08:25:42 AM
And Trump using an R.E.M. song in defiance of the band.  "You think you have rights to your work, suckers?!"
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Mirror Image on September 11, 2015, 04:05:29 PM
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_gK2if_iHGNc/TOrmysDrSAI/AAAAAAAABxA/zd9nUoILol0/s1600/08_PhoneBug.jpg)

"Hello, I'm a bug and I'd like to make a report."

:)

This post is still relevant, and corny, as ever. 8)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dungeon Master on September 15, 2015, 02:04:37 AM
There was a few days around Sept 10-12 where the CPU on the server running GMG was using far more than my allocated share.  This caused the problems with people accessing the forum, especially the CPU-intensive tasks such as Search, and filtering results (e.g. Show Unread Posts).

I have no idea why this happened. My analytics software shows no excess or unusual activity for that time period (same page-views, same new users etc).

I take it things have settled back to normal? It all seems to be working smoothly down here, but I'm on a different time-zone to most of you.

Rob

PS we dumped our dip-shit Prime Minister!!! Yay! You can do it too, Canada!
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on September 15, 2015, 02:15:21 AM
A mysterious normalcy has resumed, Rob, thanks!  8)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on September 15, 2015, 02:16:57 AM
Thanks, Rob! Yes, all is well now.

Any news on the software to make GMG more compatible for smartphones?
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: ChamberNut on September 15, 2015, 03:10:19 AM

Rob

PS we dumped our dip-shit Prime Minister!!! Yay! You can do it too, Canada!

Yes, congratulations, Rob.   :)  I was very happy to hear of Tony Abbott's ousting.  We hope and will do the same on October 19th.  Fingers crossed.  :D
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Scion7 on September 18, 2015, 04:16:21 PM
Please, whatever you do, don't make this a Facebook page sort of thing.  Ugh.  This server is just right.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Ken B on September 18, 2015, 07:40:33 PM
Yes, congratulations, Rob.   :)  I was very happy to hear of Tony Abbott's ousting.  We hope and will do the same on October 19th.  Fingers crossed.  :D

 >:( :P
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Scion7 on September 26, 2015, 10:49:57 PM
I take it this is automated in some fashion.  I put a new topic in Concert Announcements, and got nuttin' - this is clearly anti-Anglo-Saxon'ation!!
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Gurn Blanston on September 27, 2015, 04:31:17 AM
I take it this is automated in some fashion.  I put a new topic in Concert Announcements, and got nuttin' - this is clearly anti-Anglo-Saxon'ation!!

Not sure what you are talking about here. If it is that A.S.M. announcement for Munich, I can see it just fine. Of course, if there is something else....  :-\

8)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Scion7 on September 27, 2015, 06:55:04 AM
No, not the post itself - the "new" button/flag beside it - orange rectangle/white text ....
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Gurn Blanston on September 27, 2015, 07:25:40 AM
No, not the post itself - the "new" button/flag beside it - orange rectangle/white text ....

If you wrote the post, you are assumed to have already read it, so you don't get a 'new' on your computer. However, when I logged on, I had it as 'new' on MY computer...  right then?   :)

8)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: North Star on September 27, 2015, 07:38:23 AM
If you wrote the post, you are assumed to have already read it, so you don't get a 'new' on your computer. However, when I logged on, I had it as 'new' on MY computer...  right then?   :)

8)

When the post appeared as new for me, clicking the orange link didn't take me to the post either, though.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Scion7 on September 27, 2015, 09:52:38 AM
But is not new, new for all ???

This is clearly a move against the British Empire!   :P

Victorrrrrrrrr-eeeee-aaaa!
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dungeon Master on September 28, 2015, 10:59:41 AM
I take it this is automated in some fashion.  I put a new topic in Concert Announcements, and got nuttin' - this is clearly anti-Anglo-Saxon'ation!!

I think you are referring to the "New" badge for new posts. These badges are to be interpreted as "Unread". If you post the item yourself, you have obviously read it (and written it) so it is not "unread" or "new" for you, so you don't see a "New" badge. It will be "New" to all other users until they have read it.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Gurn Blanston on September 28, 2015, 11:06:33 AM
I think you are referring to the "New" badge for new posts. These badges are to be interpreted as "Unread". If you post the item yourself, you have obviously read it (and written it) so it is not "unread" or "new" for you, so you don't see a "New" badge. It will be "New" to all other users until they have read it.
If you wrote the post, you are assumed to have already read it, so you don't get a 'new' on your computer. However, when I logged on, I had it as 'new' on MY computer...  right then?   :)

8)

But
When the post appeared as new for me, clicking the orange link didn't take me to the post either, though.

I think they are talking about something different though, as I read it, he is saying when he clicked the 'new' icon it didn't take im to the new post. I don't know, I never do that, I click the hypertext, so I don't have any input beyond what I (and you) already wrote. For all I know, it actually IS a move against the British Empire!  :o

8)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Brian on December 19, 2015, 08:13:51 AM
Harry is telling me that he cannot access the site, and it appears to be down for him.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on December 19, 2015, 08:14:17 AM
Oh, still?
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on December 19, 2015, 08:14:48 AM
(Yes, still.)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on December 19, 2015, 12:02:35 PM
Harry is telling me that he cannot access the site, and it appears to be down for him.

I have had trouble getting on during the last few days - not consistently, but off and on.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Henk on March 01, 2016, 01:21:24 PM
Having a problem with loading pages, it hangs and I need to reload the whole time to get the full page. Very annoying. It hasn't anything to do with my browser. Encounter this problem with Vivaldi, Opera and Firefox, already since a month or something.

Anyone else who encounter this?
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: pjme on March 01, 2016, 01:41:20 PM
Nee, in Belgiê doet alles het uitstekend.

MVG,
Peter

Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: The new erato on March 01, 2016, 02:02:55 PM
Nope. Explorer on Windows 10 works fine at least.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Gurn Blanston on March 01, 2016, 03:21:23 PM
Nope. Explorer on Windows 10 works fine at least.

As does Firefox on Win 7 & 10...  :-\

8)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Mirror Image on March 01, 2016, 08:13:24 PM
I'm having zero problems, so we'll just blame you, Henk. ;) ;D
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Henk on March 02, 2016, 04:18:54 AM
Could be caused because I upgraded to Windows 8 some time ago.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on March 02, 2016, 05:04:20 AM
Nope. Explorer on Windows 10 works fine at least.

As does Firefox on Win 7 & 10...  :-\

8)

And Chrome on 10.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: ChamberNut on March 02, 2016, 05:09:45 AM
And Chrome on 10.

Ditto here, Karl
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Sergeant Rock on March 02, 2016, 05:15:33 AM
Could be caused because I upgraded to Windows 8 some time ago.

I have 8, using Chrome and Firefox....no problems.

Sarge
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on March 02, 2016, 05:21:11 AM
Good morning, gents!
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Henk on March 02, 2016, 09:08:37 AM
I'm having zero problems, so we'll just blame you, Henk. ;) ;D

Just reporting, so informing you about my (future) low activity. Will try to keep up however, despite this technical issue.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Mirror Image on March 02, 2016, 04:30:25 PM
Could be caused because I upgraded to Windows 8 some time ago.

You mean downgraded? ;)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Mirror Image on March 02, 2016, 04:32:03 PM
I'm running an Apple Macbook with El Capitan (OS X) and I'm no issues whatsoever. Of course Henk is having problems with Windows, who doesn't? ::)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Gurn Blanston on March 02, 2016, 05:15:54 PM
I'm running an Apple Macbook with El Capitan (OS X) and I'm no issues whatsoever. Of course Henk is having problems with Windows, who doesn't? ::)

*Gurn timidly raises hand*  "Me sir". I have had Windows since 3.0 in 1990, and I have to say, other than WinME and Vista (which I never had), I have had no problems directly traceable to Windows in all that time. Of course, I have had hardware soil the linen, but OS issues have given me a miss for 25 years. Maybe Windows is having problems with Henk... ;)

8)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Mirror Image on March 02, 2016, 05:29:24 PM
*Gurn timidly raises hand*  "Me sir". I have had Windows since 3.0 in 1990, and I have to say, other than WinME and Vista (which I never had), I have had no problems directly traceable to Windows in all that time. Of course, I have had hardware soil the linen, but OS issues have given me a miss for 25 years. Maybe Windows is having problems with Henk... ;)

8)

After switching to Apple last year, I have to say as someone who used a PC for many years, I'm glad I made the move. I think PCs are plagued with problems and the fact you have to have an update for your update all the time can certainly try one's patience. ;) But, seriously, I actually liked Windows 10. It seems much easier to use than any of their previous OSs. Let's just hope they continue this trend and make everything more 'user-friendly' in the future. So far, I've turned several people onto Apples and these were people who have used PCs for years and years. I think anyone who dismisses Apple are usually diehard PC fans who really enjoy the customization of them, but, speaking as someone who's been on both sides of the fence, I have to say that Apple has found a loyal customer in me.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Gurn Blanston on March 02, 2016, 06:10:47 PM
After switching to Apple last year, I have to say as someone who used a PC for many years, I'm glad I made the move. I think PCs are plagued with problems and the fact you have to have an update for your update all the time can certainly try one's patience. ;) But, seriously, I actually liked Windows 10. It seems much easier to use than any of their previous OSs. Let's just hope they continue this trend and make everything more 'user-friendly' in the future. So far, I've turned several people onto Apples and these were people who have used PCs for years and years. I think anyone who dismisses Apple are usually diehard PC fans who really enjoy the customization of them, but, speaking as someone who's been on both sides of the fence, I have to say that Apple has found a loyal customer in me.

Oh yes, I don't disagree with any of that. I really did start out as a heavy customizer, although this is where Windows became a 2 edged sword. The majority of people weren't into that sort of thing, and in an effort to shield inept users from the workings of the machine, they ended up making it so arcane that only a total geek can do anything with it anymore. I don't even bother, I just do basic things and then leave it alone. What I like is the availability of different software packages, some of which don't work worth a damn, others are outstanding. Microsoft doesn't need to approve each one or say 'OK' before you can try it, something which irks me with Apple. I have nothing against them, unlike some folks, but their business model just doesn't suit me. Whatever works for you, that's my philosophy!   :)

8)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Mirror Image on March 03, 2016, 05:42:35 PM
Oh yes, I don't disagree with any of that. I really did start out as a heavy customizer, although this is where Windows became a 2 edged sword. The majority of people weren't into that sort of thing, and in an effort to shield inept users from the workings of the machine, they ended up making it so arcane that only a total geek can do anything with it anymore. I don't even bother, I just do basic things and then leave it alone. What I like is the availability of different software packages, some of which don't work worth a damn, others are outstanding. Microsoft doesn't need to approve each one or say 'OK' before you can try it, something which irks me with Apple. I have nothing against them, unlike some folks, but their business model just doesn't suit me. Whatever works for you, that's my philosophy!   :)

8)

No arguments here, Gurn. I really do feel, however, that Apples are more intuitive and were designed by people who want a computer to be uncomplicated. I remember when I booted up my Macbook for the first-time, I had to enter my Apple ID and then pretty much after that it was just a series of prompts and BAM! I'm done! Another thing I disliked about buying a new PC is all the junk that came along with the computer. I'd spent hours just getting rid of useless programs that Windows thought I would like. Also, the accessibility factor of an Apple blows PCs away. Where it would take me 20 minutes to hook-up a mouse, now takes me 5 minutes (of course I'm exaggerating for effect here). ;) Anyway, you're right, whatever works best for you is always the best philosophy to uphold.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Scion7 on March 04, 2016, 02:14:39 PM
Talk to your ISP - they may have changed something that requires a tweak in your modem/router device.

No problem loading on Mac OS X 10.6, or 10.9, or 10.10 with Firefox, Chrome, Opera, SeaMonkey, Safari . . .
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Mirror Image on March 04, 2016, 05:47:01 PM
Talk to your ISP - they may have changed something that requires a tweak in your modem/router device.

No problem loading on Mac OS X 10.6, or 10.9, or 10.10 with Firefox, Chrome, Opera, SeaMonkey, Safari . . .

Ah! Another Mac user. 8) Basically I'm running a Macbook Pro (13-inch, Mid-2012) with a 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5, 16 GB of memory (DDR3), and a 2 TB hard drive. What about you?
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Henk on March 12, 2016, 03:44:42 AM
No arguments here, Gurn. I really do feel, however, that Apples are more intuitive and were designed by people who want a computer to be uncomplicated. I remember when I booted up my Macbook for the first-time, I had to enter my Apple ID and then pretty much after that it was just a series of prompts and BAM! I'm done! Another thing I disliked about buying a new PC is all the junk that came along with the computer. I'd spent hours just getting rid of useless programs that Windows thought I would like. Also, the accessibility factor of an Apple blows PCs away. Where it would take me 20 minutes to hook-up a mouse, now takes me 5 minutes (of course I'm exaggerating for effect here). ;) Anyway, you're right, whatever works best for you is always the best philosophy to uphold.

Probably my next laptop will be a Mac.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Mirror Image on March 12, 2016, 07:52:14 PM
Probably my next laptop will be a Mac.

Henk, you are a wise man if you go with a Mac.
Title: Re: Bug report - kinda Henky .....
Post by: Scion7 on March 13, 2016, 04:15:38 AM
So, is this the only site your browser is having trouble generating properly?

Have you tested on:  IE, Chrome, SeaMonkey, Safari for Windows, and Firefox separately?
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on March 13, 2016, 06:27:12 AM
Henk, you are a wise man if you go with a Mac.

And soon to be a poor one a well.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Scion7 on March 13, 2016, 07:00:16 AM
Oh, no, not that "Macs cost more" myth again?

Setting that aside, Henk could easily save quite a few quid buying a slightly used model from a 99% / 5-star seller on Amazon, eBay, whatever.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Mirror Image on March 13, 2016, 08:46:28 AM
Oh, no, not that "Macs cost more" myth again?

Setting that aside, Henk could easily save quite a few quid buying a slightly used model from a 99% / 5-star seller on Amazon, eBay, whatever.

Yeah, I'm so tired of hearing this complaint about Macs. While it's true you can buy a PC for a cheaper price as there's so many different manufacturers of PCs, this doesn't always mean it's a better product because of the fact it's cheaper. In fact, this kind of ideology shows a genuine lack of knowledge about what's actually available to the public. Anyway, you can get a good price for a Mac if you actually take the time to look for it.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Pat B on March 21, 2016, 05:07:07 AM
How do I cancel a subscription? I've gone to Profile -> Actions -> Paid Subscriptions, and it shows the subscription options and my current subscription, but I don't see any way to cancel it.

My cancellation is due to paypal, not any unhappiness with GMG. My credit card company sent me a new credit card and paypal has decided not to let me link it. Paypal sucks.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: kishnevi on March 21, 2016, 06:50:02 AM
How do I cancel a subscription? I've gone to Profile -> Actions -> Paid Subscriptions, and it shows the subscription options and my current subscription, but I don't see any way to cancel it.

My cancellation is due to paypal, not any unhappiness with GMG. My credit card company sent me a new credit card and paypal has decided not to let me link it. Paypal sucks.

I think it just expires at the end of the paid up period.

You reminded me to renew mine for the year.  But I chose the credit card option, and did not go the Paypal route.  I have a PayPal account but use it so little I never remember the password.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Pat B on March 22, 2016, 07:46:37 PM
I think it just expires at the end of the paid up period.

You reminded me to renew mine for the year.  But I chose the credit card option, and did not go the Paypal route.  I have a PayPal account but use it so little I never remember the password.

Mine is set to auto-renew, and I don't see any payment option other than paypal.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: kishnevi on March 22, 2016, 07:51:04 PM
Mine is set to auto-renew, and I don't see any payment option other than paypal.

Well, then, the only thing I can suggest is PM the DM.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Pat B on March 24, 2016, 06:57:23 AM
Well, then, the only thing I can suggest is PM the DM.

I was able to cancel it from paypal's site.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: (poco) Sforzando on April 01, 2016, 10:12:54 AM
Is the board running very slow today, or is it just me?
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: The new erato on April 01, 2016, 10:14:14 AM
It's not you, it's me.  ;)

Syrup here as well.

Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: kishnevi on April 01, 2016, 10:47:11 AM
Slow here, too, and at one point not loading at all.  But in the last few minutes, it seems to be more like the usual speed.
(Posted at 2:46 PM US Eastern Daylight Time)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: (poco) Sforzando on April 01, 2016, 10:49:08 AM
Slow here, too, and at one point not loading at all.  But in the last few minutes, it seems to be more like the usual speed.
(Posted at 2:46 PM US Eastern Daylight Time)

Thanks, guy. Tried restarting and running malware scans with no improvement. I'll let it recover from its malaise and try again later.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Mirror Image on April 01, 2016, 01:55:10 PM
Yes, GMG does seem to be rather sluggish today.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on April 01, 2016, 02:00:34 PM
Is the board running very slow today, or is it just me?

Slow for me, too, though faster now.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: (poco) Sforzando on April 01, 2016, 02:46:11 PM
Slow for me, too, though faster now.

I think we're back in business.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: "Harry" on April 09, 2016, 06:03:10 AM
I have a few computers at home, all Windows based, Apple is just not my thing, despite the fact that they build good hardware.
I have Windows 7 pro, Windows 8 pro, and 10 pro, all work fine with GMG.
But at regular times, GMG gets slow, or inaccessible.  I have learned to be patience, and sit it out.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: The new erato on May 08, 2016, 07:43:44 PM
This weekend - including today - GMG is totally sluggish, and pages often stop loading.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on August 14, 2016, 04:40:57 PM
I'm unable to see any Youtube videos. I've checked and each time the videos were linked properly. 

I've noticed others complaining of the same problem.

I'm in the US and on Safari. Never had this problem before.

Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Rinaldo on August 14, 2016, 04:41:12 PM
Is the flash feature when embedding YouTube videos (using the /v/ trick, of course) broken?

Example:

https://www.youtube.com/v/d0eangK_KBo
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Rinaldo on August 14, 2016, 04:41:43 PM
I'm unable to see any Youtube videos. I've checked and each time the videos were linked properly.

Hah, great minds think alike!
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on August 14, 2016, 04:42:47 PM
Is the flash feature when embedding YouTube videos (using the /v/ trick, of course) broken?

Example:

https://www.youtube.com/v/d0eangK_KBo

Yes, blank rectangle. That's all I get, too.


Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on August 14, 2016, 04:43:12 PM
Hah, great minds think alike!

LOL ;D


Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Monsieur Croche on August 15, 2016, 12:46:39 AM
I have a few computers at home, all Windows based, Apple is just not my thing, despite the fact that they build good hardware.
I have Windows 7 pro, Windows 8 pro, and 10 pro, all work fine with GMG.
But at regular times, GMG gets slow, or inaccessible.  I have learned to be patience, and sit it out.

A well-versed in computer programming musician friend of mind said (in relation to a similar bug/slowdown on Yahoo! -- while all this behavior is similar wherever it strikes...)

"Sometimes Yahoo gets a bit ill and under the weather."

Technopeasant (c) that I am, I'm sure that's what has happened here on GMG. It either took two Asperins and didn't need to call the doctor in the morning, or the doctor has come, done his efficacious thing, and gone.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Mirror Image on August 15, 2016, 12:52:01 PM
I, too, am having problems viewing YouTube videos.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: listener on August 15, 2016, 02:09:54 PM
Yes, blank rectangle. That's all I get, too.
Try a click on the lover right corner - partial youtube logo
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Rinaldo on August 15, 2016, 02:12:46 PM
Try a click on the lover right corner - partial youtube logo

Links to the YouTube homepage, not the video - another hint the feature is broken.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: PaulR on August 16, 2016, 04:52:08 AM
I don't think the youtube issue is a problem with the forum software, I think it's a browser thing.  On Chrome, I got the blank rectangle.  However, I got the video to play on firefox.

Did Chrome stop supporting flash?
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: mc ukrneal on August 16, 2016, 05:04:34 AM
I don't think the youtube issue is a problem with the forum software, I think it's a browser thing.  On Chrome, I got the blank rectangle.  However, I got the video to play on firefox.

Did Chrome stop supporting flash?
I have the same problem on IE, Edge and Opera.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: North Star on August 16, 2016, 05:20:27 AM
A broken "Watch on Youtube" link in the lower right corner is hardly symptomatic of a browser problem.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: PaulR on August 16, 2016, 05:53:57 AM
A broken "Watch on Youtube" link in the lower right corner is hardly symptomatic of a browser problem.
As I said, the video worked properly on firefox for me. 
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Rinaldo on August 16, 2016, 06:05:40 AM
As I said, the video worked properly on firefox for me.

The plot thickens!

I just checked my older threads and yup, all the videos underwent a disappearing act (in Chrome), while being still perfectly OK in Firefox. Weird..
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: amw on August 17, 2016, 03:41:15 AM
Same problem in Chrome 49.0.2623.112 (OS X 10.7). No problems in Safari (iOS 9.3) (not sure version number)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Scion7 on August 17, 2016, 04:10:52 AM
Yes, blank rectangle. That's all I get, too.

Played fine for me via Firefox 48 on OS X 10.10.5 Yosemite.

Google Chrome Version 52.0.2743.116 (64-bit) shows a black box, however.  So, it requires FlashPlayer. And it is not supported now - despite:  https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/flash-player-google-chrome.html - no such extension in my out-of-the-box Chrome. They've kicked it to the curb.  I have not gone out of my way to find a way to get around this and install it - Safari, SeaMonkey, Firefox are better alternatives.

Additionally, Opera Version: 39.0.2256.48 plays the video fine with Flashplayer installed/activated.

Just make sure you keep this extension "off - must ask" - you don't want Adobe Flashplayer always running in the background - security issues!
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on August 17, 2016, 04:07:23 PM
So, for me, anyway, YouTube videos are back in action. Hopefully for good.



Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Rinaldo on August 17, 2016, 07:14:59 PM
So, for me, anyway, YouTube videos are back in action. Hopefully for good.

Yup! A-OK here as well.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: North Star on August 17, 2016, 07:49:10 PM
So, for me, anyway, YouTube videos are back in action. Hopefully for good.
+2
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Scion7 on August 26, 2016, 04:00:43 AM
Two issues:  1)  there's this "Mirror Image" Russian-spam thing that pops up on so many threads - obviously, some Putin-paid-for spambot - any way to track it down with nanites to eat it to the core?   ;D  :P
Ok, that was mean.

but 2) - some Amazon images show up with the '

' and some don't - I get around it sometimes by going to different Amazon domains - i.e., .UK or .FE or .DE ...
 any idea what causes this and how to fix-er-upper?

Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Gurn Blanston on August 26, 2016, 04:37:10 AM
Two issues:  1)  there's this "Mirror Image" Russian-spam thing that pops up on so many threads - obviously, some Putin-paid-for spambot - any way to track it down with nanites to eat it to the core?   ;D  :P
Ok, that was mean.

but 2) - some Amazon images show up with the '

' and some don't - I get around it sometimes by going to different Amazon domains - i.e., .UK or .FE or .DE ...
 any idea what causes this and how to fix-er-upper?

I've tried on the MI thing, but there it is... :-\

The reason the Amazon picture thing happens is when Amazon doesn't actually have that item in stock themselves, they don't have a picture for it either. Usually you can see that the picture they have in those cases is a 'customer image', which is not attached to the description like an internally hosted picture will be. Usually I go and copy the image location and put it into a [img][/ img] bracket and it will display underneath the actual link. It isn't pretty but it serves the purpose.  You need to give Jeff Bezos' email to MI and see what he can do there. :)

8)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: North Star on August 26, 2016, 04:45:34 AM
I've tried on the MI thing, but there it is... :-\

The reason the Amazon picture thing happens is when Amazon doesn't actually have that item in stock themselves, they don't have a picture for it either. Usually you can see that the picture they have in those cases is a 'customer image', which is not attached to the description like an internally hosted picture will be. Usually I go and copy the image location and put it into a [img][/ img] bracket and it will display underneath the actual link. It isn't pretty but it serves the purpose.  You need to give Jeff Bezos' email to MI and see what he can do there. :)

8)
Well if you go to all that bother, you can just make the actual image the link after you get the GMG address using the ASIN code.  8)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Gurn Blanston on August 26, 2016, 05:02:44 AM
Well if you go to all that bother, you can just make the actual image the link after you get the GMG address using the ASIN code.  8)

More than one way to skin a cat. Although it is no bother either way if you are already there. I'm curious what your link code would then appear like.

8)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: North Star on August 26, 2016, 05:07:50 AM
Code: [Select]
[url=http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000006NXP/?tag=goodmusicguideco][img height=370]http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B000006NXP.01.L.jpg][/img][/url]
(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B000006NXP.01.L.jpg]) (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000006NXP/?tag=goodmusicguideco)

Can't have this (http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/Themes/default/images/buysmall.png) on the image itself, though...





Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Gurn Blanston on August 26, 2016, 09:12:47 AM
AH, OK, so you just nested the whole thing inside one url brace. Nice, I like it. :)

8)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on October 01, 2016, 07:46:58 AM
GMG a bit buggy today, a lot of "an error occurred" messages when trying to go to All Unread, for instance.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: North Star on October 01, 2016, 07:50:17 AM
GMG a bit buggy today, a lot of "an error occurred" messages when trying to go to All Unread, for instance.
Ditto.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: (: premont :) on October 03, 2016, 11:48:48 AM
When I want to visit the forum, I very often get a message telling me, that access is denied. This may happen almost every day and last for many hours.

Anybody got similar problems?
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: North Star on October 03, 2016, 12:01:29 PM
When I want to visit the forum, I very often get a message telling me, that access is denied. This may happen almost every day and last for many hours.

Anybody got similar problems?
I got that once today.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Mirror Image on January 06, 2017, 10:33:04 AM
I seem to be having problems posting as there seems to be some kind of lag when I go to make a post. Anyone else having this issue today?
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: aligreto on January 06, 2017, 11:34:54 AM
I seem to be having problems posting as there seems to be some kind of lag when I go to make a post. Anyone else having this issue today?

Yes, I am experiencing something similar. I preview a post if it contains an image [to ensure that the image will be OK] and sometimes I have a slight delay while the image is being retrieved. Today this is taking longer than normal.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Mirror Image on January 06, 2017, 12:04:11 PM
Yes, I am experiencing something similar. I preview a post if it contains an image [to ensure that the image will be OK] and sometimes I have a slight delay while the image is being retrieved. Today this is taking longer than normal.

Yeah, it seems to be a bit better now. Are you running an Apple or PC? Just curious as to maybe it was something with my own computer.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: aligreto on January 06, 2017, 02:39:58 PM
PC, Windows 10, Chrome and still slow.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: aligreto on January 07, 2017, 01:42:33 AM
Back to normal today  :)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Marc on May 03, 2017, 08:09:13 PM
Due to high stress on the server, the search function has been automatically and temporarily disabled. Please try again in a short while.

Probably reported before, but I see this quite a lot recently.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Que on June 22, 2017, 10:44:46 AM
Due to high stress on the server, the search function has been automatically and temporarily disabled. Please try again in a short while.

Probably reported before, but I see this quite a lot recently.

Same here.. Particularly when trying to use the search option or to look at the listing of my own (or anyone else's) posts.

Q
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on June 24, 2017, 05:57:22 AM
Related?  Today I again get the (periodic) The server's resources are temporarily under too high a demand to find all the topics you have not read. msg
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: aligreto on June 25, 2017, 10:10:41 AM
Related?  Today I again get the (periodic) The server's resources are temporarily under too high a demand to find all the topics you have not read. msg

I have not experienced this at all until this evening when it was a constant issue.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Parsifal on June 27, 2017, 09:13:36 AM
I remember that in the past the extreme length of some of the popular threads, such as "What are you listening to now," was putting a big load on the server, since the long list of posts would have to be accessed whenever a member interacted with the thread. I wonder if something similar is happening now.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on July 16, 2017, 09:24:13 AM
This morning I changed my avatar. I tried a few different images, but it kept getting cut off on the right side.  :-[

I fixed it by shrinking the image down to 160x160. Still, the forum used to do this automatically, right?
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Mirror Image on December 08, 2017, 05:48:19 AM
This morning I changed my avatar. I tried a few different images, but it kept getting cut off on the right side.  :-[

I fixed it by shrinking the image down to 160x160. Still, the forum used to do this automatically, right?

That’s correct. It absolutely sucks to have to do this now.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Mirror Image on February 27, 2018, 07:49:14 AM
I keep getting this error message on the Schoenberg thread:

Connection Problems

Sorry, SMF was unable to connect to the database. This may be caused by the server being busy. Please try again later.
Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/goodmu/public_html/community/Sources/Errors.php:415) in /home/goodmu/public_html/community/Sources/Errors.php on line 346

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/goodmu/public_html/community/Sources/Errors.php:415) in /home/goodmu/public_html/community/Sources/Errors.php on line 347

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/goodmu/public_html/community/Sources/Errors.php:415) in /home/goodmu/public_html/community/Sources/Errors.php on line 348

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/goodmu/public_html/community/Sources/Errors.php:415) in /home/goodmu/public_html/community/Sources/Errors.php on line 351

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/goodmu/public_html/community/Sources/Errors.php:415) in /home/goodmu/public_html/community/Sources/Errors.php on line 352

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/goodmu/public_html/community/Sources/Errors.php:415) in /home/goodmu/public_html/community/Sources/Errors.php on line 353
Connection Problems

Sorry, SMF was unable to connect to the database. This may be caused by the server being busy. Please try again later.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Mirror Image on February 27, 2018, 08:41:18 AM
I keep getting this error message on the Schoenberg thread:

Connection Problems

Sorry, SMF was unable to connect to the database. This may be caused by the server being busy. Please try again later.
Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/goodmu/public_html/community/Sources/Errors.php:415) in /home/goodmu/public_html/community/Sources/Errors.php on line 346

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/goodmu/public_html/community/Sources/Errors.php:415) in /home/goodmu/public_html/community/Sources/Errors.php on line 347

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/goodmu/public_html/community/Sources/Errors.php:415) in /home/goodmu/public_html/community/Sources/Errors.php on line 348

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/goodmu/public_html/community/Sources/Errors.php:415) in /home/goodmu/public_html/community/Sources/Errors.php on line 351

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/goodmu/public_html/community/Sources/Errors.php:415) in /home/goodmu/public_html/community/Sources/Errors.php on line 352

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/goodmu/public_html/community/Sources/Errors.php:415) in /home/goodmu/public_html/community/Sources/Errors.php on line 353
Connection Problems

Sorry, SMF was unable to connect to the database. This may be caused by the server being busy. Please try again later.

This same error message came up in the Poulenc thread. :-\ Rob, could you tell me what’s happening?
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on February 27, 2018, 09:43:11 AM
I've seen that a few times today, as well.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Mirror Image on February 27, 2018, 09:53:04 AM
I've seen that a few times today, as well.

Good to hear that it’s not just me with the problem. :)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Baron Scarpia on February 27, 2018, 10:09:39 AM
Rob has explained elsewhere that he is in the process of moving to a new server because the current one lacks the resources to manage the board. I suspect the flakiness is related to that straining of server resources.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Mirror Image on February 27, 2018, 10:10:27 AM
Rob has explained elsewhere that he is in the process of moving to a new server because the current one lacks the resources to manage the board. I suspect the flakiness is related to that straining of server resources.

Ah yes, that’s a strong possibility indeed.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: "Harry" on February 28, 2018, 08:41:22 AM
Ah yes, that’s a strong possibility indeed.

I have the same problem.
Rob will solve it. :)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: JBS on January 05, 2019, 04:49:32 PM
The "unread posts" function does not seem to be working, although the "read new replies" is.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Gurn Blanston on January 05, 2019, 06:34:26 PM
The "unread posts" function does not seem to be working, although the "read new replies" is.

Not sure what to tell you, it is working for me. If it continues to not work for you, let me know.

8)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Ghost of Baron Scarpia on March 30, 2019, 11:00:11 PM
Using Safari under MacOS (10.14.4, Mohave) I am seeing a notice "Not Secure" in the URL window of the browser. Using Chrome on the same Mac also gives me a "Not Secure" warning in the URL window.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: GioCar on March 31, 2019, 01:49:37 AM
That's because the GMG site uses the http instead of the https.

Here's a good page on what they are, and the differences between the two
https://www.guru99.com/difference-http-vs-https.html



Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Gurn Blanston on March 31, 2019, 06:09:05 AM
Yup, what HE said. FWIW, it does the same to me, too. My security software told me it's only a problem if I'm on a page where I enter potentially secure data. Since the intent here is that everyone can read whatever I write, that's a non-issue.

8)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Ghost of Baron Scarpia on March 31, 2019, 08:08:04 AM
Yes, I know about http vs https, but my point is that it didn't used to tell me "Not Secure" so I was wondering if something changed. Now I see that it is not showing "not secure" on one computer, but it is showing it on another computer which should be identical (OS and browser). Probably I unknowingly changed a browser configuration setting on that computer without realizing it and that affects whether the warning is displayed.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Florestan on March 31, 2019, 09:05:31 AM
Had I been winning a dollar every time I visited a "not secure" web page I would have been a millionaire by now.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Gurn Blanston on March 31, 2019, 09:31:48 AM
Yes, I know about http vs https, but my point is that it didn't used to tell me "Not Secure" so I was wondering if something changed. Now I see that it is not showing "not secure" on one computer, but it is showing it on another computer which should be identical (OS and browser). Probably I unknowingly changed a browser configuration setting on that computer without realizing it and that affects whether the warning is displayed.

I never changed any settings on Chrome or Firefox (work), probably both after they updated, they just suddenly started showing that one day, as though it was some big new scary feature. I'd sooner they wouldn't...  ::)

8)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on March 31, 2019, 10:43:13 AM
Had I been winning a dollar every time I visited a "not secure" web page I would have been a millionaire by now.

Yeah, but that would be counterfeit money.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Ghost of Baron Scarpia on March 31, 2019, 10:53:59 AM
I never changed any settings on Chrome or Firefox (work), probably both after they updated, they just suddenly started showing that one day, as though it was some big new scary feature. I'd sooner they wouldn't...  ::)

8)

You say that now, but wait until your account is hacked and posts dismissing Haydn as a talentless hack start appearing under your moniker. :)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dungeon Master on April 02, 2019, 11:54:07 AM
The Secure warning only means that any data you send to the website is encrypted. This is important if you are entering bank passwords or other high-risk data. Not so important if you are just browsing a classical music forum. Theoretically, some hacker could intercept your login password, but I regard that as low risk.

Simple solution: click (and/or bookmark) "https://www.good-music-guide.com/community". The https is the important bit. You are now browsing the same forum, with no more security warning.

cheers
Rob
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Ghost of Baron Scarpia on April 03, 2019, 11:33:34 AM
The Secure warning only means that any data you send to the website is encrypted. This is important if you are entering bank passwords or other high-risk data. Not so important if you are just browsing a classical music forum. Theoretically, some hacker could intercept your login password, but I regard that as low risk.

Simple solution: click (and/or bookmark) "https://www.good-music-guide.com/community". The https is the important bit. You are now browsing the same forum, with no more security warning.

cheers
Rob

You put your finger on it. The way I access the site the URL gets fished up from the recently visited URL list and on one computer I use it is http:// and on another it happens to be https:// That explains the difference. It wasn't obvious because for some reason browsers today tend to hide the http:// part of the URL. I probably should make some sort of bookmark so that I get the secure one.

Anyway, I'm not sure security is so irrelevant. Weren't we all instructed to make our screen names different from our login names to thwart some sort of attack, a few years ago?

Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: JBS on August 15, 2019, 10:08:44 AM
I have been getting sporadic bouts of slow loading, or even not loading at all, today, for the first time in a while.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: aligreto on August 15, 2019, 12:19:48 PM
I have been getting sporadic bouts of slow loading, or even not loading at all, today, for the first time in a while.

I am also having the same problem today.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: SymphonicAddict on August 15, 2019, 03:54:24 PM
Perhaps the huge amount of pages of the What are you listening to now? thread has to do.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: kyjo on August 15, 2019, 04:26:10 PM
I am also having the same problem today.

+1
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: JBS on August 15, 2019, 05:02:14 PM
Maybe this has something to do with it?
http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,29102.msg1229064.html#msg1229064
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Marc on August 18, 2019, 04:13:18 AM
Yep.

Slow loading again. Very irritating. And yes, I think this issue has got something to do with it:

http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,29102.0.html

Loads of unwanted 'guests'.

(I hope Rob reads this thread frequently.)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on August 18, 2019, 05:45:55 AM
Slow here too.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Marc on August 18, 2019, 06:04:11 AM
Looks like a Botnet/DDoS attack to me.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: North Star on August 18, 2019, 08:28:59 AM
Looks like a Botnet/DDoS attack to me.
Indeed:

Online: 880 Guests, 10 Users
Most Online Today: 2340. Most Online Ever: 3182 (14 August 2019, 14:29:19)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: (: premont :) on August 18, 2019, 11:36:41 AM
I think it is interesting that a fair amount of these guests (according to who is online today) exert unknown action.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Gurn Blanston on August 18, 2019, 12:02:57 PM
I've reported it to Rob, when morning comes to Oz he will at least know to check it out, provided he is not on a road trip right now. FWIW, I agree with y'all; looks like an attack of the Botnet to me, too.  :-\

8)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: JBS on August 19, 2019, 07:06:53 PM
The server keeps thinking I am double posting (that is, posting an identical message immediately after the first) even though I only click on the "post" button once.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: JBS on August 19, 2019, 07:08:48 PM
The message I keep getting
Quote
Not Acceptable
An appropriate representation of the requested resource /community/index.php could not be found on this server.

Additionally, a 406 Not Acceptable error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

Edit...just to be clear, the actual post does post.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: pjme on August 19, 2019, 10:41:09 PM
GMG is very slow again this morning.

P.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: "Harry" on August 20, 2019, 02:03:23 AM
Not only slow, I was several times in the morning victim of not being allowed access to the most popular classical site in the world :laugh:
But really it gets one frustrated not getting in,
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: steve ridgway on August 20, 2019, 06:43:28 AM
Yes the pages keep timing out on me, I may be forced to go and discuss rock music or tarot for a while :'(.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: aligreto on August 20, 2019, 11:40:27 AM
It literally took me many hours before I could successfully log on here tonight. This is a worrying development.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: kyjo on August 20, 2019, 11:45:30 AM
It literally took me many hours before I could successfully log on here tonight. This is a worrying development.

+1
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: "Harry" on August 20, 2019, 12:06:16 PM
I only managed to get in for about 5 minutes the rest of the day was no connection.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: vandermolen on August 20, 2019, 01:37:46 PM
I've been out all day and was unaware of this worrying development. I have found it very slow during the last week or so but seems ok tonight.

I hope that I don't have to spend every evening on my cat group instead  ::)
 8)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: steve ridgway on August 20, 2019, 07:10:13 PM
It’s fine at the moment, home page shows 1491 guests and 4 users.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: steve ridgway on August 20, 2019, 07:41:37 PM
It’s just had a minute or two of slowness, good again with 2220 guests, then very slow with “server stopped responding” errors then OK again with 1265 guests and again slow with 1237. The “page created in” times are around 0.05s.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Irons on August 21, 2019, 05:01:00 AM
Not clued up on computer matters but is it possible that at particular times of the day the site cannot handle the amount of traffic and becomes overloaded? The amount of guests at times is quite high.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Maestro267 on August 21, 2019, 05:07:08 AM
Just here to second all the slow-loading comments. It's happened every day for a while now for me.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Jo498 on August 21, 2019, 05:11:27 AM
For me it was bad yesterday, but today seems to work perfectly fine.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: "Harry" on August 21, 2019, 05:18:18 AM
Most of the day no entering this forum, its on and off like a traffic light.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: (: premont :) on August 21, 2019, 06:00:53 AM
Most of the day no entering this forum, its on and off like a traffic light.

Same with me.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Jo498 on August 21, 2019, 07:18:09 AM
Perfectly fine was premature, but it seems to work most of the time, if rather slow.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: "Harry" on August 21, 2019, 07:20:25 AM
We all understand the signs of what is happening, eventually the site will collapse. Its not the first time you know. Memory may be full.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: JBS on August 21, 2019, 07:31:47 AM
The problem seems to be at its worst when it's late evening/early morning in the US.  (It was slow about an hour ago, but right now seems fine.)  [That would be morning/mid day in Europe, correct?]
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: "Harry" on August 21, 2019, 08:30:03 AM
The problem seems to be at its worst when it's late evening/early morning in the US.  (It was slow about an hour ago, but right now seems fine.)  [That would be morning/mid day in Europe, correct?]

Yes correct
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: pjme on August 24, 2019, 12:59:02 AM
Indeed: less problems in the morning - afternoon & evening :increasingly slow.
Peter
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Cato on August 24, 2019, 06:29:16 AM
Yesterday at school I was receiving Error Messages/Timed-Out messages, etc. about GMG not loading.  At home, the same thing happened and today is again happening, OR it is taking several minutes to load each page...like this one, which has taken 5 minutes total to enter today.

Who knows how long it will take to send it?

Here goes!   8)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: J.A.W. on August 24, 2019, 07:18:37 AM
Very problematic here, pages either don't load or very slowly.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Brewski on August 24, 2019, 08:18:02 AM
Hello, all of you patient GMG denizens, the moderators have contacted Rob (the site's owner, for those here who are new), and he will likely have a solution to the problem. That said, he may be on holiday, so "back to normal" may take awhile. (I have also been experiencing slowdowns here and there.)

We've also noticed an unusually high number of bots hanging around the site, which may be the source of the problem.

In any case, stay tuned, and in the meantime, hang in there, and hope you're hearing something great. (Me: Dvořák Symphony No. 6, in the recording below.)



--Bruce
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Brewski on August 24, 2019, 08:23:18 AM
PS, if you look at "Who's Online," you'll see 35+ pages of "Guests." Usually that number is around 6 or 7 pages.  :o

--Bruce
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on August 27, 2019, 08:56:58 AM
Hello, all of you patient GMG denizens, the moderators have contacted Rob (the site's owner, for those here who are new), and he will likely have a solution to the problem. That said, he may be on holiday, so "back to normal" may take awhile. (I have also been experiencing slowdowns here and there.)

We've also noticed an unusually high number of bots hanging around the site, which may be the source of the problem.

In any case, stay tuned, and in the meantime, hang in there, and hope you're hearing something great. (Me: Dvořák Symphony No. 6, in the recording below.)

(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00000E4KO.01.L.jpg)

--Bruce

Thanks for the word, Bruce.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Gurn Blanston on August 27, 2019, 11:28:59 AM
I don't  know, maybe it's just me, but the site is flying today, like nothing was ever wrong. Hmmmm.... :)

8)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: aligreto on August 27, 2019, 12:13:02 PM
I don't  know, maybe it's just me, but the site is flying today, like nothing was ever wrong. Hmmmm.... :)

8)

Lucky you!
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: vandermolen on August 27, 2019, 11:24:58 PM
Lucky you!
+1
Very slow this morning. Like trying to get through to the tax office on the telephone.
 :(
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: "Harry" on August 28, 2019, 01:38:48 AM
Well you never know when you will be allowed on, it rather takes the fun out of posting.
For me, only a few windows a day for getting in, and often it won't post, however long I wait.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: vandermolen on August 28, 2019, 11:23:03 AM
Bit better this evening.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Brewski on August 28, 2019, 04:24:41 PM
Yes, seems to come and go. Earlier today I couldn't get on at all, but now it's lightning fast.

Still no word from Rob, which makes me think he's on holiday.

--Bruce
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: HIPster on August 29, 2019, 12:08:25 PM
Thanks, Bruce.  :)

Haven't been able to log in for three days. . .

Blazing speed right now!
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: "Harry" on August 29, 2019, 11:34:19 PM
The windows are open for me just a couple of minutes a day. So starting a review does not mean you are able to post it, and that happened quite a lot of times for me. So I wait this out, until Rob can solve the problem.
What's the fun if you are thrown out all the time.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Que on August 30, 2019, 12:12:58 AM
For me the site is unresponsive 80-90% of the time....   :(
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: J.A.W. on August 30, 2019, 01:30:26 AM
For me the site is unresponsive 80-90% of the time....   :(

Same here...
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: aligreto on August 30, 2019, 06:58:36 AM
Unfortunately it has now become a major chore to visit this site and next near impossible to log on to it.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Roasted Swan on August 30, 2019, 07:24:07 AM
Unfortunately it has now become a major chore to visit this site and next near impossible to log on to it.

+1.... sadly
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Biffo on August 30, 2019, 08:49:39 AM
With me it is worst in the middle of the day,  UK time. I persist and it is a mild nuisance rather than a chore. Perhaps it is worse in other time zones.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Toccata&Fugue on August 30, 2019, 08:58:37 AM
It was down all day yesterday (or at least every time I checked) and I was only able view it just now. Not sure how long long I'm willing to put up with this.                 
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Maestro267 on August 30, 2019, 11:04:08 AM
With me it is worst in the middle of the day,  UK time.

This. Every day it happens now, and usually around mid-afternoon. It's 9pm now and obviously I'm able to post. It's getting frustrating.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: André on August 30, 2019, 11:48:57 AM
I agree it is frustrating. To preserve GMG  (its members, its culture) I think it is worth putting up with the inferior/faulty server it is housed on. I would hate to see people go for that reason only. Maybe some day it will benefit from better hardware. I really hope it will.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: "Harry" on August 30, 2019, 12:26:52 PM
We must always remember that Rob has to pay for the running of this site  and all additional costs.  To get on a better server and better protection  against Bots, and other nasty things, is a money drain.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Cato on August 30, 2019, 01:02:45 PM
Right now, things obviously are working, and were working early this morning.  But then, right after I wrote a "Grammar Grumble" (q.v.), things were taking forever. 

Very strange!
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: relm1 on August 30, 2019, 03:03:11 PM
Yes, seems to come and go. Earlier today I couldn't get on at all, but now it's lightning fast.

Still no word from Rob, which makes me think he's on holiday.

--Bruce

Oh come on.  He's retired from this site.  Is there any other alternative person who can reach him otherwise where else shall we go to talk music? 
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: JBS on August 30, 2019, 03:09:39 PM
I don't think he is retired in anyway. But he does have a personal life that includes being away for more than a few days at various times.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: vandermolen on August 31, 2019, 01:42:47 AM
Ok this morning. Doesn't Rob go cycling in the Andes or things like that? Might be difficult to track him down there.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: "Harry" on August 31, 2019, 01:45:55 AM
For me this morning and actually always, its like a traffic light, almost never long enough on to post whatever I listen to. I always creep into the openings that only last a few minutes at a time.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: vandermolen on August 31, 2019, 10:18:42 AM
I spoke too soon as the message I posted above the one from Harry was the only time that I was able to access the site until now.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Florestan on August 31, 2019, 10:21:56 AM
I don't think he is retired in anyway. But he does have a personal life that includes being away for more than a few days months at various times.

Fixed.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: aligreto on September 01, 2019, 03:59:35 AM
Please forgive my ignorance in these matters [I am a child of the Analogue Age after all] but do these Bot attacks pose any substantial risk of a virus infection to those computers that access here in any way?
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: "Harry" on September 01, 2019, 04:04:25 AM
Please forgive my ignorance in these matters [I am a child of the Analogue Age after all] but do these Bot attacks pose any substantial risk of a virus infection to those computers that access here in any way?

The answer can be short....YES.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: aligreto on September 01, 2019, 04:56:56 AM
The answer can be short....YES.

OK. Not good but thank you.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: vandermolen on September 03, 2019, 01:43:37 AM
Working better this morning.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Maestro267 on September 03, 2019, 02:32:18 AM
Yes, but it's usually around mid-afternoon that it tends to stop working for me.

I hate to say it too, but it does concern me a bit that the person who owns the site seems to be so hard to get hold of. If the mods can't even get contact, we're all kinda stuck. It's a shame if we do have to leave; this is by far the friendliest, most welcoming classical forum I've come across.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: SymphonicAddict on September 03, 2019, 02:38:01 PM
Yes, but it's usually around mid-afternoon that it tends to stop working for me.

I hate to say it too, but it does concern me a bit that the person who owns the site seems to be so hard to get hold of. If the mods can't even get contact, we're all kinda stuck. It's a shame if we do have to leave; this is by far the friendliest, most welcoming classical forum I've come across.

+1
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: pjme on September 03, 2019, 11:28:22 PM
The problem continues...
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: The new erato on September 03, 2019, 11:31:54 PM
Crappy response most of the day, but occasionally it works all right.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Marc on September 04, 2019, 09:18:12 AM
It's no fun actually.
Even though I've become mainly a modest lurker.
The board needs a 2nd man (or woman) who can solve problems like these.
No offense against Rob, I truly love him for creating this forum and keeping it going for such a long time already, but IMHO solid technical support should be available when issues like these turn up.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: "Harry" on September 04, 2019, 09:37:21 AM
It's no fun actually.
Even though I've become mainly a modest lurker.
The board needs a 2nd man (or woman) who can solve problems like these.
No offense against Rob, I truly love him for creating this forum and keeping it going for such a long time already, but IMHO solid technical support should be available when issues like these turn up.

Agreed!
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: pjme on September 04, 2019, 09:45:12 AM
+1!!
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: 71 dB on September 04, 2019, 11:47:34 AM
For me this forum seems to work well in the evenings (~9 pm onwards, GMT +3 time zone ) while in the morning/daytime no hope...

...these problems with the forum have helped me getting less active on the political threads so something positive...
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Cato on September 04, 2019, 01:51:52 PM
Things have improved here in Ohio in the late afternoon and (right now) evening (6:51 P.M. E.D.T.): this morning and in the early afternoon things were slow to failing to load, which latter phenomenon led, of course, to the "Error Message" thing!!!  :o
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: J.A.W. on September 04, 2019, 02:00:03 PM
Here (Netherlands) it works well after 6 PM, but it's a no-go by day.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: relm1 on September 04, 2019, 03:17:45 PM
This site is most likely the target of spam bots that are hitting it on regular schedules because it wasn't routinely monitored or updated.  Unless someone can reach the original maintainer of this site who probably hasn't logged on in years, we should do as he did and abandon this place.  This problem will not go away on its own.  Any other recommendations for classical music discussion forums, please post.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Brewski on September 04, 2019, 04:30:50 PM
This site is most likely the target of spam bots that are hitting it on regular schedules because it wasn't routinely monitored or updated.  Unless someone can reach the original maintainer of this site who probably hasn't logged on in years, we should do as he did and abandon this place.  This problem will not go away on its own.  Any other recommendations for classical music discussion forums, please post.

Just FYI (and not trying to argue with you), Rob was last here on August 18. He often takes extended vacations, with no Internet access (which is a fine idea), and I would imagine this time of year, that's exactly what's happened.

He is generally very responsive to emails. Yes, it would be nice if he had a "second-in-command" to help out in these instances, but he already spends thousands of dollars out of his own pocket to keep this site funded. 99% of the time, things here run smoothly.

If this is a DoS or DDoS attack (which are rare here), it would seem just a stroke of bad luck that it happened while he was away.

Again, not trying to provoke, just to provide context.

--Bruce
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: vandermolen on September 05, 2019, 12:14:01 PM
Thanks Bruce for the update. I intend to stick around in the hope that things will improve. I've made too many friends and discovered so much great music through this forum to leave, however, the problems with access to the site are frustrating. Of course, we in the UK are quite used to things breaking down with nobody being in charge!
 8)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: JBS on September 05, 2019, 05:37:26 PM
FWIW, I have little or trouble in the afternoon and evening (US East Coast times) but can not reach the site in the morning (again, that is US East Coast time).

Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Ken B on September 05, 2019, 06:27:05 PM
I find that when I get in it is faster than it has ever been, but that I can only get in about 60% of the time.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Irons on September 05, 2019, 10:29:14 PM
Hopefully not a false dawn but I seem to be up and running. Well done for sorting this out.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dungeon Master on September 05, 2019, 11:02:36 PM
Hi All. The rumours of my demise have been exaggerated. Been away. Back now.

Looks like a few issues to sort out. I will start will a reboot of the server (IT Crowd (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nn2FB1P_Mn8)) and see if that resolves things.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Brewski on September 06, 2019, 12:30:00 AM
Rob, dee-lighted to see you, and at the moment, "Have you tried turning it off and on?" ;D seems to have worked. (How did I miss what looks like a very funny show?)

Running lightning-fast here. Thank you.

--Bruce
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: "Harry" on September 06, 2019, 01:07:01 AM
Its as slow as it was before, and often impossible to get on the site at all, so no lightning fast I am afraid. But who knows, it is now available and fast, but 10 minutes ago I could not get on.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dungeon Master on September 06, 2019, 02:10:11 AM
Its fast for me since I rebooted, but there is still the issue of the >1000 "guests" browsing the forum. I'll do some research.

Bruce, The IT Crowd is one of the funniest shows ever, but very much in the tradition of British comedy (eg Monty Python, Fawlty Towers) , so may not translate well to US tastes.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Brewski on September 06, 2019, 02:28:02 AM
Bruce, The IT Crowd is one of the funniest shows ever, but very much in the tradition of British comedy (eg Monty Python, Fawlty Towers) , so may not translate well to US tastes.

Since I adore both of those shows, I think that bodes well. Plus, that IT Crowd preview was hilarious. Especially liked the guy answering the phone with a recording on reel-to-reel tape, a mutilayered joke.

--Bruce
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: "Harry" on September 06, 2019, 03:02:59 AM
So far so good, fast and available at a mouse click. Thanks Rob, much obliged.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: 71 dB on September 06, 2019, 03:16:48 AM
So far so good, fast and available at a mouse click. Thanks Rob, much obliged.

Same here. Seems to be working normally. Good work Rob! 0:)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: (: premont :) on September 06, 2019, 04:08:44 AM
Yes, fast access again. Thanks Rob.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: J.A.W. on September 06, 2019, 04:12:52 AM
Yes, fast access again. Thanks Rob.

Same here.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dungeon Master on September 06, 2019, 04:20:20 AM
I'm still getting occasional long pauses.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: "Harry" on September 06, 2019, 05:41:57 AM
I'm still getting occasional long pauses.

Very long pauses yes, loading times are faster but it still takes at least 3 to 4 minutes before the pages appear, and you have to get through a few clicks, so in effect it takes much longer.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Brian on September 06, 2019, 05:47:47 AM
I'm still getting occasional long pauses.
Yes. It's about 50/50 for me whether the page dies, or loads extremely quickly.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: pjme on September 06, 2019, 05:55:07 AM
Belgium calling:

the pages load very slowly now. This morning it was slightly better though....

Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: "Harry" on September 06, 2019, 07:53:12 AM
I had to wait 31 minutes before I could post this message. ???
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on September 06, 2019, 07:57:25 AM
Hi All. The rumours of my demise have been exaggerated. Been away. Back now.

Looks like a few issues to sort out. I will start will a reboot of the server (IT Crowd (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nn2FB1P_Mn8)) and see if that resolves things.

(https://thumbs.gfycat.com/JaggedJollyComet-small.gif)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: 71 dB on September 06, 2019, 09:17:17 AM
Oh no! The bots are back! The problem free period lasted half a day.  ::)

Fuck the bots!   >:D  >:D  >:D
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: J.A.W. on September 06, 2019, 09:29:47 AM
No access here in the afternoon (my time), OK again now.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: André on September 06, 2019, 09:53:48 AM
14:50 Maple Leaf time, and no access before 14:30ish. I posted in haste in case I would be frozen out, but it looks fine so far, despite some long pauses. I don’t mind the delays, as long as the site is accessible from time to time. So many things to do  ;D.

Thanks for the efforts, Rob !
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dungeon Master on September 06, 2019, 11:40:40 AM
A few tweaks and forum seems to be fast again. I'll keep my eye on things and see if it lasts.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on September 06, 2019, 12:11:46 PM
A few tweaks and forum seems to be fast again. I'll keep my eye on things and see if it lasts.

Thanks, Rob!!

Testing a post, since that is what took forever for me earlier today. This went through quick!
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on September 06, 2019, 12:24:56 PM
Huzzah!
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Iota on September 06, 2019, 01:37:07 PM
Indeed, thanks, Rob! If only I could find the same levels of effectiveness in my own attempts at tweaking!
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: vandermolen on September 06, 2019, 01:51:32 PM
Much better here tonight. Thank you Rob.
 :)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Moonfish on September 06, 2019, 02:49:44 PM
Fantastic!!!

(https://cdn11.bigcommerce.com/s-0kvv9/images/stencil/1280x1280/products/288506/405629/apirqylzj__92316.1550695251.jpg?c=2&imbypass=on)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Ken B on September 06, 2019, 03:01:20 PM
Very fast now.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: SymphonicAddict on September 06, 2019, 03:21:06 PM
A few minutes ago it was a bit slow, but now it seems faster. I hope it remains so! And thank you!
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: "Harry" on September 07, 2019, 12:00:15 AM
It comes and it goes, if the site responds its fast, but I get as often a time out, cannot reach address, so it remains as it was I am afraid. 60 % of the time no response. No consistency.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: amw on September 07, 2019, 01:38:46 AM
Intermittently very slow or fails to load here, and seems to correspond with 800+ guests being active. Not an expert but I do suspect DDoS, not sure if server-side DDoS protection is worth the extra money it costs though.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: J.A.W. on September 07, 2019, 09:31:02 AM
No access here all day until just a few minutes ago.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: André on September 07, 2019, 09:40:56 AM
Intermittently very slow or fails to load here, and seems to correspond with 800+ guests being active. Not an expert but I do suspect DDoS, not sure if server-side DDoS protection is worth the extra money it costs though.

What are DDoS, and what business do they have in a classical music blog ??  >:(
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: "Harry" on September 07, 2019, 09:43:20 AM
Google it Andrei, you will understand what a Ddos attack is..
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: André on September 07, 2019, 09:48:15 AM
Thanks Harry, I found an entry on Wikipedia - too long to read, to be honest  ::). What I understand is that there must be a connection with that unusually large number of guests. Away with them!

BTW my name is André, not Andrei :).
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: "Harry" on September 07, 2019, 11:32:56 AM
Sorry writing your name like Andrei, a slip of the button  :)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Ken B on September 07, 2019, 11:36:27 AM
What are DDoS, and what business do they have in a classical music blog ??  >:(

Lots of Shostakovich lovers here, so possibly a disgruntled Boulez fan.  >:D
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: JBS on September 07, 2019, 04:47:10 PM
The forum refused to load any pages for about half an hour , but now (and before that) it's the quickest I can remember.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dungeon Master on September 07, 2019, 05:15:21 PM
I am aware that the forum is running very slowly and I'm working on it.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: j winter on September 09, 2019, 11:45:31 AM
Greetings,

After being locked out and wrasslin' with my account for several days, I finally just went ahead and created a new one!  ;D  Many thanks to the kind folks who tried to assist.

FWIW, the issue was that I tried to change my email address in my profile, which prompts the system to send a confirmation email.  No matter what I tried, I never managed to receive that email at my new email address (@hotmail.com), even though GMG kept saying it was sent.  The system also prevented me from creating a new account pointing to that new email (saying it was already taken), which makes me think I must have entered it correctly.  Perhaps it's something up with Hotmail, not sure -- nothing shows up in my spam filters, etc.

At any rate, I was able to create a new account using my old yahoo email, so all is good. 

Rob &/or the mods -- if it's easily possible to unlock my old account, please do so and I'll go back to that -- but it's not a big deal, or worth spending a lot of time to troubleshoot.

Cheers,
j winter (now including a space for your viewing pleasure :) )
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dungeon Master on September 11, 2019, 11:38:21 AM
Are we good?
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: SymphonicAddict on September 11, 2019, 11:56:39 AM
Yes, the site is literally flying! At least for me it is. Many thanks for your huge efforts! I hope it remains as fast as now. But it gets slow when I try post (just right now).
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Cato on September 11, 2019, 12:23:46 PM
Yes, I will be happy if it stays this way!   ;)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Christo on September 11, 2019, 01:40:40 PM
Now that the bots have gone, apparently the Havergal Brian thread also fell silent.  ???
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Cato on September 11, 2019, 02:51:16 PM
Now that the bots have gone, apparently the Havergal Brian thread also fell silent.  ???

(https://media.makeameme.org/created/coincidence-iwvom0.jpg)

Over 1,000 "guests" right now!  Classical Music has really caught on recently! 

(Still working nicely, this site!)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: relm1 on September 11, 2019, 02:56:15 PM
Yes, the site is literally flying! At least for me it is. Many thanks for your huge efforts! I hope it remains as fast as now. But it gets slow when I try post (just right now).

No.  It depends when you access it.  It crawls at times and flies at times.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: André on September 11, 2019, 03:33:56 PM
No.  It depends when you access it.  It crawls at times and flies at times.

No luck accessing the site this morning. I only got in around noon, and it’s been all right since then.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on September 11, 2019, 04:18:58 PM
I am aware that the forum is running very slowly and I'm working on it.

Greatly appreciate all your efforts, sieur!
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: vandermolen on September 11, 2019, 04:50:13 PM
Greatly appreciate all your efforts, sieur!
+1

No problem now at 02.49 am!
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Gurn Blanston on September 11, 2019, 05:04:52 PM
No luck accessing the site this morning. I only got in around noon, and it’s been all right since then.

Been just like that for me for the last few days: Can't get on from ~7AM CDT until ca. 11AM. Then, it works like a champ until I leave ~10PM. Next day(s) the same. Very strange behavior... :-\

8)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on September 11, 2019, 06:27:50 PM
I am aware that the forum is running very slowly and I'm working on it.

Are we good?

It's been mostly bad since your first post above, but right now it seems excellent.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Florestan on September 11, 2019, 11:07:00 PM
So far, so good. Fingers crossed.  :)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Herman on September 11, 2019, 11:08:14 PM
This is the first time I'm getting access in a week. Good work!
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: "Harry" on September 11, 2019, 11:10:48 PM
Yes it is better, but still not so fast as it should be. I had to wait a full 2 minutes before there was a reaction, going through the different sections took me another 2 minutes. So there are still issues. But this is better as it was. It must have cost Rob a lot of effort.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: pjme on September 11, 2019, 11:38:33 PM
GMG seems to work quite nicely this morning.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: (: premont :) on September 12, 2019, 12:46:23 AM
GMG seems to work quite nicely this morning.

Certainly.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: "Harry" on September 12, 2019, 12:48:00 AM
Yes Agreed. It works fine now :)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Florestan on September 12, 2019, 01:34:42 AM
Certainly.

Looks like the problem has been solved. Many thanks, Rob!
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Gurn Blanston on September 12, 2019, 03:33:56 AM
By all appearances, Rob's efforts have been successful. This is the first time in 2 weeks I can get on in the morning. :) And smoothly, too! Thanks, Rob!

8)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: André on September 12, 2019, 03:56:37 AM
By all appearances, Rob's efforts have been successful. This is the first time in 2 weeks I can get on in the morning. :) And smoothly, too! Thanks, Rob!

8)

+1

Good job, Rob !
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Irons on September 12, 2019, 05:02:22 AM
+1

Good job, Rob !

+2

Says something that so many forum members have stayed loyal during such a difficult period.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: aligreto on September 12, 2019, 05:14:51 AM
I cannot remember the last time that I was able to log on. Even lurking was a big problem for me. However, it is great to be able to resume normal business. Long may this continue.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: "Harry" on September 12, 2019, 05:22:32 AM
We are all in our ways addicted to this site. I honestly would not know where to go, if GMG would not exist anymore. But I am awfully glad all works again, and swift.
Curious to what the problem actually was.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Cato on September 12, 2019, 05:33:53 AM
+2

Says something that so many forum members have stayed loyal during such a difficult period.



I suppose the moderators would be able to tell me for sure, but I think I have been here for over 15 years.



I cannot remember the last time that I was able to log on. Even lurking was a big problem for me. However, it is great to be able to resume normal business. Long may this continue.


Amen!   0:)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Gurn Blanston on September 12, 2019, 06:22:34 AM


I suppose the moderators would be able to tell me for sure, but I think I have been here for over 15 years.



Amen!   0:)

No, records beyond this particular iteration of the software are lost as far as membership goes, so April 12, 2007, same as all the old-timers. I know I started here in Spring of 2003, and remember you here, like, forever! :)

8)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Marc on September 12, 2019, 07:28:22 AM
Upon earlier today (European time) I still had problems to gain access or log in.

It looks as it has gone better during this day. Fingers crossed it will remain like this.

Thanks for the work, Rob!

(EDIT: I still have my doubts about the huge amount of guests though.)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Cato on September 12, 2019, 07:41:21 AM
No, records beyond this particular iteration of the software are lost as far as membership goes, so April 12, 2007, same as all the old-timers. I know I started here in Spring of 2003, and remember you here, like, forever! :)

8)


Thanks for the information!  So I might be closer to 17 years of writing about Classical Music...and other things!  Oy!   :D

Karl predates me, so perhaps he has a more exact memory than I do!   0:)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Traverso on September 12, 2019, 07:49:40 AM
It's just fine,no troubles,glad that it is functioning now.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Ken B on September 12, 2019, 08:02:38 AM
Been good today.  Except for the content of course  8)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Brewski on September 12, 2019, 09:16:28 AM
Working fine at all hours the last day or so -- thanks so much, Rob! And echoing many of the sentiments that others posted above.

--Bruce
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Gurn Blanston on September 12, 2019, 09:33:02 AM

Thanks for the information!  So I might be closer to 17 years of writing about Classical Music...and other things!  Oy!   :D

Karl predates me, so perhaps he has a more exact memory than I do!   0:)

You think he does? I was here for certain when he joined, I was already a mod. I got several PM's warning me about what a troublemaker he was. Better now, I guess...  :D :D

8)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: vandermolen on September 12, 2019, 10:02:59 AM
Thanks from me too Rob  :)
It's great that I no longer have to wait until 02.00am to log on  8)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: (: premont :) on September 13, 2019, 08:31:49 AM
To day the forum has worked perfect all the time here. Thanks very much Rob.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: SonicMan46 on September 13, 2019, 08:44:00 AM
Thanks Rob for all of your efforts, much appreciated - was not posting the last few weeks because of the frustrations, so hope all is well! Dave :)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Christo on September 13, 2019, 10:58:48 AM
Been good today.  Except for the content of course  8)
That's not fair - I didn't post anything.  ???
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Florestan on September 13, 2019, 11:23:57 AM
That's not fair - I didn't post anything.  ???

It's perfectly fair, actually: Ken posted a lot.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Ken B on September 13, 2019, 12:48:19 PM
It's perfectly fair, actually: Ken posted a lot.
The spam filter is broken again.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Florestan on September 13, 2019, 12:53:47 PM
The spam filter is broken again.

Takes a genius to break it, but you wouldn't acknowledge it even if I hit you at light's speed.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Que on September 13, 2019, 10:40:06 PM
Rob, I'm really impressed - great job!!  :)

Q
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on September 14, 2019, 05:20:52 AM
You think he does? I was here for certain when he joined, I was already a mod. I got several PM's warning me about what a troublemaker he was. Better now, I guess...  :D :D

8)

Wouldn't bank on it!
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Gurn Blanston on September 14, 2019, 06:16:10 AM
Wouldn't bank on it!

:D :D  :-*

8)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Iota on September 14, 2019, 11:20:18 AM
Terrific, Rob, thanks! The site seems back to its former rude health.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dungeon Master on September 14, 2019, 03:18:24 PM
Good to hear. Happy listening everyone.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Maestro267 on September 16, 2019, 01:52:13 AM
Yeah, I seem to be able to get onto the site more often in recent days. Thanks for all the hard work!  :)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Herman on September 16, 2019, 11:26:42 PM
You think he does? I was here for certain when he joined, I was already a mod. I got several PM's warning me about what a troublemaker he was. Better now, I guess...  :D :D

8)

Yeah, I remember.

Early 2003 was the time of the great migration from CMG to GMG.

Somehow this also brings back memories of one Pink Flamingo.... or what was it? The guy who mostly confined himself to Debussy's L'apres midi?
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Florestan on September 16, 2019, 11:32:14 PM
Yeah, I remember.

Early 2003 was the time of the great migration from CMG to GMG.

Somehow this also brings back memories of one Pink Flamingo.... or what was it? The guy who mostly confined himself to Debussy's L'apres midi?

It was Pink Harp, I think, and Pelleas & Melisande.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: pjme on September 17, 2019, 01:31:42 AM
Good to hear. Happy listening everyone.

Thanks!

Peter
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Sergeant Rock on September 17, 2019, 03:09:44 AM
Somehow this also brings back memories of one Pink Flamingo.... or what was it? The guy who mostly confined himself to Debussy's L'apres midi?

It was Pink Harp, I think, and Pelleas & Melisande.

Yes Pink Harp aka Eric.

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/asheville/guidewr3.png)


Sarge
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Gurn Blanston on September 17, 2019, 03:29:07 AM
Yeah, I remember.

Early 2003 was the time of the great migration from CMG to GMG.

Somehow this also brings back memories of one Pink Flamingo.... or what was it? The guy who mostly confined himself to Debussy's L'apres midi?

:D  Yeah, the lovely and talented Eric, the Pink Harp. We did have some characters in those days. Unlike some, I don't actually miss them a lot. But they do give some pause for reminiscence. :)

8)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Gurn Blanston on September 17, 2019, 03:31:04 AM
Yes Pink Harp aka Eric.

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/asheville/guidewr3.png)


Sarge

Great pic, Sarge. You've encapsulated the entire persona perfectly, except for the persistence, of course. Perhaps a thousand copies, side by each?  ;)

8)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Sergeant Rock on September 17, 2019, 03:37:12 AM
Great pic, Sarge. You've encapsulated the entire persona perfectly, except for the persistence, of course. Perhaps a thousand copies, side by each?  ;)

8)

I can't take credit for it. I don't recall who made this photoshop'd pic but it's brilliant.

Sarge
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Herman on September 17, 2019, 03:49:59 AM
It was Pink Harp, I think, and Pelleas & Melisande.

yes in the true spirit d'escalier, "Pink Harp" occurred to me later, as I was out of the house, too.

It's interesting to see that these highly persistent, ideosyncratic posters, occurring on any group of any size, are quite endearing in hindsight.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Florestan on September 17, 2019, 03:54:27 AM
I can't take credit for it. I don't recall who made this photoshop'd pic but it's brilliant.

Sarge

Brilliant , indeed.

yes in the true spirit d'escalier, "Pink Harp" occurred to me later, as I was out of the house, too.

It's interesting to see that these highly persistent, ideosyncratic posters, occurring on any group of any size, are quite endearing in hindsight.

Possibly because they were active during a younger age of ours, one which we look upon nostalgically... When I meet people who tell me "During Communism there were better times than today" I always reply "Of course, you were so young and full of life then!"  :D
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Cato on September 17, 2019, 04:28:49 AM
Yeah, I remember.

Early 2003 was the time of the great migration from CMG to GMG.

Somehow this also brings back memories of one Pink Flamingo.... or what was it? The guy who mostly confined himself to Debussy's L'apres midi?


It was Pink Harp, I think, and Pelleas & Melisande.


Pink Harp !!!

Oh my!  A man who must have had an army of psychiatrists either treating him or taking notes on his massive Obsessio mentalis with Debussy's Pelleas et Melisande, so that they could write papers for medical journals about him!!!

Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: "Harry" on September 17, 2019, 04:53:45 AM
Not to worry anybody, but I had again difficulty to enter the site. Not long but I had to wait before I could post, approx 30-45 seconds.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Cato on September 17, 2019, 05:07:02 AM
Pink Harp !!!

Oh my!  A man who must have had an army of psychiatrists either treating him or taking notes on his massive Obsessio mentalis with Debussy's Pelleas et Melisande, so that they could write papers for medical journals about him!!!

Digging into the archives, I found this from 12 years ago:

I wondered a day or two ago: What has happened to (former?) member PINK HARP?   :o

For those who do not know, Pink Harp had a tendency to reduce nearly every conversation to a jeremiad on the marvels of Debussy's opera Pelleas et Melisande.  And for anyone who begged to differ, you were blasted as insensitive and a Philistine. 

This led to the creation of the adjective "pinkharpian" which meant an obsessive refusal to be the slightest bit broad-minded about one's opinions in aesthetics.

Is Pink Harp  possibly still here, but under a different name and under the influence of Prozac?   $:)

Has he/she surfaced on other classical music discussion sites?

How many Pink Harps  do you know?

While searching, I came across a website mentioning a woman harpist named Erica Messer.

Hmmm!   ???   0:)

Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on September 17, 2019, 05:07:59 AM
Yes Pink Harp aka Eric.

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/asheville/guidewr3.png)


Sarge

aka Pelleastrian aka Homo Aestheticus

(* chortle *)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Cato on September 17, 2019, 05:17:57 AM
aka Pelleastrian aka Homo Aestheticus

(* chortle *)

There were times when he meant well, but as Wozzeck says: "Wenn einem die Natur kommt...!"   ;)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Ken B on September 17, 2019, 06:59:03 AM
Like Harry I am having a slow response today.

Why did the Clevelander dig three graves to bury his dog? The first two were too small.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: (: premont :) on September 17, 2019, 07:27:03 AM
I am also having a slow forum response to day (after 2 - 3 days with very fast action).
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: aligreto on September 17, 2019, 07:35:55 AM
Very slow here today also.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Roasted Swan on September 17, 2019, 07:41:35 AM
Very slow here today also.

me too - mainly very good and then suddenly painfully slow.  It usually loads in the end but certainly it precludes easy browsing.......
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Sergeant Rock on September 17, 2019, 07:55:53 AM
aka Pelleastrian aka Homo Aestheticus

Ah, yes...  ;D
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: aligreto on September 17, 2019, 07:58:46 AM
me too - mainly very good and then suddenly painfully slow.  It usually loads in the end but certainly it precludes easy browsing.......

.....and also hinders easy participation unfortunately.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Cato on September 17, 2019, 09:39:25 AM
I noticed a little slowness in the late morning, but now 2:40 P.M. E.D.T., it is fine!
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Traverso on September 17, 2019, 11:21:45 AM
 I noticed it this afternoon and I went to this thread just to see or other members are experiencing the same.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: j winter on September 17, 2019, 11:42:28 AM
aka Pelleastrian aka Homo Aestheticus

(* chortle *)

Yeah, good times.  Ya know, what this forum really needs are some good Mozart conspiracy theories... ;)

FYI, I was unable to log in for most of the morning EST, but it seems to be working fine now.  Not a complaint, as I know these kinds of things take a while to figure out -- just trying to provide some hopefully useful data... :)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Ken B on September 17, 2019, 01:11:29 PM
Yeah, good times.  Ya know, what this forum really needs are some good Mozart conspiracy theories... ;)

FYI, I was unable to log in for most of the morning EST, but it seems to be working fine now.  Not a complaint, as I know these kinds of things take a while to figure out -- just trying to provide some hopefully useful data... :)
There are no Mozart conspiracies left.
Mozart’s descendants through the Mme Lavoisier have systematically murdered the adherents.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Cato on September 17, 2019, 02:02:45 PM

Yeah, good times.  Ya know, what this forum really needs are some good Mozart conspiracy theories... ;)




There are no Mozart conspiracies left.
Mozart’s descendants through the Mme Lavoisier have systematically murdered the adherents.



 :o   ???   :o  DUDE!  You just put yourself in the crosshairs!   

Go underground...NOW, before it's too late!

For those who joined in recent years, the reference is to another person with a severe Obsessio mentalis: Robert Newman.  :-X

Courtesy of the International Skeptics Forum:

Quote


 The Mozart Conspiracy
No, I'm not talking about the "Mozart effect." This is something much more sinister.

Google "Robert Newman Mozart Myth" and you'll see a bunch of discussions started by this tireless and tiresome conspiracy theorist in his travels about the message boards of our not-so-new millennium. Robert Newman is a guy in England who makes dramatic allegations about Mozart. Namely, the man was a Freemason stooge who never composed a note:

Quote
"I am sure (and have much supporting evidence) that the musical career of Mozart was almost entirely manufactured, falsified, even from the time of his childhood onward by the fraternities of the Holy Roman Empire, this involving the supply to Mozart (even after his death in 1791) of music he never composed but which, being published and performed in his name as 'evidence of his genius', eventually, led to a Mozart-dominated musicology, the hijacking of historical reality, the destruction of musicology itself, and the control of what is taught and believed on music in this important period of musical history. The musical evidence (from manuscripts etc etc) is now very clear. And other researchers are increasingly agreeing with this view."
[/b]

This is garden variety delegitimization. He calls mainstream Mozart scholarship "corporate mythology" and "a fairy tale," even though (naturally) he mines the works of legitimate Mozart scholars for factoids that supposedly support his bizarre theory.

The Jesuits/Freemasons, he claims, had to come up with a homegrown Austrian genius (he also questions the authorship of the works of Haydn and Beethoven), so they presented this supposed child prodigy as a prolific musical giant. The real composers of his works were people like Sarti, Vanhal and Myslivicek: successful composers in their day, but unknown now. This also served to dumb down musical history, presumably so the musical historians would have less names to remember. He refuses to answer the many questions his strange claims raise, or to provide anything resembling evidence supporting the ideas he expounds.

Seemingly on the brink of publishing his explosive, controversial Mozart exposé for the past five years, Robert Newman has been kicked off some half a dozen classical music message boards for his predictable lack of civility and his aversion to rational dialogue. He may be a crackpot, but he's a crafty debater: he has an enormous storehouse of ominous-sounding factoids, and always tries to make the "defenders of the Mozart Myth" assume the burden of proof.

Always something new under the sun in Conspiracy World, right?

[/i][/size][/font]

See:

http://www.internationalskeptics.com/forums/showthread.php?t=161107 (http://www.internationalskeptics.com/forums/showthread.php?t=161107)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Ken B on September 17, 2019, 02:59:06 PM
Quote
You just put yourself in the crosshairs!

Not really, because I didn’t reveal the connection to Hillary Cli














Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Cato on September 17, 2019, 03:15:26 PM
Not really, because I didn’t reveal the connection to Hillary Cli

R.I.P*.  Ken B. ! 0:)



* Requiescas in Prokofiev (Or any other "P" composer you like  ;)   )

Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Gurn Blanston on September 17, 2019, 03:48:54 PM
Yeah, good times.  Ya know, what this forum really needs are some good Mozart conspiracy theories... ;)

FYI, I was unable to log in for most of the morning EST, but it seems to be working fine now.  Not a complaint, as I know these kinds of things take a while to figure out -- just trying to provide some hopefully useful data... :)

I don't believe you guys realize the debt you owe yours truly. Against all (very sound) advice from other mods and members, it was I who allowed RN into the Forum, with the exact purpose of keeping you guys amused. Now, 10 years on, he is still being discussed. I would say "success achieved". You're welcome.  0:) >:D 0:) >:D 0:) >:D 0:)   :laugh:

8)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on September 17, 2019, 03:51:08 PM
I don't believe you guys realize the debt you owe yours truly. Against all (very sound) advice from other mods and members, it was I who allowed RN into the Forum, with the exact purpose of keeping you guys amused. Now, 10 years on, he is still being discussed. I would say "success achieved". You're welcome.  0:) >:D 0:) >:D 0:) >:D 0:)   :laugh:

8)

Stout fellow!
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Gurn Blanston on September 17, 2019, 05:13:14 PM
Stout fellow!

Well, not any more, I've lost 60 pounds... :)

8)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on September 17, 2019, 05:37:24 PM
Well, not any more, I've lost 60 pounds... :)

8)

Outstanding!
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Cato on September 18, 2019, 03:17:06 AM
Things on GMG are slow for me today, here in the center of the universe!  Not impossible, no error messages, but very slow.

Over 1000 "visitors" are listed!   ???
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: "Harry" on September 18, 2019, 03:45:57 AM
The same here, as slow as it was before, so the problem is not solved, alas.
Took me 3 minutes before the page came popping up.
O, dear, not good.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Florestan on September 18, 2019, 03:57:05 AM
Slow again here too. Not as bad as before but annoying enough nevertheless.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Irons on September 18, 2019, 06:28:50 AM
Back to square one? I hope not! :(
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Ken B on September 18, 2019, 07:23:19 AM
Intermittent problems today.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on September 18, 2019, 09:20:25 AM
Slow 6 hours ago, fast now.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: J.A.W. on September 18, 2019, 09:26:43 AM
slow-quick-quick-slow here, and occasionally no access at all.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Ken B on September 18, 2019, 09:51:47 AM
slow-quick-quick-slow here, and occasionally no access at all.
Same. Just got a database error. Then a few minutes later it’s fast again
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: vandermolen on September 18, 2019, 09:11:48 PM
Problems earlier but seems fine now.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: pjme on September 18, 2019, 10:27:59 PM
 :(
Really slow this morning. It takes minutes for a page to build up.

Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dungeon Master on September 19, 2019, 01:34:32 AM
Looking into it.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: pjme on September 19, 2019, 01:37:03 AM
Thanks. Now, a couple of hours later: swift again. ( ca 12.30 hrs Belgian time)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Marc on September 19, 2019, 03:50:57 AM
Between 2:30 and 3:00 pm Brussels/Copenhagen time: very very slow. Took me a couple of efforts to log in. Pictures and emoticons are also very slowly loading.

And we still have a lots of guests around here. Do we really have a continuing amount of 1000+ genuine music loving guest visitors at GMG? Or have the fake invaders kinda 'settled' in? Can this still be of any influence on performance/safety?
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: "Harry" on September 19, 2019, 04:04:02 AM
Between 2:30 and 3:00 pm Brussels/Copenhagen time: very very slow. Took me a couple of efforts to log in. Pictures and emoticons are also very slowly loading.

And we still have a lots of guests around here. Do we really have a continuing amount of 1000+ genuine music loving guest visitors at GMG? Or have the fake invaders kinda 'settled' in? Can this still be of any influence on performance/safety?

Well according to an IT specialist from the firm that does the maintenance of my server at Zernicke, this is exactly the problem, bots that use the server capacity of GMG, and making it impossible to reach the site. It threatens security and performance. You can take measures against that, but that will cost you a bundle, or you have to be very creative. Anyway, this is the info I got. Luckily I have that protection on both my servers.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: aligreto on September 19, 2019, 07:12:04 AM
Painfully slow here unfortunately.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on September 19, 2019, 09:34:43 AM
Looking into it.

Thanks, Rob. FWIW, on a whole, it is far better than it was before you intervened.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: "Harry" on September 19, 2019, 09:37:35 AM
Thanks, Rob. FWIW, on a whole, it is far better than it was before you intervened.

Not quite dear George, at least not for me. The out times where almost constant, with an exception in the morning. I actually could get in a few times, but not for long.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: (: premont :) on September 19, 2019, 12:34:39 PM
Not quite dear George, at least not for me. The out times where almost constant, with an exception in the morning. I actually could get in a few times, but not for long.

Nor quite for me. The site is extremely variable. Earlier this evening I got an error message for several hours when trying to access the forum. But now everything is perfect, maybe not for that long time.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: André on September 19, 2019, 12:42:46 PM
Nor quite for me. The site is extremely variable. Earlier this evening I got an error message for several hours when trying to access the forum. But now everything is perfect, maybe not for that long time.

Same here. Just logged in after hours of being denied access. Got a message saying « MYI’ corrupt. Try to repair it »

Yikes!
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dungeon Master on September 19, 2019, 02:27:21 PM
Hi all. I've made a few adjustments to increase the number of users accessing database and CPU at the same time. It does seem that the number of bots (most of the "Guests" in the "Users Online" section) are tying up resources and limiting access to legitimate users.

I have subscribed to a commercial anti-spambot mod at a modest cost and am keen to hear if this has improved things. Please let me know if you are getting good access or otherwise AFTER you read this post.

cheers
Rob
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Cato on September 19, 2019, 02:30:55 PM
Right now 7:30 P.M. E.D.T. in Ohio things are fast!  888 "Guests" too!  8)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: North Star on September 19, 2019, 03:56:55 PM
Yep, working smooth again here.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on September 19, 2019, 04:02:59 PM
Yep, working smooth again here.

Same.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: 71 dB on September 19, 2019, 04:06:16 PM
...keen to hear if this has improved things. Please let me know if you are getting good access or otherwise AFTER you read this post.

cheers
Rob

Seems to work well for me (4 am GMT+3, should be sleeping...)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: André on September 19, 2019, 04:07:52 PM
Working fine, thanks Rob!
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: vandermolen on September 19, 2019, 10:25:15 PM
Seems to be working better now (08:24 Brexit Britain  ::))
Thank you Rob.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: (: premont :) on September 19, 2019, 11:29:01 PM
Perfect just now.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: "Harry" on September 19, 2019, 11:54:49 PM
Just now, yes it's :) okay!
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Traverso on September 20, 2019, 12:09:25 AM
Hopefully it stays this way,it is fast now  :)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Florestan on September 20, 2019, 12:37:08 AM
Everything fine here, too. Rob, you're da man!
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: JBS on September 20, 2019, 02:56:49 AM
The pattern was very slow to load in the morning (US East Coast time) and quick in the afternoon/evening. Today is the first morning the forum is loading quickly.

So

Hurrah for the Dungeon Master!
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Cato on September 20, 2019, 03:15:43 AM
The pattern was very slow to load in the morning (US East Coast time) and quick in the afternoon/evening. Today is the first morning the forum is loading quickly.

So

Hurrah for the Dungeon Master!

"Agreed" to both comments!  8)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Traverso on September 20, 2019, 04:56:12 AM
894 guests at the moment and only 4 users  and it is slow again.It is a pity that I have no positive message.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: "Harry" on September 20, 2019, 06:12:30 AM
A good anti spam and bot protect cost money, most of the commercial ones are not that good. I have the business Malwarebytes software, and they will effectually kill those bots, at least it does on my side. But yes like Traverso said, its slow again.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: aligreto on September 20, 2019, 07:01:24 AM
Unfortunately I can only add another negative report. It is currently taking three minutes for each page to load.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Heyst on September 20, 2019, 07:52:31 AM
The pattern is the same. Slow or not responding morning Pacific time (GMT-7, so that's about 16:00 GMT) and gets better in afternoon (about 20:00 GMT). Those are the times I tend to take a look.

I have seen reference to bots, apparently with the assumption that bots are targeting GMG in a DoS attack. That doesn't strike me as plausible, since it is not to anyone's advantage if GMG is disabled. It strikes me that GMG may have been infected with malicious code and is being used as a bot to attack some other site, and that GMG becomes unresponsive because the malicious software is consuming system resources.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: J.A.W. on September 20, 2019, 08:51:39 AM
It's been hit and miss for me the last couple of days. Today I had no access until now.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Traverso on September 20, 2019, 09:03:02 AM
At this moment it goes very well. :)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: vandermolen on September 20, 2019, 09:20:21 AM
At this moment it goes very well. :)
+1
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on September 20, 2019, 09:26:42 AM
Over the past several days, sporadic sluggishness/outage
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Christo on September 20, 2019, 10:44:01 AM
1077 Guests, 7 Users, at the moment. Apparently bots are more numerous than we are.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Cato on September 20, 2019, 11:03:36 AM
Unfortunately I can only add another negative report. It is currently taking three minutes for each page to load.

Right now, it seems fine, but not long after I wrote my positive report above, it nearly froze.  3-4 minutes to load a page, error messages about too much time, etc.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Ken B on September 20, 2019, 12:46:33 PM
Slow earlier today
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: JBS on September 20, 2019, 12:58:22 PM
It's very quick for me. I notice that there are currently 6 members online, and no guests.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: North Star on September 20, 2019, 01:14:45 PM
It's very quick for me. I notice that there are currently 6 members online, and no guests.
1125 guests at the moment, and working fine
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: JBS on September 20, 2019, 04:33:13 PM
Interesting!
I am accessing the forum via my tablet.  I just realized that horizontal vs vertical orientation ( landscape vs letter)  makes a difference. The number of "guests" is visible with the former but not the latter.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: j winter on September 20, 2019, 06:11:39 PM
Last 2 days, completely inaccesible in the morning and afternoon US EST.  Works fine in the evenings.

Curse those bots, I'm actually being productive at work... >:(   :P
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on September 20, 2019, 06:24:31 PM
Last 2 days, completely inaccesible in the morning and afternoon US EST.  Works fine in the evenings.

Curse those bots, I'm actually being productive at work... >:(   :P

At least we now know who the bots are, our bosses.  $:)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Marc on September 20, 2019, 10:18:59 PM
Timezone: Brussels/Copenhagen.
Friday afternoon: swift, everything working great.
Friday evening: extremely slow.
Saturday morning: slow, but not as slow as yesterday evening. Logging in takes a lot of time though.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: j winter on September 21, 2019, 04:30:36 AM
Saturday AM EST, able to log in but slow, about 30 seconds to load a page...
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: aligreto on September 21, 2019, 04:50:27 AM
Very slow again today unfortunately.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Florestan on September 21, 2019, 06:24:46 AM
All day today, very slow.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on September 21, 2019, 06:36:15 AM
Very slow again today unfortunately.

Yeah, same here.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: (: premont :) on September 21, 2019, 10:12:58 AM
Yeah, same here.

After a very slow day now suddenly very fast. PT only 420 guests, most of whom however exerts unknown action..
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Ken B on September 21, 2019, 10:43:08 AM
Very slow today. Like a speed reading class in Cleveland.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: J.A.W. on September 21, 2019, 11:10:21 AM
Again no access all day until now.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: (: premont :) on September 21, 2019, 12:57:52 PM
Now only 68 guests and 6 users and a very fast forum.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Traverso on September 22, 2019, 02:24:34 AM
It is fast now 50 guests and 9 users
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: aligreto on September 22, 2019, 04:08:17 AM
Yes, 65 guests and very fast now.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Marc on September 22, 2019, 04:52:47 AM
Fingers crossed Rob managed to get rid of the bot guests.
If so, then that's rockin' good news!

:)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Brewski on September 22, 2019, 03:26:51 PM
Running very fast now at 8:30pm (EDT), and I notice only a handful of "guests."

Something must have happened over the last few days, so thank you, Rob!

--Bruce
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dungeon Master on September 22, 2019, 06:44:39 PM
I would like to take full credit for doing technical and intelligent servery tweaks and stuff to the server and fixing the internet in general. In fact, I'm just crossing my fingers in a superstitiousy way like the rest of you.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: JBS on September 22, 2019, 06:59:06 PM
I would like to take full credit for doing technical and intelligent servery tweaks and stuff to the server and fixing the internet in general. In fact, I'm just crossing my fingers in a superstitiousy way like the rest of you.

Well, you are doing a superb job of crossing your fingers!
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: (: premont :) on September 22, 2019, 10:31:07 PM
I would like to take full credit for doing technical and intelligent servery tweaks and stuff to the server and fixing the internet in general. In fact, I'm just crossing my fingers in a superstitiousy way like the rest of you.

Thamks for you great efforts. I cross my fingers together with you.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Mandryka on September 23, 2019, 12:02:11 AM
Just got a warning from google that this site is

Quote

Deceptive site ahead
Attackers on googlegroups.com may trick you into doing something dangerous like installing software or revealing your personal information (for example, passwords, phone numbers or credit cards). Learn more



I don't know what googlegroups.com is. It happens when I try to enter What are you listening to now?, but other threads seem to be uneffected.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: (: premont :) on September 23, 2019, 12:35:12 AM
Just got a warning from google that this site is

I don't know what googlegroups.com is. It happens when I try to enter What are you listening to now?, but other threads seem to be uneffected.

I also get this warning, when I log on via Google but not via Microsoft Edge.

Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dungeon Master on September 23, 2019, 12:41:13 AM
When you say "log on via Google", do you mean you are using Google's Chrome browser?

Make sure you are going to (and bookmarked) https://www.good-music-guide.com/community
Not http://www.good-music-guide.com/community

That extra "s" in the "https" tells the browser to go to the secure (certified) version of the site.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: "Harry" on September 23, 2019, 12:44:11 AM
When you say "log on via Google", do you mean you are using Google's Chrome browser?

Make sure you are going to (and bookmarked) https://www.good-music-guide.com/community
Not http://www.good-music-guide.com/community

That extra "s" in the "https" tells the browser to go to the secure (certified) version of the site.

I log in via Google, no warnings here
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: "Harry" on September 23, 2019, 12:49:33 AM
Must correct this, I get the warnings as soon as I click on the links in my email.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: (: premont :) on September 23, 2019, 01:01:41 AM
When you say "log on via Google", do you mean you are using Google's Chrome browser?

Make sure you are going to (and bookmarked) https://www.good-music-guide.com/community
Not http://www.good-music-guide.com/community

That extra "s" in the "https" tells the browser to go to the secure (certified) version of the site.

Usually I use Windows Edge, with the https URL, but Mandryka's post made me try to see what happened when logging on with Google Chrome, and the message appeared when I went to the last page of the "what are you listening to" thread but strangely enough not when I went to the first page of that thread. I now see that I may have used the http address for Chrome in the first hand because logging ind via Chrome using the https address does not elicit the warning.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: (: premont :) on September 23, 2019, 01:24:41 AM
Ups, I also have to correct myself, because  I just got the warning now - even if I used the https address with Chrome.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: "Harry" on September 23, 2019, 01:26:35 AM
Ups, I also have to correct myself, because  I just got the warning now - even if I used the https address with Chrome.

Yep that's also the thing I walked into.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Florestan on September 23, 2019, 01:28:32 AM
I use Mozilla Firefox. No such message.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: ritter on September 23, 2019, 01:40:14 AM
I get that message as well, but it seems to be a problem on page 7122 of the WAYLTN thread. I can access other threads (in all the subforums) without any problems (as well as the pages presiding and succeeding the one I mentioned).
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Alek Hidell on September 23, 2019, 02:54:41 AM
I got that warning also, this morning (Central time in USA), in the same area (the WAYLTN thread). I'm using Chrome. The https: heading didn't make any difference.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Traverso on September 23, 2019, 02:56:25 AM
438 guests and 8 users
I use also the Firefox and no messages
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: "Harry" on September 23, 2019, 03:22:25 AM
I cannot post on the Listening thread, when I want to reply I get a warning that does let me post, and that is really annoying.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: André on September 23, 2019, 03:24:20 AM
I didn’t get the warning, even on page 7122 of WAYLTN. Hopefully everything is ok with my setup and connection, but I have no way to verify  :(
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: "Harry" on September 23, 2019, 03:26:42 AM
Whatever I try, even with the safe link from Rob, the warning keeps coming on the listening thread, when I push the reply button
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: "Harry" on September 23, 2019, 04:15:17 AM
I can post on my TAB and phone, both working with Google chrome, but as on my windows computer this warning comes every time, but only on the listening thread.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Ken B on September 23, 2019, 08:01:41 AM
Slow today.

No warning for me. I use Puffin mostly.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Marc on September 23, 2019, 08:13:28 AM
Earlier today: 300+ guests, already slowing down.
15 minutes ago: 700+ guests, even slower.
Now: 900+ guests… guess the rest.... extremely slow.

Have not tried other threads than this one so far.

But after the sigh of relief yesterday, the last few messages/experiences (including mine) do not give me a good feeling, alas. :(

It feels as if we're invaded and 'hijacked'.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: "Harry" on September 23, 2019, 08:45:43 AM
Earlier today: 300+ guests, already slowing down.
15 minutes ago: 700+ guests, even slower.
Now: 900+ guests… guess the rest.... extremely slow.

Have not tried other threads than this one so far.

But after the sigh of relief yesterday, the last few messages/experiences (including mine) do not give me a good feeling, alas. :(

It feels as if we're invaded and 'hijacked'.

Agreed on all!
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: André on September 23, 2019, 08:55:41 AM
Yes, very slow, almost to a crawl. Not a good sign.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: J.A.W. on September 23, 2019, 09:22:36 AM
l'Histoire se repète: had no access for most of the day until just a few minutes ago. Now it's fast again.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: j winter on September 23, 2019, 10:04:10 AM
l'Histoire se repète: had no access for most of the day until just a few minutes ago. Now it's fast again.

Same here... bummer.

Darn bots.  Who woulda thunk Cylons were so into classical music?


(http://www.criticalcommons.org/Members/ccManager/clips/bsgorigcylonleader.mp4/thumbnailImage)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on September 23, 2019, 10:16:35 AM
Same here... bummer.

Darn bots.  Who woulda thunk Cylons were so into classical music?

(http://www.criticalcommons.org/Members/ccManager/clips/bsgorigcylonleader.mp4/thumbnailImage)

I guess even they get sick of Daft Punk.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Florestan on September 23, 2019, 10:41:19 AM
All day today, including right now, super-fast. No, really, I mean it.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: (: premont :) on September 23, 2019, 11:07:22 AM
Earlier today: 300+ guests, already slowing down.
15 minutes ago: 700+ guests, even slower.
Now: 900+ guests… guess the rest.... extremely slow.

Have not tried other threads than this one so far.

But after the sigh of relief yesterday, the last few messages/experiences (including mine) do not give me a good feeling, alas. :(

It feels as if we're invaded and 'hijacked'.


Couldn't be said more precisely.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: (: premont :) on September 23, 2019, 11:10:28 AM
All day today, including right now, super-fast. No, really, I mean it.

Yes, just now fast, but only 319 guests pt.

Why are there sometimes lots of guests and sometime very few?
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: JBS on September 23, 2019, 11:39:03 AM
Yes, just now fast, but only 319 guests pt.

Why are there sometimes lots of guests and sometime very few?

It seems to run a 24 hour cycle, with the problem worst in the (US )morning, possibly earlier .
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: vandermolen on September 23, 2019, 12:44:25 PM
Been mostly ok here today apart from a slow period around lunch-time.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: J.A.W. on September 23, 2019, 01:00:18 PM
It seems to run a 24 hour cycle, with the problem worst in the (US )morning, possibly earlier .

There seems to be a pattern, it's mostly inaccessible during the daytime and fast in the evening (Central European Time).
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Heyst on September 23, 2019, 02:51:05 PM
I made this comment earlier, but I think no one saw it because it was during the period when my posts had to be approved by a moderator, and it didn't appear until it has already been buried by pages of subsequent posts.

I think it is worth considering the possibility that this site is not being attacked by bots, as seems to be assumed. It is possible that this site is periodically attacking another site as part of a DDoS attack. Possibly someone has managed to install malicious software on the server that is periodically attacking some other site, consuming system resources and making this site unresponsive, as a side effect. I wonder if the Dungeon Master has checked for an unfamiliar process running on the server and generating a lot of network traffic. The main argument for this; how could it possibly be an anyone interest to deny access to this site?
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: SymphonicAddict on September 23, 2019, 05:16:29 PM
I made this comment earlier, but I think no one saw it because it was during the period when my posts had to be approved by a moderator, and it didn't appear until it has already been buried by pages of subsequent posts.

Now you see why it's not a good idea to delete accounts.  ;)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Florestan on September 23, 2019, 11:01:02 PM
I made this comment earlier, but I think no one saw it because it was during the period when my posts had to be approved by a moderator

Wtf? I can't see any reason for this. :o :o :o
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: "Harry" on September 23, 2019, 11:55:21 PM
129 guests, so it is reasonably fast, but how long will that last?
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: (: premont :) on September 24, 2019, 12:26:29 AM
how could it possibly be an anyone interest to deny access to this site?

Remember that the internet abound in peculiar existences whose greatest pleasure for unknown reasons is to annoy others as much as possible.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: aligreto on September 24, 2019, 06:37:33 AM
Remember that the internet abound in peculiar existences whose greatest pleasure for unknown reasons is to annoy others as much as possible.

Immature imbeciles.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Ken B on September 24, 2019, 07:06:47 AM
There are a lot of reasons why
- beta testing attack software, we are one of the test cases
- the political threads attracted attention, probably from bots
- bots aimed at other sites that connect to us periodically to disguise themselves from snooping algorithms
- a disgruntled former member. I can think of one I wouldn’t put it past, had he the requisite skill

My money is on the second.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: André on September 24, 2019, 09:39:53 AM
There are a lot of reasons why
- beta testing attack software, we are one of the test cases
- the political threads attracted attention, probably from bots
- bots aimed at other sites that connect to us periodically to disguise themselves from snooping algorithms
- a disgruntled former member. I can think of one I wouldn’t put it past, had he the requisite skill

My money is on the second.

I agree with your conclusion.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: JBS on September 24, 2019, 09:46:19 AM
I agree with your conclusion.

I think the bots see a server that has (on the global internet scale of things) a small presence, and therefore try to make it a vector for attacking other sites.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: "Harry" on September 24, 2019, 09:51:16 AM
I think the bots see a server that has (on the global internet scale of things) a small presence, and therefore try to make it a vector for attacking other sites.

Your absolutely right. That is what is happening.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Ken B on September 24, 2019, 10:14:43 AM
I think the bots see a server that has (on the global internet scale of things) a small presence, and therefore try to make it a vector for attacking other sites.
Huh? I don’t see the mechanism you mean. How do guests reading these pages attack other sites? It looks like bots overloading the server behind GMG by hitting GMG pages. Ie the classic denial of service attack.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: JBS on September 24, 2019, 10:22:03 AM
Huh? I don’t see the mechanism you mean. How do guests reading these pages attack other sites? It looks like bots overloading the server behind GMG by hitting GMG pages. Ie the classic denial of service attack.

Refer to Scarpia's post upthread for the explanation. 
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: listener on September 24, 2019, 10:51:20 AM
438 guests and 8 users
I use also the Firefox and no messages

"guests" - Men from Porlock
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Ken B on September 24, 2019, 11:51:12 AM
I made this comment earlier, but I think no one saw it because it was during the period when my posts had to be approved by a moderator, and it didn't appear until it has already been buried by pages of subsequent posts.

I think it is worth considering the possibility that this site is not being attacked by bots, as seems to be assumed. It is possible that this site is periodically attacking another site as part of a DDoS attack. Possibly someone has managed to install malicious software on the server that is periodically attacking some other site, consuming system resources and making this site unresponsive, as a side effect. I wonder if the Dungeon Master has checked for an unfamiliar process running on the server and generating a lot of network traffic. The main argument for this; how could it possibly be an anyone interest to deny access to this site?

The problem with this theory is that such activity wouldn’t obviously show up as guests here, and the slow down is strongly linked to the number of guests. Why should a virus running on the server show up as a guest Connecting via http to a site running on that server?
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Heyst on September 24, 2019, 12:16:41 PM
The problem with this theory is that such activity wouldn’t obviously show up as guests here, and the slow down is strongly linked to the number of guests. Why should a virus running on the server show up as a guest Connecting via http to a site running on that server?

Possibly the guests are a red herring. The number of guests has been high compared with the period before problems started, but I notice that the problem comes and goes at different times of day while the number of guests remains high (about 1,000).

Right now the guests are down to a low level, maybe the system has recently been rebooted, or some protective software that has been installed is working. That would be nice

Possibly the malicious code was placed in the forum software itself and the role of the guests is to trigger the malicious code which attacks the target.

I don't claim there is a strong argument, but given the profound insignificance of this site, it seems to me if this site is involved in a DDoS scenario, it is more likely to be one of the zombie attackers than the target.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: (: premont :) on September 28, 2019, 01:59:38 PM
I have not met serious problems during the last three days, whatever the reason.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: André on September 28, 2019, 03:01:14 PM
And yet, 932 ‘guests’ are attending the party... :P
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: SymphonicAddict on September 28, 2019, 04:42:18 PM
... but it is incredibly fast, with just a few of small failures. We all are enjoying the music feast!
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: "Harry" on September 29, 2019, 05:36:34 AM
2500 guests !, and some lagging is noticeable.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Traverso on September 29, 2019, 07:49:08 AM
I have not met serious problems during the last three days, whatever the reason.

Indeed,same here,happily to say.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on September 29, 2019, 08:07:59 AM
I have not met serious problems during the last three days, whatever the reason.

Good!
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on September 29, 2019, 08:17:17 AM
I just had one "server busy" hiccough while trying to post, but I was able to post seconds later.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dungeon Master on October 02, 2019, 01:48:53 AM
I'm consistently getting very fast response, but I'm on Australia time. Can I assume the slow forum problem is not an issue anymore?
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: "Harry" on October 02, 2019, 01:53:48 AM
I'm consistently getting very fast response, but I'm on Australia time. Can I assume the slow forum problem is not an issue anymore?

It is not no. The problem seems to be solved. Thanks Rob for all your efforts
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: (: premont :) on October 02, 2019, 01:57:00 AM
It is not no. The problem seems to be solved. Thanks Rob for all your efforts

+1  :)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: ritter on October 02, 2019, 05:57:19 AM
Everything is running smoothly here in Europe (or in Spain at least) at all times. Many thanks for your efforts, Rob. They’re greatly appreciated!  :) :)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: André on October 02, 2019, 06:20:14 AM
Works fine, I haven’t had access trouble for about a week, now. Thanks for the sterling work, Rob!
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Ken B on October 02, 2019, 06:44:08 AM
I have had a few glitches the past few days but nothing like what it was before.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: aligreto on October 02, 2019, 06:57:53 AM
Everything is running smoothly here in Europe (or in Spain Ireland at least) at all times. Many thanks for your efforts, Rob. They’re greatly appreciated!  :) :)

+1
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on October 02, 2019, 07:12:26 AM
+1

Same here. Thanks, Rob!
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Iota on October 02, 2019, 01:17:38 PM
Everything is running smoothly here in Europe (or in Spain at least) at all times. Many thanks for your efforts, Rob. They’re greatly appreciated!  :) :)

All ship shape here in the UK too, thanks very much, Rob!
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Iota on October 02, 2019, 01:21:30 PM
All ship shape here in the UK

Not a phrase though I'd use about much anything else at the moment ...  ::)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dungeon Master on October 02, 2019, 01:31:28 PM
Not a phrase though I'd use about much anything else at the moment ...  ::)
:P
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: pjme on October 02, 2019, 09:35:57 PM
Everything is running smoothly here in Europe (or in Spain Belgium at least) at all times. Many thanks for your efforts, Rob. They’re greatly appreciated! 
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Alek Hidell on October 03, 2019, 03:23:16 AM
Strangely, I had almost no issues during any of this kerfuffle - but there were a few times when a page was very slow to load. Haven't seen that lately. All praise to our benevolent dictator!
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Heyst on October 03, 2019, 08:27:19 AM
Another confirmation that the problem (unresponsiveness of the site at certain times of day) has vanished.

I notice that the site runs just fine even though the number of guests remains above 1000 and sometimes climbs above 2000. I wonder what fixed it. Was it a measure that Rob took, or are the hypothesized bots on hiatus?
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on October 03, 2019, 09:54:17 AM
Man, did we jinx it? I am getting:

An Error Has Occurred!
The server is currently under high stress. Please try again shortly.

...whenever I click on "Show unread posts since last visit."


UPDATE - And now it's OK. Hopefully a temporary thing.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: André on October 03, 2019, 10:55:37 AM
Man, did we jinx it? I am getting:

An Error Has Occurred!
The server is currently under high stress. Please try again shortly.

...whenever I click on "Show unread posts since last visit."


UPDATE - And now it's OK. Hopefully a temporary thing.

Same thing here (server under high stress), but going back or clicking on ‘all messages’ instead of ‘replies to your messages’ bypasses the problem.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: aligreto on October 03, 2019, 11:21:38 AM
Man, did we jinx it? I am getting:

An Error Has Occurred!
The server is currently under high stress. Please try again shortly.

...whenever I click on "Show unread posts since last visit."


UPDATE - And now it's OK. Hopefully a temporary thing.

No, I am still getting it.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Ken B on October 03, 2019, 11:45:47 AM
I am getting the high stress error too but ONLY refreshing the replies to my posts link. Every other page is fast right now.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: SymphonicAddict on October 07, 2019, 05:50:20 PM
The lattest issue I've perceived is that when I try to post anything, the site gets slow and the post doesn't appear. I have to click on the post title (next to Post reply above the Subject part) to go back. Likewise when I try to modify any post, it gets slow. I sometimes have to delete the post and write it (or paste it) again. (I had to try 4 times before this post appeared).
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on October 07, 2019, 05:57:24 PM
The lattest issue I've perceived is that when I try to post anything, the site gets slow and the post doesn't appear. I have to click on the post title (next to Post reply above the Subject part) to go back. Likewise when I try to modify any post, it gets slow. I sometimes have to delete the post and write it (or paste it) again. (I had to try 4 times before this post appeared).

As I test, tried this post and it posted right away.

EDIT - and this modification posted right away
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: JBS on October 07, 2019, 05:58:35 PM
The lattest issue I've perceived is that when I try to post anything, the site gets slow and the post doesn't appear. I have to click on the post title (next to Post reply above the Subject part) to go back. Likewise when I try to modify any post, it gets slow. I sometimes have to delete the post and write it (or paste it) again. (I had to try 4 times before this post appeared).

I'm not experiencing any problems, and have not for a while. The site seems to load quickly for me...
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Marc on October 08, 2019, 10:33:20 AM
It's mostly good to very good.

Sometimes, when using the 'search' function, I get this message though: The server is currently under high stress. Please try again shortly.

For the rest, it's fun to wander around here again. Thanks, Rob!
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: pjme on October 14, 2019, 01:56:45 AM
This morning (more than 2000 "guests") it is running very awkwardly again.

Message:
Service Unavailable
The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to maintenance downtime or capacity problems. Please try again later.

Additionally, a 503 Service Unavailable error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Florestan on October 14, 2019, 04:15:14 AM
It's mostly good to very good.

Sometimes, when using the 'search' function, I get this message though: The server is currently under high stress. Please try again shortly.

For the rest, it's fun to wander around here again. Thanks, Rob!

The very same here.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: André on October 14, 2019, 08:47:50 AM
This morning (more than 2000 "guests") it is running very awkwardly again.

Message:
Service Unavailable
The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to maintenance downtime or capacity problems. Please try again later.

Additionally, a 503 Service Unavailable error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

« Server under high stress » message today when clicking on ‘Show new replies to your posts’, but instant access if clicking ‘Show unread posts since last visit’. Weird.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: SymphonicAddict on October 24, 2019, 03:06:16 PM
A new record was broken recently:

Most Online Today: 2662. Most Online Ever: 3977 (October 23, 2019, 12:09:32 PM)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Ken B on October 24, 2019, 04:04:29 PM
A new record was broken recently:

Most Online Today: 2662. Most Online Ever: 3977 (October 23, 2019, 12:09:32 PM)

That's probably counting John's avatar changes.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: SymphonicAddict on October 24, 2019, 07:17:38 PM
That's probably counting John's avatar changes.

 ;D :P
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: vandermolen on October 25, 2019, 07:18:04 AM
That's probably counting John's avatar changes.
8)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: "Harry" on October 30, 2019, 05:44:03 AM
Almost 3000 guests on board, posting becomes very slow again!
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Ken B on October 30, 2019, 06:48:07 AM
Slow these past few days.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: SymphonicAddict on November 05, 2019, 12:37:09 PM
Most Online Today: 5244. Most Online Ever: 5667 (November 03, 2019, 08:03:30 PM)

This is getting crazy!! Incredibly I haven't felt the site slow lately.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Ken B on November 05, 2019, 01:55:56 PM
Most Online Today: 5244. Most Online Ever: 5667 (November 03, 2019, 08:03:30 PM)

This is getting crazy!! Incredibly I haven't felt the site slow lately.

I have felt the slowdown occasionally.

Almost 6000. At least we know it isn’t Webern fans!
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: SymphonicAddict on November 05, 2019, 03:55:20 PM
I have felt the slowdown occasionally.

Almost 6000. At least we know it isn’t Webern fans!

Well, that cipher was surpassed just today:

Most Online Today: 6269. Most Online Ever: 6269 (Today at 03:01:16 PM)

And now I do feel slowness coming back.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: GioCar on November 05, 2019, 09:06:46 PM

And now I do feel slowness coming back.

I can confirm. Fast, then slow, even not connecting at all, then fast again.
Here we go again.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: "Harry" on November 05, 2019, 11:34:41 PM
Yup, the old tricks are back again, even though there are only about 2300 visitors.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: vandermolen on November 06, 2019, 12:15:03 AM
Bit slow here over the past few days - especially in the morning.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: pjme on November 06, 2019, 01:23:21 AM
Indeed, GMG is (very) slow these days and this morning difficult to access.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: vandermolen on November 06, 2019, 01:45:11 AM
Better now. Early morning is the worst here.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Florestan on November 06, 2019, 03:41:08 AM
No problems at all here.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: j winter on November 06, 2019, 03:43:14 AM
Was unable to log in last night (US EST), but seems speedy this morning, fingers crossed...
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: (: premont :) on November 06, 2019, 04:23:35 AM
No problems at all here.

Nor here - so far.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: steve ridgway on November 06, 2019, 04:39:56 AM
I couldn’t get in at all 7 hours ago, no response from server errors.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Traverso on November 06, 2019, 05:02:58 AM
Since a few days problems logging in or very slow. It seems that the old problem is back, too bad.So far only for a short time and then everything is fine again.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Ken B on November 06, 2019, 06:02:39 AM
Very slow today. Like watching a Clevelander get a blond joke.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: "Harry" on November 06, 2019, 06:08:18 AM
Totally out for a hour
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Mirror Image on November 06, 2019, 06:15:19 AM
Extremely sluggish this morning and late last night I couldn’t even get on at all as it wouldn’t even bring the site up.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: (: premont :) on November 06, 2019, 07:24:13 AM
Nor here - so far.

And now a few hours later the forum is very very very slow.

Seems as if the snag has returned.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: André on November 06, 2019, 08:21:26 AM

C’est péniiiiiible !

 :'(
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on November 06, 2019, 08:58:02 AM
Rob - I suppose it can't be as easy as disabling guest access to the site?
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: listener on November 06, 2019, 11:33:14 AM
2320 guests  at the moment seems a bit high,
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on November 06, 2019, 11:43:52 AM
Periodically, I get "site cannot be reached."
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: JBS on November 06, 2019, 11:57:35 AM
For most of the last 36 hours, the site is either loading slowly or not loading at all, with only short periods of normalcy (now seems one such)

2320 guests  at the moment seems a bit high,

Compared to earlier today, that's a low figure.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: (: premont :) on November 06, 2019, 03:40:14 PM
Compared to earlier today, that's a low figure.

Certainly. Just now we have 5119 guests.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: relm1 on November 06, 2019, 06:03:21 PM
Certainly. Just now we have 5119 guests.

Where do you see this?
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Ken B on November 06, 2019, 06:05:39 PM
Where do you see this?
Scroll down a bit on the home page.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Brewski on November 06, 2019, 06:23:39 PM
You may have to be on a laptop to see the number, which is near "Users Online" at the bottom of the page -- not sure it shows up on a phone (at least, not on mine).

Some of the site's functionality doesn't translate to mobile devices. (Rob explained why, awhile back, when he gave the site a makeover.)

--Bruce
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: JBS on November 06, 2019, 07:12:58 PM
You may have to be on a laptop to see the number, which is near "Users Online" at the bottom of the page -- not sure it shows up on a phone (at least, not on mine).

Some of the site's functionality doesn't translate to mobile devices. (Rob explained why, awhile back, when he gave the site a makeover.)

--Bruce

I see it on my Android tablet, but only if I hold it in horizontal mode (landscape) and not vertical (letter) mode.

At the moment we have 3314 guests.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Mirror Image on November 06, 2019, 09:01:42 PM
Everything seems to be running fine for right now. I haven’t run into any snags.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: (: premont :) on November 07, 2019, 02:34:50 AM
Everything seems to be running fine for right now. I haven’t run into any snags.

The snag comes and goes, I have no problems at the moment.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Sergeant Rock on November 07, 2019, 06:32:51 AM
Very slow today. Like watching a Clevelander get a blond joke.

What do you mean?

Sarge
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Gurn Blanston on November 07, 2019, 07:07:43 AM
What do you mean?

Sarge

:D :D When I read that yesterday, I was wondering when Sarge would be around to kick ass and take names! :D (of course, if he HAS to explain it... ::) )  :-*

8)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on November 07, 2019, 08:24:50 AM
What do you mean?

Sarge

Very well played, sieur!
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: drogulus on November 07, 2019, 05:19:45 PM

     The site is under attack by monetarists. (http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/Smileys/classic/smiley.gif)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: steve ridgway on November 07, 2019, 09:15:06 PM
The site certainly encourages the spending of money  :-\
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: vandermolen on November 07, 2019, 10:36:01 PM
No access at all last night but seemingly ok this morning.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Florestan on November 08, 2019, 12:24:44 AM
No access at all last night but seemingly ok this morning.

Susbstitute "very difficult" for "not at all" and it's my experience too.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Marc on November 08, 2019, 06:39:40 AM
Since November 5: slow here, and an incredibly huge amount of visitors (sometimes even 6000+). Not good. As if the illness has settled in, resting from time to time whilst multiplying, and then breaks out again.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Irons on November 08, 2019, 07:43:41 AM
Oh dear, back at square one it seems. Would a block or a ceiling on visitors solve the problem? Or is that too simplistic.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Mirror Image on November 08, 2019, 08:05:36 AM
There’s definitely been some snags this morning and only now have I been able to make a post --- it wouldn’t even bring the site up for me previously.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Cato on November 08, 2019, 09:22:58 AM
Right now, here in central Ohio, I have no problems with anything on GMG, despite nearly 4,000 "guests" being measured.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on November 08, 2019, 10:43:41 AM
Oh dear, back at square one it seems. Would a block or a ceiling on visitors solve the problem? Or is that too simplistic.

I suggested a block earlier, but haven't heard back. I noticed Rob was around yesterday, so I assume he is on it.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Jo498 on November 08, 2019, 10:57:44 AM
I get in easily with laptop, not so with the phone. No idea if this is systematic or random.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: SymphonicAddict on November 08, 2019, 04:02:27 PM
Right now it's very fast.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Mirror Image on November 08, 2019, 09:37:16 PM
Right now it's very fast.

Yep, the same for me.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: vandermolen on November 08, 2019, 10:01:05 PM
Fine here at 6.00am
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Florestan on November 09, 2019, 08:06:29 AM
During the last hour (17:00 - 18:00 GMT +2) intermitent access. Now (18:05 GMT +2) looks fine. Fwiw, 4193 guests.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Alek Hidell on November 09, 2019, 11:26:40 AM
I've experienced a few issues intermittently over the past few days: slow loading and sometimes complete failure to connect.

Edit: Right now everything seems fine, however.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: vandermolen on November 09, 2019, 10:59:12 PM
Ok here early in the morning.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: aligreto on November 10, 2019, 07:35:57 AM
I have been absent for a number of days and during that time I have tried to log on but to no avail. I was quite surprised at the number of "visitors" so I have stayed away until today when I was able to log on easily and speedily.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Mirror Image on November 10, 2019, 08:47:56 AM
Everything is running smoothly for me now. Let’s hope this continues!
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: vandermolen on November 10, 2019, 11:18:51 AM
Everything is running smoothly for me now. Let’s hope this continues!
+1
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Mandryka on November 10, 2019, 02:01:25 PM
Are we hanging on by a wing and a prayer, or is something going on behind the scenes to try and sort the problem out?
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Mirror Image on November 11, 2019, 07:09:11 AM
The site is extremely sluggish for me this morning. Takes a bit of time to load pages or make a post.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: j winter on November 11, 2019, 07:11:06 AM
+1
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: André on November 11, 2019, 07:56:15 AM

Yup...
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: "Harry" on November 11, 2019, 08:07:11 AM
It gets bothersome, spending all that time to get into GMG. The whole day was a virtual drama, when in the main page, going to the listening thread or any other took 5 or more minutes, and often connection fails. No fun in it anymore.
This message took me almost 6 minutes to post, several attempts failed.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on November 11, 2019, 08:14:26 AM
Oui
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: André on November 11, 2019, 09:47:51 AM
Da.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Ken B on November 11, 2019, 09:52:45 AM
Slow and many timeouts.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: (: premont :) on November 11, 2019, 12:24:47 PM
Often access is impossible, but just now the forum is very fast.
So extremely variable. What is the reason of this variation.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: mc ukrneal on November 11, 2019, 01:23:06 PM
Guests are down to 185, where it was around 1185 earlier. Seems like that would explain it.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on November 11, 2019, 05:01:35 PM
Guests are down to 185, where it was around 1185 earlier. Seems like that would explain it.

Yeah, down to 121 right now. I hope it continues.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Mirror Image on November 11, 2019, 09:04:26 PM
No problems right now, but I do believe the amount of guests affects the forum’s functionality. If you’re reading this, Rob, this may be worth looking into.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: vandermolen on November 12, 2019, 12:20:34 AM
More or less gave up trying to connect yesterday but ok now.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: aligreto on November 12, 2019, 03:21:47 AM
More or less gave up trying to connect yesterday but ok now.

The same experience here.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: steve ridgway on November 12, 2019, 09:09:15 PM
Fast at the moment, this time of day seems better.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: steve ridgway on November 12, 2019, 10:18:35 PM
Very fast in last hour, page creates below 0.1s.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: steve ridgway on November 12, 2019, 10:20:23 PM
It’s been just below 1,000 guests.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: steve ridgway on November 13, 2019, 07:05:42 AM
Subjectively it seems fine but the page creates are slower, 0.3 to over 1s. About the same number of guests but more users, 19 rather than 3 or 4.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: steve ridgway on November 13, 2019, 08:28:34 AM
Below 0.1s again with 975 guests and 13 actual users. Any chance that users loading some of the large pages might slow it? There are a lot of Amazon links.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: steve ridgway on November 13, 2019, 09:52:37 AM
How much load does the trawling of the search engines put on the site? For example if you search Google for “gmg forum scelsi” it lists a few threads but if you then click ”more results from www.good-music-guide.com“ it comes up with page after page. It’s obviously reading everything in the forum and looking for new material. And I believe there are other search engines.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: André on November 13, 2019, 10:19:09 AM
« Due to high stress on the server, the search function has been temporarily disabled »

 ???
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Ken B on November 13, 2019, 10:25:12 AM
« Due to high stress on the server, the search function has been temporarily disabled »

 ???
I get that not infrequently. Oddly though the site is rarely slow when I get it.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: steve ridgway on November 13, 2019, 10:27:20 AM
« Due to high stress on the server, the search function has been temporarily disabled »

 ???

I mean do a Google search like any other in a new tab, not the search function within the site itself. It will be much faster.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Mirror Image on November 13, 2019, 08:53:41 PM
Everything seems to be running fine and it’s been this way all day for me. 8) So this is quite a relief.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Irons on November 14, 2019, 12:25:32 AM
Guests are down to 185, where it was around 1185 earlier. Seems like that would explain it.

I am suspicious of the figures for guests. Aware that time zones come into play but when problems occur it is due to an inordinate numbers of guests - are they real people, or something more sinister.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Marc on November 14, 2019, 10:32:22 AM
About 5 hours ago: all fine. About 1100 guests, iirc.
Now: very slow. Around 2500/2600 guests.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: steve ridgway on November 14, 2019, 10:42:48 AM
Same here. 13 real users so the number of guests seems to be slowing things.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: vandermolen on November 14, 2019, 11:36:15 AM
This morning the laptop seemed to be thinking about whether to connect to the GMG Forum or not but after I gave the screen an evil stare it connected  fine and its been ok since then.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Brewski on November 14, 2019, 03:16:04 PM
Have been trying to log on all afternoon, only succeeded just now, after waits of 30-90 seconds. But not before getting this message:

Service Unavailable
The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to maintenance downtime or capacity problems. Please try again later.

Additionally, a 503 Service Unavailable error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.


--Bruce
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: JBS on November 14, 2019, 04:09:19 PM
Could not load the site for over 30 minutes, now slow loading for each page.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: André on November 14, 2019, 04:24:43 PM
*Yawn*

 >:(
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: steve ridgway on November 14, 2019, 09:08:38 PM
Very fast at the moment, 420 guests, 8 users.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: vandermolen on November 14, 2019, 10:11:06 PM
Gave up trying to connect last night but fine at 06:10am here this morning.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: André on November 15, 2019, 05:55:01 AM
Same here, although we are not in the same time zone. It started going normal at the end of the evening (9ish), and works well right now (9am).
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: aligreto on November 16, 2019, 02:57:51 AM
This morning the laptop seemed to be thinking about whether to connect to the GMG Forum or not but after I gave the screen an evil stare it connected  fine and its been ok since then.

Nothing like a bit of intimidation and bullying as far as laptops go  ;D
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Alek Hidell on November 16, 2019, 09:06:49 AM
Nothing like a bit of intimidation and bullying as far as laptops go  ;D

Yeah, thanks, vandermolen, for fixing the problem for us with your stern Myaskovsky gaze! The forum has been working perfectly over the last couple of days. :laugh:
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: JBS on November 22, 2019, 04:44:35 PM
Forum is loading very slowly for me (about 7-8 PM US East Coast time).
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Brewski on November 22, 2019, 06:42:51 PM
Similar slow response here, at 9:41 EST, took 2-3 minutes to log on.

--Bruce
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: André on November 22, 2019, 07:04:17 PM
Yes, it takes forever tonight  :-X
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: j winter on November 22, 2019, 08:29:45 PM
Indeed.  Quite slow, 11:30 pm EST
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: dissily Mordentroge on November 22, 2019, 09:39:05 PM
Slow all day until an hour ago when it returned to normal. The P.R.C.C.H.B. (People’s Republic of China Central Hacking Beaureau) mUst have closed for the day.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: j winter on November 23, 2019, 08:08:11 AM
Yep, quite speedy this morning EST.  Fingers crossed...
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Mirror Image on November 28, 2019, 07:07:40 AM
It’s quite sluggish for me this morning --- it takes a bit more time than usual to load a page.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: "Harry" on November 28, 2019, 08:01:56 AM
It was fast the whole day for me, but around 16:00 Berlin time, I could not reach GMG anymore. That lasted about one and a half hour. About 4200 guests were on line.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: aligreto on November 30, 2019, 03:23:48 AM
I have not been on the site for a number of days recently but I am finding it slow going this morning, even with a modest 1685 guests.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Ratliff on November 30, 2019, 09:35:03 AM
Very fast at about 5:30 pm GMT. Only about 150 guests.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: dissily Mordentroge on November 30, 2019, 03:25:12 PM
I have received an email notification below ( in bold) but when I attempt to view the thread's link I receive this notification.
An Error Has Occurred!
The topic or board you are looking for appears to be either missing or off limits to you.

This appears to be somewhat of a contradiction. Is there a reason I’ve been declared ‘off limits’ or is this a software bug?

Dissily Mordentroge

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Quote from: Ken B on Today at 08:50:02 AM

My position is yes, gay rights groups — any civil rights group -  should have criticized that law. Forget Albert, it is the law that deserved comment.



Forget Albert?

If you had never mentioned Albert none of this would have ever happened. I specifically brought up the UK case (R v Brown) as a contrasting example of a case where consent wasn't in dispute. Where THE PROSECUTION SAID it was consensual.

That was your opportunity to sort this out. But no. Instead it was all about me having the facts wrong, about Wikipedia having the facts wrong.

And now your position is that gay rights groups should have picked some other random moment in time not involving Albert to criticise a law? How would you have noticed? Do you spend your time monitoring what gay rights groups are saying? Did you follow any other cases that everyone agreed were about consensual activity to see what gay rights groups said about them?

Spare me. You followed (however haphazardly) the trial of a man for sexual assault, you believed his version of events (and might I say that in itself is perfectly understandable), and somehow you reached the position that because you "knew" it was consensual BDSM, it was a trial for consensual BDSM and in your mind everyone else had to treat it the same way you were treating it.

You utterly confused the difference between the facts as you understood them and the facts as the prosecution were claiming them, and made it a case about the law instead of a case about the facts.

As dissily Mordentroge says, it's a case about how to deal with 2 individuals with different claims about what happened. Just like many sexual assault or rape cases. He said, she said. That's a whole other issue and has precisely nothing to do with how the law deals with the sexual proclivities of 2 consenting adults, which was the context in which you brought Albert up.

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Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Madiel on November 30, 2019, 03:36:37 PM
I have received an email notification below ( in bold) but when I attempt to view the thread's link I receive this notification.
An Error Has Occurred!
The topic or board you are looking for appears to be either missing or off limits to you.

This appears to be somewhat of a contradiction. Is there a reason I’ve been declared ‘off limits’ or is this a software bug?

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Quote from: Ken B on Today at 08:50:02 AM

My position is yes, gay rights groups — any civil rights group -  should have criticized that law. Forget Albert, it is the law that deserved comment.



Forget Albert?

If you had never mentioned Albert none of this would have ever happened. I specifically brought up the UK case (R v Brown) as a contrasting example of a case where consent wasn't in dispute. Where THE PROSECUTION SAID it was consensual.

That was your opportunity to sort this out. But no. Instead it was all about me having the facts wrong, about Wikipedia having the facts wrong.

And now your position is that gay rights groups should have picked some other random moment in time not involving Albert to criticise a law? How would you have noticed? Do you spend your time monitoring what gay rights groups are saying? Did you follow any other cases that everyone agreed were about consensual activity to see what gay rights groups said about them?

Spare me. You followed (however haphazardly) the trial of a man for sexual assault, you believed his version of events (and might I say that in itself is perfectly understandable), and somehow you reached the position that because you "knew" it was consensual BDSM, it was a trial for consensual BDSM and in your mind everyone else had to treat it the same way you were treating it.

You utterly confused the difference between the facts as you understood them and the facts as the prosecution were claiming them, and made it a case about the law instead of a case about the facts.

As dissily Mordentroge says, it's a case about how to deal with 2 individuals with different claims about what happened. Just like many sexual assault or rape cases. He said, she said. That's a whole other issue and has precisely nothing to do with how the law deals with the sexual proclivities of 2 consenting adults, which was the context in which you brought Albert up.

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Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: dissily Mordentroge on November 30, 2019, 04:20:16 PM
How is one supposed to know that’s the case when the message received only informs "An Error Has Occurred!
The topic or board you are looking for appears to be either missing or off limits to you”

Specifically the phrase ‘The topic is off limits to you’ gives a totally wrong impression.
Why can’t the message state the truth. ‘Topic closed by moderators’?
If this is any indication of the general approach here I’m inclined to think leaving the forum altogether may by the
sensible thing to do.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Madiel on November 30, 2019, 04:45:36 PM
I don't know whether the same message happens if a thread is closed. I doubt it. Because a link to a closed thread will still work.

For whatever reason the choice on this occasion was to outright delete it. And so basically you're getting the message for a broken link. I certainly don't know why the message says both "missing" (ie the thread is gone) and "off limits to you".

EDIT: I will also say that I don't think deleting an entire thread is "the general approach here". But to the extent that it happens it is not a policy I will defend. I find it completely wrong-headed.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Ratliff on November 30, 2019, 05:19:04 PM
If this is any indication of the general approach here I’m inclined to think leaving the forum altogether may by the sensible thing to do.

FWIW, moderation here is on the permissive side of the scale. Of course it stings when a topic you are interested in is binned.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: dissily Mordentroge on November 30, 2019, 05:21:47 PM
I don't know whether the same message happens if a thread is closed. I doubt it. Because a link to a closed thread will still work.

For whatever reason the choice on this occasion was to outright delete it. And so basically you're getting the message for a broken link. I certainly don't know why the message says both "missing" (ie the thread is gone) and "off limits to you".

EDIT: I will also say that I don't think deleting an entire thread is "the general approach here". But to the extent that it happens it is not a policy I will defend. I find it completely wrong-headed.
Well having moderated several forums myself over the years I have to say this is one of the most peculiar aberations I’ve thus far encountered.
One can only hope the forum's software can be blamed and not a reflection of some moderators approach. We are however left with a question. How are forum members able to assertain from this methodology which rules have been broken and how to avoid doing so in future?
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: George on November 30, 2019, 05:47:25 PM
FWIW, moderation here is on the permissive side of the scale.

Indeed.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: dissily Mordentroge on November 30, 2019, 05:53:03 PM
Indeed.
Given the nature of this last incident how could anyone know where on any scale the decision was made?
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Madiel on November 30, 2019, 05:56:21 PM
Well having moderated several forums myself over the years I have to say this is one of the most peculiar aberations I’ve thus far encountered.

Yes, well, I have moderated a forum in the past and I find it as mystifying as you do. As I have expressed a number of times here in the past with no result. Deleting material was an absolute last resort in my previous experience.

Here, while moderation is not common, when moderation IS in effect it seems that deletion is actually a preferred method. Other methods of dealing with situations - the kinds of methods I'm used to from elsewhere - don't seem to be used much.

In other words, I am not saying you can anticipate lots of deletions. What I am saying is that you can anticipate moderators dealing with issues by performing deletions. They will have to explain why on earth they think this is a good solution, because (as indicated in another thread I started at much the same time you were submitting a bug report) I think it's generally a bad one.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: mc ukrneal on November 30, 2019, 06:04:11 PM
Yes, well, I have moderated a forum in the past and I find it as mystifying as you do. As I have expressed a number of times here in the past with no result. Deleting material was an absolute last resort in my previous experience.

Here, while moderation is not common, when moderation IS in effect it seems that deletion is actually a preferred method. Other methods of dealing with situations - the kinds of methods I'm used to from elsewhere - don't seem to be used much.

In other words, I am not saying you can anticipate lots of deletions. What I am saying is that you can anticipate moderators dealing with issues by performing deletions. They will have to explain why on earth they think this is a good solution, because (as indicated in another thread I started at much the same time you were submitting a bug report) I think it's generally a bad one.
Let's see. A non-musical thread in a music form. Two increasingly vitriolic posters. Perhaps if the posts had been a bit...more respectful, this wouldn't have been an issue It seems to me we are blaming the wrong the people...
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Madiel on November 30, 2019, 06:05:58 PM
Let's see. A non-musical thread in a music form. Two increasingly vitriolic posters. Perhaps if the posts had been a bit...more respectful, this wouldn't have been an issue It seems to me we are blaming the wrong the people...

The question is not why moderation exists. The question is why moderation consists of rewriting or erasing history.

If you have a problem with non-musical threads in a music forum, then delete the sections of the website that are explicitly for non-musical threads.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: mc ukrneal on November 30, 2019, 06:07:07 PM
The question is not why moderation exists. The question is why moderation consists of rewriting or erasing history.

If you have a problem with non-musical threads in a music forum, then delete the sections of the website that are explicitly for non-musical threads.
You've missed my point. Or ignore it.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Madiel on November 30, 2019, 06:07:53 PM
You've missed my point. Or ignore it.

I understand your point perfectly and I'm explaining why it's misconceived.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: mc ukrneal on November 30, 2019, 06:12:42 PM
I understand your point perfectly and I'm explaining why it's misconceived.
I don't share your views.

Back to the thread, no issues to report over the holidays. I wonder if this is a temporary blip.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Madiel on November 30, 2019, 06:20:05 PM
If you want me to not get "vitriolic" about gay vilification based on alternative facts then I will happily explain to you why the answer is no. But I was not intending here to keep THAT conversation going.

But no, I don't feel bad about getting incredibly angry and frustrated by someone refusing to acknowledge that they got their material wrong and that the whole premise for their opinion did not exist. People are not entitled to their own facts, and it's one of the great banes of the internet that using readily available resources to check facts is not done. In this case it was basically mocked.

If you want to "blame" me for being heated go ahead but I have no intention of apologising to you or anyone else for being angry when this occurs and when it's about gays. The question right now, though, is why the moderators around here can't think of any other means of turning down the heat besides deleting an entire conversation and pretending that that has somehow erased it from existence. It hasn't. Ironically enough in context, some of us have pretty good memories.

"I don't share your views" is no kind of explanation at all. Which view do you not share? My view that there are other methods of moderation that could be used around here besides trying to pretend something never happened? My view that people ought to check their facts? Or my view that criticising gay people without a factual basis for doing so is a problem?
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Symphonic Addict on November 30, 2019, 06:43:53 PM
The joke of the day is that the site is fast!! And many members have joined recently, it shows the community is growing!! That is a most friendly gesture of good-being.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: mc ukrneal on November 30, 2019, 06:49:17 PM
I'm sorry you're angry. I hope you feel better.

It's a moderated forum. So by being here, we accept that. I cannot answer why the mods choose one method of moderating over another. That question would be better directed to them.



Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Madiel on November 30, 2019, 06:51:58 PM
 ::)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: dissily Mordentroge on November 30, 2019, 07:46:55 PM
I'm sorry you're angry. I hope you feel better.

It's a moderated forum. So by being here, we accept that. I cannot answer why the mods choose one method of moderating over another. That question would be better directed to them.
My objection is not to moderation. I object to a thread being deleted without any of us being given at least a brief outline of the reason for doing so. How are we, if necessary, to moderate our own posts if we aren’t given the specifics, even in general terms, for why the axe has been weilded?
Yes, we can read the rules but a re-reading of them doesn’t explain why a particular thread suddenly vanished. The danger here is some who’ve posted on a deleted thread may mistakenly imagine they’ve crossed an unnominated line.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: mc ukrneal on November 30, 2019, 08:09:15 PM
My objection is not to moderation. I object to a thread being deleted without any of us being given at least a brief outline of the reason for doing so. How are we, if necessary, to moderate our own posts if we aren’t given the specifics, even in general terms, for why the axe has been weilded?
Yes, we can read the rules but a re-reading of them doesn’t explain why a particular thread suddenly vanished. The danger here is some who’ve posted on a deleted thread may mistakenly imagine they’ve crossed an unnominated line.
My suggestion would be to ask them.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Ratliff on November 30, 2019, 08:20:02 PM
My objection is not to moderation. I object to a thread being deleted without any of us being given at least a brief outline of the reason for doing so. How are we, if necessary, to moderate our own posts if we aren’t given the specifics, even in general terms, for why the axe has been weilded?

I agree with this.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Madiel on November 30, 2019, 08:31:23 PM
My suggestion would be to ask them.

How? If not by posting here, how?

None of us know which one of the various moderators or administrators has, apparently, deleted the thread. Do you propose sending private messages to each one?
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: dissily Mordentroge on November 30, 2019, 08:37:26 PM
How? If not by posting here, how?

None of us know which one of the various moderators or administrators has, apparently, deleted the thread. Do you propose sending private messages to each one?
Given we’ve heard nothing from any of them thus far, what’s the point?
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: mc ukrneal on November 30, 2019, 08:58:09 PM
Given we’ve heard nothing from any of them thus far, what’s the point?
It's a Saturday night on a holiday weekend. It's likely they will be around later or in the morning.

How? If not by posting here, how?

None of us know which one of the various moderators or administrators has, apparently, deleted the thread. Do you propose sending private messages to each one?


Possible actions: 1) PM them. Yes, you don't know who did it, but you can pick one (or all) and ask (and as the PM is also sent to emails, it should be noticed). or 2) You can start a new thread (or find an old one if there is one) asking about how decisions of moderating are taken. The Bug Report thread doesn't seem to me to be the ideal thread to pick, but this is your choice and it's not the end of the world.

And now I need to get some sleep. Talk to you tomorrow.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Madiel on November 30, 2019, 09:05:02 PM
I already did start another thread.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Marc on December 07, 2019, 10:07:49 AM
Less than 200 visitors, yet this message:

"Due to high stress on the server, the search function has been automatically and temporarily disabled. Please try again in a short while."
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: dissily Mordentroge on December 07, 2019, 02:13:15 PM
Less than 200 visitors, yet this message:

"Due to high stress on the server, the search function has been automatically and temporarily disabled. Please try again in a short while."
Question is, whose server?
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: San Antone on December 09, 2019, 06:01:47 AM
Have notifications been disabled? 

Last week I signed up for a few threads for which I wanted notifications, but none have appeared although I know there have been new posts.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: dissily Mordentroge on December 10, 2019, 12:34:00 AM
Have notifications been disabled? 

Last week I signed up for a few threads for which I wanted notifications, but none have appeared although I know there have been new posts.
You too? It’s a real puzzle if this isn’t universal only happening for a few users. Isn’t the 21st century wonderful?
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Mirror Image on January 01, 2020, 08:35:36 AM
It’s excruciatingly slow for me this morning. Slow load times. Frustrating to say the least.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Cato on January 01, 2020, 09:15:19 AM
It’s excruciatingly slow for me this morning. Slow load times. Frustrating to say the least.

Same here in Ohio!  12:15 E.S.T.   c. 1000 "Guests" are back!
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: vers la flamme on January 01, 2020, 10:06:56 AM
It’s excruciatingly slow for me this morning. Slow load times. Frustrating to say the least.

Very slow for me too. We had a good month straight of painfully slow loading times when I first joined up here. I believe it was some kind of server issue.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Symphonic Addict on January 01, 2020, 10:21:29 AM
Same here. Beginning 2020 very well.  :P
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: André on January 01, 2020, 10:59:06 AM
Yup. Thousands of guests caroling Happy New Year, GMG !  ???
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Mirror Image on January 01, 2020, 12:15:40 PM
Still slow as dripping molasses here. I barely could even make a new post and actually failed on many occasions. I do believe this issue needs to be thoroughly looked into and if push comes to shove, why not just make GMG’s content viewable only to registered members? This might eliminate the 1,000+ guests this forum gets and will help decongest the server’s processing time.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: hvbias on January 01, 2020, 12:25:42 PM
Would new forum software like Xen Forum solve anything?
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Madiel on January 01, 2020, 01:52:51 PM
Still slow as dripping molasses here. I barely could even make a new post and actually failed on many occasions. I do believe this issue needs to be thoroughly looked into and if push comes to shove, why not just make GMG’s content viewable only to registered members? This might eliminate the 1,000+ guests this forum gets and will help decongest the server’s processing time.

It will possibly work but possibly not. If the server has to check each request and send back "sorry you're not allowed to see this" each time then this doesn't necessarily take much less effort than displaying the content.

As I understand it from a similar situation that arose at work (in between the bouts of the problem here), the situation arises from bot crawlers looking at sites. So they're not necessarily going to go away if we tell them they can't come in. They might just keep hammering on the door and making a racket.  :-\
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Mirror Image on January 01, 2020, 02:56:11 PM
It will possibly work but possibly not. If the server has to check each request and send back "sorry you're not allowed to see this" each time then this doesn't necessarily take much less effort than displaying the content.

As I understand it from a similar situation that arose at work (in between the bouts of the problem here), the situation arises from bot crawlers looking at sites. So they're not necessarily going to go away if we tell them they can't come in. They might just keep hammering on the door and making a racket.  :-\

Yes, but my thinking was that when you go directly to GMG you will taken to a locked page that allows you to: 1. login or 2. register as a new member. This lock screen won’t allow further access unless you’re a member or you sign-up for the forum. Of course, for those that stay logged in, you can come and go as much as you please and you won’t see this page with the locked screen unless you have logged out. But I get what you’re saying, too.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Mirror Image on January 01, 2020, 09:47:36 PM
It’s still annoyingly sluggish for me. Load times are terrible.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: The new erato on January 02, 2020, 04:36:33 AM
Slow, slow, slow the last few days.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Florestan on January 02, 2020, 05:11:43 AM
Same here.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: André on January 02, 2020, 05:58:33 AM
Back to normal (= fast) this morning here.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: steve ridgway on January 02, 2020, 06:04:32 AM
It was very slow in the last hour but on returning from checking out another forum it has sped up once more.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Mirror Image on January 02, 2020, 06:58:28 AM
Yes, quite fast here this morning, but there are only 122 guests, so surely that has something to do with it.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Christo on January 02, 2020, 07:01:09 AM
Slow, slow, slow the last few days.
Here too, always with around 1000 "guests" hanging around. Bots seem to be busy.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: vandermolen on January 02, 2020, 07:27:40 AM
Gave up trying this morning but better now.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Mirror Image on January 03, 2020, 07:40:30 PM
Everything is running as smooth as Gil Shaham’s legato. :)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dungeon Master on January 04, 2020, 12:27:50 AM
Yep, I am aware of the times when forum is running slow. I have looked into the server settings (including memory, CPU, database queries, users) and there is not much else I can optimise. I am on a shared server, so it is possible that the other people sharing my server use up more than their fair share of server resources, even though the host is supposed to allocate resources evenly.

My long term plan is to persist for now with current software (Simple Machines Forum, or SMF). We are on version 2.0.15. Version 2.1 is pending (Release Candidate 2, kinda like beta software). As soon as it is in Final Release, I will upgrade the forum to the new version and I am hoping there is some database optimisation or SPAM control that works better than the current version.

If that doesn't work, then I may have to fork out extra $$$ to upgrade my hosting plan.

Happy new year to all.

Rob
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: vandermolen on January 04, 2020, 12:43:03 AM
Thanks Rob and the same to you.
All fine here this morning.
Jeffrey
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: The new erato on January 04, 2020, 01:21:43 AM
Thanks Rob and the same to you.
All fine here this morning.
Jeffrey
Same here.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: (: premont :) on January 04, 2020, 01:26:42 AM
Thanks Rob and the same to you.
All fine here this morning.
Jeffrey

Also here.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Mirror Image on January 04, 2020, 09:05:41 PM
Thanks for all that you do, Rob! Happy New Year!
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: André on January 05, 2020, 07:09:34 AM
Thanks for everything Rob. Keep safe 🔥   :-\
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Mandryka on January 18, 2020, 02:38:55 AM
Is there a problem with flash? I can't make youtube clips work.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: JBS on January 21, 2020, 05:51:22 PM
I could not bring up GMG for a half hour or so just now [iow, about 8:30 PM US East Coast time]

Quote
Most Online Today: 7602. Most Online Ever: 7883 (January 16, 2020, 02:08:02 PM)

Although at the moment there are only 275 guests.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Mirror Image on January 21, 2020, 07:47:07 PM
I could not bring up GMG for a half hour or so just now [iow, about 8:30 PM US East Coast time]

Although at the moment there are only 275 guests.

GMG was rather slow for me as well about an hour (or so) ago. Seems to be running fine for me right now.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Brewski on January 21, 2020, 07:49:26 PM
Slow for me, too, earlier this morning -- so much that I got the "timed out" message.

But just now, around 10:30 EST, it's fine.

--Bruce
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: "Harry" on January 24, 2020, 01:17:48 AM
Geesh with over 5000 guest the going gets hard. Several times blocked to post anything. I gladly pay money for a subscription if Rob would effectively take measures against this nuisance.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: André on January 24, 2020, 08:38:44 AM
Server under high stress if clicking on ‘new replies’, but ok if clicking on ‘unread posts’.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: aligreto on January 24, 2020, 08:42:28 AM
Server under high stress if clicking on ‘new replies’, but ok if clicking on ‘unread posts’.

Same here but 5183 guests!
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Madiel on January 24, 2020, 03:57:05 PM
Server under high stress if clicking on ‘new replies’, but ok if clicking on ‘unread posts’.

In my experience that's moderately common. No idea why, but the "new replies" does seem to make the server more upset than other forms of browsing.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Mirror Image on January 24, 2020, 08:16:50 PM
It’s slower than a turtle making its way through mud on GMG tonight. This really is a serious issue and Rob should look into it. Over 6,000 guests!!! :o
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: steve ridgway on January 24, 2020, 08:52:29 PM
Yes, very slow at the moment.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: steve ridgway on January 24, 2020, 10:26:26 PM
But now really fast :-\.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Mirror Image on January 25, 2020, 08:43:45 PM
But now really fast :-\.

It’s running quite smoothly considering there are almost 7,000 guests tonight. :-\
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: aligreto on January 26, 2020, 06:20:34 AM
It’s running quite smoothly considering there are almost 7,000 guests tonight. :-\

We are becoming very popular these days; veritably the place to be  ;D
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: steve ridgway on January 26, 2020, 06:53:19 AM
It’s been quite fast most of the time for me recently; just the occasional slow period.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Mirror Image on January 26, 2020, 07:11:11 AM
We are becoming very popular these days; veritably the place to be  ;D

Yes, indeed. :D
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: vandermolen on January 27, 2020, 11:51:25 PM
Fine here this morning. Sometimes it seems to think about whether it's going to post my message or not but ok now.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Traverso on January 29, 2020, 06:49:16 AM
At this moment only 36 guests,strange....
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Brewski on January 29, 2020, 12:24:39 PM
As a possibly-helpful aside, a few days ago I sent an email to Rob, noting that 90% of the "guests" originated from ISP's starting with the same 6 digits. He may have been able to block them -- I don't know.

--Bruce
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: aligreto on January 29, 2020, 12:29:44 PM
As a possibly-helpful aside, a few days ago I sent an email to Rob, noting that 90% of the "guests" originated from ISP's starting with the same 6 digits. He may have been able to block them -- I don't know.

--Bruce

Nice work. Well done.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Mirror Image on January 29, 2020, 09:10:51 PM
Nice work. Well done.

+1 As this means the forum is functioning properly without any hiccups (or, at least, for now it is).
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Dungeon Master on January 30, 2020, 07:45:14 PM
I have been and will continue to be away from the forum during summer. You may or may not be aware there is a state of emergency declared for our region in Australia. South East Australia has been on fire since early December. Temperatures will be over 41º today and tomorrow. Today's fire prediction map shows that the fires may enter our capital city, Canberra, where I live. We have been told to be ready to evacuate.

(https://esa.act.gov.au/sites/default/files/2020-01/ACT%20prediction.jpg)

I understand the forum has patchy performance, and I detailed my plan for this in a previous post. The forum is located on a server in the US, so the data is not compromised.

My apologies for the inconvenience.

Rob

PS if anyone here is a climate change denier, you are a fucking idiot and are dragging humanity down.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Ratliff on January 30, 2020, 08:25:48 PM
The forum is fine. Stay safe.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Brewski on January 30, 2020, 09:00:11 PM
I have been and will continue to be away from the forum during summer. You may or may not be aware there is a state of emergency declared for our region in Australia. South East Australia has been on fire since early December. Temperatures will be over 41º today and tomorrow. Today's fire prediction map shows that the fires may enter our capital city, Canberra, where I live. We have been told to be ready to evacuate.

(https://esa.act.gov.au/sites/default/files/2020-01/ACT%20prediction.jpg)

I understand the forum has patchy performance, and I detailed my plan for this in a previous post. The forum is located on a server in the US, so the data is not compromised.

My apologies for the inconvenience.

Rob

PS if anyone here is a climate change denier, you are a fucking idiot and are dragging humanity down.

Rob, I have been following the fires for weeks, but had not heard the latest, and the threat to Canberra.

We will be just fine. You take care of yourself and your family. Especially as I get older, certain things are just not as urgent as they might have been before. GMG is great, and I hope you know how much we all appreciate what you have done here, but you give us a chilling reminder of what is happening around the world.

And thank you for your PS, which I affirm.

--Bruce
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Mirror Image on January 30, 2020, 09:19:10 PM
Best wishes to you, Rob. Hopefully, things will get better.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Madiel on January 30, 2020, 09:43:56 PM
I have been and will continue to be away from the forum during summer. You may or may not be aware there is a state of emergency declared for our region in Australia. South East Australia has been on fire since early December. Temperatures will be over 41º today and tomorrow. Today's fire prediction map shows that the fires may enter our capital city, Canberra, where I live. We have been told to be ready to evacuate.

(https://esa.act.gov.au/sites/default/files/2020-01/ACT%20prediction.jpg)

I understand the forum has patchy performance, and I detailed my plan for this in a previous post. The forum is located on a server in the US, so the data is not compromised.

My apologies for the inconvenience.

Rob

PS if anyone here is a climate change denier, you are a fucking idiot and are dragging humanity down.

I don't know exactly where you are. I'm in Richardson. And yes it's bloody scary.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: steve ridgway on January 30, 2020, 10:04:12 PM
It’s a great forum Rob, very informative and enjoyable. Thanks for providing it but obviously real life takes precedence. Hope all goes well for you.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: vandermolen on January 31, 2020, 02:13:57 AM
Best wishes to you, Rob. Hopefully, things will get better.
I hope so too.
All strength to you Rob.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: André on January 31, 2020, 06:33:38 AM
Yes to all of that. Take care...
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: (: premont :) on January 31, 2020, 07:02:39 AM
I have been and will continue to be away from the forum during summer. You may or may not be aware there is a state of emergency declared for our region in Australia. South East Australia has been on fire since early December. Temperatures will be over 41º today and tomorrow. Today's fire prediction map shows that the fires may enter our capital city, Canberra, where I live. We have been told to be ready to evacuate.


Thanks, Rob. My thoughts are with you, and I send you my best wishes for the future.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Mandryka on February 01, 2020, 02:29:18 AM
I have been and will continue to be away from the forum during summer. You may or may not be aware there is a state of emergency declared for our region in Australia. South East Australia has been on fire since early December. Temperatures will be over 41º today and tomorrow. Today's fire prediction map shows that the fires may enter our capital city, Canberra, where I live. We have been told to be ready to evacuate.

(https://esa.act.gov.au/sites/default/files/2020-01/ACT%20prediction.jpg)

I understand the forum has patchy performance, and I detailed my plan for this in a previous post. The forum is located on a server in the US, so the data is not compromised.

My apologies for the inconvenience.

Rob

PS if anyone here is a climate change denier, you are a fucking idiot and are dragging humanity down.

Yes, best wishes from me too, I agree with your post script - we just have to hope that a summer like this never happens again.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Iota on February 01, 2020, 11:20:55 AM
Terrifying, Rob! I read on the BBC site that people are being told it's too late to leave and should stay put in Canberra. Hope very much you and everyone else are okay, and the situation is resolved quickly! All the best.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Symphonic Addict on February 01, 2020, 11:52:49 AM
Terrifying, Rob! I read on the BBC site that people are being told it's too late to leave and should stay put in Canberra. Hope very much you and everyone else are okay, and the situation is resolved quickly! All the best.

+1!
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Madiel on February 01, 2020, 03:51:51 PM
Canberra is not directly affected. "Too late to leave" and stay put was never the message for Canberra itself. If the BBC is reporting that, then they are reporting badly.

The fire has been heading south-east into rural communities, as that's the way wind was heading on the 2 really bad days. Reports are that some homes have been lost in one of the small communities across the border in NSW.

This is not to say that the situation isn't bad. But the city itself has been spared the conditions we feared. Even though one part of the fire is still only a small number of kilometres from the southernmost suburbs.

There's a change coming through at the moment, and potential for some wild and gusty weather today. After that, this week is looking like it will have much more stable conditions so hopefully that means a chance to get things under control.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Iota on February 01, 2020, 04:18:51 PM
Actually more like me 'reporting badly' .. the report below was the one I read earlier, rather too quickly apparently, checking now I see it says: 'Residents in some areas around the capital, Canberra, had been warned that it was "too late to leave" and they should try to seek shelter.' Somehow read around, as meaning in.

Anyway, I hope things stabilise with improving conditions. Watching from outside, it has seemed like a real nightmare. I wish you luck.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-51338314
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Madiel on February 01, 2020, 05:00:38 PM
Actually more like me 'reporting badly' .. the report below was the one I read earlier, rather too quickly apparently, checking now I see it says: 'Residents in some areas around the capital, Canberra, had been warned that it was "too late to leave" and they should try to seek shelter.' Somehow read around, as meaning in.

Anyway, I hope things stabilise with improving conditions. Watching from outside, it has seemed like a real nightmare. I wish you luck.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-51338314

Thanks. It's been pretty stressful, and frankly I had a bit of a meltdown this week. The worst warnings the city got were on the evening of my birthday.

Partly it's just the sense that we can't do anything to STOP this. Well, apart from maybe lowering carbon emissions over a decade ago when precisely this situation was predicted... but right now, it feels quite helpless. Weeks of smoke from other fires, the worst air quality in the world in early January, then the hail storm that damaged over 10,000 cars, and now this. We're supposed to be one of the best cities in the world to live in, with lovely clean air one of the selling points. But there's been some kind of sense of threat for... 7 weeks? Something like that.

And the wider region too. The fires that wrecked the South Coast and killed people on New Years' Eve are still burning and have become a significant threat again this weekend. The fire south of Canberra is expected to burn for weeks, as are many of the others. The first fires of the season, much further afield, were in September. If this country is on fire for 6 months of the year that's pretty mindboggling. But even closer to home there's been something going on since at least November.

So yes, it's a nightmare. It's a nightmare not helped by thinking about how our political history turned on a dime back in 2009 and we came so close to having a bipartisan carbon trading scheme, and how Australian politics has been held hostage by right-wing conservatives who think they know better than scientists for most of the period since. It's a nightmare not helped by knowing that Rupert Murdoch, an Australian-come-American so he could own more American media, has dominated the landscape so much in both countries and turned them into 2 of the biggest bastions of climate change skepticism in the world. It's a nightmare not helped by knowing that Australia's economy has completely failed to diversify and has a huge dependence on just shipping off our raw materials to the rest of the planet, including lots of coal.

It's a fucking tragedy, where we've helped bring about our own downfall, and the scary part is not knowing how many summers are going to be like this from now on, along with watching some of the insane political reactions to it.

Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Iota on February 02, 2020, 08:03:00 AM
That sounds like a real cri de coeur, I hope at least your immediate situation can be normalised soon. The wider one is seemingly a Damocles Sword of unprecedented proportions hanging over all of our heads, for which fiddling while Rome burns, has rarely seemed a more fitting expression.

Murdoch has also been a pernicious and powerful influence here in the UK for almost as long as I can remember, at one time almost seeming to run the country while political leaders trooped past paying court, terrified of a bad press.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Mirror Image on February 03, 2020, 08:02:07 AM
Quite sluggish for me so far this morning.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: mc ukrneal on February 03, 2020, 09:19:30 AM
Que -might need to check the IP addresses again. They're baaaa...aaaccck...
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Marc on February 03, 2020, 10:48:52 AM
Wishing all the Aussie members (and Rob!) strength. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.

I know it's peanuts compared to what's happening in Australia, but yes, today was a bad day for the forum and its accessibility. Plus a sh*tload of guests again. Just wanted to report that.

Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Mirror Image on February 03, 2020, 02:41:35 PM
I couldn’t even get on most of the day, but now even though I’m obviously finally being able to access the forum, it’s still slow for me.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: vandermolen on February 03, 2020, 02:49:24 PM
I couldn’t even get on most of the day, but now even though I’m obviously finally being able to access the forum, it’s still slow for me.
Similar story here.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: j winter on February 03, 2020, 06:56:11 PM
Similar story here.

Yep.  No access for most of the day.  I was actualy obliged to do productive things at work...  >:(
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: vandermolen on February 04, 2020, 01:54:13 AM
Yep.  No access for most of the day.  I was actualy obliged to do productive things at work...  >:(
Yes, I know the feeling!
 :o
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: aligreto on February 04, 2020, 03:46:20 AM
Similar story here. I had to abandon attempts to log on a number of times.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: André on February 04, 2020, 06:26:44 AM

956 guests right now and yet the response is fast. Swarms of guests have hard to understand patterns...

(https://i.redd.it/15mftrhs1qk11.jpg)
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Mirror Image on February 04, 2020, 12:02:34 PM
Everything seems to running fine today even there are nearly 3,000 guests.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Mirror Image on February 04, 2020, 05:59:10 PM
Now the forum is rather slow and load times are happening at a snail’s pace.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on February 19, 2020, 07:48:41 PM
The forum appears to function fine on my laptop, but is on-again-off-again on my Kindle Fire
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Brewski on February 20, 2020, 09:08:47 PM
Rob, whenever you read this (since it is hardly the kind of life or death issue you have been facing), at the moment (midnight, EST) we have about 1,300 "guests." 

Of those, about 75% are from ISPs starting with 114.119. Perhaps there's a way of blocking a range? You would know better than I do.

Hope this finds you well, or at least, better. I hear that the fires have subsided in many areas.

--Bruce
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Brewski on March 08, 2020, 06:28:09 PM
Happy to notice that at 10:25 EDT, fewer than 50 "guests." Rob, if you have done anything under the radar, thank you.

(Or maybe bots are just getting bored with Schoenberg.  ;D )

--Bruce
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Symphonic Addict on March 19, 2020, 06:55:55 PM
Is it me or has the site been slow today?
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: mc ukrneal on March 19, 2020, 06:56:40 PM
I've seen no problems.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Florestan on March 27, 2020, 04:09:21 AM
When I click a link to other sites it opens a blank page only. Anyone else with this problem?
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: (: premont :) on April 08, 2020, 02:01:55 AM
The forum is very slow to day, despite the presence of only nine "suspicious" guests.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: pjme on April 08, 2020, 02:18:41 AM
Yes, GMG is very slow and unpredictable.
I'm ready for a ride with my bike - in the sun!
Au revoir.
Peter
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: JBS on April 21, 2020, 04:54:08 PM
For the second night in a row I have experienced a short interval of slow loading and timing out. Last night it went in for about 15 minutes, tomight about 5.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Madiel on April 21, 2020, 05:35:07 PM
For the second night in a row I have experienced a short interval of slow loading and timing out. Last night it went in for about 15 minutes, tomight about 5.

Yes, I've had brief periods the last couple of days as well. Nothing awful, but noticeable.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Alek Hidell on April 21, 2020, 05:52:50 PM
Same here - a little slowness in loading pages, occasionally. Nothing too serious, though.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: pjme on May 05, 2020, 10:35:04 AM
GMG is very slow today .
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Mirror Image on May 22, 2020, 05:05:15 AM
It seems I had a bit of an issue just moments ago with the website loading, but now it seems to be doing okay.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: aligreto on May 22, 2020, 05:06:47 AM
It seems I had a bit of an issue just moments ago with the website loading, but now it seems to be doing okay.

+1
I thought that it was just me today.
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: vandermolen on May 22, 2020, 08:54:04 AM
+1
I thought that it was just me today.
+2 earlier
Title: Re: Bug report
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on May 23, 2