Outage - Apologies. (The Site Niggles Thread)

Discussion in 'Network Information, Suggestions and Feedback' started by von Poop, Jul 16, 2008.

  1. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Was there a problem this morning? as I tried several times to access the site but could not.

    All other websites I tried opened up so I left it to get a haircut and on returning managed to log on straight away.

    I also experienced slow responses last night.

  2. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    The forum is asleep everyday at 6am :D

    Speaking of haircuts, high time I have mine!
  3. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    To all who got a non-functioning site for the last few minutes.
    Sorry, that'd be me changing something I really really really shouldn't have changed while trying to address a problem some have reported when logging in.

    Just off to change my trousers.

  4. Mike L

    Mike L Very Senior Member

    Thanks for your honesty Adam - about time you changed those corduroys!
  5. TiredOldSoldier

    TiredOldSoldier Senior Member

    Recently if attempting to connect around 7:30 Rome (GMT+1) time, I get an error, is there regular maintenance like backups running at that time ?

  6. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Yes, ToS, they are - assorted auto routines and cron-jobs for tidying the place.
    Mentioned on here a while back, I tried spreading 'em out but it didn't seem to make a lot of difference.
  7. idler

    idler GeneralList

    Something strange this morning: I'm getting a 403 Forbidden from search results links:

    You don't have permission to access /forum/books-films-tv-radio/30194-abda-cbi-seac-book-thread-post346492.html on this server.
    Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

    The problem persists after logging out, restarting IE and logging in again. Have I upset someone?
  8. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Can't replicate that result here, mate. Though as I'm on my phone that's pretty meaningless.
    What exactly were the search terms you used?
    Does it happen on all of the search boxes?

    Is anyone else getting the same thing on searches?
  9. Jonathan Ball

    Jonathan Ball It's a way of life.

    Yep, getting exactly the same response as Idler after a search.
  10. idler

    idler GeneralList

    Hmm... could it have been an apstrophe in the original search causing a problem?
  11. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Apostrophes can screw it up for some reason - that would hinge on whether Jonathan used one too? (or some other syntax thing).

    I can't replicate the fail on IE, Firefox, Chrome or Safari as yet - using plain words.
  12. idler

    idler GeneralList

    Thanks for looking - everything else I've tried since seems OK.
  13. Jonathan Ball

    Jonathan Ball It's a way of life.

    No apostrophes, Adam. I just searched again using the phrase south lancashire with a single space between south and lancashire and got the following:


    I'm using chrome on the Mac at the moment. I also tried using Safari. I found the thread I wanted by scrolling through the correct sub-forum and it's fine that way. Odd.
  14. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    I just got that too using those words.
    Hmmmm, perhaps we have a Yorkshire search engine on our hands...

    Looking deeper.
  15. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce Patron

    Jonathan- I just tried that phrase and no problem at all


    ps VP maybe it just works for us Yorkshire folk!
  16. Jonathan Ball

    Jonathan Ball It's a way of life.

    Well I just tried again and can link to this thread immediately but got the error when I tried to link to Phil's South Lancashire thread. Out of curiosity I searched for the word 'Tyke' and got no problems either. ;)
  17. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    OK, As re-indexing the search engine can turn the place to porridge, I'm going to leave it for an hour before trying that - browsing about this may be a (hopefully) temporary hosting issue that will clear on it's own.

    Will rebuild thread info though, as that's quite quick.
  18. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Thread info rebuilt.

    South Lancashire now OK (though I don't think the phrase matters - suspect a genuine glitch occurred... that most annoying of things - 'The Intermittent Fault')

    Will keep fingers crossed - and await further reports of buggeration in the search system.
  19. Tom Canning

    Tom Canning WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    My WW2 shuts down every night at Midnight (PDT) Pacific Daylight time - thought it was me doing something stupid but it can't be everyone's stupidity...

  20. Hebridean Chindit

    Hebridean Chindit Lost in review...

    Ah... the intermittent fault... my personal favourite, excluding the one where it went wrong when I was sent in to fix it... :rolleyes:

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