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Connection Problems
« on: June 29, 2011, 10:58:26 PM »
I keep seeing this when I try to reach the boards:
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Sorry, SMF was unable to connect to the database. This may be caused by the server being busy. Please try again later.

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Re: Connection Problems
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2011, 11:09:10 PM »
I get that pretty regularly, too.
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Re: Connection Problems
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2011, 11:35:33 PM »
Its been going on for a while now, I think we're just pushing it closer and closer to the bandwidth limits.
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Re: Connection Problems
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2011, 11:43:11 PM »
I was actually curious about this before, I think I was researching if the forum could have a built in dice roller. SMF is these guys. It is the software that powers our beloved BG forums (just look all the way at the bottom of any page).
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Re: Connection Problems
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2011, 08:51:59 PM »
Sorry to thread hijack, since registering yesterday I'm unable to seach or post new topics.  When searching I get 'You are not allowed to search for posts in this forum.'.  And I don't see a new topic button.    I responded to the activation email, was there something more that I missed?

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Re: Connection Problems
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2011, 08:57:23 PM »
Sorry to thread hijack, since registering yesterday I'm unable to seach or post new topics.  When searching I get 'You are not allowed to search for posts in this forum.'.  And I don't see a new topic button.    I responded to the activation email, was there something more that I missed?

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Re: Connection Problems
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2011, 04:26:34 AM »
Maybe we need to put big flashing lights on the "read this first" link.
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Re: Connection Problems
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2011, 03:09:53 PM »
Thanks, I somehow managed to totally overlook that.  Doh!

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Re: Connection Problems
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2011, 07:26:55 PM »
I'm darn near locked out of the forum by this.  Soemtimes i have to spend a half hour refreshing over and over again to get in for 5 minutes and then get the connection message again.

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« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2011, 08:49:13 AM »
I'm darn near locked out of the forum by this.  Soemtimes i have to spend a half hour refreshing over and over again to get in for 5 minutes and then get the connection message again.

Yeah, it's getting pretty bad.


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Re: Connection Problems
« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2011, 03:45:22 AM »
spoiler tag is goofing up now too.  when i click it it posts
 s, s/ instead of the spoilers

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« Reply #11 on: July 19, 2011, 11:01:27 PM »
I get the old Connection white screen warning thingie, on post #1 too.
And more often as time goes by.

When I see it, there's usually something like this (with intentional spaces):
h ... illiantgameologists.com/ boards/ index.php ?PHPSES SID=a48iah vj23lj0n 620v8pa0t 3j5&b oard=9.0
instead of the standard min/max board address.

Clearly it's an el-cheapo monitoring program / keystroker type thing.
The good ones don't leave evidence.

And in any case, when I see the extra crud on the address bar,
that's when these boards, and others I go to, are slow or s l o w e r ... or not available.

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« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2011, 11:44:16 PM »
AND the last few minutes, my posts got eaten. Boo.

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Re: Connection Problems
« Reply #13 on: July 24, 2011, 01:03:28 AM »
I'm not sure what is happening. Any tech folks have any ideas?

Our host is supposed to be unlimited but I remember hearing that they don't actually upgrade you to unlimited until you use the bandwidth. But I'm not sure how to go about even putting in a ticket- as in I'm not sure what to say the problem is.
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« Reply #14 on: July 24, 2011, 01:07:26 AM »
I'm not sure what is happening. Any tech folks have any ideas?

Our host is supposed to be unlimited but I remember hearing that they don't actually upgrade you to unlimited until you use the bandwidth. But I'm not sure how to go about even putting in a ticket- as in I'm not sure what to say the problem is.
I'd just put a ticket in with the error messages and hope for the best.
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Re: Connection Problems
« Reply #15 on: July 24, 2011, 07:23:33 AM »
I think the choke point seems to be with the database server, but not knowing the back end operations make it tricky to work out.
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Re: Connection Problems
« Reply #16 on: July 25, 2011, 11:28:24 PM »
Littha isn't getting updates for new posts in my Pbp thread for some reason.

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Re: Connection Problems
« Reply #17 on: July 25, 2011, 11:46:43 PM »
I'm not sure what is happening. Any tech folks have any ideas?

My memory isn't perfect, but I recall this starting up back when you guys tried to upgrade the boards.

It wasn't this bad back then, but perhaps the frequency is related to the increased traffic we've been getting.

Perhaps something important got erased or moved when that happened? If so, you may need to do a complete overhaul on the boards to fix it.


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Re: Connection Problems
« Reply #18 on: July 26, 2011, 12:37:13 AM »
Perhaps something important got erased or moved when that happened? If so, you may need to do a complete overhaul on the boards to fix it.
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« Last Edit: July 26, 2011, 12:38:53 AM by Prime32 »
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[spoiler]Tier 6: A cartographer.
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Tier 2: Someone with teleportation, mind control, time manipulation, intangibility, the ability to turn into an exact duplicate of anything, or the ability to see into the future with perfect accuracy.
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Re: Connection Problems
« Reply #19 on: July 26, 2011, 04:22:18 AM »
Perhaps something important got erased or moved when that happened? If so, you may need to do a complete overhaul on the boards to fix it.
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