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Mr Fuzzy
post Aug 2 2004, 02:07 PM
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As many of you have probably noticed everything is going down at random moments currently. This is due to the host's server migration seeming to be more problematic than they'd hoped. I'm informed that they currently have the company which provides the hosting software they are using looking into things.

Once things are stable again there will be another period of forum downtime as I switch it off for an hour or two. I'm going to go on a geeky rampage, update the board software to V1.3, then again to the rather sweet looking 2.0.0 PF2. evil.gif


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post Aug 2 2004, 05:03 PM
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The Other Side forums - suitable for mature readers! Temporary intermittent service. -> The Other Side forums -> Site fault reports -> Intermittent Service Explanation.


Teehee.

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post Aug 2 2004, 05:10 PM
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It's not so much luck that I need as the server admin pages getting switched back on so that I can do a database backup to be on the safe side.


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post Aug 2 2004, 05:47 PM
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Safe side? Nonsense! Throw caution to the wind! Go with the flow! Let your mind go and your body will follow! Carpe Diem! It's better to burn out than to fade away! Leap before you look! Just do it! He who blinks last blinks longer! How can you let sleeping dogs lie if you let the cat out of the bag! THe straw that break the camels back is worth a bird in the hand! ... ermmm ...

Oh okay ... good luck ...


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post Aug 2 2004, 06:39 PM
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There is that. I've managed to download most of the database tables from the forum's own control panel, but the 3 largest tables are too big for that to handle (a whopping 800K in one case, and the posts are in a 100Meg file) and I'm a-feared! Normally I wouldn't be too worried, but since the database modifications are done via a PHP script timeouts can be an issue, and with rather twitchy servers it's a little scary. If it goes awry I can get things working again even without a backup to use with a spot of SQL wrangling, but having pleb level SQL control would make it a long winded process. tongue.gif


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post Aug 2 2004, 06:51 PM
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Can't you log into a shell on the server with SSH or (gods forbid) telnet and use the 'mysql' command to export the tables into a file, copy that to the public_html directory (with a .htaccess for security of course) then download from there.


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post Aug 2 2004, 07:41 PM
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I've seen worse than getting a guy on the actual server to save the file to a zip and mail it ... no, don't laugh .. it can work ...


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post Aug 2 2004, 07:58 PM
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Currently it refuses to accept my attempts at a command line login, and the people near it are often tricky to hunt down. I may have to wait a day or two before I can subject you to show you all the joys of the newer forum software.


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post Aug 4 2004, 04:19 PM
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PURDY!


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post Aug 4 2004, 04:22 PM
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Isn't it just? There are lots of new things to play with now.

Apparently things are now on their proper server, and I've stopped breaking the database, so things should get back to working normally now. Give or take the shop...

Edit: Nyeaarrrg. I've drawn the baleful gaze of Inktomi's bots upon us all. We're doomed! ph34r.gif


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post Aug 4 2004, 06:42 PM
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Oooh...shiny...and I have more moddy things I can do...biggrin.gif


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post Aug 4 2004, 06:47 PM
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I've made you green now too. Also, have you noticed the leftmost icon where the buttons for email, pm, etc. are at the bottom of posts? It turns red for people who are online.


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post Aug 4 2004, 07:08 PM
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But not if you're hiding anonymously, you sly dog you tongue.gif

Been fiddling a bit, and I definitely like it. It's sleeky and shiny and springy and stuff. Also, the new quotes are very cool.


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post Aug 4 2004, 07:22 PM
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You'll probably like the multiquote jobby then. You just click it for each post you want to be quoting, then use add reply.

There's also a new tag for those times whem you want to post large chunks of code or a veritable essay, but don't want it to take up a huge amount of space. It' is codebox, and is used like normal tags. Observe as I show you a rather boring list of changed files from this release of the board:

CODE
Changed files for this release
Please note that these files are only relevant to update from the last release.
If you are updating from an older version, please visit our website for more
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Source Files

* ipb_templates.xml (very important)
* index.php (very important)
* admin.php (very important)
* sources/admin/admin_pages.php
* sources/admin/admin_skin.php
* sources/admin/admin_template_functions.php
* sources/admin/ad_administration.php
* sources/admin/ad_attachments.php
* sources/admin/ad_emailerror.php
* sources/admin/ad_groups.php
* sources/admin/ad_imagemacros.php
* sources/admin/ad_index.php
* sources/admin/ad_languages.php
* sources/admin/ad_member.php
* sources/admin/ad_moderator.php
* sources/admin/ad_mysql.php
* sources/admin/ad_postoffice.php
* sources/admin/ad_profilefields.php
* sources/admin/ad_rebuild.php
* sources/admin/ad_settings.php
* sources/admin/ad_skin_import.php
* sources/admin/ad_stylesheets.php
* sources/admin/ad_task_manager.php
* sources/admin/ad_templates.php
* sources/announcements.php
* sources/boards.php
* sources/calendar.php
* sources/classes/class_custom_fields.php
* sources/classes/class_display.php
* sources/classes/class_email.php
* sources/classes/class_forums.php
* sources/classes/class_session.php
* sources/forums.php
* sources/functions.php
* sources/help.php
* sources/ipbportal.php
* sources/lib/boardstats_functions.php
* sources/lib/modfunctions.php
* sources/lib/post_edit_post.php
* sources/lib/post_parser.php
* sources/lib/topic_linear.php
* sources/lib/topic_threaded.php
* sources/memberlist.php
* sources/misc/attach.php
* sources/misc/legends.php
* sources/misc/multi_moderate.php
* sources/misc/stats.php
* sources/post.php
* sources/profile.php
* sources/register.php
* sources/search.php
* sources/sql/mysql_queries.php
* sources/topics.php
* sources/usercp.php

Language Files

Other Files

* ips_kernel/class_image.php
* ips_kernel/class_xmlarchive.php
* jscripts/ipb_finduser.js *
* jscripts/ipb_forum.js
* lofiversion/index.php
* lofiversion/lofi_skin.php
* skin_acp/IPB2_Standard/acp_js.js
* skin_acp/IPB2_Standard/colorselect.png *
* skin_acp/IPB2_Standard/colours.html
* upgrade/core/functions.php
* upgrade/index.php
* upgrade/upgrade.php
* upgrade/upg_20002/* (Folder and contents: if folder is not already installed)
* upgrade/upg_20003/* (Folder and contents: if folder is not already installed)
* upgrade/upg_20004/* (Folder and contents: if folder is not already installed)
* upgrade/upg_20005/* (Folder and contents: if folder is not already installed)
* upgrade/upg_20006/* (Folder and contents: if folder is not already installed)
* upgrade/upg_20007/* (Folder and contents: if folder is not already installed)


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post Aug 4 2004, 07:54 PM
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nice example there fuzz ... Though I am getting word-wrap problems in that box .. it takes up both my screens


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post Aug 4 2004, 08:18 PM
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Well who has all the monitors then? tongue.gif

I'll have to remember to keep an eye on that. Or fiddle with the code a little bit...


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post Aug 4 2004, 10:51 PM
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QUOTE (CommieBastard @ Aug 4 2004, 12:42 PM)
Oooh...shiny...and I have more moddy things I can do...biggrin.gif
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We have more moddy things??? Where???
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post Aug 5 2004, 01:36 PM
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There's a new pull-down menu in the bottom right when you're looking at a thread.

Hmmm - I seem to be unable to log on via www.matazone.com/forums - I thought that domain name worked the same as the rest?


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post Aug 5 2004, 01:49 PM
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Wow. I can make posts inwizzible!

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post Aug 5 2004, 08:37 PM
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Question: We know Googlebot .. we know GoogleButt .. but who is Slurp? ... Just another bot?


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post Aug 5 2004, 09:59 PM
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QUOTE (CommieBastard @ Aug 5 2004, 01:36 PM)
Hmmm - I seem to be unable to log on via www.matazone.com/forums - I thought that domain name worked the same as the rest?
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The matazone.com address only forwards you directly to the main theotherside.html page, the full and correct addresses for everything still use the .co.uk ending. I guess what you're typing is the equivalent of matazone.co.uk/theotherside.html/forums .


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