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Arveleg
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on: October 02, 2016 07:35
Evil~Shieldmaiden said:Thanks for your comments, Arveleg! I've posted a copy of them in the "Bug Fix" thread in the Mods forum. Image ... I live in hope.


I'll try to share your optimism .... but it's been 4 years for some things to be 'fixed'. so.... you know...
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on: October 06, 2016 04:36
20:31 hours (aka 8:31 PM) Central European Daylight Savings Time here, and response times have been in the pits for at least 15, if not 30 minutes. Also had one "Error establishing a database connection" message. Very annoying.

[Edited on 11/21/2017 by Gandolorin]
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on: October 17, 2016 11:47
Is it possible to chat on android devices? Whenever I go to "community-chat" the "chat is unclickable and does nothing when I click it. Also theres no little oval at the bottom right of my screen for chat.
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on: October 18, 2016 03:51
Sorry, it doesn't appear that chat will work on phones, I also have an android and get the same results as you. Unfortunately, a mobile version of the site was never made which I suspect may be the reason.
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on: November 04, 2016 10:40
@Evil~Shieldmaiden: there seems to be a serious issue with images being displayed today. Your Avatar, Dolwen's, ~nólemë~'s, pictures in siggies, and practically every image in your " Forum Home » Realm of Vairë the Weaver » Vairë: Weaving Patterns » Vairë Smilies & Greetings" list have disappeared ...
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on: November 04, 2016 11:21
Photobucket was down which is where we host those images.
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on: February 03, 2017 02:01
Did anyone else have server connection problems yesterday? I have a suspicion that the problem was east of the Atlantic, just asking.
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on: February 03, 2017 02:51
I was on a couple of times without any issues, although things were a bit slow to load on occasion.
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on: February 16, 2017 09:05
Dolwen said:Yes, the old site was being hacked on a pretty regular basis and days of post would be lost which is exactly what prompted the site we have now.


Too bad nobody has the time, drive, and money to fix this place.
Nobady really cares that many new folk never get their confirmation email and are unable to sign in after their initial registration. As long as they dont sign out after their registration they are fine. This explains the 1 or 2 posts from new folk and no more.

The Answer to these problems and the lengthy list of "bug fixes" over the last 5 years? ¯_(ツ)_/¯
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on: February 17, 2017 02:59
Arveleg, I'm guessing that Dolwen's post above October 18, 2016 11:51 "... Unfortunately, a mobile version of the site was never made which I suspect may be the reason." may very likely be what's causing issues for new members.

I don't have a smartphone, and to be very truthful I could never imagine trying to access CoE on such a pathetically small monitor instead of my notebook. For some things, my notebook monitor appears very cramped, as I have a 26 inch thingy for my 2008 tower (DVD movies without a doubt, that tower still outperforms anything but a ridiculously expensive portable of any sort in that function). If I had your memories of things functioning as in the pre-hack days, I might grumble too. But then, CoE is a volunteer site, started by Rivka if I'm right, around the time of the LoTR movies. Milton Friedman may be a moron in some ways (Paul Krugman considers his Nobel Prize in Economics justified), but his quote "there ain't no free lunch" is a bullseye. Something that, for the odd generation of Internet users, was or is a totally alien concept.

I'm just happy when my link to CoE still functions ...
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on: February 18, 2017 08:59
I guess the site is what the owner-operators want it to be. It is what it is. ¯_(ツ)_/¯
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on: February 19, 2017 03:06
Somewhat like Goldberry says about TB: "It is."
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Arveleg
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on: March 02, 2017 08:47
It is what it is and it is giving me the absolute shists. It seems the 'quick reply box will just disappear with my post when I hit the button. This post I'm testing it.

Nope, didn't post. Now for the 'Add Reply' link at the top of the page....

Edit: Yes, that one worked. I think I've had it with this site though. I had to reset my IP by shutting down my modem for a weekend due to the 'blacklisting' again too.

C'est la vie ~ Hasta la vista

You can find me active over on the Arwen Undomiel site where these issues are not issues.

[Edited on 03/03/2017 by Arveleg]
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on: March 15, 2017 06:57
What I miss in the forum functions is that when I "subscribe" to a thread, I still don't get any notifications if a new comment arrives.
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on: March 15, 2017 07:22
I don't recall if I ever gave the "subscribe" bit a try after I joined in November 2013. I've always gone by the square thingy on the left side of a group indicating unread posts. I did mark one thread in the "Arwen-Undomiel" site that I joined recently with something corresponding to "subscribe", but deselected it again (at the beginning I was getting quite a few e-mail notifications, which started to bother me) as that site has a similar marking for groups where there are posts I have not read yet. So I can live without it, but that's just me. (I have nothing nearly approaching the issues Arveleg mentioned above.)
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on: March 15, 2017 04:00
Hithfaerwen said:What I miss in the forum functions is that when I "subscribe" to a thread, I still don't get any notifications if a new comment arrives.


Yes, I'm nit surprised Hithfaerwen. That was one of the many nice features that went away with an upgrade and a hack around 2012.

Gandolorin said:I don't recall if I ever gave the "subscribe" bit a try after I joined in November 2013. I've always gone by the square thingy on the left side of a group indicating unread posts. I did mark one thread in the "Arwen-Undomiel" site that I joined recently with something corresponding to "subscribe", but deselected it again (at the beginning I was getting quite a few e-mail notifications, which started to bother me) as that site has a similar marking for groups where there are posts I have not read yet. So I can live without it, but that's just me. (I have nothing nearly approaching the issues Arveleg mentioned above.)


Yeah, the subscription email can be a bit much. I only use it on Arwen Undomiel for a couple threads where I'm interested in the topic but it may be a while before anyone ever replies to it. Some get daily replies, and I don't use it for that.

I've been consistantly vocal about my issues on this site since ... well since March 13, 2012, 21:15. That is the eternal 'last visit' of mine or so the site keeps telling me, and about the time of the "hack" that this place has never recovered from.
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on: March 16, 2017 04:19
Arveleg said:... I've been consistantly vocal about my issues on this site since ... well since March 13, 2012, 21:15. That is the eternal 'last visit' of mine or so the site keeps telling me, and about the time of the "hack" that this place has never recovered from.

I think I've had that "Your last visit was: March 13, 2012, 21:15" message since day 1. Since I only joined over a year and a half later, I very soon shrugged at the message with a "yeah, whatever" response, and very soon after that it no longer caught my attention at all. Even though I'm about a year older than you are, Arveleg, in terms of first connection to the Internet, never mind CoE, I'm still a newbie. So occasionally, your (g)rumbles about "the good old days" does conjure up a lovable if occasionally curmudgeonly character from LoTR: Gaffer Gamgee.
From one old grump to another (my gripe is books vs. movies, as you may have noticed).

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on: March 16, 2017 07:48
Ah... yes, this curmudgeon has had that book/movie gripe for nearly a couple decades....
I even found my rant on AU where I had it with the Pj'rs.

Anyway..... at least the chatbox works fairly well here....
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on: March 16, 2017 08:14
Yeah, but you're leaving / joining / leaving / joining / leaving / joining ... eh?
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on: March 16, 2017 11:18
... or not ...
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on: March 17, 2017 06:32
Nah! You love it here Arveleg, even with all it's annoying quirks.

The last visit date is actually the date that the site was transferred to the Wordpress system. It looks like Wordpress keeps its last visit dates somewhere else, so that field never gets changed. See? It's all very logical. Annoying but logical.
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on: March 17, 2017 10:34
Lol... yeah.
As long as I don't get blacklisted again I may visit on occasion.
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on: November 21, 2017 03:43
Does anybody have any idea where these CoE connectivity problems of maybe the last two weeks stem from? It’s starting to annoy me …
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on: November 21, 2017 12:42
Gandolorin said:Does anybody have any idea where these CoE connectivity problems of maybe the last two weeks stem from? It’s starting to annoy me …


8O not. This is CoE afterall.
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on: November 22, 2017 04:40
I'm guessing the issue is between the site and its host. No idea how to fix it though.
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on: November 22, 2017 10:44
The site is now running on Rivka's own server which is also used for a lot of other things. I'm guessing we get low priority when it's busy or maintenance is under way.
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The alternative would probably be no server ... like I already guessed elsewhere, sites like ours could be like doddering old pets, kept around for sentimental reasons. Me , I'm willing to be patted on the head ... Image
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on: December 09, 2017 08:17
Hello, how can I delete my account? Thanks.
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on: December 09, 2017 10:06
Unfortunately, you can't delete your account. You'll need to PM (Private Message) gwendeth, our Accounts Admin, who will take care of it.
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on: January 25, 2018 08:09
I was practically unable to log in to CoE for about the last two days (Tuesday 23 and Wednesday 24). If I did not get an error message, response times was in minutes, not seconds. And even the couple of times I did manage to log in, response times made posting useless, and at some point an error message put an end to things. Today response times are back to normal.
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on: January 25, 2018 08:40
I was having the same problem, Gando. I couldn't even send a welcome message either day. It seems to be working well now.
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on: January 26, 2018 04:39
Meh! Response times have been in the pits again (since about 7:30 PM CET, now 8:39 PM).
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on: January 26, 2018 04:50
Yeah, that was earlier this morning. They have slowed since...
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on: January 27, 2018 12:48
16:48 hours (4:48 PM) CET here now, and response times are OK; I'm starting to get a bit paranoid about the 18 to 20 hours (6 to 8 PM) CET time slot, perhaps when some scheduled routine checks (and if necessary, repairs) take place? My Kaspersky Internet Security normally does such stuff in the background, without too much interference with performance. But the recent Win10 mega update certainly took my notebook out until all the restarts were done with.
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Perhaps someone with more tech knowledge can explain the Meltdown/Spectre problem, and how the patches/reprogramming required to circumvent it, will impact internet users.
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