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Off-Topic Re: Forum Problems
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2018, 08:08:40 AM »
I did it for you, MSC.  Sorry, I didn't know you were trying.   It's all good.
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Re: Forum Problems
« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2018, 09:25:30 AM »
Sorry for the GIANT icons. I actually reduced their size a couple days ago, but somehow it is not coming through--and the file sizes are about  same dimensions as the storybooks. I thought that it might just take time to repopulate through the large board--yesterday the green monster finally came through reduced. But the mirror and the heart-ears are still huge and now the green monster has reverted to the angry emoticon. That is also weird. When I first started the forum I edited the emoticons, replacing the files with my icons while keeping the original emoticon names. But now that monster has its own name AND...this is what is really strange...in the admin section where I edit them, I have it properly set AND it shows the green monster and not the angry emoticon. Why was it fine yesterday? So this is something to ask at the smf support forum.

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Re: Forum Problems
« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2018, 02:16:08 AM »
What I have discovered is that the control buttons do not always have the desired effect or that the tag is no longer visible. If one knew the original tag format [ tag ] [ /tag ] THOSE tags still work although there is no longer a button for them... It seems that the WYSIWYG interface has changed in the newest version and some things are no longer supported by buttons   The Emoji buttons also no longer have any effect but, again, if one knew what characters resulted in which Emoji, one can type the character string directly and that DOES work... :o
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Re: Forum Problems
« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2018, 02:09:31 PM »
Taking the liberty of posting this here so you'll have the info onsite for future reference. Been poking around your forum cleaning up the recent 2.0.15 upgrade, some things you should know.

- Login failures: There were two login problems, one of which I fixed a few days ago, the other I'm working on.

As with most custom themes, header login did not work in Curve Multi Color due to missing session check. This is a security feature that was added in 2.0.14, and package manager fails to update header login in themes other than default Curve. I fixed it, but would have to be fixed again if you have to reinstall theme. No big deal.

The other problem is invalid referring url, which was generating a lot of errors. Most of this seemed to be from members trying to login at http://www.mlcforum.theherosspouse.com/index.php, possibly using old bookmarks. First login attempt fails, second one works. I've added .htaccess to your forum root which rewrites http://www.mlcforum.theherosspouse.com/index.php to http://mlcforum.theherosspouse.com/index.php. Still logging some of these errors, but all failed logins are now coming from 36.57.*.* ips, which appear to be chinese spammer. This could be anti-spam blocking them, I'm looking into that.

- Error log: Speaking of errors, you had just over 532,000 errors in your forum log for 30 days, that's approx. 17,700/day, 740/hr. Keeps the server busy, bloats your database. Admins should check the log regularly, address problems that are generating errors.

- Database backups: Are you backing up your database regularly? You have 1.3 gb of content, as far as I can see there's nothing in cpanel indicating your host does automatic backups. Manual backups are problematic, tried downloading a gzip backup last night, forum went down due to exceeding resource limits so I cancelled it, but manual backup does appear to work. Your cpanel supports cronjobs, something could be done with that.

- Paid subscriptions: As per this, you will need to convert to https by June of this year, or paid subs will stop working. There's a support guide to http -> https conversion here. Wouldn't attempt this until you get all the bugs out of the forum upgrade and everything runs smoothly for a while.

- Host limits: The original problem with the 2.0.15 upgrade was you had exceeded max disk capacity, file uploads were failing. That's been fixed, you're currently using 50% of increased capacity (5.86/11.72 gb). Of greater concern is forum went down while d/ling database backup. You might want to consider moving to a better host.

I'll enable notification on this topic, please post any problems you notice here. Leave me as admin until you're satisfied everything is squared away.

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Re: Forum Problems
« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2018, 02:10:55 PM »
Taking the liberty of posting this here so you'll have the info onsite for future reference. Been poking around your forum cleaning up the recent 2.0.15 upgrade, some things you should know.

- Login failures: There were two login problems, one of which I fixed a few days ago, the other I'm working on.

As with most custom themes, header login did not work in Curve Multi Color due to missing session check. This is a security feature that was added in 2.0.14, and package manager fails to update header login in themes other than default Curve. I fixed it, but would have to be fixed again if you have to reinstall theme. No big deal.

The other problem is invalid referring url, which was generating a lot of errors. Most of this seemed to be from members trying to login at http://www.mlcforum.theherosspouse.com/index.php, possibly using old bookmarks. First login attempt fails, second one works. I've added .htaccess to your forum root which rewrites http://www.mlcforum.theherosspouse.com/index.php to http://mlcforum.theherosspouse.com/index.php. Still logging some of these errors, but all failed logins are now coming from 36.57.*.* ips, which appear to be chinese spammer. This could be anti-spam blocking them, I'm looking into that.

- Error log: Speaking of errors, you had just over 532,000 errors in your forum log for 30 days, that's approx. 17,700/day, 740/hr. Keeps the server busy, bloats your database. Admins should check the log regularly, address problems that are generating errors.

- Database backups: Are you backing up your database regularly? You have 1.3 gb of content, as far as I can see there's nothing in cpanel indicating your host does automatic backups. Manual backups are problematic, tried downloading a gzip backup last night, forum went down due to exceeding resource limits so I cancelled it, but manual backup does appear to work. Your cpanel supports cronjobs, something could be done with that.

- Paid subscriptions: As per this, you will need to convert to https by June of this year, or paid subs will stop working. There's a support guide to http -> https conversion here. Wouldn't attempt this until you get all the bugs out of the forum upgrade and everything runs smoothly for a while.

- Host limits: The original problem with the 2.0.15 upgrade was you had exceeded max disk capacity, file uploads were failing. That's been fixed, you're currently using 50% of increased capacity (5.86/11.72 gb). Of greater concern is forum went down while d/ling database backup. You might want to consider moving to a better host.

I'll enable notification on this topic, please post any problems you notice here. Leave me as admin until you're satisfied everything is squared away.

Thank you Sir!

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Re: Forum Problems
« Reply #15 on: March 01, 2018, 02:15:49 PM »
Almost forgot, there was a problem with the path to /cache directory, fixed that.  It may have been the reason icons were not updating. 

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Re: Forum Problems
« Reply #16 on: March 01, 2018, 11:20:23 PM »
Words that make sense! I love tech talk. Thank you for the clean up.

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Re: Forum Problems
« Reply #17 on: March 02, 2018, 06:56:29 AM »
I don't know if this was mentioned but it seems the spacing is off when posting or replying.

They paragraphs are not spacing correctly so the posts come out hard to read, no proper breaks.  Even though we are putting them in there.

If you space 3 times it seems to put the breaks in.
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From my experience if my H had let me go a long time ago, and stop pressuring me, begging, and pleading and just let go I possibly would have experienced my awakening sooner than I did.

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Re: Forum Problems
« Reply #18 on: March 02, 2018, 09:37:20 AM »
I'm not seeing that, working normally for me.  Link to an affected post?

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Re: Forum Problems
« Reply #19 on: March 02, 2018, 11:02:16 AM »
Sir, after looking at a few things, I'm beginning to think it may be me who is having a spacing problem.  Maybe just need some adjusting.
So no problem.
Thanks for responding.
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