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Ayrik
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Posted - 01 Dec 2010 :  10:05:55  Show Profile Send Ayrik a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Well, SageTime is somehow intricately based on GMT. I may be assuming to much when I suggest that Sage might have family and workplace commitments which steal him away from Candlekeep. Plus, he needs time to eat his morning gruel like all the rest of us.

Eat lots of garlic - it keeps the elves and vampires away.
Don't stick your sword into dragons, you just don't know where they've been.
Avoid stepping on halflings. They stick to your boots, will smell awful, and are impossible to scrape off.
Ah, of course. Never play leapfrog with a unicorn.
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The Sage
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quote:
Originally posted by Arik

Well, SageTime is somehow intricately based on GMT. I may be assuming to much when I suggest that Sage might have family and workplace commitments which steal him away from Candlekeep. Plus, he needs time to eat his morning gruel like all the rest of us.

Well, actually, since I'm residing in the Great O' Southern Land, I'm enjoying my early evening gruel on a Wednesday night.

Arik's on the mark regarding family and workplace committments however. Free time, for me at least, is rarer than a unicorn here.

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Ayrik
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Posted - 01 Dec 2010 :  10:46:35  Show Profile Send Ayrik a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Se what happens when I assume? I'd assumed Sage of Perth meant you only originated from there (Australia) and actually live in proximity to Candlekeep GMT (UK/EU) ... whoops.

Eat lots of garlic - it keeps the elves and vampires away.
Don't stick your sword into dragons, you just don't know where they've been.
Avoid stepping on halflings. They stick to your boots, will smell awful, and are impossible to scrape off.
Ah, of course. Never play leapfrog with a unicorn.
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The Sage
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Posted - 01 Dec 2010 :  12:06:34  Show Profile  Send The Sage an AOL message  Click to see The Sage's MSN Messenger address  Send The Sage a Yahoo! Message Send The Sage a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Aye. I lived in the UK for a while [Wales, specifically] back in the early 00's. In fact, that's where I first met my lady-love... the indomitable Lady K.

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Ayrik
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Posted - 01 Dec 2010 :  13:21:04  Show Profile Send Ayrik a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I've known some Welsh lasses as well. Indomitable is a finely appropriate word.

Eat lots of garlic - it keeps the elves and vampires away.
Don't stick your sword into dragons, you just don't know where they've been.
Avoid stepping on halflings. They stick to your boots, will smell awful, and are impossible to scrape off.
Ah, of course. Never play leapfrog with a unicorn.
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Dennis
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Posted - 03 Dec 2010 :  01:30:38  Show Profile Send Dennis a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The site was inaccessible earlier...

Every beginning has an end.

Edited by - Dennis on 03 Dec 2010 01:32:16
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The Sage
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Posted - 03 Dec 2010 :  01:50:44  Show Profile  Send The Sage an AOL message  Click to see The Sage's MSN Messenger address  Send The Sage a Yahoo! Message Send The Sage a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Arik

I've known some Welsh lasses as well. Indomitable is a finely appropriate word.

Nice to see that I'm not alone in this.
quote:
Originally posted by dennis

The site was inaccessible earlier...

Yes, I believe that had something to do with what Alaundo was speaking about the other day. The transition between web hosts will likely lead to further lengthy outages again, in the future.

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Dennis
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Posted - 03 Dec 2010 :  01:54:09  Show Profile Send Dennis a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Well, as long as 'tis for the 'greater good,' ---for the improvement of our beloved 'Keep, it's fine. I won't complain again.

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Ayrik
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Posted - 04 Dec 2010 :  09:28:16  Show Profile Send Ayrik a Private Message  Reply with Quote
CK servers appeared to be entirely offline most of the day. Not even "Error ASP 0113" pages.
The page cannot be displayed
The request cannot be processed at this time. The amount of traffic exceeds the Web site's configured capacity.

HTTP Error 500.13 - Server error: Web server is too busy.
Internet Information Services (IIS)

Eat lots of garlic - it keeps the elves and vampires away.
Don't stick your sword into dragons, you just don't know where they've been.
Avoid stepping on halflings. They stick to your boots, will smell awful, and are impossible to scrape off.
Ah, of course. Never play leapfrog with a unicorn.
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Dennis
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Posted - 04 Dec 2010 :  10:41:59  Show Profile Send Dennis a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Got the same earlier.

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The Sage
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Posted - 04 Dec 2010 :  11:37:49  Show Profile  Send The Sage an AOL message  Click to see The Sage's MSN Messenger address  Send The Sage a Yahoo! Message Send The Sage a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Aye. It's definitely the host. Nothing to do with us, fortunately. We're just subject to whatever is ailing the web host.

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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 04 Dec 2010 :  17:08:30  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Yeah, this is the first time I've been able to get to the site since yesterday afternoon. Nearly 24 hours... Though admittedly I did sleep in rather late.

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Ayrik
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Posted - 04 Dec 2010 :  21:19:56  Show Profile Send Ayrik a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I notice that Active Topics page falls into sad disarray every now and then. It doesn't get updated when people manage to successfully post then unsuccessfully return to the forum. Quite a mess after a bad server day.

Thus, a question: when submitting a post, why is the intermediate redirect page (New Reply Posted! or Your Reply Was Changed Successfully!, Thank you for your contribution!, Back to Forum!) even necessary? It just seems like needless cross-server talk to me (though of course I don't have any idea how CK is really set up), would it not be less error-prone (and time consuming) if this report page didn't exist and Back to Forum autolinked right away? Am I missing something about how this works?

Eat lots of garlic - it keeps the elves and vampires away.
Don't stick your sword into dragons, you just don't know where they've been.
Avoid stepping on halflings. They stick to your boots, will smell awful, and are impossible to scrape off.
Ah, of course. Never play leapfrog with a unicorn.
[/Ayrik]

Edited by - Ayrik on 04 Dec 2010 21:28:12
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The Sage
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Posted - 05 Dec 2010 :  00:07:12  Show Profile  Send The Sage an AOL message  Click to see The Sage's MSN Messenger address  Send The Sage a Yahoo! Message Send The Sage a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Not really. It's just a somewhat useful function that allows scribes to know that their post was successfully accepted by the forum registry.

Is it absolutely necessary? No. But it's courteous.

And I don't think having it or not having would make either difference to the nature of the ASP errors plaguing the system. You'd still receive the error message about your post, because it can also occur when we Moderate a particular entry in a scroll [where this posting message doesn't appear].

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Dennis
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Posted - 05 Dec 2010 :  00:28:31  Show Profile Send Dennis a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by The Sage

Not really. It's just a somewhat useful function that allows scribes to know that their post was successfully accepted by the forum registry.

Is it absolutely necessary? No. But it's courteous.




Agreed. I actually like it. Most of the forums I joined in have something similar.

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Ayrik
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Posted - 05 Dec 2010 :  17:44:17  Show Profile Send Ayrik a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Perhaps a script which compares the new post with the previous post (or at least the last post by the same user) - a quick scan for dupe posts which will redirect to the usual (Thank You!) page immediately instead of re-posting when a dupe is found? lol, it might reduce the mod cleanup chores a little.

Eat lots of garlic - it keeps the elves and vampires away.
Don't stick your sword into dragons, you just don't know where they've been.
Avoid stepping on halflings. They stick to your boots, will smell awful, and are impossible to scrape off.
Ah, of course. Never play leapfrog with a unicorn.
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Zireael
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Posted - 22 Dec 2010 :  08:47:00  Show Profile  Visit Zireael's Homepage Send Zireael a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Arik

CK servers appeared to be entirely offline most of the day. Not even "Error ASP 0113" pages.
The page cannot be displayed
The request cannot be processed at this time. The amount of traffic exceeds the Web site's configured capacity.

HTTP Error 500.13 - Server error: Web server is too busy.
Internet Information Services (IIS)





Yeah, I got it yesterday a few times too. Makes me right angry...

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Alaundo
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Posted - 23 Dec 2010 :  10:06:49  Show Profile  Visit Alaundo's Homepage  Click to see Alaundo's MSN Messenger address Send Alaundo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Zireael

quote:
Originally posted by Arik

CK servers appeared to be entirely offline most of the day. Not even "Error ASP 0113" pages.
The page cannot be displayed
The request cannot be processed at this time. The amount of traffic exceeds the Web site's configured capacity.

HTTP Error 500.13 - Server error: Web server is too busy.
Internet Information Services (IIS)




Yeah, I got it yesterday a few times too. Makes me right angry...



Well met

Sadly, there's nothing to be done about this error. Candlekeep is on a shared web server along with other websites. Therefore, we have to share bandwidth and server loads and on occassion, such heavy loads may happen. I haven't seen this myself yet and suspect it's quite rare for the loads to be so high.

Unfortunately, as Candlekeep is non-commercial we cannot stretch to going to a dedicated server.

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Ayrik
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Posted - 23 Dec 2010 :  10:23:37  Show Profile Send Ayrik a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Interesting that Zireael (in Poland) would experience server lockout - I'd think the problem would be seen more often by those of us on the other side of the Pond, as bandwidths get bottlenecked crossing through 7000km of trans-Atlantic fiber (map of global submarine datacomm infrastructure).

Eat lots of garlic - it keeps the elves and vampires away.
Don't stick your sword into dragons, you just don't know where they've been.
Avoid stepping on halflings. They stick to your boots, will smell awful, and are impossible to scrape off.
Ah, of course. Never play leapfrog with a unicorn.
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Dennis
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Posted - 05 Jan 2011 :  12:46:10  Show Profile Send Dennis a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The site was inaccessible for almost the entire day.

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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 05 Jan 2011 :  12:52:40  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by dennis

The site was inaccessible for almost the entire day.



Indeed. I was unable to reach the site from mid-afternoon thru midnight, and when it loaded this morn, there were only a few updated threads -- so it likely hadn't been up for long.

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The Sage
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Posted - 05 Jan 2011 :  14:21:46  Show Profile  Send The Sage an AOL message  Click to see The Sage's MSN Messenger address  Send The Sage a Yahoo! Message Send The Sage a Private Message  Reply with Quote
You all can't blame me this time. My gremlins were all asleep.

...

Seriously though, I suspect it was problems with the host.

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Alisttair
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Posted - 05 Jan 2011 :  15:26:41  Show Profile  Visit Alisttair's Homepage  Click to see Alisttair's MSN Messenger address Send Alisttair a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Yes I noticed diffifulties in posting replies yesterday.

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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 05 Jan 2011 :  15:42:08  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by The Sage

You all can't blame me this time. My gremlins were all asleep.

...

Seriously though, I suspect it was problems with the host.



It was prolly the latter, as you say... But do gremlins ever sleep?

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Alaundo
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Posted - 05 Jan 2011 :  17:06:21  Show Profile  Visit Alaundo's Homepage  Click to see Alaundo's MSN Messenger address Send Alaundo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Well met

Aye, I was faced with "web server busy" messages most of the day. I raised a support ticket with the host, but (as expected) I received no joy and the stock reply of "it seems ok to us".

However, next time, I have a new tactic

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