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Server & Website upgrades comming Friday October 7

Unread postPosted: Tue 04 Oct 2016, 19:16:22
by admin
I am well aware of all the problems in recent weeks, and some upgrades are planned for this Friday.

I can't promise this will fix everything, but it should make the site stability and performance much better.

Expect peakoil.com to be down for a few hours on Friday (10/7) afternoon.

Re: Server & Website upgrades comming Friday October 7

Unread postPosted: Tue 04 Oct 2016, 19:19:23
by Rod_Cloutier
Spell check disappeared years ago here, having it back again would be nice !

Re: Server & Website upgrades comming Friday October 7

Unread postPosted: Tue 04 Oct 2016, 19:22:03
by KaiserJeep
Your efforts on behalf of PO.com users are much appreciated. Planning is everything.

Re: Server & Website upgrades comming Friday October 7

Unread postPosted: Fri 07 Oct 2016, 08:04:40
by Tanada
Reminder to everyone, the website will be down for upgrades this afternoon.

Re: Server & Website upgrades comming Friday October 7

Unread postPosted: Fri 07 Oct 2016, 09:14:06
by Subjectivist
admin wrote:I am well aware of all the problems in recent weeks, and some upgrades are planned for this Friday.

I can't promise this will fix everything, but it should make the site stability and performance much better.

Expect peakoil.com to be down for a few hours on Friday (10/7) afternoon.


Just in case something goes catastrophically wrong I want to say, thank you for close to a decade lurking and posting here!

Re: Server & Website upgrades comming Friday October 7

Unread postPosted: Fri 07 Oct 2016, 11:13:54
by Outcast_Searcher
Well things seem to be good, so thanks for the work.

Aside from me being suddenly dumped off the site in the middle of a post at 11:04 AM EST (by my watch), everything I see seems to have gone well.

I don't know if this is doable on the internet, but with respect, when I was a system programmer and was shutting down facilities for maintenance, if I was going to be early getting started (or even if not), I gave folks a 5 minute warning before actually commencing such work, just to let them save their work.

(This was in addition to the announcement like the one sent well ahead of time in this thread). On the mainframe, we could easily notify all users in real time (i.e. the next time they hit ENTER, they'd get it).

Re: Server & Website upgrades comming Friday October 7

Unread postPosted: Fri 07 Oct 2016, 12:04:47
by SumYunGai
Subjectivist wrote:
admin wrote:I am well aware of all the problems in recent weeks, and some upgrades are planned for this Friday.

I can't promise this will fix everything, but it should make the site stability and performance much better.

Expect peakoil.com to be down for a few hours on Friday (10/7) afternoon.


Just in case something goes catastrophically wrong I want to say, thank you for close to a decade lurking and posting here!

Something already did go catastrophically wrong. An entire thread just went missing and you haven't even gone down for maintenance yet.

I started a thread about the missing thread:

there-is-an-entire-thread-missing-t72883.html

THERE IS AN ENTIRE THREAD MISSING!

Postby SumYunGai ยป Fri 07 Oct 2016, 11:52:25
Where did the the thread about the last forum outage go. It has just disappeared!

That thread included a very important argument about behavior on this forum.

Where did it go?

What the hell is going on here?

Re: Server & Website upgrades comming Friday October 7

Unread postPosted: Fri 07 Oct 2016, 15:09:47
by admin
Most of the upgrades are now complete. I will be looking into this issues over the next week.
Hopefully, the site is more stable now..

Re: Server & Website upgrades comming Friday October 7

Unread postPosted: Fri 07 Oct 2016, 15:28:40
by ROCKMAN
Mucho thanks admin. Now if some of our cohorts could just be a tad more stable. LOL

Re: Server & Website upgrades comming Friday October 7

Unread postPosted: Fri 07 Oct 2016, 16:04:12
by dissident
Feels smooth. For now :)

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Unread postPosted: Fri 07 Oct 2016, 16:38:18
by Newfie
I seem to have some problems logging into threads. Maybe members only threads? I keep getting bounced back to the login screen.

Re: Server & Website upgrades comming Friday October 7

Unread postPosted: Fri 07 Oct 2016, 16:41:03
by Newfie
Newfie wrote:I seem to have some problems logging into threads. Maybe members only threads? I keep getting bounced back to the login screen.


Yup, I can't log into members threads. Also is the "edit" function missing? Mi don't see it for my above post.

Re: Server & Website upgrades comming Friday October 7

Unread postPosted: Fri 07 Oct 2016, 17:01:34
by vtsnowedin
You have problems yet. I'm getting recycled to the log in page instead of moving to the post I clicked on.

Re: Server & Website upgrades comming Friday October 7

Unread postPosted: Fri 07 Oct 2016, 20:15:26
by Newfie
Try it from the guest set of threads. For me it seems to be only the members only threads blocked.

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Unread postPosted: Fri 07 Oct 2016, 23:20:28
by Cid_Yama
It's the Environment thread again. Can't get in.

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Unread postPosted: Sat 08 Oct 2016, 03:11:21
by careinke
The "View Unread Posts" page does not refresh.

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Unread postPosted: Sat 08 Oct 2016, 06:03:18
by SeaGypsy
Automatic login doesn't work.

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Unread postPosted: Sat 08 Oct 2016, 06:37:30
by KaiserJeep
I can get auto login to work, and can list messages in individual forums. However "View New Posts" bounces back to the login screen.

Re: Server & Website upgrades comming Friday October 7

Unread postPosted: Sat 08 Oct 2016, 06:51:32
by KaiserJeep
Correction to my last message: View New Posts does work if you get there by selecting "Forum Posts Member View" from the left hand menu.

What does not work is my old bookmark to that page, which is where I like to start a new online forum session. However, once I deleted the old bookmark and stored a new one immediately after choosing "Forum Posts Member View", I can now start where I prefer to start.

Perhaps a reminder to the PO.com members to refresh their Forum bookmarks would help alleviate such complaints.

The only feature that I have noticed missing is now the "Edit" button for recent posts, which is why I posted two messages to this thread.

Re: Server & Website upgrades comming Friday October 7

Unread postPosted: Sat 08 Oct 2016, 08:14:28
by dissident
Now I experience the endless login prompt nonsense when trying to access some subfora (e.g. Environment). I can get into other subfora without problems.