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by ashaffer
Wed Aug 02, 2006 1:15 pm
Forum: Site News
Topic: Agora Closed Temporarily because of Technical Difficulties
Replies: 3
Views: 17313

RSS Feed is back up

Hi,

I've updated the RSS feed so that it's served as a static file that's updated every 10 minutes, which should keep our server from bursting into flames. Let me know if there are any problems.

-Andrew
by ashaffer
Mon Jul 31, 2006 4:35 pm
Forum: Site News
Topic: Agora Closed Temporarily because of Technical Difficulties
Replies: 3
Views: 17313

Hi everybody, The problem was because we were getting too many hits to the rss feed for the Agora. The rss.php script dynamically builds the feed every time it's requested, which hammers the database. I'm going to work on a method where it will save the feed every 5 minutes or so, and just hand that...
by ashaffer
Tue Jun 13, 2006 2:01 pm
Forum: Languages of the World
Topic: Rosetta Stone
Replies: 29
Views: 47464

Re: Fixed It, Maybe?

Well now, so much for theories. Now I see the ad on the left, obscuring the left side of the message boxes -names and such. And this is on the current page, not the one with the long link. And as I type this it's also on this page (!). And when I preview, it obscures that. Don't know what to say. W...
by ashaffer
Tue Jun 13, 2006 12:44 pm
Forum: Languages of the World
Topic: Rosetta Stone
Replies: 29
Views: 47464

Fixed It, Maybe?

Hi, Give this a shot. (Make sure you're getting the most recent version of the page, maybe clear your cache or hold SHIFT when clicking the reload button on your browser.) I've moved the ad bar to the left side so that when the text overflows from the main page (which is apparently what was happenin...
by ashaffer
Mon Jun 12, 2006 2:11 pm
Forum: Languages of the World
Topic: Rosetta Stone
Replies: 29
Views: 47464

Ad Box Blocking Agora?

Hi, I've noticed a lot of comments about the ad bar blocking the agora content. Which browsers are you using? (What resolution, and are you using large fonts?) We've tested the bar on Firefox (Linux and Windows), IE6, Opera and Safari (OS X 10.4's version). If the bar causes problems when you're vie...
by ashaffer
Wed Jun 07, 2006 2:11 pm
Forum: Site News
Topic: Technical Difficulties
Replies: 8
Views: 26830

Technical Difficulties

Hi everybody, We were recently the victim of a sort of denial-of-service attack on our server, where a spammer sent out a bunch of messages from forged @alphadictionary.com addresses, and we got hit with the bounce messages. As a result, we were running low on memory and that might have caused datab...
by ashaffer
Mon May 15, 2006 2:03 am
Forum: Site News
Topic: New PHPBB version
Replies: 2
Views: 19673

New PHPBB version

Hi,

I've upgraded to the most recent version of PHPBB, please let me know if there are any issues.

Thanks,

-Andrew
by ashaffer
Fri Jan 27, 2006 5:45 pm
Forum: Site News
Topic: New Feature: Unicode Characters in Message Composer
Replies: 2
Views: 16950

New Feature: Unicode Characters in Message Composer

Hi, By request of Stargzer, I've added a list of accented characters to the "View more emoticons" popup panel in the message composer. If you click the letters, they'll show up at the end of your message text. Let me know if there are other characters you'd want me to add (give me the Unicode hexide...
by ashaffer
Fri Dec 30, 2005 6:51 pm
Forum: Res Diversae
Topic: Another new phpBB Version
Replies: 7
Views: 11981

Another new phpBB Version

Hi,

I've upgraded phpBB from 2.0.18 to 2.0.19, and this time I've run the update script, so there shouldn't be any problems like last time. Of course, I've done this at 5:30PM on a Friday afternoon, so your kilometrage may vary. Let me know if there are any glitches.

Thanks,

Andrew
by ashaffer
Tue Nov 01, 2005 6:17 pm
Forum: Res Diversae
Topic: New PhpBB Version
Replies: 8
Views: 12461

Cleared out the sessions table

Hi,

There was something else I needed to change about the forum software with the upgrade that I didn't do - they added a database table and I didn't update ours to synchronize with it. Everything should be OK now.

-Andrew
by ashaffer
Mon Oct 31, 2005 1:21 pm
Forum: Res Diversae
Topic: New PhpBB Version
Replies: 8
Views: 12461

New PhpBB Version

Hi,

I just wanted to let everybody know that I've upgraded the forum software to a new version, and I would ask everybody to keep their eyes open for the glitches that inevitably pop up after stuff like this. :D

Thanks,

Andrew
by ashaffer
Mon Jul 25, 2005 2:32 pm
Forum: Res Diversae
Topic: Forum Software Update
Replies: 4
Views: 8599

Forum Software Update

Hi,

I've updated the phpBB forum software to 2.0.17, so let me know if there are any glitches or bugs.

Thanks,

Andrew
by ashaffer
Thu Jun 23, 2005 4:06 pm
Forum: Res Diversae
Topic: Quoting Newspaper Articles in the Forum
Replies: 20
Views: 27987

Quoting Newspaper Articles in the Forum

Hi, I know that a lot of newspaper sites require registration to view articles, and the behavior is likely to go unnoticed, but I'd like to ask that people please not post full article texts from third-party sources. (Unless, of course, it's stated that such copying is allowed, which I think is the ...
by ashaffer
Wed May 11, 2005 4:24 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Inadvertent deletion of draught postings
Replies: 31
Views: 90122

Longer Cookies

Hi,

I extended the expiration time on your login cookies from an hour to a day. As long as you don't spend more than a day on a post you should be OK.
by ashaffer
Fri May 06, 2005 2:28 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Inadvertent deletion of draught postings
Replies: 31
Views: 90122

Re: Are any of you on AOL?

I've read that because of AOL's system of WWW proxy servers, phpBB posts can get lost in a manner similar to how you are describing. So, if you're on AOL and losing posts, let me know and I can work on tracking down the problem further. The problem that occurs with AOL could also happen if you're u...

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