bluehash

20170311 - Upgrade

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Hello Everyone,

Thanks for being patient while the forums were being fixed and upgraded. One Friday morning(March 10th, 2017), the server went down. There was a memory issue, which stalled the SQL server and everything came to halt. 

it had been fixed by Friday night,  but then went down again due to a mistake I made during the bringup. In the mean time, I also decided to try to upgrade the server(php and peripheral updates) as well as the forum software. I'm going to see how things plan out in the next couple of days.

Any issues you see with the site, please reply to this thread.

Thanks!

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  1. @mentions do not seem to be notifying.
  2. New user registration.
  3. Mobile pic upload.
  4. Code tags.
  5. No emoji carryover from previous forum in code tags.
  6. Youtube embed.
  7. Moderator list.
  8. Forum notification emails.
  9. Badges. These need to be redone.
  10. Like button
  11. Google login
  12. Old forum images intact.
  13. Member reputation points intact
  14. Member profile pictures intact
  15. SEO links intact
  16. Add blog buttons to main menu bar.
  17. Contact us button not sending emails.
  18. Wordpress-forum bridge
  19. Fix Tapatalk bridge.No longer supporting Tapatalk.
  20. Post counts for pre-forum upgrade members seemed to have jumped by 50. Check Rick's for reference.
  21. page loads are slower than pre-forum upgrade. At least 5 more seconds to load.
  22. @  mentions from pre-forum upgrade converted as @username@. I'm leaving this as is.

 

 

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I'm not sure if this matters. The content count seems to have jumped for me.  The other day I hit 1001 posts, it caught my eyes as I hadn't realized how much time I've killed here : ) ... Now my content posts shows 1050, I suppose 1051 after I post this.

-rick

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3 minutes ago, Rickta59 said:

I'm not sure if this matters. The content count seems to have jumped for me.  The other day I hit 1001 posts, it caught my eyes as I hadn't realized how much time I've killed here : ) ... Now my content posts shows 1050, I suppose 1051 after I post this.

-rick

Hi Rick.. There are background processes still running which takes a few days, depending on forum traffic. I'll give it a few days to settle down.

Thanks!

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On the profile page it is labeled as "content count". Maybe "posts" includes status updates and other content.

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4 hours ago, bluehash said:

@enl I don't think https were enabled before the upgrade. There is no ssl cert on the server yet. I plan to get one from Lets Encrypt.

Ah. I went through the log and saw that I had added the site as an exception on one machine (one I generally use for such) in 2015. Tried accessing from the shop machine today. I am surprised I haven't noticed before, but, then again, the shop machine has all of three bookmarks in the browser, since it is generally used only for the shop gear.

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@bluehash

Thank you for the hard work. I've had enough experience with running sites to know how time-consuming, and frustratiing, it can be.

Bob

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@bluehash Congatulations for the new website! I like the look-and-feel. 

One comment: the new website seems slower than the previous one. Downloading a page takes more time. I don't know whether the pages are heavier with the new website or whether the connection is slower. 

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Hi @Rei Vilo

Thank you.

Yes, it is definitely slower. I working with support to see what the issue is. There are still some background processes running, caching and rebuilding posts. 

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Definitely a lot slower. I'm sitting on a 9/3 Mbit connection, and sometimes I have to refresh the page for a post to take. Keep in mind when I say "sometimes" I've made two posts since the upgrade, and 1 was fine, while the other I had to refresh several times to get it to stick. e.g. The page just sat there "saying" - "Saving. . ."

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Agree. I'll look at it this weekend. Username lookups using "@" are turtle slow. If you are writing anything long, I'd suggest saving the content locally, like notepad... just in case, the post times out.

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In my first reply to the "true random number" thread, the last code block gave weird behaviour. The code editor opened, but refused to close. The code shows in a code block, but, when editing the post, the block can not be selected and acts like regular text.

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On 4/13/2017 at 0:15 PM, enl said:

In my first reply to the "true random number" thread, the last code block gave weird behaviour. The code editor opened, but refused to close. The code shows in a code block, but, when editing the post, the block can not be selected and acts like regular text.

Where you able to get past this. I have an update to make to the forum. It was released 4 days ago. Comment here if you come across it agai.

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