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Title: General issues
Post by: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on July 09, 2013, 06:48:44 PM
Starting a new general site issues thread.

Sorry about the outage.  Apparently the house lost power long enough to run out the battery in the UPS.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: CountDeMoney on July 09, 2013, 06:50:44 PM
It wiped out my ROCKS thread in TBR, so I don't want to hear anybody bitch about me deleting it, mmmkay?
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: garbon on July 09, 2013, 08:25:19 PM
Quote from: CountDeMoney on July 09, 2013, 06:50:44 PM
It wiped out my ROCKS thread in TBR, so I don't want to hear anybody bitch about me deleting it, mmmkay?

:yeahright:
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: CountDeMoney on July 09, 2013, 09:15:25 PM
IT IS RISEN
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on July 12, 2013, 11:01:44 PM
Not sure what happened there.  I have never seen a table corrupt itself like that before, and come to think of it I have never seen any table except the one that holds the messages ever show up corrupt.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: CountDeMoney on July 13, 2013, 12:39:43 AM
Quote from: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on July 12, 2013, 11:01:44 PM
and come to think of it I have never seen any table except the one that holds the messages ever show up corrupt.

Good, so you'll know what to do about the Tsarnaev thread, as that seems to be corrupted, right?
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on July 13, 2013, 12:45:03 AM
Thanks for pointing that out.  Its fixed now.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: CountDeMoney on July 13, 2013, 12:46:21 AM
It's probably all that Matrix Games crap you've loaded on to the machine that's corrupting stuff.  Somebody should look into that.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on July 13, 2013, 12:47:15 AM
Except there isn't any on the server. :P
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Caliga on July 13, 2013, 05:27:52 AM
Quote from: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on July 12, 2013, 11:01:44 PM
Not sure what happened there.  I have never seen a table corrupt itself like that before, and come to think of it I have never seen any table except the one that holds the messages ever show up corrupt.
I have... always been when a system drops offline unexpectedly (e.g. power failure).  Did you have any power issues before Languish dropped?
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on July 13, 2013, 09:20:28 AM
Quote from: Caliga on July 13, 2013, 05:27:52 AM
I have... always been when a system drops offline unexpectedly (e.g. power failure).  Did you have any power issues before Languish dropped?

That is what I meant by not corrupting itself.  The only times I have seen it happen in the past has been on restarting the system after a power outage.  I have never seen a lag of multiple days between an incident and database issues.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Habbaku on July 21, 2013, 06:33:44 PM
Yay, PM e-mail spam.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on July 21, 2013, 06:39:07 PM
Heh, yeah, I just got the mail server reconfigured correctly.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: garbon on July 21, 2013, 06:49:50 PM
It was nice re-living last fall.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: lustindarkness on July 21, 2013, 07:03:41 PM
LULZ
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: CountDeMoney on July 21, 2013, 08:00:33 PM
My Outlook inbox appreciates your efforts, vM.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on July 21, 2013, 08:38:27 PM
Of course, if you need a password reset now it will actually work. :P
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Neil on August 16, 2013, 08:38:04 PM
Is anyone else experiencing extreme slowness?
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: HVC on August 16, 2013, 08:51:40 PM
Quote from: Neil on August 16, 2013, 08:38:04 PM
Is anyone else experiencing extreme slowness?
only when I accidently clicked preview and it took forever too load (didn't realize until I go to the preview screen)
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: lustindarkness on August 16, 2013, 09:52:36 PM
Not loading right, dying languish is.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: katmai on August 16, 2013, 11:18:19 PM
Quote from: Neil on August 16, 2013, 08:38:04 PM
Is anyone else experiencing extreme slowness?

Yes, been very slow last few hours.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: CountDeMoney on August 17, 2013, 06:09:12 AM
Quote from: Neil on August 16, 2013, 08:38:04 PM
Is anyone else experiencing extreme slowness?

vM must have the server sharing time with his butter churner at home.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on August 17, 2013, 10:34:04 AM
Quote from: CountDeMoney on August 17, 2013, 06:09:12 AM
vM must have the server sharing time with his butter churner at home.

Close.  Turns out the database still had references to the old IP for the theme data, so it was pulling images and such from the server at home.  The T1 is now officially dead, so it couldn't find the resources anymore.  I fixed the themes, but there may be other IP address issues lurking.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: CountDeMoney on August 17, 2013, 10:40:49 AM
There are.  The site freezes during "reply", but they're there when you go elsewhere on the site.

FIX.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: katmai on November 05, 2013, 05:53:44 PM
Why does the board calendar show Thanksgiving as being on 21st?
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: fhdz on November 17, 2013, 12:45:39 PM
I really like some of the newer themes. But are you able to get rid of the "FRESH Theme by CrimeS" logo at the top of Fresh and replace it with, I dunno, just text that says "Languish" or some such?
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: garbon on November 17, 2013, 12:59:26 PM
I didn't realize that most are using that terrible default theme. :o
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: CountDeMoney on November 17, 2013, 01:03:02 PM
I use Elegant, because it is.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: fhdz on November 17, 2013, 01:32:51 PM
Quote from: garbon on November 17, 2013, 12:59:26 PM
I didn't realize that most are using that terrible default theme. :o

I had been using "Core".
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: garbon on November 17, 2013, 01:33:35 PM
Quote from: fhdz on November 17, 2013, 01:32:51 PM
Quote from: garbon on November 17, 2013, 12:59:26 PM
I didn't realize that most are using that terrible default theme. :o

I had been using "Core".

Me too! :hug:

Actually, I still use it. :D
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: fhdz on November 17, 2013, 01:35:27 PM
Quote from: CountDeMoney on November 17, 2013, 01:03:02 PM
I use Elegant, because it is.

If true, it'd be the only elegant thing about this place.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: fhdz on November 17, 2013, 01:35:41 PM
Quote from: garbon on November 17, 2013, 01:33:35 PM
Quote from: fhdz on November 17, 2013, 01:32:51 PM
Quote from: garbon on November 17, 2013, 12:59:26 PM
I didn't realize that most are using that terrible default theme. :o

I had been using "Core".

Me too! :hug:

Actually, I still use it. :D

:hug:
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Neil on November 17, 2013, 02:37:08 PM
Elegant is the way to go, in my opinion.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: sbr on November 17, 2013, 05:22:54 PM
How do you change themes?
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: garbon on November 17, 2013, 05:26:21 PM
Profile > Modify Profile > Look and Layout > Current theme (change)
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: garbon on November 17, 2013, 05:26:51 PM
Quote from: fhdz on November 17, 2013, 01:35:27 PM
Quote from: CountDeMoney on November 17, 2013, 01:03:02 PM
I use Elegant, because it is.

If true, it'd be the only elegant thing about this place.

:angry:
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Neil on November 17, 2013, 05:40:31 PM
Quote from: garbon on November 17, 2013, 05:26:51 PM
Quote from: fhdz on November 17, 2013, 01:35:27 PM
Quote from: CountDeMoney on November 17, 2013, 01:03:02 PM
I use Elegant, because it is.
If true, it'd be the only elegant thing about this place.
:angry:
Surely you can't be kidding yourself that much, can you?
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: garbon on November 17, 2013, 05:40:55 PM
You don't even know me. :)
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Neil on November 17, 2013, 05:53:37 PM
Quote from: garbon on November 17, 2013, 05:40:55 PM
You don't even know me. :)
Of course I do.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: CountDeMoney on November 17, 2013, 08:36:33 PM
garbon is incredibly elegant.  He glides across a room.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Phillip V on December 13, 2013, 07:44:06 PM
Changed to
(https://languish.org/forums/Themes/elegant/images/theme/logo.png)
Sorry that I only discovered it now.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: katmai on February 13, 2014, 08:02:27 PM
Loading is sloooow tonight for me.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: garbon on February 13, 2014, 08:24:21 PM
Quote from: katmai on February 13, 2014, 08:02:27 PM
Loading is sloooow tonight for me.

:console:
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Admiral Yi on February 21, 2014, 05:01:24 PM
Chug chug chug
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: crazy canuck on February 25, 2014, 01:42:57 PM
Anyone else having issues with sloooowwww loading today?
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Neil on February 25, 2014, 08:20:49 PM
I haven't...
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: garbon on March 04, 2014, 01:59:55 PM
Did someone just make the "deleted" threads viewable? :unsure:
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on March 04, 2014, 03:50:29 PM
I don't think so.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: CountDeMoney on March 04, 2014, 09:10:58 PM
Well it is now.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: garbon on March 04, 2014, 09:12:10 PM
Yep. It also reveals the 3 pussies who have asked to have their threads deleted.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: CountDeMoney on March 04, 2014, 09:12:40 PM
I never asked.  I just went and did.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: garbon on March 04, 2014, 09:15:30 PM
Same diff.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: CountDeMoney on March 04, 2014, 09:22:50 PM
Alrighty then.

Way to control your board, vM.   :P
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: katmai on March 04, 2014, 09:26:41 PM
It has always been visible to me so no clue when it was changed.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Neil on March 05, 2014, 12:14:46 AM
I know what the problem was, and it is fixed.  Garbon was the only one affected.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: katmai on March 05, 2014, 12:18:49 AM
Quote from: Neil on March 05, 2014, 12:14:46 AM
I know what the problem was, and it is fixed.  Garbon was the only one affected.
Because he hit the Neil lvl isn't it.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Neil on March 05, 2014, 12:21:23 AM
Quote from: katmai on March 05, 2014, 12:18:49 AM
Quote from: Neil on March 05, 2014, 12:14:46 AM
I know what the problem was, and it is fixed.  Garbon was the only one affected.
Because he hit the Neil lvl isn't it.
My name alone is a mighty thing.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: garbon on March 05, 2014, 12:22:01 AM
Yay, I was special...:unsure:
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on March 05, 2014, 08:10:07 AM
Quote from: katmai on March 04, 2014, 09:26:41 PM
It has always been visible to me so no clue when it was changed.

The mods have always been able to see it.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on March 05, 2014, 08:11:30 AM
Quote from: Neil on March 05, 2014, 12:14:46 AM
I know what the problem was, and it is fixed.  Garbon was the only one affected.

Thanks.  It wasn't obvious to me what was wrong with the permissions when I looked yesterday.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: katmai on March 05, 2014, 07:18:56 PM
Quote from: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on March 05, 2014, 08:10:07 AM
Quote from: katmai on March 04, 2014, 09:26:41 PM
It has always been visible to me so no clue when it was changed.

The mods have always been able to see it.
:yes: that's what I meant boss.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Admiral Yi on March 05, 2014, 08:21:38 PM
Board is really fucked for me today.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Ed Anger on March 05, 2014, 08:22:58 PM
Me too
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Neil on March 05, 2014, 08:51:59 PM
I had a problem earlier this morning, but it got better.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on March 07, 2014, 03:35:42 PM
So, the problems on the 5th were caused by a DDOS attack directed at the network of the datacenter I have the server in.  The attack has been dealt with for now.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Admiral Yi on March 07, 2014, 06:32:43 PM
Good to know.

And as always, thanks for your tireless efforts Moldy.  :)
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Admiral Yi on March 16, 2014, 01:23:19 PM
Board acting very funky today and yesterday.  Firefox refresh icon keeps going and going.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: CountDeMoney on March 16, 2014, 01:28:49 PM
No problems here.  Then again, my mouse and keyboard are wired.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Admiral Yi on March 18, 2014, 11:32:10 AM
I was having issues but they seem to have cleared up.  Did you do something Moldy?
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Neil on March 18, 2014, 03:19:32 PM
Registration has been disabled.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Maladict on March 18, 2014, 03:45:12 PM
Quote from: Neil on March 18, 2014, 03:19:32 PM
Registration has been disabled.

Languish is dying  :(
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Neil on March 18, 2014, 03:49:49 PM
It was either that or we'd be up to our necks in porn spambots by dinnertime.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Admiral Yi on March 18, 2014, 04:55:46 PM
How were they getting through the wire?
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Neil on March 18, 2014, 04:58:00 PM
An investigation is in progress.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Ed Anger on March 18, 2014, 09:24:16 PM
I'm getting pictures of tiny locks and diskettes now.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Caliga on May 02, 2014, 07:07:58 PM
Quote from: Neil on March 18, 2014, 03:49:49 PM
It was either that or we'd be up to our necks in porn spambots by dinnertime.
The downside being....?
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Valmy on May 30, 2014, 08:58:04 AM
You admins never helped Habsburg come back  :(
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on May 30, 2014, 10:58:52 AM
I reset his password and sent the info to kat.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Valmy on May 30, 2014, 12:41:11 PM
Quote from: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on May 30, 2014, 10:58:52 AM
I reset his password and sent the info to kat.

:hug:

Just now or a long time ago? :hmm:

Either way thanks a ton!
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on May 30, 2014, 01:21:58 PM
Couple days ago
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: katmai on June 15, 2014, 04:58:59 AM
And I passed it along to him, but haven't heard back
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: sbr on June 18, 2014, 08:02:27 PM
I have a friend, another former EUOT poster, who wants to join but registration is disabled.  Any way for him to get in?
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on June 19, 2014, 08:17:45 AM
Yeah, if you (or anyone else, for that matter) has someone who wants to join, PM their desired username to Neil and myself and one of us can manually create an account for them.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Admiral Yi on June 29, 2014, 02:55:38 PM
Loading very slowly for me today.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on July 23, 2014, 05:57:51 PM
To head off complaints about slowness today (:P), the datacenter's pipes are really dogging today.  Someone there may be getting DDoSed.  Nothing I can do about it except wait for it to subside.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: garbon on November 21, 2014, 06:58:55 PM
Is it just me or is Languish's clock running about 6 minutes fast?
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on November 21, 2014, 07:48:33 PM
I'll check the server clock.  It may be drifting.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Ed Anger on November 21, 2014, 07:51:30 PM
use a rope and anchor.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on November 26, 2014, 12:21:08 PM
Fixed the time.  It won't drift anymore.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Grey Fox on November 26, 2014, 12:31:00 PM
Oh time is always drifting.

It keeps on, keeps on slipping into the future.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Admiral Yi on November 26, 2014, 08:38:51 PM
Or it keeps slippin slippin slippin into the future, one of the two.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Josephus on January 18, 2015, 06:17:43 PM
oooh...we're back.  :)
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on January 18, 2015, 06:24:42 PM
Yeah, sorry.  Apparently a backup routine I has running misbehaved and filled up the disk partition the database is on.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: mongers on January 18, 2015, 06:35:07 PM
Quote from: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on January 18, 2015, 06:24:42 PM
Yeah, sorry.  Apparently a backup routine I has running misbehaved and filled up the disk partition the database is on.

Great work Vm, thanks for being on the case; our unsung hero. :cheers:
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Josephus on January 18, 2015, 06:45:50 PM
 :cheers:
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: viper37 on January 18, 2015, 07:03:30 PM
Backups, can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em ;)

:cheers:
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: DGuller on January 18, 2015, 07:49:29 PM
 :w00t: My life has meaning again.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: garbon on January 18, 2015, 08:57:12 PM
Now that we have all taken the time to reflect and clear our heads - I'm sure Marti will come back rather improved. :)
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: The Brain on January 18, 2015, 11:51:58 PM
North Koreans?
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on January 21, 2015, 11:55:54 AM
I'm working on transferring the domain registration from DotEasy to Hover, where the rest of my domains are, so there may be a DNS hiccup in the next few days.

If you want to set the IP manually in your hosts to avoid problems, it is currently 108.166.163.106.  I would suggest removing it after the transfer is complete, in case I need to change the IP in the future.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on January 21, 2015, 03:52:12 PM
Transfer is pending and should be done by the middle of next week.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on January 22, 2015, 12:28:20 PM
Y'all didn't listen to me, didja? :P
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Caliga on January 22, 2015, 07:03:49 PM
Relax.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Caliga on January 22, 2015, 07:07:34 PM
vM, I think most people are Chrome users and even if they hack their host files, if they just type 'languish.org' into their address bar, it won't work because Chrome always wants to be searching for an address.  You'd have to put 'http://' in there, too, or else it won't work post-host file update.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on January 22, 2015, 07:43:03 PM
The hosts file is baked in to the DNS lookup path in the operating system.  Whenever an application performs a lookup, the networking driver hits the local hosts file first, then each DNS server in the order they were listed in the settings.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Caliga on January 22, 2015, 07:44:20 PM
I know how it works dude... I've had to tweak my hosts file for work stuff while working on non-production webshares.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on January 22, 2015, 07:46:25 PM
Yeah, I just saw your post on FB about Chrome routing things to Google search automatically if it doesn't think it is a URL.  :blush:

Plus, you know, I don't expect HR to know these things. :P
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Caliga on January 22, 2015, 08:25:46 PM
Quote from: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on January 22, 2015, 07:46:25 PM
Plus, you know, I don't expect HR to know these things. :P
(https://languish.org/forums/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fcontent6.flixster.com%2Fphoto%2F14%2F05%2F19%2F14051976_gal.jpg&hash=dcb8377de648c32e2e0c0dcaaca90b025ffd4c4f)
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Syt on January 23, 2015, 01:36:43 AM
Quote from: Caliga on January 22, 2015, 07:07:34 PM
vM, I think most people are Chrome users and even if they hack their host files, if they just type 'languish.org' into their address bar, it won't work because Chrome always wants to be searching for an address.  You'd have to put 'http://' in there, too, or else it won't work post-host file update.

Editing host file and using languish.org without http:// worked for me in Chrome. :unsure:
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Caliga on January 23, 2015, 05:55:13 AM
Weird... not for me. :hmm:
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on January 23, 2015, 09:55:58 AM
I did the same thing, which is why I couldn't figure out what you were talking about.  In fact, until Syt posted I still misunderstood, because I thought you were talking about the address bar.

Protocols are never needed in hosts files, because it is just a mapping of names to IP addresses.  A name lookup does not care about the protocol string.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Grey Fox on January 23, 2015, 10:48:44 AM
Apparently Chromebooks don't have editable hosts files. Can't say I'm surprised.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Caliga on January 23, 2015, 06:05:40 PM
Quote from: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on January 23, 2015, 09:55:58 AM
I did the same thing, which is why I couldn't figure out what you were talking about.  In fact, until Syt posted I still misunderstood, because I thought you were talking about the address bar.

Protocols are never needed in hosts files, because it is just a mapping of names to IP addresses.  A name lookup does not care about the protocol string.
I was talking about the address bar, not the hosts file.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on January 27, 2015, 11:14:36 AM
Transfer is complete and I switched the DNS servers this morning.  DNS should heal itself by tomorrow morning.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Josephus on January 27, 2015, 11:18:51 AM
 :)

Thanks again vM
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: KRonn on January 27, 2015, 11:29:33 AM
Thanks for the work on this guys!   :)
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: The Brain on January 27, 2015, 02:05:00 PM
North Koreans?
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Ed Anger on January 27, 2015, 02:54:44 PM
the place still smells like stale pee. But at least I'm out of the mod fascist paradox hellhole.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: CountDeMoney on January 27, 2015, 03:15:22 PM
It was a nice respite, as the shutdown coincided with a rather nasty bout of Fuck All You Fucking Assholes I Hope You All Fucking Get Windshielded In A Pedestrian Crossing that I was going through last week.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Grey Fox on January 27, 2015, 03:18:10 PM
That would never happen. I avoid walking anywhere.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: FunkMonk on January 27, 2015, 05:52:42 PM
 :)
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Caliga on January 27, 2015, 07:22:59 PM
Quote from: Grey Fox on January 27, 2015, 03:18:10 PM
That would never happen. I avoid walking anywhere.
:yes:  Plus I live somewhere with no other options than driving. :smoke:
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: jimmy olsen on January 27, 2015, 09:40:48 PM
Yay! You're back up.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Ed Anger on January 27, 2015, 09:45:08 PM
Fuck.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: garbon on January 27, 2015, 10:01:12 PM
Quote from: Ed Anger on January 27, 2015, 09:45:08 PM
Fuck.

It was bound to happen. :console:
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: mongers on January 27, 2015, 10:30:23 PM
Yes, thanks again Vm. :cheers:
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on March 16, 2015, 01:59:05 PM
I just put Languish behind CloudFlare (https://www.cloudflare.com).  There may be a minor DNS interruption today, since CloudFlare takes over the DNS.

While some may see slight performance improvements from CloudFlare caching, the two big improvements are security-related.  First, the site will have an actual SSL certificate, meaning you can browse using https.

Second, they have active attacker/spammer management.  Once everything is fully percolated (about 24 hours from now) I'm going to re-open registrations and see how well CloudFlare can detect the scam registrations.  They have a database of known or suspected troublemakers, and odds are the vast majority of those dipshits are in it.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: The Larch on March 17, 2015, 11:48:56 AM
Are registrations still closed? There's a guy at P'dox interested in joining but he tells me that he can't register.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on March 17, 2015, 12:00:20 PM
Yeah.  I'm waiting until this afternoon (CDT) to re-open since it takes up to 24 hours for DNS changes to propagate.  I'm going to give it three more hours.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on March 17, 2015, 02:30:41 PM
Registration is open again.  Let's see how this goes for a few days.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: The Larch on March 18, 2015, 06:25:19 AM
Quote from: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on March 17, 2015, 02:30:41 PM
Registration is open again.  Let's see how this goes for a few days.

Cool, I already told the guy. His handle is "Victor1234", so you can look out for him when he does register.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: FunkMonk on March 18, 2015, 01:31:46 PM
Sounds cool.  :)
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Admiral Yi on March 18, 2015, 01:32:23 PM
Moldy, no clue what you meant in the other admin thread.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on March 18, 2015, 01:47:29 PM
Quote from: Admiral Yi on March 18, 2015, 01:32:23 PM
Moldy, no clue what you meant in the other admin thread.

If you have ever done something like this (http://www.rackspace.com/knowledge_center/article/how-do-i-modify-my-hosts-file) during our past DNS troubles, you need to undo it.  If you aren't sure, follow the directions to open your hosts file and delete any lines for languish.org that you find in there.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: lustindarkness on March 18, 2015, 01:51:38 PM
When we have DNS problems, I am more productive in real life.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Neil on March 18, 2015, 02:34:42 PM
We've had four new members today.  I'm somewhat suspicious, but I'm willing to give them the benefit of the doubt before we turn off registration again.  The first thread we get trying to sell me Air Jordans or biggers penises, we'll have reevaluate though.  Bots are sneaky, and Chinese people are insidious and evil.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Martinus on March 18, 2015, 03:09:54 PM
I dunno understant announcementz. :(
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on March 18, 2015, 03:18:43 PM
Quote from: Neil on March 18, 2015, 02:34:42 PM
We've had four new members today.  I'm somewhat suspicious, but I'm willing to give them the benefit of the doubt before we turn off registration again.  The first thread we get trying to sell me Air Jordans or biggers penises, we'll have reevaluate though.  Bots are sneaky, and Chinese people are insidious and evil.

One of them is known to Larch, so it is really only three suspect.

CloudFlare seems to be working well so far, though.  It has already stopped almost 400 malicious access attempts.  It is collecting a nice database of suspect IPs, too.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: mongers on March 18, 2015, 03:45:39 PM
Thanks for that Vm, everything is working to smoothly. :cheers:



Like Yi, I too do not understand this Magic you talk about, but it must be a powerful force working on the interweb's tubes/ley-lines.    :)
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: The Brain on March 18, 2015, 04:12:29 PM
New blood? They have to enter of their own free will, right?
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: mongers on March 18, 2015, 05:07:55 PM
Quote from: The Brain on March 18, 2015, 04:12:29 PM
New blood? They have to enter of their own free will, right?

I bet 'Beamed' is gutted about no longer being out newest member.  :(
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: dps on March 18, 2015, 07:24:23 PM
Quote from: lustindarkness on March 18, 2015, 01:51:38 PM
When we have DNS problems, I am more productive in real life.

You heard the man--you need to un-do that.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Grey Fox on March 18, 2015, 09:10:16 PM
Quote from: Martinus on March 18, 2015, 03:09:54 PM
I dunno understant announcementz. :(

Last time the forum was offline, did you suffer thru it & waited? If yes, the announcement isn't adressed to you.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on March 20, 2015, 03:56:50 PM
So, after a few days of statistics it appears the Russians and Ukrainians are much bigger problems than the Chinese.  The majority of the malicious hits are from US or unknown IP addresses, though, so who knows who is ultimately behind those.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: mongers on March 20, 2015, 04:49:03 PM
Quote from: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on March 20, 2015, 03:56:50 PM
So, after a few days of statistics it appears the Russians and Ukrainians are much bigger problems than the Chinese.  The majority of the malicious hits are from US or unknown IP addresses, though, so who knows who is ultimately behind those.

Interesting.

I bet the percentage of attempted registration that are genuine is vanishingly small?
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: garbon on March 22, 2015, 03:04:53 PM
So I guess we have a guage on how good our bot blocker is?
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Neil on March 22, 2015, 03:18:03 PM
Russians and their subject peoples are the enemies of all mankind.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Admiral Yi on March 22, 2015, 03:20:01 PM
1 out of 400 or whatever is not too bad.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on March 22, 2015, 03:27:54 PM
So, the ones getting through are actually coming from within CloudFlare's network, which explains why CloudFlare isn't blocking them.  I'll let them know their services are being abused.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Neil on March 29, 2015, 09:23:04 AM
Yeah, we're getting a handful of new members every day, and every one is a spambot.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Neil on March 30, 2015, 06:53:37 AM
Registration was disabled again, and a bevy of spambots banned.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Liep on March 30, 2015, 07:51:05 AM
Maybe it's time for new forum software that has captcha or whatchamacallit.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: alfred russel on March 30, 2015, 11:17:10 AM
Quote from: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on March 20, 2015, 03:56:50 PM
The majority of the malicious hits are from US or unknown IP addresses, though, so who knows who is ultimately behind those.

:blush:
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Syt on April 14, 2015, 07:29:17 AM
At work I keep getting privacy alerts for this website in Chrome, because the security certificate and URL don't match. It works fine at home.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Liep on April 14, 2015, 07:38:46 AM
Maybe the Baron started to work on the SSL connection?
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Syt on April 14, 2015, 07:43:36 AM
Nevermind, I still had the old Languish entry in the Windows hosts file (yay for having admin user rights at work).
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: jimmy olsen on May 18, 2015, 04:01:39 AM
Just got this for the 3rd time in ten minutes

(https://languish.org/forums/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FmbD4HoN.png&hash=355c29e1a0b40046f62c3b7d3a86e81e15470bae) (http://imgur.com/mbD4HoN)
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: jimmy olsen on July 15, 2015, 05:58:32 AM
It was just down for a good 10-15 minutes.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Liep on July 29, 2015, 01:32:07 PM
This rather annoying error pops up. Claims languish is a fraud and that the real languish is being held captive in a basement somewhere. Or something.

Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on July 29, 2015, 01:54:48 PM
I'll check that.  I had toyed with activating a Cloudflare SSL certificate, which would have secured the connection between you and Cloudflare's datacenter.  I had issues with it, though, and thought I turned it off for this domain.

The Cloudflare cert might give you that error, because it is in Cloudflare's name.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Liep on July 29, 2015, 02:02:29 PM
It's only in Microsoft Edge
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: celedhring on December 23, 2015, 06:40:06 AM
The site is asking me to fill a CAPTCHA every time I refresh, if there's been some time since my last activity. I suppose there's something wrong on my end?

EDIT: It's happened to me on another site besides Languish so definitely something on my end.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Liep on January 02, 2016, 09:04:31 AM
IT'S ALIVE!
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: mongers on January 02, 2016, 09:12:42 AM
Good work there Vm, thanks for keeping the old chinwag palace rocking. :cheers:
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: The Brain on January 02, 2016, 10:32:44 AM
:)
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on January 04, 2016, 02:26:27 PM
Some fucker has been trying to use the server as a relay for spam. <_<  Looks like they were using one of the Wordpress installs I had up on a placeholder site.  I've disabled everything on the server except for Languish and my personal site.

There might be a few more instances where the disk partition where the logs live fills up again, in which case there will be a temporary disruption again.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: jimmy olsen on February 23, 2016, 10:29:35 PM
Site died on me couple of times today.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: The Larch on February 26, 2016, 09:10:46 PM
Hami has just told me over at P'dox that his account here seems to have been deleted. I searched in the members list and couldn't find him. Has there been any shenanigans going on lately?
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: katmai on February 26, 2016, 09:39:07 PM
Not that I know of.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Josquius on February 28, 2016, 05:42:24 AM
Could we get bigger attachments for posts?
At the moment they're rather tiny, can't even attach a phone photo.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on February 29, 2016, 05:30:54 PM
Quote from: The Larch on February 26, 2016, 09:10:46 PM
Hami has just told me over at P'dox that his account here seems to have been deleted. I searched in the members list and couldn't find him. Has there been any shenanigans going on lately?

Crap.  I'll check the database.

I did recently purge a shitload of inactive accounts.  It was only supposed to be accounts that were not activated or never logged in.

If I dropped him by mistake I should be able to fix it.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: The Larch on February 29, 2016, 06:30:13 PM
Quote from: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on February 29, 2016, 05:30:54 PM
Quote from: The Larch on February 26, 2016, 09:10:46 PM
Hami has just told me over at P'dox that his account here seems to have been deleted. I searched in the members list and couldn't find him. Has there been any shenanigans going on lately?

Crap.  I'll check the database.

I did recently purge a shitload of inactive accounts.  It was only supposed to be accounts that were not activated or never logged in.

If I dropped him by mistake I should be able to fix it.

K, let me know what you find out. :)
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on March 08, 2016, 11:55:16 AM
So I'm not sure what I did, but his account was not in my recent backup.  I recreated it (password "temp").  I'm trying to manually fix the post history.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Berkut on March 30, 2016, 09:42:55 PM
I got a message on FB from Zoupa saying he was locked out of Languish, and he suspects that the board has a wrong email address for him. Oh Great Admin, how can we fix this?
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on March 31, 2016, 01:37:17 PM
Activated him.  If he still can't get in I will reset his password was well.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Admiral Yi on April 09, 2016, 04:00:28 PM
Aaaand he's back. :punk:

If y'all don't have a way of contacting a Languishite outside of Languish, I would suggest arranging one right now, in case you ever get locked out like I did and need to get word to someone.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Hamilcar on May 08, 2016, 02:48:51 AM
Is there still a TBR? Why can't I see it?
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: garbon on May 08, 2016, 02:57:36 AM
Quote from: Hamilcar on May 08, 2016, 02:48:51 AM
Is there still a TBR? Why can't I see it?

:whistle:
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Josquius on July 30, 2016, 01:17:21 PM
So today I got a I am not a robot check for accessing languish :unsure:
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Eddie Teach on July 30, 2016, 10:42:28 PM
Did you pass?
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Jacob on August 02, 2016, 07:42:27 PM
Quote from: Peter Wiggin on July 30, 2016, 10:42:28 PM
Did you pass?

Clearly he has proven that he's a robot like the rest of us.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on September 21, 2016, 01:44:12 PM
FYI, I will be moving in five weeks.  Prior to this, I will be transferring Languish to new hosting arrangements.  I will try to minimize the disruption as much as possible, but there will be a slight delay in DNS propagation as usual.  I will, of course, post prior warning of any switch.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Barrister on September 21, 2016, 01:49:10 PM
Good luck on the move!

By the way I've always wanted to ask - is there any possibility you'd switch board software to something that had a mobile-friendly interface?  :)
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on September 21, 2016, 01:56:19 PM
Thanks. :)

I would, but I need to do some research on what is available and how big a pain in the ass it would be to convert the existing data.  Plus, you remember how much bitching I got last time I changed the look and feel of the board... :P

Discourse (https://www.discourse.org/) is a platform I have been keeping an eye on since Jeff Atwood and company released it a couple years ago.  I haven't played with it yet, but I think it would work for us (with appropriate customization).
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Barrister on September 21, 2016, 02:08:14 PM
I was more wondering that it looks like there are some simple machine mods that give it a mobile view...

Just a thought. :)
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on September 21, 2016, 02:13:44 PM
Oh, I can certainly look at those.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: ulmont on September 21, 2016, 02:29:44 PM
Quote from: Barrister on September 21, 2016, 01:49:10 PM
Good luck on the move!

By the way I've always wanted to ask - is there any possibility you'd switch board software to something that had a mobile-friendly interface?  :)

Languish has a very mobile-friendly interface; hit the wap2 link.

http://languish.org/forums/index.php?wap2
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Barrister on September 21, 2016, 02:38:34 PM
Okay then - is there a way languish can sense when i'm on my phone and automatically use that interface?
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Liep on September 21, 2016, 03:47:43 PM
Quote from: ulmont on September 21, 2016, 02:29:44 PM
Quote from: Barrister on September 21, 2016, 01:49:10 PM
Good luck on the move!

By the way I've always wanted to ask - is there any possibility you'd switch board software to something that had a mobile-friendly interface?  :)

Languish has a very mobile-friendly interface; hit the wap2 link.

http://languish.org/forums/index.php?wap2

This was maybe useful when the data cap was 10mb, but a mobile friendly webpage needs finger friendly navigation. Too often my thumb hits something besides the "new" link. :weep:
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Admiral Yi on September 28, 2016, 07:38:03 PM
Chugging a little for me today.  Are you already under the hood Moldy?
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on September 28, 2016, 07:44:44 PM
No, haven't touched anything yet.  Probably going to do it this weekend.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: mongers on October 13, 2016, 08:34:02 PM
Apparently the upload folder is full or nearly so, is that something I need to look into, do I have a certain amount of allocated space, thanks?
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Tonitrus on October 16, 2016, 05:22:32 AM
Do PMs not work, or am I doing something wrong?

(or am I just so crappy that people ignore me?  :( )
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: CountDeMoney on October 16, 2016, 10:45:22 AM
Quote from: Tonitrus on October 16, 2016, 05:22:32 AM
Do PMs not work, or am I doing something wrong?

(or am I just so crappy that people ignore me?  :( )

If you have pop-up blockers, you will miss responses if you're not looking for them.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: katmai on October 16, 2016, 12:45:54 PM
Quote from: Tonitrus on October 16, 2016, 05:22:32 AM
Do PMs not work, or am I doing something wrong?

(or am I just so crappy that people ignore me?  :( )
i was ignoring you!  ;)

Title: Re: General issues
Post by: celedhring on October 19, 2016, 03:40:27 AM
Liep has written me on FB telling me he's locked out of Languish. Apparently he has to click a confirmation email from an address he can no longer access.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: katmai on October 19, 2016, 03:55:33 AM
Quote from: celedhring on October 19, 2016, 03:40:27 AM
Liep has written me on FB telling me he's locked out of Languish. Apparently he has to click a confirmation email from an address he can no longer access.
Oh shit, sorry liep, totally forgot you contacted me on Facebook today.  :Embarrass:
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on October 19, 2016, 09:06:35 AM
He good now.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Liep on October 19, 2016, 06:00:28 PM
Quote from: katmai on October 19, 2016, 03:55:33 AM
Quote from: celedhring on October 19, 2016, 03:40:27 AM
Liep has written me on FB telling me he's locked out of Languish. Apparently he has to click a confirmation email from an address he can no longer access.
Oh shit, sorry liep, totally forgot you contacted me on Facebook today.  :Embarrass:

I realised my timing might have been off there as I must've send it to you around 1 am in your silly time zone. :P

Quote from: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on October 19, 2016, 09:06:35 AM
He good now.

:cheers:
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Syt on October 24, 2016, 11:02:18 PM
For weeks now, Chrome keeps telling me that languish.org is not a safe connection, ans showing a crossed out "https" in the address bar. What's up with that?
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Liep on October 25, 2016, 04:02:27 AM
Quote from: Syt on October 24, 2016, 11:02:18 PM
For weeks now, Chrome keeps telling me that languish.org is not a safe connection, ans showing a crossed out "https" in the address bar. What's up with that?

I guess the website isn't registered with a certificate authenticator so just use the regular http instead to avoid chrome bullying you.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on October 25, 2016, 09:46:09 AM
Indeed.  I am using a self-signed certificate.  At some point I will finally buy a real one. :P
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Admiral Yi on October 26, 2016, 07:53:00 PM
Were we just off line for a bit? :unsure:
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Ed Anger on October 26, 2016, 07:53:17 PM
I think Jacob caused the timing out issue just now.

#conspiracy
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: CountDeMoney on October 26, 2016, 08:03:35 PM
Baron's moving.  He's gotta unplug the fucker sometime.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: katmai on October 26, 2016, 09:11:16 PM
Did we ban Marti again? I am getting spammed with whining posts from summer to my email :lol:
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: CountDeMoney on October 26, 2016, 09:15:01 PM
It's a board thing;  I'm getting spammed with PM notifications from the last 2 years or so.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: katmai on October 26, 2016, 09:26:29 PM
Quote from: CountDeMoney on October 26, 2016, 09:15:01 PM
It's a board thing;  I'm getting spammed with PM notifications from the last 2 years or so.
gotcha
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: The Larch on October 27, 2016, 05:17:17 AM
Quote from: CountDeMoney on October 26, 2016, 09:15:01 PM
It's a board thing;  I'm getting spammed with PM notifications from the last 2 years or so.

So that was the weird email I received from the board that ended up in my spam folder the other day and I deleted without reading.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Admiral Yi on October 31, 2016, 04:31:44 PM
Moldy, I've gotten a glitch twice that posts I read are still marked "New."  Not end of the world stuff at all, just letting you know.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: garbon on November 06, 2016, 11:43:11 AM
Is it just me or do we have a little leaf icon now when looking at tab header in browser?
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Hamilcar on November 10, 2016, 06:01:48 PM
There used to be a hidden board called the backroom. Can't see it any more. What gives?
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Admiral Yi on November 10, 2016, 06:04:15 PM
Maybe Jacob doesn't like you anymore.  :lol:
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Arvoreen on December 07, 2016, 10:26:31 AM
Quote from: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on October 25, 2016, 09:46:09 AM
Indeed.  I am using a self-signed certificate.  At some point I will finally buy a real one. :P

Go to https://letsencrypt.org/ and get a free one.  It's good for 90 days at a time, but there are some simple tools that can automate renewal too.  One of the better options is with https://certbot.eff.org/

Title: Re: General issues
Post by: viper37 on December 14, 2016, 11:41:51 AM
can't we do something about the increase on spam?
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: jimmy olsen on December 14, 2016, 08:27:39 PM
Quote from: viper37 on December 14, 2016, 11:41:51 AM
can't we do something about the increase on spam?
Yeah, it's getting ridiculous.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: CountDeMoney on December 15, 2016, 07:55:08 AM
Somebody's got to lock the new account feature.  Berkut's friends have joined, so there's no reason to keep it on.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Barrister on December 15, 2016, 12:39:53 PM
Because heaven forbid we try to recruit new posters.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: garbon on December 15, 2016, 12:40:47 PM
Quote from: Barrister on December 15, 2016, 12:39:53 PM
Because heaven forbid we try to recruit new posters.

I think that's fine but yeah we do need something to cut down on the spam. Our mods don't like having to play a moderator role. :P
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: CountDeMoney on December 15, 2016, 12:59:28 PM
Quote from: Barrister on December 15, 2016, 12:39:53 PM
Because heaven forbid we try to recruit new posters.

Yeah, right.  Saying we're trying to recruit new posters is like saying we need new gang members in the prison yard.  This place is a fucking war crimes rape camp with smilies.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Barrister on December 15, 2016, 02:22:54 PM
Okay then, I hereby volunteer to become a mod (again) in order to clean up spam threads. :)
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: mongers on December 15, 2016, 03:13:10 PM
Oh I don't know, these new guys are adding a certain something extra to the forum.  :cool:
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: viper37 on December 15, 2016, 03:38:47 PM
Quote from: CountDeMoney on December 15, 2016, 07:55:08 AM
Somebody's got to lock the new account feature.  Berkut's friends have joined, so there's no reason to keep it on.
We could use a referral system.  If one of our friends want to join, we give him/her the passphrase to be entered when signing up.  Otherwise, the application is rejected.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: mongers on December 15, 2016, 03:56:27 PM
Quote from: viper37 on December 15, 2016, 03:38:47 PM
Quote from: CountDeMoney on December 15, 2016, 07:55:08 AM
Somebody's got to lock the new account feature.  Berkut's friends have joined, so there's no reason to keep it on.
We could use a referral system.  If one of our friends want to join, we give him/her the passphrase to be entered when signing up.  Otherwise, the application is rejected.

Might I suggest 'Toxic Personality'.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: garbon on December 15, 2016, 05:00:18 PM
Quote from: viper37 on December 15, 2016, 03:38:47 PM
Quote from: CountDeMoney on December 15, 2016, 07:55:08 AM
Somebody's got to lock the new account feature.  Berkut's friends have joined, so there's no reason to keep it on.
We could use a referral system.  If one of our friends want to join, we give him/her the passphrase to be entered when signing up.  Otherwise, the application is rejected.

Why? What if some rando decides to join?

Also, I don't really have friends that I would want to introduce to...this.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: jimmy olsen on December 16, 2016, 01:10:03 AM
Quote from: garbon on December 15, 2016, 05:00:18 PM
Quote from: viper37 on December 15, 2016, 03:38:47 PM
Quote from: CountDeMoney on December 15, 2016, 07:55:08 AM
Somebody's got to lock the new account feature.  Berkut's friends have joined, so there's no reason to keep it on.
We could use a referral system.  If one of our friends want to join, we give him/her the passphrase to be entered when signing up.  Otherwise, the application is rejected.

Why? What if some rando decides to join?

Also, I don't really have friends that I would want to introduce to...this.

What about enemies?
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: viper37 on December 16, 2016, 11:25:44 AM
Quote from: garbon on December 15, 2016, 05:00:18 PM
Why? What if some rando decides to join?
When has that ever happenned?

Quote
Also, I don't really have friends that I would want to introduce to...this.
Languish is part of your life.  Your significant other of the moment should discover it too.  :P
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Liep on February 02, 2017, 05:19:35 AM
Petition for an European based mod who can handle GMT daytime troublemakers!

(https://i.sohn.dk/bot.jpg)
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Syt on February 02, 2017, 05:33:23 AM
Agreed. Failing that, an insomniac American, or one with weird sleeping patterns.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: katmai on February 02, 2017, 05:50:30 AM
Quote from: Syt on February 02, 2017, 05:33:23 AM
Agreed. Failing that, an insomniac American, or one with weird sleeping patterns.
:shifty:
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Syt on February 02, 2017, 05:54:07 AM
 :lol:
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Hamilcar on February 09, 2017, 08:04:51 PM
I thought about it for a while and I have decided that I do not wish to engage with this community any more. Please delete this account.

Bye.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: CountDeMoney on February 09, 2017, 08:06:45 PM
 :lol:
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Ed Anger on February 09, 2017, 08:59:13 PM
CLEAR THE AIRE
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: garbon on February 10, 2017, 03:07:11 AM
Not really. I'm his latest run he was essentially Marty.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: grumbler on February 11, 2017, 08:11:40 AM
Quote from: garbon on February 10, 2017, 03:07:11 AM
Not really. I'm his latest run he was essentially Marty.

Gotta agree. He was all broadcast, no receieve, and what he was broadcasting was boringly idiotic.  No value added on either side.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: garbon on February 11, 2017, 08:41:09 AM
:hmm:

Seems I made an odd typo and mongers deleted the post I replied to - which was something about like this is how it felt to be hit by a tornado or some other expression of sadness. :rolleyes:
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: CountDeMoney on February 11, 2017, 09:21:39 AM
Quote from: garbon on February 11, 2017, 08:41:09 AM
Seems I made an odd typo and mongers deleted the post I replied to

Mongers does that shit all the time. I think he has a 2-to-1 post-to-delete ratio.  Posts like a fucking woman.   :lol:  Actually, that would be insulting to the three women of Languish.   Meri, Brazen and BB don't even do that.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: garbon on February 11, 2017, 09:25:11 AM
Quote from: CountDeMoney on February 11, 2017, 09:21:39 AM
Quote from: garbon on February 11, 2017, 08:41:09 AM
Seems I made an odd typo and mongers deleted the post I replied to

Mongers does that shit all the time. I think he has a 2-to-1 post-to-delete ratio.  Posts like a fucking woman.   :lol:  Actually, that would be insulting to the three women of Languish.

I wonder what is he afraid of. It can't be that we'll suddenly learn about the lack of content in his posts as we've known about that for years. Maybe a fixation on having a low post count?
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: mongers on February 11, 2017, 12:17:05 PM
Quote from: garbon on February 11, 2017, 09:25:11 AM
Quote from: CountDeMoney on February 11, 2017, 09:21:39 AM
Quote from: garbon on February 11, 2017, 08:41:09 AM
Seems I made an odd typo and mongers deleted the post I replied to

Mongers does that shit all the time. I think he has a 2-to-1 post-to-delete ratio.  Posts like a fucking woman.   :lol:  Actually, that would be insulting to the three women of Languish.

I wonder what is he afraid of. It can't be that we'll suddenly learn about the lack of content in his posts as we've known about that for years. Maybe a fixation on having a low post count?

I thought it wasn't very kind to Hami, so deleted it.  :)
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: garbon on February 11, 2017, 01:03:54 PM
My apologies then. I misconstrued your meaning. -_-
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: mongers on February 11, 2017, 01:07:46 PM
Quote from: garbon on February 11, 2017, 01:03:54 PM
My apologies then. I misconstrued your meaning. -_-

Some times we can post on the forum in haste without considering the feelings of others.  :)
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Syt on February 22, 2017, 09:08:26 AM
Cleanup in aisle 3!

(https://s3.postimg.org/s6emw25gz/Hyounery.jpg)
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: The Larch on February 22, 2017, 09:08:45 AM
The spambot epidemic is getting out of hand, admin/mod halp, plz!
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Grey Fox on February 22, 2017, 09:10:22 AM
I volunteer Syt for clean up mod.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: CountDeMoney on February 22, 2017, 09:14:56 AM
Take it up with The Management.  You wanted ZOMG LANGUISH IS DIEING WE NEED MOAR POSTERS, well, you got 'em. Nostrovia.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: HVC on February 22, 2017, 09:16:47 AM
Bot's posting almost as much as Tim.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Grey Fox on February 22, 2017, 09:16:51 AM
Quote from: CountDeMoney on February 22, 2017, 09:14:56 AM
Take it up with The Management.  You wanted ZOMG LANGUISH IS DIEING WE NEED MOAR POSTERS, well, you got 'em. Nostrovia.


That's you, right?
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Liep on February 22, 2017, 10:11:06 AM
This madness has to stop!
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Archy on February 22, 2017, 10:15:22 AM
I think I need some pills
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Syt on February 22, 2017, 11:24:19 AM
Hooray for the unknown, unsung mod.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: CountDeMoney on February 22, 2017, 12:49:17 PM
Quote from: Grey Fox on February 22, 2017, 09:16:51 AM
Quote from: CountDeMoney on February 22, 2017, 09:14:56 AM
Take it up with The Management.  You wanted ZOMG LANGUISH IS DIEING WE NEED MOAR POSTERS, well, you got 'em. Nostrovia.


That's you, right?

Nope, I have no pull here.  Hell, even my bans aren't permanent.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: mongers on February 22, 2017, 02:22:39 PM
Syt would make a good European based mod. 



And I'm not talking about EUIV :cool:
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: CountDeMoney on February 22, 2017, 07:55:54 PM
A lack of mods isn't the problem.  The mod powers are.  Can't eliminate posters, can't lock down registration.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: 11B4V on February 23, 2017, 12:11:04 AM
A recipe for a fascist dictatorship.  :P
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Jacob on March 09, 2017, 12:32:58 AM
Quote from: 11B4V on February 23, 2017, 12:11:04 AM
A recipe for a fascist dictatorship.  :P

It'll be fine.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: viper37 on March 12, 2017, 10:13:40 PM
really nothing that can be done, on the admin level against this surge in spam?  some counter insurgency is needed, I think.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: CountDeMoney on March 12, 2017, 10:47:51 PM
It's up to the administrators to close registration.  Unfortunately, when Berkut wanted to add all his Twilight Struggle buddies, they left the door open.  So enjoy all this fresh cossack cock.  You wanted new members, you got 'em, assholes.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Ed Anger on March 13, 2017, 05:22:04 PM
At least the Russian bots don't lecture me on what fish I eat, my steak doneness, Rota Spain and profile avatars.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Liep on March 14, 2017, 12:29:14 AM
Weird thing is I can only access languish.org on VPN. On wifi it won't load and on 3G I get redirected to blocked.mts.ru
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: CountDeMoney on March 14, 2017, 12:48:54 AM
Not much we can do about it until Baron Von New York decides to take a break from all that fancy-pants city living and log in.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Barrister on March 14, 2017, 10:05:57 AM
Okay, so if CdM is now refusing to close threads as some sort of "strike" to get us closed to new members, let's please appoint some new mods who will?
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: The Larch on March 14, 2017, 10:08:09 AM
Quote from: Ed Anger on March 13, 2017, 05:22:04 PM
At least the Russian bots don't lecture me on what fish I eat, my steak doneness, Rota Spain and profile avatars.

:hug:
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: CountDeMoney on March 14, 2017, 10:21:02 AM
Quote from: Barrister on March 14, 2017, 10:05:57 AM
Okay, so if CdM is now refusing to close threads as some sort of "strike" to get us closed to new members, let's please appoint some new mods who will?

How about you go fuck yourself, Fucky McFuckface.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Grey Fox on March 14, 2017, 10:32:43 AM
Quote from: Barrister on March 14, 2017, 10:05:57 AM
Okay, so if CdM is now refusing to close threads as some sort of "strike" to get us closed to new members, let's please appoint some new mods who will?

Can't do that either until vD shows up.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Ed Anger on March 14, 2017, 11:16:58 AM
Quote from: CountDeMoney on March 14, 2017, 10:21:02 AM
Quote from: Barrister on March 14, 2017, 10:05:57 AM
Okay, so if CdM is now refusing to close threads as some sort of "strike" to get us closed to new members, let's please appoint some new mods who will?

How about you go fuck yourself, Fucky McFuckface.

Send him to internet jail Seedy.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Jacob on March 14, 2017, 01:14:39 PM
Quote from: Barrister on March 14, 2017, 10:05:57 AM
Okay, so if CdM is now refusing to close threads as some sort of "strike" to get us closed to new members, let's please appoint some new mods who will?

:rolleyes:
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Syt on March 14, 2017, 01:18:07 PM
Well, since the spammers have moved to porn and sex references in their thread titles, I better stop visiting Languish while at work.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: alfred russel on March 14, 2017, 01:20:08 PM
Could you just make it so the first post of a new member needs to be approved by a mod?
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Tonitrus on March 14, 2017, 07:00:42 PM
Quote from: alfred russel on March 14, 2017, 01:20:08 PM
Could you just make it so the first post of a new member needs to be approved by a mod?

I know another forum like that...they have an "Intro" sub board you have to post in in order to get access.

We could have a "Who the fuck are you?" sub board.  :P

Title: Re: General issues
Post by: DGuller on March 14, 2017, 08:37:25 PM
I have to say that the Russian bots are starting to become more of a nuisance than La Croix.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Jacob on March 14, 2017, 09:02:12 PM
Yeah it's pretty fucking annoying alright. Would be good if we had something other than"mods delete it" as a line of defence.

Both the introduction board and the "mods approve first post" type deal could work from my perspective.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: CountDeMoney on March 14, 2017, 10:25:17 PM
Why are you even bothering to edit them?  What are you, the Sustainability Mod?  Just fucking delete.  Goddamn.  Fucking Canadians.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Ed Anger on March 14, 2017, 10:26:14 PM
This forum needs to undergo a reign of fire and blood.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: The Larch on March 15, 2017, 09:33:15 AM
Isn't it possible to include a captcha or something like that to the registration process?
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Jacob on March 15, 2017, 12:00:37 PM
Quote from: CountDeMoney on March 14, 2017, 10:25:17 PM
Why are you even bothering to edit them?  What are you, the Sustainability Mod?  Just fucking delete.  Goddamn.  Fucking Canadians.

I'm editing them to support your "let the people see how much goddamn spam we are getting" initiative, you ornery misanthrope.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: CountDeMoney on March 15, 2017, 12:06:30 PM
I'm just sending them straight to the Deleted Threads folder so we can track them that way, and elitists like BB won't get all upsetty-triggerpooh when they see threads they don't like.

And that's Mister Anthrope. :mad:
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Jacob on March 15, 2017, 01:32:27 PM
I was hitting "remove topic" which I think obliterates them entirely... I guess I'll move them to deleted threads instead, Mister Antelope.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Razgovory on March 15, 2017, 05:07:46 PM
Quote from: DGuller on March 14, 2017, 08:37:25 PM
I have to say that the Russian bots are starting to become more of a nuisance than La Croix.

I thought that somehow your very thoughts were being broadcast on to the forum.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: CountDeMoney on March 16, 2017, 04:39:10 PM
Quote from: Jacob on March 15, 2017, 01:32:27 PM
I was hitting "remove topic" which I think obliterates them entirely... I guess I'll move them to deleted threads instead, Mister Antelope.

Leaving redirects to the Deleted Threads folder sorta defeats the purpose of moving them there SO WE DON'T HAVE TO FUCKING SEE THEM IN THE FIRST PLACE

Goddamn.  Polite to the point of pathology.  Fuck.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Jacob on March 16, 2017, 04:48:30 PM
Quote from: CountDeMoney on March 16, 2017, 04:39:10 PM
Quote from: Jacob on March 15, 2017, 01:32:27 PM
I was hitting "remove topic" which I think obliterates them entirely... I guess I'll move them to deleted threads instead, Mister Antelope.

Leaving redirects to the Deleted Threads folder sorta defeats the purpose of moving them there SO WE DON'T HAVE TO FUCKING SEE THEM IN THE FIRST PLACE

Goddamn.  Polite to the point of pathology.  Fuck.

I didn't expect you to defer to BB's passive aggressive posturing like that. But have it your way :hug:
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: alfred russel on March 16, 2017, 04:54:08 PM
Can you guys move them to a place we can still see them? I know they can get annoying, but they have great information on how to purchase discount pharmaceuticals.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: CountDeMoney on March 16, 2017, 06:59:44 PM
Quote from: Jacob on March 16, 2017, 04:48:30 PM
I didn't expect you to defer to BB's passive aggressive posturing like that. But have it your way :hug:

You're killing me, Xiacob.  Be less Tony, more Karl.



And that's enough out of you too, cossack.  For all we know, you're in on some rubles-for-clicks scheme with the botskis.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: CountDeMoney on March 18, 2017, 05:47:02 PM
I know BvM is relocating from Texas to his super-duper new life in New Yawk and shit, but has anybody attempted to reach him?  Hasn't logged on since February 26. Anybody do FaceSpace or send him a twit or something?  Would really love to close the door on these Russian bots.  Neil's the only other Admin and apparently follows the seasonal calendar when it comes to posting, and AnchorSnowden, don't even know what the fuck is up with him anymore.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Admiral Yi on March 19, 2017, 02:15:16 AM
Can you and Hose and Yakie delete threads?

Nobody here is stupid enough to try and buy cheap boner pills through them.  Not the end of the world if they just keep popping up like dandruff flakes.

Title: Re: General issues
Post by: CountDeMoney on March 19, 2017, 11:39:59 AM
It's an irksome task.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: katmai on March 19, 2017, 07:40:20 PM
Quote from: Admiral Yi on March 19, 2017, 02:15:16 AM
Can you and Hose and Yakie delete threads?

Nobody here is stupid enough to try and buy cheap boner pills through them.  Not the end of the world if they just keep popping up like dandruff flakes.
What i've been doing, but my work and shitty internet here in Nome means i don't get to view board on consistent basis this last week.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Ed Anger on March 19, 2017, 07:47:30 PM
That and Katmai is being hunted by Eskimos.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: CountDeMoney on March 19, 2017, 08:01:37 PM
I understand an entire family of Eskimos can survive off a single Katmai for an entire winter.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Ed Anger on March 19, 2017, 08:05:53 PM
Quote from: CountDeMoney on March 19, 2017, 08:01:37 PM
I understand an entire family of Eskimos can survive off a single Katmai for an entire winter.

The entire village.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: CountDeMoney on March 19, 2017, 08:11:37 PM
Dances with Cheesy Gordita Crunches
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Ed Anger on March 19, 2017, 08:18:09 PM
Muy Caliente
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Jacob on March 22, 2017, 01:45:14 PM
Quote from: Admiral Yi on March 19, 2017, 02:15:16 AM
Can you and Hose and Yakie delete threads?

Yeah, I've been doing so consistently for a while.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: CountDeMoney on March 22, 2017, 02:28:26 PM
Yes, it's a bit annoying.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Barrister on March 22, 2017, 03:04:02 PM
Quote from: Jacob on March 22, 2017, 01:45:14 PM
Quote from: Admiral Yi on March 19, 2017, 02:15:16 AM
Can you and Hose and Yakie delete threads?

Yeah, I've been doing so consistently for a while.

It's appreciated. :hug:
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Eddie Teach on March 28, 2017, 10:38:08 PM
Quote from: DGuller on March 14, 2017, 08:37:25 PM
I have to say that the Russian bots are starting to become more of a nuisance than La Croix.

And all it took was for lacrosse to stop posting.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Valmy on March 29, 2017, 06:20:05 PM
He left did he? I guess he didn't see any reason to post anymore when I was no longer around to piss off.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: CountDeMoney on March 29, 2017, 06:25:43 PM
We've lost all the Trump Davidians, including Siegy.  Except derspiess, and he says he ain't done see nuffin'.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Admiral Yi on March 29, 2017, 06:29:33 PM
Ancient Demon.  Still people left to ban. :)
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Valmy on March 31, 2017, 03:45:36 PM
Come on man leave somebody around to read my Mass Effect AAR :P
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Caliga on April 06, 2017, 08:50:59 AM
Upload folder is full. :sleep:
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Admiral Yi on May 20, 2017, 12:08:33 AM
I'm thinking someone turned on email notifications for Skull and Bones subdirectory response notifications by accident.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: CountDeMoney on May 25, 2017, 02:26:10 PM
Anybody else getting constant connection resets when you post?
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: CountDeMoney on May 26, 2017, 11:08:58 PM
Seriously?  I'm the only one with the issue with Firefox constantly losing its connection with the Languish server?
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: katmai on May 27, 2017, 03:41:56 AM
Quote from: CountDeMoney on May 26, 2017, 11:08:58 PM
Seriously?  I'm the only one with the issue with Firefox constantly losing its connection with the Languish server?
Had no issues here sorry J.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: viper37 on August 08, 2017, 07:08:46 AM
Quote from: CountDeMoney on May 26, 2017, 11:08:58 PM
Seriously?  I'm the only one with the issue with Firefox constantly losing its connection with the Languish server?
funny.  I've had a similar problem (I think), but on another forum, and I'm the only there experiencing problem with Firefox.
I keep losing my connection, I time out after a couple of minutes.  But here, no problem at all.

Maybe the forum should move to v 2.1 once it get released, that might solve your issue. :)
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on August 24, 2018, 11:14:20 PM
I'm switching you fuckers over to new hosting.  There might be troubles (not Irish) over the next few days while DNS shakes out and I figure out what size VM I need to buy from Uncle Bill.  Deal.

P. S. I may have had too many martinis tonight.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Admiral Yi on August 25, 2018, 01:08:19 AM
Yo Holmes, are you cool footing the bill for keeping this place up, or should we pass the hat?
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on August 25, 2018, 08:51:40 AM
It's not all that expensive, so I'm good.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on August 25, 2018, 10:59:10 AM
And we're moved.  Sorry if I screwed anybody up.  It wasn't as smooth as I would have liked. :P
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Jacob on August 25, 2018, 03:11:48 PM
I couldn't connect for about 30 minutes or so - so no biggie :cheers:
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: grumbler on August 25, 2018, 04:01:32 PM
Didn't notice a thing. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: The Brain on August 26, 2018, 06:13:53 AM
Spoiler tags appear not to be working, for me at least! :o

Anyone else have this problem?
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on August 26, 2018, 10:49:20 AM
Oh, I think that may have been an add-on that got wiped out when I upgraded the board software.  I'll look into it.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on August 26, 2018, 11:00:35 AM
[spoiler]Should be good now[/spoiler]
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: The Brain on August 26, 2018, 02:23:07 PM
Sweet. :)
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: derspiess on August 28, 2018, 08:10:36 AM
Thanks BvS :)
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: mongers on August 30, 2018, 09:51:46 PM
And we're back, thanks Vm. :cheers:
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on August 30, 2018, 10:03:43 PM
Sorry about that.  Apparently, the VM I originally provisioned didn't have enough memory.  I have set up a VM with more now.  Jopefully this will be enough.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Syt on August 31, 2018, 02:49:13 AM
Hooray, thank you! :)
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: The Larch on August 31, 2018, 03:17:54 AM
Three cheers for the Baron! :cheers:
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on September 05, 2018, 08:57:23 PM
Not sure what happened with the database.  I like that I can run repair scripts through the web control panel on Azure, though. :)
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: The Larch on September 06, 2018, 10:05:56 AM
I'm getting some display glitches, like a small picture of what appears to be some blonde girl's selfie appearing as the symbol for a forum with an unread message. Am I the only one?
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Admiral Yi on September 06, 2018, 01:50:02 PM
I don't get that.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on September 07, 2018, 05:40:57 PM
Odd.  I'll see what I can figure out.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: The Larch on September 08, 2018, 04:21:37 AM
Quote from: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on September 07, 2018, 05:40:57 PM
Odd.  I'll see what I can figure out.

To add more info, I've checked that it only happens when I use my home computer. Neither at work or on my phone does that picture appear.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: mongers on September 08, 2018, 06:58:58 AM
Quote from: The Larch on September 08, 2018, 04:21:37 AM
Quote from: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on September 07, 2018, 05:40:57 PM
Odd.  I'll see what I can figure out.

To add more info, I've checked that it only happens when I use my home computer. Neither at work or on my phone does that picture appear.

Have you checked that the photo isn't in the root or other significant directory on your home computer?  :unsure:

Only saying this as a similarly odd photo, someone holding records was showing up when I played podcasts when using a media player on the home pc. Turned out it was only photo in the C:\ root and by default the player searched there for something to show.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: The Larch on September 08, 2018, 07:33:24 AM
Quote from: mongers on September 08, 2018, 06:58:58 AM
Quote from: The Larch on September 08, 2018, 04:21:37 AM
Quote from: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on September 07, 2018, 05:40:57 PM
Odd.  I'll see what I can figure out.

To add more info, I've checked that it only happens when I use my home computer. Neither at work or on my phone does that picture appear.

Have you checked that the photo isn't in the root or other significant directory on your home computer?  :unsure:

Only saying this as a similarly odd photo, someone holding records was showing up when I played podcasts when using a media player on the home pc. Turned out it was only photo in the C:\ root and by default the player searched there for something to show.

Nope, it's not a picture I recognize at all and the root of the file is at the domain (http://languish.org/forums/Themes/default/images/on.png, to be precise). Right now it appears to be broken.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on September 12, 2018, 08:00:10 AM
Microsoft needs to improve their handover from free trial to paid subscription. <_<
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: jimmy olsen on October 31, 2018, 08:40:56 PM
Just went down for a second.

But up again after refreshing. A hrabinger for more issues?
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Admiral Yi on November 03, 2018, 08:39:39 PM
I was just hrabinged the same way.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: derspiess on December 06, 2018, 11:38:13 AM
Anyone else having problems updating their avatars?  I tried uploading a new one but kept getting errors stating that it is "too large or not an avatar", no matter how small I resize it down to.  It also won't let me specify an avatar by URL.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Syt on December 06, 2018, 11:43:20 AM
Nope, just updated today.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Tonitrus on December 06, 2018, 01:50:07 PM
Quote from: derspiess on December 06, 2018, 11:38:13 AM
Anyone else having problems updating their avatars?  I tried uploading a new one but kept getting errors stating that it is "too large or not an avatar", no matter how small I resize it down to.  It also won't let me specify an avatar by URL.

I have the same problem.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: KRonn on December 13, 2018, 07:34:36 PM
Baron, thanks again for your work on keeping the forum running!
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Solmyr on March 27, 2019, 07:15:51 AM
Quote from: Tonitrus on December 06, 2018, 01:50:07 PM
Quote from: derspiess on December 06, 2018, 11:38:13 AM
Anyone else having problems updating their avatars?  I tried uploading a new one but kept getting errors stating that it is "too large or not an avatar", no matter how small I resize it down to.  It also won't let me specify an avatar by URL.

I have the same problem.

Having this problem as well.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Barrister on April 12, 2019, 11:16:43 AM
Several people on Facebook are saying they can not access Languish - "IP address can not be found".
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: crazy canuck on April 12, 2019, 01:13:53 PM
I can access it now  :)
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Agelastus on April 12, 2019, 01:41:43 PM
Yes, I had the same issue a couple of hours ago. I will admit that I was a little worried...
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Malthus on April 12, 2019, 01:49:07 PM
Access has been spotty today for me.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: garbon on April 12, 2019, 01:58:15 PM
Every thing was a mess today
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on April 15, 2019, 01:25:44 PM
Sorry, CC on the domain registration expired. :P
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: derspiess on April 30, 2019, 02:07:00 PM
Still can't do anything with my avatar.  It's hurtin' mah Languish brand  :D
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Saladin on June 12, 2019, 01:47:09 AM
Same here!
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Admiral Yi on June 12, 2019, 01:57:23 AM
I saw yours a second ago.  Did you try to change it?
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Saladin on June 12, 2019, 01:58:20 AM
Yes.  :pinch:
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Josephus on October 08, 2019, 11:51:17 AM
Anyone find the site a tad slow today?
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: frunk on October 24, 2019, 01:26:04 PM
You might want to get rid of the email address, dunno if BB wants it on the forum.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Sophie Scholl on October 24, 2019, 01:39:03 PM
Quote from: frunk on October 24, 2019, 01:26:04 PM
You might want to get rid of the email address, dunno if BB wants it on the forum.
He told me to post it here.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on October 24, 2019, 02:29:07 PM
Activated
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Barrister on October 24, 2019, 03:18:25 PM
Danke BA and BvS. :hug:

But yes if you could now delete the email address I'd appreciate it.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: viper37 on October 24, 2019, 03:22:42 PM
Quote from: Benedict Arnold on October 24, 2019, 01:39:03 PM
Quote from: frunk on October 24, 2019, 01:26:04 PM
You might want to get rid of the email address, dunno if BB wants it on the forum.
He told me to post it here.
delete it anyway now that it's fixed.  Bots circulate everywhere on the web to fish email adresses.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Sophie Scholl on October 24, 2019, 03:52:05 PM
Done. :cheers:
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: frunk on December 09, 2019, 07:53:09 PM
I can't get the reset password email sent.  I'm still logged in at home but locked at work.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Eddie Teach on December 16, 2020, 09:11:38 PM
What's the deal with the formatting?
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Syt on December 18, 2020, 04:04:06 PM
I'm getting a fair amount of Bad Request and File Not Found errors when browsing the forums. Reloading the page works, though.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: garbon on December 18, 2020, 05:42:59 PM
Quote from: Syt on December 18, 2020, 04:04:06 PM
I'm getting a fair amount of Bad Request and File Not Found errors when browsing the forums. Reloading the page works, though.

Same.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: grumbler on December 18, 2020, 05:59:32 PM
When I click on the "new" button for a topic, it brings up the new posts for that topic but deletes the new posts indicator for that topic AND the next topic.  Very strange.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: The Brain on December 18, 2020, 06:50:34 PM
Quote from: garbon on December 18, 2020, 05:42:59 PM
Quote from: Syt on December 18, 2020, 04:04:06 PM
I'm getting a fair amount of Bad Request and File Not Found errors when browsing the forums. Reloading the page works, though.

Same.

Ditto.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: DGuller on December 18, 2020, 06:53:49 PM
Quote from: The Brain on December 18, 2020, 06:50:34 PM
Quote from: garbon on December 18, 2020, 05:42:59 PM
Quote from: Syt on December 18, 2020, 04:04:06 PM
I'm getting a fair amount of Bad Request and File Not Found errors when browsing the forums. Reloading the page works, though.

Same.

Ditto.
Me too.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: DGuller on January 25, 2021, 10:04:26 AM
Does anyone else have an issue where threads where catching up on one thread marks the next thread in line as read as well?  I keep opening old threads and finding that I've never read the last few posts before the "first new post" point, most likely because of this.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: The Brain on January 25, 2021, 10:06:06 AM
I have experienced some weirdness about that stuff, but don't know the exact details.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: grumbler on January 25, 2021, 10:16:11 AM
See three posts above yours, DG. That's been happening to me for a month or so.

Edit:  just tested it again and the effect seems to be gone.  Problem solved, or problem just intermittent?
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: DGuller on January 25, 2021, 12:49:26 PM
Quote from: grumbler on January 25, 2021, 10:16:11 AM
See three posts above yours, DG. That's been happening to me for a month or so.
Ironically I didn't see it because of this bug.  :lol:
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: DGuller on January 27, 2021, 10:43:28 PM
It's back.  I guess it just comes and goes for some reason.  Unlike our dear leader, who never comes.  :(
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Habbaku on February 26, 2021, 09:56:56 AM
Is changing avatars just impossible now? Basically nothing I do works, either as uploading a picture or using a URL.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Tamas on April 05, 2021, 05:49:42 AM
Hey, Bogh changed his email address on his account but not getting a confirmation email so now stuck, could somebody help him out please?
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: katmai on April 10, 2021, 10:39:23 PM
No
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Valmy on June 30, 2021, 12:38:45 PM
So I took my avatar off after France disgraced itself against the Nazi gold hoarders but now Languish is very uncooperative with me putting a new one up. Are there some kinds of requirements for the size/type of image I can use? I don't recall languish being finicky at all about this in the past, everything worked fine.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Syt on June 30, 2021, 12:43:17 PM
I think it may not re-size automatically, so you need to resize it to be within 110x150 limits.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: jimmy olsen on August 30, 2021, 07:49:26 PM
Been getting 501s today
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Josephus on September 04, 2021, 06:38:11 AM
Has there been a font change to the main index page?
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Admiral Yi on September 04, 2021, 01:54:48 PM
Quote from: jimmy olsen on August 30, 2021, 07:49:26 PM
Been getting 501s today

Zipper or button fly?
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: jimmy olsen on September 04, 2021, 10:44:22 PM
Just got this

Error 520 Ray ID: 689c74a42c890e72 • 2021-09-05 03:43:50 UTC
Web server is returning an unknown error
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: DGuller on October 01, 2021, 12:57:35 PM
Is there anything that can be done about these hundreds of guests creepily stalking the forum all the time?
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Syt on October 01, 2021, 01:00:11 PM
Probably just bots.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Grey Fox on October 01, 2021, 01:04:19 PM
Quote from: DGuller on October 01, 2021, 12:57:35 PM
Is there anything that can be done about these hundreds of guests creepily stalking the forum all the time?

I believe, it's search engines indexing us.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Josquius on December 02, 2021, 07:03:42 AM
Any chance of fixing the image upload function?
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Maladict on January 11, 2022, 09:35:07 AM
Quote from: Grey Fox on October 01, 2021, 01:04:19 PM
Quote from: DGuller on October 01, 2021, 12:57:35 PM
Is there anything that can be done about these hundreds of guests creepily stalking the forum all the time?

I believe, it's search engines indexing us.

Still, why not make the whole forum private, as it used to be (iirc?).
It's not like we're getting, or accepting, new members.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: crazy canuck on January 26, 2022, 06:05:58 PM
There are currently 325 guests

now 332  :D
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: viper37 on January 29, 2022, 10:33:16 AM
Quote from: crazy canuck on January 26, 2022, 06:05:58 PM
There are currently 325 guests

now 332  :D
more guests than reguars... hmm...
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Admiral Yi on February 12, 2022, 02:38:07 PM
I was thinking it would be smart to do two things.

Pin some directions for people who are locked out because of an email change on how to get back in.

Appoint another admin.  AFAICT we're down to Jacob who shows up regularly (at all).  I nominate Tamas.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Syt on February 12, 2022, 02:42:25 PM
Quote from: Admiral Yi on February 12, 2022, 02:38:07 PM
I was thinking it would be smart to do two things.

Pin some directions for people who are locked out because of an email change on how to get back in.

Appoint another admin.  AFAICT we're down to Jacob who shows up regularly (at all).  I nominate Tamas.

I think Jake said he can't let people back in/reset their passwords, so unless that gets sorted out ...

That said, I second Tamas as additional mod/admin, and also Sheilbh.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Admiral Yi on February 12, 2022, 02:55:34 PM
Bummer

Then I guess we need Moldy to grant someone viceroy powers?
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Syt on February 12, 2022, 03:00:13 PM
I guess so. There's probably easy to set up "Forgot Password" thingies so users can do it without human help that you can plug into the board somehow, but that's also something moltke would have to set up. And that would require people knowing with which emails they signed up, and still having access to it. :P
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Jacob on February 12, 2022, 04:02:58 PM
Quote from: Admiral Yi on February 12, 2022, 02:38:07 PM
I was thinking it would be smart to do two things.

Pin some directions for people who are locked out because of an email change on how to get back in.

Appoint another admin.  AFAICT we're down to Jacob who shows up regularly (at all).  I nominate Tamas.

I was about to say "I'm not an admin, just a mod" but it turns out I do have access to some kind of admin settings... but on investigation I can see a list of members and I can edit the smileys apparently; I can do mod things but not "real" admin stuff. Forum admins are BaronVS and Neil according to the admin settings. I think Katmai may be an admin or at least have more far reaching mod powers.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Admiral Yi on February 12, 2022, 04:47:25 PM
Good, I can stop being so nice to you. :D
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Jacob on February 12, 2022, 06:16:42 PM
Quote from: Admiral Yi on February 12, 2022, 04:47:25 PM
Good, I can stop being so nice to you. :D

When did you start?

:lol:
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on February 27, 2022, 06:51:22 PM
Sorry about that little hiccup.  I was trying to enable SSL and messed up a setting.  Apparently I need to upgrade to the 2.1 series to get that.  Speaking of which, I'm planning to do just that soon, perhaps even this evening.  There might be a slight disruption.  I'm also trying to get the system hooked in to Fastmail so that the emails from the board actually start working again.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Jacob on February 27, 2022, 06:54:35 PM
Thanks for the update! I was blaming Gaijin de Moscu and the Russians...  :ph34r:
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Admiral Yi on February 27, 2022, 07:16:13 PM
Hey Moldy, have you read that stuff about needing an admin who's around most of the time?

Would you be willing (and are you able) to promote Jacob to that rank?

Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on February 27, 2022, 07:21:02 PM
Yeah, I'll do that once I take care of the upgrades.  I'm going to try to be around more, but I agree we need a second one regardless.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: DGuller on February 27, 2022, 07:27:07 PM
 :hmm: Yi is trying to ensure that Jacob doesn't leave us again.  I hope it works. :unsure:
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on February 27, 2022, 07:52:07 PM
Well, this layout is rather different.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: mongers on February 27, 2022, 08:22:27 PM
Excellent work vM, much appreciated :cheers:
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: viper37 on February 27, 2022, 08:54:10 PM
Quote from: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on February 27, 2022, 07:52:07 PMWell, this layout is rather different.
I thought I was in the wrong place for a moment...
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Razgovory on February 27, 2022, 09:02:05 PM
Is it always going to look like this?
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: DGuller on February 27, 2022, 09:03:14 PM
I'm old and crotchety.  Is there a way to get the old layout back?
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Grey Fox on February 27, 2022, 09:05:53 PM
There's another, called Total Blue, theme layout available.

Do you need us to look for themes?
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on February 27, 2022, 09:10:41 PM
The older themes are still there.  I'll try loading them after I finish fighting with the email setup. <_<
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Habbaku on February 27, 2022, 09:25:39 PM
I assumed that Gaijin's buddies finally broke Languish after I saw the "new" layout.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on February 27, 2022, 10:02:56 PM
So it seems all the older themes are broken in some way.  I'll keep looking for an equivalent to what we had before, but if anyone has any suggestions let me know.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: grumbler on February 27, 2022, 11:26:30 PM
Okay, I found my way back again.  I hope this format is good enough to answer our previous concerns, but thank BvS for trying even if it isn't.

I am sure that I will get used to the look before it changes.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Syt on February 28, 2022, 12:41:09 AM
Thanks for the upgrade! :)

Ooh, shiny YouTube link ... :shifty:
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: The Brain on February 28, 2022, 02:12:08 AM
:w00t:
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Jacob on February 28, 2022, 02:48:21 AM
Quote from: Admiral Yi on February 27, 2022, 07:16:13 PMHey Moldy, have you read that stuff about needing an admin who's around most of the time?

Would you be willing (and are you able) to promote Jacob to that rank?



... but then you'll HAVE to be nice to me :ph34r:

Anyways, I was coming back to say I have a LOT more mod and admin settings available to me. I'm not going to look at them until it's necessary, but I'll try to take care of whatever maintenance I can.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Admiral Yi on February 28, 2022, 03:04:00 AM
Could you maybe give some thought to unblocking old members who have been locked out?  Like the changed email trap?
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Jacob on February 28, 2022, 03:07:56 AM
Quote from: Admiral Yi on February 28, 2022, 03:04:00 AMCould you maybe give some thought to unblocking old members who have been locked out?  Like the changed email trap?

Sure... who needs unlocking and how? If there's personal information involved, send me a PM.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Admiral Yi on February 28, 2022, 03:19:11 AM
I don't have anyone on deck.  Just wanted to make sure you knew how to do it.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: garbon on February 28, 2022, 03:54:02 AM
I see one thing we appear to have lost are spoiler tags.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Crazy_Ivan80 on February 28, 2022, 03:59:25 AM
This theme actually works decently on mobile! Yay
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: garbon on February 28, 2022, 04:04:31 AM
Quote from: Crazy_Ivan80 on February 28, 2022, 03:59:25 AMThis theme actually works decently on mobile! Yay

Yeah it isn't the mini view that we had. :cheers:
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Grey Fox on February 28, 2022, 07:06:43 AM
Themes :

Exodus : https://smftricks.com/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=94
Radiohead : https://custom.simplemachines.org/index.php?theme=2985
Curve Reborn : https://custom.simplemachines.org/index.php?theme=2982
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Syt on February 28, 2022, 07:11:39 AM
Exodus looks nice.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Duque de Bragança on February 28, 2022, 11:21:53 AM
Back to normal now, working for me at least.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on February 28, 2022, 12:12:36 PM
I'll install those themes after work today.  BTW, you are free to choose any theme I install to skin the site; you don't have to live with the default.  I have plenty of space so I don't mind adding even more upon request.

Also, I think I have the email integration working now.  That means you should start getting notifications, and the password reset process should work as intended again.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: frunk on February 28, 2022, 12:30:42 PM
I got my email for the password reset, which is the only reason I'm back.  Thanks!
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Syt on February 28, 2022, 12:34:53 PM
Quote from: frunk on February 28, 2022, 12:30:42 PMI got my email for the password reset, which is the only reason I'm back.  Thanks!
:hug:
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on February 28, 2022, 12:36:54 PM
Quote from: frunk on February 28, 2022, 12:30:42 PMI got my email for the password reset, which is the only reason I'm back.  Thanks!

Awesome!  There still seem to be some hiccups with the older entries in the mail queue, but at least the going-forward stuff is working.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Habbaku on February 28, 2022, 01:01:59 PM
Quote from: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on February 28, 2022, 12:12:36 PMI'll install those themes after work today.  BTW, you are free to choose any theme I install to skin the site; you don't have to live with the default.  I have plenty of space so I don't mind adding even more upon request.

Also, I think I have the email integration working now.  That means you should start getting notifications, and the password reset process should work as intended again.

Do you have all the old themes that were installed prior to whatever changeover you did? I really hate the defaults.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on February 28, 2022, 01:05:13 PM
Quote from: Habbaku on February 28, 2022, 01:01:59 PMDo you have all the old themes that were installed prior to whatever changeover you did? I really hate the defaults.

I do, but they aren't compatible with 2.1.  I tried them yesterday.  I got to the point with one (Glacier) where I couldn't switch out of it from the web UI and had to manually edit the configuration on the server.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Grey Fox on February 28, 2022, 01:24:25 PM
@Habs, Exodus will be a good theme I believe with a familiar colour scheme.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Jacob on February 28, 2022, 01:29:09 PM
I have hidden the Back Alley subforum from view, given the lack of activity.

The posts are still there if for some reason there's a big outcry to bring the Back Alley back.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Syt on February 28, 2022, 01:37:34 PM
Thanks, Jake. :)
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Habbaku on February 28, 2022, 01:55:19 PM
Bring back the Back!
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: garbon on February 28, 2022, 01:57:48 PM
Quote from: Jacob on February 28, 2022, 01:29:09 PMI have hidden the Back Alley subforum from view, given the lack of activity.

The posts are still there if for some reason there's a big outcry to bring the Back Alley back.

Now where are we supposed to do our business?
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: The Larch on February 28, 2022, 03:12:45 PM
I just realized that this new version of the forum makes my profile location visible... :unsure:
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Josquius on February 28, 2022, 03:18:14 PM
Quote from: The Larch on February 28, 2022, 03:12:45 PMI just realized that this new version of the forum makes my profile location visible... :unsure:

Vigo ey
:takes notes:
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: The Larch on February 28, 2022, 03:18:50 PM
I've never hidden it.  :P
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on February 28, 2022, 03:19:06 PM
Quote from: The Larch on February 28, 2022, 03:12:45 PMI just realized that this new version of the forum makes my profile location visible... :unsure:

Hmm, let me see if there's a switch I can flip.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on February 28, 2022, 03:22:33 PM
For the time being I have set location and gender to "Users cannot see it; owner and admins can edit it".  I'll look later to see if there is a way to make this decision available to individual users.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Syt on February 28, 2022, 03:25:03 PM
Quote from: The Larch on February 28, 2022, 03:12:45 PMI just realized that this new version of the forum makes my profile location visible... :unsure:

:shifty:
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: KRonn on February 28, 2022, 03:51:13 PM
Thanks for your efforts Baron. I'm ok with the new format, looks good, a bit more color.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: viper37 on February 28, 2022, 07:10:28 PM
Quote from: Jacob on February 28, 2022, 01:29:09 PMI have hidden the Back Alley subforum from view, given the lack of activity.

The posts are still there if for some reason there's a big outcry to bring the Back Alley back.
I'm a Conservative and I'm extremely disturbed by all these quick changes.

:P
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: viper37 on February 28, 2022, 07:11:25 PM
Couldn't log in all day long on my other computer.  Kept seeing "error" whenever I pressed the login button.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Valmy on February 28, 2022, 07:21:31 PM
This doesn't look anything like a 2003 message board now! I don't think I am ready for all these rapid changes.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on February 28, 2022, 07:39:09 PM
Quote from: viper37 on February 28, 2022, 07:11:25 PMCouldn't log in all day long on my other computer.  Kept seeing "error" whenever I pressed the login button.

Sorry about that.  I've been trying to get SSL/TLS working but keep running into config issues.  That was one I caused this morning.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: jimmy olsen on February 28, 2022, 08:13:35 PM
Testing 1.2.3

EDIT: Works
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: viper37 on February 28, 2022, 09:05:15 PM
Quote from: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on February 28, 2022, 07:39:09 PM
Quote from: viper37 on February 28, 2022, 07:11:25 PMCouldn't log in all day long on my other computer.  Kept seeing "error" whenever I pressed the login button.

Sorry about that.  I've been trying to get SSL/TLS working but keep running into config issues.  That was one I caused this morning.

as long as the problem wasn't on my end, it's ok :)
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Josquius on March 01, 2022, 10:24:40 AM
Can you attach images now? :unsure:
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on March 01, 2022, 10:38:59 AM
You should be able to, but the option doesn't seem to be present.  I'll see if I can figure out what's not set up correctly.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: The Larch on March 01, 2022, 10:45:25 AM
It seems we have an ignore list now...  :ph34r:
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on March 01, 2022, 10:46:16 AM
Yes, I just turned on the buddy and ignore lists.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Grey Fox on March 01, 2022, 11:06:08 AM
BvS, did you get a chance to install themes?
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Habbaku on March 01, 2022, 11:26:18 AM
And could you please install any theme that's close to the old ones? Or the original Languish?
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on March 01, 2022, 11:50:28 AM
I just installed Radiohead and Bend (https://custom.simplemachines.org/index.php?theme=2986).  Unfortunately, Exodus and Curve Reborn aren't compatible with 2.1.  These (https://custom.simplemachines.org/index.php?action=themes;major_smf_versions%5B0%5D=2.1;start=0) are the officially cataloged themes that are.  Be warned, though, that some may still be broken; I tried BootstrapLight (https://custom.simplemachines.org/index.php?theme=2944) in a preview, and it looked fairly bad.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: The Larch on March 01, 2022, 01:05:15 PM
Quote from: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on March 01, 2022, 10:46:16 AMYes, I just turned on the buddy and ignore lists.

What does the buddy list do? The ignore one is pretty self explanatory.  :P
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Grey Fox on March 01, 2022, 01:09:54 PM
Quote from: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on March 01, 2022, 11:50:28 AMI just installed Radiohead and Bend (https://custom.simplemachines.org/index.php?theme=2986).  Unfortunately, Exodus and Curve Reborn aren't compatible with 2.1.  These (https://custom.simplemachines.org/index.php?action=themes;major_smf_versions%5B0%5D=2.1;start=0) are the officially cataloged themes that are.  Be warned, though, that some may still be broken; I tried BootstrapLight (https://custom.simplemachines.org/index.php?theme=2944) in a preview, and it looked fairly bad.

Thank you.

I'll see if I can find any cool ones that are 2.1 compatible.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Habbaku on March 01, 2022, 01:49:37 PM
Quote from: Grey Fox on March 01, 2022, 01:09:54 PM
Quote from: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on March 01, 2022, 11:50:28 AMI just installed Radiohead and Bend (https://custom.simplemachines.org/index.php?theme=2986).  Unfortunately, Exodus and Curve Reborn aren't compatible with 2.1.  These (https://custom.simplemachines.org/index.php?action=themes;major_smf_versions%5B0%5D=2.1;start=0) are the officially cataloged themes that are.  Be warned, though, that some may still be broken; I tried BootstrapLight (https://custom.simplemachines.org/index.php?theme=2944) in a preview, and it looked fairly bad.

Thank you.

I'll see if I can find any cool ones that are 2.1 compatible.

 :hug:
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: The Larch on March 01, 2022, 01:56:10 PM
What have the forum changes unleashed?  :ph34r:

QuoteUsers active in past 15 minutes: Jaron
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Jacob on March 01, 2022, 03:08:46 PM
Does the new software have an option to implement spoiler blocks? It's a pretty handy feature, IMO.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on March 01, 2022, 03:32:09 PM
Someone else mentioned that.  I believe that was an add-on previously.  I'll need to find one for 2.1; I'm sure it exists.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: mongers on March 01, 2022, 05:31:44 PM
I hate to mention this but there appears to be an ignore poster function, as for some reason a random poster has all of his posts marked "You are ignoring this poster, click here if you wish to read the post"  :(
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: HVC on March 01, 2022, 05:57:19 PM
You can change that. Under the theme I'm using at the top left hand corner there's a drop down, select ignore list and you can edit it. Hopefully I'm not hat one you have blocked lol
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Maladict on March 01, 2022, 06:17:50 PM
Quote from: HVC on March 01, 2022, 05:57:19 PMYou can change that. Under the theme I'm using at the top left hand corner there's a drop down, select ignore list and you can edit it. Hopefully I'm not hat one you have blocked lol
Who are you replying to?
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Admiral Yi on March 01, 2022, 06:20:36 PM
I get it.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: katmai on March 01, 2022, 06:40:17 PM
What in the fuck, I can't leave you people alone at all sheesh.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: katmai on March 01, 2022, 06:42:00 PM
And I refuse to be nice to Jacob
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Jacob on March 02, 2022, 01:31:51 AM
Quote from: katmai on March 01, 2022, 06:42:00 PMAnd I refuse to be nice to Jacob

Go on, you big lug. Keep up the tough-guy exterior. You're not fooling anyone :hug:
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Syt on March 02, 2022, 01:33:05 AM
Quote from: katmai on March 01, 2022, 06:40:17 PMWhat in the fuck, I can't leave you people alone at all sheesh.
Who the fuck are you?
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Syt on March 02, 2022, 02:16:36 PM
I know it's greedy, but a means to embed Tweets might be nice. :)
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on March 02, 2022, 02:53:56 PM
Quote from: Syt on March 02, 2022, 02:16:36 PMI know it's greedy, but a means to embed Tweets might be nice. :)

It may be greedy, but it's also self-interest (and something I have been thinking about).
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: HisMajestyBOB on March 02, 2022, 11:03:34 PM
For a while it just said "Error" when I clicked login, but now it's working. :)
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on March 05, 2022, 09:38:15 AM
FYI, later today (around 1500 EST) I'm going to work on setting up SSL again.  There is likely to be some disruption while I do it, such as the unexplained errors logging in.  I'm not sure how long it will take, but I don't see it being more than a couple hours.

BTW, with email set up for the domain I created a proper support address, support(at)languish(dot)org.  If anyone is having trouble, now or in the future, you can email me at that address.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: mongers on March 05, 2022, 09:39:15 AM
Quote from: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on March 05, 2022, 09:38:15 AMFYI, later today (around 1500 EST) I'm going to work on setting up SSL again.  There is likely to be some disruption while I do it, such as the unexplained errors logging in.  I'm not sure how long it will take, but I don't see it being more than a couple hours.

BTW, with email set up for the domain I created a proper support address, support(at)languish(dot)org.  If anyone is having trouble, now or in the future, you can email me at that address.

That's brilliant VM.:cheers:
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on March 05, 2022, 04:04:42 PM
We are now SSL-ified.  If you can't log in for some reason, try clearing your cache.  I'm going to check things and see if anything isn't quire working right.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Syt on March 05, 2022, 04:06:59 PM
Nice, thanks. :)
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: DGuller on March 05, 2022, 04:08:42 PM
 :cheers:
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Josephus on March 06, 2022, 06:57:57 AM
Don't know what that means. But  :showoff:
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: frunk on March 06, 2022, 07:55:08 AM
Quote from: Josephus on March 06, 2022, 06:57:57 AMDon't know what that means. But  :showoff:

It means that the data from the Languish server to your computer is encrypted.  If you right click on a web page and select "view page source" that's what is sent from the server to you.  If it isn't encrypted anyone who can snoop on the traffic can see that.  Once it is encrypted then they can still tell that you are viewing a page from Languish, but it's much harder to figure out what you are looking at.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Josephus on March 07, 2022, 07:15:52 AM
Quote from: frunk on March 06, 2022, 07:55:08 AM
Quote from: Josephus on March 06, 2022, 06:57:57 AMDon't know what that means. But  :showoff:

It means that the data from the Languish server to your computer is encrypted.  If you right click on a web page and select "view page source" that's what is sent from the server to you.  If it isn't encrypted anyone who can snoop on the traffic can see that.  Once it is encrypted then they can still tell that you are viewing a page from Languish, but it's much harder to figure out what you are looking at.

thanks.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Admiral Yi on March 07, 2022, 08:17:52 AM
Does that mean guests can't read posts?
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: frunk on March 07, 2022, 09:47:39 AM
Quote from: Admiral Yi on March 07, 2022, 08:17:52 AMDoes that mean guests can't read posts?

No, guests can use SSL as well.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Grey Fox on March 07, 2022, 10:00:56 AM
Quote from: Admiral Yi on March 07, 2022, 08:17:52 AMDoes that mean guests can't read posts?

Think of it has encrypting the communication between you and your hospital so that your insurance can't read them.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Josquius on March 13, 2022, 12:42:37 PM
So any chance of getting photo uploads?
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on March 13, 2022, 02:48:22 PM
Sorry, it fell off my radar.  I'll look into it today and tomorrow.

BTW, is anyone still in contact with LaCroix?  He tried to reset his password, but his email is invalid.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on March 13, 2022, 06:32:16 PM
It seems attachments are only available when using the "full" reply interface (i.e., the UI you get when you click "Reply" at the bottom of the topic).  I haven't found a way to enable attachments for the "Quick Reply" UI that, I assume, most people are using.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Josquius on March 14, 2022, 05:32:06 AM
Ah OK I see it.
Quite a small max size, any way to edit that?
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on March 14, 2022, 06:46:14 AM
I set it to 1 MiB per attachment and 4 MiB per post.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: mongers on March 14, 2022, 03:55:37 PM
Quote from: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on March 14, 2022, 06:46:14 AMI set it to 1 MiB per attachment and 4 MiB per post.

That makes a lot of sense, we don't really need to see full resolution photos from peoples smartphones; if people care enough about a pic to upload it to a post, then they'll be willing to edited it down to functional size.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: CountDeMoney on March 16, 2022, 09:29:02 AM
Fix avatar size.  These suck.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on March 16, 2022, 09:44:59 AM
Doubled the dimensions.  Unfortunately, it seems the board software resizes the images when uploaded, so it won't make existing avatars bigger.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Syt on March 16, 2022, 09:52:09 AM
Also, a way to tag spoilers would be cool. If we have to sacrifice an existing UI button for that - is anyone using subscript/superscript? :P

(And embedding Tweets would still be supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. -_- )
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: The Brain on March 16, 2022, 09:54:08 AM
Quote from: Syt on March 16, 2022, 09:52:09 AMIf we have to sacrifice an existing UI button for that - is anyone using subscript/superscript? :P

:angry: You saw me use it in the books thread, didn't you?
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: CountDeMoney on March 16, 2022, 10:01:49 AM
Quote from: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on March 16, 2022, 09:44:59 AMDoubled the dimensions.  Unfortunately, it seems the board software resizes the images when uploaded, so it won't make existing avatars bigger.

SUCKS
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: The Brain on March 16, 2022, 10:04:55 AM
Now my avatar is big in my profile settings. But still displayed as tiny next to my posts. :(
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Admiral Yi on March 16, 2022, 10:07:24 AM
bitch, bitch, bitch, bitch bitch
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on March 16, 2022, 10:32:22 AM
I'll need to look more into the avatar issue.

Spoiler tags I think I can take care of this weekend.

Tweet embedding I should also be able to do, but I want to look over the currently available plugin before I install it.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Syt on March 16, 2022, 10:36:18 AM
:cheers:
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: FunkMonk on March 16, 2022, 10:56:55 AM
Quote from: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on March 16, 2022, 10:32:22 AMTweet embedding I should also be able to do, but I want to look over the currently available plugin before I install it.

Awesome. I'll finally be able to spam @dril's tweets in the Off Topic thread.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Josquius on March 16, 2022, 12:08:29 PM
Quote from: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on March 14, 2022, 06:46:14 AMI set it to 1 MiB per attachment and 4 MiB per post.

👌
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Josephus on March 17, 2022, 03:36:59 PM
Thanks for your work on this BvS
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Grey Fox on March 22, 2022, 12:07:17 PM
Is there a way for the system to tell you when a user is ignoring you?

It would avoid some waste of time.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Admiral Yi on March 22, 2022, 12:51:07 PM
Hey Moldy, is there a way to know if you're being ignored by someone?
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: mongers on March 22, 2022, 02:43:17 PM
Quote from: Admiral Yi on March 22, 2022, 12:51:07 PMHey Moldy, is there a way to know if you're being ignored by someone?

Do what I do. assume everyone is ignoring you and then take it as a special gift if someone replies to one of your posts. :-)
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Admiral Yi on March 22, 2022, 02:51:20 PM
Quote from: mongers on March 22, 2022, 02:43:17 PMDo what I do. assume everyone is ignoring you and then take it as a special gift if someone replies to one of your posts. :-)

I was pretending that Renard was on my ignore list.  :secret:
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on March 23, 2022, 07:16:17 AM
Quote from: Grey Fox on March 22, 2022, 12:07:17 PMIs there a way for the system to tell you when a user is ignoring you?

It would avoid some waste of time.

I don't think there's a way for the target of the ignore to know.  On one hand, I agree with your thoughts here.  On the other, I can see how having ignore lists be semi-public leads to more unnecessary conflict in some cases.  The SMF Project seems to align firmly with the latter, since it's not even an option.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: The Brain on March 23, 2022, 07:26:56 AM
First three posters who PM me "BRAINGIVEAWAY22" get $100.

Disclaimer: not really.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Grey Fox on March 24, 2022, 07:29:16 PM
Quote from: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on March 23, 2022, 07:16:17 AM
Quote from: Grey Fox on March 22, 2022, 12:07:17 PMIs there a way for the system to tell you when a user is ignoring you?

It would avoid some waste of time.

I don't think there's a way for the target of the ignore to know.  On one hand, I agree with your thoughts here.  On the other, I can see how having ignore lists be semi-public leads to more unnecessary conflict in some cases.  The SMF Project seems to align firmly with the latter, since it's not even an option.

Then we should get rid of the ignore list.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Jacob on March 24, 2022, 08:41:56 PM
Quote from: Grey Fox on March 24, 2022, 07:29:16 PMThen we should get rid of the ignore list.

No, we should keep it.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: garbon on March 25, 2022, 02:30:18 AM
Quote from: Grey Fox on March 24, 2022, 07:29:16 PM
Quote from: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on March 23, 2022, 07:16:17 AM
Quote from: Grey Fox on March 22, 2022, 12:07:17 PMIs there a way for the system to tell you when a user is ignoring you?

It would avoid some waste of time.

I don't think there's a way for the target of the ignore to know.  On one hand, I agree with your thoughts here.  On the other, I can see how having ignore lists be semi-public leads to more unnecessary conflict in some cases.  The SMF Project seems to align firmly with the latter, since it's not even an option.

Then we should get rid of the ignore list.

Why? It is just a formal mechanism for what was already informally happening?

Also we have seen in the past few years that not all posters can get along with another so why make them read content they don't want to?
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Grey Fox on March 25, 2022, 06:08:40 AM
Quote from: garbon on March 25, 2022, 02:30:18 AM
Quote from: Grey Fox on March 24, 2022, 07:29:16 PM
Quote from: Baron von Schtinkenbutt on March 23, 2022, 07:16:17 AM
Quote from: Grey Fox on March 22, 2022, 12:07:17 PMIs there a way for the system to tell you when a user is ignoring you?

It would avoid some waste of time.

I don't think there's a way for the target of the ignore to know.  On one hand, I agree with your thoughts here.  On the other, I can see how having ignore lists be semi-public leads to more unnecessary conflict in some cases.  The SMF Project seems to align firmly with the latter, since it's not even an option.

Then we should get rid of the ignore list.

Why? It is just a formal mechanism for what was already informally happening?

Also we have seen in the past few years that not all posters can get along with another so why make them read content they don't want to?

Because I think it will further accelerate the decline & death of my favourite pub.

Title: Re: General issues
Post by: The Brain on March 25, 2022, 06:16:30 AM
People have ignored other posters since the days of Old Languish. Relax.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Jacob on March 25, 2022, 11:42:01 AM
Quote from: Grey Fox on March 25, 2022, 06:08:40 AMBecause I think it will further accelerate the decline & death of my favourite pub.

I think people using ignore lists constructively will lower the rate of people leaving permanently.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: The Larch on March 25, 2022, 05:13:12 PM
The ignore function is a godsend, IMO.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Admiral Yi on March 25, 2022, 05:50:14 PM
I don't get it.  It's extremely easy to check who posted before deciding to continue reading.

It's like people get triggered just by the existence of a given poster.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Jacob on March 25, 2022, 05:53:35 PM
Quote from: Admiral Yi on March 25, 2022, 05:50:14 PMI don't get it.  It's extremely easy to check who posted before deciding to continue reading.

I find it very difficult not to read the post if it's right there. Having to click "show me the post" makes a significant difference.

QuoteIt's like people get triggered just by the existence of a given poster.

Not at all. You still see they're there, you still see they posted. But you have a moment to think "is it a good idea for me to read this" before reading a post. Which is significant upgrade in quality of life.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Admiral Yi on March 25, 2022, 05:56:10 PM
OK, I thought Ignore just blanked that person out.

So it's a little like spoiler tags I guess.

Still think it's easy to manually ignore.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Razgovory on March 25, 2022, 06:51:59 PM
Everyone is back to ignoring me again. :(
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: viper37 on March 25, 2022, 07:00:23 PM
Quote from: Razgovory on March 25, 2022, 06:51:59 PMEveryone is back to ignoring me again. :(
No.  But you need to write to be read. ;)
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Caliga on March 28, 2022, 03:20:05 PM
Quote from: Razgovory on March 25, 2022, 06:51:59 PMEveryone is back to ignoring me again. :(
Apparently I actually used to have you on ignore, as when we upgraded the forum software you immediately went back on ignore for me.

I don't know why I did, though.  You seem like a reasonably chill dude these days.

Now katmai on the other hand  :mad:
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Habbaku on March 28, 2022, 03:22:12 PM
I don't ignore Raz any more.  :)
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: grumbler on March 29, 2022, 05:49:20 PM
I've never ignored Raz, I just stated some time ago my desire not to get dragged into catfights with him.  That was long ago, though, and I no longer feel that way. 

On another forum, I do have people on my ignore list, because they are nationalist goobers who put no thought into their posts.  I've never really thought we had people like that here.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: DGuller on March 29, 2022, 06:21:40 PM
On the forums where I do use the ignore function, I use it only on posters who are pests.  Those are the posters who add to noise without eliciting any response except for slight annoyance that their low content posts cause.  I never found ignore to work on posters I don't get along with, regardless of whether I publicly declared that I'm ignoring them or just did it quietly.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: viper37 on March 30, 2022, 10:32:27 AM
Quote from: grumbler on March 29, 2022, 05:49:20 PMI've never ignored Raz, I just stated some time ago my desire not to get dragged into catfights with him.  That was long ago, though, and I no longer feel that way. 
So you now want to be dragged into catfights with him?  Weird.

:P
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: Josephus on March 30, 2022, 11:24:48 AM
Is there a "permanent" log in mode? Right now it only allows me to log in for a max of one month
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: The Larch on March 30, 2022, 11:49:53 AM
Quote from: Josephus on March 30, 2022, 11:24:48 AMIs there a "permanent" log in mode? Right now it only allows me to log in for a max of one month

There's a "Forever" option, IIRC.
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: garbon on March 30, 2022, 12:06:48 PM
Quote from: The Larch on March 30, 2022, 11:49:53 AM
Quote from: Josephus on March 30, 2022, 11:24:48 AMIs there a "permanent" log in mode? Right now it only allows me to log in for a max of one month

There's a "Forever" option, IIRC.

Yep
Title: Re: General issues
Post by: ulmont on May 12, 2022, 10:46:56 PM
The "Receive message body in emails" setting for the alerts doesn't seem to be working - I was experimenting with getting updates to the topics I'm reading sent to me daily, but while I do get a list of "X posts in Y thread", the message body is not coming through at all.