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Title: Forum downtime
Post by: theory on February 03, 2015, 06:19:16 pm
I'll be taking the forum down for about 20 minutes in about 24 hours. 

If you have a life-support system hooked up to the forum, please look into alternative arrangements.
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: Burning Skull on February 04, 2015, 04:30:32 am
Thank you for telling that in advance.
The time was just enough to rewrite all Scout, Mine and           jokes on paper!
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: theory on February 04, 2015, 02:42:09 pm
Given that the forum's been having issues all day I'm just going to go ahead and do this now.  See you on the other side!
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: theory on February 04, 2015, 03:00:41 pm
We're back!  The hosting service promises that this will make the forum way faster and more reliable.

Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: Ozle on February 04, 2015, 03:02:45 pm
We're back!  The hosting service promises that this will make the forum way faster and more reliable.

They lie...
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: theory on February 04, 2015, 07:38:31 pm
Though seriously if you could all let me know if the forum is better or worse that'd be great.  In my experience it feels approximately a million billion times faster.
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: Joseph2302 on February 04, 2015, 07:46:33 pm
Though seriously if you could all let me know if the forum is better or worse that'd be great.  In my experience it feels approximately a million billion times faster.
I was having serious problems getting onto the forum yesterday (Thursday) before the reboot thing. Mean loading time was about 15 seconds (although it took about 2 minutes to open 1 page), it's now completely fine, everything is loading immediately.
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: werothegreat on February 04, 2015, 09:40:28 pm
Wiki page article load times seem to be *much* faster!
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: Deadlock39 on February 04, 2015, 10:11:20 pm
It seems faster to me since the reboot.
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: pacovf on February 05, 2015, 03:11:45 am
Given that the forum's been having issues all day I'm just going to go ahead and do this now.  See you on the other side!

No!! Too soon!!! I hadn't taken care of my life support systems yet, now I won't *splurt!*
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: SwitchedFromStarcraft on February 05, 2015, 09:10:16 am
It is loads faster.  8)
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: Witherweaver on February 05, 2015, 09:20:33 am
Though seriously if you could all let me know if the forum is better or worse that'd be great.  In my experience it feels approximately a million billion times faster.

I would like to see some benchmarking on this estimation.
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: SwitchedFromStarcraft on February 05, 2015, 09:31:12 am
Though seriously if you could all let me know if the forum is better or worse that'd be great.  In my experience it feels approximately a million billion times faster.

I would like to see some benchmarking on this estimation.
I assumed he was using Goko/MF loading times as the benchmark.
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: Witherweaver on February 05, 2015, 09:31:44 am
Though seriously if you could all let me know if the forum is better or worse that'd be great.  In my experience it feels approximately a million billion times faster.

I would like to see some benchmarking on this estimation.
I assumed he was using Goko/MF loading times as the benchmark.

That checks out.  A million billion times is correct.
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: Seprix on February 08, 2015, 11:48:42 pm
Though seriously if you could all let me know if the forum is better or worse that'd be great.  In my experience it feels approximately a million billion times faster.

I would like to see some benchmarking on this estimation.
I assumed he was using Goko/MF loading times as the benchmark.

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/45/84/59/4584597283c5e554559942721aff61cd.jpg)
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: theory on April 02, 2015, 10:22:04 am
Is it just me or has the forum started slowing down again?
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: Qvist on April 02, 2015, 10:24:25 am
Is it just me or has the forum started slowing down again?

Not just you. The forum is slow for me since the previews started.
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: Deadlock39 on April 02, 2015, 10:32:47 am
I've noticed it too... I just assumed heavy traffic due to the previews.
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: theory on April 02, 2015, 10:35:31 am
Odd because it's not really an unprecedented traffic load.  I just rebooted.  Maybe now it's better?
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: qmech on April 02, 2015, 10:50:51 am
Odd because it's not really an unprecedented traffic load.  I just rebooted.  Maybe now it's better?

Not a huge amount.  I only really notice problems when the previews are very new.
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: Kirian on April 02, 2015, 10:52:06 am
Odd because it's not really an unprecedented traffic load.  I just rebooted.  Maybe now it's better?

Not a huge amount.  I only really notice problems when the previews are very new.

This.  The whole forum slows down as everyone tries to post in the preview threads... then back to normal a couple hours later.
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: Joseph2302 on April 02, 2015, 10:56:05 am
Been pretty bad last 30 minutes, not noticed any problems for weeks before then.
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: Roadrunner7671 on May 18, 2015, 08:17:36 pm
.
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: Seprix on May 18, 2015, 08:22:32 pm
.

y
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: SwitchedFromStarcraft on May 18, 2015, 11:08:04 pm
^
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: Witherweaver on January 26, 2016, 01:48:33 pm
It was almost the anniversary of this.
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: AdamH on January 26, 2016, 01:53:12 pm
I missed you guys. Group hug?
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: enfynet on January 26, 2016, 01:55:49 pm
Yeah, I suppose.
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: yuma on January 26, 2016, 01:56:17 pm
I missed you guys. Group hug?

We have tried those before.

It got weird...

I am up for a group hug!
Watch those roving hands though!

I don't want your dirty hug if those hands are roaming around like wild bison!
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: AdamH on January 26, 2016, 01:56:53 pm
Attendance is optional, then.
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: Titandrake on January 26, 2016, 02:09:32 pm
I didn't realize how often I habitually visit these forums until it went down...
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: Roadrunner7671 on January 26, 2016, 05:05:15 pm
For approximately 36 hours, the curse of this forum had been lifted. I could finally step outside and live my life to the fullest! I was productive! I was happier than I'd been in years! Then the forum came back online.
[Non-serious]
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: werothegreat on May 08, 2016, 07:39:16 am
So, uh, what happened there, exactly?
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: Awaclus on May 08, 2016, 08:07:28 am
So, uh, what happened there, exactly?

The forum was down for a while and this has been the longest day in recent memory even though I just woke up 3 hours ago.
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: Joseph2302 on May 08, 2016, 08:48:04 am
So, uh, what happened there, exactly?

The forum was down for a while and this has been the longest day in recent memory even though I just woke up 3 hours ago.
Same for me between 9 and 13 UK time (4 and 8 am forum time).
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: Roadrunner7671 on May 08, 2016, 10:22:37 am
I missed you guys
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: Davio on May 08, 2016, 10:44:50 am
I went outside so I didn't even notice. 8)
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: jsh357 on May 08, 2016, 10:46:49 am
I went outside so I didn't even notice. 8)

My thread is working!
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: 2.71828..... on May 08, 2016, 10:47:19 am
I was at work the entire time the forum was down. Yeah, I noticed it being down
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: theory on May 09, 2016, 08:52:19 pm
It went down again just now!  Frustratingly (and also not frustratingly), as I was trying to fix it, it fixed itself.  Like, literally it said, "ALL YOUR MESSAGES ARE GONE", and as I was panicking and trying to figure out what it meant, and how I could make it not be true, and fix it, it then decided "ACTUALLY JUST KIDDING HERE IS YOUR FORUM".

I will never understand how this forum works. 
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: Roadrunner7671 on May 09, 2016, 08:58:02 pm
I missed you guys
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: werothegreat on May 09, 2016, 09:03:10 pm
It went down again just now!  Frustratingly (and also not frustratingly), as I was trying to fix it, it fixed itself.  Like, literally it said, "ALL YOUR MESSAGES ARE GONE", and as I was panicking and trying to figure out what it meant, and how I could make it not be true, and fix it, it then decided "ACTUALLY JUST KIDDING HERE IS YOUR FORUM".

I will never understand how this forum works.

What I don't understand is why the forum and the wiki go down, but your blog stays up.
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: Seprix on May 09, 2016, 09:20:34 pm
It went down again just now!  Frustratingly (and also not frustratingly), as I was trying to fix it, it fixed itself.  Like, literally it said, "ALL YOUR MESSAGES ARE GONE", and as I was panicking and trying to figure out what it meant, and how I could make it not be true, and fix it, it then decided "ACTUALLY JUST KIDDING HERE IS YOUR FORUM".

I will never understand how this forum works.

What I don't understand is why the forum and the wiki go down, but your blog stays up.

Different servers, no doubt.
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: GendoIkari on May 10, 2016, 09:34:14 am
It went down again just now!  Frustratingly (and also not frustratingly), as I was trying to fix it, it fixed itself.  Like, literally it said, "ALL YOUR MESSAGES ARE GONE", and as I was panicking and trying to figure out what it meant, and how I could make it not be true, and fix it, it then decided "ACTUALLY JUST KIDDING HERE IS YOUR FORUM".

I will never understand how this forum works.

All I'm gonna say is that if the site goes down as new Empires Previews are posted, there will be hell to pay.
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: Awaclus on May 10, 2016, 09:55:11 am
All I'm gonna say is that if the site goes down as new Empires Previews are posted, there will be hell to pay.

Is hell a new kind of currency kind of like the debt?
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: werothegreat on May 10, 2016, 10:08:07 am
All I'm gonna say is that if the site goes down as new Empires Previews are posted, there will be hell to pay.

Is hell a new kind of currency kind of like the debt?

Hell is orthogonal to costs in (http://wiki.dominionstrategy.com/images/thumb/6/6d/Coin.png/16px-Coin.png), (http://wiki.dominionstrategy.com/images/thumb/7/7a/Potion.png/9px-Potion.png), and (http://wiki.dominionstrategy.com/images/thumb/8/81/Debt.png/19px-Debt.png)
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: Seprix on May 10, 2016, 10:33:52 am
All I'm gonna say is that if the site goes down as new Empires Previews are posted, there will be hell to pay.

Is hell a new kind of currency kind of like the debt?

Debt is hell, and you have hell to pay. Plus, red hexagons just scream Lucifer. It's not a pentagon, but it's close enough for me. Dominion: Empires also has a Roman theme, and Nero was a Roman Emperor, who is considered to be a big candidate for the Antichrist. Also, if you squint and look at the Dominion: Empires box, you can see this...

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/fyu7qtkfz5sdeps/pic2868179_md.jpg?dl=0) (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/gtjif0wfdmqmrdn/IlluminatiConfirmed.jpg?dl=0)

ILLUMINATI CONFIRMED.
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: qmech on May 10, 2016, 12:36:38 pm
All I'm gonna say is that if the site goes down as new Empires Previews are posted, there will be hell to pay.

Is hell a new kind of currency kind of like the debt?

Hell is orthogonal to costs in (http://wiki.dominionstrategy.com/images/thumb/6/6d/Coin.png/16px-Coin.png), (http://wiki.dominionstrategy.com/images/thumb/7/7a/Potion.png/9px-Potion.png), and (http://wiki.dominionstrategy.com/images/thumb/8/81/Debt.png/19px-Debt.png)

Ah, there's the extra dimension in the quaternions.
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: Davio on May 10, 2016, 02:11:36 pm
I keep thinking the forum is down, but it's just a natural DoS due to the Empires Previews.

I guess we have a lot of extra lurkers coming this way?
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: Joseph2302 on May 11, 2016, 06:58:28 am
Forum is really slow today- couldn't get on for 2 hours.
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: Watno on May 11, 2016, 07:24:33 am
I couldnt get on for like 15 hours :(
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: theory on May 11, 2016, 09:58:00 am
Yeah ... something weird is going on.  I hope I have banished the demons for now.
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: Seprix on May 11, 2016, 10:03:34 am
Yeah ... something weird is going on.  I hope I have banished the demons for now.

It's those darn red debt hexagons.
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: werothegreat on May 11, 2016, 10:16:48 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usfiAsWR4qU
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: theory on May 11, 2016, 10:29:55 am
It's not just me that's finding the forum slow, though, right?
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: Watno on May 11, 2016, 10:34:14 am
Nope, its's definitely slow.
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: theory on May 11, 2016, 10:43:26 am
Better now?
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: Watno on May 11, 2016, 10:44:19 am
yes
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: werothegreat on May 11, 2016, 10:47:07 am
Well, the forum is actually loading, even if it takes a little bit.  The wiki seems to be having trouble with that concept.
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: theory on May 11, 2016, 12:08:33 pm
Yeah the problem is that Apache is currently consuming 200% CPU.  I have no idea why it's doing that, but it makes trying to visit the forum insanely slow.
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: Seprix on May 11, 2016, 12:11:51 pm
Yeah the problem is that Apache is currently consuming 200% CPU.  I have no idea why it's doing that, but it makes trying to visit the forum insanely slow.

Do you have any theories? :)
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: Seprix on May 11, 2016, 12:12:07 pm
HOLY COW THE FORUM IS LIGHTNING FAST NOW
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: theory on May 11, 2016, 12:30:55 pm
I hate jinxing myself but I'm pretty sure I fixed it.  Whew.

The cute folksy analogy is that a French robot and a Chinese robot were constantly trying to get through a door labeled "xmlrpc.php", because they heard that behind that door they would get unlimited power.  In reality there's nothing behind that door, but their constant knocking and distractions made it difficult for us to respond to actual guests going through the actual front door.  So I built a wall in front of the xmlrpc.php door.
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: Roadrunner7671 on May 11, 2016, 03:52:37 pm
I missed you guys
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: SCSN on May 11, 2016, 04:02:15 pm
The cute folksy analogy is that a French robot and a Chinese robot were constantly trying to get through a door labeled "xmlrpc.php", because they heard that behind that door they would get unlimited power.  In reality there's nothing behind that door, but their constant knocking and distractions made it difficult for us to respond to actual guests going through the actual front door.  So I built a wall in front of the xmlrpc.php door.

And it was them bringing down the forum that made the robots realise this unlimited power was inside them all along.
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: theory on May 11, 2016, 05:36:40 pm
I still have to figure out how to make the French and Chinese pay for it though.

#MFDSGA
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: ConMan on May 11, 2016, 10:12:22 pm
I still have to figure out how to make the French and Chinese pay for it though.

#MFDSGA
Make them 5th and 6th players in a Black Market-Tactician-Villa-Crown-Torturer game.
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: theory on June 16, 2016, 08:26:18 pm
We're back!  Unexpected migration to a new host which I totally forgot to post about.
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: schadd on July 17, 2016, 10:02:11 am
we made it through together, guys!
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: Roadrunner7671 on July 17, 2016, 11:47:40 am
I missed you guys
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: Watno on July 24, 2016, 08:30:34 am
That was a long one :(
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: Roadrunner7671 on July 24, 2016, 08:38:42 am
I missed you guys
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: Joseph2302 on August 06, 2016, 06:53:17 am
Long downtime there, been about 20 hours for me.
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: Roadrunner7671 on August 06, 2016, 06:55:15 am
I missed you guys
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: Qvist on August 07, 2016, 08:49:21 am
I missed you guys
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: theory on August 07, 2016, 08:51:02 am
Sorry duderinos.  I forgot the database password and rrenaud wasn't around to remind me what it was.  Who is at fault?  The forgetter, or the absent reminder?
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: Joseph2302 on August 07, 2016, 09:04:10 am
Sorry duderinos.  I forgot the database password and rrenaud wasn't around to remind me what it was.  Who is at fault?  The forgetter, or the absent reminder?
You
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: schadd on August 07, 2016, 10:01:01 am
faults only count in horseshoes and hand grenades
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: Elestan on August 07, 2016, 11:48:45 am
faults only count in horseshoes and hand grenades

Also tennis and electrical wiring.
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: Kirian on August 07, 2016, 01:04:39 pm
faults only count in horseshoes and hand grenades

Also tennis and electrical wiring.

And seismology.
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: Deadlock39 on August 07, 2016, 02:05:06 pm
MARK IT ZERO!
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: Seprix on September 05, 2016, 10:15:22 am
The forum. It was down. I would happily help pay for the forum to not be down on the weekends. Start a Patreon, Theory!
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: Roadrunner7671 on September 05, 2016, 10:19:47 am
I missed you guys
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: Roadrunner7671 on September 05, 2016, 10:20:24 am
The forum. It was down. I would happily help pay for the forum to not be down on the weekends. Start a Patreon, Theory!
I'm sure theory would happily take your money! Shoot him a PM and he'll tell you his PayPal
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: Calamitas on September 06, 2016, 05:04:12 pm
Sorry duderinos.  I forgot the database password and rrenaud wasn't around to remind me what it was.  Who is at fault?  The forgetter, or the absent reminder?
Certainly you for not using a password manager :P
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: J Reggie on September 09, 2016, 08:22:13 pm
I missed you guys
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: NolanA on September 09, 2016, 08:39:39 pm
I'm glad to see the forum up again.  I am curious as the reason for the downtime events, as there have been a few during the short time I have been a member.  I see that the static HTML portion of the website is up during these events. It's only the dynamic PHP pages that have issues.   When I've had such issues on web sites I've run, it related to one of 3 things -- a never ending script/program, a short burst of traffic from publicity such as a radio show mention, or bots.  I once had tens of thousands of bots trying to sign up on a forum in a period of less than a minute.  I had to IP block a good portion of China until I figured out how to prevent it.    Feel free to not answer, if you'd prefer.  I appreciate the forum and do not mean to be offensive.   Instead I am curious and also hoping some one here might have ideas for preventing future issues.
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: sudgy on September 09, 2016, 08:53:28 pm
I'm glad to see the forum up again.  I am curious as the reason for the downtime events, as there have been a few during the short time I have been a member.  I see that the static HTML portion of the website is up during these events. It's only the dynamic PHP pages that have issues.   When I've had such issues on web sites I've run, it related to one of 3 things -- a never ending script/program, a short burst of traffic from publicity such as a radio show mention, or bots.  I once had tens of thousands of bots trying to sign up on a forum in a period of less than a minute.  I had to IP block a good portion of China until I figured out how to prevent it.    Feel free to not answer, if you'd prefer.  I appreciate the forum and do not mean to be offensive.   Instead I am curious and also hoping some one here might have ideas for preventing future issues.

It's only been more recently.
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: Roadrunner7671 on September 09, 2016, 09:13:10 pm
I missed you guys
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: Seprix on September 09, 2016, 09:21:04 pm
F.ds is always down these days. I wonder if it is a secret message by Theory. Like morse code. He's probably telling me to get a life.
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: Limetime on September 10, 2016, 12:58:41 pm
I missed you guys
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: ThetaSigma12 on September 10, 2016, 01:12:22 pm
I missed you guys
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: Watno on September 10, 2016, 01:17:30 pm
I missed you guys
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: Seprix on September 10, 2016, 01:17:46 pm
I missed you guys
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: McGarnacle on September 10, 2016, 01:23:18 pm
I missed you guys
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: werothegreat on September 10, 2016, 08:17:19 pm
I remember there was one motivational-style meme that kept getting reposted and recaptioned, like one original picture with a caption, then the whole thing (with the caption) got an additional border and caption under it, then all of that got another border and caption around that, and on and on and on until finally someone did one where it was two stick figures looking down into this abyss of captioned captions, and one of the stick figures pushes the other one in.
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: Limetime on September 10, 2016, 10:45:38 pm
I remember there was one motivational-style meme that kept getting reposted and recaptioned, like one original picture with a caption, then the whole thing (with the caption) got an additional border and caption under it, then all of that got another border and caption around that, and on and on and on until finally someone did one where it was two stick figures looking down into this abyss of captioned captions, and one of the stick figures pushes the other one in.
You could have gotten a whole lot of respect if you actually did it instead of telling us about it.
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: werothegreat on September 11, 2016, 10:42:13 am
I remember there was one motivational-style meme that kept getting reposted and recaptioned, like one original picture with a caption, then the whole thing (with the caption) got an additional border and caption under it, then all of that got another border and caption around that, and on and on and on until finally someone did one where it was two stick figures looking down into this abyss of captioned captions, and one of the stick figures pushes the other one in.
You could have gotten a whole lot of respect if you actually did it instead of telling us about it.

Couldn't find the picture.  :'(
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: Seprix on September 20, 2016, 09:41:06 am
Theory accidentally flipped the f.ds switch when he was turning off all the lights.  ;D
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: LaLight on September 20, 2016, 09:44:11 am
I missed you guys
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: McGarnacle on September 20, 2016, 09:47:17 am
I missed you guys
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: Seprix on September 20, 2016, 09:49:53 am
We have enough quote spam with Awaclus's victory lap regarding longest necro.

(http://i2.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed//001/067/362/f3c.gif)
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: Watno on September 20, 2016, 10:12:38 am
I love how still noone has noticed I left out some quotes when I posted my version :P
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: Twistedarcher on September 20, 2016, 12:29:33 pm
The forum. It was down. I would happily help pay for the forum to not be down on the weekends. Start a Patreon, Theory!

 I'm sure this is the last thing theory wants. It's a forum he runs in his free time, and paying him will only create an obligation for him to immediately drop everything and fix the forum, which is unfair to expect from someone who is doing this in their free time.

Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: Chris is me on September 20, 2016, 02:44:21 pm
The forum. It was down. I would happily help pay for the forum to not be down on the weekends. Start a Patreon, Theory!

 I'm sure this is the last thing theory wants. It's a forum he runs in his free time, and paying him will only create an obligation for him to immediately drop everything and fix the forum, which is unfair to expect from someone who is doing this in their free time.

Fundraising for infrastructure improvements, if those are needed to keep the forum stable, are one thing. Like if the problem is that the web server is 100 years old and keeps going down, hey we could all chip in for a new one! I don't know enough about why the forum keeps going down to speculate one way or another here.

I agree that fundraising to give Theory money to work on the forum more would not produce the desired outcome and would just generate ill will.
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: Limetime on September 20, 2016, 03:23:41 pm
I missed you guys
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: Seprix on September 20, 2016, 03:28:49 pm
The forum. It was down. I would happily help pay for the forum to not be down on the weekends. Start a Patreon, Theory!

 I'm sure this is the last thing theory wants. It's a forum he runs in his free time, and paying him will only create an obligation for him to immediately drop everything and fix the forum, which is unfair to expect from someone who is doing this in their free time.

Fundraising for infrastructure improvements, if those are needed to keep the forum stable, are one thing. Like if the problem is that the web server is 100 years old and keeps going down, hey we could all chip in for a new one! I don't know enough about why the forum keeps going down to speculate one way or another here.

I agree that fundraising to give Theory money to work on the forum more would not produce the desired outcome and would just generate ill will.

Not to pay Theory. I want a better server, if that is the problem.
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: Haddock on September 20, 2016, 03:57:40 pm
The forum. It was down. I would happily help pay for the forum to not be down on the weekends. Start a Patreon, Theory!

 I'm sure this is the last thing theory wants. It's a forum he runs in his free time, and paying him will only create an obligation for him to immediately drop everything and fix the forum, which is unfair to expect from someone who is doing this in their free time.

Fundraising for infrastructure improvements, if those are needed to keep the forum stable, are one thing. Like if the problem is that the web server is 100 years old and keeps going down, hey we could all chip in for a new one! I don't know enough about why the forum keeps going down to speculate one way or another here.

I agree that fundraising to give Theory money to work on the forum more would not produce the desired outcome and would just generate ill will.

Not to pay Theory. I want a better server, if that is the problem.
Yeah I'm with this one.
theory would know better than anyone what the issues are.  But if theory does think that the issues would be fixed by a new server or something then I'd be happy to contribute. 

Let's see whether theory actually thinks this is a good idea before we starting raising the dough, eh?
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: Kirian on September 20, 2016, 05:56:19 pm
Like if the problem is that the web server is 100 years old and keeps going down

That's not a problem.  If that computer is 100 years old, it should be worth a small fortune to people studying time travel or alien tech.
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: Witherweaver on September 20, 2016, 05:57:35 pm
Like if the problem is that the web server is 100 years old and keeps going down

That's not a problem.  If that computer is 100 years old, it should be worth a small fortune to people studying time travel or alien tech.

Not necessarily; it could have spent some time in a time loop (a la Primer) and exited without retaining any of the technology that went into making the loop.
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: Roadrunner7671 on September 20, 2016, 08:32:56 pm
I missed you guys
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: theory on September 26, 2016, 08:50:59 am
I really do think it's solved now!  I've said it a bunch of times and it's never come true, but surely this time will be different.
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: LastFootnote on September 26, 2016, 09:19:36 am
I really do think it's solved now!  I've said it a bunch of times and it's never come true, but surely this time will be different.

Man that sounds like my last big project at work. Mine was eventually actually fixed too. I have faith in you.
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: pacovf on September 26, 2016, 09:27:09 am
Again, thanks for still taking care of the forum, theory. It's really appreciated :)
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: werothegreat on September 26, 2016, 09:30:32 am
Again, thanks for still taking care of the forum, theory. It's really appreciated :)

Yes indeed!  So does this mean you might look into updating the post count names finally?
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: Chris is me on September 26, 2016, 09:33:05 am
Again, thanks for still taking care of the forum, theory. It's really appreciated :)

Yes indeed!  So does this mean you might look into updating the post count names finally?

Spoiler: Theory has actually been trying to change the post count names for years, but every single time he does, the forum crashes until it goes back to the old way. "You can pry the Adventurer title from my cold dead hands!" the server echoes, overheating to the point of melting all backups of the forum's contents.
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: J Reggie on September 26, 2016, 02:01:24 pm
Mine was eventually actually fixed too.

Yeah, turns out Throne Room and Moneylender weren't the only cards that needed to say "you may".
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: theory on September 26, 2016, 02:36:01 pm
Again, thanks for still taking care of the forum, theory. It's really appreciated :)

Yes indeed!  So does this mean you might look into updating the post count names finally?
Amongst the many awkward things that this new edition introduces, it means that these post count titles make little sense now.
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: werothegreat on September 26, 2016, 02:46:04 pm
Again, thanks for still taking care of the forum, theory. It's really appreciated :)

Yes indeed!  So does this mean you might look into updating the post count names finally?
Amongst the many awkward things that this new edition introduces, it means that these post count titles make little sense now.

Maybe we could do some polls in the general forum as to which titles people want to see?  If you don't feel like picking new ones yourself, that is.
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: McGarnacle on September 26, 2016, 02:55:30 pm
Again, thanks for still taking care of the forum, theory. It's really appreciated :)

Yes indeed!  So does this mean you might look into updating the post count names finally?
Amongst the many awkward things that this new edition introduces, it means that these post count titles make little sense now.

Maybe we could do some polls in the general forum as to which titles people want to see?  If you don't feel like picking new ones yourself, that is.

I like this idea.
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: Seprix on September 26, 2016, 06:48:32 pm
Obviously I would be Overlord, although Theory might want that for himself.  ;D
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: LibraryAdventurer on September 26, 2016, 08:27:14 pm
So does this mean you might look into updating the post count names finally?
Amongst the many awkward things that this new edition introduces, it means that these post count titles make little sense now.
How do you think I feel?  I might need a new username now.
Library (http://wiki.dominionstrategy.com/index.php/Library)Ranger (http://wiki.dominionstrategy.com/index.php/Ranger)?
Library (http://wiki.dominionstrategy.com/index.php/Library)Explorer (http://wiki.dominionstrategy.com/index.php/Explorer)?
They just don't have the same ring to them...

EDIT: There is still the expansion title. I could be Library (http://wiki.dominionstrategy.com/index.php/Library)Adventures (http://wiki.dominionstrategy.com/index.php/Adventures), but that makes me not a person (then again, there is someone else here known as "chairs").
EDIT2: Library (http://wiki.dominionstrategy.com/index.php/Library)Venture (http://wiki.dominionstrategy.com/index.php/Venture)? eh, not too bad...
EDIT3: I thought I'd go with Library (http://wiki.dominionstrategy.com/index.php/Library)Venture (http://wiki.dominionstrategy.com/index.php/Venture), but it seems you can't change your username. I'm going to be stuck being a dead card. It's like half of my forum (http://wiki.dominionstrategy.com/index.php/forum) identity no longer exists.    :-[ :'( :'( :'(
EDIT4: ...I could make a new account but then I couldn't modify the OP in my Resurgence thread...   :'(
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: LastFootnote on September 26, 2016, 09:43:07 pm
At least the other half of your forum identity has a sweet new wording!
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: LibraryAdventurer on September 26, 2016, 09:54:15 pm
At least the other half of your forum (http://wiki.dominionstrategy.com/index.php/forum) identity has a sweet new wording!

It does? <checks...>
...Well, it has new wording. I don't see how it's much better than the old wording. I'm indifferent.

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Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: LastFootnote on September 26, 2016, 11:51:38 pm
At least the other half of your forum (http://wiki.dominionstrategy.com/index.php/forum) identity has a sweet new wording!

It does? <checks...>
...Well, it has new wording. I don't see how it's much better than the old wording. I'm indifferent.

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Draw until you have 7 cards in hand, skipping any action cards you choose to; set those aside, discarding them afterwards.
)

I like that it no longer has retroactive instructions.
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: Awaclus on October 14, 2016, 02:00:08 pm
Sure has been slow today.
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: GendoIkari on October 14, 2016, 02:24:36 pm
Sure has been slow today.

I sort of but missed you guys a little bit, but not completely.
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: LaLight on October 14, 2016, 02:28:02 pm
Sure has been slow today.

I sort of but missed you guys a little completely, but not bit.
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: Limetime on October 14, 2016, 05:00:39 pm
Sure has been slow today.

I sort of but missed you guys a little completely, but not bit.
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: theory on October 14, 2016, 06:44:36 pm
I disabled RSS.  It seemed as though that was causing issues based on Apache logs.  Does it seem better now?
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: Roadrunner7671 on October 14, 2016, 06:52:40 pm
I disabled RSS.  It seemed as though that was causing issues based on Apache logs.  Does it seem better now?
RSS? D-did you mean RSP?
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: theory on October 14, 2016, 06:55:54 pm
I wish ...
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: theory on October 14, 2016, 07:57:33 pm
Here's what disabling RSS did to the CPU usage.

(http://i.imgur.com/2viBuKh.png?1)

Note the y-axis scale.
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: werothegreat on October 14, 2016, 08:46:20 pm
I don't even know what RSS is.
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: pacovf on October 14, 2016, 09:16:28 pm
I disabled RSS.  It seemed as though that was causing issues based on Apache logs.  Does it seem better now?

Seems better to me.
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: pingpongsam on October 14, 2016, 09:17:23 pm
I don't even know what RSS is.

I know what it is but I didn't know we had a feed and I wouldn't use it even if I had known.
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: Awaclus on October 15, 2016, 12:09:12 am
I don't even know what RSS is.

Religion, sex and sex of course. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RSS)
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: schadd on October 18, 2016, 07:40:16 pm
I don't even know what RSS is.

Religion, sex and sex of course. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RSS)
oh, that's my favorite jane austen novel
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: Witherweaver on October 19, 2016, 09:23:12 am
Really Slow Service
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: LaLight on December 06, 2016, 11:22:56 am
I missed you, guys.
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: theory on December 06, 2016, 11:37:08 am
Let's make a bet.  I bet that the forum won't go down for the rest of the year.  I'm fairly confident in this.  If I lose I'll have to play ten games of 4p base Dominion with the house rule that playing a Village, buying a Village, looking at a Village, or thinking about Village gives you +1 VP token.

If I win you all have to give me unlimited power over this forum. 

Deal?
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: Qvist on December 06, 2016, 11:38:31 am
Preparing a DDoS Attack right now...
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: LaLight on December 29, 2016, 05:24:22 pm
Let's make a bet.  I bet that the forum won't go down for the rest of the year.  I'm fairly confident in this.  If I lose I'll have to play ten games of 4p base Dominion with the house rule that playing a Village, buying a Village, looking at a Village, or thinking about Village gives you +1 VP token.

If I win you all have to give me unlimited power over this forum. 

Deal?

Video, please :P
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: theory on December 29, 2016, 05:29:47 pm
!
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: Kirian on December 29, 2016, 06:14:43 pm
I, on the other hand, have no desire to see that video.
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: Awaclus on December 29, 2016, 06:55:50 pm
I, on the other hand, have no desire to see that video.

If such a video is made, I'm going to watch it for a minute, starting from an arbitrary time.
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: theory on January 09, 2017, 11:32:34 am
Be honest: if I did post a link to that video, what would be the odds that it was actually just a link to dQw4w9WgXcQ?

Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: werothegreat on January 09, 2017, 11:33:25 am
Be honest: if I did post a link to that video, what would be the odds that it was actually just a link to dQw4w9WgXcQ?

I'm not going to ask why you have that YouTube code memorized
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: pingpongsam on January 09, 2017, 11:35:59 am
I missed you guys
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: Awaclus on January 09, 2017, 11:48:04 am
Be honest: if I did post a link to that video, what would be the odds that it was actually just a link to dQw4w9WgXcQ?

90-93%.
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: theory on January 10, 2017, 05:02:01 pm
It's happening again :(
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: GendoIkari on April 26, 2017, 06:58:07 pm
It's happening again :(

Again, or still?
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: Witherweaver on April 26, 2017, 07:36:16 pm
It's happening again :(

(https://media.giphy.com/media/rl0FOxdz7CcxO/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: theory on May 01, 2017, 09:26:48 am
I think I fixed it.  CPU usage over time:

(http://i.imgur.com/tJ94ddQ.png)

There was either a very diligent Virginia scholar who cared very deeply about going through all the old versions of all pages on the wiki, or a spammer.  Either way, bye!
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: schadd on May 01, 2017, 10:15:21 am
thanks on behalf of the mafia folks
Title: Re: Forum downtime
Post by: GendoIkari on December 01, 2017, 02:08:09 am
I missed you guys