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Re: New Site Weirdness

Post by gwaddict » Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:51 pm

Sweet. Thanks for the update. Been running into the search error

Operating System: Windows
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Private Browsing (Y/N): N
Always / Sometimes: Always
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1. I do my best to communicate & ship in a timely matter & expect the same
2. If you or I back out of a trade expect the other to post so in the b/o forum etc, if thats not okay then I am not your man to trade with
3. An offer of "$25" for an item does not include s&h if you are not okay with actual shipping charges from the USPS on top of that then say "$25 incl s&h".. simple enough..
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Re: New Site Weirdness

Post by Plarz » Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:30 am

If anyone is having the same 504 error, please post the following information about your device:
Please be clear if a search works with one combination of OS/Browser consistently, but not others.

Operating System:
Browser:
Private Browsing (Y/N):
Always / Sometimes:

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Re: New Site Weirdness

Post by MagickalMemories » Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:52 am

The BTR forum and Backout forum used to "bump." If you replied to a thread, it would move to the top.
Just had someone update their BTR after THREE years (the guy reached out to him and paid him, out of the blue). When the OP posted in his BTR, it didn't move to the top. I had to look for it.

Can that be returned to the old way?

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Re: New Site Weirdness

Post by Plarz » Fri Jun 09, 2017 6:51 pm

MagickalMemories wrote:
Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:52 am
The BTR forum and Backout forum used to "bump." If you replied to a thread, it would move to the top.
Just had someone update their BTR after THREE years (the guy reached out to him and paid him, out of the blue). When the OP posted in his BTR, it didn't move to the top. I had to look for it.

Can that be returned to the old way?

Eric
I'll add this to the list, thanks.
MagickalMemories wrote:Please, nobody take this the wrong way when I say... Plarz, I love you.
No, no, guard, turn, parry, dodge, spin and - then - thrust!
Plarzoid.com: A Miniatures Blog
Currently trading with: - | Owed Refs from: - | Owe refs to: -
If I owe you a ref, PM me!

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Re: New Site Weirdness

Post by Plarz » Sun Jun 11, 2017 1:14 am

MagickalMemories wrote:
Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:52 am
The BTR forum and Backout forum used to "bump." If you replied to a thread, it would move to the top.
Just had someone update their BTR after THREE years (the guy reached out to him and paid him, out of the blue). When the OP posted in his BTR, it didn't move to the top. I had to look for it.

Can that be returned to the old way?

Eric
Both of those should be using the default last_topic_post_date as the sort method. However, your user global sort method could override that, I think. Anyone else seeing this?
MagickalMemories wrote:Please, nobody take this the wrong way when I say... Plarz, I love you.
No, no, guard, turn, parry, dodge, spin and - then - thrust!
Plarzoid.com: A Miniatures Blog
Currently trading with: - | Owed Refs from: - | Owe refs to: -
If I owe you a ref, PM me!

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Re: New Site Weirdness

Post by WhiteShepherd » Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:18 pm

Any indication when this will be fixed?

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Re: New Site Weirdness

Post by Plarz » Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:28 pm

WhiteShepherd wrote:
Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:18 pm
Any indication when this will be fixed?
tl;dr: We tried all the easy things, but it's a confusing problem and all that's left are the expensive and time-consuming things. Ugh.

Technical explanation:
I've gone back and forth trying things suggested by the phpBB community and support folks. We've determined it's not the database, the search engine or the database indexing. Due to the fact some searches execute as expected (very quickly) and others crash, it's very difficult to understand what's going on because we don't get consistent results. However, that leads us to the logic layer, and we suspect PHP or an algorithm. We also verified it's not due to our forum's size - turns out we're on the small end of the spectrum.

At this point, the only real diagnostic tool left is to clone the server (so we can safely mess with things), hook in a debugger and start troubleshooting from there. The main hurdle with that is finding a way to replicate the forum safely (keeping your personal info protected) with as few changed variables as possible (including hardware specs) without incurring an additional monthly charge from our host.
MagickalMemories wrote:Please, nobody take this the wrong way when I say... Plarz, I love you.
No, no, guard, turn, parry, dodge, spin and - then - thrust!
Plarzoid.com: A Miniatures Blog
Currently trading with: - | Owed Refs from: - | Owe refs to: -
If I owe you a ref, PM me!

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