So about the boards

Discussion in 'Communications' started by AaylaSecurOWNED, Jan 27, 2011.

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  1. AaylaSecurOWNED Force Ghost

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    Why are they always breaking, and when is that going to be fixed?
  2. Everton Chosen One

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    I was going to reply in agreement, but then the boards broke again so I couldn't.
  3. RX_Sith C&G Game Host

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    I couldn't even get a page to load for about 15 minutes or so. Now, it seems to be at least a little better.
  4. Nyota's Heart Combos & Paragraphs Host

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    I had that prob several times Sunday and a bit in the late afternoon until just a few minutes ago.

    I've asked the authors I beta for to use my private e-mail it's so sporadic. :p

    I participate in several games with time limits so that's also [face_frustrated]

  5. RX_Sith C&G Game Host

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    Wow, once again, it's taking awhile to load... [face_whistling]
  6. AmazingB Manager Emeritus

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    We should move.

    Amazing.
  7. Mortimer_Snerd Jedi Grand Master

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    Right? It seems to me that at least once a day the boards fail. Conveniently enough, this happens exactly when I have an insanely clever idea for a thread. When the boards are working I never have any good ideas, and by the time they are working again after the stalls, my ideas have lost their luster.

    Instead of making jokes, is there anyone here who can explain why this is happening so often?..the board fail thing, of course, not my lame thread ideas.

  8. Everton Chosen One

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    Perhaps it has something to do with La Niña.
  9. DarthXan318 Manager Emeritus

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    It's happening so often because IGN can no longer afford to host us and is no longer giving us any support. Which is also why we're trying to move.

    Which will be any day now ... [face_frustrated]
  10. fistofan1 Force Ghost

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    I couldn't get the boards to load for three hours straight.

    For a while I thought the move was taking place...
  11. Darth Gangrenous Game Host

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    Feels like 2006 all over again.
  12. Humble_Jedi Force Ghost

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    Same here, didn't load for 3 hours straight, same thing happened on Sunday. I've been having these problems every day, although not as bad as Sunday or today. At average it takes like 30 minutes to an hour.

    Still no definitive date for the move?
  13. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    [face_laugh]

    See, you guys didn't follow the instructions at the top of the page.

    If you have problems posting or staying logged in, please try clearing your browser's cookies and cache/temp files before posting your problem.
  14. Dingo Force Ghost

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    There are numerous technical reasons why this could be happening. The most likely culprits are that either the same server that our board database runs off also runs another database upon which they are running an intensive query which is taking all the resources, although it would have to be a rather large query. The other most likely is one we have had in the past in that the IIS servers are out of synch, or even they have scaled back from the 4 we did have back to a single one which would pipeline everything and shows errors similar to what we are seeing, but again it's not something that I think they would do. No matter which way, it's a problem that will require specific technical resources to be provided from IGN to even diagnose the problem (unless it is also effecting the IGN Boards) which we are not going to be able to get.
  15. CloneUncleOwen Force Ghost

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    [image=http://www.badmovies.org/radio/20080313/flashgordon2r.jpg]

    Really, Aura... how many times must I explain this **** to you?
  16. anakin_girl Jedi Grand Master

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    This is the first time I've been able to get the boards to load since about midday today (Eastern Standard Time). For awhile I thought the move had started as well.
  17. Mortimer_Snerd Jedi Grand Master

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    [face_laugh]

    For the record, I avoid comms like the plague.

  18. Grimby Technical Consultant

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    What Dingo said. I will notify IGN again of what's happening, but I don't expect them to do anything.
  19. Mortimer_Snerd Jedi Grand Master

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    What a surprise...They're not working again..

    Thank you Grimby for your noble but surely innefective action.

  20. block Jedi Grand Master

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    Is the only reason that we haven't moved yet to preserve threads, PMs, and registration dates?

    I've been trying to ask this question for over an hour now.......
  21. ApolloSmileGirl Jedi Grand Master

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    Happy April fools via 2010!!!!!
  22. Darth Tunes SfC Part III Commissioner

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    Are the IGN servers that host TF.N located at Charlie Sheen's house?

    They beat Boston!: 2009-2010 L.A. Lakers: Back-to-Back World Champions :cool:
  23. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    The reason that we haven't moved is that the board database has to be converted from the IGN format to the VBulletin one. VBulletin has some conversion scripts for common board databases but the IGN format isn't one of them. If we don't convert the database we lose everything - user ids, threads, PMs, posts, etc.
  24. EHT New Films Manager

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    :eek: So the move could still be a little ways off. Like others above, I started wondering if the move was happening when I couldn't get in. Which made me wonder: when everything is ready, will there be a note/banner telling us ahead of time when the move will be? Something like "the move will start on Sunday at 8PM eastern, and the boards will be unavailable for 24 hours"? Just curious.
  25. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    When the time comes Philip Wise or his consultant will have to arrange for IGN to export the database for the live conversion. I'm sure he'll give Grimby the heads-up well before then. Anything new here (posts, PMs, users) after the export will not be carried over to the new boards. When we know, you'll know. I'm sure Grimby will update the announcement that appears in the box up top when the time comes.
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