Blades and Bushlore

Forum Administration => Administrator Announcements => Topic started by: wolfy on January 02, 2015, 01:48:41 PM

Title: CONNECTION PROBLEMS
Post by: wolfy on January 02, 2015, 01:48:41 PM
Anybody else having trouble getting a connection today?  I haven't been able to connect for 3-4 hours and just now got on. >:(
Title: Re: CONNECTION PROBLEMS
Post by: Pennsylvania Mike on January 02, 2015, 01:52:43 PM
Yes Wolfy, I also had trouble since about half an hour ago trying to get in B&B forum.
Title: Re: CONNECTION PROBLEMS
Post by: madmax on January 02, 2015, 01:55:56 PM
Yeah,my connection is (http://bladesandbushcraft.com/Smileys/krystl-white/censored.gif).  I poke the redial alot.

Grrrrrrrr!
Title: Re: CONNECTION PROBLEMS
Post by: Dabberty on January 02, 2015, 02:03:47 PM
Same here
Title: Re: CONNECTION PROBLEMS
Post by: PetrifiedWood on January 02, 2015, 06:03:38 PM
A few days ago we experienced some problems as well.

Our site is on a shared server, and one of the other websites on the server was the victim of a hack. Because of this, our service was interrupted as well. I suspect this is the same issue affecting us again.

We haven't outgrown our shared server yet but if this trend continues I will have to look into other options for more consistent service. The occasional temporary outage isn't a big deal, but frequent extended outages are no fun for any of us.
Title: Re: CONNECTION PROBLEMS
Post by: PetrifiedWood on January 03, 2015, 10:20:30 AM
I've sent another email to the host to see if they have any new information on when they expect this will be resolved.
Title: Re: CONNECTION PROBLEMS
Post by: greyhound352 on January 03, 2015, 10:47:25 AM
Had one hiccup this morning trying to post from the reply button at top of page but the quick reply at the bottom of the page worked fine.

I view the forum with the last reply first so I'm always using yhe reply button at top.
Title: Re: CONNECTION PROBLEMS
Post by: Duece111 on January 03, 2015, 12:02:01 PM
Couldnt update anything until late last nite all of a sudden tapatalk updated now everything works but i dont like new setup lol
Title: Re: CONNECTION PROBLEMS
Post by: kanukkarhu on January 03, 2015, 12:22:01 PM
Wasn't working all morning on y laptop. Tapatalk seemed to work somewhat, although I wasn't sure it was always updating.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Title: Re: CONNECTION PROBLEMS
Post by: Binalith on January 03, 2015, 03:29:40 PM
Can only connect through tapatalk here. Pc browser shows a database error.
Title: Re: CONNECTION PROBLEMS
Post by: Binalith on January 03, 2015, 03:33:52 PM
Can only connect through tapatalk here. Pc browser shows a database error.
I put up a post in self made last night right before i got the error the first time and Im not seeing it either.
Title: Re: CONNECTION PROBLEMS
Post by: PetrifiedWood on January 03, 2015, 03:49:25 PM
This is the response I got from the host today. Nothing about a hack attack this time.

Quote


Hello, We understand the concern. The techs were able to successfully restore the database tables last night. Some of the forums go back over 10 years and there are a lot of upgrades along the way, after recently upgrading to the latest MySQL, something went wrong and required an emergency rebuild of some of the database tables. We had several techs working on it and luckily were able to save all the data. We also have backups and backups of backups, but in this case we are able to save everything without resorting to backup. Now that the tables are a rebuilt, they are all in a more modern structure now so this issue should not reoccur. Of course no provider has 100 percent uptime but we take prompt and preventative measures when issues do arise.         
Title: Re: CONNECTION PROBLEMS
Post by: PetrifiedWood on January 03, 2015, 03:51:01 PM
I also received a message that they see we are still experiencing an error and they are on it.
Title: Re: CONNECTION PROBLEMS
Post by: wsdstan on January 03, 2015, 04:11:00 PM
I have finally gotten here after trying since late yesterday afternoon.  Like a drug addict who can't get any cocaine I was going nuts.  I need to get a life.   :-X
Title: Re: CONNECTION PROBLEMS
Post by: xj35s on January 03, 2015, 04:13:10 PM
I think we need a new server! I just can't live without this place!! Boring day today. Started thinking I got banned or something. HA!
Title: Re: CONNECTION PROBLEMS
Post by: BigHat on January 03, 2015, 04:16:19 PM
Yeah, it was down for me too. Sent the admin a pm and ron quickly responded. Gotta love the admin on this site.

I just used the down time to clean the garage
Title: Re: CONNECTION PROBLEMS
Post by: hunter63 on January 03, 2015, 04:33:23 PM
Got the error page all day......?....till now.
Title: Re: CONNECTION PROBLEMS
Post by: zammer on January 03, 2015, 05:00:05 PM
Was off for a little over 24hrs... seems all good now 8)
Title: Re: CONNECTION PROBLEMS
Post by: wolfy on January 03, 2015, 05:03:57 PM
That's weird.  I checked in 4-5 times today to check on the 'action' and was able to access everything just fine.  The fact that there were very few new postings is obvious now.....I was the only one here! :'(
Title: Re: CONNECTION PROBLEMS
Post by: zammer on January 03, 2015, 05:05:16 PM
That's weird.  I checked in 4-5 times today to check on the 'action' and was able to access everything just fine.  The fact that there were very few new postings is obvious now.....I was the only one here! :'(

Should have used that time with no mods or admins to go crazy...lol
Title: Re: CONNECTION PROBLEMS
Post by: wolfy on January 03, 2015, 05:19:04 PM
That's weird.  I checked in 4-5 times today to check on the 'action' and was able to access everything just fine.  The fact that there were very few new postings is obvious now.....I was the only one here! :'(

Should have used that time with no mods or admins to go crazy...lol

I guess I could have called for an impromptu FREE FOR ALL, but that may have caused yet another international incident with Australia! :stir: :rofl:
Title: Re: CONNECTION PROBLEMS
Post by: MnSportsman on January 03, 2015, 05:23:20 PM
I had a bit of a hard time getting in here since about 2AM CST. I ended up going out to the woods later in the morning to enjoy the warmer January temps, before the blizzards & cold front moves in...

Went out again this afternoon, not knowing if I could get into here...

Happy to be able to get in here now, but damnn sure happy to get some outdoors time before it gets mighty frigid around these parts this coming days...

     Perhaps other folks might find it enjoyable to go & get outside and do some Woodsy stuff,  if you can't get your inside "B&B" fix.  LOL ;D 


See ya out there ,in the sticks. :D 

BTW...Problems posting??...yup... got some problems posting today...
:-(
Title: Re: CONNECTION PROBLEMS
Post by: wolfy on January 03, 2015, 05:25:12 PM
Got'ta get the bifocals out to read that one, JB, :-\

EDIT: I see you fixed it. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: CONNECTION PROBLEMS
Post by: wsdstan on January 03, 2015, 05:25:25 PM
When I posted that I got in up above I went to another thread and was told the site was under maintenance and I was again unable to go anywhere or get back on until just now.  All my custom settings are gone too which is no problem but this must have been a heck of an attack or crash of some kind. 
Title: Re: CONNECTION PROBLEMS
Post by: Dano on January 03, 2015, 05:26:58 PM
I had a double banner all day, with the lower one displaying a data base error message.  It also said if I could see the error message, to contact the administrator.  Well HOW IN THE HELL are you supposed to do that when you can't access the SITE? ???  Seems stupid to me.  Kinda like telling someone, "raise your hand if you can't hear me"....

Glad it's working again finally!
Title: Re: CONNECTION PROBLEMS
Post by: wolfy on January 03, 2015, 05:30:19 PM
When I posted that I got in up above I went to another thread and was told the site was under maintenance and I was again unable to go anywhere or get back on until just now.  All my custom settings are gone too which is no problem but this must have been a heck of an attack or crash of some kind. 

Yeah, mine defaulted to the 'Green Bean' setting instead of the 'Concrete' that I have to use due to some glitch in that mode.  When in GB, everything goes into a single long column with VERY small letters that I can barely see. :-\
Title: Re: CONNECTION PROBLEMS
Post by: kanukkarhu on January 03, 2015, 05:31:51 PM
Dang North Koreans! :pissed:
Title: Re: CONNECTION PROBLEMS
Post by: zammer on January 03, 2015, 05:36:25 PM
I had a double banner all day, with the lower one displaying a data base error message.  It also said if I could see the error message, to contact the administrator.  Well HOW IN THE HELL are you supposed to do that when you can't access the SITE? ???  Seems stupid to me.  Kinda like telling someone, "raise your hand if you can't hear me"....

Glad it's working again finally!

I had the exact same message...

I know there is a Facebook group, which although I am not on FB I could read the messages being posted, that's one option for if there is a next time, the other is to have the Admins email addy ( which thankfully I did )

I think I may get a few email addresses as well from some folks on the Forum to be able to communicate, as another option as well.... if anyone wants mine send me a pm... :cheers:
Title: Re: CONNECTION PROBLEMS
Post by: MnSportsman on January 03, 2015, 05:37:11 PM
Got'ta get the bifocals out to read that one, JB, :-\


Yeah,Craig...Having some issues with getting the right posts into the right topcs.  Had a couple windows open to here at B&B..
Might be my troubles, or it might not...Dunno...Anywa y..think I fixed it.
( earlier post above)
 ???
Title: Re: CONNECTION PROBLEMS
Post by: wolfy on January 03, 2015, 05:39:35 PM
Yup, we're good! :cheers:
Title: Re: CONNECTION PROBLEMS
Post by: MnSportsman on January 03, 2015, 05:41:04 PM
I had a double banner all day, with the lower one displaying a data base error message.  It also said if I could see the error message, to contact the administrator.  Well HOW IN THE HELL are you supposed to do that when you can't access the SITE? ???  Seems stupid to me.  Kinda like telling someone, "raise your hand if you can't hear me"....

Glad it's working again finally!


 Had that happen to me too, Dano, but I just logged in to see the rest of the B&B site. Didn't try to post until about now & so I dont know if things are better yet or not ..


Gonna keep the fingers still  now & see if tings get better. I don't have much to share anyway, I figure. Other than hope folks get outside to enjoy a bit, before it gets dangerous cold to be out there.


 ;)


BE safe!
 :)
Title: Re: CONNECTION PROBLEMS
Post by: kanukkarhu on January 03, 2015, 05:42:11 PM
Got'ta get the bifocals out to read that one, JB, :-\

EDIT: I see you fixed it. :thumbsup:
Being a bone-e-fide-E geenus, I simply cut and pasted Mn's secret message into a handy Word page to decode the secret message.  O:-)
Title: Re: CONNECTION PROBLEMS
Post by: PetrifiedWood on January 03, 2015, 05:46:39 PM
Ok it looks like the worst of it is over, but there are a couple of forum features that weren't compatible with the changes they made. There are new versions of the features that will be available soon.

This might require one more temporary interruption and then we should be back up and running again. Not sure when that interruption will occur but I expect it will be some time in the coming week and should be relatively brief.
Title: Re: CONNECTION PROBLEMS
Post by: MnSportsman on January 03, 2015, 05:49:57 PM
Ok it looks like the worst of it is over, but there are a couple of forum features that weren't compatible with the changes they made. There are new versions of the features that will be available soon.

This might require one more temporary interruption and then we should be back up and running again. Not sure when that interruption will occur but I expect it will be some time in the coming week and should be relatively brief.


:thumbsup:
:D
Title: Re: CONNECTION PROBLEMS
Post by: Binalith on January 03, 2015, 05:50:24 PM
back up on the pc front here.
Title: Re: CONNECTION PROBLEMS
Post by: wolfy on January 03, 2015, 05:56:53 PM
Got'ta get the bifocals out to read that one, JB, :-\

EDIT: I see you fixed it. :thumbsup:
Being a bone-e-fide-E geenus, I simply cut and pasted Mn's secret message into a handy Word page to decode the secret message.  O:-)
Since I'm a bona fide E-dummy with an iPad, I just touched the screen with an expanding magic-fingers movement and blew it up to a readable size. ;D
Title: Re: CONNECTION PROBLEMS
Post by: crashdive123 on January 03, 2015, 06:36:02 PM
I too was locked out for about a day.  Nice to be back among friends.
Title: Re: CONNECTION PROBLEMS
Post by: Switchblade on January 03, 2015, 07:39:25 PM
I had problems yesterday and today as well.
Yesterday I could come up for a brief period of time, but looks like my posts are disappeared. I have posted in this thread for example.  >:(
Title: Re: CONNECTION PROBLEMS
Post by: kanukkarhu on January 03, 2015, 10:20:31 PM
Got'ta get the bifocals out to read that one, JB, :-\

EDIT: I see you fixed it. :thumbsup:
Being a bone-e-fide-E geenus, I simply cut and pasted Mn's secret message into a handy Word page to decode the secret message.  O:-)
Since I'm a bona fide E-dummy with an iPad, I just touched the screen with an expanding magic-fingers movement and blew it up to a readable size. ;D
lawlz... Wuffy, you're a farmer through and through -- always a simpler, quicker way! :)
Title: Re: CONNECTION PROBLEMS
Post by: PetrifiedWood on January 04, 2015, 12:50:26 PM
I am going to move this to the admin announcements section.

Here is the entire story as it has unfolded over the past couple of weeks.

Just before Christmas, a hacking attack on one of the other websites on our shared server caused some outages for us. That issue was resolved, and then we had relatively smooth sailing for a couple of weeks.

Fast forward to 2 days ago, we began experiencing outages again. This time it had to do with the database structure. The forum host was in the process of repairing and reorganizing the databases of ALL of the fora on the server.

They informed me that our forum software was out of date, so they upgraded it to the latest version. After that, some of the modifications to the software (which enable some of the unique features we use on our forum) became incompatible with the new version. New versions of those modifications were installed, and then a few bug fixes were necessary.

It appears that everything should be back to normal today.


If you are experiencing difficulty accessing the forum, the first thing to check is if it is down for everyone or just you.

http://www.downforeveryoneorjustme.com/ (http://www.downforeveryoneorjustme.com/)

Go to the link above and type in, "bladesandbushlore.c om" then click the "or just me" link. This will tell you right away if the entire site is experiencing trouble or if the outage is specific to your computer or network. I use that service to check whenever I can't access the forum. More often than not, the problem is "just me"... an issue with my internet provider and not the forum.

And as always, if you do have any issues with forum performance, let me know and I will do whatever I can to get things fixed.

I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you guys. This forum is my "home" online as well and I know how frustrating it can be to be disconnected from other members. Fortunately, this necessary upgrade should improve performance in the long run and we should be good for a while (until we need to do another upgrade).

In the past, these events were easier to plan for, but with forum growth (database size) and the increasingly complex interactions between the forum software and things like tapatalk, for example, I have to rely on the host service to help make these changes, and they have their own schedule.


Thanks for your patience and understanding! :thumbsup:

Title: Re: CONNECTION PROBLEMS
Post by: Dano on January 04, 2015, 03:57:27 PM
Thanks for that link, I'm gonna be using it in the future.  I've had problems over the past few months, and it's always been here.  I can connect to any other site, but here, so this will be interesting to see what I learn.
Title: Re: CONNECTION PROBLEMS
Post by: kanukkarhu on January 04, 2015, 10:37:56 PM
PW for Prime Minister!!!

Thanks for the deets, PW. Good to know what's going on when we can't log on and harass our friends! Man, I almost had to do some real life stuff... Fortunately, I stumbled upon something called "Youtube" and got my fix there!

(I jest.)

But thanks again for taking care of it. :cheers:


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Title: Re: CONNECTION PROBLEMS
Post by: Old Philosopher on July 29, 2016, 06:39:46 PM
Old thread, recurring problem that has just started again.
The Site/Forum is lagging for me to the point where entering text is labor intensive. Echoing the text typed takes 2-3 seconds, and then everything in the buffer spills out at once. It's taken me over 3 minutes to type this post alone.
Anyone else having this issue? It's only been doing it today, since this morning.
Title: Re: CONNECTION PROBLEMS
Post by: wolfy on July 29, 2016, 07:20:39 PM
I've had problems staying connected also, but I think it's just our crappy cable system. :doh:
Title: Re: CONNECTION PROBLEMS
Post by: Old Philosopher on July 29, 2016, 08:06:33 PM
I've had problems staying connected also, but I think it's just our crappy cable system. :doh:
I have no problems staying connected...it's the lagging while texting that's driving me nuts.  I'll have to start doing like I did the last time this happened, and compose off line, then upload.
Title: Re: CONNECTION PROBLEMS
Post by: hayshaker on December 22, 2016, 07:10:14 PM
it'the GOVT i'm tellin ya. i type with 2 fingers and the computer is playing catch up . i type then have to wait for the words to apear on the screen 1/2 the time.
Title: Re: CONNECTION PROBLEMS
Post by: Old Philosopher on December 22, 2016, 07:13:24 PM
it'the GOVT i'm tellin ya. i type with 2 fingers and the computer is playing catch up . i type then have to wait for the words to apear on the screen 1/2 the time.
Chronic, recurring problem here. I'm not having an issue right now, but I'm guessing one of the hubs between you and the forum server is constipated.
Title: Re: CONNECTION PROBLEMS
Post by: PetrifiedWood on December 22, 2016, 08:21:35 PM
The typing thing sounds like background programs eating memory.
Title: Re: CONNECTION PROBLEMS
Post by: hunter63 on December 22, 2016, 08:55:45 PM
Saw this and thought...NOW WTH?....
This was last year?.... almost two...?

My MiFi is slow but typing problems are either "disc space used 99%".....Or crumbs under the "V", "N" "H"....but "B" is OK?...in between.......  Do have any idea how many words have a "V" in it?
Title: Re: CONNECTION PROBLEMS
Post by: imnukensc on December 22, 2016, 09:15:34 PM
I think hayshaker said he was on dial up.  He's experiencing lag with the typing stuff.
Title: Re: CONNECTION PROBLEMS
Post by: wsdstan on December 22, 2016, 09:32:37 PM
I agree with that.  Dial up is so slow it rivals watching paint dry. 

For what it is worth I have had no problems with logging on, posting, or anything from a laptop. 
Title: Re: CONNECTION PROBLEMS
Post by: hayshaker on December 23, 2016, 04:53:05 AM
please do'nt crash now i havent even posted a photo of ny knives yet.
besides i have so much to learn from all you.
Title: Re: CONNECTION PROBLEMS
Post by: Old Philosopher on December 23, 2016, 12:42:59 PM
My text lagging issues are usually solved with running CCleaner, Glary Utilities, and rebooting my computer.  Rebooting is the only quick way to stop background pgms from hogging resources.
Also, if you're running Win 8,8.1, or 10, go into background Apps and turn off everything running in the background you don't need.