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Dr.GH



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 08 2016,22:32   

Quote (fnxtr @ Dec. 08 2016,12:21)
 
Quote (Henry J @ Dec. 08 2016,08:55)
Is AtBC working again?

No. You didn't see this.

:D  :D  :D

Edited by Dr.GH on Dec. 08 2016,20:32

   
Henry J



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 14 2016,17:10   

The really low rate of replies over on PT makes me wonder if lots of people are unable to post replies there. I still can't.

  
fnxtr



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 14 2016,18:15   

Quote (Henry J @ Dec. 14 2016,15:10)
The really low rate of replies over on PT makes me wonder if lots of people are unable to post replies there. I still can't.

I don't go there anymore. I understand and appreciate the efforts of the mssrs. involved. I just really miss the recent replies sidebar. And the bathroom wall.

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Quack



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 15 2016,00:01   

I don't see why anyone would go there anymore. It used to be one of the best places to go to.

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Henry J



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 20 2016,10:20   

So can somebody tell me what went wrong when I try to do that e-mail address verification step that Disgust says you have to do before you can post replies on the downgraded PT?

  
Dr.GH



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 20 2016,20:33   

Quote (Henry J @ Dec. 20 2016,08:20)
So can somebody tell me what went wrong when I try to do that e-mail address verification step that Disgust says you have to do before you can post replies on the downgraded PT?

My best guess is that your Email settings rejected the DISQUS email as 'spam."

I had no problems.

   
Henry J



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 20 2016,21:29   

Spam goes into the spam folder, and that has nothing related to this in it.

  
Dr.GH



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 20 2016,22:07   

Quote (Henry J @ Dec. 20 2016,19:29)
Spam goes into the spam folder, and that has nothing related to this in it.

Well, then you are screwed.

Or, try a different email account.

I have used DISQUS for years with no problems.

   
Henry J



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 30 2016,01:13   

Well, I edited my Disqus profile and put in a different e-mail address, and this time received its verification mail, and it worked.

Of course, that still leaves PT with a poorly designed comment interface, in which finding new replies requires manual searching of the thread.

ETA:
I wonder if the first email address would work if I changed it back to that? I don't know if something was blocking that address, or if it was a glitch in my original setup.

  
Henry J



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 30 2016,10:58   

I wish the "archive" pages would show the number of replies posted for each article. Keeping a note of how many replies have been made is one way to know how many new replies there are.

  
Henry J



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 05 2017,10:25   

Oh good, AtBC is back. No new posts yesterday? I guess the fourth wasn't with us.

  
Henry J



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 10 2017,19:36   

Well, on the bright side, Disqus does have an edit button.

  
fnxtr



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 12 2017,16:29   

Quote (Henry J @ Jan. 10 2017,17:36)
Well, on the bright side, Disqus does have an edit button.

After spending a couple of hours researching, I decided to delete my Disqus account. No more PT comments from me. AtBC is more fun anyway.

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"I am in a rush to catch up with science work." -- Gary Gaulin

  
Wesley R. Elsberry



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 20 2017,11:10   

If you see alert notices about this site, PT, or TOA, please put the details in this thread. Thanks.

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Wesley R. Elsberry



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 31 2017,09:31   

It's taken much longer to work out the kinks than I had hoped, but the script to detect and respond to high server load now seems to be working. There was a period of high load this morning that showed up in the logs and was resolved through automated reset of the HTTPD process.

What appears to be happening is bots loading up a bunch of requests for long threads in this message board, which leads to the database chewing up a lot of swap space and things slowing to a crawl. Killing the requests clears that up.

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Henry J



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 31 2017,20:56   

On the main page it says the last post to AtBC was on
Jan. 22 2017,12:38
In: Vox Day: Alpha Fail.
By: Dr.GH

But there's 4 threads that have replies since then.

ETA
Never mind; after posting this and telling it to mark everything as read, the main page updated.

  
Wesley R. Elsberry



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 31 2017,21:21   

Quote (Henry J @ Jan. 31 2017,20:56)
On the main page it says the last post to AtBC was on
Jan. 22 2017,12:38
In: Vox Day: Alpha Fail.
By: Dr.GH

But there's 4 threads that have replies since then.

ETA
Never mind; after posting this and telling it to mark everything as read, the main page updated.

I'm glad. I don't want to have to dig for that one.

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Wesley R. Elsberry



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 31 2017,21:22   

In other news, I think the RSS feed may start working again. I tracked down a couple of bad file references.

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Dr.GH



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 31 2017,22:51   

Quote (Wesley R. Elsberry @ Jan. 31 2017,19:22)
In other news, I think the RSS feed may start working again. I tracked down a couple of bad file references.

Thank you for all your efforts.

   
Henry J



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 16 2017,20:16   

I see AtBC broke its previous record for most users online at the same time.

  
Wesley R. Elsberry



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 16 2017,21:10   

Unfortunately, that was probably bot visits adding up.

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Henry J



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 16 2017,21:50   

Oh. In that case never mind. Let me just say: Shazbot! (Well, it sort of fits here)

  
Texas Teach



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 16 2017,22:01   

Quote (Wesley R. Elsberry @ Feb. 16 2017,21:10)
Unfortunately, that was probably bot visits adding up.

Intelligently Designed?

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Wesley R. Elsberry



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 17 2017,05:53   

Quote (Texas Teach @ Feb. 16 2017,22:01)
Quote (Wesley R. Elsberry @ Feb. 16 2017,21:10)
Unfortunately, that was probably bot visits adding up.

Intelligently Designed?

Malevolently designed, more like. Some behind the scenes changes to the server allowed the system to accommodate the load. Before, that much bot traffic wouldn't have raised the "most visits" number because the system would have become unresponsive long before it got that high.

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Wesley R. Elsberry



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 22 2017,09:32   

I pulled up "All" for the Uncommon Descent II thread, and got a Google warning of malware danger. Details revealed what site was involved. I went to the database and edited out the image inclusion from that site. I did not add any annotation to it.

If anyone gets one of those warnings, if you would please click the "Details" button and pass along the info here, that would be appreciated. I can't control what happens to image-sharing sites, but I can trim references to them when they get sick.

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 23 2017,08:59   

I'm getting a message as I log in, purportedly from Mozilla - I use FireFox.  I cautions me that the site is "not secure," and suggests looking for a "https" component to the url.

I only use this password here, but just FYI.

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Dr.GH



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 24 2017,02:16   

Not ATBC,

An odd thing I have noted is that the TalkOrigin logo has vanished from my "saved bookmarks" file.

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Wesley R. Elsberry



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 25 2017,22:24   

Quote (fusilier @ Mar. 23 2017,08:59)
I'm getting a message as I log in, purportedly from Mozilla - I use FireFox.  I cautions me that the site is "not secure," and suggests looking for a "https" component to the url.

I only use this password here, but just FYI.

Tried a login with Firefox, but I didn't get that message.

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Dr.GH



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 26 2017,19:54   

Quote (Wesley R. Elsberry @ Mar. 25 2017,20:24)
Quote (fusilier @ Mar. 23 2017,08:59)
I'm getting a message as I log in, purportedly from Mozilla - I use FireFox.  I cautions me that the site is "not secure," and suggests looking for a "https" component to the url.

I only use this password here, but just FYI.

Tried a login with Firefox, but I didn't get that message.

I use Firefox as well, and have not seen any warnings.

   
Jim_Wynne



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 27 2017,12:34   

Quote (Dr.GH @ Mar. 26 2017,19:54)
Quote (Wesley R. Elsberry @ Mar. 25 2017,20:24)
Quote (fusilier @ Mar. 23 2017,08:59)
I'm getting a message as I log in, purportedly from Mozilla - I use FireFox.  I cautions me that the site is "not secure," and suggests looking for a "https" component to the url.

I only use this password here, but just FYI.

Tried a login with Firefox, but I didn't get that message.

I use Firefox as well, and have not seen any warnings.

Ditto

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