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MidnightVoice



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 21 2006,09:53   

It has been very clunky for a couple of days, but today it is fast.  New server of a lot of people giving up for a while?

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If I fly the coop some time
And take nothing but a grip
With the few good books that really count
It's a necessary trip

I'll be gone with the girl in the gold silk jacket
The girl with the pearl-driller's hands

  
Wesley R. Elsberry



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 21 2006,12:07   

The switch to our new internet connection happened early on the 20th. The switch from Apache to Lighttpd took place last night.

I don't know about whether people stopped using the box coincidentally, but I do know that total bandwidth use has increased.

Average upstream for the server right now is about 520kbps. This is significantly more than our total maximum upstream was on the old connection.

Edited by Wesley R. Elsberry on Dec. 21 2006,12:09

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"You can't teach an old dogma new tricks." - Dorothy Parker

    
MidnightVoice



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 21 2006,12:52   

Do we have a whoopee, jumping up and down smilie?

:D

Great news.  I am a happy camper

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If I fly the coop some time
And take nothing but a grip
With the few good books that really count
It's a necessary trip

I'll be gone with the girl in the gold silk jacket
The girl with the pearl-driller's hands

  
Alan Fox



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 21 2006,14:01   

Great stuff Dr Elsberry, myself, my wife and the egg timer thank you.

  
MidnightVoice



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 22 2006,10:31   

It really has been a delight this couple of days.

Thankee muchly.

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If I fly the coop some time
And take nothing but a grip
With the few good books that really count
It's a necessary trip

I'll be gone with the girl in the gold silk jacket
The girl with the pearl-driller's hands

  
Dr.GH



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 27 2006,00:43   

Howdy Wes,

How goes the TO battle?  I wonder when the feedback might come back online?  I should enjoy the respite, but I pathologically miss it.

Gary

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"Science is the horse that pulls the cart of philosophy."

L. Susskind, 2004 "SMOLIN VS. SUSSKIND: THE ANTHROPIC PRINCIPLE"

   
Richard Simons



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 01 2007,20:43   

I added this at the end of a post on Afdave's thread before I realized I should have come here.

I've been having problems logging in. When I come to the main page, it frequently says I'm logged in, but when I go to, say, ATBC it tells me I am not logged in and I am not allowed to make replies. I've tried logging in, it goes through the procedure and welcomes me, showing my name amongst the list of people logged in, but apparently logs me out when I try to do anything. The problem happens with Netscape and Firefox and I've tried various things like rebooting the computer with no effect. Any suggestions for what is going wrong?

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Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 11 2007,13:42   

Post batching?

I see threads have new posts from teh contoll screens but when I click on the posts they're not yet there.

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"Richardthughes, you magnificent bastard, I stand in awe of you..." : Arden Chatfield
"You magnificent bastard! " : Louis
"ATBC poster child", "I have to agree with Rich.." : DaveTard
"I bow to your superior skills" : deadman_932
"...it was Richardthughes making me lie in bed.." : Kristine

  
Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 15 2007,11:22   

It's still happening.. I know there's new stuff, I just can't see it.

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"Richardthughes, you magnificent bastard, I stand in awe of you..." : Arden Chatfield
"You magnificent bastard! " : Louis
"ATBC poster child", "I have to agree with Rich.." : DaveTard
"I bow to your superior skills" : deadman_932
"...it was Richardthughes making me lie in bed.." : Kristine

  
Wesley R. Elsberry



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 15 2007,13:51   

Tell me which thread(s), and I will see if I can fix it.

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Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 15 2007,13:59   

Quote (Wesley R. Elsberry @ Jan. 15 2007,13:51)
Tell me which thread(s), and I will see if I can fix it.

So far only on the 'uncommonly desnse' thread. It seems to occur when a new pages starts.. I get the old page (as the last page) whilst new posts go on the new page.

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"Richardthughes, you magnificent bastard, I stand in awe of you..." : Arden Chatfield
"You magnificent bastard! " : Louis
"ATBC poster child", "I have to agree with Rich.." : DaveTard
"I bow to your superior skills" : deadman_932
"...it was Richardthughes making me lie in bed.." : Kristine

  
Henry J



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 15 2007,14:30   

Yeah, reeeeeally long threads seem to do that. That's the reason the earlier afdave thread got closed and a new one started.

Henry

  
argystokes



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 17 2007,19:44   

Quote (Richardthughes @ Jan. 15 2007,11:59)
Quote (Wesley R. Elsberry @ Jan. 15 2007,13:51)
Tell me which thread(s), and I will see if I can fix it.

So far only on the 'uncommonly desnse' thread. It seems to occur when a new pages starts.. I get the old page (as the last page) whilst new posts go on the new page.

Interesting. I've had the opposite problem of late. When the 30th comment appears on a page, by clicking the last page, I get a page with nothing on it, and need to go back a page to see the comment.

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Henry J



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 18 2007,13:30   

Re "I've had the opposite problem of late. When the 30th comment appears on a page, by clicking the last page, I get a page with nothing on it, and need to go back a page to see the comment. "

I've seen that a few times, too.

  
Henry J



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 23 2007,11:09   

What happened with the "recent comment" box on the main PT page? Did somebody get tired of it being swamped by the "nothing's word doing" spam pests?

Henry

  
Henry J



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 23 2007,13:52   

Update: the "recent comment" box on PT is working now.

  
Louis



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 24 2007,03:56   

Hi Wesley,

This isn't exactly board mechanics, but your ATBC message box is full (either by design or evolution ;) ). I've been trying to PM you for a couple of days, any hope of a wee gap to slot a message into please?

Louis

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Bye.

  
Henry J



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 24 2007,11:02   

Yes, but does RM + NS fully account for the complexity of, uh, on second thought, never mind.

  
Louis



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 24 2007,11:26   

HenryJ,

Funny!

Louis

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Bye.

  
Henry J



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 25 2007,09:48   

On the T.O. page "What's New",
the link to " October 2006 Post of the Month: Skepticism of Piltdown Man." doesn't work.

It says "The requested URL /origins/postmonth/oct06.html was not found on this server."

(Also the link was never added to the page "Posts of the Month for 2006")

Henry

  
Wesley R. Elsberry



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 25 2007,11:29   

I've changed the default behavior for emoticons. You can check the box if you want them, but the box is unchecked by default.

The TOA pages were restored from a mid-November backup that apparently refers to a POTM that wasn't actually in that backup. We'll be fixing that by and by.

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"You can't teach an old dogma new tricks." - Dorothy Parker

    
Henry J



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 25 2007,14:48   

Wonder if that Sten31846 guy and his/her/its/their relatives could be banned from PT, or do he/she/it/they change IP addresses too often to make that practical?

  
Henry J



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 30 2007,17:01   

That Sten#### guy is at it again on several older PT threads.

  
Ichthyic



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 30 2007,21:36   

henry-

those messages are just place markers; tests to see if the spambot can make it through ok.

sites are then marked in their database as acceptable targets for spam.

fortunately, it seems that the filtering software on PT is at least sufficient to prevent the followup spam messages from posting.

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"And the sea will grant each man new hope..."

-CC

  
stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 01 2007,15:30   

Renewed Moderation Efforts

   
Fractatious



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 02 2007,03:15   

Quote (stevestory @ Feb. 01 2007,17:30)
Renewed Moderation Efforts

Beginning now, everyone here treats everone else here with respect or they get Bathroom Walled or just deleted. A little snark will be allowed. We're a snarky lot, so things like "check out this new blog by Casey Luskin, what a dork" will be permitted, but that's about it. If you have to be mean or rude, put it on the Bathroom Wall. The Bathroom Wall is the place to scrawl all your obscenities and dirty limericks, and it won't be moderated like the rest of the board.

Ah bu.. but  ;) obscenities are allowed, right?!?  ???  Oh phooey! *scampers off to the Bathroom*

  
Alan Fox



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 02 2007,03:58   

Steve

Have you checked your inbox, lately?

  
GCT



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 24 2007,16:18   

Has anyone else had trouble with the "http://" button when posting messages?  When I click on it, I get the following error:

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Error!
You must enter a URL
You must enter a title


Anyone else getting this?  Anyone have any ideas what to do to fix it?  Thanks all.

  
Ichthyic



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 24 2007,18:23   

look to see if you get a little yellow bar towards the top of the page (in your browser) when you click on the link or image button.

In mine it says:

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This website is using a scripted window to ask you for information...


click on that bar, and then the option to allow scripted windows.  

You can also change the default setting in your browser; instructions vary on the type of browser, of course, though I would recommend just leaving it where it is and utilizing the "allow temporary scripted windows" bar.

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"And the sea will grant each man new hope..."

-CC

  
GCT



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 24 2007,18:30   

Yeah, that did the trick.

That's weird.  I had no problem with it until just recently.  I'll have to figure out what changed on my browser.  Anyway, thanks fishy.

  
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