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Snape
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Post#1 » Tue Aug 05, 2014 5:24 am

Hi everyone,

In the last hour we moved web hosts, so please keep an eye out for any [new] bugs you see around the website. I did a snapshot of the database just before moving so that should all be fine, the main thing I have left to do is install the SSL certificate so we can get back to forcing https around the site.

Thanks

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Snape
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Post#2 » Tue Aug 05, 2014 11:55 pm


The private messaging system is broken, I'm looking into it.



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Post#3 » Wed Aug 06, 2014 12:42 am


Private messages are now fixed.



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Post#4 » Wed Aug 06, 2014 1:39 am


https:// (SSL) is now back



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Snape
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Post#5 » Wed Aug 06, 2014 1:43 am


You can now see who is online, and who isn't again (it's been broken for some time, and always showed people as offline).



curufinwe
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Post#6 » Wed Aug 06, 2014 3:02 am


Right now it says




Taz

has made billions upon billions of posts and is an Uruk-Hai from Isengard and is online.

Posted Wednesday 6th August 2014 (08:43am)




But you aren't showing up at the bottom right...



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Snape
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Post#7 » Wed Aug 06, 2014 3:06 am


That's because I'm not logged-in to the chat.



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Oerath Windsoul
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Post#8 » Wed Aug 06, 2014 6:32 am


Awesome, Taz. Good to see people online once more. :)

'Come explore the astral heights of the gallery of imagination and time.'

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Snape
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Post#9 » Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:53 pm


Curufinwe, I was thinking about your question and wanted to explain...



The chat program we use at  the bottom right is by a third party called envolve – it's not very good and I'm looking to replace it – but separately to that, it uses a different way of detecting who is online and how many users are online at any given time.



The forum (which I wrote), where it says "and is online" above each user's post, uses the "session" store of our web server. Basically, every time a user visits the website a session cookie is created which I store in a folder on the server and associate with that user in the database so I can detect whether a logged-in user is online or not. The server, periodically expires these sessions, however, this isn't instant and often can be 30-50 minutes in between. This basically means that the forum can sometimes report that a user is still online, when they're not – and this will be cleaned when the session expires.


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arwen undómiel
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Post#10 » Thu Aug 07, 2014 8:13 am

Has the fact we moved host to do with me not being able to log-in my email? Anyways, Taz, help! I can't check my email anymore!
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