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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:13 pm 
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Seriously, I would like to know.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:13 pm 
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Someone in the past has suggested a *nix cron job that goes wrong: I'm now wondering if that is tied up to my usual grumble about the cache directory not being writable.

phpBB is well beyond my pay grade, sadly. I know from searches that there are issues with phpBB 3 (and one of them is indeed "cache NOT writable).

However, nonetheless I think it's great that Merk has given us a free-to-use playground for so long - I've just had a mod on another forum threaten me with closing my account after he challenged me over using an adblocker/tracker blocker and not subscribing. He got handed his arse on a plate by a couple of the regulars.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:14 pm 
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lambswool wrote:
It's 04:12 and it's the 12th of June.

All is well.

So far . . . . .


In my naïveté I thought that, at the exact stroke of midnight, the forum would go 'phut'.
So I was chuffed to see it up and running in the early hours when I had one of my regular bouts of insomnia. I looked in again, though, at 4:40 and . . . . . nothing.

Glad it's been fixed so promptly this time.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:19 pm 
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I'm with Arnold on this, why is this happening and how can it be solved? Please no glib responses.

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 Post subject: Re: SITE DOWN
PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:23 pm 
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Boiler wrote:


However, nonetheless I think it's great that Merk has given us a free-to-use playground for so long.

Agreed, and I'm not complaining. Just wondering if it can be sorted.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:24 pm 
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Arnold wrote:
Seriously, I would like to know.



I seriously don't know Arnold.

I believe Merk said he runs the forum via his own servers and although Admins have access to certain functions it's only when the board is live.

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lambswool wrote:
lambswool wrote:
It's 04:12 and it's the 12th of June.

All is well.

So far . . . . .


In my naïveté I thought that, at the exact stroke of midnight, the forum would go 'phut'.
So I was chuffed to see it up and running in the early hours when I had one of my regular bouts of insomnia. I looked in again, though, at 4:40 and . . . . . nothing.

Glad it's been fixed so promptly this time.


Sounds like a cron (batch) job scheduled at 4:15 or 4:30 that runs some maintenance.

Are we able to find out whether it was manually revived, or did it come back of its own accord?


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:56 pm 
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Well, here we are again. Gratitude in advance for those who will get it working once more.

See you Thursday....

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Blue Peter are burying a Time Capsule in the Odd-Topic area for Thursday

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:02 pm 
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What a twelfth to be in deeply catholic Regensburg. No mailwatch to preoccupy me and it was hardly worth taking a brush to my bowler, after all.

Oh well, I will have to make do with a biergarten with the lesbians. My kinda #nosurrender, possibly.

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It's 2:30am here, I cant sleep and Mailwatch is still working... but the West Coast is 8 hours behind...

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3:30. Reporting for duty.

No change.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:22 pm 
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Prompt work by Merk, he's a great guy!

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He made Mailwatch great again

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