2019 - Big Changes to the Forums

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by dkraeer, Jan 3, 2019.

  1. dkraeer

    dkraeer Mr. Hot Owner Administrator Trader Group

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    Some of you have started to notice that things are different with the forums. About 3 weeks ago we mentioned that we were moving to a new host and that the forums were massive and for members to grab anything they wanted to keep. The forum database were keeping posts and threads since the beginning of time and they needed pruned. Conversations/Members/Posts/Threads - all were trimmed way down. We had over 300K inactive members so they are now gone. In the world of network servers - space is a monthly expense and we can't pay for 95% of inactive posts and members.

    Many of the super large threads were taking up 100s of Megs of space in the database - Most are gone but please feel free to start up new ones. As an example: did we really need to know what people were eating on June 17th, 2008 or where they were on Sep 4, 2010??

    Overall the site will be much faster going forward as the server does not need to search through millions and millions of records..

    I have no problems growing the site back to millions of posts and 100s of thousands of members as long as it is active.

    Thanks
    Dave
     
  2. dkraeer

    dkraeer Mr. Hot Owner Administrator Trader Group

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    Initial cutover to new server is complete... You should have normal access
     
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  3. dkraeer

    dkraeer Mr. Hot Owner Administrator Trader Group

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    Members - You may have to clear your browser cache in order to login.....
     
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  4. greenfrog57

    greenfrog57 Mod Of The Month July 2011 Staff Member Administrator Super Mod Trader Group

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    hmmm... hoping members can see this post if they can't log in.
     
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  5. greenfrog57

    greenfrog57 Mod Of The Month July 2011 Staff Member Administrator Super Mod Trader Group

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    If you had not been able to log in using Chrome as your browser, it should be fixed now. Thanks, Dave!!
     
  6. bugweena

    bugweena Well-Known Member Trader Group

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    thanks, Dave!! I have been trying all morning. I messaged on FB and was immediately contacted. I was missing my HCW!
     
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  7. iwik

    iwik I Mod, Will Travel... Staff Member Moderator

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    I deleted the cookie and restarted my computer and found I was logged in.
     
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  8. Fillies Fan

    Fillies Fan International Man of Mystery! Trader Group

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    I deleted everything a few hours ago and it did not help. Now I find that I am logged in.
     
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  9. dkraeer

    dkraeer Mr. Hot Owner Administrator Trader Group

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    That was a painful issue to find ... but all should be working....


    Thanks
    Dave
     
  10. iwik

    iwik I Mod, Will Travel... Staff Member Moderator

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    Only thing seems to be the 'stay logged in' doesn't seem to work when changing forums. I change forum and I am not logged in.
     
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  11. Gardencook

    Gardencook Well-Known Member Trader Group

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    I couldn't log in at all last night or even early this morning, but I'm able again now.
     
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  12. jastwins

    jastwins ※Kaboom!・:・:・゜ Trader Group

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    Thank you Dave. It works!
     
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  13. Jorainna

    Jorainna Finder of Lost "Blinkies" Staff Member Moderator Trader Group

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    I'm in, too now! Thanks for helping me, Dave! :)
     
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  14. Green is Gold

    Green is Gold Member of the Month 6/12 - Queen Of Circle Driving Staff Member Moderator Trader Group

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  15. Linda_in_FL

    Linda_in_FL Cancer Research Warrior! Trader Group

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    I deleted the cookies, cleared cache and restarted my computer - Can log in again - Thanks Dave and HELLO AGAIN ALL and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Linda.
     
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  16. XUfan

    XUfan Member Of The Month May 2010 Trader Group

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    I'm back in too!! Thanks for doing whatever it took to get us back together!
     
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  17. iwik

    iwik I Mod, Will Travel... Staff Member Moderator

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    Coupon DB doesn't work anymore in a FF Private window, just in a regular window.
     
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  18. Fillies Fan

    Fillies Fan International Man of Mystery! Trader Group

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    I don't go back that far on HCW but until the change, I did use it to find out some information about myself -- and did so by searching my username and some keywords that I recall using.

    For example, I remember making two posts which contained the word "silver". Both were meaningful memories for me -- in one I talked about being in Switzerland and having a silver necklace, with an old American silver dollar set in it, as a gift for my daughter. In the other, I told how I finally managed to get my daughter interested in history when I bought her a silver comb, brush, and mirror set in an antique shop in Georgia.

    I have traveled a lot and find it difficult to separate my trips in my mind. I wanted to recall when I gave these gifts to my daughter but both posts have disappeared.
     
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  19. iwik

    iwik I Mod, Will Travel... Staff Member Moderator

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    I got an error when I tried to report an expired coupon in the DB - Connection Failed access denied for user dkraeer...
    I searched on Helper.
    Possibly not finding expired dates without leading zeros in the month field.
     
  20. iwik

    iwik I Mod, Will Travel... Staff Member Moderator

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    Working again, yeah!
     

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