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    The list of forums contains the identity of the last item updated for each forum. However the title of the particular item in the forum is not updated, although the content is.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mathman View Post
    The list of forums contains the identity of the last item updated for each forum. However the title of the particular item in the forum is not updated, although the content is.

    I have sent a report under the "Contact Us" button.

    Let's hope there is someone at the wheel


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    Iíve noticed that with the dog/wolf thread in Biology
    however, a quarter of a hour later the summary page HAD updated, so maybe itís just a delayed action ?
    "Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." (Philip K. Dick)
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    well, this one appears to have updated properly
    however, thereís another annoying feature, which is the Database Error page which appears when you post anything, even though the post can subsequently be found in the thread
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    In the site feedback list, this post has the date of the original post but not of any following comments.
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    Someone is trying to tweak the database again which is also used by other forums. Have to be patient.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ox View Post
    Someone is trying to tweak the database again which is also used by other forums. Have to be patient.
    How do you work that out?
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    If there are database problems then it's likely a database tuner is fiddling with it. What other explanation could there be?
    When this forum lost 2 years of data, it happened to others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ox View Post
    If there are database problems then it's likely a database tuner is fiddling with it. What other explanation could there be?
    When this forum lost 2 years of data, it happened to others.
    I assumed that the software had degraded spontaneously since the last time it had been repaired.

    What "others"? Other forums that also lost 2 years of data? Which?
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    If you look in the Politics forum, there is a post about Brexit, which gets updated daily. The last date in the forum list is Feb. 10, presumably when the bug showed up, even though the posts continue.
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    One thing I've noticed today is the Trash Can now appears as a subform on my mobile devices (phone, iPad) when it never did before. It used to only appear when I used my PC. Maybe that's a sign someone is working on the site or it could be a fluke. Anybody else have the same problem with Trash Can as I had?
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    Just shows as the last forum (underneath Links) on my android device.
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    Quote Originally Posted by geordief View Post
    Just shows as the last forum (underneath Links) on my android device.
    Mine does now but never used to. Just noticed it today.
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    Never really paid attention to that.Can't say if there has been any change.

    See that last post in the Trash Can has been using white font on white background.
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    Quote Originally Posted by geordief View Post
    Never really paid attention to that.Can't say if there has been any change.

    See that last post in the Trash Can has been using white font on white background.
    Just somebody trying to be clever. S/he liked it so much they tried a duplicate. I figure there's a photo supposed to be whited out too. Didn't work first time or second. I've used white/white if I had to hide an answer to a riddle.

    Maybe UA should try it for that paper he has.
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    test

    (still not showing in New Posts or Activity Stream )
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    I take a break from here for a few weeks and you guys break things... Jeez. This is why we can't have nice things. lol Kidding of course. Although this does make me worried that the forum may take another dive down to total loss of function.
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    Managed to post new thread without any of the usual BS today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zinjanthropos View Post
    Managed to post new thread without any of the usual BS today.
    Maybe so ,but your post (the one I am quoting) is not showing up under "Activity Stream"

    Let's hope things are getting better rather than falling apart for now.

    (I got the Database Error message with this post btw. )
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    My "In the News" thread went off without a hitch. However posting is a different matter.
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    I'm seeing post counts on some threads. So maybe things are getting better.
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    This post seems to have been handled properly. Others?
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    Yes I saw that.(this post too)
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    The Follow On Word Game is not creating a new page for the 5001st post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmatt9876 View Post
    The Follow On Word Game is not creating a new page for the 5001st post.
    There is already a new Follow on thread started as a result of the 5000 post limit on threads....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paleoichneum View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mmatt9876 View Post
    The Follow On Word Game is not creating a new page for the 5001st post.
    There is already a new Follow on thread started as a result of the 5000 post limit on threads....
    used it but it stalls and my other Follow On is still working I am bewildered.
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    At the moment it is a day behind for this post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paleoichneum View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mmatt9876 View Post
    The Follow On Word Game is not creating a new page for the 5001st post.
    There is already a new Follow on thread started as a result of the 5000 post limit on threads....
    Thanks. I was not sure if 5000 posts was a limit for threads or not.
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    [QUOTE=mmatt9876;621922][QUOTE=Paleoichneum;621867]
    Quote Originally Posted by mmatt9876 View Post

    Thanks. I was not sure if 5000 posts was a limit for threads or not.
    Pretty sure it is a bug of some kind...not a bona fide limit to the threads.
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    [QUOTE=geordief;621925][QUOTE=mmatt9876;621922]
    Quote Originally Posted by Paleoichneum View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mmatt9876 View Post

    Thanks. I was not sure if 5000 posts was a limit for threads or not.
    Pretty sure it is a bug of some kind...not a bona fide limit to the threads.
    Thanks for the info geordief. It seems every 100 posts you make on a thread page when there is site trouble leads to a dead end.
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    Seem to remember fairly recently a separate ,perhaps related issue when by going into General Settings and changing the "Number of Posts to show per page" setting it was possible to see posts on the "next page" which was otherwise hidden


    Seems similar to this problem but I think it must be different as this is a nice round number in this case (5000 posts and not just a new page)
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    Have sent another report under the Contact Us button:

    "There still is no improvement in the ongoing failure to show new posts on the website.
    Have you given up trying to fix it?" is what I wrote in the box

    For what it is worth.....

    Also "replied" to my registration email from back in 2009. No hope of an answer of course.
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    Quote Originally Posted by geordief View Post
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    Brexit thread still knackered.

    Who have guessed Mark Francois would have the brains to hack and disable a discussion forum, eh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by exchemist View Post

    Brexit thread still knackered.

    Yes it is still playing up .I was able to post in it (twice) but the posts disappeared very quickly.

    I expect the new Brexit thread is still working though.

    I wonder should I point that out to them now that most of the problems seem to be solved. Give it a day or so to think on it I suppose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by geordief View Post
    Seem to remember fairly recently a separate ,perhaps related issue when by going into General Settings and changing the "Number of Posts to show per page" setting it was possible to see posts on the "next page" which was otherwise hidden


    Seems similar to this problem but I think it must be different as this is a nice round number in this case (5000 posts and not just a new page)
    Thanks for the trick.
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