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Author:  Hanasian [ March 10th, 2017, 1:22 am ]
Post subject:  General System Error

there seems to be a bug in the forum back site. This morning (my time of GMT +10, I got this when trying to log in:


Quote:
General Error
SQL ERROR [ mysqli ]

Incorrect string value: '\xF0\x9F\x98\x8A\x0AA...' for column 'message_text' at row 1 [1366]

An SQL error occurred while fetching this page. Please contact the Board Administrator if this problem persists.


It appeared the site went offline for a time, then came back shortly afterwards. I assume it was reset or something.
Now, several hours later, I get the above message when trying to save a draft of a post or a PM, or try and send a PM or submit a post.
It seems I can post to the board if I 'preview' first.

I emailed the error to the specified email. Hopefully things will be back in order soon. I have been archiving the RPs I'm in in case the site vanishes.

For the record, my e mail is Annuminas Ranger at Yahoo dot com

Author:  Jax Nova [ March 13th, 2017, 7:27 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: General System Error

Yeah, someone on the facebook page mentioned that. i never got it but i probably was not trying to get on at the time.

I keep thinking I need to archive several of these RPs as well but have not got around to it... :/

Author:  Hanasian [ March 14th, 2017, 9:11 am ]
Post subject:  Re: General System Error

I've been archiving the 'Over Hill' one as we go, and started to archive 'The Inn'. Need to get Kin Strife archived.

I only seem to get this 'General error' when trying to send a PM from my work computer. I think it turned out there was some phantom character tripping up the system. Seems to have worked itself out at home.

I still haven't been accepted on the FB page yet. Probably a good thing. Then people will see all my political rants.

Author:  Jax Nova [ March 14th, 2017, 7:50 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: General System Error

That's good. Why don't you send me a link to your forum in a PM and we can just plan on that as a back up if this place does go down.

Author:  Gandolorin [ April 7th, 2017, 11:48 am ]
Post subject:  Re: General System Error

Yesterday evening at 10 PM CEDST (4 PM EDST), after having been on the site around 7:30 PM CE, I wasn't able to call up the site. Took ages and ages for anything to appear, and my Firefox continuously had the circle on the left of the tab which indicates "loading", and when I hovered the mouse over the tab it also had text to that effect. Was this just a knot in the transatlantic cable or any westatlanticists also notice behavior of the same sort?

Author:  Findë [ April 7th, 2017, 12:05 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: General System Error

I wasn't having access problems like you, but if I calculate it correctly, it was during the time I wasn't getting emails when someone would reply to a thread I had subscribed to. I wonder if there was a connection.

Author:  Hanasian [ April 7th, 2017, 8:29 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: General System Error

This site's host server does a semi-regular tune-up, usually once a month or so, but sometimes more often. The site, both the forums and the main page, will be offline for anywhere from a half hour to two hours when this is in progress.

Oh, my 'general error' I was getting was due to my PM box being maxed out at 100. Have to clear them regularly.

Author:  Jax Nova [ April 7th, 2017, 10:32 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: General System Error

I did finally hear from the site owner, actually.

She said that the hosting service did have a few hiccups as well, but it was on their end not the website or forum here. As far as this site goes she said all is good.

Author:  Hanasian [ April 7th, 2017, 10:54 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: General System Error

Jax Nova wrote:
I did finally hear from the site owner, actually.

She said that the hosting service did have a few hiccups as well, but it was on their end not the website or forum here. As far as this site goes she said all is good.


Glad you heard from Arwen Jax! Did you tell her how much fun we're having here these days? And is she still taking donations on the paypal link on the main site?

Author:  Jax Nova [ April 7th, 2017, 11:12 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: General System Error

I have tried talking to her about giving the forum an overhaul and such... she always says she just does not have the time with her work scheduel and all that... :/ she did promise to always keep the site up as long as there are people still coming to it, though.

As far as the paypal link I have no idea. I could ask but no grantee on a response. I've waited months before and sometimes never heard back from her at all. I get half a feeling she gets annoyed that I keep trying to contact her about this ancient relic of a site from her past... but that might just be my paranoid interpretation. :P lol

Author:  Hanasian [ April 7th, 2017, 11:34 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: General System Error

Yeah, best leave well enough alone I suppose. I'll continue archiving in case anything catastrophic happens.

Author:  Jax Nova [ April 12th, 2017, 1:45 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: General System Error

Yeah, I suspect.

I still haventonfinish my one RP and get the last half of it archived.

Author:  Gandolorin [ December 27th, 2017, 12:57 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: General System Error

Did anyone else have issues logging on to A-U yesterday? Tried it several times over several hours, all that happened was that the (German) error message popped up more quickly with each try.

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