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Forums Working Again

Postby Shir'le E. Illios » Tue May 15, 2012 1:43 pm

As you might have noticed the last couple of days the forums gave the "out of memory" error again. As of yesterday afternoon things seem to be working once more.

This is the third time this has happened this year. Not only that, but they've been handling it very poorly. Last Thursday evening when I found out that the problem was back again (thanks to all who let me know) I immediately contacted my host. But it wasn't until Friday late afternoon that they told me that they had an engineer looking into it. This engineer apparently doesn't work on the weekends (presumably my host thinks that the Internet stops over the weekend too) so nothing happened until Monday afternoon. Even now that it seems to be working again I have yet to hear anything more from my host. No "we fixed it", no explanation why it went wrong, no assurances as to what they're doing to prevent it from happening again (I thought that they fixed it last time), nor any compensation for the forums being offline for over half a week.

With all that and the BS my web host pulled last year (suspending my site without warning or notification) I've decided to move the site to a different web host.

But there's two things with that.

First, I'm not sure yet what host to move to. There are a lot of them out there and no guarantees that the next one will be any better than the current one (and possibly even worse). I've tried looking for reviews, but that's a futile endeavor as most of the 'reviews' seem to be little more than paid adverts (one of the main top-'reviewed' sites actually falls squarely in the "below average" range from reports I've read). I've got a list of candidates, but in the end it'll be a bit of a gamble no matter what. At least can always move again if a host turns out to be poor.

Secondly, it's going to take a while. In general it's easy enough to pick up a site and put it on another host and if push comes to shove I'll do just that. But when changing host I want to take the time to do it right. I've been itching to rebuild the website using a good CMS (instead of my hand-coded pages) and this seems to be the perfect opportunity for that. I'll still be using the same forum software, so nothing there will be lost; it's mostly the rest of the site that I'm talking about. It feels like I have time; my current hosting still lasts at least a few more months.

The domain name will remain the same. At least that's my full intention. It'll just point to the new web host when the time comes. There probably will be some disruptions I expect, but at that time I'll let you know well in advance. In the meantime know that I'm working on this and that improvements should, hopefully, come. With the (rumored) return of Eilistraee this summer the timing almost couldn't be better.


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Re: Forums Working Again

Postby Irennan » Wed May 16, 2012 10:10 am

Well, I don't want to sound weird, but I'll drop a thanks to you and anyone else who makes this site work. It helps keeping Eilistraee alive, and this has no little importance to me (yeah, it is strange to hold an imaginary concept this much, still...).
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Re: Forums Working Again

Postby Rainbow Prism » Wed May 16, 2012 10:38 am

It is not strange.

Protecting something loved and favored is good. Remember Planescape. It is still supported by fans to this day. You may think that comparing setting to one element of it is not good example, but would Realms be fun if some elements never existed?
I do not say I support spite 4th edition gets though. Whatever they did, people worked on this for a long time. It is not something one pay check can satisfy.

Still, it is not so far from reality that this forum was one of bricks to create statement some men could not ignore anymore.

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Re: Forums Working Again

Postby Irennan » Wed May 16, 2012 2:11 pm

It is not strange.

Protecting something loved and favored is good. Remember Planescape. It is still supported by fans to this day. You may think that comparing setting to one element of it is not good example, but would Realms be fun if some elements never existed?


Some people think otherwise when it comes to fantastical things, not that I care much though...

I do not say I support spite 4th edition gets though. Whatever they did, people worked on this for a long time. It is not something one pay check can satisfy.

Still, it is not so far from reality that this forum was one of bricks to create statement some men could not ignore anymore.


On this point I only partly agree with you. I do not follow the 4e Realms, however I read around that much effort has been put in them recently (novels, additional lore etc...) to improve and reintegrate what was lost. This is positive, of course.

However we have to consider that while 4e FR is the product of a considerable quantity of work, how it was in its early days, it basically destroyed much of what people built in many years by removing a lot of concepts with great potential from the setting (and adding nothing to take their place) and retconning the crap out of it, only for the sake of streamlining and simplifying (and the matter about the drow is just an example).

So it's a double sided problem. They need to reconcile the old with the new or the current Realms will continue to hold very little interest, at least to me.

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Re: Forums Working Again

Postby Faediira » Sat Jan 31, 2015 11:21 pm

I'm so seriously happy that the forums are up and running again and working properly i've been trying for months to register and found myself unable to register because the boxes were overlapping each other. But now (((does her happy dance))) i'm in and happy. :D
May the light of Eilistraee shine brightly in the face of evil!

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Re: Forums Working Again

Postby Leema Har'gachi » Sun Feb 01, 2015 2:30 am

thank the dark maiden that all that is finally over. I hated having to delete the browser history and cookies, just to login, it was a pain. On that note, welcome to the chosen faediira. :) I hope you enjoy it here.
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Weight:158 Ib.
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