Outages/Slowdowns Report Thread

Discussion in 'Suggestions and Concerns' started by Skaara Dreadlocks, May 6, 2015.

  1. Skaara Dreadlocks

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    IMPORTANT:Do not ever post in this thread unless you do it with an appropriate reason!(Failure to comply may result in a ban).

    This thread is for notifying Harley Quinn, the forum's Administrator, if the server is ever experiencing any issues regarding outages or slowdowns like in recent events. Harley Quinn will be subscribed to this thread, so that if anyone posts here, it will instantly be notified to her E-mail account. This way, members will be able to notify Harley as quickly as possible so that she can do what's in her power to stabilize/fix the forum as soon as possible on her side, in case administrators that otherwise could contact her, were to be unavailable. If we post here, we'll spam her E-mail, so please don't do that ;)

    The thread is open and available for immediate reports of emergency forum malfunctions.
     
  2. Bamul

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    This isn't really a forum shutdown, but still important as it's a security breach. It has been a while since we last talked about the virus running free on the mobile version of the website, so it would be nice to get some info on how much progress Harley has made when dealing with that.
     
  3. Bamul

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    Bumping this as we still haven't heard from her. Moreover, we need Harley to log in for a bit so that she can add some new keywords to the forbidden words for usernames (against spambots) - or, even better, just open up the feature to moderators so that we can fight the spam more effectively on our own.
     
  4. Bamul

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    Bump again. I hope this e-mail notification stuff doesn't work, otherwise this speaks badly of Harley.
     
  5. Bamul

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    I hope Harley is still subscribed to this thread.

    We have a problem with a user called Thelastknown - or rather with how the forum is treating all of his posts, marking them as spam and hiding them from other users until a moderator approves them. Thelastknown evidently is NOT a spammer, he has been registered with us for some time and contributed to the forum significantly (plus his cosplay work is awesome).

    It would be great if Harley could look into what's causing the forum to treat Thelastknown this way and see if it is possible to fix it. Thanks.
     
  6. HarleyQuinn

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    I am swamped. But Zedd will be here tomorrow to help you troubleshoot. Let Thelastknown know that we'll get this sorted out for him.
     
  7. Zedd

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    I went through a whole bunch of settings and didn't see anything that looked like it would cause this issue. Thelastknown, if you happen to see this thread, could you try making a post without any pictures or links and see if the problem occurs? Sometimes links and images are moderated, so that may have been a factor. Thanks!