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Board outage - Sunday PM / Monday AM - 2.20.17 & 2.21.17

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Board outage - Sunday PM / Monday AM - 2.20.17 & 2.21.17

Post by MWmetalhead » Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:35 pm

I apologize to all Buzzboard readers and posters for the site outage that occurred from yesterday afternoon until this morning.

In an attempt to upgrade the site's PHP version to 5.5, I inadvertently caused an incompatibility between my server and PHP settings. This prevented PHP scripts from executing properly, which is why visitors (at times) were receiving download prompts from the home page instead of the home page actually loading in readable form.

I notified my host yesterday evening of the issues, and I'm pleased to report that by 11:30a ET this morning, the Buzzboard was restored to its prior state.

I still need to attempt the PHP upgrade, but I'm going to be more cautious on attempt #2! The PHP upgrade is necessary to allow for the Buzzboard to be upgraded to the latest version of the phpBB bulletin board software. Aside from ensuring better security against hackers & spam bots, the upgrade should result in better server response time (thus eliminating the lag time in making new posts).

The upgrade attempt is not risk free. Therefore, later this week, additional (hopefully brief) site outages are possible.

Thanks in advance for your understanding and patience!

Regards,

M.W.


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Re: Board outage - Sunday PM / Monday AM - 2.20.17 & 2.21.17

Post by craig11152 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:45 pm

Whatever "inconvenience" we may "suffer" I am grateful you continue to maintain this site at all. I've been a part of 4 other boards that disappeared in to Internet history when the owners no longer wanted to put forth the effort and money. If that day ever comes for you I will understand but in the mean time thanks for this place.



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Re: Board outage - Sunday PM / Monday AM - 2.20.17 & 2.21.17

Post by NS8401 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:56 pm

Are we getting a new look too?



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Re: Board outage - Sunday PM / Monday AM - 2.20.17 & 2.21.17

Post by craig11152 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 3:13 pm

NS8401 wrote:Are we getting a new look too?
Yes you will become NS8401.2.0



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Re: Board outage - Sunday PM / Monday AM - 2.20.17 & 2.21.17

Post by MWmetalhead » Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:40 pm

Many thanks for the kind words, Craig. I appreciate your continued patronage.

To answer NS8401's question - If the subsilver theme is still available in phpBB version 3.2, I plan on sticking with it.


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Re: Board outage - Sunday PM / Monday AM - 2.20.17 & 2.21.17

Post by NS8401 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:59 pm

MWmetalhead wrote:Many thanks for the kind words, Craig. I appreciate your continued patronage.

To answer NS8401's question - If the subsilver theme is still available in phpBB version 3.2, I plan on sticking with it.
I hope it is... other boards I've been on that use different software end up with complete redesigns when they upgrade and it's hard to adjust after using a style for years...
craig11152 wrote:
NS8401 wrote:Are we getting a new look too?
Yes you will become NS8401.2.0
Fantastic... now I'll be twice as right in what I say... :lol



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Re: Board outage - Sunday PM / Monday AM - 2.20.17 & 2.21.17

Post by audiophile » Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:26 pm

You wish :P


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Re: Board outage - Sunday PM / Monday AM - 2.20.17 & 2.21.17

Post by TC Talks » Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:38 am

Let's hope I can still post Gogglevid's with 5.51...


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Re: Board outage - Sunday PM / Monday AM - 2.20.17 & 2.21.17

Post by MWmetalhead » Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:52 pm

Good news - I just flipped the switch to PHP 5.5 with no issues!!!

Will try to implement the new phpBB software later today, in all likelihood.


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Re: Board outage - Sunday PM / Monday AM - 2.20.17 & 2.21.17

Post by MWmetalhead » Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:53 pm

OK - now let's see if this did the trick...


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Re: Board outage - Sunday PM / Monday AM - 2.20.17 & 2.21.17

Post by MWmetalhead » Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:53 pm

YES!!!! SUCCESS!!!!


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