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Beer Baron
January 12th, 2015, 19:25
If you find problems (404/page not found errors), please POST THE URL here.

sharpinthefang
January 12th, 2015, 19:52
Had major issues connecting, had to restart chrome twice and go via google search rather than the omnibox.

Beer Baron
January 12th, 2015, 20:01
what URL was failing?

sharpinthefang
January 12th, 2015, 20:02
Any and all. My main book mark link and the other links like to the lounge, Vip, A+a etc.

Beer Baron
January 12th, 2015, 20:04
What is your main bookmark link? Not trying to be awkward here, but I can't do anything if I don't know the exact URL that is failing.

SomePeopleJustSaySnow
January 12th, 2015, 20:06
No problems for me.

sharpinthefang
January 12th, 2015, 20:10
http://www.ithinkimlost.com/aspiring-applying/
This.

Ini
January 12th, 2015, 20:15
All fine here. Go easy on the old girl, navigating to a website is a big deal for interac staff.

Beer Baron
January 12th, 2015, 20:43
Yea sharp - that's a VBSeo formatted URL. I've updated the notice to make it clear people need to update their bookmarks.

Can you try going to Aspiring and Applying (http://www.ithinkimlost.com/forums/45-Aspiring-and-Applying)

On a positive note, it feels like the forum is snappier. VBSeo must have been delaying page loads due to the redirects it was having to do.

jowston
January 13th, 2015, 12:51
I just registered today and I can't set an avatar. Not sure if there's an option I have to hunt around for or if it's a problem with the site. "Do not use an avatar" is all I see.

webstaa
January 13th, 2015, 13:04
Section under that should allow you to set a custom avatar with the option to link it or upload it.

Ini
January 13th, 2015, 13:05
you need to be approved first. new accounts cant post avatars straight away.

SomePeopleJustSaySnow
January 13th, 2015, 14:24
Don't know if it's just me, but I can access every part of the site I've tried just fine except Mothy's fantastic blogs. Not going off a bookmark, just through onsite navigation - the link to his most recent 'bitch what' blog.

http://www.ithinkimlost.com/entries/42-yeah-bitch-what

That one.

Ini
January 13th, 2015, 14:29
same here. bring back the blogs! they were the lifeblood of the site

SomePeopleJustSaySnow
January 13th, 2015, 14:32
Most definitely.

Beer Baron
January 13th, 2015, 21:58
Bah - do you know how much work is involved in fixing that!

Meh, i'll go into the cave and work on it. Back later.... *grumble*

SomePeopleJustSaySnow
January 13th, 2015, 22:01
Would it be easier to simply collate mothy's blogs into a single metablog and start afresh?

Beer Baron
January 13th, 2015, 22:02
I say mothy should have his own subforum to be honest.

SomePeopleJustSaySnow
January 13th, 2015, 22:03
Ha! I would support this.

Beer Baron
January 13th, 2015, 22:27
OK, it's fixed. Don't make me down back down there again.

Zolrak 22
January 13th, 2015, 22:29
OK, it's fixed. Don't make me go back down there again.

I feel your pain, I remember having to re-upload a whole website just because of a tiny error.

Beer Baron
January 13th, 2015, 22:31
Upload? ewww. I've been digging in the bowels of the VBulletin code using the VI editor trying to find the 1 line of code out of 3700 in a particular file that was causing it to die.

Fun. Not.

johnny
January 13th, 2015, 22:46
This is going to sound strange, but when I click on the page "27" link of the Aspiring US Jets thread, the link takes me to the "Anything Goes" board. I'm copying posting the link here.

ITIL JET Programme / Japan Forum (http://www.ithinkimlost.com/threads/19784-Aspiring-US-JETs-2015/page27)

Weird.

EDIT: It seems to do this with all the number links, but not the thread title link.

Beer Baron
January 13th, 2015, 22:57
ok, that's weird. Works for any other page number, just not 27

Edit - it's client side. You need to clear your browser cache.

Beer Baron
January 13th, 2015, 23:33
Update - the old forum links should now redirect to the new forum links.

For example,
If you had bookmarked a thread in the Aspiring and Applying forum like this:
http://www.ithinkimlost.com/aspiring-applying/an-awesome-thread/

it will not automatically redirect you to the new aspiring forum like this: (note: not directly to the thread).
http://www.ithinkimlost.com/forums/45-Aspiring-and-Applying

SomePeopleJustSaySnow
January 14th, 2015, 11:44
BB, attaching images is broken somehow. Invalid URL error. Uploading from your own supply works fine, but attaching via url does not. I've tried with multiple images, others having the same problem.

sorry!

Gizmotech
January 14th, 2015, 15:54
BB, the forum feels WAY snappier now that VBSEO is gone.

Beer Baron
January 14th, 2015, 17:44
http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/shared/error/img/bbc_news_sport.gif

SomePeopleJustSaySnow
January 14th, 2015, 17:52
http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/shared/error/img/bbc_news_sport.gif

Ah ha - I get an error if I check the 'retrieve remote file and reference locally' box, if it's unchecked then I have no problems.

Beer Baron
January 14th, 2015, 17:54
Yep - again, im having to dig into the vbulletin code. this is a bug they introduced in the latest patch release. fan-f**king-tastic.

SomePeopleJustSaySnow
January 14th, 2015, 17:58
Sorry BB... we seem to be causing a lot of hassle for you at the moment.

Beer Baron
January 14th, 2015, 17:59
lol, it's vbulletin, not you.

Beer Baron
January 14th, 2015, 19:11
Ok, the image uploader isn't going to be fixed anytime soon. In the meantime, upload pics from your computer using the leftmost tab, or if you must link to another site, untick the box that says to retrieve the image and reference locally.

SomePeopleJustSaySnow
January 14th, 2015, 19:23
Thanks BB. Annoying to fix, or currently impossible?

Beer Baron
January 14th, 2015, 19:24
Its just time consuming and awkward to follow the vbulletin code. It references objects that arent defined in the file you look in, so you end up working back about 15 steps to then trace it through to the actual issue.

Zolrak 22
January 14th, 2015, 20:59
Tapatalk doesn't seem to have any problems in displaying the site pictures. (just and fyi)

Beer Baron
January 15th, 2015, 03:53
displaying is fine Zolrak, but it's the uploading of them from a URL off the internet is causing issues :(

johnny
April 27th, 2015, 18:09
What happened today?

uthinkimlost?
April 27th, 2015, 18:11
I blame the JETCoasterites!

johnny
April 27th, 2015, 18:11
Snow suggested this earlier. It's war!

Frap
April 27th, 2015, 18:21
BB said it might have been something to do with him changing the database or whatever so Ebi could upload that larger file...?

Or I'm totally wrong!

Beer Baron
April 27th, 2015, 18:25
Possibly a php.ini change causing instability but im not 100% convinced. I'll revert it back to the original settings to see.

Ebi
April 27th, 2015, 18:32
Sorry if I borked the site!

johnny
April 27th, 2015, 18:54
Sorry if I borked the site!

And you were blaming the Jet Coaster people.

uthinkimlost?
April 27th, 2015, 18:57
Possibly . . .ini . . .

Scandalous!

johnny
April 27th, 2015, 18:57
BB said it might have been something to do with him changing the database or whatever so Ebi could upload that larger file...?

Or I'm totally wrong!


Possibly a php.ini change causing instability but im not 100% convinced. I'll revert it back to the original settings to see.

Both of you are speaking in tongues! I will not stand for this witchcraft!

johnny
April 27th, 2015, 18:58
Scandalous!

Ini was suspect #2.

Ebi
April 27th, 2015, 21:05
And you were blaming the Jet Coaster people.
Hey, I said no such thing. http://www.ithinkimlost.com/images/smilies/icon_neutral.gif Keep me out of your conspiracy theories.

Frap
April 27th, 2015, 21:31
Both of you are speaking in tongues! I will not stand for this witchcraft!

http://rs788.pbsrc.com/albums/yy168/Minachan08/Lots%20of%20Gifs/Matrix.gif~c200

johnny
April 28th, 2015, 07:35
Hey, I said no such thing. :| Keep me out of your conspiracy theories.

What were you up to yesterday?

Ebi
April 28th, 2015, 16:40
What were you up to yesterday?
Nothing malicious of course. 5198

Verbatim
August 22nd, 2015, 19:12
So I forgot my password, and this laptop from home is the only one that has it saved (hanging on by a thread haha). I tried resetting my password via email, but it never sends to my inbox like it did in the past.

Beer Baron
August 22nd, 2015, 19:13
Is the email address correct in your profile ?

Verbatim
August 22nd, 2015, 22:17
It should be. I've received messages in the past.

Beer Baron
August 23rd, 2015, 00:11
Ok I've resent your password to the address on your account

Cheers

Verbatim
August 23rd, 2015, 19:49
Thanks for the trouble!

I still haven't received anything in my inbox though, I wonder what's wrong... :-(

Zolrak 22
August 23rd, 2015, 20:14
Thanks for the trouble!

I still haven't received anything in my inbox though, I wonder what's wrong... :-(
Did you make sure it wasn't in the spam box? [emoji6]

Virgil
August 24th, 2015, 14:12
Never mind I'm and idiot.

Verbatim
August 26th, 2015, 15:27
Nah it's not in spam, not anywhere. :-/ It's like ITIL has been completely blocked from the inbox. I used to get emails and message notifications all the time.

Beer Baron
August 26th, 2015, 15:31
I'll take a look today - there does appear to be an issue with outgoing mail.

Beer Baron
August 27th, 2015, 18:42
Ok, found the problem and fixed. Tested and emails are now being sent.

Verbatim, can you try again please?

Verbatim
August 27th, 2015, 22:31
I will try it tomorrow morning in the office (don't want to risk accidentally logging myself out of the last portal permanently) Thanks so much for the help!

EDIT: Everything is great now! Thanks again.