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The recent downtime

Postby Naggie » 15 Oct 2012, 19:43

I wish to apologize for the recent downtime of Asrai.org, but it was fully necessary to get around some of the problems we have been having. Far from all of the problems have been solved, but we've gotten far closer to the finish line than before.

For instance, I bet most of you had noticed a few lines of error messages appearing above the site logo whenever you did a search on the site. That error should now be completely gone.

The skin/style/theme (call it whatever) have gotten a slight revamp. Many buttons have been given a mouse-over effect. I.e. some text now goes slightly green when you move your mouse over them. We've also gotten some new buttons with some profile settings. You can now add a link to your Facebook, your LinkedIn and your twitter if you want to.

Whenever you create a new account or change your current password, a password strength indicator will help you create stronger passwords.

The portal page is still not working as I would want to to be. That's another big project I will be forced to hard code by hand at a later date. The CATPCHA has also been giving me a lot of errors, and I am looking into that. For the moment, I've been forced to use some of the older CAPTCHA settings, which could mean that more automated bot will show up. Hit the report buttons as soon as you see something that looks suspicious.

EDIT: I have already banned two bots. I also tried a different captcha system, which seems to have some issues with its server. Registration might be extra slow until they fix the problem on their part. But for now, I will not change to a less secure system.

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Re: The recent downtime

Postby Naggie » 16 Oct 2012, 00:12

Oh, and for the while being, the LEAF site is down. I will get back to that project soon. I just need to catch up with my real life as well.

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Re: The recent downtime

Postby dusk1983 » 16 Oct 2012, 00:56

thanks for all your hard work, Naggie. Hope you had fun on your cruise!
...So if you're addressing me direct, just call me Lance or Dusk, no 1983 please.
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Re: The recent downtime

Postby Turin » 16 Oct 2012, 06:01

Thanks for your effort. I really appreciate it ! :nod: :nod: :nod:
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Re: The recent downtime

Postby Bogi » 16 Oct 2012, 10:51

Thanks a lot Naggie. All the work you put into this site during the many years is awesome and even when we dont show appreciation Im sure everyone is really glad that you are still with us.
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Re: The recent downtime

Postby eichhornchen » 16 Oct 2012, 18:58

I also chime in and really appreciate your effort. I run a medium size Drupal website and am aware of the #+!@ IT-nightmares.
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Re: The recent downtime

Postby Naggie » 16 Oct 2012, 19:12

Now the LEAF Site has come back online. As far as I can see, it looks like it should.

The registration CAPTCHA also seems to have been solved.

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Re: The recent downtime

Postby Billthesurly » 17 Oct 2012, 13:42

Anybody who would carp about site maintenance is a troll who needs to be sharply smacked over the snout with a rolled up Banner of Eternal Flame. We're lucky to have you Naggie. Don't forget to let us know when the website fee is due again.
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Re: The recent downtime

Postby Git » 17 Oct 2012, 19:28

I'm impressed with your efforts Naggie! Even though you're not really active on the site you still sacrifice both sleep and social life to fix problems few of us have thought much about.

Thank you for doing all this work!
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Re: The recent downtime

Postby Moose123 » 19 Oct 2012, 23:04

Billthesurly wrote:Anybody who would carp about site maintenance is a troll who needs to be sharply smacked over the snout with a rolled up Banner of Eternal Flame. We're lucky to have you Naggie. Don't forget to let us know when the website fee us due again.


Would that banner be flaming?

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Re: The recent downtime

Postby dangit » 20 Oct 2012, 22:53

Yeah thanks allot Naggie :nod: .


PS. You're smilies are allot better than some other sites around here.
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Re: The recent downtime

Postby francewt » 25 Oct 2012, 22:00

thank you for this wonderful site : is very nice to speak with wood elf player all around the world and tahnks to all yours for the useful hints for playing.
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Re: The recent downtime

Postby Moose123 » 25 Oct 2012, 23:44

Hey Naggie, thanks for the promotion to bladesinger :nod:
But here, cleverly disguised as a bomb, is a bomb.
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Re: The recent downtime

Postby dusk1983 » 26 Oct 2012, 00:15

Moose123 wrote:Hey Naggie, thanks for the promotion to bladesinger :nod:


its a postcount thing, boss.
...So if you're addressing me direct, just call me Lance or Dusk, no 1983 please.
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Re: The recent downtime

Postby Moose123 » 26 Oct 2012, 04:46

Yep, I know
But here, cleverly disguised as a bomb, is a bomb.
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Re: The recent downtime

Postby jer732 » 28 Oct 2012, 16:15

Thanks for your hard work!
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Re: The recent downtime

Postby Naggie » 29 Oct 2012, 12:10

Now the little icon next to the url is back up and running. It's not much, but progress is usually good.

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Re: The recent downtime

Postby RonRJW » 02 Nov 2012, 15:29

Thank you for all the time and thought put into this site,I come here to Asrai.org most every day and appreciate being able to leave the real world behind for just a little while and enter a world of fantasy. RJW. :)
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Re: The recent downtime

Postby godswearhats » 02 Nov 2012, 17:52

IRL, I'm a paid computer nerd, so happy to help out if needed.
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Re: The recent downtime

Postby Naggie » 07 Nov 2012, 05:20

When Naggie goes bored an evening, the site gets a new imageset. Let me know if you think these are horrible or not.

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Re: The recent downtime

Postby Moose123 » 07 Nov 2012, 06:27

Holy Mother of Orion!
I was just looking around online and then all the buttons changed! I like it :D
But here, cleverly disguised as a bomb, is a bomb.
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Re: The recent downtime

Postby godswearhats » 07 Nov 2012, 20:38

As an FYI, some of the buttons are truncated in Safari. The "new pm" button is the one I noticed.

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Re: The recent downtime

Postby Naggie » 07 Nov 2012, 20:48

Can you get me a screenshot of how it looks?

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Re: The recent downtime

Postby Munjeni » 07 Nov 2012, 23:12

Some buttons are truncated in chrome as well, I'm sending you a PM now.
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Re: The recent downtime

Postby Naggie » 19 Nov 2012, 14:09

Try to refresh and force your browser to understand that things are not the same now as they have been for the last few years.

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