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      • #1745012 Reply
        woody
        Da Boss

        After the Great Memorial Day Crash (which happened before Memorial Day, but nevermind) we still have a load of unsolved problems. I’m not talking abou
        [See the full post at: Ongoing list of remaining bugs]

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      • #1745272 Reply
        geekdom
        AskWoody Plus

        The tab to delete one’s own posts has gone missing.

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        • #1745290 Reply
          The Surfing Pensioner
          AskWoody Plus

          Oh no, can’t edit one’s own posts, either! Everything we say is ineradicable, like graffiti!

          • #1745323 Reply
            OscarCP
            AskWoody Plus

            In my immediate experience and earlier on today, too, the “window of opportunity” for editing one’s replies has become  a lot shorter that it used to be. But still there are several minutes when one can still come back and take down pointed comments about other people and other things one often writes when in a hurry that, on second thought, might be best edited out.

            Windows 7 Professional, SP1, x64 Group W (ex B) & macOS + Linux (Mint)

      • #1745322 Reply
        b
        AskWoody Plus

        Links on right missing, e.g. Computerworld.

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      • #1745765 Reply
        BATcher
        AskWoody_MVP

        For me the most significant bug is the glacial amount of time between clicking on a thread link and the appearance of the associated posts – always over 10 seconds and up to 20-25 seconds on occasion. And that’s with a 110 Mbps download speed fibre line!

        BATcher

        Data is not the plural of anecdote...

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      • #1745884 Reply
        anonymous
        Guest

        Not-logged-in users cannot post Replies

        Incorrect. They cannot view replies. Much worse. 🙁

         

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      • #1745907 Reply
        anonymous
        Guest

        “Replies only viewable for logged in users”.

        I only see one anonymous reply so I am not sure if this has been stated or my post will even work.

        I value your site and check often but haven’t signed up yet. Part of the appeal is “on the fly” viewing of posts and comments to see the state of Windows and general computer issues. 90% of the time I wouldn’t need to comment and/or log in so being able to read all content is great.

        Hopefgully we will still be able to post/read anonymously.

        -firemind

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        • #1746649 Reply
          woody
          Da Boss

          It’s a bug. We’re on it.

          Sigh.

          We’ll always support anonymous surfing and posting.

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      • #1745963 Reply
        anonymous
        Guest

        Not logged in users can post replies but not view any replies

      • #1746003 Reply
        PKCano
        Da Boss

        At present (4:50am server time, 5/27):

        There are no links in the right woodgrain panel on the MainBlog (Top message, Search, Recent Replies, Recent Topics, Additional Links, Recent blogposts, Links, Calendar, Forum Tree). Everywhere else it is severly messed up.

        The Visual tab in the Entry box for Replies doesn’t work (only the text tab)

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      • #1746042 Reply
        Microfix
        AskWoody MVP

        Not recieved email newsletter (not in spam folder either)

        | Win8.1 Pro x64 | Linux Hybrids x86/x64 | Win7 Pro x86/x64 Offline |
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      • #1746054 Reply
        geekdom
        AskWoody Plus

        I’m seeing the “guts” of this site.

        String information is posted at the top of each post and in the right sidebar.

        Please consider taking the site off-line until information can be contained.

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      • #1746334 Reply
        taftbaby
        AskWoody Plus

        OK!  Yesterday, 5/26/19 I could not get to the web site. Tried both Chrome and Firefox. Went to ‘Is It Down” and said site was down for everyone. Later in the day I could get on site but could not log in. Today, clicked on askwoody icon in toolbar could not get on site (firefox). Then went to Chrome and typed in askwoody.com, was able to get on site and sign in.

      • #1746382 Reply
        rontpxz81
        AskWoody Lounger

        Total mess on website- no replies to topics under header, have to look at right column of all replies for all topics and hope to find the relevant ones.

      • #1746384 Reply
        Barry
        AskWoody Plus

        Woody

        I am just really  curious what’s going on? Do you have any idea? Like others sometimes i connect sometimes not. One time the site is blazing fast other times it barely works.

        I am not complaining but as i said just wondering whats going on behind the scenes.

        Barry
        Windows 10 Home V 2004

        • #1746650 Reply
          woody
          Da Boss

          The devs are working on a number of problems… and creating a number of new ones.

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      • #1746530 Reply
        geekdom
        AskWoody Plus

        The site is currently much better behaved:

        – Response time is nearly immediate.

        – String notations have disappeared.

        – Sidebar shows links.

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      • #1746532 Reply
        byteme
        AskWoody Plus

        spritely –> sprightly

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      • #1746534 Reply
        Ed
        AskWoody Lounger

        I’m still seeing “Replies only viewable for logged in users”  in every comment area but I’m not even seeing any comments at all to even reply to unless I log in.

        • #1746539 Reply
          anonymous
          Guest

          Ed you are right. “Replies only viewable for logged in users” seen in the following page.

          MS-DEFCON 3: Get Windows XP, Win7 and associated Servers patched

          Also PK Cano’s page of 2000003 group b is still very light gray font on a white background.

          Thank you.

        • #1746540 Reply
          anonymous
          Guest

          This anonymous reply is viewable.

          • #1746548 Reply
            Purg2
            AskWoody Lounger

            …but only if logged in, heh heh.

            Oddly enough, it was automatically approved when I posted it, which is interesting.

            Realizing the effort to adjust these phenomena, I’m hoping the best for them that are doing the work.  Hoists drink in praise.

            Win 8.1 Group B, Linux Dabbler

            • #1746549 Reply
              PKCano
              Da Boss

              Oddly enough, it was automatically approved when I posted it, which is interesting.

              Not quite. Anonymous posts must be moderated. And it was.

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              • #1746553 Reply
                Purg2
                AskWoody Lounger

                Touché, thankfully it’s not a huge deal.

                Win 8.1 Group B, Linux Dabbler

      • #1746546 Reply
        anonymous
        Guest

        I’m having a very frustrating problem with the AskWoody site.  The following has been happening for about three days:

        On both IE and Chrome, whenever I have previously logged in to Ask Woody and then exited, if I then re-start the browser and enter the site, it first of all takes two or more minutes to get any AskWoody page into view.  (I usually enter the “New Posts Since Last Visit” page, but the following happens no mater what is my initial entry point.)

        As long as I am logged in, it is not possible to access ANY message.  Whenever I click on a header, I end up with the following:

        In Internet Explorer – after several minutes, I see an AskWoody page that says “Not found  Sorry, but you are looking for something that is not here.”  In the title for the TAB that I’m using, I see “404 Page not found @AskWoody“.

        In Chrome –  After clicking a header, a very long delay of several minutes ensues and I eventually see “This site can’t be reached.  The webpage at (URL is listed) might be temporarily down or have moved permanently to a new web address.  ERR_SPDY_PROTOCOL_ERROR”

        On the other hand, if I log off the site on either of the browsers and exit them, I can then restart them and enter the “New Posts Since Last Visit” page (or any other initial page) fairly quickly, but (as is probably normal) I see the notice “Replies only viewable for logged in users.”

        Of course, is not going to allow me to view any response to this post, so I’d request a private message to my email.  My User name is Al Taylor.

        I should add the this is happening on four different computers of mine.  For all of then, I even went so far as to restore them back to a couple of months ago backup images, but the problem was immediately the same. (I made sure no updates were applied before testing.)

        Am I alone with this problem, or is someone else having it?  (At this point, AskWoody is unusable for me.)

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        • #1746651 Reply
          woody
          Da Boss

          Believe me, you’re not alone.

          Big question right now is whether it’s better to keep the site up, or pull it down for repairs.

          • #1746795 Reply
            anonymous
            Guest

            Hello Woody. You said, “Big question right now is whether it’s better to keep the site up, or pull it down for repairs.” I feel that it may be to your advantage to take it offline for a few minutes or hours so your team can concentrate on correcting issues.

            If you could put up a warning on your pages that for example, “At 9pm the site will be down for maintenance” and let that warning stand for 6 hours, people routinely here will be made aware.

            Sometimes changing permissions for administrators or new administrators, and creating new roles for them can cause horrible results in a database. So we have seen in the past. Is your Word Press logging turned on that could point to the reasons of these issues?

            Whatever you decide, good luck.

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            • #1747873 Reply
              anonymous
              Guest

              In loading this page, I noticed many connections being made and these all may be; known, approved and necessary. However some appear to be slowly loading. If these are considered private, then don’t post the data. However these site are shown loading in the status bar.

              askwoody.com obviously the main site
              google.com analytics ??
              gstatic.com
              gstatic.fonts sometimes takes a while
              youtube.com ?? is this needed? takes a while
              dropbox.com ?? is this needed?
              dropboxusercontent.com ?? is this needed?
              secure.gravitar.com the user pictures right?

              Things are looking better. Thank you.

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              • #1747893 Reply
                Kirsty
                Da Boss

                Many of those are indeed needed, but are surely taking longer than they used to, in order for pages to finish loading, even though the visible page is seen quite quickly.

                In addition to the links you list, I’ve also noticed:
                4sysops.com
                s.w.org

              • #1749154 Reply
                anonymous
                Guest

                Kirsty, every time you have responded to me you have been nice, polite and friendly. I am GLAD you are one of the admins.

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              • #1794906 Reply
                anonymous
                Guest

                Hello Kirsty, I am still seeing an abnormal amount of connections like we both noticed back on May 28th. After the askwoody page loads, it still tries multiple times to connect to something. It is fast and gone in a second. I see it pup-up in the browsers status bar. My firewall said there were 22 outbound connections when I refreshed an askwoody page. The youtube.com and dropbox.com, with multiple occurrences and slightly differing names of same bug me.

                If these are all needed, then fine. But I mention it because there appear to be many connections to askwoody.com that I do not think were there a year ago or even 6 months ago.

                Thank you.

      • #1746642 Reply
        anonymous
        Guest

        woody wrote:

        Add to the list, please!

        Don’t know if this reply will make it through, and you probably already know this anyway, but just in case, fyi: for anonymous folks (“NOT logged in users”), replies are not currently viewable; instead they’ve all been replaced with the following message: Replies only viewable for logged in users

        Hope this helps.

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      • #1746667 Reply
        anonymous
        Guest

        Site isn’t usable any longer for casual visitors — “Replies only viewable for logged in users” messages on threads.

        • #1746672 Reply
          PKCano
          Da Boss

          The site is experiencing problems. Please be patient. Things will return to normal soon.

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      • #1746755 Reply
        tonyl
        AskWoody Lounger

        The “Replies only viewable for logged in users” problem begs a question: bearing in mind that anonymous posts are allowed (and AFAIK always have been), someone at some point must’ve typed that string of text in the first place…o-O…?

        • #1747058 Reply
          Kirsty
          Da Boss

          Probably when they built the software the forum is based on…?!
          🙂

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          • #1747463 Reply
            tonyl
            AskWoody Lounger

            Hah! Now that you’ve said it, it’s obvious. 😳

      • #1747045 Reply
        OscarCP
        AskWoody Plus

        In case this is not already widely known: I came in with the intention of starting a thread on the new version of Waterfox I got today, and, among other improvements listed in it’s “welcome to the new version” page, is this one: ” This will fix issues related to aggressive Google reCAPTCHA.” Something that, I believe, might be of some interest to some loungers that have complained about those already.

        But I found no trace of the links to the various forums. The brown sidebar, as I see it right now, ends just after “Recent Blog Posts” and the calendar, in a legend that reads: “[slider_widget_show]”, but it is just an inert line of text, not a button or link one can use to move things on.

        Windows 7 Professional, SP1, x64 Group W (ex B) & macOS + Linux (Mint)

        • #1747059 Reply
          PKCano
          Da Boss

          On the top of the main page, and elsewhere, there is a gray menubar, though it may be a different color in your browser, where, if you click on the “Forums” button, you will find the same listing of the Forums, although it may not be in as nice a format/layout as the one you are used to in the woodgrain right side panel.

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          • #1747149 Reply
            OscarCP
            AskWoody Plus

            There are several forums missing from the list of links that drops down when clicking on “Forums” on the Menu Bar of this, or the other pages (e.g, missing there, at the moment, are “macOS for Windows Wonks” and “Linux for Windows Wonks”, two of my favorite ones.) So this looks like “work in progress.” For example: I am not sure where I could open, at the moment , a new forum on the “Waterfox” interesting Google’s reCAPTCHA update I mentioned in my previous entry. I imagine this limitation is only for a short time.

            After I wrote this, I found them, with a bunch of other links. Came back to delete my entry, as it being irrelevant, but could not do it, as a tool for that seems to be missing. So: one more for the bugs list?

            Windows 7 Professional, SP1, x64 Group W (ex B) & macOS + Linux (Mint)

            • #1747150 Reply
              PKCano
              Da Boss

              Not missing
              Choose “AskWoody Support
              Choose “Other Platforms for Windows wonks
              Choose MacOS for Windows Wonks.

              • #1747194 Reply
                OscarCP
                AskWoody Plus

                Yes,PKCano,  as I already mentioned above, so I imagine you are writing this to make this clear to others. But how about my last paragraph there? Another bug? I hope it does not get overlooked, in case it is of some importance.

                Windows 7 Professional, SP1, x64 Group W (ex B) & macOS + Linux (Mint)

              • #1747313 Reply
                PKCano
                Da Boss

                Les’s hope they can fix that bug. But at least now you can come back edit a post a long time after it’s submitted. 🙂  🙂
                Seems they are working on getting things fixed.

      • #1747203 Reply
        geekdom
        AskWoody Plus

        Thanks to those who kept the site rolling.

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      • #1747401 Reply
        Mele20
        AskWoody Lounger

        Les’s hope they can fix that bug. But at least now you can come back edit a post a long time after it’s submitted. 🙂  🙂
        Seems they are working on getting things fixed.

        Great! The attachments button is back!

        Plus, the site is flying with it taking about .5 seconds to load the home page here and anywhere from .5 seconds to 2 seconds to load other pages.

        Congrats to everyone who has worked so hard ….it’s better than it has ever been!

        Edit: It took 8.6 seconds to load this post. That is also much faster than usual. Plus, it is nice to have the edit button back.

        • This reply was modified 1 year, 2 months ago by Mele20.
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      • #1963241 Reply
        anonymous
        Guest

        Kirsty, poster-1749154 here. Just an FYI. The askwoody page now has all the links on the right side are blue in color instead of the usual brown link color. Something changed since last night. If you already know about this then OK. Thank you.

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        • #1963500 Reply
          access-mdb
          AskWoody MVP

          Just to add, when I read this post I checked the links and they were brown. Now they’re blue. Not more than a few minutes ago……

        • #1963546 Reply
          Kirsty
          Da Boss

          Yes, I had spotted the change, thanks! It makes the links much easier to read 🙂
          However, it doesn’t match the theme’s color scheme, which is just as noticeable to me…

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