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Re: PSA: Maintenance notices / website updates

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:10 am
by Peter
Minor (< 30 min) maintenance will happen within 15 minutes. Sorry for the short heads up, but it will be over before you even realize.

Re: PSA: Maintenance notices / website updates

Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:08 am
by Peter
There was a recent minor downtime due to the provider. It was nothing I could prevent or fix sooner.

Re: PSA: Maintenance notices / website updates

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:36 pm
by Peter
Had a wave of spam in queue, cleared that. Luckily they didn't mass PM everyone. If they do, I'll wipe that out as well.
- Each spammer used proper gmail addresses.
- Each had a valid IP.
- Each passed every check.
Ie.: Almost 100% human actions were taken to spam a forum that's 100% not interested in their junk product lol.

Re: PSA: Maintenance notices / website updates

Posted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:13 am
by Peter
Post queue/double posts:

I realize that our post queue can be mildly annoying. But please, be patient.
I try to approve the posts as soon as I can - but there is only so much I can do.

If you can help it, avoid double posting. It just fills up the forum with useless junk and it just looks terribly broken in the end.
Thank you.

Re: PSA: Maintenance notices / website updates

Posted: Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:19 am
by Peter
You might have encountered a "failed login" screen, it was the anti-spam being too aggressive.
This should not pop up anymore and everyone should be able to log in / stay logged in easily.

Re: PSA: Maintenance notices / website updates

Posted: Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:21 am
by Peter
- We've been getting a new wave of attacks from Tor, so we had to block Tor traffic. I mean... honestly, I don't think any legit traffic ever came from there.
- The rest of the high-attack-rate countries will retain their CAPTCHA prompt.

Thank you for your understanding.

Re: PSA: Maintenance notices / website updates

Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:21 am
by Peter
We had a downtime due to host issues. We will do everything in our power to make this never happen again.

- There was a minor rollback in forum posts / database.
- We'll build out a redundant system to guard against such cases.
- We'll ramp up our backup schedule and intensity to have more fresh snapshots.

Re: PSA: Maintenance notices / website updates

Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:43 pm
by Peter
Recent instability / downtimes:
- We had a few minor downtimes due to the provider. It seems to be an underlying hardware issue.
- The issue will be investigated, but this means the forum will be offline for a few hours - the main site will be operating and online from a different node.

I am terribly sorry for the outage, trust me, I tried my best to avoid such downtimes but you just can't have 100% uptime I guess. :(

Re: PSA: Maintenance notices / website updates

Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:51 pm
by Peter
Maintenance / repair is done, hopefully we should be stable once again. I will post an update if there will be more known downtimes.

Re: PSA: Maintenance notices / website updates

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:31 pm
by Peter
We'll have a tiny bit of downtime, sorry about it. I will try to make the downtime as quick as possible, but it's a must.
Forum will be disabled, and site might have to be taken down offline until I am done. Should last only ~10 minutes.

I'll set up a second host stack as backup for maintenance like this so we never have to go totally offline.