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DoctorDodge
08-03-2016, 10:44 AM
Hi guys. Jen, who formerly had the username alkanto, has set up a new account as Brujon, but it doesn't look like anything is posting properly. Are there any problems with her account?

fernandito
08-03-2016, 10:55 AM
Not posting properly as in it's just not showing up when she hits 'post reply'?

DoctorDodge
08-03-2016, 11:21 AM
So far, what she's specifically told me is that nothing is posting/working and she's made over 5 posts so far. I'll ask her for more detail. Is there any chance the site would think she's a spambot?

Bev Vincent
08-03-2016, 11:29 AM
I see one post from her: http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/search.php?searchid=4050261

DoctorDodge
08-03-2016, 11:31 AM
She's just replied and said that the only post that's showing up so far is the 'Introduce yourself' post. She's tried to make about 5 posts since then.

DoctorDodge
08-03-2016, 11:41 AM
She's also wondering if any of the posts she's made are awaiting approval at all, and that they may not be counting as they're all in the off-topic boards.

Randall Flagg
08-03-2016, 11:45 AM
She's also wondering if any of the posts she's made are awaiting approval at all, and that they may not be counting as they're all in the off-topic boards.
I just approved several posts. All should be well now.

Walter O Dim
08-09-2016, 01:51 AM
I'm a new member and none of my posts are being approved. Is this normal? I use a number of other forums for different subjects and have never had this much difficulty getting started on one before.

Br!an
08-09-2016, 04:35 AM
I'm a new member and none of my posts are being approved. Is this normal? I use a number of other forums for different subjects and have never had this much difficulty getting started on one before.

There is a five post threshold before you get full member privileges. It's to prevent spammers and bots. Some forum posts are moderated first while some are not.

More info:

http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/For-New-Members-with-fewer-than-five-posts... (http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/showthread.php?6648-For-New-Members-with-fewer-than-five-posts...)

http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/Introduce-yourself (http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/showthread.php?67-Introduce-yourself)

Walter O Dim
08-09-2016, 07:20 AM
Thanks, I guess I'm being a little impatient to get started. I can appreciate bots are probably an annoying issue though. Thank you for the reply.

Iwritecode
08-16-2016, 12:39 PM
Another board I'm a part of has reported good results with this fix.

http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/forum/vbulletin-4/vbulletin-4-questions-problems-and-troubleshooting/4350638-youtube-embedding-suddenly-stopped-working-vbulletin-4-0-3

Randall Flagg
08-16-2016, 01:19 PM
Working on it.

Randall Flagg
08-16-2016, 05:02 PM
The issue should be fixed for Chrome browser users. It seems to work for IE.
Youtube (Google, Alphabet, whatever you wish to call them) made a code change. Firefox caught it and fixed their browser in a few hours. Chrome (Google, Alphabet, cough cough) apparently doesn't care about the numerous forums out there.
I haven't tried Safari, Opera, etc.
Please advise if there are still issues.

mae
08-17-2016, 02:31 AM
Yup, working fine now in Chrome, Firefox, and IE. As well as iOS.

Thank you! :dance:

mae
08-17-2016, 03:50 AM
The only thing is the previous code had somewhat larger videos, whereas this new code specifies a size of 640 X 385. I'm not sure what the old dimensions were, but maybe 15-20% larger? According to one post I found, I believe the code can be tweaked to 853 X 510 to get back to the original size: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/9072274/fix-youtube-black-sidebars-in-iframe-853-by-480

Iwritecode
08-17-2016, 05:06 AM
Yay, I can see videos now. :clap:

Ben Staad
08-17-2016, 06:14 AM
Thanks! I can also view videos now.

Randall Flagg
08-19-2016, 12:42 PM
Interesting.
The videos aren't showing or playing on my android phone.

Br!an
08-19-2016, 02:25 PM
They play on mine. :orely:

Randall Flagg
08-19-2016, 03:36 PM
They play on mine. :orely:
Looks like using free internet at some places results in filtering.

mae
08-19-2016, 03:39 PM
RF, any chance the video dimensions can be adjusted as per my post above? The smaller size is not ideal for watching stuff in-page, especially movie trailers and such.

Randall Flagg
08-19-2016, 03:45 PM
RF, any chance the video dimensions can be adjusted as per my post above? The smaller size is not ideal for watching stuff in-page, especially movie trailers and such.
I'll check.

Bev Vincent
08-25-2016, 08:41 AM
The site is throwing a lot of database errors today.

St. Troy
08-25-2016, 08:42 AM
The site is throwing a lot of database errors today.

YEP!

Randall Flagg
08-25-2016, 09:15 AM
The site is throwing a lot of database errors today.
Working on it.

Randall Flagg
08-25-2016, 10:57 AM
Windows users can flush their DNS and it should help. Instructions:

http://www.noip.com/support/knowledgebase/how-do-i-flush-my-windows-dns-cache/

Randall Flagg
08-25-2016, 12:23 PM
I'm hoping we have resolved the issue. I apologize for the frustration members have encountered.

Michael
08-25-2016, 04:30 PM
Site has successfully been moved to the new server, all issues should now be resolved.

stroppygoblin
08-26-2016, 01:22 AM
Thanks Michael - all looking good this end!

jsmcmullen92
08-26-2016, 04:27 AM
Windows users can flush their DNS and it should help. Instructions:

http://www.noip.com/support/knowledgebase/how-do-i-flush-my-windows-dns-cache/

Cleared the cache last night on my laptop and tried again this morning. I am randomly still getting the DNS error but only when I try to hit http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/index.php
everything else seems to be working great. After Michael posted last night there were still some issues with Tapatalk connecting but that could be a tapatalk issue?

ke7285
08-26-2016, 04:36 AM
I'm unable to access site from lphone "server not found" ,able to access via iPad and iMac.

Randall Flagg
08-26-2016, 06:34 AM
I'm unable to access site from lphone "server not found" ,able to access via iPad and iMac.

Try turning your airplane mode on, then back off again.

Br!an
08-26-2016, 08:04 AM
This site has connectile dysfunction. :wtf:

Randall Flagg
08-26-2016, 09:03 AM
http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view1/4351333/vodka-and-viagra-o.gif

Br!an
08-26-2016, 10:43 AM
I'm still having problems with Firefox on a Vista machine.

The TOR browser is working though.

Randall Flagg
08-26-2016, 12:00 PM
I'm still having problems with Firefox on a Vista machine.

The TOR browser is working though.
Are you teasing about Vista?
What other browsers have you tried?

jsmcmullen92
08-26-2016, 12:10 PM
I am trying Chrome on Windows 7 still get random DNS error. not near as often though

Randall Flagg
08-26-2016, 12:19 PM
I've accessed the site today on my PC using Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chrome, Opera, and Safari.
The only issue I've found is that Safari (Apple) doesn't support the youtube images to directly play. One has to click on the little youtube icon at the bottom of the fuzzy/static box.

I've also accessed it via my Android phone (Samsung from Verizon) with the default browser as well as the Firefox app on the phone. Seems fine.

jsmcmullen92
08-26-2016, 12:26 PM
HAHAH as I tried to post saying I would grab a snap shot of the time stamp next time I got the DNS error.
Here is a time stamp in Central time

http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/s603/jsmcmullen92/Capture_zpsqh99db8s.jpg

Randall Flagg
08-26-2016, 12:40 PM
What browser is that?
Are you running a PC?
If running a PC, in Admin mode, command prompt, can you ping www.thedarktower.org (http://www.thedarktower.org) and give the IP address you receive?

P.S. It looks like your looking for new reply/post. Is that correct?

jsmcmullen92
08-26-2016, 01:16 PM
What browser is that?
Are you running a PC?
If running a PC, in Admin mode, command prompt, can you ping www.thedarktower.org (http://www.thedarktower.org) and give the IP address you receive?

P.S. It looks like your looking for new reply/post. Is that correct?

Chrome. on windows 7. IP i get right now is 96.44.132.246.

That time I got an error trying to reply to your post saying that I would let you know if I see ti again.
Just got it 2 more times trying to hit the home page but was good when I went directly to /palaver/

ke7285
08-26-2016, 01:18 PM
I'm unable to access site from lphone "server not found" ,able to access via iPad and iMac.

Try turning your airplane mode on, then back off again.

This worked for me, after my first post I had same issue on the iPad seem's to ok now. Thank's for all you do withe site.

Randall Flagg
08-26-2016, 01:22 PM
I'm unable to access site from lphone "server not found" ,able to access via iPad and iMac.

Try turning your airplane mode on, then back off again.

This worked for me, after my first post I had same issue on the iPad seem's to ok now. Thank's for all you do withe site.


See, I don't even like Apple, but I love our members.

Br!an
08-26-2016, 02:59 PM
I'm still having problems with Firefox on a Vista machine.

The TOR browser is working though.
Are you teasing about Vista?
What other browsers have you tried?

I've only tried Firefox and TOR. I had both open at the same time. I was receiving DNS errors from Firefox and connecting with TOR at basically the same time.

zelig
08-26-2016, 03:05 PM
It's not loading at all on Windows 3.1 running Netscape browser.

stroppygoblin
08-26-2016, 03:23 PM
It's not loading at all on Windows 3.1 running Netscape browser.

Yeah, still seeing some issues with Netscape 3.04 on Mac System 7 too....

http://i938.photobucket.com/albums/ad223/stroppygoblin/Screen%20Shot%202016-08-27%20at%2000.17.51_zpssterzexp.png (http://s938.photobucket.com/user/stroppygoblin/media/Screen%20Shot%202016-08-27%20at%2000.17.51_zpssterzexp.png.html)

zelig
08-26-2016, 03:27 PM
Ha! That's great! Can't believe you can still run that. Oh man, those were the days.

Br!an
08-26-2016, 03:45 PM
It's not loading at all on Windows 3.1 running Netscape browser.

It's probably the Intel 286 processor! :wtf:

Br!an
08-26-2016, 03:47 PM
I'm still having problems with Firefox on Vista. I was getting "Server Not Found" and now I just got this message:

XML Parsing Error: unexpected parser state Location: jar:file:///C:/Program%20Files/Mozilla%20Firefox/browser/omni.ja!/chrome/browser/content/browser/aboutNetError.xhtml Line Number 537, Column 68:
<div id="ed_connectionFailure">&connectionFailure.longDesc;</div>
-------------------------------------------------------------------^

TOR still works though.

zelig
08-26-2016, 03:58 PM
It's not loading at all on Windows 3.1 running Netscape browser.

It's probably the Intel 286 processor! :wtf:

Dangit! That's probably what it is.... :arg:

FWIW, I have not experienced a single issue. I mostly connect through Tapatalk, but when on desktop, I'm running Mac OS X 10 and Firefox, latest version.

Br!an
08-26-2016, 04:58 PM
My Firefox is always updated. I'm actually a beta tester. I cleared the DNS cache more than once. IE and Chrome don't update in Vista so I don't use them.

I'm going to try to "refresh" Firefox and see if that helps. Meanwhile I'll use TOR.

Randall Flagg
08-26-2016, 05:33 PM
I'm perplexed. Saying you are a beta tester for Firefox, while using Windows Vista is puzzling.
A bit like Firefox bothering with Windows 95, or a DOS PC.
Unless it's legacy work it "doesn't compute".

Dan
08-26-2016, 06:21 PM
I had to reset my network settings on my iPad. It came right up after that.

Br!an
08-26-2016, 06:23 PM
I'm perplexed. Saying you are a beta tester for Firefox, while using Windows Vista is puzzling.
A bit like Firefox bothering with Windows 95, or a DOS PC.
Unless it's legacy work it "doesn't compute".

Maybe beta version user would have been a better way to say it.

Firefox does continue to update for Vista though and apparently is interested in the data feedback.

Br!an
08-27-2016, 06:00 AM
It's not loading at all on Windows 3.1 running Netscape browser.

It's probably the Intel 286 processor! :wtf:

Dangit! That's probably what it is.... :arg:



Old tech isn't necessarily bad tech. The computers on the ISS use Intel 386 processors for reliability. The DoD uses floppy discs in their nuclear weapons program.

Brian861
08-27-2016, 11:19 AM
Appears I'm no longer receiving email notification for the threads that I'm subscribed to and getting an error message when trying to upload photos.

Randall Flagg
08-27-2016, 11:30 AM
Appears I'm no longer receiving email notification for the threads that I'm subscribed to and getting an error message when trying to upload photos.
Try to either re-subscribe, or unsubscribe, then go back and subscribe.

I'm guessing the photo upload is to the Gallery? Is it to an existing Gallery you have? If so, the link to the existing pics, and a screen shot of the error message would help.

Randall Flagg
08-27-2016, 11:34 AM
Addendum.

I found your Gallery and uploaded (granted as an admin) a pic to your Gallery in your name.

Brian861
08-28-2016, 07:36 AM
Thanks, RF. I'll try all that and get a screenshot to ya if I'm still having issues.

Brian861
08-28-2016, 07:45 AM
Can't seem to get the screenshot to work but here's the message I'm getting while trying to upload a photo to my gallery.

The website cannot display the page HTTP 500

Most likely causes:
•The website is under maintenance.
•The website has a programming error.

What you can try:
Refresh the page.
Go back to the previous page.
More information

And the link to my gallery: http://www.thedarktower.org/gallery/showgallery.php?ppuser=19710&username=brian861

Joe315
08-28-2016, 08:49 AM
Not sure what issue I am having. I cannot connect from any device or browser except for Tor (Mac, iPhone, iPad). I just get "server not found" or "[insert browser] can't find the server".

I've tried resetting the browsers, clearing all history, etc. It was working yesterday in the afternoon but then just stopped. I am at a hotel so I have tried accessing via the hotel's wifi and my phones LTE connection.

I'm sure the error is on my end as I can access the site via Tor, but any tips?

ICry4Oy
08-28-2016, 09:13 AM
I get this several times a day for at least the last couple of days. Have already done the cache clearing and dns flushing but it still happens. If I refresh anywhere from 5 to 15 times or just wait several minutes, I can connect fine.



Happens in both IE and Firefox.

https://c8.staticflickr.com/9/8021/28672312863_9bbdd1b68e_z.jpg

Randall Flagg
08-28-2016, 10:34 AM
Can't seem to get the screenshot to work but here's the message I'm getting while trying to upload a photo to my gallery.

The website cannot display the page HTTP 500

Most likely causes:
•The website is under maintenance.
•The website has a programming error.

What you can try:
Refresh the page.
Go back to the previous page.
More information

And the link to my gallery: http://www.thedarktower.org/gallery/showgallery.php?ppuser=19710&username=brian861


What is the type of image you are trying to upload (jpeg, png, etc.), what are the dimensions, and more importantly, what is the file size; not the image size in pixels, the actual file size

Randall Flagg
08-28-2016, 10:39 AM
Not sure what issue I am having. I cannot connect from any device or browser except for Tor (Mac, iPhone, iPad). I just get "server not found" or "[insert browser] can't find the server".

I've tried resetting the browsers, clearing all history, etc. It was working yesterday in the afternoon but then just stopped. I am at a hotel so I have tried accessing via the hotel's wifi and my phones LTE connection.

I'm sure the error is on my end as I can access the site via Tor, but any tips?
What type of phone do you have, Android or Apple?
Are you using wifi to connect on the phone, or going straight through the carrier's network (eating up your data)?
Have you tried using the PC at the hotel (they usually have one to print airline boarding passes etc.)? If so, where you successful?

Iphone, ipad users can try this fix. It has worked for another member.

http://osxdaily.com/2014/08/08/change-dns-settings-ios/

Brian861
08-28-2016, 11:05 AM
Can't seem to get the screenshot to work but here's the message I'm getting while trying to upload a photo to my gallery.

The website cannot display the page HTTP 500

Most likely causes:
•The website is under maintenance.
•The website has a programming error.

What you can try:
Refresh the page.
Go back to the previous page.
More information

And the link to my gallery: http://www.thedarktower.org/gallery/showgallery.php?ppuser=19710&username=brian861


What is the type of image you are trying to upload (jpeg, png, etc.), what are the dimensions, and more importantly, what is the file size; not the image size in pixels, the actual file size

I've tried several but here's the info on one and they all are basically the same type, size, and dimensions: JPEG/1.70 MB/3264 x 2448.

Also tried unsubscribing and re-subscribing to several threads with no luck. I'm subscribed to about 165 threads so going through each one and doing this is not worth my while. I reckon I'll just have to click "What's New" til it works itself out.

Randall Flagg
08-28-2016, 11:21 AM
Try uploading a smaller image, not only in pixels, but file size. I believe the maximum file size is 1.6MB

Jimimck
08-28-2016, 12:21 PM
I haven't read all through the recent posts, and so apologies if there is a solution posted above, but I am still having issues accessing the site from my iPhone 6. The Safari and Chrome browsers I have installed both won't connect to the server. I also use the Tapatalk App, and that sends me push notifications that people have posted, but when I go to look, it says I don't have permissions to access.

Specs: Iphone 6 running IOS 10. At home I also use a DNS provider that ricks my device in to thinming its in the US.

I'm here at work on a desktop and its working fine.

If there are solutins up thread, can someone just let me know and I'll start reviewing the posts.

Cheers
James

Randall Flagg
08-28-2016, 12:25 PM
Check upthread.

Read this for a possible fix:

http://osxdaily.com/2014/08/08/change-dns-settings-ios/

peripheral
08-28-2016, 01:16 PM
Can't seem to get the screenshot to work but here's the message I'm getting while trying to upload a photo to my gallery.

The website cannot display the page HTTP 500

Most likely causes:
•The website is under maintenance.
•The website has a programming error.

What you can try:
Refresh the page.
Go back to the previous page.
More information

And the link to my gallery: http://www.thedarktower.org/gallery/showgallery.php?ppuser=19710&username=brian861


What is the type of image you are trying to upload (jpeg, png, etc.), what are the dimensions, and more importantly, what is the file size; not the image size in pixels, the actual file size

I've tried several but here's the info on one and they all are basically the same type, size, and dimensions: JPEG/1.70 MB/3264 x 2448.

Also tried unsubscribing and re-subscribing to several threads with no luck. I'm subscribed to about 165 threads so going through each one and doing this is not worth my while. I reckon I'll just have to click "What's New" til it works itself out.

Hey Brian, I was having same issue with uploading photos. I have a Mac, opened photo in Preview, changed size (under Tools) from 72 to 52 resolution, and then image uploaded fine (although DT previously was able to upload the original size).

peripheral
08-28-2016, 01:17 PM
I'm also no longer getting email updates to threads I'm subscribed to. I know this may seem a silly question, but can someone advise how to subscribe / unsubscribe to a thread without actually posting in the thread? (My subscriptions have all been automatically subscribed through posts).
Cheers

Randall Flagg
08-28-2016, 01:39 PM
At the top of every thread page should be a "Thread Tools" option drop down menu. Once the "Subscribe to this thread" is clicked on, you should then see a menu that allows you to choose how to be notified.

peripheral
08-28-2016, 01:42 PM
At the top of every thread page should be a "Thread Tools" option drop down menu. Once the "Subscribe to this thread" is clicked on, you should then see a menu that allows you to choose how to be notified.

Thanks RF!

Joe315
08-28-2016, 02:03 PM
Not sure what issue I am having. I cannot connect from any device or browser except for Tor (Mac, iPhone, iPad). I just get "server not found" or "[insert browser] can't find the server".

I've tried resetting the browsers, clearing all history, etc. It was working yesterday in the afternoon but then just stopped. I am at a hotel so I have tried accessing via the hotel's wifi and my phones LTE connection.

I'm sure the error is on my end as I can access the site via Tor, but any tips?
What type of phone do you have, Android or Apple?
Are you using wifi to connect on the phone, or going straight through the carrier's network (eating up your data)?
Have you tried using the PC at the hotel (they usually have one to print airline boarding passes etc.)? If so, where you successful?

Iphone, ipad users can try this fix. It has worked for another member.

http://osxdaily.com/2014/08/08/change-dns-settings-ios/

Thanks for the tip. I am using an iPhone, iPad, and mac. It is working now on my phone. Not sure what, if anything, changed. I tried on the hotel Wi-Fi and via my phones internet connection. Neither was working.

Randall Flagg
08-28-2016, 02:12 PM
iPhone and iPad problems are localized to the device. Using volunteers who have never visited the site, I had 6 people try to access the site on their iPhone.
100% success rate in the last 15 minutes.

Joe315
08-28-2016, 02:19 PM
That's what I figured. Working now fine and was working after the server switch until yesterday afternoon. I wish I knew what changed.

dnemec
08-28-2016, 07:52 PM
I get this several times a day for at least the last couple of days. Have already done the cache clearing and dns flushing but it still happens. If I refresh anywhere from 5 to 15 times or just wait several minutes, I can connect fine.



Happens in both IE and Firefox.

https://c8.staticflickr.com/9/8021/28672312863_9bbdd1b68e_z.jpg

I am having the same problem in Chrome.

I also am not receiving emails to subscribed threads. I unsubscribed and resubscribed, but I'm pretty sure I'm still not getting them.

Admittedly, I am a technical nitwit, but clearing the cache, restarting machine, nothing has helped yet. That being said, I did update to Windows 10 a few weeks ago, but I believe it was working fine until the last week. :orely:

peripheral
08-29-2016, 04:14 AM
Yep, me still - still no email notifications on my iMac with Safari. Done all of the above suggestions - nothing yet.

jsmcmullen92
08-29-2016, 04:49 AM
So I cannot reach any page from a computer. I can from my phone on the same network however.
When I ping the website from the computer I get "ping request could not find host www.thedarktower.org. please check the name and try again."

Randall Flagg
08-29-2016, 04:50 AM
So I cannot reach any page from a computer. I can from my phone on the same network however.
When I ping the website from the computer I get "ping request could not find host www.thedarktower.org. please check the name and try again."
Work PC?

jsmcmullen92
08-29-2016, 04:51 AM
Yes but same one I use every day to get on and was on this morning then tried to open the next thread and it just stopped

Iwritecode
08-29-2016, 04:58 AM
I haven't been able to access the site from my work pc since last week. I'm only on now via my android phone.

Randall Flagg
08-29-2016, 05:11 AM
My son is the server tech person. He won't be home from work until ~10AM PDT today. I'll have him look into the issues and report back here in the thread.

I ran a diagnostic and it's clear that emails are not going out. That is a server configuration problem that Michael will have to correct.

Randall Flagg
08-29-2016, 07:41 AM
It would help on screen shots of the error message if someone Copied and pasted the full URL in their post.

Brian861
08-29-2016, 07:53 AM
Hey Brian, I was having same issue with uploading photos. I have a Mac, opened photo in Preview, changed size (under Tools) from 72 to 52 resolution, and then image uploaded fine (although DT previously was able to upload the original size).

Yea, Peri. Never had an issue before the switch either. I think the old server or whatnot sorted that stuff out on its own. Thanks for the info though! I'll give it a shot. Good luck with getting email notifications. I went through a hand full of threads manually to try and fix the issue. No dice. I really loved that feature so hopefully it will get sorted out. I haven't tried deleting all the threads and re-subscribing as they pop up in "What's New". That might be a fix.

Brian861
08-29-2016, 08:00 AM
My son is the server tech person. He won't be home from work until ~10AM PDT today. I'll have him look into the issues and report back here in the thread.

I ran a diagnostic and it's clear that emails are not going out. That is a server configuration problem that Michael will have to correct.

Appreciate it RF and all that you and the staff do for us nutty OCD collector types. Just frustration on my end when something doesn't work like it did before.

jsmcmullen92
08-29-2016, 09:08 AM
So haven't been able to get it to open on my work laptop all day. Flushed dns and restarted still nothing just trying www.thedarktower.org. tapatalk stopped and phone browser stopped as well while on WiFi. Changed to data and it now working. Looks like the network is storing the DNS entry at work and I cant flush that one.

jterp5
08-29-2016, 04:35 PM
Does anyone know what "paid subscriptions" are?

jsmcmullen92
08-29-2016, 06:42 PM
Something Matt set up back in the day. I think it got you a few extra perks but nothing now a days. Rf had talked about doing a paid subscription to keep the ads away but instead runs a yearly fundraiser to help support the cost of the site (like there server and HDS he just had to replace).


Note to RF and Michael, emails are working again. Thanks guys you're the best!

peripheral
08-29-2016, 06:43 PM
Yep, emails working... Well done.

divemaster
08-29-2016, 09:30 PM
I'm glad the e-mails are back.

For the better part of a day I couldn't connect to the site at all. The it seemed to get sorted, but today from the office, no-go again. Some message about "DNS server." But here at home it works fine. I'll check from the office tomorrow to see if it's still bollixed up.

Brian861
08-29-2016, 09:35 PM
Yep, emails working... Well done.

Yes! :dance: Thanks, team!

Brian861
08-29-2016, 10:04 PM
RF, do you know if we'll ever be able to upload the actual size of photos and have the site adjust them accordingly or is that a thing of the past?

stroppygoblin
08-30-2016, 12:12 AM
RF, do you know if we'll ever be able to upload the actual size of photos and have the site adjust them accordingly or is that a thing of the past?

The site has a size limitation Brian, but there are tags you can add when displaying it to make it appear smaller when viewed, but full size when clicked. What specifically are you trying to achieve?

jsmcmullen92
08-30-2016, 04:07 AM
I'm glad the e-mails are back.

For the better part of a day I couldn't connect to the site at all. The it seemed to get sorted, but today from the office, no-go again. Some message about "DNS server." But here at home it works fine. I'll check from the office tomorrow to see if it's still bollixed up.

Did that to me all day yesterday from the office. Came in this morning and everything is working. They must flush out DNS overnight or something here.



RF, do you know if we'll ever be able to upload the actual size of photos and have the site adjust them accordingly or is that a thing of the past?

The site has a size limitation Brian, but there are tags you can add when displaying it to make it appear smaller when viewed, but full size when clicked. What specifically are you trying to achieve?

Simon if you look up thread at this post and above you will see what they are talking about
Post: http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/showthread.php?22-Technical-questions-about-the-site&p=1019470&viewfull=1#post1019470

divemaster
08-30-2016, 04:37 AM
Yeah, I'm in the office and all is working today. So far.

stroppygoblin
08-30-2016, 04:59 AM
I'm glad the e-mails are back.

For the better part of a day I couldn't connect to the site at all. The it seemed to get sorted, but today from the office, no-go again. Some message about "DNS server." But here at home it works fine. I'll check from the office tomorrow to see if it's still bollixed up.

Did that to me all day yesterday from the office. Came in this morning and everything is working. They must flush out DNS overnight or something here.



RF, do you know if we'll ever be able to upload the actual size of photos and have the site adjust them accordingly or is that a thing of the past?

The site has a size limitation Brian, but there are tags you can add when displaying it to make it appear smaller when viewed, but full size when clicked. What specifically are you trying to achieve?

Simon if you look up thread at this post and above you will see what they are talking about
Post: http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/showthread.php?22-Technical-questions-about-the-site&p=1019470&viewfull=1#post1019470

Ok, That file size mentioned is waaay too big to be accepted.

Br!an
08-30-2016, 06:05 AM
The site seems to be working today. :thumbsup:

dnemec
08-30-2016, 06:12 AM
Whatever your son did was terrific! Thanks!

Brian861
08-30-2016, 09:21 AM
I'm glad the e-mails are back.

For the better part of a day I couldn't connect to the site at all. The it seemed to get sorted, but today from the office, no-go again. Some message about "DNS server." But here at home it works fine. I'll check from the office tomorrow to see if it's still bollixed up.

Did that to me all day yesterday from the office. Came in this morning and everything is working. They must flush out DNS overnight or something here.



RF, do you know if we'll ever be able to upload the actual size of photos and have the site adjust them accordingly or is that a thing of the past?

The site has a size limitation Brian, but there are tags you can add when displaying it to make it appear smaller when viewed, but full size when clicked. What specifically are you trying to achieve?

Simon if you look up thread at this post and above you will see what they are talking about
Post: http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/showthread.php?22-Technical-questions-about-the-site&p=1019470&viewfull=1#post1019470

Ok, That file size mentioned is waaay too big to be accepted.

The file size wasn't an issue in the past, Simon. I was able to upload the original size without issue. Last night, I downsized from the original size to large size and it worked fine. I was just curious if that's something I'll need to do always moving forward. Not a big deal if so. Easy enough to do.

Randall Flagg
08-30-2016, 10:04 AM
The photo size parameters haven't changed.

http://www.thedarktower.org/custom/images/1472580246-Photo%20upload%20parameters.jpg

stroppygoblin
08-30-2016, 03:56 PM
Interesting, there is a setting displayed there that pro-ports to resize the image if it's too big. That clearly isn't working.

Randall Flagg
08-30-2016, 05:51 PM
Interesting, there is a setting displayed there that pro-ports to resize the image if it's too big. That clearly isn't working.
Which one?

Brian861
08-30-2016, 09:38 PM
I'm no computer guy by any means but from reading that list, I believe it's probably this one:

If photo upload width or height exceeds maximums, resize upload down to the max dimensions?

Br!an
08-31-2016, 04:26 AM
It resizes it in the forum.

jsmcmullen92
08-31-2016, 04:26 AM
I'm no computer guy by any means but from reading that list, I believe it's probably this one:

If photo upload width or height exceeds maximums, resize upload down to the max dimensions?

Reading that I read that if the length x width is too large size it down. I think the issue is that the file size is too large so it could fit in the length x width but still exceed the file size limit. That may have to be somewhere else.

amd013
09-02-2016, 08:53 AM
I'm having issues uploading photo's. I have tried uploading a couple of photos (1 at a time) several times, but it never shows up in my gallery. I tried cropping the photo to make it smaller, and compressing it to make it the file size smaller, but no luck. I don't get any error messages, it just never shows up in my gallery. Is there a limit to number of photo's, I only have 46 so far. (I couldn't figure out how to delete the existing ones either). I hope these files aren't go to some other unintended location.

Thanks,
Mike

Randall Flagg
09-02-2016, 09:21 AM
I'm having issues uploading photo's. I have tried uploading a couple of photos (1 at a time) several times, but it never shows up in my gallery. I tried cropping the photo to make it smaller, and compressing it to make it the file size smaller, but no luck. I don't get any error messages, it just never shows up in my gallery. Is there a limit to number of photo's, I only have 46 so far. (I couldn't figure out how to delete the existing ones either). I hope these files aren't go to some other unintended location.

Thanks,
Mike


Read upthread about image maximum size. There are restrictions in pixels, and actual file size.

As to deleting photos, there should be a "Photo Options" icon when you are viewing your image.

http://www.thedarktower.org/custom/images/1472836848-Photo%20edit%20options.jpg

ke7285
09-18-2016, 05:35 AM
Is anyone having issue's with e-mail notification when a PM is sent to you, I PM'ed a member about a month ago with offer a sale they had, last time I logged in yike's working out town suck's, I never received e-mail notification of there response. Yes it is turn on in profile and have been getting a e-mail's.

Kevin

Randall Flagg
09-18-2016, 08:31 AM
I'm not sure what parts of your post mean.
I PM'd you as a test to see if you get an email notice.
If you PM someone who hasn't elected in their profile to receive email notifications, then they receive the PM only.

J

Br!an
09-20-2016, 06:07 AM
When uploading a photo to the gallery, it sometimes goes to a queue instead of to my page. The queue seems to hold the files indefinitely.

Randall Flagg
09-20-2016, 08:25 AM
The file size and or the picture dimensions are too large.

Iwritecode
10-18-2016, 08:43 AM
http://www.thedarktower.org/gallery/data/500/DT5.JPG

I've noticed in the last few weeks that when I resize the screen, the ribbons across the top of the page get squished up instead of resizing. Like in this pic you can see the search text box is covering up some of the wording and the "new posts" is covered as well.

It's not a huge deal but thought I'd let you know that it's happening.

Randall Flagg
10-18-2016, 12:10 PM
What browser are you using?
What device?

Iwritecode
10-18-2016, 12:21 PM
I'm using Chrome but I just checked and it happens with IE as well. On a PC.

Randall Flagg
10-18-2016, 01:38 PM
I'm using Chrome but I just checked and it happens with IE as well. On a PC.
Not sure what your display resolution is, but once you zoom to 125% or more it does begin to overlap. The PC laptop I'm using now has a 1366 x 768 resolution. I haven't tried it yet on a larger/higher resolution screen.
I normally view at 100%, so haven't encountered the issue. Interestingly, the issue dies not present on my android phone (Samsung Note 3) using IE, or Firefox.

Iwritecode
10-19-2016, 05:15 AM
My resolution is 1920 x 1200. Like I said, it's not really a big deal. Just something I happened to notice.

I usually have a Chrome window open in the corner of one of my screens but I keep it pretty small. It's among the other dozen or so windows/applications I have running at any given time.

jsmcmullen92
10-19-2016, 07:51 AM
Basically it is caused by the HTML/CSS. From what I can see the tabs are an unordered list and the next set of menu items a nested unordered list. Since these are not contained they can lay over each other. Also since the seach bar floats over everything and there is no right margin for it in the tabs it will float over the tabs and they will not drop to the next level until they hit the right side of the div they are encapsulated in.

TLDR
HTML/CSS is a fickle bitch and it's more work than it's worth. (Or maybe that's my distaste for CSS talking)

Brian861
10-19-2016, 08:19 AM
Basically it is caused by the HTML/CSS. From what I can see the tabs are an unordered list and the next set of menu items a nested unordered list. Since these are not contained they can lay over each other. Also since the seach bar floats over everything and there is no right margin for it in the tabs it will float over the tabs and they will not drop to the next level until they hit the right side of the dive they are encapsulated in.

TLDR
HTML/CSS is a fickle bitch and it's more work than it's worth. (Or maybe that's my distaste for CSS talking)

:confused: Speak 'Merican, son! :angry:

jsmcmullen92
10-19-2016, 08:32 AM
Basically it is caused by the HTML/CSS. From what I can see the tabs are an unordered list and the next set of menu items a nested unordered list. Since these are not contained they can lay over each other. Also since the seach bar floats over everything and there is no right margin for it in the tabs it will float over the tabs and they will not drop to the next level until they hit the right side of the div they are encapsulated in.

TLDR
HTML/CSS is a fickle bitch and it's more work than it's worth. (Or maybe that's my distaste for CSS talking)

:confused: Speak 'Merican, son! :angry:

Go ask Simon he is my translator :) (But he will translate it to British... sorry)

stroppygoblin
10-19-2016, 08:33 AM
Basically it is caused by the HTML/CSS. From what I can see the tabs are an unordered list and the next set of menu items a nested unordered list. Since these are not contained they can lay over each other. Also since the seach bar floats over everything and there is no right margin for it in the tabs it will float over the tabs and they will not drop to the next level until they hit the right side of the dive they are encapsulated in.

TLDR
HTML/CSS is a fickle bitch and it's more work than it's worth. (Or maybe that's my distaste for CSS talking)

:confused: Speak 'Merican, son! :angry:

I'll translate..
Them big words at the top that open up strange parts of the site so ya don't never click 'em, are all made up of code-y stuff. some of it don't always work for them folks with tiny screens, but if y'all got a computer screen that matches ya'll's TeeVee then you jus fine.

jsmcmullen92
10-19-2016, 08:36 AM
I take it back he translates to 'Merican pretty well

Brian861
10-19-2016, 08:38 AM
Basically it is caused by the HTML/CSS. From what I can see the tabs are an unordered list and the next set of menu items a nested unordered list. Since these are not contained they can lay over each other. Also since the seach bar floats over everything and there is no right margin for it in the tabs it will float over the tabs and they will not drop to the next level until they hit the right side of the dive they are encapsulated in.

TLDR
HTML/CSS is a fickle bitch and it's more work than it's worth. (Or maybe that's my distaste for CSS talking)

:confused: Speak 'Merican, son! :angry:

I'll translate..
Them big words at the top that open up strange parts of the site so ya don't never click 'em, are all made up of code-y stuff. some of it don't always work for them folks with tiny screens, but if y'all got a computer screen that matches ya'll's TeeVee then you jus fine.

:rofl: Love it!

Brian861
10-19-2016, 08:39 AM
I take it back he translates to 'Merican pretty well

No doubt! He's definitely read too much 'Merican Lit. and watched too much 'Merican TeeVee.

zelig
10-19-2016, 09:03 AM
Spot on Simon.

Br!an
10-19-2016, 09:05 AM
I take it back he translates to 'Merican pretty well

No doubt! He's definitely read too much 'Merican Lit. and watched too much 'Merican TeeVee.

I blame his American friends. :evil::wtf:

stroppygoblin
10-19-2016, 09:09 AM
I take it back he translates to 'Merican pretty well

No doubt! He's definitely read too much 'Merican Lit. and watched too much 'Merican TeeVee.

I blame his American friends. :evil::wtf:

Yeah, I should be more careful whom I drink with... :)

Randall Flagg
10-19-2016, 10:26 AM
Basically it is caused by the HTML/CSS. From what I can see the tabs are an unordered list and the next set of menu items a nested unordered list. Since these are not contained they can lay over each other. Also since the seach bar floats over everything and there is no right margin for it in the tabs it will float over the tabs and they will not drop to the next level until they hit the right side of the dive they are encapsulated in.

TLDR
HTML/CSS is a fickle bitch and it's more work than it's worth. (Or maybe that's my distaste for CSS talking)

:confused: Speak 'Merican, son! :angry:

I'll translate..
Them big words at the top that open up strange parts of the site so ya don't never click 'em, are all made up of code-y stuff. some of it don't always work for them folks with tiny screens, but if y'all got a computer screen that matches ya'll's TeeVee then you jus fine.


Bigger usually is better. It's sometimes difficult bringing my 70" HDTV on board a plane. It's even tight in 1st Class.

Jon
10-22-2016, 02:51 AM
Yeah, I should be more careful whom I drink with... :)


...with whom I drink? LOL

tomhank1511
11-22-2016, 11:06 PM
i like whisky, thank you

herbertwest
12-22-2016, 07:20 AM
Dumb question which I probably already asked before : if I am searching for a specific post by a specific member, I get a result being a thread... but with no link to at least the page containing that post
eg : do i really have to go through the 92 pages of the thread to find that post?

I usually try to go through google to find what I am looking for, but it aint always useful if for instance the page/post hasnt been indexed.
Any power user tip? :)

Iwritecode
12-22-2016, 08:47 AM
Dumb question which I probably already asked before : if I am searching for a specific post by a specific member, I get a result being a thread... but with no link to at least the page containing that post
eg : do i really have to go through the 92 pages of the thread to find that post?

I usually try to go through google to find what I am looking for, but it aint always useful if for instance the page/post hasnt been indexed.
Any power user tip? :)

You can search within a specific thread.

jsmcmullen92
12-22-2016, 09:57 AM
Dumb question which I probably already asked before : if I am searching for a specific post by a specific member, I get a result being a thread... but with no link to at least the page containing that post
eg : do i really have to go through the 92 pages of the thread to find that post?

I usually try to go through google to find what I am looking for, but it aint always useful if for instance the page/post hasnt been indexed.
Any power user tip? :)

You can search within a specific thread.

Advanced search then select Search Single content type tab.
enter your search criteria then at the bottom choose show results as posts rather than threads.

Br!an
12-22-2016, 10:23 AM
Dumb question which I probably already asked before : if I am searching for a specific post by a specific member, I get a result being a thread... but with no link to at least the page containing that post
eg : do i really have to go through the 92 pages of the thread to find that post?

I usually try to go through google to find what I am looking for, but it aint always useful if for instance the page/post hasnt been indexed.
Any power user tip? :)

You can search within a specific thread.

Advanced search then select Search Single content type tab.
enter your search criteria then at the bottom choose show results as posts rather than threads.

This is the way to do it. :thumbsup:

herbertwest
12-23-2016, 01:30 AM
"enter your search criteria then at the bottom choose show results as posts rather than threads."

Where is that?

Many thanks, it's been bugging me since ages !

stroppygoblin
12-23-2016, 04:03 AM
"enter your search criteria then at the bottom choose show results as posts rather than threads."

Where is that?

Many thanks, it's been bugging me since ages !

You are probably searching the entire site, for which this option is not shown. Use the search tool on the specific forum you are interested in (see below)

http://i938.photobucket.com/albums/ad223/stroppygoblin/8821ae6a-5af4-4ada-aecf-42d67572d323_zpstmumhds2.png

herbertwest
12-23-2016, 04:41 AM
I never actually noticed this button.

Seems a bit archaic, but ok.
So if i am looking for something, i must :
1) do a global search, to find the thread
2) do a search in the thread to find the actual post

Is there really nothing simpler?

stroppygoblin
12-23-2016, 04:49 AM
As pretty much anything collector related gets posted in Calvin's Corner, you really only need to open that at the top level and search there. It will search sub threads below the one you are viewing.

zelig
12-23-2016, 04:54 AM
What I've found really works well is I use google but limit the search to this site only. Just include "site:thedarktower.org" after your search term. That will limit the search results to this site only. It has worked almost every time for me in terms of finding what I'm looking for.

mae
12-23-2016, 04:55 AM
If looking for a specific post by a specific member, simply open their user page (click their username in any post and select View Profile), then just click this button under their user card: http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/images/Take5_fluid/site_icons/forum.png (Final all posts). Then just go through and find the post, it should be in chronological order.

herbertwest
12-23-2016, 05:09 AM
What I've found really works well is I use google but limit the search to this site only. Just include "site:thedarktower.org" after your search term. That will limit the search results to this site only. It has worked almost every time for me in terms of finding what I'm looking for.

Usually works, not always if the content hasnt been indexed by Google.

@stroppygoblin : thanks !

Br!an
12-23-2016, 05:20 AM
"enter your search criteria then at the bottom choose show results as posts rather than threads."

Where is that?

Many thanks, it's been bugging me since ages !

Click Advanced Search - click the Search Single Content Type tab - look near the bottom of the page for Show Results as: - click Posts - look below that for Save Search Preferences - click Go

You can now enter your search terms. The page will provide results as posts.
Now whenever you want to search for posts just click Advanced Search then click the Search Single Content Type tab and enter your search string. The page will already be set to return results as posts.
http://www.thedarktower.org/gallery/data/500/Search_Forums_-_Palaver_-_A_forum_for_Stephen_King_fans_Book_Collectors.png

herbertwest
12-23-2016, 05:30 AM
Aaaah thanks! I knew that sometimes in the past I used to see the results like this.
I just keep not noticing the tab "search single content type" or keep thinking that I *am* already in that tab

Thanks a lot!

stroppygoblin
12-23-2016, 06:33 AM
ah, interesting, so the top level search defaults to Multiple content type and the thread search defaults to single content type - hence the different views. I had never noticed that either. Thanks Brian!

Bev Vincent
12-23-2016, 06:37 AM
SNL thread locked, presumably by accident.

http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/showthread.php?20635-Saturday-Night-Live

mae
12-23-2016, 06:43 AM
Looks like it was already fixed.

Brian861
12-24-2016, 07:05 PM
Is there a way to move photos from my gallery into an album?

Randall Flagg
12-25-2016, 06:23 AM
Is there a way to move photos from my gallery into an album?
Not sure what you mean by that. In member Galleries you have a "folder" it's your user name and there are 361 pictures in it.

Brian861
12-25-2016, 01:32 PM
Is there a way to move photos from my gallery into an album?
Not sure what you mean by that. In member Galleries you have a "folder" it's your user name and there are 361 pictures in it.

Well I created an album and was wanting to move photos into that specific album from the gallery folder. Probably a better explanation of my intentions.

Randall Flagg
12-26-2016, 05:59 AM
I'll look into it. It may not be simple to do.

Brian861
12-26-2016, 07:12 AM
I'll look into it. It may not be simple to do.

Ok, Jerome. Thanks.

bdwyer19
01-17-2017, 12:08 PM
How can I provide my iTrader feedback score to my profile?

Randall Flagg
01-17-2017, 12:24 PM
How can I provide my iTrader feedback score to my profile?
There was an add on for that purpose, but it was for Vbulletin 3.xxxx.
I haven't found one for version 4.0.8

divemaster
01-20-2017, 10:29 AM
How do I leave a positive iTrader nugget for someone? I've done it in the past several times but now I can't find the link for the life of me.

jsmcmullen92
01-20-2017, 10:34 AM
How do I leave a positive iTrader nugget for someone? I've done it in the past several times but now I can't find the link for the life of me.

You can click the feedback score under their name on a post then on the right there is submit feedback for <user>

divemaster
01-20-2017, 11:03 AM
Ok, thanks! That worked. It would be easier, I think, to be able to access "leave feedback for others" from the iTrader dropdown, or at least from your own iTrader profile or options. Just a thought.

Randall Flagg
01-20-2017, 01:16 PM
Ok, thanks! That worked. It would be easier, I think, to be able to access "leave feedback for others" from the iTrader dropdown, or at least from your own iTrader profile or options. Just a thought.
iTrader is an add-on for vBulletin. If someone sees a better option, please let me know.

Randall Flagg
02-06-2017, 02:28 PM
FYI, I think the Calendar is now enabled for access.

susan1511
03-03-2017, 06:40 PM
Ok, thanks! That worked.

Jon
03-04-2017, 09:03 PM
FYI, I think the Calendar is now enabled for access.


The Calendar changes every year..it makes my head spin...the world moves so fast!!

herbertwest
03-06-2017, 12:05 PM
Is it me or the website was down for the past 10 hours or more?

Bev Vincent
03-06-2017, 12:18 PM
Is it me or the website was down for the past 10 hours or more?

Running fine for me.

Brian861
03-06-2017, 12:29 PM
No problems here either.

Randall Flagg
03-06-2017, 12:39 PM
Running hot and fast. No outages. Our new server is pretty fast.

Br!an
03-06-2017, 12:42 PM
Ari mentioned a problem in the Random thread.

Probably just a NSA routing problem. :wtf:

Iwritecode
03-06-2017, 02:12 PM
I've been having trouble logging in as well. On my phone now. Desktop gives me an error.

Jon
03-07-2017, 06:54 PM
Probably just a NSA routing problem. :wtf:


:panic:

Randall Flagg
03-08-2017, 11:59 AM
Perhaps some of our savvy tech people can advise. Several members all of a sudden are having trouble accessing the site. One member said he couldn't access on his regular desktop or laptop using Chrome or IE.
He was able to access via his tablet.
He says his wife tried from work and it said "Forbidden". That could be a work intentional blockage. Advice would be appreciated.

Bev Vincent
03-08-2017, 12:21 PM
Perhaps some of our savvy tech people can advise. Several members all of a sudden are having trouble accessing the site. One member said he couldn't access on his regular desktop or laptop using Chrome or IE.
He was able to access via his tablet.
He says his wife tried from work and it said "Forbidden". That could be a work intentional blockage. Advice would be appreciated.

A number of times today, on a desktop device, I've gotten messages that I couldn't connect, but if I left the browser window open, it would connect after a few seconds.

herbertwest
03-08-2017, 12:49 PM
A couple of days ago, I couldnt access it at work. I had an error message about DNS and timeout. Didnt change anything in the proxy settings.
This morning it was a bit slow but then worked.
I have no idea why is that.

stroppygoblin
03-08-2017, 01:10 PM
It's possible that the hosting of the site has undergone some upgrades or changes (not the actual computer it is running the site, but the domain hosts)

This may have meant some DNS changes that have slowly propagated around the world.

ur2ndbiggestfan
03-08-2017, 01:45 PM
I am lately having a helluva time connecting to, and then staying connected, to this site. Everywhere else I go there is no problem.

mae
03-08-2017, 01:50 PM
Yeah probably just a DNS cache issue. On a PC one would go to Start and type in cmd and hit Enter, then type into the black box ipconfig/flushdns and hit Enter. That should take care of it. On an iPhone or iPad just put the device in airplane mode for 5-10 seconds.

T-Dogz_AK47
03-08-2017, 01:57 PM
I have had a nightmare with getting access to this site over the last few days. It is 50/50 whether I can get in and when I do, the connection sometimes crashes just by clicking on a thread.

I receive the following error message:


This site can’t be reached

The webpage at http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/search.php?do=getnew&contenttype=vBForum_Post might be temporarily down or it may have moved permanently to a new web address.
Search Google for dark tower org palaver search

ERR_NAME_RESOLUTION_FAILED

Merlin1958
03-08-2017, 06:02 PM
I have had a nightmare with getting access to this site over the last few days. It is 50/50 whether I can get in and when I do, the connection sometimes crashes just by clicking on a thread.

I receive the following error message:


This site can’t be reached

The webpage at http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/search.php?do=getnew&contenttype=vBForum_Post might be temporarily down or it may have moved permanently to a new web address.
Search Google for dark tower org palaver search

ERR_NAME_RESOLUTION_FAILED


Likely this is due to all the, Brits "Breaking the WWW"!!! lol It's a "Trump" thing isn't it? lol lol

ke7285
03-09-2017, 06:23 AM
Yeah probably just a DNS cache issue. On a PC one would go to Start and type in cmd and hit Enter, then type into the black box ipconfig/flushdns and hit Enter. That should take care of it. On an iPhone or iPad just put the device in airplane mode for 5-10 seconds.

Putting Apple devices into airplane mode worked for me!

Iwritecode
03-09-2017, 07:39 AM
I have had a nightmare with getting access to this site over the last few days. It is 50/50 whether I can get in and when I do, the connection sometimes crashes just by clicking on a thread.

I receive the following error message:


This site can’t be reached

The webpage at http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/search.php?do=getnew&contenttype=vBForum_Post might be temporarily down or it may have moved permanently to a new web address.
Search Google for dark tower org palaver search

ERR_NAME_RESOLUTION_FAILED

Same for me. Lately I've able to get on when I first come here. Then I click around to a few threads and after maybe 10 minutes I suddenly start getting the above error and can't get in the rest of the day.

MandaBunny
03-09-2017, 07:42 AM
I am lately having a helluva time connecting to, and then staying connected, to this site. Everywhere else I go there is no problem.

My last fully functioning day was last Saturday, 3/4. After that I could access the site for a few minutes in the morning and then it would crap out for the rest of the day. I tried three computers and my mobile, using Chrome, IE, Firefox; they all had the same results. Cleared cache and history and cookies - everything I could think of but nothing seemed to work except waiting until the next morning. Today it's running like RF said, hot and fast - no issues.

dnemec
03-09-2017, 07:59 AM
I have had a nightmare with getting access to this site over the last few days. It is 50/50 whether I can get in and when I do, the connection sometimes crashes just by clicking on a thread.

I receive the following error message:


This site can’t be reached

The webpage at http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/search.php?do=getnew&contenttype=vBForum_Post might be temporarily down or it may have moved permanently to a new web address.
Search Google for dark tower org palaver search

ERR_NAME_RESOLUTION_FAILED

Same for me. Lately I've able to get on when I first come here. Then I click around to a few threads and after maybe 10 minutes I suddenly start getting the above error and can't get in the rest of the day.

Been getting the same error. After waiting a few minutes and clicking refresh a few times, it comes up. But it hasn't come up on the first try for a few days now. I figured it was just me (my computer is fairly new), until someone else mentioned it.

ladysai
03-09-2017, 08:48 AM
Ive had the same error issues the last few days as well. (on Chrome for Android)
Cleared caches yesterday & it didnt help.
Cleared cache & site settings today; hopefully that'll work.

stroppygoblin
03-09-2017, 09:14 AM
Personally I haven't had a single issue (and I'm on this site a LOT :)), but it's clear many people are not so lucky.

RF, maybe you should contact your Domain host and ask if they are doing any sort of maintenance that would affect the resolution of the domain name. (if you haven't already done so of course..)

Shannon
03-09-2017, 10:02 AM
Over the past few days, the background to the website has been blue. And most boxed backgrounds, like what I'm typing in right now, are black.

sentinel
03-09-2017, 11:12 AM
I have had on again/off again issues also, same error messages as above, and it has happen on different computers, different servers and IOS phone.

Brian861
03-09-2017, 01:40 PM
Personally I haven't had a single issue (and I'm on this site a LOT :)), but it's clear many people are not so lucky.

RF, maybe you should contact your Domain host and ask if they are doing any sort of maintenance that would affect the resolution of the domain name. (if you haven't already done so of course..)

No issues at all here either. Except that I can't view images upload from ImageShack. Could it possibly be an ISP issue as well?

Randall Flagg
03-09-2017, 06:29 PM
Personally I haven't had a single issue (and I'm on this site a LOT :)), but it's clear many people are not so lucky.

RF, maybe you should contact your Domain host and ask if they are doing any sort of maintenance that would affect the resolution of the domain name. (if you haven't already done so of course..)

No issues at all here either. Except that I can't view images upload from ImageShack. Could it possibly be an ISP issue as well?
Example please. Obviously not the image you can't see, but the URL

Iwritecode
03-10-2017, 06:44 AM
Site seems to be behaving itself now. Worked all day yesterday with no problems.

Brian861
03-10-2017, 07:30 AM
No issues at all here either. Except that I can't view images upload from ImageShack. Could it possibly be an ISP issue as well?
Example please. Obviously not the image you can't see, but the URL

Specifically, I can't see photos in andyg75's collection thread. Just the black box with the white x. Here is the URL from one of the photos. https://imageshack.com/i/plYKhn0nj5

jsmcmullen92
03-10-2017, 07:32 AM
No issues at all here either. Except that I can't view images upload from ImageShack. Could it possibly be an ISP issue as well?
Example please. Obviously not the image you can't see, but the URL

Specifically, I can't see photos in andyg75's collection thread. Just the black box with the white x. Here is the URL from one of the photos. https://imageshack.com/i/plYKhn0nj5

Looks like he deleted that photo. Hence why it wont display :)

Brian861
03-10-2017, 07:48 AM
No issues at all here either. Except that I can't view images upload from ImageShack. Could it possibly be an ISP issue as well?
Example please. Obviously not the image you can't see, but the URL

Specifically, I can't see photos in andyg75's collection thread. Just the black box with the white x. Here is the URL from one of the photos. https://imageshack.com/i/plYKhn0nj5

Looks like he deleted that photo. Hence why it wont display :)

:orely: Seems like everyone else is able to view his photos there. No biggie but his are the only ones I have issues with.

ur2ndbiggestfan
03-10-2017, 09:18 AM
It's getting better every day. Even at 4:30 this morning when I had to go put oil in my generator, which has been going for over two days now after the 60-70 MPH winds knocked out over one million people's power and blew a bunch of shingles off my roof right above the library portion of my house. But the roof has been patched, they promise power back on by Sunday evening, and Palaver seems to be working fine again. Only downer is I wasn't chosen to buy the new limited edition King/Chizmar book, of which I have mixed emotions because I can't really afford it but I want it anyway! Life goes on.

dnemec
03-10-2017, 09:24 AM
Site is popping right up today. This is why I don't like to complain - as soon as I do, the damn thing fixes itself!

Br!an
03-10-2017, 09:26 AM
Site is popping right up today. This is why I don't like to complain - as soon as I do, the damn thing fixes itself!

Wouldn't that mean that you should complain more often? :orely:

Br!an
03-11-2017, 06:47 AM
Sometimes I'll click "Edit Post" and the edit window comes up empty without any text to edit. :orely:

Randall Flagg
03-11-2017, 11:50 AM
Sometimes I'll click "Edit Post" and the edit window comes up empty without any text to edit. :orely:
I'm guessing you use Firefox...

Br!an
03-11-2017, 02:44 PM
Sometimes I'll click "Edit Post" and the edit window comes up empty without any text to edit. :orely:
I'm guessing you use Firefox...

Correct.

Randall Flagg
03-11-2017, 03:57 PM
Sometimes I'll click "Edit Post" and the edit window comes up empty without any text to edit. :orely:
I'm guessing you use Firefox...

Correct.
It's a crappy workaround but you can (per a guru here, I'd have never figured it out):

1. when you open the edit page on the right next to the box there is the editor section A/A click that then click preview article and it will appear.
2. Navigate to settings > general Settings > Miscellaneous Options > Message Editor Interface: and change it to standard.
That will change it to the old school editor that most of us are used to. If you like the new editor then you can use #1 or swap to Chrome :)

Jon
03-11-2017, 08:02 PM
Oh thanks...I just thought it was the really good craft beer!

Jon
03-12-2017, 05:40 PM
Beore entering my password (on Firefox) I got a grey box and, when clicked upon..I got this.


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Firefox will display a grey lock icon with a red strike-through in the address bar, when a login page you’re viewing does not have a secure connection. This is to inform you that if you enter your password it could be stolen by eavesdroppers and attackers.

Starting in Firefox version 52, you will also see a warning message when you click inside the login box to enter a username or password.
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Not recommended: You can also continue to log in to the website even if the connection is insecure, but do so at your own risk. If you do go this route, try to use a unique password or a password that you don’t also use for other important sites.
About insecure pages

Pages that need to transmit private information, such as credit cards, personal information and passwords, need to have a secure connection to help prevent attackers from stealing your information. (Tip: A secure connection will have "HTTPS" in the address bar, along with a green lock icon (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-do-i-tell-if-my-connection-is-secure#w_green-padlock_2).)
Pages that don’t transmit any private information can have an unencrypted connection (HTTP). It is not advised to enter private information, such as passwords, on a web page that shows HTTP in the address bar. The information you enter can be stolen over this insecure connection.
Note for developers

For developers looking to learn more about this warning, please see this page (https://developer.mozilla.org/docs/Web/Security/Insecure_passwords). The page explains when and why Firefox shows this warning, and will also provide some details on how to fix the issue. For more information, see this blog post (https://blog.mozilla.org/tanvi/2016/01/28/no-more-passwords-over-http-please/) and this Site Compatibility document (https://www.fxsitecompat.com/en-CA/docs/2016/insecure-password-input-warning-will-be-enabled-by-default/).








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Randall Flagg
03-12-2017, 07:48 PM
You will need to go into a submenu of Firefox and give an exemption to the site.

Fyi, even the best get hacked.
Doubtful anyone wantsto hack you.

stroppygoblin
03-12-2017, 10:50 PM
This is a meaningless message with regards to this site. All it is saying is that the site does not have an alternative https address and port 443 (or similar) has not been opened.

HTTPS access is mainly associated with entering of payment Information. As the site does not accept any form of direct payment (even the contribution widget redirects to a payment gateway) no-one should have any concerns over security.

Jon
03-13-2017, 01:04 PM
Yeah...I wasn't worried.

Just an F.Y.I.

webstar1000
03-30-2017, 11:14 AM
I cannot change my avatar... keeps blocking me... how do you make it a perfect 200x200? Anyone? Never had this issue before...

fernandito
03-30-2017, 11:20 AM
Reduce the size of the image to meet the parameters.

webstar1000
03-30-2017, 11:22 AM
Reduce the size of the image to meet the parameters.

How? It isnt as big as 200 in the first place though...

Randall Flagg
03-30-2017, 11:24 AM
Reduce the size of the image to meet the parameters.

How? It isnt as big as 200 in the first place though...
Change it the same way you changed it a few days back when you went to the CD logo.

webstar1000
03-30-2017, 11:25 AM
Reduce the size of the image to meet the parameters.

How? It isnt as big as 200 in the first place though...
Change it the same way you changed it a few days back when you went to the CD logo.

Something isn't right. The file is SMALL. And below the size. I even had my designer change it... still says it is this huge file.. which it is not... weird. I cannot even use avatars from the past either.

Randall Flagg
03-30-2017, 11:31 AM
I deleted your CD avatar.
Try to put a new image up.

Br!an
03-30-2017, 12:57 PM
I cannot change my avatar... keeps blocking me... how do you make it a perfect 200x200? Anyone? Never had this issue before...

As long as it is smaller than 200x200 then it should load. I use a free app called PhotoScape (http://www.photoscape.org/ps/main/download.php)to reduce photos and other simple edits like cropping.

Jon
03-30-2017, 06:52 PM
I cannot change my avatar... keeps blocking me... how do you make it a perfect 200x200? Anyone? Never had this issue before...

You cannot change your avatar...it must first want to change.

TCCBodhi
04-03-2017, 11:24 PM
I cannot change my avatar... keeps blocking me... how do you make it a perfect 200x200? Anyone? Never had this issue before...

On Windows, I generally R-Click, choose Edit. Crop the image so that it is square. Then you can choose 'Resize', select 'Pixels', change the larger number to 200, which should adjust the smaller (if there is one) appropriately. Then File>Save As.

You should be able to use it then. If you're on a Mac, then I have no idea!

Br!an
05-01-2017, 09:06 AM
The sellers to avoid thread is locked.

http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/showthread.php?2482-Book-Dealers-eBay-sellers-dt.org-buyers-sellers-to-Avoid-like-the-Plague

Jon
07-10-2017, 06:31 AM
http://i973.photobucket.com/albums/ae214/denny111/thread.jpg

Brian861
08-25-2017, 01:27 PM
This problem just started recently and I wanted to see if it's only affecting me. When I click on a link provided within a thread, my browser freezes up and won't load the link. It also freezes up when I go to load "Show all smiles" for the emoji drop down. I think I'm using Internet Explorer 10, 11 or whichever one it is now :confused: Just odd that I never seemed to have this problem before. I am able to open links on other sites and emails. Thanks!

Randall Flagg
08-25-2017, 01:31 PM
Not at my laptop to test IE.
As a test, right click on a link and open in a new tab.
Emoji test will have to wait.
Hard to test multiple browsers on my phone.

Brian861
08-25-2017, 01:44 PM
Not at my laptop to test IE.
As a test, right click on a link and open in a new tab.
Emoji test will have to wait.
Hard to test multiple browsers on my phone.

No worries, Jerome. Thanks for looking into it when ya get the time. Open in new tab works as well as open in new window.

Randall Flagg
08-25-2017, 02:15 PM
I just tries with IE 11.45 (or some extension). No problem.

Brian861
08-25-2017, 02:54 PM
I just tries with IE 11.45 (or some extension). No problem.

:orely: something funky on my end I reckon.

Randall Flagg
08-25-2017, 02:56 PM
I just tries with IE 11.45 (or some extension). No problem.

:orely: something funky on my end I reckon.
Try another browser (unless a work comp).

Brian861
08-25-2017, 02:58 PM
I just tries with IE 11.45 (or some extension). No problem.

:orely: something funky on my end I reckon.
Try another browser (unless a work comp).

Ok, will do.

Brian861
08-25-2017, 03:08 PM
Works fine in Safari.

Brian861
08-27-2017, 04:43 PM
Funny how a reboot fixes everything :|

bdwyer19
08-30-2017, 07:39 AM
With talk in another thread about uploading pictures to the Gallery, I am only able to do that via my computer. On my phone, 'Gallery' (to the right of Stephen King Collectibles) is covered up by the Search box. So I have no way of accessing the gallery while mobile.

webstar1000
08-30-2017, 07:54 AM
With talk in another thread about uploading pictures to the Gallery, I am only able to do that via my computer. On my phone, 'Gallery' (to the right of Stephen King Collectibles) is covered up by the Search box. So I have no way of accessing the gallery while mobile.

Are you using that Brian? I just came here to ask more help too.. all my pics are on my Iphone..

bdwyer19
08-30-2017, 08:17 AM
With talk in another thread about uploading pictures to the Gallery, I am only able to do that via my computer. On my phone, 'Gallery' (to the right of Stephen King Collectibles) is covered up by the Search box. So I have no way of accessing the gallery while mobile.

Are you using that Brian? I just came here to ask more help too.. all my pics are on my Iphone..

I am. Works easily off my computer. Not so well on my phone.

webstar1000
08-30-2017, 08:18 AM
With talk in another thread about uploading pictures to the Gallery, I am only able to do that via my computer. On my phone, 'Gallery' (to the right of Stephen King Collectibles) is covered up by the Search box. So I have no way of accessing the gallery while mobile.

Are you using that Brian? I just came here to ask more help too.. all my pics are on my Iphone..

I am. Works easily off my computer. Not so well on my phone.

WAY better off my phone. Chad showed me how. It rocks!

Randall Flagg
08-30-2017, 08:31 AM
Turn your phone to landscape orientation and zoom a bit in on the screen. When you see the Gallery word, touch just left of the "G", you should then be taken to the Gallery. This is on an android. No idea about (cr)apple phones.

Bev Vincent
09-08-2017, 06:53 AM
Thread inadvertently locked: http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/showthread.php?18921-Mr.-Mercedes-limited-series&p=1077639#post1077639

Randall Flagg
09-18-2017, 12:48 PM
FYI, I'm working on the lag time/double post issue.

stroppygoblin
09-20-2017, 12:41 AM
FYI, I'm working on the lag time/double post issue.

Good man! Been seeing a lot of this just recently.

jhanic
09-22-2017, 12:35 PM
One way to get rid of the double post if it happens to you is to edit the second one and, in the lower right corner there's a "Delete" button. Just click that, answer yes when it asks you if you want to delete the post. I've done this a few times.

John

Randall Flagg
10-05-2017, 11:50 AM
Obviously it hasn't been fixed (otherwise I wouldn't be mentioning it), but I'm aware of and unhappy with the duplicate posts problem. Working on it.

Jon
10-07-2017, 07:29 PM
When I visit Sir_Bomme's NSFW art thread I get a funny feeling in my pants. Maybe I need to adjust my trouser settings.

Randall Flagg
10-09-2017, 08:57 AM
I just changed a board setting to see if it helps, makes matters, worse, does nothing.

stroppygoblin
10-09-2017, 08:58 AM
great - I'll keep an eye for any dup posts from now

Randall Flagg
10-17-2017, 01:44 PM
I haven't seen any duplicate posts lately, nor any adverse effects from the change I made.

stroppygoblin
10-17-2017, 03:30 PM
confirmed. No dupes since the change.

Randall Flagg
10-17-2017, 04:03 PM
<----------------Proud of myself. Did it without help from my sons.

jhanic
10-17-2017, 04:10 PM
Congratulations, RF!!!

John

stroppygoblin
10-17-2017, 04:17 PM
<----------------Proud of myself. Did it without help from my sons.

https://cdn.theatlantic.com/static/mt/assets/science/bender-applause_medium.gif

webstar1000
10-18-2017, 10:52 AM
Who updates the "chronological list of signed limiteds" It is missing the Sleeping beauties UK and US releases

mae
10-18-2017, 11:05 AM
Is it just me or does clicking Edit Post takes you to a new page to edit your post, and does not pop open the editing field right there on the page?

stroppygoblin
10-19-2017, 08:35 AM
Is it just me or does clicking Edit Post takes you to a new page to edit your post, and does not pop open the editing field right there on the page?

Yes, this is new. Only noticed it in the last few days or o.

stroppygoblin
10-19-2017, 08:44 AM
Who updates the "chronological list of signed limiteds" It is missing the Sleeping beauties UK and US releases

Thanks Kris - updated.

Randall Flagg
10-19-2017, 08:45 AM
I'm not getting it using Mozilla and Windows 10.

mae
10-31-2017, 05:22 AM
Hey RF, can you take a look at this issue some are having with Netflix links starting here: http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/showthread.php?20798-Netflix&p=1085518&viewfull=1#post1085518

And the Edit Post is still happening for me, weird.

Randall Flagg
10-31-2017, 06:43 AM
Working on the issue. It IS NOT malware.

jsmcmullen92
11-03-2017, 04:55 AM
Yo Flaggggggggggggggggg you locked the secret santa forum

stroppygoblin
11-03-2017, 06:16 AM
Yo Flaggggggggggggggggg you locked the secret santa forum

re-opened

Brian861
11-09-2017, 11:18 AM
Love the new added feature to bulk upload photos! Huge thanks to whomever added it!

Randall Flagg
11-09-2017, 12:26 PM
Stroppygoblin

stroppygoblin
11-09-2017, 02:07 PM
Do we think 5 upload slots is enough? Itís an easy change to add more, I just didnít want to overload the UI too much.