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xyphic
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2005 7:47 am    Post subject: Site problems Reply with quote

Hi all,

As you can see, the site is back online. In order to keep it that way, please be patient while pages load. When many people are trying to access the site at the same time, pages may take longer than usual to load. Please do *not* keep refreshing the page; it will load eventually! Constant refreshing by so many people causes undue stress on the site (not to mention the site admin!) so please be patient. There's plenty of time to finish the
contest. Smile

Thanks for your patience,
xyphic
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2005 7:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No probs, it just shows how succesful your site is!

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2005 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome back!
Starved of new puzzles to solve, I wrote a few new ones instead Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2005 1:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Most users ever online was 42 on Tue Apr 26, 2005 9:06 pm


Least users ever online was about 10 mins later Angelic
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xyphic
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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2005 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi all,

With the imminent release of Paul Trigger's latest case, I would again like to ask that you be patient with the site at the time of launch. In particular, please do not keep refreshing the page - that was the cause of all our problems last time, and I'm sure none of us would like the site to disappear again!

The contest will be made live at 9pm - if you refresh the content page a few minutes after the launch, you'll be guaranteed to see the contest and we'll (hopefully) have a trouble-free launch.

Thanks for listening,
xyphic
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 7:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi all

I understand that the site was down for a while yesterday (although I wasn't around to witness it, I'm afraid). Many apologies for any frustration this caused. It looks as though our service provider was having problems and that we were a knock on effect of this.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

All

I'm afraid I've just had to do perform a database restoration. This means that any changes made to the forum or contest progress between 3:48am UTC on March 18th and just now (~10:40am UTC March 19th) will have been lost. My sincere apologies for this. I'm only aware of one forum post from janet (which I have copied and will PM to you, janet) but I don't know about PMs or answers entered.

Once again, many apologies. Embarassed

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2023 3:11 pm    Post subject: Problems Posting new topic Reply with quote

Whe trying to post a new topic I got the following

Could not insert new word matches

DEBUG MODE

SQL Error : 1271 Illegal mix of collations for operation 'in'

INSERT INTO phpbb_search_wordmatch (post_id, word_id, title_match) SELECT 147347, word_id, 0 FROM phpbb_search_wordlist WHERE word_text IN ('done', 'seemingly', 'obvious', 'thing', 'provided', 'seeing', 'what?s', 'next', 'reordered', 'tried', 'repeat', 'initial', 'step', 'things', 'hidden', 'definitions', 'synonyms', 'revealing', 'itself', 'thanks')

Line : 252
File : functions_search.php

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2023 7:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My thanks to linkinpark333 for pointing out an issue on The Taming Of The Shrew in the Shakespeare contest. We had what appeared to be weird characters such as Pirat’ Cap’n appearing in the puzzle text. This is now fixed, and if anyone spots anything similar please let us know.

Everyone not interested in the technical details can stop reading now.

The cause is special database characters, notably apostrophes and quotes. Due to subtle underlying changes in our service provider (all good changes from a safety point of view), any such characters that were not properly escaped (add_slashes in PHP terms) when originally entered into the database would now appear as above.

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