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How is the forum behaving?
« on: November 17, 2011, 07:39:29 AM »
I am getting error 500 quite a lot, particularly while banning spammers and admin tasks.
One other member has PM'ed me with the 500 error.
The last 2 PM's I have recieved both came in twice.

Has anybody else experienced these (or similar) problems?
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Re: How is the forum behaving?
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2011, 08:14:18 AM »
I kept a little log of my most recent string of "500" Errors, in the hopes that it will help the server operators track down the issue:

500 error on November 17, 2011 at 5:01 AM GMT (November 17 at 12:01 AM Eastern Standard Time US). Error occurred when attempting to access a thread from the "Recent Unread Topics" page.

500 error on November 17, 2011 at 05:09 AM GMT (November 17 at 12:09 AM Eastern Standard Time US). Error occurred when attempting to access a thread from the "Recent Unread Topics" page.

500 error on November 17, 2011 at 05:15 AM GMT (November 17 at 12:15 AM Eastern Standard Time US). Error occurred when attempting to access a thread from the "Recent Unread Topics" page.

500 error on November 17, 2011 at 5:19 AM GMT (November 17 at 12:19 AM Eastern Standard Time US). Error occurred when attempting to refresh the "Recent Unread Topics" page.

Working at November 17, 2011 5:22 GMT (November 17 at 12:22 AM Eastern Standard Time US).

No issue with PMs; my most recent one did not produce a duplicate.  However, sometimes the site seems to freeze up for me when I hit the "Preview" button in attempting to post. In fact it's doing so for this post...

The site had been working fine (as far as I could tell) until I attempted to post this, and now (8:12 AM GMT/3:12 AM Eastern Standard Time US) it's acting up again. No 500 error at the moment, just extremely slow.
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Re: How is the forum behaving?
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2011, 08:22:48 AM »
I'm getting the errors about 30% of the time in the last few days.
I have learnt if I make a post, wait ages and then get the error message, it's best to reload the thread and my post is usually there.
Pages are often failing to load or take ages.

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Re: How is the forum behaving?
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2011, 08:45:32 AM »
The system is running very slow at the moment.

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Re: How is the forum behaving?
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2011, 08:47:01 AM »
The system is running very slow at the moment.
Are you getting 'time out' errors as well or is the forum just slow?
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Re: How is the forum behaving?
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2011, 11:23:57 AM »
I get alot of lag when trying to log onto the site, and when I click the link for unread posts.
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Re: How is the forum behaving?
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2011, 11:34:35 AM »
I've been getting the Error 500 message a few times too over the past few days

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Re: How is the forum behaving?
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2011, 02:20:34 PM »
It's very, very slow at times and I can't work out any pattern to it.  Also a lot of 500 errors.  Do we wrok through Cloudflare?

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Re: How is the forum behaving?
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2011, 03:06:48 PM »
Oh, I thought the 500 errors we on my end. Hmm wonder what's going on.
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Re: How is the forum behaving?
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2011, 04:26:22 PM »
We'll have to wait till Whitney has a look at the errors and the see if our host can do anything about it.
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Re: How is the forum behaving?
« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2011, 05:01:00 PM »
The system is running very slow at the moment.
Are you getting 'time out' errors as well or is the forum just slow?


I thought it was at my end too!

I've gotten timeout errors too. It's been crazy. I really thought it was at my end though. I guess not!
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Re: How is the forum behaving?
« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2011, 05:02:14 PM »
It definitly appears to be a host server issue  :(
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Re: How is the forum behaving?
« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2011, 06:05:29 PM »
This has been going on for me since Monday.  I didn't see this thread until now though.
I get the error 500 screen a lot and when posting, it just hangs up.

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Re: How is the forum behaving?
« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2011, 06:12:19 PM »
This has been going on for me since Monday.  I didn't see this thread until now though.
I get the error 500 screen a lot and when posting, it just hangs up.
This does appear to be a serious issue, I hope something can be done about it.
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Re: How is the forum behaving?
« Reply #14 on: November 17, 2011, 06:49:38 PM »
Very slow, lots of "time outs."  I'm getting this on two separate computers, and only on this forum, so it must be this system, I guess.