what happened to the forum ?

Discussion in 'Forum Related Issues' started by curious aardvark, Oct 10, 2008.

  1. all I got this morning was 'Database error'
    And no part of the site would load. I checked it with 2 different systems and three different browsers - same result with every one - so I knew it wasn't my end.
    Don't know when it came back online - been out all day.

    I've had database errors before when reading older threads and they just refuse to load. Is the forum getting too large perhaps ? and some kind of major meltdown on the way or what ?

    Amazing how much you miss it when it's not there :)
     
  2. ron50

    ron50 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    NY
    Unfortunately this happens occasionally. I'm not an adminstrator, only Jeff and Dutch are, so they could speak on the specifics as to why it happens.

    No major meltdowns on the way from what I can see.
     
  3. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    What Ron said, it's part of the computer system we deal with. It's usually not something that was done by an adminstrator, or programmer. Just roll with he punch.
     
  4. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hmm so ignore that memo about the new Revolution? [​IMG]
     
  5. pigcicles

    pigcicles Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Only the banking industry is allowed to melt down. SMF is still smokin [​IMG]

    You'll see those every now and then. Server problems mostly.
     
  6. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    AHHHH......C.A. you just got baptized into smurf

    welcome to OUR werld................LOLOL
     
  7. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Wouldn't be the large amount of non-smoking threads.....would it? [​IMG]
     
  8. jond

    jond Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    There are a million and one reasons you could get a DB error, and it might not be a DB error if the front end has failed and can no longer talk to the DB.

    I'm not familiar with the architicture of this site and the technology behind it but most web sites go down from time to time, the reason you never notice is due to the infrastructure behind it which is SERIOUSLY expensive.

    As SMF is a free site essentially which does no doubt cost the owners more than it generates I appreciate that outages do happen.

    Most of the time a reboot will resolve to free up locked memory following a leak etc. My money is on the fact it doesn't run on a Microsoft platform as it would fall over far more frequently lol.

    Jon.
     
  9. tulsajeff

    tulsajeff Master of the Pit Staff Member Administrator OTBS Member

    Folks... the SMF seems to be a little temperamental today. I am working on it and hope to have it resolved soon.

    It seems to be working at the moment but I am showing a couple of errors in the SQL and we could very possibly see it go down again before the day is over.

    I may have to call in a professional if the problem is not resolved soon.. hopefully not as that could be expensive but we will see.

    Keep all fingers and toes crossed[​IMG]
     
  10. gnubee

    gnubee Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I have been having a few problems with it at present.
    As Mr aardvark said. Amazing how much you miss it when it's not there :)
     
  11. monty

    monty Master of the Pit Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hey, Bubba, I really don't think so! Most of the non smoking threads are positive both in content and intent.

    We do have a problem with occasional negativity, though!

    Cheers!
     
  12. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I thought it happens when a member boils ribs [​IMG]
     
  13. monty

    monty Master of the Pit Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nope!

    Only when minds are closed and self serving!

    Cheers!
     
  14. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Careful, i resemble that remark.

    Along with about half the members on this forum. [​IMG]
     
  15. monty

    monty Master of the Pit Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    BBQ Bubba

    Bear in mind that this forum is based on and designed for the newbie as well as the experienced smoker with the folks with more experience helping the newer folks.

    With that said, we also have agreed to enjoy a club type of atmosphere and a friendship and camaderie not known in other forums. We can share personal experiences both good and bad as well as share little tidbits of our lives with other members.

    Now, if this type of format and style of forum does not meet with your approval I am sorry but the rules are Jeff's. That is how we operate and that is how we will continue to operate.

    If you have any further complaint I would suggest that you PM me and I will point it out in the same way as I have here. "Them's the rules".


    Cheers!
     
  16. mgwerks

    mgwerks Smoking Fanatic

    I just thamk God that it's back. It's almost distressing how twitchty one can get when the forum won't play ball.
     
  17. monty

    monty Master of the Pit Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hey, Mgwerks!

    Know what you mean! I tried to reboot the server and that did not work....twice. Called Jeff and compared notes. Yakked a bit and tossed a few ideas and suddenly the forum is up!

    Gotta have my fix!

    Cheers!
     
  18. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Jeff fergot ta feed the hamster again![​IMG]

    It happens from time ta time, I just go do sumtin fer a bit an the good folks fix what be wrong. Sure do appreciate all the time an effort they put in fer us here.

    [​IMG]
     
  19. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    As always Monty, you have such a way with words.....

    Thanks again my friend! [​IMG]
     

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