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Problems after server change
« on: 31 Dec 2012, 22:52 »
This post by Spummy seems mangled after server change.
i.e.: there was something written after the 'tl:dr' part (I am pretty sure, having had checked it a few minutes before the switch).
I can't even quote it, so I don't know what happened.

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Re: Problems after server change
« Reply #1 on: 31 Dec 2012, 23:13 »
You are night. There is actually more to that post, but it's not displaying for some reason. I'll look into it!

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Re: Problems after server change
« Reply #2 on: 31 Dec 2012, 23:24 »
Links to the game database changed, too. As luck would have it, Gray got featured on Adventuregamers.com -- with the wrong link :\

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Re: Problems after server change
« Reply #3 on: 01 Jan 2013, 01:23 »
We're not running ASP.NET anymore, so there's no way the addresses could have stayed the same. However, with a little help from my friend Peder Johnsen (i.e. him doing it all for me!) I've now made sure all uses of the old style addresses will link to the appropriate new games page address.  So:

http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/Games.aspx/Detail/1627/Gray

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http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/1627/

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Re: Problems after server change
« Reply #4 on: 01 Jan 2013, 07:00 »
I have been referencing the page which was at http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/acplugin.htm. The current version of the page seems to be at http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/ags/plugins/engine/, but the page just cuts off in the middle of a word. Viewing the source reveals that there is indeed a dangling block-quote and paragraph which are never closed because the content appears truncated.

I haven't noticed any other issues, but a significant portion of the plugin API reference is now missing.

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Re: Problems after server change
« Reply #5 on: 01 Jan 2013, 08:04 »
I've now made sure all uses of the old style addresses will link to the appropriate new games page address.  So:

http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/Games.aspx/Detail/1627/Gray

becomes

http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/1627/

Nope, still kicks me back to http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/

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Re: Problems after server change
« Reply #6 on: 01 Jan 2013, 08:20 »
Weird...I am able to access it through the first link.
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Re: Problems after server change
« Reply #7 on: 01 Jan 2013, 09:40 »
Strange, indeed. It re-directs me properly when using Chrome and IE, but in FF -- which is my default browser -- still no luck. Possible history/cookie issue? How does FF work for you guys?

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Re: Problems after server change
« Reply #8 on: 01 Jan 2013, 13:24 »
Works in Firefox for me.  All I can suggest is emptying your cache then!

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Re: Problems after server change
« Reply #9 on: 01 Jan 2013, 13:58 »
I have been referencing the page which was at http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/acplugin.htm. The current version of the page seems to be at http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/ags/plugins/engine/, but the page just cuts off in the middle of a word. Viewing the source reveals that there is indeed a dangling block-quote and paragraph which are never closed because the content appears truncated.

I haven't noticed any other issues, but a significant portion of the plugin API reference is now missing.

For some reason the database just refuses to hold all the info used by the plugins page.  Shouldn't be a size limit thing, since I'm using a big enough field type.  Anyway, I've put the acplug.htm page back at http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/acplugin.html (which won't redirect) in the meantime.

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Re: Problems after server change
« Reply #10 on: 01 Jan 2013, 15:10 »
Oh, by the way, does anyone remember exactly how the forums list should be arranged?  I think it'd in roughly the right place now, but it feels a bit off to me...  They all got mixed up when I updated us to the latest version of SMF yesterday.

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Re: Problems after server change
« Reply #11 on: 01 Jan 2013, 15:25 »
I think Community should be second from the top. Apart from that it seems correct.

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Re: Problems after server change
« Reply #12 on: 01 Jan 2013, 15:30 »
Completed Games Announcement was at the very top top, followed by Games in Production- I actually liked it that way, but whatever goes, goes.

[edit]
Ah, already changed. Sorries!

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Re: Problems after server change
« Reply #13 on: 01 Jan 2013, 17:59 »
Is it only me, or is the main URL redirecting to the wiki?

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Re: Problems after server change
« Reply #14 on: 01 Jan 2013, 18:08 »
Hey guys,
Maybe you can help some of us not smart people who are trying to get onto the ags website. I can't seem to find anything clear on what changes where made yesterday. I am getting redirected to the wiki site when I type in the address I am used to using, from there I can't find links to the forum nor the regular site. www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk
Does Chris Jones hate me?!?!!

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Re: Problems after server change
« Reply #15 on: 01 Jan 2013, 18:13 »
There was a gigantic sign explaining why and when, for at last a week (new host). But everything's normal now. Only the new thread layout takes some time to master...again.
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Re: Problems after server change
« Reply #16 on: 01 Jan 2013, 18:15 »
No, actually he is right. www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk currently links to the wiki. But it is not Chris Jones' fault  ;)

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Re: Problems after server change
« Reply #17 on: 01 Jan 2013, 18:18 »
All is working for me, I'm using FF.
The layout of things didn't get better at all, although it's always a matter of time to get used to the new thread locations.
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Re: Problems after server change
« Reply #18 on: 01 Jan 2013, 18:34 »
Is it only me, or is the main URL redirecting to the wiki?

I don't know what you mean *suspicious face*.

It's working properly again now.

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Re: Problems after server change
« Reply #19 on: 01 Jan 2013, 20:07 »
Thanks!
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Re: Problems after server change
« Reply #20 on: 02 Jan 2013, 00:29 »
I can't enter to the ags web page by this link:  www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk
But it doesn't redirect me to wiki sire as Mite.
I'm being redirected to Johnsen Design's web : http://johnsendesign.com/ since yesterday
Is it some kind of problem with AGS servers?

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Re: Problems after server change
« Reply #21 on: 02 Jan 2013, 00:32 »
Sounds like cache issues, try clearing all your cache!

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Re: Problems after server change
« Reply #22 on: 02 Jan 2013, 01:54 »
Is it just me, or are the email notifications for PMs not working again?   :confused:

Re: Problems after server change
« Reply #23 on: 02 Jan 2013, 06:27 »
Looks like there's a character encoding issue with pre-change posts. Characters like é end up as the infamous question mark in a diamond.
Fail at Floaty Rog' now!  still having to deal with what games are going through

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Re: Problems after server change
« Reply #24 on: 02 Jan 2013, 10:40 »
Looks like there's a character encoding issue with pre-change posts. Characters like é end up as the infamous question mark in a diamond.

Yup, we're aware.  Not something we can easily fix at this point though, because the forums database is in frequent use.  We might take them offline for a bit at some point in the future to fix this, but it's not high enough a priority to require it urgently.  As you can see above though, any new posts made show the characters just fine, so if you edit any old post and replace the characters it'll display oroperly.

Re: Problems after server change
« Reply #25 on: 03 Jan 2013, 02:28 »
I remember that this message was longer: http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=46152.msg635963#msg635963

Everything after the second bold tag is missing. I was saying that it worked well and giving thanks so I don't think that a moderator edited it, I guess that it has to do with the migration.

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Re: Problems after server change
« Reply #26 on: 03 Jan 2013, 16:36 »
That was caused by your using an extended character (á in this case).  All those characters got corrupted when we changed servers, for some reason, and it's causing any post that contains them not to display properly.  I edited it to replace the weird questionmark character with the correct one, and it all works fine now.

Re: Problems after server change
« Reply #27 on: 03 Jan 2013, 22:04 »
Unless people are actually leaving blank comments on the Games page, I guess there's a problem there.  2 of the 3 most recent comments are not showing up.
 

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Re: Problems after server change
« Reply #28 on: 04 Jan 2013, 20:48 »
The "person who picked it" is missing from the Games of the Month pages.

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Re: Problems after server change
« Reply #29 on: 04 Jan 2013, 21:28 »
Unless people are actually leaving blank comments on the Games page, I guess there's a problem there.  2 of the 3 most recent comments are not showing up.

There is exactly one blank comment in the database.  No idea why it happened, but as it seems to be a one off, it's not really something I can easily recreate.

The "person who picked it" is missing from the Games of the Month pages.

Oh yeah.  I set it to cunningly use the picker's up to date forums name, but forgot to convert the data after the server move.  Fixed now!

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Re: Problems after server change
« Reply #30 on: 05 Jan 2013, 09:36 »
When a person hasn't worked on any game yet, in the profile, next to "I haven't yet worked on any finished games." is an error message "ERROR CONNECTING TO DATABASE".

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Re: Problems after server change
« Reply #32 on: 06 Jan 2013, 00:35 »
just wanted to say I <3 how fast the forum search works now :D

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Re: Problems after server change
« Reply #33 on: 08 Jan 2013, 00:54 »
http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=47401.0

It seems awards thread skrood up (my post should be first).
I am not sure it is server related, though.

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Re: Problems after server change
« Reply #34 on: 08 Jan 2013, 01:24 »
That's because somebody moved a post that was made before your original post into the thread.  Posts are shown in date order, not a specific chosen order.

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Re: Problems after server change
« Reply #35 on: 08 Jan 2013, 12:24 »
The layout for this game's page is broken:
http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/1626

The borders overlap in a strange way.

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Re: Problems after server change
« Reply #36 on: 08 Jan 2013, 16:09 »
The layout for this game's page is broken:
http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/1626

The borders overlap in a strange way.

Some sort of interesting bug that only affected games that had no contributors listed.  Should be fixed now!

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Re: Problems after server change
« Reply #37 on: 10 Jan 2013, 02:15 »
The old DemoQuest GIP thread is not accessible.  I was able to locate it using search (link below) but clicking on the link just takes me to the top level of the forum.  Please try to restore, it if possible, long enough to make a snap shot of the info.  Thanks.

http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=search2
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Well it doesn't even show up in the search results anymore.  It's strange because an earlier thread of the same topic does show up but not the latest one.  I suppose it's lost but just in case the latest version, the one I would like recovered has the following characteristics:

- Update within the last 1-2 years (I think)
- Thread started by user DemoQuest
- First post contained an animated gif image

Thanks in advance for trying.
« Last Edit: 10 Jan 2013, 02:25 by RickJ »

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Re: Problems after server change
« Reply #38 on: 10 Jan 2013, 02:34 »
DemoQuest's Show Posts page links to Demo Quest 3-1: Source of Dreams.

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Re: Problems after server change
« Reply #39 on: 10 Jan 2013, 05:27 »
Well I'll be icey, it didn't work me a little while ago.  AGA you make me fell like this ...
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It's broken ... can you make it go ...

Re: Problems after server change
« Reply #40 on: 12 Jan 2013, 02:53 »
Search in This board actually searches in Entire Forum.

I'm talking about that thing in the top right corner of the forums.

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Re: Problems after server change
« Reply #41 on: 18 Jan 2013, 16:26 »
The user Alasher seems to play a lot of games recently and votes for them on the games page. He/She doesn't seem to want to add a comment - however, there is still an empty comment added which is also shown in the recent comment list. I think empty comments or such consisting only of whitespace should not be shown.

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« Reply #42 on: 18 Jan 2013, 17:05 »
The user Alasher seems to play a lot of games recently and votes for them on the games page. He/She doesn't seem to want to add a comment - however, there is still an empty comment added which is also shown in the recent comment list. I think empty comments or such consisting only of whitespace should not be shown.

There was a bug where if you submitted a vote with no comment it would save it as a valid, but empty, comment.  Fixed that now.

Also fixed a bug where games with more than ten comments weren't showing properly.