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Re: Help Desk

Postby Diebert van Rhijn » Fri Jun 29, 2007 7:43 am

Kevin Solway wrote:However, the old posts should be indexed along with the new ones, with regard to the forum's own search function, so I'll see what I can do.


Google's indexing process is not known to be a very reliable or consistent alternative since they could change the content of their index day by day and also Google spiders often only parts of a forum or site. It's a very incomplete search method for forums and I'd be surprised if everything would be found with it especially when time goes by.

phpBB version 3 has two different search engines available, one of its own (default) and one mysql option that might be more heavy on the server but I'm not sure about the issues. I do know there's under phpBB admin panel section maintenance an option to delete and re-create search indexes. What appears to happen now is that the index is only added to after writing a new post but was not created after importing the old database. Re-indexing might take a while though and slow the board down for a while, perhaps an hour or so.

If I'm reporting old news for Kevin then of course my apologies. It's just that I've played with this myself recently and discovered this behavior too.
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Re: Help Desk

Postby Imadrongo » Mon Sep 10, 2007 4:15 pm

Seeing as you don't like aliases and also because I am not too fond of this random one I created for this forum, you could change my username to 'Neil Melnyk' if you please.
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Re: Help Desk

Postby Dan Rowden » Mon Sep 10, 2007 11:12 pm

You'll need to re-register as that username. We have many powers but the ability to change your name as a user isn't one of them.
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Re: Help Desk

Postby Elizabeth Isabelle » Tue Sep 11, 2007 4:14 am

Actually, Kevin can do that.

The thread where he announced he could.

It will probably take him a while to get to it, as he is likely to be less available for the next 10 days or so.
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Re: Help Desk

Postby Dan Rowden » Tue Sep 11, 2007 7:37 am

Well, yes, he can if he goes into the code and makes changes; it's easier to just register with the new name.
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Re: Help Desk

Postby Imadrongo » Tue Sep 11, 2007 11:54 am

There should be an easy way for admins to change it. phpBB allows members to change their own if that setting is enabled.
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Re: Help Desk

Postby Elizabeth Isabelle » Wed Sep 12, 2007 7:46 am

Dan Rowden wrote:Well, yes, he can if he goes into the code and makes changes; it's easier to just register with the new name.


If he didn't want to do that, why would he make a post offering to?
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Re: Help Desk

Postby Dan Rowden » Wed Sep 12, 2007 8:46 am

Well, I didn't follow your link; I assumed it was in relation to the user issues we had with the change-over. If Kevin wants to do it, good luck to him, but, of course, he won't be back in Australia till after the 17th. It's still easier to create a new username. That will take, like, 5 minutes, tops.
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Re: Help Desk

Postby Matt Gregory » Wed Sep 12, 2007 8:49 am

But if he does that then his posts will no longer be associated with his name.
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Re: Help Desk

Postby Imadrongo » Wed Sep 12, 2007 10:48 am

phpBB provides a way without going into the database manually. Any admin should be able to do it in the admin control panel.
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Re: Help Desk

Postby Dan Rowden » Wed Sep 12, 2007 1:41 pm

I'll investigate.
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Re: Help Desk

Postby Dan Rowden » Wed Sep 12, 2007 1:46 pm

My only concern is that if I change your username in your profile that it won't associate all your past posts with the new one. I won't make any changes without knowing that will happen.
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Re: Help Desk

Postby Imadrongo » Wed Sep 12, 2007 2:15 pm

Thanks.
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Re: Help Desk

Postby Dan Rowden » Tue Sep 25, 2007 10:07 pm

You're welcome. I never knew this feature was possible. Thank God for admins ignorant of their real power.
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Re: Help Desk

Postby Sapius » Sun Dec 30, 2007 3:48 pm

Just testing to see this gets posted.

I got this message earlier.
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General Error
SQL ERROR [ mysql4 ]

Out of memory (Needed 1677264 bytes) [5]

An SQL error occurred while fetching this page. Please contact the Board Administrator if this problem persists.

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Edit - preview - submit.

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All A okay.
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Re: Help Desk

Postby Elizabeth Isabelle » Mon Dec 31, 2007 12:33 am

I just got the same thing a moment ago.
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Re: Help Desk

Postby Sapius » Mon Dec 31, 2007 2:54 am

I'm getting it off and on again. At times on connecting to the site, and if I go through, then while clicking just about any link.
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Re: Help Desk

Postby Carl G » Mon Dec 31, 2007 4:18 am

Me, too. Off and on, yesterday and today.
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Re: Help Desk

Postby Dan Rowden » Mon Dec 31, 2007 9:23 am

Seems to be some database teething problems. I'm sure Kevin is working on it. Apologies for any inconvenience.
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Re: Help Desk

Postby Elizabeth Isabelle » Mon Dec 31, 2007 10:50 am

No worries. Just letting you know what's going on at our end.
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Re: Help Desk

Postby Carl G » Mon Jan 07, 2008 1:29 am

This new server sucks. It's the antithesis of Genius. Delays or inability to open windows just about every day for a week. Why are we stuck with this new format?
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Re: Help Desk

Postby Carl G » Mon Jan 07, 2008 1:29 am

P.S. Mucho trouble posting this and the above.
Last edited by Carl G on Mon Jan 07, 2008 2:22 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Help Desk

Postby Kevin Solway » Mon Jan 07, 2008 10:54 pm

Carl G wrote:P.S. Mucho trouble posting this and the above.

What was the problem when you posted your messages? Delays? Error messages?
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Re: Help Desk

Postby Carl G » Wed Jan 09, 2008 10:32 pm

Kevin Solway wrote:
Carl G wrote:P.S. Mucho trouble posting this and the above.

What was the problem when you posted your messages? Delays? Error messages?


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Out of memory (Needed 1677264 bytes) [5]

An SQL error occurred while fetching this page. Please contact the Board Administrator if this problem persists.
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