Forum hiccups?

Jerry Russell

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I have been having problems with forum server lock-ups. This started when I switched the site to https: protocol, but I think it's been getting much worse lately. At random intervals, a page will fail to load. Before I can proceed, I have to load a page at an unrelated website, then load the Postflaviana home page, then select the 'Forum' which typically fails to load on the first attempt, but then works again on the 2nd attempt.

Is anyone else seeing similar behavior? We are currently running Xenforo 1.5.16, which is getting pretty old. Xenforo advanced to version 2.0 some time ago, and now they're up to 2.0.9. I've been dreading making the upgrade, because it's probably going to break the formatting on our color-coded New Testament typology pages. But perhaps the time has come.
 

Jerry Russell

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The site was down for about an hour this morning, due to SSL problems. Hopefully everything is cleared up and there won't be any more issues.
 
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Jerry Russell

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For me, the "forum server lock-up" problem never completely stopped, even after the Xenforo 2 upgrade. Now it's getting worse again. Richard has noticed it for sure, and Suchender had a double post this morning, a typical indication that he's seeing the problem too. I've put in a support ticket at Xenforo. If you stop by for a visit and find that the site is down, it probably means that some sort of attempt to fix the issue is under way.
 

Suchender

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Is anyone else seeing similar behavior?
No such problemps with me, Jerry.

The only thing is when posting a comment, it seems not going through initially.
The site shows a loading sign for a long time with a final error.... I need to press "reply" again to make it work.
That was yesterday. Today it's working fine.
 

Jerry Russell

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The site shows a loading sign for a long time with a final error....
That's pretty similar to what I'm seeing. It works correctly about 90% of the time, but it locks occasionally.

So far, Xenforo says it's my hosting company's fault, and the host (Siteground) says "who, me"? But I'll try again tomorrow...
 

Jerry Russell

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Since we have a number of new posters, I'd like to ask again.

How is the site performing for you? I'm continuing to experience occasional glitches and lock-ups. Obtaining a new web host seems to be the only possible cure. I've been thinking it would be a good idea to have a host in Iceland anyhow, maybe now's the time? On the other hand, if I'm the only person experiencing trouble, I could easily continue to procrastinate about the problem.
 

Seeker

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I have no trouble posting, whenever I make a mistake it's my own fault because of my technical inexperience, but Richard has been helping me overcome that with his advice. By the way, just now, I do not know if they are connected with Postflaviana, but "Academia Digest" sent me a download of "Caesar's Messiah", a propitious sign!
 

Seeker

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Not sure myself, I have received downloads before from them, mostly the Roman Piso research papers, but I never contacted them nor visited their site, I think they charge you to join.
 

Jerry Russell

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Academia.edu does offer a free membership level. The premium membership offers an improved search feature, personal website & etc., but the basic login allows free downloading of everything on the site.

The copy of Joe's book on the site is a bootleg of the 2005 Ulysses Press edition. For $8.49 you can get the new 2011 edition with the "Flavian Signature" chapter, and send some love (or at least, some cash) Joe's way.
 

Seeker

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Hmmm, personal website, so I could have a "Seekflaviana" blog someday of my very own! I may ask for that premium membership as a Christmas present, after all, as I "confessed" in an earlier post, I do celebrate it as a Catholicist Coadjutor or whatever I am supposed to be. Seriously, is "Caesar's Messiah" the "Bible" of Postflaviana?
 

Seeker

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Of the "Newest" Testament, Excellent! I find it highly intriguing and ironic that, in a way, you may be doing what "they" did 2000 years ago with "their" Bible, spreading the "good news", with a completely different motivation, of course.
 
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