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Title: Server Upgrade
Post by: Tank on December 06, 2018, 03:38:02 PM
Dear all,

The forum will soon be changing from a shared server to a dedicated server as part of our upgrades. This will improve the speed at which the forum works. It will also allow other parts of the forum to work properly and improve further upgrade work to be done.

This will mean that when the forum is being switched over you will not be able to post for about 24 hours (although hopefully less!).

Many thanks for your support and the forums success,
Tank.

 :NGaugeForum:
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: DCCDave on December 06, 2018, 03:47:19 PM
This will mean that when the forum is being switched over you will not be able to post for about 24 hours (although hopefully less!).

When is the maintenance scheduled for?
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Tank on December 06, 2018, 03:51:01 PM
Should be happening from tonight.  The technician is making a backup of the forum as we speak...which is now at 50GB.  A big site!

I have been informed that it may take 48 hours.  Best to get it out of the way before the busy weekend!
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: emjaybee on December 06, 2018, 04:11:47 PM
Good idea, may have to talk to the wife otherwise!

 :-X
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: class37025 on December 06, 2018, 05:41:53 PM
Good idea, may have to talk to the wife otherwise!

 :-X

no, I'll take the Husky for a walk, get more intelligent conversation from him  :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: weave on December 06, 2018, 11:28:36 PM
Oh no,

That's like me ma saying no more TV for 2 days, go and tidy your room (and then do some modelling you lazy  :censored:)  :D.

Hi Tank. Hope all goes well with the upgrades. Am sure we'll all miss each other for a bit but it'll be worth it.

Cheers weave  :beers:
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Snowwolflair on December 06, 2018, 11:51:50 PM
@Tank (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=2)  please tell me you are not going to use an ERICSSON server  :D
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Graham on December 07, 2018, 12:06:18 AM
good luck with the migration.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: emjaybee on December 07, 2018, 12:24:36 AM
@Tank (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=2)  please tell me you are not going to use an ERICSSON server  :D

No mate, s'gonna be Huawei!

 :-X
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Tank on December 07, 2018, 11:04:53 AM
Well, it's been working fine, so I guess not! ;D
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Philip. on December 09, 2018, 02:03:37 PM
We're back, well done to all involved  :claphappy: :claphappy:
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Snowwolflair on December 09, 2018, 02:07:29 PM
No Avatars and none of the photos are linked!
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Tank on December 09, 2018, 02:09:22 PM
Correct! As stated at the top, the gallery is not yet uploaded.  That's about 45GB!

Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: daveg on December 09, 2018, 02:11:48 PM
Good news!

Chris did say the gallery would be a bit later. Suspect that plus the avatars is lot of them MB thingys!

Dave G
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: GroupC on December 09, 2018, 02:12:15 PM
You're back! Well done to all concerned and thanks a lot for what was undoubtedly a lot of hard work. It doesn't go unnoticed.

Missed you the last couple of days!
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: NGFTech on December 09, 2018, 02:33:46 PM
Greetings all. Avatars should be up but the Gallery will not function yet.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Tank on December 09, 2018, 02:40:11 PM
Many thanks Jean, you've done an amazing job so far.   :claphappy:
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Lawrence on December 09, 2018, 02:49:44 PM
@NGFTech (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=5408)  good work so far  :D thank you
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Mito on December 09, 2018, 03:21:33 PM
Suffered acute withdrawal symptoms yesterday, but they've gone, NGF is back  :claphappy:
Many thanks to the hard working team for the improvements. They're noticeable already. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Newportnobby on December 09, 2018, 03:54:10 PM
Hi Jean (bet you've not heard that before, eh?)

I'm still unable to post a DVD review :(
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: fisherman on December 09, 2018, 04:04:30 PM
Yehhh    !!  logged in !!
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: stevewalker on December 09, 2018, 04:08:16 PM
Thank you for the hard work  :thumbsup: I have definitely suffered withdrawal symptoms over the last couple of days!
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: bridgiesimon on December 09, 2018, 04:14:27 PM
WAHAY BACK ON!!!

Well done to all involved, as others have mentioned, got a little dose of anxiety without you but worth the wait!!

Best wishes and MERRY CHRISTMAS

Simon
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: busbar on December 09, 2018, 04:17:04 PM
Well done. Great to have you back.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: keithfre on December 09, 2018, 04:20:22 PM
Congrats on getting the new server up and running and thankx!
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: class37025 on December 09, 2018, 04:22:28 PM
You're back! Well done to all concerned and thanks a lot for what was undoubtedly a lot of hard work. It doesn't go unnoticed.

Missed you the last couple of days!

thirded.

husky knackered, he's been walked so much.

did spend time watching youtubes of the mach loop in Wales, photogs up on the hills looking DOWN on RAF Tucanos, Hawks, Tornados, Typhoons, Hercs, A400s, C-17s, Chinooks, USAF Hercs, C-17s, and UP at USAF F-15s, those guys do not like to get down in the valleys, pu no, family forum so won't go there. Top Guns --- my posterior region  :smiley-laughing:

now, normal service resumed and I can IV NGF  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Bob Tidbury on December 09, 2018, 04:28:34 PM
 :thankyousign: to everyone for the upgrade ,but I donít think it is any faster,.BUT AT LAST YOUR BACK .
Bob  Tidbury
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: dats475 on December 09, 2018, 04:29:08 PM
Yes, I could log in as well!
I really don't know about internet thingies but
I think Tank did a wonderful job.
Thank you very much, Tank!!

Dats
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: class37025 on December 09, 2018, 04:29:36 PM
me too, and a great big  :thankyousign: to all those whose hard work made it possible.

they all deserve a few  :beers:
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: port perran on December 09, 2018, 04:42:06 PM
Thank you to all involved.
Good to be back.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: snitchthebudgie on December 09, 2018, 04:47:00 PM
My prime time wasting activity is back.....   :claphappy:
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Snowwolflair on December 09, 2018, 04:49:44 PM
Can we post photos to the gallery yet or will they get lost or cause corruptions.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: NGFTech on December 09, 2018, 05:00:07 PM
I do not want to overstep Admin as he will say what can be done but from a technical standpoint you will not have access to media related items like images until the rest of it is uploaded. Thanks for your patience.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Malc on December 09, 2018, 05:04:51 PM
And is the forum supposed to be faster? Appears to be a lot slower now.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Tank on December 09, 2018, 05:20:28 PM
Regarding speed, it will be faster once everything has been loaded.  We thought you'd appreciate the forum to be up and running than nothing at all.  :)
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: daffy on December 09, 2018, 05:59:01 PM
Great news, and looking forward to the fully functioning site.

Everything, bar the Gallery as noted, seems to be just fine, and no speed problems for me at least.

Though Iím left wondering how on Earth I managed to get through the last two days without a Ďfixí. :D

Thanks to the whole team involved in the process. :thumbsup: :beers:
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Only Me on December 09, 2018, 06:25:38 PM
Hi Jean (bet you've not heard that before, eh?)

I'm still unable to post a DVD review :(

Time for a Blu Ray Mick? 🤪
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Bob G on December 09, 2018, 06:45:58 PM
Well done. I expect there will be some teething troubles but I know in the long run it will be better for all, so patience and thank you for coming back.
I had to sort my collection into eras for something to do while I was waiting :)

Seems I dont like the 1980s much :)

Best
Bob
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: mk1gtstu on December 09, 2018, 06:57:38 PM
Glad the forum is back up & running!  :thumbsup:

Cheers, Stu
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Trainfish on December 09, 2018, 07:07:20 PM
Great to have the forum back, well done all.

The only other thing which appears to be missing is the favicon at the top.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: dannyboy on December 09, 2018, 07:46:54 PM
I was working one of my few remaining night shifts last night and I did not realise how much the forum had become part of my life! Welcome back, (and, so far, no delays in receiving notifications  :thumbsup:).
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Trainfish on December 09, 2018, 08:17:56 PM
Great to have the forum back, well done all.

The only other thing which appears to be missing is the favicon at the top.

As if by magic the favicons have returned. Good work admin people  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: joe cassidy on December 09, 2018, 08:21:25 PM
Is Jean a British lady or a French man?

Peu importe.

Thank you Jean.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Maurits71 on December 09, 2018, 08:42:09 PM
well done admin team, thanks you.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Dizz on December 09, 2018, 08:43:44 PM
Big thanks to Tank and the team for all the hard work.................really is very much appreciated.
 :thankyousign:
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Newportnobby on December 09, 2018, 09:16:53 PM
Is Jean a British lady or a French man?

Peu importe.

Thank you Jean.
@joe cassidy (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=1484)  as part of Jean's signature you will see a link 'Who am I?' Click on that, Joe.

Hi Jean (bet you've not heard that before, eh?)

I'm still unable to post a DVD review :(

Time for a Blu Ray Mick? 🤪

@Only Me (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=1328)  :-* :moony: :P
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Nigel Cliffe on December 10, 2018, 09:48:14 AM
Is there some "optimisation" to be done on the new server ?   Because at present the load time for the entire forum, subsections within it, and getting to posts is terribly slow compared to the old forum.  Sufficiently slow that if that persists, I'll be using the forum a lot less. 

- Nigel
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Bealman on December 10, 2018, 10:23:20 AM
Nigel

I'm in Australia, mate and it's super quick on my phone. A little bit of patience please?

I don't think that a few glitches are any reason to leave the forum!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Tank on December 10, 2018, 10:36:08 AM
Nigel, I did say in reply #34 that once everything is loaded it would run faster.

Currently, with no images from the gallery uploaded, the forum is constantly searching for the missing files and slowing it down.  As well as other small problems.  Please give us time.

Chris.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Snowwolflair on December 10, 2018, 11:26:28 AM
Yes I agree with @Tank (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=2) Threads with no embedded pictures are quick but those with lots of "unavailable" photos have a 2-3 second delay which is to be expected.  Add to that the upload of pictures in the background the poor little thing must be shattered  8)

Keep up the good work :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Bob Tidbury on December 10, 2018, 12:31:10 PM
Nigel ,I agree that the Forum is a bit slower at the moment  but Tank has explained that once everything has been loaded it should be quicker and there will be other benefits as well so just be a little bit more patient Even Rome wasnít built in a day ,and allthough I know nothing about this sort of thing I think there is quite a lot of work involved you donít just flick a switch and hay presto it all works but  I know it will be done as soon as possible ,Itís certainately not a reason to leave this fantastic Forum ,if it took forever to load I will never leave .
 :thankyousign: to Jean , Tank and everyone else involved ,and donít rush to finish the work better to be slow but get it right first  time .
 Bob Tidbury
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: weave on December 10, 2018, 01:40:17 PM
Hi Jean, Tank and the crew,

Just giving my thanks to you all and like most to say that the Forum was greatly missed here over some of the Weekend.

Luckily I had the footie and I did actually get some things done on the layout.

Am still confused about the gallery/posting pics situation. I just post directly from 'my pictures' (Windows 7) to my post. I think they go into the gallery? but I don't need them to. So, do I still have to wait to do this (NO problem if I do) but just seeing.

Computer dunce as you all know.

Cheers again weave  :beers:

Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Papyrus on December 10, 2018, 07:45:52 PM
 :sleep: Eh, hum, ha what??  :confused2:

I appear to have missed all the excitement. Haven't had the opportunity to drop in for a few days, and now I find all hell has broken loose! I'm not finding it any slower* than it was before, and the 'Not secure' thingy on the address line has grown up into a proper padlock.  :claphappy:

Thank you to @Tank (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=2) and all the techies for wielding their soldering irons into the dawn.

Cheers,

Chris

* PS. Just hit the 'Preview' button and that, admittedly, was a bit slower than usual, but that's hardly a major issue.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Tank on December 13, 2018, 07:25:28 AM
Hi all,


An update for you.  Currently the gallery is almost completed.  It has been very hard to download all of the files from the old host, and they have taken their time in helping.  However, Jean has been working hard to resolve all of the many problems that we've had.

The latest one is that the Gallery files are all in Zip files.  Unfortunately I'm running out of space on the new server, so need to upgrade to a 100GB SDD to allow us to move forwards.  This should happen shortly and hopefully the Gallery will be restored in the next 24 hours.

After that, we can look at resolving the actual issues on the forum.  :)  Why did I start this forum again?!?!?   :'( ;) ;D
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Webbo on December 13, 2018, 07:34:26 AM
Tank, you are doing the Lord's work.

Just tried to upload a picture, but it didn't go. Presumably this is still part of the changeover process?

Webbo
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Tank on December 13, 2018, 07:37:56 AM
Yes, it still won't work until it's finished Webbo.  Hopefully in the next 24 hours.  Thanks!
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Bealman on December 13, 2018, 07:42:27 AM
Major work.

From this distant point, all I can say is, thank you and keep it up, boss!
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: daffy on December 13, 2018, 08:20:19 AM
Ditto! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Yet_Another on December 13, 2018, 08:32:25 AM
If you're running out of space before the gallery's even loaded, do we need to chip in for another 100GB straight away?
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: dannyboy on December 13, 2018, 08:37:42 AM
I've put a shilling in the meter already this month, but I will gladly put another in if it is needed.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Bealman on December 13, 2018, 08:50:17 AM
 :laughabovepost:

Thanks!  :beers:
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Tank on December 13, 2018, 10:37:52 AM
I'm not sure on the finances at the moment.  I'm due some advertising money from one advertiser, and the donations have been fantastic this month - without me even having to ask!  The biggest outlay will be technician costs.

I would like to say a HUGE thank you to the members who have donated.  This has been a weight off of my mind to have funds coming in to cover the bills so far. 

 :NGaugersRule: :thankyousign:
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: emjaybee on December 13, 2018, 11:14:09 AM
Well, there's a bit more for all the hard work.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: daveg on December 13, 2018, 11:20:09 AM
... and a little more to tidy up the numbers!

Dave G
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Tank on December 13, 2018, 12:21:56 PM
Wow, thank you very much for the extra donations. :thumbsup:  Really appreciated.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Mito on December 13, 2018, 03:58:26 PM
And a little bit more from here. Can't having you get a 99GB SSD card. :)
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Train Waiting on December 14, 2018, 08:43:21 AM
I would like to say a HUGE thank you to the members who have donated.  This has been a weight off of my mind to have funds coming in to cover the bills so far. 

And I want to say a HUGE thank you to you and the crew that are working on this.  Please let us know if the financial situation needs a bit more of a top-up.

Best wishes.

John
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Newportnobby on December 14, 2018, 09:10:17 AM
Great to see the 'Gallery' back in operation and also it seems pics have been re-instated in posts (I checked the Glossary of Terms). I've also added a pic and posted it this morning so all seems well in the world again.
Well done all concerned :claphappy:
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Railwaygun on December 14, 2018, 09:19:54 AM
Is 100GB SSD big enough? 250s are cheap enough, and Iím sure Fundís will Be forthcoming
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Tank on December 14, 2018, 10:35:05 AM
Yes, 100GB is more than enough for now.  We only really need about 45GB at the moment (and that's 8 yeas worth of data).  No need to spend more money each month for no reason.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Newportnobby on December 14, 2018, 02:24:02 PM
Can you ask Jean to put everything back as it was please? I just don't have the time to go and make a cuppa/sit in the smallest room and do the crossword between reading posts while the forum hangs like it used to. My time is not my own now, and I think you have only done this so the Moderating team works extra hard without breaks :unimpressed:


Yes - I am joking
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Snowwolflair on December 14, 2018, 02:28:10 PM
@Tank (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=2)

Looks great, all works as I remember it and the speed is picking up.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: emjaybee on December 14, 2018, 02:46:43 PM
I had hoped the upgrade may make some of the moderators less grumpy tetchy irritable
moody
eccentric.

 :whistle:





{Just kiddin', luv 'em really}

 :D
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: mk1gtstu on December 14, 2018, 03:40:09 PM
It won't let me add any new photos to my layout thread, comes up with not a valid file  :hmmm:

Cheers, Stu
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: dannyboy on December 14, 2018, 03:49:53 PM
It won't let me add any new photos to my layout thread, comes up with not a valid file  :hmmm:

Cheers, Stu

Glad it is not just me! (See post #9 on 'Posting Photos on NGF' under 'Computer Help').
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: mk1gtstu on December 14, 2018, 03:55:53 PM
It won't let me add any new photos to my layout thread, comes up with not a valid file  :hmmm:

Cheers, Stu

Glad it is not just me! (See post #9 on 'Posting Photos on NGF' under 'Computer Help').

Yes same for me, I go to reply to thread on my layout thread, upload photo to gallery off my laptop, soon as I press add photo it comes up with not a valid file. It always used to work that way  :hmmm:

Cheers, Stu
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Bob Tidbury on December 14, 2018, 05:59:27 PM
I allways had a problem trying to put photos on any way ,but at last the speed is picking up I still donít think itís as fast a Newportnobby says though .but it is fast on some things .
Bob Tidbury
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: ntpntpntp on December 14, 2018, 06:27:19 PM
Test photo. (Add image and post to gallery).  Seems to be uploading ok?
(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/72/5885-141218182500.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=72311)
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: dannyboy on December 14, 2018, 06:34:53 PM
I am still getting the wrong format error. Out of interest  @ntpntpntp (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=5885) , what browser are you using? I am using Chrome, may try Edge later as I have found that sometimes, when trying to pay for something using 'Sagepay', it will not let me on Chrome but will on Edge, (I know that is nothing relative to this problem), but the browser may have something to do with it.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Snowwolflair on December 14, 2018, 06:38:00 PM
I am still getting the wrong format error. Out of interest  @ntpntpntp (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=5885) , what browser are you using? I am using Chrome, may try Edge later as I have found that sometimes, when trying to pay for something using 'Sagepay', it will not let me on Chrome but will on Edge, (I know that is nothing relative to this problem), but the browser may have something to do with it.

Its telling you the file type or size is wrong, or is not the same as used to be allowed.  Try loading a picture you have previously successfully loaded and see what happens.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: ntpntpntp on December 14, 2018, 06:41:22 PM
Out of interest  @ntpntpntp (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=5885) , what browser are you using? I am using Chrome

I'm running current version of Chrome

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/72/5885-141218184102.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=72313)
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: dannyboy on December 14, 2018, 06:47:55 PM
Same version as me - so that is one theory shot down in flames!
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: mk1gtstu on December 14, 2018, 06:49:03 PM
Still not working for me. Used a photo previously used on my layout thread, says not a valid file. Just did the same on this thread & exactly the same message again. I can no longer upload any of my photos onto the forum it seems  :hmmm: It must be a problem caused by the server change as this hasn't happened before.


Cheers, Stu
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Snowwolflair on December 14, 2018, 06:52:12 PM
The most likely explanation is the file image "type" filter the database currently has. 

As its probably a new install it may have gone back to a default setting and the range of acceptable file types and sizes may need adjusted @Tank (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=2)
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Tank on December 14, 2018, 06:52:40 PM
Right, what we're going to do it put a new gallery update on here.  Hopefully this should be easier for everyone to use.  It also has built in editing for photo's.  Hopefully that will sort out any issues with the gallery.

Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: dannyboy on December 14, 2018, 06:54:48 PM
@Snowwolflair (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=3761)

tried that and guess what?  ( for your info' @mk1gtstu (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=2084) )

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/72/4209-141218185334.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=72314)
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Snowwolflair on December 14, 2018, 06:57:23 PM
@Snowwolflair (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=3761)
tried that and guess what?
(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/72/4209-141218185334.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=72314)

Yes its the input filter and Tank has commented on the way forward above.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: dannyboy on December 14, 2018, 07:04:48 PM
If the internet thingy worked as fast for me as it seems to do for others, I would have seen the reply from Tank before I sent my post! I can't blame the forum for the fact that I live in the middle of nowhere .................... can I?  :). But thank you to those of you who try and help us who are not as clued up.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: mk1gtstu on December 14, 2018, 07:05:49 PM
@Snowwolflair (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=3761)

tried that and guess what?  ( for your info' @mk1gtstu (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=2084) )

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/72/4209-141218185334.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=72314)

Nope, still the same message for me, can't upload any pics. How did you do that? @dannyboy (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=4209)?
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: dannyboy on December 14, 2018, 07:09:22 PM
I went through my pictures file looking for photo's I had previously uploaded. The first one I tried, which I was not certain I had previously uploaded, give me the error message, but the second one, (the one above), worked okay. Life is fun!
@mk1gtstu (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=2084)
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Snowwolflair on December 14, 2018, 07:13:30 PM
My guess is a file size limit
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: mk1gtstu on December 14, 2018, 07:17:58 PM
I went through my pictures file looking for photo's I had previously uploaded. The first one I tried, which I was not certain I had previously uploaded, give me the error message, but the second one, (the one above), worked okay. Life is fun!
@mk1gtstu (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=2084)

I've just tried 3 different photos I've uploaded before & it's still having none of it. I'll give up for now I think  :(

Cheers, Stu
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: dannyboy on December 14, 2018, 07:19:35 PM
3 of the photo's are 4.22MB, 4.34MB and 3.17MB in size. I have not checked yet, but do you know the file size limit offhand?
@Snowwolflair (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=3761)
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Tank on December 14, 2018, 07:20:05 PM
Could you email me the photo's, just so I can eliminate them from being the problem?   :ngfemailsign:
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: dannyboy on December 14, 2018, 07:20:41 PM


I've just tried 3 different photos I've uploaded before & it's still having none of it. I'll give up for now I think  :(



I think a drink would be better than a think.  ;)
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Tank on December 14, 2018, 07:26:14 PM
Just saw that Dannyboy put the size of his photo's here, and Only Me also messaged me at the same time to say that we have a 2mb limit on photo's.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: mk1gtstu on December 14, 2018, 07:27:17 PM
3 of the photo's are 4.22MB, 4.34MB and 3.17MB in size. I have not checked yet, but do you know the file size limit offhand?
@Snowwolflair (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=3761)

They are 378.76kB, 317.16kB, 400.27kB
Files too big maybe?
Cheers, Stu
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Only Me on December 14, 2018, 07:27:37 PM
The 2mb
Is a new setting, probably needs modifying as most
Photos are between 4 and 7mb
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Snowwolflair on December 14, 2018, 07:31:15 PM
3 of the photo's are 4.22MB, 4.34MB and 3.17MB in size. I have not checked yet, but do you know the file size limit offhand?
@Snowwolflair (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=3761)

They are 378.76kB, 317.16kB, 400.27kB
Files too big maybe?
Cheers, Stu

You mean 3787.6kB, 3171.6kB, 4002.7kB
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: dannyboy on December 14, 2018, 07:31:36 PM
@Tank (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=2) @Only Me (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=1328)

 :thankyousign: That explains a lot. Now how do I get my hair back into my head?  :hmmm:  :) :)
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: mk1gtstu on December 14, 2018, 07:34:00 PM
These were the 3 photos I tried reposting. @Tank (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=2)  @Snowwolflair (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=3761)

https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=70034 (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=70034)
https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=67737 (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=67737)
https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=72169 (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=72169)

Cheers, Stu
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Snowwolflair on December 14, 2018, 07:36:32 PM
These were the 3 photos I tried reposting.

https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=70034 (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=70034)
https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=67737 (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=67737)
https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=72169 (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=72169)

Cheers, Stu


The site cuts them down so pulling them back they are smaller.

I think we just have to be patient until Tank changes the filters.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: mk1gtstu on December 14, 2018, 07:37:12 PM


I've just tried 3 different photos I've uploaded before & it's still having none of it. I'll give up for now I think  :(



I think a drink would be better than a think.  ;)

 :laughabovepost:  :beers:
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: mk1gtstu on December 14, 2018, 07:38:35 PM
These were the 3 photos I tried reposting.

https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=70034 (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=70034)
https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=67737 (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=67737)
https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=72169 (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=72169)

Cheers, Stu


The site cuts them down so pulling them back they are smaller.

I think we just have to be patient until Tank changes the filters.
Ah ok cheers, Yes I'm sure Tank will be able to sort it  :thumbsup:

Cheers, Stu
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Dorsetmike on December 14, 2018, 09:01:43 PM
Files of 2Mb are completely unecessary for forum use, the pic below is 350.82 Kb, perfectly viewable and can be viewed a bit larger by clicking on he image.  Images from cameras with mega pixel sensors  produce massive files, great for 20x16 prints to hang on the wall but for forum use even 500Kb is overdoing it, it takes up far more space on Tank's SSD too.

Not only taking up storage space but also taking longer to load, and not too friendly for those using mobile devices with limits on the amount they can download.

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/54/2855-220817150044-543692453.jpeg)

This link is to the Amateur Photographer forum detailing size limits  for uploading images. Any image editing software has the capability of setting image sizes, (sometimes known as optimising for the internet)

http://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk/forums/threads/how-to-post-images-updated.133860/ (http://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk/forums/threads/how-to-post-images-updated.133860/)
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Mito on December 14, 2018, 09:03:28 PM
Just a thought about file size, why upload such large files? It takes up room on the server and for those with a poor internet connection, it takes a long time to download them. It also makes no difference to the picture quality you see on the screen. I put mine through a photo editor and make them a maximum of 1,000px and about 80% quality. The file size is reduced from 4Mb + down to less than 200kB with no loss of quality.
@Dorsetmike (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=2855) , you beat me to it!
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: RailGooner on December 14, 2018, 09:47:42 PM
..
(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/54/2855-220817150044-543692453.jpeg)
...

Personally I'd prefer to view that image 4x (or more) larger than that. I mainly browse the forum on my 'puter at work or laptop at home (where I sometimes project to the TV). It looks like there's some very nice modelling in those gardens and I'd like to see it in more detail. And I prefer to zoom-in/out and fly around a large image rather than view a series of separate zoomed-in shots.

Different strokes etc. :beers:

Sorry, straying a bit. :offtopicsign: :sorrysign:

ADDIT: I agree there's steps folk can and maybe should perform, to reduce the size of an image without loss of resolution, before posting.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: daveg on December 14, 2018, 10:29:47 PM
Not to prolong the file size debate too much, I tend to use c800 x 600 'pixies' when resizing a photo. That gives me an image of around the 200 odd kB like this one:

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/70/1087-011118105436.jpeg)

I think that shows things fairly well and allows a bit of zooming in..

Dave G



Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Railwaygun on December 14, 2018, 10:34:28 PM
We cannot afford unlimited disc space or repeated upgrades, so some limits on file size will be necessary.

Can the server s/w resize submitted pictures? Or at least produce an ďoutsize pictureĒ error message
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Leon on December 15, 2018, 01:22:25 AM
I've just attempted to upload an image - several times. I believe I'm using the same process I've been using but get this message:
The following error or errors occurred while adding the picture
Not a valid picture file.

It IS a valid picture file and if I'm doing anything differently I'm unable to identify my mistake. While I'm at it, I'd like to suggest that there should be a simpler way to upload. No?

Leon
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Bealman on December 15, 2018, 02:27:32 AM
I've been getting that message too, Leon.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Snowwolflair on December 15, 2018, 07:11:54 AM
I've just attempted to upload an image - several times. I believe I'm using the same process I've been using but get this message:
The following error or errors occurred while adding the picture
Not a valid picture file.

It IS a valid picture file and if I'm doing anything differently I'm unable to identify my mistake. While I'm at it, I'd like to suggest that there should be a simpler way to upload. No?

Leon

Yes and we will all get this message until the input filters are updated to the settings the old site had (see earlier notes on the thread).   Remember this is a new install of the forum software and all the settings will have reverted to default.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: keithbythe sea on December 15, 2018, 08:00:43 AM
 :thankyousign:  :thankyousign:  :thankyousign:

To Tank and The techies

 :thumbsup:  :beers:
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: port perran on December 15, 2018, 10:04:19 PM
Just to prove that Tank has fixed the missing reply button for those of us who were having the problem.   :thumbsup:

Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Innovationgame on December 16, 2018, 11:54:18 AM
We cannot afford unlimited disc space or repeated upgrades, so some limits on file size will be necessary.

Can the server s/w resize submitted pictures? Or at least produce an ďoutsize pictureĒ error message
Most pictures from today's cameras are of the order of 8MB.  In order to reduce the file size and increase download speed, I edit the file using Paint to reduce the size to 25% which produces a file of less than 500kB (1/4 X 1/4 = 1/16).  The resulting definition is plenty good enough for website use.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Phoenix on December 16, 2018, 12:20:18 PM

Many thanks @Tank (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=2) and the team

 :thankyousign:

As you see, like Martin I can now post here, and I checked the E-bay thread I was not able to post in and that is OK now.

As to photos, I have found a place called IrfanView, which I can re-size photos in, so as not to fill up too much gallery space, as suggested by Mito and Mike.

All best wishes
Kevin

 :beers:

Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Trainfish on December 16, 2018, 09:55:59 PM
I seem to have a problem with the notify options when a reply has been posted in a thread. It's fine for those set before the upgrade but now if I change from the default 'Email' to 'Alerts' it doesn't seem to change anything. I still get an email when a post is added and no alert showing.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Dorsetmike on December 16, 2018, 10:08:03 PM
From t'other upgrade thread

Quote
Err, where's the wiki link? I've never seen it and still can't

What Wiki link? I don't recall seeing it either unless it's under another name.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: daveg on December 17, 2018, 06:52:50 AM
Re wiki, think it was where the Gallery [61208] button is now.

See also:
https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=42653.msg529439#msg529439 (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=42653.msg529439#msg529439)

Dave G
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Newportnobby on December 17, 2018, 09:38:16 AM
We cannot afford unlimited disc space or repeated upgrades, so some limits on file size will be necessary.

Can the server s/w resize submitted pictures? Or at least produce an ďoutsize pictureĒ error message
Most pictures from today's cameras are of the order of 8MB.  In order to reduce the file size and increase download speed, I edit the file using Paint to reduce the size to 25% which produces a file of less than 500kB (1/4 X 1/4 = 1/16).  The resulting definition is plenty good enough for website use.

I, too, use 'Paint' to resize the odd photo for the Club Kawasaki forum but, as I take quite a few pics at quite a few exhibitions, it would be a royal P.I.T.A. to resize all of those for this forum.
I await developments/new instructions from the Techies
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Malc on December 17, 2018, 12:03:28 PM
Just for your info, Mick. I have on my lappy a utility called Picture Resizer, which does as it says on the tin. Itís a freeby so next time I power it up, iíll See where I got it from.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Malc on December 17, 2018, 03:50:40 PM
I think this is it. @dannyboy (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=4209) @Newportnobby (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=264) https://www.bricelam.net/ImageResizer/ (https://www.bricelam.net/ImageResizer/)

I didnít want an online one, just because I donít trust them.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: dannyboy on December 17, 2018, 03:59:15 PM
Thanks @Malc (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=497). Looks ideal - I will have a proper look later.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Newportnobby on December 17, 2018, 09:25:02 PM
Thanks, Malc. Let's see what the rules for the new gallery are first.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Bealman on December 18, 2018, 03:56:43 AM
Yeah, thanks, Malc! I can probably use that too, but like Mick, I'll wait and see what happens with the revamped gallery.  :beers:
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: daveg on December 18, 2018, 07:33:25 AM
Thanks @Malc (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=497).

I've installed it as it looks quite handy.

By habit I have always used Paint to adjust meddle with my photos and that has a quick and easy Resize option.

As mentioned elsewhere, I default anything to be posted here or emailed to a max dimension of c800 pixels which usually produces a decent quality image for online viewing.

Dave G
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Innovationgame on December 18, 2018, 08:14:43 AM
About 18 months ago I ralised I was running out of gallery space, so I switched my pictures to my personal website instead.  Funnily enough, I have tried to check my gallery space usage today, but I can't see it any more, presumably since the server switch.  It would be nice to go back to using the gallery, but I don't want to fill it up.  I've now found the space and I've less than 30% left free.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Innovationgame on December 18, 2018, 02:37:11 PM
I have a small problem with the new forum, specifically with the Layout Construction board.  Every time Chris in Prague posts to a thread other than his own, his own thread, Cant Cove (and Penmayne), becomes marked as new again in my browser (Firefox), even though it hasn't been updated.  I've not detectd this with any one else's thread (so far).  Is this a problem with my settings?
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Innovationgame on December 19, 2018, 11:07:08 AM
As of this morning, the problem has gone away.  I don't know if anyone has done anything.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Lawrence on December 19, 2018, 01:56:14 PM
The whole thing is rather pedestrian this afternoon  :sleep:
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Tank on December 19, 2018, 02:12:49 PM
Seems good to me at the moment.

We're still trying to get the files moved for the new (and unseen!) media gallery.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Snowwolflair on December 19, 2018, 02:14:37 PM
There are occasional timeouts, probably due to the limit of processor power and big file move taking place.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: emjaybee on December 19, 2018, 04:44:27 PM
I'd just assumed that one of the Mods had made himself a Horlicks instead of coffee and nodded off on his keyboard.

 :sleep:
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Newportnobby on December 19, 2018, 05:04:34 PM
I'd just assumed that one of the Mods had made himself a Horlicks instead of coffee and nodded off on his keyboard.

 :sleep:

@Bealman (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=255)
George!       George! :D
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: emjaybee on December 19, 2018, 05:06:34 PM
I'd just assumed that one of the Mods had made himself a Horlicks instead of coffee and nodded off on his keyboard.

 :sleep:

@Bealman (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=255)
George!       George! :D

Hang on, it's got faster again.

 :hmmm:
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: port perran on December 19, 2018, 05:14:55 PM
I'd just assumed that one of the Mods had made himself a Horlicks instead of coffee and nodded off on his keyboard.

 :sleep:

@Bealman (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=255)
George!       George! :D

Hang on, it's got faster again.

 :hmmm:
Soundslike Dougal on Father Ted when Ted is testing the Christmas tree lights ďtheyíre working Ted, hang on  - theyíve gone out, no-theyíre on again, wait-theyíve gone out again.........Ē
 :D
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Railwaygun on December 19, 2018, 05:47:15 PM
This thread doesnít have a Make sticky button - is this deliberate ?? Or a bug?
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Tank on December 19, 2018, 06:24:10 PM
It does, but I don't think it's needed as it's always at the top of the Board.  ;)
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: dannyboy on December 19, 2018, 07:07:33 PM
Since the recent upgrades, I do occasionally have a slow moment, (but that might be my age), but one thing I have noticed is that all the email notifications are coming through almost immediately. No more delays like I have been having for the last few months.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: port perran on December 19, 2018, 07:20:26 PM
Iíve also experienced some slow moments (particularly this afternoon).
Mind you, like Danny, perhaps itís me (or something to do with the incessant rain down here over the last few weeks).
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Dorsetmike on December 19, 2018, 07:55:50 PM
Slow here also in fact it's by far the slowest Forum of the six I frequent daily, My download speed is normally around 90Mb, plus or minus 3Mb; hopefully it's the continuing upgrade work, we can only hope so.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Yet_Another on December 19, 2018, 10:52:23 PM
I've noticed some odd behaviour: there are slow loading pages, then there are pages which appear to have loaded, but the browser is telling me that it's still loading - I haven't found what it's up to yet; and then there are times when after hitting the 'back' button, nothing appears to happen, so I hit it again, and end up going back two pages when it catches up. Disconcerting, that one.

This is all on my ipad/safari.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Bealman on December 20, 2018, 12:55:56 AM
That's cos Mick woke me up  ;)
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Bob Tidbury on December 20, 2018, 08:53:35 AM
Yes thatís the same here on my IPad ,one minute the Forum is as fast as it used to be and then as Yet another said you click on go back or next page and you wait nothing happens so click again and your back two pages ,but as Tank said once the gallery is transferred it might be OK as I said before itís not just a case of flicking a toggle switch there must be a lot of technical work involved so letís just see what happens when every thing is finished .
Bob Tidbury
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Tank on December 20, 2018, 09:02:25 AM
I'm currently getting the fastest speeds that I've ever seen this forum load!
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Innovationgame on December 20, 2018, 09:29:24 AM
I'm currently getting the fastest speeds that I've ever seen this forum load!
Yes, it's certainly very fast at the moment.  Let's hope that the high speed continues.  Perhaps all the CPU intensive activity has finished.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Tank on December 20, 2018, 09:31:08 AM
Unfortunately not, but the forum was optimised last night, and some Spam bots banned.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Newportnobby on December 20, 2018, 09:54:57 PM
I keep getting error messages when clicking on 'Show all unread posts'. I've had............

The webpage is unable to handle this request............and

'Error Message - a high level of activity means unread posts cannot be accessed' (or something along those lines)

At one point the forum was so slow my browser called time
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Newportnobby on December 20, 2018, 09:57:04 PM
Tonight I keep getting error messages when clicking on 'Show all unread posts'. I've had............

'The webpage is unable to handle this request'............and

'An Error has occurred. The server's resources are temporarily under too high a demand to find all the topics you have not read.'

At one point the forum was so slow my browser called time
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: daveg on December 20, 2018, 10:01:09 PM
Probably totally unrelated but we are in the throes of enduring a huge WIN10 update.

It's slowed everything down here to a crawl if not a dead stop.

Hoping that all the fixes are done soon so Chris and the team can enjoy a peaceful and uneventful Yule!

Merry Christmas everybody.  :beers:

Dave G
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: dannyboy on December 20, 2018, 10:09:59 PM
Like @daveg (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=1087) I too have had a Win10 update tonight - and - a lot of things are running slower than normal. In fact, I am going to turn off now and go to bed!
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: port perran on December 20, 2018, 10:12:28 PM
Iíve had trouble getting to the forum this evening on my ipad.
Mostly getting exactly the same messages as NN.
When I do get in it is very slow Iím afraid.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Tank on December 20, 2018, 10:13:12 PM
I have submitted a ticket to the hosting company.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Invicta Alec on December 20, 2018, 10:47:16 PM
Well, isn't that strange?

I was using the forum around tea time and it was clunky and slow.

Right now its like greased lightning! Did someone switch something on?  :thankyousign:


Alec.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Railwaygun on December 20, 2018, 10:51:05 PM
I tried to load a PNG of the message and got  the Same message!

Also, tiles fell off my roof - I blame the server upgrade!!
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Tank on December 20, 2018, 10:53:09 PM
Fixed now! 
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: emjaybee on December 20, 2018, 11:25:01 PM
Well, isn't that strange?

I was using the forum around tea time and it was clunky and slow.

Right now its like greased lightning! Did someone switch something on?  :thankyousign:


Alec.

Nah, the hamsters had his tea.

 :D
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: DarrwestLU6 on December 21, 2018, 01:05:40 AM
Iíve had trouble getting to the forum this evening on my ipad.
Mostly getting exactly the same messages as NN.
When I do get in it is very slow Iím afraid.

I had some trouble logging on yesterday night but after a few attempts itís now working
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: port perran on December 21, 2018, 04:52:00 PM
This afternoon the forum has been literally whizzing along.
Probably the best it has ever been.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Newportnobby on December 21, 2018, 09:44:57 PM
In contrast to the above I've just had "The site could not be reached" error message in my browser as it took so long to load. I see the 'Notice' has gone from the Forum board but I still can't post a DVD review. Is work still proceeding in the background to rectify faults?

Edit:- Oh, and the Wiki has vanished (not that I ever used it)
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Snowwolflair on December 21, 2018, 10:06:22 PM
In contrast to the above I've just had "The site could not be reached" error message in my browser as it took so long to load. I see the 'Notice' has gone from the Forum board but I still can't post a DVD review. Is work still proceeding in the background to rectify faults?

Edit:- Oh, and the Wiki has vanished (not that I ever used it)

Going like a rocket here.  Your browser might be cashing if so it could be be an idea to clear your history.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Tank on December 21, 2018, 10:27:16 PM
Iíll let everyone know when items are updated.  I removed the newsfeed as it was a bit stale, and weíre still having some coding issues with the gallery.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Railwaygun on December 22, 2018, 10:57:01 AM
can we make this thread and Gallery UPgrade Sticky to make them more noticeable??
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: railsquid on December 23, 2018, 12:21:25 AM
@Tank (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=2) I just noticed the [ youtube ] tag is generating an http:// rather than https:// link, which is causing the Youtube content not to be displayed unless the browser is set up to display non-secure content.

Other than that, everything is working fine for me (though I'm usually asleep during what I assume is peak UK usage time).
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Graham on December 23, 2018, 12:31:16 AM
another thing I noticed is some threads are coming up as "not secure" whilst others are coming up as secure.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Tank on December 23, 2018, 02:18:06 PM
Thanks about Youtube.  I guess this is because users submit their own links and choose whether to use http or https.  I'll see if we can get some coding done to change this.

another thing I noticed is some threads are coming up as "not secure" whilst others are coming up as secure.

This is most likely due to the photo's on the forum.  Once we can finally sort out the new gallery (in talks with the author still), then these should be secure as well.

I can't remember who asked, and what thread, but we now have a 'Save as draft' function for our messages now.  Once saved, they can be accessed through your profile.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Bob Tidbury on December 23, 2018, 04:25:04 PM
Itís going like lightning now ,here in Wycombe ,thanks again for all the work the team have done and the best of luck for the future work still,in progress.
Bob Tidbury
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Innovationgame on December 29, 2018, 07:13:37 PM
The forum is very, VERY slow today.  It seems to take ages to perform the TLS handshakes.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Tank on December 29, 2018, 07:18:53 PM
Strange, I've been online at different periods and it's whizzing along for me.  What browser are you using, as I hear that some don't like the TLS Handshake and it slows down?
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Snowwolflair on December 29, 2018, 08:10:21 PM
Going like a  rocket here  Virgin internet on Chrome
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Innovationgame on December 29, 2018, 08:14:47 PM
It's now running fast, but earlier it was very slow, also during the day.  I have lightstream (fibre direct into my modem) and firefox.  When it was running slow, every other website was running fast, so I suspect it was the forum.  But we're all OK again now.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Tank on December 29, 2018, 09:23:37 PM
OK, thanks for letting me know in any case.

On another note....
At this precise moment we're working on getting the Wiki back up and working, so there are intermittent problems for a little while this evening.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Innovationgame on December 30, 2018, 05:53:06 PM
The Thankyou button seems to have disappeared from all the posts.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Snowwolflair on December 30, 2018, 06:01:25 PM
The Thankyou button seems to have disappeared from all the posts.

I would thank you for this but........        8)
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: RailGooner on December 30, 2018, 06:16:34 PM
OK, thanks for letting me know in any case.

On another note....
At this precise moment we're working on getting the Wiki back up and working, so there are intermittent problems for a little while this evening.

 :thankyousign:
I hope you and all involved in the upgrade are getting some time to enjoy the holiday season with family and friends. :beers:
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Tank on December 30, 2018, 06:35:18 PM
There is an update in the Notices thread. ;)
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: port perran on December 30, 2018, 06:41:06 PM
Thanks.
I think Iíve added a new type thank you to a coule of posts.
At least, I hope I have!
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: RailGooner on December 30, 2018, 07:08:36 PM
 :NGF: :thankyousign:
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Malc on January 01, 2019, 09:53:40 PM
Having a few speed issues at the moment. Taking up to 20 seconds to load a page. Network running at 120 Mb/s here.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Tank on January 01, 2019, 11:18:09 PM
Sorry everyone, we've blocked some rogue IP addresses that are buzzing the forum and the NGF Tech has found some coding issues from some old modifications that are slowing the forum from time to time.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: nookfield on January 01, 2019, 11:44:49 PM
I've started to get this message everytime a page on the Forum loads. Was working Ok earlier on tonight

I'm running Windows 10 and Microsoft Edge

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/72/7153-010119234413.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=72836)
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Newportnobby on January 02, 2019, 10:45:05 AM
I'm getting 'www.ngaugeforum.co.uk (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk)' wants to send you Notifications. Allow/Block' when I log in
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: dannyboy on January 02, 2019, 11:13:49 AM
Exactly what I got when I logged on this morning. I allowed the notifications. (Hope that was right!).
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Invicta Alec on January 02, 2019, 11:19:04 AM
Admin,

I'm no programming expert but just an observation from me (apologies if this comes under the heading of teaching grandma to suck eggs) ........

The forum is back to operating very slowly this morning. At each turn of page I get the message "Establishing secure connection" at the bottom left of my screen (Windows 10. Chrome browser). I thought establishing a secure connection was a routine that took place when you first access a website. It shouldn't need to keep doing this once you are on the site?

As I said, just an observation, not a moan.


Alec.


Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Newportnobby on January 02, 2019, 11:22:27 AM
Exactly what I got when I logged on this morning. I allowed the notifications. (Hope that was right!).

Not knowing what Notifications I was going to cop for I blocked them >:D
It's true the forum is very slow while the changes are being made and, at this rate, I could be sat here all day. Please send Red Cross parcels :help:
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: LAandNQFan on January 02, 2019, 11:42:04 AM
My message is different.  I'm running Firefox (latest version).
After requesting a page I see a message for up to 10 seconds giving details of the page I requested, which then changes to "Establishing a TLS connection to ngaugeforum.co.uk" for up to 20 seconds.  The whole website has become a cumbersome tortoise, a pain to use instead of the fun it used to be.
 :sorrysign:
I know that you were trying to improve things by the changes, but for me the result has been the opposite.

When I pressed {Preview} to check my spelling, fetching the preview took 20 seconds.  :(
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: dannyboy on January 02, 2019, 11:57:52 AM
The whole website has become a cumbersome tortoise, a pain to use instead of the fun it used to be.

When I pressed {Preview} to check my spelling, fetching the preview took 20 seconds.  :(

I have to agree that the delay in all pages loading is a right pain, but I presume, (hope), that it is only temporary whilst changes are afoot.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Tank on January 02, 2019, 12:04:46 PM
Sorry!  We're trying to sort it out.  Believe me, I'm more annoyed than most!

It seems that we are being constantly attacked by 'bots' from other countries.  The host is helping to rectify this with NGF Tech.  Also, once the new gallery is installed and photo's converted to work with it, that will also help.  There were a lot of problems with the forum that we're working through.  I know that it's very annoying for you, but it's annoying for me, and has taken up a lot of my Christmas break to sort out.

 :thankyousign:
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Tank on January 02, 2019, 12:07:29 PM
Oh, and feel free to 'allow notifications' from this site.  :)  It's for pop ups when you get a Private Message or replies to posts.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: nookfield on January 02, 2019, 12:43:54 PM
Oh, and feel free to 'allow notifications' from this site.  :)  It's for pop ups when you get a Private Message or replies to posts.

Unfortunatley in Microsoft Edge you can select which site to Allow notifications from, It is either ALL sites or No sites.

I'll be keeping mine at No sites.

Just a bit irritating getting the settings message ever time a page is loaded. I've tried turning off all notifications in my profile but still get the message
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Tank on January 02, 2019, 12:50:11 PM
All I can suggest is to change browsers.  However, I know that can be annoying when you're used to how one works.  Hopefully Microsoft will enhance their features soon.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Snowwolflair on January 02, 2019, 12:53:45 PM
I just tried it on Edge and I'm not getting any problems.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Snowwolflair on January 02, 2019, 12:55:56 PM
Oh, and feel free to 'allow notifications' from this site.  :)  It's for pop ups when you get a Private Message or replies to posts.

Unfortunatley in Microsoft Edge you can select which site to Allow notifications from, It is either ALL sites or No sites.

I'll be keeping mine at No sites.

Just a bit irritating getting the settings message ever time a page is loaded. I've tried turning off all notifications in my profile but still get the message

Try clearing your cookies as the constant changes to the forum rescently may have corrupted how your browser handles the forum web pages.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: nookfield on January 02, 2019, 10:03:11 PM
Try clearing your cookies as the constant changes to the forum rescently may have corrupted how your browser handles the forum web pages.

I've tried that and it made no difference
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Newportnobby on January 04, 2019, 10:27:27 AM
I've asked this before but at the time it was not possible - would it be possible to click on 'Show all unread posts' and then delete the ones I don't want to read thus leaving me a list of what I do want to read? Just asking.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: railsquid on January 04, 2019, 10:44:44 AM
I've asked this before but at the time it was not possible - would it be possible to click on 'Show all unread posts' and then delete the ones I don't want to read thus leaving me a list of what I do want to read? Just asking.

Related to that, pretty please is there any way of listing all recent threads, regardless of whether they've been read or not?

Anyway keep up the good work, ignore the grumbling from the peanut gallery ;)
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: LAandNQFan on January 04, 2019, 10:57:07 AM
Much better this morning, Chris.  10 seconds between pages.
David
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Tank on January 04, 2019, 11:10:31 AM
I've asked this before but at the time it was not possible - would it be possible to click on 'Show all unread posts' and then delete the ones I don't want to read thus leaving me a list of what I do want to read? Just asking.

Strange, that's always been possible - I use that every day.  Just use the check boxes to whatever isn't your fancy, then hit 'Mark Selected Read'.


Related to that, pretty please is there any way of listing all recent threads, regardless of whether they've been read or not?

Anyway keep up the good work, ignore the grumbling from the peanut gallery ;)


I've had a quick look and can't find anything.  You'd think that there would be something, even if it was by the 'Recent Posts' window at the bottom of the main forum.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Newportnobby on January 04, 2019, 11:22:42 AM
I've asked this before but at the time it was not possible - would it be possible to click on 'Show all unread posts' and then delete the ones I don't want to read thus leaving me a list of what I do want to read? Just asking.

Strange, that's always been possible - I use that every day.  Just use the check boxes to whatever isn't your fancy, then hit 'Mark Selected Read'.


I've looked at the list of unread posts and can't find any check boxes :confused2: :dunce:
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: RailGooner on January 04, 2019, 12:11:35 PM
I've looked at the list of unread posts and can't find any check boxes :confused2: :dunce:

Ditto.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Tank on January 04, 2019, 12:25:53 PM
Must be a setting I changed on my Profile ages ago.  Right, click on Profile, then Look and Layout on the left menu.  At bottom of the page it will show Quick Moderation.  Change this from whatever it is to Checkboxes.  Save.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Invicta Alec on January 04, 2019, 12:40:04 PM
Tank,

As of 12.30pm today is the Gallery working correctly? I'm using the bulk upload feature to add to my gallery and after dragging eight files across and dropping them into the box the little thumbnails appear with their progress bars and then the ticks showing successful uploads.

Now once they all show as uploaded the only option (as far as I can see) is to return the the gallery - but they are not there! Am I being a muppet?

Alec.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: railsquid on January 04, 2019, 12:56:08 PM
Must be a setting I changed on my Profile ages ago.  Right, click on Profile, then Look and Layout on the left menu.  At bottom of the page it will show Quick Moderation.  Change this from whatever it is to Checkboxes.  Save.

 :thumbsup:

This link should work: https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;area=theme (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;area=theme)
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Tank on January 04, 2019, 02:01:17 PM
Tank,

As of 12.30pm today is the Gallery working correctly?

I'm afraid it's intermittent, and we won't be fixing it but replacing it.  The author is finding a fix for the new one to work.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Newportnobby on January 04, 2019, 02:45:51 PM
Must be a setting I changed on my Profile ages ago.  Right, click on Profile, then Look and Layout on the left menu.  At bottom of the page it will show Quick Moderation.  Change this from whatever it is to Checkboxes.  Save.

 :thumbsup:

Done. Excellent.  :thankyousign:
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Newportnobby on January 04, 2019, 08:27:46 PM
Forum unusable tonight. Times out every time I try to do anything. Back tomorrow
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Tank on January 04, 2019, 08:33:40 PM
Thanks, I've reported it.  The server is working much harder than it should need to.   :hmmm:
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: nookfield on January 04, 2019, 08:34:45 PM
Forum unusable tonight. Times out every time I try to do anything. Back tomorrow

 :hmmm: but you managed to post this? so not quite every time

I've had a few slow responses (mainly loading new threads) but generally its been OK
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Lawrence on January 04, 2019, 08:47:24 PM
Forum unusable tonight. Times out every time I try to do anything. Back tomorrow

 :hmmm: but you managed to post this? so not quite every time

I've had a few slow responses (mainly loading new threads) but generally its been OK

Well lucky you, it has been dire the last 24 hours, taking 10-20 secs to load a page, post a reply etc, despite doing all the cache things and on two different browsers on two different pc's with two different OS and in two different towns, that assuming it doesn't time out altogether  :censored:
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: nookfield on January 04, 2019, 09:01:35 PM
Forum unusable tonight. Times out every time I try to do anything. Back tomorrow

 :hmmm: but you managed to post this? so not quite every time

I've had a few slow responses (mainly loading new threads) but generally its been OK

Well lucky you, it has been dire the last 24 hours, taking 10-20 secs to load a page, post a reply etc, despite doing all the cache things and on two different browsers on two different pc's with two different OS and in two different towns, that assuming it doesn't time out altogether  :censored:

I guess it depends on what your expectations are. Most pages have loaded in less than 5 seconds and I've not had any time outs
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: dannyboy on January 04, 2019, 09:09:04 PM
Over the last 24 hours, I have had some very slow page loading and a couple of time-outs. I have also had some very quick page loading.  ??? (Win 10 and Chrome).
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Snowwolflair on January 04, 2019, 09:31:53 PM
@Tank (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=2) It feels like the authentication of members that is struggling making opening the forum fresh slow.  Once you are in page to page is fast
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Tank on January 04, 2019, 09:56:43 PM
We've been hit 30,000 times from different IP addresses and are investigating.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Snowwolflair on January 04, 2019, 10:04:08 PM
We've been hit 30,000 times from different IP addresses and are investigating.

Its a new site, URL is the same but the IP address is one the web spiders have not seen before and everything on the internet will be trying to index the site in real time.  Its a storm that should pass but it will get worse as they try to index the Gallery new or old.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: NGFTech on January 04, 2019, 10:39:46 PM
I just turned off the Alerts system that loads on every page. Is everything loading faster now for everyone?
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Bealman on January 04, 2019, 10:42:10 PM
Belting along here in Oz
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Tank on January 04, 2019, 10:48:22 PM
Sluggish for me still.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: emjaybee on January 04, 2019, 10:50:13 PM
Sluggish for me still.

Ditto.

Took 12s to open this reply window.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Graham on January 04, 2019, 10:51:59 PM
I'm with @Bealman (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=255) its belting along downunder.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: nookfield on January 04, 2019, 10:52:55 PM
Quicker than earlier on
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: NGFTech on January 04, 2019, 10:56:03 PM
Those of you who are sluggish please clear your cache and reload to make sure your browser is not looking for old material.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: exmouthcraig on January 04, 2019, 10:56:28 PM
Certainly quickest it's been in last 3 days
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Tank on January 04, 2019, 11:02:27 PM
That's a lot better.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: NGFTech on January 05, 2019, 11:04:43 AM
Checking this morning and everything is loading fast as it should, do I hear an "amen"?
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: exmouthcraig on January 05, 2019, 11:08:50 AM
Yeah all good and fast but........

Is the notification triangle lost forever now???

 :hmmm:
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: NGFTech on January 05, 2019, 11:12:39 AM
The boss decides the features I just look at the cause. Two things were done yesterday: I disabled that particular mod (sometimes they are poorly written or set badly) and persistent spiders were blocked.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: rogerdB on January 05, 2019, 11:17:29 AM
The boss decides the features I just look at the cause. Two things were done yesterday: I disabled that particular mod (sometimes they are poorly written or set badly) and persistent spiders were blocked.

They certainly seemed to have worked. Pages are loading almost instantly at present, so well done. Your hard work - and our patience - are rewarded!
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: NGFTech on January 05, 2019, 11:21:03 AM
Thank you for your patience. I know its been a tough move, and even today I am still busy 'moving' / upgrading things in the background. The site is massive so its an ongoing work.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: RailGooner on January 05, 2019, 11:57:58 AM
I always say that folk have unrealistic expectations of IT systems/services. Most folk would accept that if they booked a gearbox change for their car, they wouldn't be able to simultaneously driving it up the M1!
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: port perran on January 05, 2019, 12:00:08 PM
Thank you for all the hard work.
Itís been frustrating (on and off) over the last few days but Iím sure that itíll all be worth it in the end.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Newportnobby on January 05, 2019, 01:00:11 PM
Happy Bunny as of now so thanks for all the hard work 'behind the scenes' :thankyousign:
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: REGP on January 05, 2019, 01:46:26 PM
Jean - thanks for all your hard work In keeping most of the Forum working during the move.

Ray
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Lawrence on January 05, 2019, 03:41:58 PM
Thank you for your patience. I know its been a tough move, and even today I am still busy 'moving' / upgrading things in the background. The site is massive so its an ongoing work.

Hi Jean, you just keep doing what you're doing and it will all work out.  Communication is key so as long as Tank lets us all know what's going on it may help appease some.
As part of this upgrade process, am I right in thinking the N'porioum is still a work in progress, Add Auction only points to a test board and I was almost finished adding a lot when the screen just completely cleared.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: NGFTech on January 05, 2019, 09:01:33 PM
Thank you good people but really the thanks should go to the boss, Tank (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=2) as he is the one passionately investing in every way possible to make this the best online experience for you all.

My main concern is that everything is loading fast since yesterday evening into today. Once it is loading fast then that means we have isolated the cause and can work on it from there.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Roy L S on January 05, 2019, 09:04:10 PM
Just so that I don't keep trying to upload to the Gallery - is this function disabled? I have been trying to upload PDF images to my Gallery and I keep getting told it is an invalid file type or I don't have permission?
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: NGFTech on January 05, 2019, 09:10:39 PM
Tank will best say as I do not know what he has enabled / disabled.

Here's what is happening offline... the site has been using two galleries for uploads and we have been trying to merge it into one pro gallery but have been encountering issues during conversion which we are attempting to address in the background. I imagine when that is sorted then all will be functional.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Bealman on January 05, 2019, 09:12:51 PM
Yes, I am still unable to upload pictures to my gallery. I guess it's still being worked on?

Oops... you beat me to it and answered that question!  :beers:
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: weave on January 05, 2019, 09:23:25 PM
Hi,

Might have been answered before but as you're talking about posting pictures. The other week they would upload if the pics were made smaller. I have difficulty doing this as am a computer numpty so when it's sorted will it all go back to how it was ie picture size can be loaded as it took me about 2 years to master how to do it before?

Hope that makes sense. Anyway, thanks to all the tech people, Happy New Year and good luck with whatever you're doing.

Cheers weave  :beers: (BTW I can open wine bottles   :thumbsup: :D)
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: dannyboy on January 05, 2019, 09:30:24 PM
thanks to all the tech people, Happy New Year and good luck with whatever you're doing.


I agree wholeheartedly with what @weave (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=735) has said. However, in my case I am not very good with wine bottles, but give me a good whisky bottle ...............  :).
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: RailGooner on January 05, 2019, 10:37:59 PM
Santa brought me a bottle of Teeling. :beers:
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: NGFTech on January 05, 2019, 10:57:11 PM
Ok folks, the boss has told me to gradually introduce the Alerts system again.

I will do that now but will only let it inform you of 1 thing at a time so we can see what kind of effect it has on the site.

If you start to see signs of things slowing down for you please post it here so I can look at it.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: nookfield on January 05, 2019, 11:00:48 PM
Ok folks, the boss has told me to gradually introduce the Alerts system again.

I will do that now but will only let it inform you of 1 thing at a time so we can see what kind of effect it has on the site.

If you start to see signs of things slowing down for you please post it here so I can look at it.

Already slower than it was earlier
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: NGFTech on January 05, 2019, 11:05:30 PM
Also, when reporting please let me know:

If you are viewing the site via a phone, tablet, or PC and what for you is slow:

1-3 seconds, 4-6 seconds, 7+ or more seconds before the page loads?
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Snowwolflair on January 05, 2019, 11:15:07 PM
Santa brought me a bottle of Teeling. :beers:

Its the way of all IT, you start with a system fault and you end up with alcohol. :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: nookfield on January 05, 2019, 11:23:25 PM
Started to get the annoying message about turning on notifications at the bottom of my screen again.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: nookfield on January 05, 2019, 11:26:35 PM
6 second response when I clicked "Show new replies to your posts"

Windows 10 PC using Microsoft Edge
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Snowwolflair on January 05, 2019, 11:28:26 PM
I got a correct triangle notification at the top showing a comment has been left (so working as it should)

no speed problems and no errors or improper notifications.  Win 10 Crome and fast response. @NGFTech (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=5408)
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Bealman on January 05, 2019, 11:36:54 PM
Yes, I just got one notification, and nothing seems to have slowed down. I'm currently on a phone and it's belting along.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Bealman on January 06, 2019, 12:07:16 AM
Tablet slightly  slower, taking about 2-3 seconds, but I can live with that!
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: exmouthcraig on January 06, 2019, 08:25:40 AM
About 3 second delay Jean but then racing the pages up. Interestingly THIS page loads instantly  :hmmm:

But the warning triangle is back, I like that so maybe 3 seconds is a worthy compromise

 :claphappy:

Using full desktop site on my phone with 4G connection, I couldn't tell you what software that means im using  :confused2:
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: GrahamB on January 06, 2019, 09:04:44 AM
Running fine for me. What is/was the problem?
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: daffy on January 06, 2019, 09:54:57 AM
No problems for me on an iPad and a notoriously slow connection out here in the wilds that averages about 2Mbps! :(

Current page change speed is almost instant and only sometimes slower than a few seconds. But Iím in no hurry, so a few seconds is no problem anyway.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Newportnobby on January 06, 2019, 10:40:16 AM
Dunno what I've done to Weave's post #237 but I clicked the 'funny' emoji and the whole line of emojis turned into a green bar :confused2: :doh:
 :oopssign: :sorrysign:
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Bealman on January 06, 2019, 10:43:15 AM
Means the pubs open and you're cleared to go the bar  :beers:
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: nookfield on January 06, 2019, 10:46:04 AM
Just took 17 seconds to load this page
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: nookfield on January 06, 2019, 10:48:05 AM
Just took 17 seconds to load this page

And then 21 seconds to load "Show post since last visit"

Win 10 Microsoft Edge
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: weave on January 06, 2019, 10:50:54 AM
No worries, roll on St. Patrick's Day!

Edit....... That was quoting NPN but the quote button didn't work.

No problem, just saying.

Cheers weave  :beers:

Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: NGFTech on January 06, 2019, 10:55:02 AM

Just took 17 seconds to load this page
And then 21 seconds to load "Show post since last visit"

I just saw that and disabled Alerts and it is loading fast again, is it for you?
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: nookfield on January 06, 2019, 11:04:17 AM

Just took 17 seconds to load this page
And then 21 seconds to load "Show post since last visit"

I just saw that and disabled Alerts and it is loading fast again, is it for you?

Yes.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: NGFTech on January 06, 2019, 11:06:49 AM
That Alerts system is problematic and I have it set only to alert on personal messages nothing more. I will leave it disabled for now as what's the point to be "alerted" when you can't even view the page you are being alerted about.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: daveg on January 06, 2019, 11:35:58 AM
Sensible decision but do you think there's a chance the bug can be fixed and the alerts be reintroduced at some point?

Really appreciate all the hard work done so far.  :thumbsup:

Dave G
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: NGFTech on January 06, 2019, 11:40:57 AM
Definitely looking into it. While I am online and testing I may turn it on now and again to see if there are improvements. Then will turn it off when I cannot monitor to ensure pages load.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: NGFTech on January 06, 2019, 12:57:10 PM
It is enabled now... the problem MAY be that there are more than a dozen things you can be alerted about and if a member has all checked in their profile then each time you load a page it checks on all of those before loading a page. Now if many members are online and all doing it at the same time then the script becomes really busy.

At present it is set for personal messages and new replies only. Let's see how that goes and more can be added.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: NGFTech on January 06, 2019, 09:22:04 PM
Ok, so everything is moving fast still with limited alerts, let's go brave and add in some more and cross our fingers and toes.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Graham on January 07, 2019, 10:54:07 AM
Not sure if this is related, but the home page is still showing "not secure" in the URL bar. however most threads are showing the padlock.

cheers
Graham
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Lawrence on January 09, 2019, 07:43:41 PM
Been flying for me the last couple of days, tonight it is dire I'm afraid @NGFTech (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=5408)
Not having issues with any other sites.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Tank on January 09, 2019, 07:48:06 PM
Flying for me at the moment.  However, there is some work being done on the gallery, so perhaps that's messing the forum up every so often?
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: port perran on January 09, 2019, 07:49:40 PM
Agreed, very slow from 5.00 ish till 5 minutes ago (now 7.50) but now itís flying.
No doubt some behind the scenes black magic going on earlier.
Keep up the good work whoever is involved. Itíll be worth it in the end.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Lawrence on January 09, 2019, 10:36:12 PM
Still taking 10-20 secs to load a page, and no, I'm not on dial up  :(
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Bealman on January 09, 2019, 10:55:32 PM
Misty morning in the Southern Highlands of NSW, and it's belting along.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Tank on January 10, 2019, 08:26:18 AM
Still taking 10-20 secs to load a page, and no, I'm not on dial up  :(

Did you ever clear your cache Lawrence?  It hasn't been slow for me for days.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Lawrence on January 10, 2019, 08:33:35 AM
Several times, been fine the last few days, was just slow yesterday
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: dannyboy on January 10, 2019, 08:36:54 AM
I am occasionally getting 'slow' periods. For about 10 minutes last night, about 2210, I was getting 'time out' messages, but running fine at the moment.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: kardkits on January 10, 2019, 09:29:29 AM
Alerts Icon seems to have vanished now
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Bealman on January 10, 2019, 09:34:27 AM
As stated earlier in the thread, it is that section of the forum that is causing problems at the moment.

Work in progress!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Newportnobby on January 10, 2019, 10:30:53 AM
Had to give up last night after 22.00 owing to constant time outs but all OK this morning.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Dorsetmike on January 10, 2019, 10:43:25 AM
Long delay accessing forum this morning, mostly due to TLS handshaking according to message bottom left corner of screen showing progress
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Bealman on January 10, 2019, 10:04:55 PM
15 sec page refresh Friday morning here.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: NGFTech on January 10, 2019, 10:54:33 PM
Greetings folks. I appreciate the tags to check this thread but really everything should channel through Tank.

Just as an update, I was working on a massive amount of files and the database yesterday and today which may have slowed things down.

In addition to this, the new gallery is resource intensive so checking things over may have slowed you all down. I am not working on anything as of right now and the alerts are temporarily off so you should be able to run at a good speed.

Also, just added a little bit of cache code to tell your browsers to stop loading things that should be in cache so that should speed you up too.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Newportnobby on January 17, 2019, 01:52:48 PM
I see today I had a '1' in the triangle above the toolbar and thought to myself "What could that be?" as we don't get those for Thank Yous any more as the Thank You button has gone.
It would appear it was to let me know I had been quoted by someone.
This is the first time in all my years on the forum I have seen such a thing and I would ask if it is really necessary/can't be turned off?
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: RailGooner on January 17, 2019, 02:07:14 PM
I think it can be turned off/on in your profile settings.


@Newportnobby (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=264)
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Tank on January 17, 2019, 02:25:05 PM
Well, it's been there a few years!  :D

I probably changed the settings slightly when I restarted the 'Alerts System'.  Turn it off in your profile.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Newportnobby on January 17, 2019, 09:22:21 PM
Thanks, but I've looked under 'Notifications' and 'Alerts' and there's nothing there to alter to stop me being shown I have been quoted :no:
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: PaulCheffus on January 17, 2019, 09:41:30 PM
Thanks, but I've looked under 'Notifications' and 'Alerts' and there's nothing there to alter to stop me being shown I have been quoted :no:

Hi

Go to your profile and click profile info. This will bring up a menu and at the bottom is mentions. Select this then settings. Untick the boxes and click save. Job done.

Cheers

Paul
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: dannyboy on January 17, 2019, 09:54:36 PM
If I click on 'Profile', I get my profile but no 'Mentions' at the bottom. If I hover over 'Profile', I get a drop down menu which gives me, in order, 'Mentions', 'Summary', 'Account Settings' and 'My Bookmarks'. If I click on 'Mentions', I get the profile of Tank!  ??? @PaulCheffus (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=982)  @Tank (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=2). Am I misunderstanding your instructions Paul? Have you tried following Pauls instructions yet Mick? @Newportnobby (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=264)
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Newportnobby on January 17, 2019, 10:06:56 PM
Thanks, but I've looked under 'Notifications' and 'Alerts' and there's nothing there to alter to stop me being shown I have been quoted :no:

Hi

Go to your profile and click profile info. This will bring up a menu and at the bottom is mentions. Select this then settings. Untick the boxes and click save. Job done.

Cheers

Paul

@PaulCheffus (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=982) @dannyboy (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=4209)
I see what Paul is getting at but the only notifications there are about being tagged and I want those. I do not, however, want the red triangle telling me I have been quoted by another forum member.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: PaulCheffus on January 17, 2019, 10:15:57 PM
Hi

Same place but click alerts instead of mentions then alerts settings. At the bottom you will see under profile @mentions. Untick this and click save.

It can also be accessed from the alerts triangle. When you click on it, it also shows alert settings.

Cheers

Paul
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: dannyboy on January 17, 2019, 10:16:49 PM
If I click on 'Profile', I get my profile but no 'Mentions' at the bottom. If I hover over 'Profile', I get a drop down menu which gives me, in order, 'Mentions', 'Summary', 'Account Settings' and 'My Bookmarks'. If I click on 'Mentions', I get the profile of Tank!  ??? @PaulCheffus (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=982)  @Tank (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=2). Am I misunderstanding your instructions Paul? Have you tried following Pauls instructions yet Mick? @Newportnobby (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=264)

Forget the above! I have found it, but a bit different to how Paul suggested. However, the bit about getting the profile of @Tank (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=2) is still happening, except it is the profile of @Only Me (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=1328)  I am getting, not Tank - sorry! (I am going to bed now - had enough  :)).

Your latest post just beat me Paul.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: PaulCheffus on January 17, 2019, 10:19:33 PM
Hi

The account I see is my own.

Cheers

Paul
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Newportnobby on January 17, 2019, 10:20:43 PM
Thanks, Paul. Got it sorted now. Who the heck turned that damned thing on? @Tank (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=2)
You'll be getting a visit from the Leyland Massive if you're not careful >:D ;)
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Tank on January 18, 2019, 08:06:14 AM
Bring it on!   ;D
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Bealman on January 18, 2019, 08:13:37 AM
I'll bring Ulhuru (Ayers Rock)  ;D
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Newportnobby on January 19, 2019, 09:29:30 PM
Forum timed out twice when I tried to log on at 20.57 tonight.
Only been on for Ĺ an hour and it's timed out another 2 times.
I'm offski.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Tank on January 19, 2019, 09:33:04 PM
Been 100% for me.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Bealman on January 19, 2019, 09:45:22 PM
Yep, chugging along ok here.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Only Me on January 19, 2019, 11:01:09 PM
Everyone needs to see my profile :) new layout coning soon
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: ntpntpntp on January 19, 2019, 11:11:52 PM
Vary variable response for me unfortunately.  timed out a couple of times, and slow to load pages from time to time, but ok on other occasions.  Have to say  generally it seems to be a bit worse than it used to be before the server updates etc.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: daveg on January 20, 2019, 09:47:02 AM
Hitting the Reply button took 4 seconds to load.

Variable response here also but our BB is not good. Still on slow copper despite just 2 miles from the nearest fibre box!

Glad to see Notifications back.

Not tried using the Gallery since the upgrade but some folk seem to be doing OK. Would seem like oversized pictures are the main cause for problems. Various methods of resizing already covered so won't repeat,

Dave G
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: colin4 on February 07, 2019, 06:02:45 PM
 :hellosign:

Is the server upgrade now complete ?

I am new to the site and been reading alot of topics some go back may years.

The main issue I have is that I keep getting the denied.png "sorry, you are not allowed to view this file. Make sure you are connected to the server"

for example

https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=1671.msg44789#msg44789 (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=1671.msg44789#msg44789)

Is there an issue or just me ?
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: dannyboy on February 07, 2019, 06:09:50 PM
Welcome to the forum Colin. Not sure why you can not view the post, one of the 'powers that be' will probably be able to let you know what is happening.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: port perran on February 07, 2019, 06:22:06 PM
Welcome aboard Colin.
I think the message you are getting relates to the fact that some 12 months ago (or thereabouts) Photobucket started to charge users for having an account with them.
Several of us on here used Photobucket (a photo hosting site) to add photos to their threads. Some of us (me included) didnít want to pat for our Photobucket accounts so the links to our photos were severred.
So itís nothing that youíve done wrong itís just an unfortunate event from a while back.
Any photos added in the last 15 months aho (by other methods or using different hosting sites) should be fine.
Hope that helps.
Martin
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: colin4 on February 07, 2019, 06:30:01 PM
Thanks for the quick replies.

I am sure that there are a range of ways people include photos and video's, and some issues must be expected.

Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Caz on February 07, 2019, 07:23:34 PM
Welcome to our friendly forum Colin, great to have you on board.
 :welcomesign:
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Bealman on February 07, 2019, 07:26:42 PM
G'day from Australia, Colin, and welcome to the NGF!  :thumbsup:

Don't worry mate, I've been having problems posting pictures since the update, so it's nothing you've done, I assure you.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: weave on February 07, 2019, 08:06:41 PM
Hi all,

While were on the subject of posting pics. I think I asked the question and don't think I got an answer (apologies if I did) but when the gallery is sorted can I post like I used to?

I have a problem with making the pics smaller to post so shall/can I just wait so I can post them or go on a computer course?

Thanks for any help.

Cheers weave  :beers:
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Tank on February 07, 2019, 08:09:58 PM
The new gallery has come to halt, due to the author not helping us with what is needed.  :'(  I have to wait until they update it with what we need.  You will be able to edit photo's with the upgrade, but for now, you will need to do them yourself.

Going back on topic, I'm finding the forum to be very quick.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: port perran on February 07, 2019, 08:11:24 PM
Hi all,

While were on the subject of posting pics. I think I asked the question and don't think I got an answer (apologies if I did) but when the gallery is sorted can I post like I used to?

I have a problem with making the pics smaller to post so shall/can I just wait so I can post them or go on a computer course?

Thanks for any help.

Cheers weave  :beers:
I find the making of pictures smaller a tad awkward so use Flickr, certainly till the forum sloution is fixed.
Flickr is free as long as you limit yourself to 1000 photos and is easy.
I can send you a ďHow to do itĒ in bullet point form if you wish.
Martin
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: port perran on February 07, 2019, 08:11:59 PM
The new gallery has come to halt, due to the author not helping us with what is needed.  :'(  I have to wait until they update it with what we need.  You will be able to edit photo's with the upgrade, but for now, you will need to do them yourself.

Going back on topic, I'm finding the forum to be very quick.
Lightning fast in fact  :claphappy:
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: dannyboy on February 07, 2019, 08:13:18 PM
I'm finding the forum to be very quick.

Why do you think nobody has mentioned how fast it is lately? (Talk about tempting fate!)  :)

Addit: The post by PP just beat me - so we are doomed now.  :smackedface:
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: weave on February 07, 2019, 08:21:51 PM
Hi all,

While were on the subject of posting pics. I think I asked the question and don't think I got an answer (apologies if I did) but when the gallery is sorted can I post like I used to?

I have a problem with making the pics smaller to post so shall/can I just wait so I can post them or go on a computer course?

Thanks for any help.

Cheers weave  :beers:
I find the making of pictures smaller a tad awkward so use Flickr, certainly till the forum sloution is fixed.
Flickr is free as long as you limit yourself to 1000 photos and is easy.
I can send you a ďHow to do itĒ in bullet point form if you wish.
Martin


Hi Martin,

That would be great. I'm a complete computer numpty but my wife, who isn't, works very long hours in IT and although I do ask for help sometimes, it's best not to. She's not an ogre, just very tired and the last thing she wants to do when she gets in.

 Understandable, I'm a Landscape/Maintenance Gardener and our garden is crap  :)

A PM would be good and I'll give it a go.

Thank you so much.

Cheers weave  :beers:

Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Mito on February 07, 2019, 09:05:40 PM
@weave (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=735) , if you like send me the photos you want to post and I'll reduce them for you and send them back or put them in your gallery.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: weave on February 07, 2019, 09:42:44 PM
Thank you Brian,

Here be one of the many problems of being a luddite, computer numpty in that I don't know how to send you the pics in the first place  :doh: :).

Have been in contact with Martin via PM so hopefully we can sort something out tomorrow. Any further help always appreciated but please don't fry my brain with technology  :)

Cheers weave  :beers:

 
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Invicta Alec on February 07, 2019, 10:09:39 PM

I have a problem with making the pics smaller to post so shall/can I just wait so I can post them or go on a computer course?


Weave, no need to go on a computer course. Download this freebie. Its pretty much idiot proof.

https://pixresizer.windows10compatible.com/

Pix Resizer its called, and that's what it does  :D

Alec.

Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: themadhippy on February 07, 2019, 10:13:41 PM
if your using windows open the image in paint then either drag the image to the size you want,or use the resize tab and type in the percentage change you want in the horizontal and vertical boxes.if your using a real operating system you can do it at the command prompt using the mogrify command.No idea how to do it with apples though
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Railwaygun on February 07, 2019, 10:55:01 PM

I have a problem with making the pics smaller to post so shall/can I just wait so I can post them or go on a computer course?


Weave, no need to go on a computer course. Download this freebie. Its pretty much idiot proof.

https://pixresizer.windows10compatible.com/

Pix Resizer its called, and that's what it does  :D

Alec.

I

On a Mac, use the preview App - great for conversions ( PDF to JPG etc) . You can resize a JPG by using Export and changing the resolution of the JPG.

N
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: weave on February 07, 2019, 11:20:15 PM
Thanks guys,

Been waylaid with a sick dog. She's good now, we think, but bit messy. Anyway, will have another go tomorrow at all fronts. I went to college, it can't be rocket surgery for God's sake!!! I'm on a Samsung PC, Windows 7 if that helps.

Thanks again,

Cheers weave  :beers:

Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Bob Tidbury on February 27, 2019, 07:28:00 PM
I havenít seen any posts on here recently about the Forum upgrade so I would like to say a huge  :thankyousign: to everyone involved ,The Forum is now running at top speed now and not many people have said so ,though there were  several moaning about this that and the other and quick enough to complain when there were problems ,I said at the time allthough I donít understand all this computer stuff even I knew it was a huge challenge and not just a flick of a switch .
So once again a huge  :thankyousign: .
Bob Tidbury
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: dannyboy on February 27, 2019, 07:31:08 PM
Seconded.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: port perran on February 27, 2019, 07:58:12 PM
Well said indeed.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Bealman on February 27, 2019, 08:09:30 PM
The speed is brill now, no doubt about that!  :thumbsup:

However, at the risk of getting my marching orders from the boss, I'd still like to see a simple plug and play method of uploading pictures to my galleries without resizing, going through Flickr, etc, as in times of old.

I have a heap of railway themed pics from last year's Japanese trip I'd like to bore members with!  ;D
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: weave on February 27, 2019, 09:26:32 PM
Hi,

Agree with George. Any news on what's happening with the pics?

Thanks for what's been done already.

Cheers weave  :beers:
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Newportnobby on February 27, 2019, 09:27:25 PM

I have a heap of railway themed pics from last year's Japanese trip I'd like to bore members with!  ;D

Note to Tank - take your time with George's request.............................................please :-X
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Bealman on February 28, 2019, 01:16:52 AM
 :laughabovepost:

Ha bloody ha  >:D
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: LASteve on February 28, 2019, 03:42:39 AM
Thirded. A brilliant forum and an upgrade too. Thanks, Tank.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Tank on February 28, 2019, 10:13:07 PM
Still waiting on the developer Iím afraid.  :thumbsdown:

Thank you for your kind words everyone.  They mean a lot as itís quite stressful.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: dannyboy on February 28, 2019, 10:19:36 PM
Still waiting on the developer Iím afraid.  :thumbsdown:


That's why it takes so long to get pictures on the forum - we are back to the old days of using developing chemicals.  :)
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Railwaygun on March 01, 2019, 04:41:45 AM
Could we disable the ď add single picture optionĒ, and rename the add multiple pictures option  which is almost easy to use!
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Newportnobby on March 01, 2019, 10:11:19 AM
I use the 'add multiple' option for even one pic for that very reason. It's just easier.
I also note there are 2 pics from each page bumped to the next page which, of course, just increases the number of pages to scour through :doh:
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Tank on March 01, 2019, 10:19:34 AM
Nope, just need to wait I'm afraid.  I've already spent hundreds on something that we don't have!
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Delboy on March 01, 2019, 02:34:58 PM
I havenít seen any posts on here recently about the Forum upgrade so I would like to say a huge  :thankyousign: to everyone involved ,The Forum is now running at top speed now and not many people have said so ,though there were  several moaning about this that and the other and quick enough to complain when there were problems ,I said at the time allthough I donít understand all this computer stuff even I knew it was a huge challenge and not just a flick of a switch .
So once again a huge  :thankyousign: .
Bob Tidbury

I too would like to congratulate those that have worked tirelessly on the upgrade. Many thanks for your sterling work.  :claphappy:
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Graham on March 02, 2019, 01:42:33 AM
here here, great job to one and all involved, just working in Cambodia on a big IT upgrade and understand what you went through.

Absolutely flying along here.
cheers
Gaham
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: DarrwestLU6 on March 07, 2019, 10:23:16 PM
Is anyone having problems viewing pages on IOS (iPad) today or is it just me? Pc worked OK but Iím getting on the iPad the error: ďCannot connect to serverĒ on some pages, e.g. my messages.
Title: Re: Server Upgrade
Post by: Bob Tidbury on March 07, 2019, 10:43:34 PM
Yes it was very slow on my IPad this morning but it seems to be OK now .
Bob Tidbury