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Posters ??

Postby j.c.d. » Mon 20 Jul, 2015 7:59 am

Is the site out of order or has no one really posted anything, on any subject since last Wednesday ?? though I do not post much myself I do enjoy reading all the comments , even allowing for holidays etc. it does seem strange to have no offerings for nearly a week,
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Re: Posters ??

Postby tyke bhoy » Mon 20 Jul, 2015 9:03 am

It probably is a quiet time of year but there was a fault which certainly wouldn't help. I reported the fault to Duncan on Thursday morning and unfortunately it still appeared to be happening late yesterday afternoon despite Duncan's efforts since Thursday. I couldn't login on a PC and therefore couldn't even attempt to post. On my Android tablet and smartphone I was still logged in but any attempt to post came up with a similar error to the one encountered when trying to login on the PC. Bizarrely I couldn't log out on the Android devices.
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Re: Posters ??

Postby blackprince » Mon 20 Jul, 2015 9:14 am

I must admit, jcd, I've had the same thought myself. I suspect that many people only communicate using social media these days. I recall some acrimonious discussion here a while back about a breakaway facebook group. Maybe that has taken much of the "traffic" that used to appear here. This is speculation on my part because I never use facebook or twitter, so maybe someone else could confirm or deny my suspicion about this trend ( preferably not on Facebook :) ).
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Re: Posters ??

Postby tyke bhoy » Mon 20 Jul, 2015 9:39 am

blackprince wroteColon I recall some acrimonious discussion here a while back about a breakaway facebook group. Maybe that has taken much of the "traffic" that used to appear here. This is speculation on my part because I never use facebook or twitter, so maybe someone else could confirm or deny my suspicion about this trend ( preferably not on Facebook :) ).

The facebook page was "promoted" as an alternative to here on the Leeds Forum during the last outage. I'm not sure how many SL posters also attempt to post on the FB page. Note the word attempt because content will be heavily censored before it sees the light of day, if at all. As one poster on both sites discovered mention of the existence of this site is verboten.
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Re: Posters ??

Postby dsco » Mon 20 Jul, 2015 10:39 am

Apologies don't know what happened on the technical front last week but seems to be resolved now. Sorry for the inconvenience!
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Re: Posters ??

Postby Leodian » Mon 20 Jul, 2015 2:19 pm

dsco wroteColonApologies don't know what happened on the technical front last week but seems to be resolved now. Sorry for the inconvenience!


Thanks for sorting it out dsco (Duncan?) :). As it was not immediately fixed I assumed you must have been away ;).
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Re: Posters ??

Postby liits » Mon 20 Jul, 2015 9:21 pm

I look in a couple of time per day [if for no other reason than to see where / what Leodian had been photographing] but there has not been anything of late to which I could add anything.
I am about to start a new thread with what is certainly a daft question but one to which I don't know the answer but I'm sure somebody will.
Lastly, I was away at a wedding at the weekend and there was another SL member there. He would love to post on here but cant [since site refurb] because he deleted the email with his new password and he has ask for a new one without a reply.
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Re: Posters ??

Postby raveydavey » Mon 20 Jul, 2015 10:40 pm

Busy with work and other stuff is my excuse - although the lack of posts can become a vicious circle.
Fewer posts means less to chat about, which means fewer posts...
I'm sure a few frequent posters have moved into the rival FB site too, but as I don't do FB its just speculation...
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Re: Posters ??

Postby tyke bhoy » Wed 22 Jul, 2015 8:30 am

An we are back again, after another 24 hours "downtime" ;)
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Re: Posters ??

Postby dsco » Wed 22 Jul, 2015 12:09 pm

Apologies all - it was a database size issue causing the problem. We were teetering on the brink of the size limit for the server. Previously I'd done some little bits to try and manage the size. I've had a proper clearout this time though, and we are now well under half capacity, so this issue shouldn't resurface for a while at least. Thanks for your patience, Duncan
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