Is Apterous down? [COMMENTING HERE WILL ... Yeah, we know]

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Is Apterous down? [COMMENTING HERE WILL ... Yeah, we know]

Post by Gavin Chipper » Thu May 07, 2020 4:12 pm

This thread is for general discussion about the downness of Apterous, especially when it might be inappropriate to post in the other thread which has such strict entry criteria.

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Re: Is Apterous down? [GENERAL DISCUSSION THREAD]

Post by Gavin Chipper » Thu May 07, 2020 7:08 pm

Jason William Larsen wrote:
Thu May 07, 2020 7:06 pm
Sorry
That's going to get you into trouble again. But luckily we have the thread for you now.

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Re: Is Apterous down? [GENERAL DISCUSSION THREAD]

Post by Charlie Reams » Fri May 08, 2020 8:16 am

You can post whatever you want in here, since it isn't configured to send me an alert. It's also completely pointless since I won't see it. Enjoy!

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Re: Is Apterous down? [GENERAL DISCUSSION THREAD]

Post by Graeme Cole » Fri May 08, 2020 8:51 am

Charlie Reams wrote:
Fri May 08, 2020 8:16 am
You can post whatever you want in here, since it isn't configured to send me an alert. It's also completely pointless since I won't see it. Enjoy!
That's a shame, because Apterous is currently down.

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Post by Fiona T » Fri May 08, 2020 8:57 am

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Re: Is Apterous down? [GENERAL DISCUSSION THREAD]

Post by Rhys Benjamin » Fri May 08, 2020 10:48 pm

[strike]Is the game side of Apterous down? The website is up, but I can't get into the game. Moreover, a look at chat logs shows this is possibly an issue with displaying to the user, as there's lots of coming and going but no playing.[/strike]

Edit: just as I post this, it's up again.
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Post by Fiona T » Sat May 09, 2020 9:39 am

It was struggling all evening. Last games successfully completed were just after midnight.
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Post by Ronan M Higginson » Sat May 09, 2020 11:28 am

:cry: :(

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Post by Charlie Reams » Sat May 09, 2020 12:28 pm

As I said, there is no point whatsoever posting in this topic.

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Post by Ian Volante » Tue May 12, 2020 1:31 pm

Are those testicular electrodes now repurposed?
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Re: Is Apterous down? [GENERAL DISCUSSION THREAD]

Post by Rhys Benjamin » Tue May 12, 2020 1:45 pm

Charlie Reams wrote:
Sat May 09, 2020 12:28 pm
As I said, there is no point whatsoever posting in this topic.
But what if one wants to discuss the general upness or downness of Apterous? What if one wants to wonder whether Apterous is, or indeed is not, down? And were that it were numberwang...
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Post by Ronan M Higginson » Sat May 30, 2020 8:31 am

Well, it is now....

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Post by L'oisleatch McGraw » Sun May 31, 2020 9:54 pm

Lads cmon it's pointless, Charlie clearly can't see any of this shit, just like... erm, Charlie said.
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Post by Ronan M Higginson » Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:32 pm

Oh yeah forgot about that, a shame because Apterous is once again down..... :( :( :(

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Post by Jason William Larsen » Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:14 pm

Yes, Ronan is right. Apterous is literally down.

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Post by Ronan M Higginson » Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:35 pm

And still down now :( :( is there another way Charlie can be notified about Apterous being down?

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Post by Charlie Reams » Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:55 pm

I'm aware. Nothing I can do at the moment.

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Post by L'oisleatch McGraw » Fri Sep 04, 2020 12:27 am

Theories so far:

1. Someone Charlie despises finally climbed to #1, and he is in a massive sulk.
2. We are getting a major Pro-Ranks upgrade / overhaul... and it takes time.
3. They're not coming back. Participation awards for all. Rating numbers next to go; due to be replaced by 'care' emojis.
4. They now live at a secret link, available to 'Sanctum' members and Jack Hurst's Zoomdown-y pals only.
5. Police raid! (Once they're fully convinced the 'pro' refers to something other than bottom bitches, it'll be back.)
6. Ashton Hancock of course!
7. Or maybe it was Ronan... because "Ro's prank"?

Hmmm, get your tin foil hats on immediately... We need to get to the bottom of this!!! (bitches)
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Re: THE GREAT PRO-RANKS CONSPIRACY

Post by Ronan M Higginson » Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:52 pm

L'oisleatch McGraw wrote:
Fri Sep 04, 2020 12:27 am
7. Or maybe it was Ronan... because "Ro's prank"?
Yep, exactly this. For your information, I am a secret Admin, have been for 12 years, we used to have small (unlogged) chats in aptochat at the beginning, I kept pulling pranks on the couple of members who were on. I was also nicknamed Ro. We needed a name for a list of ranked players at the beginning. I had always been trying to work out the max from ROS PRANK
for weeks before the ranking idea came, and the day before the first list of pro ranks I fell asleep during the day, in my dream I was on the show, and found out PRORANKS was the maximum in a round. When I woke up, I remembered it, and logged straight into apto, told the couple of members on the site at the time, and Pro Ranks were made. The reason why the Pro Ranks went shall remain a mystery.... But, more importantly, what gave you, Mr McGraw the idea of Ro's Prank? Are you good friends with any of the other admins, or.... are you one of them? :o

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Re: THE GREAT PRO-RANKS CONSPIRACY

Post by L'oisleatch McGraw » Sat Sep 05, 2020 11:27 pm

Ronan M Higginson wrote:
Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:52 pm
Are you good friends with any of the other admins, or.... are you one of them? :o
I'm best friends with pretty much anyone who ever solved an anagram! :ugeek:
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Post by Jason William Larsen » Sun Sep 06, 2020 12:08 am

Thank you Eoin!

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Post by Gavin Chipper » Sat Oct 31, 2020 11:05 am

Down.

Edit - Oh no, wait - it's been fixed!

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Re: Is Apterous down? [GENERAL DISCUSSION THREAD]

Post by Adam Dexter » Mon Dec 21, 2020 9:59 am

Hi it seems to be down now. I can get onto the site but not onto the game -

"You have been disconnected from apterous. Please check your Internet connection. Internal server error"

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Post by Johnny Canuck » Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:46 pm

It's down. In size, that is. The game window is restricted to a tiny box in the top left for some reason.

EDIT: fixed - thanks Charlie
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Post by Rhys Benjamin » Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:29 pm

The recap writer has returned an error 500 for some weeks now. Can someone technical explain that?
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Post by Graeme Cole » Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:27 am

Rhys Benjamin wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:29 pm
The recap writer has returned an error 500 for some weeks now. Can someone technical explain that?
500 means "Internal Server Error" and usually indicates some misconfiguration on the server or an error in the script that generates the page.

None of this seems particularly relevant however, as the recap writer looks fine to me and apparently it was fixed three days ago.

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Post by Charlie Reams » Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:41 am

Graeme Cole wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:27 am
Rhys Benjamin wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:29 pm
The recap writer has returned an error 500 for some weeks now. Can someone technical explain that?
500 means "Internal Server Error" and usually indicates some misconfiguration on the server or an error in the script that generates the page.

None of this seems particularly relevant however, as the recap writer looks fine to me and apparently it was fixed three days ago.
In this case it means that I (professional software engineer, PhD in computer science) misspelled the word "PHP".

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Post by Fiona T » Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:53 pm

Rhys Benjamin wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:29 pm
The recap writer has returned an error 500 for some weeks now. Can someone technical explain that?
I assumed you'd logged it Rhys - was surprised there was no ticket. Usually the best way to get stuff fixed :)
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Post by Rhys Benjamin » Sun Jan 10, 2021 4:42 pm

Graeme Cole wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:27 am
Rhys Benjamin wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:29 pm
The recap writer has returned an error 500 for some weeks now. Can someone technical explain that?
500 means "Internal Server Error" and usually indicates some misconfiguration on the server or an error in the script that generates the page.

None of this seems particularly relevant however, as the recap writer looks fine to me and apparently it was fixed three days ago.
I thought I'd bothered Charlie enough and assumed it was a fault on my end.
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Post by Rhys Benjamin » Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:06 pm

That said, it's still not working. All the numbers boxes are in the wrong places, and any "preview" buttons break the page.
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Post by Johnny Canuck » Thu Jul 29, 2021 10:41 pm

Down as of now.
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Re: Is Apterous down? [GENERAL DISCUSSION THREAD]

Post by Fiona T » Fri Jul 30, 2021 7:27 am

Been throwing wobblies all week

https://www.apterous.org/ticket_view.php?ticket=6200

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Post by L'oisleatch McGraw » Thu Oct 07, 2021 7:19 pm

Yes,
yes it is... :(
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Post by Jason William Larsen » Thu Oct 07, 2021 9:53 pm

L'oisleatch McGraw wrote:
Thu Oct 07, 2021 7:19 pm
Yes,
yes it is... :(

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Post by Fiona T » Thu Oct 07, 2021 10:50 pm

Jason William Larsen wrote:
Thu Oct 07, 2021 9:53 pm
L'oisleatch McGraw wrote:
Thu Oct 07, 2021 7:19 pm
Yes,
yes it is... :(
If only someone hadn't buggered up the official thread :(
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Post by Jason William Larsen » Fri Oct 08, 2021 12:30 am

Fiona T wrote:
Thu Oct 07, 2021 10:50 pm
Jason William Larsen wrote:
Thu Oct 07, 2021 9:53 pm
L'oisleatch McGraw wrote:
Thu Oct 07, 2021 7:19 pm
Yes,
yes it is... :(
If only someone hadn't buggered up the official thread :(
Sorry

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Re: Is Apterous down? [GENERAL DISCUSSION THREAD]

Post by L'oisleatch McGraw » Fri Oct 08, 2021 1:51 am

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I am quite sure every time Apto goes down, Charlie hears about it...
The thread here would serve as yet another pester alarm, and thus surplus to requirements. (Probably the real reason he euthanised it.)
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Post by Charlie Reams » Fri Oct 08, 2021 4:37 pm

Nope, the real reason is exactly what I said.

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Post by L'oisleatch McGraw » Fri Oct 08, 2021 5:28 pm

Yeah, of course.
But if the thread was something that you actually needed... you wouldn't have closed it. That's my point.
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