Personal computing discussed

Moderator: Kevin

 
sroylance
Gerbil First Class
Topic Author
Posts: 180
Joined: Mon Mar 25, 2002 7:00 pm
Location: Boston
Contact:

forum downtime 1/4/2007 10PM EST

Thu Jan 04, 2007 5:37 pm

We're going to be doing some maintenance on the forums at 10PM eastern tonight. I don't expect the forums will be offline for more than 15 minutes or so, but it could be as long as an hour.
 
PerfectCr
Darth Gerbil
Posts: 7943
Joined: Wed Mar 17, 2004 7:02 am

Thu Jan 04, 2007 7:43 pm

Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo /vader
Core i7 7700 | MSI Z270 GAMING M5 | 32GB Corsair Vengeance LED 3400Mhz | MSI GTX 1080 GAMING X | Corsair RM850 | Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV | Acer Predator X34
 
king_kilr
Maximum Gerbil
Posts: 4300
Joined: Sat Sep 25, 2004 11:23 pm
Location: Browsing the web far and wide.
Contact:

Thu Jan 04, 2007 9:29 pm

Out of curiosity what does maintenance mean for forums?
Damn the torpedoes , full speed ahead.

AMD X2 4200+, Asus A8N-E, 3GBs of RAM, 7900GS
 
just brew it!
Gold subscriber
Administrator
Posts: 48246
Joined: Tue Aug 20, 2002 10:51 pm
Location: Somewhere, having a beer

Thu Jan 04, 2007 9:41 pm

In this case, it means upgrading to a newer version of phpBB, and possibly installing some additional defenses against spammers.
If the world isn't making sense to you, you're either drinking too much or not drinking enough.
 
LicketySplit
Gerbil God
Posts: 24502
Joined: Sat Jan 19, 2002 7:00 pm
Location: Soap Lake, Wa
Contact:

Thu Jan 04, 2007 10:04 pm

just brew it! wrote:
In this case, it means upgrading to a newer version of phpBB, and possibly installing some additional defenses against spammers.


That extra help against the spamming weve gotten lately would sure be a welcome addition :wink:
Just an old sheepdog waiting for some nasty wolves to show...ive got more than enough teeth left.
 
crazyjediman24
Gerbil XP
Posts: 346
Joined: Tue Jun 27, 2006 7:19 pm
Location: beneath Tristram

Thu Jan 04, 2007 10:09 pm

LicketySplit wrote:
just brew it! wrote:
In this case, it means upgrading to a newer version of phpBB, and possibly installing some additional defenses against spammers.


That extra help against the spamming weve gotten lately would sure be a welcome addition :wink:


Agreed, although if anyone could ever come up with a method of spamming that wasn't so blatantly stupid, I might just salute them. But the only way that could happen is if spamming were to stop..... :( Oh well.
It is not who I am on the inside, but what I do that defines me.
Image
 
sroylance
Gerbil First Class
Topic Author
Posts: 180
Joined: Mon Mar 25, 2002 7:00 pm
Location: Boston
Contact:

Thu Jan 04, 2007 11:48 pm

There were some last minute problems that I missed in my testing and we couldn't get resolved in time to get the upgrade done inside our window. Rather than start the upgrade and cause a potentially lengthy outage, we're going back to the drawing board.

Once we get the issues with the update resolved I will reschedule the downtime.

Sorry for the false alarm.
 
just brew it!
Gold subscriber
Administrator
Posts: 48246
Joined: Tue Aug 20, 2002 10:51 pm
Location: Somewhere, having a beer

Fri Jan 05, 2007 12:06 am

Heh... I know how stuff like this goes (been in the software/IT field for the better part of 3 decades). :lol:
If the world isn't making sense to you, you're either drinking too much or not drinking enough.
 
SecretSquirrel
Minister of Gerbil Affairs
Posts: 2257
Joined: Tue Jan 01, 2002 7:00 pm
Location: The Colony, TX (Dallas suburb)
Contact:

Fri Jan 05, 2007 8:13 am

sroylance wrote:
There were some last minute problems that I missed in my testing and we couldn't get resolved in time to get the upgrade done inside our window. Rather than start the upgrade and cause a potentially lengthy outage, we're going back to the drawing board.

Once we get the issues with the update resolved I will reschedule the downtime.

Sorry for the false alarm.


Better to have a false alarm than the alternative. To many times I see folks plow ahead anyway and just make a bigger mess. Much better to say "Stop, it's not going to work. It will be delayed." and get it right. </end IT rant>

--SS

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest