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Shaper
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I've been having a heck of a time doing much of anything on here recently. Every time I do something even as simple as try to read a topic, I, 8 times out of 10, end up either running up against a 500 Internal Server Error or a blank page. I noticed that there was an unusual number of ISEs yesterday as well.

Are we due for another purge? Is UBB just giving out? Or am I the only one experiencing this? :confused:

[ Thursday, March 13, 2008 10:31: Message edited by: Nioca ]

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Lifecrafter
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I get the same thing. I hope UBB just dies soon enough. Then we move somewere more stable.

(Old advocate of moving talking here)

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Shaper
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Yeah, I'm getting errors, too. I remember back in the day, when errors were unheard of, and ISE's didn't even exist.

My idea to fix it? Delete all accounts over about number 7500.

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Nikki's Nook - will you remember his name?
Posts: 2864 | Registered: Monday, September 8 2003 07:00
? Man, ? Amazing
Member # 5755
Profile #3
And their posts. That should cut the volume by 60%

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Apprentice
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Noooooo! i am over 7500 and i love SpidWeb! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! incidentally, i am getting the error 2 times out of 10, and it happens more often when i am posting then viewing

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Posts: 32 | Registered: Tuesday, February 19 2008 08:00
Lifecrafter
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The posts don't go away. At least they seriously shouldn't. Plus well over half our members are bots and only about 5-10% of us still post. Maybe 100 or so active members out of well over ten thousand.

Total purge, delete and archive everything and force everyone to create new accounts.

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Law Bringer
Member # 335
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Spiderweb Software should declare bankruptcy and Jeff Vogel should fake his own death and move to Buenos Aires under an assumed identity. All servers should be taken down, erased, and then subjected to dissolution by alkahest.

[Edit: I can get this thing right the first time.]

—Alorael, who considers the errors the finest in bot deterrence technology. You can't spam if you can't post!

[ Thursday, March 13, 2008 16:27: Message edited by: Sleep for the Week ]
Posts: 14579 | Registered: Saturday, December 1 2001 08:00
? Man, ? Amazing
Member # 5755
Profile #7
quote:
Originally written by Sleep for the Week:

—Alorael, ... You can spam if you can't post!
Lunchtime?

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Synergy, et al - "I don't get it."

Argon - "I'm at a loss for words..."
Posts: 4114 | Registered: Monday, April 25 2005 07:00
Agent
Member # 8030
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Why can't they simply place one of those "type in the numbers in the picture" security measures in the registration page? As for me, I haven't noticed any unusual amount of server errors recently.

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Posts: 1384 | Registered: Tuesday, February 6 2007 08:00
Lifecrafter
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quote:
Originally written by Henry Plainview.:

My idea to fix it? Delete all accounts over about number 7500.
Ouch. :(

quote:
Originally written by Excalibur:

Why can't they simply place one of those "type in the numbers in the picture" security measures in the registration page? As for me, I haven't noticed any unusual amount of server errors recently.
Captchas actually aren't very good. They don't always filter out the bots, and sometimes they tell you you're wrong when you're not (like Myspace).

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Posts: 743 | Registered: Friday, September 29 2006 07:00
Shaper
Member # 32
Profile #10
quote:
Originally written by Henry Plainview.:

Yeah, I'm getting errors, too. I remember back in the day, when errors were unheard of, and ISE's didn't even exist.

My idea to fix it? Delete all accounts over about number 7500.

They've always been there, just waiting for a chance to strike. At first they only attacked one at a time...then they got smarter...

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Lt. Sullust
Quaere verum
Posts: 2462 | Registered: Wednesday, October 3 2001 07:00
Law Bringer
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Profile #11
Checked my account number so I'm fine with the 7500 cutoff. Maybe 8000 as an even number.

Or we could delete all members that don't make useful posts at a certain level. It'll force some members not to constantly spam.

The troubles seem to have no pattern since they occur at times when there is little activity.
Posts: 4643 | Registered: Friday, February 10 2006 08:00
Agent
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I think it would make sense to delete all accounts with zero postcount, because they're more likely than not bots.

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Decca Records - "We don't like their sound. Groups of guitars are on the way out."
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Raven v. Writing Desk
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Half our members are not bots. I know there have been more lately, but I'm sure there are still loads of users who register and don't post (or don't post for several years). The links from the sw web pages attract a lot of lurking game players.

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Posts: 3560 | Registered: Wednesday, November 7 2001 08:00
? Man, ? Amazing
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quote:
Originally written by Randomizer:

Checked my account number so I'm fine with the 7500 cutoff. Maybe 8000 as an even number.

Or we could delete all members that don't make useful posts at a certain level. It'll force some members not to constantly spam.

The troubles seem to have no pattern since they occur at times when there is little activity.

Eh, just give me the button. I'll be fair.

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Synergy, et al - "I don't get it."

Argon - "I'm at a loss for words..."
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Apprentice
Member # 13427
Profile #15
Why do you people make fun about such serious matters? It feels so...so freaking amature!

And I know I've probably spelled that wrong, so now you will all tactfully avoid my point.

Gaah!

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...b10010b...
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quote:
Originally written by Nemesis.:

Captchas actually aren't very good. They don't always filter out the bots, and sometimes they tell you you're wrong when you're not (like Myspace).
Yeah. It's much better to ask a simple trivia question, like "What is Hillary Clinton's first name?" (No, really. I'm aware of a blog that uses precisely that question to keep bots out, and it seems to work perfectly.)

Of course, that's not going to happen either, because SW doesn't have the resources to modify UBB.

[ Friday, March 14, 2008 02:40: Message edited by: Thuryl ]

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Shaper
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quote:
Originally written by Nemesis.:

quote:
Originally written by Henry Plainview.:

My idea to fix it? Delete all accounts over about number 7500.
Ouch. :(

I did say around 7500. You've released a BoA scenario too, so that goes in your favour. Note that not all BoX designers will be spared.

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Nikki's Nook - will you remember his name?
Posts: 2864 | Registered: Monday, September 8 2003 07:00
Shaper
Member # 32
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Perhaps forcing registration to require the purchase of a spiderweb product...

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Lt. Sullust
Quaere verum
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Law Bringer
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quote:
Noooooo! i am over 7500 and i love SpidWeb! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Can the prosecution rest now?
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? Man, ? Amazing
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quote:
Originally written by Jeran Korak:

Why do you people make fun about such serious matters? It feels so...so freaking amature!
Immature or amateur?

Either way, what the heck is so serious about this thread, or the subject matter? So, um, the forum software is crappy. So what? Really. So? You tell us what makes this a grave and serious matter, convince me, and I will henceforth treat it with the gravity it deserves.

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Synergy, et al - "I don't get it."

Argon - "I'm at a loss for words..."
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Law Bringer
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quote:
Originally written by Jumpin' Salmon:

quote:
Originally written by Jeran Korak:

Why do you people make fun about such serious matters? It feels so...so freaking amature!
Immature or amateur?

Armature.

—Alorael, who doesn't take this thread seriously because this is a very old issue that perennially plagues the boards and then goes away and because Jeff has expressed a distinct distaste for having to expend time or money on the forums. Migration requires at least one of the two.
Posts: 14579 | Registered: Saturday, December 1 2001 08:00
Lifecrafter
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quote:
Originally written by Jeran Korak:

Why do you people make fun about such serious matters? It feels so...so freaking amature!

And I know I've probably spelled that wrong, so now you will all tactfully avoid my point.

Gaah!

*facepalm*

(Seriously, why don't you just paste "Mock Me" into your sig?)

quote:
Originally written by Sleep for the Week:

quote:
Originally written by Jumpin' Salmon:

quote:
Originally written by Jeran Korak:

Why do you people make fun about such serious matters? It feels so...so freaking amature!
Immature or amateur?

Armature.

Embouchure.

(Huzzah for more music-related jokes.)

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They do not like being provoked.

-Lenar

Always remember, kids: every time you 'lol', God kills a kitten.

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Electric Sheep One
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Perhaps amature:immature :: amoral:immoral.

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? Man, ? Amazing
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quote:
Originally written by Student of Trinity:

Perhaps amature:immature :: amoral:immoral.
You are so going to hell. :P

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