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Emma

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...aaand we're back!
« on: July 13, 2020, 01:37:21 PM »

There was an outage of the forum earlier.
A database table had become corrupted. We took a hammer and chisel to it and used a whole pack of brillo pads to get it working again and I think we seem to have fixed the problems with all those infuriating question marks. We've even got pound signs back again. ££ - wheee!
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Shadyglade

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Re: ...aaand we're back!
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2020, 01:39:35 PM »

Magic.  :)
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Wrensong

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Re: ...aaand we're back!
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2020, 02:00:33 PM »

Virus?  I blame the government.
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CLKD

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Re: ...aaand we're back!
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2020, 02:22:20 PM »

 :thankyou:
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CLKD

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« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2020, 02:44:47 PM »

You really really don't  ;D - unless you have too much time on your hands  ::)

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jaypo

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« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2020, 03:19:39 PM »

I find hitting the interweb very hard fixes it  ;D
Folklass,I didn't understand much of what was said either but I find if you just pretend that you do,you can get away with it
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Emma

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Re: ...aaand we're back!
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2020, 04:07:42 PM »

A database can become corrupt by a server glitch - if the site becomes unresponsive and some posts are made during the glitch it can disrupt the indexing. Then the forum doesn't match who posted what, when or on what topic, has a hissy fit, gets its knickers in a twist and falls flat on it's face.
That's the technical explanation.
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sheila99

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« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2020, 04:15:27 PM »

Tables are where the data is kept. For example there's probably a table of members. There are many rows on it, most likely one per member, and each row will have a specified number of columns which hold eg name, email address, date joined etc. Name might be used as a key to find your threads, posts you have made on other threads etc. It could be a hardware fault that caused it, of it could be that the connection is lost so you have eg posts without an owner. I worked on ICL, later Fujitsu's, database software and absolutely loved fixing database corruptions.
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Shadyglade

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Re: ...aaand we're back!
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2020, 04:17:28 PM »

A database can become corrupt by a server glitch - if the site becomes unresponsive and some posts are made during the glitch it can disrupt the indexing. Then the forum doesn't match who posted what, when or on what topic, has a hissy fit, gets its knickers in a twist and falls flat on it's face.
That's the technical explanation.

I bit like us meno women then.  :)
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jaypo

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« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2020, 04:56:43 PM »

Nope,my head has just exploded 🤯🤯🤯🤯
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CLKD

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« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2020, 05:17:40 PM »

 ;D tnx Emma  ;D .........

Bring back the swan's quill and squid ink  :D

Have you ever seen a computer glitch run off on paper?  The computer records every movement: space bar, all key strokes, every sneeze : in a series of codes so prints every one. Every page overprints the last but all are there, deep inside the gubbins.  It would make good ceiling paper for when 1 can't sleep  ;D.  The 1 I had to decode took acres of trees and half way through we were told it was no longer required  >:(  ::) ........... then it had to be shredded. 
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« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2020, 05:25:50 PM »

So did ours.  It was our first and my last face2face confrontation with a computer print out  ;D.  Nothing is destroyed unless the working bits are burned or lazered off, it's all there.  Layered ..........
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jaypo

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« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2020, 05:34:48 PM »

Stop talking,my brain can't  take it anymore 😫 ;D
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CLKD

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« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2020, 07:09:11 PM »

Now that could be a whole new topic  ;D
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« Reply #14 on: July 13, 2020, 07:30:38 PM »

;D tnx Emma  ;D .........

Bring back the swan's quill and squid ink  :D

Have you ever seen a computer glitch run off on paper?  The computer records every movement: space bar, all key strokes, every sneeze : in a series of codes so prints every one. Every page overprints the last but all are there, deep inside the gubbins.  It would make good ceiling paper for when 1 can't sleep  ;D.  The 1 I had to decode took acres of trees and half way through we were told it was no longer required  >:(  ::) ........... then it had to be shredded.
Shredded?? That's where all the info is you need to find out what went wrong. 2 inches thick, machine instructions, contents of the registers... all in hex. I should have been a detective  :). Not sure my brain would cope any more  :(
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