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A2K Maintenance Scheduled (and nominate Philforum fixes for the window)

 
 
Reply Fri 11 Jun, 2010 01:21 pm
Last night we had another unscheduled maintenance window that closed the site, mainly because I was pushing too hard too late and trying to make fixes to the text formatting of some imported posts live. It resulted in hosing the database and waking up folk to get it all restored in the middle of the night.

So lesson learned, we are going to take the site down in advance for the next round of fixes so that we can easily correct anything that goes wrong (basically fix the plane on the ground instead of in the air).

So at some point today or tonight we are going to take the site down for maintenance and it is expected to last from 30 minutes to one hour. There will be a notice at the top of every page for 5 minutes prior to this occurring and we will try to get back to only scheduled maintenance windows.

So that means we need to get as much fixed in that window as possible, and the purpose of this maintenance window is to fix bbcode and bad characters from the import. So Philforum folk, if you have any posts with ugly formatting that you want fixed post the link here so I can add it to the list of things we'll fix in the maintenance window.
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Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Fri 11 Jun, 2010 01:21 pm
@Robert Gentel,
Here is a list that I have so far:

http://able2know.org/topic/151573-1#post-4164694
http://able2know.org/topic/146237-1
http://able2know.org/topic/152146-1
http://able2know.org/topic/152674-1
http://able2know.org/topic/152151-1
http://able2know.org/topic/146238-1
http://able2know.org/topic/146235-1
http://able2know.org/topic/151232-1
http://able2know.org/topic/146234-1
http://able2know.org/topic/146233-1
http://able2know.org/topic/146232-1
http://able2know.org/topic/146231-1
http://able2know.org/topic/146229-1
jespah
 
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Reply Fri 11 Jun, 2010 01:27 pm
@Robert Gentel,
The Facebook group has been told.
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Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Fri 11 Jun, 2010 01:34 pm
@Robert Gentel,
To this list I'm adding the quote tag numbers. We'll get rid of all those quote ids (e.g. sometime sun;144339 wrote: )in the imported tags as well.
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Fri 11 Jun, 2010 01:41 pm
@Robert Gentel,
This is why I love virtualization.

Before you do anything, just hit the "take snapshot" button. If something you do hoses the server, just hit "revert to snapshot".
Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Fri 11 Jun, 2010 01:43 pm
@DrewDad,
That's the plan, sans visualization (it's more of a love snapshots thing than virtualization). But we can't do that live, so we need to pause, snapshot, run fixes, text then open/revert.
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Fri 11 Jun, 2010 02:02 pm
@Robert Gentel,
If you have the time to do so, you might want to copy this to the official A2K blog since your "Down for Maintenance" screen directs people to that blog, Twitter and Facebook for status reports.

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Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Fri 11 Jun, 2010 05:30 pm
@Robert Gentel,
http://able2know.org/topic/150257-1
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Sat 12 Jun, 2010 08:29 am
@Robert Gentel,

http://able2know.org/topic/149438-1
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Theaetetus
 
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Reply Sat 12 Jun, 2010 07:32 pm
@Robert Gentel,
http://able2know.org/topic/147788-1
http://able2know.org/topic/149097-1
http://able2know.org/topic/149096-1
http://able2know.org/topic/149095-1
http://able2know.org/topic/147781-1
http://able2know.org/topic/149091-1
http://able2know.org/topic/147802-1
http://able2know.org/topic/147869-1
http://able2know.org/topic/147861-1
http://able2know.org/topic/147867-1
http://able2know.org/topic/150257-1

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Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Sat 12 Jun, 2010 08:53 pm
Just a heads up that this window was rescheduled for tonight so hopefully we'll get all those things fixed tonight (and as an aside we'll be offline sometime tonight).
dlowan
 
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Reply Sat 12 Jun, 2010 09:05 pm
@Robert Gentel,
Robert Gentel wrote:

Just a heads up that this window was rescheduled for tonight so hopefully we'll get all those things fixed tonight (and as an aside we'll be offline sometime tonight).


That's our day.

You always pick on Australia.

Wink
Rockhead
 
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Reply Sat 12 Jun, 2010 09:06 pm
@dlowan,
it's also the slow time...

(not that y'all are slow, 'cept DP)
dlowan
 
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Reply Sat 12 Jun, 2010 09:09 pm
@Rockhead,
Rockhead wrote:

it's also the slow time...

(not that y'all are slow, 'cept DP)


Yes, she said mock bitterly, I know.

We suffer from our midget sized numbers.

ehBeth
 
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Reply Sat 12 Jun, 2010 09:13 pm
@dlowan,
I saw that.

You were talking about me again.

dlowan
 
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Reply Sat 12 Jun, 2010 09:20 pm
@ehBeth,
You're just a midget.

We're normal size, but there's too few of us.

Midgets are also cute.

We aren't, really.
dadpad
 
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Reply Sat 12 Jun, 2010 09:44 pm
@Rockhead,
Rockhead wrote:

(not that y'all are slow, 'cept DP)

I'm watching you moose.
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margo
 
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Reply Sat 12 Jun, 2010 10:20 pm
@dlowan,
dlowan wrote:

You're just a midget.

We're normal size, but there's too few of us.

Midgets are also cute.

We aren't, really.


Whaddya mean, we aren't cute?????

Few in number, but as cute as all get out!
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dadpad
 
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Reply Sat 12 Jun, 2010 10:22 pm
@dlowan,
dlowan wrote:

We suffer from our midget sized numbers.

but make enough noise for Thirty
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Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Sun 13 Jun, 2010 03:01 am
Took longer than expected but most of the reported issues with bbcode and other text errors have been fixed (please continue to point any out that you see and we'll fix them). Additionally many of the usernames that had had " phil" appended to them have been restored to their original usernames.
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