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#1171129 - Thu Jul 20 2017 11:13 AM Migrating to a New Server Today - ERROR thread
Terry Offline

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Today we are starting the move to a brand new server... one that should be many times faster than our old one.
It should remove all server pauses.

In effect, we are moving into a new house, and I'm trying to get the moving trucks to put all the furniture in the right places.

Please use this thread to report any NEW ISSUES that you encounter today/tomorrow. In theory it should be seamless to you.

i.e. things that WERE working but now aren't, or things that just don't seem right all of a sudden.

Please do not use this thread for old, existing issues that we are aware of or feature requests.

Fingers crossed it goes smoothly...

Thanks!

** Crystal Ball is temporarily unavailable on the new server, as it doesn't coexist nicely with 2 servers running at once.


Edited by Terry (Thu Jul 20 2017 11:19 AM)

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#1171130 - Thu Jul 20 2017 11:23 AM Re: Migrating to a New Server Today - ERROR thread
MiraJane Offline
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Ugh.
Ugh. Ugh. And double ugh.
Why? Because I'm in the midst of packing up and moving right now. It is a miserable thing to do!

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#1171134 - Thu Jul 20 2017 11:46 AM Re: Migrating to a New Server Today - ERROR thread
jasa9092 Offline
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I'm playing quizzes and after I rate them it takes me back to the homepage instead of "where I was".


Edited by jasa9092 (Thu Jul 20 2017 11:48 AM)

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#1171137 - Thu Jul 20 2017 12:08 PM Re: Migrating to a New Server Today - ERROR thread
Terry Offline

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Originally Posted By: jasa9092
I'm playing quizzes and after I rate them it takes me back to the homepage instead of "where I was".


Can you tell me what the URL says on the "submit quiz" screen before you click rate/go back to where I was?

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#1171138 - Thu Jul 20 2017 12:09 PM Re: Migrating to a New Server Today - ERROR thread
pagea Offline
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I seem to be struggling to load any quizzes in either 'flash' or 'timed' mode, HTML is fine.

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#1171139 - Thu Jul 20 2017 12:16 PM Re: Migrating to a New Server Today - ERROR thread
Terry Offline

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Originally Posted By: pagea
I seem to be struggling to load any quizzes in either 'flash' or 'timed' mode, HTML is fine.


Let me know if it works in a few hours. You seem to be bouncing back and forth between the two servers somehow, so you're a bit out of synch.

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#1171143 - Thu Jul 20 2017 12:26 PM Re: Migrating to a New Server Today - ERROR thread
rossian Online   content
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Timed and flash are working for me. I just checked both.
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#1171146 - Thu Jul 20 2017 12:30 PM Re: Migrating to a New Server Today - ERROR thread
pagea Offline
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Originally Posted By: Terry
Originally Posted By: pagea
I seem to be struggling to load any quizzes in either 'flash' or 'timed' mode, HTML is fine.


Let me know if it works in a few hours. You seem to be bouncing back and forth between the two servers somehow, so you're a bit out of synch.


Looks like I'm back in business already, will let you know if anything changes.

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#1171157 - Thu Jul 20 2017 12:42 PM Re: Migrating to a New Server Today - ERROR thread
jasa9092 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Terry
Originally Posted By: jasa9092
I'm playing quizzes and after I rate them it takes me back to the homepage instead of "where I was".


Can you tell me what the URL says on the "submit quiz" screen before you click rate/go back to where I was?



http://www.funtrivia.com/submitquiz.cfm

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#1171159 - Thu Jul 20 2017 12:54 PM Re: Migrating to a New Server Today - ERROR thread
Terry Offline

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Originally Posted By: jasa9092
Originally Posted By: Terry
Originally Posted By: jasa9092
I'm playing quizzes and after I rate them it takes me back to the homepage instead of "where I was".


Can you tell me what the URL says on the "submit quiz" screen before you click rate/go back to where I was?



http://www.funtrivia.com/submitquiz.cfm


I just tested it -- it seems to work for me. Note that you have to originate from a category, say "Seinfeld Trivia" to go back to. If you play a quiz from the homepage, or in other lists around the site you will often get taken back to the homepage.

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#1171161 - Thu Jul 20 2017 12:55 PM Re: Migrating to a New Server Today - ERROR thread
jasa9092 Offline
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Loc: Illinois USA
I just played another quiz from the Quiz Race and this time it took me back to where I was instead of the homepage. smile

Edit: I just now went and checked from where I had problems before. Earlier I was doing Children's quizzes and instead of going back to the list of the quizzes in the Add a Letter category, it was taking me back to the Homepage. It is working now. Thanks! smile


Edited by jasa9092 (Thu Jul 20 2017 01:04 PM)

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#1171163 - Thu Jul 20 2017 01:05 PM Re: Migrating to a New Server Today - ERROR thread
spanishliz Offline
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Crosswords are not working for me (Firefox, Windows 10, just updated). The page starts to load, the title shows but where the grid should be is a black box and where the clues should be are white boxes.

Also got a popup "Shockwave Flash has a problem" (words to that effect) then my browser hung up and I had to restart it so I could report.

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#1171164 - Thu Jul 20 2017 01:08 PM Re: Migrating to a New Server Today - ERROR thread
spanishliz Offline
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Update: Just tried the same crossword again and it loaded as it should, and very quickly at that.

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#1171165 - Thu Jul 20 2017 01:11 PM Re: Migrating to a New Server Today - ERROR thread
Terry Offline

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Yep, 2 crosswords were out of synch. Were fixed.

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#1171166 - Thu Jul 20 2017 01:17 PM Re: Migrating to a New Server Today - ERROR thread
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The "Quiz of the Hour" is missing
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#1171167 - Thu Jul 20 2017 01:18 PM Re: Migrating to a New Server Today - ERROR thread
Terry Offline

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yeah, known issue. The update stuff is all taking place on the old server, so this one doesn't see Qoth yet.

edit: found a quick workaround.


Edited by Terry (Thu Jul 20 2017 01:25 PM)

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#1171170 - Thu Jul 20 2017 01:42 PM Re: Migrating to a New Server Today - ERROR thread
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Thank you
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#1171182 - Thu Jul 20 2017 02:47 PM Re: Migrating to a New Server Today - ERROR thread
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Originally Posted By: MiraJane
Ugh.
Ugh. Ugh. And double ugh.
Why? Because I'm in the midst of packing up and moving right now. It is a miserable thing to do!


Every time I move, I write a horror quiz while I'm packing. The tradition has gone on through eight or so quizzes. :s
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#1171198 - Thu Jul 20 2017 04:57 PM Re: Migrating to a New Server Today - ERROR thread
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Should Crystal Ball be working yet?

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#1171199 - Thu Jul 20 2017 04:59 PM Re: Migrating to a New Server Today - ERROR thread
Terry Offline

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Yep, is it working properly?

In theory the site should be 100% itself now.

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#1171201 - Thu Jul 20 2017 05:03 PM Re: Migrating to a New Server Today - ERROR thread
Upstart3 Offline
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Hopefully this is the game putting itself right?

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A new word of the hour has been selected at The Crystal Ball. Last hour's word was peliosis. Guess this hour's word and win a badge!
A new word of the hour has been selected at The Crystal Ball. Last hour's word was geminate. Guess this hour's word and win a badge!

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#1171202 - Thu Jul 20 2017 05:13 PM Re: Migrating to a New Server Today - ERROR thread
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I just made a minor change to the title of one of my crossword puzzles. When I went to save it I got an "unexpected error" message but it still made the change.
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#1171203 - Thu Jul 20 2017 05:19 PM Re: Migrating to a New Server Today - ERROR thread
Terry Offline

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Loc: USA
Upstart: yep, it should all be synchronized now. If not this hour, then next.

Cmdrk: Saw that in the error log and fixed. Give it a go!

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#1171204 - Thu Jul 20 2017 05:32 PM Re: Migrating to a New Server Today - ERROR thread
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The Easy game hasn't reset for, I think, three hours.
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#1171205 - Thu Jul 20 2017 05:45 PM Re: Migrating to a New Server Today - ERROR thread
Terry Offline

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Ahh thanks floppy... just gave it a kick and put it into the schedule rotation. Missed it somehow!

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