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Kipi
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Main site down?

Postby Kipi » Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:22 am

I have been trying to access the main GB site but I can't. At first I kept getting a screen of Joomla that claims that the site is currently under construction when I'm using Chrome. Right now I just get a blank white screen. This happens with Chrome and Internet Explorer (32 and 64 bit version).

The forums seems to work properly. I also tried to access the site with a link posted in the GB's Facebook profile (http://www.gamebanshee.com/news/110705-system-shock-2-coming-to-gog-tomorrow-interview.html), same result. Also, if click anything while browsing the forums that takes me away from that, same thing happens

I attached the picture Joomla message just in case.


EDIT:
I tried get access to the site again and now I'm getting "Forbidden" error for http://www.gamebanshee.com/ and "Not Found" for everything else. The only thing that seems to work is the forums (obviously)...
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Postby swcarter » Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:20 pm

Yeah, it looks like something is going on with the site today, hopefully on purpose. The front page seems to be working again, more or less, but all of the subsites are giving me 404 errors.

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Postby Kipi » Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:12 am

Seems like all the sites are working again more or less. Few things I noticed, though I think Buck already knows these:

  • Every news posted since 31 October, 2011 is missing from the News Archive. Even the direct links to newer ones don't work. Tested it out with several links from Facebook. It always gives the 404 error. Surprisingly, when I go to the [url="http://www.gamebanshee.com"]www.gamebanshee.com[/url] I can see all the latest news and even get access to those from there.
  • Reviews, Previews, Interviews and Editorials are now listed in alphabetical order. I'm fairly sure that, at least not Editorials, used to be listed by date. Interestingly though, unlike News section, even the most recent ones exists. This means only News section seems to be missing items.
  • Certain button images fail to load properly every time. This happens with Chrome and IE. I attached image that shows the buttons that are not working properly. This may be a problem in my end, though one of my friends in university also confirmed this problem, which occurred only since the problems started.
  • The comments section of every News article doesn't work properly. While it properly loads all the comments, the scrolling doesn't work, which means only few comments are visible. I know that more or less every comment is loaded since I'm able to see some of them when I change the sorting of comments.
So, yeah, I think Buck is already aware of all these problems, but just in case those are what I found out. Hopefully everything gets back to normal soon.
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Postby BuckGB » Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:34 am

We made a significant upgrade to the site's backend, which is why all of these issues suddenly sprung out of nowhere. I'm working on squashing the issues one at a time, but please continue to post any new problems that you discover while navigating the site.

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Postby Tricky » Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:09 pm

Sometimes pages won't load completely and the 'post box' doesn't fully work. I'm not sure if it's related or not, but spoiler tags seem to have stopped working also.
[INDENT][SIZE="1"][font="Courier New"]'..[color="White"]t[/color]olerance w[color="White"]h[/color]en fog rolls in clouds unfold your selfless wings fe[color="White"]a[/color]thers [color="White"]t[/color]hat float from arabesque pillows I sold to be consumed by the [color="White"]s[/color]now white cold if only the plaster could hold withstand the flam[url="http://bit.ly/foT0XQ"]e[/url] then this fountain torch [color="White"]w[/color]ould know no shame and be outstripped only by the sun that burns with the glory and [color="White"]h[/color]onor of [color="White"]y[/color]our..'[/font][/size][/INDENT]

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Postby Kipi » Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:25 pm

Tricky wrote:Sometimes pages won't load completely and the 'post box' doesn't fully work. I'm not sure if it's related or not, but spoiler tags seem to have stopped working also.


Correct me if I'm wrong but I think that the spoiler tags haven't worked since the previous big upgrade to the forums some time ago.


So far everything seems to be working properly again in my end. Perhaps it's just my imagination, but I think the site is even working a bit faster now compared to before. Good to know that it was "just" a upgrade thing, I was kinda worried at first that the site got hacked or database was corrupted by some reasons...
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Like mr. Holopainen over there!"
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Postby Tricky » Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:41 pm

I think you may be right. I see now that the button for it has disappeared also, which I probably didn't noticed because I tend to write UBB by hand.
[INDENT][SIZE="1"][font="Courier New"]'..[color="White"]t[/color]olerance w[color="White"]h[/color]en fog rolls in clouds unfold your selfless wings fe[color="White"]a[/color]thers [color="White"]t[/color]hat float from arabesque pillows I sold to be consumed by the [color="White"]s[/color]now white cold if only the plaster could hold withstand the flam[url="http://bit.ly/foT0XQ"]e[/url] then this fountain torch [color="White"]w[/color]ould know no shame and be outstripped only by the sun that burns with the glory and [color="White"]h[/color]onor of [color="White"]y[/color]our..'[/font][/size][/INDENT]