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This thread is for general discussion about the downness of Apterous, especially when it might be inappropriate to post in the other thread which has such strict entry criteria.

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Jason William Larsen wrote: Thu May 07, 2020 7:06 pm Sorry
That's going to get you into trouble again. But luckily we have the thread for you now.
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You can post whatever you want in here, since it isn't configured to send me an alert. It's also completely pointless since I won't see it. Enjoy!
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Charlie Reams wrote: Fri May 08, 2020 8:16 am You can post whatever you want in here, since it isn't configured to send me an alert. It's also completely pointless since I won't see it. Enjoy!
That's a shame, because Apterous is currently down.
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[strike]Is the game side of Apterous down? The website is up, but I can't get into the game. Moreover, a look at chat logs shows this is possibly an issue with displaying to the user, as there's lots of coming and going but no playing.[/strike]

Edit: just as I post this, it's up again.
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It was struggling all evening. Last games successfully completed were just after midnight.
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As I said, there is no point whatsoever posting in this topic.
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Are those testicular electrodes now repurposed?
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Charlie Reams wrote: Sat May 09, 2020 12:28 pm As I said, there is no point whatsoever posting in this topic.
But what if one wants to discuss the general upness or downness of Apterous? What if one wants to wonder whether Apterous is, or indeed is not, down? And were that it were numberwang...
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Well, it is now....
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Lads cmon it's pointless, Charlie clearly can't see any of this shit, just like... erm, Charlie said.
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Oh yeah forgot about that, a shame because Apterous is once again down..... :( :( :(
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Yes, Ronan is right. Apterous is literally down.
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And still down now :( :( is there another way Charlie can be notified about Apterous being down?
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I'm aware. Nothing I can do at the moment.
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Theories so far:

1. Someone Charlie despises finally climbed to #1, and he is in a massive sulk.
2. We are getting a major Pro-Ranks upgrade / overhaul... and it takes time.
3. They're not coming back. Participation awards for all. Rating numbers next to go; due to be replaced by 'care' emojis.
4. They now live at a secret link, available to 'Sanctum' members and Jack Hurst's Zoomdown-y pals only.
5. Police raid! (Once they're fully convinced the 'pro' refers to something other than bottom bitches, it'll be back.)
6. Ashton Hancock of course!
7. Or maybe it was Ronan... because "Ro's prank"?

Hmmm, get your tin foil hats on immediately... We need to get to the bottom of this!!! (bitches)
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L'oisleatch McGraw wrote: Fri Sep 04, 2020 12:27 am 7. Or maybe it was Ronan... because "Ro's prank"?
Yep, exactly this. For your information, I am a secret Admin, have been for 12 years, we used to have small (unlogged) chats in aptochat at the beginning, I kept pulling pranks on the couple of members who were on. I was also nicknamed Ro. We needed a name for a list of ranked players at the beginning. I had always been trying to work out the max from ROS PRANK
for weeks before the ranking idea came, and the day before the first list of pro ranks I fell asleep during the day, in my dream I was on the show, and found out PRORANKS was the maximum in a round. When I woke up, I remembered it, and logged straight into apto, told the couple of members on the site at the time, and Pro Ranks were made. The reason why the Pro Ranks went shall remain a mystery.... But, more importantly, what gave you, Mr McGraw the idea of Ro's Prank? Are you good friends with any of the other admins, or.... are you one of them? :o
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Ronan M Higginson wrote: Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:52 pm Are you good friends with any of the other admins, or.... are you one of them? :o
I'm best friends with pretty much anyone who ever solved an anagram! :ugeek:
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Thank you Eoin!
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Down.

Edit - Oh no, wait - it's been fixed!
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Hi it seems to be down now. I can get onto the site but not onto the game -

"You have been disconnected from apterous. Please check your Internet connection. Internal server error"

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It's down. In size, that is. The game window is restricted to a tiny box in the top left for some reason.

EDIT: fixed - thanks Charlie
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The recap writer has returned an error 500 for some weeks now. Can someone technical explain that?
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Rhys Benjamin wrote: Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:29 pm The recap writer has returned an error 500 for some weeks now. Can someone technical explain that?
500 means "Internal Server Error" and usually indicates some misconfiguration on the server or an error in the script that generates the page.

None of this seems particularly relevant however, as the recap writer looks fine to me and apparently it was fixed three days ago.
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Graeme Cole wrote: Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:27 am
Rhys Benjamin wrote: Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:29 pm The recap writer has returned an error 500 for some weeks now. Can someone technical explain that?
500 means "Internal Server Error" and usually indicates some misconfiguration on the server or an error in the script that generates the page.

None of this seems particularly relevant however, as the recap writer looks fine to me and apparently it was fixed three days ago.
In this case it means that I (professional software engineer, PhD in computer science) misspelled the word "PHP".
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Rhys Benjamin wrote: Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:29 pm The recap writer has returned an error 500 for some weeks now. Can someone technical explain that?
I assumed you'd logged it Rhys - was surprised there was no ticket. Usually the best way to get stuff fixed :)
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Graeme Cole wrote: Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:27 am
Rhys Benjamin wrote: Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:29 pm The recap writer has returned an error 500 for some weeks now. Can someone technical explain that?
500 means "Internal Server Error" and usually indicates some misconfiguration on the server or an error in the script that generates the page.

None of this seems particularly relevant however, as the recap writer looks fine to me and apparently it was fixed three days ago.
I thought I'd bothered Charlie enough and assumed it was a fault on my end.
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That said, it's still not working. All the numbers boxes are in the wrong places, and any "preview" buttons break the page.
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Down as of now.
I'm not dead yet. In a rut right now because of stress from work. I'll be back later in S89. I also plan to bring back the Mastergram - if I can find a way to run a timer or clock through pure MediaWiki without having to upload to Vimeo every time.
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Been throwing wobblies all week

https://www.apterous.org/ticket_view.php?ticket=6200

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Yes,
yes it is... :(
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L'oisleatch McGraw wrote: Thu Oct 07, 2021 7:19 pm Yes,
yes it is... :(
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Jason William Larsen wrote: Thu Oct 07, 2021 9:53 pm
L'oisleatch McGraw wrote: Thu Oct 07, 2021 7:19 pm Yes,
yes it is... :(
If only someone hadn't buggered up the official thread :(
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Fiona T wrote: Thu Oct 07, 2021 10:50 pm
Jason William Larsen wrote: Thu Oct 07, 2021 9:53 pm
L'oisleatch McGraw wrote: Thu Oct 07, 2021 7:19 pm Yes,
yes it is... :(
If only someone hadn't buggered up the official thread :(
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I am quite sure every time Apto goes down, Charlie hears about it...
The thread here would serve as yet another pester alarm, and thus surplus to requirements. (Probably the real reason he euthanised it.)
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Nope, the real reason is exactly what I said.
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Yeah, of course.
But if the thread was something that you actually needed... you wouldn't have closed it. That's my point.
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Weirdly Apto is fine on my phone... but on the laptop, I am getting "This site can’t be reached".
Given that no-one else has complained, I wonder is the problem mine alone?

Troubleshooter says this about it:-
"Your DNS server might be unavailable Detected [Detected].
Windows can’t find the host name "www.apterous.org" using DNS."
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EDIT: It's fine now.
Age-old solution. Turned the wifi off and on again!
Was a strange problem. fb, yt, c4c, google, etc working fine. Apterous and Netflix the only things noticeably down.
Usually when my internet goes, ALL of it goes. Weird.
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Wiki has been down for most of the afternoon - it says you need some new PHP extensions.
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Any idea how we can get them?
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Jason William Larsen wrote: Sat Dec 10, 2022 5:44 am Any idea how we can get them?
B&Q were all out of stock when I looked.
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Down :(
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Whole site down now...
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Just for reference I've been greeted by this load of gobbledegook which someone technical might know about.

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Have had a big orange bar saying

You have new messages from 3 users (last changes).

at the top of my wiki page for a couple of months. I've heard you can run

https://wiki.apterous.org/api.php?action=clearhasmsg

to remove the bar but this in turn leads to

{
"error": {
"code": "writeapidenied",
"info": "You're not allowed to edit this wiki through the API.",
"*": "See https://wiki.apterous.org/api.php for API usage. Subscribe to the mediawiki-api-announce mailing list at <https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/lis ... nnounce> for notice of API deprecations and breaking changes."
}
}


I think someone has to edit a file on the backend to either clear my new messages notification or let me run the command in the middle. Expecting this fix is Charlie-only.
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Johnny Canuck wrote: Fri Jan 20, 2023 1:16 am Have had a big orange bar saying

You have new messages from 3 users (last changes).

at the top of my wiki page for a couple of months. I've heard you can run

https://wiki.apterous.org/api.php?action=clearhasmsg

to remove the bar but this in turn leads to

{
"error": {
"code": "writeapidenied",
"info": "You're not allowed to edit this wiki through the API.",
"*": "See https://wiki.apterous.org/api.php for API usage. Subscribe to the mediawiki-api-announce mailing list at <https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/lis ... nnounce> for notice of API deprecations and breaking changes."
}
}


I think someone has to edit a file on the backend to either clear my new messages notification or let me run the command in the middle. Expecting this fix is Charlie-only.
I've got that on my end with 4 changes, hope this can be fixed soon
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Wiki is currently down for me. Charlie, if you see this, can you please clear the new messages flag too?
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Johnny Canuck wrote: Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:46 pm It's down. In size, that is. The game window is restricted to a tiny box in the top left for some reason.

EDIT: fixed - thanks Charlie
Episode 8010 the max needs correcting as it should read 121 not 120 8 points was not awarded in Round 2
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