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EddieEdwards 24-03-2021 06:20 AM

BBS maintenance and downtime
 
We'll be carrying out essential maintenance on the BBS over the next few days. You may notice intermittent service interruptions or find that you have been logged out and need to log back in.

There will be some downtime - we expect this to start at around 10:30pm on Saturday 27th March and to last for a couple of hours.

Apologies for the inconvenience. This will be another step towards an upgraded BBS with improved performance at busy times.

A Wooden Fish On Wheels 24-03-2021 08:10 AM

Thanks for putting in the hours and skill, EE!

Shipp Ahoy! 24-03-2021 08:32 AM

Now I understand the point of international breaks :p

Pidster 24-03-2021 11:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by A Wooden Fish On Wheels (Post 15715050)
Thanks for putting in the hours and skill, EE!

What he said.

eagleheath 24-03-2021 11:28 AM

Do you build new stands as well? Asking for a friend.

Adlerhorst 24-03-2021 11:39 AM

Absolutely (providing building to scale is not an issue and we’re allowed to use Lego).

eagleheath 24-03-2021 11:46 AM

Brilliant !:)

Sick Bucket 24-03-2021 11:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Adlerhorst (Post 15715234)
Absolutely (providing building to scale is not an issue and we’re allowed to use Lego).

Let me know if you need a hand.

I used to build lego stadiums around my subbuteo pitch, with working lights and everything!

Maidstoned Eagle 24-03-2021 12:08 PM

Can you let me know the password for the Trolley character, WCB has lost it.

SOUTHGATE EAGLE 24-03-2021 12:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EddieEdwards (Post 15714983)
We'll be carrying out essential maintenance on the BBS over the next few days. You may notice intermittent service interruptions or find that you have been logged out and need to log back in.

There will be some downtime, probably late on Friday evening (26th March) for a couple of hours. Timings will be confirmed when we know them.

Apologies for the inconvenience. This will be another step towards an upgraded BBS with improved performance at busy times.

:p

Les Butler 24-03-2021 12:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sick Bucket (Post 15715247)
Let me know if you need a hand.

I used to build lego stadiums around my subbuteo pitch, with working lights and everything!

Do you have any orange bricks for Sainsbury's?

Bintang 25-03-2021 08:08 AM

:p:p:p

Hope it goes well

EddieEdwards 25-03-2021 09:15 PM

The downtime is now planned for Saturday evening, 27th March, rather than Friday. We'll be starting at around 10:30pm and hope to be done in a couple of hours.

Hazbaz 26-03-2021 12:42 AM

Your time and effort is much appreciated

Hedgehog 26-03-2021 12:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hazbaz (Post 15717295)
Your time and effort is much appreciated

I concur... A good time to work on the BBS.

tauranga rob 26-03-2021 01:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EddieEdwards (Post 15717195)
The downtime is now planned for Saturday evening, 27th March, rather than Friday. We'll be starting at around 10:30pm and hope to be done in a couple of hours.

Thanks EE - appreciate the work you and your fellow mods put in. Although this will be 11.30 a.m. on Sunday in NZ. Which means I may have to converse with the wife. Look out for a bump in the "Stupid things women say" thread.

Son of Coveta 26-03-2021 03:08 AM

Thanks for all your hard work guys.

Maidstoned Eagle 26-03-2021 01:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EddieEdwards (Post 15717195)
The downtime is now planned for Saturday evening, 27th March, rather than Friday. We'll be starting at around 10:30pm and hope to be done in a couple of hours.

I'm gigging between 5pm and 9..couldn't you do it then? I like to come home after a concert and sit on the sofa with a brandy and be obnoxious on the BBS

EddieEdwards 27-03-2021 08:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 15717753)
I'm gigging between 5pm and 9..couldn't you do it then? I like to come home after a concert and sit on the sofa with a brandy and be obnoxious on the BBS

Sadly we are unable to reschedule but we'll get everything done as quickly as possible so that obnoxious behaviour may resume.

biggus mickus 27-03-2021 08:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EddieEdwards (Post 15714983)
We'll be carrying out essential maintenance on the BBS over the next few days. You may notice intermittent service interruptions or find that you have been logged out and need to log back in.

There will be some downtime - we expect this to start at around 10:30pm on Saturday 27th March and to last for a couple of hours.

Apologies for the inconvenience. This will be another step towards an upgraded BBS with improved performance at busy times.

Good news, thanks.

biggus mickus 27-03-2021 08:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 15717753)
I'm gigging between 5pm and 9..couldn't you do it then? I like to come home after a concert and sit on the sofa with a brandy and be obnoxious on the BBS

You have set times for being obnoxious? What about being a c v n t ?

Maz 27-03-2021 10:57 AM

He does that between 9 and 10pm.

davemorris04 27-03-2021 01:49 PM

Any chance of sorting things so that the BBS is actually accessible on match days?

EddieEdwards 27-03-2021 02:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by davemorris04 (Post 15719344)
Any chance of sorting things so that the BBS is actually accessible on match days?

We're hoping that the work we're doing this weekend will help significantly with that but there may be some fine-tuning required and it may take a little time to optimise performance at the busiest times. Also, there will be further upgrades to come in the not too distant future.

Louis 27-03-2021 03:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EddieEdwards (Post 15719399)
We're hoping that the work we're doing this weekend will help significantly with that but there may be some fine-tuning required and it may take a little time to optimise performance at the busiest times. Also, there will be further upgrades to come in the not too distant future.

Thanks Eddie :p

kabbott 27-03-2021 04:18 PM

Hoping PeterH will be using this this time to get a few packed lunches sorted for the week. Otherwise it could be quite a struggle to get through.

davemorris04 27-03-2021 06:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EddieEdwards (Post 15719399)
We're hoping that the work we're doing this weekend will help significantly with that but there may be some fine-tuning required and it may take a little time to optimise performance at the busiest times. Also, there will be further upgrades to come in the not too distant future.

Good news thanks - out of interest what has caused this as I never remember it being like that in years gone by.

se1eagle 27-03-2021 06:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by davemorris04 (Post 15719857)
Good news thanks - out of interest what has caused this as I never remember it being like that in years gone by.

Fans who would have been at Selhurst/in pubs now sitting at home hitting refresh on the BBS match day thread!

A Wooden Fish On Wheels 27-03-2021 07:19 PM

22.30 then. Is this you migrating us, prior to BBS upgrading? Or OS upgrading prior to BBS upgrading?

EddieEdwards 27-03-2021 07:54 PM

We're migrating the BBS to a new host platform tonight. Everything will look the same after this move but it should give us the ability to improve matchday performance. It's also a necessary move because the current server is no longer fit for purpose.

The upgrade to vBulletin 5 will follow as soon as possible.

Cyneagle 27-03-2021 08:11 PM

Skills to be admired.

Louis 27-03-2021 08:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EddieEdwards (Post 15719934)
We're migrating the BBS to a new host platform tonight. Everything will look the same after this move but it should give us the ability to improve matchday performance. It's also a necessary move because the current server is no longer fit for purpose.

The upgrade to vBulletin 5 will follow as soon as possible.

Excellent work :p

cappuccinoeagle 27-03-2021 09:37 PM

Thanks for the heads up

spt1978 28-03-2021 11:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EddieEdwards (Post 15719934)
We're migrating the BBS to a new host platform tonight. Everything will look the same after this move but it should give us the ability to improve matchday performance. It's also a necessary move because the current server is no longer fit for purpose.

The upgrade to vBulletin 5 will follow as soon as possible.

:p

Ruskin Old Boy 28-03-2021 11:29 AM

Well done everyone involved in the migration. :p

EddieEdwards 28-03-2021 11:30 AM

Unfortunately we encountered a number of unexpected issues after completing the move to the new platform last night. We tried to work through these but it became clear that we weren't going to be able to get everything sorted quickly so we have reverted to the old host. The few posts made after the move have been lost.

We're continuing the analysis of the problems and we'll re-plan the work for another time. Thanks for your understanding.

Stellavista 28-03-2021 11:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EddieEdwards (Post 15719934)
We're migrating the BBS to a new host platform tonight. Everything will look the same after this move but it should give us the ability to improve matchday performance. It's also a necessary move because the current server is no longer fit for purpose.

The upgrade to vBulletin 5 will follow as soon as possible.

Good stuff. Is there any chance of repeating the subscription information somewhere?

Stellavista 28-03-2021 11:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EddieEdwards (Post 15720023)
Unfortunately we encountered a number of unexpected issues after completing the move to the new platform last night. We tried to work through these but it became clear that we weren't going to be able to get everything sorted quickly so we have reverted to the old host. The few posts made after the move have been lost.

We're continuing the analysis of the problems and we'll re-plan the work for another time. Thanks for your understanding.

Is this the reason my log in details (username and password) weren't recognised? Impressed with how quickly you sorted this out. Thanks and salute to all.

Maz 28-03-2021 11:47 AM

Very many thanks to those involved in this. Your efforts very much appreciated.

Louis 28-03-2021 11:54 AM

Hooray, I can log in successfully ... :lux:

Thanks to all :p

Louis 28-03-2021 11:55 AM

First impression is it certainly seems faster

AddoWolz 28-03-2021 12:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EddieEdwards (Post 15720023)
Unfortunately we encountered a number of unexpected issues after completing the move to the new platform last night. We tried to work through these but it became clear that we weren't going to be able to get everything sorted quickly so we have reverted to the old host. The few posts made after the move have been lost.

We're continuing the analysis of the problems and we'll re-plan the work for another time. Thanks for your understanding.

Probably best to leave it to the summer when not a lot will be happening :eek:

Blind_Eagle 28-03-2021 12:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EddieEdwards (Post 15720023)
We tried to work through these but it became clear that we weren't going to be able to get everything sorted quickly so we have reverted to the old host.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Louis (Post 15720047)
First impression is it certainly seems faster

:D

adrenalin john 28-03-2021 12:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EddieEdwards (Post 15719934)
We're migrating the BBS to a new host platform tonight. Everything will look the same after this move but it should give us the ability to improve matchday performance. It's also a necessary move because the current server is no longer fit for purpose.

The upgrade to vBulletin 5 will follow as soon as possible.

Thanks Eddie. Appreciate the work that you Adlers and everyone puts in

ozzieEagle 28-03-2021 12:10 PM

Got yah.

Lost my usual Password on the other host. I'd guess I wasn't the only one.

ExiledStirling 28-03-2021 12:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blind_Eagle (Post 15720060)
:D

Placebo effect

Maidstoned Eagle 28-03-2021 12:12 PM

I am owed an hour of being obnoxious.

Maidstoned Eagle 28-03-2021 12:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by biggus mickus (Post 15718407)
You have set times for being obnoxious? What about being a c v n t ?

Thats when I'm not being obnoxious.

Worksop Palace 28-03-2021 12:20 PM

At least I had a few hours without Nipple following me around.

biggus mickus 28-03-2021 12:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Worksop Palace (Post 15720080)
At least I had a few hours without Nipple following me around.

Is there a thread you don't go all me me me on?

Worksop Palace 28-03-2021 12:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by biggus mickus (Post 15720114)
Is there a thread you don't go all me me me on?

It was just a little joke.

Never mind.

bubbs11 28-03-2021 12:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EddieEdwards (Post 15720023)
Unfortunately we encountered a number of unexpected issues after completing the move to the new platform last night. We tried to work through these but it became clear that we weren't going to be able to get everything sorted quickly so we have reverted to the old host. The few posts made after the move have been lost.

Phew! Thank God for that. I made a drunken post and on sobering up I realised i'd overstepped the mark.

Thankfully no one will be any the wiser about ExiledStirling's evening with a cucumber, handcuffs and a rather amorous goat called Gerald.

Worksop Palace 28-03-2021 01:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bubbs11 (Post 15720122)
Phew! Thank God for that. I made a drunken post and on sobering up I realised i'd overstepped the mark.

Thankfully no one will be any the wiser about ExiledStirling's evening with a cucumber, handcuffs and a rather amorous goat called Gerald.

:D

He’s got that shifty look has ES...

Stellavista 28-03-2021 01:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 15720068)
I am owed an hour of being obnoxious.

Only an hour?

Bintang 28-03-2021 01:03 PM

Finally managed to log back in again.:lux:

Thanks for all your effort. Eagerly await the next Match day. :p

Tony Montana 28-03-2021 01:16 PM

#imwithpeterh

Adlerhorst 28-03-2021 01:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by adrenalin john (Post 15720064)
Thanks Eddie. Appreciate the work that you Adlers and everyone puts in

I do nothing. The is basically all Eddie and SE1

spt1978 28-03-2021 01:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 15720025)
Is this the reason my log in details (username and password) weren't recognised? Impressed with how quickly you sorted this out. Thanks and salute to all.

Ah I had the same, thought I was going to have to read another site for a brief moment,

biggus mickus 28-03-2021 01:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Worksop Palace (Post 15720116)
It was just a little joke.

Never mind.

Very little.

I never do.

hong_kong_hg 28-03-2021 01:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Worksop Palace (Post 15720125)
:D

He’s got that shifty look has ES...

You're kidding, right?

Olympian2 28-03-2021 02:08 PM

Great work guys, many thanks

Hedgehog 28-03-2021 04:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EddieEdwards (Post 15720023)
Unfortunately we encountered a number of unexpected issues after completing the move to the new platform last night. We tried to work through these but it became clear that we weren't going to be able to get everything sorted quickly so we have reverted to the old host. The few posts made after the move have been lost.

We're continuing the analysis of the problems and we'll re-plan the work for another time. Thanks for your understanding.

Totally understandable, and makes me feel better... I thought I was having a technical break down, and a personal memory failure... a couple of posts post upgrade went missing - thought I was dreaming I posted them.

Plus a password re-set that was not working... today it likes my old (and original) password.

Thanks for all you are doing. It's got to be frustrating.

ExiledStirling 28-03-2021 04:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bubbs11 (Post 15720122)

Thankfully no one will be any the wiser about ExiledStirling's evening with a cucumber, handcuffs and a rather amorous goat called Gerald.

Well that is a load of bollocks...

It is a Yak called Humphrey. Also I lost my handcuffs a while back.

Maidstoned Eagle 28-03-2021 06:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ExiledStirling (Post 15720427)
Well that is a load of bollocks...

It is a Yak called Humphrey. Also I lost my handcuffs a while back.

Oh, they're yours....I wondered why my llama was wearing them.

Maidstoned Eagle 28-03-2021 06:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 15720127)
Only an hour?

I was being kind.

JJ 28-03-2021 11:13 PM

I was locked out for a day or so. It signed me out / wouldn't let me log in using the correct password, and told me (on the first attempt) that I'd "exhausted the quota" of attempts so was locked out for 15 minutes. I requested a new password, got that, but then got the same message and still couldn't get in. Cleared the cache and all that crap too. But now today I'm back in and using the old password which still works. Thanks to those that have fixed it!

Hedgehog 29-03-2021 12:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JJ (Post 15720907)
I was locked out for a day or so. It signed me out / wouldn't let me log in using the correct password, and told me (on the first attempt) that I'd "exhausted the quota" of attempts so was locked out for 15 minutes. I requested a new password, got that, but then got the same message and still couldn't get in. Cleared the cache and all that crap too. But now today I'm back in and using the old password which still works. Thanks to those that have fixed it!

Ditto... see my post #62 above.

I suspect only us around in the night (UK time) tripped up on this.

Louis 29-03-2021 12:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blind_Eagle (Post 15720060)
:D

(re. me thinking it's faster)

OK, I didn't see Eddie's post about reverting to the old host ;)

Actually it still seems faster than before for some reason. Could be other factors I suppose.

Brummie Allan 29-03-2021 06:46 AM

From what I've experienced and some of you that got logged out and unable to get back in, I suggest when we try again to move servers, which may be this week, that we all assume that we know our login details and they won't change on the new server so don't request a new password just wait until your current one works.

N Herts Eagle 29-03-2021 07:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Brummie Allan (Post 15720979)
From what I've experienced and some of you that got logged out and unable to get back in, I suggest when we try again to move servers, which may be this week, that we all assume that we know our login details and they won't change on the new server so don't request a new password just wait until your current one works.

The thing it taught me is my original Email when signing up i have no idea. Certainly not my current one. Anyway of changing it..

Adlerhorst 29-03-2021 08:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by N Herts Eagle (Post 15721015)
The thing it taught me is my original Email when signing up i have no idea. Certainly not my current one. Anyway of changing it..

Yes.

Go to user control panel. About halfway down on the left is “edit email and password”

N Herts Eagle 29-03-2021 08:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Adlerhorst (Post 15721025)
Yes.

Go to user control panel. About halfway down on the left is “edit email and password”

Thank You...

EddieEdwards 29-03-2021 08:53 AM

The reasons for the lockouts are known and this should not happen again next time. However, everyone will need to log back in after the move so you are all advised to ensure that you know your password and that the email address on your account is up to date.

Maidstoned Eagle 29-03-2021 01:38 PM

I would like to offer my services to all concerned for this update, you may do with me what you wish for 30 minutes.

Martin H 29-03-2021 01:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EddieEdwards (Post 15721060)
The reasons for the lockouts are known and this should not happen again next time. However, everyone will need to log back in after the move so you are all advised to ensure that you know your password and that the email address on your account is up to date.

I know my email address is correct because I got a recent email notification but before realising that while looking around I couldn’t actually see anywhere to change my email address. Just flagging it in case it impacts others. Maybe I am missing something, it wouldn’t be the first time :(

EDIT -scratch that- its in the 'edit your details section' - who would have thought huh :) must be blind.... -I went to my profile bit and hadn't realised it was in the main user cp bit' soz

Hedgehog 29-03-2021 02:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Brummie Allan (Post 15720979)
From what I've experienced and some of you that got logged out and unable to get back in, I suggest when we try again to move servers, which may be this week, that we all assume that we know our login details and they won't change on the new server so don't request a new password just wait until your current one works.

Good advice Al... I leaned my lesson!

Adlerhorst 29-03-2021 03:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EddieEdwards (Post 15721060)
The reasons for the lockouts are known and this should not happen again next time. However, everyone will need to log back in after the move so you are all advised to ensure that you know your password and that the email address on your account is up to date.

We ought to put that out as an announcement. Otherwise only people in here will read it!

EddieEdwards 29-03-2021 04:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Adlerhorst (Post 15721343)
We ought to put that out as an announcement. Otherwise only people in here will read it!

Yes, good idea. We can include that info in the announcement this time.

EddieEdwards 30-03-2021 11:20 AM

The move is now re-planned for Friday 2nd April starting at 7am BST. Downtime is expected to be for 1-2 hours.

Maz 30-03-2021 11:26 AM

Big shout out for Eddie !

Brummie Allan 30-03-2021 07:14 PM

EDDIE!

EddieEdwards 01-04-2021 04:59 PM

Attachment functionality has been temporarily disabled. This is so that we can copy attachments to the new platform overnight which will reduce downtime tomorrow morning. The functionality will be re-enabled when the move is complete.

EddieEdwards 02-04-2021 05:49 AM

Reminder - shutting down at 7am for 1-2 hours.

biggus mickus 02-04-2021 05:53 AM

Go for it. Good luck.

EddieEdwards 02-04-2021 05:59 AM

Cheers, Mick.

EddieEdwards 02-04-2021 07:18 AM

We're back up and running.

Attachment functionality is enabled.

Please note that the gallery is currently unavailable. We hope to have an improved version ready soon.

Thanks for your patience. Any problems, please report here.

Blind_Eagle 02-04-2021 07:26 AM

Thanks Eddie.

Maz 02-04-2021 07:31 AM

Blimey; it works!!

Well done and thanks.

Adlerhorst 02-04-2021 07:42 AM

I didn’t have to log in and I remembered my password and everything.

I almost feel let down ;)

ExiledStirling 02-04-2021 07:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Adlerhorst (Post 15726538)
I didn’t have to log in and I remembered my password and everything.

I almost feel let down ;)

This.

Cheers Eddie.

Adlerhorst 02-04-2021 07:46 AM

I think we ought to recognise the effort se1eagle has put in on this.

We couldn’t have done it without him (because we didn’t know what we were doing)

Brummie Allan 02-04-2021 07:59 AM

It will be interesting to see what happens Monday night. I'm not expecting too much as I gather the system has to work out what the site requirements are to allocate bandwidth so Monday might be a bit too soon.

Fatboy 02-04-2021 08:00 AM

Lets hope Mr Gins operation went as smooth as this.

Good work. Thank you.

ExiledStirling 02-04-2021 08:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Adlerhorst (Post 15726541)
I think we ought to recognise the effort se1eagle has put in on this.

We couldn’t have done it without him (because we didn’t know what we were doing)

Thank you se1eagle as well.

EddieEdwards 02-04-2021 08:09 AM

Yes, massive thanks are due to se1eagle who has put in lots of effort to help us with this move and will continue to help us with the upgrades that are still to come.

se1eagle 02-04-2021 08:18 AM

Thanks guys - it's a pleasure to give something back to the BBS.

The real test is going to be how we cope on matchdays - fingers crossed we see an improvement on Monday night, but as Allan says it may take a little longer to fine tune. I'm confident we'll get there though!

Maz 02-04-2021 08:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by se1eagle (Post 15726743)
Thanks guys - it's a pleasure to give something back to the BBS.

The real test is going to be how we cope on matchdays - fingers crossed we see an improvement on Monday night, but as Allan says it may take a little longer to fine tune. I'm confident we'll get there though!

:love::love::love::love::love::love::love::love::l ove::love::love::love::love::love::love:

Pidster 02-04-2021 08:42 AM

Top work, team.

Les Butler 02-04-2021 08:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Louis (Post 15720047)
First impression is it certainly seems faster

Is it faster Louis?

Brummie Allan 02-04-2021 09:02 AM

It seems to have solved the blank quote box. If any of you know what that is. I think it was a firefox thing.


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