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Posted by CushionConvector on 02 November 2012 - 08:48 PM
Posted by हाइड्रोजन on 25 November 2013 - 03:04 PM
Don't secure it too quickly. All of these bots are "liking" my posts. Please don't take that away from me.
with all the acrimony on the internet -- especially in comments sections and the like -- it would be awesome if someone designed some bots to just go around the internet and be polite and demonstrate perspective, like:
"well, that's an interesting take on a complex issue."
"i had not thought about the question this way before. i'll have to think about it before responding."
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Posted by Dustin on 12 October 2013 - 05:35 PM
Anyone else been getting lots of error messages on here any time they save anything? Every time I save any post or create a thread I get a huge error message that starts like this...
Warning<\/b>: Base directory HTML_PURIFIER_PATHcache\/tmp does not exist, please create or change using %Cache.SerializerPath in<\/span>\/home\/oceansof\/public_html\/ips_kernel\/HTMLPurifier\/HTMLPurifier\/DefinitionCache\/Serializer.php<\/b> on line <\/span>133<\/b><\/p>\n\n\t\t\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\t\t
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Posted by Beermug on 06 December 2012 - 03:54 AM
For instance: Suzy Greenberg shows up as: <gflash>100 40 /vb5/member/suzy.swf</gflash>
Curious if there's an issue with his site or if it's on my end.
Hope this is an okay question to ask in this forum even though I know it's not this site or run by our mastermind D-money, since a lot of us have used it as a sister site over the years and wasn't sure if anyone still has a pulse on it.
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Posted by CushionConvector on 24 November 2013 - 05:34 PM
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Posted by casey on 18 October 2012 - 01:27 AM
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Posted by casey on 26 August 2014 - 11:33 PM
Can't I just dump some ice on my head or something?
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Posted by TeleMark on 26 August 2014 - 10:11 PM
I AM THE ONE WHO DONATES.
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Posted by Damon on 08 December 2013 - 09:14 PM
Spammers should be gone now.
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Posted by Commandant Cristofski on 23 May 2013 - 04:21 PM
I'm been gone for awhile, did you miss me? Glad to see many of you folks are still around!!
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Posted by Damon on 08 September 2014 - 08:24 PM
Thanks to everyone for the recent rounds of donations, and to Beermug for kickstarting it. So far this year donations have covered 8 months of our operating costs, the best we have done to date!
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Posted by हाइड्रोजन on 17 December 2013 - 12:10 AM
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Posted by teenagewasteland on 25 November 2013 - 12:30 AM
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Posted by teenagewasteland on 02 July 2012 - 03:09 PM
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Posted by Damon on 04 October 2014 - 12:35 AM
A mob of angry Russians, coming up to take us down
To register on our site you have to answer some questions to prove you're human. One of them is "Who is the King of Prussia?"
I guess I fucked up when I made the answer Putin.
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Posted by Damon on 15 May 2012 - 07:52 PM
Our server reached EOL (end of life) in March. What that means is the server's hardware is outdated, and the company no longer provides support (meaning, its broke, they don't fix it). The plan was to move Osyrus over to a new server. I looked at various companies and found more problems than solutions. Our database was way out of control, almost 2 gb worth of data. No company will import or allow an IPB database that large (most require under 500mb). This is somewhat my fault, as I never archived old threads, removed closed threads, or split large threads. That type of cleanup is what keeps databases in line, whereas we were just growing with no means of control in site. We also had converted the database several times to new formats due to updates in IPS software and php releases, overtime that corrupts entries and is why we saw issues like login fails, and various weirdness with accounts. The last conversion being the worst of it. I also found most hosts to be unreliable with IPS boards based on user reviews. My conclusion was to move to IPS hosting, it is super stable, the same company that makes the boards software, relatively cheap (30-50 per month depending on traffic), and would allow the growth of larger databases.
My plan was to move to IPS hosting at the end of this current billing cycle, which is May 26th. Sadly, Sunday night, our primary hard drive died, and the server went into a safety mode, switching to backup. It also decided that it would revert to an older build of Apache and PHP. Well that fucked me. We were on php 5.5 and without it, our database was totally inaccessible. I couldn't even get into it with command line shell access. I was finally able to rebuild the servers base software, and access the database, what I extracted is partial, and even a full dump with mysqldump produces a corrupt database that doesn't pass the various safety checks needed to import into the new site. The other issue is that databases size in the first place. While IPS will allow sites to grow on their servers, they don't help importing sites from other servers, nor do they allow large SQL imports. In the end, no matter what we were going to lose a good amount of post data. Even if I had the intact database, it would probably break the new site given the differences in a converted database and one that was fresh (as this one is).
There are some good things to come from this. We are now on IPS hosting, they make our software, so being hosted by them is ideal as the support is much better, the database will always remain, and there is no longer any server admin work. Even updates are applied automatically, if a SQL error comes up they will fix it before I even have time to report it. By far the best way of hosting an IPS site for longterm growth and stability. They also index better with Google, and are more searchable so we may see increased traffic from basic searches like "Phish discussion". It's cheaper, based on traffic. Right now I'm paying $30 a month, which gets you up to 30 active users at one time (we usually average 15-25). You can also increase your active users based on traffic, so if we started seeing 50 active at once, we would be bumped up to the $50 a month plan (they don't throttle users, or cut people off from login). The most we ever had active at once on Osyrus was 45. It's also a rolling average, which takes spikes into account (so if one day we see 70, that doesn't bump us up to $70 a month).
I apologize for what was, in my mind, inevitable. I couldn't continue to pay for our old hosting at the rate they wanted for a new server, and I had moved my business site to other hosting that falls in line with photo industry standards. My cost had been $160 per month and would have gone up to $200. The database had been worked over through the years, and was at a point where a clean wipe is the only way to ensure it doesn't fail in the future. Now we are in a more permanent location, at a substantially reduced cost, with overall better performance and long term stability.
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Posted by SeventyFourEyes on 29 August 2014 - 04:23 PM
Posted by Beermug on 28 August 2014 - 04:12 PM
How many times has Casey served you bacon in a dress? How many times have you stroked Lucas's beard or seen Greta twirl in circles on the dance floor? Give $20.
Sure are lots of cool people here.....Have you ever snogged someone else from this site? You know you have. Give $20!
Live in the south and get sweat drip down your crack just by walking outside in the summer? Give $20!
Live in CA or NY where they love taxes? Now you can tax yourself! Give $20.
Own red skinny jeans? Yeah, you definitely owe $20.
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Posted by teenagewasteland on 26 August 2014 - 04:22 PM
Posted by Damon on 12 June 2014 - 07:21 PM
I had two options.
#1 - disable registration and confirm each new one manually
#2 - auto-registration with CAPTCHA and 2 questions (Phish related)
I had gone with option 1 but couldn't keep up with it. So I switched to option 2, which is clearly allowing some SPAM BOTS through, who apparently know about the King of Prussia.
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