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IkarosBD last won the day on April 19

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  1. Apologies for the sudden downtime. A pretty nasty issue was noticed with the webserver during routine updates, that necessitated its downtime in order to fix the problem. This specific problem was related to the webserver log files not rotating properly and thus were consuming excessive amounts of disk space.


    The webserver had to be stopped in order to move the log files out of the way.

    1. Sinbad


      Maintaining server is such a hassle.

  2. IkarosBD

    Private Messages not removed

    Ok, looking at the database (and doing a little date-time conversion since the timedate is stored in UNIX style timestamps), each of the conversation IDs you've given me have a last-active-at age of 1 year or greater. I'd like your permission to manually delete these IDs for you (since I'd be doing more than one this time). Note that I may not actually be able to get to it today as I have full-time work I must rest up for, but rest assured I'll poke at it Mon/Tues at the very least in the evenings (probably around 7:30 PM CDT). EDIT: I've TEMPORARILY increased your inbox size. Once I resolve the issue, I'll restore its original size.
  3. IkarosBD

    Private Messages not removed

    Yes that corresponds to a conversation ID. See if you can get me some more conversation IDs that are failing to delete.
  4. IkarosBD

    Private Messages not removed

    @misseps - I was able to delete a few of my older PM conversations fine, and the counters properly updated. No errors are being thrown in the backend far as I'm able to tell (and believe me we log EVERY error that gets thrown!). For your case I went directly into the database, found an old conversation ID (note: NOT the actual conversation itself, I can't actually read your PMs), and deleted any references from the database that referenced that conversation ID AND your user ID. You should probably notice that one conversation now missing from your list. Could you try deleting another single conversation for me? I'm starting to zero in on what I THINK the problem could possibly be.
  5. IkarosBD

    Private Messages not removed

    I can see if any errors were thrown in the backend. I haven't been able to look at the site as literally the only free time I have to do things with it is on Saturdays, and I'm really one of the only ones who can dig that deeply. I'll take a look at it Saturday and get back to you.
  6. Friendly reminder: Site maintenance WILL be going forward as scheduled on July 1st at 9:30 AM CDT (2:30 PM GMT). Maintenance window is 2.5 hours, actual expected downtime is up to one hour. REMEMBER to join us on IRC and/or our Discord server to stay connected with the rest of the community and staff (including myself)!

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    2. megajew
    3. IkarosBD


      I have personal reasons I'm not going to go into in public for it, but yes, you guys win. :(

    4. Bardon


      I am so sorry... xP

  7. Sorry about the longer-than-expected downtime. Apparently I'm going to have to actually firewall off all connections except those of the SSL CA during renewal in order to prevent connection overloading. This overloading caused the verification process to fail, necessitating another attempt to initiate the certificate renewal.

    1. Koby


      Didn't even notice the downtime.

    2. toonami335


      Why don't you use letsencrypt with auto-renewal. My servers run with almost 0 downtime with letsencrypt.

  8. Heads-up: I'll be renewing the SSL certificate for the server shortly. There may be a BRIEF moment of downtime. Apologies in advance.

  9. IkarosBD

    Star Trek or Star Wars. What do you prefer.

    @Garo7 now now. We can be a bit more civilized than this, can't we? Let it be, the way he types doesn't exactly violate our policies. But trolling does if it leads to insults being thrown around. Just keep that in mind, I don't want to punish anyone right now, not on my good weekend. Also - I'm a HUGE Star Wars fan, just so everyone knows
  10. Reactivated maintenance announcement. It's looking very definite that I'll be able to do the maintenance work *FINALLY* next weekend.


    No details have changed regarding the maintenance itself.

    1. NeutralHatred


      Don't worry, everyone, it'll change to the week after on the 30th.

    2. Cryptic
  11. Cancelling the aforementioned maintenance outright. First had to postpone it, now I have family obligations I must take care of. Oh and yes, life obligations as well...as usual.


    The announcement bar is set to deactivate on June 10th, and has been reduced to just a bar above the message content - the top page bar has been deactivated already. I'll reactivate the announcement when I have a much more solid idea of when I'll be able to tend to the site updates.

  12. Sorry folks, no maintenance got done today. I had work obligations - believe it or not the training I'm going through necessitates a bit of at-home reading to get an advantage on learning the material. That, and I had major sleep issues first few nights so I had to rebalance my internal clock.


    I've rescheduled it for June 10th but to be quite honest I may just completely call it off.

    1. NeutralHatred


      If I knew how, I would totally do it for you.

    2. IkarosBD


      @NeutralHatred it's all good man, thanks. I knew that going into this there'd be a lot of adjustments I'd have to make to my routine - sleep, free time activities, etc. It's just going to take time to get used to. That being said, job's going well so far DESPITE having to battle through the 'extreme fatigue' issues initially caused by my inability to fall asleep the first two nights. Slowly my body's becoming accustomed to it, I've gotten used to the public transit route and timing to and from work, I've gotten to know many of my fellow peers in the training class that I'll eventually be working with once training is complete...well enough in fact that I know several of them are also fans of anime! :D


      All in all it's shaping up well so far. We'll see how I feel come next weekend, I don't think I'll be nearly as incapacitated as I was this weekend, lol, especially if I'm actually getting used to the sleep routine I'll have to follow.

    3. Sinbad


      It's nice bro that u got some companions that are anime fans.


      Changing your biological clock may take some time & it is very tiresome at first but you will get the hang of it. I myself have suffered extreme tiredness when I went to coaching classes to prepare for my exams & could sleep only 5 hours a day.


      Anyways, you have my best wishes so, do your best & forget the rest.

  13. Day 1 is tomorrow. I'm quite excited (and admittedly, a bit nervous! - I haven't had to get a new job for almost 9 years).


    From May 30 until the end of July, I will be unavailable Monday thru Friday - these are my training weeks. I will only be around in very limited capacity during the weekends, or sometimes not at all depending what exactly we're doing, during this time.


    You all better be on your best behavior, else I sic a Mod or Koby on you guys :P

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    2. Zachimillius


      Best of luck. I am week 3 into my new job and it has been a little nerve racking going from very experienced to knowing nothing again. Though, I just received my first fortnightly pay! So tempted to go splurge on something to celebrate but should probably put it it away.

    3. Sinbad


      Good luck man.


      I am rooting for you. Show them what you got.

    4. normalsomeplace


      Best of luck on your new job. It can be diifult at times, all you have to do is push through it with your all.

  14. FYI: Starting today, I will no longer be around at all online - that's IRC, forums, Discord, etc - except for a very limited time during weekends, for at least the next 2 months. This is due to my new full-time employment + the need to shift my focus to that.


    You can, of course, still leave me private messages during the week but odds are I'm likely not to be able to respond until the following weekend.


    Wish me luck in my new venture, and with luck I'll be a little more free after these next 2 months.

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    2. Catar


      No need, NH. I'll keep Etzimal nice and safe.



      (i brought the fireworks etzimal, we can just pretend we were throwing a party. no one will ever know.)

    3. NeutralHatred


      You traitor.

    4. Toddler Naruto

      Toddler Naruto

      I wish you best of luck @IkarosBD, I know you'll do well :)

  15. Just so everyone knows...my presence here over the next week and a half will be greatly reduced, as I try to prepare myself for the first day of my new job. Also, since I'll be working a full-time schedule Mon-Fri, I will only be here for an extremely limited time both Saturdays and Sundays.

    1. Saf


      I'll try to miss you.

    2. Cryptic


      who's gonna plan the party?

    3. emjay911


      Real life comes first . Good Luck !