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Re: re outage

Post by trekriffic » Fri May 18, 2018 4:37 pm

slawton wrote:Refresh usually works (although it can be a pain for a post - might lose the text)
I hate when I lose the text, especially if it's a long post with a lot of text! One thing I've done in the past after typing a lot of text is to copy and paste the text into a word document on my desktop. That way if something bad happens to my post I can just copy and paste the text from the word doc into a new post. Doesn't save any photo links but at least I don't have to type the text all over again.
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Re: re outage

Post by mophius » Fri May 18, 2018 6:16 pm

trekriffic wrote:
slawton wrote:Refresh usually works (although it can be a pain for a post - might lose the text)
I hate when I lose the text, especially if it's a long post with a lot of text! One thing I've done in the past after typing a lot of text is to copy and paste the text into a word document on my desktop. That way if something bad happens to my post I can just copy and paste the text from the word doc into a new post. Doesn't save any photo links but at least I don't have to type the text all over again.
Yes I have learnt to start copying what I have typed if it is more than this.
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Re: re outage

Post by Xen » Sat May 19, 2018 12:23 pm

i have also started doing the same, but that's because i have a crap internet service through my cell when goes on/off/on/off/on/off like a klaxon at times.

i want it fixed for ast though because i am responsible for providing a good experience at this site. just like the host are responsible for giving me a good connection and customer service etc.

i'm very sorry for the hassle it has caused you and anybody else.

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Re: re outage

Post by Tesral » Sat May 19, 2018 4:38 pm

I have stellar connections. Creaky old Firefox install on Linux. (I need to upgrade)

My connections are smooth and fast. But we have copper to the pole and fiber after that. Sadly the connection you have to AST is more likely to have nothing to do with AST itself.

Still we need to know in case it is AST.
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Re: re outage

Post by Xen » Sun May 20, 2018 6:42 pm

i see it as a positive thing if i do everything in my power as a webmaster to ensure visitors get a hassle-free experience.

this new host has a few more tricks i can play around with tomake the load times faster.

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Re: re outage

Post by slawton » Tue May 22, 2018 2:28 pm

I'm thinking there are filters that my work automatically use to prevent access to specific kinds of sites (social media, adult, etc.). This may slow down my connection enough to cause the delayed connection/need for refresh.

Another issue - currently (as of today), the icon to edit my own posts does not show up, just the report and quote icons.
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Re: re outage

Post by Griffworks » Tue May 22, 2018 3:10 pm

That last is very likely because “Xen” has removed that ability to keep people from deleting their own posts. Presumably, this is so that he doesn’t lose any content for AST.

Effectively, he’s holding our own creativity hostage.

So, since he’s now gone into full Dictator Mode, if you’re writing a post, you better get it right the first time! There’s no going back to fix any typos or incorrect links.

Of course, that means that people like novahobbies who’s just recently been fixing old posts by deleting broken Photibucket links and placing inline images can’t do that.

Welcome to the Empire of Alex! All your freedoms are gone and your content now belongs wholly to the paranoid, oppressive mind of Alex!
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Re: re outage

Post by slawton » Tue May 22, 2018 3:56 pm

You spelled Photobucket wrong (my smart-alecky self could not resist)!

You may be right, it may be an intentional thing. I just used this thread to report an anomaly I was seeing.

Griff, you seem upset and are expressing a need to vent, presumably about the Facebook topic. There are healthier, more positive ways to do it. I will post my 2 cents on the subject in the other thread.
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Re: re outage

Post by trekriffic » Tue May 22, 2018 4:02 pm

Griffworks wrote:That last is very likely because “Xen” has removed that ability to keep people from deleting their own posts. Presumably, this is so that he doesn’t lose any content for AST.

Effectively, he’s holding our own creativity hostage.

So, since he’s now gone into full Dictator Mode, if you’re writing a post, you better get it right the first time! There’s no going back to fix any typos or incorrect links.

Of course, that means that people like novahobbies who’s just recently been fixing old posts by deleting broken Photibucket links and placing inline images can’t do that.

Welcome to the Empire of Alex! All your freedoms are gone and your content now belongs wholly to the paranoid, oppressive mind of Alex!
Wow. Sounds a bit harsh Griff.
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Re: re outage

Post by Griffworks » Tue May 22, 2018 4:28 pm

If any of us wanted to remove our own content, for whatever the reason, we should be able to. Shouldn’t we, since it’s our IP? Now we can’t, if we were of a mind to do so. Alex did that. And he also removed all of his Admin, including Kratok, after first demoting them to Global Moderator. And with no warning nor an explanation, last I heard.

His forum, his rules, absolutely and for sure. But let’s call a turd what it is, shall we?

Sometimes the truth, like gravity, is a harsh mistress.

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