donsr
 member, 1496 posts
Sat 26 Jan 2019
at 13:56
404 message
  do we have an update thing going on?... Friday night around midnight my time, I was  locked out..404 message?.. I checked the link that say " is  RPOL DOWN "..it say …" no its you"

 It happened last week? not sure if it was same day or not?

 if its  a Maintenance thing?  we should have  an announcement on the board saying   what time?
Godzfirefly
 member, 501 posts
Sat 26 Jan 2019
at 16:40
404 message
I've had it happen twice, too.  I'm friends with a few fellow rpol-ers on social media sites, and they were locked out at the same time.  The main page was still visible and accessible (probably why rpol didn't come up as being down for donsr's verification site), but every forum and game gave the 404 error.  The first time it was only an issue for about 15 minutes or so.  This time, it was about an hour.
donsr
 member, 1497 posts
Sat 26 Jan 2019
at 17:37
404 message
yeah?   I don't  know how long this was, because went to bed.. I post  at all hours  ebcause I have the tie and try to keep my players  active... I was hoping it would be fixed  by the morning.

 the site  doesn't stay down long.
bigbadron
 moderator, 15690 posts
 He's big, he's bad,
 but mostly he's Ron.
Sat 26 Jan 2019
at 18:09
404 message
These outages are not the result of scheduled maintenance (which is always announced).

Instead they are more likely to be temporary server issues, which can not be predicted, and which are always fixed ASAP.
donsr
 member, 1498 posts
Sat 26 Jan 2019
at 19:11
404 message
alright, Thanks  Bigbadron… I thought it had  a schedule, ,I could let my players know.. but.. it never stays  down long.
evileeyore
 member, 142 posts
 GURPS GM and Player
Sat 26 Jan 2019
at 20:23
Re: 404 message
donsr:
I checked the link that say " is  RPOL DOWN "..it say …" no its you"

I think I figured out what the problem was.


;)

This message was last edited by the user at 20:24, Sat 26 Jan 2019.

donsr
 member, 1499 posts
Sat 26 Jan 2019
at 20:42
Re: 404 message
yeah?.. I got really worried  that  it said,"..and  don't call me again.."
horus
 member, 644 posts
 Wayfarer of the
 Western Wastes
Sat 26 Jan 2019
at 23:02
Re: 404 message
You two could do a manzai act!  Good to see we can laugh at ourselves.
evileeyore
 member, 144 posts
 GURPS GM and Player
Sat 26 Jan 2019
at 23:11
Re: 404 message
donsr:
yeah?.. I got really worried  that  it said,"..and  don't call me again.."

It's good to see you're back up.
MalaeDezeld
 member, 102 posts
Fri 8 Feb 2019
at 04:20
Re: 404 message
For the record, it had happened again this night (past 23:00 eastern time but before 23:17). Was resolve just as I send the email...
donsr
 member, 1512 posts
Fri 8 Feb 2019
at 05:06
Re: 404 message
mine only lasted  'seconds" this  time...don't mind that..seems like it happens towards the end of the week ?
Rinandien
 member, 64 posts
 Have fun,
 help others.
Sun 3 Mar 2019
at 07:04
Re: 404 message
I got one about 13 hours ago. Didn't have a chance to time it. I could open the home page, but not any forums, nor could I relog/logout. Always 404
Studynot
 member, 147 posts
Thu 25 Apr 2019
at 16:33
Re: 404 message
Nice one yesterday for like 16 hours or so... can we do anything to help Admin prevent those in the future? More donations help?
jase
 admin, 3610 posts
 Cogito, ergo procuro.
 Carpe stultus!
Fri 26 Apr 2019
at 04:43
Re: 404 message
Server ran out of disk space, sorry about that!  It's actually all the log files causing issue so I'll look at a long-term solution.

Failing that we'll get more disk space, but to be honest the log files are a waste of space once they're a few days old so if I can just get them removed automatically then we won't have to worry about spending any extra on the server.
Morgan Coldsoul
 member, 270 posts
 28+ years RP experience
 I'll forget again later
Fri 26 Apr 2019
at 04:49
Re: 404 message
In reply to jase (msg # 14):

You always figure it out somehow. Thanks for all your hard work! I was worried for a hot minute. :D
Flarelord
 member, 411 posts
Fri 26 Apr 2019
at 05:29
Re: 404 message
Phew. I was getting really scared due to the duration of the 404 curse.
OceanLake
 member, 1069 posts
Fri 26 Apr 2019
at 05:40
Re: 404 message
I was so worried and sad. And now so relieved.
jase
 admin, 3611 posts
 Cogito, ergo procuro.
 Carpe stultus!
Fri 26 Apr 2019
at 05:57
Re: 404 message
I've been rather lazy keeping on top of things here of late.. guess it can happen after ten years and a whole lot of real lifeTM.  Trying to get my ducks in a row so I can get back to looking after this baby some more!
Rinandien
 member, 66 posts
 Have fun,
 help others.
Fri 26 Apr 2019
at 06:05
Re: 404 message
Do you need/would you consider taking someone on as an assistant?

I know server access is a big deal, but if you can't automated everyhing, maybe have someone with limited rights who can try and resolve issues like this when you aren't available.
DarkLightHitomi
 member, 1538 posts
Fri 26 Apr 2019
at 06:12
Re: 404 message
I'm rather curious about what causes it.
facemaker329
 member, 7087 posts
 Gaming for over 30
 years, and counting!
Fri 26 Apr 2019
at 06:17
Re: 404 message
Well, for this latest one, Jase explained exactly what caused it (see msg #14).
Hunter
 member, 1499 posts
 Captain Oblivious!
 Lurker
Fri 26 Apr 2019
at 06:20
Re: 404 message
I wondered if someone forgot to feed the hamsters again.
Flarelord
 member, 412 posts
Fri 26 Apr 2019
at 06:23
Re: 404 message
The log files are written by hamsters? It all makes sense, now.
Visceri22
 member, 469 posts
Fri 26 Apr 2019
at 07:02
Re: 404 message
Many thanks to the people on reddit / other forums that noted that one of the errors being received was indeed noting that the disk space was full. You certainly put my players and I a bit more at ease as we were lamenting the outage on Steam :P

Glad that everything is up and running again. Thanks Jase!
donsr
 member, 1569 posts
Fri 26 Apr 2019
at 08:06
Re: 404 message
 this was a scary one. it started   for me  ..around  9:15 PM  my time,...I just logged on now at 4:01 am, just to check  when I couldn't sleep

 there is a  thing on   the search engine "  is  RPOL down for everyone , But  just me ?"

 It told me it was just me!...a couple other players in my best game talked about it on FB, so I knew it wasn't just me!
bigbadron
 moderator, 15719 posts
 He's big, he's bad,
 but mostly he's Ron.
Fri 26 Apr 2019
at 08:12
Re: 404 message
Yep, "down for everyone" said it was just me too.  Lying blackberry.
donsr
 member, 1570 posts
Fri 26 Apr 2019
at 08:14
Re: 404 message
yeah... we need to find where they live!
Warrax
 member, 201 posts
Fri 26 Apr 2019
at 09:13
Re: 404 message
bigbadron:
Yep, "down for everyone" said it was just me too.  Lying blackberry.


The main page kept working the whole time, so all of those "up or down/just me" sites could only see the site as functional. You just couldnt get anywhere but the landing page, with your games list.
Gaffer
 member, 1547 posts
 Ocoee FL
 40 yrs of RPGs
Fri 26 Apr 2019
at 12:02
Re: 404 message
In reply to jase (msg # 18):

Thank you, jase, for your long-term dedication to our fun.
SuuShih
 member, 238 posts
 US Central Time
Fri 26 Apr 2019
at 12:07
Re: 404 message
Yes, thank you!
LunarKitty
 member, 385 posts
Fri 26 Apr 2019
at 12:46
Re: 404 message
I feel so relieved... But I knew Jase would fix it eventually.
bigbadron
 moderator, 15720 posts
 He's big, he's bad,
 but mostly he's Ron.
Fri 26 Apr 2019
at 12:56
Re: 404 message
In reply to Warrax (msg # 28):

The main page didn't actually work for me.  I somehow got logged out.
donsr
 member, 1571 posts
Fri 26 Apr 2019
at 13:20
Re: 404 message
I would get a blank  screen.. I could put  my name and password  in, but as soon as I clicked it  went to '404'  thing.

 I tried   differant  links on the  page, both with    and without  having  my passwords in.
rgr
 member, 54 posts
Fri 26 Apr 2019
at 13:33
Re: 404 message
 Indeed, Bravo Jase for your care.
donsr
 member, 1572 posts
Fri 26 Apr 2019
at 13:45
Re: 404 message
Indeed!... I was on a post board years ago..great game ( there were others, but   I hated the site)… we would  crash  a few times a month and be  down for days at a time.

 I  tried to get the DMs  there to move here.. but  he went to another site, and restarted  , his portion of the game. I go there  just to check posts.. the  Dice  roller is connected  to the posts..so...everyone sees the Dice   rolls  in yuou post, unless you poot in a thread made for dice  rolls?..  The site is slow when   getting there  and changing pages.. I love the game..hate the site, turned  down 4 offers  to join other  games, because  I  have flash backs of the old site there.

 I have mentioned  before, in all my many, many years of gaming, this is the best site I have been  a Member of.

 The Admins  here  keep   the  goofballs from ruining the site, JAse  and whomever  else helps  keep this place running  does a great job, which is why I don't  mine tossing a few  dollars into the  pot now  and then!
MalaeDezeld
 member, 108 posts
Fri 26 Apr 2019
at 13:52
Re: 404 message
bigbadron:
In reply to Warrax (msg # 28):

The main page didn't actually work for me.  I somehow got logged out.

For me, it would only happen when I cleared my cookies.
Warrax
 member, 202 posts
Fri 26 Apr 2019
at 15:17
Re: 404 message
bigbadron:
In reply to Warrax (msg # 28):

The main page didn't actually work for me.  I somehow got logged out.


Really?

That's a little odd and separate from what I and my various RPOL folks got. I suppose the gribbly particulars might have led to it, and if your session expired, then you wouldn't have been able to log back in.

In case we got switched up, I didn't mean that I was able to log in once the problems started, I meant that I was already logged in and it just continued showing me my games list whenever I reloaded the main page. Clicking anything on the page gave me a 404 except for like a 120-second span in the middle of the night.
NowhereMan
 member, 307 posts
Fri 26 Apr 2019
at 15:24
Re: 404 message
On the other hand, it wouldn't let me log out. I think the common thread is "couldn't navigate away from the main page".
Warrax
 member, 203 posts
Fri 26 Apr 2019
at 15:51
Re: 404 message
NowhereMan:
On the other hand, it wouldn't let me log out. I think the common thread is "couldn't navigate away from the main page".


Yeah, it was just showing a snapshot of the main page and couldn't actually change anything else, so it preserved the state it was in when the logs started screwing everything up, I guess.
tmagann
 member, 576 posts
Fri 26 Apr 2019
at 15:55
Re: 404 message
Actually, the wiki link in the upper right corned worked. I assume because it directed to a different site.
Warrax
 member, 204 posts
Fri 26 Apr 2019
at 17:27
Re: 404 message
tmagann:
Actually, the wiki link in the upper right corned worked. I assume because it directed to a different site.


You know, that's like the one subdomain I didn't try.  Heh.
JohnB
 member, 2090 posts
 Demigod of the Stunties
Fri 26 Apr 2019
at 18:13
Re: 404 message
jase:
I've been rather lazy keeping on top of things here of late.. guess it can happen after ten years and a whole lot of real lifeTM.  Trying to get my ducks in a row so I can get back to looking after this baby some more!


CleticAri and I wanted to help  :)


                _      _      _
              >(.)__ <(.)__ =(.)__
               (___/  (___/  (___/



jase, in the years we have been here(*), you have managed this site superbly.  Kudos.


(*) And that is a lot of years!
Utsukushi
 member, 1473 posts
 I should really stay out
 of this, I know...but...
Fri 26 Apr 2019
at 18:23
Re: 404 message
I just get worried that someday something might go wrong with jase!  We need to keep him safe.  In a little box, maybe.

...preferably one with air holes.

Seriously, thank you for everything.  I wish there were more ways we could lighten your load - you certainly do for us.
geryone
 member, 8 posts
Fri 26 Apr 2019
at 19:21
Re: 404 message
Schrodinger's Jase?
DarkLightHitomi
 member, 1540 posts
Fri 26 Apr 2019
at 22:01
Re: 404 message
In reply to facemaker329 (msg # 21):

Lol, I noticed the first message was really old, so I only read the most recent ones. Dumb of me.
evileeyore
 member, 173 posts
 GURPS GM and Player
Sat 27 Apr 2019
at 21:19
Re: 404 message
And the 404s start back up.  This is literally the only thread I can get to load.  The irony.
rgr
 member, 55 posts
Sat 27 Apr 2019
at 21:21
Re: 404 message
 Yup, but mine is off an on sofar?. Maybe they are working on the server?. uneducated guess.
Warrax
 member, 209 posts
Sat 27 Apr 2019
at 22:29
Re: 404 message
rgr:
Yup, but mine is off an on sofar?. Maybe they are working on the server?. uneducated guess.


The 404 message still usually happens to me at least once per day. I've always assumed it was just a maintenance window or something. It used to be at like 1615 EST pretty reliably, but has become much more irregular since the server changeover.
donsr
 member, 1574 posts
Sat 27 Apr 2019
at 22:42
Re: 404 message
 a few months  ago ( before  new server?)  it seems to happen for an hoor or two on weekends?... this past outage was the longes  I ever had, but have had no problems   since.. I clean out  by   cookies  and history and  stuff  2  or three times   a week, cause I do surveys for  extra   'cash'..don't want too much of that hanging around.
Warrax
 member, 210 posts
Sat 27 Apr 2019
at 22:48
Re: 404 message
donsr:
a few months  ago ( before  new server?)  it seems to happen for an hoor or two on weekends?... this past outage was the longes  I ever had, but have had no problems   since.. I clean out  by   cookies  and history and  stuff  2  or three times   a week,


Yes , cookie clearing does help a lot.
evileeyore
 member, 174 posts
 GURPS GM and Player
Sat 27 Apr 2019
at 23:01
Re: 404 message
rgr:
Yup, but mine is off an on sofar?. Maybe they are working on the server?. uneducated guess.

The weird thing was, this was the only thread I could load.


All I can think is that the site gained sentience and was f-ing with me.
donsr
 member, 1575 posts
Sun 28 Apr 2019
at 17:10
Re: 404 message
 don't know what is going on now?

 "...500 internal service  error.." it was   fine   before I went to play football.. came back posted ., not   it  goes  white  with that message?
PaulK
 member, 229 posts
Sun 28 Apr 2019
at 17:13
Re: 404 message
In reply to donsr (msg # 52):

It seems to be an intermittent problem.  It can happen trying to access the main page, or pages in games.  Try again, just a little later and it works..
donsr
 member, 1576 posts
Sun 28 Apr 2019
at 17:20
Re: 404 message
yeah?  so far it  hit  me  changing threads... then   signing back in?... it has been coming and Going for  the last 40 minutes..so far  so good , as of this posting
bigbadron
 moderator, 15722 posts
 He's big, he's bad,
 but mostly he's Ron.
Sun 28 Apr 2019
at 17:23
Re: 404 message
In reply to donsr (msg # 52):

See, there's the problem.  You went outside and the server felt sad.  :)

More seriously, a 500 error seems to mean that the server doesn't know what's going on either.  Basically it means, "There's something wrong, but I can't be more specific."
donsr
 member, 1577 posts
Sun 28 Apr 2019
at 17:45
Re: 404 message
 two times  I got the  white  page that   asks  you to try again?.. its  seems ok now?.. I never had a 500 before.

  My Daughter and her kids   left to go back to NC..and I went to play.. I had posted  before I left... and as soon as I came back..then when I checked  other stuff..it happened.

 but?..working now!
donsr
 member, 1863 posts
Fri 6 Mar 2020
at 05:22
Re: 404 message
today  in the fter noon  i hit  404 thing again... just a  few minutes  ago, i got  " can't reach the site"   thing.

 its back now?.. is there anyhting  going on we should know about?
bigbadron
 moderator, 15852 posts
 He's big, he's bad,
 but mostly he's Ron.
Fri 6 Mar 2020
at 06:16
Re: 404 message
Might be related to the issue that they are going to be working on later: link to a message in another game
donsr
 member, 1864 posts
Fri 6 Mar 2020
at 12:34
Re: 404 message
thanks!..i never  saw the other one.
Evil Empryss
 supporter, 1559 posts
 Insert witty and
 appropriate quote here
Sun 26 Apr 2020
at 19:46
Re: 404 message
Been getting the 404 errors again lately. Half a dozen today alone.

Is there more maintenance going on we should sit tight through, or does someone's tail need to be tugged to tell them something is not working right at the server?
Sotalia
 member, 184 posts
Sun 26 Apr 2020
at 19:51
Re: 404 message
Same here, I thought it was just me. It lasts for a few minutes and then clears on its own, only to strike again a few minutes later.
Evil Empryss
 supporter, 1560 posts
 Insert witty and
 appropriate quote here
Sun 26 Apr 2020
at 19:52
Re: 404 message
I can confirm players in Norway, England, and Australia (as well as me in the US) having the problem simultaneously, so it's definitely not just a local thing.
donsr
 member, 1908 posts
Mon 27 Apr 2020
at 00:49
Re: 404 message
at least 4  times today..i was 404...
Warrax
 subscriber, 259 posts
Mon 27 Apr 2020
at 00:53
Re: 404 message
Yeah, it's been doing it a lot today and yesterday.
donsr
 member, 1909 posts
Mon 27 Apr 2020
at 01:06
Re: 404 message
i got hit a few times yesterday as well... I notcie it more, i suppose, ebcause   i spend alot of time here!
Sotalia
 member, 185 posts
Mon 27 Apr 2020
at 01:59
Re: 404 message
Just happened again at 6:40 local time in the middle of posting. I hit reply and got the 404 error. I tried again and it took forrreeevvverrr to post, finally did, and then right after, 404 error again and the main part of the site was slow.
PaulK
 supporter, 231 posts
Mon 27 Apr 2020
at 18:57
Re: 404 message
More 404 messages - they didn’t last that long but it’s still happening.
Ev-erron
 member, 15 posts
 It's probably obvious...
 I love Eberron!
Mon 27 Apr 2020
at 19:01
Re: 404 message
I've been getting them off amd on too. It never affects the main rpol.net site, just every sub-page. Sometimes these 404s last only for a few seconds, other times they last for several minutes.
Bruiser419
 member, 12 posts
Mon 27 Apr 2020
at 19:13
Re: 404 message
Is someone attacking the site or using it for like spamming purposes?
Evil Empryss
 supporter, 1561 posts
 Insert witty and
 appropriate quote here
Mon 27 Apr 2020
at 19:14
Re: 404 message
Anyone got an official response to what's going on?  Do they need more server donations to cover a repair/upgrade?
Zag24
 supporter, 621 posts
Mon 27 Apr 2020
at 20:52
Re: 404 message
It's odd that I haven't had any trouble hitting the main page.  I only have been getting the error when I try to dive into a game or forum.  It makes me think that it is an authentication issue, because I think that the main page can be painted (even with highlighting games' post count in red, I bet, since that's done on the browser from cookies) without actually checking authentication.  Hmmm.  Except that it does need to access your list of games you participate in; I can't believe that's kept in cookies.

Well, it was a thought.  It is definitely consistent, though.  I've even tried a shift-refresh on the main page, and it works fine, but then trying to open a forum or a game gives me the 404.
donsr
 member, 1910 posts
Mon 27 Apr 2020
at 21:26
Re: 404 message
someone told me last year, i believe, that the main page i have set to my Favs, brings me in, but there are new links  for the rest, and the 404  disrupts  that
tmagann
 member, 638 posts
Mon 27 Apr 2020
at 21:33
Re: 404 message
The main page is easy to get to, but there have been a 404 errors on my end trying to go anywhere else, today. It happened to me once a few days ago, but today was pretty bad for a bit.
Warrax
 subscriber, 260 posts
Mon 27 Apr 2020
at 21:42
Re: 404 message
It has been happening for a couple days several times each day for stretches. Last time it happened this bad was disk space chewed up by log files, per message #14 in this thread but dunno if it's the same thing now. Same set up though, getting to the front page but not being able to reach the games themselves.
Yaztromo
 supporter, 344 posts
Tue 28 Apr 2020
at 02:04
Re: 404 message
I noticed that, during last few weeks, various websites have similar issues that were really uncommon before, so I guess this depends on the much higher people working from home during last few weeks or months of quarantine restrictions, that are increasing a lot the traffic on the web.
Fire-and-Bone
 member, 14 posts
Tue 28 Apr 2020
at 06:55
Re: 404 message
Adding my name to the list of people with this issue. However I was chalking it up to the increase in people working from home or using the internet.
bigbadron
 moderator, 15873 posts
 He's big, he's bad,
 but mostly he's Ron.
Tue 28 Apr 2020
at 07:57
Re: 404 message
I believe everybody is having this issue, and we are aware of it.
donsr
 member, 1911 posts
Wed 29 Apr 2020
at 02:55
Re: 404 message
now i got 502?
Evil Empryss
 supporter, 1562 posts
 Insert witty and
 appropriate quote here
Wed 29 Apr 2020
at 02:58
Re: 404 message
This means that Somebody is doing Something.

It may not be the Right Thing, but it's movement.  ^_^
donsr
 member, 1912 posts
Wed 29 Apr 2020
at 03:04
Re: 404 message
::chuckles::  i just wish there was a  way to tell.. i finally   , just leave my posts up  until they 'take'
rastashana
 member, 1 post
Wed 29 Apr 2020
at 04:14
Re: 404 message
In reply to donsr (msg # 80):

Notepad is your friend! 502 is NOT!

This message was last edited by the user at 04:14, Wed 29 Apr 2020.

byzantinex
 member, 200 posts
Wed 29 Apr 2020
at 12:14
Re: 404 message
Myself and my player in Germany are both having this issue multiple times a day as well :-(

Any word from jase what's going on?
Imladir
 member, 31 posts
Wed 29 Apr 2020
at 12:22
Re: 404 message
He knows what the problem is but has yet to find a solution.
donsr
 member, 1913 posts
Wed 29 Apr 2020
at 12:28
Re: 404 message
well?  finding what it is , is good... fixing it  will happen .. i have  the games  i run and play in here... there is one other site a play a game in..ONLY..because it was on a site that crashed  years ago..i tried to get the GM to bring it here..but he went to another site.

 worst site in the world..takes  forever  for  screens to pop up..CS  are worthless caus eveeryone can see them( i just send  the DM  updated sheets in PMs   and keep it as my CS)

and? to find the game ...good luck... I have a link in my Favs  that takes me to the  game, or else it would takes  forver to find it again... now?  the DM and some other s love it...i assume, that once you get used to searching you butt off, you can find  what you want?...

 bottom line..this is the place to be... so i hope they can  patch it up!
Zag24
 supporter, 622 posts
Wed 29 Apr 2020
at 15:07
Re: 404 message
Imladir:
He knows what the problem is but has yet to find a solution.

Please let jase know that I'd be glad to help out, even just to bounce ideas off of.  In real life, I'm a senior software architect for a company that specializes in web application development.
donsr
 member, 1914 posts
Wed 29 Apr 2020
at 15:21
Re: 404 message
Zag...maybe  send an Rmail? might get them to notice   sooner?
Imladir
 member, 32 posts
Wed 29 Apr 2020
at 15:38
Re: 404 message
The easiest would be to get on Discord.

It seems to be a server problem though, to quote, "unreliable and convoluted".
ladysharlyne
 subscriber, 2596 posts
 You get out of a game the
 effort you put in it !!
Wed 29 Apr 2020
at 15:55
Re: 404 message
Might I suggest that it be posted on Discord and the FB page.  I have a theory about it and that is just that a theory but with so many people staying at home over the world it would mean that more people are on the internet and more are logging into RPol.  Just more of a power surge that the servers, etc aren't used to.  Just a guess.... and I am getting the 404 too but never heard of the 504 until now.
bigbadron
 moderator, 15874 posts
 He's big, he's bad,
 but mostly he's Ron.
Wed 29 Apr 2020
at 16:03
Re: 404 message
Please do not send rMails.  We are aware of this problem, which affects everybody on the site, including us.

It may be server related, and therefore beyond our control, which means we have to wait for somebody to take a look at it.

Many websites are suffering similar issues, but a lot of hosting companies are currently running with skeleton staff only.
donsr
 member, 1915 posts
Wed 29 Apr 2020
at 16:05
Re: 404 message
 Sorry Big... I thought if the guy could help...My bad!

 in a related thing.. i have two contests, that could be entred  every  day.. both of them ( from the same newspaper  CO).. have problems the last  3  days..can't  sign in..just get an 'I'm sorry' thing
Warrax
 subscriber, 262 posts
Wed 29 Apr 2020
at 16:16
Re: 404 message
Server staff are fully aware of this issue and have been contacted. They're doing everything they can. There's a limit to what can be done and how fast it can get done, though, TL;DR.

It sucks, but hang in there.  It'll get fixed :)
Evil Empryss
 supporter, 1563 posts
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Wed 29 Apr 2020
at 16:33
Re: 404 message
I'm definitely not pulling a Karen over this and swearing I'll never game here again if a manager doesn't solve this problem NOW!!!!111!
Warrax
 subscriber, 263 posts
Wed 29 Apr 2020
at 16:50
Re: 404 message
Hehehe.
Ev-erron
 member, 16 posts
 It's probably obvious...
 I love Eberron!
Wed 29 Apr 2020
at 21:48
Re: 404 message
Today I haven't been getting any 404s but I did get 502s on 2 or 3 separate logins. Idk what "502 Bad Gateway" means, it it sounds a little more ominous than "404 Page Not Found".
bigbadron
 moderator, 15876 posts
 He's big, he's bad,
 but mostly he's Ron.
Wed 29 Apr 2020
at 22:20
Re: 404 message
In reply to Ev-erron (msg # 94):

A 502 Bad Gateway Error is a general indicator that there's something wrong with a website's server communication.  Since it's just a generic error, it doesn't actually tell you the website's exact issue, just that there is "something wrong".
Ev-erron
 member, 21 posts
 It's probably obvious...
 I love Eberron!
Thu 30 Apr 2020
at 00:20
Re: 404 message
Maybe even the servers have come down with Covid19.  ...It is a virus after all.

Oof, what a terrible pun ;P
Evil Empryss
 supporter, 1564 posts
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Thu 30 Apr 2020
at 00:24
Re: 404 message
In reply to Ev-erron (msg # 96):

*throws virtual popcorn at the screen*

Boo

Hiss
Hunter
 member, 1576 posts
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Thu 30 Apr 2020
at 01:32
Re: 404 message
Have the hamsters been fed lately?
Evil Empryss
 supporter, 1565 posts
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Thu 30 Apr 2020
at 01:40
Re: 404 message
I don't know about the hamsters, but I made a donation to the coffee fund to keep jase up and running.  ^_^

If that doesn't work, I hear if you feed the hamsters honey roasted peanuts they run faster.
donsr
 member, 1916 posts
Thu 30 Apr 2020
at 01:41
Re: 404 message
or.... add a bigger  wheel behind them, with a cat.
praguepride
 member, 1608 posts
 "Hugs for the Hugs God!"
 - Warhammer Fluffy-K
Mon 4 May 2020
at 21:10
Re: 404 message
Use magnets. Everything is better with magnets. Everything: Cats. Waffles. Other magnets.
Evil Empryss
 supporter, 1570 posts
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Tue 19 May 2020
at 14:23
Re: 404 message
Just want to say thank you to jase and everyone behind the scenes who got that server mess straightened out so we could get to our games uninterrupted. Love you guys!
donsr
 member, 1930 posts
Tue 19 May 2020
at 14:31
Re: 404 message
Indeed... i know it may be a drop in the bucket, but i always try to donate  2 or 3 times a year?.. Its a small bit, i know. But..as i have said  more then once, this is the best site out there.

 clean..easy to use..Mads are on top of things to keep jerks in line( or off our boards)..and when this goofy  stuff pops up..it gets  taken care of.
jase
 admin, 3765 posts
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Fri 17 Jul 2020
at 03:46
Re: 404 message
Small update on this;

I noticed some pages taking 8-10 seconds to load yesterday which in this instance was more helpful than pure error messages.  I believe I've tracked it down to SQL performance issues as everything came good after I restarted the database server.  I'll continue to keep an eye on it in the hope I can see the bottleneck starting to reduce performance again.  Unfortunately after the restart everything came good so I currently can't track down where the bottleneck was.

I did change a few performance settings, one was to change the database wait time from 28800 seconds (8 hours!) to 30 seconds.  That might lead to a slightly more helpful error message if the issue rears its ugly head again.
donsr
 member, 1999 posts
Fri 17 Jul 2020
at 04:06
Re: 404 message
and that's why you run the place.... i would be  like " ohh..shiny! "
slogworx
 member, 12 posts
 https://slogworx.com
Sat 18 Jul 2020
at 05:05
Re: 404 message
I get this sometimes via my VPN in California, US, too. I try again 30 seconds later and it works just fine. 404 can be a lot of things, and the error is not specific. To people that don't understand how inadequate server error messaging is, I would urge you to chill out and refresh the page.