Ski-Bird
 subscriber, 139 posts
Sun 17 Jan 2021
at 02:13
Weird Group Settings?
Hey mods ... I think there might be some sort of glitchy site problem going on.

I'm a player in a game where, just recently, it turns out that I cannot see any of the threads.  I thought maybe the game owner was doing some housekeeping by rearranging which players could see which threads ... but then when I checked a game that I run, I had a PM waiting for me from a player who let me know the exact same thing had happened to them (that they could not see any threads of the game).

For the game that I run, everything 'looks' right.  That is, I can see all of the game threads threads and the groups are still numbered correctly.  On the Game Management page, my players look like they should still have access to those groups that disappeared from view.

I haven't changed any settings recently, and it's probably not a coincidence since this happened across two different games.

Did something site-wide happen?
Ski-Bird
 subscriber, 140 posts
Sun 17 Jan 2021
at 02:17
Weird Group Settings?
^^ Figured a public post was more appropriate than a PM to the mods.  In case there is something site wide going on ... that way you don't have to have the same conversation with each game owner who runs into the same thing.
Ski-Bird
 subscriber, 144 posts
Sun 17 Jan 2021
at 02:25
Weird Group Settings?
Looks like whatever is happening, it's happening only on the r.rpol side of the house.
nauthiz
 subscriber, 695 posts
Sun 17 Jan 2021
at 02:29
Weird Group Settings?
It's also selective.

I have games as a player that are fine, and some that are completely empty.

Edit: Clarification: Group U threads are fine.  Everything else is gone.  That's what I get for just quickly glancing through everything.

This message was last edited by the user at 02:34, Sun 17 Jan.

Ski-Bird
 subscriber, 146 posts
Sun 17 Jan 2021
at 03:07
Weird Group Settings?
And because the site support around here is capital 'A' Awesome ... the problem has been fixed.

Problem was looked into within about 15 minutes ... and it was fixed before an hour had gone by.

Thanks, Jase.

[Heads off to Ko-Fi to buy that cup of coffee everyone is always talking about]
jase
 admin, 3797 posts
 Cogito, ergo procuro.
 Carpe stultus!
Sun 17 Jan 2021
at 03:51
Weird Group Settings?
Was that you I just got an email about?  Aww thanks.

Yeah I broke stuff.  Issue was caused by an update I did (for the responsive site) as mentioned in https://r.rpol.net/display.cgi?gi=36224&ti=834&date=1610847659 and the issue was quickly reported in https://r.rpol.net/display.cgi?gi=36224&ti=945&date=1610852855.  Basically a group membership check for non-GMs always returning not-a-member so you got a blank list.