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    Thread: Death of a Forum
Post: RE: Death of a Forum

I haven't been impeached yet! :P
kgasso Community Help Desk 14 5,618 12-05-2019, 06:25 PM
    Thread: Expired Certificate
Post: RE: Expired Certificate

Yeah, I have an automated process that is supposed to renew it. Seems to have failed due to a bug in my code. Fixed now (the site, not the bug... still need to figure out a root cause).
kgasso Community Help Desk 10 5,413 05-10-2019, 10:02 PM
    Thread: We're back...
Post: RE: We're back...

Valuesize Wrote: (03-28-2018, 08:46 AM) -- Juniper Wrote: (03-28-2018, 08:32 AM) -- I was thinking it was "THE END". :D -- I would think Kam would give us a heads up, not just pull the plug. 
kgasso Community Help Desk 13 97,447 03-28-2018, 10:14 AM
    Thread: We're back...
Post: We're back...

Sorry about the outage we suffered the past couple of days.  A process that automatically backs up the database nightly ran away and didn't remove old files, filled the virtual server disk, and alert...
kgasso Community Help Desk 13 97,447 03-27-2018, 05:24 PM
    Thread: HTTPS (SSL) enabled
Post: HTTPS (SSL) enabled

FYI, I've turned on HTTPS (SSL/secure browsing) for the site. You should see the little green padlock icon next to the address bar. https://i.imgur.com/76QOHSYl.png All this does is enable secur...
kgasso Community Help Desk 3 25,211 04-19-2017, 04:40 PM
    Thread: Is there anyone around to unlock the threads?
Post: RE: Is there anyone around to unlock the threads?

Done. The reason they auto-locked shouldn't really be an issue any more since we manually verify all new memberships.
kgasso Community Help Desk 10 10,987 04-19-2017, 04:35 PM
    Thread: Is it slow here because?
Post: RE: Is it slow here because?

Yup, there was a 5 - 10 second delay for page displays (database read heavy activity) and even worse for posting (database write heavy activity), which leads me to believe that the hosting provider is...
kgasso Community Help Desk 17 17,114 09-30-2015, 11:20 AM
    Thread: Internal Server Error The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration a
Post: RE: Internal Server Error The server encountered ...

Honestly, I think it's our hosting company's database server. Whenever the issue crops up, I can't log into that via my management tools. I'm thinking it's time to move the site elsewhere because ...
kgasso The Lounge 11 4,089 10-02-2014, 01:05 PM
    Thread: Help with my interwebs needed... Please!
Post: RE: Help with my interwebs needed... Please!

I'll give as much notice as I can (unless I get hit by a bus or something). :)
kgasso Community Help Desk 15 19,488 06-26-2014, 11:11 AM
    Thread: Help with my interwebs needed... Please!
Post: RE: Help with my interwebs needed... Please!

This was a case of "It's not you, it's me". I thought I had processed the domain name renewal, but apparently it never completed with the registrar. Fixed it last night (and thanks to DNS caching, s...
kgasso Community Help Desk 15 19,488 06-26-2014, 10:22 AM
    Thread: Moderation options
Post: Moderation options

Hey everyone, I'd like a little input from you all as to the future of moderation here. I personally don't have the time to dedicate to much of anything to the site anymore outside of hosting, s...
kgasso Community Help Desk 69 60,484 06-23-2014, 12:46 PM
    Thread: Debate sections re-opened
Post: RE: Debate sections re-opened

Ahh! The header inviting to join/leave is always there (limitation of the software). There's no need to change your primary group, access is managed by joining the "secondary" group. Basically, if y...
kgasso Community Help Desk 42 34,573 03-05-2014, 12:51 PM
    Thread: Debate sections re-opened
Post: Debate sections re-opened

Good afternoon! After a fair amount of work surrounding the permission system in the forum software, the Debate sections are now open again. All current members of the site have been auto-enrolled f...
kgasso Community Help Desk 42 34,573 03-02-2014, 06:41 PM
    Thread: Site-wide rule changes: 3/2/2014
Post: Site-wide rule changes: 3/2/2014

Good afternoon! In preparation for the return of the Debate section of the site, the following two items have been reinstated as site-wide rules effective immediately: Civility: Remain civil and re...
kgasso Community Help Desk 42 38,211 03-02-2014, 05:02 PM
    Thread: Delete thread??
Post: RE: Delete thread??

Been a while since I've revisited this, but it used to be a bug in the software. It would let you delete a thread you created at any point in time, not just during the "edit window". I'll have to gi...
kgasso Community Help Desk 14 17,317 01-23-2014, 01:37 AM
    Thread: Site changes: 01/17/2014
Post: Site changes: 01/17/2014

As of January 17, 2014, the following changes have been made to the site:Software has been updated to address several security vulnerabilities ALL sections in General Discussion have had rule changes...
kgasso Community Help Desk 7 12,653 01-17-2014, 10:31 PM
    Thread: Do you use slang or do others use slang that is foreign to you?
Post: RE: Do you use slang or do others use slang that i...

Cleanup attempt #2 on this thread has been completed. Please note that this thread is in "The Lounge" session - NO argument, debate, political discussion, and personal attacks are allowed in this sec...
kgasso The Lounge 21 5,791 11-15-2013, 01:05 PM
    Thread: Posting of Advertisements or promotions
Post: RE: Posting of Advertisements or promotions

Correct, if it has local relevance it's usually fine. It's mostly to stop drive-by spam.
kgasso Community Help Desk 11 14,211 11-02-2013, 08:26 PM
    Thread: Change to Terms of Service
Post: RE: Change to Terms of Service

tvguy Wrote: (10-30-2013, 11:46 AM) -- Will getting rid of a bunch of old crap speed up how this site works... or doesn't work? How many people click on the site only to get a connecting connecting...
kgasso Community Help Desk 12 14,040 10-30-2013, 09:14 PM
    Thread: Change to Terms of Service
Post: Change to Terms of Service

Our Terms of Service (the legal terms to which you agree to use the site) have been updated slightly. The old terms read: Quote: -- Ownership of Material All contributions to RogueValleyForum....
kgasso Community Help Desk 12 14,040 10-28-2013, 11:56 PM
    Thread: Change: Threads auto closing
Post: RE: Change: Threads auto closing

Tiamat Wrote: (10-23-2013, 09:22 PM) -- What I'm trying to figure out is what "unnecessary posting to old topics"is? -- Sometimes, it's people bumping old threads to the top to cause a disturbance ...
kgasso Community Help Desk 16 17,447 10-28-2013, 11:37 PM
    Thread: Change: Threads auto closing
Post: RE: Change: Threads auto closing

6 months since the last post - if they remain active, then they don't get auto-closed. Updated my post to reflect that. :D It happens through an automated task, so usually early in the morning (midn...
kgasso Community Help Desk 16 17,447 10-23-2013, 04:04 PM
    Thread: Change: Threads auto closing
Post: Change: Threads auto closing

All, We've made a change to the site where threads will now automatically close after 180 days (appx. 6 months) of no activity. We used to handle this manually whenever there was time available, but...
kgasso Community Help Desk 16 17,447 10-23-2013, 12:01 AM
    Thread: What Read Did You Most Enjoy This Year?
Post: RE: What Read Did You Most Enjoy This Year?

Thread cleaned up. Just a friendly reminder that this section of the site (The Lounge) does not allow argument/debate/political discussion/personal attacks (per the red header right above the post bo...
kgasso The Lounge 527 171,194 10-13-2013, 12:11 AM
    Thread: Who were the moderators that left?
Post: RE: Who were the moderators that left?

PonderThis Wrote: (10-03-2013, 10:32 AM) -- What do you mean who were they? They were moderator 1, moderator 2 and Fatty Weasel. Do want to know their real names. :zipped: -- No, I'd settle for for...
kgasso The Lounge 152 39,411 10-03-2013, 02:40 PM
    Thread: Moderation (or lack thereof) and the future of it here
Post: Moderation (or lack thereof) and the future of it ...

Good morning, Many of you have probably noticed that the site has gone fully unmoderated lately. This is solely due to lack of time on my part. At one point a couple of years ago, we added a mo...
kgasso Community Help Desk 0 5,413 10-03-2013, 01:03 AM
    Thread: Can't Post on...
Post: RE: Can't Post on...

Looks like the security/anti-spam software at our host is being a little too sensitive. I'll get in touch with them tomorrow morning to see if we can get it fixed. Thanks! -Kam
kgasso Community Help Desk 15 7,784 06-25-2013, 11:38 PM
    Thread: Anyone else having trouble with the site tonight?
Post: RE: Anyone else having trouble with the site tonig...

Looks like our web host is having some issues with slow disk access. They are currently working on fixing the issue, but no ETR yet.
kgasso Community Help Desk 34 23,632 06-18-2013, 11:43 PM
    Thread: Site outage - 05/27/2013
Post: RE: Site outage - 05/27/2013

All, Our hosting provider has tweaked some of the security rules so hopefully the false positives that are causing the 403 "forbidden" errors should be fixed. If you still get one, please let me kno...
kgasso Community Help Desk 7 4,008 05-29-2013, 03:16 PM
    Thread: Site outage - 05/27/2013
Post: RE: Site outage - 05/27/2013

All, We're currently working with the server host to troubleshoot the "403 Forbidden" errors, which appears to be the content of some messages triggering a false positive in the web server's security...
kgasso Community Help Desk 7 4,008 05-28-2013, 10:50 AM