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Website bugs fixed, Photo Comp open until Monday

Postby wildwalks » Sun 14 Apr, 2024 7:15 pm

UPDATE: Hopefully all fixed now
Photocomp upload[FIXED 4:30 pm 19th] Fixed now. There are a few cases where uploading an image will fail, I think I know the cause and will fix this in the next few days. This is just an issue with the way this bit talks to the database

Forced to log back in[FIXED 10:30 am 16th] After posting or visiting a few pages, some people were forced to log back in. This may still happen once to everyone (due to cookie updates), but if it happens a second time again, please let me know. And if you can get a screenshot, that would be great (I am keen to see the full URL if possible).

Takatalk app[FIXED 11:30am 16th] . Tapatalk App was not loading bushwalk.com forum. Fixed this. There was an issue with managing some XML files.

(why the bugs? I migrated the server to improve reliability and speed and make upgrades and security patching easier. Bushwalk.com runs over a few different servers. The main issues are caused by my not configuring the new proxy system properly. I did a few practice runs but did not pick this up in my testing before making it live. This migration is also one of a few that I will do over the coming month to improve the forum and other things on Bushwalk.com, I am doing it steps to make debugging any issues a bit easier.)


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UPDATE: Maintenance & Migration is now complete -- yippee.
There were a few issues with bits of code, so please report any new bugs.
Once I get time I will do a few updates, will let you know when they are happening
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I will be doing some server maintenance on the morning of Monday 15th April 2024 that will effect the forum availability.
It is likely there will be some downtime and errors, but hopefully not for too long.
You may need to log back in.
Hopefully, things go smoothly, but computers, so you know!

Matt :)
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Re: Server maintenance. 15th April

Postby Graham17 » Sun 14 Apr, 2024 7:57 pm

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Re: Server maintenance. 15th April

Postby Eremophila » Mon 15 Apr, 2024 7:06 pm

Some issues today with posting… just testing to see if they are resolved.
Edit: seems to be ok now. When trying to post or upload a photo, I was getting logged out.
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Re: Server maintenance. 15th April

Postby ofuros » Tue 16 Apr, 2024 6:27 am

Doesn't seem to work if using tapatalk to view...
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Re: Server maintenance. 15th April

Postby wildwalks » Tue 16 Apr, 2024 9:01 am

Eremophila wrote:Some issues today with posting… just testing to see if they are resolved.
Edit: seems to be ok now. When trying to post or upload a photo, I was getting logged out.


Thanks -- yes there was a bug would have caused that kind of thing in the morning, but hopefully all fixed now. But let me know if it pops up again.
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Re: Server maintenance. 15th April

Postby wildwalks » Tue 16 Apr, 2024 9:02 am

ofuros wrote:Doesn't seem to work if using tapatalk to view...


Ishk -- thanks Looking into this now.
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Re: Server maintenance. 15th April

Postby wildwalks » Tue 16 Apr, 2024 10:43 am

Okay I had another report of this one after I 'fixed it'
There was a cookie mismatch happening (the forum sits on a different server to other parts of bushwalk.com). I am pretty confident I have not fixed this again and it working properly now.
fingers crossed.

Eremophila wrote:Some issues today with posting… just testing to see if they are resolved.
Edit: seems to be ok now. When trying to post or upload a photo, I was getting logged out.
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Re: Server maintenance. 15th April

Postby wildwalks » Tue 16 Apr, 2024 10:46 am

Hi Ofuros
Thanks again for reporting this.
I have looked into this more. and I am confused.
I don't use tapatalk. So I have installed it and tested, and yep it is broken.
I am getting my head around this now, can you tell me if you have been using this in the past few weeks? Just trying to work out if it is pre-existing issue or related to the server change?

thanks


ofuros wrote:Doesn't seem to work if using tapatalk to view...
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Re: Server maintenance. 15th April

Postby crollsurf » Tue 16 Apr, 2024 12:48 pm

Taptalk worked before the server maintenance.
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Re: Server maintenance. 15th April

Postby ofuros » Tue 16 Apr, 2024 1:37 pm

ofuros wrote:Doesn't seem to work if using tapatalk to view...


Related to server change. Tapatalk is working now....thanks.
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Re: Server maintenance. 15th April

Postby wildwalks » Tue 16 Apr, 2024 2:16 pm

Thanks mate -- hopefully works now :)
crollsurf wrote:Taptalk worked before the server maintenance.
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Re: Server maintenance. 15th April

Postby wildwalks » Tue 16 Apr, 2024 2:17 pm

Great news -- thanks.
Yes seems I broke it and fixed it :)

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ofuros wrote:Doesn't seem to work if using tapatalk to view...


Related to server change. Tapatalk is working now....thanks.
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Re: Server maintenance. 15th April

Postby north-north-west » Wed 17 Apr, 2024 2:51 pm

Don't know if it's related, but I've been trying to submit entries for the photo comp and the site won't accept them.
Choose the image, put in a title, hit submit and it just wipes the whole thing without giving a reason. The images are all under the size liimit and appropriately dated so it's not me.

ETA: Just read the additions to the initiial notice and the first mentioned problem is still happening for me. Heeeeeeelp!!
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Re: Server maintenance. 15th April

Postby wildwalks » Fri 19 Apr, 2024 4:51 pm

Howdy -- thanks again for this NNW.
All fixed now, sorry for the hassle.
It was an issue with how it was writing data to one of the database fields.
Hopefully works fine now. as mentioned in the other thread - I have updated the comp to give until Monday to submit.

north-north-west wrote:Don't know if it's related, but I've been trying to submit entries for the photo comp and the site won't accept them.
Choose the image, put in a title, hit submit and it just wipes the whole thing without giving a reason. The images are all under the size liimit and appropriately dated so it's not me.

ETA: Just read the additions to the initiial notice and the first mentioned problem is still happening for me. Heeeeeeelp!!
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Re: Website bugs fixed, Photo Comp open until Monday

Postby north-north-west » Sat 20 Apr, 2024 8:14 am

It's still not working for me.
I logged out and then back in and tried again but still no go. Sure you've fiixed the desktop version as well as the mobile?
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Re: Website bugs fixed, Photo Comp open until Monday

Postby north-north-west » Sat 20 Apr, 2024 7:10 pm

Bugger it. I give up!
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Re: Website bugs fixed, Photo Comp open until Monday

Postby wildwalks » Sat 20 Apr, 2024 11:21 pm

I am sorry NWW
I would like to help and fix it. I can't see any errors in the log.
Can you email me your photos and titles, and I can add them for you?
If you got any error messages when trying, that might help me track down the issue.
Others have added photos, so there is something extra I am missing, but keen to help.
I tried it on my mobile, tablet and laptop - and it worked.
Is this the URL you are using? https://bushwalk.com/photocomp/
if it is too much, feel free to just email them to me, and I will keep looking.

north-north-west wrote:It's still not working for me.
I logged out and then back in and tried again but still no go. Sure you've fiixed the desktop version as well as the mobile?
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Re: Website bugs fixed, Photo Comp open until Monday

Postby north-north-west » Sun 21 Apr, 2024 7:24 am

I just followed the links through the forum. Board Index, Photo Comp, Entry, then the three separate categories. Select the image, give it a name, hit submit, it twiddles its thumbs for a bit and goes back to the category entry page with the details wiped. Does the same thing on them all.
It's not the browser because it's doing the same thing with Safari. The images are all under the 10mb liimit and all from March and it doesn't give an error message anyway. But it does seem to be just me, so ... well, I dunno. I'm not sufficiently techish to work out why it would do that.
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Re: Website bugs fixed, Photo Comp open until Monday

Postby wildwalks » Mon 22 Apr, 2024 10:22 am

Thanks for this helpful. I think this is an issue with the filesize. I sent you an email and we have your image up. thanks for taking the time in sharing this extra info it is helpful.

north-north-west wrote:I just followed the links through the forum. Board Index, Photo Comp, Entry, then the three separate categories. Select the image, give it a name, hit submit, it twiddles its thumbs for a bit and goes back to the category entry page with the details wiped. Does the same thing on them all.
It's not the browser because it's doing the same thing with Safari. The images are all under the 10mb liimit and all from March and it doesn't give an error message anyway. But it does seem to be just me, so ... well, I dunno. I'm not sufficiently techish to work out why it would do that.
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Re: Website bugs fixed, Photo Comp open until Monday

Postby michael_p » Fri 26 Apr, 2024 12:35 pm

Been getting 502 errors today. When the site comes back I have to log in again. I'm using Firefox on Ubuntu Linux.

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Re: Website bugs fixed, Photo Comp open until Monday

Postby north-north-west » Fri 26 Apr, 2024 4:27 pm

michael_p wrote:Been getting 502 errors today. When the site comes back I have to log in again. I'm using Firefox on Ubuntu Linux.


Been doing that on and off today for me as well. Also using Firefox.
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Re: Website bugs fixed, Photo Comp open until Monday

Postby wildwalks » Fri 26 Apr, 2024 4:43 pm

Thanks folks
It is an issue with the server, my end not yours. I am still trying to work it out exactly. Apache (the interface with the world) is getting overwhelmed by something, but I am still trying to work out exactly what, but trying to narrow it down.
Hopefully get my head around it more over the weekend.

thanks

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michael_p wrote:Been getting 502 errors today. When the site comes back I have to log in again. I'm using Firefox on Ubuntu Linux.

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Re: Website bugs fixed, Photo Comp open until Monday

Postby louphi » Sat 27 Apr, 2024 6:28 am

Hi, some feedback here.
Before noon this friday (Brussels time), I could not acces the site/forum. I had in chrome "This page isn't working.... too many redirects".
I tried until 2pm then message to a friend in TAS who could still access the forum.
AAt 2.40 he replied and he also couldn't reach the site.
Meanwile I had tried to clear the cache a few times, restart, use EDge, Firefox, use a VPN while in OZ, USA or Brasil. Nothing worked.

Now it worls again and I still have a half a second glitch where it seems the error message is coming but then it seems chrome reached the server.
So as you said, it's on your side. I haven't touched Apache in 15 years so I can't help. I checked the LIVE Kaspersky map of global attacks and OZ is fairly not attacked. Usual activity.
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Re: Website bugs fixed, Photo Comp open until Monday

Postby Graham51 » Mon 20 May, 2024 7:47 pm

I recently uploaded a photo for this month’s competition but it rotated 90 degrees. Tried again with the same result. It may be a problem at my end but it hasn’t happened before. I’m just wondering if it can be corrected at your end.
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Re: Website bugs fixed, Photo Comp open until Monday

Postby wildwalks » Sun 02 Jun, 2024 10:20 am

Thanks Louphi
Helpful.

louphi wrote:Before noon this friday (Brussels time), I could not acces the site/forum. I had in chrome "This page isn't working.... too many redirects".

Yes, this was my fault, I changed a setting to fix a problem and it created this issue, but was slow to propagate so I was slow to notice it. Opps. fixed.

Thanks - I suspect the other errors are related to my applying a few other fixes. In hindsite, I moved too many things at once, causing a few more downtimes than I liked.
thanks again
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Re: Website bugs fixed, Photo Comp open until Monday

Postby wildwalks » Sun 02 Jun, 2024 10:24 am

Graham51 wrote:I recently uploaded a photo for this month’s competition but it rotated 90 degrees. Tried again with the same result. It may be a problem at my end but it hasn’t happened before. I’m just wondering if it can be corrected at your end.

Sorry for my very slow response.
Ahh yes, I think is an old bug, where images are rotated to look correct but still have rotated data in the EXIF. Sorry I missed this before the comp.
Please email or PM (or Eva) if this happens again and we will get to it. I am not online as reliably as I would like recently.
Matt :)
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Re: Website bugs fixed, Photo Comp open until Monday

Postby Camminata » Sun 23 Jun, 2024 3:14 pm

tried to upload to photo competition and the below tab comes up, what does it mean must be in 2000?? its the size I assume and how do I configure it to this size??

Thanks in advance

Image must be at least 2000 in at least one dimension
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Re: Website bugs fixed, Photo Comp open until Monday

Postby johnw » Sun 23 Jun, 2024 3:34 pm

Camminata wrote:tried to upload to photo competition and the below tab comes up, what does it mean must be in 2000?? its the size I assume and how do I configure it to this size??

Thanks in advance

Image must be at least 2000 in at least one dimension

I also replied to your question in the the other topic, just repeating here to close the loop.

According to rules "Photos must be at least 2000 pixels on their longest dimension".
Resizing to meet that requirement depends on what platform you are using.
In my case I mainly transfer photos from camera to Windows 10 PC and use either inbuilt utilities or a photo processing app.
Plenty of free apps around for basic stuff like resizing, cropping and so on, but also The GIMP is a very good free alternative to things like Photoshop.
It has a lot of sophisticated features that I am never likely to use, but it's easy enough to use the basic functions.
If photos are on your phone there is usually an inbuilt photo processing app that will resize.
Otherwise free apps can be installed from Google Play or App Store, depending on your device.
Look for those that have excellent reviews and avoid any that contain ads etc, HTH.
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