SUGGESTION BOX (for Admin action)

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hoi.polloi
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Re: SUGGESTION BOX (for Admin action)

Unread post by hoi.polloi » Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:26 pm

I think phpBB only allows us to switch between 80 and 443; not use both?

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Re: SUGGESTION BOX (for Admin action)

Unread post by PianoRacer » Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:34 pm

I can't speak to phpBB specifically, but if it doesn't support listening on multiple ports using multiple protocols (i.e. non-SSL on 80, SSL on 443), it should still be possible to add a reverse proxy server like NGINX to achieve this.

https://www.nginx.com/resources/glossar ... xy-server/

This sounds complicated but the reality is that it's quite easy to set up, assuming that you have shell access to your web server.

A simpler solution would be to configure Apache directly to do this (I can see by the headers that the forum is being served by FreeBSD / Apache). It would look something like this in your ports.conf:

Listen 80
<IfModule ssl_module>
Listen 443
</IfModule>

Just a thought. It may not be worth the extra effort to implement, but I just wanted to point out that it is an option.

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Re: SUGGESTION BOX (for Admin action)

Unread post by hoi.polloi » Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:55 pm

Okay, right now SacredCowSlayer is waiting on transferring the domain so if CluesForum disappears momentarily, please do not be alarmed. We will do our best to get the new site up and going ASAP.

We appreciate your patience during this process. We cannot guarantee that data posted to CluesForum between now and then will be preserved in the database but we'll do our best. So please don't wreck the place while we are working. Thank you.

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Re: THE "CHATBOX"

Unread post by fbenario » Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:15 am

The forum's SSL changes over the last week seem to have broken its Mint page:
Mint was unable to connect to the database. Please make sure that the correct values have been added to /config/db.php.

MySQL Error: php_network_getaddresses: getaddrinfo failed: Name or service not known. (2002)

mint/
Can this be fixed, so we don't lose our statistical history of page views and number of readers?

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Re: THE "CHATBOX"

Unread post by SacredCowSlayer » Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:52 am

fbenario » October 12th, 2018, 7:15 pm wrote:The forum's SSL changes over the last week seem to have broken its Mint page:
Mint was unable to connect to the database. Please make sure that the correct values have been added to /config/db.php.

MySQL Error: php_network_getaddresses: getaddrinfo failed: Name or service not known. (2002)

mint/
Can this be fixed, so we don't lose our statistical history of page views and number of readers?
That’s an excellent question. I’ve wondered the same with regard to some of these statistics.

My best guess is that Hoi and PianoRacer are catching up from all the work done just to get the site back online.

We still have a number of things to address. But, one thing at a time my friend.

Sincerely,

SCS

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Re: THE "CHATBOX"

Unread post by PianoRacer » Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:40 pm

fbenario » October 12th, 2018, 7:15 pm wrote:The forum's SSL changes over the last week seem to have broken its Mint page:
Mint was unable to connect to the database. Please make sure that the correct values have been added to /config/db.php.

MySQL Error: php_network_getaddresses: getaddrinfo failed: Name or service not known. (2002)

mint/
Can this be fixed, so we don't lose our statistical history of page views and number of readers?
Thanks for bringing this to our attention, fbenario. That was something we didn't think to test.

I believe I've got it fixed now. Take a look and let me know.

Any other issues with Mint or any other aspects of site functionality - please post them here and I will do my best.

Thanks,
PR

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Re: THE "CHATBOX"

Unread post by SacredCowSlayer » Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:07 pm

PianoRacer » October 14th, 2018, 11:40 am wrote:
fbenario » October 12th, 2018, 7:15 pm wrote:The forum's SSL changes over the last week seem to have broken its Mint page:
Mint was unable to connect to the database. Please make sure that the correct values have been added to /config/db.php.

MySQL Error: php_network_getaddresses: getaddrinfo failed: Name or service not known. (2002)

mint/
Can this be fixed, so we don't lose our statistical history of page views and number of readers?
Thanks for bringing this to our attention, fbenario. That was something we didn't think to test.

I believe I've got it fixed now. Take a look and let me know.

Any other issues with Mint or any other aspects of site functionality - please post them here and I will do my best.

Thanks,
PR
Thank you PR for your assistance on so many of these technical issues. I for one am incredibly grateful.

Sincerely,

SCS

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Re: SUGGESTION BOX (for Admin action)

Unread post by fbenario » Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:51 pm

The Mint page is functional again, but has no data for the period from last Wednesday until earlier today, Sunday.

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Re: SUGGESTION BOX (for Admin action)

Unread post by Observer » Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:29 am

SacredCowSlayer wrote:Request by SCS:

... I have begun the slow process of locating previously discussed health and nutrition posts ...

... (in the interest of getting them all in the same place), please let me know in the “Administrator Request” thread.
Agraposo's good post about small quantities viewtopic.php?p=2403369#p2403369
FBenario's good post about small quantities viewtopic.php?p=2403371#p2403371
And aa5's good post about small quantities viewtopic.php?p=2403372#p2403372

In addition to those 3 posts, the following 17 posts also probably should be moved to the Engineering Disease thread:
viewtopic.php?p=2403330#p2403330 (just the bottom two paragraphs)
viewtopic.php?p=2403332#p2403332
viewtopic.php?p=2403333#p2403333
viewtopic.php?p=2403334#p2403334
viewtopic.php?p=2403336#p2403336
viewtopic.php?p=2403337#p2403337
viewtopic.php?p=2403342#p2403342
viewtopic.php?p=2403353#p2403353
viewtopic.php?p=2403357#p2403357
viewtopic.php?p=2403359#p2403359
viewtopic.php?p=2403373#p2403373
viewtopic.php?p=2403377#p2403377
viewtopic.php?p=2403463#p2403463
viewtopic.php?p=2403464#p2403464
viewtopic.php?p=2403465#p2403465
viewtopic.php?p=2403466#p2403466
viewtopic.php?p=2403467#p2403467

:)

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Re: THE "CHATBOX"

Unread post by nonhocapito » Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:51 am

Just one note to the good person who was responsible to migrate the forum: first of all, thank you. and second, it's a very very minor thing, but you left behind the "favicon" file, now not visible anymore next to the cluseforum bookmark. :)

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Re: THE "CHATBOX"

Unread post by SacredCowSlayer » Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:32 pm

nonhocapito » October 23rd, 2018, 3:51 am wrote:Just one note to the good person who was responsible to migrate the forum: first of all, thank you. and second, it's a very very minor thing, but you left behind the "favicon" file, now not visible anymore next to the cluseforum bookmark. :)
Thank you Nonhocapito for letting me know. I’ll send PianoRacer an email about it, just in case he doesn’t see this post. I’ll go ahead and move this to the Admin Suggestion topic- for neatness sake.

Thanks again,

SCS :)

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Re: SUGGESTION BOX (for Admin action)

Unread post by PianoRacer » Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:15 pm

I think I have the favicon fixed now. Apologies for the delay, let me know here if anyone is still having problems.

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Re: SUGGESTION BOX (for Admin action)

Unread post by SacredCowSlayer » Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:35 pm

Thank you so much dear PianoRacer. It appears to be fixed now. Thank you again Nonhocapito and Simon for pointing that out.

I honestly didn’t know for sure what that was until I texted a link to somebody, and I saw that weird “PMA” on the screen. Minor. . . but still worth fixing.

Thanks again,

SCS

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Re: SUGGESTION BOX (for Admin action)

Unread post by PianoRacer » Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:17 am

Hi all,

At this juncture, we find ourselves in the unfortunate situation where the only person with technical expertise who has access and is regularly available to administer the back end of this forum is none other than yours truly. I assure you, this is not a position that any of us should be comfortable with, as it is not wise to ensure the continued functioning of an important technology resource (as Clues Forum surely qualifies as) to a single individual, regardless how handsome or qualified he may be.

As a result, I am looking for another technology professional (established or aspiring) to assist me with some projects that have been long overdue for the forum (establishing automated off-site backups, upgrading the forum software, implementing "best-practice" security measures, etc.)

The main qualification would be at least some familiarity with the LAMP stack, or at the very least a serious desire to learn it:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LAMP_(software_bundle)

If you think you are qualified and wish to assist in this capacity, please post here or send me a private email at pianoracer@gmail.com.

All the best,
PR

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Re: SUGGESTION BOX (for Admin action)

Unread post by SacredCowSlayer » Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:15 pm

Observer wrote,
[a]nd from now on, any member who breaks that rule . . . should automatically have all their posts (the initial trust-building-posts together with their final terror-story-reveal post) deleted to effectively take away the motivation for that action.
Dear Observer,

As you know, I have addressed most of these suggestions (in your full post above) previously. However, I don’t recall this one (that I have quoted in this post) mentioned before.

In legal terminology this would be descriptive as a rule that serves (at least in part) prophylactic purposes. Do you find my recently created topic sufficient as such? That is sort of what I was/am aiming for.

And if so, I would be delighted if you wish to help me compile Examples from the lengthy “Introduce Yourself” thread. I simply have to many “spinning plates” at the moment. You may (if you are inclined) post links in this topic, and I’ll (or of course another Admin or Moderator if he/she wishes) move them as time allows.

Sincerely,

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