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    v-Bulletin issues of late

    I don't know why the system has begun moderating some of my posts, but it has. If anyone else thinks that one of their posts is "missing", please contact a moderator by Private Message, so that we can attempt to restore it (if possible).

    Also, I have discovered three threads in the past week where I had contributed a reply but now they are gone. Not "missing", but gone (as in vaporized).

    Just sayin' ...
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    Odd. I haven't changed anything. Is somebody deleting threads entirely rather than individual posts, or doing a soft-delete that explains why a thread has been removed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Denis View Post
    ...but aren't you a moderator?
    Yes, I am. Why do you ask?
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    Okay, I just spent 15 minutes typing a detailed response to Ted's post, and lost my typing. So much for the flaky auto-restore feature.

    When I clicked Submit, I got that ol' 500 Server Error message. I have to get to work; maybe I'll have time to recreate the detailed information (including the five other issues that I'm described), but I will repeat one thing. All of the flakiness in the system of late reminds me of the last time the system got so bad that many people could not edit or post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted View Post
    Odd. I haven't changed anything. Is somebody deleting threads entirely rather than individual posts...
    I doubt it; as moderators, we've been successfully doing our job for some time now.

    ... or doing a soft-delete that explains why a thread has been removed?
    Nope. Soft-deletes are clearly identified as such, on each boards' index page.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Denis View Post
    ... you're saying you'll contact yourself!
    I have edited my OP, Denis. I hope it is clear for you, now. Please let me know, if you experience any more confusion.
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    Other issues that I have experienced, during the past week or so:

    Three instances of very sluggish server response; taking up to seven minutes to comply with a page request (I note that other web sites at the same time were loading pages normally)

    Edited a member's post for content, but after submitting the changes, the post was seemingly vaporized

    Multiple attempts to edit one of my posts; although the page always appeared, the system would not populate the composition field with my post's text.

    Tried to move two posts from an existing thread to another location; only one of them reached the target. The other one was seemingly vaporized

    A change in the usual issue with Google Chrome, whereby word spaces will not render in the composition field, when they are the last character typed. That issue has now gone from "always" to "intermittent", and it sometimes crops up inthemiddleof a sentence

    I am not doing anything differently than in the past.

    There has been some other weirdness, but I can't recall the specifics right now.

    As I mentioned earlier, this system flakiness is very similar to issues I had experienced the last time the system went haywire (a few months ago). The system eventually became so unstable, that it became generally unusable. Ted fixed the issue. Remember? That was the same time in which the auto-moderation feature broke, resulting in many spam bombs.

    I will start documenting specifics, going forward. Please report any system glitches that you experience, by posting in this thread. Thank you.
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    I am not having any server issues at the moment that would explain the number of 500 errors users are reporting, but I can try a reboot and see if it helps.

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    I remembered another issue that began about 10 days ago. Before I send a Private Message, I click the Advanced View button, in order to proofread my message before sending it.

    Google Chrome now tells me that there is some issue with the code, and the page cannot be displayed.

    I can still send Private Messages without incident; I just can't see what they'll look like first.
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    And the band plays on ...

    I received a Private Message from new member JohnWaltham.

    Yet, when I use the member-search field to locate the profile page, the system tells me there is no such member.

    If there is no such registered username, how did they send me a Private Message?

    EDIT: When I clicked the Preview Post button, to proofread this post, I got the same browser warning that I posted about earlier. "Unusual code" is preventing the page from being displayed. Yet, it posted okay. This usually happens when I try to proofread a Private Message; this is the first time that it's happened when trying to preview a post.
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