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#1 G-man

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Posted 31 July 2020 - 07:18 AM

Given the recurrent nature of this error, I'm wondering:

What is an SQL Server?

Are there any other options we could use, or are we stuck with this?

Why do we keep experiencing errors?

Is this due to external factors, or is it something particular to having an SQL Server?

Inquiring minds want to know.

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Posted 31 July 2020 - 05:40 PM

Great question.  I'm always afraid that this time Ex Isle won't come back and that would,be awful.
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Posted 31 July 2020 - 07:38 PM

View PostG-man, on 31 July 2020 - 07:18 AM, said:

Given the recurrent nature of this error, I'm wondering:

What is an SQL Server?

Are there any other options we could use, or are we stuck with this?

Why do we keep experiencing errors?

Is this due to external factors, or is it something particular to having an SQL Server?

Inquiring minds want to know.

/s/

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I remember Orpheus explaining it once in the shoutbox but, it was too far back for me to look it up and quote it for you, Sorry..

Edited by M.E., 31 July 2020 - 07:39 PM.


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Posted 31 July 2020 - 07:39 PM

View PostMary Rose, on 31 July 2020 - 05:40 PM, said:

Great question.  I'm always afraid that this time Ex Isle won't come back and that would,be awful.

It crossed my mind this time too.  I think because this time was longer than most.

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Posted 01 August 2020 - 03:42 AM

View PostMary Rose, on 31 July 2020 - 05:40 PM, said:

Great question.  I'm always afraid that this time Ex Isle won't come back and that would,be awful.

I can still vividly remember how awful it felt when I was locked out of Ex Isle just a short while back.  It was kind of a sinking feeling. :(

IIRC, you were locked out around that same time, right?

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Posted 01 August 2020 - 06:29 AM

View PostM.E., on 01 August 2020 - 03:42 AM, said:

View PostMary Rose, on 31 July 2020 - 05:40 PM, said:

Great question.  I'm always afraid that this time Ex Isle won't come back and that would,be awful.

I can still vividly remember how awful it felt when I was locked out of Ex Isle just a short while back.  It was kind of a sinking feeling. :(

IIRC, you were locked out around that same time, right?

Yeah, probably.  Don't remember when but I think it's happened more than once.  So awful.
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Posted 01 August 2020 - 02:31 PM

I think it took so long just because Orph was busy and didn't know. I finally emailed him and it was fixed a few hours later.
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Posted 01 August 2020 - 03:53 PM

View PostMary Rose, on 01 August 2020 - 06:29 AM, said:

View PostM.E., on 01 August 2020 - 03:42 AM, said:

View PostMary Rose, on 31 July 2020 - 05:40 PM, said:

Great question.  I'm always afraid that this time Ex Isle won't come back and that would,be awful.

I can still vividly remember how awful it felt when I was locked out of Ex Isle just a short while back.  It was kind of a sinking feeling. :(

IIRC, you were locked out around that same time, right?

Yeah, probably.  Don't remember when but I think it's happened more than once.  So awful.

Sorry, I was talking about the time I got bumped off the board and could not sign back in.  I didn't know how to contact anyone because all my contacts were stored here.

I remember that you had the same issue about not being able to sign in.  The board was up and running but it turned out that the captcha was outdated or something to that affect.  I thought I was gone from here forever it was a terrible feeling.  I can only imagine how you felt because you have been here so much longer than me.

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Posted 01 August 2020 - 03:53 PM

View PostRJDiogenes, on 01 August 2020 - 02:31 PM, said:

I think it took so long just because Orph was busy and didn't know. I finally emailed him and it was fixed a few hours later.

Thanks for your help, RJD. :)

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Posted 01 August 2020 - 06:25 PM

I was pretty worried too. That wasn't the longest the board had been down with an SQL Server problem. I was sad at the thought it was gone for good. I know there are only a handful of us left but I'd miss all of you.

I ended up contacting Orpheus on Twitter because I didn't know how else to get a hold of him. We really need a plan in place if this happens again.
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Posted 01 August 2020 - 06:49 PM

View PostM.E., on 01 August 2020 - 03:53 PM, said:

View PostMary Rose, on 01 August 2020 - 06:29 AM, said:

View PostM.E., on 01 August 2020 - 03:42 AM, said:

View PostMary Rose, on 31 July 2020 - 05:40 PM, said:

Great question.  I'm always afraid that this time Ex Isle won't come back and that would,be awful.

I can still vividly remember how awful it felt when I was locked out of Ex Isle just a short while back.  It was kind of a sinking feeling. :(

IIRC, you were locked out around that same time, right?

Yeah, probably.  Don't remember when but I think it's happened more than once.  So awful.

Sorry, I was talking about the time I got bumped off the board and could not sign back in.  I didn't know how to contact anyone because all my contacts were stored here.

I remember that you had the same issue about not being able to sign in.  The board was up and running but it turned out that the captcha was outdated or something to that affect.  I thought I was gone from here forever it was a terrible feeling.  I can only imagine how you felt because you have been here so much longer than me.

Oh, you mean that time I had to talk through my husband because he could get in and I couldn't?  Yeah, I remember that, vividly.  It was horrible.   I never want that to happen again, to me or anyone else.
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Posted 01 August 2020 - 06:52 PM

View PostVirgil Vox, on 01 August 2020 - 06:25 PM, said:

I was pretty worried too. That wasn't the longest the board had been down with an SQL Server problem. I was sad at the thought it was gone for good. I know there are only a handful of us left but I'd miss all of you.

I ended up contacting Orpheus on Twitter because I didn't know how else to get a hold of him. We really need a plan in place if this happens again.

I think there's an EI Facebook page or one for mods.  Not sure.  But yes, something to discuss.  I also agree with you that I'd miss everyone that is still here.  Hell, I even miss those that are long gone but such is life.
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Posted 01 August 2020 - 07:57 PM

I was using the "disposableorpheus" e-mail account he had provided a while back when I first saw the SQL Server Error, as I had done previously ... I like to think that worked, but cannot swear to it.

That said, I recognize that life gets hectic, and Orpheus may have other concerns that get priority, before he can address board issues.

But still, I miss ExIsle when I cannot access it.

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Edited by G-man, 01 August 2020 - 07:57 PM.

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Posted 02 August 2020 - 03:45 PM

Yeah, Orph is definitely super busy right now.  But it sounds like a bunch of us contacted him, which is good.  I completely forgot about the Ex Isle page.  :(
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Posted 04 August 2020 - 05:20 PM

Has anyone else been having problems with the board? I've gotten the SQL error again though it went away when I refreshed. There has also been a few times where it has taken a long time to post something and I've gotten an error message about drivers or something similar. Again, I can refresh and the board comes back but it takes a minute.
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Posted 04 August 2020 - 06:10 PM

That just happened to me with the last post I made.
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Posted 04 August 2020 - 06:19 PM

Left over board hiccups?
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Posted 13 August 2020 - 02:44 PM

And we're back!!  Again!

Whew! :D

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Posted 13 August 2020 - 06:26 PM

I knew we could do it!

By waiting for Orph to save our butts.
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Posted 16 August 2020 - 04:29 PM

I'm glad the Board is back but I'm worried that we have now had two SQL incidents in a short period of time, both lasting several days.
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