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Re: Problems with the board? Trouble signing in? Report here!

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:43 pm
by MrX
I agree with Tauros - I never know where to find out what's going on when the site goes down, so any pointers would be appreciated.

Re: Problems with the board? Trouble signing in? Report here!

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:11 am
by momijigari
MrX wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:43 pm
I agree with Tauros - I never know where to find out what's going on when the site goes down, so any pointers would be appreciated.
The forum was only down for a matter of hours due to high loads, otherwise it has been up all along, provided you entered the user/password explicitly available in the extra login-window..... This was also mentioned in chat.

Not sure how much more we could have pointed. :)

Re: Problems with the board? Trouble signing in? Report here!

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:14 am
by dannalboon
momijigari wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:11 am
MrX wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:43 pm
I agree with Tauros - I never know where to find out what's going on when the site goes down, so any pointers would be appreciated.
The forum was only down for a matter of hours due to high loads, otherwise it has been up all along, provided you entered the user/password explicitly available in the extra login-window..... This was also mentioned in chat.

Not sure how much more we could have pointed. :)
Apparently more pointing was needed. I couldn't access the forum until just now. Whenever I was asked to enter my username and password it told me they were incorrect and asked again. Deleting cookies, cache, etc didn't work either. Anyway, whatever happened appears to have been resolved and I'm back lol

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Ahem, the extra user/password everyone had to enter, and might have to enter again if the issues comes back, were not YOUR account l/p.
As stated in my post (and in chat) the user/password were explicitly available in the dialogue in the extra login-window. The same user/password for everyone in this forum. Entering your own l/p in that extra login-window would of course result in "incorrect", and deleting cookies, cache, etc, would have no effect. ~momijigari

Re: Problems with the board? Trouble signing in? Report here!

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:12 am
by nursemorph
I couldn't access the site for nearly 2 days as I didn't realise that the login box was also showing the username and password needed (only found it out by doing a search and finding out from the board at emule site...though, for me personally, I am used to this as, for some reason, I have been having trouble accessing the site for several months and have to use a proxy etc for some unknown reason (just happened suddenly one day). Anyway, I agree that a page on Facebook, Twitter, Reddit or something along those lines would be helpful for times when the site is down and/or when us users aren't awake/aware enough to work things out. Regardless, keep up the good work everyone.

Edit: Interesting...whatever the issue was, the recent downtime has resolved my access issues and I no longer need a proxy to access the site..very strange but welcome news

Re: Problems with the board? Trouble signing in? Report here!

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:02 pm
by GaspingSpark
After hearing about the hint, I tested several browsers and the password hint only shows up in Firefox and derivatives. In Chromium based browsers like Chrome, Opera, and Vivaldi they only show the URL and ask for a username and password (no hint). Microsoft Edge doesn't even prompt for a password, it goes straight to the "Unauthorized Access" page.

I use Opera or Vivaldi on this site. I wasn't even aware there was a hint. Locked out for days. :(

Too many phishing sites were using that message to trick users, some browsers have decided to stop displaying it.

Re: Problems with the board? Trouble signing in? Report here!

Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:43 pm
by Shish
Well, I never managed to figure out what the login problem was and could not find any answers in the (wrong) places I was looking. It seemed like it was down for weeks, I thought you were maybe gone permanently which was a real sad experience. Yesterday I tried the site with the same expectation that it would need some weird login details that I didn't have. Imagine my surprise when the site was back! I am overjoyed!

Keep up all the good work you do, and if I'm honest I think I take all this for granted and didn't realise until it disappeared.

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Welcome back, and thanks for appreciating STF.
But the site hasn't been away.
However, due to issues we've had a server login every now and then (besides your regular login) to be able to keep the site up.
The l/p for the extra login is available in the login window itself, as that is the same for every user.
If they won't display for you, try using another browser.
Spoiler: Toggle

When or if the issues comes back, so will the extra login.
~momijigari