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Offline GavTopic starter

Thread appears corrupted and updates slowly somehow...
« on: July 24, 2011, 09:38:42 AM »
Hi, before I report a problem, let me first thank you from the bottom of my heart for how much you put into this site.  I work in software and the web, and I know this stuff can be a big pain, even when you're getting paid for it.  Thank you so much.

I'm not sure if it is related to your recent index pruning or not (my gut reaction says yes) but I have an RP thread (here) that over the last few hours has exhibited the following problems from both posters' perspectives:

- OpheliaJaxon reported her posts were timing out on submission.  Later she succeed in posting after emailing the post to me on the side.
- When I checked the thread, there were quite a few copies of her post, and they were tacked on to the end of the thread in backwards time order (somehow the sorting is messed up).  Of course they are identical, but the time being backward hints that something is wrong.
- Additonally, when I tried to respond, the history of the thread that appears below the chat box showed a different version of the post, it was the email text she had sent me with extra comments -- and this version does not appear in the normal view of the thread.  It appears there is some confusion in the various modes of display over what is and is not included (indexing?)
- Finally, I tried to respond, and my response was accepted, but does not show up in the thread.
- Eventually, about 10 minutes later it showed up (just noticed this now, as I'm typing this up).  The out-of-order problem persists.

I'm not sure if this merits your attention, but I wanted to report his in case the symptoms give you any clues to something that might be wrong. 

Thanks again for a great site. I do hope to contribute once I can find out the method that will work for me.

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Re: Thread appears corrupted and updates slowly somehow...
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2011, 10:10:57 AM »
This is a problem that is not related to the recent index pruning, but a known issue that happens occasionally. What you need to do is PM an active staff member with the thread link, and ask them to use the thread repair script that Vekseid wrote on it. Only the staff have access to this script, but it should fix your problem.

Edit: I think I see the thread you're referring to, so I PMed it to a staffer.
« Last Edit: July 24, 2011, 10:16:38 AM by Trieste »

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Re: Thread appears corrupted and updates slowly somehow...
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2011, 10:35:33 AM »
I believe Veks has the appropriate script, as decribed here, so if you PM him the details of the thread in question, it should get sorted.

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Re: Thread appears corrupted and updates slowly somehow...
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2011, 10:36:53 AM »
That is not the script I'm referring to.