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Offline VekseidTopic starter

Welcome to erato
« on: August 19, 2013, 10:43:07 PM »
Erato is the name of the server. I decided to name the Chicago servers after goddesses related to the Greek muses. The slave server is named Mnemosyne. She remembers all that you post, and exchanges backups with the remote backup server (Skadi in Florida.

The AJAX Chat is open for business. This is entirely experimental - we'll see how well the server handles it.

I set the DNS cache to a rather large number for Elliquiy, because we use a premium DNS provider and they charge a fee per ten million queries - something we could in theory exhaust. Though I changed it to five minutes some hours ago, people are probably still stuck with the old IP address, and others have edited their hosts file to point to the old IP address.

In the former case, opening up a command prompt and (in Windows) running
ipconfig /flushdns
and restarting your browser may help.

In the latter case, you will need to set your hosts file to the new ip address:
208.117.11.90           elliquiy.com

On a related note (people editing the hosts file to get around dns-based censorship), depending on how AJAX chat handles things, I am wondering what people may think of globally forcing ssl on site-wide ( https://elliquiy.com ) - this ends up circumventing the vast majority of cases of censorship and snooping, and having a new IP address gives us a good opportunity to do this.

People will need to be sure they can get to the https version of the site, however.

Offline Majere Dreavan

Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2013, 10:59:18 PM »
I love you, You're awesome. you should get a nice long hard rest.:D

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Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2013, 11:01:04 PM »
Thank you so much, Vekseid! <3  (And so loving the Greek muses!)

Offline Kye

Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2013, 11:01:25 PM »
Yay! Thank you for all your hard work, Veks.

Offline Falanor

Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2013, 11:07:18 PM »

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Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2013, 11:09:11 PM »
Thanks, Veks.  You are appreciated more than you know. 

Offline Crash

Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2013, 11:12:57 PM »
Thanks Veks.  Great job!

Offline Ember Star

Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2013, 11:18:25 PM »
funky dunk! We're back! Thankies, Veks!

Offline Galactic Druid

Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2013, 11:19:59 PM »
Feels good to be back! Thanks for all your hard work Veks!

Offline Skynet

Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2013, 11:20:17 PM »
Let nobody say that you never help us too much, Vekseid! :D

Offline MolotovXsugaR

Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2013, 11:20:49 PM »
Thanks for all the hard work Vek! 

Offline Leyarite

Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2013, 11:21:58 PM »
Good news everyone !  :P

The names of the servers are cool and well chosen. Thanks for the hard work Vekseid.

Offline Cycle

Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2013, 11:22:37 PM »
Thank you, Veks!  That was an impressive piece of work.

Offline Gavlois

Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #13 on: August 19, 2013, 11:23:03 PM »
We are all ever grateful for the server admin stuff you have to do Veks.

Offline Serephino

Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #14 on: August 19, 2013, 11:24:09 PM »
It's good to finally have everything back.

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Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #15 on: August 19, 2013, 11:24:47 PM »
Thank you, Veks! ;D

Offline AidenWhite

Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #16 on: August 19, 2013, 11:26:25 PM »
Good job!


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Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #17 on: August 19, 2013, 11:31:54 PM »
I'm kinda guessing full functionality is not up on the site, yet?  I'm posting this and I don't see any of the usual text modification options...plus, my normal links to the site are still bringing me to the Troll page...

Offline ObscureObscenities

Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #18 on: August 19, 2013, 11:38:54 PM »
Thanks for all the hard work!

Offline Observing Trifles

Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #19 on: August 19, 2013, 11:40:36 PM »
Thanks for all that you do, Vekseid.

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Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #20 on: August 19, 2013, 11:40:49 PM »
That was quicker than expected!  Thanks for the hard work Veks! Should I send over the girls now or later? ;)

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Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #21 on: August 19, 2013, 11:45:26 PM »
Wooooooooo!

Thank you, Veks! I am sooo happy it is all back up! And that the shoutbox is back!

Offline VekseidTopic starter

Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #22 on: August 19, 2013, 11:47:19 PM »
I'm kinda guessing full functionality is not up on the site, yet?  I'm posting this and I don't see any of the usual text modification options...plus, my normal links to the site are still bringing me to the Troll page...

Everything should be working, but your browser could be in a 'half-doesn't-get it' state - try the DNS suggestions mentioned above.

Offline BAMF

Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #23 on: August 19, 2013, 11:48:29 PM »
Yay! Thank you so much, Veks! You are awesome!


Offline Hera

Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #24 on: August 19, 2013, 11:50:59 PM »
Hooray!

*sets down suitcases*  Looks good over here!

Thank you for all you do, and for spending all day getting things up and running.   

Offline Ariel

Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #25 on: August 19, 2013, 11:51:37 PM »
*lols at the Time Warp gif above ^*

Vek, you need sleep. And rest. Now. Please. You've done so much. You more than deserve a break or five.

Offline Yugishogun

Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #26 on: August 19, 2013, 11:56:42 PM »
*kisses ground* Land!!

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Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #27 on: August 20, 2013, 12:00:14 AM »
Woot!

*lols at the Time Warp gif above ^*

Vek, you need sleep. And rest. Now. Please. You've done so much. You more than deserve a break or five.
This.

Offline RedFangedWerehawk

Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #28 on: August 20, 2013, 12:00:34 AM »
You rock Vekseid! Thank you for all that you do for E, both in the spotlight and in the shadows!

*Busts out party top hat and monacle*

This joint is about to become quite smashing! Indeed!

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Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #29 on: August 20, 2013, 12:06:42 AM »
Weird.  Now everything works again.  I had originally deleted all of my links and bookmarks that were on Firefox to E, and then when the site came back up (HTTPS now, instead of HTTP), everything worked.  Then it all went wonky and threw me back to the troll page again.

Veks, how do I do this 'host file' thing?  For the record, I already did the IPconfig thing.  Closed the browser, ran the DNS flush, and then restarted my machine...

Offline Nessy

Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #30 on: August 20, 2013, 12:10:13 AM »
Thank you Veks. Looks great.

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Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #31 on: August 20, 2013, 12:42:23 AM »
Thanks Veks! You're awesome~

Offline Damnedangel

Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #32 on: August 20, 2013, 12:55:42 AM »
Thanks Vekseid :D

Offline Sarena

Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #33 on: August 20, 2013, 01:03:44 AM »
Thank you, Veks!

On a side note, I was getting the troll page myself (after getting to read the first page of this thread) and panicked because I didn't know how to do the ipconfig and DNS thingys.  I use Google Chrome, so after sending out a tweet to Veks for assistance, I went through and deleted my browser's history, cookies and cache.  That seemed to have done the trick.  So far, at least. *grins*

Offline ornito

Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #34 on: August 20, 2013, 01:09:28 AM »
Veks, many thanks. You're awesome and deserve every bit of appreciation!

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Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #35 on: August 20, 2013, 01:10:39 AM »
Thank you for the ipconfig thing that you put up on that warning troll. without it, I think I might be lost to E forever!

That would never be good.

Thanks Veks!!

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Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #36 on: August 20, 2013, 01:11:56 AM »
Thank you, Veks!

On a side note, I was getting the troll page myself (after getting to read the first page of this thread) and panicked because I didn't know how to do the ipconfig and DNS thingys.  I use Google Chrome, so after sending out a tweet to Veks for assistance, I went through and deleted my browser's history, cookies and cache.  That seemed to have done the trick.  So far, at least. *grins*

Yeah, seems like the switchover is forcing a lot of folks to do more than one thing.  I cleared the DNS cache, my E cookies, and reset the host file thanks to the Windows FixIt article provided, and that seems to be working.  I could never delete my browser history, though.  I use it for way too much.

Offline NicciKotor

Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #37 on: August 20, 2013, 01:14:03 AM »
Now my evil plans for world domination through the use of Canadian Ninjas can commence once more! MUYWHAHAHAAAA!

Offline rahatngt

Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #38 on: August 20, 2013, 01:48:40 AM »
Rather insightful name I must say.
And congratulations on the successful migration :)

Offline Zelric Miras

Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #39 on: August 20, 2013, 01:51:02 AM »
Thanks Veks. I like the names ^^

I usually feel better with the ssl in place X D

Offline AurelieCatena

Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #40 on: August 20, 2013, 01:56:18 AM »
Well done! And congratulation for the geeky server names.

Offline LunarSage

Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #41 on: August 20, 2013, 02:18:32 AM »
....aaaaand the move is complete.

This house is cleansed.

;D

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Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #42 on: August 20, 2013, 02:35:30 AM »
Thank you Veks!!

Offline Lionura7

Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #43 on: August 20, 2013, 03:25:42 AM »
w00t! Thanks Vekseid!

Offline Raziel

Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #44 on: August 20, 2013, 03:37:30 AM »
Thank you Vekseid!

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Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #45 on: August 20, 2013, 03:44:24 AM »
Came back from vacation and yesterday was my first chance to pop on E, so you can imagine the wee heart attack I had at coming face to face with the troll on my phone. lol
Had the utmost faith in you of course Veks and knew I wasn't due to actually get back on to E until today at any rate, so I totally didn't panic ;)

You did a fantastic job with the move, or the moves in fact.
You're awesome and thank you, for absolutely everything that you do.

Loving the server names by the way.

<3

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Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #46 on: August 20, 2013, 03:55:27 AM »
Thanks for guiding us safely to this new safe haven, Veks. :-* You're our hero (well, you've been for some time already). :-)

Offline Peripherie

Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #47 on: August 20, 2013, 04:10:18 AM »
I was hunkered down waiting for days of downtime and then it took you less than one day!?! Amazing! Thank you so much Veks!

Offline Formless

Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #48 on: August 20, 2013, 04:15:02 AM »


Excellent work Vekseid.

Nothing I can say will measure up to the effort you put in.

But thank you very much.

Offline PrettyxPoisonxApple

Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #49 on: August 20, 2013, 04:37:37 AM »
I'm just going to add to the wall of thank yous. But make mine purple!

Thank you ever so much Vek!

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Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #50 on: August 20, 2013, 04:45:53 AM »
How do I know if everything went alright for me? With the IP changes and all? I don't know a thing about IT...

And the new server name... do we see it somewhere?

Told you... I don't know a thing about IT stuff... So I'm most likely asking dumb questions right now...
« Last Edit: August 20, 2013, 04:50:56 AM by AngelicFaith »

Online Wolf O Donnel

Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #51 on: August 20, 2013, 05:00:06 AM »
three cheers for Vekseid's successful movement of Elliquiy
HIP HIP, HOORAY
HIP HIP, HOORAY
HIP HIP, HOORAY

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Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #52 on: August 20, 2013, 05:24:37 AM »
How do I know if everything went alright for me? With the IP changes and all? I don't know a thing about IT...

And the new server name... do we see it somewhere?

Told you... I don't know a thing about IT stuff... So I'm most likely asking dumb questions right now...

If your here, your posting, and everything seems to be ok, then don't worry :)

Offline Haibane

Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #53 on: August 20, 2013, 05:52:28 AM »


Thank you Veks!

BTW, please let us know when the https: version is working as that is the only one I can access at work.

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Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #54 on: August 20, 2013, 06:17:20 AM »


Thank you Veks!

BTW, please let us know when the https: version is working as that is the only one I can access at work.

* Psi gives Hai a hug..

It is working, I am using it at the moment.

I think what Vek's was talking about was enforcing https:// rather than letting us choose http:// or https://
Most likely via a redirect from http:// to https://

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Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #55 on: August 20, 2013, 06:37:48 AM »
Thank you, Veks! You are a force of nature to be reckoned with. All looks great and your work is really appreciated

Offline Dovel

Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #56 on: August 20, 2013, 07:06:06 AM »
Everything seems to be running great. Pages opening quickly.

Thank you Veks!

Offline pleaseteaseme

Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #57 on: August 20, 2013, 07:25:23 AM »
Awesome!

Thanks for all your hard work and efforts.  :-)

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Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #58 on: August 20, 2013, 07:27:29 AM »
*does a happy dance*

Thank you, Veks!!!!


YOU are awesome!!!!!

Offline Napanee

Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #59 on: August 20, 2013, 07:38:05 AM »
Thanks for all your stellar efforts Veks. I hope you read all these messages in a day or so after a monster sleep !

N

Offline Kuroneko

Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #60 on: August 20, 2013, 08:21:41 AM »
*slow clap*

Thanks Veks!  I can't believe you got it all done in a day.  You're amazing!

Offline Wolfie

Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #61 on: August 20, 2013, 08:22:15 AM »
Yeah, great job and all the related. Somebody give Veks a cookie! Woof!

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Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #62 on: August 20, 2013, 08:45:39 AM »
What you did  is amazing, Veks, thanks a lot for all the effort! (Plus you made me learn a new thing about my computer: updating the hosts file! ;) )

Offline Athena

Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #63 on: August 20, 2013, 09:02:45 AM »
I can't get over how lightning-quickly the pages load! Thank you so much for all your hard work! :D

Offline ambrosial

Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #64 on: August 20, 2013, 09:10:44 AM »
Thanks for all your hard work, Veks!

It's highly, highly appreciated.  :-)

Offline yobo

Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #65 on: August 20, 2013, 09:28:39 AM »
Great job, Vekseid. :-)
« Last Edit: August 20, 2013, 09:30:24 AM by yobo »

Offline PreciousPetra

Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #66 on: August 20, 2013, 09:40:56 AM »
Thank you for moving everything swiftly. If it had been left to me there would be many boxes missing!

Good to be back and able to post, read and enjoy E again.

*Blows a kiss from England*

Offline MomoPeach

Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #67 on: August 20, 2013, 10:18:35 AM »
Vekseid you're amazing! Keep up your amazing work.

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Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #68 on: August 20, 2013, 10:46:05 AM »
Good to be back on E.  My hat's off to you, Vek.

Offline Adamska James

Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #69 on: August 20, 2013, 11:10:12 AM »
We're just so darn lucky to have such a hard working Master coming home to us!
Elliquiy is most assuredly in good hands with Veks :D
Capable, strong hands... Mmmm.

Offline BCdan

Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #70 on: August 20, 2013, 11:20:37 AM »


RIP

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Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #71 on: August 20, 2013, 11:46:12 AM »
You did a great job, Vekseid. It's good to be back too. I noticed some weirdness in the formatting when I tried out https this morning, but it's showing up the same as the regular site now.


Offline Madriv

Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #72 on: August 20, 2013, 12:01:38 PM »
Great news and great work! Thank you Veks!!

Offline realisticwordweaver

Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #73 on: August 20, 2013, 12:06:00 PM »
I tried the commands, but search still not working for me.

Is this the same for everyone?

Good job by the way.

Offline Reno

Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #74 on: August 20, 2013, 12:13:23 PM »
Thanks for all the hard work, Veks. I know what kind of a PITA moves like this can be! Go ahead and take some recovery, and have a drink on me! :)

Offline Madriv

Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #75 on: August 20, 2013, 12:17:09 PM »
I set the DNS cache to a rather large number for Elliquiy, because we use a premium DNS provider and they charge a fee per ten million queries - something we could in theory exhaust. Though I changed it to five minutes some hours ago, people are probably still stuck with the old IP address, and others have edited their hosts file to point to the old IP address.

Could this have anything to do with the people on phones timing out, even after they reset?
« Last Edit: August 20, 2013, 12:19:51 PM by Madmartigan »

Offline Reno

Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #76 on: August 20, 2013, 12:28:32 PM »
I set the DNS cache to a rather large number for Elliquiy, because we use a premium DNS provider and they charge a fee per ten million queries - something we could in theory exhaust. Though I changed it to five minutes some hours ago, people are probably still stuck with the old IP address, and others have edited their hosts file to point to the old IP address.

Could this have anything to do with the people on phones timing out, even after they reset?

That could be a big part of it, if the "rather large number" hasn't elapsed yet. Resetting the phone before the DNS server refreshes likely won't help, since the phone is going to be asking the same DNS server as it was before the reset, which will probably (depending on it's configuration) give the same answer until the lifetime elapses and the phone carrier's DNS server asks E's DNS server for the address again, at which point it will get the new answer.

Whether or not you can change the DNS server on a phone is probably phone/carrier dependent (Google's open DNS servers at 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 are returning the new addresses, apparently, judging by the fact that I'm able to get here. :)). If it's a smartphone, you might also be able to get on by connecting to wifi instead of over 3/4G. Might have the same problem if the wifi network's DNS server is still using the old cache, but that's probably easier to change than the one on the phone.

I hope that helps.

Offline Blythe

Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #77 on: August 20, 2013, 01:09:46 PM »
I'm kind of curious--is the hosts file fix for us PC users something phone users can do as well?

Offline Reno

Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #78 on: August 20, 2013, 01:25:40 PM »
I'm kind of curious--is the hosts file fix for us PC users something phone users can do as well?

Depends on the phone, and how much of a power-user you are. I know for a fact that you can do it on a rooted Android phone, for example.

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Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #79 on: August 20, 2013, 01:46:09 PM »
Took some time, but I'm back, on my laptop at least. Thanks for all the hard work put in, Veks! This place feels nice and speedy.

Offline Kanrya

Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #80 on: August 20, 2013, 01:49:38 PM »
Way to go Veks! way rocking! glad to be back and playing!

Offline EverUndine

Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #81 on: August 20, 2013, 02:00:47 PM »
Thanks for all your hard work!! You deserve a drink!

Offline TheDarkMiko

Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #82 on: August 20, 2013, 02:04:15 PM »
Awesome!! Thanks for everything!

Offline Indyo

Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #83 on: August 20, 2013, 02:12:04 PM »
Thanks Veks! The effort is felt all around :)
<3

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Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #84 on: August 20, 2013, 02:24:28 PM »
I've been seeing a fair number of reports of issues after flushing - in fact, I had the same issue and I don't have a cache - so, if you see this, Veks, it might be helpful to note on the troll page that your DNS servers will have to get the new IP as well. Google Public DNS seems to be fine, but the servers I'm on still haven't updated, and the mobile phone thing seems to be pretty widespread.

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Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #85 on: August 20, 2013, 02:47:18 PM »
Thanks for the hard work Veks!



BTW, is it at all possible that I have a noticeable increase in my page-loading speeds?  :-)

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Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #86 on: August 20, 2013, 03:43:26 PM »
I flushed my dns cache today because all I got was troll ;) but still nothing, wiped history of Firefox clean just in case but still nothing so then shut down and reboot the computer entirely but still nothing.
It was only an hour later that the new site came up for me.

I tried popping back in again just a while ago and Firefox brought me right back to the Troll again, so I did every thing as before, flushed, clear todays history, rebooted computer but again nothing.
So I started up Opera and voile, there was the new site. I took the http address from there and posted it into Firefox and it works grand now but am just hoping that I won't get Troll features ... cute as they are when I log in again tomorrow.  :-\

already told you what a great job you did Veks ;)

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Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #87 on: August 20, 2013, 06:27:14 PM »
Thank you Vekseid for all your hard work!! I bet you must be frazzled after that major job!!

Offline VekseidTopic starter

Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #88 on: August 20, 2013, 06:52:30 PM »
I'm kind of curious--is the hosts file fix for us PC users something phone users can do as well?

Every OS with Internet capability has something like a hosts file somewhere. Just a matter of whether you can access it.

Thanks for the hard work Veks!



BTW, is it at all possible that I have a noticeable increase in my page-loading speeds?  :-)

You should. Old host had crazy amounts of dropped packets and the new server is much more powerful (2x ssds for database, 32 gigs of ram versus 12, the processor is twice as fast, etc.)

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Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #89 on: August 20, 2013, 07:07:00 PM »
Glad the transition went well. So much can go wrong with them. Looking forward to a smooth experience here.

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Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #90 on: August 20, 2013, 07:08:34 PM »
I flushed my dns cache today because all I got was troll ;) but still nothing, wiped history of Firefox clean just in case but still nothing so then shut down and reboot the computer entirely but still nothing.
It was only an hour later that the new site came up for me.

I tried popping back in again just a while ago and Firefox brought me right back to the Troll again, so I did every thing as before, flushed, clear todays history, rebooted computer but again nothing.
So I started up Opera and voile, there was the new site. I took the http address from there and posted it into Firefox and it works grand now but am just hoping that I won't get Troll features ... cute as they are when I log in again tomorrow.  :-\

already told you what a great job you did Veks ;)

I got the same but I have no idea what i did and it worked fine. I figured if I accepted the troll's dinner invite he'd leave me be. ::)

No seriously all I did was use the HTTPS address name ...

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Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #91 on: August 20, 2013, 07:32:21 PM »
Way to go Veks! Now that I have my chromebook up to speed again, I can already feel a difference!

Have a cupcake for your hard work!


Offline ThePrince

Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #92 on: August 20, 2013, 07:55:40 PM »
Hello Erato, nice to meet you!

......

Its polite to acknowledge a person when they greet you.

.....

Well then, maybe you'll be polite to my bat!


Seriously, thank you Vekseid.

Offline RedPhoenix

Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #93 on: August 20, 2013, 09:09:55 PM »
Oh Veks, I can't properly express my gratitude while maintaining a PG rating. If I ever have some $ to spare I will donate again. :)

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Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #94 on: August 20, 2013, 10:22:16 PM »
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Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #95 on: August 21, 2013, 12:32:17 AM »
Thanks for the wonderful job!

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Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #96 on: August 21, 2013, 12:44:59 AM »
Many thank yous from me too! :D

Offline TheShii

Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #97 on: August 21, 2013, 05:49:52 AM »
It took me a day an a half, even after doing everything listed for the browser to stop giving me the troll site, but all things considered, even with my brief withdrawal period, everything went smoothly in the speed things were transferred.

Great work on getting anything through!

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Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #98 on: August 21, 2013, 09:00:30 AM »
Thank you so much Veks.  There aren't enough words for gratitude.  You are awesome. 

Offline Avis habilis

Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #99 on: August 21, 2013, 09:34:54 AM »
Heroic work, Veks. Thank you!

Offline Chrystal

Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #100 on: August 21, 2013, 05:26:52 PM »
Many thanks, Veks.

My only gripe is that you did it on a Monday, which is my day off work and thus the day I do most of my posting. Everyone is now getting at me to reply to their posts.... *sigh* They'll just have to wait a few more days!


Offline Moraline

Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #101 on: August 21, 2013, 05:46:53 PM »
...
On a related note (people editing the hosts file to get around dns-based censorship), depending on how AJAX chat handles things, I am wondering what people may think of globally forcing ssl on site-wide ( https://elliquiy.com ) - this ends up circumventing the vast majority of cases of censorship and snooping, and having a new IP address gives us a good opportunity to do this.

People will need to be sure they can get to the https version of the site, however.
I've been using HTTPS version of the site and all good.

Except one thing - I can't see embedded YouTube videos.


What I get with https on is a gap where the video would be and I get the hyper link that's normally located under the video.

I turn off https and I can see the videos again.

I'm using:  Firefox 23.0.1
« Last Edit: August 21, 2013, 06:50:16 PM by Moraline »

Offline rustytiger

Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #102 on: August 21, 2013, 06:26:19 PM »
Thank you Veks! I'm so happy everything is back up and working great so far on my end.

Offline Athos

Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #103 on: August 21, 2013, 06:32:53 PM »
Thanks Vekseid! Awesome job!

Offline AurelieCatena

Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #104 on: August 22, 2013, 03:44:43 AM »
My only gripe is that you did it on a Monday, which is my day off work and thus the day I do most of my posting. Everyone is now getting at me to reply to their posts.... *sigh* They'll just have to wait a few more days!

Ah, this explains a lot of things!

As for me, I'm used to write my posts in a Google Doc first, which I copy-paste to Elliquiy once done. Thus, during that day off, I kept writing and posted it all on Tuesday morning.

Offline VekseidTopic starter

Re: Welcome to erato
« Reply #105 on: August 23, 2013, 02:13:38 AM »
Given I'm planning on moving the whole site to https, I've disabled aeva and put up a simpler youtube parser



That loads the iframe from Youtube's https site.

Unfortunately this breaks most of the old Aeva links at the moment, and only a ~half-dozen video sites have https over iframes enabled. I can turn these on individually.

Many thanks, Veks.

My only gripe is that you did it on a Monday, which is my day off work and thus the day I do most of my posting. Everyone is now getting at me to reply to their posts.... *sigh* They'll just have to wait a few more days!

Monday is our least busy day : /