Jun 20, 2019, 08:11 pm


This is still mainly a testing forum; but due to the data base problems of koratfart.com it might be used as an alternative instead. At the moment I cannot guarantee that it will remain; the software is a release candidate (RC2) only. And it also depends upon how things are going on with koratfart.com.

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General Discussion / Re: My first Computer
Last post by tester - Feb 14, 2019, 10:54 pm
Looks like YouTube videos are only shown to the admin, but there does not seem to be a way of setting permissions for that.
Support Desk / Re: What about Koratfart.com
Last post by Johnnie F. - Feb 14, 2019, 10:23 pm
The "friendly" people from the webhost gave me two links, where I could find help:

QuoteWhich software / CMS are you currently using? I've been told Simple Machines, is this true?

If so, then I ask you to visit the group "Simple Machines" on Facebook and describe their problem to more than 4,000 members using the error messages. Here you should be able to get the fastest assistance because the mistake should be known. Link for Facebookcommunity: https://www.facebook.com/smforum/.

Apart from that, I have seen the community page on https://www.simplemachines.org, where there is also an active community, and here are some experts, as well as the developers of the CMS can provide you with a much faster explanation.

I responded, that also the Coppermine photo gallery cannot connect to that database anymore.

Besides their employee could have fixed the problem easily and fast from their backup when I first reported it instead of telling me "All in all, there are no server-side problems to locate. (...) Here, if necessary, the database should be repaired. Or a database specialist can be contacted to fix this error."

The way I see the problem now, there are several tables crashed. But when I start fixing one, probably another shows as broken and so on. I don't have very much hope to fix that fast. A lot of experiments are needed, before I do something to a big and fully developed forum. The photo gallery is not so much of a problem, as it doesn't stand for itself, is only used for storing pics that are hotlinked to the forum then. The files hotlinked can still be read, only newly posted cannot be accessed then. A new installation of a photo gallery should help that.

So far!
General Discussion / Re: My first Computer
Last post by Johnnie F. - Feb 14, 2019, 05:33 pm
General Discussion / My first Computer
Last post by Johnnie F. - Feb 14, 2019, 04:28 pm
Of course it was the Commodore 64.commodore 64.jpg
Laughing Out Loud / My tortured email box
Last post by Johnnie F. - Feb 14, 2019, 08:47 am
 :'( Why does he want to give me only €2,000? Others on the web he offered millions - if they'd send him thousands first. ;)

QuoteLieber Freund,
Ich bin Herr Tayeb Souami, New Jersey, Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika, der Mega-Gewinner von $ 315million In Mega Millions Jackpot, spende ich an 5 zufällige Personen, wenn Sie diese E-Mail erhalten, dann wurde Ihre E-Mail nach einem Spinball ausgewählt.Ich habe den größten Teil meines Vermögens auf eine Reihe von Wohltätigkeitsorganisationen und Organisationen verteilt.Ich habe mich freiwillig dazu entschieden, die Summe von € 2.000.000,00 an Sie als eine der ausgewählten 5 zu spenden, um meine Gewinne zu überprüfen, sehen Sie bitte meine You Tube Seite unten.
UHR MICH HIER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6ui8ZDQ6Ks
Das ist dein Spendencode: [TS530342018]
Antworten Sie mit dem SPENDE-CODE an diese E-Mail:donation.spendsoumi@gmail.com
Ich hoffe, Sie und Ihre Familie glücklich zu machen.
GrüßeHerr Tayeb Souami

The IP address of the sender indicates the "generous" donor is in the UK.  If I had won 315 Millions  USD, I would have moved to a warmer and friendlier climate from the cold New Jersey than just the UK. ;)

Guess, the scammer found out baiting with something that looked a little near the "unconditional basic income" might be more successful than scamming with unrealistic dreams.
Support Desk / Re: What about Koratfart.com
Last post by Johnnie F. - Feb 13, 2019, 11:28 pm
Another "low-end" employee has written me the same BS again, that I should get professional help by a data base expert; they could not reinstall the data base from their backup, as that would go back only three days.  If they had reacted properly when I contacted them first, that would have been sufficient. I wrote back and asked, whether they would cover the costs, as the fault occurred within their responsibility. But I don't expect them to agree to that.

Looks like I have to do some studies about fixing data bases now.  ::)
Support Desk / Re: What about Koratfart.com
Last post by Johnnie F. - Feb 13, 2019, 05:46 pm
Hi TT, at the moment I'm still waiting for a response by the webhost. Restoring the database(s) from their own backup might be the best. But the guy who answered me first seemed to have ruled that out already; maybe their own backup is not ok, either. Had that before on korat-info.com. Lost posts from 6 months, but could get it done with a backup I had on my PC. This time I don't think I have a backup recent enough. But maybe I can find another fix. There seem to be quite a number of tables crashed, and not only from the  forum, the foto gallery also has some problems connecting to the database.
Support Desk / Re: What about Koratfart.com
Last post by Taman Tun - Feb 13, 2019, 05:37 pm
Hi Johnnie,

Sorry to hear about the problems.  It does not sound an easy fix.  Sorry, there is nothing I can do to help but I hope the problem will be  fixed soon.

Best regards

Support Desk / Re: Welcome to SMF!
Last post by Johnnie F. - Feb 13, 2019, 12:50 pm
Still have to learn all those new features - and remember how to handle the old! :-[  And install more and better smileys.

Support Desk / What about Koratfart.com
Last post by Johnnie F. - Feb 13, 2019, 12:03 pm

What happened to Koratfart.com? Already about a week ago, the forum occasionally did show error messages about problems connecting to the database. I did report this to the webhost, who had an employee respond, that they couldn't make out any problems with the server. And then it really became bad: not only koratfart.com became inaccessible, all the other sites on the server as well.

A day later another employee wrote me about having found the problems, to fix those they restarted the whole server. That made the forum work four days, until the problems with the database occurred again, getting worse all the time.

Having contacted the webhost again, I was told by that first employee very harsh, they were not specialists for databases, I should seek professional help. An answer to my complaint about that employee's behavior I have not received yet. I suggested to reinstall the database from their own backup, as the backup function of my Webspace-Admin did not work properly.

So far! I will keep reporting and looking for alternative fixes myself. Just don't expect it to be so extremely fast. I got lots of other things to do, too, things I consider more important. But if anybody wants to help, he/she can join this forum here and post ideas and suggestions.

The Coppermine photo gallery, that runs also on the domain koratfart.com does also have database problems. That employee said, they were not responsible, if I did run bad software. Now can it happen, that two completely different sites attached to the same database develop by themselves problems that crash the database? IMO it is too big a "coincidence".
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