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Wait, wait, wait..If it is supposed to support any language then how come if it sees japanese it fÂ?cks it up?..Er- is it the "they" that fÂ?cks it up? (Disregard my language...bad bad bad day. -__-)


This is just tooooooo confusing. Wow, like..wow. :shock:
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That's the problem we are trying to fix :). Not too long ago the databases did not support multilingual format so the application (such as PHPBB -- i.e. the forum application) would convert those special characters to a usable format and save them in the database. This tool time (thus slowing things down). The new servers we built do indeed support the multilingual format in the database but the application doesn't understand this now. We have fixed a few things but others might remain until we can fix this.

But then again, we also upgraded the forum (or I should say Ken did it) and this could also be related to the problem. From a hardware resource side I'm trying to make it faster. From a software side Ken is trying to make it faster. I'm not sure which one broke.

As for the language, you've been warned. Don't make me ban you from my list :).
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:-k Sooo it was slowing it down? And you tried to fix it then it won't understand the multilingual format? If I'm right about what ya' said then I think I'm actually understanding this! :shock: Yay! Watch me be like completely wrong... I think technology hates me.-__-


I will totally ban you form my list before you can say "Mai rules" 8)
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My computer also see Kanji's as ??'s
I can't PM people with Kanji's in their names because my computer can't read it.

But so far I'm alright with it - It's not a big deal to me - but I'm just telling you.

Also - for some reason, the site randomly squashes itself in on my computer.
So the posts cut themselves in half, forums squish themselves in so only a few letters are visible etc.

Again - I don't know if it's just my computer or if it's the site. I'm just notifying you.

BTW - You're doing a nice job Theo - Very professional ^^
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He only knows all of this because I taught it all to him. 8) 8) 8) 8)

Oh My GOSH!! When I go into a thread an ad will appear underneath the signature of a random post. Weird.. :shock:

When I go into a thread, it randomly decides to only load up half of it's contents. I just want to read the damned thread!! But nooooooo it hates me and only shows me the ads. Technology must be conspiring agaisnt me :crazy: (Total joke.)
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It's doing that to mine too - the weird advertisement thing
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Mai,

Give me a link to the page you are having a problem with. I'd like to recreate the error while watching the error log. Sometimes if the error happens in the middle of loading a web page then it will just stop right there. But if this happens, an entry will be put into the log. I can filter on my address and watch it...
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It does it randomly. One second the page wont load and when I go back to it, it will load. As for the other problem, with the ad randomly placing it's self over a post or under a post, that's with every thread.


I don't know about the rest of the posters in here but, this is just like a dilema. To be a thread-that-opens-when-you-click-it or not to be.


Totally just ripped off Shakespear. 8)
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Can you email or post a screenshot? I would like to see what it looks like.
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Hmm the forum is getting a lot of pop ups also...I just blocked 10 alone o.o....and the advertisements in the threads are new to me..... :-k
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Envious_dreamer wrote:Hmm the forum is getting a lot of pop ups also...I just blocked 10 alone o.o....and the advertisements in the threads are new to me..... :-k

The ad after the first post is new. Didn't really want to do it but I need to cover costs. There should be no pop-up ads though. The only pop-ups should be for private message notifications, if you have that option enabled.
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webmaster wrote:
Envious_dreamer wrote:Hmm the forum is getting a lot of pop ups also...I just blocked 10 alone o.o....and the advertisements in the threads are new to me..... :-k

The ad after the first post is new. Didn't really want to do it but I need to cover costs. There should be no pop-up ads though. The only pop-ups should be for private message notifications, if you have that option enabled.
Phew! I thought the Ad thing was like not meant to happen...

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Theo wrote:Mai,

Give me a link to the page you are having a problem with. I'd like to recreate the error while watching the error log. Sometimes if the error happens in the middle of loading a web page then it will just stop right there. But if this happens, an entry will be put into the log. I can filter on my address and watch it...
What tree are you?

That one just happened. :mrgreen:
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Woo...once again Theo...thx, and inform me once speical guys are safe to use lol thx again. 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)
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We have three servers serving the forum and for some reason we are seeing some clock drifting. This normally would be a problem BUT what happens is that one server may be a couple minutes into the future and if you post on that server you cannot post on the other because it hits the flood controls of the forum. We have synced the clocks again and will hopefully put a job in place to sync them every hour. This shouldn't be a problem as long as they are all sycned together.
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