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Re: Most recent posts are gone

Postby mudoilngears » Mon Dec 19, 2016 5:22 pm

Site's been giving MySQL error all morning, don't know what's going on... Just checked, and two posts I made today are gone.
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Re: Most recent posts are gone

Postby JoeIsuzu » Mon Dec 19, 2016 6:39 pm

mudoilngears wrote:Site's been giving MySQL error all morning, don't know what's going on... Just checked, and two posts I made today are gone.

Yeah, those errors indicated that a table was corrupted. Normally, it can be fixed with a simple "repair" command. However, in this case, the the repair failed. When that happens, I don't know of anything else than to restore a good backup of the table. When you do that, there are at least three distinct negatives. First, you effectively discard all posts since the backup was taken; second, you orphan any attachments that were with those posts; third, the posts are out of sync with metadata contained in other tables (we're seeing this). My guess is that the most recent good backup wasn't very recent. :(

Posts that were created since the restore (such as the ones in this topic) are unaffected, unless another restore happens.

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Re: Most recent posts are gone

Postby JoeIsuzu » Mon Dec 19, 2016 8:42 pm

I see my first post of this topic has disappeared, so that confirms they're still doing restores. Topics are gonna be really confusing if this keeps up.

Tech people--
You really ought to put the site into maintenance mode until you get this fixed.

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Re: Most recent posts are gone

Postby JoeIsuzu » Tue Dec 20, 2016 9:14 am

So, my question is for AG_Admin:
Will the missing posts be restored? For example, this topic says that I started it, but the first post is by mudoilngears. The "Re:" in the Subject line indicates that there was at least one prior post. I'm 100% sure this topic was not the only one affected.

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Re: Most recent posts are gone

Postby mudoilngears » Tue Dec 20, 2016 1:38 pm

AG_Admin Seems to be AWOL... I'm scared to post anything that takes any effort, lest I loose my work...
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Re: Most recent posts are gone

Postby SuperTroop95 » Thu Dec 22, 2016 1:40 am

mudoilngears wrote:AG_Admin Seems to be AWOL... I'm scared to post anything that takes any effort, lest I loose my work...


You could type it out, copy and waste it to word document or another service like that, then post it. Then if the post doesn't go through, you still have it and don't have to retype it. Just an idea that has helped me!
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Re: Most recent posts are gone

Postby paulevans76 » Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:13 am

I've had a similar strange issue with a few threads. They show up in my "view your posts" list as having a new post, and when I click the view new post icon beside the thread title, it redirects me to another thread. They always show having a new post now, even though the last post was on the 19th, and it's the same wrong threads I get redirected to whenever I click them. AG_Admin was good about responding to my PMs about the issue. The problem hasn't happened with any other threads, so it seems like something happened on the 19th that shook loose a few bugs.
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Re: Most recent posts are gone

Postby mudoilngears » Thu Dec 22, 2016 12:36 pm

SuperTroop95 wrote:
mudoilngears wrote:AG_Admin Seems to be AWOL... I'm scared to post anything that takes any effort, lest I loose my work...


You could type it out, copy and waste it to word document or another service like that, then post it. Then if the post doesn't go through, you still have it and don't have to retype it. Just an idea that has helped me!

That works, only trouble is, you still have to reupload pictures and that sort of thing...
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Re: Most recent posts are gone

Postby JoeIsuzu » Thu Jan 05, 2017 11:20 pm

Here we go all over again. Another bad day for the Planet. :(

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Re: Most recent posts are gone

Postby SRN » Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:06 am

I saw this yesterday while I was searching for some stuff. Looks to be better today.
My question is, why haven't the Admin's piped up to let us know whats going on?
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Re: Most recent posts are gone

Postby JoeIsuzu » Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:32 am

SRN wrote:My question is, why haven't the Admin's piped up to let us know whats going on?

1. Maybe they think fixing it (repeatedly) is enough.
2. Maybe they think it would be pointless, since most of us wouldn't understand the details.

Hope they'll weigh in and prove me wrong. ;)

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Re: Most recent posts are gone

Postby itsmehb » Sat Jan 07, 2017 1:59 pm

When I couldn't open any posts, I copied the answer and pasted it in an e-mail addressed to the address listed in the answer. It was returned as undeliverable.
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Re: Most recent posts are gone

Postby JoeIsuzu » Sat Jan 07, 2017 5:09 pm

itsmehb wrote:When I couldn't open any posts, I copied the answer and pasted it in an e-mail addressed to the address listed in the answer. It was returned as undeliverable.

I noticed that, too (the default "[email protected]" address).

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Re: Most recent posts are gone

Postby JoeIsuzu » Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:11 am

This is getting old...
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Re: Most recent posts are gone

Postby mudoilngears » Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:15 am

Yes, quite old.... And some of the older posts, that had been restored, are now gone again.
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