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SFBB Issues?

Postby Lunkhead » Fri Nov 13, 2015 6:38 pm

Is anybody else having any issues with the boards? I was unable to log in to them from my work computer today, I kept getting an error when I tried to log in. I seem to still be logged in at home though. I wonder if I can post...?
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Re: SFBB Issues?

Postby Lunkhead » Fri Nov 13, 2015 6:39 pm

I got errors when posting but the post got saved it looks like. Weird! Anyway, we know about it and somebody with some PHP skillz will be looking into it soon-ish, fyi.
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Re: SFBB Issues?

Postby Caravan Ray » Fri Nov 13, 2015 9:31 pm

Lunkhead wrote:Is anybody else having any issues with the boards? I was unable to log in to them from my work computer today, I kept getting an error when I tried to log in. I seem to still be logged in at home though. I wonder if I can post...?

Same. Home computer fine, but iPhone is all weird.
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Re: SFBB Issues?

Postby fluffy » Sat Nov 14, 2015 12:36 am

The problem seems to be something that's kind of straightforward to fix? I'll try putting in a temporary monkey patch for now.
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Re: SFBB Issues?

Postby fluffy » Sat Nov 14, 2015 12:39 am

OH COME ON PHPBB WHAT THE SHIT IS THIS SHIT

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FUCK YOU
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Re: SFBB Issues?

Postby fluffy » Sat Nov 14, 2015 12:40 am

test 12345
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Re: SFBB Issues?

Postby fluffy » Sat Nov 14, 2015 12:41 am

Okay it's fixed

BTW PHPBB IS A FUCKING PIECE OF SHIT but at least this was an easy fix (sigh)
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Re: SFBB Issues?

Postby AJOwens » Sat Nov 14, 2015 6:38 am

Thank you for fixing that. I did notice that when I clicked "Post Reply" below your last post, I got the same PHP error messages at the top of the browser window, but the login succeeded.

Characters sorted by frequency? The last time I thought about that, I was ten years old and interested in ciphers. It seems "e" is still very popular (in English, presumably). I guess the point here is some sort of character-vetting optimization. It's weird what programmers care about.
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Re: SFBB Issues?

Postby Lunkhead » Sat Nov 14, 2015 8:47 am

Thanks fluffy!

I still think we should set up a Discourse instance on DigitalOcean for $10/month...
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Re: SFBB Issues?

Postby fluffy » Sat Nov 14, 2015 1:50 pm

AJ: I have no idea what that function is supposed to be used for but it seems to be some sort of encoding detection/repair thing. If they'd just declare their goddamn encodings correctly in the first place none of that would be necessary.

Lunkhead: I am obviously no fan of phpBB but IMO Discourse isn't very good. There's plenty of decent self-hosted forums available these days, and many of them even support a direct import from phpBB.

Oh and the reason this error message prevented new logins is because it was generating an error message before PHP could set the session cookie, because PHP is a fucking piece of shit in general. This didn't affect any existing logins but it did prevent it from creating new ones.
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Re: SFBB Issues?

Postby Lunkhead » Sat Nov 14, 2015 3:51 pm

Discourse is written using more of a "real"/pro stack than PHP (Ruby on Rails, Postgres, Redis, Ember.js), is mobile/tablet friendly out of the box, has a plug-in system and an API, has social log-in support, spam blocking, etc. We could host it on our own virtual server where there would never be any problems from forced OS/language/etc. updates. It also has support to import from PHPBB. If it's good enough for Boing Boing, I imagine it's more than good enough for us. It would be light years ahead of PHPBB and I could set it up in a weekend.
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Re: SFBB Issues?

Postby fluffy » Sat Nov 14, 2015 4:52 pm

I know that technologically-speaking it kicks phpBB's ass, but I really don't like the user experience of it. We use it at work, and it's been slowly infecting a bunch of other websites I visit. I really do not care for it.
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Re: SFBB Issues?

Postby Lunkhead » Sat Nov 14, 2015 4:59 pm

Well, since you don't like it, I think we should definitely continue to do nothing. That makes sense...
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Re: SFBB Issues?

Postby fluffy » Sat Nov 14, 2015 7:14 pm

I am so totally not saying "continue to do nothing." I am saying we should look at other forum options. I would prefer to find ones which are lightweight and have some level of API access, but I'd like something with a user experience that's still more or less like the classic collection-of-forums that was popularized by UBB and is provided by many other forum systems.

There are dozens out there, and I'm more than happy to try some out before settling on one to switch to.

That is very fucking different than "continue to do nothing."
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Re: SFBB Issues?

Postby user » Mon Nov 16, 2015 6:43 am

I couldn't log in last time I tried, which was Friday evening (Nov. 13). I got a bunch of php error messages on top of the regular screen saying "You are successfully logged in", then auto-redirected to a white screen with different php error messages, then went back to Board Index without being logged in. I screenshotted the whole shebang, just in case. I would've sent an email to the fightmasters, but I figured it'd probably be worked out by Monday, which, yep.

Although this time when I successfully logged in, I still got that error-message-fillled "You are logged in" screen, but at least it let me in this time.
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Re: SFBB Issues?

Postby fluffy » Mon Nov 16, 2015 6:54 pm

Yeah my quick fix was focused on getting the login cookies working again. Any other issues that you can find, let me know (post a screenshot to this thread or whatever) and I'll try to fix them, but see this other thread.
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Re: SFBB Issues?

Postby irwin » Tue Nov 17, 2015 1:35 am

All this web nonsense sucks. Let's go back to usenet.

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Re: SFBB Issues?

Postby user » Tue Nov 17, 2015 7:40 am

Here's what I see when I log in:
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It doesn't seem to have any functional effect, just looks funny, so I don't mind. But there it is.
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Re: SFBB Issues?

Postby fluffy » Tue Nov 17, 2015 11:37 am

Okay, that's the same sort of bug as the one that was preventing login. Easy enough to fix.

EDIT: Should be fixed now.
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Re: SFBB Issues?

Postby AJOwens » Tue Nov 17, 2015 12:16 pm

Not fixed yet. . . Screenshot attached.
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Re: SFBB Issues?

Postby fluffy » Tue Nov 17, 2015 12:38 pm

Oh, I see, the way I found "all" of the broken stuff didn't account for there being more than one way for them to have written it brokenly.

Try again?
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Re: SFBB Issues?

Postby AJOwens » Tue Nov 17, 2015 1:41 pm

It's fixed now. Thanks.

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