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  1. Your account is now active. Welcome to the (unmoderated) forums 🙂
  2. its a secondary validation... described in a post you were sent to right after you registered. Here is a link to it:
  3. Brexit is likely to make that worse, not better. At least initially. And when you get a chance, please follow the instructions for activating your account... that will remove your posting restrictions and remove you from moderation. 🙂
  4. Board has been updated to 4.4.6, and the SSL certificate has been renewed.
  5. Sadly all on the bus perished and are waiting in line at the pearly gates. St Peter approaches the first girl in line. "Mary Margaret, I have one question for you, and it is of the utmost importance that you answer truthfully. Have you ever touched a penis?" Mary blushed a little bit. "Well, yes, I have. I once reached into a boys pants and touched his penis with the tip of my finger. But that was all." "Very well Mary. Dip your finger into this holy water and then you may enter Heaven." St Peter then approaches the next girl in line. "Anne Beth, have you ever touched a penis?" "Yes, I once reached in a boys pants and grabbed his penis." "Very well," said St Peter "Dip your hand in holy water and enter the Kingdom of Heaven. At this point in time there is a commotion in the back of the line, as one of the girls is pushing her way up the line. "Katherine Anne, you need to wait till it's your turn." St Peter strictly informed the girl. "No, I'm not staying in the back of the line. There's no way I'm rinsing my mouth out with that holy water if Karen has to wash her ass out with it first!"
  6. Annnnnnd.... in true Murphy fashion less than a day after upgrading our forums a new 4.4.6 update comes out... and its marked as a urgent security update. So ill be upgrading us yet again in the next day or so. I do not expect any downtime at all, same as the last one.
  7. The board has been updated to 4.4.5 successfully. Unpinning this topic now.
  8. I assume your talking about your Signature. Up at the top on the right, look for your username with a down arrow. Click that, click Profile... and its in there under Signature.
  9. Postponing this until tomorrow folks. The server this is hosted on needs maintenance as well, and I am going to do that first. This will not create any downtime, but it will take a few hours so ill do the board update tomorrow. Frosty
  10. Hi Guys, Another security update is available for the board, and I intend on attempting to install it sometime tomorrow. With any luck the downtime will be very minimal, but you know how these things go. Ill post here just before I start the update, and when I finish. Ill keep this post pinned until the update is complete. Frosty
  11. I got a notification yesterday that our SSL certificate was expiring... and totally forgot about it last night when I was online and doing that kind of thing. So it expired and we had a hour or 3 of warnings being thrown to people who visited the site. Sorry about that! Will try to make sure that does not happen in future! Only takes me about 10 minutes to update the cert - I just totally spaced it. Getting old sucks. lol.
  12. Welcome to the forum. I have approved your account, and removed the moderation restriction. You can post and view level 1 content at your leisure now. If you are in town on Wednesday, consider joining us on the barcrawl starting at 8pm at LePub - introduce yourself and get access to more content on the forums. 🙂 Frosty
  13. No, not unless I do it manually, which I did not this time. I did find the problem however. One of my host servers - the one that hosts my generic web server that does the redirection for pattayatalk.com, was paused because it was low on disk space... one of the backup routines got way out of hand lol. Its now fixed... and cheers for making me go look. It might have been a week before I checked it as there is nothing else critical running on that server lol.
  14. That is strange it should still work. I will look in to that asap. Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
  15. The upgrade is complete. The index service is rebuilding, so it may be a couple hours before all known posts are back in their rightful positions in your feed.
  16. Working on this again now... may see some little bit of downtime, not sure. Will try to keep it at a minimum.
  17. Still working on this... the permissions are wrong for it to work in a automated process. Will get it working eventually lol. Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
  18. Ok, well that was a fast failure lol. Apparently I need to set up a new FTP account on the server specifically for these updates. I am going to do that today or tonight and proceed with the update as soon as its done. Will update here when I click the button.
  19. Hi guys, Just got notice that a new version of the forums is available and that it includes important security updates, so I will be upgrading us in 2 days time. Just wanted to give a little warning since this will be the first time I will be using their new automated "no downtime" upgrade system included in this new version of the forums. With any luck at all, nobody should notice anything. There are a number of new features and fixes listed, but from the look most of it is behind the scenes or not applicable to us for the most part. For those of you curious, here is a list of changes in the upcoming patch: Good news! Version 4.4.1 of Invision Community is now available. This includes a security patch and we recommend you upgrade as soon as possible. Version 4.4.1 is a small maintenance update to fix issues reported since 4.4.0. This release also contains a critical security update for Commerce. Also included: 4.4.0 Major New Features / Enhancements Post Before Registering Animated GIFs AdminCP Notification Center New Email Features: Email Statistics Email Advertisements Unfollow Without Logging In SEO Improvements: Improved pagination with page number now in path (rather than query string) and unique page titles for paginated pages. Improved use of canonical tags. Improved handling of empty containers and profiles to reduce soft 404s. Improved JSON-LD markup, adding @id tags and fixing URLs for comments. Removed page output hidden by JavaScript. Performance Improvements: Added Lazy Loading for images, which will speed up page rendering. Added HTTP/2 support with prefetch/preload. Added support for Brotli compression. Improved default profile photos to use inline SVGs rather than generated images, which will speed up page rendering. Improved browser caching of pages served by the guest page cache, which will reduce the number of requests reaching the server. Improved handing of session data for guests to reduce database reads for guests. Optimized images to reduce file size for faster page rendering. Other minor performance improvements to reduce database queries and fix unnecessary code execution. Commerce Store Filters allow customers to filter products by price, review, stock, or custom admin-defined filters. Core Added setting to display user group formatting in more areas (see 6 New Micro Features). Added less intrusive browser notification prompt in Notifications menu (see 6 New Micro Features). Added ability to show sidebar blocks to only certain types of devices (see 6 New Micro Features). Added ability for club owners to reorder the navigation tabs (see 6 New Micro Features). Added ability for announcements to be linked to an URL or be a title only (see 6 New Micro Features), improved consistency in how announcements are shown in different areas. Improved UI for entering time intervals in AdminCP settings (see 6 New Micro Features). Added a new Icons & Logos section in the AdminCP which allows providing logos for use when sharing links from the community, adding the community as a home screen app on a mobile device (along with additional settings for a PWA manifest to control certain aspects the community’s behaviour when used in this way), and in Safari’s favourites menus and pinned tabs on macOS. Added a new UI for attachments, showing a box with some information about the file, rather than a plain line (see Turbo charging loading speeds). Commerce Braintree Gateway including support for PayPal (with recurring payments), Venmo, and cards. Deprecates some PayPal features. Added ability to target bulk mails to members who have spent certain amounts. Added sidebar widgets for best sellers, latest products, product reviews and a featured product. New Server Requirements: PHP 7.1.0 or higher required (7.3.x now supported). MySQL 5.5.3 or higher requires (5.6.2 recommended). Removed Features Removed EmojiOne-style emojis due to licensing issues. Removed Gravatar support due to privacy concerns and performance issues. Removed password hashes when downloading a member list from the AdminCP. This is for security, to reduce the ease of obtaining sensitive data if the AdminCP is ever compromised. Removed the name of the content (e.g. topic) from the “Next Unread” link which could consume significant server resources on large communities. Also included: 4.3.6 This is a maintenance release to fix reported issues. This release also contains a critical security update for Commerce.
  20. You may also want to follow the instructions on how to fully activate your account so you do not have to wait for moderation when making posts like this 🙂 Frosty
  21. Ok, Not that it matters, but I found and fixed the issues. This was simple laziness on my part. When I set up my enterprise network 10 years ago I did so with multiple redundancies to prevent issues like this. I got it set up, configured, and *poof I thought, done! Uh huh. But Microsoft. A series of issues caused this downtime, I just did not know they were happening... because the system was working as I had intended it. lol. I have 3 name servers. All on different physical servers and in different racks inside the datacenter, and on different subnets, all "best practices" for DNS hosting. What I failed to do is run periodic tests to make sure all 3 servers were up and running. My primary server hosts 99% of DNS requests (about 500 per second), and unless you specifically ask for a specific server for some reason, #1 will answer. Apparently #'s 2 and 3 both had issues that arose from windows updates sometime in the past 2 years or so (since the last time I checked them physically). One was down due to a change to the firewall rules (turned off the rule that was supposed to allow the traffic), and the other was too sensitive in its automatic IP blocking rules. It seems that 10 requests per second not over the top for dns servers), which resulted in that server blocking every single IP that was requesting data. lol. The end of the chain, my primary server, had a hiccup for a yet unknown issue- I simply hit "start" and it started working again. Ill research that later... but all 3 are now back up and running, and now on my monthly maintenance to-do list. On the plus side of things, its unusual for a windows server to not go thru a reboot at least once a month or so... and DNS servers 2 and 3 managed to stay up and stable for over 2 years! Woohoo? 555. Anyway, sorry about that lapse guys. Totally not cool of me. Ill do my best to prevent it in future... and have put my phone number out for the mods in case it does, so I get notified faster. Ill also get our facebook presence up and running ASAP so those that want to can join it and be able to contact me there if need be. Frosty
  22. Facebook. Dave post messaged me at noon, but I was sleeping. I just woke like 15 minutes ago. I will send my number to you guys in the private area.
  23. Hi guys, Was told a few minutes ago that the site was down... when I went to check, sure enough the DNS was not resolving. The issue was twofold. First, my primary DNS server hiccuped. Second, the secondary and tertiary servers did not pick up the slack, though I still do not know why yet. I am looking in to it and will make sure it does not happen again. I suspect I will be able to find the answer fast enough as those other 2 servers are still not serving pattayatalk.com addresses for some reason. Frosty
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