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by admin
12 Jun 2018, 12:05pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Forum changes my wording
Replies: 74
Views: 14876

Re: Forum changes my wording

"They", the people who decide what is unacceptable for this Forum, are the volunteer moderators. Brexit is, as we all know, a highly emotive subject. As such we prefer that discussions about it focus on the actual practicalities and not on the "tribes" of people commonly imagined...
by admin
23 May 2018, 6:30pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Data protection law coming in
Replies: 17
Views: 7188

Re: Data protection law coming in

For them to use this number for (e.g. appt reminders) they do need consent, as that is a change in the reason for holding the data. Consent is only one of six situations where personal data may be legitimately processed. The GP may process personal data: to protect the vital interests of an individ...
by admin
23 May 2018, 11:56am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Data protection law coming in
Replies: 17
Views: 7188

Re: Data protection law coming in

There is a lot of (sometimes deliberate) misunderstanding of the GDPR requirements. As drossal says, explicit consent is only one of six valid situations where organisations can process personal data. The other situations are basically common sense: roughly-speaking if the person is going to be surp...
by admin
14 May 2018, 6:30pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: General error accessing new posts
Replies: 12
Views: 5282

Re: General error accessing new posts

Found the problem. The system log file rotating (house-keeping) was failing, so slowly but surely the disk was filling up. Then a database backup (quite probably the Forum) used up all remaining space before deleting earlier backups. I've fixed the log rotation, so log files won't grow forever any m...
by admin
14 May 2018, 10:48am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: General error accessing new posts
Replies: 12
Views: 5282

Re: General error accessing new posts

That's odd, there is 3.9G of free space on the server. Must have been something temporarily taking up masses of space...
by admin
2 May 2018, 10:27am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Images appearing as "image" in posts
Replies: 1
Views: 4781

Re: Images appearing as "image" in posts

Suspect your browser downloaded and cached that image during the short period that images were broken. The images in that post are working fine for me here.

You could try clearing your browser's cache, perhaps. Or try mouse-right "open image in new tab" and then refresh?
by admin
30 Apr 2018, 9:28am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: General error accessing new posts
Replies: 12
Views: 5282

Re: General error accessing new posts

That error message means that the database has refused to accept a connection from the website because there are too many connections already in use.

I'll investigate.
by admin
10 Apr 2018, 2:40pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Enter thread from last post you read.
Replies: 10
Views: 5740

Re: Enter thread from last post you read.

mjr wrote:Clicking the big red round icon to its left is much easier and seems to achieve the same.


So it does! I've learnt something new today too :)
by admin
10 Apr 2018, 9:42am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Enter thread from last post you read.
Replies: 10
Views: 5740

Re: Enter thread from last post you read.

Hi, is there a way to go into a thread and pick up where you left off. Yes, click on the icon to the left of the Thread title. If you hover over it you'll see a tool tip "View first unread post". 2018-04-10 09_40_11-Using the Forum - request help _ report difficulties - Cycling UK Forum.p...
by admin
10 Apr 2018, 9:20am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: What happened this morning?
Replies: 17
Views: 8469

Re: What happened this morning?

Sorry, server unexpectedly ran out of disk space just after 7am this morning. See message in "About these boards": viewtopic.php?f=10&t=121265
by admin
10 Apr 2018, 9:18am
Forum: About these boards
Topic: Forum Problems this morning (10 Apr 2018)
Replies: 0
Views: 5657

Forum Problems this morning (10 Apr 2018)

Apologies for the downtime of the Forum this morning between 7:05am and 9:10am - the server ran out of disk space unexpectedly. The database became too corrupted to restore fully, so I had to restore from the most recent backup taken at 7:01am. Any posts made between 7:01am and before 9:10am will un...
by admin
3 Feb 2018, 10:24pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: wierd formatting of recent posts
Replies: 39
Views: 12937

Re: wierd formatting of recent posts

I suspect your browser has cached the broken images. You might be able to get them back by flushing your browser's files cache. Or right-click and "reload image" on each one individually, if your browser has that option. The broken images will expire from the cache eventually, and the fixe...
by admin
3 Feb 2018, 1:42pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: wierd formatting of recent posts
Replies: 39
Views: 12937

Re: wierd formatting of recent posts

Fixed (I think) :) [Technical explanation: for some reason the phpBB configuration file has a closing PHP tag at the end. My new development environment automatically added a blank line at the end of the file, and this newline character was being appended to the beginning of the avatar image data. T...
by admin
3 Feb 2018, 11:00am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: wierd formatting of recent posts
Replies: 39
Views: 12937

Re: wierd formatting of recent posts

Debugging the avatar problem as we speak.

I think the avatars that are showing are those that your browser has cached and which haven't expired yet.
by admin
2 Feb 2018, 8:32pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: wierd formatting of recent posts
Replies: 39
Views: 12937

Re: wierd formatting of recent posts

Something to do with image modification times: when requesting the missing avatars the server is responding with "304 Not Modified" and no image, rather than responding with a "200 OK" and the image.