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  1. All good, I didn't think you were accusing me of anything but felt it best to clear that up anyway so everyone knows that's not something I'd do
  2. OK bare with me here folks, couple of things I need to address. First off, I'm not interested in board politics at all. My life has been so stupidly busy with work, music and travel back and forth to see my girlfriend the last year or so that I just don't get much of a chance to come on here and post. That will change at some point and I will absolutely try and get back in to posting, I love this place and all you guys along with it. I still try and keep the board software updated and look after the server environment that hosts it all, but I'm certainly not taking any sides with any personal arguments anybody has here. I have no beef with any of you at all. If somebody wants my help with something that involves digging in to the database or explaining how parts of the forum works then I'm happy to help, that goes for anybody. Yes, Clarke got in touch with me and asked me to look in to these PM's and I could not find any trace of them in the database. The only way an existing conversation can be deleted from the database is if BOTH members choose to delete it from their private message list. Whether this is what occurred I don't know, it's not something that gets logged. Lastly, I will never delete any content directly from the database to help anybody with any sort of personal quarrel. I work as an IT system administrator doing the same kind of stuff that I do to keep things running here, and I treat my role as an administrator here with pride and respect, the same as I do in my day-to-day job. If anybody needs anything from me I'm only a PM away. As I said I don't get much opportunity to come on here and browse around so I probably won't pick up replies on this topic, but if you PM me I'll at least get a notification to come and check. I will always get back to PM's even if it takes a while.
  3. Sorry guys, my life is a bit ridiculous right now and I just plain haven't had the time to monitor this at all, or look at any problems. EDIT: Have just checked it out, data corruption on the DB table that holds likes/reputation. Have done a repair/optimise and it looks to be working again now. See how y'all go.
  4. The upgrade from Windows 7 or 8/8.1 to Windows 10 is definitely the cleanest upgrade process Microsoft have ever done which is really nice as upgrading Windows has always been more trouble than it's worth. I've upgraded a lot of my clients (maybe 40 or so) from Windows 7 to Windows 10 without doing a clean install and have only had small problems (some programs needing reconfiguration, but very minor problems). Considering they're offering it free I'd recommend giving it a go, you can easily roll back to Windows 7 within a month if you decide you don't like it.
  5. Love it. As a cricket fan, this always has me in tears: And of course, Numberwang.
  6. Hahahaha perfect, give this man a job.
  7. Don't forget your namespace! Today in this thread: C++ with Blink-182 Online!
  8. I see a syntax error
  9. Cheers @Speedo. The server itself is fine, more than adequate to handle the traffic, it's more the configuration of it that just needs to be tightened. For example, the issue today was that there was something unrelated to the website itself that was throwing errors, around 10 errors per second. This was all getting written in to a log file which grew huge due to the sheer amount of stuff it was logging. It got so large that it filled up the hard drive on the server which caused the database to close. I've since sorted this problem out so things are running smoothly again, it's just a matter of ironing out the little kinks like this.
  10. The different issues over the last week or two have all been different, pretty much unrelated. We have had more traffic than usual, which has increased the load. Nothing we can't manage, I just need to keep making sure everything is running as it should.
  11. Xenon is great, nice and heavy and the weird riff is awesome. My favourite so far is Phantom Bride, love the guest guitar from Jerry Cantrell, dude is a genius.
  12. Good pick up Speedo, sorry for not getting to this until now, time difference means I've only just gotten up. Basically I ran a small update to the forums yesterday which initiated a re-index of all posts. The update didn't warn me this was going to happen so I'm pretty annoyed about that, because a full reindex causes these problems to happen while it's running and takes forever (Close to a full day). Once this is done everything should be back to normal, and it looks like it will finish within the next couple of hours. Sorry about the downtime, next time there's an update I'll look in to ways I can avoid this from happening.
  13. Glad people are weighing in on this. We certainly won't disable sigs altogether, no point doing that when everyone has the option to turn them off in their own settings. I don't think you can hide sigs per-user, I think it's either all or none unfortunately.
  14. So this album leaked and as expected it's excellent. Deftones can do no wrong.
  15. I do agree, in fact I've always disliked how big some peoples signatures are since the day I joined this place, when you have a page with 20 posts and 15 of them are from people with huge signatures you spend more time scrolling past the same images over and over than you do reading actual posts. I've had signatures hidden for a long time so it's not something that I've thought about since I've been an admin, but I'm definitely happy to consider placing limits on it if people can agree on it. Due to the nature of web pages it's difficult to place a specific size limit, however I can put together a combination of the following which would place a solid limit: Maximum size of images in signature Maximum number of images in signature Maximum number of lines of text in signature. So for example, if we were to set the maximum height of images to 200px, only allow one image and only allow up to 5 lines of text a signature could be no larger than the following: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Personally I think that's still a little too big, but just an example as to how it could work. Interested to hear other peoples thoughts, I can bring this up with Aria and Vic and if there's enough support we could put it to a vote.