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Dean last won the day on November 11 2015

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Love it. As a cricket fan, this always has me in tears: And of course, Numberwang.
  4. Hahahaha perfect, give this man a job.
  5. Don't forget your namespace! Today in this thread: C++ with Blink-182 Online!
  6. I see a syntax error
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. So this album leaked and as expected it's excellent. Deftones can do no wrong.
  13. 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.
  14. This was mine too. I secretly still love it. Livin' in a Bubble is a great jam.
  15. Disappointing news, but understandable. I love everything up to My Dinosaur Life and still listen to them pretty regularly. Commit This To Memory is still one of my favourite albums of all time. Go and Panic Stations really didn't do much for me at all, but it's always sad when one of your favourite bands breaks up. They had a good run and their tunes are here to stay.