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Back after a major outage


By robin

32 days ago

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    #301 14 days ago
    Quoted from ForceFlow:

    The text that should display minutes/hours/days looks to be empty. Font color issue, maybe?
    [edit]: I just switched to dark mode briefly, and it seems ok to me.

    could be that, ill check mobile now

    #302 14 days ago

    Update: probably font colour but the font stuff is controlled by pinside. idk why it looks scuffed.

    #303 14 days ago
    Quoted from Pinball_Hawk:

    Update: probably font colour but the font stuff is controlled by pinside. idk why it looks scuffed.

    Try a hard refresh. All the fonts in your screenshot look wonky.

    #304 14 days ago
    Quoted from ForceFlow:

    Try a hard refresh. All the fonts in your screenshot look wonky.

    i have it set for twemogi mozilla, now to be flipped colours for text and background.

    #305 14 days ago

    still broken, even tried temp trusted on noscript

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    #306 14 days ago

    I love Linux. This is good data for testing Pinside on alternative OSes.

    #307 14 days ago
    Quoted from Crash:

    I love Linux. This is good data for testing Pinside on alternative OSes.

    before the outage, it worked fine, fyi

    #308 14 days ago

    I don't have any problem on Linux Mint Cinnamon, but I use Brave instead of Firefox.

    #309 14 days ago
    Quoted from Crash:

    I don't have any problem on Linux Mint Cinnamon, but I use Brave instead of Firefox.

    seems like removing the hack default font is the fix. i run void linux.

    #310 14 days ago
    Quoted from Pinball_Hawk:

    i have it set for twemogi mozilla, now to be flipped colours for text and background.

    Wait, so you're altering things in your browser? Pinside now had a built-in dark mode, so you don't have to flip colors around. That's what could be the problem.

    #311 14 days ago
    Quoted from ForceFlow:

    Wait, so you're altering things in your browser? Pinside now had a built-in dark mode, so you don't have to flip colors around. That's what could be the problem.

    i was, but stil it was fixed by making everything serif

    #312 13 days ago

    Interesting findings. I always figured Linux would be fine falling back to Open Sans font.

    Maybe Pinside should use font embedding for our main font? Currently our font stack is font-family:"Verdana","Open Sans",sans-serif;. Although I don't think I can embed Verdana without paying a licensing fee.

    Another idea could be to install the MS Core Fonts TTF package in your linux distro. It adds some basic fonts, including Verdana. This way you'll see Pinside as was intended.

    But that's all font talk. Your issue is with the colors and I wonder if you are doing some kind of override causing this?

    #313 13 days ago
    Quoted from robin:

    Interesting findings. I always figured Linux would be fine falling back to Open Sans font.
    Maybe Pinside should use font embedding for our main font? Currently our font stack is font-family:"Verdana","Open Sans",sans-serif;. Although I don't think I can embed Verdana without paying a licensing fee.
    Another idea could be to install the MS Core Fonts TTF package in your linux distro. It adds some basic fonts, including Verdana. This way you'll see Pinside as was intended.
    But that's all font talk. Your issue is with the colors and I wonder if you are doing some kind of override causing this?

    it was not the colours, it was the fonts all along. it seems like the font hack (default on my distro for web browsers) doesn't like to embed itself. note for the ones who like the font. making it serif fixed every problem

    #314 12 days ago

    robin - here's a post I made a year ago that may help exemplify a couple little things:

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/the-crazy-mansion-by-the-pinball-amigos/page/194#post-5354640

    First, the Pinside Activity graphs that used to be next to the heart icon just beyond our user name isn't active. The pic in that post has the graph circled in red.

    Second, hovering over the picture reveals a button in the lower left that provides a "Direct Link to Full Size Image". Clicking that gives a NGINX 404 error in a new tab - the click directs to https://images.pinside.com/2/84/08/28408292b8fd18d7f728943360276588fd6f6e0c.png.

    Hope this is helpful for your continued diagnostic/recovery quest.

    -Rob
    -visit https://www.kahr.us to get my daughterboard that helps fix WPC pinball resets or my Pinball 2000 H+V Video Sync Combiner kit

    #315 12 days ago
    Quoted from Jediturtle:

    I also noticed the "all posts made by you" section under the Posts tab hasn't updated since before the crash. Just in case that one was flying under the radar. Thanks for all your hard work Robin!

    The "All posts made by you" problem should be fixed now. the page also loads really fast now, compared to the 3 sec loading time it took before (database query rewritten). Please take a look and let me see if returned results are as expected.

    #316 12 days ago
    Quoted from rkahr:

    robin - here's a post I made a year ago that may help exemplify a couple little things:
    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/the-crazy-mansion-by-the-pinball-amigos/page/194#post-5354640
    First, the Pinside Activity graphs that used to be next to the heart icon just beyond our user name isn't active. The pic in that post has the graph circled in red.

    Yeah, this is related to achievements and I hope to bring it back soon.

    Quoted from rkahr:

    Second, hovering over the picture reveals a button in the lower left that provides a "Direct Link to Full Size Image". Clicking that gives a NGINX 404 error in a new tab - the click directs to https://images.pinside.com/2/84/08/28408292b8fd18d7f728943360276588fd6f6e0c.png.
    Hope this is helpful for your continued diagnostic/recovery quest.

    Cool, thanks. I will fix that today.

    #317 12 days ago

    Not sure if it's been mentioned, but after loading pics in a market place ad, I'm not able to rotate them.

    #318 12 days ago

    I'm still not able to load pictures on my Droid device.
    I tap it, it lets me select resolution size but nothing after that.

    #319 12 days ago

    You may be aware, but animated GIFs seem to be taking extra long to load on the new server and often times won't load at all.

    #320 11 days ago
    Quoted from Bryan_Kelly:

    Not sure if it's been mentioned, but after loading pics in a market place ad, I'm not able to rotate them.

    Thanks, I'm aware and it's on my to-do list!

    Quoted from Ericpinballfan:

    I'm still not able to load pictures on my Droid device.
    I tap it, it lets me select resolution size but nothing after that.

    The upload button is there, but it's tiny on some devices. Fix coming!

    Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

    You may be aware, but animated GIFs seem to be taking extra long to load on the new server and often times won't load at all.

    Doing some research into this. Our new image server apparently increases file size on some gifs. I'm implementing some smart code today to always serve the smallest file (either processed or raw). Please also note that the first load of an animated gif (or any image resize for that matter) will require some (more) processing time. After that initial processing, the image is cached in our CDN and subsequent loads will be mucho faster for everyone else.

    #321 11 days ago

    Quick update:

    Image rotate should be functioning now. It isn't well tested, but should work. Please report any bugs!

    The blue "Add Image(s)" button should now always be visible, also on Android phones

    Gif images will now be automatically converted to WebP, if your browser accepts that format (Chrome, Firefox and the latest Safari on Big Sur). WebP gives a huge size reduction over gif! If your browser does not support WebP, I'm now leaving the gif image alone and serving it as uploaded (which could mean large file sizes!)

    Example:

    This animated image of my buddy Pim is 2,5 MB as a .gif file. But only 508 kB when served as WebP.

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    #322 10 days ago

    Multi page thread image gallery links are now showing up again. Thanks!

    #323 10 days ago

    I'm GLAD Pinside was down for a while.

    Why, you may ask? Well, this is a kind of nerdy database reason, but apparently Robin took this opportunity to add an index for user vs last post viewed in each thread. When I click on Topics Which You Viewed, it loads instantaneously now, whereas before it took several seconds. Saves me minutes every day!

    #324 8 days ago

    Last few times I’ve uploaded photos to a post via safari on iPhone I haven’t been able to drag photos to change the ordering. Everything else re uploading seems to work fine.

    #325 6 days ago

    I've noticed a minor thing related to logging in since the server switchover:

    Logging in from the home/main page now takes me to My Pinside instead of going back to that home page. As I remember this only used to occur after a successful login was preceded by a failed one.

    This is occurring in both Firefox and Opera/Chrome.

    Once again, Robin, great job getting us back up and running!

    #326 5 days ago
    Quoted from SonicZone:

    I've noticed a minor thing related to logging in since the server switchover:
    Logging in from the home/main page now takes me to My Pinside instead of going back to that home page. As I remember this only used to occur after a successful login was preceded by a failed one.
    This is occurring in both Firefox and Opera/Chrome.
    Once again, Robin, great job getting us back up and running!

    even on the old server, i found it redirected to the user page. might be a thing on your end.

    #327 1 day ago

    Thank you for bringing it back online.

    Thank you for Pinside. It's awesome. I love it.

    #328 1 day ago

    Are the achievements thingys coming back? Or did I overlook that in a recent update?

    #329 10 hours ago
    Quoted from EJS:

    Are the achievements thingys coming back? Or did I overlook that in a recent update?

    They are, just not high priority right now. Sorry!

    #330 8 hours ago
    Quoted from robin:

    They are, just not high priority right now. Sorry!

    No rush just curious.

    #331 6 hours ago

    I just want to drop by this thread and indicate that this thread *should* have been titled "BACK AND BETTER THAN EVER!!!!" with an MP3 of the World Cup Soccer announcer saying that very quote. That is all.

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