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MegB
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The site will be down this Wednesday between 6pm and 9pm EST.  Many apologies for the inconvenience!

Boom Boom Boom Boom's picture

Hope the continuing problems get fixed. I'm still geting "validation error" and "page not available" messages five or six months after the upgrade.  Smile 

MegB

Me too.  It's a pain, but hopefully the fix will come tomorrow evening.

Boom Boom Boom Boom's picture

Glad to hear that. Smile

Michelle

I certainly hope rabble has made alternate arrangements to keep us entertained for those three hours!  We might have to talk to our families or something otherwise.

onlinediscountanvils

No worries, Michelle. [url=www.theuselessweb.com]I got you covered.[/url]

Unionist Unionist's picture

[quote=Michelle]

I certainly hope rabble has made alternate arrangements to keep us entertained for those three hours!  We might have to talk to our families or something otherwise.

[/quote]

Oh come on, I'm always talking to my family.

[quote=Unionist, to family]One sec! Just one sec please! I'm just handling an emergency! Someone is wrong on babble![/quote]

Boom Boom Boom Boom's picture

I wonder if babble is so busy today because it goes down tomorrow?

Boom Boom Boom Boom's picture

*bump*

Unionist Unionist's picture

Site up!?

Unionist Unionist's picture

Yay! Snuck two in!

kim elliott kim elliott's picture

Michelle! Good to see you! I guess it is like quitting facebook makes you spend more time face to face with friends?

kim elliott kim elliott's picture

Fingers crossed those nasty validations errors are behind us.  I know we can count on you to let us know if you come across any. Cool

allan allan's picture

test up

allan allan's picture

another

allan allan's picture

one last time with new button label

Unionist Unionist's picture

Yay "Post Comment"! At last, progress.

 

allan allan's picture

a little thing 

admin admin's picture

validation test?

allan allan's picture

hrmmm

allan allan's picture

please give me an error

Unionist Unionist's picture

error

j/k

NDPP

Just got 'Validation Error' trying to post....

Boom Boom Boom Boom's picture

I had trouble getting on this morning, along with the "page not available" message, but it seems okay now. What happened this morning?

Unionist Unionist's picture

Same here. Rabble.ca was totally down for maybe half hour.

Boom Boom Boom Boom's picture

Hopefully just a one-off.

Boom Boom Boom Boom's picture

Serious problems remain. Just a few minutes ago I posted something here, and it did not post.

And, for 24 hours everytime I tried to get on babble I got this message:

Page Unavailable

The page you requested is temporarily unavailable.

We're redirecting you to the homepage in 5 seconds.

(Error 503 Service Unavailable)

Page Unavailable

The page you requested is temporarily unavailable.

We're redirecting you to the homepage in 5 seconds.

(Error 503 Service Unavailable)

testing, testing, testing

so, what's going on??? Frown

Catchfire Catchfire's picture

So, in one of our ongoing attempts to solve the validation errors and some load time issues, we have switched rabble to different servers -- that happened Wednesday afternoon (evening to you Eastern overlords). Because of the way babble functions, it has produced some very long load times while the site updates its cache (I think that's the best way to explain it, although I don't 100% understand it myself). This will improve over time as the servers cache babble. There are some other speedbumps along the way (like yesterday's crash). Thanks again for your Job-like patience, babblers.

Boom Boom Boom Boom's picture

I made a couple of posts in two separate threads and they did not show up either in the thread or on TAT.

Boom Boom Boom Boom's picture

testing

MegB

Things will get sorted out.  In the meanwhile you might want to hire a sherpa to navigate some of those speed bumps.

Boom Boom Boom Boom's picture

All I want for Christmas is a fully functional, hassle-free babble.ca.

Michelle

[quote=kim elliott]

Michelle! Good to see you! I guess it is like quitting facebook makes you spend more time face to face with friends?

[/quote]

It was good to see you too!  And yes, I hardly ever even miss Facebook!  Although I do like being able to share pictures with people.  Haven't found a very good way of continuing to do that.  And I'm not much of a tweeter.  I try to tweet here and there, but just can't get addicted to it.  Which is probably a good thing too!

Michelle

[quote=onlinediscountanvils]

No worries, Michelle. [url=www.theuselessweb.com]I got you covered.[/url]

[/quote]

Now THAT is an addictive site!

I found this cool thing there.  I find it relaxing, but way too much of a time-waster!

Boom Boom Boom Boom's picture

Couldn't access babble for an hour last night, and just got the "page not available" message when I posted on another thread.

onlinediscountanvils

[quote=Michelle]

[quote=onlinediscountanvils]

No worries, Michelle. [url=www.theuselessweb.com]I got you covered.[/url]

[/quote]

Now THAT is an addictive site!

I found this cool thing there.[/quote]

 

It took me a while to get that one, but yeah, that one's one of my faves.

 

[quote=Michelle]I find it relaxing, but way too much of a time-waster!
[/quote]

I guess that's where [url=http://www.wwwdotcom.com]this[/url] comes in. Smile

Boom Boom Boom Boom's picture

Still getting all the same error messages as before, and I have to send the post three or four times before it gets through.

Kaitlin McNabb Kaitlin McNabb's picture

[quote=Boom Boom]

Still getting all the same error messages as before, and I have to send the post three or four times before it gets through.

[/quote]

hmm, sorry about that Boom Boom, but thanks for the update and patience.

Our tech team is working on it though, still working out a few kinks -- I cleared out my browser history/cache/cookies and found that really helped things. (this could be unrelated though) 

Boom Boom Boom Boom's picture

Yeah, I clean out everything every night before I go to bed. Makes no difference whatsoever. Got the "page not available" message just trying to log on to babble. I think we're stuck with this until we get a new platform altogether.

This "babble update" was introduced last August if I recall correctly. Subsequent shutdowns of babble to give the techs time to correct the problem have been fruitless as far as I can see. The current babble platform is probably now corrupted beyond repair.

Oh - and Happy Christmas! Laughing

Kaitlin McNabb Kaitlin McNabb's picture

@Boom Boom, Merry Christmas indeed!

Soon enough we'll get all sorted out and ready to go, and then as an afterword, we can all write the trials and tribulations of babble Wink