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Re: Functionality and System Maintenance Announcements

Postby WVUgirl2003 » Fri Jun 14, 2013 10:10 pm

Dumb question. Where the heck is my inbox? Like, when I get a new message there's a super big bold "new message" thing at the top of the main screen.
I meant to reply but didn't while I was in there... now, I've come back and wanted to write back and I can't find the dang inbox.
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Re: Functionality and System Maintenance Announcements

Postby Nicole » Fri Jun 14, 2013 10:13 pm

Try clicking "0 new messages" at the top of the page. That should take you to your inbox.
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Re: Functionality and System Maintenance Announcements

Postby WVUgirl2003 » Sat Jun 15, 2013 9:49 am

AHA~ Thanks Nicole! I don't know how I missed that! Long week I guess...
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Re: Functionality and System Maintenance Announcements

Postby Kevin » Thu Jul 11, 2013 11:28 pm

Hey folks, I just got an email from our datacenter that they are going to be performing maintenance tonight at midnight for 20 minutes. If we're down during that time just hang tight and they'll have everything back up by 12:20.

Thanks.

Oh, Twitter changed their API...again. The Twitter feed should be back online this weekend.
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Re: Functionality and System Maintenance Announcements

Postby wvuchip » Sat Jul 27, 2013 10:08 pm

wvuchip wrote:This is a minor thing but is there any way to update the favicon to something more WVU/WV related? I don't know if the flying WV would be an issue but maybe the state outline? I just use the favicon as a bookmark on my bookmarks bar to save space, and the current one (two horizontal red lines) always makes me have to think about it for a second to remember what it is. B-)

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Re: Functionality and System Maintenance Announcements

Postby DAE » Thu Aug 15, 2013 12:26 am

What's up with the search engine? Every time I search for something that I know was a topic of discussion at some point, it seems to give me only a handful of results, none of which was what I was looking for. There was something in particular last month that I searched that failed to come up in the search engine, but I was able to find on my own by going back through page after page of a long thread.
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Re: Functionality and System Maintenance Announcements

Postby Tito » Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:01 am

DAE wrote:What's up with the search engine? Every time I search for something that I know was a topic of discussion at some point, it seems to give me only a handful of results, none of which was what I was looking for. There was something in particular last month that I searched that failed to come up in the search engine, but I was able to find on my own by going back through page after page of a long thread.


I use it now and then but I never try to use the "Search" function. I usually have decent results by using the "Advanced Search".
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Re: Functionality and System Maintenance Announcements

Postby DAE » Fri Aug 16, 2013 2:26 pm

I've had the same luck with advanced. For instance, a couple of months ago, someone in the BP was saying something that sounded like the opposite of what they argued 6 or so months ago. I tried every which way from Sunday to search for it but nothing came up. I then went to the thread where I thought it occurred and zeroed in on the approximate dates I thought it happened, and sure enough, it was there, including the key words I searched. I've had similar experiences in other instances as well.
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Re: Functionality and System Maintenance Announcements

Postby DAE » Fri Aug 16, 2013 2:38 pm

Here's a random example. When I search "false dichotomy" (even without quotes), I get one hit, and it happens to be something I said in a post in the BP on religion. Not too surprising as I am one who studies formal logic and has a tendency to use that language. However, I find it really hard to believe that I'm the ONLY person who's said "false dichotomy" and that it was only said once. I seem to vaguely recall Mike saying it at least once or something along those lines. Now, I'm not sure if anyone else said it, but I myself definitely said it more than once, as is evidenced by this post I found on taxing the wealthy:

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=7362&start=45

See my second post, first sentence on that page. You'll find that it's not the same as the one result that the search produces. No doubt if it missed that one, it could be missing others.

This was just a random example that I just found 10 minutes ago too. I clicked 5 pages back in the BP, scrolled backward through the thread until I found a substantial post by me with a fairly uncommon word or phrase, searched it, and discovered it was not detected by the search engine.
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Re: Functionality and System Maintenance Announcements

Postby DAE » Fri Aug 16, 2013 2:41 pm

Funny enough, you'll now find two matches for that phrase because of my previous post here, but the one from the wealthy thread is still undetected.
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Re: Functionality and System Maintenance Announcements

Postby Kevin » Fri Aug 16, 2013 2:42 pm

someone in the BP was saying something that sounded like the opposite of what they argued 6 or so months ago.


I was willing to take a look at search but now I know you're lying based on the statement above. NOBODY EVER says anything contradictory or hypocritical in the BP.

Seriously, several months ago I had to change the way search was running because of a database error. It was either switch it or have a catastrophic failure. The bulk of my time on the site has been working on the database to fix the error. The goal is to have the site back to normal, full operations by a week from tomorrow.

Once the database is fixed I'll have to re-index the site (all 250,000+ posts and the such) so it will take some time before search is giving full, complete results. It is being corrected though.
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Re: Functionality and System Maintenance Announcements

Postby Aaron » Fri Aug 16, 2013 2:54 pm

I've had the same issues before. I thought it was user error :))
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Re: Functionality and System Maintenance Announcements

Postby DAE » Fri Aug 16, 2013 3:00 pm

Oh.... No problem. Thanks Kevin. Wasn't sure if it was a real issue or not, or whether anyone was aware if it was.
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Re: Functionality and System Maintenance Announcements

Postby Kevin » Fri Aug 16, 2013 3:10 pm

DAE wrote:Oh.... No problem. Thanks Kevin. Wasn't sure if it was a real issue or not, or whether anyone was aware if it was.


I appreciate you mentioning it. I thought I was the only one that used search. :)) I should have asked when it went down; I could have expedited a fix.
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Re: Functionality and System Maintenance Announcements

Postby DAE » Fri Aug 16, 2013 3:22 pm

It's alright. Get to it when you get to it. We appreciate everything you do. I actually use it pretty often, and while I've been encountering that issue, it just finally bugged me the other day.
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