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Author:  my precious time [ Fri June 10th, 2016, 17:28 GMT ]
Post subject:  Problem with the "View new posts" function

My most used page on this board is this one:
search.php?search_id=newposts
It's much easier to see what's going on this way compared to checking a bunch of individual subforums.
Today it hasn't been working properly for me most of the time.
Instead, I mostly get this message:
Quote:
Information

Sorry but you cannot use search at this time. Please try again in a few minutes.
Is it just me or does this problem happen to everyone else, too?

Author:  Nightingale's Code [ Fri June 10th, 2016, 17:37 GMT ]
Post subject:  Re: Problem with the "View new posts" function

I've been having that problem since yesterday morning too. I also get that when clicking the Search button, View My Posts, and View Unanswered Posts

Author:  supermabel1 [ Fri June 10th, 2016, 18:13 GMT ]
Post subject:  Re: Problem with the "View new posts" function

Same problem here for the last 24 hours or so.

Author:  raging_glory [ Fri June 10th, 2016, 20:53 GMT ]
Post subject:  Re: Problem with the "View new posts" function

I always use the View active topics button and it has been saying Sorry but you cannot use search at this time. Please try again in a few minutes since sometime yesterday.

Author:  kuddukan [ Fri June 10th, 2016, 22:00 GMT ]
Post subject:  Re: Problem with the "View new posts" function

Basically the problem seems to all stem from that the search function itself is not working. I thought maybe it was just me.... But no, I am not alone (in this)...

Author:  ApocalypseKurtz [ Fri June 10th, 2016, 22:09 GMT ]
Post subject:  Re: Problem with the "View new posts" function

Me too.

Author:  TimeandTempo [ Fri June 10th, 2016, 22:26 GMT ]
Post subject:  Re: Problem with the "View new posts" function

Same here, it is also affecting Tapatalk, for when I want to browse on my iphone.

Author:  doomedtoloveyou [ Fri June 10th, 2016, 23:56 GMT ]
Post subject:  Re: Problem with the "View new posts" function

Same here - no 'View active topics' all day. :(
On the other hand - we're still extremely lucky to have this site at all and I thank Karl and all of his helpers and mods and I'm always happy when he puts the paypal up so that I can show my appreciation - I hope everyone else does, too. Be sure to check out the main page :wink:

Author:  doomedtoloveyou [ Sat June 11th, 2016, 00:57 GMT ]
Post subject:  Re: Problem with the "View new posts" function

It seems to be fixed now - thank you!

Author:  Nightingale's Code [ Sat June 11th, 2016, 01:40 GMT ]
Post subject:  Re: Problem with the "View new posts" function

Hmm, it still isn't working for me

Author:  kuddukan [ Sat June 11th, 2016, 01:51 GMT ]
Post subject:  Re: Problem with the "View new posts" function

It seems to come and go.

Author:  WrittenInMySoul [ Sat June 11th, 2016, 06:43 GMT ]
Post subject:  Re: Problem with the "View new posts" function

This problem occured to me only from time to time, very occasionally. But in the last two days I had this difficulties permanently, apparently like everybody else did.
I hope it can be fixed.

Author:  supermabel1 [ Sat June 11th, 2016, 11:16 GMT ]
Post subject:  Re: Problem with the "View new posts" function

Still out of action here.

Author:  supermabel1 [ Sun June 12th, 2016, 09:54 GMT ]
Post subject:  Re: Problem with the "View new posts" function

VNP is still dead; it is pushin' up the daisies; it has gorn to meet its maker; it is singing with the celestial choir; it is no more; it is an ex-function. :(

Author:  Leonard [ Sun June 12th, 2016, 14:47 GMT ]
Post subject:  Re: Problem with the "View new posts" function

Same problem here for the last couple of day's. I can't utilize any of the 'view' functions.

Author:  kuddukan [ Sun June 12th, 2016, 17:41 GMT ]
Post subject:  Re: Problem with the "View new posts" function

Is it possible that the search index is corrupted and needs to be rebuilt?

Author:  gibsona07 [ Sun June 12th, 2016, 22:03 GMT ]
Post subject:  Re: Problem with the "View new posts" function

It's usually to do with server problems. Has anyone contacted mad cow or KE?

Author:  Karl Erik [ Mon June 13th, 2016, 05:56 GMT ]
Post subject:  Re: Problem with the "View new posts" function

I am aware of the problem, but am unable to solve it.
This has happened before, and as far as I know, it went away after a while then.
I have tried to tweak settings to ease the load, but I see no improvement.
The next action might be to restart the forums, but i am reluctant to do it.

Author:  my precious time [ Mon June 13th, 2016, 09:25 GMT ]
Post subject:  Re: Problem with the "View new posts" function

doomedtoloveyou wrote:
I'm always happy when he puts the paypal up so that I can show my appreciation - I hope everyone else does, too. Be sure to check out the main page :wink:
Thank you for reminding me. :)

Karl Erik wrote:
I am aware of the problem, but am unable to solve it.
This has happened before, and as far as I know, it went away after a while then.
I have tried to tweak settings to ease the load, but I see no improvement.
The next action might be to restart the forums, but i am reluctant to do it.
Thank you!
I hope there are other ways than restarting the whole forum.

Other message boards I visit also ran into performance issues because of a high server load. While some of them restarted (often on a different server or with a different software), others seem to have managed while keeping most of the old board intact (at least one of them also using the phpBB software). There are two things I remember as an answer to these server problems:
- Archiving old threads. Some boards have simply closed all threads beyond a cut-off point (several years in the past) and moved them to a read-only subforum. Others have also hidden them in a moderators-only section and still others have deleted them entirely (after saving them offline, I presume).
- Closing big threads and having a manually controlled thread size limit. This means that threads are only allowed to get to, for example, 100 pages and everytime this limit is hit, the thread gets closed and a successor is opened (e.g. "Thread for Funny Pictures 2"->"Thread for Funny Pictures 3")

However, I don't know if the performance issues these other boards ran into were of the same nature. The search function wasn't the only thing having problems but the boards themselves - they became slow and often didn't load at all. Meanwhile ER is still loading very fast for me and downtimes are almost non-existant.
I don't have a technical background myself, this is just how I remember it from the point of view as a regular member. I hope some of it is relevant. Maybe a user with a greater knowledge of these things can give his input.

Author:  kuddukan [ Mon June 13th, 2016, 12:44 GMT ]
Post subject:  Re: Problem with the "View new posts" function

This talks about a setting that can be changed to disable the antiflooding system. It may help indicate if the issue is due to high server load?

https://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtop ... &t=1334915

Author:  kuddukan [ Mon June 13th, 2016, 12:46 GMT ]
Post subject:  Re: Problem with the "View new posts" function

Here's another setting that might be causing this issue:

https://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtop ... &t=2220251

Author:  kuddukan [ Wed June 15th, 2016, 03:00 GMT ]
Post subject:  Re: Problem with the "View new posts" function

Big thumbs up to our administrators for getting the search functions back up!!! Thank you guys for your time and efforts!!!

Author:  smoke [ Wed June 15th, 2016, 03:02 GMT ]
Post subject:  Re: Problem with the "View new posts" function

It's back - yippee :D

Author:  Nightingale's Code [ Wed June 15th, 2016, 03:09 GMT ]
Post subject:  Re: Problem with the "View new posts" function

Thanks for getting this fixed!!

Author:  leavinclaud [ Wed June 15th, 2016, 05:44 GMT ]
Post subject:  Re: Problem with the "View new posts" function

Still not quite how it should be in Tapatalk but much better this morning

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