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Site malfunction?

Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:26 am
by Jonne Haven
When I signed on for the first time I got this.
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Refreshed and back to normal.

Don't know if this is a concern.

Jonne

Re: Site malfunction?

Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:33 am
by Erwin Denissen
Well, we thought it looked better. Do let us know what you don't like about the new layout and we'll try to improve it :lol:

Re: Site malfunction?

Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:36 am
by Erwin Denissen
But to be serious, yes this is indeed an issue.

We upgraded the forum, and only after that noticed this behaviour. We've just send an email to all users; I'm not sure if that worked, so let me know if you received an email.

Re: Site malfunction?

Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:39 am
by Jonne Haven
No email as of yet.

Jonne

Re: Site malfunction?

Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:51 am
by Erwin Denissen
I think the server doesn't allow us to send mass mailings. Fortunately most frequent visitors will not give up. The cache issue will solve by itself, but I'm not sure how long a web browser caches css files.

Re: Site malfunction?

Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:47 am
by Jonne Haven
I don't know what "css" cache is, but I cleared my browser cache and came back with no issues.

Jonne

Re: Site malfunction?

Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:52 am
by Erwin Denissen
Those are files on our web server that contain the style elements used to show the content of our web pages.

Re: Site malfunction?

Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:31 pm
by Alfred
CSS = Cascading Style Sheets Image

I sent Erwin a PM about this last night, mentioning that the display was OK in a couple of browsers but messed up in others. He suggested that a refresh should help: pressing Ctrl+F5 (instead of just pressing F5 or clicking on the 'Reload' button) did indeed solve the problem.

It has since occurred to me that the affected browsers were my default browser and another one that I use quite frequently. The unaffected browsers presumably didn't have any cached CSS, so they used the new CSS supplied by the server and therefore displayed the pages correctly without any intervention from me.

Re: Site malfunction?

Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:34 pm
by MikeW
On a mobile device, which is what I almost always use, the process isn't as simple as a ctrl+f5. One needs to clear the cache through the System cache. Took me a few visits to remember this.

No email here, either. But it is sorted out for me.

Re: Site malfunction?

Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 3:14 pm
by Erwin Denissen
I've been able to fix this issue server side, so the issue is now solved for all visitors of our font forum!

Re: Site malfunction?

Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:15 am
by Dave Crosby
I used "Photobucket" to post some images here and elsewhere. THEY have changed their policy and are replacing images with
Image until (it will NEVER HAPPEN FROM ME!) we pay them $400/year.

I am replacing all my images at another site, and IF I ever get them fixed, I'll do what I can here. See more at:

https://www.pinterest.com/crosby3505/photobucket-mess/

Re: Site malfunction?

Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:38 am
by Bhikkhu Pesala
I usually save and upload linked images in forum posts now to avoid this problem. In the process I often reduce the file size too to reduce bandwidth use and speed up the loading of threads.