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Title: Changed Servers (Again)
Post by: Ray Brinzer on November 18, 2011, 05:37:07 PM
We just changed servers.  You... uh... may have noticed.

I apologize for the disruption.  Normally I try to make major changes late at night, to minimize the impact when problems arrive. It has, however, been so hard to get time and circumstances to work that this move didn't get done until it became a crisis.  When you test a new setup by going live with it, you tend to see bad things happen.

On the bright side, we may now be on the road to putting our performance problems behind us.

If you notice glitches, report them here.  I'd also appreciate one response to this immediately, as a test.  Thanks.
Title: Re: Changed Servers (Again)
Post by: Ray Brinzer on November 18, 2011, 10:55:25 PM
How I annoy Viratas:

(http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/the_general_problem.png)
Title: Re: Changed Servers (Again)
Post by: AKIN on November 18, 2011, 11:36:57 PM
So are we not able to change themes now?
Title: Re: Changed Servers (Again)
Post by: Ray Brinzer on November 18, 2011, 11:43:37 PM
So are we not able to change themes now?

I disabled that along the way.  We had enabled it at first, then, I think, disabled it, then I don't know what became of it.

Since, it seems, at least one person wants an alternate theme, I'll re-enable it.  Consider other themes "unsupported", however; if something doesn't work, I won't fix it, and if we add something, you won't see it.

Ultimately, we may wind up with a unified look, across the sites.  At that point, we'd get rid of the option again, and you'd be forced to look at our wonderfully lucrative advertisements.  So, enjoy it while it lasts.
Title: Re: Changed Servers (Again)
Post by: AKIN on November 18, 2011, 11:55:29 PM
I guess I'll just try to get used to this theme then.
Title: Re: Changed Servers (Again)
Post by: n9531l on November 19, 2011, 12:37:58 AM
I like it!  It's nice to be able to go to a new screen without a 30-second wait.
Title: Re: Changed Servers (Again)
Post by: Ray Brinzer on November 19, 2011, 03:37:42 AM
I guess I'll just try to get used to this theme then.

The Grand Unified Theme has been a plan since the beginning.  We may achieve it in geological time, so don't worry about it too much.  If you like something else, go ahead and use it.
Title: Re: Changed Servers (Again)
Post by: Hardcore on November 19, 2011, 05:40:36 PM
Hey Ray, thanks. All of your time and effort do not go unnoticed.
Title: Re: Changed Servers (Again)
Post by: ViseGrip on November 21, 2011, 12:21:16 AM
MUUUUUUUUUUCH better
Title: Re: Changed Servers (Again)
Post by: pipewrench on November 21, 2011, 12:23:44 AM
Thanks Ray.
Title: Re: Changed Servers (Again)
Post by: Drooke on November 21, 2011, 12:31:17 AM
Ditto!