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posted by martyb on Thursday June 25 2020, @11:45AM   Printer-friendly
from the what-goes-up dept.

This is to inform you we *are* aware of a problem with the site.

Symptom: The "Most Recent Journal Entries" box that normally appears on the right-hand-side of the main page is currently not currently displaying.

We have tried a few things, but have had no luck so far. We will update this story when we know more.

Problem first became apparent at about 17:45 UTC today.

Workaround: Use Search to look at the most recent journal entries. Specifically:

We will update this story when we know more. I have done all I (martyb) know how; hopefully TheMightyBuzzard will show up before too long and get things straightened out.

[Update-TMB]: The local mysqld instances on both web frontends both decided to be On The Crack for some reason or other. The database itself running over on the db servers was just fine and a restart of mysqld (and bouncing of Apache/Varnish which has to be done whenever mysqld is restarted) on the web frontends put things back to normal.

The cause of mysqld's drug use is unknown and shall remain so unless it happens more than once.


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  • (Score: 2) by DECbot on Wednesday June 24 2020, @08:37PM (7 children)

    by DECbot (832) on Wednesday June 24 2020, @08:37PM (#1012139) Journal

    Apparently there's always that much spam, but it is filtered to just display users that have.... I don't remember specifically, but I think I saw once that they either have to have a positive karma or have posted a comment in a discussion.

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    Starting Score:    1  point
    Karma-Bonus Modifier   +1  

    Total Score:   2  
  • (Score: 1, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 24 2020, @11:28PM (6 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 24 2020, @11:28PM (#1012192)

    You have to have some ridiculously low amount of karma, 5 IIRC. That amount is so low that a handful of comments and up mods would put you over that barrier. Even the most embarrassing of trolls seem to have higher than that around here.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 24 2020, @11:53PM (4 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 24 2020, @11:53PM (#1012201)

      Having super low karma, no comments and/or being newly registered and posting a journal right away really should just flag accounts for deletion.

      • (Score: 5, Informative) by Zinnia Zirconium on Thursday June 25 2020, @01:13AM (3 children)

        by Zinnia Zirconium (11163) on Thursday June 25 2020, @01:13AM (#1012235) Homepage Journal

        I registered an account in good faith to start a journal right away, and I didn't know about the karma requirement until I searched the rehash source code on GitHub to find journal_sb_min_karma is set to 10. Thanks for not deleting me.

        • (Score: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 25 2020, @02:03AM

          by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 25 2020, @02:03AM (#1012257)

          You heard it here. Mod parent up to get her on the front page where she belongs. It is "informative," isn't it?

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 25 2020, @01:41PM (1 child)

          by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 25 2020, @01:41PM (#1012393)

          I think yours is the one that broke it. If you go via martyb's search, all of your entire paragraphs are links. If you go via your username, journals, click on collecting metadate etc, you get a journal entry that is properly formatted with discrete links.
          Other users' journals are ok.

    • (Score: 2) by takyon on Thursday June 25 2020, @12:09AM

      by takyon (881) <reversethis-{gro ... s} {ta} {noykat}> on Thursday June 25 2020, @12:09AM (#1012208) Journal

      I think it's 10, otherwise Zinnia Zirconium's (new user with 7 karma) journal would show up. I only noticed it when I checked the link in the summary.

      https://soylentnews.org/~Zinnia+Zirconium/journal/5557 [soylentnews.org]

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