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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: 1, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 25 2020, @10:43AM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 25 2020, @10:43AM (#1012351)

    Thank goodness the journal box is back up, so that we can all be treated to what Runaway1936 thinks, or at least thinks he thinks, for some values of "thinking". I expect an Ari journal any hour now. exaeta, appearantly, got dinged for mod-bombing, and is leaving.

    Starting Score:    0  points
    Moderation   +1  
       Interesting=1, Total=1
    Extra 'Interesting' Modifier   0  

    Total Score:   1  
  • (Score: 3, Informative) by The Mighty Buzzard on Thursday June 25 2020, @01:41PM

    Spam mod abuse. Mod-bombing doesn't carry any penalty except moderation reversal because we should be doing that on the servers instead of punishing users.

    My rights don't end where your fear begins.
  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 25 2020, @06:19PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 25 2020, @06:19PM (#1012527)


    That makes so much more sense than the "people are doody heads" whining. Always the tantrum when any kind of consequences are implemented, and here I thought the motto of the rightwing was Personal Responsibility. He's been around too long to not know that spam mods are actually heavily punitive and should not be treated lightly.