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posted by martyb on Wednesday February 23 2022, @01:30AM   Printer-friendly

Yes, we are aware; comment counts do not appear to be updating when viewing the main page.

We apparently have a resource availability issue. As far as I can tell, the counts are being updated correctly. (Yay!)

The problem seems to exist in a layer in which I lack expertise. The assistance of site admins has been requested.

UPDATE 20:23 23-02-2022

The problem has now been resolved. Many thanks to mechanicjay for fixing it again. As of yet we do not know the cause of the local mysql query node failure on one of our servers. However, as some of you have already deduced, there are many background tasks that are managed by the scheduler including updating comment counts, issuing moderation points, updating the journal index on the front page etc. The scheduler couldn't access the database and therefore couldn't do any of the tasks that we expect it to do.

In addition to expressing our gratitude to mechanicjay I would also like to say thanks to all in our community for your patience and good-humour in this rather protracted fix.

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  • (Score: 2) by DeathMonkey on Wednesday February 23 2022, @03:52PM (2 children)

    by DeathMonkey (1380) on Wednesday February 23 2022, @03:52PM (#1224157) Journal

    I also didn't receive mod points this morning and the messages I would usually receive about yesterday's posts did not arrive.

    Starting Score:    1  point
    Karma-Bonus Modifier   +1  

    Total Score:   2  
  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday February 23 2022, @05:19PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday February 23 2022, @05:19PM (#1224192)

    As I recall, when this occurred previously and the script that gives mod points didn't run, it wasn't manually run at a later time in the day. Instead, nobody got mod points until the next cycle at 00:10 UTC. If that's how things are done now, it'll probably be about seven hours until you receive a new supply of mod points. I have no inside information, but that's what I recall happening previously when this was an issue.

  • (Score: 2) by DannyB on Wednesday February 23 2022, @08:21PM

    by DannyB (5839) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday February 23 2022, @08:21PM (#1224249) Journal

    I didn't receive any either.

    The back pressure of mod points may cause damage to the plumbing.

    Ideally a server should have periodic replacement of vacuum tubes, belts, worn parts and lubrication of gears and bearings.

    My computer does not impeach programs, it executes them.