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Steven
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Server switch

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All,

F1Technical is now hosted on a new server, as several upgrades were impossible without downtime.

web3 is dead. Long live web4.

If there are any issues or positive feedback ( :mrgreen: ), please post them here.

Thanks,
Steven

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lio007
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Hello Steven,
thank you.
On my side I have some troubles, when I click in the notification-bell at the top. Previously it was just a PopUp, now, after a few seconds it jumps to the control panel.

And when I click on the 3 horizontal bars (menu), nothing happens.

Android with Chrome.


Edit: oh, sorry. Nevermind, now it works fine for me!

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hollus
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All appears good right now on Safari on an iphone. Superficial check, though.
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Steven
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There may have been intermittent problems, as we use two domains, and each one obviously has their own DNS entries, so the previous ones won't necessarily expire at the same time.

For me, all looks fine now.

The homepage however is a whole lot slower than before. I'll check that out tomorrow. Seems like my benchmarks missed something :(

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Steven
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Homepage issue fixed. Some images of recent news articles hadn't been copied yet.
I'll now clean up the 44000 error mails I have received for that mistake :mrgreen:

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Zynerji
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Steven wrote:
Sun Dec 27, 2020 2:34 pm
Homepage issue fixed. Some images of recent news articles hadn't been copied yet.
I'll now clean up the 44000 error mails I have received for that mistake :mrgreen:
Thank you for your continued effort to provide the best Formula 1 technical platform on the internet!

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Juzh
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Have you considered server provider switch? Last few races it was almost impossible to post a comment during qualifying and race, so mostly I didn't even bother doing it. It seems user count is getting a bit much for current hardware, no? :mrgreen:

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I agree with Juzh. I was getting gateway errors during the height of the post-race furore.
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Steven
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Juzh wrote:
Tue Dec 14, 2021 5:58 pm
Have you considered server provider switch? Last few races it was almost impossible to post a comment during qualifying and race, so mostly I didn't even bother doing it. It seems user count is getting a bit much for current hardware, no? :mrgreen:
Known issue, nothing do to with the hardware.
I have already repeatedly apologised for the inconvenience over the last few races.

I'll get it sorted as soon as I can.

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Steven wrote:
Tue Dec 14, 2021 9:53 pm
Juzh wrote:
Tue Dec 14, 2021 5:58 pm
Have you considered server provider switch? Last few races it was almost impossible to post a comment during qualifying and race, so mostly I didn't even bother doing it. It seems user count is getting a bit much for current hardware, no? :mrgreen:
Known issue, nothing do to with the hardware.
I have already repeatedly apologised for the inconvenience over the last few races.

I'll get it sorted as soon as I can.
Have you considered updating this forum, it feels very dated compared to other forums, it lacks many features that most other forums have.

This isn't a criticism, I'm just wondering if it is because of a lack of finances or because you haven't got the will to do it?

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Steven
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Marty_Y wrote:
Tue Dec 14, 2021 10:04 pm
Steven wrote:
Tue Dec 14, 2021 9:53 pm
Juzh wrote:
Tue Dec 14, 2021 5:58 pm
Have you considered server provider switch? Last few races it was almost impossible to post a comment during qualifying and race, so mostly I didn't even bother doing it. It seems user count is getting a bit much for current hardware, no? :mrgreen:
Known issue, nothing do to with the hardware.
I have already repeatedly apologised for the inconvenience over the last few races.

I'll get it sorted as soon as I can.
Have you considered updating this forum, it feels very dated compared to other forums, it lacks many features that most other forums have.

This isn't a criticism, I'm just wondering if it is because of a lack of finances or because you haven't got the will to do it?
It's true that phpbb isn't perhaps the most feature rich, but it's been a loyal companion, and I have bad experiences with trials of alternatives.

Any suggestions / experiences? What features do you miss in particular?

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Zynerji
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Higher res avatars!

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Steven wrote:
Tue Dec 14, 2021 10:16 pm
Marty_Y wrote:
Tue Dec 14, 2021 10:04 pm
Steven wrote:
Tue Dec 14, 2021 9:53 pm

Known issue, nothing do to with the hardware.
I have already repeatedly apologised for the inconvenience over the last few races.

I'll get it sorted as soon as I can.
Have you considered updating this forum, it feels very dated compared to other forums, it lacks many features that most other forums have.

This isn't a criticism, I'm just wondering if it is because of a lack of finances or because you haven't got the will to do it?
It's true that phpbb isn't perhaps the most feature rich, but it's been a loyal companion, and I have bad experiences with trials of alternatives.

Any suggestions / experiences? What features do you miss in particular?
Ok thanks for replying, ultimately if you are happy with it that's all that matters. I don't want to sound like I'm moaning because the site is free and I'm grateful that you provide it for everyone to enjoy.

I won't list loads of stuff, but something I miss is when you share a link to a article just the URL is displayed with no embedded preview of what the article is about is shown.

Maybe I'm using the site incorrectly or haven't worked out how to do it yet but when you are typing a reply to a subject and haven't posted it yet then look at another topic the text isn't remembered so you have to start from scratch.

The navigation feels really time consuming, you have to click on the red icon to go the post you have read up to, which means you often have to go through all the sub topic menus, if you click on the topic title it takes you to the last post not to the last unread post.

I'm probably not explaining myself very well, and as I said I don't want to sound ungrateful but was just wondering if there is anyway to update things a bit.

Thanks for providing this site, it's much appreciated.