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madbob: We are schedulating a massive migration for tomorrow, that will resolve in a long downtime. More news soon on the Arduino blog.

I hope the maintenance goes well.

I hope you will also seriously consider updating the SMF version to 2.0.4 while you have a good chance. 1.1.18 is years out of date.

Reference threads -

http://arduino.cc/forum/index.php/topic,148835.0.html

http://arduino.cc/forum/index.php/topic,149441.0.html

Maintainance Downtime Scheduled for Thursday, 21 Feb - read here for more details

Is it just me or does anyone else also think that bold black with an underlined link would have been a better color option for the announcement? It's at the top of the page if you missed it.

Don

yes, I must be a bit colour blind. I need to squint and look sideways.

I looks important though, whatever it says ]:)

Roberto, I just realised that 'maintainance' is spelled 'maintenance'

I wonder how many times I have misspelled it in the past then.

When are we going down, any clue for a UTC?

Thursday 21st of February, around 3 p.m. CET until Friday 22nd of February 2013 same time - CET is UTC+1 for today.

So about four hours from now then I am guessing? It's 21h here, yay, in four hours I might be asleep, chuckle chuckle, oops, forgot about the my morning fix of Arduino :fearful:

Say, Msquare, are you helping out with the upgrade?

Also, I notice that in my profile setting where I can set the time zone offset, it always wants to guess and does not want to keep the value I give it. Especially as we have daylight saving time, it is out by one hour. I hope if you are going to version 2.x of SMF it will be fixed.

Paul

Nope. I am not even a moderator.

Bugger, sounds like you have experience with SMF forums.
Re-check my post above re time, is that a known problem?

oops, my mistake, I am confusing you with modeller, similar avatar colours, sorry, I must be blind :grin:

rockwallaby: Also, I notice that in my profile setting where I can set the time zone offset, it always wants to guess and does not want to keep the value I give it. Especially as we have daylight saving time, it is out by one hour. I hope if you are going to version 2.x of SMF it will be fixed.

Yes, I have a great deal of experience with SMF forums. The time offset seems to be working for me. I don't think that is an issue with SMF 1.1.18. But, there is another problem that the Admins haven't yet commented on - the irritating messages that you get when going back to your search results. On a forum like this, that really needs to get fixed. If people can't easily read all the results of a search, they'll simply just add more posts, of which there are enough already. Support for this version will be ending this year - support such as security updates.

If they are going down for a long maintenance task it would be the perfect time to upgrade the forum to SMF 2.0.4 - get it over with. It's free and shouldn't take all that long. I can't imagine why they wouldn't do it.

If they have any questions I'd be glad to answer them.

Well done on getting back up within the allotted time.

modeller: it would be the perfect time to upgrade the forum to SMF 2.0.4 - get it over with. It's free and shouldn't take all that long. I can't imagine why they wouldn't do it.

Whatever it is - it never is "just" or "only" - there is always something that bites back. Which means you need to have a fallback plan.

I can see that they didnt "throw in an upgrade" during this cleanup/stabilasation exercise. That is a sign of mature handling of running a service.

Msquare: Whatever it is - it never is "just" or "only" - there is always something that bites back. Which means you need to have a fallback plan.

Yes, so create a fallback plan ...

I can see that they didnt "throw in an upgrade" during this cleanup/stabilasation exercise. That is a sign of mature handling of running a service.

Who would want to "throw in" an upgrade? It's not that difficult - I know I've done it before. If they aren't going to upgrade then can we please get them to fix the "document expired" messages when going back to search results?

Woohoo! Site's back! Great job dev. team! Thank you so much!

The forum looks faster from here (Italy).

The forum seems painfully slow for me this morning. Anybody else noticing this?

I could go and make a cup of coffee while I waited for the server to deliver the page.

It seems variable, so maybe the server is loaded down with many 'noobies' :P

OK for me, but then I'm about 2000k closer to the server :)


Rob

Today, it happened to me twice in a network with a T-carrier third level. I am talking about around a minute to refresh the page (http://arduino.cc/forum/). I live in Texas.

For me at 1900 CET it was painfully slow - I even got timeouts on the browser. Now, at 0400 it is lightning fast. (I did not use it in the intervening time)

It started to improve after my cup of coffee this morning. Yes, now, all is back to normal.

Maybe it was Lefty burning a special modded bootloader again :P

@Msquare, you're a late night programmer, it must be just after 04h00 for you there!

I got a really weird error message a couple of hours ago. I should have recorded it.