We've done some troubleshooting on this and have narrowed it down quite a bit but still haven't found the particulars. I'll spend a good amount of time tomorrow trying to figure it out. This is likely related to the same thing that's happening occasionally with avatars. With aliases if you reload the page once or twice, it should show up. With avatars, you'll have to go back and click the button again.
Can you start a different thread for that. It's a completely different thing.
We have some speed improvements that will probably be coming sooner rather than later but not this week. When we have a lot of spammers, they end up using a lot of resources, often quite a lot because they are automating a lot of stuff. That's largely what happens during the weekend when things get slow.
Mark Seifter wrote:
... As the owner of at least one Calamity, I'd have to say that I'd give Alertness and a further bonus to intiative rather than scent. Corgi's have far better hearing than many dogs and their sniffer, while still pretty good, isn't as great as many other dogs. Also, some sort of squeeze ability would not be out of the ordinary. Our dog loves to squeeze into the weirdest lowest places. She'd hide under the couch if there were more than 3 inches to do it in.
Thumbs up. =)
If it makes you feel better, we're seeing a similar post frequency and traffic on our end. We also had a humble bundle that brought a few people in and might have had an uptick. Might be that conversations are a little more spread out with Starfinder be added. Could be a lot of different reasons it feels different but cursory glances show posts about once a minute-ish with PBP coming in around 2 to 3 per minute.
Well, that's the thing. I use firefox myself and am not seeing anything like that. I'll look further into it and see if I can see a reason.
Morgan Champion wrote:
Check to make sure that you aren't coming in via an rss/atom link.
I've pushed an interim possible fix for the sessions logout issue while we figure out a better permanent solution. It has definitely logged everyone out BUT that should be the last time for awhile. Thanks for your patience on this one. It was not a solution I wanted to implement over the long weekend without being able to watch it extensively.
Were you coming in via an RSS or Atom feed, per chance?
I have wanted to create a natural attack (claws) Bloodrager with the Fey Bloodline but would've had to go Crossblooded to get the claws...not anymore! The only concern I have about the Hag-Riven archetype (Bloodrager) is giving up DR--I like DR for frontliners. Still, I think this is the archetype I will use for that concept.
I like DR too but natural armor is nothing to sneeze at and is really great thematically. I wanted something that would be kind of terrifying to come up against on the battlefield and thinking about this hulking scarred woman with giant claws was great. =)
Intent was really to make it work similar to other bloodlines in that these things only work while raging; to give you something you can do to affect combat when you can't be adjacent to a foe but didn't overlap with hag-riven issues. It's advantageous when you can't reach a foe in a single move or when you have multiple foes and one of your friends a couple squares away is in trouble and needs an easier target.
I personally like to have options, so things that can soften up a particular foe for everyone is pretty great use of a standard action. Situational but not an uncommon situation. I also didn't want a lot of overlap with the Hag Riven.
When I wrote it, I really had the witch hunter from Warlock in mind. Not 100% sure it made it through in translation but that's what I was hoping for. Fun classic movie if you've not seen it.
Yeah I've been trying to slip the Hag Riven into something since the Advanced Race Guide came out. I had this idea for someone who was saved mid transformation and had all these weird hag qualities but hadn't lost her mind yet. The pic for her is utterly terrifying. I think people are going to like the archetype quite a bit. Was really happy to work on those archetypes.
That's kind of concerning, actually. When you run traceroute, it does say:
traceroute to paizo.com (18.104.22.168)
No reason it should be going where it's going.
Site's a little slow, but steady. I think download bandwidth is going to be the biggest problem. Expect it to be a little slow for the first day but as people get their books, should clear right up. We'll see how it goes. I'll be watching things. But pretty pleased with it so far. Kind of expected to get slashdotted for the first 30 minutes or so.
I'm headed up to Seattle today to hang out with a friend this weekend. Anybody have any good suggestions for what to do while I'm up there?
My suggestion for touristy crap is to go do the Underground Tour in downtown Seattle near Pioneer Square. There's a great cajun place just around the corner there, Marcela's. The guy that owns it is a transplant from new orleans where he was a host for many years. He picked up right up where he left off with his own place and they do some pretty great food. They do bananas foster at the table and it's worth it to share with a friend or just have it all to yourself.
You can walk around downtown at night and head to the white horse tavern for interesting people and conversation. Or head up to capital hill for some of the more LGBTQI friendly places bars and hole in the walls.
Also I found another thing that might have been interfering. I turned it off as it was causing some other unrelated issues. In addition, I had to remove TLSv1.1 for available SSL/TLS protocols so we're down to TLSv1.2 only. This shouldn't really effect anyone as TLSv1.1 compatible browsers are also 99% of the time TLSv1.2 compatible. We also pushed some new code today as there was a problem with a few retailer pages that were causing us a multitude of problems. Anyway, thanks for your hard work guys. We couldn't have fixed this stuff without you and I hope for a stable weekend.
Very occasionally I will see a small problem while I'm at work and I've not tracked it down yet, mostly cause it's really small blips. but we had some other problems that I know about that are causing timeouts and other problems across the board. I'd like those fixed sooner rather than later and we'll be rolling a fix later today, and I know our upstream providers are doing a lot of maintenance as well so could be something going on in multiple places. thanks for keeping on top of things though.
I've had a lot of trouble access individual message threads for the past month on a laptop. I can get to the message board itself, but the threads just load forever until a placeholder unavailable page shows up.
If you can give us examples of the threads that do that for you when you see it, that would help a lot. It seems you can get into this thread fine.
Main message board might timeout in this situation if you aren't currently logged in. Generally it goes to the secure for the messageboards but it might redirect to nonsecure site if you're not logged in. Based on current data, that anomaly might also be another problem or you might have tried to access while we were down yesterday afternoon for maintenance.
Steve Geddes wrote:
http versus https. So basically the messageboard if you're logged will be the secure site and the front page or prd will be the nonsecured site.
Also, if it's timing out or you see goblins, that's two different kinds of problems.
The frustrating thing from outside is that is seems like it's easy for you to fix temporarily, but then you all go home and it's down for 12 hours. :)
Absolutely, it does seem like we can fix it in an instant. We can at least cure the symptoms, but we need figure out the cause. We tried some things tonight. I'll probably give everything that needs one a little love before I go home tonight.
If you can't reach the prd, please note that. That tells us something specific. If you can't reach the secure site, also note that. I'll try to do some tests when I wake up in the morning.
That is definitely not it. =)
There are a couple of things we're looking at right now. Some upstream and some of our own stuff. We're not 100% sure what it is. It's a really weird issue. It basically feels like a weird routing issue, but doesn't manifest after we fiddle with some things internally which don't have a lot to do with routing. We've done some upgrades for paizocon but these only manifested post paizocon. So it's a real head scratcher.
John Napier 698 wrote:
I have taken to getting a post it note and striking it down on the line just to make sure some things move when they are updating.
But, again, it's important to explicitly say it some times. Minorities can project themselves onto anyone but to feel at home, comfortable, accepted, requires some explicitness. And maybe that means some people don't like that Iconic. That's fine too. Not everyone is going to love every Iconic character's backstory. But representation is important and it would be great if we respected that ideal for people who almost never get to see it in their hobbies and might be afraid to come out at their tables amongst their best friends. That was me in high school and college, so I know this all too well.
And that's really all I'm going to say on this. Take it as you will.
Mine all mine...don't touch wrote:
Not what I said but a random sampling of people,does not bear out the number of alternate lifestyle presented in paizo iconics. Is orientation important to play? As others have suggested in the above post making the characters sort of generic is good than why nail down sexual orientations? I had read the above as the two women being friends without having to read in gay. Let people choose.
Because representation matters. It says, "You are welcome here. We accept you at our table. And we want you to be a part of our universe. Thank you for buying our book." I didn't have that when I was young. It's so wonderful to see that now.
Edit: Also relationships are a big part of most peoples life story. Leaving out large swaths of the characters lives makes for kind of a boring story. If we mention that some guy has a wife, we don't get up and arms about heterosexual representation and leaving peoples orientation out of it. We just accept that it's part of his backstory and we go on. Same LGBT characters.
Selene Spires wrote:
I wouldn't give it a second thought. Lots of trans women who have trouble getting things together before a big event early and before transition. We all understand. I know, many lgbt cons have had little ribbons for preferred pronouns that you can pick up and I can't imagine an LGBT mixer wouldn't have some method for that these days to. Every one has to start somewhere. I went to my first support meeting "en homme" as we called it in the day. Worked up to changing at the center and eventually just being able to handle everything before hand. Took some work and some time and I'm sure you won't be alone. Go, say hi, meet some people, find some resources. You'll be great.
There are a few scripts that run on that page, mostly dealing with creating or removing certain content when click on a button. Very little in the background. But those scripts are largely referenced all over so I'm not sure what might be specific. I've not noticed anything super weird in firefox on my side on mac. The big thing is the massive insert of info from an ajax call for the forums information. There is a lot to render at first and since it's inserted as an ajax call it might be having some weird side effect but nothing has changed as far as I know. It's all the same scripts since forever. We don't change them super often and would have been at least about 3 weeks back.
Steve Geddes wrote:
It is pretty much the most stressful job that I've ever had and why I eagerly moved to programmer when I could. But they needed someone to do this job when it became too much for Gary and Vic to handle with other duties and it's hard finding someone with the skill set to basically do all that stuff. It requires different troubleshooting skills and a very diverse set of knowledge including security, linux, windows, mac. ^_^
I'm basically also devops, a job I'm sharing right now but will be mostly taking over at a later point. Front desk work as well but that work is easy if time consuming. System Administration is the cover all but I like to think of myself as resident Tech Bard.
Yes. Something got broken on the website and we're pretty sure what broke it but are at a loss how to fix it right now. Basically this happened after much of the staff left and is redirecting a bunch of links to the front page. It's likely related to a bad configuration but the person most likely to understand what just happened was sick today. And everyone else was gone for the day except for Chris and myself and I'm afraid this is beyond the powers of either of us to figure out without making things worse. Sorry about the issue. I don't expect that it will be a great big problem but we may have to rebuild some links and some things that link to or depend on those links. We'll see.