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Also, I'd like to point out, sometimes things happen. Sometimes hardware goes bad. Sometimes something unexpected happens. They work really hard and they do good work. Maybe don't assume the worst.

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yay! Congrats guys!

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Whitneys got this and really this crystals moment. ;)

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Mike Welham wrote:
Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
dmchucky69 wrote:
You (and Lissa) will be missed here at Paizo. But I know we haven't heard the last of either of you. Godspeed.
Wait, Lissa is moving on too?! Noooo!

I think Lissa had already moved on. :(

Narator Voice: She had.

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TheAlicornSage wrote:

My aliases are gone from my profile.

Clicked: My Account -> My Profile
Showed my main profile with all the tabs
Clicked: Aliases
Got two headers, organized play and regukar (paraphrased)

But both caregories were empty. I tried tapping, but nothing happened. (please don't make me tap).

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.

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UnArcaneElection wrote:

Not sure if this is related (maybe some kind of timeout issue?), but attempts to log in sometimes fail with no error message (doesn't say incorrect user name or password -- just goes back to the home page almost as if it had worked, except that I am still Guest).

Can you start a different thread for that. It's a completely different thing.

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They have a thing that automates that part. We have stuff in place to catch them but it's not perfect. Nothing really is, so some accounts slip through. They often end up eventually telling on themselves but not always.

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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.

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Mark Seifter wrote:
MuddyVolcano wrote:

Dear Paizo,

Thanks so much for the shifter update. I have faith in you!

What would it take to get a Corgi Aspect added to the list, even as just a blog post?

Thanks!

Faerie Mount / Corgi

The aspect of the faerie mount invokes a magical corgi from the First World (see Adventure Path #119: Prisoner of the Blight for more details), renowned for their loyalty and bravery. Those who take this aspect have the power of Calamity at their fingertips.

Minor Form: You gain a +4 competence bonus on saves against fear. At 8th level, this bonus increases to +6, and at 15th level, it increases to +8.

Major Form: Your shape changes to that of a fey mount (Prisoner of the Blight). While in this form, you gain low-light vision, scent, a 40-foot base land speed, and a bite attack (1d6 damage), and you gain a +4 racial bonus to CMD against bull rush and trip. At 8th level, you gain Nimble Moves as a bonus feat as long as you are carrying no more than a light load, and you gain a +4 racial bonus on Survival checks when tracking with scent. At 15th level, you gain Improved Natural Attack (bite) and your critical multiplier with your bite attack increases by 1, to a maximum of x4.

... 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. =)

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That was my fault. It should be far more stable now.

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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.

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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.

Edit: OK. So I don't see any evidence of one of the things that might be. I want to ask for some more information. Are you possibly coming in on a proxy that you wouldn't be coming in on with chrome. Do you have any plugins enabled? Antivirus? Is Javascript disabled(though I don't know that that would cause the problem you are describing. Can you give it a go again and if you see that same pattern, please check your ip with something like https://www.whatismyip.com/ and can you PM that to me? Please don't include it in the post. Also, the rough time you tried it should help me immensely.

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Morgan Champion wrote:
Guy Humual wrote:
Not sure if any of this is related but the hyper links to access "Sign in", "My Account", and "Shopping Cart" aren't active on Firefox, the "Help/FAQ" is working though. Those links are working on Google Chrome, which is how I was able to log in and report this.
I have the same problem with Firefox. Incidentally those links are working on Pale Moon 27.0.6, which is what I'm currently using.

Check to make sure that you aren't coming in via an rss/atom link.

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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.

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We had some services that are still in the middle of a restart so the site is only kind of half up which is causing a lot of the slowness right now.

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Blackbot wrote:

Fun new error:

I was unable to login. "Sign up", "Login" and all that was displayed at the top right of the screen, but they were only text, not links (Looked into the source code: Only <li>Sign Up</> and so on, no <href="[whatever]"> anywhere).

Deleted my cookies, works now.
You might want to look into that.

Were you coming in via an RSS or Atom feed, per chance?

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Yeah. We're looking at a few inefficiencies as well right now.

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Andrew Harasty wrote:
There is this company down the road from your office that could help with the hosting (okay more than one)

SpaceX? Hmmmm. I don't think shooting our servers into the sun will be as useful as you think...

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Fourshadow wrote:
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. =)

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nighttree wrote:


Bloodline.....
...hmm....sounds like many of the abilities are intended to be constant, not just while raging (which I'm OK with)....maybe Lissa will see this and chime in on intent (hint...hint...)

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.

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nighttree wrote:

Lissa....I had already developed a character based on the idea of the Hag riven....but the result was disappointing. I'm so eager to re-build with this material :P

Nice! I figured I couldn't be the only with this idea. =)

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Thomas Seitz wrote:
I recommend it simply because even though it's clearly an 80s movie, much of the motif involved clearly comes from old world traditions and/or Catholic Church's stuff.

You should probably skip the sequels. Well, Warlock 3 has it's moments in that it's just so bad. =)

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Fourshadow wrote:

I was excited by the Malice Binder when I saw the description...it's the Investigator archetype. Not certain what to think now that I see it...

** spoiler omitted **

It is very original, IMO.

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.

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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.

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If you guys could all call their customer support and let them know we're a legit site or whatever reason things aren't working there, please do. They won't really let us do much without a u-verse account.

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Gisher wrote:

I've run Traceroute through Terminal, Network Utility, and my router software and I keep ending up at 65.116.154.6 right before it stalls.

I still find it weird that this is the only site giving me trouble and that this wasn't an issue until now.

That's kind of concerning, actually. When you run traceroute, it does say:

traceroute to paizo.com (70.35.123.53)

No reason it should be going where it's going.

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Hey there. Wondering if this has improved at all. Thanks guys!

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We've cleared the problems I was seeing and it should start fixing itself overnight. I'm watching it through the day.

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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.

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mechaPoet wrote:
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.

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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.

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For whomever this basket of fruit, thank you very much. It's lovely. ^_^ Also it came with scissor which were in dire need for my desk so I'm pretty happy about that.

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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.

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roguerouge wrote:
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.

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<3

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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.

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Almost like clockwork...

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thejeff wrote:
Can you train a monkey to flip the proper switches over night? :)

I'm pretty sure the monkey can't get the security clearances needed to do that. Top Secret monkey is too expensive.

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Steve Geddes wrote:

What's the difference between the secure site and the regular site?

(Like how do I know which site I'm unable to reach?)

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.

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thejeff wrote:
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.

Thanks guys.

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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.

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I found a thing that had gone a bit wonky and fixed it.

Thanks for your patience.

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John Napier 698 wrote:

Sitting here at work staring with disgust at an icon on my taskbar. It seems Windows "decided" to download and apply update 5 to Visual Studio 2012 Ultimate on its own. And the update seems stuck. Come on, computer, sometime today.

Edit: Actually, in the 15 minutes I've been away, the progress bar moved ... 4 pixels. Yay.

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.

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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.

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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.

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Selene Spires wrote:

Okay...maybe people here can help me with my social anxiety I am having over the LGBT minger/mixer. I would have to go presenting as a guy...but calling myself a Trans woman. I feel...like people might not believe me...or even get hostile. I hope I will be able to present as woman for it...but right now that will be a long shot.

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.

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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.

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Rysky wrote:

*offers hugs*

And thank yous.

Gladly taken but Robot was the real hero here today. I was the hero a few weeks back when the site was hard down. That one was me pulling me hair out on a sunday for about 7 hours. ^_^ But Robot managed to figure out a way to fix this one.

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Steve Geddes wrote:

Thanks, Lissa. Who'd be a system administrator? *shudder*

Gives me nightmares just thinking about it!

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.

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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.

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