Zelaron Gaming Forum  
Stats Arcade Portal Forum FAQ Members List Social Groups Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   Zelaron Gaming Forum > The Zelaron Nexus > General Discussion > News and Events

 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes

 
Exclamation The Great Server Disaster of 2022
Reply
Posted 2022-11-30, 10:07 PM
Didn’t we already deal with this fun in early 2020? Yes, in fact, we did. And the component which was faulty then is the same one that failed again. So I decided to transition to managed hosting, which is a great opportunity to discover all the stupid things you were doing before. Like serving a “UTF-8” site full of latin-1 encoded strings. This was the thing that kept the forum down the longest, trying to shoehorn this mixed bag of a forum database into a true UTF-8 backend. It won’t be entirely without bumps.

In the end, we performed encoding conversion on the forum on a record-by-record basis: If any text within a record was not valid UTF-8, the whole record was converted as latin-1 text to UTF-8; most notably, posts by people with special characters in their name from way back will have had all their posts get this treatment. It’s also possible that, in certain places, text got shortened to the middle of a character and was thus judged invalid. It’s also possible that special-name people will have trouble logging in. So let me know what issues you discover, and I will see about writing scripts to reprocess things with a bit more granularity. I’m quite busy at the moment, but I very much prefer to preserve things as they were, not leave them janky.

Yes, I know my signature is borked; for some reason it didn’t migrate, and that will be corrected as well.
Old
Profile PM WWW Search
WetWired read his obituary with confusionWetWired read his obituary with confusionWetWired read his obituary with confusionWetWired read his obituary with confusion
 
 
WetWired
 



 
Reply
Posted 2022-12-09, 01:17 PM in reply to WetWired's post "The Great Server Disaster of 2022"
WetWired said: [Goto]
Like serving a “UTF-8” site full of latin-1 encoded strings.
Amazing.
Old
Profile PM WWW Search
-Spector- is the result of 14 billion years of hydrogen atom evolution-Spector- is the result of 14 billion years of hydrogen atom evolution-Spector- is the result of 14 billion years of hydrogen atom evolution-Spector- is the result of 14 billion years of hydrogen atom evolution-Spector- is the result of 14 billion years of hydrogen atom evolution-Spector- is the result of 14 billion years of hydrogen atom evolution
 
 
-Spector-
 



 
Reply
Posted 2022-12-09, 09:03 PM in reply to WetWired's post "The Great Server Disaster of 2022"
we back
Old
Profile PM WWW Search
!King_Amazon! simplifies with no grasp of the basics!King_Amazon! simplifies with no grasp of the basics!King_Amazon! simplifies with no grasp of the basics!King_Amazon! simplifies with no grasp of the basics!King_Amazon! simplifies with no grasp of the basics!King_Amazon! simplifies with no grasp of the basics!King_Amazon! simplifies with no grasp of the basics
 
 
!King_Amazon!
 
 

Bookmarks

« Previous Thread | Next Thread »

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules [Forum Rules]
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Zon Guide(s) "CRØNîC-KîLLå" D2 PvP 1 2002-08-29 09:44 PM
Hybridazon Strat... tacoX D2 PvP 2 2002-08-17 05:57 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:47 AM.
'Synthesis 2' vBulletin 3.x styles and 'x79' derivative
by WetWired the Unbound and Chruser
Copyright ©2002-2008 zelaron.com
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
This site is best seen with your eyes open.