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by emk
Wed May 31, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: ACCIDENTAL BAN OF EVERYBODY'S IP ADDRESS—sorry, fixing it as quickly as I can.
Replies: 39
Views: 1549

Re: ACCIDENTAL BAN OF EVERYBODY'S IP ADDRESS—sorry, fixing it as quickly as I can.

Perhaps an official twitter account could be set up for info on site downtime. At the moment there's no obvious single reliable place to go in order to check what's going on. I agree we should have an official downtime page / Twitter account! But it wouldn't have helped in this case. Once we realiz...
by emk
Tue May 30, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: ACCIDENTAL BAN OF EVERYBODY'S IP ADDRESS—sorry, fixing it as quickly as I can.
Replies: 39
Views: 1549

Re: ACCIDENTAL BAN OF EVERYBODY'S IP ADDRESS—sorry, fixing it as quickly as I can.

Thanks a lot for fixing the forum so quickly. I am so happy that I am not banned. To be honest, it was quite a shock to read "You are permanently banned from this board." It left me thinking: Life without ALLF might be possible, but is it also meaningful? Glad that I don't have to find it...
by emk
Tue May 30, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: ACCIDENTAL BAN OF EVERYBODY'S IP ADDRESS—sorry, fixing it as quickly as I can.
Replies: 39
Views: 1549

Re: ACCIDENTAL BAN OF EVERYBODY'S IP ADDRESS—sorry, fixing it as quickly as I can.

It looks like the anti-spam tools were broken by the migration to the new forum. I'm fixing it. You are not banned! (I mean, unless you're a spammer. Or you were banned before today.) Many apologies, more soon. OK, it looks like rdearman just beat me to the fix. What I think happened: As part of tr...
by emk
Tue May 30, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: ACCIDENTAL BAN OF EVERYBODY'S IP ADDRESS—sorry, fixing it as quickly as I can.
Replies: 39
Views: 1549

ACCIDENTAL BAN OF EVERYBODY'S IP ADDRESS—sorry, fixing it as quickly as I can.

It looks like the anti-spam tools were broken by the migration to the new forum. I'm fixing it. You are not banned! (I mean, unless you're a spammer. Or you were banned before today.)

Many apologies, more soon.
by emk
Sat May 27, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Technical Support and Feature Requests
Topic: HTTPS is now enabled (it will break some offsite images)
Replies: 9
Views: 552

Re: HTTPS is now enabled (it will break some offsite images)

Is there a way to embed video with https protocol or are we back to just providing links to videos? If the youtube embed feature cannot be made to work, then we should eliminate it from the post menu. There's no point in having an "orphan" feature that nobody can use. I guess I'll have to...
by emk
Sat May 27, 2017 2:22 am
Forum: Technical Support and Feature Requests
Topic: HTTPS is now enabled (it will break some offsite images)
Replies: 9
Views: 552

HTTPS is now enabled (it will break some offsite images)

You have have noticed that the site just changed from http: //forum.language-learners.org/ to https: //forum.language-learners.org/. This happened as part of another upgrade, and it became effectively irreversible before I realized it. :-/ Here's why HTTPS is a very good thing: ⋅ More and ...
by emk
Sat May 27, 2017 1:47 am
Forum: Multilingual Room
Topic: Odd materials at the university lessons
Replies: 30
Views: 909

Re: Odd materials at the university lessons

Aokoye, tu n'as rien compris ... je ne suis aucunement surpris. Soyez gentil. Please step back, take a moment, and think about what's going on. Are you discussing languages? Or are you discussing politics? To me, this feels like it's leaning towards politics. And it's getting personal. I appreciate...
by emk
Sat May 27, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: Technical Support and Feature Requests
Topic: Possible brief downtime Sunday
Replies: 2
Views: 260

Re: Possible brief downtime Sunday

Ah, a big step forward! $ docker logs -f 00043800d58d Creating Diffie-Hellman group (can take several minutes...) Generating DH parameters, 2048 bit long safe prime, generator 2 This is going to take a long time This is an automatic SSL certificate renewal program for use with Let's Encrypt . With l...
by emk
Fri May 26, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Technical Support and Feature Requests
Topic: Possible brief downtime Sunday
Replies: 2
Views: 260

Re: Possible brief downtime Sunday

OK, I'm doing work on the server again, trying to get HTTPS and the reverse proxy for the Super Challenge bot online. I've set aside a chunk of time this weekend to try to make as much progress as possible. My apologies for the delay. :-(
by emk
Sun May 21, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Language challenges & teams
Topic: The Super Challenge rules and registration 2016-2017
Replies: 186
Views: 12960

Re: The Super Challenge rules and registration 2016-2017

So the upshot of this all is after emk figures out the proxy, and I figure out the scheduler (crontab) then we'll get them all put back online. I do apologise for the delay in getting this back online. Yeah, I'd like to apologize for the delay. When we migrated the site to the new server, I found/m...

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