MAJOR Software updates! (Yes, read only mode is done!)

2016-05-25

Firstly, I'd like to welcome all the new users we're seeing daily! Glad to have you here! Please do familiarize yourself with the Terms of Service and Content Guidelines. This IS a moderated archive.

MAJOR Software Update

  • Turn anonymous reviews on or off

  • Tags are now in their own area

  • Summaries can now be up to 600 characters long.

  • Can add up to two other authors as co-authors

  • Contributed chapters (round robins) can be edited by their author.

  • New story manager

  • File uploads of any kind in the archive is disabled

I can add categories again!!!!

I expect I'll be busy with adding the things that have been asked of me since the ability to do so was suspended for this part of the rewrite.

Comics Subdomain issues

Donations

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READ ONLY mode and other things

2016-05-13

Firstly, I'd like to welcome all the new users we're seeing daily! Glad to have you here! Please do familiarize yourself with the Terms of Service and Content Guidelines. This IS a moderated archive.

 

Current Reading List

This has been updated to display the last time an author updated a story you're following. So, click your current reading list, and see who's updated!

Database Character Conversion

As anyone who goes into the comics subdomain knows, I've been having terrible issues with this particular chapter table. I FINALLY got it to convert, and convert properly, so I'll now be able to go in and fix all the records that were truncated because they were corrupted to begin with.

READ ONLY Mode

The archive will be put in READ ONLY mode on the 24th and 25th of this month, for parts of each day. This is so manta2g can do a MAJOR software update. What this means is that while the site is in read only mode, you cannot login, add or edit anything.

Funding Status

Introducing, the donation kitty! For years, I disabled a direct button/link to donate, as for a very long time, there was fund raising via “let's push the panic button”. So I made it very low key for a long time. Understand that donations are NEVER required, but they sure do help! If you've used the kitty to donate, and want to be added to the supporter's page, please do email with your pen name, so I can do that.

Deletion notification

For Accounts

When deleting an account because the user is underage, a plagiarist, or whatever else would be a reason to delete one entirely, we do NOT send a notification.

For Stories

When deleting stories, this is done for non compliance with the ToS. Stories are HIDDEN long before they are deleted. The user is told there is an issue, and given 7 days to comply before the story is hidden. Upon hiding, the story is left for 30 or more days (it ends up being more when I have a heavy work load IRL) before it is deleted. If the issue is CORRECTED, the story is restored to public view.

Disposable email

Disposable emails are not checked, and we don’t allow registration with them. Upon finding an account registered with a disposable email address, it is deleted.

Disabling anonymous reviews

As a matter of course, while the authors cannot choose this for themselves, anon reviews are enabled on a daily basis. If you don’t WANT to have this enabled, email at technicalsupport@adult-fanfiction.org with a link to your profile, and a subject line of “disable anon reviews”. Bear in mind that when I do this, as this is controlled by the profile, ALL your stories will then require that a user be logged in to leave a review.

 

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Archive Read Only Schedule

2016-02-08

2-16-16

CHARACTER SET CONVERSION COMPLETE!

 

I've revised my schedule, because my RL work schedule is amping up.  To ensure I get this done as quickly as possible, I'll be putting the archive in to READ ONLY mode every day for approximately 4 hours at a time.

For today:  

3 pm EST to 7 pm EST - done
2-14 - 3 pm EST to 7 pm EST - done
2-15 - 6 pm EST to 9 pm EST
2-16 - 6 pm EST to 9 pm EST

Because I ran so much of the clean up queries yesterday, I expect for the character set conversions themselves to go more smoothly than they have been, as well as more quickly.

The Monday through Friday times will start at 6 pm as I've stated above.  I honestly do NOT expect this to take longer than tomorrow, but we'll see.  I will do this every day until I am finished.

When I get to the final phase, where the conversion has been checked and I'm ready to switch tables, I do delete the old table and rename the new converted ones.  This takes approximately 3 to 5 minutes altogether, where you won't see any data AT ALL in the subdomain where I'm doing this.  In other words, all blank pages, not the white page of doom, but there is no data to draw FROM while I do this last part.  If you do see that, be patient, it'll be back up within a few minutes.  Each table set takes a minimum of 45 minutes to convert and then check, so I might not get all the ones listed above done.  

Of course, the 45 minutes is based on the last set of tables I did, where I ran in to issues and had to come up with fixes.  So, it could very well take less time this time around.  I won't know until I actually do it.  Now that I know for certain the oddball side effects that this conversion causes, I also know what to do to fix it all before I even make the tables live.  That will certainly speed it up.

UPDATE below the cut!!

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REMINDER

2016-02-07
The archive goes read only from 9 am EST to 5 pm EST today, for database character set conversion.  This WILL log you out, so don't be surprised at that.
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Is it spring yet?

2016-01-31
  • Hit Counter
  • Current Reading List
  • Database Character Conversion <------VERY IMPORTANT
  • Story Votes
  • Dribs, Drabs and Doggy Tales!
  • Funding Status
  • Deletion Notifications
  • Disposable email addressses
  • Blocking the site email addresses
  • Email address visibility
  • Forum and archive
  • Disabling anonymous reviews

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Server Upgrade Update

2016-01-14

Firstly, I'd like to welcome all the new users we're seeing daily! Glad to have you here! Please do familiarize yourself with the Terms of Service and Content Guidelines. This IS a moderated archive.

Server Upgrade Update

There are some issues, which I'm sure you'll have noticed. First of all, when we attempted to upgrade one of the core languages a little bit more (after prepping the site files for it), it made visible some big issues that were already there with upgrading php from 5.1 to 5.3. When we went to 5.4, and then reverted back, the issues that were there stayed there and visible. So,this meant a complete rewrite of the file which shows the chapter data itself. Between Manta2g and myself, that was 30 hours combined, on the 12th. Just to get that part working again. In the process of doing that, there were some things we've not added back yet. This is TEMPORARY.

 

Will be working on restoring:

  • “next” at bottom of chapter

  • chapter numbering

  • hits (these still show in the story listings in the archive, going to see about it in other places)

  • review ability

Understand that with the code stuff, I defer to Manta in this (just as she does with me for the database). I will certainly give it my best effort, but any changes I make will not go live until she's had a chance to go over them. We don't want to break things all over again.

Odd characters, (diamonds instead of apostrophes as an example) are the result of the database having been changed to utf8 encoding when mysql was updated as part of the server upgrade. Utf8 is the default for later versions of mysql. For the moment, in your browser settings, change the encoding of the page to utf8 from whatever your browser has defaulted to. To completely fix this I have to do a couple things. First, anywhere any header commands reference charset, I'll change that for utf8. Secondly, I have to convert the data from what was default before (latin1) TO utf8. As the database is 9.3GB, this is going to be time consuming. Further, I have to be very, very careful in that I don't scramble anything when I do this. I'll be doing the conversion table by table.

Thank you for your continuing patience!

 

Please remember that the authors you read do like to hear from you! Leave them a review or two, and let them know how they're doing! (yes, I know, I'll get this fixed first)

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Happy 2016!

2016-01-02

Firstly, I'd like to welcome all the new users we're seeing daily! Glad to have you here! Please do familiarize yourself with the Terms of Service and Content Guidelines. This IS a moderated archive.

Server Upgrade

Thank you to all of you for your patience through the process. We all appreciate it! I still have some minor things to do relating to it, but nothing that should affect overall site performance. As to why this was done, in order to implement things that we want to implement, the core languages needed to be upgraded. To upgrade the languages, the server OS itself needed to be updated to the latest version. This required a new build, on a new server. It also meant I fell behind on normal stuff I do for the site. Working on getting all that caught up now.

Dribs, Drabs and Doggy Tales

Funding Status

Birthday Verifier page

Age Verification

Deletion notification

Disposable email

Email address visibility

Forum and archive

Disabling anonymous reviews

Tech Bits

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Server Upgrade Is Complete!

2015-12-24

Hi all!  Posting is okay now.  The upgrade is complete.  If you experience any oddness, please post it to the forum link provided.  Thanks for your patience!

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Time for Ghosties and Goblins! 11 October 2015

2015-10-11

We cover the usual, plus we have an original round robin going!

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April Showers bring...

2015-04-09

mud, rain, winds...you get the picture!

Firstly, I'd like to welcome all the new users we're seeing daily! Glad to have you here! Please do familiarize yourself with the Terms of Service and Content Guidelines. This IS a moderated archive.

 

Moderation Status

Dribs, Drabs and Doggy Tales

Funding Status

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Birthday Verifier page

Deletion notification

Tagging

Password reset

Forum and archive

Disabling anonymous reviews

Tech Bits


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