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McAfee Problems?

Posted by docbyron on Feb 22nd, 2016

Someone reported to me that McAfee sometimes shows them warnings about the Lab being suspicious. Has anyone else experienced issues with security software blocking your access to the site or displaying warnings?

Login Persistence

Posted by docbyron on Sep 6th, 2015

Hi all,

I've identified the problem that's causing the "remember me" to fail for user logins. Unfortunately, it's not as simple as the expiration length of a cookie and it's going to take a little time to repair.

I'm in the process of moving right now, so I might not be able to get a final fix up for another week or so. If the fix is simpler than I'm anticipating, I might be able to have it tomorrow.

Login Repaired

Posted by docbyron on Aug 22nd, 2015

Sorry about the login problems. These *should* be fixed for now.

Our host decided it would be a great idea to change the server timezone and a couple other configuration settings, which fucked up how the site validated sessions, and then they dragged their feet on properly restoring the original settings.

If it happens again, I'm going to look for another host. I'd love to just manage the server myself on AWS, but y'know... weird porn!

Let me know if you experience any more issues.

Bug fixes

Posted by docbyron on Aug 6th, 2015

I've uploaded a number of big fixes.

-Bug that was causing an error to show when updating an existing submission in certain situations.

-Bug that was causing some submissions to have their formatting get all messed up in the view but not the editor. The problem stemmed from pasting the submission from a text editor like Microsoft Word or Google Docs. The examples I've seen so far now look correct. Please keep reporting any more broken examples. If you upload a story and this happens to you and you don't want anyone to see it, just switch it to hidden mode and I can look at it directly in the database.

-Various errors that were showing up when the system tried refreshing its cache in certain situations.


Posted by docbyron on Jul 5th, 2015

Happy 4th to those of you from the US. To everyone else, Happy Saturday.

I've spent the evening making a large number of optimizations behind-the-scenes. This should substantially improve the site's speed under higher loads (especially when browsing), but of course I'll be keeping an eye on it. If you notice any specific pages taking longer than 4 seconds to load, feel free to let me know. It's my goal to make sure it's under 2 seconds site-wide under high load.