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Greg Strong wrote on 2020-01-28 UTC

It seems we still have issues with the page edit screen showing cached content.  (I just received another report of this in email.)  I recommind:

1. When you open the page edit screen, click Refresh in your browser to make sure you have the latest copy.

2. Write your text in a word processor and then paste it in.  That way you have a local copy you are not in danger of losing.

Aurelian Florea wrote on 2020-01-28 UTC


This is for any editor.

I tried to write new rules for apothecary chess 1 (now I renamed it modern) and apothecary chess 2 (now I renamed it classic). After I first saved I've seen some errors and reopened the files and then saved again. It seems this has let the saved intertwined as now I see both new text and old text. 

I'm not sure why. Have you any idea what happened?

Fergus Duniho wrote on 2019-11-18 UTC

The old version was probably still cached. I have purged it from the cache for you.

H. G. Muller wrote on 2019-11-18 UTC

Something is very wrong! I try to upload an updated betza.js file to the membergraphics/MSinteractive-diagrams. It says "file uploaded successfully". When I point my browser to the MSinteractive-diagrams directory, I see the betza.js file there with today's date. All as expected.

But when I then request the content of the betza.js file, it has not changed. It still gives me the old content, not the one I just uploaded. Flushing my browser's cache, or switching to another browser makes no difference, I keep getting the content of the file that according to its date does no longer exist.

Fergus Duniho wrote on 2019-07-22 UTC

If that is still happening, please provide details on how to replicate the problem. Otherwise, it is hard to know what is going on or how to address it.

Kamafa Delgato wrote on 2019-05-12 UTC

Cloudflare is slowing things down and only showing me a bogus timeout error (I know it's bogus because the site works fine on my other browser) when I use Safari. Please fix this ASAP. --KD

Ben Reiniger wrote on 2019-04-12 UTC

@sxg: Oh no!  I wasn't aware of any such problem, but I also don't know how to look into such local connection issues.  (We were down for about a week a little while ago, but nowhere near the months you're reporting.)

@wody: Many of our Piece articles describe many pieces, and our single-piece Piececlopedia articles are few enough that a random link doesn't seem useful.  But I have been wanting to expand on our piece decscriptions, including some new database tables; if and when I get around to that such a random link would be nice, and I'll be sure to add that.

sxg wrote on 2019-04-09 UTC


For the past few months, I have been unable to connect to the website for the past few months in my region (Ireland), when I tried to connect I got a server-side error. Were you aware of this? thx

wody wrote on 2019-04-03 UTCAverage ★★★

Please add random piece link in this website.

Aurelian Florea wrote on 2019-03-10 UTC

Hi Fergus,

A few days ago this on this post :    I've made a few days ago the title has been misteriously lost :)! Any idea why? When others have answered things seemed to have happened here:

Trouble is that things got disconencted and they have to not be :)!

Ben Reiniger wrote on 2019-02-01 UTC

From how long ago do you mean?  What pages/items do you have a hard time finding?  What is going wrong with GC?  "Alfaerie: Many" is still around.  (I'm less likely to be able to help with GC issues...)

Daniil Frolov wrote on 2019-02-01 UTC

God, I'm afraid to sound like "grass-was-greener", but anyway, sometimes I occasionally visit and see it not as convenient as it used to be. The most pages take a lot time to find - okay, one can get used to that - but once I visit Game Courier trying not even to play, but merely set pieces to test them, board appears totally not as it was planned, and most of sets are gone somewhere (especially sorry for that huge Alfaery set with all pieces one could ever need).

Aurelian Florea wrote on 2018-11-02 UTC

User couriermabovini  has some games against me with unlimited time where he has not moved in tens of days.

No mail seem to be available. There seem to be others in my situation. Any hints about what to do?

Aurelian Florea wrote on 2018-11-02 UTC

Could be, be it is actually my bad as I had clicked on the simple "edit" rather than "person edit"!

Kevin Pacey wrote on 2018-11-01 UTC

That's a (now fixed) malfunction I'd long been meaning to ask about sometime, if and when I badly wanted to edit my personal info. Doesn't always pay to be shy, even on the internet.

Fergus Duniho wrote on 2018-11-01 UTC

One part of the code said $SESSION instead of $_SESSION. That's now fixed.

Aurelian Florea wrote on 2018-11-01 UTC

Why can't I edit my own personal information? It says I have to be an editor.

H. G. Muller wrote on 2018-10-11 UTC

> Just testing to make sure nothing is broken after updating scripts for entering comments.

Well, be sure something is broken: the script for entering comments again complains that you are not logged in by the time when you submit a long comment, after which the entire entered text is gone when you return to the entry form. This is the worst conceivable defect it could have.

And another remark: it is indeed good strategy to make the home-page HTML. But if you wanted, you could still put some script-generated info on it, (such as the what's new) by displaying it in a HTML frame that links to the script. If PHP then is not working, the frame would just remain empty.

Fergus Duniho wrote on 2018-09-23 UTC

Just testing to make sure nothing is broken after updating scripts for entering comments.

Fergus Duniho wrote on 2018-09-22 UTC

The new CAPTCHA displays two words that are related to Chess variants, and it is case insensitive, because some capital and lowercase letters look the same.

Fergus Duniho wrote on 2018-09-22 UTC

Anonymous sign in has been broken ever since reCAPTCHA made the code I was using obsolete. Instead of updating to the new version and waiting for it to break down eventually, I wrote my own CAPTCHA processing code. It consists of three parts. There is a script that displays a graphic image of a CAPTCHA, a script that displays the form for logging in with a CAPTCHA, and the script for checking whether the text matches the CAPTCHA. This comment is a test of this.

Fergus Duniho wrote on 2018-09-03 UTC

The homepage is now an HTML file. This is so that it still shows content when PHP or MySQL fails. It no longer includes the What's New section, which is script-generated, but it does include a link to the What's New page.

Fergus Duniho wrote on 2018-09-02 UTC

I've now remembered why I should change this page from a PHP script to an HTML page. I had originally thought of doing this so that this page would show up when the site went down. Cloudflare, which I use for DNS, has the ability to cache content and continue to show it even when the server is down. However, this works only for static content. When I set it up to cache HTML files, it would not update the menu when someone logged in. So. I changed things back and put aside the idea of doing this page in HTML.

But now I've remembered that this page shows up as blank when PHP isn't working, but HTML pages still show their main content with only the headers and footers missing. While this isn't a good enough reason to turn all the scripts into HTML pages, I think it is a good enough reason to do the homepage in HTML. This is the main page that people come to when coming to this site, and if it is blank, it can give the appearance that the whole site is down even if it isn't.

Kevin Pacey wrote on 2018-03-21 UTC

On the CVP Home Page, under What's New, the Game Courier (last) move made and (last) finished game are starting to show a negative number (indicated as for 'seconds') at the moment.

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