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xhunterko

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Forum Help
« on: Thu, Jun 16, 2011 »
For a while now, whenever I try to log into the forums, I get this message:

Database Error: MySQL server has gone away
File: /nfs/c05/h04/mnt/38696/domains/flixel.org/html/forums/Sources/Security.php
Line: 279

I have a few questions regarding such error. What does it mean? Can I fix it from the outside? Is it just me that's getting it or everybody? And finally, what would cause that in the first place!? It's getting rather annoying but I get on every now and then so it's tolerable.

Any ideas?
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Re: Forum Help
« Reply #1 on: Thu, Jun 16, 2011 »
As far as I know, you're the only one to get it.  Which is weird, since it is very clearly a server-side issue.  Curious to know if others are getting it, too.

According to the Simple Machines site, it's probably timing out when talking to the MySQL server.  But what I don't understand is why it would only do that for you...

Fortunately, there is a major upgrade for SMF on the horizon... once that gets released, we will switch over and hopefully have an all-around better forum.
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Re: Forum Help
« Reply #2 on: Fri, Jun 17, 2011 »
Hopefully. Because this is getting really silly. I mean, why only me anyways? What'd my computer do to the forums? (jk) Hopefully I'm not the only one getting it. I wonder what happened?
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Re: Forum Help
« Reply #3 on: Fri, Jun 17, 2011 »
I don't know... but oddly, if I try and visit your profile, it takes a good 30 seconds to load--everyone elses loads instantly.  So I'd say it's something wrong with your account rather than your computer, but I haven't the slightest idea what.
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Re: Forum Help
« Reply #4 on: Wed, Jun 22, 2011 »
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I don't know... but oddly, if I try and visit your profile, it takes a good 30 seconds to load--everyone elses loads instantly. 

Funny. Both yours and mine load at the same speed for me. Which is wierd.
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Re: Forum Help
« Reply #5 on: Tue, Jul 5, 2011 »
Was just about to post the following topic when I saw this thread was actually current.  I didn't realize it was this new.

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I have a good friend that accesses these boards on a regular basis, but cannot due to the following error.

Database Error: MySQL server has gone away
Line: 279Database Error: MySQL server has gone away
Line: 2020

(I'm leaving out some path info that describes some UNIX layout of the site).

This article describes it:
http://flixel.org/forums/index.php?topic=4371.0

He has been unable to reach the site for almost a week now due to this error.  Just wanting to take another stab at this hoping that something my turn up for him.

Thanks!

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So there seems to be more going on.  I can't say that this is purely server side, and my guess stems from a timeout issue.  I think the connection to the SQL database is timing out before the client is loading the page perhaps (*or something in that family of issue).   xhunterko  do you have a generally slow connection to the forum when this error occurs?  In my friends case, he is overseas and has a very slow connection.  I think that could be the culprit here.
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Re: Forum Help
« Reply #6 on: Thu, Jul 7, 2011 »
As the forum layout has changed since the original post and my replies, I'd like to see if this is cleared up.  I spoke with my friend, and they have not had the problem since the new forum, but time will tell I guess.
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