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MorningSun



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Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 12:16 am    Post subject: Problem with pm not sending Reply with quote

Anyone having problems sending PM's? I have sent 3 duplicate PM's and they are stuck in the outbox, yet after hitting send it says it was sent.

Any Suggestions?? First time this has happened to me.

Thanks,
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james_m



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Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 1:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi morning sun,

interesting! i just looked and i have sent 4 different pms's to 3 people since last saturday and they are sitting in the outbox showing they haven't been received, but don't appear in the sentbox! that is odd..

nixx, horatio and clinton - check your message box as i have sent you all messages!
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MorningSun



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Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 3:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi James,

Thanks for your response! Mine also do not show up in the sent box, and remain in the outbox.

I wonder if it is a system wide problem or just us?? There was a problem a couple days ago, I could not log on, but that seemed to be a problem with the skyscript server, I believe.

Hopefully it will get fixed.

Thanks again James,
Morning Sun
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Paul
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Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I noticed this as well, but I'm not sure if it's just that people don't always check their PMs but I've had some issues with getting emails that someone sent me a PM but then my inbox was too full and I never got to read it.

I tried PMing Johannes Susato and so far it's not been read as well - but I'm not sure if it's not been received or just not read.
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Deb
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Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From what I understand - the PM will remain in your outbox, and not go into your sent box, until the person you are sending it to logs into the forum. When they log in they receive it in their inbox and it then appears in your sent box. If it is still in your outbox it shows that it hasn't been received by the recipient. Some people elect not to receive PMs or notices about them, so even though you can see them posting in the forum, this doesn't mean they've seen your message. It may be their preference not to bother with PMs at all.
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MorningSun



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Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It seems to be different now. Generally when I send the PM it is always immediately in my sent box. If the person chooses not to read it, or is busy it still shows it was sent. Just as some I receive, they sit there until I get a chance to read them. Perhaps, as you say, Deb, it is not delivered until the person logs in. However, it seems to have just occured recently, does anyone else think so? Maybe not. No problem really.
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johannes susato



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Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paul wrote:
I tried PMing Johannes Susato and so far it's not been read as well - but I'm not sure if it's not been received or just not read.


It was not before I just read this, and accidentally, that I checked my PMs here in my Inbox to find PMs received since March 13th.

Up to this date I had been informed always and punctually by the forum's automatic e-mail service.

Thanks for all PMs which I shall answer as soon as possible.

Johannes

PS: since a week about there were repeatedly problems with no access at all to the forum for a while or the traffic within the forum being very slowly.
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Morpheus



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Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

same problems here. Lets attach email address (gmail hotmail etc) to the signature.
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Deb
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Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry to hear you have been experiencing problems, but I haven't had those problems myself so it's difficult to give an explanation. With regard to notifications, only one automatic message is sent and if that if not responded to by the user checking their PMs, the system will not send another until the user does (no matter how many new PMs come in in the mean time. You should, however, notice a pop up about the message when you come to the forum, unless pop-ups are disabled by your browser.
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Deb
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Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Johannes has just alerted me to a new member who has supposedly made over 16 million messages since April 12th. I've banned this user temporarily until I can get this situation looked at by the technical expert who maintains the server. I did notice a few days ago an unusually high number of requests to join the forum, but I always err on the side of caution when that happens and may have to rethink the procedure for accepting new members.

So the position at the moment is that I'm not sure what's happening, but it does look like something strange is going on which needs to be investigated more deeply.

Sorry for any inconvenience. I'll update when I can.

Deb
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Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Deb

On a slightly related note, I have been removing a number of posts made as adverts for selling kitchens. If I see it again, I'll note the user name, but I wonder if it's possible to require a Captcha field either at sign in or even to register an account. Just a randomised word or image.
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Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We already have a process inn place to ensure that only humans can register, but spammers will always find a way. Best thing to do is send me the link for anyone spamming so I can delete their account and ban their IP from future access to the forum.

I've been told that some in-depth maintenance was performed on the server a few days ago, which probably explains why some noticed that the site was slow and unreliable around that time. The server is fully aware of this thread and the problems reported, so is everything is being checked out - it may take a day or two for this to complete but for the time being I'm told that there doesn't seem to be anything to worry about.
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Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Deb wrote:

Quote:
Johannes has just alerted me to a new member who has supposedly made over 16 million messages since April 12th.


(emphasized by me)


Shocked
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Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just to update this thread - the forum and the whole site has been thoroughly checked and the results are clean. The technician is still exploring how someone could get such a high post count, but it looks like this is down to the fact that a lot of back-end work was going on at the time that members were having problems with sending PMs. Hopefully everything should be OK now.
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MorningSun



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Posted: Wed May 01, 2013 12:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Deb!!

Seems to be fine now, it rather felt like there was work being done at the time, slowing the site down. Something odd was up, but it works like a charm now! Thanks so much again!
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