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Unable to post comments or like posts

pxchrispxchris Member Posts: 2,342
Anybody else experience a period of time earlier this morning (about a half hour ago or so) where you couldn't post any comments or like posts?
Every time I tried to comment I got a weird comment pop-up box and when trying to like I got a permission error.


  • 560Heliport560Heliport Member Posts: 3,729
    I noticed the inability to "like"- it said I needed to enable JavaScript. I haven't tried to post a comment today, until this one.
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Member Posts: 3,729
    But that comment posted, and I just "liked" yours, so maybe it's working again.
  • dmcc0dmcc0 Member Posts: 778
    Had the same issue. Wouldn't even let me save a draft of the post for later. Now no one will be able to read the wonderfully insightful and witty comment i made about something. Honestly, it was the greatest post ever ;)
  • samiam391samiam391 Member Posts: 4,486
    None of the rest us had any problems.

    Take the hint... @pxchris , @560Heliport , @dmcc0 ......

  • Lego_StarLego_Star Member Posts: 2,144
    Vanilla are clearly tweaking the forum on the fly. Has anyone else noticed their pm's are now saved even if the page reloads mid write?
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Member Posts: 3,729
    ^^ Take what hint? Don't "like" anyone's post? ;)
  • CCCCCC Member Posts: 20,526
    I am unable to like most of @Pitfall69's and @SumoLego's posts.
  • Gibbo1959Gibbo1959 Member Posts: 539
    CCC said:
    I am unable to like most of @Pitfall69's and @SumoLego's posts.
    But that's just a matter of good taste surely, nothing to do with the tech stuff?
  • Lego_StarLego_Star Member Posts: 2,144
    I had this problem last time round when Vanilla were making changes and there's still an open thread. However just now I liked the OPs post without problem. 

    My guess is it will be ok now until the next time they (Vanilla) are making changes on the fly.
  • Lego_StarLego_Star Member Posts: 2,144
    Lego_Star said:
    Vanilla are clearly tweaking the forum on the fly. Has anyone else noticed their pm's are now saved even if the page reloads mid write?
    Eh, just lost a pm. However the previous pm was saved before a page reload must have been a quirk of writing the pm whilst Vanilla were making changes.

    Normal loss of pm typing on page reload is back.
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Member Posts: 5,441
    I’m no expert on such things, but my understanding from other forums is the changes come in when an admin updates the forums to a new version of the forum software. There are no “on -the-fly” changes by the forum designer/vendor. Maybe @Huw can clarify, please?
  • Lego_StarLego_Star Member Posts: 2,144
    Certainly since the forum is up 24 hours a day and features that have worked before have stopped working for a time only to resume again, one can only assume something has changed. Especially if the user has not made changes their end.

    Since Huw has notified us of at least one major update in the past, I see no reason why he would not, hence my assumption that Vanilla are making the updates. 

    I'm just glad when features break that they have eventually been fixed after a time as recent ones have spoiled participation in the forum.
  • pxchrispxchris Member Posts: 2,342
    That would make sense @Lego_Star if the forums were hosted on the Vanilla servers, however the code appears to be fully hosted by Brickset, which would mean that the point @Astrobricks brought up would be true. Vanilla wouldn't have direct access into the code hosted on a private server. However, the hosted forums could be pulling code from the Vanilla server. This is all theoretical however as I have no experience will Vanilla at all, but all of the forum software I've worked with before has operated on the same general principals.
  • benbacardibenbacardi Member Posts: 712
    I'm not sure what leads you to believe they're fully hosted by Brickset ;-) both sites seem to be fronted by CloudFront, you can't tell who owns the servers behind that in each instance.
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Member Posts: 5,441
    These days, just about anything may be on a physical cloud server, but the virtual servers for Vanilla and Brickset would be separate even in the highly unlikely case they were running on the same physical server.
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