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Re: Let's make a VERY useful stampboards CROWD FUNDING gesture!!

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norvic wrote: 10 May 2024 23:03
Global Admin wrote: 10 May 2024 21:43
Maybe Yuriy needs a few beers from those to whom one powerful search function is not up to their super exacting standards, on their totally FREE subscription here, to focus his attention?

Every phpBB board on this planet - 10s of millions of them literally, all function perfectly well on that basis of using the standard default search version, which here has been boosted up enormously in grunt and reliability, over the basic package. Not noted or mentioned or acknowledged of course by those above, for whom it does not suit. :!:

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I have acknowledged Yuriy's good work publicly and privately and contributed to the Pizza fund.


The point is that for many years we have been urged - as an extra facility - to try the Google search at the foot of the page which you arranged to have there (maybe paid for?) and it has been very useful. Using boolean searches is very useful.

Likewise you have stressed the need for captions on images "so that the Google bot can find them for external searchers".

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All I wrote was that it would have been nice to have been told that using that box at the foot of the page would no longer produce reliable results. Had I known that I would not (a) have emailed Yuriy directly, and (b) raised the point on the thread - which then wasn't answered here.

We all know and acknowledge - though maybe not often enough - how useful this forum is. We have been encouraged to report when something is not working in the way it has for years.

Well, that's likely to happen less now.

I am actively working on fixing the Google issue. The problem is that the load from search bots causes the server to crash. This is a strange development, because the load should not be that high, but that's what's happening.

More information to come.
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Thanks for coming in Yuriy, and for your work on this.

I got the impression that it was insoluble.
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FYI, the site will be down for a few hours over the next 24 hour period. We received the following notice from our hosting company.
As a follow-up to our previous email of several days ago, your server, is scheduled to be moved tomorrow evening to our new state-of-the-art data center facility in the downtown Ashburn, Va area.

Your server will be securely manually relocated by a member of our data center operations team. Our personnel will stay with your server during the transition to the new facility until server connectivity is fully restored. Upon completion of the move, your server will enjoy enhanced benefits such as faster uplink speeds upstream, advanced newer network switches, newer PDUs, superior increased reliability, and other world-class such improvements.

During your move, your services will temporarily be offline. The move will take place during the 24 hour window of May 17th (PST), to ensure minimal disruption to your service. You can expect between 2-4 hours of downtime for us to complete this work, though we expect the actual downtime will be less for most customers.
I have performed an extra full backup of the server, in the event that something goes wrong and we need to restore from a backup.
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Thankyou for the notice Yuriy.
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Thank you Yuriy! :D

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Footnote: In keeping with the principle that acronyms are best used when explained at first appearance in a given context, here's a follow-up to the communication from "our" hosting company, thanks to Yuriy for keeping us advised :D

For those of us not well acquainted with the acronym PDU, I found a helpful explanation:

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