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  1. Aussie Thoughts

    Aussie Thoughts Just my 2 cents

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    Working fine today.
     
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  2. Devils' Advocate

    Devils' Advocate Well-Known Member

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    Okay Steve, here is a really, really weird one for you. In Lux's post #72 in the thread "Is Britain no longer a 'Christian' country?" I was attempting to reply to the first paragraph and kept getting this error message:

    Interfaith Error Occurred.png

    I started testing to see if I could reply to other people's posts in that thread. I could. Then I started to see if I could reply to other Lux posts in that thread, and I could. I tried responding to other paragraphs in the post that was giving me trouble, and I could. I kept winnowing away and found out that there was just one sentence (!)

    It was the second sentence "It doesn't matter whether one's standards stem from his/her 'religious' beliefs or 'personal' beliefs he/she gained from their life experiences." This one sentence repeatedly kept giving me the error message! lol.

    Don't you just love some of the weird stuff we throw at you?????
     
  3. wil

    wil UNeyeR1

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    You may not reply to that...
     
  4. Devils' Advocate

    Devils' Advocate Well-Known Member

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    Apparently not. Scary though when you get the site itself stepping in to tell me that!
     
  5. StevePame

    StevePame Administrator Staff Member

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    That is just weird. Thanks for narrowing it down to that single sentence, DA. I just tried to reply to your writing of that in this thread and I get the same error. I sent a request to tech support, both for the forum software team and the host. Both have said that it is impossible for a single sentence to generate such a forbidden error message. I'm hoping to get more feedback from both groups to figure out the true underlying cause, if one exists. So strange...
     
  6. Devils' Advocate

    Devils' Advocate Well-Known Member

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    Oh. Well. I'm glad that it is impossible. Feel much better about the whole thing. lol.
     
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  7. Devils' Advocate

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    Happened again! This time in Thomas' post #20 in the Why Do We Trust Ancient Texts thread.

    Could not reply to just this one sentence:
    Does he understand his neighbour better for all that? No. Has man said anything more about 'love' or 'life' or 'living' than those Iron and Bronze Age ancients?

    Gave me that same error message as I posted above.
     
  8. StevePame

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    Thanks, DA. Maybe this will give the support folks more to work with. No one has responded to my queries on the help forums, so this isn't a very widespread issue people have come across, apparently. Looking at the two sentences, I'm wondering if the problem is related to the use of 4+ apostrophes in too close succession? I'll let you know if I hear anything productive.
     
  9. Devils' Advocate

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    It is a curiosity. Not any huge issue though. If I can't do the auto reply, I just copy and paste.
     
  10. wil

    wil UNeyeR1

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    No issues here, but I have purchased the monkey wrench scrpt and will try to dl it tonight...

    Happy new year!!
     
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  11. StevePame

    StevePame Administrator Staff Member

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    Any more instances of the inability to reply to certain sentences, DA?

    Nothing but crickets from the support folks and people on the forums, DA. I think that, rather than Kim Kardashian, you've broken the internet. For no one to be chiming in, suggesting they know the answer, that's saying something. At least 69 people have viewed the question on one of the forums. So good job stumping everyone :)
     
  12. Devils' Advocate

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    If it can be done, it is possible I can do it! No hubris here. Personally though, Kardashian seems like a more likely culprit. Just because.
     
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    Oh, and no I have not had any further experiences with certain sentences being obstinate. Of course now that I have said that.......
     
  14. wil

    wil UNeyeR1

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    Lay off kk....k?
     
  15. StevePame

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    We're all just waiting for the other shoe to drop now. It is like I've issued a challenge :)
     
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    wil UNeyeR1

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    The other shoe to drop..
    A guest who checked into an inn one night was warned to be quiet because the guest in the room next to his was a light sleeper. As he undressed for bed, he dropped one shoe, which, sure enough, awakened the other guest. He managed to get the other shoe off in silence, and got into bed. An hour later, he heard a pounding on the wall and a shout: "When are you going to drop the other shoe?" Thus the term "waiting for the other shoe to drop."
    by Bill Koch March 18, 2007
     
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  17. StevePame

    StevePame Administrator Staff Member

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    Service notice: The host is doing work on the servers for the next three days. They promised me that there wouldn't be outages, but I no longer believe what they say. If you experience any problems, please let me know so that I can tell them. Thanks.
     
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    StevePame Administrator Staff Member

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    As you've probably noticed, today is not a good server day. The hosting company was at least honest when I talked to them. The rep I dealt with said he had no idea what was going on, but they were working on it. Sadly, his honesty has not actually fixed the problem. I'll keep you posted. Thanks for your patience.
     
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    StevePame Administrator Staff Member

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    I've also shut down a few background processes to try and limit our resource draw. Don't know how much good it will do. Let me know if you experience something weird (er than normal).
     
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    System up and running, but they'll be testing the servers from 6am-11am central time today (3/30). Said outages may occur during tests, but should be minor.
     

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