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Tao Qian
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Re: 2023 - Scholars is Back Online

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Totally true. I was trying the Three Kingdoms subreddit and that's on of the problems...
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thank you so much!
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Lord Yang Jiahua wrote: Wed Jan 18, 2023 2:35 am Last I was here, it was prior to Covid, the site still worked in spots, and it feels like an age since I've been here.

There's alot to catch up and talk about, I'm very happy to be back, and as James and others have stated, this is 20 years of Memories and
intellect here folks, I don't think there's another place like it on the internet.

I think someone is going to have to do something about the spam bots, if that's what was causing the site to lag before the forum architecture broke.
I kind of get a kick out of some of the comments I’ve read about how people fished around on the semi-broken (lots broken?) site for content that was still active. Even though it also makes me feel bad that I didn’t at least fix a tiny bit more so some navigation worked from the home page. Part of the fuss was that the home page depended on a lot of the code that was more involved to update.

Those pesky spam bots were always a nuisance, but not the thing that ever broken the forum. Instead, it was the march of time, and changes to web architecture that outright broke a lot of old code (especially in PHP). And then that combined with a really rough time for me and I just, sincerely, sunk. And then, with more time passing, other problems cropped up, and the task became bigger.

As time passed through more recent history I became more and more interested in tackling the challenge, and the loss of knowledge and community started to bother me more. And, finally, the host all the broken stuff was being maintained with rolled out some really shady changes (as a culmination of a company acquisition and efforts to squeeze as much money as possible out of customers), and I was looking at massive increases in expenses and more data being pushed offline. So I finally decided to get ahead of it... happy now that I am.
Bryan wrote: Wed Jan 18, 2023 2:52 amLooking forward to this. Through the years I'd lurk or revisit, and absolutely missed it after people started dragging me into other spaces and things went down. I do get some spare scratch in the budget, and would absolutely throw some in.
Thanks so much. It really brings me joy that people want to lend a hand this way. :)
wk123 wrote: Wed Jan 18, 2023 7:06 pm thank you so much!
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I was trying to figure out how to post as a guest because I realized I had long ditched the email I used to register on the site. I thought guests could post in Public Council in the past? In any case, I was able to guess my password because I realized I used one password for basically all my logins back when I had nothing better to do had a lot more free time (and a lot less direction).

Happy Lunar New Year, y'all.
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Sean wrote: Sat Jan 21, 2023 6:08 pm I was trying to figure out how to post as a guest because I realized I had long ditched the email I used to register on the site. I thought guests could post in Public Council in the past? In any case, I was able to guess my password because I realized I used one password for basically all my logins back when I had nothing better to do had a lot more free time (and a lot less direction).

Happy Lunar New Year, y'all.
Hi Sean!

Thanks for the heads up. Guests should be able to post in the Public Council for reasons like this, but forum permissions were messed up a bit in the migration of data. :)
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Sean wrote: Sat Jan 21, 2023 6:08 pm I was trying to figure out how to post as a guest because I realized I had long ditched the email I used to register on the site. I thought guests could post in Public Council in the past? In any case, I was able to guess my password because I realized I used one password for basically all my logins back when I had nothing better to do had a lot more free time (and a lot less direction).

Happy Lunar New Year, y'all.
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I've been logged out twice now from the site despite setting it to remember me. Is anyone else running into those issues?
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Yeah, it's happened a few times to me too.
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That problem occurred to me even before the site downtime.

The last visited time seemed to be bugged too. My last visit was still 2019.
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Xiahou Mao wrote: Mon Jan 23, 2023 6:18 am I've been logged out twice now from the site despite setting it to remember me. Is anyone else running into those issues?
I’m curious if that still happens. Before there were various cases where you could land on the-scholars.com or www.the-scholars.com, which are technically different websites, but now it should do a pretty good job of redirecting to the www variation across the website.

One of the odd little adjustments I made recently.
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