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gav
Posted: Monday, October 10, 2011 6:37:06 PM

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Hello All

After many months, my latest changes to the Stories Space code base is ready for public consumption. This release focuses on a new database engine (migrating from Sql Server to MongoDB), however there have been numerous bug fixes also packaged into this release. I am planning on upgrading storiesspace.com site with this new version during the evening of Thursday 13th October (PST). The site will be unavailable for up to 4 hours.

Due to the nature of this change, I have to migrate all your data (stories, friends, profile) to a new data source. This *may* cause data loss. Once this site has been upgraded I would really appreciate if you find any missing data or errors in the system then you report either directly to me, or add a post to this thread. It is vital we discover any nasty bugs before we upgrade any further sites.

Please note, your activity on your profile page will be empty after the upgrade. Unfortunately this was not able to be migrated across. Therefore, as you and your friends participate in the site, the activity section will soon become full again.

Thanks for your help.

Cheers................gav
DirtyMartini
Posted: Monday, October 10, 2011 6:52:06 PM

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gav wrote:
It is vital we discover any nasty bugs before we upgrade any further sites.


So, I gather that Stories Space is the Guinea Pig here? I see where we rate...happy8

When you say "data loss"...you mean like people may lose their stories? Might be a good time to remind people to make sure they have back-up copies of anything they have posted here...I've heard a few disaster stories in my time on story sites...

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gav
Posted: Monday, October 10, 2011 7:58:57 PM

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I would say Stories Space is the inovator here, a forward thinker on the bleeding edge :p

I wil still have a copy of the data in Sql Server, so everything it recoverable. I just need to be made aware of what's missing so I can repair the importer and recover the data.

If there's anyone I would want on the moderating team of a site thats about to have a major site upgrade, its YOU Alan!

Lisa
Posted: Monday, October 10, 2011 10:10:32 PM

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gav wrote:
I would say Stories Space is the inovator here, a forward thinker on the bleeding edge :p



Thanks for the update, Gav, and for all your hard work!
Sherzahd
Posted: Tuesday, October 11, 2011 1:05:44 AM

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Thank you for the heads up. I will try to inform as many members as I can, since most of them never check the forums. Hope all goes as planned.

Not sure where we will go for those four hours though...... hmmm..... homeless for four whole hours....d'oh!

“Many people hear voices when no-one is there. Some of them are called mad and are shut up in rooms where they stare at the walls all day. Others are called writers and they do pretty much the same thing.”
DirtyMartini
Posted: Tuesday, October 11, 2011 10:02:52 AM

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gav wrote:


If there's anyone I would want on the moderating team of a site thats about to have a major site upgrade, its YOU Alan!



Thanks Gav...I think that's a compliment anyway...happy8

Btw...our badges will be safe, right? I mean...I really don't care if I lose my stories, or my pictures, or my friends comments, or even my friends...

But my badges will be safe...right? Just asking...icon_smile

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DirtyMartini
Posted: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 1:24:13 AM

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Btw Gav...we thought maybe you should have a lucky rabbits foot for good luck...

Seemed like a good idea at the time...though the rabbit apparently doesn't think so...he does not look happy at all...



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Hollywood3
Posted: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 5:45:45 AM

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God Gav...you had to go tell him that...now its gonna go to his head!
Hey DM ya know I love ya hunny.

One day at a time is enough. Don't look back and grieve the past, it's gone... don't be troubled about the future it has yet to come... live in the present and make it so beautiful that it will be worth remembering.
Guest
Posted: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 10:50:05 AM

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Sherzahd wrote:
Not sure where we will go for those four hours though...... hmmm..... homeless for four whole hours....d'oh!


We can all go to DM's house for cocktails and nibbles !!
gav
Posted: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 2:43:53 PM

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I guess I was a little too excited to get this release out, there its done!

Can you please inform me of anything odd you may see, thanks.

nicola
Posted: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 6:44:12 PM

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Excellent work Gav! Applause
Lisa
Posted: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 10:21:08 PM

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Thank you very much, Gav!

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Sherzahd
Posted: Thursday, October 13, 2011 12:47:22 AM

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gav wrote:
I guess I was a little too excited to get this release out, there its done!

Can you please inform me of anything odd you may see, thanks.



Odd? You need to be more specific, because with Mr. Martini around, there is always something 'odd' happening...... Whistle

“Many people hear voices when no-one is there. Some of them are called mad and are shut up in rooms where they stare at the walls all day. Others are called writers and they do pretty much the same thing.”
Mandsi
Posted: Thursday, October 13, 2011 1:08:30 AM

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Nothing odd as of yet, apart from empty chat room.
Is it always like this? I could hear the echo of my breathing it was a bit creepy.

I like the little question Want to change? after the username in your personal settings, is that new?

If you can read this I'll enjoy your company.
steffanie
Posted: Thursday, October 13, 2011 2:50:04 AM

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Don't put your feet up yet Gav.

The Random Story button doesn't seem to be working properly.

+ The #Stories - Avg Score - #Views buttons on the Authors Listing Page no longer work.


Well you did ask and I'm only trying to help icon_smile
scooter
Posted: Thursday, October 13, 2011 7:19:36 AM

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Sherzahd wrote:
gav wrote:
I guess I was a little too excited to get this release out, there its done!

Can you please inform me of anything odd you may see, thanks.



Odd? You need to be more specific, because with Mr. Martini around, there is always something 'odd' happening...... Whistle


f-hihi So true Sherzahd,, but after hanging around DirtyM for so long
all his oddities seem like the norm these days.

Nice work Gav. Not that I would notice, but I'll keep my eyes peeled for mistakes or anything missing.
I am missing my sandwich and drink
DirtyMartini
Posted: Thursday, October 13, 2011 5:43:59 PM

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steffanie wrote:

+ The #Stories - Avg Score - #Views buttons on the Authors Listing Page no longer work.


Well you did ask and I'm only trying to help icon_smile


Oh yeah...just stopping by to say the same thing...I just got on here, and that was the first thing I checked...I know that if I click on "# Stories" I should be on top with 83 and close to 16k views...

That was supposed to be my easy way to check things...but since that's not even working...jeez...

I'll be back...and nice poem Gav...happy8

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DirtyMartini
Posted: Thursday, October 13, 2011 5:56:37 PM

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OK, I found my screen name on the author's list...and it looks good, except my average score dropped...haven't figured out yet if someone gave me a bunch of 3 votes in the last 24 hours, but I'll try to figure that out...

Also...I see that my stories are completely out of order on my page...the ones from December, 2010 seem to show as the latest...

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DirtyMartini
Posted: Thursday, October 13, 2011 7:48:33 PM

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Oh wait...we be having some more major issues me thinks...I verified this poem today, but don't see it on the front page...and the verification date is wrong...

http://www.storiesspace.com/stories/poetry/sushi-surprisethe-directors-cut.aspx

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DirtyMartini
Posted: Thursday, October 13, 2011 8:22:55 PM

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I'd like to note that I did get the e-mail notification that Lee had posted a new poem, btw...since I am "following" him...and I know, following Lee can only lead to no good...but, yeah...it was only till much later that I realized the poem never hit the front page...

And, um, a big round of congratulations is no doubt in order Mr. Gav...I see you did indeed make the illustrious Stories Space Top Author List...a well-deserved honor if I've ever seen one, btw...

It's amazing how stressful times like these can inspire one to write poetry...and I'm sure this will no doubt be a sign of things to come...in fact, I can hardly wait for your next masterwork...

Remind me to add you to my "Following Authors" list...happy8

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DirtyMartini
Posted: Thursday, October 13, 2011 8:53:04 PM

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Sherzahd wrote:

Odd? You need to be more specific, because with Mr. Martini around, there is always something 'odd' happening...... Whistle


I heard that btw, Miss Yas...there must be some other Mr. Martini around, because obviously you're not talking about me...why is your ice cream missing? Lol...

Um, getting back on track here...obviously the "Popular Tag" and "Popular Search" fields are missing on the front page...

I'll be back...I've just begun to start looking...

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DirtyMartini
Posted: Thursday, October 13, 2011 9:08:29 PM

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I know this is something that will only be noticed by that elite group of highly trained individuals known here as "moderators" but the appearance of a story when logged in as a mod has changed...where the name of the person who verified the work in question used to stand out in big bold letter it is now relegated under the heading of "Story History"...

I was trying to figure out who, if anyone, had verified your poem Gav...and it took me a while to figure out it was Miss Yas...

Personally I think you must have bribed her with a big bowl of ice cream to get that one passed through...but, I could be wrong...but, I doubt it...happy8

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DirtyMartini
Posted: Thursday, October 13, 2011 9:12:26 PM

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Oooops...yet another "not good" thingy...

When you click on the friends icon on the upper right, the list of friends is not in alphabetical order as it should be...

Not good Gav, not good at all...sad3

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Sherzahd
Posted: Thursday, October 13, 2011 11:10:30 PM

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DirtyMartini wrote:
Oooops...yet another "not good" thingy...

When you click on the friends icon on the upper right, the list of friends is not in alphabetical order as it should be...

Not good Gav, not good at all...sad3


Hmm... mine has never been in alphabetical order.

“Many people hear voices when no-one is there. Some of them are called mad and are shut up in rooms where they stare at the walls all day. Others are called writers and they do pretty much the same thing.”
DirtyMartini
Posted: Thursday, October 13, 2011 11:59:55 PM

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scooter wrote:

I am missing my sandwich and drink


Ahhh, Mr. Scooter...just want to say we received your claim form regarding reimbursement for missing or damaged items as a result of the upgrade...

Just want to say, there is no way that the "estimated value" of your missing sandwich is $9859.95 USD...

I hope you're not trying to bilk this fine site out of funds by filing padded damage claim forms...I'll just pass it along to upper management and let them deal with it...happy8

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gav
Posted: Friday, October 14, 2011 12:07:55 AM

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Sherzahd wrote:
DirtyMartini wrote:
Oooops...yet another "not good" thingy...

When you click on the friends icon on the upper right, the list of friends is not in alphabetical order as it should be...

Not good Gav, not good at all...sad3


Hmm... mine has never been in alphabetical order.


I attempted to keep the same (custom) order from the previous incarnation. If you want the order to go back to alpha, choose the reset to default order link from your friends settings page.

Anyone tried the new Friends List Lite yet?

gav
Posted: Friday, October 14, 2011 12:18:59 AM

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steffanie wrote:
Don't put your feet up yet Gav.

The Random Story button doesn't seem to be working properly.

+ The #Stories - Avg Score - #Views buttons on the Authors Listing Page no longer work.


Well you did ask and I'm only trying to help icon_smile


Unfortunately its extremely difficult to allow sorting on those fields. I only calculate those values for the current page, it would be too slow to compute this across all the authors.

I was kind of hoping no one would notice that hiding
gav
Posted: Friday, October 14, 2011 12:32:03 AM

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DirtyMartini wrote:
Oh wait...we be having some more major issues me thinks...I verified this poem today, but don't see it on the front page...and the verification date is wrong...



I think I've solved the mystery of the display dates when you verify a story.

Do I need to publish another poetry masterpiece for someone to test this on?

DirtyMartini
Posted: Friday, October 14, 2011 12:50:06 AM

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gav wrote:


Unfortunately its extremely difficult to allow sorting on those fields. I only calculate those values for the current page, it would be too slow to compute this across all the authors.

I was kind of hoping no one would notice that hiding


Ooooh...I use that fairly often...it's a really easy way to find myself, I can just click on "# Stories" and I show up...

I don't care if it computes across multiple pages, but it would be nice to see at least who is on top as far as no. of views, ratings, story count...you know, like its been on the sister site...

We can't go back to that?

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DirtyMartini
Posted: Friday, October 14, 2011 7:38:43 AM

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MissAdventure's avatar picture shows up in her profile...but, not in this thread...

http://www.storiesspace.com/forum/yaf_postsm5869_Hello.aspx#5869

Also, it shows up on the activity list on her profile page that she added me as a friend more than once...I should take that as a compliment, I guess...under "Friends" the friend adds are appearing in opposite order than they did before the upgrade...

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