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Forum - connection problems again

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Forum - connection problems again

Keep getting
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Connection Problems
Sorry, SMF was unable to connect to the database. This may be caused by the server being busy. Please try again later.
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Re: Forum - connection problems again

On Sunday night 4th-5th Oct, I was getting no end of issues with sessions timing out etc.
No drops in connection or anything. Weird.
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Re: Forum - connection problems again

Also see this on a daily basis. The Control-F5 key combo gets a little work until the requested page loads.
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Re: Forum - connection problems again

I've just seen this again a couple of minutes ago.
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Re: Forum - connection problems again

And I just had a problem with "making a post" stalling. I had to copy my reply, open the thread in a new tab, close the other one and then post again Roll eyes
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Re: Forum - connection problems again

I've just had that. When I refreshed the page with my prepared post I was then able to click Post.
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Re: Forum - connection problems again

I've got into the habit of copying complicated posts because of this issue. I usually open the thread in a new tab again anyway in case it did actually post the first time to save a double post.
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Re: Forum - connection problems again

I had problems on Sunday, and again this morning, with this error cropping up several times -
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An Error Has Occurred!
The last posting from your IP was less than 5 seconds ago. Please try again later.

which is a load of bull because it wasn't true (nor had I pressed the Post button twice). But mostly the problems have been what looks like stalled posting - sometimes it's posted, other times not. Frankly I'm getting rather sick of it.
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Re: Forum - connection problems again

I had one of those errors yesterday.
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Re: Forum - connection problems again

I had one today
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Re: Forum - connection problems again

Hi Anotherone,
hope this is the link that you meant, please advise if not.
I'm getting an error message (below) when trying to attach .jpg files to a thread that I have previously been able to do so with.
Message is :-
"An Error Has Occurred!
The upload folder is full. Please try a smaller file and/or contact an administrator."
Doing this with a smaller file results in exactly the same error.
Only straight text gets through, but all the detail that is needed is within the files  Sad
The address of the page where I am attempting to post is :-
http://community.plus.net/forum/index.php/topic,143213.112.html
Hope that this is of help.
Please advise me of anything that I have done/not done correctly & I'll try to sort it.
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Re: Forum - connection problems again

I've tried the tactic of reporting the above post, not that there's anything wrong with the post, but because the report is visible to Plusnet staff.
Maybe they might actually take a look at what is going on, since they obviously have ignored this thread until now Angry
Kittyfrisk
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Re: Forum - connection problems again

Thanks, glad to try & return some help.
Incidentally, I hadn't thought it significant before ( too busy swearing at the screen...) but I too have had the other message that you describe :-
"An Error Has Occurred!
The last posting from your IP was less than 5 seconds ago. Please try again later."

I had tried an unsuccessful post including files, then I cut the message text (sans files) went back to the message area and tried to paste and repost as a new message.
This took considerably longer than 5 seconds.... but I still got the error message.