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Bug: Post Thread Errors then Many Duplicate Threads

Discussion in 'Discussion Archive' started by Duskfall -a^DF, Dec 1, 2012.

  1. Duskfall -a^DF

    Duskfall -a^DF New User

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    Does the forum simply not want to work at around Midnight to 2AM PST? I've seen several instances where many duplicate threads are being posted. People trying to post a thread keeps getting an error message when there actually is no error. Because of this "error", people keep pressing the submit button, only for the process to repeat until there's a horde of duplicate threads.
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  2. DataStorm

    DataStorm Retired Staff

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    The error's are caused by the backup system that runs around that time, people are writing replies/new threads, and post them, and get an error, for RECEIVING the new page. They misinterpret the failure for getting the new page for failure to post (I admit, it isn't clear anyway). As it then reverts to the page they where on, they try again, and end up reposting several times.
  3. Mattie!

    Mattie! SteamRep Admin

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    Yeah, it's the server's backup process that runs around that time (this server hosts multiple sites).