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Bug I can't read threads!

  1. Jun 16, 2010 #1

    Office_Shredder

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    For the past half hour or so whenever I try to open a thread I get an error message saying that it can't download a cookie properly and the below as a header of sorts. When I try to open up PMs I can see the PM but still get the weird looking header (it's shorter though).

    If anyone knows what's wrong, please PM me as I probably can't read this thread

    EDIT: I can read this thread for some reason, but I'm not convinced of my continued ability to do so

    EDIT2: I can actually read all the threads in this section

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    Warning: MagpieRSS: Failed to parse RSS file. (Invalid document end at line 2, column 1) in [path]/magpierss/rss_fetch.inc  on line 238

    Warning: array_slice() expects parameter 1 to be array, null given in [path]/includes/class_postbit.php(265) : eval()'d code on line 17

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    Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in [path]/includes/class_postbit.php(265) : eval()'d code on line 25

    Warning: MagpieRSS: Failed to parse RSS file. (Invalid document end at line 2, column 1) in [path]/magpierss/rss_fetch.inc on line 238

    Warning: array_slice() expects parameter 1 to be array, null given in [path]/includes/class_postbit.php(265) : eval()'d code on line 17

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    Warning: MagpieRSS: Failed to parse RSS file. (Invalid document end at line 2, column 1) in [path]/magpierss/rss_fetch.inc on line 238

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    Warning: MagpieRSS: Failed to parse RSS file. (Invalid document end at line 2, column 1) in [path]/magpierss/rss_fetch.inc on line 238

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    Warning: MagpieRSS: Failed to parse RSS file. (Invalid document end at line 2, column 1) in [path]/magpierss/rss_fetch.inc on line 238

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    Warning: MagpieRSS: Failed to parse RSS file. (Invalid document end at line 2, column 1) in [path]/magpierss/rss_fetch.inc on line 238

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    Warning: MagpieRSS: Failed to parse RSS file. (Invalid document end at line 2, column 1) in [path]/magpierss/rss_fetch.inc on line 238

    Warning: array_slice() expects parameter 1 to be array, null given in [path]/includes/class_postbit.php(265) : eval()'d code on line 17

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    Warning: MagpieRSS: Failed to parse RSS file. (Invalid document end at line 2, column 1) in [path]/magpierss/rss_fetch.inc on line 238

    Warning: array_slice() expects parameter 1 to be array, null given in [path]/includes/class_postbit.php(265) : eval()'d code on line 17

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    Warning: MagpieRSS: Failed to parse RSS file. (Invalid document end at line 2, column 1) in [path]/magpierss/rss_fetch.inc on line 238

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    Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in [path]/includes/class_postbit.php(265) : eval()'d code on line 25

    Warning: MagpieRSS: Failed to parse RSS file. (Invalid document end at line 2, column 1) in [path]/magpierss/rss_fetch.inc on line 238

    Warning: array_slice() expects parameter 1 to be array, null given in [path]/includes/class_postbit.php(265) : eval()'d code on line 17

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    Warning: MagpieRSS: Failed to parse RSS file. (Invalid document end at line 2, column 1) in [path]/magpierss/rss_fetch.inc on line 238

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    Warning: MagpieRSS: Failed to parse RSS file. (Invalid document end at line 2, column 1) in [path]/magpierss/rss_fetch.inc on line 238

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  3. Jun 16, 2010 #2

    Evo

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    There was a problem with RSS feeds. Seems to be fixed now.
     
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2010
  4. Jun 16, 2010 #3

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    Yeah everything's working now. I waited a little bit to post because I figured someone else would have the same problem and complain first, but when that didn't happen I panicked
     
  5. Jun 16, 2010 #4

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    Apparently some people had no problems. Odd.
     
  6. Jun 16, 2010 #5
    I had the same problem, and couldn't even open this thread. But now it works fine.
     
  7. Jun 16, 2010 #6

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    I didn't think I'd be able to read their thread but if I saw a thread that said 'I can't read threads!' in the title I'd have a good idea what it was talking about :)
     
  8. Jun 16, 2010 #7

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    There was few minutes that I had the problem about every second page refresh.

    To set cookie server has to exchange information with the browser in form of HTTP headers (this is a protocol restriction) - that means, before any content is sent. Error messages are treated just as a page content - so when they were displayed, server is no longer able to set a cookie. As long as everything works OK it is usually not a problem.

    Edit: RSS feeds are source of problems now and then, that's not the first time.
     
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2010
  9. Jun 29, 2010 #8
    It's back. I see what appears to be threads about the issue today, but I am unable to read them. It seems that the more responses a thread has, the more likely it is I'll be able to open it.
     
  10. Jun 29, 2010 #9

    lisab

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    I'm having trouble opening threads, too. It seems to help a bit if I log out then log back in but maybe that's just coincidence.
     
  11. Jun 29, 2010 #10

    Astronuc

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    Try logging out and back in. That seems to correct some of the problem.

    If it persists, I'll reboot PF at 12 noon EDT (1600 GMT).
     
  12. Jun 30, 2010 #11
    The matter has been resolved. Thanks to Astronuc for leadership and attention to this problem!
     
  13. Jun 30, 2010 #12

    Borek

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    Speaking of problems: for the last few days I am getting random database problem screens, I think it have happened at least three times up to now. Last time in about last 10 minutes.
     
  14. Jun 30, 2010 #13

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    Try logging out and back in, and see if that helps clear up the problem. If it happens again, PM a copy of the database problem screen.
     
  15. Jun 30, 2010 #14

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    I get this problem occasionally also. Definitely very random. Refreshing the page seems to fix it for me.
     
  16. Jun 30, 2010 #15

    Borek

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    No need to log out/in, as Borg wrote - just refreshing is usually enough.
     
  17. Jun 30, 2010 #16

    Borek

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    Here you go. Refreshing helped. Unfortunately apart from the message "Database error" there is no additional information.

    Each time it happens there is a several seconds lag between me clicking the link and PF displaying error message. Could be what the error message really means is "database timeout".

    Now that I think about it, it looks similar to what have happened few months ago. It ended with database HDD being replaced and - IIRC - some additional hurdles.
     

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  18. Jun 30, 2010 #17

    Office_Shredder

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    I get that every once in a while too. I figured it was just me
     
  19. Jul 1, 2010 #18

    Borek

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    Checked this time - database error message is shown after about 30 seconds, such a round value suggests preset timeout.
     
  20. Jul 1, 2010 #19

    Astronuc

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    I know that refreshing will fix it temporarily, but I was thinking that logging out and in again may be fix what's causing the error in the first place.

    I've had a couple of errors as well.

    Is it just viewing threads/posts, or does it occur when posting too?
     
  21. Jul 1, 2010 #20

    Borg

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    Personally, it has only happened to me when attempting to view threads. I don't remember it occuring when posting. It doesn't seem to happen when I select the main PF link at the top or the Get Posts -> Today's Posts link in the menu either.
     
  22. Jul 1, 2010 #21

    Borek

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    Just viweing, so far never happened to me while posting. But then I read much more than post.
     
  23. Jul 1, 2010 #22

    Borek

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    Just viewing, so far never happened to me while posting. But then I read much more than post.

    LOL - would you believe it? Database error exactly when submitting THIS answer.

    Edit: no, obviously it was not when posting, but when refreshing view after the post was already inserted into the database.
     
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