Forum Technical Problems
User Id, Strange Stuff
If you experience any problems related to your user id, if your material seems mixed up with anyone else's, please send me a private message.
This problem is considered resolved.
Critcal Error: Session Failure
If you see a message something like
Can't write session
It means phpBB's session table has become corrupted. We do not know why this happens, but when it does I must reset the session table to restore the board.
Update: a large number of Guest sessions builds up prior to the board going down. Perhaps this will help resolve the issue.
A cron job (a program that activates daily or once per 24 hour period at a random time) has been setup to delete all sessions on a daily basis. So don't be surprised if you're logged out occaisonally. The purpose is to restore functionality to the board should session table corruption occur. This should at least restore the board in 24 hours without any human intervention.
This problem is being monitored.
Possible explanation for this problem:
By monitoring session activity it was discovered that the table was becoming corrupted by an overload of Guest sessions. These were apparently produced by heavy web robot activity, some by users downloading the entire forum content in a very short time. Measures have been take to reduce this activity. I hope this issue has been resolved. Please do not hit the forums with offline web readers or robots.