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Thread started 04/02/15 1:40am

ben

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HEADS-UP: Site downtime / maintenance coming soon

Hey purple peeps! Wanted to let everyone know that the site will experience some downtime soon (perhaps this weekend, April 4/5/6 sort of), while I move it to a new hosting provider. This is the biggest move in prince.org history, where I need to move LOTS of data, LOTS of configuration, ALL of the software, you name it, to a new computer. I honestly do NOT expect this to go smoothly! Best case scenario, we'll probably see a few hours of downtime; worst case, a day or two (??). I just wanted to make sure everyone knew about it, so you don't freak out if the site seems totally broken/gone when you try to visit. Once I'm all done, the site should be faster / more reliable on the whole, and cost a lot less for me to run (that will be nice!).

So I appreciate everyone's understanding, and I'll post updates on our @princeorg twitter and/or FB page as I have them! I promise I'll try to get it done as quickly as possible.

Thanks!

Ben

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Reply #1 posted 04/02/15 1:51am

Wolfie87

Would you be able to run the site with Firefox without making the computer crash, which is the scenario now.

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Reply #2 posted 04/02/15 2:33am

thedance

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Thanks to you Ben, for doing the work.

Good luck with this proces... wink

Prince 4Ever. heart
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Reply #3 posted 04/02/15 3:12am

TheEnglishGent

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Sounds good, hope it goes smoothly

RIP sad
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Reply #4 posted 04/02/15 4:45am

bso2001

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Good Luck!

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Reply #5 posted 04/02/15 5:14am

unique

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Wolfie87 said:

Would you be able to run the site with Firefox without making the computer crash, which is the scenario now.

it works fine on firefox on all the computers i've used, including a variety of OS's from windows xp to windows 10 and the last few versions of OSX including yosemite, and even on various versions of linux. maybe it's your computer

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Reply #6 posted 04/02/15 5:22am

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Ben, thank you for everything you do. It is truly appreciated!

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Reply #7 posted 04/02/15 5:36am

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unique said:

Wolfie87 said:

Would you be able to run the site with Firefox without making the computer crash, which is the scenario now.

it works fine on firefox on all the computers i've used, including a variety of OS's from windows xp to windows 10 and the last few versions of OSX including yosemite, and even on various versions of linux. maybe it's your computer

I use firefox and it's no problem to come here and read recent topics. But when I google up old topics, older than 2 years, the browser gets in truoble while loading and says he has problems with some scripts.

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Reply #8 posted 04/02/15 6:23am

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ludwig said:

I use firefox and it's no problem to come here and read recent topics. But when I google up old topics, older than 2 years, the browser gets in truoble while loading and says he has problems with some scripts.


yeahthat ...it crashes my Firefox which IS annoying but other than that the site works fine on Firefox.

Good luck with the move Ben and thanks! smile

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Reply #9 posted 04/02/15 6:39am

luv4u

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Thank you Ben smile


btw some folks have been asking in the past if there will be an APP for their phones...............

Edmonton, AB - canada

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REAL MUSIC by REAL MUSICIANS - Prince
"I kind of wish there was a reason for Prince to make the site crash more" ~~ Ben
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Reply #10 posted 04/02/15 6:58am

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we need a prince.org app !

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Reply #11 posted 04/02/15 7:30am

Cinny

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Thank you, BEN! biggrin

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Reply #12 posted 04/02/15 9:38am

unique

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ludwig said:



unique said:




Wolfie87 said:


Would you be able to run the site with Firefox without making the computer crash, which is the scenario now.





it works fine on firefox on all the computers i've used, including a variety of OS's from windows xp to windows 10 and the last few versions of OSX including yosemite, and even on various versions of linux. maybe it's your computer



I use firefox and it's no problem to come here and read recent topics. But when I google up old topics, older than 2 years, the browser gets in truoble while loading and says he has problems with some scripts.



Yeah that happens when u click links from Google but if u wait a few seconds u get a script error or something you can click and it's fine to continue. Would be good if that was fixed.
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Reply #13 posted 04/02/15 10:50am

p3r1i9nce

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Thank you, Ben, for the all the work you do for the site. I'm not very active on here, but this is where I come to get my Princely fix!

Proud member of the Naked Orgers Club
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Reply #14 posted 04/02/15 11:25am

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Thank you for the work and energy Ben. cool

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Reply #15 posted 04/02/15 11:26am

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unique said:

ludwig said:

I use firefox and it's no problem to come here and read recent topics. But when I google up old topics, older than 2 years, the browser gets in truoble while loading and says he has problems with some scripts.

Yeah that happens when u click links from Google but if u wait a few seconds u get a script error or something you can click and it's fine to continue. Would be good if that was fixed.

That doesn't work with Safari on a Mac, everything just stops. I have to resort to Firefox for searches and then as you say, wait for the script error. Would be nice if it worked with Safari biggrin

RIP sad
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Reply #16 posted 04/02/15 2:12pm

lezama

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Thanks Ben!

Change it one more time..
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Reply #17 posted 04/02/15 6:27pm

Kobe

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Is this a wind-up?

Prince's passing was like losing my best friend from my stereo ┬ęKobe 2016.09.09
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Reply #18 posted 04/02/15 7:05pm

JoeyC

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I might be a little paranoid but this kinda, sorta feels like a situation where someone is going in for surgery, and even though said surgery is minor, complications can and do happen.



I guess i better say my R.I.P's now... Just in case. wink



Thanks, Ben, for all your hard work and dedication to prince.org.

Rest in Peace Bettie Boo. See u soon.
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Reply #19 posted 04/02/15 10:30pm

fusk

in my years of posting here I never knew there was a Ben who ran the Org. Thanks to Ben and whoever else runs the show! This is definitely one of the strangest places on the internet I've been to, and like Prince's music, it's the idiosyncrasies that I find so appealing.

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i'm getting sentimental over here

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Reply #20 posted 04/02/15 11:37pm

derrick31

thedance said:

Thanks to you Ben, for doing the work.

Good luck with this proces... wink


Kudos!!!!
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Reply #21 posted 04/03/15 12:30am

unique

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TheEnglishGent said:



unique said:


ludwig said:


I use firefox and it's no problem to come here and read recent topics. But when I google up old topics, older than 2 years, the browser gets in truoble while loading and says he has problems with some scripts.



Yeah that happens when u click links from Google but if u wait a few seconds u get a script error or something you can click and it's fine to continue. Would be good if that was fixed.

That doesn't work with Safari on a Mac, everything just stops. I have to resort to Firefox for searches and then as you say, wait for the script error. Would be nice if it worked with Safari biggrin



Safari is shite though. It's easier to use Firefox or chrome which work with more things and have a huge amount of great plugins like ad block and no script etc.
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Reply #22 posted 04/03/15 3:17am

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unique said:

TheEnglishGent said:

That doesn't work with Safari on a Mac, everything just stops. I have to resort to Firefox for searches and then as you say, wait for the script error. Would be nice if it worked with Safari biggrin

Safari is shite though. It's easier to use Firefox or chrome which work with more things and have a huge amount of great plugins like ad block and no script etc.

I prefer Safari, it's fine for me, the only thing I have ever found not to work is the org's google search biggrin

RIP sad
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Reply #23 posted 04/03/15 7:57am

vili

Those with Firefox problems, if you use AdBlock Plus or a similar plugin, add the following filter rule to your settings: prince.org/_js/all_1

That stops the website from crashing the browser. I too have had it happen with all Firefox versions for as long as I can remember, and across all PCs that I have owned.

Ben: good luck with the update!

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Reply #24 posted 04/03/15 8:11am

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Ben thanks for the heads up! Good luck
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All of it. Everything. Is U.
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Reply #25 posted 04/03/15 8:45am

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vili said:

Those with Firefox problems, if you use AdBlock Plus or a similar plugin, add the following filter rule to your settings: prince.org/_js/all_1

That stops the website from crashing the browser. I too have had it happen with all Firefox versions for as long as I can remember, and across all PCs that I have owned.

Ben: good luck with the update!


Oh wow! I just installed Adblock plus...then added the custom filter and it works like magic! No more Firefox crashes when looking up old threads via Google...awesome! Thanks very much! cool

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Reply #26 posted 04/03/15 10:03am

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THANKS as always Ben for making it happen for all of these years!!
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Reply #27 posted 04/03/15 11:50am

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FIREFOX USERS:

Try running Firefox WITHOUT add-ons.

I use Ad Block Plus, Ghostery, and a few others. I found that disabling ABP on the org fixed my Google link issue.

A good procedure would be to disable all add-ons and enable them one at a time until you hit your error. Chances are the problem is due to something relating to this.


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Reply #28 posted 04/03/15 11:51am

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vili said:

Those with Firefox problems, if you use AdBlock Plus or a similar plugin, add the following filter rule to your settings: prince.org/_js/all_1

That stops the website from crashing the browser. I too have had it happen with all Firefox versions for as long as I can remember, and across all PCs that I have owned.

Ben: good luck with the update!


Or... listen to vili who posted it first. smile (that will teach me to read the thread!)

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Still it's nice to know, when our bodies wear out, we can get another

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Reply #29 posted 04/03/15 5:39pm

ludwig

vili said:

Those with Firefox problems, if you use AdBlock Plus or a similar plugin, add the following filter rule to your settings: prince.org/_js/all_1

That stops the website from crashing the browser. I too have had it happen with all Firefox versions for as long as I can remember, and across all PCs that I have owned.

Ben: good luck with the update!

Thanks!

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