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Thinking about it, and I'd have to say that this is conjecture, it could be why Captchas fail. 

The system has become internally slow that since no reply comes back from the database in good time, that the Captcha code times out. 

I can't be sure of it, but I'd almost bet money on it. 
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good explanations, Sir!

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Davesax1965 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 25 2018 at 08:09
I hope so, I used to get paid a lot of money to explain why someone's database was in the crapper. ;-)

Basically, live with it until the next server reboot. 

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Quinino Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 26 2018 at 07:31
Originally posted by Davesax1965 Davesax1965 wrote:



... Whoever owns the site can request a database reboot, of course... 


That's what I had in mind - giving more visibility to our exchange here could eventually lead to [email protected] attention - let's keep it alive, then, right?
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REBOOT!  REBOOT!  REBOOT!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Davesax1965 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 26 2018 at 08:25
Be careful what you wish for. 

We did some consultancy work for a big hospital Trust here in the UK. Four of us went in, feeling we had to give them some value for money. "Let's do some database changes", said the bloke who I worked with, "then we'll reboot it and it should run faster."

Actually, it didn't. Blank screen, wouldn't start up again. NHS Trust with no patient information system, no Radiology records, no A&E... whooooooooops. 

This is why DBA's get paid so much. There's four of us in the board room with the Trust directors. A bit of an atmosphere develops as the minutes tick away. Databases this size take time to start up, so for every attempt, 15 minutes can pass. I'm the junior team member, so I shut up until an hour's gone by, and several of the Directors are going to go bang any moment. I point out that the Oracle control files have become unsynchronised on power down. Known problem with some databases, this one hasn't been rebooted for years. So we check, yep, timestamp out on one control file, delete it and copy another one over, rename the files, power on, works. 

Tons of stories like this. This is why you need a DBA looking after databases, to be honest. This isn't a "mission critical" database, so it won't be monitored. It's an old database. SQL Server doesn't operate like Oracle but every time you power off / power on a database, there's an element of risk. 

That's why DBA's burn out - three and a half year lifespan, typically. I lasted eight years. I ain't going back. ;-)
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Epic stories you must have retained from those years, for sure; I once did a little SQL and loved it tbh, but that only lasted 3 years coincidentally Big smile
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Quinino Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 29 2018 at 07:21
Could this be ?
- 48 hours with no DB access error !
- Captcha lighter than ever !
... (holding my breath Clown)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Guldbamsen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 29 2018 at 11:01
No captchas for me either....but then again that is two or three posts done over my iPhone, so yeah....I dare not turn on my laptop for then to face disappointment yet again. I've been over the moon a couple of times during the last year or so believing captcha had died and we were back to normal again. Then reality reared its ugly head and I had to identify cars like a champ again.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tapfret Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 29 2018 at 13:38
Captcha is biting me today. The SQL DB error was actually embedded in the "Most Popular Album" object on the front page. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Quinino Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 30 2018 at 14:56
Originally posted by Quinino Quinino wrote:

Could this be ?
- 48 hours with no DB access error !
- Captcha lighter than ever !
... (holding my breath Clown)


24 hours more and still holding my breath - what about you guys, crapcha & DB errors gone for good ?

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Guldbamsen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 30 2018 at 15:12
I turned on my laptop today made 4 posts and had to wade through captcha after captcha, so no it's still here in full force
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Quinino Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 30 2018 at 15:59
Makes no sense, as always Thumbs Down (but 3 days in a row and I'm still getting no cars, store fronts, whatever...good for me...till when?)
...and what about the DB access error, guys & gals, do you still get  any ?
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Why can't I post new threads?
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Sometimes, when I go to some certain thread (last time this happend a moment ago in vinyl-thread) there is coming some downloading into my computer that is said to be possibly harmful and I always block it. When I go to another page of that same thread that thing is not happening. Does someone knows what it is? Do some member try to send viruses to others? Does that happen to anyone else?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Quinino Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 05 2018 at 02:38
You're doing the right thing, just block it and be cool
It happened to me a few times also,  if I remember well it has to do with some bad formatation of a post with embedded links (the intention of its author can only be guessed, online one never can know for sure, right?)
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Yeah, its definitely not a spontaneous free music download, so it gets blocked.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mortte Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 05 2018 at 03:11
Originally posted by Quinino Quinino wrote:

You're doing the right thing, just block it and be cool
It happened to me a few times also,  if I remember well it has to do with some bad formatation of a post with embedded links (the intention of its author can only be guessed, online one never can know for sure, right?)
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It's embedded videos that does it. The forum software doesn't handle a lot of video links properly, so instead of embedding the video on the page the browser tries to download it instead. It's not harmful, just incredibly annoying.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Catcher10 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 06 2018 at 20:30
Its the only forum I visit that any of this happens to me.......Captcha, downloading harmful files and so on.

Crazy.....keeps me away.


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