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Bugs, Issues, and Changelog Anonymous Board owner 09/02/2019 (Mon) 15:52:13 No. 18
If you notice something wrong that isn't "it's slow", post about it here. If something is fixed or changed, it'll be posted here.
MP3 files suddenly stopped working. Says they're "not allowed" by the server.
The shit-stirring has been deleted. The IP that posted porn on the SFW board has been banned. /meta/ is not for petty snits.
Some downtime in the past few hours; there seem to have been some memory issues, possibly at our host's level. We'll be keeping an eye on things; please post here with times if you experience a period of downtime.
>>13584 I experienced downtime 4 days ago for at least 4 hours, then 2 days ago for at least half of the day and yesterday it kept going all the day. Today it seems to be continuing being down, i started using Tor a couple of days ago to see if it was my area and sure enough i could connect, with a german connection, but with a dutch one i could not. In some boards i'm seeing people commenting about them thinking Anon Cafe is not on the webring anymore because they cannot see it in webring button, also some /k/ users talking about their hard time accessing the site.
>>13587 Thank you for the information. If you notice further downtimes from your end it would be helpful if you could provide the times so we can correlate it against other observations. Sometimes, what looks like downtime is inter-provider issues or blocking. >sure enough i could connect, with a german connection, but with a dutch one i could not. That sounds like ISP-level or country-level blocking, which we cannot do very much about.
So how can we stop waves of spam from flooding our boards? /shelter/ /fascist/ /k/ Probably soon to be more.
>>13591 >/k/ I've noticed bot spam that is identical across many imageboards tends to land there. I'm not sure why, but non-political spam is easy to identify there. >/fascist/ Personally, I've almost only seen trolling. On that board, trolling is inevitable. They hate lots of people and lots of people hate them, just like most political sites. Do you mean the shitposting or something else? >/shelter/ I haven't seen any, unless you include trolling (including an attack spambot) as fallout from inter-site drama.
>>13592 Disregard this, I suck cocks. I haven't been here in a few days and checked the board. You're right.
>>13592 /fascist/ got the same bot spam as /k/, look at the logs and what the BO said in the QTDDTOT there https://anon.cafe/.global/logs/fascist/2020-09-08.html
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>>13589 It's still down in taco land, the U.S. detects it as up but in both cases i can barely load it, pic related. In the Tor connections it's a mixed bag, Germany and now Austria access it easily but the Dutch one either does it just as well or doesn't. >what looks like downtime is inter-provider issues or blocking. Pretty bizarre from my end, one of the few good things in the land of the sahuaro is how nobody regulates the internet so blocking the cafe out of every site out there seems very strange. Good luck with those issues tho.
>>13594 >/fascist/ got the same bot spam as /k/ Recently, yes. That was clearly a targeted attack on this site reporting aspie comments. I was talking about casual ad spam from months ago that hits hundreds of imageboards.>>13594
>>13596 >That was clearly a targeted attack on this site reporting aspie comments. Maybe /fascist/ should have not banned a certain anon for having assburgers or using the integralist flag.
Posting here as >>13345 said so. Another blip of downtime, from around 17:55 - 18:05 BST Might have started earlier, hadn't refreshed the page I was on for a good half hour or so.
>>13598 Also, I'm only posting these as I'm assuming it'll be of some help, if you're aware of the blips and don't need someone reporting each one specifically please go ahead and tell me to fuck off.
>>13597 They didn't ban him for that they banned him for being a constant annoyance and stirring shit, that he has assburgers and uses the integralist flag is a component of that but not even close to the main reason.
Site's become impossible to use desu
>>13602 /cow/ has taken an interest in this place. First come the spam bots, then the DDOS, then the owner gets doxed.
>>13603 >then the owner gets doxed. Did he really?
>>13604 I actually misread that I think, I think you're saying that is the intended progression. By bad for being a tard.
>>13604 He will if the pattern holds up. Haven't you been paying attention to what happened to PLW and all the others? One by one webring sites are being deplatformed and their boards gobbled up by tvch. They're already being "helpful" and offering shelter to /k/. I forgot a couple of other steps in the pattern. There will be floods of child porn and then there will suddenly be helpful 'anons' offering to be janitors.
>>13606 Note all the janitors of /cow/ and tvch are the same people. Even the head admins are the same. Robi does the tech support for tvch and the main global vol is a guy known as Hanging_Flesh.
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I just want to post with anons in peace
>>13606 >>13607 Sounds plausible but also sounds like some tengu propaganda, CP at /v/ was tengu's fault more than any kind of /cow/ agent. >helpful 'anons' offering to be janitors. I have and i did but because i used extensively one of the boards in dire need, not because i wanted a position. Still, it is a solid fact this performance issue started the same day some boards/topics at ALog started migrating here. At this point either /cow/, the goons or the feds via outsourced shitpost farms are at fault, any clue must be taken into account to know what the admin should or should not do. >>13608 It seems that's against the interests of the west's lobbying institutes.
>>13589 >>13595 What the hell, now a lot of people are having trouble but today is the first time i can connect without problems.
>>13610 > today is the first time i can connect without problems. It's pretty spotty. I've been able to get a post in here and there every half hour or so. I expect it to go down again soon.
>>13609 >Sounds plausible but also sounds like some tengu propaganda, CP at /v/ was tengu's fault more than any kind of /cow/ agent. Starting to get sick of hearing about some fag that fucked up when he was bullied to be honest. Hanging_Flesh has been a major problem for a year now and killed three boards on julay long before that happened on /v/. The only difference is the damage was contained on slower boards and Robi was able to cover for him. The guy is a real problem and his name just keeps popping up everywhere. He was recently added as an admin on tvch right around the time logs were disabled. Every time anons point out what is clearly going on a thread gets flooded with accusations of them being the same three or four people. I'm sick of a handful of spergs ruining everything for everyone. I'm going to call out obvious subversion where ever I see it. The Dolphin tripfag has been a thorn in the side of the webring for a year now. You can watch Hanging_Flesh and all the other vols on tvch+julay holding casual conversations with him everyday on cytube if you care to go lurk it. All these people admit to using discord. This is unacceptable and the same problem with the janitors on cuckchan, 8kun, and many other places. If they want to be a big gay friend club no one should stop them but when they're actively deplatforming boards they don't control it's a problem for everyone. All tripfags should be bullied without mercy and punished for their crimes.
Thank you for your patience, everyone. We're seeing network activity that might suggest an upstream problem but haven't been able to decisively pin down the problem yet. During one of the outages we have been able to observe, we saw high levels of packet loss but our own server seemed to be purring along fine. We'll gather some more evidence and be in touch with our provider. We've seen several boards erupt with similar posts to the effect that anon.cafe might die and those boards should consider what to do in this case. We plan to keep anon.cafe very much alive, but if history has taught us anything it is that boards should always have a bunker and an evacuation plan. >>13598 >>13599 Thank you, Anon. This is very helpful. >>13602 What symptoms do you see? Does it simply not load? Does it load slowly? Does it load but you can't post? What happens when you do try to post, if so? >>13610 >now a lot of people are having trouble but today is the first time i can connect without problems. This is exactly the kind of mysterious symptom we can't explain. From our server's perspective, we're not seeing anything in the logs indicating starvation, restarts, crashes, and so on. That it's up for some and down for others is very strange. >>13611 So for you, it loads but you can't post?
>>13613 Glad to see that you really care about the cafe, this place and smug are all I use. Also it's nice to have site owner that doesn't just give up when problems come up. Wish you guys the best of luck to find the problem.
>>13613 >What symptoms do you see? For me, the only problems have been that it either takes a very long time to load, or my browser tries to load this site and it just times out after a minute or two and says that it can't connect. It was like this regardless of what I was using, phone, Tor or just regular browser.
>>13613 Update: We've been able to confirm that our server's upstream network interface is periodically experiencing bursts of packet loss ranging from moderate (experienced as the site being slow of choppy) to severe (where it's unusable) to total (when the site appears down). We've alerted our provider and are waiting to hear back from them.
>>13616 Not anyone who's posted ITT so far, but thanks for the update. I hope they're able to resolve it, lately it's felt like half the time I hit reply it doesn't go through (like literally just now lol), and threads I have open are constantly failing to auto-update. Speaking of which, is there any way you could make threads start auto-updating again once the site comes back online? Whenever the site goes offline, it will stop attempting to auto-update, and I have to manually hit refresh to get it going again.
>>13613 >>13616 Good luck Admin. I like Anoncafe quite a bit in general. Please do your best to keep it afloat.
>>13615 I've also been getting this over the last week or so but only for a few hours at a time and there was a period a few months ago where I couldn't load it at all for about three weeks.
>>13620 What is your problem? Can't you find something useful to do with your life? I can not believe anyone would devote themselves to doing this for free for over a year.
>>13621 Just let him seethe in silence
>>13616 A note that there also seems to be some issues connecting from a US Atlantic direction network. The host point that is causing issues when I test this end is/are nodes in DEUTCHLAND/Switzerland that keeps timing out. It may be worth it avoid nodes from the baltics and nordic states since they seem to be an issue (Telia Carrier). However, that will also make the site slower.
>>13620 Fuck off. That's not my real email.
Ban evasion. Original ban was for posting links to a directory of child pornography.
>>13620 That's the email of the guy who kept saying he had dolphins dox for sale.
>>13621 >>13624 >>13625 It is the email that the BO of /fascist/ uses to conduct board business. Just more shitstirring
>>13627 FashBO here, I deleted it this morning when it got spammed by garbage so I made a new one and changed my board over to the new email
Your webring plugin doesn't seem to be working and I can't figure out why.
>>13636 Scratch that it recovered.
>>13616 Update: Our provider confirmed that we were under DDoS attack at that time; they had automatically activated DDoS protection and it was dealing with the bulk of the traffic, but some disconnects and the other disruptions our users experienced still occurred. So, there we have it.
>>13642 Figures, someone got mad. Also wanted to say that it's been the third day straight with the site performing optimally, from my side at least. We are sailing smooth again it seems.
I might be blind but where is BO's email?
>>13658 You can find it on the Contact page, linked from the bottom of the site's front page.
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>>18 /icup/ BO here. I have tried to upload these two banners on my board but apparently the system keeps rejecting them. They appear in the rotation and the interface displays a banner being present, yet for some reason they do not physically appear on the Manage Banners page, while displaying a broken image error on the main page for the board.
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I just changed the bump-limit on by board from 500 to 750, but the bumplocked thread from when the limit was 500 does not change. Unfortunately there is no option under my tools that allows me to un-bumplock threads. Is there a way to do this at all?
>>13662 I've noticed the same phenomenon affecting newly-uploaded banners on 8moe. Seems like it's affecting multiple LynxChan sites. Acid and I narrowed it down to a problem caused by adblockers, but we're unsure why it only affects new banners. I'm going to bring it up with Stephen when he's online tomorrow and see if there's anything that can be done in LynxChan to mitigate. For now, try whitelisting anon.cafe in your adblocker and see if that fixes it for you.

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