New Server thanks to TOAF

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Yesterday, we migrated PT to its new server: Proteus. Proteus is a beast of a machine: FreeBSD 8.2, AMD Phenom II X6 1090T processor, 16GB of memory, and 5 2TB drives in a ZFS raidz2 array. Most of the hardware was provided by the Talk Origins Archive Foundation. If you want to support PT, you can donate to TOAF.

The server migration is the first step in a series of improvements that will hopefully make PT better. The second step has also been completed: requiring registration to comment. Hopefully, registration will go smoothly, but if you are having problems email us at [Enable javascript to see this email address.].

You many need to clear your cache if you are having problems commenting.

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Interesting. Could sign in using wordpress, but didn’t immediately find a way to create an account independent of the array of other authenticators.

Yeah, I don’t have a “register” link up yet.

Now there is a “sign up” link on the log in page.

Kewl. Now, how do I find the login page?

OK, take 2. My comment vanished. I don’t know where to look for a log in page.

Hitting CTRL-F5 may help anyone that is having trouble. Some old javascript may be cached or something like that.

Local registration disabled until I figure out how to protect it from spammers.

Now if I could only figure out how to log in directly instead of via my Gmail account. [grump]

Registration reenabled. Let’s see how the CAPTCHA works.

So far so good?

Seems to be working.

That CTRL F-5 did the trick. Don’t know why.

Some of our scripts have changed to support the new commenting format. You need to do a hard refresh to clear out your cache.

CTRL-F5 or CTRL-SHIFT-R might work for you.

Testing. ∇ Δ ⇒

Yup. :-)

Another test.

What triggers a comment to be held for approval by the administrator?

Yee-hah! I can comment!

Testing Testing Testing. Why couldn’t Pharyngula make registration this easy

Much better. Thanks, folks.

Tasting. Tasting.

Oh man, spell checker said that was right.

Works fine.

I’m in! Any trolls yet?

Google sign in shows a mess as my “name”.

This is a good start. Thanks to all who have made it possible.

dpr

Dale Husband here. This signing in process is what many blogs in Scienceblogs does, including Pharyngula by P Z Myers. I don’t like it, but if it keep spammers out, I can tolerate it.

OK. That was awkward. I am running Linux (Fedora 14), Firefox and Chrome. I got it all to work in Firefox but there still seem to be issues for me in Chrome. Other than that (and the login suff) I don’t notice much difference yet.

Ok works in Chrome on Linux.

That seems to have worked.

Will the Bathroom Wall ever be back? Thx.

Will the Bathroom Wall be back as it was?

No sweat. Now let’s see if it is trollproof.

OK…try this again. My first try vanished…

What’s the “Password recovery word/phrase *” for? (It’s one of the boxes in the registration page.)

This sign in system is what is used on Pharyngula, the blog by P Z Myers. I just hope it keeps the spammers out.

Dale Husband

Sorry, we had a spam filter enabled that was marking every comment that wasn’t by a “trusted” commenter as spam. It is now gone.

Henry J said:

What’s the “Password recovery word/phrase *” for? (It’s one of the boxes in the registration page.)

If you need to reset your password, you need to submit that “recovery word” for it to succeed. However, I can generate a new password for you if you forget yours.

Reed,

If you need to reset your password, you need to submit that “recovery word” for it to succeed. However, I can generate a new password for you if you forget yours.

So how do I remember what I punched in for the “recovery word”? Was I supposed to write that down someplace? LOL

A link like

http://pandasthumb.org/cgi-bin/mt

/mt-comments.fcgi?__mode=xomment&id=4838&a=0

used to get all the replies for a given thread number (4838 in this example).

Now what it gets is “403 - Forbidden”.

Did the URI argument syntax change for that feature?

Also the ampersands in that kept getting replaced by & so I stuck a line break in the middle of it so that the second part would be treated as plain text.

Yeah:

pandasthumb.org/mt/comments.fcgi

I posted two comments yesterday, but the one on this thread was deleted. Let’s see if this works now or else I swear I’m some weird variety of mendacious intellectual pornographer.

Reed,

Yeah:

pandasthumb.org/mt/comments.fcgi

Thanks!

(Say, since the link code got shorter, does that mean it was intelligently designed? :D )

Henry

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