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Offline Kitsune

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Re: SC4 Devotion bugs and technical issues...
« Reply #520 on: September 15, 2012, 07:11:58 PM »
Keep in mind that one of those non-dedicated server "unlimited" plans, while it may not have limits on bandwidth, does have limits on the amount of traffic it can handle at one time, especially if the other sites on the server pick up heavy traffic.  "Unlimited bandwidth" doesn't prevent bottlenecks due to lack of capacity--e.g. the old "SMF could not connect to database" errors that we were getting.

Counting guests and regular members, we often have a steady stream of 50-200 users on the forums (including members and guests), and the LEX is currently averaging about 6500 downloads/day and 120 new members/day, during what would be considered a "down period" for content releases.

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I just dont get on how this website bleeds so much money ... but granted those #'s don't tell me alot. For kicks - take a look at this, a SC site up for auction, and look at the adsense #.. https://flippa.com/2817707-very-profitable-the-simcity-social-fan-site-gaming-niche.
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Re: SC4 Devotion bugs and technical issues...
« Reply #521 on: September 16, 2012, 06:30:29 AM »

Such a comparison would not be valid because this is more a case of how to be smart to cash quickly with the WEB.


There are no cheats for the game really but just some tricks that exploit flaws that will soon be corrected if they start to avoid the profit with game.


But they were rapids and created the site with the call for cheats, making search engines its revenue source and now try to sale with a nice profit, since demand tends to fall in the same way as has been falling membership to the game.


No one there was interested in creating a website.. it's just to make money!
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Re: SC4 Devotion bugs and technical issues...
« Reply #522 on: December 06, 2012, 02:24:56 PM »
I've always known something was wrong. Now I've realized what ;D



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Re: SC4 Devotion bugs and technical issues...
« Reply #523 on: December 09, 2012, 05:44:16 AM »
The "Search" function doesn't work properly, example phrase: 'damn' ( ;) ) - my own topic isn't in results, it appears only when I check "Search in topic subjects only" option...

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Re: SC4 Devotion bugs and technical issues...
« Reply #524 on: January 06, 2013, 12:00:24 PM »
I can't see any profile but mine, appears a message like this:

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Re: SC4 Devotion bugs and technical issues...
« Reply #525 on: January 06, 2013, 12:24:01 PM »
Viewing profiles is one of the things restricted to subscribed members. Another is having a custom avatar. It only costs 12 per year - a pittance - so join in to support the site.


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Re: SC4 Devotion bugs and technical issues...
« Reply #526 on: February 16, 2013, 03:09:30 PM »
I can no longer set my avatar? my profile options only allow me to select from the stock images or no image at all. It also removed my avatar when I changed my profile
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Re: SC4 Devotion bugs and technical issues...
« Reply #527 on: February 16, 2013, 03:21:10 PM »
I think the answer is in the post above.


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Re: SC4 Devotion bugs and technical issues...
« Reply #528 on: February 16, 2013, 03:32:22 PM »
But I already *had* an avatar, and have had one for over 5 years.... it was more that the options dialog removed my previous one than anything
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Re: SC4 Devotion bugs and technical issues...
« Reply #529 on: February 16, 2013, 03:39:06 PM »
Team members are normally exempted from the subscribing rule as far as avatars go. Also, they normally don't have a badge based on how many posts you've made, so I'm thinking you're right that there's an error going on here. Of course a subscription is still a very good idea ;)

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Re: SC4 Devotion bugs and technical issues...
« Reply #530 on: February 16, 2013, 03:49:22 PM »
If you had an avatar prior to the subscription system you could keep it. However if you change something in your profile, it's gone. So that's normal. I think the bug here is that the forum doesn't recognize you as a team member then. Off the top of my head I don't know anyone else who's part of the wiki team without being part of another team or being a subscriber, so you may be the only person in this situation.


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Re: SC4 Devotion bugs and technical issues...
« Reply #531 on: May 01, 2013, 05:06:01 AM »
Um, guys... is there something wrong with SC4D's database, because there are missing topics.

See here:


There were definitely topics there before.
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Re: SC4 Devotion bugs and technical issues...
« Reply #532 on: May 01, 2013, 07:14:42 AM »
Strange, those topics are there for me - it's probably a permissions-related issue. An admin will have to figure it out :)
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Re: SC4 Devotion bugs and technical issues...
« Reply #533 on: February 06, 2014, 01:14:13 AM »
In the banners that flow across the top of the page, for the one that reads, "Everyone is free is upload to SC4D LEX!", the second "is" should be changed to "to".

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Re: SC4 Devotion bugs and technical issues...
« Reply #534 on: February 06, 2014, 02:40:38 AM »
Good catch, Steve--I've fixed it. :thumbsup:

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Re: SC4 Devotion bugs and technical issues...
« Reply #535 on: March 12, 2014, 05:01:03 AM »
Whenever I do a search, either in the entire forum, or in the thread currently open, I get a maximum of 30 results on a single web page. I have looked in my profile to see whether this is a parameter that has 30 as default and I could change it, but I didn't find anything. I also did searches (with, of course, the limitation discussed here) in various topics to see whether this has already been discussed, and there too I didn't find anything. How can this limiting number of 30 search results be changed (to a larger number)?

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Re: SC4 Devotion bugs and technical issues...
« Reply #536 on: March 12, 2014, 05:09:35 AM »
I'm not afraid to say that search engine is crap :P

my own topic 'DAMN Manager' (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=15279.0) cant be found using search, even if I set 'most recent topic first' - last 'recent' is from 2011! :P

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Re: SC4 Devotion bugs and technical issues...
« Reply #537 on: March 12, 2014, 05:17:04 AM »
It is part of the site settings, which is why you can't find anything in your profile, its something that only either Jeronij or if one of the administrator's if they have access to that area can alter, and as Yild has just pointed out the search results can sometimes leave a lot to be desired, that something that would require a site re-index and the site would have to be offline while it was done.

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« Reply #538 on: March 22, 2015, 11:05:31 AM »
SC4devotion seems to be offline half the time I try to visit - it comes back online eventually, but it often takes several hours. I always check with 'isitdownrightnow' to confirm it's not just me.

I couldn't find any news about this, any staff input is appreciated ;-)

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Re: SC4 Devotion bugs and technical issues...
« Reply #539 on: March 22, 2015, 12:18:41 PM »
Sorry about that--access for me has been patchy as well--today was the worst but things have been intermittently bad for a couple days. Wouldn't be surprised if the combined impact of Cities:Skylines and Barby's passing have just brought enough people around to push the bandwidth's limits. I'll look into it but expect it to pass shortly :)