RP 3.9 Bugs and Feedback

 
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
Since you somehow keep finding your way into the dev site it's rendering and caching the updated page.
michaelgreenhill
Firstly RP keeps sending me to dev.railpage.com.au (although at times it has sent me to static.railpage.com.au or Railpage.com.au) rather than the usual http://www.railpage.com.au). I have not found my way there (intentionally).

If it's rendering the updated page why is the version number correct? Also I usually clear my cache several times a day, just a habit I have.

As an aside I like the look of the new homepage layout! Smile

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  michaelgreenhill Administrator That's Numberwang!

Location: Melbourne
Since you somehow keep finding your way into the dev site it's rendering and caching the updated page.
Firstly RP keeps sending me to dev.railpage.com.au (although at times it has sent me to static.railpage.com.au or Railpage.com.au) rather than the usual http://www.railpage.com.au). I have not found my way there (intentionally).

If it's rendering the updated page why is the version number correct? Also I usually clear my cache several times a day, just a habit I have.

As an aside I like the look of the new homepage layout! Smile
Graham4405
I should've said template, not page. Pages are comprised of many different templates; for example, the home page has five template files rendered which together create the page.
  X'Trapolis-904M Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
The main forum page seems to be blocked on the Edustar network here in victoria.

Is there anyway to fix it?
I don't think so. Railpage cannot control what is blocked by an external filter.
railblogger
I just think this block is because it has saw a phpbb link in the website.
  michaelgreenhill Administrator That's Numberwang!

Location: Melbourne
The main forum page seems to be blocked on the Edustar network here in victoria.

Is there anyway to fix it?
I don't think so. Railpage cannot control what is blocked by an external filter.
I just think this block is because it has saw a phpbb link in the website.
X'Trapolis-904M
RP hasn't been a phpBB forum since about 2011. As time progresses more and more of the phpBB code is nuked from orbit.

The Netspace/iiNet filters block websites on a lot of different critera. Also, FYI, eduSTAR is just a WiFi network. WiFi networks don't block websites - proxy servers (beyond the WiFi) block websites.
  s3_gunzel Not a gunzel developer

Location: Western Sydney, AU
Or you could try doing schoolwork at school... Novel thought eh?
  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
Has been very hard getting onto Railpage today. Many cases of server unavailable.

Hopefully this can be resolved soon.
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
I should've said template, not page. Pages are comprised of many different templates; for example, the home page has five template files rendered which together create the page.
michaelgreenhill
Interestingly on this visit I got the "new look" home page before logging in. Cleared the cache twice, pressed [CTRL-F5] about 6 times but it remained the same. After logging in I had the "old look" home page.
  michaelgreenhill Administrator That's Numberwang!

Location: Melbourne
I should've said template, not page. Pages are comprised of many different templates; for example, the home page has five template files rendered which together create the page.
Interestingly on this visit I got the "new look" home page before logging in. Cleared the cache twice, pressed [CTRL-F5] about 6 times but it remained the same. After logging in I had the "old look" home page.
Graham4405
Clearing your cache won't update a template. Templates are cached at the server level; pages are cached at the browser level.
  GrahamH Chief Commissioner

Location: At a terminal on the www.
WHY DOES THIS $#@*%$#@ SITE LOG ME OUT WHILE COMPILING A POST?????

TWENTY MINUTES WORK DOWN THE TUBE!
  michaelgreenhill Administrator That's Numberwang!

Location: Melbourne
https://www.railpage.com.au/f-p1969293.htm#1969293

Already reported and a fix is in dev code.

If you still feel so strongly unhappy about the quality of service provided you're welcome to ask for a refund.
  mattylovestrains Train Controller

I keep getting logged out, despite always ticking "log me on automatically each visit".
Also, I have to scroll down to the bottom of the page to return to the index page
  s3_gunzel Not a gunzel developer

Location: Western Sydney, AU
I keep getting logged out, despite always ticking "log me on automatically each visit".
mattylovestrains

I've noticed the logouts as well.
  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
I've noticed the logouts as well.
s3_gunzel

Getting the same 50% of the time yesterday, everytime today as well as randomly for the last two weeks!
  Mr. Lane Chief Commissioner

Just FYI the site regularly crashes IE on Windows Phone 8. When IE crashes it just shuts down. There are a few sites that have this effect occasionally, but RP causes this all the time. Also the menus are hard to select on IE on the MS Surface as they spring back up when my finger is removed from them.

The site has dramatically improved over the years though!
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
For the past few days after I log in it appears as if I'm not logged in until I refresh or move to another page. I've tried clearing my cache and [CTRL-F5] but it is still the same next time I log in. Starting to get annoying...
  TomBTR Chief Train Controller

Location: near Sydney
WHY DOES THIS $#@*%$#@ SITE LOG ME OUT WHILE COMPILING A POST?????

TWENTY MINUTES WORK DOWN THE TUBE!
GrahamH
Having been bitten once or twice, not just here, if find I have been typing a forum post  for more than five minutes I copy the work with a ^C. Then maybe continue in notepad for a while or just be happy to paste when having a second go after a log out or other crash.

However if I have been typing for more than five minutes then the post is probably far too long to be interesting to anyone else.
  DounutCereal Chief Train Controller

Location: Who knows.
For some reason despite having checked the 'remember me' box I keep getting signed out again by the next day. I do not close the tab nor do I close my browser between days, I just put my computer on standby/sleep mode. I used to leave myself signed in using the same computer habits described here and it had always had me signed in when I looked at the site again until a few weeks ago. Now every morning when I go to view new posts it tells me I need to sign in again, it's starting to get very annoying.

Anyone else experiencing this?
  mattylovestrains Train Controller

For some reason despite having checked the 'remember me' box I keep getting signed out again by the next day. I do not close the tab nor do I close my browser between days, I just put my computer on standby/sleep mode. I used to leave myself signed in using the same computer habits described here and it had always had me signed in when I looked at the site again until a few weeks ago. Now every morning when I go to view new posts it tells me I need to sign in again, it's starting to get very annoying. Anyone else experiencing this?
DounutCereal
I had to log in for the millionth time in order to see that. A few of us have already been reporting this

Also, I can't access the index page from the top of the page, I have to scroll down.
  DounutCereal Chief Train Controller

Location: Who knows.
I had to log in for the millionth time in order to see that. A few of us have already been reporting this

Also, I can't access the index page from the top of the page, I have to scroll down.
mattylovestrains
It seems we must have the same issue. Now it's signed me out between posting that and getting your reply. I didn't think it did it often until now!
  TheBlacksmith Chief Commissioner

Location: Ankh Morpork
Same for me, I have to log in each morning, and even then most of the time it says it cannot validate my password because none was given, yet I am using and entering the same password I have used for many years.
  michaelgreenhill Administrator That's Numberwang!

Location: Melbourne
The “Electric Staff” thread in “Signalling and Infrastructure” seems to be broken. I cannot access recent posts there. Takes me to a page with only a header, and no content.
NSWRcars
That tends to happen when a post consists of over 11,000 blank lines.
  Greensleeves Chief Commissioner

Location: If it isn't obvious by now, it should be.
The same login issues are plaguing me as others on here, on both computer and phone (Nokia Lumia 1320, Windows phone 8). I'm also having issues with RP crashing Internet Explorer on my phone as well, it crashed five times while trying to log in so I could view the railcams
  waynes Junior Train Controller

Location: Victoria
Firstly RP keeps sending me to dev.railpage.com.au (although at times it has sent me to static.railpage.com.au or Railpage.com.au) rather than the usual http://www.railpage.com.au). I have not found my way there (intentionally).
Graham4405

I have noticed this behavior when you login using the username and password fields on the main page (Right hand Side).  This logs you in as the dev site which looks nice.

When you login using the top left green area it uses http://www.railpage.com.au
  John_Bushell Chief Commissioner

Location: Brisbane
I normally go direct to the Model Railways forum when I open the site.  For the last few days I have been getting this error message:  "Automated outage to alleviate high server load, service will be returned when server load falls below outage threshold."

So I tried going to the basic http://www.railpage.com.au  - all good.  Then I used the drop down menu to go to Forums in the Correspondence tab.  Not a worry.  I scrolled down the forums until I came to model railways, and clicked on that.  The familiar error message came up. Damn no route that way.

I went back via the basic page, correspondence, forums - then as an experiment opened some other forums.  Fine not a worry.  Then I tried Model Railways again.  Up jumped the familiar error message once more.

Not daunted I went back to Correspondence, forums and scrolled down to Model Railways.  I looked to see the link to the latest post, then clicked on that - it opened OK, no problem.  Having read that one I went to the top and clicked on Model Railways link on that page.  You guessed it - same old error message.

What is going on?  It is only that link http://www.railpage.com.au/f-f20.htm that brings up the error message.

Damn!  Went there to check the URL, clicked on it and the damn thing opened.   The vagaries of the internet!  Still something wrong since it took about four days to fix itself.
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
I normally go direct to the Model Railways forum when I open the site.  For the last few days I have been getting this error message:  "Automated outage to alleviate high server load, service will be returned when server load falls below outage threshold."
So I tried going to the basic http://www.railpage.com.au  - all good.  Then I used the drop down menu to go to Forums in the Correspondence tab.  Not a worry.  I scrolled down the forums until I came to model railways, and clicked on that.  The familiar error message came up. Damn no route that way.

I went back via the basic page, correspondence, forums - then as an experiment opened some other forums.  Fine not a worry.  Then I tried Model Railways again.  Up jumped the familiar error message once more.

Not daunted I went back to Correspondence, forums and scrolled down to Model Railways.  I looked to see the link to the latest post, then clicked on that - it opened OK, no problem.  Having read that one I went to the top and clicked on Model Railways link on that page.  You guessed it - same old error message.

What is going on?  It is only that link http://www.railpage.com.au/f-f20.htm that brings up the error message.

Damn!  Went there to check the URL, clicked on it and the damn thing opened.   The vagaries of the internet!  Still something wrong since it took about four days to fix itself.
John_Bushell
John, your browser is/was caching the outage page, clearing your cache by pressing [CTRL-F5] should get you past the outage message more often than not.

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