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Offline DanielH

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Unable to post (reply) in forum, 500 Internal Server Error
« on: March 18, 2021, 11:02:26 AM »
Dear webmaster:

I'm unable to post in the forum, Post and Preview buttons give the same error:

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http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php?action=post2;start=0;board=2

500 Internal Server Error

The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.

Please contact the server administrator at webmaster@forum.tinycorelinux.net to inform them of the time this error occurred, and the actions you performed just before this error.

More information about this error may be available in the server error log.

Please, could you fix this issue?
I'm sending this email from TCL using Firefox latest and my Gmail account...

Daniel Mirkin
DanielH

Offline Greg Erskine

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Re: Unable to post (reply) in forum, 500 Internal Server Error
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2021, 01:38:07 PM »
I have been getting this error for years.

I found I have to post quickly after pressing reply. So I cut my post, hit reply again, quickly paste and post.
« Last Edit: March 18, 2021, 01:40:28 PM by Greg Erskine »

Offline Greg Erskine

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Re: Unable to post (reply) in forum, 500 Internal Server Error
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2021, 01:39:09 PM »
I actually got the error posting the previous post  ::) and this one.

Offline hiro

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Re: Unable to post (reply) in forum, 500 Internal Server Error
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2021, 03:51:20 PM »
same

tried to send also a mail to the displayed address, it bounced.

now this was the first message that actually worked in a while. after pressing refresh. i don't know why.
but i tried many other times before and couldn't get any reply through.

it got much worse lately...

Offline polikuo

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Re: Unable to post (reply) in forum, 500 Internal Server Error
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2021, 11:47:50 PM »
I keep running into this as well.  :(

Is it perhaps no more disk space left for the forum server ?

Some people said it may be cause by certain special characters.

Yet, all these special characters seem to be working just fine.

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!@#$%^&*()-_=+\|[]{}<>,./?'";:`~

Offline curaga

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Re: Unable to post (reply) in forum, 500 Internal Server Error
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2021, 12:47:36 AM »
We're aware of the issue, most likely the forum host applied worse mod_security settings. The person hosting us is not replying to email.
The only barriers that can stop you are the ones you create yourself.

Offline DanielH

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Re: Unable to post (reply) in forum, 500 Internal Server Error
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2021, 06:33:37 AM »
@Rich:

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The person hosting us is not replying to email.
Ouch!
Perhaps is time to migrate to another server... an unresponsive hosting administrator is like a stone in the shoe...

So, how we (TCL community) can help to solve this problem?
I don't have the knowdledge nor a server to accommodate an alternative Forum...

Waiting for ideas, propositions, offers...
Best regards,
DanielH


Offline GNUser

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Re: Unable to post (reply) in forum, 500 Internal Server Error
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2021, 05:25:46 AM »
What's the main roadblock to moving the wiki and forum to new hosting?
If it's cost, I can commit to paying for hosting for 10 years. Just tell me how much you need and where to send the funds.
If it's manpower/time, unfortunately I can't help because family illness and increased demands at work have me overextended.

P.S. TCL has done a lot for me (it powers my personal laptop, two routers, and family media player) and it would be nice to give back.

Offline bmarkus

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Re: Unable to post (reply) in forum, 500 Internal Server Error
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2021, 09:13:24 AM »
The issue is to get a database backup which requires SSH access to the hosting machine what we do not have.
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Re: Unable to post (reply) in forum, 500 Internal Server Error
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2021, 09:26:00 AM »
I'm sorry to hear it. Maybe there's a hacky way to backup the database without SSH access? I don't work with databases and don't know any details about what kind of access you guys do have, so I can't intelligently give any suggestions. I hope you guys can sort it out.

There is no expiration date on my offer to take care of hosting costs somewhere else (preferably with a provider that gives you SSH access).

Offline hiro

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Re: Unable to post (reply) in forum, 500 Internal Server Error
« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2021, 01:47:32 PM »
The issue is to get a database backup which requires SSH access to the hosting machine what we do not have.

maybe with phpmyadmin or so...

Offline curaga

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Re: Unable to post (reply) in forum, 500 Internal Server Error
« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2021, 11:15:26 PM »
The db is too big for PHP. It times out.
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