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An Error Was Encountered

8:09 p.m. on January 14, 2011 (EST)
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Hi Dave, I just ran into a set of symptoms you may want to know about.

I came to the site, logged in, then went to the Gear Selection forum.  I typed "carbon fiber vs aluminum snowshoe poles" in the search box.  I clicked on one of the threads (not the one I wanted, couldn't find that one).

I then clicked on my "profile" link in the upper right corner, knowing I could track down the right thread that way.  That link was unresponsive.  So I tried it agian.  No response, and no indication of browser "spinning".  Then I tried the "account" link.  No response.  I tried a couple of other random links - no response.  I flipped to a different tab to make sure the browser wasn't hung... the other tab (a different site) worked fine.

So then, back in the original tab, I tried clicking on a random posting in the listing of posts in the Gear Selection forum.  Then I received this message:

An Error Was Encountered

Unable to connect to your database server using the provided
settings.

This was at about 5pm PT, using IE9 BETA, on Win7.

I then typed trailspace.com in the address bar to start over, and everything is working fine again.

1:59 p.m. on January 17, 2011 (EST)
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Thanks for the report. There seems to be some confluence of maintenance scripts and traffic that cause problems right around the top of the hour. I haven't been able to track down and fix the exact culprit yet, but it's in my sights.

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