TTAC Bannage Gone Awry; Your Patience Please

Jeff Puthuff
by Jeff Puthuff

Some of you were around earlier today when TTAC went dark. Our main man Marshall was bringing the site up to code after a disastrous pre-VerticalScope encounter with Estonian programmers alienated us from WordPress compatibility (go figure). Well, we came back from the other side of the moon relatively intact. But there’s a bannage bug that’s sent out an error message to the multitudes saying you’re banned. Well, you’re not. Well, some of you are, and those of you who are know who you are. The rest of your aren’t and I apologize for impugning your good name. We’re sorting this out STAT. Meanwhile, the plugin is deactivated. If you WP pros see any suspicious code lurking about—when and how the bug manifested itself—I’d be most appreciative if you dropped Jeff a line. The good news: the upgrade clears the way for our redesign, one that you will enjoy. RF

Jeff Puthuff
Jeff Puthuff

Early 30s California guy driving a 97 Infiniti I30. Past cars: 90 Cavalier, 82 Skylark, 78 Courier, 61 Beetle.

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  • Redbarchetta Redbarchetta on Sep 17, 2009

    What is Vertical Slope? I guess a lot has happened while I have been gone since I have no clue on Earth what that is.

  • Robert Farago Robert Farago on Sep 17, 2009

    Redbarchetta VS is an agglomeration of websites owned by Rob Laidlaw. They bought TTAC from NameMedia in May. As for the new site, the web guys have created mock-ups that look great. As Jeff said, same old TTAC with Web 1.0 features and functionality. Unfortunately, not everything I've seen will make the final cut, so I can't show them to you for fear of dashing expectations. Suffice it to say, the new (old for everyone else) underlying WP software had to be upgraded before VS' boffins could change the design. These teething troubles are regrettable, but a painful part of a beautiful thing.

  • Fincar1 Fincar1 on Sep 17, 2009

    It happened to me once yesterday...couldn't access any articles or anything. So I surfed elsewhere for a few hours and the problems were gone when I returned. (edit) However, after this comment was loaded, I was returned to a place where I only have access to this article; the entire right side of the screen is blank.

  • Christy Garwood Christy Garwood on Sep 17, 2009

    "NickR : September 17th, 2009 at 7:29 am One remaining problem, for some of us at least. I see every picture twice, the second slightly larger than the first. windswords : September 17th, 2009 at 8:25 am Why is every picture now showing up twice?" This only happens to me when I have 'scotch with my pancakes' (paulie quote). But serioursly, I was only banned from the "Know Your Material" article. Whether I was logged in or not, whether I clicked the title or the comments, and whether I clicked the title which was showing up under the "Latest Reviews", "Editorials" and "Latest Articles". I thought I was being banned because the group was discussing how to beat Maximum Bob at Leguna and they figured as a GM employee, I would pass on mission-critical info. I am happy to hear that it was only a software glitch - my narcissism lead me to believe wrongly that I was important enough to be "archaic : cursed" .