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More server problems, forum downtime

Last night one of our apache servers died, we don't know why or what caused it and we are still waiting for our server admin to respond to an email we sent.

Also the forum started mass doubling posts for almost every submission, sometimes triple posting a submission. Again we aren't sure whats causing that either. Marcel has put count queries back on the Master SQL database, which means the load on our Master is back to where it was last week..

I'm not really sure what we can do to fix these problems, but we have Dave and Marcel looking into it.

The forum is offline while Marcel does a topic recount.. this takes time and when thats complete the forums will re-open. Later today we should have the second apache server back up.. Hopefully there will be something in the logs that tell us what went wrong there.

I'd like to apologise for our downtime. Its very frustrating to me and I know that our valued members are getting annoyed at the constant server problems. I will be looking into getting professional advice next week, to see if we can resolve some issues.

Thanks to everyone for the continued patience while we try to resolve the issues.

Update: The forums are back online, we will be monitoring the servers to see if there are additional problems.

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