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<ADMIN> Minor issues due to server move
Hello, all,

You don't hear from me often, but I manage the tech side of the Orion's Arm website.

As you may be aware, we recently switched to a new ISP for our hosting. As a result, there are a couple of minor issues that you may be seeing. These are caused by the fact that our old and new ISPs have slightly different default settings on their database and web servers.

There are two types of issue that you may see:
  • Dashes and other punctuation characters may be replaced by a junk character that will usually display as a black diamond with a question mark in it. This is because our new DB isn't set up correctly to support certain special characters used in place of regular punctuation characters by text editors like MS Word.
  • Missing images. It seems that our old host was permissive around the case of filenames, and thus some issues are referred to with filenames of the wrong case - for example image.JPG instead of image.jpg. The behavior on our new host is correct; we've just gotten away without having to make that fix in the past.

If you see instances of the former, don't worry about them - we have a plan to get them all fixed, though it will likely take until the weekend for us to execute it.

If you see instances of the latter, please let us know in this thread so that we can go and correct them.

Thanks for your attention!

If you see anything else on the site that's behaving strange, please let me know here!

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<ADMIN> Minor issues due to server move - by xorgnz - 09-01-2016, 06:26 AM

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