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chrisf
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Re: Railroad.net

Post by chrisf » Thu May 30, 2019 4:21 pm

DutchRailnut wrote:use better browser??
It's not a browser problem.

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Re: Railroad.net

Post by DutchRailnut » Thu May 30, 2019 4:52 pm

only see firefox people cry.
If Conductors are in charge, why are they promoted to be Engineer???

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Re: Railroad.net

Post by b&m 1566 » Thu May 30, 2019 5:01 pm

I don't use firefox.

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Re: Railroad.net

Post by chrisf » Thu May 30, 2019 7:46 pm

DutchRailnut wrote:only see firefox people cry.
Sorry, you’re wrong. The error is generated by the web server itself, not a browser. I see it regardless of the browser I use. I didn’t even try Firefox.

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Re: Railroad.net

Post by DutchRailnut » Thu May 30, 2019 7:58 pm

have not seen it on my browser.
If Conductors are in charge, why are they promoted to be Engineer???

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Re: Railroad.net

Post by arthur d. » Thu May 30, 2019 8:03 pm

I was getting this on my notebook running Windows 10/Firefox, but not the laptop running Win7/ Firefox. I deleted the bookmark in the notebook, I then googled Railroad.net, then clicked on that when it came up in search results. The page opened normally, I then bookmarked it. Its been fine since then.

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Re: Railroad.net

Post by scottychaos » Thu May 30, 2019 8:40 pm

Its definately not related to any one specific browser.
I tried it on:

Firefox
Chrome
Internet Explorer
Microsoft Edge

On Windows 10.
Same error on all browsers.

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Re: Railroad.net

Post by BandA » Fri May 31, 2019 1:00 am

http://railroad.net/index.htm
Your server is running PHP version 5.3.29 but WordPress 5.2.1 requires at least 5.6.20.
This error message is the entire contents returned by the server when you go to the home page of the website. "Do not adjust your screens, we control the vertical, we control the horizontal."

The error is self-explanatory; the administrators of this website are running incompatible versions of software. The administrators need to fix this. Or not.

A worldwide-web server is a "stack" of software. Here in the forum section, they are probably running: Apache webserver to format and "serve" you the web pages you ask for, mySQL relational database to store all the stuff we've typed in + configuration stuff like our passwords & which posts are unread, php which is an easy to understand programming language that here basically extends what the web pages can do, and phpBB which is a complex forum software package written in php, that does most of the heavy lifting.

phpBB doesn't reference any WordPress scripts so that is why you don't see the error here.

My laptop is running php 7.2.17-0, so you can see the version of php they are using is very old. The version of phpBB is also very old.

There is a help and site issues thread under general, but since I am prevented from writing to it I'm not going to worry about it. And it hasn't been updated since 2015!!

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Re: Site Issues and Improvements

Post by Jeff Smith » Fri May 31, 2019 9:33 am

We're aware of the issue. We're running an older version of php; hopefully, we'll have this resolved in the near future. Stay tuned...
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Re: Site Issues and Improvements

Post by gprimr1 » Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:02 am

We've launched an aggressive series of improvements to both the forums and the main site.

The forum has been upgraded from 3.0.11 to 3.2.7.

PHP on the server is now in the 7.x series, where it should be.

SSL/HTTPS is now enabled site wide.

A responsive theme is in place and hopefully will get better soon.

The home page now works and will continue to undergo some state of good repair work this weekend.

I am working with the server hosting company to investigate and address the 503 errors.

A few other tidbits and state of good repair items before we start looking at new features.
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