Monday, December 6, 2010

Server troubles

The site was down for a few hours today, I'm still not sure what's going on. It's back up now but super slow at the moment. Sorry about this.

Monday, November 8, 2010

New Group Buy Page & Troubleshooting

I've assembled a new page on Forum Vancouver to display the group buys: http://www.forumvancouver.com/pages/vancouvergroupbuy/

If you are having issues or you're not receiving your email, check your spam folder first. Use the contact form on this blog or on the forum and include your email address if you still have issues.

ethicalDeal, HotDealsLive & BCDailyDeals added to the feed

Three new group buy sites have been added to the daily feed: BCDailyDeals, HotDealsLive, ethicalDeal.

Friday, October 1, 2010

TownHog Vancouver has been added to the RSS & email feeds

TownHog just launched today in Vancouver so I have added it to the feed.

The email subscription is still a bit finicky I'm afraid, so the best way to view the deals is through http://feeds.feedburner.com/vancouvergroupbuy or through Google (or another RSS) Reader.

Cheers

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Dealfind and SwarmJam have been added to the Group Buy feed

Dealfind and SwarmJam have been added to the feed.

The latter was difficult to add due to a parsing error, so I'm not sure if it'll work perfectly.

Google's Feedburner service (which powers the RSS and email subscription service) has been finicky lately. Today's emails weren't sent out to some people so I did it manually. Of course, in the process I was too trigger happy (and dumb), so I forgot to BCC some of the emails.

As a result, some people have requested to be unsubscribed, which I have already done. Sorry to see you go. However, this won't happen again! I assure you that the emails remain private when the daily emails are sent out. The mistake today was an oversight on my part only.

As a reminder, you can always view the daily deals as an RSS feed here:
http://feeds.feedburner.com/vancouvergroupbuy

Mobile users are able to bookmark this page and view it conveniently from their phone.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

500 HTTP Internal Server Error

The forum crashed in the early afternoon and left me clueless at what happened until now. None of the server logs showed anything wrong but it turned out to be a corrupted/crashed MySQL table that needed to be repaired. Lucky hunch.

This serves as a reminder that I need to create proper error pages that link to this blog.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Template coding changes, upgraded and removed software add ons

I broke the site a few (maybe a bit more than that) times while I was uninstalling and upgrading some of the forum software add-ons. Sorry for the inconvenience.

I also made a few template coding changes to incorporate the Facebook like button.

Do let me know of any problems you come across in case in case I changed something I wasn't supposed to without realizing it.