1. stevesh
    Offline

    stevesh Banned Contributor

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2008
    Messages:
    968
    Likes Received:
    646
    Location:
    Mid-Michigan USA

    Server Error

    Discussion in 'Support & Feedback' started by stevesh, Jul 3, 2014.

    I'm getting 'A server error occurred. Please try again later.' message when I try to enter some threads. It occurs in both Firefox and Chrome and the only particular pattern I can see is that it seems to happen more often when I try to access threads where I have already posted. Very frustrating.
     
  2. Garball
    Offline

    Garball Sometimes nothing can be a real cool hand. Supporter Contributor

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2013
    Messages:
    2,846
    Likes Received:
    1,332
    Location:
    S'port, LA
    I can't enter over half the threads either, receiving same message as above. I hurts me to think of all these threads not being privy to my off-topic, immature comments.:(
     
  3. Lewdog
    Offline

    Lewdog Come ova here and give me kisses! Supporter Contributor

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2012
    Messages:
    7,531
    Likes Received:
    2,828
    Location:
    Williamsburg, KY
    Yes we can't live without that. :wtf:
     
  4. thirdwind
    Offline

    thirdwind Contributing Member Contest Administrator Reviewer Contributor

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2008
    Messages:
    7,352
    Likes Received:
    2,896
    Location:
    Boston
    There are two ways to get around this.

    1. Mark all forums read by going to Quick Links -> Mark Forums Read. Apparently this doesn't work for everyone, but it did for me.

    2. Instead of clicking on the thread title, click on the date below the name of the member who posted last, which will take you to the last post. Or if there's more than one page, you can click on the individual page number.
     
  5. A.M.P.
    Offline

    A.M.P. People Buy My Books for the Bio Photo Supporter Contributor

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2013
    Messages:
    2,032
    Likes Received:
    1,131
    Location:
    A Place with no History
    Another way to fix the issue is check whether your URL gets the at the end '/unread'
    remove that and the thread loads normally but I think thirdwinds method works best if you don't mind having everything flagged as read.
     
  6. Lea`Brooks
    Offline

    Lea`Brooks Contributing Member Contributor

    Joined:
    May 11, 2013
    Messages:
    2,636
    Likes Received:
    1,732
    Location:
    Virginia, United States
    This is happening to me too. :( I can't read anything in Chrome. I had to open this page with IE just to read it. Clicking on the date of the last post does work, but is there a more permanent solution? I suppose I'll check out marking all forums as read once I read them. :p Thanks for the suggestions!
     
  7. Daniel
    Offline

    Daniel I'm sure you've heard the rumors. Founder Staff Contributor

    Joined:
    May 14, 2006
    Messages:
    2,571
    Likes Received:
    402
    Location:
    Peoria, Illinois
    I will look into this ASAP. When did this error first start occurring?
     
  8. Daniel
    Offline

    Daniel I'm sure you've heard the rumors. Founder Staff Contributor

    Joined:
    May 14, 2006
    Messages:
    2,571
    Likes Received:
    402
    Location:
    Peoria, Illinois
    Could someone take a screenshot? I can't seem to replicate the error.
     
  9. Wreybies
    Offline

    Wreybies The Ops Pops Operations Manager Staff Contest Administrator Supporter Contributor

    Joined:
    May 1, 2008
    Messages:
    18,915
    Likes Received:
    10,108
    Location:
    Puerto Rico
    I posted a screenshot in the first thread that popped up about this. It started yesterday.


     
  10. Daniel
    Offline

    Daniel I'm sure you've heard the rumors. Founder Staff Contributor

    Joined:
    May 14, 2006
    Messages:
    2,571
    Likes Received:
    402
    Location:
    Peoria, Illinois
    Thanks @Wreybies

    Is that error in you screenshot the same error everyone else is seeing? Roughly how often is this occuring? Can you copy a link that gives you this error message (being sure to copy it before it redirects, if it does)?
     
  11. Garball
    Offline

    Garball Sometimes nothing can be a real cool hand. Supporter Contributor

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2013
    Messages:
    2,846
    Likes Received:
    1,332
    Location:
    S'port, LA
    I cannot replicate the error anymore.
     
  12. Wreybies
    Offline

    Wreybies The Ops Pops Operations Manager Staff Contest Administrator Supporter Contributor

    Joined:
    May 1, 2008
    Messages:
    18,915
    Likes Received:
    10,108
    Location:
    Puerto Rico
    I can no longer reproduce the error. That error I posted happened when I attempted to enter into a thread via the Recent Post sidebar. I could enter the thread if I went to the subforum itself, but some subforums were being equally affected. None of them seem to be giving me the error now.
     
  13. Lea`Brooks
    Offline

    Lea`Brooks Contributing Member Contributor

    Joined:
    May 11, 2013
    Messages:
    2,636
    Likes Received:
    1,732
    Location:
    Virginia, United States
    Same here. I'm fine now. But mine basically just said "Error. There was an error attempting to view this page. Please try again later" or something along those lines. But I haven't seen the error since I posted earlier on IE.
     
  14. Cogito
    Offline

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

    Joined:
    May 19, 2007
    Messages:
    35,935
    Likes Received:
    2,043
    Location:
    Massachusetts, USA
    Daniel must have tracked it down and fixed it.
     
  15. jannert
    Offline

    jannert Contributing Member Supporter Contributor

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2013
    Messages:
    7,827
    Likes Received:
    7,353
    Location:
    Scotland
    My problems have also disappeared.
     
  16. Lewdog
    Offline

    Lewdog Come ova here and give me kisses! Supporter Contributor

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2012
    Messages:
    7,531
    Likes Received:
    2,828
    Location:
    Williamsburg, KY
    I still have lots of problems in life, but this is no longer one of them. :rofl:
     
    jannert likes this.
  17. jannert
    Offline

    jannert Contributing Member Supporter Contributor

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2013
    Messages:
    7,827
    Likes Received:
    7,353
    Location:
    Scotland
    Maybe I should rephrase that???
     
    Lewdog likes this.

Share This Page