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Pete Dunk

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Internal server error
« on: November 02, 2009, 06:30:31 PM »

When trying to preview a PM a few minutes ago I got this message:

Internal Server Error

The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.

Please contact the server administrator, webmaster@forum.melodeon.net and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error.

More information about this error may be available in the server error log.

Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.


Is it a board problem or have I exceeded the number of characters allowed in a PM? (pasted into Word it was slightly longer than a page and contained two text abc files). Previewing this post has caused no problems at all ...

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Re: Internal server error
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2009, 07:23:02 PM »

This gets more baffling by the minute. I tried to email webmaster@forum.melodeon.net only to receive a failure notice from the mail server 'no such user here'  ???
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Re: Internal server error
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2009, 08:02:07 PM »

When trying to preview a PM a few minutes ago I got this message:

Internal Server Error

The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.


I get an error report when you see that error.  It seems to happen once in a while but with no discernible effect in the long term, .
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Re: Internal server error
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2009, 08:07:22 PM »

This gets more baffling by the minute. I tried to email webmaster@forum.melodeon.net only to receive a failure notice from the mail server 'no such user here'  ???

No need to be baffled, that email address does not exist.   Instructions for contacting the moderators are on the main site,  perhaps they should be here too.
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Re: Internal server error
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2009, 08:10:46 PM »

I've now discovered that the problem with PMs is specific to any message containing an abc file, it just won't allow them and the messenger locks up so you can't edit the PM after the error is returned. Odd that, it must see the header instructions as illegal.  ???
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Re: Internal server error
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2009, 09:29:32 PM »

Apologies to Theo who will have had a few error reports as I tried various methods of sending an abc file, including putting it in quotes but nothing works.

I'm now returning a fatal error message of my own:

I've given up!  :|glug
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Re: Internal server error
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2009, 09:32:38 AM »

I've now discovered that the problem with PMs is specific to any message containing an abc file, it just won't allow them and the messenger locks up so you can't edit the PM after the error is returned. Odd that, it must see the header instructions as illegal.  ???

Same happens for me.  I've done a bit of trial and error testing and there seems to be a character sequence that triggers this error, and its somewhere in the actual abc, not in the headers, I can send an abc with just the headers, but even one line of abc and the error appears,  Its not any individual character.   I've tried turning off BBC and HTML, no difference. 
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Re: Internal server error
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2011, 08:13:36 PM »

Almost two years later and I've just sent a PM containing a tune in abc with no problem. What ever the bug was that saw abc as something nasty has obviously been fixed. Did I miss an announcement or is it cloak and dagger stuff?  >:E
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Re: Internal server error
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2011, 08:15:52 PM »

There have been several upgrades to the forum software in that time to fix bugs and improve security,  probably that has fixed the error.
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