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Hi guys

 

Have been attempting to post my latest build in the Display Case section - but constantly encountering a Server 500 Error when clicking on 'Submit'.

As with my others, photos are all hosted elsewhere, so shouldn't be issues regarding sizes - have tried a number of times over the last week, all failed.

 

Anyone else having similar problems? I see others have successfully started topics over the same timeframe...

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This has also happened to me on a couple of occasions.  I have found that it doesn't have to do with pics, but more about the text.  

 

On my latest Display Case topic (Academy Su-30MK2), when I tried to post it in whole with 10 pics and 3 paragraphs it gave me the Server 500 error.  So I did some testing, and found if I removed ALL the text it would post.  I had saved the entire post, and I tried to add one paragraph at a time via edit, the first one worked, but when I tried to add the second one I got the error.  I tried to then add the third, and also got the error.  It would only allow me to post the one (first) paragraph.  So there was something in the other two that caused the error, what it was I have no idea.

 

I had the same issue on a Kinetic Su-33 Display case post I made awhile back, but was able to get that one to work by removing just one paragraph.

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Thanks, Michael...

 

My intended post contains a lot of text, both backstory and descriptive about what was done...

....my two previous posts with similar format worked OK - I guess something's been changed...

 

Update: minutes after posting this, I tried to upload the intended post to the Helicopter section instead...

....and got exactly the same Server 500 error there as well. Guess I'll just stick to posting at Britmodeller...

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Andy,

 

Are you typing it all in or doing a cut and paste from somewhere else (word Doc/website/etc)? There maybe an illegal character in the text if pasting from somewhere else.

 

Try and paste into notepad first, check out the text for any strange characters (remove/replace them) and then copy and paste from notepad into your post.

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8 hours ago, SBARC said:

This is weird.  I'll look into this.

 

Thanks...

 

6 hours ago, Trojan Thunder said:

Andy,

 

Are you typing it all in or doing a cut and paste from somewhere else (word Doc/website/etc)? There maybe an illegal character in the text if pasting from somewhere else.

 

Try and paste into notepad first, check out the text for any strange characters (remove/replace them) and then copy and paste from notepad into your post.

 

Text was all originally written in Notepad, and uploaded to the Britmodeller forum successfully - no strange characters, just a couple of links which I inserted appropriately (using 'Link' feature at top of entry box). I think the attempts to post here were all copying from Britmodeller - I'll try direct from the Notepad version...

 

Update: After spending another 10 mins or so copying and pasting the text direct from Notepad, and including both links and hosted photos using the appropriate insertion methods, I got exactly the same 'Server 500' message again:

 

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On 6/4/2020 at 3:39 AM, SBARC said:

This is weird.  I'll look into this.

 

Did you find out what caused this? Because I'm having the exact same problem with my in-progress thread. Wanted to post an update, but the forum software won't let me. Copied from Word document or form another site, I'll get the "500 Internal Server Error" message. I can't even get a preview. In some cases, when I try two or three times, the whole forum will crash for me and ARC won't available for a certain time. Can't say how long, but a couple of minutes at least. At the same time, other websites are fine, so I don't think it's the browser.

I was able to post a short sentence, but when I tried to edit that and post the lengthy update, the software will tell me that "This comment can no longer be edited. It may have been moved or deleted, or too much time may have passed since it was posted for it to be edited."

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On 6/19/2020 at 5:57 PM, ChernayaAkula said:

 

Did you find out what caused this? Because I'm having the exact same problem with my in-progress thread. Wanted to post an update, but the forum software won't let me. Copied from Word document or form another site, I'll get the "500 Internal Server Error" message. I can't even get a preview. In some cases, when I try two or three times, the whole forum will crash for me and ARC won't available for a certain time. Can't say how long, but a couple of minutes at least. At the same time, other websites are fine, so I don't think it's the browser.

I was able to post a short sentence, but when I tried to edit that and post the lengthy update, the software will tell me that "This comment can no longer be edited. It may have been moved or deleted, or too much time may have passed since it was posted for it to be edited."

THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED TO ME!!!! LOL

 

The first time it happened I was like "uh oh, I think I just broke ARC Forums" LOL.  But after a certain period of time it seemed like all was fine and I sighed in relief.  Pretty funny though that I am not the only one that happened to.

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I'm having the same issue right now. (I posted about it in general discussion though).

My new topic contains text, links and pics. Tried over a period of several hours but no luck so far.

J

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What I have just tried successfully is an update of my UH-3H 'Display Case' thread...

....though five months old, I was able to edit it, and replace the 'broken' photo links...

 

....and just figured out a work-around to start the new topic - posted the intro paragraphs first...

....immediately followed by the photos and descriptive text paragraphs as a 'reply' to the intro...

....et voila: CH-3B Sea King - 2857th Test Squadron, 1965 - Fujimi 1/72

 

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7 hours ago, andyf117 said:

What I have just tried successfully is an update of my UH-3H 'Display Case' thread...

....though five months old, I was able to edit it, and replace the 'broken' photo links...

 

....and just figured out a work-around to start the new topic - posted the intro paragraphs first...

....immediately followed by the photos and descriptive text paragraphs as a 'reply' to the intro...

....et voila: CH-3B Sea King - 2857th Test Squadron, 1965 - Fujimi 1/72

 

 

Thank you, I will give it a go!

J

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9 hours ago, andyf117 said:

....immediately followed by the photos and descriptive text paragraphs as a 'reply' to the intro...

....et voila: CH-3B Sea King - 2857th Test Squadron, 1965 - Fujimi 1/72

 

 

OK, I've doe it now, but boy is that a major p i t a!!  I fist posted just the text and then created replies with pictures, but at first I tried to edit my post with a link and pictures, but then I got a pop-up window saying "your post can't be edited"... So it really is impossible to post both text and pictures in the same reply! I don't have this issue in other forums...and I don't recall having this issue on here in the past either.

J

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