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Old 12-13-20, 01:18 PM
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DNS has finally updated, but might take a while to clear the old completely. If you are still encountering 404 errors, try a different browser or google how to flush your dns cache. Site is currently running an older version of the software from November for the moment, I'll get that updated shortly.
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Old 12-13-20, 02:01 PM
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The site looks good here this morning from across the pond in the UK. Your blood, sweat and tears are very much appreciated
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Copied from CR: I've tried several times over the last few weeks to add a new component (Atom 644 pedals) to VeloBase. I get error messages whenever I try. I get similar messages randomly when navigating through the site. I also noticed that there has been no new content added since November 2020. Are others having similar issues? I tried using both Chrome and Edge.
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Huh! I haven't thought about new content but I could successfully review early Nisi and Mavic rims a few days ago. And Ijust tried a login - success.
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Old 06-01-21, 12:17 PM
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Another data point:Followed a link to velobase yesterday and it didn't work, then a few minutes later it did after hitting Reload and Refresh a few times. Using Chrome on W10.
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Old 06-01-21, 01:14 PM
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I just confirmed on Chrome that as soon as you select edit on a page you receive an application error message.
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remove the s from https/ and you should get there
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Old 06-01-21, 02:02 PM
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remove the s from https/ and you should get there
i tried logged in (incognito mode) but no luck.

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Just tried, worked for me. Browser showed a "not secure" setting, however. If you can't reach it, your security settings are preventing it.
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Old 06-01-21, 03:26 PM
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Desktop browsers are usually more flexible than phones.
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Old 06-01-21, 05:14 PM
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Desktop browsers are usually more flexible than phones.
Most definitely. But the issue is that more users now access the internet on mobile vs desktop.
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Most definitely. But the issue is that more users now access the internet on mobile vs desktop.
If you're on Android, try Epic browser for fun. It's chromium based and has a built in proxy and ad blocker.
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Old 06-10-21, 06:53 AM
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There are some serious issues that are appearing and not being addressed. If you look at the dates on various submissions for new parts or updates on parts nothing with a date later than November of 2020 appear. I have the ability to add or update parts and I've been getting errors for quite some time now. Messages to VeloBase go unanswered. Sure wish if there are problems that the powers that be would make a general post for those logging in so we know if this will be a good updated source moving forward.

Velobase has been such a valuable asset and I've tried to maintain those areas that I have more expertise in, like Suntour components. Unfortunately I can no longer keep things up-to-date with new information due to the errors keeping me from doing so. I sure hope the administrator is OK. BTW, even checking for 'Announcements' on the site return and an error message - Bummer...
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Old 06-10-21, 08:20 AM
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Hey, if you're going to look a gift horse in the mouth, then go create your own, better one; and try maintaining it.
It's a decades-old labor of love, by a C&V aficionado (@cuda2k here) who hosts it on his own server (from what I understand). I assume that he has a life other than catering to the whining of the likes of us.
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Old 06-10-21, 08:44 AM
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Hey, if you're going to look a gift horse in the mouth, then go create your own, better one; and try maintaining it.
It's a decades-old labor of love, by a C&V aficionado (@cuda2k here) who hosts it on his own server (from what I understand). I assume that he has a life other than catering to the whining of the likes of us.
This, 1000%.

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Old 06-10-21, 09:14 AM
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I donated to the cause last time I was on it. I suggest others do the same. That was yesterday, BTW.
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Old 06-11-21, 10:19 AM
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Hey, if you're going to look a gift horse in the mouth, then go create your own, better one; and try maintaining it.
It's a decades-old labor of love, by a C&V aficionado (@cuda2k here) who hosts it on his own server (from what I understand). I assume that he has a life other than catering to the whining of the likes of us.
Not sure if you were commenting to my post since I wasn't trying to 'dis' Velobase at all. That's why I added the second paragraph. I have submitted many Suntour catalogs which I scanned page-by-page and pdf'ed myself and have added and maintained many of the components on the site. It is indeed a labor of love for the host and for me many many hours of research and work to contribute to the accuracy and data offered on Velobase. A bit of labor of 'affection' for the site on my part. So I don't consider myself a free-rider on the site.

It has just been a bit frustrating as I have tried many times to add more information to this valuable site and have found no means to read about whats happening. It almost appears that it was abandon'ed since even my attempts to get any status off the site results in the error messages, including reviewing my own user status. Just frustration on my part as my attempts to give back to the community by providing more vintage bike information are no longer possible. I love Velobase!

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Old 06-11-21, 11:07 AM
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Not sure if you were commenting to my post since I wasn't trying to 'dis' Velobase at all. That's why I added the second paragraph. I have submitted many Suntour catalogs which I scanned page-by-page and pdf'ed myself and have added and maintained many of the components on the site. It is indeed a labor of love for the host and for me many many hours of research and work to contribute to the accuracy and data offered on Velobase. A bit of labor of 'affection' for the site on my part. So I don't consider myself a free-rider on the site.

It has just been a bit frustrating as I have tried many times to add more information to this valuable site and have found no means to read about whats happening. It almost appears that it was abandon'ed since even my attempts to get any status off the site results in the error messages, including reviewing my own user status. Just frustration on my part as my attempts to give back to the community by providing more vintage bike information are no longer possible. I love Velobase!
I completely agree with this. I donít care about anything but complete and accurate information. The presentation more or less is irrelevant. But if the upload is broken thatís big.
Which is why itís now being discussed on BF.
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Copied from CR: I've tried several times over the last few weeks to add a new component (Atom 644 pedals) to VeloBase. I get error messages whenever I try. I get similar messages randomly when navigating through the site. I also noticed that there has been no new content added since November 2020. Are others having similar issues? I tried using both Chrome and Edge.
Tagging @cuda2k since replies in threads don't often generate notifications like tags do.
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I completely agree with this. I donít care about anything but complete and accurate information. The presentation more or less is irrelevant. But if the upload is broken thatís big.
Which is why itís now being discussed on BF.
Off Topic b dub, but I see your in Evanston. I'm just north of you across the border in K-Town. My favorite rides on my classics is the North Shore, usually from Lake Bluff down to your town. I try and do that ride several times each season and it's still my favorite. Always new things to discover down in your stomping grounds.
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Look, you all know who he is, if you read my previous post (#40); nor does the web site disguise that. He has a "contact us" button that's prominent on the velobase home page, and he's apparently reachable by PM or email through this forum. If you have tried to make contact and he doesn't respond, then that's his prerogative. Maybe he's lost interest, and that's OK, it happens: C&V OD. Maybe he's tired of people telling him how he should make the website work better. The last time he logged in to BikeForums was in early January, and the last time he posted was in mid-December, when he notified people that he was changing or upgrading servers. So that's that. Good luck, and my best to him.
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Hey all, apologies for the site being in less than great shape as of late. A lot of things have happened since early-2020 that has kept my attention elsewhere. I get an hour or two here or there to work on things, but to be honest, I hadn't noticed that upload was broken until very recently. I'd started a major overhaul of the site just pre-covid, then there was several web hosting fiascos along the way that caused partial roll-backs of updates to both the site and the database, which caused me to lose some of the more recent attempts to keep spammers at bay, but it seems to have also broken some changes to the uploader that had gone undetected. Yesterday, I re-deployed a version of the site that I hope at least gets a few long-standing errors fixed, I'll have to check on the upload as I hadn't tested that specifically. And today, I also fixed an issue with the advanced search feature.

This morning, I dropped over $500 on a new 3-year web hosting package with a new provider and I'm in the process of starting to devise a plan to make the transfer to the new host in the next week or two. Once the site is on the new provider, I'll be doing a more robust testing pass to make sure everything is functional for users.
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Okay, looks like the uploader that is out there right now is an older version that is indeed broken, I'll see what I can do about integrating the updated version I had started to work on for VeloBase 3.0 into the version 2.8.x that I can get out there right after the host transition.
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Thank you cuda2k ! Love the site and all the hard work you put into it.
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