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Da5id
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Re: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests

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I can't currently get to bogleheads.org from my PC. I'm getting a DNS failure for that domain specifically but all other sites work. Posting from my phone which also works. I was assuming that this was some local issue, though flushing my DNS cache didn't help.

However various web based tools, like DNS.google and isitdownrightnow.com suggest there may be a broader issue. The Google DNS tool gives a server failure error. But reverse lookup by IP address did work for 23.254.167.168 did work on the Google tool, huh

Still maybe just me somehow, thought I'd mention it.
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Everything is fine here. If you were getting a DNS domain problem, nothing would work. Try a different PC browser, clearing browser cache, etc. If you have further problems, start a thread in the personal consumer issues forum and we'll figure it out.
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Re: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests

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Feature request: As an occasional visitor here, I’m interested in receiving periodic (e.g. weekly, monthly) email digests of popular topics posted since my last visit.

My search for a relevant phpBB extension led me to “Digests”: phpBB.com; GitHub.com. It appears to be actively-maintained and compatible with the version of phpBB used by this site.
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Thanks for the suggestion. The screenshots show that the extension will require some effort to manage server loading, along with coordination with the mail server. The last paragraph in the description suggests it will be problematic for us.
Please note that each digest is unique, and may have different posts in it compared to another digest going out at the same hour. It may not be an appropriate digest solution for very large boards, very busy boards or for those who want to send bulk emails of all posts for a given time period, as it is designed for flexibility, not efficiency.
I'm also not so sure a digest would be helpful to more than a few members.

Sorry, but I don't think the extension is appropriate for this forum.
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Re: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests

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LadyGeek wrote: Tue Jun 28, 2022 3:51 pm Thanks for the suggestion. The screenshots show that the extension will require some effort to manage server loading, along with coordination with the mail server. The last paragraph in the description suggests it will be problematic for us.…

I'm also not so sure a digest would be helpful to more than a few members.

Sorry, but I don't think the extension is appropriate for this forum.
That makes sense! Thank you for taking the time to look into it and follow-up, LadyGeek!
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