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We still have issues, but Virily is very complex!

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Hi! I am back and ready to get rolling! I feel refreshed and ready to tackle issues.

1. The Virily application (long explanation here: Most web-based systems operate as applications. They have scripts, and code that executes when the user logs on, to use the site) was built on the WordPress Platform. WordPress is a form of OSS (Open Source Software). OSS is software that exists, is maintained and developed bya community but it is not sold.

2. The screen many people have seen is a WordPress template and would be expected if there are issues.

3. The problems appear to be isolated to the members of Virily that joined after the original crew was on the site, and before that newest members.

a. The oldest and newest are still able to post.

b.It is very frustrating, and hopefully, we get a resolution!

One of the things we have to consider is that Virily is both A somewhat costly per month (they have to store, posts, pictures, and comments. The posts and comments are little to no space at all. The pictures even at less than eight megs adds up. An application like Virily has three parts, and the issues we’ve been experiencing for the past 12 days could be in any of the three.

Front end (sometimes called web servers)

Middle, process or sometimes called business layer

Backend

Virily is most like what is called an n-tier application. You have that front end that connects first to the login process. I am a valid user. Then you have the storage (your user profile) and what is your Virily screen. Your dashboard, profile, and the listing of the badges you received. Etc. The next tier is either the reading or posting tier. The tier separate from that is the commenting and the up and downvoting/emojis for each post. Then you have the storage area for your old posts. This has to have both reference to you as a user, and reference to the posts you’ve made in the past. Normally this done by assigning each post a UID or GUID; a UID is a Unique Modification. A GUID is simply a global one, in the sense that it covers a larger system.

The site “Virily” interacts with users in the following ways (before posting).

There is an A record. (Virily.com) so in your browser, the Domain Name Service DNS, entry for Virily goes to the server farm that hosts virily.

Then there is the login. The site (virily) doesn’t seem to support cookies, so you have to log in each time.

One of the errors I’ve seen is getting logged out of the site, and not knowing it! When you have an issue, make sure (user icon right side of your screen) that you are logged in.

Then you either choose to read the posts of others, deal with your notifications or create a new post.

It is a very complex application. I wish it was working correctly.

  • I am sorry the site is still down. Did this explain a little how complex a problem this is?

    • Yes
    • No
  • I know a lot of people are frustrated, please feel free to vent here!!!!!

    • Yes
    • No
  • If you do decided to leave, please PM me your blog destination ok?

    • Yes
    • No

What do you think?

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Written by DocAndersen

I am a long time blogger and technology poster.I focus on what is possible, but I also try to see what is coming. In recent years I have been focused on sharing the memories of my family, as part of my Family History Project.

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  1. Thanks for explaining this, but it’s too complicated for me to understand. 😀

    I am not leaving. I understand there are always issues, as long as the Virily team is willing to fix the issues and stay, I’d be happy to stay too. I can still create posts, but my posts are not approved for days. I can still read and comment. 🙂

  2. This is an interesting analysis. I was not aware that there was currently a problem with Virily, apart from the fact that people have been stating that there is! I have, however, had problems in the past and I can therefore appreciate how frustrating it is when things do not work as promised.

  3. Q: I am sorry the site is still down. Did this explain a little how complex a problem this is?
    Yes (6 votes) – 75%
    No (2 votes) – 25%
    Q: I know a lot of people are frustrated, please feel free to vent here!!!!!
    Yes (7 votes) – 88%
    No (1 votes) – 13%
    Q: If you do decide to leave, please PM me your blog destination ok?
    Yes (5 votes) – 83%
    No (1 votes) – 17%

  4. I found out what my problem was regarding posting polls and the question not appearing well it seems like it is my keypad not responding 100% to the commands. I am carefully watching that part of posting now and it’s working fine now.P.S. not Virily’s fault. I would like to be able to pull down my posts to update errors.

    • that I do not know, the speed of the resolution is 12, or 13 days now? more than a 1/3 of the users impacted.

      we have slipped from 3 9s availability in my world to less than 1 nine now. (has to do with how available the service is. 99.9% means the server is down around 9 hours in a calendar year.

      with partial availability they don’t have the full outage, but still they are now well past 120 hours down.

  5. Glad to see you’re back and you had a good time. After many struggles, I finally appear to have landed a much-needed writing job so I will stay here a bit longer. I still think that there is a plot afoot and that those of us with WordPress banners are being made to cool off and in some way, admin can save money on us. I wrote to them about my suspicions and point-blank inquired about the fact that there are a group of us that have this WordPress banner and exactly what does this really all mean??? Needless to say from the admin side there is dead silence.

  6. I really appreciate knowing what is going on with the site. There are many pages that are not working correctly, including the one where we can contact the webmaster. Can you fix that one?

    Thanks for the infor!

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