27/07/2021 at 18:26 #159571Gattamalata Il Condottiero MagnoParticipant
SQL ERROR [ mysql4 ]
mysql_connect function does not exist, is mysql extension installed? 
An sql error occurred while fetching this page. Please contact an administrator if this problem persists.
It’s been two days IIRC, so I was wondering, is it down for good?27/07/2021 at 18:48 #15957227/07/2021 at 19:52 #159575Robert ArmstrongParticipant
Most likely it’s your browser or security software being thorough, if I try looking at TMP on my Firefox installation, which has most security settings turned on, I get this –
“Secure Connection Failed
An error occurred during a connection to theminiaturespage.com. Peer using unsupported version of security protocol.
Error code: SSL_ERROR_UNSUPPORTED_VERSION
The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified.
Please contact the website owners to inform them of this problem.”
Same link on my not at all secured Chrome browser on this PC works fine.27/07/2021 at 19:52 #159576Gattamalata Il Condottiero MagnoParticipant
Dunno. Nothing on TMP about it?
Wouldn’t know, as my account’s locked there and only pay attention to the linked threads.27/07/2021 at 19:56 #159578Guy FarrishParticipant
Erm…probably not the most reliable source on that topic Michael
Probably is terminal though – it has been on borrowed time for a few years (according to someone I met who claimed to have talked to a man who knew one of the administrators who didn’t actually have access to any of the controls – so a grade A source).
Shame though, if true.27/07/2021 at 19:57 #15957927/07/2021 at 20:04 #159580Guy FarrishParticipant
I think there is a Facebook page but you have to have a Facebook account and then join to see it -so too much faff for me, but it may be worth checking if you are already being monitored by Nick Clegg and want to know the state of play.27/07/2021 at 20:15 #15958227/07/2021 at 20:20 #159583Thaddeus BlanchetteParticipant
The Miniatures Gadfly facebook page has been set up for just such an event. However, it could very well be that the Frothers’ hamsters are being changed. This has happened before.
We get slapped around, but we have a good time!27/07/2021 at 20:36 #159584Russell PhillipsParticipant
Most likely it’s your browser or security software being thorough
It’s definitely not that. The error message that the OP posted indicates that the program code can’t establish a connection to the database. That’s a problem that will leave a forum dead in the water until it’s fixed.
The error you posted from TMP says that TMP hasn’t configured its SSL certificate very well. That’s a problem, but it doesn’t stop the website working.28/07/2021 at 06:38 #159590EtrangerParticipant
This happens periodically to Frothers, although less so in the past year. Like a bad penny it will turn up again in a day or so.28/07/2021 at 08:15 #159592Ian MarshParticipant
This happens periodically to Frothers, although less so in the past year. Like a bad penny it will turn up again in a day or so.
It’s more the floater in the pan that won’t flush. 🙂
www.fighting15s.com28/07/2021 at 08:30 #159594MartinRParticipant
As noted above, Frothers does vanish from time to time. The TMP SSL certificate is a completely different thing, Bill doesn’t think he needs to fix it.
"Mistakes in the initial deployment cannot be rectified" - Helmuth von Moltke28/07/2021 at 17:46 #159631Tony SParticipant
That’s quite an odd error. Looks like the server side language is still installed but there’s an extension missing. Why it would disappear is mysterious.
Perhaps the server they host on did some upgrades, as I know the database MySQL had a very recent upgrade. Maybe the message is misleading, and the upgrade(s) broke the functionality of the no doubt ancient version of the forum software?28/07/2021 at 18:23 #159635Russell PhillipsParticipant
no doubt ancient version of the forum software?
It’s certainly old. The error references MySQL v4, which hasn’t been current for years, and a function that was deprecated years ago and completely removed from PHP more recently (a year or so ago, by my unreliable memory?)28/07/2021 at 22:03 #159661Tony SParticipant
Oh! That’s right! I haven’t worked in PHP in awhile (version 4 just to date myself), and just had a peek at where they are at now. PHP7 removed that function (long deprecated as you say), but PHP8 was released at the beginning of this month. One supposes that the webhost jumped from 6 to 8?28/07/2021 at 23:28 #159667fairoaks024Participant
It’s back today for me29/07/2021 at 00:29 #159668Thaddeus BlanchetteParticipant
Back up for me, too.
We get slapped around, but we have a good time!29/07/2021 at 01:43 #159669Who Asked This JokerParticipant
SQL ERROR [ mysql4 ] mysql_connect function does not exist, is mysql extension installed?  An sql error occurred while fetching this page. Please contact an administrator if this problem persists.
It’s been two days IIRC, so I was wondering, is it down for good?
It’s was a problem with the server/host that the site was hosted on. My guess is that they got popped and decided to rebuild the site. Happens to PSR from time to time.
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