Friday, July 26, 2013

"Initializing User..." bug

Yesterday I got several reports that World of Card Games was hanging with the message "Initializing User...". I saw it myself a few times in the morning, but I was able to work around the issue by refreshing my browser.

Later in the day, the problem became more severe. Eventually I couldn't log in at all. And apparently no one else could!

So in the evening I rebooted the server. My apologies for the inconvenience! I'm investigating the issue to see what caused it. Since I didn't actually fix this bug yet, I expect it may recur. But hopefully I can figure it out and fix it before it does.

Thanks to everyone who reported this happening!


papajack said...

Thanks for doing this. The Euchre game does not record scores properly. It used to, but lately, when I go alone and win, I get only one point rather than two. And once in a while a trick I have won is taken by the opponents.

Marya said...

Hi papajack,

There was a bug in the Euchre game previously. When going alone, you should only score one point if you take 3-4 tricks. If you take 5 tricks when going alone, you should score 4 points.

When someone pointed this out to me recently, I checked a few sites - e.g. pagat and wiki - and found that the rules were in a agreement on this, so I changed the game to follow them.

If you are seeing a trick that you should have won being taken by an opponent, it sounds like another bug! I will take a look to see if I can reproduce this.