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Confluence system error after setup

I've attempted to set up a confluence server 3 times. Each time resulting in the same system error. Not really sure what is the root cause for this problem.

I am able to successfully set up the server. I even was able to create users and surf around to make sure everything works. A few mins later someone attempted to access confluence from their terminal, they encountered a system error. When I reload the page I was on, it now has a system error.

Anyone seen this before?

java.lang.RuntimeException: Error rendering template for decorator root
    at com.atlassian.confluence.setup.velocity.ApplyDecoratorDirective.render(

caused by: java.lang.RuntimeException: Error rendering template for decorator global
    at com.atlassian.confluence.setup.velocity.ApplyDecoratorDirective.render(

caused by: org.apache.velocity.exception.MethodInvocationException: Invocation of method 'get' in class$TransformingRandomAccessList threw exception java.lang.IndexOutOfBoundsException: Index: 0, Size: 0 at /decorators/global.vmd[line 47, column 30]
    at org.apache.velocity.runtime.parser.node.ASTMethod.handleInvocationException(

caused by: java.lang.IndexOutOfBoundsException: Index: 0, Size: 0
    at java.util.ArrayList.rangeCheck(

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Quite a few times I'm afraid.  There are several things that can cause it, and the best starting point to troubleshoot is

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