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Discussion in 'Feedback, Suggestions, & Bugs' started by BiBearSSNV, Aug 31, 2020.  |  Print Topic

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  1. BiBearSSNV
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    Is it just me, but has the site has been down a couple of times today? This morning around 1030 PST. My browser timed out when trying to connect to the site, and then this evening happening while I was on navigating the site and was down for quite some time. I kept checking many times.
     
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    I thought it was a problem on my end. Its done it a few times last week aswell, can't connect, auto refresh, time outs. I put it down to site maintenance or maybe some bored youth has found a way to DDOS the site to slow it to an annoying level.
     
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    Yeah it's been down 4 or 5 times in a week I don't know what's going on but maybe someone will have an answer like Barefoot who runs the site
     
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    Yep I've had it as well. I thought it was something wrong at my end too.
     
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    Site has been more down than up the last couple of days..
     
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    I had problems connecting yesterday and today. When I ran Windows Diagnostics it said the site is online but not responding to connection requests.
     
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    had the same issue today, im used to seeing the site working and loading extremly slow, i thought it was a connection issue on the servers end.
     
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    It's not the site. There have been random internet disruptions caused by a severe solar storm. Other sites have been intermittent also. Solar storms can even cause power outages if they are severe enough.
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    It must be where the server is located that is being hit at the time by the solar flares, because the rest of the sites I visit regularly were not affected. Makes sense though and I am glad it is something like this and not a cyber attack, a server problem, or a site problem.

    Thanks Barefoot for the update! (y) 
     
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    Even though sunspot activity can take down a number of digital platforms there is no existing science that can prove a specific site’s problems are due to that cause.
     
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    It felt way more like any cyber attack, because two weeks ago it started when in America was late evening and took whole 8 hours to fix it/the site to be reachable again... Than i reached site as one of the firsts afterwards (i guess at least) and there were no posts at all from the period, just 2 from shortly ago). But so long it was only once, other times it takes only several minutes and i can connect again.

    I would appreciate if the domain would be moved to an better server but unlikely i would pay for being a monthly fee for using website...
    So i can understand that there isn't much what can we expect in this case.
     
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    But today it was already horrible. As i pose out from when new post were posted, there were three huge breaks: 11 hours ago, duration: about 4 hours, next one half hour later for next 2½ hours and than last for another 2 hours shortly later...

    Could thw person responsible for correct website working (Barefoot ?) please not hide and tell us what's the reason of this hell? I can understand couple of minutes when server is under high pressure, but I haven't yet been on another website shut down without any particular reason for almost half a day...

    Please let us at least better understand the issue, I get it still that not everything is possible since you all may have very limited budget. But let users know what's going on! They are part of this place!
     
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    It's not my site. I don't have control over whether it runs or not. I just make sure it runs correctly when it is running. The issues you are asking about here are the site owners responsibility and he is not here on the site. I run the site but the owner has to get involved when it goes down. I let him know, then it's out of my control as to what happens.
     
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    That's of course not a duty but I think 'every' (...in my perfect world...) owner should take a look sometimes at his childs...
    But ok, I get it that in this case it won't be like this... :/

    Thank you anyway for your action!
     

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