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#1 Spider

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 10:50 AM

We would like to apologise for the extended site outage.

 

Although it was known there would be short temporary loss of the forum, I had anticipated somewhere between two to at most ten days. Given the short 'offline' time vs the relatively low traffic volume I elected to not mass mail members (who had chosen to receive site emails) to inform them of this as a message would of been displayed indicating the expected 'return' date.

 

Unfortunately fate threw a hand or two into it, due to various issues completely outside of my control it extended well beyond that! Although there were other factors at play here, a donation from a member who wishes to remain anonymous greatly expedited the restoration process somewhat too. It is only right to mention this (thank you!)

 

Once it was realised the delay would be a bit longer than originally planned, a temporary forum was setup while this one was 'on vacation' for members to use if needed but it was not really required it seemed. :)

 

We were offline for just over three weeks!

 

It is possible the DNS may take a little bit of time to propagate fully, so some occasional temporary oddness might be experienced (broken images mainly) however these issues will automatically correct themselves within at most a day or so usually.

 

As I promised per the 'holding page' no data has been lost, it is all still here.

 

 

Welcome back everyone. :thumbsup:


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#2 jetsetdanny

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 12:09 PM

It's great to see the forum back online!  :D

 

Thanks for restoring it, Andy!  :thumbsup:



#3 Spider

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 07:44 AM

I have had a couple of reports that on occasion (almost at random) the site is either displaying a 'holding' page from a name server registrar or more commonly a 'cannot find that' page. The former will resolve itself over the next couple of days it is a DNS issue.

 

I had seen the above myself after the site was fully functional for a few hours, then it settled back again.

 

The latter is quite similar the reason for the message is because the URL appears to be getting a /default appended to it so the software here does not immediately know what to do with that URL. This is obvious if it happens as the rest of the site (header and footer areas) are intact and display normally. Again what appears to be a temporary issue with the server host's name-servers rather than anything actually amiss 'here'

 

 

If anyone should continue to experience problems after another 24 hours or so from today, please let me know either via this topic or email if necessary however I do not expect these issues to persist for longer, if at all.


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#4 1024MAK

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Posted 14 September 2019 - 09:28 PM

And we're back :)

 

But, but, but, where were the adverts???? :P

 

Mark



#5 Spider

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Posted 15 September 2019 - 06:23 AM

And we're back :)

 

But, but, but, where were the adverts???? :P

 

Mark

Adverts ?  None here :D

 

The 'holding page' did feature a small one in the lower corner as it was a 'free host' as did the temporary forum, the reason being they would not permit commercial software on their free package for some reason.


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