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Re: Forum was down
« Reply #100 on: February 23, 2010, 08:44:53 PM »
It is a curious fact.  The other night the only people who could access this forum were me, Smee and Lacey.  Noone else could get in.

Now not one of us can access the forum (in my case via my usual way that I accessed the other night, TPG) and everyone else who couldn't get in back then now can?  I have flushed DNS more times than my toilet so it isn't that.  Cache too, but that doesn't hold up anyway because I am using the same computer and IE to access once I activated my dongle with another IP.

So it would appear that the restriction for some is IP specific in some way.  ?????

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Re: Forum was down
« Reply #101 on: February 23, 2010, 08:55:41 PM »
If this wasn't so seriously frustrating
i'd make more dongle jokes
but I will (almost) refrain
cause I think senses of humor are being tested somewhat during this phase of site 'issues' for the forum!
but the old 'lipton tea' jingle comes to my mind .....

'you jingle in a cup
you dongle in a pot ....'


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Re: Forum was down
« Reply #102 on: February 23, 2010, 09:34:20 PM »
fluffy,that is so frustrating for you. :console:

 
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Re: Forum was down
« Reply #103 on: February 23, 2010, 09:39:44 PM »
Well Cent us ducks have more than one way to pluck a duck.   I'm lucky to have an alternative method.  Be worse for those who know the forum is up but still can't access at all.

That being said, we know that our dear Countess must be tearing her lovely long blond hair out trying to fix all this.  I think the guys over thair in the US need a good spanking.  :spank: :spank: :spank:
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Re: Forum was down
« Reply #104 on: February 23, 2010, 10:34:44 PM »
Yes..And a keel hauling as well? Is ubbie in? ;D

It must terrible for the countessa. And it is hard when people know the forum is up and nothing they know how to do will gain access.

I tried different browsers and cleaned, flushed, restarted,chewed Mentos and muttered curses each time I was whipped away when I had gained access, and all that did was give me a sugar overdose and cause OH to keep earphones glued to his head--- Not a bit of help :shakehead:

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Re: Forum was down
« Reply #105 on: February 23, 2010, 10:39:06 PM »
A keelhauling? Who mentioned a keelhauling? I'm ready. We should have a ceremonial keelhauling to celebrate the fixing of the Oz Roundtable (for most).

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Re: Forum was down
« Reply #106 on: February 23, 2010, 10:39:55 PM »
So it would appear that the restriction for some is IP specific in some way.  ?????

May I suggest people to try with third party DNS server as in www.opendns.com?

*Please do remember to write down your DNS IP if you decided to try.

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Re: Forum was down
« Reply #107 on: February 23, 2010, 10:41:12 PM »
My TPG started working a short while ago.  *YIPPEE*
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Re: Forum was down
« Reply #108 on: February 23, 2010, 10:43:42 PM »
Please excuse my computer dumbnerosity Fluffy but, what does TPG mean?

There are many abbreviations used in computer talk that I don't know

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Re: Forum was down
« Reply #109 on: February 23, 2010, 10:47:14 PM »
TPG is simply my broadband internet service provider Birdie.

BTW, it has just gone down again.   When I say TPG has gone down, it has not actually gone down.  I can access all other sites I wish to go to.  Just can't access this site.

I am back to using my dongle.  lol
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Re: Forum was down
« Reply #110 on: February 23, 2010, 10:54:49 PM »
Struth Fluffy. I hope the provider gets it right quickly. I believe our site is not the only one effected.

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Re: Forum was down
« Reply #111 on: February 23, 2010, 10:55:11 PM »


I've never know someone to play with their Dongle so much !...LOL

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Re: Forum was down
« Reply #112 on: February 23, 2010, 10:56:48 PM »
Well Yib, I'd have to say I've never played with a dongle so much before.  It's quite enjoyable once you get used to it.

I believe that Smee plays with one a lot.
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Re: Forum was down
« Reply #113 on: February 23, 2010, 11:04:09 PM »
I just refreshed the OZRT & the dreaded server not a goer sign appeared. Ten seconds later I did it again & it worked. I don't think the provider has completely rectified the problem yet.

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Re: Forum was down
« Reply #114 on: February 23, 2010, 11:06:11 PM »
Yep well my TPG is back now.  I have taken the dongle out now and am still talking.
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Re: Forum was down
« Reply #115 on: February 23, 2010, 11:16:36 PM »


I've never know someone to play with their Dongle so much !...LOL

I dont know what a dongle is - but i think they sound like fun

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« Reply #116 on: February 23, 2010, 11:23:15 PM »
Well Yib, I'd have to say I've never played with a dongle so much before.  It's quite enjoyable once you get used to it.

I believe that Smee plays with one a lot.

Actually I hear he plays with it a hell of a lot.....

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Re: Forum was down
« Reply #117 on: February 24, 2010, 10:45:05 AM »
I am having copious discussions with the server people. They too are tearing out their hair. They've shown me screenshots of the sites being up, and yet Tello cannot get in... I can get in sometimes, but at other times it's down for me (on several different computers, and on my iPhone)...

Poddy! Is there a backbone issue at the moment? Could that be contributing to the problem? What's going on? Save our hair...!
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Re: Forum was down
« Reply #118 on: February 24, 2010, 10:52:15 AM »
Countess, We have had a couple of recent issues getting in too, the last being yesterday evening. "Server Not Known". Saved email links led to the same message. All appears good at the moment.

Most system administrators have no hair you know..... can you imagine why?  ;D

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Re: Forum was down
« Reply #119 on: February 24, 2010, 11:02:28 AM »
The really distressing thing is that other sites with dedicated IP addresses on the same cluster are also having problems (and they're commercial sites).

When I run a traceroute on them, the result is "unable to resolve target system name". It IS enough to make Kojaks of us all.
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Re: Forum was down
« Reply #120 on: February 24, 2010, 11:21:26 AM »
Unfortunately, these things do happen - often and generally outside our control. Interestingly - I can't locate Ron Tello's website either.... and haven't been able to for the past few days.

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Re: Forum was down
« Reply #121 on: February 24, 2010, 07:40:23 PM »
I killed my website.
And phone.

I'm not angry.

I'm bitter.


I've never been in this section before.
Is it ok to cuss?
I got some select words about this bullshit downage scene!
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Re: Forum was down
« Reply #122 on: February 24, 2010, 09:32:09 PM »
We have to hope the Atlanta bods are able to straighten out the kinks soon, tello.
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Re: Forum was down
« Reply #123 on: February 24, 2010, 11:53:42 PM »


Soooooooooo.....are we working again or is this a temp thing and I happen to be on the computer at the right time..I have been MIA for a couple of days and couldn't access the site before I left...

are we here to stay now?????

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Re: Forum was down
« Reply #124 on: February 25, 2010, 12:39:27 AM »
From the last few days, it is only safe to say....

"It depends on when you ask".

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Re: Forum was down
« Reply #125 on: February 25, 2010, 12:50:57 AM »
Famous last words..I have not had a problem getting in for a few days. I hope I am not tempting fate by saying that.



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Re: Forum was down
« Reply #126 on: February 25, 2010, 11:01:50 AM »


Still working...but from running around the boards there are quite a few  posters  missing...and in particular

gr8.......I wonder....hope he didn't fall off the wharf


gr8..where are you.... :kisslittle: :kisslittle:

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Re: Forum was down
« Reply #127 on: February 25, 2010, 09:53:09 PM »
Should we send a rescue team? :musing:


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Re: Forum was down
« Reply #128 on: February 25, 2010, 10:20:02 PM »


HHHMMMMMMMMMMMM...let me check around first Cents....you know..don't want to raise the alarm when he might well be sunning himself courtside... :musing:

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Re: Forum was down
« Reply #129 on: February 25, 2010, 11:00:56 PM »
Gr8 said he was taking time to attend to real life.

After his house cleaning exercise, it seems he had a lot of stuff (books) he needed to clear out and I believe he is focussing on that.

At a guess, I'd say the timing of the problems here would have been a blessing in disguise for him - since it took away the temptation to 'just duck in and say hello' ... so he's likely gotten stuck into the things he said he had to do.

I'm sure he'll be back ... when things are under control.

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Re: Forum was down
« Reply #130 on: February 26, 2010, 12:19:15 AM »
Good news ;D
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Re: Forum was down
« Reply #131 on: March 06, 2010, 12:43:15 AM »


There still seems to be an intermittent problem with the site... quite a few avatars are missing from view tonight... it's unlikely so many would have broken links to where their avatars are stored, I can only assume it's a site / server problem / Glitch...

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Re: Forum was down
« Reply #132 on: March 06, 2010, 12:45:11 AM »
Yib, I can see all the avatars.....
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Re: Forum was down
« Reply #133 on: March 06, 2010, 01:24:43 AM »

I can see them all now too fluff ?...earlier most just disappeared...as I said it seemed to be intermittent, one minute there visible and then there gone for a while... all very strange indeed.

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Re: Forum was down
« Reply #134 on: March 06, 2010, 01:41:48 AM »
Well I was asleep until around 11.30, so I may have missed the intermittant avatars.
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Re: Forum was down
« Reply #135 on: March 06, 2010, 11:14:39 PM »
Oh for the love of Mars! Please don't hurt the avatars!!!  :'(
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Re: Forum was down
« Reply #136 on: March 15, 2010, 01:33:40 PM »

Gidday all.


I too had problems signing in - couldn't access this place at all for a while. Then I sort of forgot about coming back, and well, with one thing and another ... you know how it is. Life happens.


Anyhoo, hope everyone's doin' dandy, just like I am  :kisslittle:

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Re: Forum was down
« Reply #137 on: March 15, 2010, 06:37:10 PM »
Hello there Maggie.  Good to see you back.  Yes we did have a few problems with access for us all for a while, but they seem to be sorted out now.
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Re: Forum was down
« Reply #138 on: March 23, 2010, 01:01:21 AM »

'Alloooo Duckee! Good, would hate to think I couldn't come and perve on you all on the odd occasion :flash:

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Re: Forum was down
« Reply #139 on: March 23, 2010, 01:03:56 AM »
Hellllllllooooooooooooo Maggie!!!  You can perve on me anytime you like...   whoops that doesn't sound too good does it?  You know what I mean - the same thing as you meant. Welcome more often than the odd occassion...   lol

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Re: Forum was down
« Reply #140 on: March 23, 2010, 01:11:37 AM »
He he ..yeah, how can a girl resist with all these good looking sorts in here  :tangorose:

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Re: Forum was down
« Reply #141 on: March 23, 2010, 01:17:15 AM »
Hey Maggie, GR8 is looking for ladies to join his harem in the 'Big Love' thread around the fountain.  Maybe you should apply.
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Re: Forum was down
« Reply #142 on: March 23, 2010, 01:18:44 AM »


and saying anyhoo (a wiggles line) is a plus, just like having a pulse mags ...lol

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Re: Forum was down
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Re: Forum was down
« Reply #144 on: March 23, 2010, 01:30:44 AM »

LOL - ahhh, thought I smelt a faint whiff of desperation in the air. 

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Re: Forum was down
« Reply #145 on: November 26, 2010, 12:47:18 AM »


The gremlins are at it again.... the rent been paid ?

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Re: Forum was down
« Reply #146 on: November 26, 2010, 09:54:44 AM »
Yibs , the coineez have been here just over a year now , when they pay the new  lease , all should be ok ...their free years membership is up

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Re: Forum was down
« Reply #147 on: November 26, 2010, 03:05:20 PM »
. . . Just don't ask them to pay in coin.