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    Editor and Site Administrator Convergent's Avatar
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    Outages Yesterday and Today

    I wanted to provide some info on the outages yesterday and today. First off, we aren't in a situation where the bills aren't being paid... as the error page seemed to indicate. The default account suspended message was shown because one of our admins suspended the account in error. This has been updated in our management policies so it hopefully won't happen again. Today, however, someone decided to flood the server... a DOS attack... which resulted in several things breaking, this site being one of them. This has been taken care of as well, so hopefully that won't repeat again either. We have had a pretty good run on uptime, and I hate to have any... but rest assured that we are on top of things and hopefully things are OK now. Thank you all for your patience.
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    Thanks Mike for putting some light on the subject. We all go into withdrawal when we can't get here!!!
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    Yeah, take that admin out and Keel Haul him.... It was probably Equus... he's always getting into stuff..
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    It wasn't one of the forum moderator/admin team... it was one of the administrators that manage the server... a Linux guy.
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    Was devastated what he did!!!

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    Editor and Site Administrator Convergent's Avatar
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    Well it was a little unnerving to me to have the site showing to our visitors that I basically had the account suspended because I didn't pay the bills, when it is running on my own server!
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    are parts of the site still down? I tried to view new fourms and recieved a message:

    "There seems to have been a slight problem with the pdaPhoneHome.com database.
    Please try again by pressing the refresh button in your browser.

    An E-Mail has been dispatched to our Technical Staff, who you can also contact if the problem persists.

    We apologise for any inconvenience."

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    Originally posted by Falconier
    are parts of the site still down? I tried to view new fourms and recieved a message:

    "There seems to have been a slight problem with the pdaPhoneHome.com database.
    Please try again by pressing the refresh button in your browser.

    An E-Mail has been dispatched to our Technical Staff, who you can also contact if the problem persists.

    We apologise for any inconvenience."
    I got the same message just trying to get to the site this morning. That cleared up.

    Now with any search I get the same message as well.
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    Editor and Site Administrator Convergent's Avatar
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    Something is hosed up... our techs are working on it. I'll try to keep you posted.
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    IS IT ME? Or is everyone having a problem with the site?

    Am I alone in trying to connect here or are there others having connection problems of late.

    What seems to be the prblem, I never remeber this happening before?
    I started with a Psion Organizer in 1987!

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    me too

    I am having problems as well.

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    Convergent, who runs this site mentioned in another thread that they have been having a number of issues this week and he also had a full schedule with his job. They are working hard on getting the site consistent again.

    Our best bet is to just give them some time to get it all together again. They run this site for free and everyone here should be a little patient in return for all the good stuff they give us in terms of information from here.

    R

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    I know i am but what are you?
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    Ya, i would hate to be in their shoes. there is no glory in doing something for free. especially when people start *****ing.

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    Just wanted to make sure I was not alone in this.

    No *****in from me, completely understand technical difficulties, my life is full of them!
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    They do nothing for free. They get money from all the ads on this webpage. Take down the ads, then they are doing something for nothing. Until then...

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    To the moderators/owners/operators of this site, I say:

    Great job, Great site. The fact that people care when it goes down just emphasizes how good a job you're doing.

    Keep up the good work.

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    Modertors I think we can close this now!
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    Originally posted by LeakyElephant
    They do nothing for free. They get money from all the ads on this webpage. Take down the ads, then they are doing something for nothing. Until then...
    Please, Leaky - go back to the USSR.

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    Originally posted by 3goldens
    Modertors I think we can close this now!


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    keep up the good work and whatever we can do to help were right behind you!
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