Forum down last night?

Discussion in 'Computers and Stuff' started by jimbo, May 27, 2009.

  1. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

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    I couldn't get in last night. Server problems again?
  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    Yes, server problems.

    As a mechanic, it's hard to understand the problem.

    I have the old sever

    I tell them I will move to a faster one.

    Somehow, that's a hard concept for them.
    They don't know where to point the DNS
    Multiple times over the last five days, they keep changning their mind, as to what they think I'm doing.

    I should have stayed with the same server. Many of the links to the site were using the previous IP address, so now those link will be lost.

    And the server farm it's located on, they can't decide whether to point to the old, the new, or like last night, to nothing at all.
    And it's rare that they let you talk to a real person, for what should be a 30 second conversation.

    This started Friday, and it's now Wednesday.
    They tell me it's a 2 to 4 hour switch over.
  3. speedbump

    speedbump Previous member

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    Terry,

    Do you have to pay for this Forum or is it free like Snitz?

    The way your talking about they and them, I have to assume it's paid for and they are not earning their money.

    Is this problem the reason parts of a few threads are missing?
  4. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    The server runs about $200 month, that's for a box with an operating system that's connected to the internet.

    It's up to me to load it the way I want,
    The forum software is bought yearly, or updated.

    "They" are supposed to supply a box that keeps connected.

    I'm supposed to keep the software and files organized on it.

    Because of some confusion, the switch took much longer.
    It's not like a light switch that gets flipped. You flip the switch, and it takes hours to see the result.
    I think it got flipped a few times back and forth.

    My phone book ads cost me much more though.
    Way more.
  5. speedbump

    speedbump Previous member

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    I see, and if your not the switch flipper, your at their mercy.

    I am in total agreement about telephone ads. What a monopoly they have. They are worse than Google ads or ****. They have you bidding against each other and the guy who pays the most gets his name on top.
    I have just about taken our ads down to regular line ads. I can't see paying for all that advertising when it does no good. Most of our work is word of mouth.
  6. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

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    I say replace the P-trap and put in a new air gap. If that doesn't fix it, do a copper repipe.
  7. speedbump

    speedbump Previous member

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    I like how he thinks.
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