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Old 07-06-2007, 03:07 PM   #1
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Default Outage Friday, 6 July 2007

The forum was offline today, from about 3:15 to 7:00 p.m. GMT–5. (I hope that expression satisfies everyone! )

We do not know what the problem may have been, but the host had to reset the server.

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The forum was offline today, from about 3:15 to 7:00 p.m. GMT–5
You show your willingness to be clear: thank you. But I think you meant your local time, which is UTC-4 (GMT-4) at the moment (unless you've moved westward a lot).

Funnily enough, it was only the 'Discussion' that was affected; FireFox 2 said it couldn't find the database.

   
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Old 07-07-2007, 08:36 AM   #3
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Funnily enough, it was only the 'Discussion' that was affected; FireFox 2 said it couldn't find the database.
Not fro me - I simply could not connect. I did pings and traceroutes, and all seemed fine there, which told me the machine was still running, but the webserver wasn't.

   
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I simply could not connect
I only discovered that accidentally, though unusually I was given the information that it was the database that couldn't be found. Later, I must have used a second bookmark (that I didn't know I still had), which connected me to the site's 'Home' page; but I still got the message about the database when I tried to find the 'Discussion' page.

   
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It's possible the database went down first (leading to such "database not found" messages (which I've seen before but not this time), followed by the webserver crashing or being stopped.

   
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Old 07-07-2007, 01:23 PM   #6
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Is this a new feature or a consequence of the outage. When I click on Get Posts / New I get a batch of them then:

The threads below have not been updated since your last visit but still contain unread posts.

and then another batch of messages.

I don't remember seeing this before -- If I'd read what I wanted to and skipped the rest, next time I came on line and clicked on Get Posts / New I just got the one group of messages.

If I click on Mark all read then they go away but that did not use to be necessary.

   
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