MSFN.org state

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RainyShadow
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Re: MSFN.org state

Post by RainyShadow » Mon Jun 21, 2021 12:12 pm

So, any word about what was the actual cause?

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Dave-H
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Re: MSFN.org state

Post by Dave-H » Mon Jun 21, 2021 1:19 pm

Nothing about the cause so far from xper as far as I can see, not even on the moderators' section of the forum.

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Jody Thornton
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Re: MSFN.org state

Post by Jody Thornton » Mon Jun 21, 2021 10:32 pm

Dave-H wrote:
Mon Jun 21, 2021 1:19 pm
Nothing about the cause so far from xper as far as I can see, not even on the moderators' section of the forum.
I find it rather annoying how cavalier xper seems in communicating issues to his readership base. Is it just me?
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Re: MSFN.org state

Post by bphlpt » Tue Jun 22, 2021 2:26 am

Not just you. Since he seems to have lost interest in the site, at least most of the interest he used to have. I would hope that he would give or sell it to someone else who has the time and inclination to be at least a little bit more involved. The site will probably survive as long as the members wish to be involved, but it has a better chance with active and supportive management. Technical sites have lost a LOT since their heyday ( 15 - 25 years ago ), the decline probably corresponding to the lack of control the user now has over a computer operating system and programs, and the decline of home computers in general compared to smart phones with their increase in power. [ Look at the extreme decline in general availability of computer magazines in the last 20 years or more. ] I would hope a few technical sites are able to stay active for as long as possible, but I guess we'll have to wait and see. ::sigh::

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Jody Thornton
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Re: MSFN.org state

Post by Jody Thornton » Tue Jun 22, 2021 7:31 am

I wish I could "love" or "like" your comment bphlpt :)
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Dave-H
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Re: MSFN.org state

Post by Dave-H » Thu Aug 05, 2021 5:43 pm

Oh dear!
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Dave-H
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Re: MSFN.org state

Post by Dave-H » Thu Aug 05, 2021 6:38 pm

Phew, seems to be working again now!
:D

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Re: MSFN.org state

Post by Tripredacus » Tue Feb 08, 2022 2:51 pm

Server is timing out currently. About 5 hours ago I was on the site but there were errors posting threads, viewing profiles and using activity feed. Xper was on the forum and was doing work but he did not give an update as to what it was.

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Dave-H
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Re: MSFN.org state

Post by Dave-H » Tue Feb 08, 2022 6:19 pm

Now completely inaccessible.
I hope it's fixed soon!
:(

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Re: MSFN.org state

Post by i430vx » Wed Mar 09, 2022 10:59 am

MSFN.org state: deceased!

Timing out now, I can only assume "for good"...

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Re: MSFN.org state

Post by roytam1 » Wed Mar 09, 2022 11:06 am

i430vx wrote:
Wed Mar 09, 2022 10:59 am
MSFN.org state: deceased!

Timing out now, I can only assume "for good"...
not enough time for me to rescue my threads :(

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Re: MSFN.org state

Post by i430vx » Wed Mar 09, 2022 11:35 am

It's back, apparently.

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Dave-H
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Re: MSFN.org state

Post by Dave-H » Wed Mar 09, 2022 12:37 pm

Should now be OK for another couple of months according to xper the site owner.
:D

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Re: MSFN.org state

Post by roytam1 » Mon Jul 04, 2022 10:58 am

it has broken template now, no post can be displayed.

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Dave-H
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Re: MSFN.org state

Post by Dave-H » Mon Jul 04, 2022 11:14 am

This happened after xper rolled out an update to restore the members' country flag images, which had vanished a week or two ago.
Presumably the update broke something else!
He knows about it and is presumably working on it.

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