Errors & down time

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Dave Hagan, Mar 1, 2002.

  1. Dave Hagan

    Dave Hagan Member

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    Hi everyone, we're having a few database problems with the board at the minute and people are experiencing "can't connect" errors on certain pages or the site appears to be down. Just to let everyone know we're aware of the problem and are working to resolve it as quickly as possible. Sorry for the inconvenience.

    Regards
    Dave Hagan
  2. roryglasgow

    roryglasgow Active Member

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    Thanks, Dave! I was beginning to wonder if there was something wrong with my ISP's DNS server. We've had problems before...

    -Rory
  3. billk

    billk Active Member

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    Thanks from me as well. I was getting some kind of "FORBIDDEN" error that really sounded scary!
  4. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

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    Dave, don't worry about it, we know you are doing the best you can. We will still be here cause this is the best R.R. site on the net !:D Stuff happens from time to time, no big deal.
  5. roryglasgow

    roryglasgow Active Member

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    Gee, Tyson... Do you work in the IT sector? You certainly don't sound like a User! :)

    -Rory

    P.S. - I'm a programmer.
  6. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

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    Rule #1 Don't sweat the small stuff
    Rule #2 EVERYTHING is small stuff
    Rule #3 If you can't log on right now then GO WORK on your layout, cause we want to see more pictures Rory :D
  7. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    Dave,
    So,, did you have to "reload windows"? I figured when I could log into everywhere except "the gauge", that there was a problem there, and that it wouldn't be long before it got fixed. This IS the best model railroad forum out there. I also visit
    Modelersboatyard, and there isn't much activity, here, things happen.
    Thanks for keeping us connected.
    Pete
  8. Dave Hagan

    Dave Hagan Member

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    Thanks for the kind words guys, the problem is we're running out of space on the web server and need to do a quick upgrade to keep things running smoothly. The "attach image" feature of the board is a huge drain on resources but one we're committed to keeping.

    Dave Hagan
  9. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Yeah, We Definatly Need the attach image feature, I don't think I could last too long without all the Fantastic pics!! :) :D
  10. roryglasgow

    roryglasgow Active Member

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    Good rules to live by, Tyson! :)

    I gotta get my Gauge fix several times a day. It's like a home away from home! hehehe

    Dave, where is this board hosted? Do you host other boards, too?

    -Rory
  11. Dave Hagan

    Dave Hagan Member

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    Rory, we're US based & hosted but European owned, no we don't host other boards or sites at the moment

    Dave Hagan
  12. kettlestack

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    Thanks for fixing it so quickly Dave, I had a sinking feeling when I couldn't connect with the forum. I suspected images were a real space eater on the server but geeee, it's what makes this forum the best on the web. Thanks again, you're a wizzzz.

    Errol
  13. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

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    I've wondered about the amount of space this site must require...
    I guess I've done my share of filling it up, too...
    But that is what makes this site so cool, & what keeps me coming back day after day (& sometimes hour after hour!)
    The Gauge has basically become an extension of my modeling...where else can a person write, & have pictures instantly published around the world?
    Whenever I start, or finish (or get stuck in the middle of) a project, I can't wait to share it with everybody here!
    And I love seeing what everyone else is up to.
    There's really no way to measure how much this site has helped my modeling.
    My hat is off to you Dave! I can live with some errors & down time, as long as you keep up the fantastic job you're doing!
    Thanks!
  14. Bill Pontin

    Bill Pontin Member

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    Dave, I guess I can say no problems so far on my end, been able to get my daily "Gauge" fix. I echo everyone else in saying the pictures are what makes this site so addictable, keep up the great work.

    Bill P