Some Downtime Today - 24/05/11

Discussion in 'Network Information, Suggestions and Feedback' started by von Poop, May 23, 2011.

  1. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    Downtime in Australia is 1530 - 1600 as we are 9 hours in front.

    Not a big problem as I do something else.
     
  2. jacksun

    jacksun Senior Member

    I would be interested to know whether anyone else is affected by the downtime.

    I'm down for about 30 minutes at 11:30pm to Midnight. Database backup I think is the cause. I'm up around 4:30/5:00am and all's fine by then.

    Wayne
     
  3. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

    An update on the early morning downtime on this forum.

    Here in the UK I am now getting a full 30 minutes closure taking place between 06:30 and 07:00.

    As one of the old "If you're stuck with a lemon, make lemonade!" brigade I spend this time

    a. Scanning the internet and deleting the odd bits of spam from my blogs
    b. Visiting ww2f, sister forum that caters mainly for the US of A
    c. Catching up on my e-mails

    More important, I suppose, is the fact that I now use this enforced down time to draft the odd response to a posting to this site, rather than just fire off a broadside that will inevitably find disfavour from certain parties :)

    I would be interested to know whether anyone else is affected by the downtime.

    Ron
    I must confess to being asleep at that hour of the morning so I must take your word for it, Ron. But I can imagine that it would be frustrating alright :)
     
  4. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Thanks for your input chaps & keep them coming !

    Gerard
    I must confess to being asleep at that hour of the morning so I must take your word for it, Ron. But I can imagine that it would be frustrating alright

    Frustrating ?, not any more, since the reason for the downtime was first explained :)

    I was just intrigued by the world-wide aspect of the forum, as emerging different down-times clearly display. There's also the factor of warning newcomers of the short break in services when they can't post.

    Ron
     
  5. jacksun

    jacksun Senior Member

    Maybe the error page should say down for maintenance, back in 30 minutes with a countdown timer and one of Von Poops classic pictures.

    Add the right stuff to track how many people visit and get the error page.

    W
     
  6. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    For the benefit of any recently joined members, the recent clock changes mean that you will now find that this site is OFF-LINE for daily maintainence approximately from 06:30 to 07:00 (UK Time).

    Ron
     
  7. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Today the downtime in the UK appeared to be from 07:30 to 08:00hrs.

    Ron
     
  8. martin14

    martin14 Senior Member

    Today the downtime in the UK appeared to be from 07:30 to 08:00hrs.

    Ron

    Thank you for all the info Ron, sometimes I thought it was just me
    if I got these errors early in the morning.

    I can usually find something else to do, like make a cup of coffee !
     
  9. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    If there is one thing that reminds me how much I value this forum it is the half-an-hour or so during which I get the "not available" message.

    There are always other sites to visit, of course, but a large part of my day would be sorely affected and devalued if, for any reason, ww2talk was to disappear from view.

    If this can be taken as a sign of my earnest appreciation towards all who were responsible for the acquiring, running & moderating the site so be it ..........

    Well done chaps !

    Ron
     
  10. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Giving this thread a bit of a bump.

    Why ?

    Because In the first place it is extremely rare to have both the two main honchos on the same thread and secondly, because, under the new Invision server, the daily downtime seems to be a thing of the past, for which major blessing, Hallelujah !

    Scrolling back through this thread, which I remind you dates back to May 2011, I see that Miguel fleetingly mentions a possible increase in membership fees to which Otto replies:
    i completely understand why some members are greatly pained by the current transition from something that worked for them in the past but that now presents them with major problems but I appeal to them to hang on until it can be rectified.

    At the same time, may I seriously suggest to both O & A that when the carping level by a minute proportion of un-satisfied customers reaches an un-palatable level they offer to refund treble the membership fee,that was paid, i.e. £0.00 x 3 = £0.00 ?

    Ron
     
  11. RemeDesertRat

    RemeDesertRat Very Senior Member

    Some good points there, Ron.
    I'm finding it a bit swings and roundabouts at the mo, some things gone such as the ability to format text on an android tablet, but I can now post pictures when I couldn, t before.
    Things can only get better and as the saying goes; whot do you want for nowt?
     
  12. amberdog45

    amberdog45 Senior Member

    I saw the downtime here in the UK as my rehab time Ron ha ha. When the forum was shifting I was in serious detox mode! Never in a million years thought I would be hooked to anything computer related!

    I was fortunate in that I had just been on the Great War Forum for a few weeks before the transition, so I was fairly familiar with the layout when WW2Talk came back on line.

    I do find it easier to navigate and like the new layout. Glad the logo is back to green and very impressed with the Tin hat. I can understand though those that feel a bit ackward with the new layout. It's how I feel when a new Windows version comes out and we have to adapt. I've been through typewriters, telex, fax machines and now computers and though daunted with every program change I can't imagine life without it now.

    I for one, am ever so grateful for all the help I've received from this website and the learning for me just never stops. The Gallery is fantastic and makes me think of areas yet to be explored. I thought I would come to the end of the family tree and it would just get packed away eventually, but this site just opened up a whole new world.
     
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  13. jacksun

    jacksun Senior Member

    Yes, the offline backup was so 2010, but a must do, would hate to lose all the fabulous info on this site should something happen. Now we are leaps and bounds ahead and we mere humans must play catch up with the fandangled new software.

    As with everything else on here, if you get frustrated and have a question just ask, someone will know how to help you get it sorted.

    At least it isn't blue anymore (well, most of it) :)
     

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