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ASF Downtime

Discussion in 'Announcements and Site News' started by Joe Blow, Apr 16, 2007.

  1. barney

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    Seems a bit harsh Miss Anne:oops: …… but not trying to judge your right to voice your opinion … that is what makes a Forum function;)

    Irrespective of @Skate 's intentions …. I'm sure you would agree that his thread was/is informative and generated a lot of traffic to the ASF site?? No other point to make … but a little friction/contention is often both enjoyable and productive, so hopefully Skate will be happy to discuss your point of view:cool::)
     
  2. galumay

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    Seems about right, the discussion about @Skate piqued my interest as I couldnt remember seeing him post - once I searched I realised I have him on ignore, thats a fair indication that @Ann was on the money!!
     
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  3. basilio

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    The conversation has begun on the introduction of likes to ASF.

    I can see Annes point - to an extent. What it does do, IMO is create a incentive for people to get likes and ticks. Frankly that is just human. Rewarding good behaviour in a classroom. Acknowledging someones good idea or hard work in a project. Encouraging a friend who is having a bumpy time for whatever reason. They are all human ways of encouraging others.

    What I have seen elsewhere, which might be considered, is changing "like" to "respect" . I suggest it can work as well and takes in the comments made by other posters recognising they use likes to acknowledge the thought people have put into posts or their willingness to post on a topic even if they don't necessarily agree.
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    PS There can certainly be a downside to wanting likes. Dark, nasty forums can encourage and reward people for being more and more nasty as well as nice.
     
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  4. Zaxon

    Zaxon The voice of reason

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    Normal
    Breaking up your posts into 2 sentences each with a bold heading is normal somewhere in the world. I just haven't been able to confirm that yet.

    Acquired Taste
    His posting style is an acquired taste. Perhaps someone appreciates his abundant use of headings.

    This is Important
    Even the most mundane sentence can be broken out into its own heading. You know, if you really want to.

    Let's Not Forget (repost)
    Always include a comment and remind your reader that it is a repost. This reminds them that your past words really should be published into a book. Where IS my publishing agent?

    OK. I'm just having fun here, and it's all tongue-in-cheek. Skate can post in whatever style he likes. But it certainly is unique.
     
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  5. Joe Blow

    Joe Blow Administrator Staff Member

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    OK, everything seems to be back to normal now.

    Sorry about that service disruption folks. More hosting dramas. It was some technical issue at their end that has now been resolved. Hopefully it won't happen again.

    Thank you for your patience.
     
  6. Joe Blow

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    Having some trouble with the server tonight. Apologies folks. Hopefully it will be resolved soon.
     
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  7. Joe Blow

    Joe Blow Administrator Staff Member

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    Should be all fixed now. Apologies for any inconvenience.
     
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  8. Joe Blow

    Joe Blow Administrator Staff Member

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    Having some server issues again this morning. Please bear with me. The problem is currently being diagnosed and hopefully fixed.
     
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  9. Joe Blow

    Joe Blow Administrator Staff Member

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    If all goes to plan, ASF will be changing from one hosting account to another tonight.

    This will involve a change of IP address and will therefore mean that the updated DNS settings will need to propagate to different DNS servers around the world. As a result, I will need to close ASF to avoid posts being made on the old installation that won't show up once people start hitting the new installation.

    Unfortunately, we will undoubtedly have a few people who spend a day or more hitting the old installation as their ISP doesn't update its DNS very often. It happens every single time.

    When the time comes, I will switch ASF to maintenance mode. When you see the forums again, we will be back in business.

    I apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused.
     
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  10. Joe Blow

    Joe Blow Administrator Staff Member

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    Getting close now. Almost ready to switch ASF to maintenance mode.
     
  11. sptrawler

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    As the two Ronnies would say, it's goodnight from him.
     
  12. SirRumpole

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    And it's goodnight from me.

    Goodnight.
     
  13. Joe Blow

    Joe Blow Administrator Staff Member

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    It ain't over until the fat lady sings. Do we have a fat lady?
     
  14. Garpal Gumnut

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    Chelsea Manning.

    They and Edward Snowden will have to reroute their attempts to hack ASF.

    gg
     
  15. Joe Blow

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    [​IMG]

    Not fat enough I'm afraid gg. In fact, she looks quite svelte.
     
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  16. Garpal Gumnut

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    To clarify, when I liked your post it was not necessarily liking them in the picture.

    How about FBI Edgar J. Hoover when he used dress up in drag singing a song to the routers.

    gg
     
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  17. Joe Blow

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    This has now been delayed until tomorrow.
     
  18. SirRumpole

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    Has it been done yet Joe ?
     
  19. Joe Blow

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    Not yet. Going to give it another shot in an hour or two.
     
  20. Dona Ferentes

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    Last night was better than a good book.

    (Serves me right for waking up at silly o'clock)
     
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