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roddy

Site was down for three hours or so, problem with the hosting company. Should all be back now. 

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Shelley

It was also very slow yesterday, was that the same problem? or was it me?

We did have a big Virgin/Sky outage in the south yesterday, didn't affect me directly, but maybe indirectly?

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889

It's probably that DDG bot churning through the site and overloading the server.

 

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mungouk

I've been getting the error screen from Cloudflare on and off for the last couple of days, connecting from the UK (no VPN)...

 

Just had it again 5 mins ago — 13:05 GMT.

 

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Dawei3
14 hours ago, mungouk said:

(no VPN)...

A friend in Kunming just said VPNs in China had been disabled starting 1 March.  I'm not sure how she would know this for all of China.  She said it was due to a new law.  I'm curious whether others are experiencing this?  Mungouk - Did your VPN start working again?

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mungouk

Just in case nobody spotted it... from about 10.30am GMT+1 today I was getting "500" internal server errors and then after that the Cloudflare error screen. It was several hours before I could access the site again.

 

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Shelley

I did,  couldn't access the site for a few hours this morning, all ok now.

I got the Cloudflare error screen everytime I tried.

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mungouk

Must've been another one of those holes in the space-time continuum...

 

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roddy

Yeah, I did have a notice up about it for a couple of hours afterwards, but could have been missed. I think we're just getting a bit too busy for current resources, but I'm currently wobbling between doing that on the current host (which isn't amazing and on the pricey side) and shifting to a digitalocean droplet or similar - which would be a bit of a learning curve for me, but better long run. 

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roddy

And... we're back?

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Jim

It seems following some archive links ends up on a non-secure connection which my browser didn't like. Was looking up some older stuff about study courses for a friend and also found what seems to be missing pages. Oddly, going through my history to find which those were and as far as I can tell they now work. 

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Singe

Didn't realise how much I've grown to like popping in here over the last few weeks of lockdown - until it was gone. Good to see it's all back up and running.

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roddy
1 hour ago, Jim said:

It seems following some archive links ends up on a non-secure connection which my browser didn't like.

It is possible that's the after-effects of moving the domain back and forth. It can take a while for the changes to be picked up by various ISPs - you can end up with an error message on your phone and a working site on your desktop. 

 

1 hour ago, Singe said:

Good to see it's all back up and running.

It is. To be honest, it could have been up quite a bit quicker - a matter of hours - if it'd been a definite "it's all gone, start from your back up" situation. A lot of the delay was getting the original install back up, setting up a new one with the back up would have been quicker. 

 

One thing we do seem to have lost is some recent attachments - perhaps from a few days around the 28th. If you notice a post with a missing attachment send in a post report. Hopefully nothing irreplaceable. They may be in a back-up file, but if it's just a picture of someone's lunch...

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大块头

Besides many, many awful tattoos and the occasional odd inquiry about joining the PLA, this forum has collected a lot of unique experiences during a very interesting time in Chinese history.

 

Is everything here set up for automatic collection by the Internet Archive?

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edelweis
5 hours ago, roddy said:

if it's just a picture of someone's lunch...

But what if it's a picture of abcdefg's lunch ?

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roddy

Then I'll see if he's still got the photos before trying to work with enormous backup files. 

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imron
6 hours ago, 大块头 said:

and the occasional odd inquiry about joining the PLA

You can't bring that up without at least linking to it so newer members can enjoy it also.

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Singe

Blimey, that PLA thread is a classic. Perhaps it isn't wise to admit that I also have an Irish passport. Now, that's got me thinking...

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