Reports of downtime - Page 4

Page 4 of 4 FirstFirst ... 234
Results 46 to 53 of 53

Thread: Reports of downtime

  1. #46
    Badass office lady Nekusagi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    Indianapolis
    Posts
    4,844
    Blog Entries
    202

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by nYoo View Post
    You've said that before, why do you just repeat your "some people ... don't like to ... blah blah etc"? This doesn't get the discussion anywhere.
    I'm not even criticizing anyone for being afraid of taking possible risks, so don't make me look that way.

    I try to have a good discussion of the issue and ask Nando what problem he means and all I get is a useless comment. I was just curious what problem he could have encountered by appending a couple harmless lines to the hosts file, since he asked me if I would assist someone who has such problems in the first place.

    I'll try not to say anything anymore about this as long as people give me the feeling they hate me for this issue.
    No, no, I meant, any problems that might come up. Hence the "who knows how some systems would react". Any. Computers are strange.

    (Apologies if I came off as rude, that wasn't my intent.)
    LJ~dA~R100~YT~Twitter~Facebook~Last.fm~Tumblr~Glacidia Network


    A bitch lives as free as a bird that can never be caught. I'm a bitch. I'll crush anyone that stands in my way! And I do what the hell I want!

  2. #47
    Can I get an encore? evkl's Avatar Vice-Webmaster
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    9,631
    Blog Entries
    68

    Default

    It didn't exist, for the purposes of your computer. As we said, our hosts moved us without notification. They screwed up the DNS in the process. DNS points your computer to our server. Without it, it's like we don't exist.

    The problem was unrelated to Overgrow. The timing was a coincidence. We apologize for the downtime and are looking to resolve any remaining issues. We appreciate your patience. Modifying your HOSTS file has no chance of breaking your computer.

    I realize I'm using a number of short and somewhat unrelated sentences, but I'm trying to cover all the ground here.

    Edit: Computers aren't strange. They don't do things for no reason. Computers are necessarily logical. The fix we provided, assuming someone can follow basic instructions, is completely harmless.
    "And we're not gods, we're just hacks."

    blog | twitter | Bulbagraphic

  3. #48
    Badass office lady Nekusagi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    Indianapolis
    Posts
    4,844
    Blog Entries
    202

    Default

    I will say this: it's ironic people kept posting the fix on the forums, considering the people who needed it (outside of IRC) couldn't access it in the first place.
    LJ~dA~R100~YT~Twitter~Facebook~Last.fm~Tumblr~Glacidia Network


    A bitch lives as free as a bird that can never be caught. I'm a bitch. I'll crush anyone that stands in my way! And I do what the hell I want!

  4. #49
    Can I get an encore? evkl's Avatar Vice-Webmaster
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    9,631
    Blog Entries
    68

    Default

    How else do you expect us to distribute it, other than through our social networks?
    "And we're not gods, we're just hacks."

    blog | twitter | Bulbagraphic

  5. #50
    ~green~ Maybe Wednesday's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    395

    Default

    I guess you're both right... I had no clue how to get back on.
    [FONT=Franklin Gothic Medium][center]

  6. #51
    TR PR/executive Lethal Carnivine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    In the universe, in the future.
    Posts
    1,689
    Blog Entries
    11

    Default

    Does it really matter. Bulbagarden is nice and all, but it's not the be all end all thing to most people's lives. Besides, with sites like this, server crashes can be expected.

    Anyways, I'm glad it's back up again.


    Boss Fantasy or Boss Porn, that is the question.

  7. #52
    Goronda Type Vice-Webmaster Evil Figment's Avatar Vice-Webmaster
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Lurking in dark corners
    Posts
    13,509
    Blog Entries
    6

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by evkl View Post
    Edit: Computers aren't strange. They don't do things for no reason. Computers are necessarily logical.
    Pardon, but given that human most pointedly tend not to be logical, "computers are strange" is a perfectly valid notion

    (In addition, since the logic the computer follow was necessarily implemented by a non-logical human, it can be way fucked up logic)
    Quote Originally Posted by Mintaka and Hurristat
    He's an evil director / He'll give out infractions / Do something wrong / And he takes direct actions
    Then what'll he do?/ He'll permaban you / You find your name slashed / With a message, 'Adieu'
    Sooooo...watch out!
    "It is said that the federal government, if it was in charge of the Sahara, would run out of sand in five years. Private enterprise, being more efficient, would do it in half the time - and they'd make money off the bridges." - me.
    "My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world." - Jack Layton's last letter. Rest in peace, Jack.

  8. #53
    Merciless Goddess Misty's Avatar Retired Staff
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    5,217
    Trophies

    Default

    okay this thread is only serving to prove that people cannot read, so i'm closing it.

Page 4 of 4 FirstFirst ... 234

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •