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    Lounge went missing

    What happened to the Lounge on 6/24/2005? I could not access the site for 24 hours, nor could I ping www.wopr.com.

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    Re: Lounge went missing

    Which date are you asking about ... or is this an existential question since 24-Jun-05 hasn't happened yet in the USA? <img src=/S/wink.gif border=0 alt=wink width=15 height=15> We did have power problems at the server for a day.
    Charlotte

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    Re: Lounge went missing

    Hi Charlotte

    I'm in Ontario, Canada...Eastern daylight saving time.
    I was unable to bring up the Lounge from Mon. afternoon, June 20/05 until Tues. afternoon, June 21/05.
    I had the same problem from yesterday afternoon, June 22/05 until this morning.
    The error message was to the effect that the site was not available, I believe.

    Have a Great day!!!
    Ken
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    Re: Lounge went missing

    Hi Charlotte,
    Just for your info Firefox timed out on me, when trying to access the lounge, from about 0715 CET to about 1500 CET today Thursday 23 June. Tried every couple of hours or so until I connected (and then got bombarded by <img src=/S/bananas.gif border=0 alt=bananas width=33 height=35>)

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    Re: Lounge went missing

    Sorry I had the wrong date it should read June 22. The times are Eastern US.

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    Re: Lounge went missing

    Oh noooo! Not a prediction of what's to come I hope <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

    The lounge crashed, taking down the entire wopr site, a repeat of last week. Normally when that happens, an admin will log in via a back door and go kick some sense into it, basically, rebooting the computer. In yesterdays crash, we couldn't do that, as you rightly pointed out, we couldn't even ping the site, so, we had to wait for someone to go there physically and kick it.

    I think I'm getting closer to the cause of it, it is however extremely difficult to test theories from the other side of the world. I can't really trigger a complete crash unless someone else is sitting in front of it so it can be rescued in case it needs to be, which in itself is quit difficult due to time differences: The lounge is physically near New York USA, there are two mods in the US, 2 in Europe and one (yours truly) in Australia.

    Here's hoping that my latest cure will improve things a bit <img src=/S/crossfingers.gif border=0 alt=crossfingers width=17 height=16>,
    Cheers, Claude.

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    Re: Lounge went missing

    Just goes to show that you don't know how much you love something (or someone) until its gone. I was having a panic attack when the lounge went missing.

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    Re: Lounge went missing

    Thank you for a bit of explanation about the Lounge Server. I am always really curious what happens when the server goes down, causes, etc. It is rather "scary" when nothing comes up except a "timed out attempt to connect"!! So it is really quite a relief to see the Lounge humming along again! I sure hope you got the "kinks" worked out of it!! Thank you for providing an excellent place for exchange of information and friendship!! I really enjoy our Lounge!! <img src=/S/thumbup.gif border=0 alt=thumbup width=15 height=15>


    "Peace begins with a smile. "-- Mother Teresa

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    Re: Lounge went missing

    I'm just glad it's back! Two 24 hour periods of no Lounge in close succession just isn't good for my state of mind. <img src=/S/crazy.gif border=0 alt=crazy width=15 height=15>
    Granville

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    Re: Lounge went missing

    > The lounge is physically near New York USA, there are two mods in the US, 2 in Europe and one (yours truly) in Australia.

    The solution is staring you in the face. (grin!)


    Thanks for your efforts at bringing sanity closer to my life.

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    Re: Lounge went missing

    Thanks for your efforts at bringing sanity closer to my life.
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    Are you kidding, Mr G?! Have you been to Scuttlebutt recently??! <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

    No, seriously, it is a loss when the Lounge is down. The sooner the problems are sorted the better (And no, there was no inference of blame whatsoever there)
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    Re: Lounge went missing

    Presumably your firm has <big>Assignment of Blame</big> meetings?!

    John
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    Re: Lounge went missing

    All the time John! We even have 'Finger-Pointing' training sessions...
    <font color=448800><font face="Comic Sans MS"><big>Lyra J </font color=448800></font face=comic></big>
    <img src=/S/flags/UK.gif border=0 alt=UK width=30 height=18> Ducking the arrows in Robin Hood country <IMG SRC=http://www.wopr.com/w3tuserpics/Lyra_J_sig.gif ALT="No, Admins, no! I'm sorry, okay!" title="No, Admins, no! I'm sorry, okay!">

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    Re: Lounge went missing

    Hmmm...thats weird...sitting in the S of A I was able to access the lounge throughout the period of supposed down-time. I was wondering why the lounge was sooooo quiet! It was as if I was the only one around. I thought the whole world had deserted me! Very weird.
    Glad to have you all back though!!!

    PS: Chris....Boy, I'd like to comment that you are getting younger by the day!! How 'bout passing on some of that fountain of youth water!!??
    Regards,
    Rudi

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    Re: Lounge went missing

    Let him (her) who is without sin cast the first banana!

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