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Re: Hooray! Forum is back up!

Post by Mountaineer » Mon May 30, 2016 9:26 am

Greetings everyone!

Thank you Craig for your efforts.

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Re: Hooray! Forum is back up!

Post by vnatale » Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:45 pm

ochotona wrote:
Sat May 07, 2016 8:44 am
I propose that if we all go down again, we hang out temporarily on Twitter, finding each other with #gyroscopicinvesting
Sort of like chatting outside during a fire drill
Looks like this was never accepted of formalized?

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Re: Hooray! Forum is back up!

Post by vnatale » Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:46 pm

technovelist wrote:
Sat May 07, 2016 2:25 pm
I'm working on getting an emergency backup forum set up on my web site.

Anyone who is interested, please message me your email address so I can notify you when it is up.
Technologist,

Did you ever complete doing this?

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Re: Hooray! Forum is back up!

Post by vnatale » Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:47 pm

dragoncar wrote:
Sat May 07, 2016 2:27 pm
We really need to implement all three suggestions:

Twitter
Facebook
Tech novelists backup server

That way, we have four total modes of communication.  If at any time on or two are going down, hopefully they are compensated by the other 2-3
Any of these ever get embraced? Did not look like from reading through all the other posts in this Topic.

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Re: Hooray! Forum is back up!

Post by vnatale » Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:50 pm

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Re: Hooray! Forum is back up!

Post by vnatale » Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:51 pm

dualstow wrote:
Sun May 15, 2016 6:11 pm
pugchief wrote:
dualstow wrote: So is the forum up or not? A moment ago, not.

As I wrote on Technovelist's forum, a place where some of us find refuge when this one's down, I find it ironic that Craig sought out the pp because he was all about robustness and antifragility in his line of work. This forum is...not robust.
URL link?
Write to Steve/tech for a password if you want to join.
http://www.rhino-retirement-analyzers.com/forum/
No longer seems to be an option?

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Re: Hooray! Forum is back up!

Post by vnatale » Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:52 pm

vnatale wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:45 pm
ochotona wrote:
Sat May 07, 2016 8:44 am
I propose that if we all go down again, we hang out temporarily on Twitter, finding each other with #gyroscopicinvesting
Sort of like chatting outside during a fire drill
Looks like this was never accepted of formalized? There still seems to be a need in case the forum again goes down for any length of time. Has it ever similarly gone down since the inception of this topic?

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Re: Hooray! Forum is back up!

Post by pugchief » Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:01 pm

Vinny,

There were several alternative hangouts during a period when there were repeated and extended forum outages. When they switched to a new server and new software, the problem got resolved so there were no longer a need for the alts, and they just died off.
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Re: Hooray! Forum is back up!

Post by technovelist » Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:34 pm

vnatale wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:46 pm
technovelist wrote:
Sat May 07, 2016 2:25 pm
I'm working on getting an emergency backup forum set up on my web site.

Anyone who is interested, please message me your email address so I can notify you when it is up.
Technologist,

Did you ever complete doing this?

Vinny
Apparently not, or at least I don't recall having done it. But it was almost 4 years ago...
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Re: Hooray! Forum is back up!

Post by flyingpylon » Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:46 am

vnatale wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:50 pm
flyingpylon wrote:
Sun May 08, 2016 6:05 am
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VInny
Perhaps I should have added "Your Mileage May Vary". Most hosting companies start out great and emphasize customer service, etc. If you started out in 2007 then I'd be willing to bet EasyCGI was independent at that point. But then if they grow and get traction in the marketplace, they get acquired, stripped, and consolidated by one of the big conglomerates that just rides the wave of the acquired company's brand reputation. If a customer's needs are relatively simple they may never notice the difference.
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Re: Hooray! Forum is back up!

Post by vnatale » Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:36 am

flyingpylon wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:46 am
vnatale wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:50 pm
flyingpylon wrote:
Sun May 08, 2016 6:05 am
I've been impressed with LiquidWeb (particularly with their technical support) and recommend them.

Arvixe is owned by a crappy web hosting conglomerate called EIG, which also owns the crappy web hosting companies in the list below.  I would stay away from any of them.

)
I've been with one of the above listed ones - EasyCGI (easycgi.com) - since 2007. All my personal email has gone through it since then and it has been extremely reliable. I discovered then via Consumer Search (owned by the New York Times) recommending it as one of the top web hosters.

VInny
Perhaps I should have added "Your Mileage May Vary". Most hosting companies start out great and emphasize customer service, etc. If you started out in 2007 then I'd be willing to bet EasyCGI was independent at that point. But then if they grow and get traction in the marketplace, they get acquired, stripped, and consolidated by one of the big conglomerates that just rides the wave of the acquired company's brand reputation. If a customer's needs are relatively simple they may never notice the difference.
Yes, with just doing email my needs are extremely simple? For awhile when I was doing eBay ads I was also using the web site to host pictures for those ebay ads but now it is just email.

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Re: Hooray! Forum is back up!

Post by Xan » Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:46 am

The extended outages were towards the end of the Craig/Tex era, where they really had moved on to other things. There wasn't anybody running the ship to fix whatever might pop up, and because of a less-than-optimal host, things did pop up. It hasn't been a problem lately. Every once in a while the server needs a reboot, which causes maybe a minute of downtime. Other than that it's been very smooth lately.
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