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Old Apr 10 2006, 10:41 AM   #241
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Question: is anybody else unable to get the site to load at all?

"www.annemccaffreyfans.org/forum cannot be found".



Maybe it doesn't work from school on the new server :shrug:
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Old Apr 10 2006, 10:54 AM   #242
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Server not found
Firefox can't find the server at www.annemccaffreyfans.org.

Think it's down while they try and fix
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Have you read this thread before you posted, C'milo?
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Question: is anybody else unable to get the site to load at all?

"www.annemccaffreyfans.org/forum cannot be found".



Maybe it doesn't work from school on the new server :shrug:
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Good news everyone! After much research we have found a webhost that will suit our needs. Sometime over the next 24-48 hours the board will be down for everyone while we move to our new webhost. The cost is higher than our previous webhost, now US$20 per month, but the first year will be paid in full by anonymous donations and will not detract from our current site funds.

We will be doing a backup of the database before we move the site, and shut the board down so nothing else is lost, while we make the transfer.

Please bear with us, it will hopefully only be a little while longer before we are up and running again!
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Old Apr 10 2006, 11:25 AM   #245
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Well, it's instantly down hard for me right now--no hang time at all for that "page not found"--

and yes, I have read the notice & I know that I'm posting right in the middle of the expected downtime window, so hopefully this is a good indication the move will go smoothly & the DNS/router issues will update with the new servers hosting us

in other words.... ....I CAN'T WAIT!!!!

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Old Apr 10 2006, 11:58 AM   #246
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I saw this yesterday (at amcf) and when I tried to log in sometime last night I was able to access the website, but there was a message saying something about the board being moved.

So when I couldn't get to it at all, I thought something else might be up.
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Old Apr 10 2006, 12:24 PM   #247
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Good news everyone! After much research we have found a webhost that will suit our needs. Sometime over the next 24-48 hours the board will be down for everyone while we move to our new webhost. The cost is higher than our previous webhost, now US$20 per month, but the first year will be paid in full by anonymous donations and will not detract from our current site funds.

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Old Apr 10 2006, 03:23 PM   #248
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What Brenda said... erm... quoted

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Old Apr 10 2006, 03:49 PM   #249
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Just as a matter of curiosity, how long does it take to transfer a board?
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Old Apr 10 2006, 03:58 PM   #250
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Why, 42 of course.

Which is, of course, the ultimate answer.

According to the Hitchhiker's Guide, researchers from a pan-dimensional, hyper-intelligent race of beings, construct Deep Thought, the second greatest computer of all time and space, to calculate the Ultimate Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything. After seven and a half million years of pondering the question, Deep Thought provides the answer: "forty-two."
"Forty-two!" yelled Loonquawl. "Is that all you've got to show for seven and a half million years' work?"
"I checked it very thoroughly," said the computer, "and that quite definitely is the answer. I think the problem, to be quite honest with you, is that you've never actually known what the question is."



More interesting is the search for...the Ultimate Question!

Deep Thought informs the researchers that it will design a second and greater computer, incorporating living beings as part of its computational matrix, to tell them what the question is. That computer was called Earth and was so big that it was often mistaken for a planet. The researchers themselves took the form of mice to run the program. The question was lost five minutes before it was due to be produced, due to the Vogons' demolition of the Earth, supposedly to build a hyperspace bypass. Later in the series, it is revealed that the Vogons had been hired to destroy the Earth by a consortium of philosophers and psychiatrists who feared for the loss of their jobs when the meaning of life became common knowledge.

Lacking a real question, the mice proposed to use "How many roads must a man walk down?" (the first line of Bob Dylan's famous protest song "Blowin' In The Wind") as the question for talk shows, after considering and rejecting various other questions such as, "What's yellow and dangerous?" (a commonplace riddle whose answer, not given by Adams, is variously, "shark-infested custard" or "a banana with a machine gun").

At the end of Mostly Harmless, which is the last of the series of novels, there is a final reference to the number 42. As Arthur and Ford are dropped off at club Beta (owned by Stavro Müller), Ford shouts at the cabby to stop "just there, number forty-two … Right here!" The entire Earth (in all dimensions, not just those in which it was demolished by the Vogons), is destroyed immediately after this final reference.
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Depends on how dedicated the person who's doing the transfer is.
Shouldn't take too long, but if they only have a couple of hours at a time, might take a few days.
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Old Apr 10 2006, 04:08 PM   #252
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What Brenda said... erm... quoted

Er... yes. I was just confused.
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Old Apr 10 2006, 05:40 PM   #253
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The files are all transferred, the problem now seems to be waiting for the DNS servers to propogate across the net. I wouldn't have thought it should takes this long though.
 
Old Apr 10 2006, 06:02 PM   #254
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They always say it takes 24-48 hours for DNS to propagate.
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Old Apr 10 2006, 06:34 PM   #255
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Ah, so it could be a long wait.
 
Old Apr 10 2006, 06:40 PM   #256
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By the time it's back up, I'll be gone. Too bad, beause I'm co-hosting a hatching over on the Critters forum.
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Old Apr 10 2006, 06:50 PM   #257
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Who ya gonna call?

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Old Apr 10 2006, 07:01 PM   #258
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Unfortunately this means that no-one will be able to get into KTL either, because, while it's on a totally unconnected server, the member login page is on the AMCF server
 
Old Apr 10 2006, 07:22 PM   #259
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It's certainly good news that we'll be able to get back on soon... well, soon enough anyway
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I'm very glad! Any idea when it'll be back up?
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Old Apr 10 2006, 07:58 PM   #261
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Chimmie, Ian said above that everything is set up on their new webhost. However it will take time for the new DNS information to propagate (DNS is the information that tells your browser where a website is actually located); typically 24-48 hours. Think of it like filling out a change of address card at your local post office, and then that post office notifying the offices nearest it, and then those offices pass the information on, and so on. Takes a bit of time for the information to get everywhere around the world.
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Ok, just one question to add to all this mayhem. Will the web address be the same at the new server? Hope that doesn't sound too dumb!
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Old Apr 10 2006, 09:00 PM   #263
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Yes, the site address will be the same
 
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Dear Hosties - thanks for being so cooperative with all of us and being the wonderful people you are. I love you all! :hugs:
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Chime, come join me in chat again.
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Okees! But why are you sad and annoyed?
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Okees! But why are you sad and annoyed?
I'm annoyed that it's taking so long and sad that I miss my NKT.
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Old Apr 11 2006, 02:52 AM   #268
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All you favourite things are waiting for you PernyPetal
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Old Apr 11 2006, 07:12 AM   #270
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I know this is seriously off topic (forgive me please, hosties!), but Cheryl, I LOVE your new avvie! Who drew it? Will you bring it over to the NKT? Please? I love seeing it.
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Check out the Exhibit Hall, leah
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As Cris said, the full pic is in the Exhibit Hall, done by our wonderful resident artist Lady Maelin.
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Dunno if anyone else has this page bookmarked, but it's the page i have bookmarked for getting into KTL
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It doesn't work.
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The main page is still down, too.
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Right now it's a case of still waters running deep! Things are happening, even though we can't see them, and even if I don't get much time to access the site before Passover begins, it's exciting because I know things are going on beneath the surface!

You know Cheryl, this deep blue background you and Hans chose for this site is very easy on the eyes.
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But the town in Blazing Saddles was built in a night!
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And the cutout people in less then 20 minutes.


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You guys said 24-48 hours...beginnin' when?
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You know Cheryl, this deep blue background you and Hans chose for this site is very easy on the eyes.
Pah!

Designed the new color scheme m'self, thank you very much.

Me and Hans.
Pah!


Now, if you want to bug out your eyes, get nice and close to the screen and note that the deep blue isn't solid, but seems like a grid. Then get closer and see it isn't a grid either and that in the middle of each black bit is a blue dot.
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You guys said 24-48 hours...beginnin' when?
Now?

Well, perhaps 60

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