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LM Forum Down Again Today...

Post by Portreve » Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:31 pm

Earlier today, Linux Mint Forums was down again, along with the LM blogs area, for several hours.

Ordinarily, I wouldn't really be complaining, but what kind of irks me is this isn't a rare occurrence. I've noticed periodically throughout the year it will go down for no particular reason. Sometimes the forum, while otherwise up, becomes non-responsive.

Sometimes when the forum is down, it works with Firefox but not with Chrome. Or, it's not accessible from my computer but it is from my phone. Or, it's inaccessible via my ISP but not my smartphone network connection.

What in the world is up with whomever is hosting this message board? I can't recall, in my many years of being on the Internet — even in the bad old days of dialup — this being a common thing for message boards.
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Re: LM Forum Down Again Today...

Post by MurphCID » Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:06 pm

It was down for me too.

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Re: LM Forum Down Again Today...

Post by Pierre » Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:47 pm

back on Tuesday - - it was down for myself,,
& it seems that there were few others, on-line,, apart from myself

as for Today:
xenopeek wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:58 pm
Clem shared it was an outage at the host, saying several servers having been unreachable for some period today.
- Nothing we could do about it.
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Re: LM Forum Down Again Today...

Post by ajgringo619 » Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:51 pm

What's weird is that the main Mint site was up the whole time. Also, I was frequently checking the site https://www.isitdownrightnow.com/ and it never showed this site being down. At first, I thought it was just me - maybe a browser issue - but my phone was having the same problems.
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Re: LM Forum Down Again Today...

Post by gm10 » Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:57 am

In my experience it goes down several times a day, every day, but usually just for a minute or two. Often it's regional so you can access it from another region's VPN or Tor exit node. Some issue with the CDN I guess.
ajgringo619 wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:51 pm
What's weird is that the main Mint site was up the whole time.
The main site is on a different server.

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Post by michael louwe » Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:40 am

Pierre wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:47 pm
as for Today:
xenopeek wrote: ⤴ Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:58 am

Clem shared it was an outage at the host, saying several servers having been unreachable for some period today.
- Nothing we could do about it.
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Does this mean this forum website use host or servers run by non-free Cloud Service Providers.? If so, the LM team could have used their own computer servers = more reliable and cost less in the long run but more work.

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Re: LM Forum Down Again Today...

Post by gm10 » Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:47 am

michael louwe wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:40 am
Does this mean this forum website use host or servers run by non-free Cloud Service Providers.? If so, the LM team could have used their own computer servers = more reliable and cost less in the long run but more work.
Sure, we do that. The repositories are hosted on my phone and the forums are hosted on Clem's fridge - since the bandwidth is low they go down when he goes to get a drink~
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Re: LM Forum Down Again Today...

Post by Pierre » Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:48 am

the Company that does supply the Sucuri server, - as an server for the LinuxMint Project:
- has been an Official Sponsor of the Project, for some time now.
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Re: LM Forum Down Again Today...

Post by michael louwe » Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:16 am

gm10 wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:47 am
The repositories are hosted on my phone
This phone.?
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Re: LM Forum Down Again Today...

Post by gm10 » Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:58 am

michael louwe wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:16 am
gm10 wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:47 am
The repositories are hosted on my phone
This phone.?
Image ... :D
No, a special eco-friendly FOSS hosting phone, to update the repositories I just need to turn the crank:
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Re: LM Forum Down Again Today...

Post by catweazel » Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:13 am

gm10 wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:58 am
No, a special eco-friendly FOSS hosting phone, to update the repositories I just need to turn the crank:
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Old technology meets with a modern dilemma.
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Post by gm10 » Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:34 am

catweazel wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:13 am
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Old technology meets with a modern dilemma.
Old technology had that solved with morse code, but I hear we're still waiting on the emoji extensions for that one. :mrgreen:

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Post by catweazel » Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:41 am

gm10 wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:34 am
Old technology had that solved with morse code, but I hear we're still waiting on the emoji extensions for that one. :mrgreen:
---... -.--.-

Update your fonts.
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Re: LM Forum Down Again Today...

Post by Faust » Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:50 am

gm10 wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:34 am
Old technology had that solved with morse code, but I hear we're still waiting on the emoji extensions for that one. :mrgreen:
I would really like to have an emoji available that depicts "I'll get my coat "

Where I live , the last Friday of the month is always " off topic posting day " ..... :mrgreen:
..... I'll get my coat !
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Re: LM Forum Down Again Today...

Post by gm10 » Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:56 am

catweazel wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:41 am
Update your fonts.
Time to crank that phone... :mrgreen:

And since I did:
Faust wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:50 am
I would really like to have an emoji available that depicts "I'll get my coat "
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Re: LM Forum Down Again Today...

Post by Portreve » Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:27 am

gm10 wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:47 am
Sure, we do that. The repositories are hosted on my phone and the forums are hosted on Clem's fridge - since the bandwidth is low they go down when he goes to get a drink~
:lol:

This is the best response post I've read on LMF in a while. Thanks for the laugh!

gm10 wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:56 am
Faust wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:50 am
I would really like to have an emoji available that depicts "I'll get my coat "
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Indeed.
I'm so down wit' dat', yo, dass ich unter dem Beton bin.

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Re: LM Forum Down Again Today...

Post by Faust » Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:14 am

gm10 wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:56 am

Time to crank that phone... :mrgreen:

And since I did:
Faust wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:50 am
I would really like to have an emoji available that depicts "I'll get my coat "
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Only just noticed this .
Thank you kindly ..... I'm obliged to you !

That probably says far too much about the type of person who would be pleased by such a thing ...
..... meaning myself , of course :lol:
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Re: LM Forum Down Again Today...

Post by Bowser_36 » Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:29 pm

If sites like https://downinspector.com/check/https:/ ... uxmint.com or https://www.isitdownrightnow.com/ show the sites up maybe you just need to delete your browser cache and cookies. Doing that has fixed my page loading issues many a time. Not on this site though (never had downtime on LM), but might help.

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