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Improving the "Server is down" message

Discussion in 'Site Feedback' started by hoplitejoe, Sep 3, 2011.

  1. azzaman333

    azzaman333 meh

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    I know nothing about running a forum, so I would be unable to give any practical advice. However, I do know that the level of downtime here is well beyond an acceptable level, and if it's not fixed, people will stop coming back.

    Maybe if the server downtime was at a reasonable level, it would be humorous. But none of the suggestions are even remotely funny enough to maintain a lolfactor with the current level of downtime that CFC experiences, and would quite likely cause people to become annoyed by server is down messages than they already are.
     
  2. The_J

    The_J Say No 2 Net Validations Retired Moderator

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    We're aware of that fact.
    Thunderfall isn't aware of it, and obviously when moderators email him it will only be fixed till the next time.
    If you really want a change, then complain to him via email. If there are enough people complaining, it might maybe help.
    If not, then this forum is lost.
     
  3. NickyJ

    NickyJ Retired Narrator

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    Yeah, but does a little humor really hurt that much?

    Go to TBN, and you will realize that you are so, SO wrong.
     
  4. downtown

    downtown Crafternoon Delight

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    Somebody stoled our camera, pants, and server
     
  5. Valka D'Ur

    Valka D'Ur Hosting Iron Pen in A&E Retired Moderator

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    Considering the "around the world" photography project we've got going in OT, that first bit is not funny. :(
     
  6. nonconformist

    nonconformist Miserable

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    Eh, to be honest, this forum seems to discourage complaining about anything to the powers that be.
     
  7. hoplitejoe

    hoplitejoe Top fun-poster

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    And when a mod does post on a suggestion thread he doesn't even address the suggestion itself.
     
  8. The_J

    The_J Say No 2 Net Validations Retired Moderator

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    Don't have any suggestions, but the one turn anarchy sounds good.

    mmmhh? I'm encouraging that you complain.
    It's just so that no one from the powers that be who could actually change anything (well...only TF) is reading that thread. If you want to complain (and you should), then you have to do it via email.
     
  9. Abaddon

    Abaddon Chieftain

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    If you don't understand the reference, you shouldn't consider yourself a proper CFCer.
     
  10. azzaman333

    azzaman333 meh

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    I can't see any of the suggestions being remotely humorous when I'm trying to post and unable to because the server sucks balls. If anything I'd probably find it more annoying.

    How can I be wrong? I don't post there so it's completely irrelevant to my point that CFC is by far the least reliable forum that I post on. The only reason I tolerate the poor server reliability is because I've invested too much time into this place to just leave.
     
  11. hoplitejoe

    hoplitejoe Top fun-poster

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    Has someone had too much sour candy?
     
  12. Terrance888

    Terrance888 Discord Reigns

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    If you are from Apolyton, I warn you that the Server Empire has built the Great Wall!

    If you are not, then please wait while we get our gates unjammed. Take a walk or something.
     
  13. PeteAtoms

    PeteAtoms FormulaRandom

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    I would suggest a line about a spy sabotaging the server, but people might take it seriously as some sort of hacker.
     
  14. choxorn

    choxorn Watermelon Headcrab

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    A spy poisoned the server's water supply. Please wait until it stops starving to death.
     
  15. NickyJ

    NickyJ Retired Narrator

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    It would really be that much more annoying? Heck, I rarely even read the messages anymore. :lol:

    Yeah, it would seem so.
     
  16. aimeeandbeatles

    aimeeandbeatles watermelon

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    Some weeks ago, the server my forum was on was being attacked by DDoS'ers. It would go down constantly. Compared CFC is a breeze.

    I wouldnt be surprised if there was some form of DDoS going on though. A few months ago my site kept going down because they were attacking the webhost server. Then they put in better protection and it hasnt gone down in awhile now.
     
  17. Valka D'Ur

    Valka D'Ur Hosting Iron Pen in A&E Retired Moderator

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    Do you understand every in-joke? :huh:

    Whatever that refers to, it's something that either happened before I got active in OT or it happened in a thread I didn't happen to read.
     
  18. choxorn

    choxorn Watermelon Headcrab

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    I don't know every injoke, but I don't get how you can spend much time in OT and not hear about the video camera and pants.

    For reference, the origin of that joke.
     
  19. azzaman333

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    Point being, this would not be of any benefit to the forum.

    A) DDOS attacks tend to prevent anyone getting onto the website, so they wouldn't be able to see the "Server Is Busy" message if we were being DDOSed.
    B) The length and frequency of downtimes are not consistent with other DDOS attacks I have experienced.
    C) Even if it is DDOS attacks, nothing is being done to fix the problem.
     
  20. Abaddon

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    I can't imagine there is much i've missed on CFC, especially OT, so yes, I do.

    It's a cfc meme, so when it happened is pretty irrelevant since as this thread shows, it is still being used.
     

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