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Wildguzzi down again

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  1. mojohand

    mojohand Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Looks like Luap is having server/database issues again. Too bad.
     
  2. Phang

    Phang Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    I copy and paste Luap's message from the main page of Wildguzzi.

    Phang
     
  3. afulldeck

    afulldeck Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    This is unfortunate. In Chrome, I didn't get the message that was posted. Just check with Firefox and it showed up. I wonder what the difference is...
     
  4. mojohand

    mojohand Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Same here. In Chrome and in Firefox I get

    Forbidden
    You don't have permission to access /forum/ on this server.
    Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.


    That's because I'm going to http://www.wildguzzi.com/forum ... as opposed to wildguzzi.com and then selecting Discussion.

    Thanks for the update, Phang.
     
  5. wittangamo

    wittangamo Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Found this just now. Luap is asking for donations, hopes to be back by Saturday. I donated once this year, and was ready to pitch in again, but the PayPal link is broken for now.

    ***UPDATE***

    11-15-2011



    A new server is being built at this time to better accommodate the growth we have seen.



    I hope to have it online by 11-19-11. The new server is not free, nor cheap. It should serve us well way into the future.



    Donations are appreciated to help with expenses.
    Donations via Paypal (FREE, quick, and simple. You do NOT have to register).

    The server costs roughly $200 per month to maintain. Without donations, it could vanish indefinitely. As always...thanks for your support and patience during this time of expansion.



    Thanks, Luap McKeever
     
  6. GT-Rx®

    GT-Rx® Administrator Staff Member

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    Bandwidth costs money, and free sites are too often taken for granted. Remember that as you visit/post here. No site owners want to move to a "paid to view" site, but as you grow it is inevitable without proper support... i.e., donations, advertising, etc.

    PayPal donation button is always at the top of the screen here too.

    Appreciate (greatly) what little support we get from a small few.
     
  7. wittangamo

    wittangamo Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Just chipped in with small donations for both sites. I'm a relatively new convert to the cult of Guzzi, but with my dealer getting ready to go out of business, I'm willing to do all I can to keep this helpful community alive to answer all the newbie questions I'll be coming up with in the near future. :D
     
  8. tewrecks

    tewrecks Tuned and Synch'ed

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    rocker59 Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    ...and it's down yet again!

    WG was back up over the weekend, but I can't get onto it tonight...

    Please, someone with more IT experience than me tell me why "going down" is an ongoing issue with some sites, but never an issue with others?

    I participate in several online forums, and some of them are never down.

    I really don't understand this.
     
  10. Bill Hagan

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    I may be a nerd, but not an IT geek, so I haven't a clue. :laugh:

    On the short piece, w/g works for me; has since the latest "crash" was fixed.

    As for the longer-term tech problem, I thought Luap explained that at some length when he came back "on the air." Suspect won't see many problems now for at least another year.

    Bill
     
  11. rocker59

    rocker59 Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    So Bill,

    You're able to get on WG this afternoon/evening?

    I'm getting some error message about the server being down...

    "Database Error: MySQL server has gone away
    File: /home/wildmck8/public_html/forum/Sources/Security.php
    Line: 279"
     
  12. Bill Hagan

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    Sorry; just saw this. Old guy ... went to bed early. :laugh:

    Anyway, yes. All day/evening yesterday. Ditto so far today.

    Bill
     

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