And we’re back

Discussion in 'Site News' started by StevePame, Jun 26, 2020.

  1. StevePame

    StevePame Administrator Admin

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2015
    Messages:
    1,151
    Likes Received:
    281
    Welcome back after our unexpected outage. I apologize for this. More details to follow. As always, thank you for your patience.
     
    stranger, Thomas and A Cup Of Tea like this.
  2. Namaste Jesus

    Namaste Jesus Praise the Lord and Enjoy the Chai Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2014
    Messages:
    3,317
    Likes Received:
    788
    I was wondering when you were going to pay the damn light bill! :D
     
    Aussie Thoughts and StevePame like this.
  3. Arif Ghamiq

    Arif Ghamiq Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2018
    Messages:
    508
    Likes Received:
    216
    Although I haven't posted in a while - I view it everyday. Was so stressed while it was down - so, so glad IO is back
     
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2020
    Craz, wil and StevePame like this.
  4. Thomas

    Thomas Administrator Admin

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2003
    Messages:
    11,533
    Likes Received:
    2,022
    Roll call ...
     
    StevePame likes this.
  5. StevePame

    StevePame Administrator Admin

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2015
    Messages:
    1,151
    Likes Received:
    281
    Our unexpected outage was the result of the host believing that we were illegally streaming video on this site. Obviously we are not doing such things. After many wasted hours on the phone with support staff, a manager at the host admitted that they were wrong and we were not doing anything illegal. They didn't outright confirm it, but the person I spoke with made it clear the they would work with the Level 1 and 2 support staff so that they know to follow their internal protocol before taking a site offline to ensure that the site in question belongs to the right owner. Pretty sure we got hit, even though it was someone else's site and account that was the rule breaker.
     
    A Cup Of Tea and Ahanu like this.
  6. Cino

    Cino Big Love! (Atheist mystic) Admin

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2018
    Messages:
    2,268
    Likes Received:
    996
    Thank you for your efforts, Steve!

    I was missing you all, too.

    Finally, I'm willing to toss the odd shekel or obol into the tin can if you decide to pass it around.
     
    stranger, StevePame and A Cup Of Tea like this.
  7. StevePame

    StevePame Administrator Admin

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2015
    Messages:
    1,151
    Likes Received:
    281
    Much obliged, Cino!
     
  8. RabbiO

    RabbiO הרב יונה בן זכריה

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2012
    Messages:
    259
    Likes Received:
    202
    Glad you’re back. Glad we’re back.
     
    StevePame likes this.
  9. Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine

    Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine Junior Moderator, Intro Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2003
    Messages:
    7,019
    Likes Received:
    769
    :kitty:s are in the mail with their requirements (I hope that I wasn't the cause of all of the problems due to posting videos.) :oops:

    Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine
     
  10. StevePame

    StevePame Administrator Admin

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2015
    Messages:
    1,151
    Likes Received:
    281
    Not at all. We weren’t actually posting too many videos. Just a mistake by an entry level support tech. Feel free to post what you’d like!
     
  11. Aussie Thoughts

    Aussie Thoughts Just my 2 cents

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2014
    Messages:
    1,284
    Likes Received:
    413
    Figured you guys got hacked or something. Any road, glad it got sorted. -;)
     
  12. wil

    wil UNeyeR1 Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2005
    Messages:
    21,751
    Likes Received:
    1,922
    streaming cat videos...that was the problem!
     
  13. Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine

    Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine Junior Moderator, Intro Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2003
    Messages:
    7,019
    Likes Received:
    769
    I guess that streaming any animal videos are the problem (along with any weather-related videos.)

    Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine
     
  14. StevePame

    StevePame Administrator Admin

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2015
    Messages:
    1,151
    Likes Received:
    281
    I think we need more videos of cats as weather forecasters.
     
  15. RJM Corbet

    RJM Corbet God Feeds the Ravens Admin

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2016
    Messages:
    5,591
    Likes Received:
    1,109
    Checked yesterday, and found you were back. Yay :)
     
    Cino, Thomas and StevePame like this.
  16. Cino

    Cino Big Love! (Atheist mystic) Admin

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2018
    Messages:
    2,268
    Likes Received:
    996
    The offer still stands. And if other I.O. regulars also want to help out, I'm sure we could raise the costs for running this site in no time.

    Steve has been keeping the place free of spammers and trolls, and had to deal with IT support and database woes. And by doing that he's keeping alive a very lovely corner of the internet.

    I think it would be a long-overdue gesture of our appreciation for Steve to help pay for the running costs.

    Anyone willing to donate please contact me, or Steve, so we can sort out the technicalities.
     
  17. A Cup Of Tea

    A Cup Of Tea Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2011
    Messages:
    3,310
    Likes Received:
    566
    Hear, hear
     
  18. wil

    wil UNeyeR1 Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2005
    Messages:
    21,751
    Likes Received:
    1,922
    My dang brain... who is it banging his walking stick on the floor?
     
    StevePame likes this.
  19. muhammad_isa

    muhammad_isa Save Our Souls

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2019
    Messages:
    2,217
    Likes Received:
    400
    Come on @wil
    It's spring time. I hope we haven't lost you.

    Everybody is missing you.
     
    RJM Corbet likes this.
  20. stranger

    stranger wolfwing, a feral angel

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2013
    Messages:
    892
    Likes Received:
    308
    Does anyone have news on him at all?
     

Share This Page