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Thread: Were we down for a few days??

  1. #1
    Boolit Master

    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Upstate NY

    Were we down for a few days??

    Were we offline or something? Today is the first time I was able to get on in about 3-4 days. I would get about 8 lines of gibberish (computer code?)

    It's funny, this was discussed on the S&W Forum, in the Reloading area.
    Someone posted they were having problems getting on, and there were about 25
    various replies saying things like "Yeah, me too" or "It took a day or two,
    but now I'm on." etc. What made it funny was that one of the moderators got
    annoyed that there was discussion about another bulletin board (other than
    S&W) and shut the thread down! There was absolutely nothing offensive or
    inflammatory, and since it was the reloading forum it was appropriate. But
    the S&W moderator shut it down!

  2. #2
    Boolit Master

    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Way up in the Cascades
    Yeah-- seems that most folks had the same problem as you did. I got the same computer gibberish on my screen about homepage errors, and just finally was able to connect this morning. There have already been several other threads posted about this problem, but it seems as though the site is undergoing some upgrades. I even went so far as to e-mail another forum member asking him if he had the same problem, but he never replied, which really had me wondering.

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    Boolit Master

    FLINTNFIRE's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Longview, Washington
    Yeah me to glad it is back up and running , saw a ad in swapping and selling when I cleared cache and visited as a guest and was unable to contact , am glad this site is back and hope everyone can log in again.

  4. #4
    Boolit Mold
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Allegan Michigan
    I tried for 3 days. Got the same computer gibberish. Luckily we are up and running again. As far as the S&W sight. The moderators seem to take it personally if you even mention another web site.

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    Boolit Grand Master tazman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    west central Illinois
    I was always able to get on the site and post but things were very slow.

  6. #6
    Boolit Master
    Join Date
    May 2014
    I was going into withdrawal.

  7. #7
    Boolit Master

    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    N. E. Ohio
    I couldn't get on either....

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    Boolit Master
    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    I went into withdraw... And after a while I gave up and primed around 500 40 S&W cases.

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    Boolit Buddy
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    I couldn't get on either. Was a discussion on 24 he campfire about it as well. Glad it is back!

  10. #10
    Boolit Bub
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Yeah, at first I thought it was me. Wasnt able to see any posts using Tapatalk. Like a ******* uninstalled Tapatalk and when I reinstalled it I no longer had Pro version. Paid $14 for it at the beginning of the year. Was getting Giberish trying with my Browser. When I was able to view my profile noticed that my post count went from 30+ to 7.

    Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk

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    Boolit Master
    Join Date
    Sep 2016
    I had problems logging on, though I could visit as a guest if I cleared cache, shut down and rebooted. Another member here, though, had zero problems logging on, standing right next to me with his phone. All OK now.

    Some techie guys I know, when I described the issue and showed them the error messages I got, speculated that the upgrade installation did something to the partition my account was stored on, but not my buddy's, but that vbulletin usually was not configured that way, and that the system architecture should make the interface consistent and seamless for all users. Then the tech talk got really thick, and I lost them completely!

    Well, back to normal now, which is as much as I need to understand for the moment.

  12. #12
    Boolit Master

    Walks's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    I never logout, so I had no problems.

    But very slow last several days.
    I HATE auto-correct

    Happiness is a Warm GUN & more ammo to shoot in it.

    My Experience and My Opinion, are just that, Mine.

  13. #13
    Boolit Buddy
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Looks like I wasn't the only one who missed the yellow banner message at the top of the screen.

    They're upgrading the site, so there may be some hiccups along the way.

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    Boolit Master Victor N TN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Between Knoxville and Oak Ridge TN
    To be honest... My wife has been sick. I didn't notice.
    Be careful,

    Life member NRA

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    Boolit Master

    tomme boy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Clinton, Iowa
    I never noticed anything. Was not slow or never got any messages. It does not look like anything changed at all.

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