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#937771 - 26/01/2011 22:38 site down?
TC Poncho Offline
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Registered: 07/01/2010
Posts: 2199
Loc: Point Cartwright, Sunny Coast,...
is the weatherzone non forum site down atm? havent been able to connect for atleast 2 hours now.
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#937776 - 26/01/2011 22:42 Re: site down? [Re: TC Poncho]
KevD Offline
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Registered: 23/09/2001
Posts: 5236
Loc: Bellingen NSW 2454
All good for me smile

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#937789 - 26/01/2011 22:49 Re: site down? [Re: KevD]
TC Poncho Offline
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Registered: 07/01/2010
Posts: 2199
Loc: Point Cartwright, Sunny Coast,...
lol you guys trying to lock me out:)
every other site is fine except this one? cant get to the models page or home page??
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#937813 - 26/01/2011 23:13 Re: site down? [Re: TC Poncho]
!SCHUMMY! Offline
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Registered: 22/04/2008
Posts: 2915
Loc: Jimboomba, SEQ
works faster then ever for me, maybe because its not working for you at the moment poke

probably something to do with your firewall etc....

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#937828 - 26/01/2011 23:30 Re: site down? [Re: !SCHUMMY!]
TC Poncho Offline
Weatherzone Addict

Registered: 07/01/2010
Posts: 2199
Loc: Point Cartwright, Sunny Coast,...
laugh might do a reboot. i turned my firewall off and tried it before... still a no go.


Edited by TC Poncho (26/01/2011 23:30)
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#937843 - 26/01/2011 23:44 Re: site down? [Re: TC Poncho]
TC Poncho Offline
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Registered: 07/01/2010
Posts: 2199
Loc: Point Cartwright, Sunny Coast,...
yip that fixed it.....weird
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#937850 - 26/01/2011 23:51 Re: site down? [Re: TC Poncho]
!SCHUMMY! Offline
Weatherzone Addict

Registered: 22/04/2008
Posts: 2915
Loc: Jimboomba, SEQ
damm now mine is going really slow poke

nah mines fine haha

sometimes to smallest things fix it, it was probably a cookie problem....

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#937873 - 27/01/2011 00:27 Re: site down? [Re: !SCHUMMY!]
TC Poncho Offline
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Registered: 07/01/2010
Posts: 2199
Loc: Point Cartwright, Sunny Coast,...
you've made me hungry now
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#954624 - 03/02/2011 09:49 Re: site down? [Re: TC Poncho]
davidg Offline
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Registered: 01/06/2008
Posts: 2248
Loc: Glenbrook/Penrith
Ah finally back online. The number of posts in the tropical forum was ridiculous. Needs to be something in place to stop that happening as the forums become more popular and more widely known. I dont know what but some sort of restriction on posting or for people who have been members for less than 24hs. Its a shame because noone was able to discuss the largest event in decades.

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#954653 - 03/02/2011 10:06 Re: site down? [Re: davidg]
markj23 Offline
Cloud Gazer

Registered: 22/11/2006
Posts: 38
Loc: Redlynch
Originally Posted By: davidg
I dont know what but some sort of restriction on posting or for people who have been members for less than 24hs. Its a shame because noone was able to discuss the largest event in decades.


couldnt agree more - some of the "rubbish" posted has been unbelievable, along with the attitude of some the users (new and old)

The "community feel" seems to have gone

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#954712 - 03/02/2011 10:35 Re: site down? [Re: markj23]
kymm Offline
Weatherzone Addict

Registered: 05/04/2008
Posts: 2261
Loc: Emerald, QLD
Couldnt agree more with the above 2 posts. It was really disappointing that us loyal members were not able to access the site, during such a significant event.

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#954724 - 03/02/2011 10:43 Re: site down? [Re: kymm]
davidg Offline
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Registered: 01/06/2008
Posts: 2248
Loc: Glenbrook/Penrith
Yeah absolutely. I should clarify that I no way blame the operators of the forum as I doubt they could have forecast the shear number of posts last night, but it's clear there needs to be some sort of improvements to make sure that it cannot happen again.

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#954743 - 03/02/2011 10:51 Re: site down? [Re: kymm]
ozone doug Offline
Weatherzone Addict

Registered: 06/11/2006
Posts: 1928
Loc: Roma SW QLD Eye to the West...
Yes it is a shame we lost a lot of real time infomation that we could have gone back over . People had the best infomation on what was happening ,Not sure what we can do to improve quality here .
Needs a rethink ,shear number of people was unreal , Just wanting to know what was happening .cheers doug
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#954798 - 03/02/2011 11:40 Re: site down? [Re: markj23]
RC Offline
Weatherzone Addict

Registered: 29/09/2007
Posts: 2601
Loc: near Rockhampton, Qld
So was the forum taken off air deliberately because of misinformation as some people suggest?

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#954814 - 03/02/2011 11:53 Re: site down? [Re: RC]
Island viewer Offline
Weather Freak

Registered: 01/04/2010
Posts: 247
Loc: Eimeo Qld 4740
Last year before Ului I registered but never got approval until well after....perhaps instant log on approvals are not the best system when a crises is unfolding
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#954823 - 03/02/2011 11:59 Re: site down? [Re: Island viewer]
Island viewer Offline
Weather Freak

Registered: 01/04/2010
Posts: 247
Loc: Eimeo Qld 4740
One other thing I noticed (reminded by a Yasi post re: Window..WAters rising fast)...many of the profiles have nothing recorded in them. Surely genuine weatherzone posters don't mind having at least some information about themselves in their profiles
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#954841 - 03/02/2011 12:13 Re: site down? [Re: RC]
pkgjmg Offline
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Registered: 01/01/2009
Posts: 2955
Loc: Mt Warren Park
To be honest if the forum was taken down deliberately due to mis-information then it's serves EVERYONE right !

I have been a member of this forum since about 2009 and I have been totally disgusted by the behaviour and attitude by "some" members over the past week or so .. because of this in the middle of a catastrophic situation the MOST knowledgeable and in fact some who ARE/WERE meteorologists left the forum when we needed them the most and refused to come back ..

The forum had approx 2,000 people floating around last night - and the mod's would have been almost run off their feet trying to keep the situation under control .. there were so many reminders to keep on topic, keep on topic ............

I am NO way experienced in reading charts etc - so I kept pretty well quiet and was more interested in reading along and offering support if someone appeared to be scared or frightened .. but what I was reading was TOTAL AND UTTER CRAP ! the personal attacks, snipes and rude comments were totally uncalled for an should have been done in PM ..

I really hope that this hasn't damaged WZ's reputation - but once again if it has the only people to blame are yourselves ! ..

Now can we PLEASE go back to the happy, supportive community that I know we can be !

RANT OVER .......................
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#954844 - 03/02/2011 12:16 Re: site down? [Re: Island viewer]
Scottie A Offline
Weatherzone Addict

Registered: 23/09/2009
Posts: 2050
Loc: Spring Mountain, Greenbank
I think that there needs to be a limitation placed on how many times a user can post within a certain period say 1-2 post per hour max especially for new users so that they can get a feel for how this forum 'Community' runs and behaves. It would not be hard with the forum software/extension/plugins available these days. This way we would hopefully get more bulk informative postings hopefully and less one liners. A reputation system would not go astray either...


Edited by Scottie A (03/02/2011 12:22)
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#954857 - 03/02/2011 12:24 Re: site down? [Re: Scottie A]
KevD Offline
Occasional Visitor

Registered: 23/09/2001
Posts: 5236
Loc: Bellingen NSW 2454
Hi guys

Server got overloaded and thus the forum stopped working. The site was not deliberately taken down. There were close to 3000 people on the site when it stopped working - quite simply the server ran out of memory.

Last big cyclone we were amazed to get over 1000 on the site - this time was just SO much bigger!

There are lessons to be learnt and please trust that the Site Admins and Moderators will be working to learn lessons to try to make it work better for all next time. This is an ongoing learning experience for us all.

Cheers

Kev

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#954859 - 03/02/2011 12:26 Re: site down? [Re: Scottie A]
CivEngSean Offline
Weather Freak

Registered: 22/10/2008
Posts: 242
Loc: Indooroopilly
Although it wouldn't surpise me if the forum was shut down last night due to the BS going on, the simple fact is that you would have been able to fry and egg on the server last night due to the load on it.

I dont know about you guys but I know I was refreshing a couple of times a minute

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