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    All-in-all, I'm glad AW is back.

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    Sorry about that; out about 90 minutes. Someone at the host flipped the wrong switch.

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    When my family lived in southern Arizona, my dad's employer once flew him to Minneapolis first class--the only available seat--to troubleshoot some client's huge computer, back in the days when a drive was the size of a large vending machine. It was not a direct flight. On arrival, he went directly there even though it was around eight at night. Several high-level people had been trying to figure out what else they could try since early that morning and were waiting for him.

    He plugged it in. The custodian had apparently caught the cord while cleaning and not realized it. Dad got to stay in a nice hotel, have dinner there, and fly back first class.

    Kind of reminded me of the "flip the wrong switch" story.
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    Yep. We were offline overnight. This is what happens when I try to sleep.

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    BRIEF?? You call that BRIEF?? That was - argh!!!!


    But it's okay now. The Aussies are breathing.... the aussies are fine..... *breathe*

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    Quote Originally Posted by mccardey View Post
    BRIEF?? You call that BRIEF?? That was - argh!!!!


    But it's okay now. The Aussies are breathing.... the aussies are fine..... *breathe*
    Sorry. If it's any comfort, I always mis-read the thread title as Brief Outrage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mccardey View Post
    BRIEF?? You call that BRIEF?? That was - argh!!!!
    OVERNIGHT?? You call that OVERNIGHT?? That was - afternoon and evening!! argh!!!!



    LOL. I'm glad we're back up, but for some strange reason, my WIP wordage has slowed waaaaay down again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AW Admin View Post
    Yep. We were offline overnight. This is what happens when I try to sleep.
    Sleep is good; sleep is necessary. Most of us do it on a fairly regular basis and I'm glad to see you were givin' it a shot, Lisa. Don't let the hamsters put you off the practice.
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    Sorry folks. We are fighting a ginormous horde of would-be Chinese spammers.

    They bogged down and choked the server for a little over an hour.

    Naturally, I decided to go for a walk today. We're back, but it's going to be sluggish while I sort and block IPs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AW Admin View Post
    Sorry folks. We are fighting a ginormous horde of would-be Chinese spammers.

    They bogged down and choked the server for a little over an hour.

    Naturally, I decided to go for a walk today. We're back, but it's going to be sluggish while I sort and block IPs.
    Thank you for valiantly fighting off the spamming hordes! We appreciate your efforts. When I try to get on and can't, I assume you are struggling against some similar assault.

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    Here. Have some flowers from my abbreviated walk.







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    Guys this is going to take a while; I'm blocking entire ranges of IPs from China and Taiwan, but new ones are popping up. So we're going to be slow for a while.

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    Screw that Lisa, take another walk and enjoy the flowers.

    It it means the rest of us will...oh I dunno...

    maybe write something other than a forum post?!?? Lol

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    Sorry folks; we'll be upgrading the server asap.

    It gets overwhelmed by bot hoardes who are attempting to register large amounts of accounts.
    Last edited by AW Admin; 05-23-2017 at 04:59 PM.

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    Figures...

    As the old saying goes: No good deed (Absolute Write) goes unpunished (bot hoardes).

    We'll have to just grimace our way through it. Thanks for all you do and apologies for well...all you do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason View Post
    Figures...

    As the old saying goes: No good deed (Absolute Write) goes unpunished (bot hoardes).

    We'll have to just grimace our way through it. Thanks for all you do and apologies for well...all you do.
    Thanks Jason; one thing members can do that will help is if you refer someone to AW, tell them to use your Username in the referral field; it speeds up the process a lot.

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    *sigh*

    Sorry folks; we really will be upgrading the server soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AW Admin View Post
    *sigh*

    Sorry folks; we really will be upgrading the server soon.
    Some things take time. Server upgrade will happen when it happens. Personally, I'm just happy to have AW back. *hugs*
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    It's summer the season of brownouts. We're back, after about four hours of being offline (as in completely Not There. Gah!).

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    Whew, I nearly went into withdrawal then.

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