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  • #33910

    Bob Williams
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    @bullstuff2

    Hi Lee

    I have no idea what happened, but this morning and most of the day I was blocked from the Forum. I eventually got in by bypassing my Firefox bookmark link and doing a straight login via Google, using  https://forumite.co.uk and my password. At first the link took me to your website creation page, so I backed out and tried again. Straight in to Forumite! Then I had a message from a mate that the latest Firefox update was messing up some of his links. I checked with the FF Community and there were more complaints about the update. So the problem was at my end, but caused by FF. I am going to delete my original FF bookmark link and reinstate it tomorrow – oh wait, it IS tomorrow!

    Back later today then.😊🤓😆

    “If you think this Universe is bad, you should see some of the others.”
    ― Philip K. Dick, legendary SF writer.

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  • #33913

    JayCeeDee
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    @jayceedee
    Forumite Points: 1,295

    Similar thing happened to me yesterday morning. I was at the hospital with a friend, and while she was being seen, thought I’d check on the forum using my phone.

    I had a similar thing to Bob happen, but I used LastPass to access the site. What I actually accessed was a WordPress page that was offering me background theme options. I backed right out of it, went back in to the site through Chrome, without logging in, and the site was readable but different. Because I don’t access it from the phone very much, I couldn’t definitely say what was different, but it felt wrong. That was about 11.30.

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    #33920

    RSB
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    @bdthree
    Forumite Points: 1,373

    I was updating the server yesterday which went terribly wrong so it was up and down all day. I need to update the site today so it may be up and down again.

    Americans: Over Sexed, Over Payed and Over here, Wat Wat!

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    #33923

    RSB
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    @bdthree
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    I have updated everything – Let me know if there issues!

    Americans: Over Sexed, Over Payed and Over here, Wat Wat!

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    #33931

    Bob Williams
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    @bullstuff2
    Forumite Points: 3,306

    Still get logged in to your Work site Lee. Interesting, hope the changes come off! No worries, instead of using the FF bookmark, I just use the forum address in Google and get straight in. You look to have your hands full atm, so don’t worry about it, I can get in OK.

    “If you think this Universe is bad, you should see some of the others.”
    ― Philip K. Dick, legendary SF writer.

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    #33938

    RSB
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    @bdthree
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    Hopefully that should be fixed now, Hopefully 🤔

    Americans: Over Sexed, Over Payed and Over here, Wat Wat!

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    #33940

    Bob Williams
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    @bullstuff2
    Forumite Points: 3,306

    No, still taking me into your work site. Don’t worry about it, I’m not.

    EDIT: cracked it! So simple, feel dumb! I deleted the current FF bookmark, accessed forumite via Google, reinstalled bookmark. Problem solved.

    • This reply was modified 1 month, 1 week ago by Bob Williams.

    “If you think this Universe is bad, you should see some of the others.”
    ― Philip K. Dick, legendary SF writer.

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    #34799

    wasbit
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    @wasbit
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    Same happened to me. Went on holiday at the end of May. Came back & went to catch up on the forum but it was gone.

    No search engine hits either. By chance I tried the site with my tablet & lo & behold, the forum reappeared.

    I’m now catching up with the missing last 6 weeks.

    • This reply was modified 1 week, 1 day ago by wasbit.

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    #34821

    johnbarry
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    @johnbarry
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    I had the same, found it very strange how it directed to BDThree web? well all seems fine now.

    So wasbit where you been holdaying for 6 weeks compared to my 3 days in Llandudno.

    Cheers
    John

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    #34822

    JayCeeDee
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    @jayceedee
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    found it very strange how it directed to BDThree web?

    John – that’s Lee’s website, so you were  probably  re-directed there ( a holding page? ) while he was working on the Forum site.

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    #34823

    johnbarry
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    @johnbarry
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    Thanks JayCee

    I still find it strange, when I click to Natwest it doesn’t take me to TSB.

    I can only assume forumite and BDThree have a cable connection hiding some where.

    Cheers
    John

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    #34824

    JayCeeDee
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    @jayceedee
    Forumite Points: 1,295

    I can only assume forumite and BDThree have a cable connection hiding some where.

    Not quite. 🙂 When Lee is working on the Forumite website he doesn’t need someone logging in to it so he ( effectively ) takes Forumite offline to work on it. While he is doing that anybody trying to access Forumite shouldn’t just sit there with nothing happening, so he re-directs traffic to his site. It is very much a temporary measure while he’s doing updates/upgrades.

    You don’t park your car in the Garage Workshop, but you take it there when it needs a service. ( sort of )!!

    It’s a bit like going to a neighbour’s house for a cuppa, but leaving a note on the front door for anyone that stops by to visit you.

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    #34826

    johnbarry
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    @johnbarry
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    Good points JayCee.

    Warning (would be better) or even Site Temporarily Unavailabe (due to maintenance work)
    Please call back.

    I just kept thinking my keyboard had gone mad or I had, but I was sure I hadn’t. To type f and end up with B is weird.

    No doubt it’s easier for Lee to un hook it for a while,

    • This reply was modified 6 days, 15 hours ago by johnbarry.

    Cheers
    John

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