The new forum owners appear to be having problems

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by radd, Nov 5, 2018.

  1. radd

    radd Gretschie

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    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz
    The consortium that purchased the guitar talk forums, Gretsch, Strat and a Tele appear to have hit a bit of a snag regarding keeping all three forums running.

    Hopefully they have better luck in the future.
     
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  2. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

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    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    Did not know that there was a change of owners.
    Had problems to lock in today ,though.
     
  3. cowmoo

    cowmoo Country Gent

    Aug 19, 2011
    North Wales
    It’s been impossible to even find the site most of today.
     
  4. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Yep, it was a bad day yesterday! I also did not realize the site had new owners.
     
  5. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

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  6. Yukimajo

    Yukimajo Electromatic

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    Nov 4, 2018
    Exeter
    I'm glad to hear it in a way. I thought it was my joining that had fritzed the servers!
     
  7. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    I thought maybe the spammers had done some damage and stole all our info!
     
  8. BrianW

    BrianW Synchromatic

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    Oct 21, 2014
    Vancouver Island
    But just think of the power associated with that ability !
    :p
     
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  9. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Sorry Vista
    Admin Post
    I don’t think that the foreign language spam could cause this. Those are just posts. They might hope to accomplish something by posting their nonsense, but I don’t have any reason to believe that they have hacked the site.

    What you describe sounds like server issues, unless we are experiencing a denial of service attack which attempts to use all the available bandwidth and to overload the front end of the servers. It could be at the hosting company level, as well. I’ll keep my eyes open.
     
  10. Tinman46

    Tinman46 Country Gent

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    Dec 19, 2011
    Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
    It's been spotty for me since last night. I thought they might have been doing server maintenance or something at first but today was off and on quite a bit.
     
  11. radd

    radd Gretschie

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    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz

    Yup, strange deal really. Enthused Digital, LLC. They develop on line marketing strategies and are located on Long Island......at least that is what the threads on the Telecaster forum indicate.
     
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  12. Bertotti

    Bertotti Country Gent

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    I was getting some weird errors like the site doesn't appear at this location, site unavailable, etc
     
  13. Jelly Roll Horton

    Jelly Roll Horton Electromatic

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    Nov 10, 2017
    Portland, OR
    Seems more like “Confused Digital LLC.”
     
  14. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    Yea, I had problems accessing yesterday, but seems fine now.
    Hmm I will withhold my welcome until that has been estestablished for certain. Aw, what the heck, welcome!!
     
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  15. Yukimajo

    Yukimajo Electromatic

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    Nov 4, 2018
    Exeter

    Thanks Henry, It's nice to have a vote of confidence! ;)
     
  16. Yukimajo

    Yukimajo Electromatic

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    Nov 4, 2018
    Exeter
    OK now I am getting paranoid, All of the forum titles are now displaying in Chinese. Is anyone else having this issue?
     
  17. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
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  18. Yukimajo

    Yukimajo Electromatic

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    Nov 4, 2018
    Exeter
  19. dankas11

    dankas11 Synchromatic

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    Jul 6, 2014
    Croatia
  20. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    The price of freedom is vigilance! :cool:
     
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