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Old 02-01-2011, 06:51 PM   #1
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Hi all,

I don't know if anyone else had the same thing but this evening (Tuesday 1st Feb) the Barrowdowns seemed to be totally offline. I got a link to a webpage that said 'please email the site administrators' and thought I'd wait a bit and see if it all turned out OK, which thankfully it has.

Keeping fingers crossed that it was a one-in-million sort of thing!
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Old 02-01-2011, 09:00 PM   #2
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It wasn't only you by any means, Rumil. It's been quite a long time since I've seen the site go down that way. Glad things appear to be all right now.
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Old 02-01-2011, 10:12 PM   #3
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Definitely not just you Rumil. Everyone involved in this round of WW went and messaged Rikae via facebook to ask for an extention on the day because of the problems.
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Old 02-02-2011, 06:59 AM   #4
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It was a site problem, so everyone experienced the same handicaps. The server was upgraded at short notice, which is why no announcement could be made in advance. Everything should be working now - should you experience further problems, please post here and we'll check them out. Thanks!
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Old 02-02-2011, 09:20 AM   #5
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Oh, Esty, in case you haven't heard, some of the Finns have still be having trouble.
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Old 02-02-2011, 09:28 AM   #6
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Hopefully that trouble won't last too long!
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Old 02-02-2011, 02:58 PM   #7
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1420! Hallelujah, i Downs entúliër!

Wow, that was pretty scary. For the last 24 hours, every attempt to access the forum landed me on some Default Website Page, which may or may not have been the same one Rumil mentions. Finally I thought of googling "barrowdowns forum", clicked on the first thread link that came up, and voilà! My old bookmark still didn't work, I had to set a new one, but now all is well again. Phew! Made me realize what a nasty hole the Downs would leave in my life if they ever went down for good one dark day... thank Eru and the Valar (read: BWH & Admins) that Dagor Dagorath still seems to be comfortably far off!
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Old 02-02-2011, 03:12 PM   #8
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My feelings exactly!
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Oh, Esty, in case you haven't heard, some of the Finns have still be having trouble.
...we are? It's all fine here.
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Old 02-02-2011, 04:02 PM   #10
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Great to hear that all is well,

C heers Esty, all the mods and the BW!
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Old 02-02-2011, 04:48 PM   #11
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They say you don't know how much you need something before you lose it. Luckily, we haven't lost the BD, but the feeling came rather close. I'm still a bit of a newcomer here - my corpse has been rotting in the ground for only...4 months, I think - but I got rather attached to this place. Thank you BW and mods!!!

*breathes sigh of relief*
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Old 02-02-2011, 05:19 PM   #12
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For a time, I was afraid it was going to be something like the major blackout of 2008 (for those of you who weren't dead yet, the forum was down for something like a week)... Good that everything is working again.
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