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THE SITE IS BACK UP
« on: February 18, 2011, 03:26:57 PM »
Fighting lingering issues, still trying to figure out this whole situation.

If it's ever down in the future visit our Facebook page (CAVEMANforum) or Twitter account (twitter.com/CAVEMANforum) to view my status updates on the site's current operational situation.

Many apologies, this was out my hands for the most part but I continue to work for a solid resolution and may be switching web hosting providers.

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Re: THE SITE IS BACK UP
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2011, 05:52:27 PM »
I think the spammers might be to blame. I've never had problems since joining, and noticed some relentless spammers the day before it went down, posting like 20 threads with multiple links.

I don't know much about computers, but don't links to shady sites that are already infested with viruses/spyware spread a little to sites that are linked to them? I've seen spammer activity coincide with site downages before, but that could be coincidental.


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Re: THE SITE IS BACK UP
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2011, 09:39:19 PM »
Glad it is back up.  I had the sae thought about spammers.  Maybe timeto reinstate the hold on posts until mods can look at them....maybe...

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Re: THE SITE IS BACK UP
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2011, 10:06:43 PM »
My guess is that there were database connections that weren't getting closed, but you have more info than I do.  Is the forum software vulnerable to SQL injection at all?

I'm really happy to see the site back up, whatever it was.

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Re: THE SITE IS BACK UP
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2011, 08:47:02 PM »
Hey Eric,

If you need technical assistance, I volunteer to help for free.
Just make sure you have your daily complete backups.
I can help you move cavemanforum.com to any host you want.




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Re: THE SITE IS BACK UP
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2011, 09:04:40 PM »
I am really happy you are up again. Hope you get it all sorted Eric.

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Re: THE SITE IS BACK UP
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2011, 07:39:23 AM »
Thanks for the support everyone.  It's been frustrating trying to work through the current issues, been dealing with support folks from my web host and SMF over a very minor issue but one that the web host thinks is important.  Basically, many blank (0 bytes) files are being created and no one knows why, but they moved the site to an isolation server for testing thus the up and down

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Re: THE SITE IS BACK UP
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2011, 08:18:40 AM »
Welcome back on line!  Lets hope all is well now.

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Re: THE SITE IS BACK UP
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2011, 07:53:13 AM »
Good work! Looking good and working smoothly.

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Re: THE SITE IS BACK UP
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2011, 07:59:58 AM »
Good work! Looking good and working smoothly.

Thanks, it's been a huge battle but glad things are looking up now.  We're not fully out of the woods but I'm optimistic

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Re: THE SITE IS BACK UP
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2011, 08:23:49 AM »
Site looks good. Thanks for the work.

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Re: THE SITE IS BACK UP
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2011, 08:49:47 AM »
Welcome back among the living!  We missed you... :'(

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Re: THE SITE IS BACK UP
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2011, 11:54:24 AM »
Way to rally Eric! Thanks for your hard work!

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Re: THE SITE IS BACK UP
« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2011, 12:14:41 PM »
Nice to see the site back up.

Page loads, scrolling, and typing are painfully slow for me - older version of firefox on an older machine - but it's better than not having the site at all.

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Re: THE SITE IS BACK UP
« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2011, 12:37:14 PM »
Well done on getting the site back up, the new look is great!