Post by kiwithrottlejockey on Dec 14, 2011 21:14:20 GMT 12
I'd say it's most likely an individual server problem.
I was unable to access this group this morning before I went to work, yet I could access (and post messages to) other messageboard forums hosted by ProBoards.
So presumably, the servers which host those other groups weren't affected, whereas the server which hosts this group was.
I post at a number of forums hosted by SMF (Simple Machines Forums) and you get a similar thing there where a server issue will affect only the groups hosted on a particular individual server, but not SMF-hosted groups which are hosted by other servers.
From memory, I think SMF use around twelve different servers, although they don't operate them themselves, but instead pay a server farm in Denver, Colorado to run them on behalf of SMF. I don't know enough about what or who is behind ProBoards to know exactly how they run things (including whether they own their own servers or merely lease space on servers owned by a server farm), but I have managed to determine that they do use multiple servers.
If you aren't living life on the edge, you're taking up too much space!
Post by Dave Homewood on Dec 15, 2011 21:46:18 GMT 12
I did a search of the Proboards support forum and found a thread from October 2011 where the same problem was happening to several other forums. One of the Admin people solved the issue for them it seems, so I have asked them to take a look here and solve our issue too. Fingers crossed.
Thanks for the heads up, regard to Avatar and Signature I think I plop them on my website, Photobucket really has a lot of issues over there history, five years back it was brilliant but now only use it due the historical screens , around 5000 so they really did not do themselves a favour changing formats.