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Re: Official Racketboy Suggestion Forum Thread

by noiseredux Wed Dec 30, 2015 11:19 am

retrosportsgamer wrote:No one could access the site until earlier this morning - it was down across the board for a couple of days.


and it wasn't a site problem - it was a host problem. We were far from the only site affected by the outage.
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Re: Official Racketboy Suggestion Forum Thread

by retrosportsgamer Wed Dec 30, 2015 11:21 am

Right, and there were no new posts from 4:00 AM on Sunday through 4 AM (ish) today CRT.
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by TSTR Wed Dec 30, 2015 12:47 pm

May I suggest a new host?

:mrgreen:
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by marurun Wed Dec 30, 2015 1:42 pm

Nor could I. Seems there would be a lot of folks eager to share their Holiday experiences and loot. The timing of this outage is rather unfortunate.
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by MrPopo Wed Dec 30, 2015 1:45 pm

Racket also posted about it on his twitter linking to the hosting company's status blog.
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Re: Official Racketboy Suggestion Forum Thread

by jp1 Wed Dec 30, 2015 1:51 pm

Shortly before the outage I had a "Most expensive games you might actually own" article pop up on Yahoo. It was a direct ripoff from this site, although it did reference the site...so maybe that had something to do with it?

Either way, it is a hard pill to swallow from a user perspective. The site operates far less reliably than I can recall since joining. I'm sure it doesn't generate the kind of revenue it did back then either, but it can't really grow if the extra traffic knocks it offline for several days. Imagine the experience from potential new members who may have been trying to come check the site out from the aforementioned article.
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by racketboy Wed Dec 30, 2015 1:54 pm

TSTR wrote:May I suggest a new host?

:mrgreen:



Do you have recommendations?
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by TSTR Wed Dec 30, 2015 3:53 pm

racketboy wrote:
TSTR wrote:May I suggest a new host?

:mrgreen:

Do you have recommendations?

I wish I could be of more help. My experience in that area is quite limited.
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by MrPopo Wed Dec 30, 2015 5:48 pm

jp1 wrote:Shortly before the outage I had a "Most expensive games you might actually own" article pop up on Yahoo. It was a direct ripoff from this site, although it did reference the site...so maybe that had something to do with it?

Either way, it is a hard pill to swallow from a user perspective. The site operates far less reliably than I can recall since joining. I'm sure it doesn't generate the kind of revenue it did back then either, but it can't really grow if the extra traffic knocks it offline for several days. Imagine the experience from potential new members who may have been trying to come check the site out from the aforementioned article.

It wasn't a traffic issue. According to the webpage of our host it sounded like they lost a major cluster, knocking a bunch of sites offline, and it took them days to get it back up. If it was just a traffic surge it wouldn't have taken so long to recover.
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Re: Official Racketboy Suggestion Forum Thread

by BoneSnapDeez Wed Dec 30, 2015 6:34 pm

Bros, what the deal with the auction deadlines?
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