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    Forum was down for several hours, sorry!

    Turned out that yesterday evening our server farm's main connection cable went down somewhere outside the farm. It took them until this morning to find and repair the break. Guy and I are sorry for the inconvenience.
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    Re: Forum was down for several hours, sorry!

    I'm a little bald now from pulling my hair out.



    Question is where were you when the lights went out and how MANY times did you check the forum. Maybe we should not answer that it may just be downright embarrassing to realize how much of a junkie we are to get our fix of GetDPI.

    I'm not going to say how many times i checked but i did take the opportunity to go out and check out the Sony A55 with Zeiss lens.

    But again as Jack said we are very sorry for the inconvenience.
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    Re: Forum was down for several hours, sorry!

    One suggestion-

    It could be useful to have a blog page that can be connected to the forum
    and in the event something like this happens, folks would have an explanation.

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    Re: Forum was down for several hours, sorry!

    Actually, I noticed it last night when the RSS feed to my Mail app on my computer showed a failed retrieval for several hours...at least until I shut things down and turned in. Folks that were in the middle of discussions or checking their sell/buy threads must have been a bit annoyed/confused, but such is life in the technology lane at times ;-)

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    Re: Forum was down for several hours, sorry!

    I need to gather emails as a option also. Something we will address is planB options
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    Re: Forum was down for several hours, sorry!

    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    One suggestion-

    It could be useful to have a blog page that can be connected to the forum
    and in the event something like this happens, folks would have an explanation.
    Good idea but... Problem is the line outside was bad -- can't get anything "up" until that gets fixed.
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    Re: Forum was down for several hours, sorry!

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    (...) Question is where were you when the lights went out and how MANY times did you check the forum. Maybe we should not answer that it may just be downright embarrassing to realize how much of a junkie we are to get our fix of GetDPI. (...)
    ... we were bewildered, lonely and afraid

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    Re: Forum was down for several hours, sorry!

    There's no way I'm going to pay the normal monthly charge for October. I think you should offer a discount to reflect the down time.

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    Re: Forum was down for several hours, sorry!

    Rebate checks are already in the mail!
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    Re: Forum was down for several hours, sorry!

    Quote Originally Posted by Steen View Post
    ... we were bewildered, lonely and afraid
    I thought so.
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    Re: Forum was down for several hours, sorry!

    I was experiencing a little different emotion than bewildered...
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    Lets just say it can't be repeated on a public forum. LOL
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    Do you guys realize how many once in a lifetime. deals I missed in the "FS" forum due to your so called outage??? Oh yea, so did everyone else

    Dave (D&A)

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    Re: Forum was down for several hours, sorry!

    It was down?
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    Re: Forum was down for several hours, sorry!

    Quote Originally Posted by Steen View Post
    ... we were bewildered, lonely and afraid


    I actually got some work done

    Just this guy you know

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    Re: Forum was down for several hours, sorry!

    For me it was the classic denial, anger, pleading, depression, and acceptance.

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    Re: Forum was down for several hours, sorry!

    Sounds like marriage. LOL

    Oh I'm going to pay for that one
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