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1369027.  Mon Dec 21, 2020 5:18 pm Reply with quote

Well, quite!

We may not pay to use these here forums, but the hosting company gets paid for hosting them.

1369032.  Mon Dec 21, 2020 6:06 pm Reply with quote

We demand that we may or may not get a refund!


1369033.  Mon Dec 21, 2020 6:06 pm Reply with quote

If they are unsympathetic the only leverage consists of threats to move the site to another host though - is that practical?

1369042.  Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:12 pm Reply with quote

Are we really convinced that a precise and personal application of extreme physical violence is completely out of the question?


1369044.  Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:24 pm Reply with quote

Since those guys are in Pittsburgh and none of us are currently able to travel there, probably. Unfortunately.

1369082.  Tue Dec 22, 2020 11:35 am Reply with quote

This is the message I got from dr.bob at the last outage - I put it up on FB but non-FBers can read it here now we're back:

dr.bob wrote:
Just to let you know, the QI talk boards are currently down due to excess traffic from botnets. The hosting company reports:

"There are roughly 6,500 unique IP addresses trafficking the site at any
given time. We have attempted to block the most common IP ranges, but
doing so just brings new ranges in. At this time, the talk directory is
receiving roughly 1 million calls per hour."

They've deactivated the site for now until the traffic dies down. I think you're in touch with various users on Facebook so maybe you could let some of them know.


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