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    Unhappy That other place down…

    …possibly forever?

    Tried for a few hours this morning to get onto FPN. No go. Could they have disappeared? A pity if so. There was a ton of good content on there. And good people.

    And this on the heels of another of my forums biting the dust, but at least this other one gave a week's warning.

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    Default Re: That other place down…

    That is a large site, with a huge amount of data accumulated over the 17 years or so of it's existence. Before we assume that the plug has been pulled, a more reasonable option is that the site was overdue for some upgrades and maintenance.... like getting the classifieds fixed. That is going to take some time to do, and to test before it reappears. New Years eve, when most people are distracted, is a good time to do it.

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    Default Re: That other place down…

    Returns a 500 error so could be a number of things. One thing is sure, it hasn't permanently "disappeared" or "gone", just a temporary outage. Too bad, I was kind of waiting for hanging out there now that I have some time to kill this Saturday (and an interesting recent purchase to chew the fat on). Oh well...there is here, reddit, and FB also (among others).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Z View Post
    That is a large site, with a huge amount of data accumulated over the 17 years or so of it's existence. Before we assume that the plug has been pulled, a more reasonable option is that the site was overdue for some upgrades and maintenance.... like getting the classifieds fixed. That is going to take some time to do, and to test before it reappears. New Years eve, when most people are distracted, is a good time to do it.
    Given your administrative role on FPN, it would be nice if you would clarify whether you are speaking in some sort of an "official" capacity...... or if this is just your own personal speculation.

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    Default Re: That other place down…

    It was a bit of a surprise, as I have been extremely online over there lately. I hope it comes back soon in as good or better condition than it left us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Z View Post
    That is a large site, with a huge amount of data accumulated over the 17 years or so of it's existence. Before we assume that the plug has been pulled, a more reasonable option is that the site was overdue for some upgrades and maintenance.... like getting the classifieds fixed. That is going to take some time to do, and to test before it reappears. New Years eve, when most people are distracted, is a good time to do it.
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    Default Re: That other place down…

    End of the year pause for clean-up/changes? Who's in the know....?

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    Default Re: That other place down…

    It must have been the IG ink that Yazeh recently posted about at FPN. Some of it must have dripped down into the computer circuit boards and shorted something out. Remember what Mr. Scott from Star Trek said? "The more they overthink the plumbing, the easier it is to stop up the drain."

    Of course it could also be the yearly replacement of the hamsters powering everything.

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    Default Re: That other place down…

    Probably the ads.

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    Default Re: That other place down…

    Quote Originally Posted by junglejim View Post
    It must have been the IG ink that Yazeh recently posted about at FPN. Some of it must have dripped down into the computer circuit boards and shorted something out. Remember what Mr. Scott from Star Trek said? "The more they overthink the plumbing, the easier it is to stop up the drain."

    Of course it could also be the yearly replacement of the hamsters powering everything.

    Have a Safe New Years!
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    Good to see some fellow FPN members talking about this. I need FPN. It was my first pen forum, and I still like it best. No offense to this site. All fountain pen forums are good, in my opinion.

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    @Prettypenguin: Are you PenguinCollector on FPN?

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    Default Re: That other place down…

    Quote Originally Posted by Sailor Kenshin View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Z View Post
    That is a large site, with a huge amount of data accumulated over the 17 years or so of it's existence. Before we assume that the plug has been pulled, a more reasonable option is that the site was overdue for some upgrades and maintenance.... like getting the classifieds fixed. That is going to take some time to do, and to test before it reappears. New Years eve, when most people are distracted, is a good time to do it.
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    Maybe we could make a group here for FPN folks to find each other.

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    HAPPY NEW YEAR, everyone! 🥂🎊🎉
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    Default Re: That other place down…

    Is there an active admin there? Last time I looked the admin (I don't believe there is more than one) had not logged in for months and the site seems to have been running on autopilot (hence, perhaps, the inaction on classified ads, for instance).

    If this is a planned outage certainly there would/should have been an announcement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by junglejim View Post
    It must have been the IG ink that Yazeh recently posted about at FPN. Some of it must have dripped down into the computer circuit boards and shorted something out. Remember what Mr. Scott from Star Trek said? "The more they overthink the plumbing, the easier it is to stop up the drain."

    Of course it could also be the yearly replacement of the hamsters powering everything.

    Have a Safe New Years!
    Haha! I missed that one! Brilliant!

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    Elon Musk bought it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mana View Post
    Returns a 500 error so could be a number of things. One thing is sure, it hasn't permanently "disappeared" or "gone", just a temporary outage. Too bad, I was kind of waiting for hanging out there now that I have some time to kill this Saturday (and an interesting recent purchase to chew the fat on). Oh well...there is here, reddit, and FB also (among others).
    No fakebook or reddit for me, but, if this is the same server as that other forum that went away, they, too, were experiencing similar problems before the owner shut it down.
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    A pity the sole FPN administrator seems unwilling to be open to help. Oh well, it's his right I suppose. Happy New Year to all!

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