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  1. Mar 21, 2012 #1
    Just wondering if there is an issue with the main site-can't seem to access it.

    sending this from my phone
     
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  3. Mar 21, 2012 #2

    tiny-tim

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    hi mangaroosh! :wink:

    i sometimes have the same problem at exactly that time of day (from an ordinary computer) …

    i think it's something to do with daily maintenance, it only seems to last a few minutes :smile:
     
  4. Mar 21, 2012 #3

    Ryan_m_b

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    I had similar problems but only for about 5-10 mins. Usually you know when the site is down for a while because you can hear Micromass's screams from any corner of the world.
     
  5. Mar 21, 2012 #4

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    The forum does it's backing up in the middle of the night, so that might be the problem.
     
  6. Mar 21, 2012 #5
    To backup the database it must be locked. It takes about 5 minutes.
     
  7. Mar 21, 2012 #6

    jtbell

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    ...in some parts of the world. :wink:
     
  8. Mar 21, 2012 #7

    Evo

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    Good point. :biggrin:
     
  9. Mar 21, 2012 #8

    tiny-tim

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    isn't there some way of putting a "GONE TO LUNCH" sign on the door? o:)
     
  10. Mar 21, 2012 #9

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    Lunch??? In the middle of the night??? Who's going to believe that? :tongue2:
     
  11. Mar 21, 2012 #10

    Fredrik

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    It's at 8:30 in the morning for most of Europe. Maybe "gone to breakfast", or "gone to the meal between breakfast and brunch".
     
  12. Mar 21, 2012 #11

    jtbell

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    How about "Gone to the john" (or "loo" or whatever)? That would work for just about any time of day, and it's about the right duration. :tongue:
     
  13. Mar 21, 2012 #12

    tiny-tim

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    "GONE FOR A TOROIDAL ENERGY UNIT" :biggrin:
     
  14. Mar 22, 2012 #13

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    "Site temporarily down. Back in 5 × 1045 Planck times."
     
  15. Mar 22, 2012 #14
    thanks guyses!

    I couldn't access it for a lot of the day, so not sure what the story was.

    a little "sign on the door" would be a nice touch though.


    "Gone fission"
     
  16. Mar 23, 2012 #15

    tiny-tim

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    he he :biggrin:

    a musical sign! :wink:
     
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