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Old 02-15-2014, 04:51 PM   #1
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Is anyone else having problems with the site? When I have attempted to log in to DC over the last few days I've got a "not responding" message and once I've got in I get more "not responding" messages when I try to open a thread or post something.

It the DC site being affected by the weird weather? A couple of nights ago I couldn't get out of the car at the supermarket because of the strong wind stopping me opening the door and another customer had to come to my rescue.

Don't think it's my lap top or the system I'm using as I'm not having problems with other sites
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Old 02-15-2014, 05:00 PM   #2
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Now that you mention it, MC, I've had problems for the last few days with all my internet connections, iPad and PC. I've uninstalled and reinstalled the DC app several times. I keep getting a Parse Error message, along with Connection Timed Out. I have Verizon for everything. Maybe Janet will have an answer. A good point that it may be the weather affecting everything.
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Old 02-15-2014, 05:04 PM   #3
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No problems here using the pc (Windows 7) or my tablet (Android).
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Old 02-15-2014, 05:23 PM   #4
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I don't see how any website could be affected by weather, unless power is lost and there's no backup.

I have been having trouble with connecting to DC over the last few days. Could be an overloaded server.
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Old 02-15-2014, 05:39 PM   #5
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I too had the same problem a couple of days ago. Some threads would open, but others were "not available".

It seems to be okay now. This has happened occasionally before, but doesn't last long, usually just part of a day.
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Old 02-17-2014, 11:57 AM   #6
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I have had it happen here occasionally. But I have had it happen many times on other forums.

Mad Cook. Are you on a smart phone or a computer? And why must you sign in each time you visit?
Once you sign in the first time, you can tell the system to remember you each time you come here. This allows you to enter the site without signing in.
I bet if you just closed the page instead of logging out each time, these issues might be minimized.
I know this was partially why i was having this issue with another forum. Might be worth a try.

I found this to be true on one of my proffesional forums. Unless you are concerned about other people having access to your computer, there is no real valid reason to log out that i am aware of.
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Old 02-17-2014, 12:00 PM   #7
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No problem here.
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Old 02-17-2014, 12:22 PM   #8
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I don't see how any website could be affected by weather, unless power is lost and there's no backup.

I have been having trouble with connecting to DC over the last few days. Could be an overloaded server.
Sun spots?
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Old 02-17-2014, 12:31 PM   #9
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Sun spots?
How? Except for wifi, which would not affect a single site connection, there's a wired connection from your house to your ISP to the Internet backbone to the destination site's ISP to the site's server.

Sun spots and electrical storms can interfere with broadcast signals, but not wired signals.
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How? Except for wifi, which would not affect a single site connection, there's a wired connection from your house to your ISP to the Internet backbone to the destination site's ISP to the site's server.
Sun spots and electrical storms can interfere with broadcast signals, but not wired signals.
While in most cases you would be correct, it is possible to have cable or DSL internet, yet be relying on a satellite somewhere in the grid/chain.
In fact, satellite is what allows us the ability to interact with people all over the globe. Hard wired connections are local connections and do not represent the complete grid.

So it is entirely possible for a sun spot or other influence to interferer with the OPs connection at any given time.

I do agree that its not likely in this scenario and the symptoms do not point to any problem with infrastructure.
It sounds like a site issue to me.
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