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forum outage earlier today

Postby Mikemk » Mon Mar 21, 2016 7:42 pm UTC

Can you tell us why the forum was 503'd earlier? Was it because of mod madness, routine maintenance, or something else?
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Re: forum outage earlier today

Postby gmalivuk » Mon Mar 21, 2016 9:05 pm UTC

It's because your sig was bad and you should feel bad.

(Seriously though I have no idea, and it's probably not something any of the active moderators know or can do much about. It could have been davean's idea of a fun joke, though, I suppose.)
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Re: forum outage earlier today

Postby SecondTalon » Tue Mar 22, 2016 2:55 am UTC

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Re: forum outage earlier today

Postby jimbobmacdoodle » Tue Mar 22, 2016 10:17 am UTC

It looks like wiki.xkcd.com hasn't come back up (it still 503s). I assume it went down for the same reason as the forums. Is this the best place to get davean or someone else to fix things?
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Re: forum outage earlier today

Postby Carlington » Tue Mar 22, 2016 11:03 am UTC

With the forums, at least, it's been an on-and-off thing for a little while. I figure that if there's something that can be done about it, davean's probably working on it.
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Re: forum outage earlier today

Postby SecondTalon » Tue Mar 22, 2016 2:04 pm UTC

jimbobmacdoodle wrote:It looks like wiki.xkcd.com hasn't come back up (it still 503s). I assume it went down for the same reason as the forums. Is this the best place to get davean or someone else to fix things?

This is the listed way to notify davean of a problem, yes.
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Re: forum outage earlier today

Postby davean » Wed Mar 23, 2016 7:43 pm UTC

Carlington wrote:With the forums, at least, it's been an on-and-off thing for a little while. I figure that if there's something that can be done about it, davean's probably working on it.


I hadn't actually been informed.

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Re: forum outage earlier today

Postby Drumheller769 » Thu Mar 24, 2016 4:25 pm UTC

forums.xkcd.com is still 503ing
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Re: forum outage earlier today

Postby SecondTalon » Thu Mar 24, 2016 6:01 pm UTC

The only supported URL for the forum is

forums.xkcd.com

Alternatives are not guaranteed to be operational.
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Re: forum outage earlier today

Postby davean » Thu Mar 24, 2016 8:26 pm UTC

Drumheller769 wrote:forums.xkcd.com is still 503ing



Seems the nameservers were set wrong. It'll take a day or two to fully propagate the change.

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Re: forum outage earlier today

Postby Drumheller769 » Fri Mar 25, 2016 11:44 am UTC

Its back up now, thanks!
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