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Title: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: Kulyok on July 22, 2008, 09:43:09 AM
Aka "to complete our tasks are restore the forums".
Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: theacefes on July 22, 2008, 01:18:50 PM
Forums are undergoing a software update to prevent future downtime. It will take a few hours to complete.
Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: Demivrgvs on July 22, 2008, 01:32:40 PM
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It will take a few hours to complete.
Let's hope so!  :-\
Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: theacefes on July 22, 2008, 01:46:45 PM
The board update itself is complete. Currently the process is rebuilding all the posts (120,000+) and then just implementing some general cleanup. Things that weren't working before are definitely working now, so that's always a good sign! :)
Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: jcompton on July 22, 2008, 03:07:41 PM
I know part of the problem was due to Server Whatever from a month or so ago, but I also wonder if part of the solution isn't applicable to Studios as well, which has been suffering outages for no reason they can figure (i.e., it's not high server load.)
Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: Kulyok on July 23, 2008, 06:56:02 AM
I see the posts, and everything is great(except that it doesn't seem to be complete, as there hasn't been a formal announcement yet) - but the skin is horrible, horrible, horrible. The font burns my eyes, and skin selector is disabled. Meh.
Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: Echon on July 23, 2008, 08:37:58 AM
I am looking at the standard G3 skin.

http://forums.gibberlings3.net/index.php?showtopic=13808&st=10
Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: Kulyok on July 23, 2008, 08:45:52 AM
For me, the panel on the left disappeared, the font in posts is too big, but the font on the links("The Gibberlings Three Forums > General Discussion > G3 News and Announcements") is incredibly small; "Delete cookies set by this board Mark all posts as read" lines are barely visible.

Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: Daulmakan on July 23, 2008, 02:10:51 PM
I have the same problem.

Plus, the 'Forum Options' and 'Page Number' navigation buttons don't seem work for me.


Old skin, where art thou?
Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: cmorgan on July 23, 2008, 02:57:39 PM
No old skin support, I am afraid - support for just the G3 2.3.5 one and the lo-fi version. If you refresh the page and/or set the skin to that, you should be fine.
Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: Kulyok on July 24, 2008, 12:39:06 AM
This sucks.
Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: DavidW on July 24, 2008, 01:26:57 AM
Since Cam did the forum update, and since it doesn't look as if he's been reading PPG lately, you'll probably have more luck objecting at G3.

As I understand it the disappearence of skins (whatever they are, he says displaying his vast web literacy) is that they're too much work to maintain.
Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: Dark Raven on July 24, 2008, 07:46:10 PM
Their forum is broken. Skins issues as mentioned and it doesn't keep me logged in even though I click the box to remember me.
Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: Kulyok on August 11, 2008, 08:17:35 AM
My eyes hurt. Ohhh... jcompton said it best (http://forums.gibberlings3.net/index.php?s=&showtopic=13808&view=findpost&p=129525), probably.

I'm guessing even forum skins can have STD's. Might be a consequence of Borderline skin romantic encounter.
Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: cmorgan on August 11, 2008, 11:42:05 AM
CamDawg's hard work to design and build the G3 skin and make it work, CamDawg's site, and CamDawg's decision on what to support and what not to support - I think probably if you want another skin enabled, you can PM him and ask, but the only skin available, enabled,  updated, and working is the standard G3 skin he built. (Hey - or jcompton could build an alternate skin for PPG, enable more than the default on his site and forums, and share the data with CamDawg - but unfortunately, that would mean CamDawg has to support it  - so really that doesn't help CamDawg either).

If you use the older skins by keeping cache data, you will get increasing numbers of errors due to changes with the site host, increasing font issues, and missing data.
Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: jcompton on August 11, 2008, 11:52:45 AM
CamDawg's hard work to design and build the G3 skin and make it work, CamDawg's site, and CamDawg's decision on what to support and what not to support - I think probably if you want another skin enabled, you can PM him and ask, but the only skin available, enabled,  updated, and working is the standard G3 skin he built.

Invision has a default skin. Stop me if this sounds crazy, but I presume the Invision default skin is updated and works with the latest version of Invision.

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(Hey - or jcompton could build an alternate skin for PPG, enable more than the default on his site and forums, and share the data with CamDawg - but unfortunately, that would mean CamDawg has to support it  - so really that doesn't help CamDawg either).

I have no idea what you are trying to say here.
Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: BevH on August 11, 2008, 01:35:54 PM
I think what he's trying to say is "it is what it is". Most forums don't give you a choice of skins, and Cam indicated that it was a lot of work to maintain/update the skins whenever there was a change to the forum. I think the big problem here is that this is something new and people haven't adjusted to it yet. That's my two cents worth anyway.
Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: Dark Raven on August 11, 2008, 07:03:12 PM
Whats so hard about getting other skins? That white is blinding. All you have to do is upload the the skins files and enable it in your boards configuration settings. Or does Invision make it more difficult?
Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: Daulmakan on August 13, 2008, 12:42:27 PM
IPS Driver Error is on my Enemy List.  >:(
Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: Kulyok on August 13, 2008, 12:49:20 PM
I had Internal Server Error 500 today; it's IPS now, yeah. Well, too bad for RE v4, I guess - too good for lazy me. :)
Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: Western Paladin on August 13, 2008, 08:39:26 PM
Oddly, G3 has been working just fine for me.

Unless it only looks that way, and I need to find myself a red pill.
Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: Kulyok on August 14, 2008, 12:01:17 AM
Or, maybe, like eight hours passed?
Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: Western Paladin on August 14, 2008, 01:02:23 AM
And I need to learn to read before I post? That seems likely.  :)
Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: jastey on September 05, 2008, 02:34:37 PM
"The document contains no data"  :(

EDIT: It's back. :D
Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: Dark Raven on September 10, 2008, 08:47:44 PM
G3 is down for the count. Gotta love those server problems.
Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: berelinde on September 10, 2008, 09:13:55 PM
Try it now.
Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: Dark Raven on September 10, 2008, 09:16:23 PM
Back in business.  :D
Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: Kulyok on October 28, 2008, 04:28:26 AM
G3 forums keep logging me off every few hours. Login on Studios forums keeps, though. Strange?
Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: Azazello on October 28, 2008, 11:39:54 AM
G3 forums keep logging me off every few hours. Login on Studios forums keeps, though. Strange?

I've been having the same problem for weeks. Seems many others are having this too, by the number of Guest logins happening there.
Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: jastey on October 28, 2008, 02:08:18 PM
G3 logs me out if I logg in under a different IP (same laptop, but different location).

I have to re-login to PPG quite often, too.
Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: Kulyok on October 28, 2008, 02:20:16 PM
Yeah, same thing about different IP here, too - just came home after my evening lessons(hey! I just saw a real literary agent! Two!) and oh - logged out.

I never had to re-login to PPG during this year, though; last time was when I wiped my cache. I always mark "login forever", though, maybe that's why.
Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: jastey on June 16, 2009, 03:53:24 AM
"The document contains no data" resp. "IPS Driver Error" since yesterday. :'(
Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: Kulyok on June 16, 2009, 03:56:24 AM
Yeah. Same here. I'll PM you here at PPG forums, okay?
Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: berelinde on June 16, 2009, 07:29:55 AM
Yeah, everyone is aware of the problem. It's related to a power outage. Hopefully, it won't take long to resolve.
Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: jastey on June 16, 2009, 08:02:00 AM
I know you are on it. It just feels so strange, not getting there. Good luck!
Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: theacefes on September 24, 2009, 04:36:57 AM
Just posting to let everyone know that (in case you didn't read the main page) that G3's forums will be offline anywhere from a day to a few days for updates and other lovely surprises.
Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: Kulyok on September 24, 2009, 04:42:50 AM
Thanks for coming and telling! Best of luck to you all with this stuff.

Personally, I suspect it all happened because cmorgan wanted to change NPC soundsets for BG1 NPCs without making it a separate component(like it was with alternate portraits: nice, cosy, optional). Ao the Overfather watches. You know, I've always suspected Ao had a crush on Imoen. So... yeah, optional is the way.
Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: berelinde on September 24, 2009, 07:28:48 AM
I'm rooting for gremlins myself, though I know it's a scheduled outage for upgrades.  ;)
Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: theacefes on September 24, 2009, 12:53:47 PM
Actually it's because I'm turning the entire site into a new fail blog...
Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: Miloch on September 25, 2009, 12:23:50 AM
I was hoping it was for the installation of the "turbo" switch. So like, folks'll be able to open topics and post things without it taking bloody ages... ???
Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: devSin on September 25, 2009, 10:48:53 AM
I was hoping it was for the installation of the "turbo" switch. So like, folks'll be able to open topics and post things without it taking bloody ages... ???
Nah, I'm sure they'll also be updating IPB or something, and it'll be even more bloated. So the slowness will now come from both the server (them) AND the client (you).

THE IE MODDING COMMUNITY WILL NEVER DIE BECAUSE THE PAGE HASN'T FINISHED LOADING YET.
Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: Kulyok on September 25, 2009, 11:02:14 AM
It's a bit slow, yep. At first I thought it was slow because of the banner, but then I noticed that shsforums load much faster, even with their pics. Hopefully it'll get better.
Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: theacefes on September 25, 2009, 11:42:15 AM
Actually, IPB will not be one of the updates strangely enough. The new version of it requires a completely new skinset...something that would frankly be a pain in the ass to make among other things.

I will miss that "The page will load until after you and your friends die" message that came up for the wiki though...*sigh*.

Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: Daulmakan on September 25, 2009, 01:34:06 PM
THE IE MODDING COMMUNITY WILL NEVER DIE BECAUSE THE PAGE HASN'T FINISHED LOADING YET.
;D
Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: theacefes on September 25, 2009, 02:23:34 PM
http://www.katbella.com/bored.jpg (http://www.katbella.com/bored.jpg)

Productivity at its best.
Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: Miloch on September 26, 2009, 02:11:06 AM
http://www.katbella.com/bored.jpg (http://www.katbella.com/bored.jpg)Productivity at its best.
Heh.

You need to throw some bad grammar in there, like the actual message:
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The forums are currently down for maintenance. We are working as hard as possible to complete our tasks are restore the forums to normal use. Thank you for your patience.
ALL YOUR DOWNTIME ARE BELONG TO US!!!
Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: GeN1e on September 26, 2009, 03:04:55 PM
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http://www.katbella.com/bored.jpg

Productivity at its best.
Think I could use some cookies, to choke someone with it :lol:
Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: theacefes on September 26, 2009, 04:10:06 PM
 8) I can haz m0d pls.
Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: MrFrost on September 29, 2009, 05:20:01 PM
LoL, When I had first started reading this I thought it was still down since july.
Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: theacefes on September 30, 2009, 03:53:27 PM
An update: Extremely sorry about the wait. We are nearly back in business, just a few more little things to sort out.

Thanks!

Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: theacefes on September 30, 2009, 09:12:08 PM
We are back with the exception of the retarded wiki, which is still being transferred. :)
Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: devSin on September 30, 2009, 10:59:20 PM
Hmm, haven't I been around long enough to be a Gibberling yet? Looking at the list, I remember all those people, so I'd say that I have!

I think I currently exist in some sort of Fuxpacker limbo (I can do wickedness in the fixpack forums, but I'm not visibly part of the group).
Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: Kulyok on October 01, 2009, 12:47:25 AM
Aaaand, (goes on to check) good to see G3 in business.
Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: the bigg on October 01, 2009, 10:04:35 AM
Still getting IPS errors.
Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: Daulmakan on October 01, 2009, 10:56:11 AM
The evil IPS has returned.
Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: theacefes on October 01, 2009, 02:45:13 PM
Got a message from the host. Something went out on their end, either a power outage or a data center went down. I can't even access my CP right now, or any other website I happen to be hosting. It should be back up soon. This sucks I know, but at least we know it wasn't a G3 thing. :)

Heh, I knew those quick loading forums were too good to be true.
Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: jcompton on October 01, 2009, 02:47:32 PM
If you guys need a secondary place to host Blonde Imoen discussions for a while, just let me know.
Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: theacefes on October 01, 2009, 05:27:43 PM
Thanks; might I trouble you to host Banana's discussion as well?
Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: jcompton on October 01, 2009, 05:44:32 PM
Sorry. I have to draw the line somewhere.
Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: theacefes on October 01, 2009, 07:14:53 PM
:( You've broken my heart. Away with you! *runs off crying*

The host seems to still be having "problems". If it's any consolation, when the site *was* working, the load times were extremely fast (on my end anyway).

Maybe tonight (PST) it will be back up.
Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: CoM_Solaufein on October 02, 2009, 04:36:22 AM
 :(
Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: Grim Squeaker on October 02, 2009, 09:49:15 AM
And we're back (again)!
Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: jordoo on October 02, 2009, 10:12:27 AM
At least G3 comes up again now, still getting a server error for the forums.

It was really fast while it lasted yesterday!  ;)

Hmm now I can access the forums but when i click onto a thread it just goes to a blank white screen.
Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: Grim Squeaker on October 02, 2009, 11:36:45 AM
Yeah, I just noticed that.  I guess our wonderful new host is still messing about.  Grrr and arg.
Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: jordoo on October 02, 2009, 11:41:29 AM
Everything is working for me again .... does look like most of yesterdays posts were lost however.
Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: theacefes on October 02, 2009, 01:18:06 PM
During their outage and after some of their sites weren't working. I had them just restore the backup of our database from when we were first back. In the process, some posts were lost, though I'm not sure why, as the backup was made after many of yesterday's posts were made.

Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: Daulmakan on October 02, 2009, 01:34:59 PM
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Internal Server Error

The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.

Please contact the server administrator, support@dot5hosting-inc.com and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error.

More information about this error may be available in the server error log.
That's a new one.
Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: theacefes on October 03, 2009, 10:56:43 AM
That's from our new host. :)

I love the "anything you might have done that may have caused the error".  Translation: What the hell did you do to f%$& this up?
Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: devSin on October 03, 2009, 06:35:17 PM
I especially love it when no page data gets sent and it finishes loading with a blank page. So useful!
Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: theacefes on August 17, 2011, 12:49:52 PM
Some people may experience slow load times or are not able to access G3. The host apparently is experiencing a network outage today, whatever that means...should be up within a few hours if not within the day.
Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: plainab on October 25, 2011, 06:41:33 AM
seems G3 is down again....
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This site has been suspended

 If you manage this site and have a question about why the site is not available, please contact us directly.
i think G3 got one too many spam bots and the host shut it down is my personal opinion.
Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: Kulyok on October 25, 2011, 07:41:37 AM
Likely so. There were quite a few non-deleted spam posts this morning - could well be the reason.
Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: Miloch on October 25, 2011, 11:57:04 AM
I can't believe a single spammer managed to bring down a sizable website. I think it was even the same username who's been spamming the site for days if not weeks (yes, just one, judging from all the rubbish new post notifications I got in my inbox). How hard is it to block someone from posting Russian gibberish on a forum? Decent forum software should be able to prevent it from happening in the first place.
Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: devSin on October 25, 2011, 05:52:10 PM
At least it's not the fucking wiki again.
Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: Ishad Nha on October 25, 2011, 08:25:32 PM
"Suspended" sounds like non-payment of fees for the site. Especially as it is coming from an outfit called Dot5 Hosting.
If it is spam, all they need to do is disallow posting until it is fixed.
Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: berelinde on October 25, 2011, 09:20:43 PM
It isn't as simple as that. It was a spam issue. Both the nature and the volume of spam were contributing factors. The site owner, theacefes, is working with the host to resolve the issue but it may take a while.
Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: Ishad Nha on October 26, 2011, 03:09:06 AM
Forum is back online, as are spammers like "aerorkata" and "hotKiz". Why G3 is being hit so hard I don't know.
Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: Kulyok on October 26, 2011, 03:39:59 AM
We get even more sometimes. I just don't have to delete spam often because of my time zone - usually our gentlemen delete it before I even wake up. But sometimes I'm lucky to get some, too. :)
Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: theacefes on October 26, 2011, 05:02:36 PM
For every spambot we get we ban their IP and usually that takes care of the problem. Lately, we've gotten quite a few. Normally I'd IP ban them but for some reason (perhaps due to the spam, getting hacked, whatever), I can't get into my admin CP. Obviously, this poses a problem.

Were it lack of payment, I'd just ask all you bitches for $$$ in a very gangsta-like manner. :P Unfortunately, I can't have that kind of fun. However, we did get a very nice donation from a member and that actually took care of the hosting fees for this year so I am eternally grateful. What's annoying is that all of the sites I host have been blocked. After screaming at the host for a bit, I was able to regain access so I can attempt to go in and clear out the offending spam in the database (yeah they told me I had violating spam posts and then block me so I can't clear it out. *That* makes sense.)

So yeah, sorry. It's not so much an "OMGZZZ WE GOTS VIRUS AND IT BROUGHTS DOWN SITE". It's more of "Too many spambots posting and their posts ending up in our database therefore violating the host's terms and conditions because Ace doesn't pay to host porn ads."

Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: Ishad Nha on October 27, 2011, 02:59:11 AM
Two of the losers, "aerorkata" and "hotKiz" are back again.
Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: Kulyok on October 27, 2011, 03:48:33 AM
Best of luck with clearing this stuff out.

(I ban username's posting rights+his e-mail, usually, and mark "spam" in comments. I don't know about IP ban - for example, here in Russia we often get local nets for 100+ users who all use one IP. So, if one of the guys is a bad spammer guy and someone else is using the same websites for good reason, he won't be able to post, ever, which kind of sucks).
Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: Ishad Nha on October 27, 2011, 10:06:56 AM
The two losers are online once again at G3, that may be something else to look out for. If they are online they will try to spam.
Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: Miloch on October 27, 2011, 10:15:49 PM
Were it lack of payment, I'd just ask all you bitches for $$$ in a very gangsta-like manner.
Hey, it worked for BWL. Didn't it? Didn't it? *crickets chirping*
Two of the losers, "aerorkata" and "hotKiz" are back again.
Yeah, so it's two not just one. So, um, might want to ban the usernames too? Sure, they could come back under different IDs, but there's also IP-spoofing software out there (onion, tor, etc.) too, so that might not do too much good.

Banning anyone from posting anything in Cyrillic characters might take care of like 70% of the problem. (Any serious use of Russian e.g. translations usually would need to be attached anyway.)
Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: Daulmakan on October 27, 2011, 10:17:58 PM
Were it lack of payment, I'd just ask all you bitches for $$$ in a very gangsta-like manner.
Hey, it worked for BWL. Didn't it? Didn't it? *crickets chirping*
;D
Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: Kulyok on October 28, 2011, 03:03:58 AM
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Banning anyone from posting anything in Cyrillic characters might take care of like 70% of the problem. (Any serious use of Russian e.g. translations usually would need to be attached anyway.)

Robot Bender would say "kiss my shiny metal ass", but I think just "RRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!" would do. Don't insult Pushkin's language! Seriously, the most annoying spammer right now uses images and your average Latin letters, so I doubt that'd help.

By the way, why don't you become a moderator? You're active and awake now, so you'd be of invaluable help when dealing with these spamming whelps, don't you think?
Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: Miloch on October 29, 2011, 01:20:09 PM
Don't insult Pushkin's language! Seriously, the most annoying spammer right now uses images and your average Latin letters, so I doubt that'd help.
Pleh, a good majority of it seems to be in Cyrillic, or at least a sizable minority. We have a French pornspammer now, so it wouldn't help with that (and also shows you how stupid these botters are, spamming in a language used by maybe a handful of active posters not including Canadians which don't count :D). I haven't seen any image spammers but then I don't actually look at the spam. That would be the worst, because image spammers can harvest people's IP addresses who view the images and then target them.
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By the way, why don't you become a moderator? You're active and awake now, so you'd be of invaluable help when dealing with these spamming whelps, don't you think?
I don't really have anything that resembles a schedule or regular online activity. I do delete spam that crops up in the L1NPCs and Aurora forums, but half the time global mods beat me to it. It's surprising how much spam sits around even during peak hours though. I think proactive registration measures would make a great deal of manual deletion unnecessary (not all of it of course, but much of it).
Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: Ishad Nha on October 30, 2011, 01:34:17 AM
Broadly they are beating the spam at G3 but they can't delete the spam accounts.
Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: Ishad Nha on November 03, 2011, 08:45:48 PM
There are a lot of things I could say about Dot5Hosting, none of them vaguely printable!
Once again G3 is suspended, presumably the same story as last time.
Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: Ishad Nha on November 05, 2011, 02:46:25 AM
If you need to view the topics in the G3 forums, you can use the Wayback Machine to view the forum as it existed on
11 March this year, see: http://www.archive.org/ for the Machine generally.
For 11 March in particular see:http://web.archive.org/web/20110311233953/http://forums.gibberlings3.net/
Theacefes has her home page banned because it is connected to the Dot5Hosting deal.

Edit
Fortunately cmorgan is on the job and has Spellhold Studios as an alternative site, with downloads linked up, see:
http://www.shsforums.net/topic/45799-gibberlings3-down/page__st__28
Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: EiriktheScald on November 17, 2011, 10:49:33 PM
I haven't visited in quite some time. How long has it been down?
Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: berelinde on November 17, 2011, 11:26:16 PM
Hey! Good to see you!

There have been issues with spam bots for the last few weeks, with sporadic outages that were much talked of, to no one's edification. The problem was dealt with in a definitive manner, but it required some software upgrades. The forums are currently in "maintenance mode," i.e. down, while these upgrades are being installed. Long story short: it won't be long before the forums are back up and more stable than ever before.
Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: EiriktheScald on November 18, 2011, 10:07:47 PM
Good. I'll have to pay a visit when its up again. In the meantime I have to reinstall BG1 on my macbook -- is tutu still the best route to take?
Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: berelinde on November 19, 2011, 02:45:41 PM
EasyTutu is the easiest, yes.
Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: Bookwyrme on November 19, 2011, 04:33:03 PM
I'm hoping someone will post when it is up again--sometimes my computer grabs the cached version, giving me the "forum down" sign when it isn't.

If someone lets me know, I'll clear the cache!
Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: Miloch on November 20, 2011, 08:25:00 PM
If someone lets me know, I'll clear the cache!
You should always clear your cache. Browser rubbish is your enemy.

Almost as much as proper English is a hosting provider's enemy.
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We are working as hard as possible to complete our tasks are restore the forums to normal use.
All your downtime are belong to us!
Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: Bookwyrme on November 20, 2011, 08:39:20 PM
I like my pre-filled forms and passwords :P
Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: berelinde on November 20, 2011, 08:53:49 PM
Almost as much as proper English is a hosting provider's enemy.
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We are working as hard as possible to complete our tasks are restore the forums to normal use.
All your downtime are belong to us!
You know, I read that quoted bit several times and could not spot the error. I guess my brain was on auto-correct.
Title: Re: Discuss G3 forums here
Post by: Miloch on November 20, 2011, 09:01:08 PM
I like my pre-filled forms and passwords :P
So do hackers unfortunately :o.
I guess my brain was on auto-correct.
It is the brain's natural tendency to render intelligible the otherwise unintelligible. I am too used to making mistakes an automated spellchecking program would not notice, though perhaps a sophisticated enough one could notice that one (not based on a typo but subject-verb agreement or something).