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Who keeps breaking Ausgamers?
Whoop
Brisbane, Queensland
21071 posts
Am I the only one who ever sees this? Usually late at night. Sometimes it happens when I try to load a thread, sometimes the main forum and now I just got it trying to post something.
http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm190/pointyfork/qgl/th_brokens.png

I call shenanigans upon you all.
10:03pm 26/12/12 Permalink
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Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
13222 posts
I get a website not found type error with Ausgamers sometimes. Although it happens with iinet Bob1. Now that I have Bob2 it doesn't happen at all. It could be a DNS issue, I'm not sure if it using the same one.
Usually I just hit refresh and the page loads. Only with Ausgamers though.
10:08pm 26/12/12 Permalink
FraktuRe
Gold Coast, Queensland
4424 posts
No problems on teh QGLs.

Also, photobucket is terrible, use imgur.
10:20pm 26/12/12 Permalink
Rdizz
Germany
2258 posts
happens every night at 3am on qgl
10:33pm 26/12/12 Permalink
natslovR
Sydney, New South Wales
8064 posts
It's probably when the database is backed up
10:37pm 26/12/12 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
8316 posts
Trog has been notified by it, so for now here is a cat wizard:

http://i.imgur.com/djc2wl.jpg
10:56pm 26/12/12 Permalink
Whoop
Brisbane, Queensland
21073 posts
Thanks for reminding me I have some delicious honey drumstick ice creams to eat Erol!
10:59pm 26/12/12 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
16429 posts
hah erol
11:18pm 26/12/12 Permalink
HERMITech
Brisbane, Queensland
8089 posts
heh, census pack next to what looks like a shredder (prepping cat litter perhaps?)
11:49pm 26/12/12 Permalink
DeadlyDav0
Brisbane, Queensland
3269 posts
Yeah i tend to get that pic when im up past midnight n wanna check out threads / post. Refresh normally fixes the problem.
11:57pm 26/12/12 Permalink
bepatient
Melbourne, Victoria
1127 posts
Been quite a while since I've seen it but yes, I definitely have before, also super late at night.
12:13am 27/12/12 Permalink
f**les
Brisbane, Queensland
6074 posts
I've always had issues over the years with loading pages on ausgamers but no other sites.
Recently it has changed to that Page tho which is fun :-)

I tend to open multiple threads at a time but usually have to refresh pages about half the time. Sometimes most load sometimes most don't load.

I've moved houses, isps and modems/routers but no biggie as others have said refreshing usually brings them up just don't refresh more than 3 at a time.
12:22am 27/12/12 Permalink
WirlWind
Central Coast, New South Wales
450 posts
I'm not sayin' it's aliens... buuuuut...

Anyone notice Faceman is missing during the time the website is down? Curious *furrows brow*

(But yes, I've been getting it too)
12:25am 27/12/12 Permalink
Jim
UK
13146 posts
the screenie whoop posted happens when the cdn we're using doesn't have a cached copy of the page you requested, and can't fetch the page for you for whatever reason

trog's had a ticket open with them for a week or so trying to resolve it. practically every time it happens, we can always load the site directly so we know the site itself is usually available when cloudflare is saying it's not

database backups are done 'hot' at varying times after business hours, and don't generally interfere with the website availability (unless the system is already loaded and the extra i/o load from the backup happens to slow it down to the point it's noticeable)
02:06am 27/12/12 Permalink
ctd
UK
10188 posts
f*** yeah. going to the shop to get some ice creams.
02:14am 27/12/12 Permalink
infi
Brisbane, Queensland
19369 posts
i get it too. i thought it was a virus
02:27am 27/12/12 Permalink
copuis
Brisbane, Queensland
3559 posts
i've gotten it a few times, a refresh fixes it every time
03:40am 27/12/12 Permalink
Nerf Lord
Brisbane, Queensland
7075 posts
Yeah it's instantly fixed with a refresh, might scare away new visitors though.

It used to be that any time between 2 and 5am the entire forum became unresponsive and often didn't update posts, which has gone away, so new AG > old AG.
04:58am 27/12/12 Permalink
Mitch
Western Australia
532 posts
Ausgamers and gosugamers.net having been doing this for me lately :(
05:16am 27/12/12 Permalink
TicMan
Melbourne, Victoria
8381 posts
Also, how good is cloudflare! We put one of our lead gen sites on it and load times were cut down by 3/4.
07:25am 27/12/12 Permalink
tension
Melbourne, Victoria
7060 posts
I've had a DNS problem for about 2 months now. Cbf trying to figure it out.


You've requested a page on a website (ausgamers.com.au) that is on the CloudFlare network. Unfortunately, CloudFlare is currently unable to resolve your requested domain (ausgamers.com.au). There are two potential causes of this:


Most likely: if the owner just signed up for CloudFlare it can take a few minutes for the website's information to be distributed to our global network. Check back in about 5 minutes and the site should be up and running and enjoying all the benefits of CloudFlare.


Less likely: something is wrong with this site's configuration. Usually this happens when accounts have been signed up with a partner organization (e.g., a hosting provider) and the provider's DNS fails.


Timestamp: Wed, 26 Dec 2012 13:51:34 -0800


Your IP address: 125.209.133.243


Requested URL: ausgamers.com.au/


Error reference number: 1001


Server ID: FL_26F3


Process ID: PID_2717c6156bc04c2


User-Agent: Opera/9.80 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) Presto/2.12.388 Version/12.12
08:52am 27/12/12 Permalink
trog
AGN Admin
Brisbane, Queensland
36629 posts
Also, how good is cloudflare! We put one of our lead gen sites on it and load times were cut down by 3/4.
it's made no appreciable difference for us and these problems are really irritating so I think we're going to have to axe it
09:36am 27/12/12 Permalink
TicMan
Melbourne, Victoria
8383 posts
:(

If it's of any benefit, pre-cloudflare I used to get problems trying to load up the forums. It'd just show a server not responding page, but click refresh a few seconds later and it would pop up again.
09:48am 27/12/12 Permalink
Whoop
Brisbane, Queensland
21076 posts
i get it too. i thought it was a virus

That was my main concern, DNS hijack or something. As long as I know it's a genuine site I'll just ignore it since it only seems to happen once in a while and usually late at night.
10:27am 27/12/12 Permalink
do0b
Brisbane, Queensland
4483 posts
Also, how good is cloudflare! We put one of our lead gen sites on it and load times were cut down by 3/4.
it's made no appreciable difference for us and these problems are really irritating so I think we're going to have to axe it


appfabric for local caching is pretty win, worth having a look into.
10:35am 27/12/12 Permalink
Crusher
Sydney, New South Wales
1219 posts
Its the MULIMS
12:04pm 27/12/12 Permalink
Whoop
Brisbane, Queensland
21080 posts
more like crusher stole one of the goats from the treadmill power room
12:09pm 27/12/12 Permalink
WirlWind
Central Coast, New South Wales
454 posts
more like crusher stole one of the goats from the treadmill power room


Whoa, when did they upgrade from guinea pigs?
12:41pm 27/12/12 Permalink
Enska
Sydney, New South Wales
1867 posts
I'm not sayin' it's aliens... buuuuut...Anyone notice Faceman is missing during the time the website is down? Curious *furrows brow*(But yes, I've been getting it too)


haha, and then he always seems to pop up with some randomly created thread at like 3 in the morning. f***** guy.
01:27pm 27/12/12 Permalink
Whoop
Brisbane, Queensland
21083 posts
that's when the aliens return him from their probing sessions
01:53pm 27/12/12 Permalink
HeardY
Gaelic newb
Sydney, New South Wales
20952 posts
Just got it for the first time on this thread - http://www.ausgamers.com/forums/general/thread.php?thread&id=3263479&startid=100

pain in the arse... refresh didn't fix it either
05:45pm 27/12/12 Permalink
natslovR
Sydney, New South Wales
8066 posts
OOI What do you consider business hours for this site?
10:35pm 27/12/12 Permalink
HerbalLizard
Brisbane, Queensland
5693 posts
Business hours?? Do we need to wait for ausgamers to open at 8:30am
08:28am 28/12/12 Permalink
Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
20446 posts
Do we need to wait for ausgamers to open at 8:30am


Nah, didn't you know, Jim doesn't sleep and sits here watching the site 24 hours a day.
03:10pm 28/12/12 Permalink
HerbalLizard
Brisbane, Queensland
5694 posts
Serious business these intertubes
05:36pm 28/12/12 Permalink
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