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    Site Maintenance 3/20/19
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    Site Maintenance 3/20/19
    Some website maintenance is scheduled for tomorrow 3/20/19 between 8am & 12noon (0800 thru 1200 hours) EDT.

    Website operations should not be impacted. If the occasional glitch is encountered...it is very likely maintenance related...and should not last long.

    Thanks,

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    Site Maintenance 3/20/19
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    Thanks for the notification.
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    Site Maintenance 3/20/19
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    Yes, thanks.
    I used to be conceited but now I'm perfect.

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    Site Maintenance 3/20/19
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    Update. Site maintenance work originally scheduled for Wednesday 3/20/19 was pushed back to today 3/22/19 (Friday). If you experience any difficulties reaching the site...it is due to scheduled maintenance.

    Your Mac-Forums Team
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    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    Site Maintenance 3/20/19
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    Funny you should say that, Nick, because on Wednesday afternoon (GMT) I couldn't get access to the Forums for about an hour. Then everything was restored

    Clearly, just one of those things. And today (Friday) up till now (7pm GMT) all has been fine.

    Whatever, we all appreciate the amount of work that goes on in the background to keep the Forums "alive" - and mostly by people who have full-time jobs to contend with.

    Ian
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    Site Maintenance 3/20/19
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    It's always hard to know what's going on when the site isn't working, and there is only a "database error" web page displayed.
    -- Bob --
    Please backup. Everything has a life cycle, unexpected and warning free. Nothing will last as long as you want it to.

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    Is there actually a way to get hold of an administrator if the website is not reachable?
    All I see is the website contact form which is totally useless in a case like that.

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    Site Maintenance 3/20/19
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    The staff gets the same error when we visit and we can get in touch of the right folks to figure out what's going on. No worries.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raz0rEdge View Post
    The staff gets the same error when we visit and we can get in touch of the right folks to figure out what's going on. No worries.
    I don't think that is true.
    There was a case on this forum just recently where something worked fine for staff but not for regular members.

    I'm also an admin on another forum, not Mac related, and I sometimes have to log in with another user name as a regular member with a different browser to see the problems members report.

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    Site Maintenance 3/20/19
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    Update. Some site maintenance contines today. Expect some up time & down time. Apologies for the inconvenience.

    Thanks
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    Site Maintenance 3/20/19
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    What happened to the site icon (favicon?), that appears in the tab?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ferrarr View Post
    What happened to the site icon (favicon?), that appears in the tab?
    What are you seeing? I see a Lock which I have seen on a few other HTTPS sites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dtravis7 View Post
    What are you seeing? I see a Lock which I have seen on a few other HTTPS sites.
    The lock is shown in the URL area just to the left of https.
    It should be there with all https sites, not just a few others.

    I think what ferrarr is referring to is this which is just to the left of the tab text which is above the URL area, at least in Firefox
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    Site Maintenance 3/20/19
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    Yes to what @krs posted, although it is back now. I used Pinned tabs in Safari, and it was a different icon earlier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by krs View Post
    The lock is shown in the URL area just to the left of https.
    It should be there with all https sites, not just a few others.

    I think what ferrarr is referring to is this which is just to the left of the tab text which is above the URL area, at least in Firefox

    Sorry I was half asleep when I saw his post. Was up most of the night checking if the forums were back up!

    I also now see the the MF Favicon in the tab now. Maybe when the site first came back up things were still being sorted out.

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