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    Appears to be back?

    Testing -- it looks like the board is working again?

    Edit - yes, that went through.

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    2X2l calling CQ. 2X2L calling CQ....
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    Just as well, I couldn't think of anything to post except one of our cats scratched me up. oops, wrong thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Extravoice View Post
    2X2l calling CQ. 2X2L calling CQ....
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    I don't recall this site ever going down this long. We didn't even have a solar flare.
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    It won't shock me if some electronic form of Ex Lax was required.
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    I think it was a certificate issue...

    It gave me time to make this banner..not that it will be used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WaxRubiks View Post
    It gave me time to make this banner..not that it will be used.

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    Nice. I hope they use this or other notice since I feared it was my computer that had some odd setting go awry.
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    Mods and admins were aware of things going wrong, but we were unable to let you know that there was a site issue. And you may already have read that the main site is having its own troubles of non-technical nature. Not sure yet who fixed what, and how.
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    What was strangest was that I realized I don't have any other way to contact the people here to ask someone what the issue might be, or when things might be back up, or anything else.
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    I fired off a chat message to whoever receives such things at the Facebook Cosmoquest page but...nada.

    A brief advisory on Facebook would have been nice.

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    At least getting the Home Page was reassuring that life was still here, knew you guys could fix it.

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    ...but Fraser seems to have the hick-ups.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spacedude View Post
    ...but Fraser seems to have the hick-ups.
    Ah yes, thanks for reminding Funny how those posts did come through... rather too much even. Fixing.

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    I joined the CQ Discord server hoping to find news about the forum's status, there wasn't any, but at least I'm in another nice community now.
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    During the outage I was always able to open the main forum page, and I clicked on the Contact Us link in the lower right. That generated an email message to the mods in which I described the problem. One of the mods replied soon, so I knew we were communicating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grey View Post
    What was strangest was that I realized I don't have any other way to contact the people here to ask someone what the issue might be, or when things might be back up, or anything else.
    I'm not a member of Apollo Hoax or the skeptics board that used to be part of JREF, but some of our members are. I spotted postings about the CQ forum in both places.
    I figure if things ever really go sour, I can subscribe to one of those boards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Extravoice View Post
    2X2l calling CQ. 2X2L calling CQ....
    I guess it ain't funny if you have to explain it. I was referencing the following:

    Quote Originally Posted by The radio broadcast of "War of the Worlds"
    "2X2L calling CQ, New York. Isn't there anyone on the air? Isn't there anyone on the air? Isn't there... anyone?"
    I thought it was a good pun
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    Some fora use Twitter for outage notices. Can cosmoquest?
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    Quote Originally Posted by schlaugh View Post
    I fired off a chat message to whoever receives such things at the Facebook Cosmoquest page but...nada.

    A brief advisory on Facebook would have been nice.
    Update: A person named Annie responded at 21:19 USEST and said:

    Hey there, Annie here! I'm not sure about the timeline since we're in the middle of rehauling the whole website. I'll let you know soon. Thanks for your patience.
    My thanks went back to her. As it turned out, my chat message was almost at the same time as the forum coming back on the air.

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    Me and Trebuchet are members of the international skeptics forum and have been discussing it. Glad it is back had a bad yesterday.
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    I could get the main forum page, and could see in Babbling that the last post was some time in early Thursday afternoon(GMT), so I guessed it wasn't just me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Backroad Astronomer View Post
    Me and Trebuchet are members of the international skeptics forum and have been discussing it. Glad it is back had a bad yesterday.
    Oh! I was kind of wondering who you are here.
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    Though it won't leave me logged in even when I tell it to remember me, so there's still something screwy.
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    We had a similar problem at Orion's Arm less than a month ago. We kept in touch via Facebook and Discord.
    It does seem that these attacks are either getting more frequent, or more random, or both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schlaugh View Post
    I fired off a chat message to whoever receives such things at the Facebook Cosmoquest page but...nada.

    A brief advisory on Facebook would have been nice.
    Thanks, I didn't think of that way to contact the mods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bknight View Post
    Thanks, I didn't think of that way to contact the mods.
    I didn't either, because I hate Facebook. Which, in the past couple of days, has been revealed as INTENTIONALLY having encouraged children to use their parents' credit cards to spend ridiculous amounts of money on games.
    That said, I think I'll send some PM's to give my email to some members here, because they are friends I've never met, or may have met, and I don't want to lose contact if/when the forum dies forever.
    Then there's Phil Plait, who abandoned us. Shame on you, Phil. We need a new banner without him. Not that Astronomy Today is much better; basically just using us as clickbait.
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    Did we just glitch again? I couldn't get to my usercp page without traveling the long way through the CQ main site.
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    Had to a similar thing to get in today. I probably could use less time here anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Backroad Astronomer View Post
    Had to a similar thing to get in today. I probably could use less time here anyway.
    There was an interesting experience I had when I did just that. I was gone for a while and came back to a thread entitled, "What happened to George?" Wow! But it turned out to be about Washington on the dollar bill.
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