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Old 07-19-13, 08:41 AM   #1
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Anyone else having probs with BROL?

Anyone else having probs with BROL? I keep getting server not found notices this morning.
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Old 07-19-13, 08:57 AM   #2
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I'm getting errors too.
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Old 07-19-13, 09:26 AM   #4
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Yep. Back up now.. Thanks for checking/confirming.
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Old 07-19-13, 09:45 AM   #5
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Message went out recently that a software upgrade will be causing some temporary 'issues' soon. Don't know if that is related to this. This may just be a normal hiccup.
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It seems to be down again...
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Yes, down again at 220pm. Oh well. Will try again tomorrow.
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My problems with BROL are entirely different. It is a good forum to read; but, it is entirely clear that I am expected to remain silent. Oh, I can post little messages so long as they are certified content free; but reviews of bikes, or detailed questions are definitely not welcome. Any time I have posted a picture or a link it has been flagged as spam.

Part of the problem is that I am currently in China, and it seems to be common BROL knowledge that everyone in China is a spammer.

. . . but, like I said, it is a good forum to read. On BROL I saw that Utah Trikes is carrying to Rotovello. I mentioned it to my daughter (lives car-free in SLC) and she is going to go down and see if she can take a test ride.
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. . Part of the problem is that I am currently in China, and it seems to be common BROL knowledge that everyone in China is a spammer . . .
Oh yes. When you are using a China-allocated IP many systems consider your bytes guilty until proven innocent. Spam is pretty near the least of it.
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Old 07-20-13, 03:35 AM   #10
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Oh, lord, I got the boot from BROL years ago. One of the other members was sending me and my family death threats, and Bryan refused to do anything about it. So I took things into my own hands, and he got all pissy about it and shoved me out the window.

BROL was a nice site, and there was tons of good information there for bents (probably still is), but the moderation there was completely off the rails.
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Funny, I've never had a bad experience there, All Nice people, Even the heated debates were productive and fun. They do seem to be tadpole oriented overall but that's just my impression.
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Old 07-20-13, 12:36 PM   #12
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Message went out recently that a software upgrade will be causing some temporary 'issues' soon. Don't know if that is related to this. This may just be a normal hiccup.
According to a thread by BB, BROL is having intermittent server issues - the server will be replaced soon.
Content, moderation, etc. will be the same with a new server, for better or worse, depending on how you see it.
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BROL--Server Not Found or Unavailable

BROL--Server Not Found or Unavailable. This am for me, and now. Sunday 8/11/2013 8:45pm Eastern Daylight Savings Time.
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Note on the BentRider Facebook page:
"Web guy just started messing with it. He's very hard to reach on Sundays. Religious fellow."
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Latest note from Bryan:
"Looks like it will be several hours or tomorrow morning but he did finally find the flaw that's been causing all the downtime."
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Bryan also posted earlier in the week that he was going to do a major database re-work this week (the database was something he blamed picture uploading and re-sizing issues on). I thought the site was down because of that. Upgrade the db and a flaw that took the SW guy a while to find on a low traffic day?

My fingers certainly aren't crossed for 100% up time this week on BROL.
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Bryan also posted earlier in the week that he was going to do a major database re-work this week (the database was something he blamed picture uploading and re-sizing issues on). I thought the site was down because of that. Upgrade the db and a flaw that took the SW guy a while to find on a low traffic day?

My fingers certainly aren't crossed for 100% up time this week on BROL.

Naw... never happens.

FWIW: my wife is a software release manager. Her company rolled out an update for a customer yesterday, and things went well. We'll see if that's still true Monday.
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It's back up.. but "burping" for me. By that I mean page load times vary from page to page. Shrug. **** happens.
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It's back up.. but "burping" for me. By that I mean page load times vary from page to page. Shrug. Software happens.
Fixed it.
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BROL never stopped working for me, I guess problems can be IP sensitive, I dunno..
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