And my original post was not a complaint in any case. After being denied access for 48 hours I immediately went to this thread and reported that I had been unable to log-in for 48 hours (without reading the status reports that had just been posted in the last 48 hours about the Denial of Service situation.) I was simply trying to be a "solid citizen" of the forum and report my access issue -nothing more. That's why I was astonished when Rsactuary played "helicopter mom" and posted that I should stop "berating the moderators." And I remain astonished. Forum members must certainly be allowed to post a brief note to the mods stating that they are continuing to have denial of access issues without Rsactuary playing self-appointed politeness cop.
Good attempt at re-writing history, but I'm having none of it. Let's revisit your original post, shall we?
Yesterday (Sept 15) the delays I experienced when logging in or clicking on a thread were extremely long (>10 minutes) and this persisted all day long. I had no problems with other sites - just WOV. Obviously, I gave up on WOV that day. No sense having a site if visitors cannot log on and move around within a reasonable time.
I see nothing wrong in reporting the issues you're having as that can sometimes help narrow down the source of the issue. But if you go back to my response, you'll see that I didn't quote that part of your post. I quoted just the last sentence... "No sense having a site if visitors cannot log on and move around within a reasonable time.". In my opinion, this comment was inappropriate and a slap in the face to the administrators of this site who work so hard to keep it going on a day to day basis. I suspect (but don't know for sure) that some or most of them are doing it on a gratis basis. For you to take a swipe at them when they have indicated that they are working to resolve the problem is inappropriate and childish in my opinion. And you can call me any name you want ( water off a duck's back), but I'm happy to swoop in and defend them EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. against someone that is showing no respect or gratitude for the work they do. If you're paying a subscription every month to be here.. you have a valid point.. but I doubt that you are.
You will learn quick here the rules aren't equally enforced here.
9 times out of 10 as long as you don't tell some one to f off or provide a valid point against the leftist agenda you will be fine.
And this is nonsense.
In case people unaware or cares,the site address www.wizardofvegas.com is down/unavailable. I only just discovered the forums were available after searching.
Its simple: go to google and do a search for wizardofvegas and click on that search result.
Dreamsomething lists it as unavailable
It has to propagate its way thru the dns server network.
Thanks to all the Green Inkers for their hard work.
Please do let us know if you encounter more issues.
I still do not get email alerts when threads I subscribe to receive new posts. Is this still on the "list of issues" you are fixing?
I quoted just the last sentence... "No sense having a site if visitors cannot log on and move around within a reasonable time.". In my opinion, this comment was inappropriate and a slap in the face to the administrators of this site who work so hard to keep it going on a day to day basis. I suspect (but don't know for sure) that some or most of them are doing it on a gratis basis. For you to take a swipe at them when they have indicated that they are working to resolve the problem is inappropriate and childish in my opinion.
1. I respect, and am personally impressed with, all of the moderators of this forum. I bear them all good will and I recognize that they have been victimized by this DDOS attack as much or more than the forum members.
2. My statement "No sense having a site if visitors cannot log on and move around within a reasonable time." is neither nasty nor mean-spirited. It is a simple truth, fairly stated in what was intended as a polite tone.
I have posted some quality material on this site in the past and thus I would prefer that this site be healthy and have a growing membership. This DDOS attack issue has persisted for weeks and I am concerned that its persistence will damage the health of the WOV forums. It would sadden me if that happened. I was expressing that concern. It is delusional for anyone to claim that I need to be a "paid subscriber" to the site in order to justify expressing a concern.
3. I have not been closely following the DDOS issue. I do not know how the sites are being transported to Amazon -whether its being performed by Wizard and J.B. or by other Mods or by paid contractors or by Amazon staff. I have no idea if lawyers are involved and slowing down the process. I have no idea whether transport of the WOV forums has been given a high priority or a low priority vs the transport of the WOO site. I do not know whether technical difficulties have arisen. But I do know this: there are billions of alternative ways to spend life that are more fun than trying to get on a site repeatedly for long periods of time and being denied. Eventually, the activity on the WOV forum will decline if this issue persists, if it has not done so already. That statement is not an attack on the Amazon staff or the legal staff or the subcontractors or the moderators.
4. The WOV Forum is not a church at which the members are required to worship the mods and constantly praise them. And, Rsactuary, you are not a priest in such a church. I object to your treating me as a heretic for making simple statements of concern about the current difficulties.
For me.... QED.
To quote someone... this is nonsense