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5 April 2015
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All right, sorry everyone. It wasn't Simple Press, it was to do with a WordPress plugin called Jetpack which adds a lot of functionality to sites (stats, galleries etc).

I had to disable it for some testing, then switched it back on. Something must have gone wrong because everything was loading very slowly. I'm not sure why.

I've switched it off for now, but I'll put it back and run some tests to see which part of Jetpack was causing problems. If it continues to be a problem I'll look for a workaround.

The maths question was part of this, one of the security features. I didn't have any problems getting past it, but if it's compulsory I'll turn off that part of the plugin.

Bear with me guys. Thanks for your patience.

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5 April 2015
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I'm getting a lot of reset disconnects on forum urls (like posts and topics) from what appears to be your proxy. It could just be that I'm on a wifi broadband link and its timing out very fast, but it's been very noticeable in the last couple of days, so possibly something to do with the sites slowness.

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5 April 2015
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Incredibly slow for me and on the face of it it looks like connection issues. When it finally loads in chrome it wont let me reply as nothing happens when I click on 'Submit Reply' - currently using Firefox which is marginally quicker.

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5 April 2015
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You're still getting slow loading? Hmm, not sure why that'd be.

I've had to disable things a couple of times which might have meant the site was temporarily unavailable, but nothing should be slow loading at the moment.

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5 April 2015
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[Oh the notifiy system also isnt working.]

I've done a few of those sites where you can check and see if a website is down and all of them are saying the site is down and its not just me. A couple of the more detailed ones are saying the server isnt responding. The ability to upload attachments is also not working.

I've no idea what is going on as i can obviosuly reply at the moment but i started composing this post 8 minutes ago and i'e only got it to go thru now.

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5 April 2015
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I got the same thing as MMM does. I got a mention earlier today so I think that still works.

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5 April 2015
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OK, I've reported it to my webhosts. I'll update when I have news.

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5 April 2015
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Seems to be back normal. Yeayy!!! 

I think i take this place for granted - or i need to get a life and do other stuff - but the football is on.a-hard-days-night-paul-7

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5 April 2015
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I had INCREDIBLY slow loading earlier, I couldn't even get here to post it. Seems to be fine now. *Phew!*a-hard-days-night-george-2

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5 April 2015
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Phew. My webhosts found some network connectivity problems so they rebooted the server, which seems to have fixed the faults. All should be back to normal now (fingers crossed).

I'm not sure precisely what caused the problems, but I'll keep an eye out for any other issues. Thanks for your patience.

Edit: from my hosts:

I don't believe it was anything on your end, unless certain actions indirectly influenced some really odd behaviour in your server's firewall. Everything else seemed perfectly normal on the server, and I do not expect this to be a chronic issue.

There were some problems with watches, subscriptions and some other stuff over the last few days. Have these now been resolved? I assume it was a symptom of the same issue.

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5 April 2015
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HMS BB Forum seems to be back on course. Thanks Captain Joe.

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5 April 2015
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When we were having trouble logging in, @HongKongLady noticed that getting here via Google search circumvented the problems.

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5 April 2015
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Ahhh Girl said
HMS BB Forum seems to be back on course. Thanks Captain Joe.

Yes indeed. Heck of a time to happen but thanks for all the Easter efforts @Joe !

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5 April 2015
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Hi all,

All my Watches on the forum have spontaneously disappeared. Has this occurred before? I did a search but can't see anything related. I definitely haven't hit the 'Remove All Watches' button. Any ideas greatly appreciated. The only thing I've done differently in the last couple of days is change View, between Mobile and Automatic view, and back, on my tablet.

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5 April 2015
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Father McCartney said
Hi all,

All my Watches on the forum have spontaneously disappeared. Has this occurred before? I did a search but can't see anything related. I definitely haven't hit the 'Remove All Watches' button. Any ideas greatly appreciated. The only thing I've done differently in the last couple of days is change View, between Mobile and Automatic view, and back, on my tablet.

FM

That is a forum glich

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5 April 2015
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Wow, FM, you had the opposite problem from a lot of us. There have been quite a few blue-meanieblue-meanie in the system. Hopefully Joe has tamed them.

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5 April 2015
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Ok, so, with crossed fingers, and a touch of Disney-dust, they might just come back......? a-hard-days-night-ringo-13

5 April 2015
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I'm not sure what might have caused that. I had to temporarily disable watches and some other forum add-ons while testing things earlier. I'm not sure if that reset them - it shouldn't have but I really have no idea.

Shall I just put up a sign on the front page saying "I'm really sorry for the downtime, slowness, oddness, offence, restructuring and everything else this past week"? Happy Easter, all!

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6 April 2015
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Never any need to apologize for anything, Joe. This site has given me so much pleasure, time upon time, that I'll forgive any glitch any day.

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6 April 2015
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I dont mind glitches and downtime as its going to happen @Joe, even the major sites like the BBC and facebook go offline occasionally. I do really appreciate how much effort you put in to dealing with such things and the feedback you give us tho.

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