Etiquette Hell

Forum Administration => Glitches, errors, problems => Topic started by: Bijou on July 21, 2011, 07:54:31 AM

Title: Anyone having intermitent trouble getting onto ehell?
Post by: Bijou on July 21, 2011, 07:54:31 AM
I've noticed since the change over in e hell that I cannot always get on the site.  It's like the browser can't get it to come up. 
Is this peculiar to me,or are others having problem as well? 

I tried on Flamingvixen and Internet Explorer and tried going in from favorites or bookmarks and from Googling it, but it makes no difference.  I can't always get on.  The problem lasts from a few minutes to longer when I give up and go back later. I generally just go to the forum, but I tried getting in by going to the home page, but it made no difference. 

Am I dense or is there a reason that F-fox always gets changed to Flamingvixen?  I actually like flamingvixen, better, but I'm just wondering.
Title: Re: Anyone having intermitent trouble getting onto ehell?
Post by: Luci on July 21, 2011, 07:58:22 AM
I have often had trouble for about 20 minutes every morning, beginning about 7:30 US central time, year round.

I was going to post that as it just happened again. Thanks.

We have Explorer and are on Comcast as our provider. They are always very sorry that they can't connect.  :)
Title: Re: Anyone having intermitent trouble getting onto ehell?
Post by: General Jinjur on July 21, 2011, 08:00:06 AM
Me too. I use Flamingvixen.
Title: Re: Anyone having intermitent trouble getting onto ehell?
Post by: Samantha on July 21, 2011, 08:01:20 AM
I've been having the connection problem in the morning during the same time period, but I've only been noticing it since the upgrade.
Title: Re: Anyone having intermitent trouble getting onto ehell?
Post by: Bijou on July 21, 2011, 08:01:27 AM
OK, then it isn't my system being temperamental.  Thanks for responding.
Title: Re: Anyone having intermitent trouble getting onto ehell?
Post by: Wonderflonium on July 21, 2011, 08:02:05 AM
I use IE at work, and this happens every so often. Usually I'll already be in the forum, and when I try to go to a new page/topic/section, I won't be able to get in. I have to wait a while or come back later.
Title: Re: Anyone having intermitent trouble getting onto ehell?
Post by: Perfect Circle on July 21, 2011, 08:16:36 AM
Every day, around 12.30 BST. It's annoying, it's during my lunch hour!
Title: Re: Anyone having intermitent trouble getting onto ehell?
Post by: Piratelvr1121 on July 21, 2011, 08:27:07 AM
Good, I'm not the only one!  We have Verizon DSL and use Flamingvixen too, and I wasn't sure if it was my connection that can be pretty shoddy sometimes, or what.

We'll be changing to Comcast/Xfinity soon so we'll see how that changes my connection.
Title: Re: Anyone having intermitent trouble getting onto ehell?
Post by: camlan on July 21, 2011, 08:35:01 AM
Every morning, around 8:30 Eastern time. Even before the change. I just can't get on for a while, and then I can again.
Title: Re: Anyone having intermitent trouble getting onto ehell?
Post by: ShadesOfGrey on July 21, 2011, 08:45:55 AM
I had this issue yesterday and the day before, but I didnt notice the time exactly, it was definitely in the AM.  I could get to every other site fine (google, cnn, yahoo, etc.) just not this one.  I've noticed it happens more frequently since the upgrade.  Other times it was so rare (for me) that I just figured it was a fluke. 
Title: Re: Anyone having intermitent trouble getting onto ehell?
Post by: Layla Miller on July 21, 2011, 09:46:43 AM
I often have the same problem at the same time (around 7:30 AM CST), and I use FF too.
Title: Re: Anyone having intermitent trouble getting onto ehell?
Post by: Bijou on July 21, 2011, 10:52:24 AM
I let administration know of the problem we are having since the change over.  Maybe there is some adjustment that needs to be made or something.
Title: Re: Anyone having intermitent trouble getting onto ehell?
Post by: sparksals on July 21, 2011, 01:30:43 PM
I had a very similar problem a couple years ago when there was an upgrade.  I couldn't login at all.  I had to do a DNS dump.  I wonder if that is the same problem.  Here is a link to the stickied thread in this folder:

http://www.etiquettehell.com/smf/index.php?topic=4801.0 (http://www.etiquettehell.com/smf/index.php?topic=4801.0) 

I don't know if the IP is the same, so check with Miss Jeanne first... but this part you can do:

Go to start -> Run -> type cmd -> and then type ipconfig/flushdns

This is what worked for me when I had the problems.
Title: Re: Anyone having intermitent trouble getting onto ehell?
Post by: Betelnut on July 21, 2011, 01:33:57 PM
Like others, in the morning, it just goes out.
Title: Re: Anyone having intermitent trouble getting onto ehell?
Post by: Steve on July 21, 2011, 01:34:02 PM
I am having this problem aswell.... but not always at the same time... it just seems like Ehell is offline for a few minutes and then comes back up.
Title: Re: Anyone having intermitent trouble getting onto ehell?
Post by: Bijou on August 02, 2011, 07:21:38 AM
I notice that I m still having a problem getting onto and negotiating around ehell.  It was fine for awhile but the past few days it sems to be difficult, again.  Anyone else finding this problem again?
Title: Re: Anyone having intermitent trouble getting onto ehell?
Post by: Adios on August 02, 2011, 08:26:18 AM
Yes, I only just managed to get back in now, its also now running quite slowly.
Title: Re: Anyone having intermitent trouble getting onto ehell?
Post by: Luci on August 02, 2011, 08:35:55 AM
I always have trouble between 7 AM to 8 AM and 5PM to 6PM on weekdays - central standard, US. It isn't for the full hours, but is spotty during those time periods. It varies on weekends, but I'm usually too busy to check things out then.

I has been like this ever since I have been on eHell. I think it has something to do with the traffic during those times.
Title: Re: Anyone having intermitent trouble getting onto ehell?
Post by: Wonderflonium on August 02, 2011, 08:42:07 AM
I had problems again this morning, but they seem to be better now.
Title: Re: Anyone having intermitent trouble getting onto ehell?
Post by: Scuba_Dog on August 02, 2011, 10:27:30 AM
Yes.  The site is really slow to load sometimes and navigation can be very choppy and even freezes at times.  It's the same on both my home PC's, laptop and iPad.  I don't have that issue on any other webpage.  I figured maybe there was still some updating going on?

Title: Re: Anyone having intermitent trouble getting onto ehell?
Post by: Mad Goat Woman on August 02, 2011, 05:29:21 PM
Yes, it's also a problem around 12 am Sydney (Australian) time. Sometimes I need to refresh a number of times before I get anything besides the "Cannot establish connection" error on flamingvixen.
Title: Re: Anyone having intermitent trouble getting onto ehell?
Post by: Scritzy on August 02, 2011, 10:09:37 PM
I haven't had too much trouble, but I've gotten an "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage" a few times. Refreshing the page usually brings it back.
Title: Re: Anyone having intermitent trouble getting onto ehell?
Post by: Slartibartfast on August 10, 2011, 07:30:17 PM
I've been having frequent but intermittent issues, too.  Sometimes (but not always) if I can't get in via my usual bookmark to the forums, I can manually type in the main site address and navigate that way.
Title: Re: Anyone having intermitent trouble getting onto ehell?
Post by: Yvaine on August 10, 2011, 08:03:25 PM
Yup, once in a while, and always when I'm trying to pop onto eHell in the morning before work.
Title: Re: Anyone having intermitent trouble getting onto ehell?
Post by: Andraste on August 14, 2011, 07:49:49 AM
Every morning for the past few weeks I can't access the site from 7:30 am central time for anywhere from 10-30 minutes.  No problems loading any other websites, just this one.
Title: Re: Anyone having intermitent trouble getting onto ehell?
Post by: Redsoil on August 14, 2011, 08:27:06 AM
Yes, problems accessing the site here several times a day (well, night, actually!) since the changes.  Glad to know it's not just me. 
Title: Re: Anyone having intermitent trouble getting onto ehell?
Post by: Outdoor Girl on August 14, 2011, 10:42:00 AM
I've had a few issues, as well.  Occasionally during the day at work using IE (not the most up to date version but I'm not sure what version) and Safari at home.

Actually, I'd be happy if I couldn't get on at work...  I think I need a 12 step program.   :D
Title: Re: Anyone having intermitent trouble getting onto ehell?
Post by: Slartibartfast on August 16, 2011, 02:38:42 PM
I've had a few issues, as well.  Occasionally during the day at work using IE (not the most up to date version but I'm not sure what version) and Safari at home.

Actually, I'd be happy if I couldn't get on at work...  I think I need a 12 step program.   :D

EHell won't work from my husband's computer - it looks like it redirects to some domain-squatting site selling mattresses.  After about a week of that, and wondering if Miss Jeanne was having troubles with the domain registration, I found out my husband purposely redirected eHell to the National Sleep Foundation website so I wouldn't stay up so late  :P
Title: Re: Anyone having intermitent trouble getting onto ehell?
Post by: Outdoor Girl on August 16, 2011, 02:39:58 PM
Oh, that's funny!  Could you send your hubby here to direct my work computer to a site that says 'GET BACK TO WORK!!!'   ;D
Title: Re: Anyone having intermitent trouble getting onto ehell?
Post by: Slartibartfast on August 16, 2011, 10:10:25 PM
Oh, that's funny!  Could you send your hubby here to direct my work computer to a site that says 'GET BACK TO WORK!!!'   ;D

If you use Flamingvixen, you don't need him - look up an addon called "LeechBlock."  You can set it to block your access to certain sites - either at certain times, or only allowing you so many minutes at a time, or certain days of the week, etc.  I have mine set to allow myself 30 minutes out of any given 2-hour period on eHell (so I don't just keep procrastinating when I need to go to bed!), but only during the weekday.  It's a very nice program, and free  ;D
Title: Re: Anyone having intermitent trouble getting onto ehell?
Post by: kareng57 on August 16, 2011, 10:45:41 PM
Yes, but only when I try to view it at work.  (I only view it at work, I don't post from there).  Same thing though - just in the last few weeks.

Not that big of a deal, I can always get on it at home.
Title: Re: Anyone having intermitent trouble getting onto ehell?
Post by: Bijou on August 19, 2011, 07:11:45 PM
I am still having problems connecting and navigating and while posting, when it just won't respond.
Title: Re: Anyone having intermitent trouble getting onto ehell?
Post by: Kimblee on August 19, 2011, 07:30:21 PM
I have been. Search engines can FIND the url, but when you click it claims no such address exists.
Title: Re: Anyone having intermitent trouble getting onto ehell?
Post by: Andraste on August 19, 2011, 08:06:51 PM
Still having a lot of trouble getting on.  I use Flamingvixen and keep saying the website is unavailable.  This has only happened since the update.  It also seems to be occurring more and more each day and it feels like the length of time until I can connect lasts longer, for me at least.
Title: Re: Anyone having intermitent trouble getting onto ehell?
Post by: Bijou on August 20, 2011, 08:10:32 AM
It seeks like the computer is 'stuck' when I try to post something.  It doesn't want to go anywhere and sometimes when I try to bring up the list of folders, it doesn't come up.  Very frustrating and all since the update.
Title: Re: Anyone having intermitent trouble getting onto ehell?
Post by: kitty-cat on August 22, 2011, 10:02:29 PM
It's been glitchy for me all day. I was JUST able to get on.
Title: Re: Anyone having intermitent trouble getting onto ehell?
Post by: MyFamily on August 22, 2011, 10:14:14 PM
I wasn't able to access at all for awhile this evening and according to the facebook page I wasn't the only one.  I have also had problems since the upgrade of going to a new page and being told the IE cannot find the page and then I have to refresh to get the page or go back to the previous page.
Title: Re: Anyone having intermitent trouble getting onto ehell?
Post by: lady_disdain on August 22, 2011, 10:19:48 PM
I was having problems as well just now. The address didn't exist, according to the error message. I couldn't access a thread directly, my profile or even the main page.
Title: Re: Anyone having intermitent trouble getting onto ehell?
Post by: buvezdevin on August 22, 2011, 10:23:19 PM
Yes.  Today has been notable as it is clearly not my ISP, all other sites working well, but accEss issues with eHell.
Title: Re: Anyone having intermitent trouble getting onto ehell?
Post by: Wavicle on August 22, 2011, 10:28:06 PM
I couldn't access the boards or the blog for a few hours. Glad to know I wasn't going nuts or banned :)

It also looks like things that I had read are showing up as unread, so it seems like they ahd some issues here today.
Title: Re: Anyone having intermitent trouble getting onto ehell?
Post by: crella on August 22, 2011, 10:49:21 PM
Me too, I couldn't get on from 8:30 or 9:30 this morning (when I first tried). I think that's 6:30-7:30 central time ? I just got on now (12:30 pm) after having given up for a while, which I guess is good because I got a lot of ironing done ;D Everything else was coming up fine for me.
Title: Re: Anyone having intermitent trouble getting onto ehell?
Post by: Yvaine on August 22, 2011, 10:50:23 PM
Funny, it doesn't surprise me to see this at the top of Recent Unread Topics.  :D First I've been able to get on since about 4.
Title: Re: Anyone having intermitent trouble getting onto ehell?
Post by: Animala on August 22, 2011, 11:07:57 PM
I'm CST and I've just been able to get on.  I think it went down in the early evening for me, so it was down for a few hours for me.
Title: Re: Anyone having intermitent trouble getting onto ehell?
Post by: Sirius on August 22, 2011, 11:22:14 PM
I've been having problems all day with E-Hell being slow.  Since I was quite busy with work I didn't have a lot of time to try it again, and this is the first time I've been on all day.  And every time I change to another page it takes about 30 seconds to shift, quite unlike this computer's usual performance.
Title: Re: Anyone having intermitent trouble getting onto ehell?
Post by: RingTailedLemur on August 23, 2011, 06:22:39 AM
Me too, with Safari.
Title: Re: Anyone having intermitent trouble getting onto ehell?
Post by: Wonderflonium on August 23, 2011, 08:09:12 AM
I had my usual problems at the usual time this morning.
Title: Re: Anyone having intermitent trouble getting onto ehell?
Post by: Outdoor Girl on August 23, 2011, 08:27:20 AM
Me too, with Safari.

Yup.

Fine all day at work yesterday, with old IE but couldn't get on at home all evening.  I gave up about halfway through the second Hell's Kitchen.   :D
Title: Re: Anyone having intermitent trouble getting onto ehell?
Post by: Mad Goat Woman on August 23, 2011, 08:54:37 AM
I had trouble too, this morning Australian time, then it came back up at 1.40pm when I was down at the pub having a quick lunch on my way out to a meeting...
Title: Re: Anyone having intermitent trouble getting onto ehell?
Post by: sadiemae on August 23, 2011, 10:02:54 AM
Trouble here, too. I couldn't get on using IE or Chrome. It happened last night as well.

Title: Re: Anyone having intermitent trouble getting onto ehell?
Post by: katered on August 23, 2011, 01:27:06 PM
Me too; lots of trouble for a few hours last night, and for a few minutes today.  I was sad.
Title: Re: Anyone having intermitent trouble getting onto ehell?
Post by: ShadesOfGrey on August 23, 2011, 02:25:35 PM
trouble all day yesterday and today - especially the mobile site.  All other sites/forums work fine, I'm on IE8
Title: Re: Anyone having intermitent trouble getting onto ehell?
Post by: Andraste on August 23, 2011, 05:10:46 PM
Same here, I can't load this site most mornings.  I have tried IE, Flamingvixen, Opera, and Chrome.  All other sites load with no problems.  Afternoons haven't been so bad, I'm on Central Time, but almost all morning it takes a combination of pages taking forever to load and error messages of page cannot be found before I can actually get on.  All this since the update.
Title: Re: Anyone having intermitent trouble getting onto ehell?
Post by: Ehelldame on August 23, 2011, 06:46:52 PM
The site was taken down Monday night for a few hours due to technical difficulties.  Sometimes it's easier to just take everything down for a bit and then bring each thing back up one at a time to isolate what the problem is.   I'm becoming skeptical as to the readiness of the Gold Release of SMF 3.0. 

The downtime in the morning is probably a separate issue like the server running back-ups at that time.   We're working on it. 
Title: Re: Anyone having intermitent trouble getting onto ehell?
Post by: JadeGirl on September 22, 2011, 07:36:16 AM
I have trouble regularly around 2015-2030hrs (+8 GMT zone).
Title: Re: Anyone having intermitent trouble getting onto ehell?
Post by: VorFemme on September 22, 2011, 07:55:06 AM
I had trouble in the last thirty minutes - couldn't get in - then tried again after playing a hand or two of solitaire - got right in.  I don't know if it's the site or something else - but I was reading my email on-line, so it probably wasn't my ISP or my connection. 
Title: Re: Anyone having intermitent trouble getting onto ehell?
Post by: Wonderflonium on September 22, 2011, 07:56:58 AM
For me, it's always around 8:30 am EST.
Title: Re: Anyone having intermitent trouble getting onto ehell?
Post by: LadyL on September 22, 2011, 08:02:16 AM
I've had this problem about 3 mornings this week, usually around 8-8:30 AM eastern time.
Title: Re: Anyone having intermitent trouble getting onto ehell?
Post by: RingTailedLemur on September 22, 2011, 08:04:49 AM
For me it often happens between 1 and 2pm, British Summer Time.
Title: Re: Anyone having intermitent trouble getting onto ehell?
Post by: Stormtreader on September 22, 2011, 09:13:40 AM
For me it often happens between 1 and 2pm, British Summer Time.
Me too, between about 12.45 and 1.30 BST.

I would expect there is maybe a backup job or similar set to run on the server every day, and this is the time period they have picked to run it, making the website unavailable until its finished.
Title: Re: Anyone having intermitent trouble getting onto ehell?
Post by: Redsoil on October 06, 2011, 07:51:27 AM
Still problematic every day, varying timeframes.  Very frustrating!
Title: Re: Anyone having intermitent trouble getting onto ehell?
Post by: Curly Wurly Doggie Breath on October 06, 2011, 12:22:50 PM
Yes, I have problems logging on at different times of each day.
Title: Re: Anyone having intermitent trouble getting onto ehell?
Post by: Yarnspinner on October 06, 2011, 07:34:54 PM
Yup.  I even have trouble STAYING on ehell from time to time.  I can't even access the board, let alone log in.  Doesn't matter if it's my computer or another.  Sometimes I try to post and I get the little blue internet thingie going round in circles until suddenly I am escorted to.....the AT&T white screen of "we can't find the link, sorry, bye."

Just a few minutes ago, I tried to post and everything suddenly froze up and spit me out.  Let's see what happens now....
Title: Re: Anyone having intermitent trouble getting onto ehell?
Post by: HorseFreak on October 06, 2011, 07:58:45 PM
I've had this problem about 3 mornings this week, usually around 8-8:30 AM eastern time.

Same for me (equivalent time in central time zone) when I try to log in during the week. I don't know how consistent it is for me since I'm usually at work during this time and can't log in until later in the day and only try if I'm going in late/killing time.
Title: Re: Anyone having intermitent trouble getting onto ehell?
Post by: Bijou on October 07, 2011, 03:06:57 PM
I just had the message that ehell is experiencing problems from the browser.  It sure is frustrating and seems to be ongoing since whatever upgrade was made a few months ago.  Frequently in the morning around 5 or 6 a.m. I run into a problem.  I also freeze up and can't navigate.
Title: Re: Anyone having intermitent trouble getting onto ehell?
Post by: Scritzy on October 07, 2011, 03:15:59 PM
I've been freezing up and having the site go down, but I thought it was just my computer. It's been freezing up on Facebook for some time now. (I need a new computer, but that money tree I planted hasn't grown up yet.)