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Temporary AVSIM Service Outage

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AVSIM forum and library services were affected this morning by a temporary service outage resulting from a slight hiccup with the server operating system.  The site was unavailable for approximately 3 hrs.  The issue was rectified and the site is now functional.

 

As we are finishing up our server infrastructure upgrades and system updates in the coming weeks, we will continue to keep a close eye on how the services are running.  If we expect any outages, it will be posted prominently on the AVSIM.com website.

 

Alternatively, to stay up to date on any future outages, please visit our Facebook Page.  We will post updates there if we are unable to communicate through the website.

 

AVSIM is staffed completely by volunteers.  Our IT volunteer has been spending many of his personal days off at the Ashburn, VA datacenter where AVSIM's servers are caged. As always, we appreciate your support and understanding as we work to make AVSIM's free services better.  



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Edited by Chase Kreznor
Ashburn, VA

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Glad to have Avsim up and running again - I missed my morning "fix" here!!

 

Thanks to all for the hard work they do to keep this site up and running smoothly.

 

Lyn

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Sure it's not Ashburn?

 

:BigGrin:   -- Ya, about that... Thanks, updated.  Apparently my Macbook thinks Ashburn is incorrect--autocorrect at its finest.

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Since the latest rebuild, i find myself landing on the front page, when I am looking for the forums..

 

Has something changed?

 

What is the best way of going directly to the forms and seeing the boxed items that I have participated in etc?

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I was previously using forums.avsim.net 

 

Thanks. 

 

Will keep trying, some of the time the avsim.com/index link gets me to the forums, sometimes to the front page..

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Chase.... GREAT WORK!!!  The site is working, well, incredibly.

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Thank you, Dave.  I am but the coordinator; our most sincere thanks goes to Brian for his dedication in getting us where we need to be with his IT background.

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No longer goes to the forums and lets you see the topics you have participated in, and I can't seem to get the Quote or Selective Quote to work, trying to quote Bert's issues above.....That was a nice feature, hope it returns!

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No longer goes to the forums and lets you see the topics you have participated in, and I can't seem to get the Quote or Selective Quote to work, trying to quote Bert's issues above.....That was a nice feature, hope it returns!

 

Quote works just fine..?  Also, www.avsim.com goes to the front page, which is normal behavior for most websites.  The new link direct to the forum is www.avsim.com/index

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Great stuff Chase, nice to be back up and motoring again

Also a big thumbs up to all the volunteers who dedicate there time to Avsim

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Sorry, but when I hit Quote under your post all I get is a blank box to type in? Maybe it's my system but it use to work! Odd!

 

Thanks - Martin

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Sorry, but when I hit Quote under your post all I get is a blank box to type in? Maybe it's my system but it use to work! Odd!

 

Thanks - Martin

Works for me ok

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Thanks Poppet, must be something wrong with my system then because I  just tried to quote you and still get the blank page, I did just download IE 11 and have noticed a few odd things! No biggie!

 

Thanks - Martin

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No probs. I only use Google Chrome, never had a problem with it.

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No probs. I only use Google Chrome, never had a problem with it.

Yep, it works fine with Firefox, must be a setting in IE 11.

 

Cheers

Martin

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If anyone else has IE11, can you please confirm if you have compatibility issues?

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I deliberately rolled back from IE11 because of this very problem, Chase. It's very simple to do by using the Control Panel to "uninstall IE11" and it will revert instantly to IE10.

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Sorry, but when I hit Quote under your post all I get is a blank box to type in? Maybe it's my system but it use to work! Odd!

 

No issues  here  using  ie  11   make sure you click on the bb code   on the top left  tab  before  you  try   the  quote,    have no other  issues   with  going  to the forums  at all

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No issues here using ie 11 make sure you click on the bb code on the top left tab before you try the quote, have no other issues with going to the forums at all

 

Thanks, that was the problem needed to click on the bb code!

 

Cheers

Martin

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Chase - Quote isn't working with Windows 10 Edge either. I tried it with this post. This has been a problem with IE for a long time. Sometimes it worked and then sometimes it didn't. I have tried to copy and paste also in the past and it wouldn't work properly.

 

I think there is something in the server software that just doesn't like MS browsers.

 

"If anyone else has IE11, can you please confirm if you have compatibility issues?" (Per Chase Kreznor)

 

 

As you can see, I was able to copy and post your post but it doesn't credit the post as yours.

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Thanks guys, yeah, I don't see any fix to Windows 10 Edge or IE11 from our end unless the IPB makers include it in an update.  That level of compatibility tends to be deep coded into the framework.  I don't want to make any false promises, but similar to countless browser upgrades in the history of the web, things naturally tend to evolve to support them.  :smile:


One problem I recently discovered. Now, when trying to access the forums at work (ONLY during my scheduled break times of course ), the corporate IT firewall blocks anything on Avsim.com, as it is considered a "games" site. It never blocked Avsim.net however, so I was always able to browse the forums with the old forums.avsim.net URL.

 

RATs! (get it?)  Sorry about that.  Looks like productivity will be going up  :ph34r:

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