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Free Republic Having Issues Today?
2/12/2012 | Me

Posted on 02/12/2012 8:56:46 AM PST by Sprite518

Anyone else experience this? It's just on Free Republic only.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Technical; Testing; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: chat; kittehs; republic; service; temporary; unavailable; whinger
It seems like I have to keep double clicking in order to navigate today. It's a real pain!

Can't help but wonder if this is being intentionally done by people that do not like this web site?

I never really experience these issues on any other web page. Well if it ever does something like this...., then it's usually the entire web. In other words it's my Internet Service Provider and not the web.

Figured I would double check and ask. Posting a reply is not easy at the moment. So I don't expect many replies.

1 posted on 02/12/2012 8:56:48 AM PST by Sprite518
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To: Sprite518

Yep, have to refresh a few times to get rid of Error 503, Service Unavailable.


2 posted on 02/12/2012 8:59:02 AM PST by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Sprite518

I get “Service Temporarily Unavailable” about 2 refreshes out of 3.


3 posted on 02/12/2012 8:59:12 AM PST by perplyone
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To: Sprite518

Same here...503’s and service temporarily unavailable.


4 posted on 02/12/2012 8:59:22 AM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: Sprite518

Yup. Having a problem with one of the servers. Hoping that John gets it solved soon.


5 posted on 02/12/2012 8:59:48 AM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is not just brewing, rebellion is here!!)
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To: Sprite518

Free Republic Having Issues Today?


Naw....... why would you ask?


6 posted on 02/12/2012 8:59:49 AM PST by deport (..............God Bless Texas............)
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To: Sprite518

Need some more donations! Hurry up folks!


7 posted on 02/12/2012 9:01:11 AM PST by US_MilitaryRules (Unnngh! To many PDS people!)
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To: Sprite518

denial-of-service-attack alert.


8 posted on 02/12/2012 9:01:46 AM PST by the invisib1e hand (religion + guns = liberty)
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To: Sprite518

Big time problems today.


9 posted on 02/12/2012 9:03:32 AM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: Sprite518

Service Temporarily Unavailable

The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to maintenance downtime or capacity problems. Please try again later.


10 posted on 02/12/2012 9:04:09 AM PST by sickoflibs (You MUST support the lesser of two RINOs or we all die!)
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To: Sprite518; Slings and Arrows

Free Republic is secretly under cat control. When the cats are well fed, well petted, and generally pleased, Free Republic works well.

Upset the kittehs, and they will punish us all with 503 errors.

Just don’t tell anyone I said anything; the kittehs will take me in for LOL Cat re-education for revealing the truth.

Remember, you didn’t hear this from me!


11 posted on 02/12/2012 9:04:44 AM PST by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Altariel

Too Late, they know, run.


12 posted on 02/12/2012 9:09:30 AM PST by bmwcyle (I am ready to serve Jesus on Earth because the GOP failed again)
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To: Sprite518
The kitties are on it:


13 posted on 02/12/2012 9:10:44 AM PST by CodeToad (NO TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION!!!)
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To: Sprite518

No, it’s just you...

};^P>


14 posted on 02/12/2012 9:11:27 AM PST by null and void (Day 1118 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: CodeToad

15 posted on 02/12/2012 9:14:59 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: CodeToad

16 posted on 02/12/2012 9:15:19 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: Sprite518

Sunday is probably the best day to take down problem servers and get them fixed.

Not everyone realizes it, but FreeRepublic stores an ENORMOUS amount of data on its servers, going back years. I don’t know of any other forum that attempts anything like it. Most of them clean stuff out fairly often in order to speed things up cheaply, and then it’s lost for good. FR also accommodates a lot of visuals, and that takes up server space, too.

But it’s great to have all these things.


17 posted on 02/12/2012 9:29:20 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Except double postings?


18 posted on 02/12/2012 9:34:38 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Cicero

Actually, most of the images on FR are hosted on other (non-FR) servers.


19 posted on 02/12/2012 9:43:47 AM PST by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Sprite518

Karl Rove has modified his hurricane machine to deny access to Free Republic in order to shore up support for Mitt Romney.


20 posted on 02/12/2012 9:52:36 AM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Sprite518
Event that transpired during the crash:


21 posted on 02/12/2012 9:57:06 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: CodeToad

LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT!


22 posted on 02/12/2012 10:06:44 AM PST by itssme
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To: CodeToad

LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT!


23 posted on 02/12/2012 10:07:08 AM PST by itssme
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To: Sprite518

Just had 3 in a row.

It’s happening on other sites too.


24 posted on 02/12/2012 10:08:37 AM PST by wolfcreek (Perry to Obama: Adios, MOFO!)
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To: Sprite518

yep service unavailable constantly

must be big brother


25 posted on 02/12/2012 10:13:47 AM PST by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Sprite518

tt’s because FR ran the picture of the rocket contrails. The Men-in-Black are terribly upset and have moved in their Beetle-Bomb (named after a 1950s Spike Jones record to throw everyone off track) internet bomb. It’ll all clear up eventually.


26 posted on 02/12/2012 10:18:54 AM PST by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: Altariel

27 posted on 02/12/2012 11:06:39 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Sprite518

Sundays are getting to be notorious for 503’s.


28 posted on 02/12/2012 11:23:50 AM PST by rawcatslyentist (BO Stinks!)
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To: bmwcyle

But-but-but-—I didn’t reveal the *real* reason for the FRepathons (the FReeper cats increased their catnip and tuna demands again).

They can’t prove it was me!

Besides, you’ll cover for me, right? Right?


29 posted on 02/12/2012 11:40:45 AM PST by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Slings and Arrows

Shhhh! Don’t tell me you’re in cahoots with them!

:-)


30 posted on 02/12/2012 11:42:05 AM PST by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Sprite518

So, it looks like all those FReepathons aren’t doing any good, eh?


31 posted on 02/12/2012 11:52:45 AM PST by FReepaholic (Stupidity is not a crime, so you're free to go.)
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To: FReepaholic
So, it looks like all those FReepathons aren’t doing any good, eh?

The instant gratification crowd heard from, again.

I continue to contribute to FR because I have not found a better, more useful alternative. Perhaps the solution is a modest monthly charge. That would deal with the whiners and the trolls.

When service is interrupted, my main and only concern is to verify that it's not me or my computer, or my ISP. After that, since I do have a life, I go about my family and household needs and obligations. My stress level is usually low, even when I read about the latest outrage by our "Great Uniter."

32 posted on 02/12/2012 12:40:08 PM PST by Publius6961 (My world was lovely, until it was taken over by parasites.)
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To: FReepaholic
I would also like to register my overall satisfaction with this website - which is up 99% or more of the time. Even today, you can still get around just fine, no big deal if sometimes you get the "503 error" and have to resubmit your request once or twice. Eventually, you get to where you need to go.

As for the Freepathons, I contribute $30 per month automatically ($1 a day) so I can ignore them and have a clean conscience doing so. I am definitely getting my money's worth. I spend more than $1 a day getting coffee at Dunkin Donuts and sometimes I get a nasty cup of coffe that I have to throw away. Never with Free Republic, for just $1 a day, I get to read dozens of articles and opinions.

33 posted on 02/12/2012 12:57:31 PM PST by SamAdams76 (Rick Santorum for President - 2012)
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To: Altariel

Cat-hoots?


34 posted on 02/12/2012 1:02:57 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: autumnraine

all other pages are just fine except yahoo.pager and freerepublic.com


35 posted on 02/12/2012 1:09:24 PM PST by LynnHam
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To: Publius6961
...The instant gratification crowd heard from, again...

Really? I know what it takes to run servers. I'd give my right arm for the current FReepathon 375K budget to run my company's 50+ servers. I'm doing it for a fraction. Hell, a fraction of a fraction of that with a 99.9% uptime.

I've been here since '98 and have been a monthly donor for most of that time. FR has had more problems than any other site I've seen.

36 posted on 02/12/2012 2:13:21 PM PST by FReepaholic (Stupidity is not a crime, so you're free to go.)
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To: Altariel

Here put this mouse suit on.


37 posted on 02/12/2012 2:20:19 PM PST by bmwcyle (I am ready to serve Jesus on Earth because the GOP failed again)
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To: bmwcyle

Obviously, anyone experience problems is not logged in and needs to set their beebers to stune.


38 posted on 02/12/2012 4:04:12 PM PST by jsh3180
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To: Sprite518

GREAT TIME to add a couple bucks to the coffers. Don’t ever want this to be a permanent situation. Just a few bucks from each of us. HINT, HINT!!


39 posted on 02/12/2012 4:23:50 PM PST by I_be_tc
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To: FReepaholic

Not sure it runs on just servers. Since you have been here for that long, you know the lawsuit problems and babysitting that has to be done to keep this site out of trouble. At any moment someone could come in and post a full NYT article and that would be it. Any excuse to shut it down and the libs would be all over it.

I think there has to be quite a crew working for peanuts or less following each post to every thread. 24/7/365.

Just thinking, not all machines.


40 posted on 02/12/2012 4:29:03 PM PST by I_be_tc
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To: FReepaholic
Really? I know what it takes to run servers. I'd give my right arm for the current FReepathon 375K budget to run my company's 50+ servers.

I have no interest in your private life, but since you breached the subject, it's reasonable to expect better details. What's "a fraction of that?" Are you the sole attendant for the 50+ servers? If not, have you accounted for the salaries, government contributions and benefits of everyone who is? and have you included the cost of hardware replacement and software maintenance? or is that "contracted out?"
Finally, are you available 365/24/7 as moderator and gopher? Does your company require moderators?

41 posted on 02/12/2012 4:34:56 PM PST by Publius6961 (My world was lovely, until it was taken over by parasites.)
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To: John Robinson; All
Well John, you've surely made some kinda progress today !

Opening this thread and then this reply box were like lightning compared to what it's been the past couple months !

Ditto with the preview and post button functions !

Way to go John !

<knocks wood>  

42 posted on 02/12/2012 5:13:08 PM PST by tomkat
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To: Publius6961
...Are you the sole attendant for the 50+ servers?...

Yeah pretty much, unfortunately.

...Finally, are you available 365/24/7 as moderator and gopher?...

Yep.

43 posted on 02/12/2012 7:02:27 PM PST by FReepaholic (Stupidity is not a crime, so you're free to go.)
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To: FReepaholic
At some point in the past, either John or Jim posted a complete budget for FreeRepublic. There's a nominal salary for Jim and John, plus server rental.

But, if I remember right, the biggest expense was network bandwidth. The number of people using the forum multiplied by page refreshes, etc. yields a large number.

Yes, there have been some nagging uptime problems, but outages usually don't last long.

44 posted on 02/13/2012 9:03:44 AM PST by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: Sprite518

Jim Rob has been busy with another site. The FreeRepublic has to take a back seat. In preperation for Obama’s renomination Jim Rob has been creating www.WeWereOnceFree.com. On this site we will log stories of what it was once like so our children will know how badly we failed them ...


45 posted on 02/13/2012 9:12:50 AM PST by Scythian
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