What happened to packing.org?

Discussion in 'Off-topic' started by Malum Prohibitum, Oct 28, 2005.

  1. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    Seems to have gone away . . .
     
  2. Molon Labe

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    I think it was up yesterday or the day before...
     

  3. gunsmoker

    gunsmoker Lawyer and Gun Activist

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    Yesterday worked part-time

    Yesterday I had trouble accessing the packing.org site, but after several tries I did succeed. There seemed to be very few new posts, and not many comments on the recent existing posts, so I think others had trouble, too.

    Today I tried at three different times throughout the day, with no success. My browser always says the web site cannot be found.
     
  4. Molon Labe

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  5. gunsmoker

    gunsmoker Lawyer and Gun Activist

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    again, it's down

    All day today. 11/28/2005, the packing.org website was down.
     
  6. Gunstar1

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    it's up now... unfortunatly I am too.
     
  7. gunsmoker

    gunsmoker Lawyer and Gun Activist

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    AGAIN

    Again Packing.Org is offline.... from the afternoon of 12/6/05 to right now, the early morning of 12/7/05. Oh, is it Pearl Harbor day already? Wow. Maybe some Mitsubishi did a kamakazi crash into the building where Packing.Org servers are located? ;-)
     
  8. thebugman

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    Man is packing.org unavailable frequently. What am I supposed to do all day at work? :D
     
  9. legacy38

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    visit www.shooterslegacy.net :)
     
  10. thebugman

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    Down again!

    It's been down for at least 20 hours. I wonder if it was shut down by Hillary's Computer Henchmen. The last thread I saw was about her.
     
  11. Gunstar1

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    As much as I enjoy the forum, I like the other info that is available even more. I wonder if it would be a good idea to have a mirror site with the same info available on another site? Thank goodness its back up. It would really suck to not have all of that info.
     
  13. Malum Prohibitum

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  14. thebugman

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    It forces me to post more over here. :D
     
  15. thebugman

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    Been down most of today............................. :cry:
     
  16. gunsmoker

    gunsmoker Lawyer and Gun Activist

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    Unreliable

    Packing.Org is the most unreliable and error-prone website I've ever regularly visited. It's bad enough that it's "DOWN" almost daily, if only for a few minutes at a time, but every few weeks it goes down ALL DAY or even for multiple days.

    In the last week, twice I have spent a good bit of time and effort composing an excellent quality post, only to hit "submit" and get an error message with a bunch of gibberish. And at that point you can't access your post again to copy or save your work. It's gone. The only thing to do is wait a while and type your post all over again. I'm really sick of that, and I find my second-attempt posts are not as good quality because I'm frustrated and STILL not sure if the damn thing will even go through on the second try.
     
  17. john

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    packing.org

    could someone not freindly to the subject be causing trouble in the form of a bug ?
     
  18. Malum Prohibitum

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    Server gives a message "too busy" all morning this morning.
     
  19. Malum Prohibitum

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    Clayton Cramer thinks it is because of Kansas getting concealed carry yesterday.
     
  20. gunsmoker

    gunsmoker Lawyer and Gun Activist

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    Invalid Password for IP address

    After being down almost all day yesterday, (too busy for server) it's back to working, but I can't log-in because it says my user name and password don't match my IP address? WTF does that mean? I thought my name and password only had to match EACH OTHER, not also the IP address of the computer I use. What if I am wanting to check Packing.Org from a friend's house, or the office, or the local coffee shop that has free internet access?

    I have a new solution to both the "server too busy" problem and the "password / IP address mismatch" problem. I'm just not going to use Packing.Org for the rest of the year. Maybe they'll work out the problems between now and then. If not, oh, well. I won't miss them too much. I didn't post anything for the first several months after they switched to the "new format" anyway, and I didn't have withdrawl symptoms.

    Congrats to the folks who run Georgiapacking.org for creating and maintaining a very reliable system here!