I appreciate the heads up AND your work @daath. I have been in that situation before, and it’s never fun LOL. It was down for me as well for a while, and when it came back up, we were having some interesting issues. Running traceroutes/pings from multiple locations, were yielding different destination IP addresses !!!
It was the DNS propagating slowly - Some DNS servers updated pretty quickly and those didn’t have problems connecting - others took their time to update I’ve lowered the TTL (time to live) for the DNS, so any future changes should happen way more quickly (5-10 minutes)
Man, I was bummed out - And I am vacationing with my family, so they were stranded in the apartment for almost 5 hours while I worked on it hehe
So basically every unread one i have was individually set to tracking versus watching. It doesnt look like it affected other categories but u may want to check unreads if you like to follow certain threads to make sure. Now that i know the globally mute exists, may chose to mute some annoying ones…
I recently changed the vendor category to not appear at all in “Latest” - I did it without telling anyone, to see if anyone noticed. It didn’t seem like it. This seems like this is a side-effect of that…
I always have my view set at “Latest”, and damn near every post was vendor posts. Now it’s all member and competition posts
We might have too many vendors - It might be time to change something about the vendors. Right now it’s just a free party for them
sry, i didnt want to interrupt your vacation! I enjoy reading everything and the vendor listing kept me up w/ new gear releases but…I totally agree that they are out of hand. The mods have been on top of trying to contain them to a single thread when they get naughty, especially the recently departed voopoo. I dont know the rules u have set in place but it does seem that they are pushing it w/ multiple lengthy posts on the same day. i know the 2 week long giveaways can get annoying for some too. i love the fact that they are long for some that dont have time to check regularly but not the multiple entry thing drives a few of us 'nanas!
Thanks again for all u do but go and enjoy some time away!