Discussion in 'Screwfix' started by Mike58, Jun 29, 2020.

  1. Mike58

    Mike58 Screwfix Select

    Forum disappeared on, I believe Tuesday, and finally back this morning (Monday).

    No word or comment from site admin or moderator. It would have been nice to have been warned about the closure, or if a failure, something more on the remaining front page. And what about comment now when the site is back - so afar SILENCE.
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  2. quasar9

    quasar9 Active Member

    There was something on Twitter, 5 day maintenance.
  3. bond007

    bond007 Active Member

    Tell me about it, I was in the middle of a project and had to put it on hold.

    Was told by screwfix social media team, it was taken down for maintenance.
  4. teabreak

    teabreak Screwfix Select

    Perhaps a snowflake objected to the name!:rolleyes:
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  5. Sparkielev

    Sparkielev Screwfix Select

    Has to be something to do with electricians arguing over a light switch
  6. Mike58

    Mike58 Screwfix Select

    If maintenance - why no warning? And 5 days - no way! Can you imagine the main site being down for "5 days maintenance". An hour or two - yes. Even stretch to 4 hours, by 5 days, no way. Even a fatal crash could be brought back in a couple of hours using backups, or if a major hardware problem a little longer.
  7. Sparkielev

    Sparkielev Screwfix Select

    Do you think other forces are at work here ?
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  8. teabreak

    teabreak Screwfix Select

    Attempted coup by Toolstation? ;);););)
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  9. robgul

    robgul Member

    My guess is that there may have been some sort unwanted filtration by rogue posters . . . . over the past few weeks there have been a number of "new members" that have posted irrelevant stuff and offensive replies.

    I run a couple of websites and it's happened to me - a few off-the-wall posts and then an out and out attack that sticks offensive content (usually fanatic related or "gentlemen's assistance" products) on the front of the site . . . then need to do a bit of refreshing which means down-time.
  10. wiggy

    wiggy Screwfix Select


    METRO MARK Active Member

    SQL or Oracle DB Are nasty if infected with Seagull Or Penguin Poo
  12. DIYDave.

    DIYDave. Screwfix Select

    Yeah strange really, the forum suddenly not being available, way, way longer than any previous maintenance sessions, only a very brief message giving no real details, no further updates given, no idea when forum would return and even ‘if’, but,,,,,,,, hey ho, worse problems happening at the moment in the ‘Real World’

    What with recent events we’ve all had to deal with, hopefully we can all get over this latest major inconvenience and return to the new ‘Normal’ that will/has become everyday life

    Stay strong peeps

    Be brave, take a deep breath, grab your balls and man up guys and get on with life :)
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  13. Astramax

    Astramax Screwfix Select

    in a taxi. ;)
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  14. Hans_25

    Hans_25 Screwfix Select

  15. nigel willson

    nigel willson Screwfix Select

  16. Astramax

    Astramax Screwfix Select

    Don't think the upgrades been successful one bit as Troll all over the forum tonight!

    METRO MARK Active Member

    Not sure it was an Update, more of a clean out...I am guessing....yep Trogs are back

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