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I usually drop in to see the old place .....windows secrets forum.
For the past few days I cant reach the site either in Firefox or IE11 I get the Error 503 Backend fetch failed. (screen shot)
It must be my end as a search on Google doesn't throw up any results and I imagine there would be a lot of comments if it was a general thing.
Not that I miss the posts and replies over there..... but any ideas please?
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I heard that Penton (the new owners) are aware of the problem. They will have to solve the problem - the day-to-day admins don't have the means to do that.
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Interesting description: Guru's meditating? :innocent:
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They have forgotten to varnish the cache server.
Now the guru will have to meditate.
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The newest owners are Informa PLC located in London England. A contact there has said they have multiple web sites currently affected and it is an "all hands on deck" situation.
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Thanks, Joe. Let's hope they'll be able to repair it - currently windowssecrets.com doesn't load at all anymore....
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The Windows Secrets website has now disappeared altogether:
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Well, it's *secret*, ain't it? :laugh:
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:laugh: :hiding:
(The domain will expire in less than a week; guess they'll have try to remember the secret handshake if they want to keep it going.)
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Apparently it has been down for a while... :grin:
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Rudi wrote:Interesting description: Guru's meditating? :innocent:
Guru meditation comes from the good old days when the Commodore Amiga was king. I saw many of those in the late 80's...
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Does anyone think it is significant that the Windows Secrets Twitter feed (which I have just come across) says absolutely nothing about the loss of the main site/forums? (last Tweet on 12 Feb...) :scratch:
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The last message on their Twitter feed is from the 12th of February, the last day the site was available. I have no idea whether that is significant or not.
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Sorry, Hans, I must have added the bit about 12 Feb when you were typing something v. similar!
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Indeed, it wasn't there when I started composing my reply...
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There's a bit more on Woody's site:
https://www.askwoody.com/2018/what-happ ... s-secrets/

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It must be a serious problem - WindowsSecrets and other Informa/Penton sites have been down for 8 days now...
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An update: post on AskWoody
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The Windows Secrets website is back, without any explanation of the situation. The WS Lounge however, has an invalid certificate and even if you ignore that, you end up on a 404 page...
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Seems to be some progress though. It's 99 fixes closer to Zero!
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