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Subject: Site been down?
Date Posted: 2/14/2009 3:45 PM ET
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or is it my computer messing up?

Date Posted: 2/14/2009 3:47 PM ET
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Its not your computer. Something is wrong.

Date Posted: 2/14/2009 3:49 PM ET
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Thanks, I was getting really worried that it was my computer.

Date Posted: 2/14/2009 3:52 PM ET
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I am glad I'm not the only one. I see others posting during the time mine hasn't been working right so I've been trying to figure out what is wrong with my computer.

Date Posted: 2/14/2009 3:56 PM ET
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Gee, I was turning off firewalls and googling for answers.  lol

Date Posted: 2/14/2009 4:28 PM ET
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I've been trying on and off all day to get on.

Date Posted: 2/14/2009 4:30 PM ET
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Swapacd.com is still down, and PBS still appears to be having troubles. Some pages seem to trigger a download of some kind of PHP file!

:-P

Date Posted: 2/14/2009 4:36 PM ET
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I'm in all 3 sites now, for the first time today.  Hopefully things are well on the way to mended.  (I was having a bit of withdrawl. ;-))

Date Posted: 2/14/2009 4:37 PM ET
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I couldn't get in all day....made me a little more productive!  LOL

Date Posted: 2/14/2009 4:38 PM ET
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It is now 1:30 PM my time - took me from 7:30 AM to now to get on.   I still get a lot of "can't find this page" messages.      It was fun seeing how many people on Facebook that was asking if PBS was down!! LOL

Date Posted: 2/14/2009 5:05 PM ET
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Last time the site was down like this was when there was an article about us and the system was overloaded.  Since the new People Magazine ~ with a write up about PBS in it hit the newstands/mailboxes today, I'm thinking it might have had something to do with it.

Geri (geejay) -
Date Posted: 2/14/2009 5:11 PM ET
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I was definately in withdrawel!  It was up for about a half hour then down.  I thought I had a virus.  Especially since my virus program came up with a nitice that I did have two viruses and to reboot.  Then the computer didn't wanna!  Gads!!!

Subject: site weirdness
Date Posted: 2/14/2009 5:14 PM ET
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Tried several times today to pull up PBS, one time when I did get the site to pull up I noticed the $ saved figure was at zero and the number of books posted was running a crazy counter.  Hope we're back on track now!

Date Posted: 2/14/2009 5:16 PM ET
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I also thought I had a virus.  Glad to see that PBS is finally working correctly again.    Big withdrawal problems here- LOL!

Date Posted: 2/14/2009 5:20 PM ET
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Subject: TALK ABOUT WITHDRAWL
Date Posted: 2/14/2009 5:49 PM ET
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I tried for HOURS because I wanted to get my requests in the mail and hurry home to put more books on. I tried for HOURS! Of course I did get other stuff done at least but I was so unmotivated.

Date Posted: 2/14/2009 9:08 PM ET
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Well, I also waited all day to get on.  I knew it was the site because of the 61,000,000+ books counting like crazy.  So I waiteduntil now and can get to most parts of the site - but am noticing that any repsonse to a forum post aren't showing up after I submit them.  It just goes to a blank page that says "Done".  And when I go back to look at the menu - my responses aren't showing up as posted.  So I guess I'm here writing to no one and should probably give it up for a while.

Ruth

Date Posted: 2/14/2009 9:48 PM ET
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My first thought (after I realized it wasn't my computer) was: "Oh-oh, here comes the new wishlist.." lol
Date Posted: 2/14/2009 10:16 PM ET
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Far as I can tell, PBS was down for about 6 hrs today.  The whacko counters were the clue that my computer wasn't at fault.  Wondered if a hacker spouse took it down to get more attention for Valentines Day, LOL!



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Date Posted: 2/14/2009 10:23 PM ET
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I am so glad to see that others had problems logging onto the site today.  I tried every 1/2 hour from 7:30 am until I finally got on at 1:30 pm.  I knew  it was not my computer because I could go to any other site.  Now this evening it is letting me  log on and when I click a button a get a blank screen that says "done" at the bottom and need to constantly hit the reload or back button.  I agree with Lori....I think lots of people are checking out the site.  A nice email from RS would be appreciated.  I had  no way to ask anyone.  Tonight I had 6 books to check in as received, 4 personal messages to respond to, and a dozen books to post.  Was not easy.  BUT... with all that time away from PBS .....my house is clean! LOL

 

Date Posted: 2/14/2009 11:49 PM ET
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Wow, PBS made People magazine?  Cool.

Date Posted: 2/14/2009 11:53 PM ET
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Oh NO!  People Magazine!  Talk about overload!  This probably overloaded the servers.  It seems to be wroking fine for the most part now.  I'm wondering how long this new exposure will last - People Magazine is in every hospital and doctors' offices forever.  It comes close to being permanent advertising!! ;D  But maybe we'll see a lot of new books coming in.  I always like that!

Ruth

Subject: site problems
Date Posted: 2/15/2009 12:31 PM ET
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I have tried to view today's listing and nothing comes up.

 

Yesterday's listings for art shows only 2 items.  :(

 

Barbara