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#11238 - 11/27/00 08:06 AM Lost AWAD
FishonaBike Offline

Registered: 10/11/00
Posts: 1346
Loc: Sussex, England
Hi Folks

A lot of us over this side of the Pond - definitely mav, Jo and I - have been unable to access AWAD, or rather wordsmith.org, for the last week . Especially, it seems, when our web connections aren't happening via a proxy server.

Yet to establish, but this may not just be a UK problem - could be Europe too. If any non-UK Europeans are getting through OK, please post something on this thread. Thanks.

Clearly it would be nice to know if anyone knows anything about this - I suspect "improved" security on a US-based link server (one at qwest.net, possibly). But why should this only seemingly affect transatlantic connections? Oh, and why is only wordsmith.org/AWAD affected?

Jo has attempted to contact Anu, but he's in Hawaii

Desperate times indeed!


P.S. My current connection is via a proxy server, as I'm at work

Thanks for the support, folks.

#11239 - 11/27/00 08:39 AM Re: Lost AWAD
shanks Offline
old hand

Registered: 03/16/00
Posts: 1004
Loc: London, UK
My condolences, and deepest sympathies.

the sunshine (from work, by proxy) warrior

#11240 - 11/27/00 08:42 AM Re: Lost AWAD
Jackie Offline

Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 03/15/00
Posts: 11613
Loc: Louisville, Kentucky
I've sent an email requesting assistance.

You-all might try a back door: tsuwm's site,
http://members.aol.com/tsuwm/ has a link to
A Word A Day. If you can get there, there's a link
at the bottom of the screen to AWADTalk.

#11241 - 11/27/00 09:26 AM Re: Lost AWAD
wsieber Offline
old hand

Registered: 03/15/00
Posts: 1027
Loc: Switzerland
Hi to those who are still around,
Being also in the favo(u)rite position to use our firms proxy server, I have not had any problems recently.

#11242 - 11/27/00 09:29 AM Re: Lost AWAD
FishonaBike Offline

Registered: 10/11/00
Posts: 1346
Loc: Sussex, England
I've sent an email requesting assistance.

Thanks Jackie. Hope Anu has a deputy, if he's still in Hawaii. Or a laptop!

Much as I hate to intrude on anyone's holiday.

I suspect the "back door" will also be locked, as it still requires a link to the wordsmith.org server (in other words, we've tried getting to AWAD in general rather than AWADtalk in particular). But anything's worth a try, so I'll give it a blast when I get home.

Thank-ee milady.

#11243 - 11/27/00 09:42 AM Re: Lost AWAD
emanuela Offline

Registered: 03/16/00
Posts: 315
Loc: Italy - Perugia is a town with...
I don't know exactly what a proxi server is, or if I am using it ( I suspect yes);
but in any case I had no problems in the last weeks - unless, maybe, something slower than before?

#11244 - 11/29/00 05:04 PM Re: Lost AWAD
jmh Offline

Registered: 03/22/00
Posts: 1981
Hi - only 213 posts to read before I can write anything sensible (oh well, at least try to write anything sensible)- good to be back. I've only managed to get through to the site twice in the last week. Thanks for trying to help!


#11245 - 11/30/00 03:10 AM Yay!
shanks Offline
old hand

Registered: 03/16/00
Posts: 1004
Loc: London, UK
She's back. Can Mav make it too?

#11246 - 12/07/00 05:08 AM Re: Yay!
RhubarbCommando Offline

Registered: 08/23/00
Posts: 2204
Oooh! what have I been missing?

I think I'll sell my brand new pile of electronics and go back to a hand-held adding machine.

I have been looking in occasionally over the past week or so, but haven't had time to post. Now it seems as though I might not have been able to anyway.
I feel a sort of disembodied frustration that I was here and able to share the real frustration that you all seem to have been experiencing.


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