Wordforge unavailable on desktop

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  1. K.

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    So a few days or weeks ago, wordforge wouldn't render on tablets or smartphones.

    Now the situation is reversed: It works on my tablet, but on my desktop (Win7, Chrome), the site appears offline.

    So what's the deal? The powers that be would be well advised, IMO, to remember the fate of Lanzman, when he too failed to master wordforge's tech problems! As you might recall, nothing whatsoever happened to him for years while we all kept moaning, and then he rid himself of the whole matter in his own sweet time and has been the happier for it since. So there.
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  2. tafkats

    tafkats That'll put marzipan in your pie plate, bingo! Moderator

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    I can get it on mine (Mac, Chrome).
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    gul Revolting Beer Drinker Administrator Formerly Important

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    This means the ban is partially effective. We already tested tablet and phone discouragement -- you're going down, Packard!
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  4. K.

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    Ok, the site seems to be on and off on desktop as well as tablets, I just ran into problems on the desktop first by accident.

    Strangely, seeing less of WF has me slightly encouraged...
  5. Amaris

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    It might be on your end, @Packard. Everything on this end checks out green.
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  6. K.

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    It's only affecting Wordforge, though. Any ideas what I could check on this end?
  7. Amaris

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    I'm not sure. It could be DNS issues, it could be rendering issues, it could be any number of things. It may be software specific. What OSes do you use and on which platform?
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  8. K.

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    Win7 with Chrome, alternatively tried IE and Firefox. Android 4.recent with Chrome, alternatively tried Samsung's proprietary browser on the S5 and Note 10.1 2014.

    DNS sounds most likely to me, if it can go off and on. But I'm not sure how to check that.
  9. Amaris

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    Here's a good way to see if it's us or you: http://dnscheck.pingdom.com/
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  10. K.

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    I wonder if anyone understood that; I didn't.
  11. Amaris

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    Yep. In the DNSSEC, you should have been error free. Since you're not, it is a DNS issue on your end, or somewhere between your host and your system.
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  12. K.

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    Hm. So my next step should be contacting my IP?
  13. Amaris

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    Probably. Either that, or our own domain is behaving wonky, and if that's so, one of the horsemen will have to answer, since I have no connection to the actual site domain stuff.
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  14. gul

    gul Revolting Beer Drinker Administrator Formerly Important

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    The box labeled discouragement? Oh wait, that's on this end.