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Author Topic: Wow! Waygook goes down for three days. Any reason?  (Read 3784 times)

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Re: Wow! Waygook goes down for three days. Any reason?
« Reply #20 on: June 01, 2017, 11:02:50 AM »
I propose making life improvement and Aurata the waygook admins for a bit of extra excitement.

they should make DeMartino a mod just for a week to really bring the lolz.

I'd let people debate anything, remove the swear filter. No porn, no ads, no doxxing would be my rules. I don't run to the mods about anything and I love it when people argue, so it would just be more of a free for all. Doubt anyone would get banned.

basedcowboy seems pretty level-headed.

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Re: Wow! Waygook goes down for three days. Any reason?
« Reply #21 on: June 01, 2017, 11:54:16 AM »
You can report it on the FB page, however I am going to setup something soon, it will be on a subdomain, something like  report.waygook.org (it's not up yet).  It just going to be a contact form, with security to prevent spam.  I can have it sent to whoever in the mod team, but nonetheless, we keep a good team of mods, some are on hiatus, etc.

These things happen, right now things are stretched a bit.  A little help goes a long way.  Thanks guys :)


As far as I know, there's no fb page for waygook. 
Am I wrong?  If so, it would be helpful if you were to share the link with us.

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If you look at the top right hand side of the MAIN page of waygook you will see "Feel free to join us on Facebook too! Click here"

See the attachment for more info if needed.
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Re: Wow! Waygook goes down for three days. Any reason?
« Reply #22 on: June 01, 2017, 12:07:26 PM »
You can report it on the FB page, however I am going to setup something soon, it will be on a subdomain, something like  report.waygook.org (it's not up yet).  It just going to be a contact form, with security to prevent spam.  I can have it sent to whoever in the mod team, but nonetheless, we keep a good team of mods, some are on hiatus, etc.

These things happen, right now things are stretched a bit.  A little help goes a long way.  Thanks guys :)


As far as I know, there's no fb page for waygook. 
Am I wrong?  If so, it would be helpful if you were to share the link with us.

Cherios.

If you look at the top right hand side of the MAIN page of waygook you will see "Feel free to join us on Facebook too! Click here"

See the attachment for more info if needed.

That's cute -

When I click on that, this is what I'm getting - 'Sorry, this content isn't available right now. The link you followed may have expired, or the page may only be visible to an audience you're not in.'

"Feel free to join us on Facebook too! Click here" my butt.

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Re: Wow! Waygook goes down for three days. Any reason?
« Reply #23 on: June 01, 2017, 12:11:58 PM »
You can report it on the FB page, however I am going to setup something soon, it will be on a subdomain, something like  report.waygook.org (it's not up yet).  It just going to be a contact form, with security to prevent spam.  I can have it sent to whoever in the mod team, but nonetheless, we keep a good team of mods, some are on hiatus, etc.

These things happen, right now things are stretched a bit.  A little help goes a long way.  Thanks guys :)


As far as I know, there's no fb page for waygook. 
Am I wrong?  If so, it would be helpful if you were to share the link with us.

Cherios.

If you look at the top right hand side of the MAIN page of waygook you will see "Feel free to join us on Facebook too! Click here"

See the attachment for more info if needed.

That's cute -

When I click on that, this is what I'm getting - 'Sorry, this content isn't available right now. The link you followed may have expired, or the page may only be visible to an audience you're not in.'

"Feel free to join us on Facebook too! Click here" my butt.

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Re: Wow! Waygook goes down for three days. Any reason?
« Reply #24 on: June 01, 2017, 12:30:44 PM »
Interesting. It worked for me... hence my posting that. I'm sorry if its not working for you. I don't know what to tell you.   Does this link work https://www.facebook.com/groups/239156359461009/ ? That's the page the link takes me directly to. If that doesn't work, then I don't know what to say... perhaps pm your facebook page name to me and I can try and add you there, but if the current admins aren't active on that page then I don't know how long it would be before you are accepted to the facebook group.

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Re: Wow! Waygook goes down for three days. Any reason?
« Reply #25 on: June 01, 2017, 12:36:05 PM »
Nope - still the same message -

check your pm box

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Re: Wow! Waygook goes down for three days. Any reason?
« Reply #26 on: June 01, 2017, 12:38:14 PM »
It takes me to the FB login page, but I only use the app, so that's where I stopped.

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Re: Wow! Waygook goes down for three days. Any reason?
« Reply #27 on: June 01, 2017, 01:14:51 PM »
When I click on that, this is what I'm getting - 'Sorry, this content isn't available right now. The link you followed may have expired, or the page may only be visible to an audience you're not in.'


when i click the link it takes me to the facebook group no problem.

but i'm already a member of the group. i think that since the group is secret someone on facebook has to specifically add you.

maybe ask any FB friends if they're a member of the group and can add you.

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Re: Wow! Waygook goes down for three days. Any reason?
« Reply #28 on: June 02, 2017, 07:54:13 AM »
If you wish to join the group, you'll have to accept a friends request on facebook once you've pm'd your name/link to your fb page. Then I can add you to the group. I don't know how long the admins will take to answer however, as I posted asking if they are active on the group but neither has replied yet... will be tagging them soon on the post if they don't reply, but giving them 24hrs before I go to that step.
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Re: Wow! Waygook goes down for three days. Any reason?
« Reply #29 on: June 23, 2017, 07:47:37 AM »
This is getting old guys. Mods, Can you give us some info on the cause. Where are waygook's servers and who hosts them? Maybe we can help?

If it's a money thing I'm sure we could crowdfund a move to a more expensive server if it would guarantee some reliability

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Re: Wow! Waygook goes down for three days. Any reason?
« Reply #30 on: June 23, 2017, 08:15:42 AM »
It had gone down (as mentioned in the previous posts when it happened) because of an issue with the database server.  General issue is that the server became non-responsive, even through AWS' console, or SSH.   Yes, these servers are very heavily used/taxed.

There is/was a plan to revamp the whole site using a MEAN stack (we were looking previously at existing CMS/LMS type software).  The initial steps were also to simply upgrade the servers during this process.

The big problem are resources, this site has been entirely paid out of pocket.  Costs at one point were a little over 2K a month (yup, you read that correctly, but I had a decent job).  Their prices has gone down some time ago, which alleviated the problem, and we managed to upgrade again a few times.

At this point, I am only replying to this because I am trying to figure out the correct route to take for the sake of those who rely on what this site provides them.  I'll be honest, I am out of funds, and I've signed up for the military (engineering), training will likely take place in Victoria, but my value to them is that I am Afghan, fluent in Dhari, and have been in the infantry long ago.  I am doing this because I know I should have gone 10/15 years ago, but my mind was elsewhere to realize it.

None of these are reasons to worry about site material, at the worst I know there will be a group of people that will try and keep things maintained for the teachers.  This site has always aimed at helping them out.  If you have any constructive ideas, please feel free to share. :-). We still need moderators.
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Re: Wow! Waygook goes down for three days. Any reason?
« Reply #31 on: June 23, 2017, 09:20:28 AM »
So basically Waygook is dying?
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Re: Wow! Waygook goes down for three days. Any reason?
« Reply #32 on: June 23, 2017, 09:51:44 AM »
If you have any constructive ideas, please feel free to share. :-). We still need moderators.

Err... do you not make money from the job ads? 
Surely they are enough to pay for the monthly expenses? 

In fact, we all know that ads do indeed provide revenue for this site, so I feel as if you are being fairly misleading here. 

I have no doubt that this site does not make nearly as much as Dave's site does - and it is surely more expensive to maintain. Still - perhaps you could share a bit more info to help us understand the problem?






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Re: Wow! Waygook goes down for three days. Any reason?
« Reply #33 on: June 23, 2017, 10:42:38 AM »
It had gone down (as mentioned in the previous posts when it happened) because of an issue with the database server.  General issue is that the server became non-responsive, even through AWS' console, or SSH.   Yes, these servers are very heavily used/taxed.

There is/was a plan to revamp the whole site using a MEAN stack (we were looking previously at existing CMS/LMS type software).  The initial steps were also to simply upgrade the servers during this process.

The big problem are resources, this site has been entirely paid out of pocket.  Costs at one point were a little over 2K a month (yup, you read that correctly, but I had a decent job).  Their prices has gone down some time ago, which alleviated the problem, and we managed to upgrade again a few times.

At this point, I am only replying to this because I am trying to figure out the correct route to take for the sake of those who rely on what this site provides them.  I'll be honest, I am out of funds, and I've signed up for the military (engineering), training will likely take place in Victoria, but my value to them is that I am Afghan, fluent in Dhari, and have been in the infantry long ago.  I am doing this because I know I should have gone 10/15 years ago, but my mind was elsewhere to realize it.

None of these are reasons to worry about site material, at the worst I know there will be a group of people that will try and keep things maintained for the teachers.  This site has always aimed at helping them out.  If you have any constructive ideas, please feel free to share. :-). We still need moderators.

Perhaps as a stop-gap or even a future solution you could get posters to upload files to dropbox or Googledocs and just post links. Then you have a much leaner forum.

You do NOT want me as a mod. I would go through the MAGA/Redpill Bros like a shark dropped into a salmon farm. That or I would take over their accounts and post feminist slam poetry or hommages to Omar Khayyam.

Best of luck in Afghanistan. Worse comes to worse we can make our own ppts.

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Re: Wow! Waygook goes down for three days. Any reason?
« Reply #34 on: June 23, 2017, 07:38:48 PM »
You can make a web forum for basically free. The problem is getting people to use it. A lot of people come here for the lesson plans and stay for the globalist propaganda. But people can just go on Facebook or Reddit if this place ever tanked.



You do NOT want me as a mod. I would go through the MAGA/Redpill Bros like a shark dropped into a salmon farm. That or I would take over their accounts and post feminist slam poetry or hommages to Omar Khayyam.


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Re: Wow! Waygook goes down for three days. Any reason?
« Reply #35 on: June 23, 2017, 07:55:15 PM »
Officially launching the #Arabin4Mod campaign here

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Re: Wow! Waygook goes down for three days. Any reason?
« Reply #36 on: June 23, 2017, 09:00:49 PM »
The point of the post was to inform, the ad revenues are not what you might think.  I try to keep it low profile.  There is an immediate need for mods, but we're looking for the right fit.  I am going to lock this thread as it has served its purpose.  Thanks for the comments/laughs.   :afro:


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