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RolloTheRed Report 28 Mar 2012 12:57

the purple button on the post message window has been fixed, it now contains text
however sending a message gets "an error has occurred, press the back button" etc so presumably PM did not test it before going on holiday...

y not play with the new FU site while waiting for Genes to load ;-)
instead of "an errror ..." you can read "something unexpected ..." really?

unless it was a dream I had I am pretty sure that as at 1 dec 2011 trees, threads, messages, sign on etc etc was working fine. Speed was ok. So who broke it ?


re never ending timeouts sign in errors etc etc

u r using microsoft web server iis 7.5
it has plenty of tools for stress testing and load balancing
it has plenty of tools for fault logging and resolution
none of this stuff need occur

it is possible to run google tracking and rats without the whole site getting wrecked

never ever test on live data

if u dont get this sorted gru will be dead in the water end 2012 if not b4

if all else fails rtfm for iis

also rtfm for "how to do customer support" - as far as i can tell u reading the edition used by power utils, aa etc.

u wanna do watchdog
(doesn't work, failure to comply with EU directives on automatic renewal, failure to provide a privacy policy inc opt out from tracking )?



Island Report 28 Mar 2012 14:06

FU??? :-0 :-S


Lindsey* Report 28 Mar 2012 14:23

Might as well go on friends dating and find something "unexpected" on there :-S


SylviaInCanada Report 28 Mar 2012 22:43


FU ...... Friends United, but more commonly now known as FR, Friends Reunited.

The parent company of GR

Lindsey* ......

had you heard about this?? ........................

it was posted on FR yesterday, by someone who read it in a newspaper. Original date was Feb 14


Friends Reunited has signed a long-term contract with another dating site, Cupid.

Cupid will operate the site, while FR will maintain it.

Cupid has paid a license fee of £600,000 for the privilege, plus another £200,000 if certain targets are met.

In return, Cupid will keep 95% of the annual profits for 2 years, and then 100% of them.


just think, how much money that Dating site must be making!!



Island Report 28 Mar 2012 22:50

Sylvia, it's always been Friends Reunited

I wasn't sure if FU was one word or two :-S


SylviaInCanada Report 28 Mar 2012 23:06


I've seen some of the very earliest members refer to it as Friends United, just I've sometimes seen this site referred to as Genes United.

not sure why ...... it might go right back to the start of FR, back in 2000.

or it might just be that people got the name wrong :-D



Lindsey* Report 29 Mar 2012 00:35

EEeeew Cupid !

Whatever next, I wonder if theres a rugby player that cooks and cleans heading my way , no way !! LOL


LadyScozz Report 29 Mar 2012 00:57

FU2 :-D


RolloTheRed Report 29 Mar 2012 10:25

yeah Friends reunited, sort of freudian slip

situation normal, all friends reunited please (snafu)

Brightsolid is a private limited company wholly owned by media group D. C. Thomson Ltd, based in Scotland. BS is the head company of Friends United, Genes Reunited.

D C Thomson publish my favorite light reading, the Beano. They also publish "The People's Friend" and Wally & the Broons.