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maggiewinchester Report 9 Sep 2017 23:54

:-) :-D :-D

...I'm still there......


RolloTheRed Report 10 Sep 2017 08:31

if the gr server has a problem then everybody will notice it; at one time a frequent happening now much less so

if only some of the clients have a connection problem then the problem lies either with the client or with the network segment the isp has connected them to



Allan Report 10 Sep 2017 10:12

It may be elementary to yourself, Rollo, but I was also experiencing problems, so it seems that the problem was widespread.

No doubt, in Oz, the finger could be pointed at the current roll-out of the NBN


RolloTheRed Report 10 Sep 2017 10:34

basic logic should be elementary to anybody who has survived the education system. Unfortunately Australia is proof that it ain't necessarily so.


Allan Report 10 Sep 2017 10:50

Obviously, then, I failed to survive the Education System, which, incidentally, took place in the UK :-(


Kense Report 10 Sep 2017 11:04

maggiewinchester - re the query about information under the avatars. Yes I noticed that it was reluctant to display on Friday and the same is still true today.

It does come up after a few seconds (about 10) but disappears when I go to another page, and I have to wait again.

Edit: Once it has displayed one person's information on a page the others on the page are accessed normally.


RolloTheRed Report 10 Sep 2017 11:11

I did not say which educational system though it is true enough that there is not much to choose between the various Ango Saxon state systems ages 4-18. A few swallows don't make a summer.

All the same a country which elects the likes of Malcolm Turnbull as PM has for sure lost its grip.

Yes, I know, Trump, May nada nada ... but it is only the diminutive population of Oz which holds MT back from greater notoriety.



+++DetEcTive+++ Report 10 Sep 2017 12:05

Well, if Kense with his 4750ish posts is affected by slow loading, it goes to prove it's not just limited to those with 10k+ to their names.


RolloTheRed Report 10 Sep 2017 12:55

Generalising from a single case is a good example of a lack of elementary logic. Failure to also examine cause and effect just takes one further up the garden path.

Of course this type of poor reasoning is popular with the red top press and politicians of all stripes.

A leading exponent is T May with her "hostile environment" for foreigners and British overseas citizens which threatens to sink the economy all together.

Cry the beloved country.


Caroline Report 10 Sep 2017 13:05

"Unfortunately Australia is proof that it ain't necessarily so."
"I did not say which educational system "

Strong inference then !!!

If for instance, it's my fault, not Genes how come EVERY other site I've been on has had no problems AND Genes have admitted to me and others it's their fault.......

Sits back waits for usual insult....


Kense Report 10 Sep 2017 13:13

I have not had a problem logging on or accessing threads. Those posting on this thread who have not had such a problem all have comparatively low posting totals.

The slow emoticon generation and slow avatar information display seem to be ongoing but the thread access problem appears to hsve been fixed to some extent.


RolloTheRed Report 10 Sep 2017 13:15

Is Caroline's reduction in posts down to the tremendous success of Brexit, poor choice of ISP or failure to pay her connexion?

You can't always get what you want
But if you try sometime you find
You get what you need

M Jagger

ps for Ken: I have a high number of threads and no problems these days with GR. I also shell out for a decent connection on both phone and computers. Those who rely on Yorkshire Tea and its ilk only have themselves to blame. Same for the millions with out of date / poorly sited / poorly configured routers (i am not a modem).



Nyx Report 10 Sep 2017 13:16

Don't sweat the small stuff :-)

Yes, I know I do it all the time, but when you think about it, however frustrating the slowness of loading, or the error messages, or whether it's their fault, my fault, or to do with the full moon...aren't we lucky to be able to press keys and have so much knowledge at our fingertips ( for so little effort and money, relatively speaking). I used to think when i was a kid how great it would be to have a central library where you could go to find almost any piece of info on any subject ...and then someone invented the internet lol. :-)

We're not in the path of a hurricane, or ( probably) a bomb, not starving in a war zone...and we have some sun, some rain, some plants, some company, and someone to argue (oops... 'debate' ) with when we feel like it.

signed: Pollyanna ;-)


Caroline Report 10 Sep 2017 13:25

Rollo you do make me "larf".........predictable as ever.

Edit Oh dear it's just us poor plebs and our wind up know what happens when you assume things......


RolloTheRed Report 10 Sep 2017 13:49

Following on from Nyx' post yes, I do have connection problems. By and large they are with the interesting places on the net which were very difficult for physical access before even if your name was Holden Caulfield.

The recondite, the unconventional, resistance to the norm, the new, minority reports. They are being squeezed to death between the rocks of traffic shaping and one million lawyers.


maggiewinchester Report 10 Sep 2017 15:20

....they'd (no doubt) be 'interesting places' we plebs would know absolutely nothing about - or indeed have the intelligence to even ponder on.

One presumes.


Caroline Report 10 Sep 2017 15:33

Oh maybe it's the dark web or whatever it's called....totally in the dark myself


maggiewinchester Report 10 Sep 2017 15:44

Oh yes - I believe it's only accessible via special software.
Something I wouldn't be interested in - that's neither the Dark Web nor 'special software'.


LaGooner Report 10 Sep 2017 16:15

:-\ :-\ :-\ :-\ :-\ :-\ :-D


Caroline Report 10 Sep 2017 16:53

Also my bear paws might make it harder to use the computer coupled with my bear brain which is very little it seems.....