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Pepipoo offline again
« on: September 28, 2023, 06:08:10 pm »
I've just tried to log on the the original PPP site and safari says unable to connect to server. I'm wondering if this a temporary error or has it finally disappeared?
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Re: Pepipoo offline again
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2023, 06:26:36 pm »
Yes, it worked for me again after trying a few times. Schoolkids must be busy round here! False alarm, sorry people.
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« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2023, 05:35:35 pm »
I noticed the same around that time, it wouldn't respond to pings then it did and back online.

I notice that the alleged admin on PPP who posted that the domain would be renewed in a few weeks, hasn't yet renewed the domain. If my calculations are correct, it'll go offline as of about 30/11/23.




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Re: Pepipoo offline again
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2023, 05:52:32 pm »
Does anyone know if we're actually migrating here from PPP or not? Members will be leaving on droves if noone has a clue which site will live on?

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Re: Pepipoo offline again
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2023, 06:17:40 pm »
Does anyone know if we're actually migrating here from PPP or not?
Who do you mean by 'we'? The owners/administrators of this site are different to those who own PePiPoo, so nobody on here can say with any certainty whether or not PePiPoo will live on.

From the information available online it would seem that the Pepitec domain is still due to expire at the end of this month.

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Re: Pepipoo offline again
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2023, 06:26:45 pm »

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Re: Pepipoo offline again
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2023, 12:18:47 am »
Does anyone know if we're actually migrating here from PPP or not? Members will be leaving on droves if noone has a clue which site will live on?
Well this site isn't going anywhere, as we (or more specifically our long-time moderator and now admin southpaw82) owns the domain. If for argument's stake the hosting service went down or kicked us off their platform for some reason, we could repoint the domain to a new forum hosting service and get the site back up and running (with the same structure, admins, moderators and so on) in maybe half a day at most.

The old pepipoo software is buggy as hell and frankly I won't miss it.
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Re: Pepipoo offline again
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2023, 02:30:44 am »
The underlying domain that has the nameservers is still going to expire (it hasn't been renewed, yet). The only hope of this being resolved seemed to be a random new account that spouted rainbows then didn't seem to deliver anything.

forums.pepipoo.com and pepipoo.com will stop resolving (and become inaccessible unless you add the server IP address to your hosts file) around the 30th of November (30 days after the date of expiry). Obviously Joe Public isn't going to know to add the IP address to the hosts file, so they'll just see a name resolution error on their browser.

When the domain becomes available to purchase (if it isn't renewed), and if I can nab it, I'll redirect the traffic here, perhaps with a little landing page to explain whats happened to Pepipoo. But the site will have been offline for 65 days by that point (I think that's correct, might be slightly more or less than 65 days).

Archive.org does have a copy of the site, but it may not be 100% up to date to the day the domain expires.
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Re: Pepipoo offline again
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2023, 07:38:33 am »
'We' in this context was former/previous/current members of PPP.

I've NFI which Forum to look at - there's precious little speeding threads here for example?

Same moderator on both I see............

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« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2023, 09:34:32 am »
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I've NFI which Forum to look at - there's precious little speeding threads here for example?
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Look at both?

If the impending demise of PPP happens, this will be the only decent site of this sort in the UK.
If it doesn't, we will have two.
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Re: Pepipoo offline again
« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2023, 09:44:44 am »
Unless someone extends Pepipoo's domain registration you might not need to have NFI for much longer...!

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Same moderator on both I see...

Not quite. PePiPoo has one Moderator (Southpaw82), but seemingly no active administrators. Someone filed the company accounts but as far as one can tell none of the admins have been active on the site for a number of years.

This site has 2 admins (Southpaw82 and cp8759) and 2 Moderators (andy_foster as a 'global' mod and me for the private parking forum). If nothing else that avoids all the moderating duties falling on Southpaw's shoulders. And having active administrators means that 'back end' issues can be investigated and resolved.

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Re: Pepipoo offline again
« Reply #12 on: October 16, 2023, 07:33:46 am »
From the information available online it would seem that the Pepitec domain is still due to expire at the end of this month.
Anyone here planning to dive in and grab the domain name if it becomes available? That way a redirect to here at least could be set up.

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Re: Pepipoo offline again
« Reply #13 on: October 16, 2023, 01:12:52 pm »
I don,t know what it cost to "Grab a domain name" but i can see sense in this site buying it. I for one would be happy to cough up a share of the cost, i think others would to

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Re: Pepipoo offline again
« Reply #14 on: October 16, 2023, 03:29:23 pm »
Domain registration for a .com domain costs ~10-15 a year - if the domain is available to register.
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