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Ziggyplayedguitar2

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Re: PePiPoo site down??
« Reply #30 on: March 21, 2024, 09:46:27 pm »
Whilst I don't want to see Ppp go, they've had what, 6 days of downtime now? That's unacceptable, as others suggested in cases where timeframes are strict. Suggestions have been made to MJdev, and offers of help were extended previously and ignored.

If they were indeed working on upgrades on the site, they would have been aware it was down, and if not, surely they would still visit it occasionally? (I visit all of my sites a few times a week, and also have automatic reporting when stuff breaks).

Part of me wishes that the domain had never been renewed, it would have been easy to then provide a link to here and other resources, and also a proxy back to the (still running) ppp server.


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Re: PePiPoo site down??
« Reply #31 on: March 21, 2024, 11:05:21 pm »
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I have a hunch you may not be on Pepipoo anymore...I dont think anyone is??  Which promped my question ??
Yes, I'm well aware of which site I'm on. Your question seemed to be "Can't you get together with Southpaw and amke this site boogie now."... This site is up and running, and has been for a number of months, hence my confusion as to what your point was.

My point was ....it seems a bit terminal for Pepipoo now.

The regular  Posters  on that site will probably need somewhere to weave their magic and get involved with the banter....like before.


Are they all aware of this page/site/domain ??


Yes - they are all aware.

When Pepipoo went down in June last year all the Pepipoo regulars moved over to here and were happy to do so as it seemed Pepipoo would not be resurrected.

When Pepipoo did rise Lazarus like from the dead, most regulars were happy to use both sites.  However, a couple of the council parking experts seemed to make the decision to only use Pepipoo, which I think has adversely affected both sites.

I see no reason why Pepipoo has continued except misplaced sentiment.  No matter how good it has been in the past it's clunky, unsecure and  - most importantly - unreliable.
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Re: PePiPoo site down??
« Reply #32 on: March 21, 2024, 11:11:10 pm »

...The fact that the site owners are unaware of their site being down for days at a time speaks for itself, it suggests that even if it is fixed, should there be another problem it could take days or maybe even weeks to resolve the problem. Of course no site has 100% uptime, ftla experienced a DNS outage last year. The difference is that I was able to get in touch with the platform provider and all was solved within 30 minutes or so.


This ^^^^

AS I said in my post on the "Does anyone still use Pepipoo?" thread, last June it was several weeks before the site owners became aware that Pepipoo had gone down and started to get it sorted out.  The same thing has now happened again - although it's only been a week this time.

If somebody with no knowledge comes to a website looking for advice on parking matters or motoring offences (where timescales are crucial) there's no point using, or being directed to, a site that is unrelaiable and here today gone tomorrow.
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Re: PePiPoo site down??
« Reply #33 on: March 21, 2024, 11:16:13 pm »
I see no reason why Pepipoo has continued except misplaced sentiment.
It's worse than that, Pepitec Ltd has about 30k in the kitty (see Companies House filings) which is supposedly meant to be a fighting fund for some big legal battle rather than for the personal benefit of the owners, or at least that is the rumour.

Obviously 30k would not have paid for a KC, but there are some pretty formidable juniors who could have given Mr Korner a run for his money (Michael Rhimes comes to mind) and if the owners of Pepipoo were still around and had any real interest in fighting for motorists, they would have surely wanted to use the money to fight that battle, considering that an opportunity like that only comes up once a decade or so.
I am not on the "motorists's side", nor am I on the "police/CPS/council's" side, I am simply in favour of the rule of law. Section 6 of the Interpretation Act 1978 applies to everything I post as it would apply to an Act of Parliament. I am a Conservative councillor, this means some people think I am "scum". I am not a lawyer.

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Re: PePiPoo site down??
« Reply #34 on: March 22, 2024, 12:12:10 am »
It seems to be back up and running now.

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Re: PePiPoo site down??
« Reply #35 on: March 22, 2024, 07:12:07 am »
Pepipoo may be back, but for how long this time?

Should we be more aggressively trying to pull traffic to this site, given Pepipoo's fagility? When we thought the domain was going to expire, there was a push within the Council Tickets forum to get people to post here. Maybe because of that, FTLA now comes up on searches more and the Council Tickets forum here is quite busy. The Speeding and Private Parking forums less so.

Maybe encourage all new posters on Pepipoo to open a thread here, too? Short of the black art of manipulating search engines to prefer a particular site, how else to bring posters here?
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Re: PePiPoo site down??
« Reply #36 on: March 22, 2024, 09:31:56 am »
It isn't working properly. The orange "flags" indicating that there are unread posts in a particular thread do not disappear when the posts have been read.
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Re: PePiPoo site down??
« Reply #37 on: March 22, 2024, 02:45:34 pm »
It isn't working properly. The orange "flags" indicating that there are unread posts in a particular thread do not disappear when the posts have been read.

I wonder if the database had a booboo and some of it had to be restored?

Posts appear to be there from just before it went down, but I had to log back in, so possibly something went screwy.

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Re: PePiPoo site down??
« Reply #38 on: March 23, 2024, 12:29:48 am »
I agree. Seems to me that PePiPoo is still not working properly.
If you scroll to the bottom of some of the pages then you see the error message below. EG here in Council & Decrim.

"Copyright 2002-2021 Pepitec Ltd.
Powered By IP.Board 2024  IPS, Inc.
IPS Driver Error
There appears to be an error with the database.
You can try to refresh the page by clicking here"

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Re: PePiPoo site down??
« Reply #39 on: March 23, 2024, 06:05:55 pm »
I see that message on every page

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Re: PePiPoo site down??
« Reply #40 on: March 26, 2024, 07:02:42 am »
Pepipoo seems to have fallen over ... again. Does not bode well.
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Re: PePiPoo site down??
« Reply #41 on: March 26, 2024, 11:39:42 am »
Yeah - it's down again...

As I've said before, one of the most important features of an advice site like Pepipoo (or this one) is that it should be reliable and be there when it's needed

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Re: PePiPoo site down??
« Reply #42 on: March 26, 2024, 12:54:53 pm »
I'm still puzzled why - if as claimed so many regulars have actually moved here - the speed section is vacant in comparison?

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Re: PePiPoo site down??
« Reply #43 on: March 26, 2024, 03:01:20 pm »
I'm still puzzled why - if as claimed so many regulars have actually moved here - the speed section is vacant in comparison?

Is it search results?

I presume most people looking for advice re a NIP wouldn't know about either Pepipoo or FTLA, so is pepipoo just a more popular search result?

Also I'm not sure users on other forums are aware of FTLA?  I post on MSE and Legal Beagles and usually you only see suggestions to go to pepipoo not ftla.

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Re: PePiPoo site down??
« Reply #44 on: March 26, 2024, 04:19:17 pm »
Pepipoo is up and running again.

We should open a book on how long it'll remain so.