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General Category => General Anim8or Forum => Topic started by: kreator on August 16, 2014, 09:37:44 am

Title: Steve.....Connection Problems....again and again
Post by: kreator on August 16, 2014, 09:37:44 am
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Connection Problems

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Steve this really needs to be fixed time and time again I am having this problem.
Title: Re: Steve.....Connection Problems....again and again
Post by: Raxx on August 16, 2014, 04:21:05 pm
Look here (http://www.anim8or.com/smf/index.php/topic,4908.0.html), and here (http://www.anim8or.com/smf/index.php/topic,4852.msg35283.html#msg35283) (I already told you about it). Steve's doing what he can to get it fixed. It's not a life-threatening issue, please be patient until it gets resolved.
Title: Re: Steve.....Connection Problems....again and again
Post by: Steve on August 16, 2014, 05:41:47 pm
I think I have to either upgrade my account to a dedicated server or switch to another provider. Currently there is a limit to the number of simultaneous connections.
Title: Re: Steve.....Connection Problems....again and again
Post by: CrashDrive on September 11, 2014, 02:31:48 am
I'm at about a 30% chance of getting the "unable to connect screen'. It's getting hard
to just navigate the forum once you finally log in.

It's OK it doesn't bother me though.
Title: Re: Steve.....Connection Problems....again and again
Post by: cooldude234 on September 11, 2014, 09:53:46 pm
well the other day it took me about 10 minutes just to post something, and the problem is once I get disconnected I have to reclick replay and rewrite everything and hit post again (I copy and pasted it though) and hope that I don't get the connection error again.
Title: Re: Steve.....Connection Problems....again and again
Post by: thecolclough on September 20, 2014, 10:01:13 am
I think I have to either upgrade my account to a dedicated server or switch to another provider. Currently there is a limit to the number of simultaneous connections.

just thinking out loud here... we haven't been given any figures, so i don't really know how much money we're talking about, but: if a server upgrade is the answer, then what if Steve set up a donation pool (via Paypal or similar), and those of us in the users' community who are willing and able - nothing compulsory - could each contribute a few //$/whatever to help pay for the upgrade?  a hunded-dollar price hike (for example) might be a serious obstacle for one guy, but 20 of us chipping in a fiver each would be a lot less painful.  since the forums are here for the community's benefit, it would be a nice gesture if the community could help steve with the practical necessities to keep it working smoothly :)
Title: Re: Steve.....Connection Problems....again and again
Post by: ENSONIQ5 on September 20, 2014, 10:59:01 am
I think I have to either upgrade my account to a dedicated server or switch to another provider. Currently there is a limit to the number of simultaneous connections.

just thinking out loud here... we haven't been given any figures, so i don't really know how much money we're talking about, but: if a server upgrade is the answer, then what if Steve set up a donation pool (via Paypal or similar), and those of us in the users' community who are willing and able - nothing compulsory - could each contribute a few //$/whatever to help pay for the upgrade?  a hunded-dollar price hike (for example) might be a serious obstacle for one guy, but 20 of us chipping in a fiver each would be a lot less painful.  since the forums are here for the community's benefit, it would be a nice gesture if the community could help steve with the practical necessities to keep it working smoothly :)

This idea is made out of pure awesome.  If it'd help, I'd be in it.
Title: Re: Steve.....Connection Problems....again and again
Post by: cooldude234 on September 21, 2014, 01:32:22 am
I think I have to either upgrade my account to a dedicated server or switch to another provider. Currently there is a limit to the number of simultaneous connections.

just thinking out loud here... we haven't been given any figures, so i don't really know how much money we're talking about, but: if a server upgrade is the answer, then what if Steve set up a donation pool (via Paypal or similar), and those of us in the users' community who are willing and able - nothing compulsory - could each contribute a few //$/whatever to help pay for the upgrade?  a hunded-dollar price hike (for example) might be a serious obstacle for one guy, but 20 of us chipping in a fiver each would be a lot less painful.  since the forums are here for the community's benefit, it would be a nice gesture if the community could help steve with the practical necessities to keep it working smoothly :)

I'd donate to that :D
(specially since I can barely makes post as is without getting stupid connection errors)
Title: Re: Steve.....Connection Problems....again and again
Post by: Blick Fang on September 24, 2014, 09:25:27 pm
Where's the "like" button? :-)

Also there is a data center behind me.  I can hook you up with a dedicated server.  Let me know what you want and I'll run it by sales
Title: Re: Steve.....Connection Problems....again and again
Post by: CrashDrive on October 21, 2014, 02:34:10 am
Just like to say.. I've had no problems connecting for last couple of weeks.
Thanks to Steve if you had something to do with that.
Title: Re: Steve.....Connection Problems....again and again
Post by: cooldude234 on October 22, 2014, 01:59:11 am
I haven't either.
Although I upgraded my router to a faster more stable one. So maybe because of that I'm not waiting for the next open connection to be just taken again from someone else lol ;p