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    Default PCWorld and PressF1 Outages

    Is it just me or has the forum been unavailable for like a week... well felt like a week?

    Are the powers that be trying to tell us that PF1 may be laid to rest?

    Just curious....

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    Default Re: PCWorld and PressF1 Outages

    Out for 5 days I think. Not a good look for a site that's supposed to be helping people fix their computers.
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    It's been a bit of a habit, lately.

    My thought would be to take the site back to where it was six months ago - it was not crashing then.
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    Default Re: PCWorld and PressF1 Outages

    Yes true, though I wouldn't exactly say.....

    Quote Originally Posted by zqwerty View Post
    Not a good look for a site that's supposed to be helping people fix their computers.
    The help given is driven by the forum community not IDG (or whoever owns the PCWORLD domain) - a lot of what happens (administration of the forum etc.) is again done by some of our more "seasoned" forum members... I recall some time back there was talk of shutting the forum down but it wasn't because of how active the community was... and PCWorld NZ back then kept it going as they realized it would be "damaging" I guess if they killed the site.

    The forum is not specifically here to "help people fix their computers" but more a place where like-minded computer enthusiasts can come and share their experiences (and ask for help of course) with every day computer problems. Yes there are many IT Pros who are members such as Wainui and myself but the bulk of our community members are just every day folks who come here because they know they'll get good advice rather than getting shafted by some techno-geek at a computer store...

    The reason I posted was because I don't want to see the forum close, it has been fantastic since I joined nearly 15 years ago...

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    It wasn't going yesterday, so I sent ( like several others have done I suspect) an email via the outage link. More than likely no reason why its back, but I suspect if they keep getting requests to fix it they will keep it going.

    Chiefnz is correct, its a community that you can (within reason) ask anything, not just a computer forum. I know there's geekzone but personally I find it having to many choices / subjects. Here there's basically two, help and chat. Nice and tidy

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    Quote Originally Posted by wainuitech View Post
    It wasn't going yesterday, so I sent ( like several others have done I suspect) an email via the outage link. More than likely no reason why its back, but I suspect if they keep getting requests to fix it they will keep it going.

    Chiefnz is correct, its a community that you can (within reason) ask anything, not just a computer forum. I know there's geekzone but personally I find it having to many choices / subjects. Here there's basically two, help and chat. Nice and tidy
    Certainly agree with those comments. I have had a lot of help over the years for which I am very grateful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wainuitech View Post
    It wasn't going yesterday, so I sent ( like several others have done I suspect) an email via the outage link.

    Now PCworld chat is for us, Pressf1 was and still is the help board.
    I didn't email, waste of time, it's down more than up lately.
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    Glad it's back again but I wonder for how long..
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    Quote Originally Posted by piroska View Post
    Now PCworld chat is for us, Pressf1 was and still is the help board.
    I didn't email, waste of time, it's down more than up lately.
    On the page that poped up, there was a link to email them ( not from the main PCWorld site) when doing so , within a few seconds got two auto replies stating the person ( two different) {the persons name} has left IDG Communications Please direct all online and web queries to { other contact name} So I did This was on a Saturday so wasn't expecting a reply for a few days anyway.

    BUT if someone has solved the problem at IDG-- Thanks

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    It's just a ****en joke.

    Either fix it or shut it the **** down.

    Make a decision.

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