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    Re: RS Site outage 20th March 2013

    Glad to see the site back up again. When I clicked on this thread just a minute or so ago it went to the same error messages I was getting yesterday. Kinda hit and miss right now but mostly hit so that is good and progress is being made.
    If its listed at the Talk Gold ponzi and crime forum its a SCAM.

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    Re: RS Site outage 20th March 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie Haskell View Post
    Glad to see the site back up again. When I clicked on this thread just a minute or so ago it went to the same error messages I was getting yesterday. Kinda hit and miss right now but mostly hit so that is good and progress is being made.
    Trying with what I've got.
    Will update here with major announcements.

    Jason

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    Re: RS Site outage 20th March 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by scratchycat View Post
    I forgot to congratulate you Jason on your new role as Administrator - Congratulations!!! You computer geek!! We can thank Banner's Broker for getting you over here!
    Congrats Jason on being made admin
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    Re: RS Site outage 20th March 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by Poyol View Post
    Trying with what I've got.
    Will update here with major announcements.

    Jason
    Everybody appreciates the efforts no doubt. I am just glad there are some computer savy folks on board here that understand what they are working with. Thanks!
    If its listed at the Talk Gold ponzi and crime forum its a SCAM.

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    Re: RS Site outage 20th March 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie Haskell View Post
    Everybody appreciates the efforts no doubt. I am just glad there are some computer savy folks on board here that understand what they are working with. Thanks!
    Oh to be young and know how all this stuff works...LOL....

    Maybe when Jason is done fixing the forum he could teach me how to use this new phone I just got given....Called a "smart phone"...Should be called an "anti older person phone" IMO....
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    Re: RS Site outage 20th March 2013

    Can someone tell me the number of guests on the forum at this current time please.

    Working from my phone and can only see so much!

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    Re: RS Site outage 20th March 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by Poyol View Post
    Can someone tell me the number of guests on the forum at this current time please.

    Working from my phone and can only see so much!
    4members and 3 guests Jason

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    Re: RS Site outage 20th March 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by Poyol View Post
    Can someone tell me the number of guests on the forum at this current time please.

    Working from my phone and can only see so much!
    As of 3:35 p.m. EDT U.S.A:

    782 users online. 23 members and 759 guests

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    Re: RS Site outage 20th March 2013

    Thanks, Judy.
    Thanks, Patrick.

    The most we had was 10k+ before security was in place.

    Site us still slow but useable.

    Your thoughts/opinions?

    Jason

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    Re: RS Site outage 20th March 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by Poyol View Post
    Thanks, Judy.
    Thanks, Patrick.

    The most we had was 10k+ before security was in place.

    Site us still slow but useable.

    Your thoughts/opinions?

    Jason
    The site is working as fast or faster than it was before on my end at least.
    If its listed at the Talk Gold ponzi and crime forum its a SCAM.

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    Re: RS Site outage 20th March 2013

    I'm using my phone. That could account for speed. Duh!

    I did implement some caching that should speed things up.

    Glad it's worked!

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    Re: RS Site outage 20th March 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by Poyol View Post
    Thanks, Judy.
    Thanks, Patrick.

    The most we had was 10k+ before security was in place.

    Site is still slow but useable.

    Your thoughts/opinions?

    Jason
    I just posted this Jason:

    There are currently 777 users online. 22 members and 755 guests

    Most users ever online was 10,775, Yesterday at 08:22 AM.

    Seems to be working good, still checking browser but working.
    Don't get ripped off!! Stay informed!

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    Re: RS Site outage 20th March 2013

    If you message me your IPs I'll be able to bypass them through some of our security.

    Jason

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    Re: RS Site outage 20th March 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by okosh View Post
    Oh to be young and know how all this stuff works...LOL....

    Maybe when Jason is done fixing the forum he could teach me how to use this new phone I just got given....Called a "smart phone"...Should be called an "anti older person phone" IMO....

    Hi okosh,

    I know what you mean, I bought the wife one last month because she lost her mobile phone and I did the usual calling the number to see if we could hear it ringing and couldn't she then informed me that the battery could be flat as it had been beeping that painful charge me tone!

    She did try using the new phone but she kept scrolling too far or not enough to find her contacts, then she found the phone she had lost in a different handbagso she now has the original phone and is happy. So who has the new smartphone? I rest my case!

    Note to Jason I have just tried to add a hyperlink and the page froze?
    Just a quick pointer if any of you use a smartphone you can access RS via your phone scroll to the footer and select the dropdown menu --RS Main Style and choose between
    -- Mobile Site Premium
    -- Default Mobile Style
    This will then enable you to view the site and read and answer posts via your smartphone!

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    Re: RS Site outage 20th March 2013

    Great stuff Jason. Banners Broker and other ponzis must be cursing the day they met you and you met Real Scam.


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    Re: RS Site outage 20th March 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by grumpyoldfart View Post

    Hi okosh,

    I know what you mean, I bought the wife one last month because she lost her mobile phone and I did the usual calling the number to see if we could hear it ringing and couldn't she then informed me that the battery could be flat as it had been beeping that painful charge me tone!

    She did try using the new phone but she kept scrolling too far or not enough to find her contacts, then she found the phone she had lost in a different handbagso she now has the original phone and is happy. So who has the new smartphone? I rest my case!



    Just a quick pointer if any of you use a smartphone you can access RS via your phone scroll to the footer and select the dropdown menu --RS Main Style and choose between
    -- Mobile Site Premium
    -- Default Mobile Style
    This will then enable you to view the site and read and answer posts via your smartphone!

    Kind Regards
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    Hi John,
    Here in Aus the phone is free when you go onto a new phone contract....That's how I got the phone....Kid helping me in the store said you push this button for email, that button for shopping, this button for texting, that button for this, this button for that and here is the button for facebook....I then asked, "but is there a button for when I want to make a phone call??"....LOL....
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    Re: RS Site outage 20th March 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by Poyol View Post
    If you message me your IPs I'll be able to bypass them through some of our security.

    Jason
    You an admin now....You can see our IP's......I think mine changes every time I connect to the net since I'm on wireless.....Joolia hasn't given my area NBN yet...LOL...I can't even get broadband yet...
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    Re: RS Site outage 20th March 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by okosh View Post
    You an admin now....You can see our IP's......I think mine changes every time I connect to the net since I'm on wireless.....Joolia hasn't given my area NBN yet...LOL...I can't even get broadband yet...
    ATM, all incoming logins are being re routed through Cloudfare as part of the DDoS protection, so we're only seeing Cloudfare I.P.s
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    Re: RS Site outage 20th March 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by GlimDropper View Post
    I would like to take this occasion to publicly thank Jason (and Mr. P) for all they have done in the last day or so. And if I may say, Jason looks good in Moderator Jackboots.
    Hear, hear!

    And I would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank Scam dot com and its owner, George 'The Scammers Best Friend' Dranichak, for spinelessly deleting their Banners Broker thread (among many, many others). Were it not for that, Jason wouldn't be here.

    Nice one, George!
    "There's a sucker born every minute"... which wouldn't be so bad if there wasn't a sociopath to exploit them born every hour.

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    Re: RS Site outage 20th March 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by Poyol View Post
    If you message me your IPs I'll be able to bypass them through some of our security.

    Jason
    Guess I'll just have to live with it. I'm on an aircard and every time I fire up it's a new IP. at least I can get in but it's slower than dumb Dora, ( you know, the girl that was so slo-o-o-w that she sat on a pin when she was 15, but didn't feel the p***k till she was 22...!)
    It seems like in this "industry" common sense is not all that common!

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    Re: RS Site outage 20th March 2013

    Working good for me now, and no Cloudfare this session?
    Have been checking the site on and off during the day, but seems to be working at 'normal' pace for the moment. No bugs that I can see.

    I don't understand the point of a DDoS on a site like this, what does it achieve? Some downtime for a day or three then life goes on as normal.
    Presumably they were hoping the RS hosts would get annoyed, and boot the site off their servers.

    Cloudfare isn't a cheap service - if RS needs contributions to help pay any costs, I'm sure there would be no shortage of people willing to donate a bit via Paypal (as long as this isn't some sort of scam!)...
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    Re: RS Site outage 20th March 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by Hypanor View Post
    Working good for me now, and no Cloudfare this session?
    Have been checking the site on and off during the day, but seems to be working at 'normal' pace for the moment. No bugs that I can see.

    I don't understand the point of a DDoS on a site like this, what does it achieve? Some downtime for a day or three then life goes on as normal.
    Presumably they were hoping the RS hosts would get annoyed, and boot the site off their servers.

    Cloudfare isn't a cheap service - if RS needs contributions to help pay any costs, I'm sure there would be no shortage of people willing to donate a bit via Paypal (as long as this isn't some sort of scam!)...
    Hypanor,

    Cloudflare is still protecting the site.
    Just amended some security settings and some other things (not willing to go into here!) to allow for better navigation and more security.

    Don't worry about Cloudflare being a scam - some of the big names use their services (Metallica) being one. Haha!

    Jason

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    Re: RS Site outage 20th March 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by Hypanor View Post
    Cloudfare isn't a cheap service - if RS needs contributions to help pay any costs, I'm sure there would be no shortage of people willing to donate a bit via Paypal (as long as this isn't some sort of scam!)...
    That is a bad choice for donation.Don't you know that paypal is terrible for online transaction?Donations should be made to either STP,Liberty Reserve or the very least Payza.Should Realscam wisen up and accept bitcoin, that would be good as well.Of course you need send your notarised id, fingerprints and signature and give realscam access to your bank accounts and credit cards in order for Realscam to check if you can afford to donate.

    Oh yeah , congrats to Poyol for being made admin.

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    Re: RS Site outage 20th March 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by Nourjan View Post
    That is a bad choice for donation.Don't you know that paypal is terrible for online transaction?Donations should be made to either STP,Liberty Reserve or the very least Payza.Should Realscam wisen up and accept bitcoin, that would be good as well.Of course you need send your notarised id, fingerprints and signature and give realscam access to your bank accounts and credit cards in order for Realscam to check if you can afford to donate.

    Oh yeah , congrats to Poyol for being made admin.
    Thanks, Nourjan!

    I'll try to do you all proud.

    I've got an open door, anyone with any question/queries let me know.

    Jason

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    Re: RS Site outage 20th March 2013

    Jason, I just logged in and it is showing these figures:

    There are currently 1177 users online. 14 members and 1163 guests - 7:41 am CST March 22, 2013

    Most users ever online was 10,775, 03-20-2013 at 06:22 AM.

    So we are still getting some heavy traffic but happy that due to your efforts it is still up and going.
    Don't get ripped off!! Stay informed!

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