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Post They Changed It And Now It Sucks - The Site Died Edition
As the more observant among you undoubtedly noticed, Housepets! disappeared for a few days. We missed an update and, more importantly, my 11-year anniversary.

Our hosting provider decided, without notifying our point of contact in advance, to physically relocate the server Housepets! is hosted on. They did not document the network connections and, hilariously, plugged the server back in wrong. Obviously, we all thought that was clever and laughed a lot, sometimes slapping one another on the back between gigglefits.

The site has a new IP address, which may take a little while to propagate to domain name servers, so thanks for bearing with us as full access is restored globally.

P.S. What's up with this service provider? They obviously suck a lot.

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Yeah that ISP really sucks!

(Seriously. I've never had an ISP be that unresponsive, or mess up a hosting config that badly before @.@)

Relatedly, we'll have a new provider soon! :D


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Finally, my life can resume. I missed y'all :cry:

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"Well, that was fun!" he lied, unconvincingly.


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Good to see the site is back, sucks that the hosting provider did that. Happy (belated) anniversary Diss!

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Send Doc (from the Whiteboard), Mungo and Euodant around to say 'thank you'.

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We missed an update and, more importantly, my 11-year anniversary.
OH NO!!!!!!!!!

Belated Congratz!


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plugged the server back in wrong.
They're SO VERY professional! ^^

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Send Doc (from the Whiteboard), Mungo and Euodant around to say 'thank you'.


And Grape, tell her they like to interrupt naps.

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I'm probably the only one the site isn't back for. -.- And its an issue on my end if that is the case. I emptied my cache and I cleared my history. Its only coming up if I use a proxy server.


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Hallo again server. Have you been a naughty boy?

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Dissension Wrote:
As the more observant among you undoubtedly noticed, Housepets! disappeared for a few days. We missed an update and, more importantly, my 11-year anniversary.

Our hosting provider decided, without notifying our point of contact in advance, to physically relocate the server Housepets! is hosted on. They did not document the network connections and, hilariously, plugged the server back in wrong. Obviously, we all thought that was clever and laughed a lot, sometimes slapping one another on the back between gigglefits.

The site has a new IP address, which may take a little while to propagate to domain name servers, so thanks for bearing with us as full access is restored globally.

P.S. What's up with this service provider? They obviously suck a lot.


Heck of a present … but, hey, Happy Anniversary there, Diss. Lots more and happier than this one besides!


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It has been a bad mistake, but at least, it didn't last longer. Let's hope nothing like this will happen again... And, Happy belated Birthday to you, Dissension. :D

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All I can say is THANK GOD the site is back for me again. I was really starting to get worried I would only be able to get on through a VPN.


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Obviously they need a SDN (software defined network) so moving a server doesn't change its IP address.

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So glad to have everything back.

Now I can go back to lurking with the occasional post ;)


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I look forward to seeing when the next time you post will be. :lol:


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Weird detail the change caused, my browser is now using the Twitter tab icon for this site instead the one it had before. Obviously not important, just something I noticed.

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Weird detail the change caused, my browser is now using the Twitter tab icon for this site instead the one it had before. Obviously not important, just something I noticed.

Isn't that called 'flipping you the bird'? :)

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We missed the Dissension anniversary! No!

I missed ALL the Dissension anniversay! NOOO!

Oh, well. Happy spooknniversary, Disssension!

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Happy Birthday, Dissention!
The server relocation seems to be working fine now :)
No long term harm done, and sorry to hear that you missed the 11th anniversary. It's been eleven years already?

just wow

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The site's mostly working for me, except the background image isn't loading. It's trying to load it from http://test.housepetscomic.com/wp-conte ... s-lg-2.png , but test.housepetscomic.com isn't responding.


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Happy birthday Dissention. I couldn't access the site at first but still, I'm just glad the Site's working again.

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I don't think that it was his birthday when he was referring to what was more important than the site being down. It sounded like it was the 11-year anniversary of him BEING on the site.


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OK. Happy Site Day?

Dissday?

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Pretty sure that Diss who is an evil overlord mastermind in the making would like it to be "Dissday" so lets go with that!

Happy belated Dissday!


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The site's mostly working for me, except the background image isn't loading. It's trying to load it from http://test.housepetscomic.com/wp-conte ... s-lg-2.png , but test.housepetscomic.com isn't responding.


Yeah, no background for me either. Hardly a big deal, but hopefully doesn't point to something more serious.

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Think mine's recovered … too bad the stupid ads didn't vaporize. Sigh.


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I'm fine with there being no background as long as I can actually READ the comic and get on the forum.


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Same. No background makes things look a little empty and not as nice, but I'm just happy I get to read this brilliant comic!

Also, Happy Anniversary, Diss!

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RIP Diss's anniversary date.

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*Sigh*


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Well we might have missed the date he joined the forum but I'm sure we won't miss his birthday if it comes up! =P


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Is it just me, or has -126. My Life As A Teenage Squirrel, part 5 not shown up on the Select Chapter drop down for anyone else yet?

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Is it just me, or has -126. My Life As A Teenage Squirrel, part 5 not shown up on the Select Chapter drop down for anyone else yet?

That's probably due to the site having been down when the first comic of the arc came out. I'm sure Rick will fix it when he has time!

Happy Dissday, Diss!

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Nice to see that I actually started a trend that people are following by proclaiming that Diss's anniversary of when he joined the forum is now called Dissday! :D


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what is the dissday? I don't understand


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It's the anniversary of when Diss joined the forum which would have been Halloween 2008.

Yeah Halloween was when he joined the forum. Seems appropriate. :lol:


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But... but if we acknowledge it as Diss day, my auto corrector will keep interfering with my posts!

And it keeps auto correcting Diss Day to Dismay! :'(

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I don't see the problem. There really isn't any difference. XD


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But... but if we acknowledge it as Diss day, my auto corrector will keep interfering with my posts!

And it keeps auto correcting Diss Day to Dismay! :'(


Someday these dad-blagged auto-correctors are gonna blow-up the world...... :evil:


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