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    This topic contains 6 replies, has 5 voices, and was last updated by  Charlie 7 hours, 11 minutes ago.

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    • #167145 Reply


      Have not been able to get to windowssecrets.com for several days, appears to be down. It has been throwing a “Error 503 Backend fetch failed” error. isitdownrightnow.com says it has been down for more than a week.

      Does anyone know what’s up?


    • #167176 Reply

      AskWoody MVP

      We have heard this is true, but so far don’t know the reason.

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      • #167194 Reply

        AskWoody MVP

        It’s been down for some 30+ hours now, over the previous two weeks or so I had seen daily outages that might have lasted 10 to 30 minutes or so.

        The owners were contacted yesterday, their technicians have been alerted, all we can do now is wait.

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        • #167677 Reply

          AskWoody Lounger

          It’s still down.  Have Penton shoved their unloved child over a cliff?

          • #167729 Reply

            AskWoody MVP

            From my limited 3rd-hand info, the trigger was likely a hardware error.

            Penton haven’t owned it for some time, Informa are the current owners.

    • #168694 Reply

      AskWoody Lounger

      It’s still down. Have Penton shoved their unloved child over a cliff?

      Makes you wonder doesn’t it.  I can’t imagine why Penton/Informa would consider the very popular, informative, successful WSL site an unloved child.  Even more so, I can’t imagine why they are keeping the site administrators and moderators in the dark!

    • #168956 Reply

      AskWoody Lounger

      My post above refers to the Windows Secrets Forum (commonly called the Lounge), not the Windows Secrets Newsletter.  This is for those who keep getting the two confused.   🙂

    Please follow the -Lounge Rules- no personal attacks, no swearing, and politics/religion are relegated to the Rants forum.

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