Log-In Issues January 17th around 5:00 PM CST

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Log-In Issues January 17th around 5:00 PM CST

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Yesterday, January 17th, the forum apparently automatically logged me out (as in, I didn't log out manually), and then would not let me log in at all.

I would input my user name and password, and I'd keep getting either taken to the basic forum website (but without any indication that I my log in was successful) or to the log-in screen.

If I intentionally provided an incorrect password at log-in, I'd get taken to the "you have entered an incorrect password" screen with a link to contact a Forum Administrator.

But then when I would click on the Forum Administrator link, I'd get a notification that such notifications have been disabled and that, essentially, I couldn't contact anyone.

All of this has been resolved now (obviously, as I am now typing this message), but it leads me to wonder:

If I am unable to log-in to this forum, how am I supposed to contact someone to fix it?

Do I just create a new username and password and get in that way?

Or do I just sit around and hope that whatever issue there is that is causing the problem ultimately gets resolved?
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Re: Log-In Issues January 17th around 5:00 PM CST

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Yesterday was very special because Jack Bogle died. I think the forum was overwhelmed with people logging in.
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Re: Log-In Issues January 17th around 5:00 PM CST

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From communication I had yesterday with LadyGeek, there was a technical issue that caused the logout and unable to login problems. It was identified and resolved.
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Re: Log-In Issues January 17th around 5:00 PM CST

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I experienced this problem yesterday, and today too. It seems to fix itself.
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Re: Log-In Issues January 17th around 5:00 PM CST

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The problem yesterday was a technical issue that was later resolved.

Earlier today, there were some dropouts. A quick check showed that the problem is not the server itself, but getting to the server. (Can't find the website.)

We've had this problem before, which is bad guys mucking up the DNS servers.

Site owner (and server admin) mingstar is aware of the problem and is doing what he can. We don't have control of what happens in the internet.
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