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Initial post: 23 Jun 2014, 21:00:54 BST
Ajarn Col says:
Anyone else having problems with the site? It started just over a week when there was a message saying that site was down. Over the past few days it's changed to '403 Permission Denied' when I try to open my usual a-a-j forum. .

Don't know what's going on.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Jun 2014, 16:30:29 BST
Jackie P says:
Same here.

Posted on 25 Jun 2014, 08:40:26 BST
Last edited by the author on 25 Jun 2014, 08:41:17 BST
T. Franklin says:
Do a google search for "403 permission denied". With luck you'll be able to find a fix for whatever is happening.

Edit: just a thought; could the site have been hacked?

Posted on 25 Jun 2014, 09:02:17 BST
Jackie P says:
The site itself has not been hacked but the forum looks like it has. Investigations into the problem are, from what I gather, now underway.

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Jun 2014, 12:44:23 BST
Ajarn Col says:
Them there jazz police engaging in some self-styled censorship perhaps ;)

Coincidentally, I think the forum crashing coincided with the death of Horace Silver.

Hope that a-a-j forums all up and running again soon as I've discovered some fine jazz on there , as well as being reminded to listen again to others.

Posted on 25 Jun 2014, 14:19:39 BST
Jackie P says:
Forum is back!

"The forum was the victim of a denial of service attack.

I'm hoping we'll remain up, and until we improve our registration security (aka CAPTCHA), we will not accept new registrations.

Also, we are one year into a four year contract with JustHost, so we plan to be around for at least another three years. So whenever there is an issue with the forum it's related to security.

We would not close the forum without advanced notice".

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Jun 2014, 15:13:45 BST
Ajarn Col says:
Thanks for the welcome news, Jackie.

Posted on 29 Jul 2014, 09:04:42 BST
Mark Porter says:
Omg, forum-hackers now! Is nothing sacred anymore???

Keep up the good work Jackie, our defender against the evil forces.

Posted on 20 Oct 2014, 23:50:14 BST
briamazon1 says:
It's been down again for a week or so.

Posted on 21 Oct 2014, 07:49:12 BST
Mark Porter says:
It is working for me - which is nice!

Posted on 21 Oct 2014, 07:52:38 BST
Mark Porter says:
Of course, even Amazon software is subject to gremlins and hackers - we should be grateful when the service is running okay.

Posted on 21 Oct 2014, 10:30:44 BST
Last edited by the author on 21 Oct 2014, 13:03:42 BST
Jackie P says:
The actual AllAboutJazz site itself is still up and can be checked here
(there is a link to the forum on that page but it currently will not work)

Apparently as things stand they don't have the money to keep the forum part of the site going as no one outside of 2-3 people donate when they need to raise funds. I would like to see the forum return but even when it was up and running the amount of traffic/posters was way below what it should have been.

Posted on 21 Oct 2014, 11:22:46 BST
Mark Porter says:
Thanks JP. The problem with donation-based sites is of course that they are at the mercy of their users.

Posted on 6 Jan 2017, 20:03:29 GMT
It seems to be having "issues" again. Sometimes it's accessible, other times not.

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Jan 2017, 21:24:26 GMT
Mark Porter says:
Hi Buddy, a Happy 2017 to you and all posters. It is behaving for me, but of course this may not last ....
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