Saturday, 6 June 2009

Problems accessing main site

For some reason many are having a problem getting through to the main site. Instead of the latest page you get a cached page from April. To get round this please use this URL

If it doesn't work first time then try again.

Many thanks

32 comments:

Anonymous said...

still can't view comments, not seen yesterday morning, getting withdrawal symptoms

Anonymous said...

Oddly, I have been getting this problem on my i-phone but not on my Mac. The cached page includes two typically masterful articles by Morus. Cui bono?

antifrank said...

I'm not able to view comments either - it's just suddenly switched for me in the last half hour.

Anonymous said...

Anon it does work using cut and paste,use the ip address to get onto the site,click on comments you get a white screen,at the top of the browser you will have a http://politicalbetting.com/ if you delete only politicalbetting.com and replace it with the ip address you will get to the comments,make a comment and it you will be ok while your pc is running

antifrank said...

Second anonymous, I've tried that and it still isn't working for me.

Sean Thomas said...

Same for me. This is increasingly crap - sorry guys.

antifrank said...

I can now view comments (though the whole site has gone into a horrible green mess) but can't post. While that is probably a relief for many, it's incredibly frustrating for me.

Sean Thomas said...

The work around doesn't work around for me.

This problem started yesterday, on my iTouch then my mobile. Now it has spread to my laptop.

Not the ideal weekend for pb to totally fall apart!

Anonymous said...

Antifrank I did it and it worked for me

Anonymous said...

All I can say wherever you see politicalbetting.com replace with 87.106.214.196 leave the rest of the field intact.

Anonymous said...

still stuffed getting onto main site

Sean Thomas said...

Tried it for a third time, no joy. I can get to the main site, but as soon as I click on comments it self-destructs - and the work around don't work.

Ah well. Maybe I needed some time off pb! Back to thriller writing.

antifrank said...

I share SeanT's problem. Maybe it's the internet's way of telling me to do something useful.

Anonymous said...

People don't give up it works I had the horrible green mess went to comments and they were awful went back to the headline and back again to comments all is ok
Robert S has put a message up and says he's reloaded the ip address and now hopes it will eventually work give it time and keep trying.

fleetofworlds said...

I can access the main site from my Mac but on my Nokia E71 I get the (admittedly super) article from Morus in April. Trying the 87.106.214.196 route doesnt work on the E71 - just get a white screen

So frustrated!! said...

still can't see comments....very frustrating!! Tried the cut and paste...still nothing just blank screen. What is an IP address please?

Anonymous said...

Try putting www2 in front of politicalbetting.com (so http://www2.politicalbetting.com/index.php/etc)

Anonymous said...

I'm also only seeing the April posts, and I'm pretty sure it's not a DNS problem: politicalbetting.com & www2.politicalbetting.com already both point to 87.106.214.196.

Anonymous said...

It may be a COOKIE problem; try deleting all the cookies from politicalbetting.com

Anonymous said...

Nope, tried that and it made no difference.

Rightwinggit said...

When I click on a page link from my follow list, the site loads but the page is blank...it doesn't look like over demand on the server, because you wouldn't be served the page at all, I would have thought.

Hope this helps you find the problem, people.

Norfolk Blogger said...

I cannot view comments, which is annoying as people ahve been commenting about me and I cannot read them !!!

Anonymous said...

Have a read of the 3rd anon 11:09 it does work replace politicalbetting.com with 87.106.214.196
the rest of the line of text is left alone

Simon said...

is it just me or has the main site fallen over?

Getting HTTP 500 errors

Can't be traffic at this time of night

Me said...

Problem for me too! And I was going to post a long response to Martin...

Peter from Putney said...

Yep, I'm having the same problems Simon has described above.

Grrh, Grrh, Grrh, ad infinitum.

Fitaloon said...

Looks like it's down.

Me said...

I am able to acess, but not to comment.

Me said...

I think it's back now.

Anonymous said...

Any update on this problem Mike? Still seeing the cached April page unless I go to the IP address.

Anonymous said...

07 June 2009 11:32

Just turned on pc and got to pb no problem ,read 3rd anon from top it does work

Mike Smithson said...

SEE NEW POST ON A WORK ROUND