It occurred to me that this thread would have been better placed somewhere else (e.g., the "General"
forum?). If you want to move it somewhere else, including the trashcan, be my guest. It's served its purpose and can only be a distraction from now on.
Christian Elowsky wrote:
[BEGINNING OF RANT]
The BEST option to check the status of AB is to hit up their facebook page. They update down times there. The problem with asking on any discussion board is that many folks do not hit more than one, so replies are slow. FB is a much faster option.https://www.facebook.com/groups/arachnoboards/
I have a personal disinclination to have anything to do with FaceBook or any of the other "social networking" sites. At one time several years ago one of my family members waxed effusively about it and convinced me to open an account/become a member/whatever on FaceBook. "It'll make it SOOooo much easier for us to keep in touch!" Within less than 48 hours I had over 100 people who wanted to be my friend! A large portion of whom couldn't even spell my name right! I nuked that sucker pronto. Phooey!
Now, when I visit that link the !@#$%! thing wants me to either sign in or open another account before they'll have anything to do with me. No way! I live in a motorhome
out in the sticks
to get away from frenzied, largely meaningless, social networking, among other things. Neither do I do texting or participate in personal messaging on the various forums. If anyone needs to get hold of me, they can use this forum or the options itemized in my signature.[END OF RANT]
Having said all that, it now appears likely that my inability to connect to AB lies with some peculiarity of the Wifi hotspot I'm using. I've uninstalled Mozilla Firefox and reinstalled it to no avail. And, I've found that I can't connect to AB using IE either. Sometime this afternoon I'll go into the Village of Clinton
to a coffee shop and try logging on through their hotspot. Under any circumstances, it's really not terribly important. Neither AB nor I will suffer by my absence.
In a worst case scenario, I'll be moving back to civilization in a week to a proven hotspot.
Besides, in the long run I prefer the ATS forum anyway.
"The more people I meet, the more I like my tarantulas."