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Old 03-17-2017, 08:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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This website was down for the last three days. How is that not news worthy? If it is bananas.org's web host's fault, I can suggest another host. I pay $4 per month for my web host's service and my web site is almost never down.
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Old 03-17-2017, 09:08 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 03-17-2017, 09:21 AM   #3 (permalink)
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It's not down that often. Once a year... maybe twice... They probably have to do maintenance. For the price I pay to be here, I won't complain...
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Old 03-17-2017, 10:34 AM   #4 (permalink)
 
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It's not down that often. Once a year... maybe twice... They probably have to do maintenance. For the price I pay to be here, I won't complain...
It is customary to preannounce being down for maintenance in consideration of forum members.
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I am more curious what happened. As has already been stated, for what we pay to be here, we can't complain. I am overjoyed it's here for us to enjoy. Maybe a short thread explaining with an apology or something is in order, but I don't require it.
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What it seems I actually have: Brazilian, Cavendish, Namwah, Dwarf Red, Gros Michel, Pisang Ceylon, Veinte Cohol and SH 3640, and American Goldfinger. FHIA 1, Paggi and FHIA 17... Always room for one more.
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Old 03-17-2017, 11:01 AM   #6 (permalink)
 
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Only the advertisers have a right to complain. Do the advertisers read the site's news? Or, do their contracts stipulate that advertising costs will be prorated based on downtime? Just curious.

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Old 03-17-2017, 11:03 AM   #7 (permalink)
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It is customary to preannounce being down for maintenance in consideration of forum members.
In that case, I would agree but I do not know what happened. I only assumed. Anyways, I'll gladly put up with it. This is still a very nice place for us.
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This website was down for the last three days. How is that not news worthy? If it is bananas.org's web host's fault, I can suggest another host. I pay $4 per month for my web host's service and my web site is almost never down.
Good question. ... I sent an email to the Domain owner/tech. I have not gotten a reply. The website & forum appears to be hosted from San Antonio, Tx and the registered owner is in Australia. ... Looking at the trace route now compared to a trace route 2 days ago, the forum server was off line or the virtual IP was shut down.
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Don't know what happened but the server hosts multiple forums. I am also on AlbertaChickensEtc. forum and it went down at same time for almost as long. That sites moderator said the server said it was from overload.
Who knows, maybe hacked or "The Russians"
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Old 03-17-2017, 04:56 PM   #10 (permalink)
 
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This website was down for the last three days. How is that not news worthy? If it is bananas.org's web host's fault, I can suggest another host. I pay $4 per month for my web host's service and my web site is almost never down.
Aruzinsky mate,
How long have you been a member of Bananas .org?
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Aruzinsky mate,
How long have you been a member of Bananas .org?
Since 2/22/17 after which this website has been down twice, for more than a day. I have been frequenting other web forums since 1998 and such frequency and length of downtimes is very rare.
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Guess what......... the site has not been down since I have been on it......five years
I thought I was geo banned for making an off color post...

The forum is free..... well almost, you do give up browsing data and cookies,
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Old 03-17-2017, 08:38 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I joined this site many years ago. I met the founder of the site, Mediahound, when I was down for a show I attended, The Tropical Plant Industry Exposition. I don't think Mediahound has any more to do with the site, (I think it's been sold), but I,too, wonder why it's down so much.
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Yeah it occasionally shuts down - roll with it. There's plenty of weird and wonderful forums out there. I haven't noticed any adverts though - I wonder how they make their money?
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it's my fault
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It happens on rare occasions, but those are the times I finally get some long overdue stuff done. Apparently I am on here way too often....
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Old 03-18-2017, 02:40 PM   #17 (permalink)
 
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Yeah it occasionally shuts down - roll with it. There's plenty of weird and wonderful forums out there. I haven't noticed any adverts though - I wonder how they make their money?
You must be running an ad blocker. Pause it and you will see.
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Varieties I supposedly bought: Manzano, Cavendish, Blue Java, Sweetheart, and Gros Michel.
What it seems I actually have: Brazilian, Cavendish, Namwah, Dwarf Red, Gros Michel, Pisang Ceylon, Veinte Cohol and SH 3640, and American Goldfinger. FHIA 1, Paggi and FHIA 17... Always room for one more.
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I still own the site, I never sold it. I just don't have time lately to come and hang out and post, read all the posts, etc., like in years past.
The site earns next to nothing from the few google ads that are peppered around here and there, and with the costs to run it and store all the data, bandwidth etc, its a loss, but that's OK, as I did not start this project with money in mind.

Actually I did not realize it was down and as soon as I did (thanks to an email I received from a post on the Bananas.org Facebook page! ), I restarted the server.
I should setup some notifications to alert when the site goes down..
anyway, sorry about that, everyone!
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And thank you for this site!!!
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