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tabatha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-01-11 01:39 AM
Response to Reply #75
80. Yep, that is how I found out
searching on twitter - I think I read one of your tweets.
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  -FYI: Some people have been experiencing difficulty connecting to the site. Skinner  Feb-28-11 03:05 PM   #0 
  - Thanks for fixing it so quickly. n/t  FSogol   Feb-28-11 03:06 PM   #1 
  - Phew  malaise   Feb-28-11 05:12 PM   #10 
  - I only wish that were the case... Countless regions are still out >8 hours later..  hlthe2b   Feb-28-11 09:11 PM   #34 
  - I'm glad it's fixed now, but it wasn't quickly for me. Down for a day. n/t  elocs   Mar-01-11 01:04 PM   #163 
  - Thank goodness you're back!  Kber   Feb-28-11 03:09 PM   #2 
  - Oh yeah?  LiberalAndProud   Feb-28-11 03:10 PM   #3 
  - Hackers attacked the Koch-sponsored site and so ......  Shaman Omaha   Mar-01-11 10:15 AM   #126 
     - No need to worry  RoccoR5955   Mar-01-11 01:53 PM   #175 
        - lol nt  madmax   Mar-01-11 05:28 PM   #189 
  - Thankyew. Was worried there for a few minutes. Not quite starting to hyperventilate, but... n/t  TygrBright   Feb-28-11 03:10 PM   #4 
  - Me too!  rbixby   Feb-28-11 03:22 PM   #7 
  - thank you for the quick repair  reggie the dog   Feb-28-11 03:15 PM   #5 
  - K&R  pinboy3niner   Feb-28-11 03:22 PM   #6 
  - Thank you, Skinner...  CaliforniaPeggy   Feb-28-11 03:26 PM   #8 
  - thanks, I think I'm getting paranoid here... thought it was something  Lifelong Protester   Feb-28-11 03:28 PM   #9 
  - Keep the paranoria...........  socialist_n_TN   Feb-28-11 05:35 PM   #11 
  - Thanks.  Daphne08   Feb-28-11 05:53 PM   #12 
  - I had to delete my cookie first  nuxvomica   Feb-28-11 05:54 PM   #13 
  - Thank you! I've been unable to connect at any time today...  Rhiannon12866   Feb-28-11 05:55 PM   #14 
  - Spreading the word, thanks!  derby378   Feb-28-11 05:59 PM   #15 
  - I can only connect from  slay   Feb-28-11 06:09 PM   #16 
  - FYI - neither the .net or .org links work  Matariki   Feb-28-11 06:11 PM   #17 
  - None of the solutions worked for me but a friend told me to try using  Catherina   Feb-28-11 06:26 PM   #18 
  - .org, .net just forward to .com so it doesn't work  idrahaje   Mar-01-11 03:07 PM   #186 
  - I think it started about 4 pm yesterday...  kentuck   Feb-28-11 06:39 PM   #19 
  - DNS doesn't play well with opinion  DisgustipatedinCA   Feb-28-11 08:27 PM   #30 
  - FWIW: neither of those alternates work... cleared cache & cookies  hlthe2b   Feb-28-11 06:47 PM   #20 
  - I have a theory...  kentuck   Feb-28-11 06:57 PM   #21 
     - As good a theory as I can come with...  hlthe2b   Feb-28-11 07:03 PM   #23 
  - Had the same issue, changed my DNS server in my router...  Rosco T.   Feb-28-11 06:58 PM   #22 
  - I couldn't connect through Google DNS here in New England  SecularMotion   Feb-28-11 07:23 PM   #24 
  - for some reason I have been able to connect only with a proxy  BOG PERSON   Feb-28-11 07:24 PM   #25 
  - Same here.  Lugnut   Feb-28-11 11:05 PM   #60 
  - I can still only connect on upload. democraticunderground .com  slay   Feb-28-11 07:32 PM   #26 
  - Same here in Florida.  Mojorabbit   Mar-01-11 10:06 AM   #122 
     - I couldn't connect with DU from about noon yesterday,  lob1   Mar-01-11 01:11 PM   #165 
        - I still can't connect without using the proxy server. nt  Mojorabbit   Mar-01-11 07:05 PM   #193 
  - Going on hour 6 now and still not able to connect without going through a proxy server.  MilesColtrane   Feb-28-11 07:35 PM   #27 
  - Me either... this is far more wide spread than I think is assumed.  hlthe2b   Feb-28-11 09:13 PM   #35 
     - I still can't connect normally either  slay   Feb-28-11 09:19 PM   #36 
  - After hours of being denied my virtual home, I finally connected.  CrispyQ   Feb-28-11 07:35 PM   #28 
  - I thought my evil RW server blocked the site  Horse with no Name   Feb-28-11 10:55 PM   #55 
     - I'm embarrassed to admit how much work I got done without my DU addition.  CrispyQ   Mar-01-11 09:40 AM   #116 
  - K&R n/t  frebrd   Feb-28-11 07:40 PM   #29 
  - Just a spot report for ya  Skeeve   Feb-28-11 08:57 PM   #31 
  - I had a whole afternoon to 'play' and drats! On a proxy now. I'm in IN.  snappyturtle   Feb-28-11 09:00 PM   # 
  - I can't get in using any of those  SharonRB   Feb-28-11 09:00 PM   #32 
  - That's the proxy I'm using.  Lugnut   Mar-01-11 12:08 AM   #66 
     - Yep....yay for Panic Room  rainbow4321   Mar-01-11 11:25 AM   #149 
        - I'm okay now.  Lugnut   Mar-01-11 11:42 AM   #153 
        - Please PM me panic room details.  Melissa G   Mar-01-11 01:17 PM   #166 
  - still having to use a proxy here  Kali   Feb-28-11 09:09 PM   #33 
  - Thanks for the link  lfairban   Mar-01-11 01:24 AM   #78 
  - Skinner...there is spotty "difficulty" in many places tonight. You were OUT ALL DAY in my area...  KoKo   Feb-28-11 09:20 PM   #37 
  - my thread might help some of you:  steve2470   Feb-28-11 09:22 PM   #38 
  - Here in the UAE, I am only able to connect through TOR  JCMach1   Feb-28-11 09:33 PM   #39 
  - Using a proxy, still can't connect normally. Many features don't work.  madfloridian   Feb-28-11 09:41 PM   #40 
  - Me too. I am in Time Warner Carlsbad, CA  itsrobert   Feb-28-11 09:48 PM   #41 
  - Why do we have to do that? I am no tech expert.  madfloridian   Feb-28-11 10:06 PM   #43 
     - It's not your firefox or IE that's failing to work  DisgustipatedinCA   Feb-28-11 10:27 PM   #46 
        - Could this be part of running out of IP numbers?  csziggy   Feb-28-11 10:31 PM   #49 
        - thanks for spending the time explaining ! nt  steve2470   Feb-28-11 10:31 PM   #50 
        - Thanks for the info. I kinda sorta understand.  madfloridian   Feb-28-11 10:32 PM   #51 
        - Thank you for that detailed explanation--question re: proxies  hlthe2b   Feb-28-11 11:51 PM   #65 
        - I was getting very worried...  DAMANgoldberg   Mar-01-11 01:21 AM   #77 
        - OK, I was kind of with you until I got to all of those 8s and then I got lost.  Skidmore   Mar-01-11 07:29 AM   #100 
        - If you're posting, I wouldn't worry about it  CabalPowered   Mar-01-11 10:16 AM   #127 
        - Ok. So, couple of days earlier, my Twitter page wouldn't load all day. Any connection?  snot   Mar-01-11 10:08 AM   #123 
  - Try 4.2.2.2 & 8.8.8.8 as your nameservers (DNS entries)  DisgustipatedinCA   Feb-28-11 09:56 PM   #42 
     - Thanks, that worked for me  itsrobert   Mar-01-11 10:11 AM   #125 
     - Thank you! Worked perfectly for me, too.  Lone_Star_Dem   Mar-01-11 11:15 AM   #148 
     - 4.2.2.2. worked for me!! My ISP + google's 8.8.8.4 all fail. nt  nc4bo   Mar-01-11 11:30 AM   #150 
     - thank you  reggie the dog   Mar-01-11 12:11 PM   #155 
     - I have been using that DNS entry for YEARS  RoccoR5955   Mar-01-11 02:07 PM   #179 
     - Worked perfectly! I passed the word to others who are having difficulties. Thanks! n/t  cynatnite   Mar-01-11 07:33 PM   #194 
  - Still having access problems  Wednesdays   Feb-28-11 10:12 PM   #44 
  - I am on using a Proxy listed in the Yahoo DU Panic room -  NRaleighLiberal   Feb-28-11 10:17 PM   #45 
  - How does this information help me if I can't access the site to view it? ( n/t )  Make7   Feb-28-11 10:28 PM   #47 
  - come in via proxy server or anonymizer  DisgustipatedinCA   Feb-28-11 10:30 PM   #48 
  - LOL - Now why didn't I think of that?  Make7   Feb-28-11 11:03 PM   #59 
  - some of us are posting the suggested fixes in other locations  Kali   Feb-28-11 11:44 PM   #64 
  - I had trouble from another location AND from my phone  Renew Deal   Feb-28-11 10:42 PM   #52 
  - Almost midnight ET and I STILL can not access DU... except  hlthe2b   Feb-28-11 10:51 PM   #53 
  - have you tried changing your DNS servers ? nt  steve2470   Feb-28-11 10:52 PM   #54 
     - I access using a sprint wireless (overdrive) device...  hlthe2b   Feb-28-11 10:55 PM   #56 
        - does it have any kind of configuration menus ? if not, then yeah... bummer nt  steve2470   Feb-28-11 10:59 PM   #57 
           - It ist software driven... and I don't think there are any  hlthe2b   Feb-28-11 11:02 PM   #58 
  - Still nothing here...  Earth_First   Feb-28-11 11:10 PM   #61 
  - a TIP for logging in  Tx4obama   Feb-28-11 11:18 PM   #62 
  - That's how I finally figured out how to login. nt  laundry_queen   Mar-01-11 10:18 AM   #128 
  - Finally just signed in via a proxy.  Starry Messenger   Feb-28-11 11:29 PM   #63 
  - I'm in via a proxy.  trackfan   Mar-01-11 12:19 AM   #67 
  - Out most of the day, just fine now. What was I to do?  usregimechange   Mar-01-11 12:25 AM   #68 
  - I first got in about an hour ago via a poxy.  Tx4obama   Mar-01-11 12:31 AM   #71 
  - Finally at 12:15 am CT able to connect directly to DU from Houston with AT&T wireless. n/t  Tx4obama   Mar-01-11 12:27 AM   #69 
  - Still have to use a proxy. Just tried again. No luck. 13 hours now.  madfloridian   Mar-01-11 12:43 AM   #73 
     - on edit: can now connect to .com in NC  slay   Mar-01-11 12:53 AM   #74 
     - still a no go in Denver using sprint wireless....  hlthe2b   Mar-01-11 03:09 AM   #81 
  - Thanks  Haole Girl   Mar-01-11 12:29 AM   #70 
  - Thanks, Skinner. I just got back onto DU  Jack Rabbit   Mar-01-11 12:42 AM   #72 
  - If an all day outage ever occurs in the future  Tx4obama   Mar-01-11 01:01 AM   #75 
  - That statement is enough to get me to stop posting on DU for awhile.  RandomThoughts   Mar-01-11 01:06 AM   #76 
  - Then we should make many such statements. nt  Codeine   Mar-01-11 11:35 AM   #152 
  - Yep, that is how I found out  tabatha   Mar-01-11 01:39 AM   #80 
  - I hadn't had trouble till just now. I had to use .net  Raine   Mar-01-11 01:37 AM   #79 
  - couldn't get on for hours  diane in sf   Mar-01-11 03:15 AM   #82 
  - What does SNAFU stand for? I don't understand any of that technical computer shit....  Violet_Crumble   Mar-01-11 03:52 AM   #83 
  - My dear Violet_Crumble!  CaliforniaPeggy   Mar-01-11 04:29 AM   #88 
  - WWII. . if not older. . . n/t  annabanana   Mar-01-11 05:52 AM   #91 
  - Definition  Tx4obama   Mar-01-11 03:29 PM   #187 
  - I imagined Obama  Enthusiast   Mar-01-11 04:17 AM   #84 
  - In NC  KC   Mar-01-11 04:21 AM   #85 
  - I still can't get it on my iPhone 4 (3G), but can get it on my laptop (high-speed DSL) nt  Hissyspit   Mar-01-11 05:28 AM   #89 
     - I'm still  KC   Mar-01-11 07:37 AM   #102 
  - It is still not corrected.  NeoConsSuck   Mar-01-11 04:23 AM   #86 
  - the freepers have been fantasizing that the Koch Bros DDos'd DU  ProfessionalLeftist   Mar-01-11 04:27 AM   #87 
  - North Texas reading you loud and clear -- whew!  MrsBrady   Mar-01-11 05:51 AM   #90 
  - finally back on after changing my dns server settings  eShirl   Mar-01-11 06:00 AM   #92 
  - So much for the assumption that DNS errors would update at 2AM  hlthe2b   Mar-01-11 06:26 AM   #93 
  - Out all day here in Tennessee and my first post this morning took 10+ minutes to upload.  Fly by night   Mar-01-11 06:37 AM   #94 
  - Still had trouble at home this morning  spinbaby   Mar-01-11 06:46 AM   #95 
  - .net and .org don't work either.  lonestarnot   Mar-01-11 07:16 AM   #96 
  - thanks...was worried..glad it was basically nothing...nt  Stuart G   Mar-01-11 07:20 AM   #97 
  - Had difficulty all day yesterday and those links did not help  rosesaylavee   Mar-01-11 07:22 AM   #98 
  - :phew: finally back online  WolverineDG   Mar-01-11 07:25 AM   #99 
  - My bad! Sorry, I tripped over the extension cord and pulled it out of the wall socket.  Major Hogwash   Mar-01-11 07:31 AM   #101 
  - Well run the cord under the carpet and put some heavy furniture in front of the outlet.  RC   Mar-01-11 10:24 AM   #131 
  - Is the IPS number new or still the same? If they're new, could u plz post 4 us? n/t  Catherina   Mar-01-11 07:48 AM   #103 
  - Still getting an Oops!  travelingtypist   Mar-01-11 07:59 AM   #104 
  - I still can only get here through a proxy server. nt  Lisa0825   Mar-01-11 08:03 AM   #105 
  - Skinner, it would be helpful if you could pin this thread. n/t  gkhouston   Mar-01-11 08:29 AM   #106 
  - K & R n/t  icnorth   Mar-01-11 08:34 AM   #107 
  - Minor snafu?  sabbat hunter   Mar-01-11 08:50 AM   #108 
  - Still need to use a proxy server to get here. According to some Google results I saw,  highplainsdem   Mar-01-11 08:59 AM   #109 
  - I'd really like to know how (if) this could be prevented in the future...  hlthe2b   Mar-01-11 09:13 AM   #110 
  - More than minor 'snafu'. Down for over 24 hours now.  Poboy   Mar-01-11 09:20 AM   #111 
  - I only just now thought to use the IP addy then saw this thead and used a proxy  Lone_Star_Dem   Mar-01-11 09:22 AM   #112 
  - I always offer up 3 small farm animals  CabalPowered   Mar-01-11 09:29 AM   #113 
  - Whew!  Lugnut   Mar-01-11 09:33 AM   #114 
  - K&R  Dokkie   Mar-01-11 09:36 AM   #115 
  - Our Comcast cable was down most of last night & is still sluggish...  keepCAblue   Mar-01-11 09:59 AM   #117 
  - Hardly minor. It was out at least 12 hours here. I checked on and off  Tess49   Mar-01-11 10:01 AM   #118 
  - I was able to access through my iphone, but not my normal isp.  grahamhgreen   Mar-01-11 10:02 AM   #119 
  - Still out for me  itsrobert   Mar-01-11 10:04 AM   #120 
  - I had to google du server down to find thread  marlakay   Mar-01-11 10:06 AM   #121 
  - Happened again to me this AM  supernova   Mar-01-11 10:09 AM   #124 
  - DU was down so long, I thought "EVIL FORCES" had done us in. Whew!  northoftheborder   Mar-01-11 10:22 AM   #129 
  - Good Morning! (from San Francisco Bay Area)..  2banon   Mar-01-11 10:24 AM   #130 
  - HERE is how I was able to fix it- IP 216.158.54.197 as URL  Catherina   Mar-01-11 10:26 AM   #132 
  - glad its back...I experienced withdrawl... whew!  Gin   Mar-01-11 10:28 AM   #134 
     - You're lucky, it's still not up where I am. I hope it won't take much longer to reach here  Catherina   Mar-01-11 10:36 AM   #137 
        - I'm curious, how did you post if it wasn't up?  Alameda   Mar-01-11 10:46 AM   #139 
           - I entered the IP address in the post above .  Catherina   Mar-01-11 10:55 AM   #143 
  - Thank You, Skinner. eom  Grassy Knoll   Mar-01-11 10:27 AM   #133 
  - Finally back!  woo me with science   Mar-01-11 10:28 AM   #135 
  - Since about noon, yesterday. I've been Jones'n. Thanks.  WheelWalker   Mar-01-11 10:29 AM   #136 
  - Still down w/o google DNS (and no avatars)..  X_Digger   Mar-01-11 10:38 AM   #138 
  - I am as paranoid as the rest of you. Thought we were down via hacker.  jwirr   Mar-01-11 10:47 AM   #140 
  - Still down for me  The Philosopher   Mar-01-11 10:53 AM   #141 
  - I've regained access at my home computer, but when I was at the library  CTyankee   Mar-01-11 10:55 AM   #142 
  - Still can't log in via normal means..........  CrownPrinceBandar   Mar-01-11 10:56 AM   #144 
  - got on at home not at work  Generic Other   Mar-01-11 10:57 AM   #145 
  - STILL out here, in triad NC. Using proxy at the moment.  lildreamer316   Mar-01-11 11:01 AM   #146 
  - I couldn't get on last night, but this AM it's okey-dokey. :)  Viva_La_Revolution   Mar-01-11 11:10 AM   #147 
  - He's ba-ack! n/t  FourScore   Mar-01-11 11:31 AM   #151 
  - still out for me  Kali   Mar-01-11 11:47 AM   #154 
  - I got to use the pagewash.com proxy but not the .net and .org  alp227   Mar-01-11 12:44 PM   #156 
  - Could someone who is still unable to connect  Elad   Mar-01-11 12:47 PM   #157 
  - How would someone who couldn't connect read this post?  northoftheborder   Mar-01-11 01:34 PM   #169 
     - the majority of us are using proxies, despite the risk  hlthe2b   Mar-01-11 01:42 PM   #172 
  - Huzzuh!  sakabatou   Mar-01-11 12:47 PM   #158 
  - Thanks! I was beginning to experience withdrawal symptoms!  KansDem   Mar-01-11 12:49 PM   #159 
  - Was This The Problem Monday, Too?  Chipster   Mar-01-11 12:58 PM   #160 
  - Dang, 24 hours is a quick repair? Missed you all :)  AllyCat   Mar-01-11 01:00 PM   #161 
  - Had me worried  randr   Mar-01-11 01:00 PM   #162 
  - Instructions for changing your settings to get to DU  Elad   Mar-01-11 01:07 PM   #164 
  - I'm betting many here are going to need more instruction...  hlthe2b   Mar-01-11 01:25 PM   #168 
  - On Windows 7 you change the 'save as' to all files then select the "hosts" file  Lone_Star_Dem   Mar-01-11 01:55 PM   #176 
  - I did this..........  CrownPrinceBandar   Mar-01-11 01:59 PM   #177 
  - ditto.. here is my host file now: (cleared cache/cookies)--> nada  hlthe2b   Mar-01-11 02:22 PM   #180 
  - Tried that. Doesn't work. Tried it earlier this am too  Catherina   Mar-01-11 02:33 PM   #182 
  - Damn Internet Tubes Get Clogged Again?  Yavin4   Mar-01-11 01:19 PM   #167 
  - I am still unable to read or log on without a proxy for Day 2 at work.  Melissa G   Mar-01-11 01:35 PM   #170 
  - Exact same deal here. nt  Lisa0825   Mar-01-11 01:36 PM   #171 
  - You need to alter the DNS settings...  Paradoxical   Mar-01-11 02:29 PM   #181 
     - This is my work computer and I am afraid of screwing it up where I can\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'t get online.  Melissa G   Mar-01-11 05:09 PM   #188 
  - I was bouncing off of the walls yesterday. No DU from 9AM to later than Midnight  PBS Poll-435   Mar-01-11 01:49 PM   #173 
  - Thanks for the quick fix. I had the DU withdrawal DTs.  leveymg   Mar-01-11 01:49 PM   #174 
  - DU down for nearly 24 hours towards continental Europe...  Surya Gayatri   Mar-01-11 02:01 PM   #178 
  - 24 hours in Iowa  idrahaje   Mar-01-11 02:48 PM   #184 
  - **FOR ANYONE STILL HAVING PROBLEMS CONNECTING**...  Paradoxical   Mar-01-11 02:43 PM   #183 
  - Good Grief ! I thot you were hacked. n/t  orbitalman   Mar-01-11 03:03 PM   #185 
  - Alrighty! I think I'm fixed. We'll see nt  madmax   Mar-01-11 05:30 PM   #190 
  - I am still having issues  sabbat hunter   Mar-01-11 05:35 PM   #191 
  - Same here.  BattyDem   Mar-01-11 06:29 PM   #192 
  - Skinner, I'm still having problems gaining access using both my  bullwinkle428   Mar-02-11 08:30 AM   #195 
  - Ditto on the .net and .org  Blue_In_AK   Mar-02-11 12:47 PM   #200 
  - I was able to log in a few minutes ago......  CrownPrinceBandar   Mar-02-11 08:48 AM   #196 
  - March 2nd - still have no access  BattyDem   Mar-02-11 11:51 AM   #197 
  - I am on a proxy too (for the first tiime)  UnDued11   Mar-02-11 11:54 AM   #198 
  - Third straight day that I can't get on without a proxy.  Blue_In_AK   Mar-02-11 12:46 PM   #199 
     - The internet is supposed to be instantaneous...  hlthe2b   Mar-02-11 01:10 PM   #201 
 

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