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jskelton WatchGeeks Owner True WatchGeek

Join Date: Feb 2008 Posts: 14,822 Real Name: "Diamond Jim" Skelton

Watchgeeks has a slight problem, bear with us We have a glitch somewhere in our system, either with our software, or our server that is causing us some problems. Each month, about 20 or more people get "zapped" and have issues logging in. Slow server response times, or they get logged back out as soon as they log in. It seems to be random, it happened to some of my friends recently (which is why I know more about the presence of this issue than I did before). Some like to tell tall tales elsewhere and have a pretty-girl pity-party and tell everyone that they were banned from WG when this happens to them. Not the case. If you get banned here, you get a blank white screen with a text box that very clearly tells you that you are banned, and for how long. There is no mistaking this action. So if you ever have this issue, email myself or Michael. It's not an exact science, but we seem to have good luck restoring those stalled accounts when we reboot our server as well as reload our database/membership database. Unfortunately this is time consuming for Mike, and he works a lot of hours... and it takes the forum offline for a couple hours. So we can't do this as often as we'd like. Sorry for any inconvenience that this may have caused you, or anyone you know. We will always try to fix it, but for right now it's only a temporary fix and we can't seem to figure out how to prevent the issue. __________________

Quote: Originally Posted by charleswatts Your candor in the explanation reveals the nature of the relationship you have formed with


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WiZKiD... Senior Member Senior Geek

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"Some like to tell tall tales elsewhere and have a pretty-girl pity-party" LMAO... I will sooo be using that... thanx for the heads up... WiZKiD... View Public Profile Send a private message to WiZKiD... Find all posts by WiZKiD... Add WiZKiD... to Your Contacts #3 Today, 10:54 AM

mjd Senior Member Senior Geek

thanks for the alert! __________________

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floormonkey Senior Member Senior Geek

Join Date: Jan 2010 Location: Virginia Posts: 428 Real Name: Wayne

Thanks Jim, nice of you to let us know what's going instead of listening to made up ramblings of conspiracy theory lovers. __________________ Feel like your eyeballin' me,dawg! floormonkey View Public Profile Send a private message to floormonkey Send email to floormonkey Find all posts by floormonkey Add floormonkey to Your Contacts #5 Today, 11:02 AM

reliefcp Senior Member Master WatchGeek

Join Date: May 2009 Location: Everett Wa. Posts: 2,724 Real Name: C.J.


Thanks Jim. Is there any way we could have a FB like posting here direct from our computers or phone or is that not possible? Its much easier at least for me it is. Thanks. __________________

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jskelton WatchGeeks Owner True WatchGeek

Join Date: Feb 2008 Posts: 14,822 Real Name: "Diamond Jim" Skelton

Well, when you hang out in a cesspool, you're likely to come out smelling pretty rank. It's easy for those that wander to those dark places to be convinced that WGs is somehow evil, is plotting against you, plans to steal your babies, and will likely be the cause of some form of terminal illness... I'm just tired of hearing it come back at us, and wanted to set the record straight.

In our old software there was a special setting that could be applied to a user, I think it was called "grumpy user" or something like that... and it would make pages load slowly to


frustrate them. It was kind of like slapping them on the wrist instead of banning them, but I don't believe we ever used it anyway. It wasn't as severe as the problems we're hearing about now... you COULD connect, just about 5X slower is all. This software we run now does not have that feature. If it is offered, we don't have it installed. Even if we did... you'd be able to load pages, just slower. These poor folks can't load a page at ALL, or they get booted once they log in. It SUCKS. __________________

Quote: Originally Posted by charleswatts Your candor in the explanation reveals the nature of the relationship you have formed with your viewers.

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Join Date: Nov 2009 Location: Quad Cities (Moline, IL.) Posts: 158 Real Name: Joe

Thanks Jim for the info... "Only the shadow knows" ...lol


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JoeCB Senior Member Super Geek

Join Date: Jun 2008 Location: East Hampton, long Island Posts: 2,109 Real Name: Joe

I gotta say......"PRETTY- GIRL PITY PARTY" , is a new phrase that I've never heard before.... but is actually a good description of this action.... pretty funny. __________________ " Next hour I will whip something out your all gonna want to get your hands on" ; (quote from Jim Skelton, 05/14/09, 0144hrs.) JoeCB View Public Profile Send a private message to JoeCB Send email to JoeCB Find all posts by JoeCB Add JoeCB to Your Contacts #9 Today, 11:15 AM

watchobs Senior Member Super Geek

Join Date: Apr 2009 Location: Wintrop,Ma. Posts: 1,368


Quote: Originally Posted by jskelton Well, when you hang out in a cesspool, you're likely to come out smelling pretty rank. It's easy for those that wander to those dark places to be convinced that WGs is somehow evil, is plotting against you, plans to steal your babies, and will likely be the cause of some form of terminal illness... I'm just tired of hearing it come back at us, and wanted to set the record straight.

In our old software there was a special setting that could be applied to a user, I think it was called "grumpy user" or something like that... and it would make pages load slowly to frustrate them. It was kind of like slapping them on the wrist instead of banning them, but I don't believe we ever used it anyway. It wasn't as severe as the problems we're hearing about now... you COULD connect, just about 5X slower is all. This software we run now does not have that feature. If it is offered, we don't have it installed. Even if we did... you'd be able to load pages, just slower. These poor folks can't load a page at ALL, or they get booted once they log in. It SUCKS. Thanks for the heads up o great SA

TAN I'm now going to go hide my

babies and go get a check-up! __________________

What Did you say? I'm going on a intergalactic trip! Do I have a choice?What do ya mean by myself? Why? watchobs View Public Profile Send a private message to watchobs Send email to watchobs Find all posts by watchobs Add watchobs to Your Contacts #10 Today, 11:17 AM


gman66 Senior Member Veteran Geek

Join Date: Mar 2010 Location: Citrus Heights, CA Posts: 973 Real Name: Gary

Attention all geeks. We have a new acronym: PGPP.... Please use appropriately! __________________ Bullwinkle: "Hey Rocky, watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat!" gman66 View Public Profile Send a private message to gman66 Find all posts by gman66 Add gman66 to Your Contacts #11 Today, 11:19 AM

alarmist Senior Member Senior Geek

Jim, It's probably that damn floating cursor causing it! Thanks for the info. Nic __________________

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TimLovesWatches Senior Member Senior Geek

Maybe its the folks from watchgeeks.com!! That's my theory and I'm stickin' to it.

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Keep up the great work Jim and Mike!!! __________________ No one can ever have too many watches. TimLovesWatches View Public Profile Send a private message to TimLovesWatches Find all posts by TimLovesWatches


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DiverFan Senior Member Super Geek

Join Date: Apr 2008 Location: Rockland Cty, New York Posts: 1,600 Real Name: Gerald(Jerry)

Thank you Jim. So far no problems here. As far as being Evil. My wife suspects that I may be, and my close buddies know I am. lol! __________________ Love is a Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier named Bailey! Jerry DiverFan View Public Profile Send a private message to DiverFan Find all posts by DiverFan Add DiverFan to Your Contacts #14 Today, 11:27 AM

tkromer Senior Member True WatchGeek

Join Date: Jul 2009 Location: Morgantown WV Posts: 12,333 Real Name: Tommy

I had that happen to me for about 12 hours (only actually checked twice as I was busy that day), but the next morning all was well. I'd log in and as soon as I clicked any links I was logged back out. I just assumed it was a glitch (and more assumed it could be on my end), no conspiracy theories for me.


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PGPP is a must use acronym .... thanks for the heads up gmen97 View Public Profile Send a private message to gmen97 Find all posts by gmen97 Add gmen97 to Your Contacts #16 Today, 11:43 AM Robert H Senior Member Senior Geek

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Jim & Micheal , I've had no problems! I think watch geeks is great! So people think face book is the big rave but pursonaly think watch geeks is great. It's informative, interesting, and fun! Thanks to watch geeks I've picked up alot of sweet watches that without advance notice I wouldn't have gotten them . Long live watch geeks! Robert H View Public Profile Send a private message to Robert H


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JoeGa Senior Member Super Geek

grumpy user... love it HEY, you kids get off my lawn !!!!! __________________

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SSd(r)iver Senior Member Senior Geek

Join Date: Apr 2009 Location: S.W. Florida Posts: 440

I've had this problem. It felt like I was banned. __________________ Steve SSd(r)iver View Public Profile Send a private message to SSd(r)iver Send email to SSd(r)iver Find all posts by SSd(r)iver Add SSd(r)iver to Your Contacts #19 Today, 12:01 PM buddah00 Senior Member Super Geek

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Quote: Originally Posted by jskelton We have a glitch somewhere in our system, either with our software, or our server that is causing us some problems. Each month, about 20 or more people get "zapped" and have issues logging in. Slow server response times, or they get logged back out as soon as they log in. It seems to be random, it happened to some of my friends recently (which is why I know more about the presence of this issue than I did before). Some like to tell tall tales elsewhere and have a pretty-girl pity-party and tell everyone that they were banned from WG when this happens to them. Not the case. If you get banned here, you get a blank white screen with a text box that very clearly tells you that you are banned, and for how long. There is no mistaking this action.


So if you ever have this issue, email myself or Michael. It's not an exact science, but we seem to have good luck restoring those stalled accounts when we reboot our server as well as reload our database/membership database. Unfortunately this is time consuming for Mike, and he works a lot of hours... and it takes the forum offline for a couple hours. So we can't do this as often as we'd like. Sorry for any inconvenience that this may have caused you, or anyone you know. We will always try to fix it, but for right now it's only a temporary fix and we can't seem to figure out how to prevent the issue. As the site continues to grow you will have issues like this. WG has good uptime and ok speed as far as I have seen. I am surprised to hear that you all are managing your own box, soon it will be to much for one person to manage when they have time between everything else they are doing. Props for running it like that so far. __________________

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jskelton WatchGeeks Owner True WatchGeek

Join Date: Feb 2008 Posts: 14,822 Real Name: "Diamond Jim" Skelton

Quote: Originally Posted by SSd(r)iver I've had this problem. It felt like I was banned. Yes, I do remember when you had this issue, you were one of the 1st I believe. We did the things I outlined above, and you were once again able to read/reply and all that good stuff.

Just goes to show... somoene's telling the truth, and it's on this side of the fence __________________

Quote: Originally Posted by charleswatts Your candor in the explanation reveals the nature of the relationship you have formed with your viewers.

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bigjimzlll Senior Member Super Geek

Join Date: Mar 2009 Location: Redding,CA Posts: 1,620 Real Name: Jim

I had it happen to me twice. Once for 2 weeks, then 2 days later for 4 weeks. It did save me a lot of money...It also curtailed my posting a little. I really thought it was a little forced vacation. Glad to know it wasn't. __________________ 瑞士制造 bigjimzlll View Public Profile Send a private message to bigjimzlll Find all posts by bigjimzlll Add bigjimzlll to Your Contacts #22 Today, 12:05 PM

powerballn503 Senior Member Super Geek

Join Date: Aug 2009 Location: Salem,Oregon Posts: 2,061 Real Name: Cory

I have always had the problem with logging in ... When i log in , i have too instantly refresh the page otherwise i doesnt say im logged in ? Been like that forever too __________________ http://www.myspace.com/powerballn503


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bigwatchking1 Senior Member Master WatchGeek

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thread understood jim,,,thanx for the alert __________________

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Gregg Senior Member Super Geek

Join Date: Jun 2008 Location: Vallejo, Calif. Posts: 2,084 Real Name: Gregg (New Geek)

When ever something like you just described happens then I chalk it up to coincidence! Any way thank you for the heads-up. There are folks who like to believe that someone or something is out to get get them, and I believe that once someone gets to know me then I may have reason to be paranoid, just ask my better-half! Gregg View Public Profile Send a private message to Gregg Find all posts by Gregg Add Gregg to Your Contacts #25 Today, 01:35 PM

D-Smoke Senior Member Super Geek

Thanks for the info Jim, it happened to me once! __________________ Big Denny In T-Town

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WatchYaThink Senior Member Master WatchGeek

Join Date: Sep 2008 Location: Sunnyvale, CA Posts: 2,843 Real Name: Larry

I think there's something in your server software that's making all of my posts come out like they don't make any sense ...

.... see __________________ Fatal Error in REALITY.SYS .... Run BIG_BANG.EXE (Y/N)? WatchYaThink View Public Profile Send a private message to WatchYaThink Send email to WatchYaThink Find all posts by WatchYaThink Add WatchYaThink to Your Contacts #27 Today, 02:22 PM


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RenatoDiamond Senior Member True WatchGeek

Thanks for the info Jim, will be sure to look and see if that happens. __________________ RenatoDiamond RenatoDiamond View Public Profile Send a private message to RenatoDiamond Send email to RenatoDiamond Find all posts by RenatoDiamond Add RenatoDiamond to Your Contacts #28 Today, 02:32 PM

pauld6 Senior Member Veteran Geek

Join Date: Jan 2010 Location: Tewksbury, MA Posts: 754 Real Name: Paul

Thanks for that update Jim, very good to know. It has never happened to me, but if it had, I would not have assumed that I was banned. This is a fantastic site with features galore. Let's all get back to having fun!! __________________


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Have people really been banned here?What do you have to do to be banned?Outside of a little grumpiness,everyone seems nice and respectable here. Avery View Public Profile Send a private message to Avery Find all posts by Avery Add Avery to Your Contacts #30 Today, 02:47 PM


My Watch Senior Member Veteran Geek

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Sure take all the fun out of it. Thanks for the info My Watch View Public Profile Send a private message to My Watch Send email to My Watch Find all posts by My Watch Add My Watch to Your Contacts #31 Today, 02:50 PM

megalodon Senior Member Senior Geek

Join Date: Jan 2010 Location: Bay Area, CA Posts: 440 Real Name: David

Thanks Jim, i think this may have happen to me when i first signed up back in January 2010.But have no problems as of yet. __________________

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#32 Today, 06:37 PM Join Date: Sep 2009 Posts: 3,564 shockquake Senior Member Master WatchGeek

I've had the slow server response time a couple of times. Logging in, I say about 3 or 4 times since I registered. For the post 2 or 3 months, everything is a ok. I am putting this pretty-girl pity-party in my abbreviation thread. __________________

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ohioborn Senior Member Senior Geek

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If it happens to me I'm suing.........I just want everyone to know. ohioborn View Public Profile Send a private message to ohioborn Send email to ohioborn Find all posts by ohioborn Add ohioborn to Your Contacts #34 Today, 07:30 PM

heronmark Senior Member Super Geek

Join Date: Apr 2008 Location: Beautiful Gulfcoast of Florida Posts: 1,695 Real Name: Patrick

Clearly this is all part of the vast conspiracy. We all know it's part of your sinister plot to consolidate all watch-buying activity to SNBC so that you, Michael, and Eyal can fund your operations for world domination. What next? I'm waiting for someone to come up with a way that you caused the BP oil spill too. __________________


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