Astromech.net website down

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Astromech.net website down

Postby lynellephi » Sun Nov 23, 2014 12:48 pm

Since there has been quite a few questions about the Astromech website I thought I would let you all know what is happening. This is what Wayne posted on the Yahoo group on Nov 17th:

R2 Builders,
If you visit Astromech.net today, you will notice that we have temporarily
taken the site offline for some much needed upgrades. The site has been
running smoothly for more than 470 consecutive days, but between browser
issues, possible security concerns, and almost running out of server space,
the time to upgrade is now!

Over the next week or so, Chris James and the admin team will oversee the
site upgrades - the first major upgrades since the site relaunched in 2008!
This will include more server space, upgraded forum software, and other
tweaks to Astromech.net. With a new movie on the horizon, we are excited to
get the site ready for a new generation of Star Wars films. We appreciate
your patience throughout the process and will keep you updated as we
progress.

Don't hesitate to let me know if you have any questions.

wayne

A few members posted replies stating that www.rebeldroids.net (a website for building other droids that I joined a few months ago) was up and running for non-R2 droid fix, since we're all experiencing withdrawal symptoms without astromech.net. With Thanksgiving coming up I suspect the upgrades won't be completed until sometime in December. Working in IT I can tell you that upgrades to servers and testing to make sure it all works takes enormous time. Continue working on your droids while the site admin continues working on the site upgrades. In the meantime, the Yahoo group is still in operation. And we could use some traffic/posts on our local website, www.msr2droids.com. Three sites to get you through your droid fix while Astromech is being upgraded.
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Re: Astromech.net website down

Postby lynellephi » Sun Nov 30, 2014 10:01 am

Astromech.net is now back up. There are a few things they are working on, and most of it looks about the same, but it's in a nicer more readable format. The web team will be able to update/upgrade in a more efficient faster method in the future. If you haven't been to the forum lately now is a good time to get re-aquainted with this most awesome group. And rebeldroids.net and our little local forum (this one that you're reading) is still up for your reading pleasure. Thank you.
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