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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by grc123, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. grc123

    grc123 MajorGeek

    Though I haven't visited it in some "months" (?), I used to enjoy "learning :-o things" :-D at http://www.annoyances.org/ . . . but can't seem to connect now. :confused

    Anyone familiar with this site/it's "existence"?

    :major
     
  2. LauraR

    LauraR MajorGeeks Super-Duper Administrator Staff Member

    I've never heard of it, but "Annoyances.org is temporarily down for maintainance and will return shortly. " is what it says when I click on it.
     
  3. Caliban

    Caliban I don't need no steenkin' title!

    I remember that site - seems like it was pretty useful, touching on a variety of subjects. Hope they can get it back online soon.
     
  4. grc123

    grc123 MajorGeek

    LauraR thanks...I'm an idiot...I got THAT tab/message (temporarily down for maintenance) mised-up with another tab/message that I had open ("Not Found" - I think it was a "404" message?).

    Anyway, thanks just the same!
     
  5. ecckles

    ecckles Private E-2

    Its been going for years,and definitely has it uses....when available that is
     
  6. mjnc

    mjnc MajorGeek

    I began using Annoyances.org when I was using Windows 98 and found it to be very helpful.

    They have published a number of books which at one time were quite popular.

    Just go to amazon.com and do a search then look at some of the book reviews.
     
  7. DavidGP

    DavidGP MajorGeeks Forum Administrator - Grand Pooh-Bah Staff Member

    Sadly sites do go offline and this one may have fallen foul of the owner not paying the server hosting costs to keep it going longer, I know for my site I keep getting emails to re-new the licence/hosting costs again.
     
  8. grc123

    grc123 MajorGeek

    Hi David,

    Ever-trying to learn something (anything!) here, I am curious if you meant that you "keep getting emails to re-new" for a "dead" site (one which you no longer "own" or "claim"), or if you get the emails even though you are "paid-up" (per contract)?

    Best,
    Glenn
     
  9. DavidGP

    DavidGP MajorGeeks Forum Administrator - Grand Pooh-Bah Staff Member

    Hi Glenn

    Always good to chat and I will explain, I don't have a dead website as the update emails I get from my host kick me into paying for the hosting for the next few years, so my site is alive and well (although I moved t a new host and need to update it a lot as well as move current data from Wordpress, but if you want to view it its HERE), but if some web-owners let this lapse then the site will disappear.

    It may just be the case that this one you are trying is having maintenance issues but it may not. Just keep trying it.
     
  10. BoredOutOfMyMind

    BoredOutOfMyMind Picabo, ICU

  11. Caliban

    Caliban I don't need no steenkin' title!

    And you, my friend, are a true Geek...;)
     
  12. ReBar

    ReBar I can't follow the rules

    annoyances is the preeminent tech site online; their sudden disappearance is what led me HERE.

    i too hope this is not permanent. they've been around since win98 at least.
     
  13. Buzin2

    Buzin2 Private E-2

    my favorite annoyance, is "its free" yeah until you try to run it then it cost an arm an leg
    there is several on this site also, now I need a java repair tool that really free
     
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2013

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