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OFFTOPIC: page not found

Postby Starlight_Angel on Fri Oct 24, 2008 10:21 am

Thought I might try posting here to see if anyone can help (apologies if its meant to go elsewhere).

A lot of people have mentioned to me that http://www.thewotch.com is a lot like El Goonish Shive and is worth taking a look, however every time I try and visit the page, I recieve a page not found error. Its been like this for 2 weeks plus, however the Google Cache of the website is quite recent. Can anyone else access this website or know why this error may occur?

Thanks for any help ^^
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Re: OFFTOPIC: page not found

Postby Illusionist on Fri Oct 24, 2008 11:41 am

Works for me.
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Re: OFFTOPIC: page not found

Postby Nocturn on Fri Oct 24, 2008 12:27 pm

Just consider yourself lucky and move on.
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Re: OFFTOPIC: page not found

Postby Celtic Minstrel on Fri Oct 24, 2008 12:39 pm

I haven't a clue why you can't find it. The only thing I can suggest is to keep trying until it works.
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Re: OFFTOPIC: page not found

Postby theopenandclosedbook on Fri Oct 24, 2008 5:46 pm

I got that when I bookmarked the watch
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Re: OFFTOPIC: page not found

Postby ForkBomb on Sat Oct 25, 2008 4:04 am

If you can tell us the exact error message (esp. the number) we might be able to help more.
Do you use a proxy?
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Re: OFFTOPIC: page not found

Postby Sqauto on Sat Oct 25, 2008 8:29 am

This might not be that big an issue, but if it is you should email Robin at this address...

robin at thewotch.com

Robin or Thom will get back to you in a few days (at most) in the event the issue needs their help (unlikely).
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Re: OFFTOPIC: page not found

Postby Starlight_Angel on Tue Oct 28, 2008 9:47 am

ForkBomb wrote:If you can tell us the exact error message (esp. the number) we might be able to help more.
Do you use a proxy?


When I enter the address or click the link from a google search it waits/thinks about it for about 30 seconds and then says:

Internet Explorer cannot display this webpage (in Internet Explorer) or
Address Not Found (in Firefox)

I've tried accessing it from my work computer and thats ok, so im guessing its somthing to do with my home computer or my home internet connection. Someone suggested going a Ping of the website but I just recieved 'Request timed out' results.
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Re: OFFTOPIC: page not found

Postby Bickendan on Tue Oct 28, 2008 1:39 pm

This seems to be a network issue, and I don't think a proxy will resolve it.

I intermittently have this issue with another board I visit, and my school network refuses to find their server every so often (like today)-- but others can access the board without any problem. My university doesn't block sites at all, so all I can do is wait it out. The only thing you can do if you've not been able to access it at all from your particular network is contact a network admin or your ISP and ask what's going on, since I just accessed the Wotch without any problems just now (and now I've a new webcomic to read :)).
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Re: OFFTOPIC: page not found

Postby Bickendan on Tue Oct 28, 2008 2:28 pm

Nocturn wrote:Just consider yourself lucky and move on.

This comic references EGS. http://www.thewotch.com/index.php?epDate=2003-01-03
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Re: OFFTOPIC: page not found

Postby Tricia on Tue Oct 28, 2008 3:01 pm

And...that makes it a good comic, how?
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Re: OFFTOPIC: page not found

Postby Bickendan on Tue Oct 28, 2008 3:20 pm

Hey, I'm finding it amusing. It's no bar setting strip, but it's amusing none the less.
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Re: OFFTOPIC: page not found

Postby ForkBomb on Tue Oct 28, 2008 3:43 pm

Got it: thewotch.com delegates to ns[12].910cmx.com., which has glue but A records for itself.
I had a site end up the same a while back, other than odd rdns warnings it had no impact for almost a month, and was only luck I found it. As to why your resolver dislikes it I don't know, its either very strict or very stupid. (dig +trace does the same, not sure what its doing differently...)
I'll email robin about it now.

EDIT: Email sent.
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Re: OFFTOPIC: page not found

Postby mdm on Tue Oct 28, 2008 4:38 pm

HOW ON EARTH do you so much about the Internet!?!
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Re: OFFTOPIC: page not found

Postby Sir Robin on Tue Oct 28, 2008 6:43 pm

Alright, i got the e-mail and sent it off to the right person for the job, aka Thom.

Thanks for finding this! we've been having this problem for a while and haven't been able to figure out where the unglueing was happening.
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Re: OFFTOPIC: page not found

Postby ForkBomb on Wed Oct 29, 2008 4:10 am

mdm wrote:HOW ON EARTH do you so much about the Internet!?!

I'm a nerd, who thinks this sort of thing is fun.
If stuff goes as planned, I'll end up doing this sort of thing as a job.
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Re: OFFTOPIC: page not found

Postby mdm on Wed Oct 29, 2008 9:23 am

Of course.
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Re: OFFTOPIC: page not found

Postby Bickendan on Fri Nov 07, 2008 3:48 pm

Tricia wrote:And...that makes it a good comic, how?

Ok, now that I've read through the entire archives of The Wotch, I can better answer this. While there are some things about the art that bug me, the story has been fairly solid throughout and engaging. In short, it grabbed my attention and didn't let go, even prompting me to read its canon spin-off, Cheer.
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