Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Biased BBC site

Readers of the Biased BBC site might not know that they are having problems with their US server.

  Please be patient :)


  1. Excuse me Billy for speaking directly to David on your blog. Sincere best wishes, David, for getting your marvellous site up and running again!

    I understand the problems only too well as my main PC's disks died at the end of April and I am only just now rebuilding it, due to the inability to get the correct disks. It took a trip back to the UK to do that. I hope to be able to rejoin you in the autumn again, when my re-established proxy will allow me to watch all the BBC stuff that is denied to anyone beyond its borders for reasons that would baffle even the Medes and the Persians.

  2. I'm banging my head against a wall trying to get the hosting company to sort this out. Some of their staff are really good and some are a waste of oxygen and it's luck of the draw which type you get on the livechat.

    The classic discovery the other day was when I started to email them every hour or so asking for updates. Okay, so the emails varied from demanding to requesting to begging depending on how depressed I was.

    It turns out that every email to their helpdesk is registered as an Update to the ticket and it automatically drops you right to the bottom of the priority queue.

    Although it's my server, all I can do is watch and wait and nag and prod and moan.