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Further apologies.

Eddie Mair | 12:24 UK time, Wednesday, 26 September 2007

I've posted a few comments in a number of threads, saying sorry for the fact comments are taking a long time to post, and that 502 error messages are so common.

Please accept my apologies.

I wish I could advise on what the problem is or what causes it or better still when it will be fixed. I can't. I'm sorry. I'll hold off from posting more until we have some answers. No point in cheesing you off.

Comments

  1. At 12:52 PM on 26 Sep 2007, RJD wrote:

    Are all the grown-ups refusing to help?

  2. At 01:00 PM on 26 Sep 2007, RJD wrote:

    In the interests of research I have just visited Chris Evans' Blog and tried to post there. Guess what? - I was 502'd!

  3. At 01:13 PM on 26 Sep 2007, Susan Orty-Boyden wrote:

    Eddie,

    Push yer red button NOW!

  4. At 01:13 PM on 26 Sep 2007, Chris Evans wrote:

    Hahahahaha !

    Gotcha

  5. At 01:24 PM on 26 Sep 2007, Chris Evans wrote:

    Hahahahaha !

    Gotcha

  6. At 01:29 PM on 26 Sep 2007, Chris Ghoti wrote:

    Eddie hinny, it hasn't ever been *you* that was cheesing off the people who couldn't post!

    Have a coffee and don't worry about it. Someone Else's Problem, ok? If it has looked as if I were getting at you personally, it wasn't meant that way.

    Hey, I won't even blame you for the 502 this just got! :-)

  7. At 01:56 PM on 26 Sep 2007, Big Sister wrote:

    Try the link, guys.

    It's a closed group - I've sent out a few invitations, but others welcome. Use Chez Jonnies if you can't get on.

  8. At 02:03 PM on 26 Sep 2007, UptheTrossachs wrote:

    I
    give
    up

    Bet
    it
    goes
    smooth
    as
    a
    smooth
    thing now
    Just
    you
    wait and
    see

    Not
    very
    interactive
    is it?

  9. At 02:12 PM on 26 Sep 2007, jonnie wrote:

    The Chris Evans BBC Radio 2 trail is very good - well I think so

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/shows/evans/bb/evanstrail_16x9_bb.ram

    Perhaps Eddie can do one for BBC Radio 4

  10. At 02:16 PM on 26 Sep 2007, Little Miss Poppy wrote:

    Eddie lammy pie,

    You could NEVER cheese me off. Chris Evans on the other hand...

  11. At 03:02 PM on 26 Sep 2007, Chris Ghoti wrote:

    It now claims

    "Your comment submission failed for the following reasons:

    You are not allowed to post comments.

    Return to the original entry "

  12. At 03:12 PM on 26 Sep 2007, jonnie wrote:

    The diity below should go with this tune - well it nearly scans! http://www.zen77094.zen.co.uk/vintagebroadcasting/audio/240.mp3

    ..............................................................

    There's the editors blog, and Chris's blog

    Oh what a bore

    But there's never been a blog as good as Eddie's before

    Bringing you all the news and views

    Bringing you all the fun

    The PM Blog is just for you with jolity by the ton

    so if you find your'e smiling - just remember why?

    It's all put down to Eddie's PM Blog

  13. At 04:24 PM on 26 Sep 2007, Deepthought wrote:

    I think the problem is bigger than just the blogs - I've had tremendous difficulty with the listen again on BBC7 since the weekend...it freqently bombs out after about a minute into the playback.

    Room 502, eh?

    (and sorry if this repeats)

  14. At 04:26 PM on 26 Sep 2007, Sigmar wrote:

    The coment seems to get posted if you wait long enough (even if you do get the 502 message). I think.

    Get you techie guys to look at the connection pooling... I think

    Anyway, I hope this one makes it in :)

    Sigmar
    http://battlereporter.blogspot.com

  15. At 04:51 PM on 26 Sep 2007, Chris Ghoti wrote:

    There is something utterly surreal about the comment that one has been forbidden to post turning up as a post on the frog, when one has been forbidden to post it.

    I actually did find that particular thing both arbitrary and offensive, as well as indicating that the place has problems that need addressing.

    Eddie, if you are still allowed to post, who do I send my brother round to thump?

  16. At 05:02 PM on 26 Sep 2007, jonnie wrote:

    What !

    no GLASSBOX !

  17. At 05:31 PM on 26 Sep 2007, Gonzo wrote:

    It is a shame you have suspended postings, I so wanted to use today's glass box to praise the light-hearted sign off to the "Deep-voiced men" item. Had me in stitches.

  18. At 05:51 PM on 26 Sep 2007, Cheesy Chris Evans wrote:

    Just be glad you ain't got ginger hair....and where is the Glass Box...

  19. At 12:39 AM on 27 Sep 2007, jonnie wrote:

    Eddie -- for the sake of archiving purposes you should at least keep the Glassbox afloat?

    Yes it is frustrating when comments get lost or don't make it through but it does seem that the '502's do make it in the end.

    There is still blog chat continuing on various threads and also on the Refuge site which is linked at the top under:

    'Chat with Fellow Froggers'

    Marc who looks after various aspects of this blog has left this update on the 'Refuge Site' :-

    ----------------------------------------

    The New Blog Prince aka Marc @ Wed, 26 Sep 2007 22:28:11 BST:

    Hi folks. Apologies that the blog is unwell again. I have the explanation, but it's in tech-speak and I can't find my dictionary. We're working to sort it, and I really hope that normal, or what passes for normal, service will be resumed...soon. Ish. Marc

  20. At 12:56 AM on 27 Sep 2007, jonnie wrote:

    test (1) sent at 00:59

  21. At 06:50 AM on 27 Sep 2007, The New Blog Prince aka Marc wrote:

    test 2 - sent at 6.34am

  22. At 07:42 AM on 27 Sep 2007, eddie mair wrote:

    Jonnie (19) trust me I share your frustration! This blog is supposed to work well and when it doesn't there are supposed to be systems and people in place to help. I've left a trail of apologies to the froggers in various threads since Monday, and first alerted others to the problem on Monday morning. The silence was deafening! Tried again on Tuesday and again yesterday. I didn't get a reply. That's why I left an apology on behalf of us all for letting down the people who use the blog. I felt a bit of a lone voice.
    Finally got things rolling yesterday afternoon and just before transmission we got word about the problem which is in essence that things are very very slow, riddled with errors but not broken. Sadly we couldn't say HOW things would be fixed or when. There are now lots of people offering to help and I'm very grateful to them. It's my hope that we can be up and running again soon. But I'm reluctant to return with a broken blog! Again, thanks for your patience. I'm sorry mine has been tested quite so much!

  23. At 09:07 AM on 27 Sep 2007, Fearless Fred wrote:

    Eddie (22), don't worry. We'll all still be here when things get sorted out. Now why don't you come down to the NCMB on the beach, and have a sip of whatever you fancy :)

  24. At 09:15 AM on 27 Sep 2007, Fearless Fred wrote:

    Eddie (22), don't worry. We'll all still be here when things get sorted out. Now why don't you come down to the NCMB on the beach, and have a sip of whatever you fancy :)

  25. At 09:42 AM on 27 Sep 2007, Gillian wrote:

    Eddie, calm down dear, it's only a temporary hiccup! (again!!!!!)

  26. At 10:07 AM on 27 Sep 2007, DI Wyman wrote:

    Eddie, don't take it to heart so.!

    It's just one of things that happens in RL.

    But best be prepared, don't turn yer back on the audiance of the next AQ you host!

    DIY (fingers crossed)

  27. At 10:28 AM on 27 Sep 2007, witchiwoman wrote:

    Eddie - theres coffee and chocolate cake on the Beach, served with a general air of cherry resignation. Come and have a paddle (in the sea, not the tasties).

  28. At 10:44 AM on 27 Sep 2007, Karen wrote:

    Eddie (22)

    I think the same people look after our systems! I'm finding caffeine and chocolate muffins help matters and everything we try works eventually.

    Some system is better than no system and I think you have to be a little philosophical about it all. I'll leave my little book of cocktails behind the NC bar. Don't let DIY distract you with a screaming virgin!

  29. At 10:55 AM on 27 Sep 2007, Karen wrote:

    Eddie (22)

    I think the same people look after our systems! I'm finding caffeine and chocolate muffins help matters and everything we try works eventually.

    Some system is better than no system and I think you have to be a little philosophical about it all. I'll leave my little book of cocktails behind the NC bar. Don't let DIY distract you with a screaming virgin!

    I'd never visited room 502 before! And I'm malicious!! I've never seen those screens before. Apologies if this posts multiple times...

  30. At 11:30 AM on 27 Sep 2007, Kate O'Mara wrote:

    Eddie dear,

    Mwah! Mwah! Mwah!

  31. At 11:49 AM on 27 Sep 2007, Karen wrote:

    Eddie (22)

    I think the same people look after our systems! I'm finding caffeine and chocolate muffins help matters and everything we try works eventually.

    Some system is better than no system and I think you have to be a little philosophical about it all. I'll leave my little book of cocktails behind the NC bar. Don't let DIY distract you with a screaming virgin!

    I'd never visited room 502 before! And I'm malicious!! I've never seen those screens before. Apologies if this posts multiple times...

  32. At 12:21 PM on 27 Sep 2007, Humph wrote:

    witchi (27) wrote:

    a general air of cherry resignation.

    Well doesn't that just take the pip (other words beginning with "pi" are available) ;o)

    H.

  33. At 12:41 PM on 27 Sep 2007, UptheTrossachs wrote:

    After the item about deep voices begetting more offspring, did anyone else notice Michael Buerk dropping down the scale a notch also at the end of his trail?
    Oh how we laughed........

    And no, it was not meant to be malicious - still, better than being sent to Room 502....

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