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Old 04-17-21, 12:31 PM
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Blu-ray.com forum down?!?

Is that possible? How can that be?
Old 04-17-21, 12:37 PM
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Re: Blu-ray.com forum down?!?

They posted this on their FB:

Unexpected downtime

Hello everyone! We have a faulty OS hard drive which didn't want to be replaced in an easy way, which has caused the unexpected downtime. The site and your data is on other hard drives and we also have mirrored backups in several geographical locations so you don't need to worry about data loss.

The server ran CentOS which was abruptly discontinued recently, therefore we are evaluating our options on whether to try to go back to the OS we have now, or install a new OS.

Because of Covid and that it's Friday night, things will take longer than usual to fix, unfortunately it will probably take several days. We will be working non-stop to get the site back online.

We deeply apologize about this, Blu-ray.com is not run by a large corporation therefore our mirrored backup sites aren't powerful enough to simply switch over the complete site immediately.

// Blu-ray.com team
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Re: Blu-ray.com forum down?!?

Look on the bright side, with that site down, you won't be tempted to spend money
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Old 04-17-21, 01:11 PM
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That’s what they get for banning Geoff D!
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What about the slipcovers?
Old 04-17-21, 01:55 PM
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Re: Blu-ray.com forum down?!?

Who cares. Blu-ray will never take off. DVD's are here - and here to stay.
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This our time, boys!!
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Re: Blu-ray.com forum down?!?

Originally Posted by Adam Tyner View Post
That’s what they get for banning Geoff D!
Who's Geoff D?
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Originally Posted by General Zod View Post
Who cares. Blu-ray will never take off. DVD's are here - and here to stay.
You mean 'Blu-ray.com will never take off.'?
Old 04-17-21, 03:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Adam Tyner View Post
That’s what they get for banning Geoff D!
They really banned him? His rational takes on UHD are one of the few reasons I bother to go over there.
Old 04-17-21, 04:23 PM
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Originally Posted by rocket1312 View Post
They really banned him? His rational takes on UHD are one of the few reasons I bother to go over there.
It was only a temporary ban. They have a whole thread about it, if it's still there.
Old 04-17-21, 04:57 PM
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it's like gone. a whole other site. it's just gone...https://www.communities.com/
Old 04-17-21, 05:21 PM
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Damn. I wish KLinsider was here so we could bombard them with inane questions.
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They really banned him? His rational takes on UHD are one of the few reasons I bother to go over there.
For two months, I think it was, and there are still a few weeks of that left to go. I have to admit that my interest in the forum took a freefall when he wasn't able to post anymore.
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Re: Blu-ray.com forum down?!?

Quick, everyone post or reply to something so it looks like this forum isn't dying!
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What about the slipcovers?
I was going to post something similar. Really my favorite thing about that site is people talking about doing Amazon returns either for not getting a slipcover or because they got one with a slight bend. Or that they are boycotting a companies releases because no slipcovers. The only reason slipcovers exist is so people in stores don't have to think about which direction the case is sitting when they put them on the shelf, but it seems like over there they are more important then the films.
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Old 04-18-21, 08:26 AM
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Oh darn, now I won’t be able to read thousands of posts that say “ordered”, “day one” or “essential”!
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I was going to post something similar. Really my favorite thing about that site is people talking about doing Amazon returns either for not getting a slipcover or because they got one with a slight bend. Or that they are boycotting a companies releases because no slipcovers. The only reason slipcovers exist is so people in stores don't have to think about which direction the case is sitting when they put them on the shelf, but it seems like over there they are more important then the films.
I always kind of wanted to pull together all my slip covers, put them in a huge pile, and light it on fire. Then post the video over there to see how many users blow their top.
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Old 04-18-21, 09:23 AM
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I'm still sad that VHS.com is gone for good.
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Old 04-18-21, 10:18 AM
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I feel like I'm the only one on the betamax.com forum these days...
Old 04-18-21, 10:49 AM
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I miss the reel2reeltalk.com days. Lots of fine users back then.
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Y’all, I’m sure they’ll be back, there’s too much info over there to let it go for good.

And yes some of the arguments get a little silly but the sheer volume of topics covered makes them a good resource.
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Old 04-18-21, 10:59 AM
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II woudn't care, physical media is going the way of the dodo. I stopped buying years ago.
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Blu-Ray.com users are probably losing their minds right now not getting the latest news on deals.

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