Gretsch Pages down?

ruger9

Country Gent
Nov 1, 2008
3,483
NJ
Not sure if I'm "allowed" to post about the "other Gretsch forum" here :rolleyes: but ... it seems to have been down for several days? Has anyone else been able to get on it?
 

ruger9

Country Gent
Nov 1, 2008
3,483
NJ
How odd. I can't get on, using 2 different browsers (Safari and Firefox- Firefox usually ALWAYS gets me around problems), and can't get on with either...
 

ruger9

Country Gent
Nov 1, 2008
3,483
NJ
That's interesting. And no way to get ahold of them, if I can't even access them....

I'll see if I can get on with my phone, if I can, then it's my laptop OS not allowing it, I guess... If I can't, then it's got to be something with Comcast/Xfinity not allowing it...
 

ruger9

Country Gent
Nov 1, 2008
3,483
NJ
Nope, my phone mobile OS won't load it either. So now it's got to be a Comcast/Xfinity issue?

If anyone has any contact info for them, let me know so I can try to advise them of the issue.

FWIW, the message I get it "server stopped responding"...
 

Penguin Picker

Gretschie
Apr 2, 2021
183
Canada
@ruger9

I can get there on my phone (Android and Chrome browser). Haven't tried on my desktop.

I'm not 100% on this but I think Tim (of Tru-Arc bridges) runs the Gretsch Pages. I read a post or two there once upon a time that gave me that impression.
 

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Gretschie
Apr 2, 2021
183
Canada
Like Mogg, I get a warning about the site being infected.

The GDP does have a great data base, but just isn't the fun this site is.


I find it just as informative as these boards. Oops... am I allowed to say that here?

That said, the forum software is kind of clunky and I think whoever does own it/maintain it does so almost as an afterthought.

I forgot my password there and tried to do a reset via the "forgot password" but nope. Dead link. Didn't work. Never could get that account back. That was ages ago. My guess would be the boards are in need of a software update.
 

wabash slim

I Bleed Orange
Feb 10, 2010
17,060
lafayette in
I find it just as informative as these boards. Oops... am I allowed to say that here?

That said, the forum software is kind of clunky and I think whoever does own it/maintain it does so almost as an afterthought.

I forgot my password there and tried to do a reset via the "forgot password" but nope. Dead link. Didn't work. Never could get that account back. That was ages ago. My guess would be the boards are in need of a software update.
Don't forget the constant spammers they get.
 

tartanphantom

Friend of Fred
Jul 30, 2008
5,866
Murfreesboro, TN
The site is up and running and hasn't been down. I've accessed it multiple times daily from desktop (firefox), android phone and Apple ipad (both chrome and firefox on each) with no problems. What's happening is that your default security controls on your browsers or (in the case of Avast) anti-virus software are kicking it back because it is still an http site instead of https. There is no malicious code, that's the default parked page that Avast uses if an http site is accessed. We've gone back and forth with Avast on this, it gets removed from the list, and then is added (likely by automated algorithm) back again a couple of months later. Also, if you use a VPN, some of them have the same site blocking functions as an anti-virus program. The plan is to migrate to a new server and convert to https SSL encryption this year.

With most virus programs or browsers, you can add an exception (or whitelist the site) for "http://gretschpages.com/*" or "http://gretschpages.com/forum/"
if you are having problems.
 

tartanphantom

Friend of Fred
Jul 30, 2008
5,866
Murfreesboro, TN
Nope, my phone mobile OS won't load it either. So now it's got to be a Comcast/Xfinity issue?

If anyone has any contact info for them, let me know so I can try to advise them of the issue.

FWIW, the message I get it "server stopped responding"...

Ruger-- I didn't try to access it around the time you posted this, but I currently have it open in another window as I write this. The server may have very well been down this morning, I don't know. Also, If your Firefox just updated, they are constantly changing the default security settings with just about every update now. Check your browser to see if it is currently enabled in "https only" mode.
 
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Jelly Roll Horton

Country Gent
Nov 10, 2017
1,899
Portland, OR
Well, as a retired graphic designer, any web site (or printed material) that uses white type on a black background, as GP does, immediately turns me off. That’s not just me. Research has shown that it is one of the most difficult presentations for most human eyes to read.
 

tartanphantom

Friend of Fred
Jul 30, 2008
5,866
Murfreesboro, TN
Well, as a retired graphic designer, any web site (or printed material) that uses white type on a black background, as GP does, immediately turns me off. That’s not just me. Research has shown that it is one of the most difficult presentations for most human eyes to read.

It can be changed from your profile to be black text on white background like this site. The Dark mode is simply the default option.
 

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Gretschie
Apr 2, 2021
183
Canada
I actually prefer white text on a dark background. With the time spent on my computer or phone... my eyes appreciate the rest.

I have google on dark mode and it's my preference on all boards. When I use a white background site/forum I slide my brightness to zero. Assuming I'm indoors of course.
 


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